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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also up to par

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and up to par movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and up to par, 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 Sinister 2 (2015)

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

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2015-08-19 | Horror

Cast

James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    creepy vibes
  3. Ranked #2 for
    suddenly jumping

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2 Secret Superstar (2017)

Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free her mother from her conservative, cold father.

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2017-10-19 | Drama / Music

Cast

Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid foundation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superlative performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    histrionic acting

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3 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.

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2004-12-17 | Comedy

Cast

Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

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

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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.

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2010-07-13 | Fantasy / Adventure

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    feeling rushed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more knowledgeable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    milder

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5 Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

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2007-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly perfect directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    relevant issue
  3. Ranked #2 for
    stunning performance

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6 Apollo 18 (2011)

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

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2011-07-20 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Ryan Robbins, Warren Christie

Rating

rating icon 5.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    build up of tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    weak script
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly improbable

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7 28 Weeks Later (2007)

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

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2007-04-26 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-developed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    more expansive
  3. Ranked #2 for
    rabid character

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8 Igby Goes Down (2002)

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

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2002-09-13 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bipolar
  2. Ranked #1 for
    controlling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    control freak

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9 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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10 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
    crucial
  2. Ranked #1 for
    surprisingly mature
  3. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless

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