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The Most Overrated Movies Of All Time

Updated March 16, 2021 661.1k votes 42.0k voters 435.7k views614 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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    Dreamgirls

    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy
    Metascore: 76

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  • 2
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    2,980

    Shakespeare in Love

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck
    Metascore: 87

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  • 3
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    7,770

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
    Metascore: 83

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  • 4
    5,726
    1,002

    Twilight

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

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    993
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    The Fate of the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson
  • 6
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    1,385

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    Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden

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  • 7
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    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro

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  • 8
    8,427
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling
    Metascore: 53

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    676

    Ghostbusters (2016)

    Melissa McCarthy, Wiig

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  • 10
    700
    235

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    Bijou Phillips, Lauren German

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  • 11
    5,379
    2,973

    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes
    Metascore: 87

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    Funny People

    Eminem, Adam Sandler

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  • 13
    2,194
    1,068

    Catfish

    Wendy Whelan, Drew Jacoby
    Metascore: 65

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  • 14
    7,105
    3,874

    The Blair Witch Project

    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard
    Metascore: 81

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  • 15
    679
    275

    Bellflower

    Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw
  • 16
    3,589
    612

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

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  • 17
    7,644
    4,412

    The Fast and the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

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  • 18
    1,703
    917

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    Kanye West, Will Smith

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  • 19
    10,927
    6,486

    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf
    Metascore: 61

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  • 20
    1,648
    907

    Boyhood

    Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette

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    2,286

    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs
    Metascore: 69

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    Saw V

    Julie Benz, Meagan Good

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    Saw IV

    Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith

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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig

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    Dumb and Dumber To

    Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

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