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Top rated rather uneventful movies that are also brilliantly understated

Check out today’s highest ranked rather uneventful and brilliantly understated movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are rather uneventful and brilliantly understated, 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 The Visitor (2007)

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

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2007-09-07 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    understated performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unanticipated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    restrained performance

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2 A Single Man (2009)

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

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2009-10-19 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Colin Firth, Julianne Moore

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    neat and tidy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    immaculated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tactful

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3 Manchester by the Sea (2016)

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

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2016-11-18 | Drama

Cast

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    relieving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mopey
  3. Ranked #1 for
    morose

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4 Destroyer (2018)

Erin Bell is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

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2018-12-25 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rather uneventful
  2. Ranked #3 for
    complex character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    raw and gritty

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5 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

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2003-11-14 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    masterly
  2. Ranked #2 for
    commanding attention
  3. Ranked #2 for
    superb cast

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6 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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7 Rushmore (1998)

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

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1998-12-11 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    underachieved character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more subtle
  3. Ranked #1 for
    instantly likable character

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8 Paterson (2016)

A week in the life of Paterson, a poet bus driver, and his wife Laura, a very creative artist, who live in Paterson, New Jersey, hometown of many famous poets and artists.

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2016-11-17 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ordinary man
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pure poetry
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lyrical directing

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9 The Irishman (2019)

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

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2019-11-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    too slow-paced
  2. Ranked #1 for
    judicious editing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with memorable moments

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10 The Aviator (2004)

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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2004-12-17 | Drama

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    excellent casting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius
  3. Ranked #1 for
    less successful

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