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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also more substantive

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and more substantive movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and more substantive, 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
    clever and witty dialogue

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2 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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3 Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

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2006-10-20 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    old favorite
  2. Ranked #1 for
    raising a smile
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more family-friendly

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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 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
    practically flawless
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crucial
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more believable

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6 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
    fresh start
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ratcheting up tension

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7 Like Crazy (2011)

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

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2011-10-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    practically non-existent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more realistic approach
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eventually falling in love

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8 Salt (2010)

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

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2010-07-21 | Action / Mystery

Cast

Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    frenetic action
  2. Ranked #1 for
    balls-to-the-wall action
  3. Ranked #1 for
    breakneck pace

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9 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
    highly watchable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    quite enjoyable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn flick

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10 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

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2011-07-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Steve Carell, Julianne Moore

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    triangular plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    blindsided
  3. Ranked #1 for
    honest depiction

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