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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also fairly faithful to book

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and fairly faithful to book movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and fairly faithful to book, 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 Scrooge (1935)

Ebenezer Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. In the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of the past, present, and future.

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1935-11-26 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    most enjoyable
  2. Ranked #3 for
    miserly
  3. Ranked #4 for
    creaky and old

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

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3 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

Info

2004-06-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp
  2. Ranked #4 for
    goofy
  3. Ranked #4 for
    very enjoyable

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4 Odd Thomas (2013)

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

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2013-01-29 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    endeared character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    peculiar
  3. Ranked #3 for
    petite actress

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5 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

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2016-05-25 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fantastical
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lisp voice
  3. Ranked #6 for
    richly detailed

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6 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

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2007-02-16 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pulling heartstrings
  2. Ranked #1 for
    misleading
  3. Ranked #2 for
    bitterly disappointing

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7 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
    deft directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with dull moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tight pace

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8 1922 (2017)

A simple yet proud rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.

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2017-10-20 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Thomas Jane, Molly Parker

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    psychological drama
  2. Ranked #1 for
    glistening
  3. Ranked #1 for
    evil deeds

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9 A Christmas Carol (2009)

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

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2009-11-04 | Animation / Family

Cast

Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    curved plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visually breathtaking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    miserly

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10 Garfield (2004)

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition.

Info

2004-06-10 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    decent time-passer
  2. Ranked #1 for
    distinct personality
  3. Ranked #3 for
    bone crushing

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