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Top rated rather uneventful movies that are also sobering

Check out today’s highest ranked rather uneventful and sobering movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are rather uneventful and sobering, 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 Sep 14 2020

1 The Road (2009)

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

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2009-11-25 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and depressing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    despaired
  3. Ranked #1 for
    desperate

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2 Cast Away (2000)

Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

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2000-12-22 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more meaningful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling of isolation
  3. Ranked #2 for
    entirely satisfying

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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
    mopey
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dour subject
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sullen

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4 Boyhood (2014)

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

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2014-06-05 | Drama

Cast

Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    flowing perfectly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    early childhood
  3. Ranked #1 for
    growing up

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5 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
    sheer force
  2. Ranked #1 for
    purely evil character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    striking atmosphere

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6 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
    mindful
  2. Ranked #2 for
    restrained performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    understated performance

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7 The Reader (2008)

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

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2008-01-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interesting and thought-provoking
  2. Ranked #3 for
    multileveled
  3. Ranked #4 for
    moral issue

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8 Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.

Info

2013-10-13 | Drama

Cast

Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    complex character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly talented director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cheerless

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9 Roma (2018)

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.

Info

2018-08-25 | Drama

Cast

Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stunning photography
  2. Ranked #1 for
    breathtaking cinematography
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deeply focused

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10 Nobody Knows (2004)

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Info

2004-08-07 | Drama

Cast

Yuya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    with miserable life
  2. Ranked #5 for
    resilient character
  3. Ranked #6 for
    most heartbreaking

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