Most overrated movies of all time, ranked
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The stop-motion animation in
Nightmare Before Christmas
is a genuine wonder, and the careful design of the movie is why most people treat is as a classic to this day.
9. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
A widely beloved movie that contains a number of genuine musical classics,
The Wizard of Oz
is just a little boring and conventional by modern standards.
8. The Breakfast Club (1985)
John Hughes’ story of five teenagers from different social circles who are forced into Saturday detention together may have added some genuine pathos
7. American Sniper (2014)
While it may have been a true phenomenon when it was released,
hasn’t aged all that well in the public imagination.
6. The King's Speech (2010)
This Best Picture winner was seen as overrated from the second it picked up the trophy, and it mostly earns that reputation.
5. Frozen (2013)
This movie was a genuine phenomenon upon its release in 2013, in part because of the success of the song
Let It Go
, but the movie doesn’t hold up all that well to the scrutiny.
4. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Driving Miss Daisy
was problematic in 1989, and even though it won Best Picture at the Oscars, that didn’t exactly help its reputation.
3. Fight Club (1999)
earned cult status the second it hit theaters, and it’s a movie that some people take very seriously, and others treat as the satire it was originally intended to be.
2. The Blind Side (2009)
Sandra Bullock is a powerful force, but even she can’t save
The Blind Side
from all the clichés that consume it.
1. Forrest Gump (1994)
Perhaps the most baffling phenomenon of all time,
is a movie about baby boomer nostalgia that came out at exactly the right moment.