Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also telling

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and telling movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and telling, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Dig (2021)

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

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2021-01-14 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes

Rating

rating icon 6.904
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unperturbed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brilliantly understated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    historically important

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2 The Farewell (2019)

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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2019-07-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen

Rating

rating icon 7.45
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    veteran actress
  2. Ranked #2 for
    acute
  3. Ranked #2 for
    universal theme

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3 Kajillionaire (2020)

Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.

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2020-09-25 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger

Rating

rating icon 6.327
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    idiosyncratic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unorthodox

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4 Pig (2021)

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness must visit Portland to find the mysterious person who stole his beloved foraging pig.

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2021-07-16 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff

Rating

rating icon 6.659
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    low-key performance
  2. Ranked #3 for
    mellow
  3. Ranked #3 for
    beloved

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5 Old Henry (2021)

A widowed farmer and his son warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide who to trust. Defending a siege of his homestead, the farmer reveals a talent for gun-slinging that surprises everyone calling his true identity into question.

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2021-10-01 | Action / Western

Cast

Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with final twist
  2. Ranked #1 for
    horse opera
  3. Ranked #1 for
    accomplished

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6 Vengeance (2022)

A journalist and podcaster from New York City travels to West Texas in order to report on the death of a girl he was hooking up with.

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2022-07-29 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    insightful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cultured
  3. Ranked #2 for
    atypical role

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7 Sublet (2020)

A gay New York Times travel writer comes to Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The energy of the city and his relationship with a younger man brings him back to life.

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2020-04-15 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

John Benjamin Hickey, Niv Nissim

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deliberate pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    true gem
  3. Ranked #1 for
    immediately drawn

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8 Archive (2020)

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI, and his latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs—being reunited with his dead wife.

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2020-08-13 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Theo James, Stacy Martin

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    jealous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    double twist
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected ending

Trailer

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9 The Outfit (2022)

Leonard is an English tailor who used to craft suits on London’s world-famous Savile Row. After a personal tragedy, he’s ended up in Chicago, operating a small tailor shop in a rough part of town where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters.

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2022-03-03 | Crime

Cast

Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch

Rating

rating icon 7.131
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected treat
  2. Ranked #1 for
    directing with craftmanship
  3. Ranked #1 for
    plenty of twist

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10 Strawberry Mansion (2021)

In the not-too-distant future, an all-seeing surveillance state conducts “dream audits” to collect taxes on the unconscious lives of the populace. Mild-mannered government agent James Preble travels to a remote farmhouse to audit the dreams of Arabella “Bella” Isadora, an eccentric, aging artist. Entering Bella’s vast VHS archive, which contains a lifetime of dreams, Preble stumbles upon a secret that offers him a chance at love—and hope for escape.

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2021-07-22 | Fantasy / Romance

Cast

Penny Fuller, Kentucker Audley

Rating

rating icon 6.393
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    twisted logic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    soft lighting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected

Trailer

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