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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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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    Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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    Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme, Lucien Frégis

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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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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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Susannah York

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    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 122 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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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov

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    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell

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    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Eminem, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman

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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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    Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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    Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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