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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    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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  3. 103
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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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  4. 104
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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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  5. 105
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    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt

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  6. 106
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    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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  7. 107
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    Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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  10. 110
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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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    Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme, Lucien Frégis

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    Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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  14. 114
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    Eminem, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman

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  15. 115
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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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  19. 119
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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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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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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell

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  24. 124
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    Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Susannah York

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  25. 125
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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst

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  27. 127
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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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  32. 132
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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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  33. 133
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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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  34. 134
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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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    Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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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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    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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    Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

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    Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Francisco Rabal

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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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    Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane

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