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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also defying

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

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Info

2014-09-17 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly watchable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn flick
  3. Ranked #1 for
    quite enjoyable

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2 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
    watching successively
  3. Ranked #1 for
    maladjusted character

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3 Frank (2014)

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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2014-05-02 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for meditation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wild and crazy

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4 Apollo 18 (2011)

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

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2011-07-20 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Ryan Robbins, Warren Christie

Rating

rating icon 5.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    build up of tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    using multiple angles
  3. Ranked #1 for
    weak script

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5 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.

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2007-04-26 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-developed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    instantly recognizable casting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more expansive

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6 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
    ratcheting up tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fresh start
  3. Ranked #1 for
    top-notch directing

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7 Leave No Trace (2018)

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Info

2018-06-29 | Drama

Cast

Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slow tempo
  2. Ranked #1 for
    engrossing finish
  3. Ranked #2 for
    intensely moving

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8 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.

Info

1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more believable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless
  3. Ranked #1 for
    new chapter

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9 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.

Info

2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    feeling queasy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    filling in details
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lending credibility

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10 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.

Info

2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    favorite quote
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hitting home
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully scored

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FAQ

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