The Most Overrated Movies of All Time Films

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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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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    Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme, Lucien Frégis

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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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  14. 114
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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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  15. 115
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    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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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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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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  24. 124
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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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  27. 127
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    Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Susannah York

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov

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    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell

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  37. 137
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    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

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    The Crow is listed (or ranked) 138 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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  39. 139
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    Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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  40. 140
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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 141 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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  42. 142
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    Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette

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    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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