Rotten Tomatoes’ Most Surprising 100% Fresh Movies

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'The Evil Dead'
'The Evil Dead'
New Line Cinema
Topping the list of surprising 100% Fresh movies on Rotten Tomatoes is the early '80s horror cult classic, Evil Dead. Sure, the genre staple has amounted a devoted following, but who'd have thought that it was revered enough to earn a perfectly pristine critical stature? It must have been the pencil-stabbing scene... that's the mark of any timeless piece of cinema. {New Line Cinema}
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'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior'
'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior'
Warner Bros. Pictures
Today, Mel Gibson isn't wont to earn the public's favor. But travel back in time a few decades, and there's a guy who can really draw a crowd. Still, you wouldn't think that the second entry of the Mad Max franchise would rank a flawless record on Rotten Tomatoes... this isn't even the one with Master Blaster! {Warner Bros.}
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'The Bride of Frankenstein'
'The Bride of Frankenstein'
Universal Pictures
When you think "the Bride of Frankenstein," you think the hair, the gown, the lightning, the gruesome skin, a whole bunch of schlocky horror staples. But you should really think critical masterpiece, because The Bride of Frankeinstein stands tall, strong, and sewn together as a 100% Fresh-er. {Universal}
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'Kiki's Delivery Service'
'Kiki's Delivery Service'
Buena Vista Pictures
One of the several animated films on the list is 'Kiki's Delivery Service,' which might be surprising to you in that you're not too familiar with it. The Miyazaki masterpiece (he's the man who brought us My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Ponyo) tells the story of a young witch with a flying bike, just trying to fit in. {Buena Vista}
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'Roger & Me'
'Roger & Me'
Warner Bros. Pictures
The controversial figure Michael Moore seldom gets away without his share of criticism... but his Flint, Michigan-set documentary Roger and Me has managed a 100% Fresh rating. I guess no matter what your politics, an effective documentary is an effective documentary. {Warner Bros.}
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'Them!'
'Them!'
Warner Bros. Pictures
GIANT. ANTS. EVERYWHERE. Why on Earth would you expect this 1954 horror to not make the 100% Fresh list? {Warner Bros.}
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'The Odd Couple'
'The Odd Couple'
Paramount Pictures
One of the least shocking entries in this gallery, perhaps, but still a picture whose soft-spoken charm is surprising in its 100% Fresh victory, the 1968 Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau comedy. They barely had to leave that quaint little apartment to earn such critical favor. {Paramount}
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'The Witches'
'The Witches'
Warner Bros. Pictures
Out of all of Roald Dahl's screen adaptations — Willy Wonka and Matilda included — you might not expect The Witches (which only released on television, actually) to make the 100% Fresh club. But the strange, macabre children's story has apparently wowed enough viewers to rank supreme. {Warner Bros.}
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'Toy Story' AND 'Toy Story 2'
'Toy Story' AND 'Toy Story 2'
Disney
We know that Toy Story is a masterpiece. We know that Toy Story 2 is a triumph. Both for both films to earn 100% Fresh, well, that's still a pretty shockingly impressive venture. Now why is Toy Story 3 stuck at 98%?! {Disney}
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'Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers'
'Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers'
Universal Pictures
Finally, the short animated wonder, Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers. Anyone who has seen the movie will not be surprised at its achievement, but to those unfamiliar, a 30-minute film about a doofy inventor and his zealous dog trying to keep control of a pair of runaway robot pants and a villainous penguin... sound like a winner? Maybe not. But it is, trust us. And trust Rotten Tomatoes! {Universal}

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