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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also alluring

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and alluring movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and alluring, 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 Feb 22 2021

1 Lost in Translation (2003)

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

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2003-09-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for relaxation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deeply meaningful
  3. Ranked #1 for
    serendipitous

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2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

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2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    roguish
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sheer fun
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pure entertainment

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3 Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Info

2009-12-23 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    witty banter
  2. Ranked #1 for
    robust
  3. Ranked #1 for
    refined character

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4 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overarching theme
  2. Ranked #1 for
    intensely personal
  3. Ranked #1 for
    blank-faced acting

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5 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

Info

2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    humorous situation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dispirited character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    luminous atmosphere

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6 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
    drooling over
  2. Ranked #1 for
    leaning forward
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mysterious woman

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7 Salt (2010)

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

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2010-07-21 | Action / Mystery

Cast

Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    totally absurd
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely absurd
  3. Ranked #1 for
    clever twist

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8 Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

Info

2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    superlative performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eventually falling in love
  3. Ranked #1 for
    blinkered

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9 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
    utterly believable acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superb performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lost innocence

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10 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.

Info

2009-05-28 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cinematic triumph
  2. Ranked #1 for
    red herring
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tone shifting

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FAQ

According to the review analysis on Maimovie, movies in Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also alluring list are rated as for meaningful conversation, refined character, blank-faced acting, leaning forward, droll dialogue, rapid pace, beautifully rendered, lucked out character, innocent man, surprising twist.
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