Top rated perfunctory movies that are also worthy of academy award

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

1 Never on Sunday (1960)

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

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1960-05-24 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    debased
  2. Ranked #3 for
    lust
  3. Ranked #4 for
    effervescent character

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2 The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worse idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels!

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2016-09-08 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    maddening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dismay
  3. Ranked #2 for
    jaundiced view

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3 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940's, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."

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2021-03-31 | Music / Drama

Cast

Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hot mess
  2. Ranked #2 for
    breakthrough performance
  3. Ranked #3 for
    clunky dialogue

Trailer

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4 Dodsworth (1936)

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

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1936-09-23 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    surprisingly mature
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more sophisticated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    good editing

Trailer

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5 The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

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1942-07-14 | Drama / Family

Cast

Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    legendary
  2. Ranked #4 for
    all-star cast
  3. Ranked #6 for
    wonderful supporting cast

Trailer

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6 Ferdinand (2017)

Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. Based on the classic 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf.

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2017-12-09 | Animation / Family

Cast

John Cena, Kate McKinnon

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    kind of annoying voice
  2. Ranked #11 for
    new to table
  3. Ranked #14 for
    perfunctory

Trailer

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7 Children of a Lesser God (1986)

James, a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf, falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs.

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1986-09-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

William Hurt, Marlee Matlin

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    principled
  2. Ranked #5 for
    using elocution
  3. Ranked #7 for
    second best

Trailer

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8 Boundin' (2003)

On a high mountain plain lives a lamb with wool of such remarkable sheen that he breaks into high-steppin' dance. But there comes a day when he loses his lustrous coat and, along with it, his pride. It takes a wise jackalope - a horn-adorned rabbit - to teach the moping lamb that wooly or not, it's what's inside that'll help him rebound from life's troubles.

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2003-11-04 | Animation / Family

Cast

Bud Luckey

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cheerful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    jubilant character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn fodder

Trailer

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9 Salvador (1986)

A second-rate journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.

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1986-04-23 | Drama / History

Cast

James Woods, Jim Belushi

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    sleazy
  2. Ranked #9 for
    most iconic role
  3. Ranked #9 for
    slovenly character

Trailer

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10 Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

When Gino meets racing driver Bénédicte, it's love at first sight. But Gino has a secret. The kind of secret that can endanger their lives.

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2017-09-08 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    something totally different
  2. Ranked #2 for
    generating suspense
  3. Ranked #4 for
    dutiful character

Trailer

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