Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also abstruse

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

1 Blood Quantum (2019)

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

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2019-09-05 | Horror

Cast

Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    engulfing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    Apocalypse Film
  3. Ranked #1 for
    heartbreaker

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2 Above the Shadows (2019)

A young woman who has faded to the point of becoming invisible must find her way back with the help of the one man who can see her.

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2019-05-31 | Fantasy / Romance

Cast

Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly imaginative
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for in-depth character study
  3. Ranked #2 for
    underrated

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3 100 Days to Live (2019)

When a serial killer abducts a young woman’s fiancé, she must race against the clock to discover the identity of the killer, and more importantly – his motive.

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2019-10-17 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Colin Egglesfield, Gideon Emery

Rating

rating icon 6.375
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kind of dumb
  2. Ranked #1 for
    snappy pace
  3. Ranked #2 for
    plenty of twist

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4 The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019)

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed.

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2019-01-18 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    guttural voice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crisp dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    taut

Trailer

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek trailer
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5 Vengeance (2022)

A journalist and podcaster from New York City travels to West Texas in order to report on the death of a girl he was hooking up with.

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2022-07-29 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cultured
  2. Ranked #1 for
    insightful
  3. Ranked #2 for
    expert writing

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6 Girl Next (2021)

A young woman is abducted by a strange group of human traffickers who use drug and trauma based mind control to turn women into "Sofia" dolls. Trapped in a waking nightmare she fights for a way to escape, to avoid becoming Girl Next.

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2021-06-18 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Rachel Alig, Larry Wade Carrell

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    semiotic topic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visually sumptuous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cerebral

Trailer

Girl Next trailer
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7 We Need to Do Something (2021)

Seeking shelter from a storm, a family finds themselves trapped in a bathroom for days with no sign of rescue and untold evils lurking just beyond the walls.

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2021-09-03 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw

Rating

rating icon 5.744
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    final insult
  2. Ranked #2 for
    wrapped-up nicely
  3. Ranked #2 for
    locked in

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8 Titane (2021)

A woman with a metal plate in her head from a childhood car accident embarks on a bizarre journey, bringing her into contact with a firefighter who's reunited with his missing son after 10 years.

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2021-07-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most bizarre
  2. Ranked #1 for
    shocking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    edgy

Trailer

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9 The Protégé (2021)

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer. When Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival, is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves ever tighter.

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2021-08-19 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gun-for-hire
  2. Ranked #2 for
    like The Equalizer
  3. Ranked #2 for
    highly original

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The Protégé trailer
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10 Pig (2021)

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness must visit Portland to find the mysterious person who stole his beloved foraging pig.

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2021-07-16 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff

Rating

rating icon 6.662
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    low-key performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    mellow
  3. Ranked #3 for
    almost non-existent

Trailer

Pig trailer
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