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Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck

Updated March 3, 2021 77.6k votes 7.4k voters 86.7k 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 Harbor1
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael...  more

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  • Resident Evil Franchise2
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    Resident Evil Franchise

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002 - Present

    Directed byPaul W.S. Anderson, Russell Mulcahy, Alexander Witt

    Resident Evil is an action-horror film series based on the Japanese video game franchise by...  more

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  • Avatar3
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    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Crash4
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    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Haggis

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

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  • Twilight5
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    Twilight

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2008

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

    Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of...  more

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise6
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    Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

    Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

    Released2003 - Present

    Directed byGore Verbinski, Rob Marshall

    Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of fantasy swashbuckler films produced by Jerry...  more

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  • Les Miserables7
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    Les Miserables

    Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2012

    Directed byTom Hooper

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

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  • Ghostbusters8
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    Ghostbusters

    Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig

    Released2016

    Directed byPaul Feig

    Ghostbusters (alternatively known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and marketed as such on...  more

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  • Scream 29
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    Scream 2

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox

    Released1997

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed...  more

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  • Shakespeare in Love10
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    Shakespeare in Love

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Madden

    Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John...  more

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  • Prometheus11
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    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

    Released2012

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

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  • Species II12
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    Species II

    Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Medak

    Species II is a 1998 American science fiction horror film directed by Peter Medak, and the...  more
  • Species13
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    Species

    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley

    Released1995

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    Species is a 1995 American science fiction horror film directed by Roger Donaldson, and...  more

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  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider14
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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig

    Released2001

    Directed bySimon West

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a 2001 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game...  more

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  • The Matrix Reloaded15
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    The Matrix Reloaded

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The...  more

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  • The English Patient16
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    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1996

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script...  more

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  • Bugsy17
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    Bugsy

    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley

    Released1991

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Bugsy is a 1991 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson which tells the story of...  more

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  • Watchmen18
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    Watchmen

    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Watchmen is a 2009 American neo-noir superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Malin...  more

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  • The Prince of Tides19
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    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name....  more

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  • An American in Paris20
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    An American in Paris

    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

    Released1951

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral...  more

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  • Farenheit 9/1121
    Fahrenheit 9/11 is a 2004 documentary film by American filmmaker and director and political...  more
  • Scream22
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    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

    Released1996

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven....  more

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  • The Godfather Part III23
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    The Godfather Part III

    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton

    Released1990

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola,...  more

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  • The Tree of Life24
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    The Tree of Life

    Brad Pitt, Sean Penn

    Released2011

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence...  more

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  • Something's Gotta Give25
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    Something's Gotta Give

    Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    Something's Gotta Give is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed...  more

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