Surprise! Films that go beyond your expectations

Did you ever see a movie on the shelf of your favorite video store, or in the selections of netflix, and think, "Sure, I'll give it a go." and it was WAY better than you expected? These are some of mine, and I'll update it when i think of more. What are some of yours? If I've seen it also, & agree with you, I'll add to to the list.

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  • Big Trouble
  • Outsourced
  • Donnie Darko
  • Zero Effect
  • The Name of the Rose
  • American Beauty
  • Payback
  • Blood Simple
  • Stakeout
  • Ruckus
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Miracle Mile
  • True Romance
  • Mean Girls
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Stardust
  • Pay It Forward
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Contact
  • Sneakers
  • Wild Target
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Pontypool
  • The Vicious Kind
  • Layer Cake
  • Haywire