Most Overrated Films of All Time.

For the movies that don't deserve nearly as much appraisal as they get from either the bias and up-themselves critics or the easily fooled, general audience.

Some of these are still good and easily viewable. Others are somewhat mediocre. But some fall way bellow that standard.

I'll add more movie to the list overtime, but feel free to mention any mvoies you think are overrated.
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ The characters may be colourful but the dialogue and scripting is all out terrible. The constant incessant need to include such nuances as fast food in the most by-the-way fashion show this movie up as intellectually derelict. This movie feels the need to include as many outside references as possible despite them doing nothing for the movie overall in terms of real relevance but seem like a gratuitous distraction from the lack of original influence. Not all the mini-stories fit in so well together and some of them aren't good at all, by introducing side characters which we don't know or care about. This movie lacks the true focus and concentration to be considered good. It really is too convoluted to be a film about anything except nothing. But it cannot draw emotions or notions such as C'est La Vie to give it any lasting feeling. ” - grandascent
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Offensively stupid. Not only has the plot been done countless times but it appears in this movie with a terrible script and silly acting for the most part. This film may steal gratuitously from other films but completely fails to actually take cues from actual history. Instead the movie portrays the most black and white kind of morality to something that is contextually quite a lot more complicated. This kind of liberal extremism that Hollywood has been accused of which of course falls flat in the face when the merchandising and other deals roll through, the epitome of hypocrisy. It seems quality seems to be the unobtanium that the film is drastically looking for. ” - grandascent
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ Whilst this movie is successful in getting the audience to ask questions and hold their own interpretation of the movies. It utterly fails to provide that much needed does of reality to make any legitimate argument than that it all was just a dream. Nolan cannot suspend the disbelief when he gives clauses and laws to that which we would otherwise call dreams. This creates a real conflict between the imagination and the potential of the dreams with the need for rigid rules in a world with confessingly large details which are left lacking. The characters are uninteresting and the action is ho hum for a film about hiding itself as a dream within a dream, when it's a dream all the same. ” - grandascent
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
“ The cinematography is absolutely wonderful and the movie captures the cruel depravity within this country that otherwise like to believe all was well. Still the character were well acted but placed within this whizzing story, it all feels a little too coincidal, even for a movie. Things just happen like that for these characters that it feels to sudden and inorganic. It becomes too perfect and fairytale-like for its own good. ” - grandascent
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ One of those movies in the near end of the 1990s which challenged the notions of reality. Fight club savours its own uncouth, nihilism to promote a revolution of those who just don't care. About their own personal safety or that of others and it is in this that the movie feels too much of a lost cause in that in the face of a dreary world it takes towards running head first into a wall and then laughing back with a bloodied face. The enemy isn't quite clear despite their anger issues but it isn't that they particularly savour causing destruction but they seem totally in awe of their own self-abuse. It feels as if the movie fails to connect the inner issues with those of the outside world properly and the result is it becomes far too cartoony. It's not a revolution that I feel has any sort of comradery or point. The acting is alright but Pitt is the star of this movie and everyone else seems to be dancing in his mad parade. This movie failed to think or feel about the weight of my own emptiness and so it's void seems oddly superficial. ” - grandascent
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ A heist movie which isn't exactly shocking unless you count the gratuitous sadism within the movie. It is centred around one key location; an abandoned warehouse. The actual heist is shown in separate disjointed clips which kinda hurt any kind of dramatisation the film may hope to build. Characters are dehumanised with codenames but the film fails to muster any real curiosity into who any of these people really are safe for possibly Mr White. The plot is nothing to write home about and the characters just don't have enough about them to make you care in particular about what happens to them. ” - grandascent
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Whilst it appears quite beautiful, the story feels quite low key. Especially compared to the futuristic setting and the philosophical questions. It feels a little too dull and lifeless at times. A poor noir in a grand universe. ” - grandascent
Juno (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Whilst Ellen Page gives out a nice performance at best this movie feels like a stilted unfunny comedy and not really much of a drama. This film avoided any kind of real depth in order to throw in some awkward jokes and slight throw-off moments which create a real barrier between the audience and these onscreen characters. The movie forgets that to actually make an awkward moment funny, you need it to be slightly outlandish but the characters themselves must not act so stilted throughout the movie. This is primarily why Michael Cera is such a bad choice for comedy roles. Not a good drama, comedy or anything in-between. ” - grandascent
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ This movie is bursting to the rim of A-lister academy talent and yet it fails to deliver a band or even a deep, sombre echo. Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin are great as the gritty, straight, no-nonsense cops but a lot of the actors don't feel as attached to their roles. Jack Nicholson is his nonchalant self but he doesn't feel quite as threatening as he did in Batman or his other movies and his character felt to lacking. Leonardo DiCaprio gave his usual brooding performance and Matt Damon felt a bit bland. The story is not the most gripping and that's probably because the movie made the mistake of keeping so many of the characters apart all the time, but also it didn't strive to give a lot of the characters anything with of note to what the actors would do in other movies. I've already pointed to the brooding DiCaprio which would be a good example of this. The plot isn't much and the way it dispatches with characters feels like a cop-out at times. ” - grandascent
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ "I'm the King of the World!", that line was issued by DiCaprio but it was really the words of James Cameron. It's a lot of cheesy drama and a bunch of wide-eyed youths trying to escape some evil aristocrat. Oh of course another necessary story convention for this movie is that the heroine is engaged to someone she doesn't want to be with, and yes it is the evil aristocrat. The story ain't much and that's not because everyone knows the ship will sink. In fact the sinking is probably the best and most impressive part of the movie in terms of showing human misery and the state of nature. Too bad the cheesy dialogue and bad clichéd story made this film a real eye-roller and something to be utterly avoided. ” - grandascent
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Much like Slumdog Millionaire, it feels like a tale of a character's life with ridiculously coincidental and farfetched tales sprinkled with some in-and-out romance. This movie has many references to the time and yet it moves past with such great haste then it cannot really dwell on those times much. It's one of those movies that can capture the look and feel of something serene, much like Brother, Where Art Thou? Yet it lacks the true emotional gravity or depth that has been noted from the most gripping pictures. ” - grandascent
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Too long. It fails unfair to compare this to 300 and yet it feels at points that the movie sacrifices joy and liveliness for a slow-paced artistic look all the same. The film fails to capture the idea from the book that this is truly the age of man and that the fate of other races is only to dwindle away, which I thought was a major theme of the last book. ” - grandascent
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ This movie tells the quintessential hero story. But is often this label of "classic" which is an underhanded way of saying that it is a story that has much repetition in history, and that's not to say some do it better than others. Let's not pretend that the plot of Star Wars wouldn't have been ripped apart by a modern day audience for the auspicious weakness which lies externally of the orbital planet destroyer; the Death Star. Or that characters give us the most heartfelt or charming. Lucas has forever been criticised by the people around him and the fans for his poor directing efforts which affect the acting. The truth is that Lucas wanted to make a Flash Gordon movie but couldn't get the rights and so he made this. That's not to say that this movie wasn't revolutionary and didn't transform the entire industry. It did capture the imagination of an entire generation and hit popular culture in a major way. But the originator is never necessarily the best nor unsurpassable. ” - grandascent
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy... (140 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ The last film in a trilogy which has always been criticised and considered inferior to the original trilogy. Once again, Lucas's poor directing skills mess up the movie in that the dialogue was a complete joke. The acting in this movie, particularly thought he horrid romance scenes really mess up a movie that was supposed to be about a galaxy at large. The hype and build up from previous movies is completely squandered in this movie. Like how the masterful and manipulative Palpatine and openly reveals himself knowing full well that this knowledge would be passed on to the Jedi. The great transformation from a heroic talented young Jedi into a relentless evil cyborg feels hurried and far too sudden. A reverse of cultural icons and a cherished franchise into a dilapidated laughing stock. ” - grandascent
King Kong (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow. (187 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ An extremely long and drawn out movie. There is a great deal of build-up before the arrival of Kong and it all feels rather inordinate and wastefull. ” - grandascent
300 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Snyder's main shtick is going for painfully slow "artistic" scenes rendered with some heavy colour grading and then ramped-up during the fight scenes. It's as simple as you'd expect when told from his viewpoint, that the Spartans are nearly all heroic titans and the Persians are a demonic legion. Although this can be noted that it is an adaptation after all, coming from Frank Miller and his leanings against the Middle East in general. Still it feels inexcusable that a movie can revel in its blood thirstiness, vivid imagery and nudity and yet fail to display what is truly mature; an honest and thorough delving into all the sides. It's the kind of piece that shows up comics and certain directors as being stuck in the mindset of a teenager who adores senseless violence and adult taboos without any kind of knowledge or wisdom beyond their own slacker guffawing. ” - grandascent
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
“ A child sidekick? An annoying female tag-along? Those are the least of Indy's problems when he must accept The White Man's Burden of helping some poor, backwards village in India in finding their sacred stone. He's asked to dine with Indians who enjoy eating every kind of animal; alive or dead, including monkey's brain. An utterly stupid portrayal considering only East Asians eat monkey's brain and Indians are mostly vegetarian. The villains in this movie are nothing but the ridiculously cartoony, hammy kind but lacking any sophistry or charm. Even the director, Spielberg, expressed regrets over the whole horrid ordeal. ” - grandascent
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Miyazaki usually makes amazing films however perhaps trying to adapt a foreign novel into an anime isn't something that seemed to work. The movie has amazing artistry as always and yet the characters never feel quite whole. The plot doesn't feel fully resolved either and that mostly is due to modifications made. It just simply lacks the magic that his other great works have held through their use of magic as something more intrinsic and substantial to the universe that the characters occupy, rather than just a variable tool. ” - grandascent
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ Tarantino's "trademarks" of having chapterised, non-linear movies with gratuitous outside references, grossly incompetent characters, idiotic dialogue and depraved violence are all to be expected. All this does is make his movies predictable and shows he is incapable of doing something that is truly different or meaningful. This movie is about a woman's revenge and steals or borrows from Asian cinema. Again it's nothing beyond Tarantino has already proven chained to, and the characters and plot don't make the movie standout in any meaningful way. Gratuitous violence usually only works when intermixed with some comedy and yet Tarantino frustratingly messes this up with his ultra-stylised leanings which take away from that tiny voice of normality that questions the lunacy of what is actually happening. It all feels like a cartoon in the rambling mind of Tarantino that blurrs and bleeds all around until you just stop caring. ” - grandascent
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ More of the same as the first. But perhaps a few cracks that actually show these characters as human beings... almost. And then Tarantino has to pull a Showgirls and have the character use some sort of stupid slang or curse word, just sinks them back into the realm of unfunny cartoon characters who feel the need to be cool in the one dimensional sense. This solidifies the two films as a pair of artificial pictures, that feel overly lacking. ” - grandascent
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ A movie which try to reconcile too very opposite universes which Hollywood often clashes together. One of which is the idea of a "nerd". This is a terrible misnomer as these so called "nerds" as they rarely look like the part, nor do they act in the obsessive nature as you'd expect od them. Yet they take the idea of a social outcast who is highly intelligent, with that of someone who is good-looking and desires to party. Now whilst Jesse Eisenberg's character displays the kind of obsessive behaviour of a nerd and then thrown into the crazy party situations with an almost bland expression. Whether he really enjoys it all not isn't properly explored and yet he is enraptured in the idea of being "cool". So it all feels a bit misplaced in the scheme of things. A primary drive seems to be that he wants to be cool to win over his ex-girlfriend. Yet he screws over everyone else despite them trying to help him and stick with him when no one else did. He's a punk because he's a punk; from beginning to end. Even these so called parties, fail to capture any kind of feeling of exoticness or rebellion. It all feels oddly sterile and safe. Eisenberg's character feels a little too detached for me to care and none of the other characters are strong enough to drive the movie. It fails to fully explore the ramifications of this social networking in how it has become widely incorporated and how it had outdone its competitors, or even the vast amount of time that people spend on it. ” - grandascent
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ "A supernova that could threaten the entire galaxy" , this absurdly stupid line represents most of went wrong in this awful affair. Once again the idiotic duo of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (from Transformers "fame"), once again return to deliver more brain drudgery. The movie is chockfull of painful close-ups, glare, flashing lights and loud noises to make the movie a total headache. The characters feel underwhelming and the eye-rolling begins when the very mention of destiny is brought in by many of the more mature characters to this bunch of roguish party-going new guys. ” - grandascent
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ A movie with some real great acting; especially from Seymour Hoffman. But it seems to treat the tribal Afghans as nothing more than people who need aid. The movie fails to delve into the Afghans, but instead seeks to potray a rather easy-going senator and how he jumps between beds, parties and boardrooms. It's lighthearted but has no real warmth or real comedy and just falls back onto superficial pleasantness. ” - grandascent
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. (117 mins.)
“ Its not as if people don't want to empathise with this movie, its just that the movie feels to clean and predetermined for that to happen. The movie never really makes you feel like it won't all turn out allright and its just far too clean to make you think of the horrors of homelessness and poverty. I guess this would be classed as a feel good movie, yet it plays away a lot of the hurdles as comic inconveniences. ” - grandascent