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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also for self reflection

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and for self reflection movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and for self reflection, 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 Captain Fantastic (2016)

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

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2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    provocative
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for open discussion
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising

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2 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.

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2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly intellectual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gaining insight
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rotten to the core

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3 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
    tying up loose end
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more complex
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hair-raising

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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
    profound effect
  2. Ranked #1 for
    engulfing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    surprisingly touching

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5 Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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2012-06-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    crackpot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    moving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deeply human

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6 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    increasing tension
  3. Ranked #1 for
    odd camera angle

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7 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dispirited character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    over-the-top acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    luminous atmosphere

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8 Capote (2005)

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

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2005-09-30 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    horrific crimes
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lisp voice
  3. Ranked #1 for
    kindred spirit

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9 Lost in Translation (2003)

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Info

2003-09-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    serendipitous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    left unsaid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mood piece

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10 Highway (2014)

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

Info

2014-02-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    capturing the beauty
  2. Ranked #3 for
    over-stretched
  3. Ranked #4 for
    visionary director

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