Top rated rather uneventful movies that are also punishing

Check out today’s highest ranked rather uneventful and punishing movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are rather uneventful and punishing, 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 Jun 21 2021

1 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 #2 for
    sheer force
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for in-depth study
  3. Ranked #3 for
    fully-formed cast

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2 Meek's Cutoff (2010)

Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.

Info

2010-09-05 | Drama / Western

Cast

Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ending abruptly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ending rather abruptly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    desperate

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3 Quantum of Solace (2008)

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who reveals that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

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2008-10-31 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rapid fire editing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    raising eyebrows
  3. Ranked #2 for
    rejoinder lines

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4 Zodiac (2007)

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

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2007-03-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hanging in the air
  2. Ranked #1 for
    completely absorbing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    left unsolved

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5 28 Days Later (2002)

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

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2002-10-31 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rabid character
  2. Ranked #3 for
    blood thirsty
  3. Ranked #3 for
    more horrifying

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6 The Descent (2005)

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

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2005-07-08 | Adventure / Horror

Cast

Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fearing the dark
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sense of isolation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sense of claustrophobia

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7 The Grudge (2004)

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

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2004-10-22 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nightmares for a week
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with scary moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    giving willies

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8 The Lighthouse (2019)

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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2019-10-18 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    can't make heads or tails
  2. Ranked #1 for
    career-defining performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    confounded

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9 Greyhound (2020)

A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.

Info

2020-07-10 | War / Action

Cast

Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    compressed
  2. Ranked #2 for
    never slowing down
  3. Ranked #2 for
    brisk pace

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10 Wendy and Lucy (2008)

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.

Info

2008-05-22 | Drama

Cast

Michelle Williams, Lucy

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    forlorn
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dead end
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mood piece

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