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Top rated wildly improbable movies that are also somewhat contrived

Check out today’s highest ranked wildly improbable and somewhat contrived movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are wildly improbable and somewhat contrived, 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 Nov 24 2020

1 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

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2008-05-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eye-opening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    essay-like
  3. Ranked #1 for
    energetic characters

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2 Double Jeopardy (1999)

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Info

1999-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly unbelievable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    full of suspense
  3. Ranked #1 for
    contrived plot

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3 Babel (2006)

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Info

2006-09-08 | Drama

Cast

Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unlikely event
  2. Ranked #1 for
    loosely connected plot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    overarching theme

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4 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy's colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

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2008-05-21 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    obviously fake
  2. Ranked #2 for
    escapist entertainment
  3. Ranked #2 for
    overboard acting

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5 The Holiday (2006)

Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

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2006-12-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly handsome
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for relaxation
  3. Ranked #2 for
    frothy

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6 Lady in the Water (2006)

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

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2006-07-20 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kind of silly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    talented director
  3. Ranked #2 for
    gossamer

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7 Seven Pounds (2008)

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Info

2008-12-18 | Drama

Cast

Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    multifaceted character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sound promising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    inevitable conclusion

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8 War Horse (2011)

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Info

2011-12-25 | Drama / War

Cast

Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hiddleston

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    old-fashioned story
  2. Ranked #6 for
    canned
  3. Ranked #8 for
    emotive

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9 Splice (2009)

Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators - only to have that bond turn deadly.

Info

2009-10-06 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    nothing ground breaking
  2. Ranked #4 for
    slightly interested
  3. Ranked #6 for
    mad science

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10 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.

Info

2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    genuine surprise
  2. Ranked #3 for
    obvious
  3. Ranked #3 for
    comedown

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