Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
Avatar
Added by Kookosbanaani

on 26 Nov 2010 08:59

6
939 Views 6 Comments

Overrated films

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 36 items
People who added this item 600  Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
1. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Too old to be good and also very badly directed. Karloff overacts like a lunatic and there's simply anything scary. The plot is also very boring.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 4645  Average listal rating (3211 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. 300 (2006)
Worst comic book film that I know. Butler acts terribly with his corny macho image. Action scenes are great looking but you get easilly bored with them. Plot is pure racism and enemies are described as invalids or just ugly. Hard to get it why Snyder shows that Spartans are the heroes who slaughtered invalid babies dropping them from the cliff. I think that Butler himself as Leonidas is the worst enemy in this film. 300's "rocking" soundtrack is also unsuitable for it's antique theme.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 216  Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
3. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)
A film that is praised without any reason. Only two minutes long, badly animated film where Godzilla stamps Bambi. So? This isn't funny at all and I don't even want to know why this is so popular. Film that hasn't anything to show.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 4826  Average listal rating (3234 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. Amélie (2001)
I don't understand why some people says that this film brings good mood because I went totally berserk while wathing this trash. Amelie is irritating and those numerous details had nothing to show. Humour just embarrassed and bored me so when I finally reached the end I was kinda happy. But having a relief with so hard work it won't be easy. Do yourself a favour and never watch this film.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 199  Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
5. Diner (1982)
This isn't a copy of Lucas' American Graffiti but still there were something that reminded of it. Script seems pretty same and Mickey Rourke doesn't make a good role regardless in his later career.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 851  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
6. Frankenstein (1931)
Closely same level as the follower but only a bit better. Actors overact and there are some great mistakes in the production example waiter who takes full glasses from castle visitors. Very boring and dry movie experience.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 3034  Average listal rating (1983 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
7. Crash (2004)
Too sentimentalic to be good. Plot is a cheap copy from Magnolia which is also better than this. Actors aren't beliavable in their roles.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 2654  Average listal rating (1688 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
8. Top Gun (1986)
The most overrated action film in the 80's. Air plane scenes are great but too one-sided and boring that you can't enjoy them as an action scenes. Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards are very irritating.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1517  Average listal rating (947 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
9. True Romance (1993)
One of the greatest disappointments in my life. Tarantino has been making the script but the mood of his films is disappeared in this. Cast had great actors but they just zipped in the screen and those scenes didn't feel to be on the same film. Arquette was very irritating and the ending was too sentimentalic. Even the end shootout didn't save much. If someone else than Tony Scott had directed this film, like Tarantino, this would have been better.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 3614  Average listal rating (2275 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
10. American Psycho (2000)
Also one of my greatest disappointments. Script itself was kind of good but I was really surprised negatively when most of the film was nothing more than porno. Bale acts well but the murder scenes are left as indifferent. I got easilly bored watching this and in the end I knew that this film hadn't very much to show.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1076  Average listal rating (745 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. Point Break (1991)
The most overrated action film in the 90's. Characters are clumsy and shallow and the action has been left full indifferent. Point Break seemed more drama film than an action film, that's the biggest problem. This can entertain the viewers only with the very few action scenes that has been added in this film very hardly.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 961  Average listal rating (452 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
12. Inland Empire (2006)
Mulholland Drive was unclear enough but this confuses viewers too much. Mulholland Drive had its own disturbed and nightmarish mood and a brilliant mystery but Inland Empire went way too far. This is like a movie of drug illusions. Basic plot doens't have anything to offer. Camera angles and color combinations makes this mystery too confusing and unlike Mulholland Drive, nobody wants to solve this. Laura Dern is horrible, she just twists her face along with the camera. Inland Empire has some scary and surrealistic moments, but that's about all. If this was made by some one else than Lynch, this wouldn't be so appreciated among critics.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1459  Average listal rating (935 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
13. Mad Max (1979)
The Road Warrior is much better than this. Acting is extremely terrible and embarrassing. Action was all disappeared and plot didn't inspire me. Gibson knows how to act and that's the only reason why this film is OK in my rating.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 3260  Average listal rating (2177 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Borat (2006)
This comedy didn't make me laugh closely at all. There were couple of funny scenes but as a film this didn't excite me. After I was finished this I felt very bored and frustrated. If you are searching films that make you feel good this isn't the right choise.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 4409  Average listal rating (2880 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
15. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Too sentimentalic for me. Crowe's hallusination friends were very lame. I prefer Crowe fits more macho than drama roles.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 5311  Average listal rating (3529 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.6 
16. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
When I first saw this, I liked it perhaps because this was the first war film that I've layed my eyes on. After I got more experience from war films, like Thin Red Line, which was also very thoughtful, I realized that this was nothing to them. The landing scene itself is good but everything else is unnaturally made as a frame around the film. Actors aren't very promising.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 4493  Average listal rating (3163 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. The Fifth Element (1997)
Besson has pressured too much for the special effects and hasn't left anything for the content. Characters are shit as hell, especially irritating Chris Tucker. Because of special effects I had enough strength to watch this through but the second time - no thanks.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 4148  Average listal rating (2679 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
18. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Musical films aren't my genre at all. Acting is very childish and irritating especially all the music scenes. Set and costumes are stylish but they don't save very much if all else is pure shit.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 2898  Average listal rating (1698 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
19. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Despite having some bitter critic and phenomanal drug illusions, Fear and loathing in Las Vegas is too one-sided film. There is too much wobbling and viewer gets bored easily. Depp and Del Toro's roles are way worse than the reputation claims, I think anyone can act a crazed junkie. The message itself is clear, but it can't be streched inside two hours.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 2839  Average listal rating (1926 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Kick-Ass (2010)
Action scenes are nicely excessive and violent but the humor itself is horrible. Kick-Ass has also one of the most non-sympathetic role characters ever, most notably Hit-Girl whose grin is irritating beyond everything.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 970  Average listal rating (590 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
21. Wild at Heart (1990)
Very boring and forgettable road movie with romance elements. This didn't feel like a film made by Lynch. Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage are a boring couple. Willem Dafoe's pervertic and disgusting villain was memorable, but his role was too short. Unlike Lynch's films usual, Wild at heart is very clear but does have some grotesque moments which is a good thing. Soundtrack itself is good enough, but as a movie, Wild at heart doesn't give anything special.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 2406  Average listal rating (1569 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
22. Jackie Brown (1997)
Tarantino's weakest link. Jackie Brown is very adultlike but role characters are very distant. Soundtrack was't very convincing. Storyline is great but advances too slowly that spectators get really easily bored.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 4628  Average listal rating (3234 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
23. Independence Day (1996)
This is closely nothing more than a propaganda. Role characters are irritatingly stereotype and when President itself went to fight with the aliens I couldn't stand anymore. Just like all else of Emmerich's films, this praises too much of the US. Effects are perfect and action scenes entertaining but it doesn't save the whole film if the plot is more than a trash.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1506  Average listal rating (999 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
24. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
I didn't really laugh during this film except for couple of scenes starring nutcase Otto and stammering Otto. John Cleese is OK, but Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda is irritating and doesn't wake any sympathy. Because Ken and Otto were the best characters, the film should have invested more for them. Comedy itself is "bumbling around" and this should have needed more insightful humor. Snatch is a comedy crime film that I suggest more.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 3649  Average listal rating (2390 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. Shutter Island (2010)
Scorsese made a leap too big after his crime films. Shutter Island is way too ambitious film and its actually nothing but an average thriller. The plot is simple and although it has a shocking twist and its own moments, this all has been seen before. Shutter Island is an OK film as an entertainment but it serves nothing new.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 768  Average listal rating (490 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
26. El Mariachi (1992)
Rodriguez's Sin City is one of my greatest favourites but my expectation was perhaps too high before I started to watch this. This was too one-sided to me. Chase scenes are good but too similiar and repeating. Carlos Gallardo reminds me too much of Shia LaBeouf which isn't good thing because I can't stand him. Not bad but too overrated. From Rodriguez I waited more greater film which would had been same level as Sin City. Do not lift your expectation too high with this one.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 3488  Average listal rating (2209 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
27. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Clint is a tough guy, everyone knows that, but moving to the drama production from crime and western films might be a difficult task. Clint closely failed it. Script has typical drama clichés and Clint's sentimentalic opening in the end wasn't very spectacular. Morgan Freeman is best in his role but Hilary Swank with his accent and repeating lines ain't worth to watch.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 4321  Average listal rating (2815 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
28. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 2 is a good animation film, just like all the other Pixar films. Still, I have no clue why this is raised as good as the first Toy Story, even higher? In conclusion, Toy Story 2 recycles the same ingredients that the first film had. Toy Story was a unique film in its time, it was the first computer animated motion picture and had an imaginative storyline. So why to argue that the second Toy Story is better if it was only a repetition of the previous film?
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1082  Average listal rating (629 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. March of the Penguins (2005)
The fact that penguins have voice actors makes this film worse than its reputation claims. This should have been more like a real documentary.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1066  Average listal rating (644 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
30. The Doors (1991)
The Doors is one of my favourite bands so I waited excited to see this but what disappointment just waited for me. This is Oliver Stone's worst film for now and Kilmer as Morrison ain't waking any sympathy with his freaking out behaviour. Kilmer looks like Morrison just like all the other band members and music is great which makes this as a film that you can watch at least once. Still this is very one-sided movie and describing band's background remains as a dream.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1592  Average listal rating (894 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
31. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cowa... (2007)
Surprisingly boring for a western film. Casey Affleck is just a typical stereotyped wimp in his role and isn't very believable. Brad Pitt is OK as Jesse James and brings a distressed and more humane view for one of the most infamous wild west criminals. The story seems to be interesting in the beginning but gets more and more dull to the end. The end was badly written and the whole movie OK but only because of Jesse James's character. One of the most greatest disappointments of western films. And why is the title so God damn long?
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 516  Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
32. Bullitt (1968)
One of the most overrated crime movies I know. Extremelly boring which only saves Steve McQueen and chase scene that was also too short. Dirty Harry released three years later beats this 100-0.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 2264  Average listal rating (1473 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. Death Proof (2007)
Stuntman Mike is the best role character but the film didn't even invest in him very well. Besides, most of the film is chattering between the main female characters and the dialogue is not very typical for a Tarantino film. The death crashes are grotesque and well enough which makes this a film worth watching but not very Tarantino-like film.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 1010  Average listal rating (595 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
34. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Iwo Jima is better than this. Flags of our Fathers ain't unique war film and doesn't depart from many other war movies. This is only a normal movie within the others.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 3596  Average listal rating (2350 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
The plot itself is unique, but Boyle doesn't benefit everything of it. Slumdog millionaire invests most of it's storyline for the love story which is nothing but dull and full of clichés. Characters aren't memorable and won't wake any interest. Because of the plot which has it's moments, Slumdog millionaire is a film worth watching but doesn't offer anything special.
Kookosbanaani's rating:

People who added this item 2602  Average listal rating (1728 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
36. Gran Torino (2008)
Like Million Dollar Baby, also this was thin try to make drama films from one of the greatest thug-type acting persons. Clint is perfect in his role but the ending wasn't it what I hardly waited which will tell the reason of my disappointment.
Kookosbanaani's rating:


 

Films that aren't as good as ratings say.

Added to




Related lists

Overrated Films..ugh
13 item list by 4Gypsies
8 votes 16 comments
My Overrated Films
12 item list by garfield2710
4 votes 7 comments
Overrated Films
23 item list by sixequalszero
4 votes 13 comments
So Overrated...
15 item list by Lydia
5 votes 7 comments
Overrated Films
12 item list by Movienator
2 votes 2 comments
Overrated Films
9 item list by DragonPhoenix46
4 votes 2 comments
FilmPunk's Top 20 Overrated Films
20 item list by filmpunk
1 votes
Overrated movies per Superant
13 item list by steven aka superant
5 comments
Overrated
67 item list by JaimeLeah
23 votes 14 comments
Overrated Movies
12 item list by manband
12 votes 8 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

The Evolution of Josh Henderson
Films based on Christmas - best to worst.
Film Diary - September 2013
Movies Watched In 2014
Favorite of 2008!
10 Favorite classic actresses
Best movies of the 90's
The Evolution of Michael C. Hall
I Love That Band
Most Successful Movies of... Joaquin Phoenix
nick best films 9
Visually striking movies

More lists from Kookosbanaani

The darkest movies ever
Films with great, shocking end twists
Books read in 2012
Favorite inmates in Oz
Nostalgic childhood films
Favorite movie themes


Comments

Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 11 17:53
Saving Private Ryan...........over rated! Are you sure?
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jun 9 14:51
Interesting list and I definitely agree on Saving Private Ryan. The intro is one of the best scene ever filmed but the rest of the movie is nothing great, in my opinion.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 18 19:58
I only agree with Slumdog Millionare and Borat. :) The rest, in my opinion, are not overrated.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 20 19:14
I agree with you on Crash. I disagree with you on Frankenstein. In a 1931 stand point of view, it was a scary movie for it's time.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 20 19:35
I'm afraid that I disagree w/ you on numerous points here. :/

Frankenstein and Bride of are two of the best classic movies ever made and nothing is 'too old to be good' - that comment makes no sense whatsoever.

300 isn't the worse comic adaptation by far (it's actually a good movie); the second, third and fourth Batman films were all worse and so were all the Reeve Superman movies.

Bambi meets Godzilla IS funny (it's hilarious). But I have a perverse sense of humor. *shrug*

Saving Private Ryan, A Beautiful Mind, Independence Day, Million dollar Baby, Bullitt and Gran Turino are all 8 or 9 star films! Not overrated at all.

Many of the others, I will agree, are overrated but some of them are still good.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 21 16:37
Yeah, my opinion of both the Frankenstein films bothers me a bit. I should rewatch them at some point. I wasn't quite into old films when I saw them both but I've got experience during the past few years.

Login or Signup to post a comment