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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also faithful to source material

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and faithful to source material movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and faithful to source material, 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 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    creative directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mixed bag
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexciting

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2 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more complex
  2. Ranked #1 for
    innocent man
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tying up loose end

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3 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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4 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

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2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lucked out character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    profound effect
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of fantastic

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5 Rosemary's Baby (1968)

A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

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1968-06-12 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    truly horrifying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely chilling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    creepier

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6 Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

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2009-12-23 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    accurately capturing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    robust
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good sound

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7 Holes (2003)

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

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2003-04-18 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    neat little package
  2. Ranked #3 for
    filling in blanks
  3. Ranked #4 for
    mean streaked

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8 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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2005-04-28 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absurdist
  2. Ranked #1 for
    super-intelligent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    amiss

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9 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
    utterly believable acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superb performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lost innocence

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10 John Carter (2012)

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Info

2012-03-07 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visually interesting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visually stimulating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    botched

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