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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also no holds barred

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and no holds barred movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and no holds barred, 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 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
    popcorn flick
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly watchable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    quite enjoyable

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2 28 Weeks Later (2007)

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

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2007-04-26 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-developed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    instantly recognizable casting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more expansive

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3 The Opposite of Sex (1998)

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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1998-05-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    omniscient
  2. Ranked #1 for
    darkly humorous
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sardonic dialogue

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4 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
    lending credibility
  2. Ranked #1 for
    benefit of hindsight
  3. Ranked #1 for
    profoundly moving

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5 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
    steadfast character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    balls-to-the-wall action
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unlikely scenario

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6 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
    ever reliable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    redoubtable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    burdensome

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7 Real Steel (2011)

Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After his robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

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2011-09-28 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    desperately hopping
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cheering and clapping
  3. Ranked #1 for
    actress with pretty face

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8 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
    industrious character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty
  3. Ranked #1 for
    expository dialogue

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9 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.

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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
    layered performance

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10 Religulous (2008)

Commentator-comic Bill Maher plays devil's advocate with religion as he talks to believers about their faith. Traveling around the world, Maher examines the tenets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and raises questions about homosexuality, proof of Christ's existence, Jewish Sabbath laws, violent Muslim extremists.

Info

2008-10-01 | Comedy / Documentary

Cast

Bill Maher, Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly intellectual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly questionable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    quip lines

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