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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. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Oct 21 2020

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 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #5 for
    disarming character
  3. Ranked #5 for
    debased

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2 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    directorial achievement
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deservedly won Oscars
  3. Ranked #1 for
    convincing portrayal

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3 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unforeseeable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar deserving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    academy award deserving

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4 Molly's Game (2017)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sharp dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brisk pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably entertaining

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5 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    high-minded
  2. Ranked #1 for
    true representation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for political discussion

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6 Rocketman (2019)

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

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2019-05-22 | Drama / Music

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    euphoric character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    flamboyant
  3. Ranked #1 for
    musically talented actor

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7 Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

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2000-03-23 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    washed out look
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overexposing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    bittersweet ending

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8 No Country for Old Men (2007)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

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2007-11-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    inconclusive ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    abrupt ending
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unsatisfying ending

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9 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bravura directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    purely evil character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    striking atmosphere

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10 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 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    peeved
  2. Ranked #4 for
    maddening
  3. Ranked #6 for
    non-professional cast

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