A Beautiful Mind was excellent... what is wrong with you people? Then again, the subject of schizophrenia strikes particularly close to home for me, but still. That's a great movie.
I thought The Hurt Locker was a ridiculous choice for best picture. The cinematography was annoying. It was going for a shaky-cam documentary-esque feel, but then there were slow motion and close-up still camera shots. That was irritating because it's a pretty fundamental thing to f#ck up.
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Indeed.Thor? give me a break.
the biggest laughable one on there by far though is Star Wars a new hope. Try Return Of The Jedi and you WOULD be accurate.
oh and Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are the only decent batman movies that have been made.
while were talking about overated films,you can add spiderman 1 and two there as well.
another one that needs to be mentioned is Top Gun.God anytime I have turned on the tv over the years,I swear,that movie is always playing.The networks act like it is the best movie ever made or soemthing.
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I don't think it's a bad film and I enjoyed it when I first saw it years ago. I just don't think it is anything more than a good film (as an aside, just because I say it's overrated doesn't necessarily mean I think it's a piece of crap).
Shawshank initially received modest critical praise, iirc, it's just that over time the inflated idea of it being some profound epic came into being and it wormed its way into the upper reaches of so many "best of all times" lists.
A movie worthy of all the attention it gets? I would say The Godfather was genuinely epic and engrossing, felt very real and was a good depiction of the inevitable chaos of a crumbling patriarchy.
I know it's often at the very top of "best of all times" lists but, it actually has substance and a maturity that lifts it beyond entertainment or feel good stuff.
Memento is another one that I think deserves the praise it gets (and yes, Inception is shite).
Paranormal Activity lives upto its billing.
Dr. Strangelove is another.
In terms of pure entertainment, I think Avengers is worth its box office. It delivers a fantastic ride with good humour and well realised depictions of dynamics between established comic icons.
There's plenty, but this thread is about overrated films and I presented my choice of 10.
I might have stuck Fightclub in there, except I think the film has faded from memory somewhat.