We see the film and think, what’s the big deal? Then the other critics weigh in and they love it, the film makes millions and yet we are left wondering: What is the fuss all about? That’s when you know that you might have seen an overrated film. Today, we have compiled a list of 10 most overrated movies of all time. Before we move on to the list, let’s make it clear that many of the below listed moviesare NOT bad films. Not at all. Most of them are impeccably crafted. But sadly, not the masterpieces they are hailed as being. Again, here is the list of the top most overrated movies ever.
1. The English Patient (1996)
There is no chemistry between the two at all, Ralph Fiennes and Kristen Scott-Thomas had zero spark. The film is beautifully crafted, well made, but cold and distant, nothing warm despite taking place in the desert regions of Africa. I hated the movie and just to be sure went back a second time to make sure I hated it (and did) and watched it again, well half of it, for this piece. And then it wins nine Academy Awards…geez Louise tell me how that happens.
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2. Life is Beautiful (1998)
Yes they gave this Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor to its writer, the Italian dancing monkey Roberto Begnini, who made an utter fool of himself when accepting his Oscar. Let me tell you I have interviewed the man and his accent is not near as harsh as it was Oscar night.. THAT was the real performance. His fable about the Holocaust is demeaning to any of the survivors and actually trivializes the entire piece of history. And he wins Best Actor over Edward Norton’s Nazi in American History X (1999). What?