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The Most Overrated Movies Of All Time

Updated November 30, 2020 688.0k votes 41.1k voters 428.5k views612 items

List RulesMovies on this list have received some critical acclaim (they should have a Metascore of 50 or more) but you think they are terrible

The most overrated movies of all time in one list, ranked in order of how overrated they really are. Being overrated doesn't mean it's not a good movie, or even a classic movie, it just means the movie's not living up to the hype surrounding it. Some of these overrated movies are Academy Award winners, some are the best comedies of all time, and some are even considered to be among the best movies ever by some, they are all overhyped and don't quite live up to all of the positive attention they've received.  

These are movies that film critics hailed as brilliant, movies your friends said you had to see, comedies you would fall over laughing at, and dramas so deep you'd never look at the world the same way again. Except that you did watch them, they did suck, and now you're questioning your friends's taste in everything. From Avatar and all the Twilights, to Love Actually (you monster) and Trainspotting (maybe? Up to you!), these are the films you hate, despite their popularity and/or acclaim.

What are the most overrated films? What classic movies are overrated? Which acclaimed sci-fi films are too confusing for their own good? Basically, what are some top movies that everyone loves but some people hate? This is by no means a complete list of overrated movies, but it's a whole bunch of them. If you know of a supposedly great movie that's overrated and not on the list of the most overrated movies, make sure to add it so other people can save their time and give it a miss.

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    The Music Room
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    The Music Room

    Chhabi Biswas, Ustad Bismillah Khan

    Released1958

    Directed bySatyajit Ray

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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
    1,743
    774

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig

    Released2001

    Directed bySimon West

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  • 28
    Dumb and Dumber To
    492
    151

    Dumb and Dumber To

    Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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    21 and Over
    427
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    Miles Teller, Skylar Astin

    Released2013

    Directed byJon Lucas, Scott Moore

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    The Fault in Our Stars
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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe

    Released2014

    Directed byJosh Boone

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  • 31
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    3,566
    2,130

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Metascore: 66
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  • 32
    La La Land
    1,000
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    La La Land

    Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

    Released2016

    Directed byDamien Chazelle

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    Resident Evil Franchise
    680
    234
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  • 34
    The Matrix Reloaded
    1,349
    710

    The Matrix Reloaded

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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  • 35
    Taste of Cherry
    382
    160

    Taste of Cherry

    Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri

    Released1997

    Directed byAbbas Kiarostami

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  • 36
    Snow White and the Huntsman
    711
    197

    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart

    Released2012

    Directed byRupert Sanders

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  • 37
    The Wiz
    808
    313

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    Michael Jackson, Diana Ross

    Released1978

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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  • 38
    Dogville
    847
    463

    Dogville

    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall

    Released2003

    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • 39
    Hostel
    6,016
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    Hostel

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins

    Released2005

    Directed byEli Roth

    Metascore: 55
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  • 40
    Paranormal Activity
    2,427
    1,342

    Paranormal Activity

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat

    Released2007

    Directed byOren Peli

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  • 41
    Brokeback Mountain
    8,490
    5,395

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

    Metascore: 87
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  • 42
    Weekend
    377
    172

    Weekend

    Mireille Darc, Jean Piere Leaud

    Released1967

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

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  • 43
    Dam 999
    339
    129

    Dam 999

    Ashish Vidyarthi, Vinay Rai

    Released2011

    Directed bySohan Roy

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  • 44
    Bee Movie
    1,256
    738

    Bee Movie

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting

    Released2007

    Directed bySimon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

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  • 45
    Mr. Hulot's Holiday
    553
    298

    Mr. Hulot's Holiday

    Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme

    Released1953

    Directed byJacques Tati

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  • 46
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    1,553
    924

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Released2016

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • 47
    Gravity
    3,004
    1,935

    Gravity

    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

    Released2013

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • 48
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    2,435
    1,475

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 49
    Rocky IV
    381
    142

    Rocky IV

    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown

    Released1985

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

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  • 50
    Palo Alto
    259
    87

    Palo Alto

    James Franco, Emma Roberts

    Released2013

    Directed byGia Coppola

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