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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also worth checking out

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and worth checking out movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and worth checking out, 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 Feb 22 2021

1 Time Trap (2017)

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

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2017-05-19 | Adventure / Science Fiction

Cast

Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    attention holding
  2. Ranked #2 for
    novel concept
  3. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely nothing happening

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2 8MM (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

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1999-02-26 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    horrific visual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    prurient character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extremely disturbing

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3 Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

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1988-12-23 | Horror

Cast

Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more chilling
  2. Ranked #2 for
    sadomasochistic character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    further insight

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4 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Hermeticism
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comedown
  3. Ranked #1 for
    thought-provoking theme

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5 Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

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2001-11-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with disturbed mind
  2. Ranked #1 for
    going nuts
  3. Ranked #1 for
    neat twist

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6 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

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1999-07-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most horrifying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pure terror
  3. Ranked #1 for
    waited for long time

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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
    watertight
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deathly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    concise

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8 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    increasing tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    plot hinges
  3. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue

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9 Super 8 (2011)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

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2011-06-08 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lacking originality
  2. Ranked #1 for
    various plots
  3. Ranked #2 for
    directing with craftmanship

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10 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unexciting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visually striking

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