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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also great

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and great movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and great, 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 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vaguely familiar cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most imaginative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    creative directing

Trailer

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2 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
    perfect casting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more complex
  3. Ranked #1 for
    masterful story

Trailer

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3 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
    odd camera angle
  2. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected ending

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4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

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2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly enjoyable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    little confusing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wrapped-up nicely

Trailer

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5 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
    soulful acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly intellectual
  3. Ranked #1 for
    high-minded

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6 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
    spot on casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    engulfing

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7 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
    for open discussion
  2. Ranked #1 for
    provocative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising

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8 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
    most chilling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    instant classic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most impressive

Trailer

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9 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

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1999-07-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    actually scared
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with thrilling moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most horrifying

Trailer

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10 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
    luminous atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely amusing

Trailer

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