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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also wholly original

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

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2012-06-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    numerous plots
  2. Ranked #1 for
    witty script
  3. Ranked #2 for
    question mark ending

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2 The One I Love (2014)

On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

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2014-08-08 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    getting under my skin
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for case study
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unplanned

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3 Robot & Frank (2012)

Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support – like nutritious meals and a clean house – and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.

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2012-08-16 | Science Fiction / Comedy

Cast

Frank Langella, Liv Tyler

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interesting twist
  2. Ranked #2 for
    gradually developed
  3. Ranked #3 for
    sullen

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4 Frank (2014)

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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2014-05-02 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for meditation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wild and crazy

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5 Come to Daddy (2020)

After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.

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2020-02-07 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cartoonish violence
  2. Ranked #3 for
    surprising turn
  3. Ranked #3 for
    utterly bizarre

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6 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
    high-running emotions
  2. Ranked #1 for
    industrious character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    expository dialogue

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7 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
    slowly developing
  3. Ranked #5 for
    obvious

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8 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
    incredibly touching
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally resonating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    searing

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9 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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10 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
    comely actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    actors with distinct look
  3. Ranked #2 for
    decent directing

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