Top rated serious movies on Criterion Channel

Check out today’s highest ranked serious movies on Criterion Channel! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best serious movies on Criterion Channel, 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 14 2021

1 Roman Holiday (1953)

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

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1953-08-26 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    luminous atmosphere
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sparkling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    effervescent character

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2 Stories We Tell (2012)

Canadian actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley investigates certain secrets related to her mother, interviewing a group of family members and friends whose reliability varies depending of their implication in the events, which are remembered in different ways; so a trail of questions remains to be answered, because memory is always changing and the discovery of truth often depends on who is telling the tale.

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2012-10-12 | Documentary

Cast

Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    profound effect
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for treatise
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intensely personal

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3 Little Women (1994)

With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends start to become a part of the household.

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1994-12-21 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Winona Ryder, Trini Alvarado

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    high-spirited
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ideal casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spirited character

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4 Stagecoach (1939)

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.

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1939-03-03 | Western / Adventure

Cast

Claire Trevor, John Wayne

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sweeping landscape
  2. Ranked #1 for
    breakthrough role
  3. Ranked #2 for
    rounded character

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5 David and Lisa (1962)

The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.

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1962-12-26 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    bipolar
  2. Ranked #5 for
    mentally disturbed
  3. Ranked #5 for
    mentally unstable

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6 My Man Godfrey (1936)

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

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1936-09-02 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

William Powell, Carole Lombard

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    batty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    loopy character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flowing nicely

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7 The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

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1980-02-29 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loony character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely insane
  3. Ranked #3 for
    watching twice

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8 How Green Was My Valley (1941)

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

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1941-10-28 | Drama

Cast

Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #3 for
    universal theme
  3. Ranked #4 for
    disapproving character

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9 Shane (1953)

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

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1953-04-23 | Drama / Western

Cast

Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    virtuous
  2. Ranked #2 for
    riding off into sunset
  3. Ranked #3 for
    stunning scenery

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10 Topsy-Turvy (1999)

After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to "The Mikado," one of the duo's greatest successes.

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1999-09-03 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Allan Corduner, Jim Broadbent

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #125 for
    deep insight
  2. Ranked #147 for
    clapping at the end
  3. Ranked #218 for
    extraordinary

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