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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also polished

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and polished movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and polished, 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 Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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2012-06-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    numerous plots
  2. Ranked #1 for
    witty script
  3. Ranked #2 for
    question mark ending

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2 The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge.

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1992-01-10 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    clearly relished role
  2. Ranked #1 for
    impeccable casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    very convincing

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3 An Education (2009)

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

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2009-10-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gentlemanly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    academic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching

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4 Igby Goes Down (2002)

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

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2002-09-13 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mean spirited
  2. Ranked #1 for
    witty and intelligent dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bipolar

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5 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
    dark mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    new chapter
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more believable

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6 Untraceable (2008)

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.

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2008-01-22 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Billy Burke

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    totally drawn in
  2. Ranked #2 for
    stomach-turning
  3. Ranked #2 for
    mildly enjoyable

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7 The 39 Steps (1935)

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

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1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with dull moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deft directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tight pace

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8 Double Jeopardy (1999)

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

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1999-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pacey
  2. Ranked #2 for
    utterly ridiculous
  3. Ranked #2 for
    worth renting

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9 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 #2 for
    emotionally touching
  2. Ranked #3 for
    healthy
  3. Ranked #3 for
    thoughtful and intelligent

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10 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    artistic view
  2. Ranked #1 for
    despondent
  3. Ranked #2 for
    static

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