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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also most memorable

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and most memorable movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and most memorable, 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 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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2 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

Info

2004-06-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp
  2. Ranked #4 for
    goofy
  3. Ranked #4 for
    very enjoyable

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3 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
    new chapter
  3. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless

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4 The 39 Steps (1935)

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

Info

1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deft directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with dull moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tight pace

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5 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.

Info

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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6 Om Shanti Om (2007)

In this modern remake of Karz, Om - an aspiring actor from the 1970s - is murdered, but is reincarnated into the present day as a superstar. At the discovery of his previous lifetime, he plans revenge for his love, Shanti who died with him.

Info

2007-11-07 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sheer entertainment
  2. Ranked #2 for
    bright colors
  3. Ranked #2 for
    pure entertainment

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7 The Straight Story (1999)

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

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1999-10-15 | Drama

Cast

Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    magic realism
  2. Ranked #1 for
    handsomely produced
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful photography

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8 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
    non-professional actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    filling in details
  3. Ranked #1 for
    benefit of hindsight

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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.

Info

2009-11-04 | Animation / Family

Cast

Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

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

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10 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Info

2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfectly executed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    masterful story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    morally ambiguous

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