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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also old favorite

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and old favorite movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and old favorite, 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 Feb 22 2021

1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    minor disappointment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    last hurrah
  3. Ranked #1 for
    breakneck speed

Trailer

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2 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
    most impressive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    instant classic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more substance

Trailer

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3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overreacting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    right out window
  3. Ranked #1 for
    left unresolved

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4 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
    vaguely familiar cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creative directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching

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5 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
    harmless fun
  2. Ranked #2 for
    comical turn
  3. Ranked #2 for
    uncreative story

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6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

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2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sheer fun
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overly exciting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wrapped-up nicely

Trailer

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7 Great Expectations (1946)

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

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1946-12-26 | Drama / Romance

Cast

John Mills, Tony Wager

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    waspish dialogue
  2. Ranked #3 for
    shrewish character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    distinctive directing

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8 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.

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2005-05-17 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bit iffy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    definitely worth waiting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    squirming in seat

Trailer

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9 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Info

2016-05-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid foundation
  2. Ranked #2 for
    popcorn fare
  3. Ranked #2 for
    relatively new

Trailer

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10 The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Info

2012-04-12 | Horror / Comedy

Cast

Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    clever writing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    real bad
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wrong turns

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