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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also daring

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and daring movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and daring, 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 Captain Fantastic (2016)

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

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2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising
  2. Ranked #1 for
    provocative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for open discussion

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2 Into the Wild (2007)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

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2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    glamorizing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    soulful acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    society in general

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

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4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    zero character development
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #1 for
    instantly recognizable casting

Trailer

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5 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
    actually scared
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most horrifying
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more effective

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6 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
    most impressive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    instant classic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most chilling

Trailer

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7 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    infuriated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with common thread
  3. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely interesting

Trailer

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8 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
    absolutely marvelous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most astonishing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely moving

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9 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Info

2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    creative directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vaguely familiar cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visually striking

Trailer

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10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

Info

2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    little confusing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    abruptly cut
  3. Ranked #1 for
    overly exciting

Trailer

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