Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies on Amazon Prime Video

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising movies on Amazon Prime Video! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best unpleasantly surprising movies on Amazon Prime Video, 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 Apr 19 2021

1 The Past (2013)

After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters between mother and daughter Ahmad unwittingly lifts the lid on a long buried secret...

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2013-05-17 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    catatonic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly complex
  3. Ranked #1 for
    naturally flowing acting

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2 Truman (2015)

Tomás, who lives in Canada, travels to Madrid, Spain, to visit his old friend Julián. Both of them, accompanied by Truman, Julián's faithful dog, will share many surprising and emotional little moments, triggered by the hard situation Julián is going through, for just a few days.

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2015-10-30 | Drama

Cast

Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    cogent narrative
  2. Ranked #3 for
    agreeable
  3. Ranked #6 for
    with large gap

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3 Lore (2012)

Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos she encounters a mysterious refugee who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.

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2012-08-02 | Drama / War

Cast

Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    distorted view
  2. Ranked #2 for
    powerfully moving
  3. Ranked #4 for
    devastated

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4 The Band's Visit (2007)

A small Egyptian police band travels to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves stuck in the wrong town.

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2007-05-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    attractive lead
  2. Ranked #2 for
    shy girl
  3. Ranked #4 for
    deeply moving

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5 Snapshots (2018)

Rose spends her days fishing near the beautiful lake house she’s called home for 50 years. She’s not getting any younger and her daughter Patti worries about Rose being all alone, but the stubborn matriarch will not sell. There are memories here that she doesn’t want to leave. These come flooding back one weekend during a visit from Patti and granddaughter Allison, when a long-forgotten roll of film reminds Rose of the summer she met and fell in love with the bold and beautiful Louise.

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2018-08-14 | Drama

Cast

Piper Laurie, Brooke Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of superb
  2. Ranked #2 for
    veteran actress
  3. Ranked #4 for
    nothing short of brilliant

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6 Leave No Trace (2018)

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

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2018-06-29 | Drama

Cast

Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    naturalistic dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    riveting performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    thorough

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7 Frantz (2016)

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

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2016-09-07 | History / Drama

Cast

Paula Beer, Pierre Niney

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    plenty of twist
  2. Ranked #3 for
    with enough twists
  3. Ranked #3 for
    lush colors

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8 United 93 (2006)

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

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2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most intense
  2. Ranked #1 for
    honest depiction
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sense of impending doom

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9 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    shadowy lighting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    artistic view
  3. Ranked #2 for
    minimalist style

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10 The Farewell (2019)

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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2019-07-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Awkwafina, Tzi Ma

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comedic flairs
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thoughtful and intelligent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    plot hinges

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