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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also transcendent

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and transcendent movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and transcendent, 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 08 2021

1 Frantz (2016)

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

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2016-09-07 | History / Drama

Cast

Paula Beer, Pierre Niney

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    plot twist
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lush colors
  3. Ranked #5 for
    twists and turns

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2 Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

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2005-09-03 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bouncy
  2. Ranked #4 for
    tortured genius
  3. Ranked #4 for
    overly optimistic

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3 A Monster Calls (2016)

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

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2016-01-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally resonating
  2. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly touching
  3. Ranked #1 for
    searing

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4 Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

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2009-10-01 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Chi Cao, Chengwu Guo

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    artistically talented director
  2. Ranked #4 for
    soul-stirring
  3. Ranked #6 for
    technical mastery

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5 Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

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2006-10-20 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    puppy dog face
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more family-friendly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    raising a smile

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6 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
    more believable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark mood
  3. Ranked #1 for
    new chapter

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7 The 39 Steps (1935)

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

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1935-06-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deft directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tight pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with dull moments

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8 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

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2016-05-25 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fantastical
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lisp voice
  3. Ranked #6 for
    richly detailed

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9 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

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2007-02-16 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    misleading
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pulling heartstrings
  3. Ranked #2 for
    bitterly disappointing

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10 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
    redoubtable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    burdensome
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully scored

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