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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also slam-bang

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and slam-bang movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and slam-bang, 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 Salt (2010)

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

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2010-07-21 | Action / Mystery

Cast

Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    balls-to-the-wall action
  2. Ranked #1 for
    breakneck pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unlikely scenario

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2 Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.

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1999-07-28 | Action / Horror

Cast

Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    completely unbelievable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    totally illogical
  3. Ranked #1 for
    plausible story

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3 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
    clownish
  3. Ranked #1 for
    redeeming factor

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4 Total Recall (1990)

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

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1990-06-01 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mind twists
  2. Ranked #1 for
    refurbished
  3. Ranked #1 for
    vastly entertaining

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5 National Treasure (2004)

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

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2004-11-19 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly unlikely
  2. Ranked #1 for
    escapist fun
  3. Ranked #2 for
    endlessly entertaining

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6 Train to Busan (2016)

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

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2016-07-20 | Action / Horror

Cast

Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sustaining tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly tense atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extremely tense

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7 The Wolverine (2013)

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

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2013-07-23 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more developed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deeper
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intense action sequence

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8 The Art of War (2000)

When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries to stop what could become World War III.

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2000-08-25 | Crime / Action

Cast

Wesley Snipes, Donald Sutherland

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with crowning moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected ending
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ever dependable

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9 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
    prominent role
  2. Ranked #1 for
    embattled character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more relatable

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10 Headhunters (2011)

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..

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2011-08-04 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    urbane
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally captivating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    on tenterhooks

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