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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also greatest

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and greatest movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and greatest, 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 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
    unusual camera angle
  2. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    odd camera angle

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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
    most chilling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    instant classic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more substance

Trailer

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3 Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

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2007-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    amazingly talented director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    socially relevant
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sensible character

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4 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    blank-faced acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overarching theme
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intensely personal

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5 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.

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2005-05-17 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sheer scope
  2. Ranked #1 for
    squirming in seat
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unanswered question

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6 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with tender moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    instantly recognizable casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stepping beyond

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7 Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

Bunty and Babli are two avid dreamers. Two free souls born into caged small town realities. They grow weary of being two specks on the horizon. They desire the horizon itself.And so they pack their aspirations in worn out bags, whip a scarf of confidence around their proud necks and set forth. On a journey across the length and breadth of the country, spinning circles around the people they meet.

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2005-05-27 | Music / Drama

Cast

Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    heartbreaker
  2. Ranked #5 for
    sizzling
  3. Ranked #9 for
    screen legend

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8 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Info

2016-05-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid foundation
  2. Ranked #2 for
    popcorn fare
  3. Ranked #2 for
    relatively new

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9 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

Info

2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of fantastic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    surprisingly touching
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eventually falling in love

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10 Knocked Up (2007)

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.

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2007-06-01 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    warmhearted character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    laughing riot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    underachieved character

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