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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also amazingly realistic

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and amazingly realistic movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and amazingly realistic, 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 Calibre (2018)

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.

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2018-06-22 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tense and suspenseful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rather unconvincing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snail pace

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2 A Monster Calls (2016)

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

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2016-01-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    strikingly beautiful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with tender moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    simply stunning

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3 28 Weeks Later (2007)

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

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2007-04-26 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fatalistic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wholly unbelievable
  3. Ranked #2 for
    highly intense

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4 An Education (2009)

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

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2009-10-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    handsomely mounted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    principal role
  3. Ranked #1 for
    academic

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5 The Gift (2015)

A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.

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2015-07-30 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    something totally different
  2. Ranked #1 for
    carefully constructed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    quite impressive

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6 The Invisible Guest (2016)

A young businessman wakes up in a hotel room, locked from the inside, along with his lover, who was murdered while he was unconscious. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over the course of one evening, they must work together to build a defense case for him before he is taken to jail.

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2016-09-22 | Mystery / Crime

Cast

Mario Casas, Ana Wagener

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nail-biting climax
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    taut and thrilling

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7 Apollo 18 (2011)

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

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2011-07-20 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Ryan Robbins, Warren Christie

Rating

rating icon 5.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unrevealed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    using multiple angles
  3. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely thrilling

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8 Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

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2007-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    multitalented director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    awe-inspiring
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly perfect directing

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9 United 93 (2006)

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

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2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    discrete plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling motion sickness
  3. Ranked #1 for
    can hear a pin drop

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10 Roger Dodger (2002)

A smooth-talking ad executive attributes his remarkable success with women to his ability to manipulate their emotions from the moment he first meets them. When his teenage nephew drops in for a visit, he soon learns that his approach isn't as foolproof as he thought when he attempts to teach the boy how to pick up women.

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2002-05-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pithy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sensitive directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    analytical

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According to the review analysis on Maimovie, movies in Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also amazingly realistic list are rated as panic-striker, relaxed pace, well-structured directing, shaky hand-held camera, casual conversation, blowing socks off, different point of angle, very haunting, strained plot, ominous tone.
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