Most Overrated Movies

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1Frozen

Frozen is an okay movie, but people talk about it like Jesus Christ wrote it or something. The songs, characters, and plot are very bland compared to the other classic Disney films and it doesn't deserve all the hype.

When a movie made from Disney is worse than "Tangled" and "Tinker Bell", it's one of the worst movies ever.

One time, I was at the theater, and I saw the trailer for this movie. I thought it would be a good movie. I WAS WRONG! When it came out, it wasn't such a big deal. I thought it would just be one of those lackluster movies nobody cared about, but NO! Almost every little girl in the world was infected with Idina Menzel's song "Let it go." The songs COMPLETELY SUCKED, Elsa is an anti-hero who runs away from all possibilities and opportunities, Olaf is dumb thanks to his song "In Summer," which was dumb because HE IS A SNOWMAN! They will melt in summer. The villain was blander than steak without seasoning, and Anna is just annoying. There were only THREE things about this movie that was good. They were Kristof, Sven, and the animation. The WORST thing about this movie was the song, "Let it Go," which I think is worse than any ...more

By the way people were acting over it, I thought Frozen was going to be the best movie of the year... Maybe decade. But it turned out not to even be a classic. Disney has far better movies. Whoever says 'Frozen is better than the Lion King' is full of crap. It doesn't even make the top 30 of Disney's best movies. All my life, I've never seen a movie more overrated. - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

I actually hate this movie now. It's everywhere and little girls act like it's the only Disney movie ever. - VicarSlayer23

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2Titanic

They met, had sex, boat sank, he died, she died. There is the whole movie in ten words.

Start with Kate Winslet's faux California accent in a character who should have sounded barely different from a London socialite. Next, accept for a moment that a cosseted aristocrat of 1912 was a secret sex fiend (entirely plausible). Would she not have heretofore been tuned into the gossip of all the horrors that befell easy girls? I'm not saying she wouldn't have jumped a low-born drifter, but not without wildly mixed feelings before, during and especially after.

Now the laws of physics and physiology. The water outside is cold enough to put rime ice on Jack's failing body. But inside the ship, apparently it warms to the temperature of a cool swimming pool. Prolonged dunking only brings hypothermia under an open sky.

Twilight is a bad movie, worse than this movie, but there is a ratio to the amount of fame it gets to how good it really is. In ratio wise, this movie got a lot more fame than twilight for being a bad movie while twilight didn't get as much fame for being a worse movie but the amount of fame it got for how bad it was less extreme than the fame and value of this movie, so there.

Too long and too boring

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3Twilight

Twilight, taking every cliche and wrapping it up into one big movie SERIES. Top 3 should be the entire movie series, not just number 1.

How is it overrated if everyone hates it? It couldn't be rated any lower. I can't name a single person who likes it.

ruined the whole concept of vampires and werewolves. they turned lycans to dogs and vampires to chandeliers

All this movie had was female oriented smut, and the biggest cliche that all females want to happen, to have all their troubles taken away by a muscular man. It's ironic that girls get mad at boys for wanting a girl who is hot, when they just want a guy that muscular and handsome. These movies were the number 1 thing me and all boys across the world dreaded every year they came out, if they remake twilight and 5 more of these movies come out, I will blow my brains out

How do some people like this? I mean seriously!?

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4Avatar

Pocahontas in space! So original! - InsertNameHere

I am not saying that Avatar was a bad movie. I just do not understand how a live-action version of Ferngully (let's be honest, that is what it is) can garner such acclaim and become the biggest most-successful film of all time. It was entertaining. That is as far as I would go. I find the overabundence of CGI a little distracting and the storyline common. Why was this nominated for so many awards while truly brilliant and challenging and original films were overlooked?

This may very well become under-rated if all this trash talk of it continues. I love this movie. The CGI was so well detailed (not a single creature looked alike --- well done). The characters were real. The villain was respectable to the point you had to tip your hat when he went out. It's not over-rated at all. You just don't get it!

CGI was good, story wasn't.

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5High School Musical

This movie sucks. Seriously. The other nine movies up here don't deserve to be called overrated while this abomination continues to exist. Putting Silence of the Lambs and American Beauty on the same list as High School Musical is basically comparing Zach Efron and Ashley Tisdale's acting to that of Keivn Spacey and Anthony Hopkins. Whoever made this list should be ashamed. - aman28

This needs to be #1.
I can't believe you people think "Titanic" is overrated... - Celestius

Titanic sucks. It was boring as hell, had too much talking, no funny moments, and was just something for women to see with their boyfriends. END. OF. STORY. - greatesttop10s

No one says high school musical is a great movie, people are always insulting it and claiming how it should never of been made. The same with twilight. I swear you don't know what overrated means. Its something that everyone rates high but really is terrible. Napoleon Dynamite is a good example. Twilight and high school musical are not.

"No one" LOTS of people say it's great. Just like Frozen. Kids and young teens all over love it. I like it, or used to. - iiKyodaiKickz

It's not overrated. Everyone hates this movie. It was only overrated when it first came out, a few months later everyone started hating it along with its sequels. I like this movie though.

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6Napoleon Dynamite

The thing with this movie is that it has a certain humor that only certain people will find funny. I honestly found it hilarious. There's nothing wrong with hating it, you just can't say the movie is bad.

I agree, I heard how funny this movie was and everyone I knew kept on quoting it so I decided I HAD to watch it, so when I finally did, I was so disappointed. the movie seemed really dull and not funny and I barely chuckled. - Cookz90

There's really no reason to like this movie. It's dull, bland, boring, and usually unfunny. I almost slept through this movie, something I don't do often in comedies! The characters are total idiots, the acting is terrible, the story is completely stupid, and the movie is filmed in the worst place possible. Any movie filmed in the country is boring in my experience! Anyway, don't watch this movie, because it truly is overrated.

Top 10 funniest movie of all time #10 but top ten.

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7The Avengers

Lets be honest the movies on here are here simply because we hate it but are probably not THAT bad movies, well they are pretty bad but the ratio of hype to actual value isn't that different, this had so much hype, and ratio wise its pretty overrated because I think it doesn't have much actually good artistic value in it, just explosions, special effects taken form every other marvel movie already made and put together, at least they are good actors

This movie isn't bad but it's definitely not as good as people say. The story is literally bad guy (but a cool one) does something bad, the avengers assemble and catch the bad guy who obviously has a plan, then they fight against each other and bad guy escapes, attacks the city and they beat him. That's it. Maybe it does have some cool effects and actors are pretty good. But, really, what's so special about it. The plot is weak and there is no character development. I watched it multiple times and still can't see what's so good about it.

Not let's be clear, overrated doesn't mean that something is bad yet everyone seems to enjoy it. It simply means that something is given more credit than it deserves. And let's face it, The Avengers is completely over-rated. We have been waiting for this for awhile, yet it gives off too much of an "America $%&# Yeah" sort of feel to it.

Overrated doesn't mean bad, but the Avengers isn't as great as everyone says. I mean, yes, it was amazing, but there are plenty of other Marvel movies that are better. MUCH better, I might add. - LarkwingFlight

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8The Matrix

This movie is the most overrated in history, and I'm gonna tell you why. Blade did the bullet dodging, marble pillars with armed men behind them, trench coats and sunglasses one year before the matrix. The acting in the matrix sucks, the plot is idiotic, and it tries so hard to be smart but isn't. But, I will give it this, the special effects are decent. Not great, but they stand the test of time. The best part of the whole movie was when Keanu Reeves does Bruce Lee's signature nose flick. The reason I say Keanu Reeves is because it was unscripted. So, I've listed out the reasons I hate the Matrix. So you can't pass me off as unintelligent because I have my reasons.

Aww, come on now. What's so bad about Neo? You have a problem?! Why hate?

I love this movie for its esthetics only. Worth a 10 stars just for them. The look of the film. The clothes. The original and outstanding action scenes. The genius of the visual effects. This movie was groundbreaking, that's why it copied so many time but always to a lesser degree than the original. I still gave no idea what it's about but the visual make it a classic.

No way this movie is one of the best there is this is not overrated

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92001: A Space Odyssey

While it is often regarded as the best film ever it has multiple flaws. Significant Pacing issues that can make this film unimaginably boring, issues of repetive visuals that can also be a problem and the main theme about monolith providing evolution is not profound or interesting at all. And of course the film is incoherent at times. People might be bothered by the lack of dialogue or good characters other than Hal.

On the positive, this film focuses on humanity and its history, specifically its future some of it's themes are successful, the sense of isolation is quite established and it has an effective atmosphere on that regard. Hal is a good character, and it is a good horror film. The biggest positive of the film it how it succeeds to make you think about humanity as a whole and empathise with it.

Overall a good but extremely overrated by many film

Please. If the pacing bothered you enough to post that then go watch Armageddon. I am absolutely stunned by how many of you lack any intellect sufficient enough to prepare a bowl of cereal.

Let's face it. This movie is amazing. Don't forget that this film came out in 1968 ( shooting began in 1967 ). We didn't land on the moon yet! No CGI to recreate space is also one of the main reasons to concider this movie a masterpiece. Most people talk about the story and his strange ending. What's not to understand? It shows astronauts on a mission where a computer is taking over. The ending shows the meaningless of humans in a infinite space, that humans are still ignorant as it was in the beginning ( also the beginning of the movie when cavemen discover something they don't understand ). This is a classic for a good reason and certainly not overrated!

Tried watching this movie multiple times when I was in college, but I could never stay awake... Partially my fault, but after I finally powered through it (4th times a charm), I just didn't get it. I can appreciate some aspects of the film, but I just think the scope is too big for its britches. I was never big on films that challenge thoughts on our own existence too deeply, and maybe I'm being a little dim, but Kubrick was just digging WAY too deep. Shame, because I was always such a huge fan of Clockwork, Strangelove, Shining, Full Metal Jacket, etc. so when I thought I was in for a slam dunk with a Kubrick movie in the top 5 on so many top 100 movie lists, I was so disappointed. So many better movies in general and even many better Stanley Kubrick movies. Better than Barry Lyndon though. - Smmaloney1

Yes the special effects in this movie were incredible, especially for its time, but the fact that this movie as a whole is two-hours worth of barely any dialogue, bland acting, and an ending based off the director's first acid trip, makes this an incredibly dull movie.

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10The Hunger Games

It was great but everyone was calling it the best movie ever and its not. - DrRyAn

My general sentiment after seeing this movie was, "who cares? " I could not find one original thought or plot point in the entire film. What did this story about a dystopian society bring to the table that each and every other book or movie with a similar premise has not already covered? I found the characters mostly stiff and one-dimensional, so it wasn't even engrossing on a personal level. I was completely shocked to find out how well-repected this series is.

In my opinion it was sort of gland like the taste of a used peoce of gum. My friends told me it was the best movie of the year. I was rather disappointed. Don't get me wrong it seemed like a solid movie. The action was good. The drama was better. But I didn't like the story. It seemed a bit dull. It was still good. I'll give the movie 7/10

It's a good movie but the books better

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11Brave

I don't even get why would anyone like that show or it win an Oscar. The story was a huge mess and the animation is damm awful (seriously Pixar after The Incredibles? ) even Rise Of The Guardians and Wreck it Ralph is heck better in animation quality

I don't get the hell why would such a crap show could win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. It was so horrible, the story was a huge mess and the mother daughter relationship was nothing at sense. The characters don't even link to each other and the animation was horrible (seriously Pixar? ). Even the bear scene doesn't make any sense to that

The academy should go right up to Disney and take that Oscar back! This film sucked! Merida, who is supposed to be "brave," came out was whiny and annoying for me. She whines about being a princess, whines about getting married, whines about her mom choosing her fate(she's really not, she wants the best for you,) whines when she gets turned into a bear, etc. If you want a brave princess, go watch Mulan, who isn't whiny and selfish.

Brave was amazing it totally deserved an Oscar! It's animation was amazing and the story was great and it was so full of meaning and culture I was just awestruck!

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12The Dark Knight

I find The Dark Knight to be an... Okay film. However, it's all the praise it gets that made me hate it. The big problem I have with it is how seriously it takes itself. They have a story about a man who fights crime dressed up as a BAT, yet they make it as if they're producing Shakespeare. Burton's Batman was dark, like Batman should be, but Burton acknowledged the surrealness of the story, and he made it so it was fun, enjoyable, and dark, just like a Batman movie should be. That's why Burton's Batman remains one of my favorite movies of all time. Another big problem I have with the film, aside from Bale's performance, is Heath Ledger. He was a partially enjoyable character, but he was NOT the Joker. He was an everyday criminal. The Joker is supposed to be both fun, creepy, insane, and hilarious. Ledger only got the insane part down, the rest he completely defenestrated. If I wanted a good Joker, I'd watch Mark Hammil, or Jack Nicholson. And, if I wanted to enjoy Batman, I'd watch ...more

This movie pales in comparison to another comic book movie that came out the same year. Iron man. The Dark knight does have some stuff going for it. Heath ledger does a fantastic job as the Joker, and its gritty realism adds to the tone of the film. But, as good as Heath ledger is, Christian Bale just sucks as Batman. And this is a comic book movie. Gritty realism doesn't fit with a man in a bat costume throwing sharp objects at things. If you're anything like me, skip this one and just watch Michael keaton instead.

The main problem with this list is that all the people who like these movies are gonna dislike all the negative comments about the movie, why? Can you just let people have their opinion instead of just trying to convince them to like the movie, cause I hate this movie but I haven't met someone who agrees with me, they all say this movie is awesome and it really gets on my nerves, people even say it's better then the avengers, HOW IS IT BETTER THAN THE AVENGERS? And what's really stupid is that Avengers is higher up on this list but in reality The Dark Knight is WAY more overrated

Don't get me wrong, fantastic film, but overrated. - BeatlesFan1964

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13Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Don't people have to think a movie was good in the first place in order for it to be classified as "overrated"?

I can say never whatever I want! As for the movie, all I can say is, "NEVER create this movie about a boy that has a voice of a woman and dance around like a female latino dancer again"! Plus, don't get started Katy Perry either!

This is the worst movie ever. Juntin's voice is annoying, the songs are annoying every thing is annoying. I hope theirs not more Justin Bieber movies. Justin Bieber should die now!

Isn't overrated. Hardly anyone actually KNOWS about this movie. It scored... Um... The lowest every score on IMDb, 1.6 out of 10... And well only beliebers like it. It got $99,000,000 box office, yet only beliebers have EVER said that it was good.

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14The Lion King

Who put this here? It may be overrated, but for a very, VERY GOOD reason.

If it's overrated for a good reason, then it isn't overrated, it's just highly rated. - djh101

I like this movie but it's the most overrated family movie EVERR period.

Overrated is not always bad movie like this case it is good movie but very overrated and everyone give a credit more than it deserve - Thirdwind

I hate the lion king it's so overrated -- I'm sick of it!

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15The Hangover

It is seriously unfunny for a comedy movie.

Hangover 1 is NOT Over-rated. Stop judging it based on the sequels

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16Tangled

The characters are annoying at best and completely unlikable at worst. The entire plot is stupid - it has too many implausible actions and twists, the magic just happens to work in a forced, convenient way (this includes being a deus ex machina), and the whole plot could've been avoided if it weren't for the villain's contrived idiocy. The songs weren't great either, and saying that the good animation redeems the film is like saying that the nice graphics redeem Sonic 2006.

This is one of the best animated films ever. The characters, the songs and dare I say, the story, are all great. I do not understand how anyone can find anything in this to dislike. Inside out is a terrible animated movie.

The only thing I like about this movie is flynn rider. His jokes hit home for me, and he's one of the only characters that I don't despise. Although, I still think this movie is better than frozen.

Flynn Rider for the win

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17How to Train Your Dragon

People like this movie because it has fantastic animation, likable characters, A good message, and, let's face it, Toothless is adorable.

I don't get why people liked it so much!

It's a really good movie but I think Chris Sanders did a better job with Lilo and stitch back in 2002

Well...this movie doesn't seem to be as overrated as Frozen. - xXLittleQueensXx

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18The Shawshank Redemption

The only film where two people spend most of their lives in prison and come looking younger than when they went in. It's so ridiculous from the beginning to end, It just plays on your emotions with every trick with the farcical ending. The ending is up there with 'sixth sense' for stupidity.

This is a good movie but on the imdb top 250 its number 1. That is too much.
It was a good movie but certainly not the best of all time.

It doesn't deserve its crown of IMDb for starters. Many movies after that have far surpassed this dinosaur in terms of concept, creativity and richness. Its sitting on top purely because IMDb is rigging the poll and keeping it there.

Pretty good movie, though a little too long...Clancy Brown was amazing in the movie.

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19Paranormal Activity

All of these have such slow build up. The commercials always promise that, "the last 15 minutes will scar you for life." It's true because I'm scarred for wasting my money. - VicarSlayer23

I hate all of these movies. All of them.

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20The Godfather

This is a MASTERPIECE! AFI has this ranked #2 to only Citizen Kane. It is written and directed like an Italian opera. This is "the" best thing to come out of Hollywood in the last 40 years. Even if you don't like it, you have to appreciate what great movie it is. Godfather should be nowhere near this list. Anyone who cannot appreciate this movie knows nothing about films. Sorry if Fast & Furious 6 is your limits of taste.

I agree here. This movie just help influence the way criminal thug life would be redefined. It was a very good film but not spectacular. I think that Angels With Dirty Faces was better because it did not glorify gangster life. It showed how doing the wrong things had consequences. You do not find that here with the Godfather.

Too overrated, I can't stand it. I wonder how really this film can appeal to so may people when it deals just with mafia and gangsters. Is mafia and gangsters the essence of cinema? I think that there was and still is too much propaganda for The Godfather. It's certainly not a masterpiece! What's going on with people's minds?

I don't care what anyone says, The godfather is a good movie, but it is NOT the best movie of all time.

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