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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also effective

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and effective movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and effective, 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 Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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2018-12-13 | Fantasy / Family

Cast

Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rather forgettable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    particularly memorable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pleasant enough

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2 Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

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2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    profound effect
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gifted director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eventually falling in love

Trailer

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3 Thelma & Louise (1991)

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

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1991-05-24 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fading out
  2. Ranked #2 for
    splitting up
  3. Ranked #2 for
    on the verge of nervous breakdown

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4 Dhoom 3 (2013)

To avenge his father's death, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics turns thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago. Two cops from Mumbai are assigned to the case.

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2013-12-18 | Action / Crime

Cast

Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disappearing acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    super cool
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visual feast

Trailer

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5 Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.

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2004-12-09 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    priceless
  2. Ranked #1 for
    weird camera angle
  3. Ranked #2 for
    bit confusing

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6 Ted 2 (2015)

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

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2015-06-25 | Comedy

Cast

Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    guffawing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pop-cultural
  3. Ranked #1 for
    few chuckling moments

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7 Dog Soldiers (2002)

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to prepare for some action as the there will be a full moon tonight...

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2002-05-10 | Horror / Action

Cast

Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    extremely well-executed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    frothing at mouth
  3. Ranked #2 for
    nice twist

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8 The Man from Earth (2007)

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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2007-06-10 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

David Lee Smith, Tony Todd

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    did their homework
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally engaging
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for intellectual exercise

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9 The Invitation (2015)

Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is up to something.

Info

2015-08-05 | Thriller

Cast

Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ominous mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    satisfying climax
  3. Ranked #2 for
    dark and ominous

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10 Talaash (2012)

A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives.

Info

2012-11-30 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    taut screenplay
  2. Ranked #1 for
    always dependable actor
  3. Ranked #2 for
    hooked ending

Trailer

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