The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

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List Criteria: 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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    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 103 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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  4. 104
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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  5. 105
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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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  6. 106
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    Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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  7. 107
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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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  11. 111
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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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  12. 112
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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  13. 113
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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  14. 114
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    Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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  15. 115
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    Eminem, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman

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    Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme, Lucien Frégis

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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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  18. 118
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    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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  19. 119
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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch In the per-Civil War United States, Solomon Northrup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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  23. 123
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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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  24. 124
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    Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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  26. 126
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    Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst

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  27. 127
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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell

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  29. 129
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    Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Susannah York

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  30. 130
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    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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  33. 133
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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane

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    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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  40. 140
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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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  42. 142
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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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    Jeff Bennett, Bruce Boxleitner, Rachael MacFarlane

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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    Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette

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    Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

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