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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also beyond expectations

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and beyond expectations movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and beyond expectations, 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 Secret Superstar (2017)

Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free her mother from her conservative, cold father.

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2017-10-19 | Drama / Music

Cast

Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    superlative performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid foundation
  3. Ranked #2 for
    histrionic acting

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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 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
    utterly perfect directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    stunning performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    relevant issue

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4 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
    ratcheting up tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fresh start
  3. Ranked #1 for
    top-notch directing

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5 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
    solid directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    turn of events
  3. Ranked #1 for
    taut and thrilling

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6 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

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2016-05-25 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fantastical
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lisp voice
  3. Ranked #6 for
    richly detailed

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7 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
    new chapter
  2. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark mood

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8 Chef (2014)

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

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2014-05-08 | Comedy

Cast

Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hubba hubba
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with guiding hand
  3. Ranked #1 for
    brisk pace

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9 Finding Nemo (2003)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

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2003-05-30 | Animation / Family

Cast

Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kid-friendly
  2. Ranked #6 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #8 for
    over-the-top acting

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10 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
    steadfast character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    balls-to-the-wall action

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