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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also masterpiece

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and masterpiece movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and masterpiece, 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 12 Years a Slave (2013)

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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2013-10-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    experienced director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    great story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    easily digestible

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2 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intuitive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most telling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue

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3 The Artist (2011)

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

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2011-10-08 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfectly constructed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    old-fashioned feels
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eye-popping

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4 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

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2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    terse
  2. Ranked #1 for
    striking a chord
  3. Ranked #1 for
    round of applause

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5 The Hurt Locker (2008)

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

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2008-10-10 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nail biting moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #1 for
    conventional narrative

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6 The Shape of Water (2017)

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

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2017-12-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully designed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    exquisite photography

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7 The Social Network (2010)

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Info

2010-10-01 | Drama

Cast

Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tightly weaved
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overrated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely riveting

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8 The Departed (2006)

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

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2006-10-05 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly suspenseful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crony
  3. Ranked #2 for
    superb performance

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9 Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

In 1890s India, an arrogant British commander challenges the harshly taxed residents of Champaner to a high-stakes cricket match.

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2001-06-15 | Adventure / Romance

Cast

Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    magnanimous character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    spirited character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    gorgeous cinematography

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10 Amores Perros (2000)

A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the seemingly inconsequential destiny of a dog.

Info

2000-06-16 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Bauche

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interconnected story
  2. Ranked #2 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #2 for
    interlocking story

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