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Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck  

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List Rules Movies 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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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film produced by, co-written by, directed by and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles's first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy ...more
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Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen ...more
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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
ManningFranks added Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and ...more
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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig
Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot ...more
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The Artist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
wiabux added John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell
The Artist is a 2011 French romantic comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film. It was written, directed, and co-edited by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann and ...more
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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
analise.dubner added Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris
Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, and Fumihiro Hayashi. The ...more
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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup
Watchmen is a 2009 American neo-noir superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick ...more
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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JimJenkins added George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis
Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by ...more
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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JimJenkins added Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more
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The Fountain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Emarquez626 added Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn
The Fountain is a 2006 American drama film that blends elements of fantasy, history, spirituality, and science fiction. It is directed by Darren Aronofsky, and stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel ...more
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Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
but chickens double d added Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton
Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin as George Newton and Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. ...more
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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
WarrenMitchell added Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more
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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Olivia Peterman added Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner
The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the conflict in Iraq. The film was produced and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and the screenplay ...more
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Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson
Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and ...more
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Sicko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JimJenkins added
Sicko is a 2007 documentary film by American filmmaker Michael Moore. The film investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. ...more
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Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
thewiiuisaflop added Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong
Untitled International Thriller is a 2012 thriller film written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more
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Jackass: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Tom Islava added
Jackass: The Movie is a 2002 American reality comedy film directed by Jeff Tremaine with the tagline "Do not attempt this at home." It is a continuation of the stunts and pranks by the ...more
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The Master is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
thewiiuisaflop added Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. It tells the story of ...more
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The Help is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
PeteBoyle added Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard
The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about ...more
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Hangover is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Mabie1 added Joy Mukherjee, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Biplab Chatterjee
Hangover is a 2010 film directed by Prabhat Roy.
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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca
Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who ...more
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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson
Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more
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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Dismalhead added Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz
When I saw this I kept asking myself "Is this as good as it gets?"

As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more
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The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani
The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan and produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, and Charles Evans, Jr.. It ...more