Top rated wildly improbable movies that are also firmly grounded

Check out today’s highest ranked wildly improbable and firmly grounded movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are wildly improbable and firmly grounded, 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 May 03 2021

1 The Terminal (2004)

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

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2004-06-17 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly unlikely
  2. Ranked #1 for
    contrived situation
  3. Ranked #3 for
    ingenuine directing

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2 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
    impressive set piece
  2. Ranked #1 for
    steadyhanded directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    light relief

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3 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.

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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 #2 for
    more sympathetic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    naive character

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4 Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against time, hunted by assassins while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

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2018-07-13 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    jaw-dropping
  2. Ranked #1 for
    never slowing down
  3. Ranked #1 for
    close call

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5 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
    deus ex machina
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brilliantly crafted
  3. Ranked #1 for
    disappearing acting

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6 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

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Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    powerhouse performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    dark and gloomy
  3. Ranked #2 for
    bleak atmosphere

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7 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 #2 for
    deservedly won Oscars
  3. Ranked #2 for
    extraordinary

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8 I Care a Lot (2021)

A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.

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2021-02-19 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    totally unbelievable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    promising start
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely implausible

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9 The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2019)

Decades after serving in WWII and assassinating Adolf Hitler, a legendary American war veteran must now hunt down the fabled Bigfoot.

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2019-02-08 | Drama / Adventure

Cast

Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    outlandish
  2. Ranked #6 for
    forlorn
  3. Ranked #7 for
    completely absurd

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10 Salt (2010)

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

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2010-07-21 | Action / Mystery

Cast

Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat implausible
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly improbable
  3. Ranked #2 for
    highly implausible

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