Most Overrated Movies

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The Top Ten

1
Titanic
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.
[Newest]People, people, people... Do you even know what over-rated means?

Let me tell you, even though this movie is pretty good, it definitely got more credit than it deserved! Everything was far too predictable and simple!

2Twilight
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
[Newest]Anything is a better love story than Twilight!

3Avatar
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?
Pocahontas in space! So original!

InsertNameHere

I didn't vote for this because Titanic is more overrated, but this comes close. Not very interesting to be honest, this movie.

4High 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.
[Newest]How is this overrated? Does anyone really think it's a good movie?

5Frozen
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.
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

This needs to be higher! It's good family entertainment, but compared to other Disney classics, it's awful.
[Newest]Frozen was a pretty good movie, but nothing more! I've seen way better Disney stuff than this, like tangled for example. I honestly feel that a few people gave it endless praise and then some followed them, and before we knew it millions of sheep were giving frozen so much praise you'd think it was better than any other movie known to man.

6Justin 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!
[Newest]If no one likes the movie than how can it be overrated? I mean it sucked, but no one is saying that it's a masterpiece.

BeefJesusSupreme


7Napoleon Dynamite
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.
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

I cannot sit through this movie to save my life! It is the most boring and annoying ass of a movie. I can't stand this punk, every time he is on screen I want to beat the hell out of him. The characters piss me off and the story is absolutely horrible and even the ending at the talent show is nothing amazing.
This movie is crap, plain and simple!

masongilbert74

[Newest]All I have to say about this movie: CRINGE!


8The 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
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.
The Avengers is by far the most overrated movie ever. Friends were telling me how amazing it was, but really, it wasn't. One dimensional characters, dull writing, action sequences that make no sense, do I need to say more.

Also, message to Disney: Leave Marvel and Star Wars alone!
[Newest]I've never seen this, but I've still seen the best superhero movie of all time. This is not it.

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.
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

The best movie opening sequence transition of all time by leaps and bounds. The best. The use of classical themes, the visuality of outer space is unparalleled to this day. No blue or green screens no computers! Star Wars visuals are a joke compared to this movie 9 years later. If the moon landing was faked (it wasn't ) they got the right guy to do it.
[Newest]The special effects used in this movie were incredible for its time, that is a damn fact!

But the story, the character/plot development and it's overly-long run-time is what makes this movie so over-rated.

10The Hunger Games
It was great but everyone was calling it the best movie ever and its not.

DrRyAn

This movie sucked a lot. It's just a bunch of teenage girls who don't know what a good movie is saying its good. Half the time you can't even tell whats happening because of all that shaky cam.
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
[Newest]This movie was absolutely terrible so was the book. Most overrated waste of time I wish I could get my 2.5 hours back

The Contenders

11Vertigo

12How to Train Your Dragon
I don't get why people liked it so much!
This movie is just okay but it is not the best movie I have ever seen nor the worst.
This movie is really boring.
[Newest]One sentence: The sequel was better,

13The Blair Witch Project
MOST OVERRATED MOVIE EVER!

Ardan

The only movie I stopped watching it after 30 mins.
Was better on the big screen this movie totally sucked a** its basically a home movie were nothing interesting happens.

egnomac


14The Hangover

15The Wizard of Oz
FINALLY Someone who shares my opinion
Boring, dumb, and too cheesy

16The 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.
My favorite movie ever!

Flamewarrior02

[Newest]I love this movie! Sure it's a little overrated but with good reason!

RiverClanRocks


17Requiem for a Dream

18Scarface
This is the best movie ever! How is this even here?!
Seriously bores me to death.
One good bit in this movie and it's at the end with all the shooting.

Drags on and seriously one of the worst overrated movies I've ever seen

19The Social Network
I like this movie but the fact it got a nomination for Jesse Eisenberg as the Best Leading Actor made me laugh. He ruined this film - trashy acting.

Alexandr


20The 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.
Freeman or Robbins played very powerful but film is absolutely overrated.
[Newest]Whoever voted for this can go kill themselves. This movie is amazing. I bet whoever voted for this likes Forrest Gump, the undeserving Oscar winner.

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