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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also more effective

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and more effective movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and more effective, 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 8MM (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

Info

1999-02-26 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    extremely disturbing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    horrific visual
  3. Ranked #1 for
    prurient character

Trailer

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2 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Info

2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unusual camera angle
  2. Ranked #1 for
    immediately grabbing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue

Trailer

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3 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

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1999-07-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tension-filled
  2. Ranked #1 for
    waited for long time
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more effective

Trailer

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4 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.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thought-provoking theme
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comedown
  3. Ranked #1 for
    shocking twist

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5 United 93 (2006)

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Info

2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    accurate portrayal
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more aggressive
  3. Ranked #1 for
    casual conversation

Trailer

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6 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.

Info

2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    room for improvement
  2. Ranked #1 for
    breakneck speed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    last hurrah

Trailer

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7 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
    further insight
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most horrifying

Trailer

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8 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
    eventually falling in love
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely marvelous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most astonishing

Trailer

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9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

Info

2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    very pleased
  2. Ranked #1 for
    roguish
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sheer fun

Trailer

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10 Super 8 (2011)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Info

2011-06-08 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    various plots
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lacking originality
  3. Ranked #2 for
    directing with craftmanship

Trailer

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