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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also harmless

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and harmless movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and harmless, 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 The Kid (2000)

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, Russ is able to reconcile the person he used to dream of being with the man he's actually become.

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2000-07-07 | Fantasy / Comedy

Cast

Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pondering question
  2. Ranked #4 for
    discontent character
  3. Ranked #7 for
    comic flairs

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2 Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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2012-06-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    witty script
  2. Ranked #1 for
    numerous plots
  3. Ranked #2 for
    clever and witty dialogue

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3 Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

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2006-10-20 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    raising a smile
  2. Ranked #1 for
    load of laughing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    trifling

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4 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
    academic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    childhood innocence
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching

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5 The Gift (2015)

A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.

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2015-07-30 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ratcheting up tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark and ominous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fresh start

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6 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

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2004-06-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    goofy
  2. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp
  3. Ranked #4 for
    very enjoyable

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7 Leave No Trace (2018)

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

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2018-06-29 | Drama

Cast

Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slow tempo
  2. Ranked #1 for
    engrossing finish
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more explicit

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8 Odd Thomas (2013)

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

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2013-01-29 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    peculiar
  2. Ranked #2 for
    endeared character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    petite actress

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9 You Again (2010)

History -- make that high school -- may repeat itself when Marni learns that Joanna, the mean girl from her past, is set to be her sister-in-law. Before the wedding bells toll, Marni must show her brother that a tiger doesn't change its stripes. On Marni's side is her mother, while Joanna's backed by her wealthy aunt.

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2010-09-24 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    few chuckling moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    light-hearted fun
  3. Ranked #1 for
    light entertainment

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10 Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands pull the parents away from home, leaving the kids bored -- and increasingly mischievous.

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2003-12-24 | Comedy / Family

Cast

Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unchallenging
  2. Ranked #2 for
    top antic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    blast finish

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