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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also brilliant

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and brilliant movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and brilliant, 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 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid casting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    control freak
  3. Ranked #1 for
    far fetched

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2 Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

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2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    blinkered
  2. Ranked #1 for
    spot on casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely marvelous

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3 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
    fidgety
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cinematic art
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more realistic approach

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4 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    humorous situation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    luminous atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    over-the-top acting

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5 Lost in Translation (2003)

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

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2003-09-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deeply meaningful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    left unsaid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mood piece

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6 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    original and creative directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sudden turn
  3. Ranked #1 for
    consistent tone

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7 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
    quiet
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good art directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar deserving

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8 The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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2010-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    great acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    thoroughly convincing acting

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9 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Info

2007-01-25 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    actors with distinct look
  2. Ranked #1 for
    trademark style
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pronounced actor

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10 Moulin Rouge! (2001)

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

Info

2001-05-24 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully executed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    astonishingly beautiful
  3. Ranked #1 for
    skillful editing

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