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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also efficient

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and efficient movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and efficient, 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 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
    high-running emotions
  2. Ranked #1 for
    industrious character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty

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2 Sinister 2 (2015)

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

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2015-08-19 | Horror

Cast

James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    more chilling
  3. Ranked #2 for
    suddenly jumping

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

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4 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
    very convincing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    clearly relished role

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5 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
    using multiple angles
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relying on jump scares
  3. Ranked #1 for
    weak script

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

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8 An Education (2009)

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

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2009-10-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gentlemanly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    academic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    childhood innocence

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9 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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10 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.

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2015-07-30 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and ominous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    top-notch directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fresh start

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