Overrated

by Lomedin | created - 05 May 2011 | updated - 22 Dec 2013 | Public

The most overrated movies and series I've found on IMDb.

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1. Louie (2010– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The life of Louis C.K., a divorced comedian living in New York with two kids.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 66,583

Watching an ugly fat loser trying to be funny and failing miserably is not my idea of a comedy

2. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,078

Absurd and extremely boring, only Miike's die-hard fans will find anything of interest here (and not even them). Terrible.

3. Once Upon a Time (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 187,248

Not for adults, not dark. People say this is the best TV show in years. Can´t say many good shows are produced, although that is no excuse to randomly stick with one of them and raise it to a masterpiece status.

4. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 465,212 | Gross: $306.17M

Ronald Emmerich, one of the worse directors ever. See the titles he spawned and CRY. Who else can surpass his shallow plots, overused cliches and dumb characters?

5. Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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79 Metascore

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 765,294 | Gross: $318.41M

Nothing here but a man with too much ego and as much FXs as you can wish.

6. Iron Man 2 (2010)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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57 Metascore

With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 579,179 | Gross: $312.43M

Not as bad as the prequel. However, still 0 in originality and storytelling

7. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 478,705 | Gross: $18.35M

The story of a selfish individual pretending to show us some pseudo-philosophycal wisdom. Nice landscape.

8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 501,620 | Gross: $127.51M

The same old love story. Only original thing, Pitt grows younger instead of older. Big potential wasted

9. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.0
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63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 513,211 | Gross: $202.36M

More zombie cliches. Only explosions and shootings. Plot shallow as hell. STOP MAKING ZOMBIE FILMS.

10. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 689,393 | Gross: $74.28M

An average movie about good and evil. Nothing more, nothing less. Anything the Cohen release will be follow by praise. They didn't spawn a horde of worshipers for nothing.

11. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

Votes: 249,292 | Gross: $94.84M

So here we have a movie that tell us that the only way to save humanity is to lie to them, keep them under control as a brainless flock and to kill the heathens... Wow, your imaginary god would be proud.

12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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78 Metascore

The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Votes: 223,427 | Gross: $75.75M

Del Toro mixes Pan's Labyrinth with the Hellboy universe here, creating an unwatchable parade of fairies, elves and trolls ala Disney. Where did all that darkness go?

13. [Rec] (2007)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 142,949

Another Blair Witch Project style movie with terrible acting (I can tell, I'm spanish).

14. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 586,919 | Gross: $256.39M

Typical. Predictable. Will Smith.

15. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 225,662 | Gross: $131.92M

Cliches everywhere, bad jokes, the amazing silver surfer going to waste

16. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

Votes: 96,450 | Gross: $82.62M

I like crossovers. This is just boring.

17. Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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64 Metascore

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

Votes: 411,773 | Gross: $101.80M

I can't believe there are adults getting paid for writing stuff like this. Any 10 years old kid could come up with the same.

18. The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

6.2
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A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 10,064

Nice scary red eyes in the dark. Funny bat moment. Ok ending. For the rest, avoid unless you are into old B movies.

19. Daybreakers (2009)

R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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57 Metascore

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day

Votes: 111,312 | Gross: $30.10M

Vampires are still vampires. A terrible plot and old topics won't help.

20. Shao Lin si (1982)

95 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Jianqiang Hu, Chun Hua Ji

Votes: 3,403

An insult to Shaolin

21. Lake Mungo (2008)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A supernatural drama about grief.

Director: Joel Anderson | Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Talia Zucker

Votes: 11,245

Not scary. Not good.

22. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

Votes: 242,611 | Gross: $25.59M

Another cliche Stephen King movie

23. Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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85 Metascore

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Votes: 60,669 | Gross: $16.10M

Generic characters with typical attributes when directed by and targeted for black people. Lack of psychological depth. Gratuitous racist insults to white people by black people who are supposed to be "good" and "normal".

24. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.5
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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 419,990 | Gross: $54.71M

Alright movie, with his good and bad/cliched things. However, with an actual score of 7.5, that's ridiculous.