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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also deeply thinking

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and deeply thinking movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and deeply thinking, 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 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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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
    alienated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully scored
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ever reliable

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3 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 #2 for
    deserving nods from Oscars
  2. Ranked #2 for
    well-informed character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    naturalistic performance

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4 Igby Goes Down (2002)

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

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2002-09-13 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    witty and intelligent dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    caustic dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mean spirited

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5 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
    breakneck pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    frenetic action
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unlikely scenario

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6 The Opposite of Sex (1998)

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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1998-05-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    darkly humorous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    omniscient
  3. Ranked #2 for
    harridan

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7 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Info

2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fearing the dark
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably well done
  3. Ranked #1 for
    versatile director

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8 Religulous (2008)

Commentator-comic Bill Maher plays devil's advocate with religion as he talks to believers about their faith. Traveling around the world, Maher examines the tenets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and raises questions about homosexuality, proof of Christ's existence, Jewish Sabbath laws, violent Muslim extremists.

Info

2008-10-01 | Comedy / Documentary

Cast

Bill Maher, Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly intellectual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fanaticism
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cheaply shot

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9 Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.

Info

1999-07-28 | Action / Horror

Cast

Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    super-smart
  2. Ranked #1 for
    completely unbelievable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    totally illogical

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10 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.

Info

2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    leisurely pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comic effects
  3. Ranked #1 for
    superb writing

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