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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also foreboding

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and foreboding movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and foreboding, 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 08 2021

1 Calibre (2018)

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.

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2018-06-22 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    very satisfying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising

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2 Sinister 2 (2015)

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

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2015-08-19 | Horror

Cast

James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    decent enough
  3. Ranked #2 for
    creepy vibes

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3 Apollo 18 (2011)

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

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2011-07-20 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Ryan Robbins, Warren Christie

Rating

rating icon 5.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly improbable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relying on jump scares
  3. Ranked #1 for
    build up of tension

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4 28 Weeks Later (2007)

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

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2007-04-26 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-developed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rabid character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    instantly recognizable casting

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5 Asylum (1972)

A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.

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1972-11-17 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Peter Cushing, Patrick Magee

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tenuous
  2. Ranked #2 for
    fiery climax
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tailor-made role

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6 The Hole in the Ground (2019)

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

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2019-03-01 | Horror

Cast

Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    moody and atmospheric
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most promising director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark atmosphere

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7 What Lies Beneath (2000)

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.

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2000-07-21 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely nothing happening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    genuine surprise
  3. Ranked #1 for
    not scary at all

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8 Fright Night (1985)

Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend.

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1985-08-02 | Horror

Cast

Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well conceived
  2. Ranked #1 for
    high-pitched voice
  3. Ranked #2 for
    industrial light and magical directing

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9 Unsane (2018)

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

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2018-02-21 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    feeling underwhelmed
  2. Ranked #2 for
    innovative technique
  3. Ranked #3 for
    modern technology

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10 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
    downright frightening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    alarming
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sustaining suspense

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