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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also less successful

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and less successful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and less successful, 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 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.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visually striking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vaguely familiar cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most imaginative

Trailer

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2 Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

Info

1988-12-23 | Horror

Cast

Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more chilling
  2. Ranked #2 for
    most horrifying
  3. Ranked #2 for
    further insight

Trailer

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3 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
    plot hinges
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unusual camera angle
  3. Ranked #1 for
    odd camera angle

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4 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
    actor with own identity
  2. Ranked #1 for
    blown away
  3. Ranked #1 for
    instantly recognizable casting

Trailer

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5 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
    more complex
  2. Ranked #1 for
    full of twists and turns
  3. Ranked #1 for
    far fetched

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6 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

Info

2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully composed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clunky dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Hermeticism

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7 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
    more substance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most chilling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    instant classic

Trailer

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8 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

Info

2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bit disappointing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    infuriated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ticked off

Trailer

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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
    wonderful acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lucked out character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spectacular scenery

Trailer

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10 Capote (2005)

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Info

2005-09-30 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kindred spirit
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clipped voice
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lisp voice

Trailer

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