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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also more balanced

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and more balanced movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and more balanced, 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 Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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2012-06-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    witty script
  2. Ranked #1 for
    numerous plots
  3. Ranked #2 for
    question mark ending

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2 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
    quite enjoyable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly watchable

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3 Spanglish (2004)

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.

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2004-12-17 | Comedy

Cast

Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wrapped-up nicely
  2. Ranked #1 for
    flair for comedy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful actress

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4 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
    more knowledgeable

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5 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
    ratcheting up tension
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark and ominous

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6 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
    engrossing finish
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slow tempo
  3. Ranked #2 for
    patient

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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
    surprisingly mature
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crucial
  3. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless

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8 Into the Wild (2007)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

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2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    redoubtable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    burdensome
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hitting home

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9 A Bug's Life (1998)

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

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1998-11-25 | Adventure / Animation

Cast

Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    piece of entertainment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    in awe
  3. Ranked #2 for
    whole lot of fun

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10 Captain Fantastic (2016)

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

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2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    analytic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    deserving nods from Oscars
  3. Ranked #2 for
    well-informed character

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