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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also realistic portrayal

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and realistic portrayal movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and realistic portrayal, 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 08 2021

1 The Lost City of Z (2016)

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

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2016-10-15 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    savage
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more interesting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ably portrayed

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2 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
    lending credibility
  2. Ranked #1 for
    non-professional actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fictional character

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3 Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

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2012-12-07 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Bill Murray, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 5.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    acting with limited scope
  2. Ranked #2 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ample support

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4 K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unacceptable character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brave character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    gripping drama

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5 Rang De Basanti (2006)

After a group of friends graduate from Delhi University, they listlessly haunt their old campus, until a British filmmaker casts them in a film she's making about freedom fighters under British rule. Although the group is largely apolitical, the tragic death of a friend owing to local government corruption awakens their patriotism. Inspired by the freedom fighters they represent in the film, the friends collectively decide to avenge the killing.

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2006-01-26 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Aamir Khan, Siddharth

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    frolic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sacrificial character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    glorifying

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6 The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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2010-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thorny
  3. Ranked #1 for
    waspish dialogue

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7 T-34 (2018)

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

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2018-12-27 | War / Action

Cast

Alexander Petrov, Victor Dobronravov

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    little disconcerting
  2. Ranked #2 for
    more polished
  3. Ranked #9 for
    with showmanship

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8 Spotlight (2015)

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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2015-11-06 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    completely absorbing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    terrific supporting cast
  3. Ranked #2 for
    standout performance

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9 Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Author P.L. Travers looks back on her childhood while reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

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2013-11-16 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    amiss
  2. Ranked #1 for
    expert pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sneak peek

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10 Black Death (2010)

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

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2010-06-07 | Action / Drama

Cast

Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    grim and gritty
  2. Ranked #2 for
    slow start
  3. Ranked #2 for
    disturbing imagery

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