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Top rated wildly improbable movies on TCM

Check out today’s highest ranked wildly improbable movies on TCM! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best wildly improbable movies on TCM, 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 Jan 12 2021

1 The Hurt Locker (2008)

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

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2008-10-10 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tour de force
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wobbly camera work

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2 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

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1964-01-29 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    drug-crazy character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    oddest
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely insane

Trailer

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3 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

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1986-02-07 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Woody Allen, Michael Caine

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    neat and tidy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interlaced story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    observant

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4 The African Queen (1952)

At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

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1952-01-07 | Adventure / Romance

Cast

Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rougher
  2. Ranked #1 for
    high-minded
  3. Ranked #2 for
    straining credibility

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5 The Black Stallion (1979)

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

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1979-10-13 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    magnificent photography
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bit abrupt
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visually delightful

Trailer

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6 Guys and Dolls (1955)

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

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1955-12-23 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    husky voice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    odd casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    romantic character

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7 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.

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1968-06-26 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    steamed up
  2. Ranked #2 for
    hammy performance
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ultra cool character

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8 Red River (1948)

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

Info

1948-08-26 | Action / Adventure

Cast

John Wayne, Montgomery Clift

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hanging in the air
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unsentimental
  3. Ranked #2 for
    obstinate

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9 M*A*S*H (1970)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Info

1970-02-18 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #525 for
    improvisational style
  2. Ranked #641 for
    demanding multiple views
  3. Ranked #648 for
    overlapping dialogues

Trailer

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10 Pillow Talk (1959)

A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

Info

1959-10-07 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Rock Hudson, Doris Day

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #457 for
    sparks flying
  2. Ranked #482 for
    dated
  3. Ranked #552 for
    gorgeous technicolor

Trailer

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