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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also imaginative

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and imaginative movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and imaginative, 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 Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

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2010-07-13 | Fantasy / Adventure

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more knowledgeable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    kind of cool
  3. Ranked #1 for
    feeling rushed

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2 A Monster Calls (2016)

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

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2016-01-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly touching
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally resonating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    searing

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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
    trifling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    old favorite
  3. Ranked #1 for
    load of laughing

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4 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

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2016-05-25 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fantastical
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lisp voice
  3. Ranked #6 for
    richly detailed

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5 A Christmas Carol (2009)

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

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2009-11-04 | Animation / Family

Cast

Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visually breathtaking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    curved plot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    miserly

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6 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
    delightfully surprising
  3. Ranked #2 for
    distracted

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7 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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2008-02-14 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unrevealed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    child-friendly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly creative

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8 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.

Info

2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fresh-faced cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    different spin
  3. Ranked #1 for
    capturing imagination

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9 The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner Sara get a call one night from a mansion owner, Edward Gracey, who wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion, a torrential thunderstorm of mysterious origin strands them with the brooding, eccentric Gracey, his mysterious butler, and a variety of residents both seen and unseen.

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2003-11-25 | Thriller / Fantasy

Cast

Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    maddening
  2. Ranked #3 for
    flair for comedy
  3. Ranked #5 for
    inoffensive

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10 Coco (2017)

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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2017-10-27 | Family / Animation

Cast

Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cleverly crafted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotional punch
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sense of familiarity

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FAQ

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