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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also badass

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and badass movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and badass, 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 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
    expository dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty
  3. Ranked #1 for
    industrious character

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

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3 The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

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1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more believable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    new chapter
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark mood

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4 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
    well-developed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    more expansive
  3. Ranked #2 for
    instantly recognizable casting

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5 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
    mildly enjoyable

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6 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

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2004-06-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    very enjoyable
  2. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp
  3. Ranked #4 for
    goofy

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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
    unlikely scenario
  2. Ranked #1 for
    steadfast character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    frenetic action

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8 Real Steel (2011)

Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After his robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

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2011-09-28 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cheering and clapping
  2. Ranked #1 for
    actress with pretty face
  3. Ranked #1 for
    slightly irritating voice

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9 Ant-Man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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2015-07-14 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comedic approach
  2. Ranked #1 for
    always dependable actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with moments of levity

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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.

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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
    totally illogical
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely unbelievable

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