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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also better than most

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and better than most movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and better than most, 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 Johnny Gaddaar (2007)

Vikram decides to elope with his girlfriend Mini for a better life. For this purpose he decides to steal the money collected by his business partners for a drug deal. Everything goes horribly wrong when the partner carrying the money, Shiva, is accidentally killed.

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2007-09-28 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Neil Nitin Mukesh, Dharmendra

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    punchy lines
  2. Ranked #2 for
    on tenterhooks
  3. Ranked #4 for
    super slick

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2 Odd Thomas (2013)

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

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2013-01-29 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    peculiar
  2. Ranked #2 for
    endeared character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    petite actress

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3 Better Watch Out (2016)

On a quiet suburban street tucked within a 'safe neighborhood', a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

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2016-09-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    unsuspected
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unexpected twist
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sickly twisted

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4 Aaja Nachle (2007)

Dia is a divorced mom living in New York and must go back to India after she receives news that her guru is on his death bed. When she arrives she finds he is gone and has left her the responsibility of saving and reviving the Ajanta Theater where she used to dance. The problem is that the political officers want it torn down and turned into a shopping mall. The storyline follows Dia and her challenge to stand up for what she believes in and fight the cause to the end, while trying to win back the love and support of the people of the town whom she walked out on ten years prior.

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2007-11-30 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Madhuri Dixit, Konkona Sen Sharma

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    special treat
  2. Ranked #3 for
    making a comeback
  3. Ranked #4 for
    bubbly

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5 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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2008-02-14 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unrevealed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    child-friendly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly creative

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6 Afflicted (2014)

Two friends' tour of Europe takes a dark turn when one of them contracts a mysterious illness. They race to find out what it is and how to cure it before the sickness consumes him completely.

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2014-04-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Baya Rehaz, Derek Lee

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gnarly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    entry in genre
  3. Ranked #1 for
    certainly worth checking

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7 Runaway Bride (1999)

Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have the best opinion about females anyway, writes an offensive column without researching the subject thoroughly.

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1999-07-30 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sparks flying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comedic flairs
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snappy dialogue

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8 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
    unpleasantly surprising
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    very satisfying

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9 Scrooge (1935)

Ebenezer Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. In the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of the past, present, and future.

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1935-11-26 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    most enjoyable
  2. Ranked #3 for
    miserly
  3. Ranked #4 for
    creaky and old

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10 The Hole in the Ground (2019)

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

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2019-03-01 | Horror

Cast

Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most promising director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    moody and atmospheric

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