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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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6,818 1,460
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

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2
6,004 3,015
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

3
5,205 1,002
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

4
4,142 856
The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

5
4,569 3,423
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates - Metascore: 74

6
3,974 2,138
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

7
4,234 912
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

8
2,302 413
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
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9
2,118 1,437
Hostel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez - Metascore: 55

10
2,751 2,193
Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara - Metascore: 87

11
1,819 832
Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
TommyWimmer added Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx - Metascore: 76

12
2,325 1,432
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner - Metascore: 53

13
2,096 1,213
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

14
1,895 1,030
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

15
1,802 1,325
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger - Metascore: 82

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1,545 759
Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

17
2,136 1,244
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

18
2,082 1,549
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

19
1,473 883
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

20
1,613 1,118
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

21
2,212 2,269
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

22
844 355
Jersey Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added Jersey Girl Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Ben Affleck

23
1,245 982
Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Cold Mountain Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law - Metascore: 73

24
1,054 431
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
WarrenMitchell added Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

25
1,155 645
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

26
1,397 952
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

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1,540 1,092
Crash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Crash Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris - Metascore: 69

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1,338 1,181
Saw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Mabie1 added Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith - Metascore: 74

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874 289
The Last Song is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Last Song Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston

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1,734 1,617
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

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1,348 815
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Frozen Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Kane Hodder

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1,617 1,359
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 32 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

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982 510
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Catfish Wendy Whelan, Drew Jacoby, Tiler Peck - Metascore: 65

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1,466 1,455
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

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1,215 1,271
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

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1,774 1,429
Ted is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Ted Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds - Metascore: 62

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1,354 1,210
Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bridesmaids Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig - Metascore: 75

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1,507 1,305
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

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1,139 968
Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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976 664
Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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1,312 1,336
The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Mabie1 added The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham - Metascore: 73

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456 148
Paranormal Activity 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Paranormal Activity 2 Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston

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1,024 1,347
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

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1,227 1,653
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

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1,353 2,321
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari - Metascore: 86

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547 378
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

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690 544
Bolt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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448 213
Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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1,114 1,646
Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones - Metascore: 66

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734 511
The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Movies of All Time
The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen