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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also fair and balanced

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and fair and balanced movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and fair and balanced, 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 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
    most frightening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more realistic approach
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely engrossing

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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

Info

2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely marvelous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully rendered
  3. Ranked #1 for
    engulfing

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3 The Da Vinci Code (2006)

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

Info

2006-05-17 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    respected actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    religious fervor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dismay

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4 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'.

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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

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5 The Reader (2008)

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

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2008-01-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    moral question
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superb performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lost innocence

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6 Super Size Me (2004)

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Info

2004-01-17 | Documentary / Comedy

Cast

Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lasting effect
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mopey
  3. Ranked #2 for
    adverse

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7 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.

Info

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
    once in lifetime
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thought-provoking question
  3. Ranked #1 for
    asking questions

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8 Food, Inc. (2008)

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it's sold. Narrated by author and activist Eric Schlosser, the film features interviews with average Americans about their dietary habits, commentary from food experts like Michael Pollan and unsettling footage shot inside large-scale animal processing plants.

Info

2008-09-07 | Documentary

Cast

Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    little fast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    drawing our own conclusion
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most disgusting

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9 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
    for relaxation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    left unsaid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    serendipitous

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10 The Departed (2006)

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Info

2006-10-05 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gritty and violent
  2. Ranked #2 for
    phenomenal acting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    captivating directing

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