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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also powerful

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and powerful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and powerful, 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 Blue Ruin (2013)

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. However, he proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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2013-09-09 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    high-running emotions
  2. Ranked #1 for
    expository dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty

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2 Frantz (2016)

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

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2016-09-07 | History / Drama

Cast

Paula Beer, Pierre Niney

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    plot twist
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lush colors
  3. Ranked #5 for
    twists and turns

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3 Lore (2012)

Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos she encounters a mysterious refugee who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.

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2012-08-02 | Drama / War

Cast

Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    new perspective
  2. Ranked #2 for
    distorted view
  3. Ranked #2 for
    different point of perspective

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4 Secret Superstar (2017)

Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free her mother from her conservative, cold father.

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2017-10-19 | Drama / Music

Cast

Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid foundation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superlative performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    histrionic acting

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5 Catfish (2010)

Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he's in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on Facebook, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby's family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby's attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of the truth.

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2010-09-17 | Documentary

Cast

Melody C. Roscher, Ariel Schulman

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    equally compelling
  2. Ranked #5 for
    obvious
  3. Ranked #5 for
    slowly developing

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6 Calibre (2018)

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.

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2018-06-22 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid
  2. Ranked #1 for
    very satisfying
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising

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7 Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

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2001-11-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    going nuts
  2. Ranked #1 for
    maladjusted character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watching successively

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8 Spanglish (2004)

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.

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2004-12-17 | Comedy

Cast

Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful actress
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wrapped-up nicely
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flair for comedy

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9 Frank (2014)

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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2014-05-02 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wild and crazy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly bizarre

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10 A Monster Calls (2016)

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

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2016-01-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly touching
  2. Ranked #1 for
    searing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally resonating

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