Top Ten Unexpectedly Good Movies

This list compiles the top ten movies that were surprise critical successes after receiving initially negative or skeptical critical anticipation.

The Top Ten

1 Guardians of the Galaxy

One of the best marvel movies ever I really like the soundtrack too my favourite song was hooked on a feeling

How was this unexpectedly good? I knew all the time this would succed. - darthvadern

2 Sharknado

Who said this was a good movie? This movie is horrible! - nickdoritosyum

3 Gravity
4 Her
5 The Dark Knight
6 The Ring
7 Mean Girls
8 Thank You for Smoking
9 Kung Fu Panda
10 Kingsman: The Secret Service

The Newcomers

? John Wick
? Next Gen

The Contenders

11 The Lego Movie
12 The Croods
13 Okja
14 Saw
15 Princess Mononoke
16 300
17 Donnie Darko
18 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
19 Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
20 The Lego Batman Movie
21 Goosebumps
22 Elf
23 Bad Santa
24 McFarland, USA
25 How to Train Your Dragon
26 X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Take this off the list - errrr

27 Zootopia
28 Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman (2017)
29 The Secret Life of Pets
30 Trolls
31 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
32 Furious 7
33 Monsters, Inc.
34 Ferdinand
35 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
36 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

I originally thought that "Teen Titans Go! " was an extremely horrible reboot of the original, but a friend told me that the movie pertaining to this series (the list item name) is 91% fresh! I'm curious now. - listotaku17

37 Godzilla (2014)
38 Logan
39 Arrival
40 Kubo and the Two Strings
41 Despicable Me 2
42 Your Name
43 Alice Through the Looking Glass
44 Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due more.
45 Captain Fantastic
46 The Notebook
47 Peter Pan 2: Return to Neverland
48 The Rescuers Down Under
49 Secret of the Wings
50 Muppets
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Saw
2. Princess Mononoke
3. Okja
1. Kingsman: The Secret Service
2. 300
3. Elf
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Sharknado
3. Gravity


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