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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also for discourse

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and for discourse movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and for discourse, 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 Catfish (2010)

Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he's in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on Facebook, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby's family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby's attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of the truth.

Info

2010-09-17 | Documentary

Cast

Melody C. Roscher, Ariel Schulman

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    equally compelling
  2. Ranked #5 for
    slowly developing
  3. Ranked #5 for
    obvious

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2 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
    maladjusted character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    watching successively
  3. Ranked #1 for
    going nuts

Trailer

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3 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.

Info

2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    feeling queasy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    filling in details
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most inspiring

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4 An Education (2009)

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Info

2009-10-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    academic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching
  3. Ranked #1 for
    gentlemanly

Trailer

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5 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.

Info

2019-07-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Awkwafina, Tzi Ma

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    emotionally touching
  2. Ranked #3 for
    thoughtful and intelligent
  3. Ranked #3 for
    healthy

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6 Into the Wild (2007)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Info

2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    alienated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully scored
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hitting home

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7 Captain Fantastic (2016)

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

Info

2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    deep thought
  2. Ranked #2 for
    naturalistic performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    well-informed character

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8 The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Info

1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crucial
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more believable

Trailer

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9 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.

Info

2007-02-16 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    misleading
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pulling heartstrings
  3. Ranked #2 for
    artistically talented director

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
    beautiful writing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably well done
  3. Ranked #1 for
    establishing mood

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