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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also desensitizing

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and desensitizing movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and desensitizing, 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 08 2021

1 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
    controlling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    control freak
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mean spirited

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2 Untraceable (2008)

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.

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2008-01-22 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Billy Burke

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    totally drawn in
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for debating
  3. Ranked #2 for
    mildly enjoyable

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3 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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4 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
    fictional character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling queasy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    accurate description

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5 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'.

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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
    maladjusted character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watching successively

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6 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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7 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
    well-informed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    analytic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    deserving nods from Oscars

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8 1922 (2017)

A simple yet proud rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.

Info

2017-10-20 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Thomas Jane, Molly Parker

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    psychological drama
  2. Ranked #1 for
    evil deeds
  3. Ranked #1 for
    glistening

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9 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the landlady's creepy and increasingly persistent son, Frank, won't leave Rynn alone, she teams up with kindly neighbor boy Mario to maintain the dark family secret that she's been keeping to herself.

Info

1976-12-25 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sure-footed director
  2. Ranked #3 for
    forlorn
  3. Ranked #3 for
    deft directing

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10 Alexandra's Project (2003)

Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all easy access outside cut off and a videotape waiting for him. Playing that tape, he watches a bizarre and grueling recording in which his wife explains her grievance with him, her reasons for disappearing with the children and her revenge for how he treated her in a way he would never forget.

Info

2003-05-16 | Mystery / Drama

Cast

Gary Sweet, Helen Buday

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    different spin
  2. Ranked #3 for
    confronting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    strong character

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