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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also economical

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and economical movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and economical, 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 Whisky (2004)

When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship.

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2004-08-06 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    unpleasantly surprising
  2. Ranked #2 for
    blowing socks off
  3. Ranked #3 for
    downbeat ending

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2 Blue Ruin (2013)

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. However, he proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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2013-09-09 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    high-running emotions
  3. Ranked #1 for
    industrious character

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3 Spanglish (2004)

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.

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2004-12-17 | Comedy

Cast

Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    flair for comedy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wrapped-up nicely
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful actress

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4 The Band's Visit (2007)

A small Egyptian police band travels to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves stuck in the wrong town.

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2007-05-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    carefree
  2. Ranked #2 for
    halting acting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    dusky

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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
    rabid character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    instantly recognizable casting

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6 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
    tight pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with dull moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deft directing

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7 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
    benefit of hindsight
  2. Ranked #1 for
    non-professional actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lending credibility

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8 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.

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2014-09-17 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

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

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9 Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

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2012-12-07 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Bill Murray, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 5.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    acting with limited scope
  2. Ranked #2 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ample support

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10 The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge.

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1992-01-10 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    impeccable casting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clearly relished role
  3. Ranked #1 for
    very convincing

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