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Added by The Cinephile on 12 Jun 2008 01:10
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The Most Overrated Films

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People who added this item 4789 Average listal rating (3376 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
I personally didn't find this movie intriguing. Maybe it was the Alien itself, I don't know, but I did not enjoy this. Maybe overrated, or maybe just not my cup of tea. Also, not a fan of Sigourney Weaver.
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People who added this item 3459 Average listal rating (2451 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Aliens (1986) (1986)
I might be one in a million, but I really wasn't feeling this movie at all. It is on the IMDB top 250 somehow.
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I loved Natalie Portman, but personally didn't much like Reno. He's a good actor, just his character in this film bugged me. It's not a horrible film, it's actually solid, just not a masterpiece.
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People who added this item 5542 Average listal rating (3887 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
Just a spectacle of excellent special effects, and I'm sorry to say that's all it was. The story was going nowhere, and the romance shown was unnecessary as well. I don't find this a masterpiece at all, and feel it was too hyped up.
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People who added this item 2850 Average listal rating (1830 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Birds (1963)
The only Hitchcock film I wasn't fond of. Not frightening, and not very suspenseful. I did however enjoy the chemistry between the main characters, and the fact that the movie looked like it was from the 80's was impressive too.
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People who added this item 5829 Average listal rating (3949 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
Boring, ridiculous, and just plain stupid.
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People who added this item 2588 Average listal rating (1602 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
I just found this movie very dull, filled with absolutely nothing scary like tons of critics and viewers have said. The whole duration of the film isn't filled with much.
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I've never been a fan of fantasy films filled with swords, arrows, magic etc. so this really isn't a surprise. It's very well made, and it's a little intriguing, but I really didn't like the two that I saw.
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Same as the first.
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People who added this item 2886 Average listal rating (1871 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
I will admit that the franchise has an extremely clever concept, however I don't find Freddy Krueger creepy, nor did I find any of the films suspenseful in the least bit. In fact, I find it to be quite silly.
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People who added this item 1607 Average listal rating (1048 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Highly uneventful, and not suspenseful in the least bit. Maybe I missed something, because it's considered to be a horror classic to tons of people.
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People who added this item 1156 Average listal rating (814 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Just pure pointless shooting. Absolutely no story, a bad film that people seem to like.
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People who added this item 5438 Average listal rating (3790 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
WALL·E (2008)
Not very appealing to me. It won best animated feature of 08, yet I wasn't at all into it. The message behind it wasn't very good either.
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People who added this item 4613 Average listal rating (3110 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Blade Runner (1982)
I don't know, this "Classic" just didn't interest me at all. Not a whole lot happened during the film, and the premise isn't my forte.
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People who added this item 8623 Average listal rating (6212 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Yes, the movie nobody in the world dislikes, the amazing "masterpiece" is on this list. Shoot me for not drooling over it.

This movie is good, in fact I would definitely watch it multiple more times. I just don't think it's a masterpiece. The acting is off the chains, and I really enjoyed the story, but it just didn't quite fit in for me.
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People who added this item 1267 Average listal rating (742 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
About Schmidt (2002)
I heard so many good things from this one, but really it's just a very depressing and non enjoyable flick, and I'm one of the people who enjoy depressing movies, so that's really saying something.
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People who added this item 1924 Average listal rating (1271 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Source Code (2011)
I know this has only been out for a little while. But a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes!? c'mon man, really? It's entirely overrated to say the least. I enjoyed the acting (Kind of) and the promise was there. It was too cheesy and predictable, not to mention mundane.
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People who added this item 6529 Average listal rating (4540 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Bad acting from everyone except Scatman and Jack. The wife couldn't have been more of a nuisance, while the young kid just says all the cheesy one liners from many horrors before and after it. "The Shining" is predictable, uneven, corny, and just too dry to really get involved in.

On a positive note: the atmosphere was excellent.
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People who added this item 7834 Average listal rating (5652 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
Well, I like this film, but it's VERY cheesy, and seems like it's trying to make fun of the audience with it's plain and general dialogue. The story was complex, and had a lot of interesting sub-stories that intertwined, but Nolan just didn't connect the dots to my liking. Not to mention the predictability.

On a positive note: Beautifully shot, excellent soundtrack, and Christian Bale.
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People who added this item 2603 Average listal rating (1803 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
"The Thing" replaces real thrills with ridiculous looking alien creatures that pop up quite frequently, and had no impact on me. The acting on Kurt Russel's part was great, but the whole thing was just a non-suspenseful mess. Not Carpenter's high point.
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People who added this item 2593 Average listal rating (1706 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
All these characters are somewhat funny. However, the whole plot is just too dull, and I found it impossible to fully enjoy.
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People who added this item 1046 Average listal rating (628 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
A simple case of preference, I believe. A very slow moving thriller, that, in the end, just isn't rewarding enough. I thought the acting was very good, but the whole narrative wasn't going anywhere interesting.
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People who added this item 826 Average listal rating (500 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Blood Simple. (1984)
A few intense sequences here and there, but overall, Joel and Ethan Coen's directorial debut is void of any real depth.
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For now, Rotten Tomatoes has this at 96%. And while that may not mean a lot, I have friends and family who love this movie as well. The final thirty minutes are very satisfying. The rest is, well, very pushed, very cheesy, and flat-out not fun.
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People who added this item 2092 Average listal rating (1372 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Unforgiven (1992)
Predictable story, relatively annoying characters, and not wholly original.
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People who added this item 2293 Average listal rating (1490 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
It didn't hit home in the emotional department, and I felt ripped off after viewing it.
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People who added this item 1744 Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
True Romance (1993)
An annoying Christian Slater, with some underwhelming action sequences. This is a simple thriller, and not to mention a very dry one.
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People who added this item 4854 Average listal rating (3104 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
O.K, we get it, drugs are terrible. Aronofsky felt the need to shove that point down our throats, with uninteresting characters, plot-lines, and no actual direction. I will admit that it did disturb me, though, and the whole downward spiral with the old lady was fairly good.
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I find it stupid, to be honest. It really is as simple as that. Every time I saw it, it bugged the crap out of me.
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People who added this item 1555 Average listal rating (977 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
50/50 (2011)
I very much like both Levitt and Rogen (mostly Rogen) but felt really unattached throughout most of this movie. Its a hit-and-miss comedy/drama, that unfortunately mostly misses. Its very generic, yet so highly praised.
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People who added this item 3224 Average listal rating (2137 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Melodramatic, "emotional" and "deep" scenes, that never actually spark any feeling. It was basically a soap opera made for the big screen, but the result is just not worth it. Best Picture winner? Hmmmmmm............
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Keep in mind fellow Listal members: I enjoyed a lot of these films. They are NOT necessarily bad, just not nearly as good as the majority says (IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, other users, etc.)

Opinions are very subjective, just remember that!

There's also a few films here, that I'll be removing soon. 'Seven' and 'Pulp Fiction' to name two.

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