100 Most Overrated Films

This is not a list of the films I necessarily think are bad - see my Most Hated list for that - instead this is a list of films I believe are over hyped be it by the public or critics and award givers. Therefore there are quite a few films on the list that I rather like but it doesn't stop them from being overrated.

To gauge popular opinion I have predominantly used IMDb which means the list has a modern bias.

It is in a rough order but it is impossible to really rank such a list.

  • Crash

    1

  • Life Is Beautiful

    2

  • The Sound of Music

    3

  • The Blind Side

    4

  • The Future

    5

  • Me and You and Everyone We Know

    6

  • King Kong

    7

  • Juno

    8

  • Dead Poets Society

    9

  • Jerry Maguire

    10

  • Mystic River

    11

  • Forrest Gump

    12

  • Gran Torino

    13

  • Titanic

    14

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    15

  • (500) Days of Summer

    16

  • My Sister's Keeper

    17

  • The Boondock Saints

    18

  • Julie & Julia

    19

  • Spider-Man 2

    20

  • Braveheart

    21

  • War Horse

    22

  • Shrek

    23

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    24

  • As Good as It Gets

    25

  • Marley & Me

    26

  • Green Street Hooligans

    27

  • Melancholia

    28

  • Training Day

    29

  • A Beautiful Mind

    30

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    31

  • Avatar

    32

  • How Green Was My Valley

    33

  • Invictus

    34

  • Something's Gotta Give

    35

  • The English Patient

    36

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    37

  • The Departed

    38

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    39

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    40

  • Scarface

    41

  • Martyrs

    42

  • The Green Mile

    43

  • Million Dollar Baby

    44

  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

    45

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    46

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    47

  • Hugo

    48

  • Good Will Hunting

    49

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    50

  • Grindhouse

    51

  • Cinderella Man

    52

  • The Hurt Locker

    53

  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    54

  • Precious

    55

  • L'Avventura

    56

  • Donnie Darko

    57

  • Mouchette

    58

  • Saving Private Ryan

    59

  • Death Note

    60

  • Death Note: The Last Name

    61

  • Cat City

    62

  • Black Hawk Down

    63

  • Saraband

    64

  • Babel

    65

  • Big Fish

    66

  • V for Vendetta

    67

  • Fists in the Pocket

    68

  • Match Point

    69

  • Watchmen

    70

  • Inside

    71

  • Sideways

    72

  • Confessions

    73

  • Gladiator

    74

  • Persepolis

    75

  • Ray

    76

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    77

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    78

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    79

  • Shane

    80

  • American Beauty

    81

  • Shutter Island

    82

  • Antichrist

    83

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    84

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    85

  • The Sixth Sense

    86

  • Inception

    87

  • 21 Grams

    88

  • Star Trek

    89

  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    90

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    91

  • Thieves' Highway

    92

  • Toy Story 3

    93

  • The Two Escobars

    94

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    95

  • Love Exposure

    96

  • Gosford Park

    97

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    98

  • American History X

    99

  • The Dark Knight

    100