Top rated movies with mind-blowing special effects that have a grim tale

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with mind-blowing special effects and a grim tale! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with mind-blowing special effects and a grim tale, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Vesper (2022)

After the collapse of Earth's ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed Father, meets a mysterious Woman with a secret that forces Vesper to use her wits, strength and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the possibility of a future.

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2022-08-17 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan

Rating

rating icon 6.39
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slimy cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    post-apocalyptic future
  3. Ranked #1 for
    plot hinges

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2 The Midnight Sky (2020)

A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

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2020-12-10 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

George Clooney, Felicity Jones

Rating

rating icon 5.753
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    glacial pace
  2. Ranked #3 for
    howler
  3. Ranked #3 for
    interplanetary

Trailer

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3 Mad God (2022)

A figure known as "The Assassin" descends from the heavens into a nightmarish pit full of monsters, titans, and cruelty.

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2022-06-16 | Animation / Fantasy

Cast

Alex Cox, Niketa Roman

Rating

rating icon 6.951
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cohesive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    like Alice in Wonderland
  3. Ranked #1 for
    work of genius

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4 Pinocchio (2019)

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved fairytale, old woodcarver Geppetto fashions a wooden puppet, Pinocchio, who magically comes to life. Pinocchio longs for adventure and is easily led astray, encountering magical beasts, fantastical spectacles, while making friends and foes along his journey. However, his dream is to become a real boy, which can only come true if he finally changes his ways.

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2019-12-19 | Drama / Family

Cast

Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fully engaging
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably faithful
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fantasia

Trailer

Pinocchio trailer
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5 Shifter (2020)

A young woman struggles with the painful and gruesome side effects of an experiment with time travel gone wrong that causes her to lose control and shift through time at random.

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2020-03-06 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Nicole Fancher, Ashley Mandanas

Rating

rating icon 4.042
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    super-smart
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most captivating
  3. Ranked #2 for
    credible performance

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Shifter trailer
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6 All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

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2022-10-07 | Drama / War

Cast

Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch

Rating

rating icon 7.737
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visceral
  2. Ranked #2 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #2 for
    disturbingly realistic

Trailer

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7 The Head Hunter (2019)

On the outskirts of a kingdom, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters and the occult. His gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago. Driven by a thirst for revenge, he travels wild expanses on horseback. When his second chance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined.

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2019-04-05 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Christopher Rygh, Cora Kaufman

Rating

rating icon 5.32
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    flashy visual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cool
  3. Ranked #2 for
    panoramic shot

Trailer

The Head Hunter trailer
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8 Ad Astra (2019)

The near future, a time when both hope and hardships drive humanity to look to the stars and beyond. While a mysterious phenomenon menaces to destroy life on planet Earth, astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across the immensity of space and its many perils to uncover the truth about a lost expedition that decades before boldly faced emptiness and silence in search of the unknown.

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2019-09-17 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones

Rating

rating icon 6.108
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #5 for
    great sound effects
  3. Ranked #6 for
    very slow moving

Trailer

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9 Hatching (2022)

12 year old Tinja is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg. What hatches is beyond belief.

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2022-03-04 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä

Rating

rating icon 6.255
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    best
  2. Ranked #1 for
    iffy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    coolest

Trailer

Hatching trailer
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10 Detention (2019)

In the 1960s, two classmates go looking for their missing friends and teachers, all of whom took part in an illegal book club, only to come face to face with ghosts and deformed monsters that have taken over their school.

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2019-09-20 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Gingle Wang, Jing-Hua Tseng

Rating

rating icon 6.718
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    natural light
  2. Ranked #2 for
    precious
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fragmented narrative

Trailer

Detention trailer
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