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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also rollicking

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and rollicking movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and rollicking, 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 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
    witty script
  3. Ranked #2 for
    question mark ending

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2 Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

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2006-10-20 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    trifling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    substantial role
  3. Ranked #1 for
    comical turn

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3 Chef (2014)

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

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2014-05-08 | Comedy

Cast

Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hubba hubba
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with guiding hand
  3. Ranked #1 for
    brisk pace

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4 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

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2004-06-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    goofy
  2. Ranked #4 for
    very enjoyable
  3. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp

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5 A Bug's Life (1998)

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

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1998-11-25 | Adventure / Animation

Cast

Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    piece of entertainment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    in awe
  3. Ranked #2 for
    whole lot of fun

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6 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

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2016-03-31 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Sam Neill, Julian Dennison

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with moving moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    audience pleaser
  3. Ranked #2 for
    genuinely funny

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7 Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

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2005-11-06 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    action-packed adventure
  2. Ranked #2 for
    delightfully surprising
  3. Ranked #2 for
    distracted

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8 Waking Ned (1998)

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

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1998-09-15 | Comedy

Cast

Ian Bannen, David Kelly

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    scenic shot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely witty
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bringing smile

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9 Shanghai Noon (2000)

Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the princess from her imprisonment.

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2000-05-26 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    few laughs
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rising above material
  3. Ranked #2 for
    easier

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10 The Bishop's Wife (1947)

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

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1947-12-25 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Cary Grant, Loretta Young

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most poignant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    evergreen
  3. Ranked #1 for
    suffering wife

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