films The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

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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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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 101 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 102 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Melancholia is listed (or ranked) 103 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Melancholia Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 104 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 105 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Pineapple Express Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 106 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 107 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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Funny People is listed (or ranked) 108 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Funny People Eminem, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman

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Drive is listed (or ranked) 109 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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Chariots of Fire is listed (or ranked) 110 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 111 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Les Misérables Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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Mr. Hulot's Holiday is listed (or ranked) 112 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Mr. Hulot's Holiday Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme, Lucien Frégis

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 113 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 114 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 115 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 116 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Contin... is listed (or ranked) 117 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 118 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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Young Adult is listed (or ranked) 119 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Young Adult Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 120 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Brave is listed (or ranked) 121 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Bellflower is listed (or ranked) 122 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bellflower Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell

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12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 123 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
12 Years a Slave 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 unexpected kindnesses, Solomon ...

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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 124 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Tom Jones Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Susannah York

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Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 125 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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Battleship Potemkin is listed (or ranked) 126 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Battleship Potemkin Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov

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Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 127 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 128 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
An American in Paris Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 129 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 130 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 131 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 132 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Brazil Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 133 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Purge Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 134 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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Boyhood is listed (or ranked) 135 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Boyhood Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane

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District 9 is listed (or ranked) 136 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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St. Elmo's Fire is listed (or ranked) 137 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
St. Elmo's Fire Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 138 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 139 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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300 is listed (or ranked) 140 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 141 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 142 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus... is listed (or ranked) 143 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 144 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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Lego Atlantis: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 145 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Lego Atlantis: The Movie Jeff Bennett, Bruce Boxleitner, Rachael MacFarlane

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Last Year at Marienbad is listed (or ranked) 146 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Last Year at Marienbad Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 147 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 148 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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The Rules of the Game is listed (or ranked) 149 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Rules of the Game Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette

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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 150 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Clerks Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier