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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also mediocre

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and mediocre movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and mediocre, 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 Sinister 2 (2015)

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

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2015-08-19 | Horror

Cast

James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    suddenly jumping
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more chilling

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2 Calibre (2018)

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.

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2018-06-22 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid
  2. Ranked #1 for
    very satisfying
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising

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3 Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

Bunty and Babli are two avid dreamers. Two free souls born into caged small town realities. They grow weary of being two specks on the horizon. They desire the horizon itself.And so they pack their aspirations in worn out bags, whip a scarf of confidence around their proud necks and set forth. On a journey across the length and breadth of the country, spinning circles around the people they meet.

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2005-05-27 | Music / Drama

Cast

Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    infectious
  2. Ranked #3 for
    sizzling
  3. Ranked #3 for
    redeeming factor

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4 The Lost City of Z (2016)

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

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2016-10-15 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    savage
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more interesting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ably portrayed

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5 The Guest (2014)

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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2014-09-17 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn flick
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly watchable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    quite enjoyable

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6 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
    industrious character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    high-running emotions

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7 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
    kind of cool
  2. Ranked #1 for
    milder
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dopey

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8 Runaway Bride (1999)

Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have the best opinion about females anyway, writes an offensive column without researching the subject thoroughly.

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1999-07-30 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comedic flairs
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sparks flying
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snappy dialogue

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9 Frank (2014)

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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2014-05-02 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for meditation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wild and crazy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius

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10 Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)

A journey of three restless young people who junk the society's syllabus for finding love and decide to follow their heart.

Info

2013-09-06 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly confusing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    directing with endearing quality
  3. Ranked #3 for
    old generation

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