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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also high-powered

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and high-powered movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and high-powered, 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 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
    picking up pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    far fetched
  3. Ranked #1 for
    perfect casting

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2 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
    full of surprises
  2. Ranked #1 for
    predictable ending
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with creep factors

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3 Arbitrage (2012)

A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

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2012-09-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slick directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    terrific supporting cast
  3. Ranked #2 for
    worth buying

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4 The Town (2010)

Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

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2010-09-15 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unpunished character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    efficient directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    talent behind cameras

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5 Chef (2014)

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

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2014-05-08 | Comedy

Cast

Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    prominent role
  2. Ranked #4 for
    respectable
  3. Ranked #4 for
    passionate

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6 The Edukators (2004)

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

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2004-10-25 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    more educated
  2. Ranked #3 for
    rebellious youth
  3. Ranked #3 for
    petty

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7 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

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2014-03-20 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    adding new dimension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thrills and spills
  3. Ranked #2 for
    exciting action sequence

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8 The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to defuse the international power struggle that has the world's oil supply hanging in the balance.

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1999-11-17 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dapper
  2. Ranked #1 for
    muddled script
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly polished

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9 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
    relatively new
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #1 for
    technical accomplishment

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10 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.

Info

2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    roguish
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly enjoyable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of breathtaking

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