Overrated The Most Overrated Movies of All Time  

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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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9,988 5,210
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
2
7,724 5,831
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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 what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more
3
6,869 3,696
Transformers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable
Metascore: 61 Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil ...more
4
4,766 3,631
Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
5
4,508 2,649
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added 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
6
3,452 2,409
Hostel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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. The film tells the story of two college students traveling across Europe, who find ...more
7
3,300 1,484
Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
TommyWimmer added 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
8
3,376 1,702
Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
9
3,339 1,810
The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
10
4,001 2,256
The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
dennisluccio added 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
11
3,369 2,585
Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
12
3,336 1,989
The Fast and the Furious is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
13
2,216 975
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson
Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was also ...more
14
2,901 2,205
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger
Metascore: 82 Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. The film ...more
15
2,440 1,657
Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
16
1,607 754
Jersey Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added 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
17
1,967 1,497
Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law
Metascore: 73 Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic 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
18
3,181 2,544
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Metascore: 67 The Hunger Games film series consists of four science fiction dystopian adventure films based on The Hunger Games trilogy of novels, by the American author Suzanne Collins. Distributed by ...more
19
2,311 1,506
Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
20
2,433 1,675
Crash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris
Metascore: 69 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
21
3,553 3,820
Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
22
3,127 1,801
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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.
23
1,652 610
The Last Song is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston
The Last Song is a 2010 American coming of age teen romantic drama film developed alongside Nicholas Sparks's novel by the same name. The film was directed by Julie Anne Robinson in her feature ...more
24
1,271 485
Paranormal Activity 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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
25
2,212 1,384
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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