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Top rated movies with creative directing that have a coherent story

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with creative directing and a coherent story! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with creative directing and a coherent story, 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 Jan 26 2021

1 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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2005-04-28 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    whacked out
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amiss
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snoring

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2 Jupiter Ascending (2015)

In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…

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2015-02-04 | Science Fiction / Fantasy

Cast

Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    washed out
  2. Ranked #2 for
    crammed plot
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sizable

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3 Stardust (2007)

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Info

2007-08-09 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Charlie Cox, Claire Danes

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    huge crush
  2. Ranked #1 for
    well-balanced
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interlaced story

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4 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Info

2018-11-20 | Family / Animation

Cast

John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolute blast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    possessive
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pop-cultural

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5 Being John Malkovich (1999)

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

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1999-10-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

John Cusack, Cameron Diaz

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    delirious subject
  2. Ranked #2 for
    character with warped mind
  3. Ranked #2 for
    completely insane

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6 Rashomon (1950)

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.

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1950-08-26 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Toshirō Mifune, Machiko Kyō

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    directorial genius
  2. Ranked #1 for
    distorted view
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most rewarding

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7 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    director with uncanny ability
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visually astounding
  3. Ranked #1 for
    futuristic technology

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8 The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Info

2001-12-14 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    witty topic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    despondent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    comedic effects

Trailer

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9 The Congress (2013)

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Info

2013-05-23 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    altered state
  2. Ranked #2 for
    futurism
  3. Ranked #3 for
    loose plot

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10 Phantasm (1979)

A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Info

1979-03-28 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    almost surreal
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mindless gore
  3. Ranked #1 for
    haunting music

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