Most Overrated Movies

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August 2, 2015 - Many won't agree at first I know this. But watch one of these films again and think. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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]It isn't too bad, but it is just far too long and predictable. The entire plot can be summarized in a matter of words. The whole thing just feels drawn out, nothing much actually happens.

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

3High 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?

farckashkun


4Frozen
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 isn't a bad movie, but it's really overrated. I'm tired of hearing the song "let it go".

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

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]I have to say, I found this movie very funny. I don't see the problem with it.


6Avatar
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.

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

82001: 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.

9The 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]Way too much violence and cliche. It's an okay movie, but not amazing.

10Justin 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]For a movie to be classified as overrated, it must have critical and audience acclaim. While critics didn't really mind this movie, but it also has an average rating of 1.6 on IMDB, and nearly all of the votes are from people who haven't even seen the movie. That is why it isn't even included in IMDB's Bottom 100, despite the fact that it could easily take the number one spot.

The Contenders

11The Hangover

12The Dark Knight
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.
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
This movie is so underrated it is unbearable. People constantly say it is one of the best films of the 200's and of all time. It is completely overrated and is really bland, boring and long. Heath was a good joker but they made him a terrorist not a comic book villain. Tim burtons films are way better in my opinion and Nicholson was a better joker. Batman returns is the best batman film

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


14Requiem for a Dream

15The 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.

16Paranormal Activity
It wasn't scary AT ALL
Overrated all off them

17The 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.

18Iron Man 3

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

I like this movie because Andrew Garfield

20Kill Bill - Volume One
The fights (with the exception of the one at the beginning) are pretty lackluster and for a movie that gets endless amounts of praise for it's originality, it doesn't seem very original; especially when one considers the fact that it's made up almost entirely of other movies. This would be fine had it done the other movies justice, but.. Well, lets just say I'm calling it overrated for a reason.
Quentin Tarantino likes to make movies about girls who kill people in impossible ways. It's very genius, if you don't actually think about it.

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