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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also good

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and good movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and good, 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 Finding Nemo (2003)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

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2003-05-30 | Animation / Family

Cast

Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kid-friendly
  2. Ranked #2 for
    dusky
  3. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely fantastic

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2 Ratatouille (2007)

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

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2007-06-22 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    always a treat
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely stunning
  3. Ranked #1 for
    technically proficient directing

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3 WALL·E (2008)

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

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2008-06-22 | Animation / Family

Cast

Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    crowning glory
  2. Ranked #1 for
    real charmer
  3. Ranked #1 for
    directing with endearing quality

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4 12 Years a Slave (2013)

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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2013-10-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    blackness
  2. Ranked #1 for
    confronting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    punishing

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5 Spotlight (2015)

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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2015-11-06 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deliberately slow
  3. Ranked #1 for
    top-notch casting

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6 Inside Out (2015)

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness—live in Headquarters, the control centre inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life and tries to keep things positive, but the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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2015-06-09 | Animation / Family

Cast

Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    distinguishable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rosy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intricate directing

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7 Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

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2006-08-25 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdú

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more detailed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fantasy sequence
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly captivating

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8 The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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2010-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    simply outstanding
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thoroughly convincing acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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9 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slow moving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    excellently crafted

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10 Up (2009)

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

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2009-05-28 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pure perfection
  2. Ranked #1 for
    staying till the end
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bad temper

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