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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also crisp

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and crisp movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and crisp, 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
    tying up loose end
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for case study

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2 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 One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.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
    genuinely amusing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    humorous situation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    over-the-top acting

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3 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    blank-faced acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overarching theme
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intensely personal

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4 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
    socially relevant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amazingly talented director
  3. Ranked #2 for
    imprinting in head

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5 Capote (2005)

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

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2005-09-30 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lisp voice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clipped voice
  3. Ranked #1 for
    kindred spirit

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6 Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

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2009-12-23 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    refined character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creditable directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    accurately capturing

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7 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comedown
  2. Ranked #1 for
    shocking twist
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fright factor

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8 The Town (2010)

Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

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2010-09-15 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wild-card actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    directorially talented
  3. Ranked #1 for
    efficient directing

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9 Spanglish (2004)

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.

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2004-12-17 | Comedy

Cast

Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gorgeous character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    on the verge of nervous breakdown
  3. Ranked #2 for
    selfless character

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10 The 39 Steps (1935)

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

Info

1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    drooling over
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mysterious woman
  3. Ranked #1 for
    moving swiftly

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