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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also outstanding

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and outstanding movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and outstanding, 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 Leave No Trace (2018)

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

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2018-06-29 | Drama

Cast

Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    toned down
  2. Ranked #3 for
    minimal dialogue
  3. Ranked #4 for
    gorgeous scenery

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2 Finding Nemo (2003)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

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2003-05-30 | Animation / Family

Cast

Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kid-friendly
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely fantastic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    dusky

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3 The Farewell (2019)

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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2019-07-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Awkwafina, Tzi Ma

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hitting nerves
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most profound
  3. Ranked #3 for
    mirroring real life

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4 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sudden turn
  2. Ranked #1 for
    outdone
  3. Ranked #1 for
    razor-sharp editing

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5 Moonlight (2016)

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

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2016-10-21 | Drama

Cast

Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good art directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vividly capturing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    true work of art

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6 Chinatown (1974)

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

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1974-06-20 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    exemplary
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unheroic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    perfectly constructed

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7 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely amusing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    luminous atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    humorous situation

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8 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

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2016-03-31 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Sam Neill, Julian Dennison

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly charming
  2. Ranked #1 for
    real gem
  3. Ranked #2 for
    practically flawless

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9 Coco (2017)

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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2017-10-27 | Family / Animation

Cast

Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    textured imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amazing visual
  3. Ranked #1 for
    powerfully moving

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10 Mother (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it's his mother's mission to prove him innocent.

Info

2009-05-28 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cinematic triumph
  2. Ranked #1 for
    red herring
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tone shifting

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