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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also evocative

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

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thought-provoking theme
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comedown
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully composed

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2 Great Expectations (1946)

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

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1946-12-26 | Drama / Romance

Cast

John Mills, Tony Wager

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    waspish dialogue
  2. Ranked #3 for
    shrewish character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    distinctive directing

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3 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

Info

2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of incredible
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lucked out character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spot on casting

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4 Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

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1988-12-23 | Horror

Cast

Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more chilling
  2. Ranked #2 for
    most horrifying
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sadomasochistic character

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5 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

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1999-07-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    semi-professional directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tension-filled
  3. Ranked #1 for
    improvisational style

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6 8MM (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

Info

1999-02-26 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    horrific visual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    prurient character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark subject

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7 Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

Info

2001-11-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    neat twist
  2. Ranked #1 for
    going nuts
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with disturbed mind

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8 Lost in Translation (2003)

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Info

2003-09-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    serendipitous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    left unsaid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for relaxation

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9 Capote (2005)

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Info

2005-09-30 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    horrific crimes
  2. Ranked #1 for
    kindred spirit
  3. Ranked #1 for
    clipped voice

Trailer

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10 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Info

2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unusual camera angle
  2. Ranked #1 for
    chilling thrills
  3. Ranked #1 for
    feel cheated

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