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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also aimed for adults

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and aimed for adults movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and aimed for adults, 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 01 2021

1 Knocked Up (2007)

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.

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2007-06-01 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    laughing riot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    disproportionate
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more sophisticated

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2 Atonement (2007)

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

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2007-09-07 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Keira Knightley, James McAvoy

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tragic result
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crucial
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wonderfully executed

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3 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.

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2016-10-21 | Drama

Cast

Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good art directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vividly capturing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar deserving

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4 Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

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2001-11-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with disturbed mind
  2. Ranked #1 for
    going nuts
  3. Ranked #1 for
    neat twist

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5 Election (1999)

Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.

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1999-04-23 | Comedy

Cast

Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eventual downfall
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pleasantly surprising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    caricature-like acting

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6 Young Adult (2011)

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

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2011-12-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unflinching
  2. Ranked #2 for
    skewed view
  3. Ranked #2 for
    dose of reality

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7 Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

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2006-08-25 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdú

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nihilistic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    innocent girl
  3. Ranked #1 for
    enrapturing

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8 8MM (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

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1999-02-26 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    prurient character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    horrific visual
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark subject

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9 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Info

2008-05-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cheerful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    growing up
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deservedly won awards

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10 The Reader (2008)

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Info

2008-01-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lost innocence
  2. Ranked #1 for
    moral question
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly believable acting

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