Top rated perfunctory movies that are also tough and gritty

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and tough and gritty movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and tough and gritty, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Dog Bite Dog (2006)

A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is also on the force and who was told by his dad not to become a police officer. The father goes into a coma after being shot, and internal affairs suspects him of dealing drugs on the side. The assassin then befriends a young girl who is molested and abused by her father. They both plan to get back on a ship to Cambodia but have to get past Hong Kong police, who do everything they can to catch him.

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2006-08-17 | Action

Cast

Edison Chen, Sam Lee

Rating

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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    mad dog
  2. Ranked #5 for
    nihilistic
  3. Ranked #6 for
    unflinching

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2 Harlan County War (2000)

A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.

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2000-05-19 | Drama

Cast

Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgård

Rating

rating icon 8.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #20 for
    all major player cast
  2. Ranked #24 for
    superbly crafted
  3. Ranked #39 for
    sympathetic character

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3 Tower Block (2012)

A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.

Info

2012-09-19 | Thriller

Cast

Sheridan Smith, Ralph Brown

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    swift pace
  2. Ranked #10 for
    fairly enjoyable
  3. Ranked #11 for
    exceeding expectations

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4 Dead Man's Cards (2006)

Ex Boxer Tom is on the ropes, when a chance encounter at the gym leads to the offer of work as a doorman at a run down nightclub. The volatile head doorman Paul, is a battle hardened veteran from the old school. Recognising Tom for the fighter that he once was, Paul takes him under his wing, and guides him through the ins and outs of life as a club land "peacekeeper."

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2006-08-21 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Paul Barber, Tom Bell

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pulling punches
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gritty and violent
  3. Ranked #2 for
    with a bag of popcorn

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5 Bataan (1943)

During Japan's invasion of the Philippines in 1942, Capt. Henry Lassiter, Sgt. Bill Dane and a diverse group of American soldiers are ordered to destroy and hold a strategic bridge in order to delay the Japanese forces and allow Gen. MacArthur time to secure Bataan. When the Japanese soldiers begin to rebuild the bridge and advance, the group struggles with not only hunger, sickness and gunfire, but also the knowledge that there is likely no relief on the way.

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1943-06-03 | Action / Drama

Cast

Robert Taylor, George Murphy

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    gallant
  2. Ranked #10 for
    banal dialogue
  3. Ranked #13 for
    noble

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6 Crónicas (2004)

A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

Info

2004-05-16 | Crime / Drama

Cast

John Leguizamo, Damián Alcázar

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    most gifted director
  2. Ranked #12 for
    troubling
  3. Ranked #20 for
    rampant

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7 Gloria (1980)

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Info

1980-10-01 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    most accessible
  2. Ranked #9 for
    tough and gritty
  3. Ranked #13 for
    seedy topic

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8 Personal Velocity (2002)

Three women escape from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Info

2002-01-12 | Drama

Cast

Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    omniscient
  2. Ranked #8 for
    perfectly capturing mood
  3. Ranked #9 for
    tenuous

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9 Casualties of War (1989)

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

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1989-08-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    utterly convincing acting
  2. Ranked #19 for
    brave character
  3. Ranked #28 for
    duty-bound character

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10 London Heist (2017)

Armed robber and career criminal Jack Cregan seeks to discover the truth behind his father's murder and his stolen heist money and in doing so puts his life in danger. The devastation that Jack soon discovers puts his very own existence into question.

Info

2017-06-17 | Thriller / Action

Cast

Craig Fairbrass, James Cosmo

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #14 for
    completely unbelievable
  2. Ranked #17 for
    mannered performance
  3. Ranked #33 for
    worth renting

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