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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also staying true to original

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and staying true to original movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and staying true to original, 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 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unexciting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creative directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    vaguely familiar cast

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2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    technical accomplishment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    last hurrah
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mystical story

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3 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfect casting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for case study
  3. Ranked #1 for
    picking up pace

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4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more relevant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely interesting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ticked off

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5 Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

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2009-12-23 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    robust
  2. Ranked #1 for
    accurately capturing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good sound

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6 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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2005-04-28 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mildly amusing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    impeccable timing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dazed

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7 Pet Sematary (2019)

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

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2019-04-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fleshed out character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relying on jump scares
  3. Ranked #1 for
    predictable jump scares

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8 Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars.

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2013-01-03 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    few jump scares
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fairly weak
  3. Ranked #1 for
    reinvention

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9 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.

Info

2005-05-17 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sheer scope
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unanswered question
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ending badly

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10 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Info

2013-12-18 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stunning imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    filling in blanks
  3. Ranked #1 for
    little serious atmosphere

Trailer

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