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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also second best

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and second best movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and second best, 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 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
    surprisingly mature
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more believable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless

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2 Dhoom 3 (2013)

To avenge his father's death, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics turns thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago. Two cops from Mumbai are assigned to the case.

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2013-12-18 | Action / Crime

Cast

Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sheer genius
  2. Ranked #1 for
    super cool
  3. Ranked #1 for
    redeeming factor

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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
    solid foundation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superlative performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    the jewel in the crown

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4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

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2014-03-20 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    embattled character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    prominent role
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more relatable

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5 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
    packing a punch
  2. Ranked #2 for
    layered performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    powerhouse performance

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6 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
    baby doll
  2. Ranked #1 for
    respectable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most poignant

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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
    utterly perfect directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    relevant issue
  3. Ranked #2 for
    stunning performance

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8 The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to defuse the international power struggle that has the world's oil supply hanging in the balance.

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1999-11-17 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more refined
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pleasing to the eyes
  3. Ranked #1 for
    always reliable actor

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9 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

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1999-07-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mockumentary style
  2. Ranked #1 for
    so engrossing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    scared to death

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10 Monsters, Inc. (2001)

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

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2001-11-01 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

John Goodman, Billy Crystal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with expressive face
  2. Ranked #1 for
    far funniest
  3. Ranked #1 for
    soft voice

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