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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also most effective

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and most effective movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and most 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 Mar 01 2021

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

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2 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
    grim and gritty

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3 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
    decent enough

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4 Frantz (2016)

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

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2016-09-07 | History / Drama

Cast

Paula Beer, Pierre Niney

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    plot twist
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lush colors
  3. Ranked #5 for
    monochromatic

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5 Scrooge (1935)

Ebenezer Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. In the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of the past, present, and future.

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1935-11-26 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    most enjoyable
  2. Ranked #3 for
    miserly
  3. Ranked #4 for
    creaky and old

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6 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
    beautiful actress
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flair for comedy

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7 Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

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2001-11-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    maladjusted character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    going nuts
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watching successively

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8 The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge.

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1992-01-10 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    very convincing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    impeccable casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    clearly relished role

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9 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
    relevant issue
  3. Ranked #2 for
    stunning performance

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10 Apollo 18 (2011)

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

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2011-07-20 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Ryan Robbins, Warren Christie

Rating

rating icon 5.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    using multiple angles
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relying on jump scares
  3. Ranked #1 for
    weak script

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