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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also most powerful

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and most powerful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and most powerful, 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 08 2021

1 Lore (2012)

Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos she encounters a mysterious refugee who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.

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2012-08-02 | Drama / War

Cast

Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    new perspective
  2. Ranked #2 for
    different point of perspective
  3. Ranked #2 for
    distorted view

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2 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
    more knowledgeable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    kind of cool
  3. Ranked #1 for
    feeling rushed

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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
    new chapter
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark mood
  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."

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1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

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

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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.

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2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    filling in details
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling queasy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    non-professional actor

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6 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

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2007-02-16 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    misleading
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pulling heartstrings
  3. Ranked #2 for
    little scary

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7 Into the Wild (2007)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

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2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    burdensome
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ever reliable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    alienated

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8 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.

Info

1999-10-15 | Drama

Cast

Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sunny
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nice photography
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grumpy man

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9 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.

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2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    attention capturing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    perfect casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    masterful story

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10 Warrior (2011)

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

Info

2011-09-09 | Drama / Action

Cast

Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    packing a punch
  2. Ranked #2 for
    maintaining interest
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more authentic

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