Top rated well-paced movies that are also faithful to source material

Check out today’s highest ranked well-paced and faithful to source material movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are well-paced and faithful to source material, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Dry (2021)

Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.

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2021-01-01 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Eric Bana, Genevieve O'Reilly

Rating

rating icon 6.796
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    world-class
  2. Ranked #2 for
    brilliantly put together
  3. Ranked #2 for
    like Knives Out

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2 A Christmas Carol (2019)

London, 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.

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2019-12-19 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis

Rating

rating icon 7.006
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    faithful rendition
  2. Ranked #1 for
    darkest
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cheerless

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3 Doctor Sleep (2019)

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the 'shine'. Instinctively recognising that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers.

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2019-10-30 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran

Rating

rating icon 7.154
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  2. Ranked #3 for
    slightly inferior
  3. Ranked #5 for
    tough acting

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4 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

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2019-11-07 | Comedy

Cast

Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi

Rating

rating icon 6.438
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    diverse cast members
  2. Ranked #2 for
    condensed
  3. Ranked #2 for
    literary masterpiece

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The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer
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5 Ophelia (2019)

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

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2019-06-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts

Rating

rating icon 7.206
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    great look
  2. Ranked #1 for
    luminous atmosphere
  3. Ranked #2 for
    shakespearean actor

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Ophelia trailer
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6 Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.

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2022-07-14 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith

Rating

rating icon 7.564
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    Oscar worthy
  2. Ranked #3 for
    faithful to book
  3. Ranked #3 for
    unblemished

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7 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)

In Shirleyville, Vermont, during the sixties, sisters Merricat and Constance, along with their ailing uncle Julian, confined to a wheelchair, live isolated in a big mansion located on the hill overlooking the town, tormented by the memories of a family tragedy occurred six years ago. The arrival of cousin Charles will threaten the fragile equilibrium of their minds, haunted by madness, fear and superstition.

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2019-05-17 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario

Rating

rating icon 5.498
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    air of mystery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    handsomely produced
  3. Ranked #2 for
    faithful to source material

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8 Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

New York City, 1957. Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, tries to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend, armed only with vague clues and the strength of his obsessive mind.

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2019-10-31 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Edward Norton, Bruce Willis

Rating

rating icon 6.711
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    noir style
  2. Ranked #2 for
    golden oldie
  3. Ranked #3 for
    fine

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9 Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (2023)

When her family moves from New York City to New Jersey, an 11-year-old girl navigates new friends, feelings, and the beginning of adolescence.

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2023-03-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    striking a chord
  2. Ranked #1 for
    adolescent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pleasantly surprising

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. trailer
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10 Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)

Jamie New is 16 and doesn’t quite fit in—instead of pursuing a "real" career he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure: he is going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mom and his amazing friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

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2021-09-10 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire

Rating

rating icon 6.339
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    upbeat
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fab
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wonders to behold

Trailer

Everybody's Talking About Jamie trailer
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