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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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

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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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    Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme, Lucien Frégis

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    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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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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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Susannah York

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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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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    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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    Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov

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    Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 138 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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    Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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    The Crow is listed (or ranked) 140 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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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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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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    Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Panchanan Bhattacharya

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