Maimovie logo Award 2020

Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also true classic

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and true classic movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and true classic, 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 Better Watch Out (2016)

On a quiet suburban street tucked within a 'safe neighborhood', a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

Info

2016-09-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    unexpected twist
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unsuspected
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sickly twisted

Trailer

Better Watch Out trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

2 Blue Ruin (2013)

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. However, he proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Info

2013-09-09 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    high-running emotions
  2. Ranked #1 for
    industrious character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    expository dialogue

Trailer

Blue Ruin trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

3 Scrooge (1935)

Ebenezer Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. In the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of the past, present, and future.

Info

1935-11-26 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    most enjoyable
  2. Ranked #3 for
    miserly
  3. Ranked #4 for
    creaky and old

Trailer

youtube Watch Trailer on Youtube
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

4 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

Info

2010-07-13 | Fantasy / Adventure

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    milder
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dopey
  3. Ranked #1 for
    kind of cool

Trailer

The Sorcerer's Apprentice trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

5 The Kid (2000)

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, Russ is able to reconcile the person he used to dream of being with the man he's actually become.

Info

2000-07-07 | Fantasy / Comedy

Cast

Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pondering question
  2. Ranked #4 for
    discontent character
  3. Ranked #7 for
    comic flairs

Trailer

The Kid trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

6 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

Info

2004-06-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp
  2. Ranked #4 for
    very enjoyable
  3. Ranked #4 for
    goofy

Trailer

Around the World in 80 Days trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

7 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.

Info

1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    crucial
  2. Ranked #1 for
    surprisingly mature
  3. Ranked #1 for
    new chapter

Trailer

The Empire Strikes Back trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

8 The Invisible Guest (2016)

A young businessman wakes up in a hotel room, locked from the inside, along with his lover, who was murdered while he was unconscious. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over the course of one evening, they must work together to build a defense case for him before he is taken to jail.

Info

2016-09-22 | Mystery / Crime

Cast

Mario Casas, Ana Wagener

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    turn of events
  2. Ranked #1 for
    definitely must-watch
  3. Ranked #1 for
    solid directing

Trailer

The Invisible Guest trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

9 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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

Info

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

Trailer

Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

10 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
    flair for comedy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wrapped-up nicely
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful actress

Trailer

Spanglish trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

FAQ

According to the review analysis on Maimovie, movies in Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also true classic list are rated as unpleasantly surprising, turn of events, unexpected twist, dramatic turn, genuine surprise, unexpected plot, surprising plot, sudden twist, reluctant hero, faithful rendition.
We collect all existing reviews on the web for all movies and proceed machine learning to calculate the A.I. ranking. It ranks the movies while automatically updating new information every week.
Using Taste search, Maimovie provides a unique system which helps you search for specific results through phrases that are collected from movie reviews and information from various movie databases. You can look for movies with phrases such as “adrenaline pumping movies” or “unexpected plot twist of all time.” The Maimovie application’s database covers movie information from all 540K+ movies and connects you to all 74+ available streaming services.