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The Most Overrated Films of 2013 

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Updated September 15, 2017 1.9k votes 244 voters 5.3k views

List of the most overrated films of 2013, as ranked by critics and movie fans. The merit of movies is often rated by the box office,the positive reviews, and word of mouth. Unfortunately, the films that receive the most praise and make the most money are often overrated in almost every aspect.In 2013, the films that made the most money were mostly parts of franchises that have a long history and loyal fan base. However, the movies rarely, if ever, lived up to their potential and promise. Other films received lots of buzz based on the trailer, the stars, and critics, but were ultimately not that great.

Some of the films of this list were critically acclaimed allover the world, including Prisoners and Twelve Years a Slave, but were given far more praise then they earned. Most of the films on this list may have made huge profits, but for all the special effects and big name actors, the films lacked quality.

What are the most overrated films of 2013? This list features movies that made hundreds of millions of dollars, starred the biggest actors of the present, and received tons of buzz, but ultimately weren’t worth the ticket cost.

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The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part ...more

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Oz the Great and Powerfu... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and ...more

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Identity Thief is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, T.I.

Released: 2013

Directed by: Seth Gordon

This film is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Craig Mazin, and starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. The film tells a story about a man whose identity is ...more
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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Released: 2013

Directed by: Marc Forster

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Justin Lin

Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Released: 2013

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more

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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, and sees them stranded in ...more

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The Butler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

Released: 2013

Directed by: Lee Daniels

The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong. Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest ...more

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Enough Said is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Lon Harris added Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, James Gandolfini

Released: 2013

Directed by: Nicole Holofcener

Enough Said is a 2013 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette and Ben ...more

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Lon Harris added Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Wan

The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more

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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more

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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

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Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans

Released: 2013

Directed by: Paul Feig

The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig. The plot centers on Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn ...more

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Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

Released: 2013

Directed by: Gavin Hood

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The Croods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
ahmed-maklad added Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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Side Effects is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Lon Harris added Marina De Tavira, Moises Arizmendi, Alejandra Gollas

Released: 2013

Directed by: Issa López

Efectos Secundarios is a 2006 film directed by Issa López. The film stars Marina de Tavira, Alejandra Gollás, Arturo Barba and Pedro Izquierdo. It was originally released to ...more
18
Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shane Black

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Star Trek Into Darkness ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

Released: 2013

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

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12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2013

Directed by: Steve McQueen

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free ...more

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Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2013

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

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The Hunger Games: Catchi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

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Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Films of 2013
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

Released: 2013

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Prisoners is a 2013 American drama thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. Two young girls in Pennsylvania are kidnapped and the father of one of the girls, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), must ...more

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