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The 20 Most Overrated Movies of All Time
Premiere Magazine ^ | December 12, 2006 | various

Posted on 12/13/2006 5:40:45 PM PST by EveningStar

It happens to everyone who loves movies: You're in a conversation at a bar, or at a wedding, or online, and someone begins rhapsodizing about one of their favorite movies and you can't help but say, "Uh, that movie sucks. It's totally overrated." How two perfectly well-balanced individuals can have such drastically different views of the same film is one of the great wonders of being a film fanatic. It happens to us at Premiere all the time, enough so that sometimes we find ourselves questioning who we work with (boy, did it get ugly here when Love, Actually came out, and some of us are still snickering over our boss's love for Bowfinger, not to mention his affection for The Last Samurai). Well, we decided to let our staff go at each other regarding some of the more beloved movies of all time, and, sure enough, sobbing can still be heard coming from the bathroom stalls. Relationships have been strained. Egos bruised. Consider this a film lovers' quarrel, an admittedly rabid one.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: critics; dontbelievethehype; fiddledeedee; film; gwtwrules; movies; overrated; overratedmovies; thiscriticknowsjack
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Partial list:

Field of Dreams
Good Will Hunting
Forrest Gump
Moonstruck
Nashville
Gone With the Wind

1 posted on 12/13/2006 5:40:49 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Field of Dreams isn't overrated.

Rudy is though....


2 posted on 12/13/2006 5:41:39 PM PST by MikefromOhio (losers are fun to talk too....especially when they don't realize they are losers.....)
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To: EveningStar

glengarry glen ross


3 posted on 12/13/2006 5:41:55 PM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; veronica; Xenalyte; CheneyChick; Melas; ..

ping


4 posted on 12/13/2006 5:42:04 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I went to the link to have a look, but shied away from going to "next."


5 posted on 12/13/2006 5:43:43 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: EveningStar
Forrest Gump was terrible.
6 posted on 12/13/2006 5:44:31 PM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: EveningStar

The ultimate overrated movies:

An Inconvenient Truth

Fahrenheit 9/11


7 posted on 12/13/2006 5:44:55 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: EveningStar

Oh wait I see this is an actual list.

Someone wasted their time watching most of those movies...

:)


8 posted on 12/13/2006 5:46:00 PM PST by MikefromOhio (losers are fun to talk too....especially when they don't realize they are losers.....)
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To: onyx

I do have the complete list copied to a text file but I didn't post it because of copyright laws. However, it is interesting to see what the critics have to say.


9 posted on 12/13/2006 5:46:42 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

March of the Penguins, would make my list.


10 posted on 12/13/2006 5:46:51 PM PST by proudpapa (of three.)
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To: EveningStar

I agreed with a few. I could name a bunch on my personal list.

The Matrix
Braveheart
The Patriot
Dances with Wolves
Anything starring Jennifer Lopez
Anything starring Meg Ryan


11 posted on 12/13/2006 5:47:15 PM PST by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: EveningStar

I love Gump, the rest are boring.


12 posted on 12/13/2006 5:48:14 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (SAY NO TO RUDY!)
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To: EveningStar

Matrix II - Faux Psycho Intellectualism

2001 A Space Odyssey - The Emperor has no clothes


13 posted on 12/13/2006 5:49:09 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: EveningStar

The Godfather
Fight Club


14 posted on 12/13/2006 5:50:49 PM PST by UncleDick
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To: EveningStar

I don't agree with all of them, but 2001 is on the list. That's all I ask for.


15 posted on 12/13/2006 5:51:54 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: MikefromOhio; EveningStar; Petronski
Rudy, smoody. Whatever.

All I know is that yall better leave my Forrest Gump alone!

Now I'll have a little more Bubba Gump shrimp and wait here in my place with the snow people. Until the bus comes...


16 posted on 12/13/2006 5:52:29 PM PST by rdb3
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To: Fierce Allegiance

There are 20 movies. I listed only 6.


17 posted on 12/13/2006 5:52:37 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Not on the list that should be:

Shane (I hate every wuss in that town. "Shane, come back and fight our battles for us Shane! We'll be waiting right here outside!")

Maltese Falcon.


18 posted on 12/13/2006 5:52:46 PM PST by HairOfTheDog (I need to relax...)
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To: EveningStar
1: just about anything by Woody Allen
2: Steel Magnolias
19 posted on 12/13/2006 5:52:49 PM PST by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: EveningStar

ET


20 posted on 12/13/2006 5:53:19 PM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: EveningStar

just for fun...

My list in no particular order....

Superman (the Christopher Reeves version)
Rudy
Hoosiers
I happen to agree with them about Forrest Gump
Braveheart
The Patriot
Titanic
Anything with Ben Affleck NOT named Dogma
Anything wtih Matt Damon NOT named Dogma or starting with Bourne...
Anything with Leanardo DiCaprio


21 posted on 12/13/2006 5:55:20 PM PST by MikefromOhio (losers are fun to talk too....especially when they don't realize they are losers.....)
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To: EveningStar

The Crying Game

The Russia House

Brokeback Mountain


22 posted on 12/13/2006 5:56:21 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: EveningStar
FARGO! I mean, what's the big deal about this movie? Good, but great?

Also, PULP FICTION.

Correct about American Beauty.

23 posted on 12/13/2006 5:56:47 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: rdb3

LOL

I can watch Forrest Gump, but for whatever reason I just can't understand why some people call it the greatest movie they've ever seen.

It's good, but I mean it's not on Super Troopers level or on South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncuts' level....

:-P


24 posted on 12/13/2006 5:56:56 PM PST by MikefromOhio (losers are fun to talk too....especially when they don't realize they are losers.....)
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To: EveningStar

Unfortunately, they did not include "It's a Wonderful Life" in the list.


25 posted on 12/13/2006 5:57:06 PM PST by NathanR (Après moi, le deluge.)
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To: nomorelurker
1: just about anything by Woody Allen

For sure!!!

26 posted on 12/13/2006 5:57:37 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: EveningStar

Yawn. Most of their basis for attacking Gone with the Wind is the fact that, with approximately seventy years of hindsight, parts of the film are now considered "racist."

It admittedly is. But shouldn't art be viewed in an historical context? By that argument Twain, Stowe, etc, were also racist.


27 posted on 12/13/2006 5:58:39 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: nomorelurker
I totally agree about Woody.
28 posted on 12/13/2006 5:58:55 PM PST by NathanR (Après moi, le deluge.)
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To: LdSentinal
FARGO! I mean, what's the big deal about this movie? Good, but great?

That reminds me, I'd like to add to the list "Anything directed by the Coen Brothers".
29 posted on 12/13/2006 5:59:20 PM PST by UncleDick
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To: EveningStar

I completely understand. I even figured that out all by myself. :)


30 posted on 12/13/2006 5:59:29 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: MikefromOhio

Loved Field of Dreams.
Most over rated in the last 5 years, "Lost in Translation"


31 posted on 12/13/2006 6:02:05 PM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Holicheese

Never saw Lost in Translation....


32 posted on 12/13/2006 6:08:43 PM PST by MikefromOhio (losers are fun to talk too....especially when they don't realize they are losers.....)
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To: EveningStar

FARGO


33 posted on 12/13/2006 6:09:56 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: EveningStar

5 Star war movies, 3 Lord of the Rings movies.


34 posted on 12/13/2006 6:10:11 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: EveningStar

The English Patient


35 posted on 12/13/2006 6:10:20 PM PST by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: EveningStar

Susperia
The Shining
Neighbors
Sudden Impact
Doctor Zhivago
Brazil
Mad Max
1941
The Cable Guy


36 posted on 12/13/2006 6:21:32 PM PST by relee (How ironic that the fatal flaw of communism would turn out to be that there is no money in it - AWB)
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To: Vision

How so? It's the great American play of the last 40 years. Don't tell me it's 'nothing but swearing'?


37 posted on 12/13/2006 6:22:41 PM PST by Borges
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To: Dallas59
E.T. -- The first to come to mind.
38 posted on 12/13/2006 6:22:56 PM PST by Rocko
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To: UncleDick

I'm going to be sorry I asked but what's wrong with The Godfather?


39 posted on 12/13/2006 6:24:50 PM PST by Borges
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To: MikefromOhio
Field of Dreams isn't overrated.
Rudy is though....

I like both of those movies.

40 posted on 12/13/2006 6:26:53 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: onyx

Everything by Woody Allen.

Let's not forget "Valley of the Dolls"

Russ Myer's opus generated a total new genre.


41 posted on 12/13/2006 6:28:31 PM PST by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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To: onyx

Everything by Woody Allen.

Let's not forget "Valley of the Dolls"

Russ Myer's opus generated a total new genre.


42 posted on 12/13/2006 6:28:41 PM PST by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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To: EveningStar

Moulon Rouge
Blade Runner
Alien
Anything by Robert Altman
Wild At Heart
Almost Famous
Fast Times at Ridgmont High
A Christmas Story
Caddyshack
Blues Brothers
The Big Lebowski
Jacob's Ladder


43 posted on 12/13/2006 6:28:58 PM PST by Duke Nukum (To thine own self be true...or relatively true. --Guy Caballero)
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To: Prost1

Meyer did "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"


44 posted on 12/13/2006 6:29:31 PM PST by Borges
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To: EveningStar; MikefromOhio

I agree with the list for the most part except for field of dreams and maybe forrest gump(a pretty good movie and probably a "classic")


45 posted on 12/13/2006 6:30:47 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: EveningStar
The worst movie ever made that has any actual fans is 'Silent Running'.

I saw it the other day at a friends house and I now have Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. My life will never be the same.

46 posted on 12/13/2006 6:31:21 PM PST by keithtoo (Moveon.org is a cult, Freerepublic is the cure.....)
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To: MikefromOhio
You don't like Rudy or Hoosiers? sheesh you have issues hating Indiana... I see that being a OSU fan has messed those movies up for you.
47 posted on 12/13/2006 6:34:26 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Borges
Meyer did "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"

And Roger Ebert wrote it.

Thumbs down.

48 posted on 12/13/2006 6:39:30 PM PST by Rocko
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To: MikefromOhio

Consider yourself very lucky.
Also, Gangs of New York was very overrated.


49 posted on 12/13/2006 6:39:58 PM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Shane (I hate every wuss in that town. "Shane, come back and fight our battles for us Shane! We'll be waiting right here outside!")

What????!!! You can't be talking about "Shane"! That's one of my favorite movies. I don't understand how you can say everyone in that town is a wuss. You've got Stonewall, who gets shot because he goes into town on his own, doesn't even wait to go with the others, and gets into the fatal duel. As for Joe Starrett, he tells Shane this "isn't your fight" and has to be knocked unconscious in order for Shane to go to town in his place. So I protest!

I am happy, though, to see that I am not alone in hating the movie "Rudy." I also vote for "Good Will Hunting" and "Scent of a Woman" as very overrated.

50 posted on 12/13/2006 6:42:05 PM PST by GraceCoolidge
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