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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also thoughtful

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and thoughtful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and thoughtful, 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 Feb 22 2021

1 Captain Fantastic (2016)

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

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2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for open discussion
  3. Ranked #1 for
    provocative

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2 Into the Wild (2007)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Info

2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    high-minded
  2. Ranked #1 for
    soulful acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rotten to the core

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3 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unusual camera angle
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected ending

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4 Mother (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it's his mother's mission to prove him innocent.

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2009-05-28 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    red herring
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cinematic triumph
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tone shifting

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5 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully composed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clunky dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Hermeticism

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6 Spanglish (2004)

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.

Info

2004-12-17 | Comedy

Cast

Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    on the verge of nervous breakdown
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gorgeous character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    selfless character

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7 Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

Info

2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely marvelous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful looking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most astonishing

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8 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
    innocent man
  2. Ranked #1 for
    far fetched
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hair-raising

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9 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.

Info

2012-06-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deeply human
  2. Ranked #1 for
    moving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    crackpot

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10 Capote (2005)

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Info

2005-09-30 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    clipped voice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    horrific crimes
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lisp voice

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FAQ

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