Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also for psychological study

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

1 The Dig (2021)

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

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2021-01-14 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes

Rating

rating icon 6.904
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    impeccable directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fine
  3. Ranked #1 for
    historically important

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2 Lapwing (2021)

Mute young woman Patience, from an isolated community in rural England in 1555, struggles with her controlling brother-in-law and leader, David, who is gradually unraveling after the failure of his idyllic community. The Egyptian Act has been passed, stipulating that all ‘gypsies’ must vacate England immediately and anyone found aiding them could be executed. In exchange for a fee, David agrees to help an Egyptian family who must stay a month on their land until a ship comes to take them away. But when Patience pursues an affair with one of the outsiders, she is thrust into a violent and vicious psychological battle with David.

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2021-11-26 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Hannah Douglas, Emmett Scanlan

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    great performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully staged
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sharply contrasting imagery

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3 The Eternal Daughter (2022)

An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past.

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2022-12-02 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell

Rating

rating icon 6.054
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sizzling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    labored acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    slow and plodding

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4 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
    homesick
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watching indispensably

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5 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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6 Above the Shadows (2019)

A young woman who has faded to the point of becoming invisible must find her way back with the help of the one man who can see her.

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2019-05-31 | Fantasy / Romance

Cast

Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly imaginative
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for in-depth character study
  3. Ranked #2 for
    underrated

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7 The Odds (2019)

A young woman enlists in an underground game of pain endurance in the hope of winning the million dollar prize. She soon learns the real opponent is the man who's running the game, as he employs horrific methods to manipulate and defeat her.

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2019-06-04 | Horror

Cast

Abbi Butler, James J. Fuertes

Rating

rating icon 5.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with big surprise
  2. Ranked #1 for
    yawn
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pretty impressive

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8 100 Days to Live (2019)

When a serial killer abducts a young woman’s fiancé, she must race against the clock to discover the identity of the killer, and more importantly – his motive.

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2019-10-17 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Colin Egglesfield, Gideon Emery

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    snappy pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    kind of dumb
  3. Ranked #2 for
    off guard

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9 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
    idiosyncratic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unorthodox

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10 Nightmare Alley (2021)

An ambitious carnival man with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychologist who is even more dangerous than he is.

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2021-12-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara

Rating

rating icon 7.02
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hothead
  2. Ranked #1 for
    carny ride
  3. Ranked #1 for
    noirish

Trailer

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