Most Overrated Movies

Many won't agree at first I know this. But watch one of these films again and think.

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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.

There's never been a more overrated movie. This Christmas, there will be yet more Frozen crap in the stores, for the third year in a row. Oh wait, it's already happening, my local Clinton's is full of it!

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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.

Worst movie ever, considering big budget

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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

I first thought this was not overrated but underrated, but I realized how many millions of dollars sold because of this horrible movie.

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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.

Sure, this movie is crap, but it doesn't belong on this list. Why? Because this movie isn't getting praise from anyone whose older than nine-years-old. If this was a Top Ten Worst Movies list, then yeah, it would make sense being here, but this film is really only relevant because everyone loves to hate it.

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5Napoleon 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

BORING! I had to switch to Vince beating his nuts in a slap-chop, id rather watch it than watch this bs. And every one is like napoleon Dynamite is so amazing, its really not, even stupider than Mamma-mia - theTwister

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.

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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.

This should be number 1, just saying.

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7The Matrix

The only thing going for this movie is the CGI effects that were ahead of it's time. Other than that: the acting is crap, the story is boring, it's been parodied and copied so many times it ruins it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, there's a huge lack of character development, and the monotony from the aforementioned acting is taken straight out of an M. Night Shyamalan movie.

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

There is a huge lack of character development in this movie.

truly one movie that has been overplayed

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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.

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.

I like this movie, but the dark knight rises is very better

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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

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


102001: 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.

And people call star trek the motion picture boring

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The Contenders

11The 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.

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.

When does the story start? Nothing happens throughout the movie!

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12Justin 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!

Why isn't this higher on the list?

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13The 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

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

Anyone who thinks that Twilight is more overrated than this should (Insert Disturbing Content Here) That movie is actually underrated compared to this in fact Twilight is underrated because it is hated so much. Heath's performance is fine but it isn't Joker like, Jack Nicholson made a better Joker. Christian Bale's growls are unbearable. The movie has a dull atmosphere and takes itself too seriously. Burton's Batman was dark but it was fun. This is just kinda boring. The Dark Knight is a fine film but best superhero movie ever, that is just exaggerated. The best superhero movie is and always be The Avengers.

I hate batman voice in this movie... And story is not that great too... It's the most overrated movie of all time

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14The Hangover

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.

Why is this on this list? This movie is UNDERRATED more than anything, people rave over the overrated garbage that is frozen while this movie is MILES better, get this film off this list, any hype this film gets is deserved

This movie was good but not great. My friend loves this movie and I just give it a 5 out of 10. - RiverClanRocks

16The Smurfs

Come on! I don't think it's overrated. The people say it's bad and it's the worst movie ever, but it wasn't that bad, it's my favourite movie, I don't think it's overrated, I think it's hated for no reason!

They made a movie about this?

I Really Liked This Movie.

17Paranormal Activity

It wasn't scary AT ALL

Overrated all off them

18How 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.

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

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19The 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.

The best movie ever

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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 have to be brutally honest here... I thought Apocalypse Now was a better Coppola movie. - MontyPython

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