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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also most imaginative

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and most imaginative movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and most imaginative, 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 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
    dopey
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more knowledgeable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    milder

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2 A Monster Calls (2016)

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

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2016-01-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    searing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally resonating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly touching

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3 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    different spin
  2. Ranked #1 for
    capturing imagination
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fresh-faced cast

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4 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
    puppy dog face
  2. Ranked #1 for
    old favorite
  3. Ranked #1 for
    raising a smile

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5 Coco (2017)

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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2017-10-27 | Family / Animation

Cast

Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sense of familiarity
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cleverly crafted
  3. Ranked #1 for
    emotional punch

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6 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

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2016-05-25 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fantastical
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lisp voice
  3. Ranked #6 for
    richly detailed

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7 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

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2013-12-18 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overemphasizing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    technically superb directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    escapist fantasy

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8 Mary Poppins (1964)

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

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1964-08-27 | Comedy / Family

Cast

Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    adequate supporting cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    merry
  3. Ranked #1 for
    high-spirited

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9 A Christmas Carol (2009)

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

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2009-11-04 | Animation / Family

Cast

Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visually breathtaking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    miserly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    curved plot

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10 The Bishop's Wife (1947)

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

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1947-12-25 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Cary Grant, Loretta Young

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    suffering wife
  2. Ranked #1 for
    evergreen
  3. Ranked #1 for
    respectable

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