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The Most Overrated Movies Of All Time

Updated February 22, 2021 669.1k votes 41.6k voters 432.4k views613 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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  • Dreamgirls1
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    Dreamgirls

    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy

    Released2006

    Directed byBill Condon

    Metascore: 76
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  • Shakespeare in Love2
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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Madden

    Metascore: 87
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  • Paranormal Activity 23
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    Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden

    Released2010

    Directed byTod Williams

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  • Little Fockers4
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    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Weitz

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  • Avatar5
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    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Metascore: 83
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  • Twilight6
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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2008

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • The Notebook7
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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    Metascore: 53
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  • The Fate of the Furious8
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    Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2017

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • Hostel: Part II9
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    Bijou Phillips, Lauren German

    Released2007

    Directed byEli Roth

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  • The English Patient10
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    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1996

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    Metascore: 87
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  • Funny People11
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    Eminem, Adam Sandler

    Released2009

    Directed byJudd Apatow

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  • Catfish12
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    Wendy Whelan, Drew Jacoby

    Released2010

    Directed byAriel Schulman, Henry Joost

    Metascore: 65
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  • Ghostbusters (2016)13
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    Melissa McCarthy, Wiig

    Released2016

    Directed byPaul Feig

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  • The Blair Witch Project14
    7,213
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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

    Metascore: 81
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  • Bellflower15
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    Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw

    Released2011

    Directed byEvan Glodell

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  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 216
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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2012

    Directed byBill Condon

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  • The Fast and the Furious17
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    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2001

    Directed byRob Cohen

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  • Transformers18
    11,109
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    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Metascore: 61
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  • Boyhood19
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    Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette

    Released2014

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues20
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    Kanye West, Will Smith

    Released2013

    Directed byAdam McKay

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  • Monster's Ball21
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Metascore: 69
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  • Saw V22
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    Julie Benz, Meagan Good

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Hackl

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  • Saw IV23
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    Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith

    Released2007

    Directed byDarren Lynn Bousman

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  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider24
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    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig

    Released2001

    Directed bySimon West

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  • Young Adult25
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    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt

    Released2011

    Directed byJason Reitman

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