Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies on Netflix

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising movies on Netflix! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best unpleasantly surprising movies on Netflix, 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 A Monster Calls (2016)

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

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2016-01-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    astonishingly beautiful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    healing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally charging

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2 Into the Wild (2007)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

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2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    heart-wrenching
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ever reliable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    purer

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3 Captain Fantastic (2016)

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

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2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    instantly gratifying
  2. Ranked #2 for
    analytical
  3. Ranked #2 for
    versed

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4 Om Shanti Om (2007)

In this modern remake of Karz, Om - an aspiring actor from the 1970s - is murdered, but is reincarnated into the present day as a superstar. At the discovery of his previous lifetime, he plans revenge for his love, Shanti who died with him.

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2007-11-07 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sheer entertainment
  2. Ranked #2 for
    round of applause
  3. Ranked #4 for
    most embarrassing

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5 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

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2016-03-31 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Sam Neill, Julian Dennison

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    journeyman director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    surly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    very talented director

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6 Mud (2013)

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.

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2013-04-26 | Drama

Cast

Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    ripe
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely flawless
  3. Ranked #2 for
    slowly developing

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7 Crimson Peak (2015)

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

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2015-10-13 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    striking visual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dazzling cinematography
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visual beauty

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8 Philomena (2013)

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

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2013-11-01 | Drama

Cast

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for serious discussion
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fleshing out

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9 (500) Days of Summer (2009)

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.

Info

2009-07-17 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kindred spirit
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relatable character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    realistic view

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10 Moonlight (2016)

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Info

2016-10-21 | Drama

Cast

Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vocal inflection
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good supporting actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good writing

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