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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also confronting

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and confronting movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and confronting, 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 8MM (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

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1999-02-26 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    prurient character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    horrific visual
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark subject

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2 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.

Info

2007-04-26 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pitch black
  2. Ranked #1 for
    concise
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watertight

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3 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

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1999-07-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    irrational acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unpolished production
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snoozing

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4 Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

Info

2001-11-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    going nuts
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with disturbed mind
  3. Ranked #1 for
    neat twist

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5 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
    cast of unknown actors
  2. Ranked #1 for
    intensely moving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cast of mostly unknown actors

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6 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.

Info

2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hair-raising
  2. Ranked #1 for
    innocent man
  3. Ranked #1 for
    solid casting

Trailer

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7 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
    with tear-jerking moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    spectacular scenery
  3. Ranked #1 for
    misunderstood

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8 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.

Info

2013-09-09 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

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

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9 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
    full of surprises
  2. Ranked #1 for
    abrupt conclusion
  3. Ranked #1 for
    awkward and uncomfortable

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10 Rosemary's Baby (1968)

A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

Info

1968-06-12 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely chilling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creepier
  3. Ranked #1 for
    strangely familiar cast

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