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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also original

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

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2 Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

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1988-12-23 | Horror

Cast

Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more chilling
  2. Ranked #2 for
    sadomasochistic character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most horrifying

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3 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    odd camera angle
  2. Ranked #1 for
    chilling thrills
  3. Ranked #1 for
    increasing tension

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4 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
    with tender moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    room for improvement
  3. Ranked #1 for
    last hurrah

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5 Captain Fantastic (2016)

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

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2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    provocative
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for open discussion
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising

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6 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Hermeticism
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully composed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    clunky dialogue

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7 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

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1999-07-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    semi-professional directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    snoozing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    loud noise

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8 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
    watertight
  2. Ranked #1 for
    concise
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wobbly camera work

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9 Time Trap (2017)

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

Info

2017-05-19 | Adventure / Science Fiction

Cast

Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    attention holding
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely nothing happening
  3. Ranked #2 for
    very refreshing

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10 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.

Info

2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    right out window
  2. Ranked #1 for
    infuriated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bit disappointing

Trailer

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