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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also deviating from book

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and deviating from book movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and deviating from book, 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 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
    mystical story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relatively new
  3. Ranked #1 for
    last hurrah

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2 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
    sacrificial character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    left unresolved
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ticked off

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3 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
    accurately capturing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    robust
  3. Ranked #1 for
    refined character

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4 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
    solid casting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly fake
  3. Ranked #1 for
    innocent man

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5 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
    rotten to the core
  2. Ranked #1 for
    high-minded
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly intellectual

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6 Rosemary's Baby (1968)

A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

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1968-06-12 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    truly horrifying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creepier
  3. Ranked #1 for
    strangely familiar cast

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7 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."

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1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fast pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    drooling over
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mysterious woman

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8 Holes (2003)

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

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2003-04-18 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    neat little package
  2. Ranked #3 for
    filling in blanks
  3. Ranked #4 for
    mean streaked

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9 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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2005-04-28 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    impeccable timing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dazed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    super-intelligent

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10 Pet Sematary (2019)

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

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2019-04-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    relying on jump scares
  2. Ranked #1 for
    predictable jump scares
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eagerly looking forward to

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