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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also underrated

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and underrated movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and underrated, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Nov 24 2020

1 Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.

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1994-11-18 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    tacked on
  2. Ranked #5 for
    unnecessary subplot
  3. Ranked #8 for
    muddled script

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2 I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year later somebody starts sending them letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer".

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1997-10-17 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    not scary
  2. Ranked #5 for
    good directing
  3. Ranked #7 for
    open for sequel

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3 K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #4 for
    definitely worth looking
  3. Ranked #5 for
    perfunctory

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4 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    genuine surprise
  2. Ranked #3 for
    obvious
  3. Ranked #3 for
    comedown

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5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

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1999-05-19 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    less successful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slightly annoying voice
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more enjoyable

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6 Die Hard 2 (1990)

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane’s smart-mouthed heroics.

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1990-07-02 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stretched credibility
  2. Ranked #1 for
    diversionary
  3. Ranked #1 for
    exciting and thrilling

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7 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    typical hollywood ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sappy ending
  3. Ranked #2 for
    philosophical question

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8 The Prestige (2006)

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

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2006-10-19 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cast with impressive resume
  2. Ranked #1 for
    flawless directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    first-rate

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9 Explorers (1985)

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.

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1985-07-12 | Family / Science Fiction

Cast

Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    friendly neighborhood
  2. Ranked #11 for
    scientific genius
  3. Ranked #17 for
    boundless

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10 The Abyss (1989)

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

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1989-08-09 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    groundbreaking special effect
  2. Ranked #5 for
    wholly believable acting
  3. Ranked #6 for
    heavy editing

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