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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also almost comical

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and almost comical movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and almost comical, 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 The Guest (2014)

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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2014-09-17 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly watchable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn flick
  3. Ranked #1 for
    quite enjoyable

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2 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
    feeling rushed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    milder
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more knowledgeable

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3 Jigarthanda (2014)

A budding director endeavors to research a merciless gangster for making a film on gangsterism. But his secret attempts to conduct the research fail when he gets caught for snooping.

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2014-08-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Siddharth, Lakshmi Menon

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    maverick director
  2. Ranked #5 for
    sudden twist
  3. Ranked #5 for
    inexperienced director

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4 Untraceable (2008)

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.

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2008-01-22 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Billy Burke

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    totally drawn in
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for debating
  3. Ranked #2 for
    stomach-turning

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5 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

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2011-07-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Steve Carell, Julianne Moore

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    triangular plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    honest depiction
  3. Ranked #1 for
    occasionally amusing

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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."

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1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

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

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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
    frenetic action
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unlikely scenario
  3. Ranked #1 for
    breakneck pace

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8 Unsane (2018)

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

Info

2018-02-21 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    innovative technique
  2. Ranked #2 for
    feeling underwhelmed
  3. Ranked #3 for
    modern technology

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9 Double Jeopardy (1999)

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

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1999-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pacey
  2. Ranked #2 for
    utterly ridiculous
  3. Ranked #2 for
    worth renting

Trailer

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10 Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.

Info

1999-07-28 | Action / Horror

Cast

Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    plausible story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    completely unbelievable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    super-smart

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