Top rated wildly improbable movies that are also absolutely captivating

Check out today’s highest ranked wildly improbable and absolutely captivating movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are wildly improbable and absolutely captivating, 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 Jun 14 2021

1 Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

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2006-03-29 | Crime / Mystery

Cast

Sharon Stone, David Morrissey

Rating

rating icon 5.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    less compelling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sizzling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    vixen

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2 Collateral (2004)

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.

Info

2004-08-04 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    late night movie
  2. Ranked #3 for
    stretched credibility
  3. Ranked #3 for
    contrived plot

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3 The Prestige (2006)

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

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2006-10-19 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    watching several times
  2. Ranked #1 for
    watching further
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with showmanship

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4 The Interpreter (2005)

After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.

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2005-04-08 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    evil dictator
  2. Ranked #3 for
    too convenient
  3. Ranked #3 for
    thoroughly convincing acting

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5 Prisoners (2013)

Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.

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2013-09-18 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    red herring
  2. Ranked #2 for
    attention capturing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    utterly compelling

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6 The Shape of Water (2017)

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

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2017-12-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deservedly won Oscars
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tour de force

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7 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 #2 for
    thrilling adventure
  2. Ranked #2 for
    somewhat implausible
  3. Ranked #3 for
    screen legend

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8 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.

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2011-12-07 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Tom Cruise, Paula Patton

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    light relief
  2. Ranked #2 for
    brilliantly staged
  3. Ranked #2 for
    steadyhanded directing

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9 House of Sand and Fog (2003)

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.

Info

2003-12-19 | Drama

Cast

Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tragic result
  2. Ranked #1 for
    steadfast character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    wholly unbelievable

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10 Hard Candy (2005)

Hayley’s a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff’s a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff’s place. Jeff thinks it’s his lucky night. He’s in for a surprise.

Info

2005-01-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Elliot Page, Patrick Wilson

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    poetic justice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    morally ambiguous
  3. Ranked #2 for
    leaving bitter taste

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