Worst Movies 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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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
PeteBoyle added Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more

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The Tree of Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and ...more

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz. The film was ...more

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described ...more

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The Prince of Tides is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Pat Conroy; the film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's ...more

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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more

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Les Miserables is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Dismalhead added Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, which also inspired a 1980 concept album and 1985 ...more

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of A... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
QAZQ added Pamela Anderson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Keyes Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film. The film was written and produced by British comedian ...more

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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Bootsdad added Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more

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Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
ddperk80 added Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It features an ensemble cast, ...more

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who tries to ...more

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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JimJenkins added Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael ...more

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Drive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the ...more

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 17 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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An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, and ...more

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The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony ...more

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Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JimJenkins added Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia ...more

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Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Warren Beatty Bugsy is a 1991 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel. It stars Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
NormanBates added Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Out of Africa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The film is based loosely on the autobiographical ...more

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Farenheit 9/11 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
sangredeargento added Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. It tells the story of a young English poet/writer, Christian, who ...more

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Something's Gotta Give is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
PeteBoyle added Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Diane Keaton Something's Gotta Give is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers for Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. It stars Jack Nicholson and Diane ...more

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Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is ...more

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Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JustinPatrickChrist added Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan Slumdog Millionaire is a 2009 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson. It was co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It is an ...more

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 30 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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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, an office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On S... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Mabie1 added Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers' novel. The film is directed by Rob Marshall

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Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally ...more

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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 37 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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The Help is listed (or ranked) 38 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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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars ...more

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
jschro1861 added Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JimJenkins added Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur and produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. It stars Cate Blanchett in the title ...more

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 42 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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The Constant Gardener is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
JimJenkins added Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The screenplay by Jeffrey Caine is based on the John le Carré novel of the same name. The film follows ...more

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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Hangover is listed (or ranked) 45 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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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
NormanBates added Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 47 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

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8½ is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele 8½ is a 1963 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
Mabie1 added Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more

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Bowling for Columbine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
TimberlineThunder added Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 American documentary film written, directed, and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the main causes for the Columbine High ...more