Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies on The Roku Channel

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising movies on The Roku Channel! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best unpleasantly surprising movies on The Roku Channel, 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 Simple Plan (1998)

Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences.

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1998-12-11 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for character study
  2. Ranked #1 for
    full of twists
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly convincing acting

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2 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
    very talented director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    journeyman director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    whacked out

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3 Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.

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1995-12-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    capturing the flavor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    faithful adaptation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tactful

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4 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
    flavorful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    electrifying performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for serious discussion

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5 The Opposite of Sex (1998)

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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1998-05-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-acted
  2. Ranked #2 for
    less plausible
  3. Ranked #2 for
    uncool character

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6 The Intouchables (2011)

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

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2011-11-02 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    plush
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely incredible
  3. Ranked #2 for
    unrepeatable

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7 Mother (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it's his mother's mission to prove him innocent.

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2009-05-28 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unpredictable plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cinematic triumph
  3. Ranked #2 for
    with final twist

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8 The Host (2006)

Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature; with his family to assist him, he sets off to find her.

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2006-07-27 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    too much CG
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cheaply shot
  3. Ranked #2 for
    corrosive

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9 Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces firsthand.

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2008-11-18 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    clean-shaven
  2. Ranked #1 for
    epic scale
  3. Ranked #2 for
    signature style directing

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10 Rio (2011)

Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a lone female, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Linda go to meet her. Animal smugglers kidnap Blu and Jewel, but the pair soon escape and begin a perilous adventure back to freedom -- and Linda.

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2011-04-03 | Animation / Adventure

Cast

Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    largely forgettable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    simply breathtaking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful landscape

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