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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also immensely powerful

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and immensely powerful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and immensely powerful, 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 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
    anti-social
  2. Ranked #1 for
    top-notch directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark and ominous

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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
    searing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally resonating

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3 United 93 (2006)

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

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2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    non-professional actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most inspiring
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fictional character

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4 The Farewell (2019)

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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2019-07-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Awkwafina, Tzi Ma

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    emotionally touching
  2. Ranked #3 for
    comedic flairs
  3. Ranked #3 for
    healthy

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5 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
    childhood innocence
  2. Ranked #1 for
    academic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching

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6 Secret Superstar (2017)

Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free her mother from her conservative, cold father.

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2017-10-19 | Drama / Music

Cast

Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    superlative performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid foundation
  3. Ranked #2 for
    the jewel in the crown

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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
    patient

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8 Lore (2012)

Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos she encounters a mysterious refugee who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.

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2012-08-02 | Drama / War

Cast

Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    new perspective
  2. Ranked #2 for
    distorted view
  3. Ranked #2 for
    different point of perspective

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9 Snapshots (2018)

Rose spends her days fishing near the beautiful lake house she’s called home for 50 years. She’s not getting any younger and her daughter Patti worries about Rose being all alone, but the stubborn matriarch will not sell. There are memories here that she doesn’t want to leave. These come flooding back one weekend during a visit from Patti and granddaughter Allison, when a long-forgotten roll of film reminds Rose of the summer she met and fell in love with the bold and beautiful Louise.

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2018-08-14 | Drama

Cast

Piper Laurie, Brooke Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    veteran actress
  2. Ranked #3 for
    nothing short of superb
  3. Ranked #3 for
    total package

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10 Rag Doll (2020)

Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself. She can’t even fathom a love interest. With her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym, but what happens when that comfort in violence extends outside of the gym?

Info

2020-02-25 | Drama

Cast

Shannon Murray, Stephanie Erb

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    never backing down
  2. Ranked #11 for
    cinematic triumph
  3. Ranked #14 for
    definitely must-watch

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