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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also right on target

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and right on target movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and right on target, 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 Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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2012-06-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    numerous plots
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clever dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    witty and intelligent dialogue

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2 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
    rather unconvincing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising

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3 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
    abusive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most versatile director
  3. Ranked #2 for
    highly engaging

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4 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
    delightfully surprising
  2. Ranked #2 for
    more serious
  3. Ranked #2 for
    wrapped-up nicely

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5 The Guest (2014)

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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2014-09-17 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more than welcome
  2. Ranked #1 for
    smooth pace
  3. Ranked #2 for
    explosive ending

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6 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
    imaginative directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    piety

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7 Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

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2007-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    multitalented director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    awe-inspiring
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly perfect directing

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8 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
    cryptic theme
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rational person
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius

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9 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 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    seamy subject
  2. Ranked #2 for
    early childhood
  3. Ranked #3 for
    purely joyful character

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10 The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge.

Info

1992-01-10 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    consummate actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clearly relished role
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more coherent

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