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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also unglamorous

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

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2013-09-09 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

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

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2 Whisky (2004)

When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship.

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2004-08-06 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    blowing socks off
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unpleasantly surprising
  3. Ranked #3 for
    downbeat ending

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3 Calibre (2018)

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.

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2018-06-22 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    very satisfying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unpleasantly surprising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid

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4 United 93 (2006)

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

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2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    non-professional actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most inspiring
  3. Ranked #1 for
    accurate description

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5 Chef (2014)

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

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2014-05-08 | Comedy

Cast

Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hubba hubba
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brisk pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with guiding hand

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6 Buffalo '66 (1998)

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

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1998-01-20 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    actors with distinct look
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comely actor
  3. Ranked #2 for
    surly

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7 Like Crazy (2011)

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

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2011-10-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    practically non-existent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more realistic approach
  3. Ranked #1 for
    very realistic acting

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8 Catfish (2010)

Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he's in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on Facebook, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby's family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby's attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of the truth.

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2010-09-17 | Documentary

Cast

Melody C. Roscher, Ariel Schulman

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    equally compelling
  2. Ranked #5 for
    obvious
  3. Ranked #5 for
    slowly developing

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9 Young Adult (2011)

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

Info

2011-12-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    delusional
  2. Ranked #1 for
    least likable character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    slightly uncomfortable

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10 Roger Dodger (2002)

A smooth-talking ad executive attributes his remarkable success with women to his ability to manipulate their emotions from the moment he first meets them. When his teenage nephew drops in for a visit, he soon learns that his approach isn't as foolproof as he thought when he attempts to teach the boy how to pick up women.

Info

2002-05-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sexually attractive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    purely evil character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    euphoric character

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