Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also firmly grounded

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and firmly grounded movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and firmly grounded, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Kajillionaire (2020)

Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.

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2020-09-25 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger

Rating

rating icon 6.327
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unorthodox
  2. Ranked #1 for
    quirky
  3. Ranked #1 for
    idiosyncratic

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2 The Farewell (2019)

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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2019-07-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen

Rating

rating icon 7.45
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    veteran actress
  2. Ranked #2 for
    telling
  3. Ranked #2 for
    with tear-jerking moments

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The Farewell trailer
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3 Wild Rose (2019)

A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

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2019-04-12 | Music / Comedy

Cast

Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters

Rating

rating icon 6.83
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bringing tears
  2. Ranked #2 for
    raw talent
  3. Ranked #2 for
    beautiful voice

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Wild Rose trailer
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4 Captive (2020)

A teenage runaway who’s trapped by a delusional man, pretends to be his daughter in order to escape.

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2020-10-30 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

William Kircher, Tori kostic

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    top grade
  2. Ranked #2 for
    one of rare gems
  3. Ranked #2 for
    cleverly crafted

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5 Rent-A-Pal (2020)

Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named David searches for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his aging mother. While seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy, the tape offers him much-needed company, compassion, and friendship. But Andy's friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission.

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2020-10-11 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Brian Landis Folkins, Wil Wheaton

Rating

rating icon 6.531
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lonely character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    watching indispensably
  3. Ranked #1 for
    homesick

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6 Weathering with You (2019)

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if taking its cue from his life. After many days of solitude, he finally finds work as a freelance writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then, one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

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2019-06-19 | Animation / Drama

Cast

Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori

Rating

rating icon 8.02
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sunny
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful detail
  3. Ranked #2 for
    gasping for breath

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7 Pig (2021)

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness must visit Portland to find the mysterious person who stole his beloved foraging pig.

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2021-07-16 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff

Rating

rating icon 6.659
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    low-key performance
  2. Ranked #3 for
    beloved
  3. Ranked #3 for
    mellow

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8 Really Love (2020)

A rising black painter tries to break into a competitive art world while balancing an unexpected romance with an ambitious law student.

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2020-10-16 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    splendid cinematography
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cracking script
  3. Ranked #1 for
    blurry image

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9 BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)

A renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit.

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2022-10-27 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani

Rating

rating icon 7.037
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    magic realism
  2. Ranked #1 for
    transcendental subject
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fancy camera work

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10 The Invisible Man (2020)

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

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2020-02-26 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge

Rating

rating icon 7.139
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    futuristic society
  2. Ranked #2 for
    psychologically thrilling
  3. Ranked #3 for
    domineering character

Trailer

The Invisible Man trailer
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