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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also elegant

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

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2 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
    dusky
  3. Ranked #2 for
    shy girl

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3 A Monster Calls (2016)

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

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2016-01-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    searing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally resonating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly touching

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4 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
    bewitching
  2. Ranked #1 for
    academic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    gentlemanly

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5 Frank (2014)

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Info

2014-05-02 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for meditation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    utterly bizarre
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wild and crazy

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6 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.

Info

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
    ratcheting up tension

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7 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.

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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
    deft directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    forlorn

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8 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."

Info

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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9 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

Info

2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    artistic view
  2. Ranked #1 for
    despondent
  3. Ranked #2 for
    static

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10 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

Info

2011-07-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Steve Carell, Julianne Moore

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    blindsided
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nice twist
  3. Ranked #1 for
    down-in-the-dumps character

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FAQ

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