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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also overreaching

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and overreaching movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and overreaching, 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 Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

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2007-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly perfect directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    relevant issue
  3. Ranked #2 for
    stunning performance

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2 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.

Info

2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hitting home
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully scored
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly believable acting

Trailer

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3 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.

Info

2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most inspiring
  2. Ranked #1 for
    non-professional actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lending credibility

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4 Roger Dodger (2002)

A smooth-talking ad executive attributes his remarkable success with women to his ability to manipulate their emotions from the moment he first meets them. When his teenage nephew drops in for a visit, he soon learns that his approach isn't as foolproof as he thought when he attempts to teach the boy how to pick up women.

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2002-05-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    euphoric character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sexually attractive
  3. Ranked #1 for
    purely evil character

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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.

Info

2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    deep thought
  2. Ranked #2 for
    well-informed character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    analytic

Trailer

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6 Signs (2002)

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

Info

2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    establishing mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    out of left field
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful writing

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7 Ant-Man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Info

2015-07-14 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comedic tone
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with moments of levity
  3. Ranked #1 for
    epic proportion

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8 Young Adult (2011)

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

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2011-12-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    least likable character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    delusional
  3. Ranked #2 for
    slightly uncomfortable

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9 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

Trailer

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10 Chef (2014)

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

Info

2014-05-08 | Comedy

Cast

Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hubba hubba
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with guiding hand
  3. Ranked #1 for
    brisk pace

Trailer

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