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Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck

Updated March 3, 2021 75.8k votes 7.5k voters 88.8k views177 items

List RulesMovies must be well liked, but not all that great.

List of supposedly great films that actually kind of suck. This list includes films that have won or been nominated for Oscars, Golden Globes, and many other awards, but despite their praise and accolades, we find them almost impossible to watch.
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner
    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael...  more

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
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  • 3


    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser
    This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis....  more

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  • 4

    Resident Evil Franchise

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez
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  • 5


    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene
    Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of...  more

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  • 6


    Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig
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    Les Miserables

    Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried
    Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French...  more

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    Shakespeare in Love

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck
    Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John...  more

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    Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

    Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom
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  • 10

    Scream 2

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox
    Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed...  more

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender
    Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and...  more

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    Species II

    Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger
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    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley
    Species is a 1995 American science fiction horror film directed by Roger Donaldson, and...  more

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  • 14

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a 2001 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game...  more

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  • 15

    The Matrix Reloaded

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves
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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino
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  • 17

    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes
    The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script...  more

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  • 18


    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley
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  • 19

    An American in Paris

    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron
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  • 21

    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte
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  • 22


    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan
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    The Godfather Part III

    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton
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    The Tree of Life

    Brad Pitt, Sean Penn
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  • 25

    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan
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