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List Rules Movies 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? 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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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Metascore: 56 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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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez Metascore: 83 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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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
AndrewW.Curley added The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Metascore: 52 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic fantasy and adventure film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part ...more

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates Metascore: 74 Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick New Moon is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, based on a novel of the same name written by Stephanie Meyer.

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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable Metascore: 61 Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action, is directed by Michael Bay, with ...more

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Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
AndrewW.Curley added Eclipse Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Metascore: 58 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, commonly referred to as Eclipse, is a 2010 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer's 2007 novel Eclipse. It is the third installment of The Twilight ...more

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
MorganDuncanson added Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is a 2011 3-D concert film centering on singer Justin Bieber. It was released in the United States and Canada on February 11, 2011. A sequel to Never Say Never was ...more

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara Metascore: 87 Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez Metascore: 55 Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. It is the first installment of the Hostel film series, followed by Hostel: Part II, ...more

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner Metascore: 53 The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
TommyWimmer added Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx Metascore: 76 Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film debuted in three special road ...more

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth Metascore: 87 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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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Shakespeare in Love Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench Metascore: 87 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) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Pearl Harbor 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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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger Metascore: 82 Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy crime film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. ...more

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
dennisluccio added The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams Metascore: 81 The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production ...more

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Knocked Up Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl Metascore: 85 Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the ...more

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The Fast and the Furious is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. The film is the first ...more

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Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Monster's Ball Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger Metascore: 69 Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor ...more

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader Metascore: 64 Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more

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Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Cold Mountain Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law Metascore: 73 Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic war drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more

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Jersey Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added Jersey Girl Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Ben Affleck Jersey Girl is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Kevin Smith. It stars Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, George Carlin, Jason Biggs, Jennifer Lopez and ...more

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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action-war film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was ...more

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Crash Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris Metascore: 69 Crash 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 "passion ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth Metascore: 66 Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more

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The Last Song is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Last Song Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston The Last Song is a 2010 American coming of age teen romantic drama film developed alongside Nicholas Sparks' novel by the same name. The film was directed by Julie Anne Robinson in her feature ...more

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Mabie1 added Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith Metascore: 74 Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan.

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The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Social Network Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara Metascore: 95 The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Frozen Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Kane Hodder Frozen is a 2010 American thriller written and directed by Adam Green and starring Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers.

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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Catfish Wendy Whelan, Drew Jacoby, Tiler Peck Metascore: 65 "Nev, a 24-year-old New York–based photographer, has no idea what he’s in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on MySpace, seeking permission to paint one ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
wiabux added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore Metascore: 67 The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris Metascore: 89 Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It was her second feature film after The Virgin Suicides. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson Metascore: 55 Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bridesmaids Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig Metascore: 75 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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Ted is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Ted Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds Metascore: 62 Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more

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Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart Metascore: 73 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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Paranormal Activity 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Paranormal Activity 2 Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston Paranormal Activity 2 is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by Tod Williams and written by Michael R. Perry. The film is a prequel to the 2007 film Paranormal Activity, beginning ...more

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Superman, co-produced by Legendary Pictures and Syncopy Films, and distributed by Warner Bros. It is the first installment ...more

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Mabie1 added The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham Metascore: 73 The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more

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Amélie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Amélie Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Metascore: 69 Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in ...more

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank Metascore: 86 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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Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Oren Peli. The film centers on a young couple, Katie and Micah, who ...more

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Alpha Dog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
wiabux added Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard Alpha Dog is a 2006 American crime drama film written and directed by Nick Cassavetes, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2006, with a wide release the following year on ...more

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari Metascore: 86 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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Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer Metascore: n/a Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more