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List Rules Movies on this list have received some critical acclaim (they should have a Metascore of 50 or more) but you think they are terrible

The most overrated movies of all time in one list, ranked in order of how overrated they really are. Being overrated doesn't mean it's not a good movie, or even a classic movie, it just means the movie's not living up to the hype surrounding it. Some of these overrated movies are Academy Award winners, some are the best comedies of all time, and some are even considered to be among the best movies ever by some, they are all overhyped and don't quite live up to all of the positive attention they've received.  

These are movies that film critics hailed as brilliant, movies your friends said you had to see, comedies you would fall over laughing at, and dramas so deep you'd never look at the world the same way again. Except that you did watch them, they did suck, and now you're questioning your friends's taste in everything. From Avatar and all the Twilights, to Love Actually (you monster) and Trainspotting (maybe? Up to you!), these are the films you hate, despite their popularity and/or acclaim.

What are the most overrated films? What classic movies are overrated? What are some top movies that everyone loves but some people hate? This is by no means a complete list of overrated movies, but it's a whole bunch of them. If you know of a supposedly great movie that's overrated and not on the list of the most overrated movies, make sure to add it so other people can save their time and give it a miss.
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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick - Metascore: 56

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez - Metascore: 83

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick - Metascore: 52

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates - Metascore: 74

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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable - Metascore: 61

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Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Eclipse Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick - Metascore: 58

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez - Metascore: 55

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara - Metascore: 87

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Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx - Metascore: 76

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner - Metascore: 53

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth - Metascore: 87

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Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Shakespeare in Love Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench - Metascore: 87

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger - Metascore: 82

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams - Metascore: 81

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Knocked Up Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl - Metascore: 85

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The Fast and the Furious is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Monster's Ball Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger - Metascore: 69

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader - Metascore: 64

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Jersey Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Jersey Girl Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Ben Affleck

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Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Cold Mountain Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law - Metascore: 73

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth - Metascore: 66

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Crash Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris - Metascore: 69

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith - Metascore: 74

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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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The Last Song is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Last Song Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Frozen Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Kane Hodder

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The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Social Network Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara - Metascore: 95

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore - Metascore: 67

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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Catfish Wendy Whelan, Drew Jacoby, Tiler Peck - Metascore: 65

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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris - Metascore: 89

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson - Metascore: 55

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Ted is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Ted Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds - Metascore: 62

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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bridesmaids Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig - Metascore: 75

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Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart - Metascore: 73

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham - Metascore: 73

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Paranormal Activity 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Paranormal Activity 2 Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston

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Amélie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Amélie Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett - Metascore: 69

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari - Metascore: 86

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank - Metascore: 86

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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Alpha Dog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard

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Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Chocolat Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina

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Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer - Metascore: n/a