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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also raw and gritty

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and raw and gritty movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and raw and gritty, 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 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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2 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
    industrious character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    expository dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty

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3 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
    well-developed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rabid character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    instantly recognizable casting

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4 The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl (Meredith Salenger) confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. During her extraordinary odyssey, she forms a close bond with two diverse traveling companions: a magnificent, protective wolf, and a hardened drifter (John Cusack). A brilliant, moving tapestry, woven of courage and perseverance.

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1985-09-25 | Adventure

Cast

Meredith Salenger, John Cusack

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    snarling character
  2. Ranked #9 for
    losing hope
  3. Ranked #11 for
    stark reality

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5 Cop Car (2015)

Two kids find themselves in the centre of a deadly game of cat and mouse after taking a sheriff's cruiser for a joy ride.

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2015-08-07 | Thriller

Cast

Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    steady pace
  2. Ranked #5 for
    never flagging
  3. Ranked #5 for
    panic-striker

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6 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.

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2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fictional character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    accurate description
  3. Ranked #1 for
    filling in details

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7 Buffalo '66 (1998)

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

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1998-01-20 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comely actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    actors with distinct look
  3. Ranked #2 for
    reformed character

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8 Rag Doll (2020)

Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself. She can’t even fathom a love interest. With her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym, but what happens when that comfort in violence extends outside of the gym?

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2020-02-25 | Drama

Cast

Shannon Murray, Stephanie Erb

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    never backing down
  2. Ranked #11 for
    cinematic triumph
  3. Ranked #14 for
    definitely must-watch

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9 Warrior (2011)

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

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2011-09-09 | Drama / Action

Cast

Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    maintaining interest
  2. Ranked #2 for
    layered performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more authentic

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10 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
    crucial
  3. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless

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