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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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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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#89 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #17 of 192 The Best Alien Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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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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#1,014 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #251 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 3 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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#292 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Starslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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#39 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Weird But True Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Set Of 'Titanic'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Borat: Cultural Learning... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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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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#136 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #249 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Set Of 'Borat'

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 7 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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#91 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again #260 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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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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#70 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture #80 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Back to the Future Part ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd
Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and ...more

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The Tree of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 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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#556 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #3 of 70 The Most Pretentious Movies Ever Made

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick
Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. ...more

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#677 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #118 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Les Miserables is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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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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#8 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #10 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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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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#2 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #253 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timefeaturing Behind-The-Scenes Secrets Of 'Mean Girls'

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Harry Potter and the Ord... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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#77 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #60 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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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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#322 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #129 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger
Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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#385 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #268 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Silence of the Lambs... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

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#1 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Timefeaturing You've Been Watching Silence Of The Lambs Wrong For Years: It's A Comedylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Harry Potter and the Dea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and the final film in the series. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron ...more

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#84 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #65 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham
Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie ...more

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#159 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #74 of 179 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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The Prince of Tides is listed (or ranked) 21 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. The film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's struggle to ...more

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Fahrenheit 9/11 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Fahrenheit 9/11 is a 2004 documentary film by American filmmaker and director and political commentator Michael Moore. The film takes a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and its ...more

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#184 of 320 The Best Political Films Ever Madelisted on The Best Movies About 9/11

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Harry Potter and the Dea... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck
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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

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#90 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #109 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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The Godfather Part III ... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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