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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also grandiose

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

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2009-10-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

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

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2 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.

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1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    surprisingly mature
  2. Ranked #1 for
    new chapter
  3. Ranked #1 for
    crucial

Trailer

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

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4 Buffalo '66 (1998)

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

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1998-01-20 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comely actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    actors with distinct look
  3. Ranked #2 for
    reformed character

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5 Super 8 (2011)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

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2011-06-08 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eventful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    meet expectations
  3. Ranked #1 for
    boyhood

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6 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 #6 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #8 for
    satisfying watch

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7 Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

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2005-11-06 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    action-packed adventure
  2. Ranked #2 for
    distracted
  3. Ranked #2 for
    delightfully surprising

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8 Ant-Man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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2015-07-14 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comedic tone
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comedic approach
  3. Ranked #1 for
    always dependable actor

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9 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
    morally ambiguous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    attention capturing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    perfect casting

Trailer

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10 Like Crazy (2011)

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

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2011-10-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    very realistic acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eventually falling in love
  3. Ranked #1 for
    too abrupt

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