Top rated surprisingly sympathetic movies that are also tough and gritty

Check out today’s highest ranked surprisingly sympathetic and tough and gritty movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are surprisingly sympathetic and tough and gritty, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 To Leslie (2022)

A West Texas single mother wins the lottery and squanders it just as fast, leaving behind a world of heartbreak. Years later, with her charm running out and nowhere to go, she fights to rebuild her life and find redemption.

Info

2022-10-07 | Drama

Cast

Andrea Riseborough, Andre Royo

Rating

rating icon 7.047
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    award-deserving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deserving nods from Oscars
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good editing

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2 Little Woods (2019)

For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister.

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2019-04-19 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Tessa Thompson, Lily James

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    in dire straits
  2. Ranked #3 for
    indefatigable character
  3. Ranked #4 for
    resentful character

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3 Cuck (2019)

Ronnie is a young white male, struggling with the pressures of life. He’s unemployed, rejected from the military for being mentally unstable, and lives at home with his ailing and nagging mother. Ronnie finds an outlet for his frustration online. The alt-right community gives him a place to belong and absolves his personal responsibility.

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2019-10-04 | Drama

Cast

Zachary Ray Sherman, Sally Kirkland

Rating

rating icon 4.214
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    caricature-like acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cardboard cutouts
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nationalistic

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4 Hustlers (2019)

A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

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2019-09-12 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    glitzy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    seedy topic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    morally bankrupt

Trailer

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5 The Inspection (2022)

Ellis French is a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.

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2022-11-18 | Drama

Cast

Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union

Rating

rating icon 6.088
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lingering in memory
  2. Ranked #1 for
    simplistic view
  3. Ranked #1 for
    circumspect

Trailer

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6 The Mustang (2019)

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

Info

2019-03-15 | Drama

Cast

Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with anger issues
  2. Ranked #1 for
    short-fused character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wildest

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7 Consequences (2018)

After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Željko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.

Info

2018-10-18 | Drama

Cast

Matej Zemljič, Timon Šturbej

Rating

rating icon 6.189
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    definitely must-watch
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rebellious youth
  3. Ranked #1 for
    breakthrough role

Trailer

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8 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

Info

2020-03-13 | Drama

Cast

Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder

Rating

rating icon 7.151
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ample support
  2. Ranked #1 for
    humane
  3. Ranked #2 for
    resonant

Trailer

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9 Raging Fire (2021)

Cheung Sung-bong is a highly respected cop with a long history of success in dangerous cases. However, his past soon comes back to haunt him when a former protégé resurfaces, seeking revenge.

Info

2021-07-28 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse

Rating

rating icon 6.901
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lengthy sequence
  2. Ranked #1 for
    impressive set piece
  3. Ranked #1 for
    brilliantly staged

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10 Furie (2019)

When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her child home.

Info

2019-02-22 | Action / Drama

Cast

Veronica Ngo, Phan Thanh Nhiên

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    durable directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    glistening
  3. Ranked #2 for
    well-staged

Trailer

Furie trailer
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