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The third grouping based on our list of the Worst Movies of All Time list defines what we came to call the "Self-Important Pretension" category. These are films that came saddled with a lot of hype and ambition, and clearly audiences didn't feel that they lived up to the expectations. ("The English Patient's" failure to live up to its hype inspired a classic episode of "Seinfeld.")

This was the smallest grouping of films into a single "factor" (determined by correlations in the preferences of like-minded Ranker voters), and also perhaps the easiest to "define" in clear terms. These were clearly voted on by people who think that the worst movies aim high and fail to deliver.

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bad Movies Analysis: Factor 3: Self-Important Pretension
The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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The Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bad Movies Analysis: Factor 3: Self-Important Pretension
The Family Stone Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes

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Far and Away is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bad Movies Analysis: Factor 3: Self-Important Pretension
Far and Away Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

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Legends of the Fall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bad Movies Analysis: Factor 3: Self-Important Pretension
Legends of the Fall Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

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The Fountain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bad Movies Analysis: Factor 3: Self-Important Pretension
The Fountain Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bad Movies Analysis: Factor 3: Self-Important Pretension
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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What Dreams May Come is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bad Movies Analysis: Factor 3: Self-Important Pretension
What Dreams May Come Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow