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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also average

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and average movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and average, 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 Blue Ruin (2013)

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. However, he proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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2013-09-09 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visceral
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clean-shaven
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely unpredictable

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2 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.

Info

2015-07-30 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    abrupt conclusion
  2. Ranked #1 for
    full of surprises
  3. Ranked #1 for
    decent acting

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3 What Lies Beneath (2000)

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.

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2000-07-21 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slight twist
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eerie music
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spine-tingling

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4 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.

Info

2016-10-21 | Drama

Cast

Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    true work of art
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good art directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar deserving

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5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    instantly recognizable casting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    minor disappointment
  3. Ranked #1 for
    zero character development

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6 Talaash (2012)

A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives.

Info

2012-11-30 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    always dependable actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    taut screenplay
  3. Ranked #2 for
    hooked ending

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7 Super Size Me (2004)

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Info

2004-01-17 | Documentary / Comedy

Cast

Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lasting effect
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mopey
  3. Ranked #2 for
    adverse

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8 Bird Box (2018)

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Info

2018-12-13 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lingering question
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slightly disappointing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    leaving nagging question

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9 The Man from Earth (2007)

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Info

2007-06-10 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

David Lee Smith, Tony Todd

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for intellectual exercise
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally engaging
  3. Ranked #1 for
    philosophical theme

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10 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Info

2016-05-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid foundation
  2. Ranked #2 for
    relatively new
  3. Ranked #2 for
    popcorn fare

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