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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also pretty good

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and pretty good movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and pretty good, 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 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visually striking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most imaginative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexciting

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2 Time Trap (2017)

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

Info

2017-05-19 | Adventure / Science Fiction

Cast

Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    attention holding
  2. Ranked #2 for
    much more satisfying
  3. Ranked #2 for
    very refreshing

Trailer

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3 8MM (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

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1999-02-26 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    extremely disturbing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark subject
  3. Ranked #1 for
    prurient character

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4 Signs (2002)

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

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2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    plot hinges
  2. Ranked #1 for
    increasing tension
  3. Ranked #1 for
    immediately grabbing

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5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mystical story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with tender moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    instantly recognizable casting

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6 28 Weeks Later (2007)

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

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2007-04-26 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    concise
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pitch black
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watertight

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7 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    innocent man
  2. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly fake
  3. Ranked #1 for
    well-knitted

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8 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

Info

2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sorely disappointing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thought-provoking theme
  3. Ranked #1 for
    comedown

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9 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Info

2008-02-14 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    reasonable pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more eloquent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    left unrevealed

Trailer

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10 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.

Info

1999-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-paced
  2. Ranked #1 for
    worth renting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    totally illogical

Trailer

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