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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also masterwork

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and masterwork movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and masterwork, 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 Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

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2007-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly perfect directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    stunning performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    relevant issue

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

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3 The Invisible Guest (2016)

A young businessman wakes up in a hotel room, locked from the inside, along with his lover, who was murdered while he was unconscious. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over the course of one evening, they must work together to build a defense case for him before he is taken to jail.

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2016-09-22 | Mystery / Crime

Cast

Mario Casas, Ana Wagener

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    turn of events
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nail-biting climax

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4 Blue Ruin (2013)

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. However, he proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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2013-09-09 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    expository dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty
  3. Ranked #1 for
    industrious character

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5 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
    dark mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more believable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless

Trailer

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6 The 39 Steps (1935)

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

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1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deft directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tight pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with dull moments

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7 The Accountant (2001)

The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

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2001-01-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    content
  2. Ranked #7 for
    caricature-like acting
  3. Ranked #8 for
    semi-serious

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8 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
    emotionally resonating
  2. Ranked #1 for
    searing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly touching

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9 Finding Nemo (2003)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

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2003-05-30 | Animation / Family

Cast

Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kid-friendly
  2. Ranked #6 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #8 for
    over-the-top acting

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10 The Hospital (1971)

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Info

1971-12-14 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

George C. Scott, Diana Rigg

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    dynamite
  2. Ranked #4 for
    comic gem
  3. Ranked #5 for
    impotent character

Trailer

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