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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also political

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and political movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and political, 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 The Band's Visit (2007)

A small Egyptian police band travels to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves stuck in the wrong town.

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2007-05-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    carefree
  2. Ranked #2 for
    halting acting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    attractive lead

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2 Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

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2009-10-01 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Chi Cao, Chengwu Guo

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    artistically talented director
  2. Ranked #4 for
    soul-stirring
  3. Ranked #6 for
    technical mastery

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3 Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

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2005-09-03 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bouncy
  2. Ranked #4 for
    overly optimistic
  3. Ranked #4 for
    soft lighting

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4 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 #2 for
    naturalistic performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    deserving nods from Oscars
  3. Ranked #2 for
    analytic

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5 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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6 Nene Raju Nene Mantri (2017)

Nene Raju Nene Mantri is the story of Radha Jogendra and the love of his life, Radha. His whole world revolves around her and he can go to any lengths to make her happy. But what happens when such profound love takes the shape of cavernous ambition?

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2017-08-11 | Action / Romance

Cast

Rana Daggubati, Kajal Agarwal

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #14 for
    good-natured
  2. Ranked #14 for
    lust
  3. Ranked #16 for
    ascending

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7 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
    sweet lady
  3. Ranked #3 for
    comedic flairs

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8 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
    feeling queasy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lending credibility
  3. Ranked #1 for
    filling in details

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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
    quip lines
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly questionable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cheaply shot

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10 Wetherby (1985)

The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Info

1985-06-19 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #10 for
    idealistic man
  2. Ranked #14 for
    intelligent and thoughtful character
  3. Ranked #16 for
    harsh lighting

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FAQ

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