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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also absolute classic

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and absolute classic movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and absolute classic, 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 Mar 08 2021

1 Scrooge (1935)

Ebenezer Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. In the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of the past, present, and future.

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1935-11-26 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    most enjoyable
  2. Ranked #3 for
    miserly
  3. Ranked #4 for
    creaky and old

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2 Better Watch Out (2016)

On a quiet suburban street tucked within a 'safe neighborhood', a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

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2016-09-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    unsuspected
  2. Ranked #2 for
    sickly twisted
  3. Ranked #2 for
    unexpected twist

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3 The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl (Meredith Salenger) confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. During her extraordinary odyssey, she forms a close bond with two diverse traveling companions: a magnificent, protective wolf, and a hardened drifter (John Cusack). A brilliant, moving tapestry, woven of courage and perseverance.

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1985-09-25 | Adventure

Cast

Meredith Salenger, John Cusack

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    snarling character
  2. Ranked #9 for
    losing hope
  3. Ranked #11 for
    stark reality

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4 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

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2010-07-13 | Fantasy / Adventure

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dopey
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling rushed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    milder

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5 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

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2004-06-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    goofy
  2. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp
  3. Ranked #4 for
    very enjoyable

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6 The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Info

1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more believable

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7 The 39 Steps (1935)

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

Info

1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with dull moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tight pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deft directing

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8 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

Info

2016-05-25 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fantastical
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lisp voice
  3. Ranked #6 for
    whacked out

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9 A Bug's Life (1998)

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

Info

1998-11-25 | Adventure / Animation

Cast

Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    piece of entertainment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    in awe
  3. Ranked #2 for
    whole lot of fun

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10 The Hospital (1971)

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Info

1971-12-14 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

George C. Scott, Diana Rigg

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    dynamite
  2. Ranked #4 for
    comic gem
  3. Ranked #5 for
    impotent character

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