Have you ever wondered which are the most overrated movies of all time? Those movies that achieved a huge level of critical success upon their release, but are now seen as grossly incompetent forms of film-making by fans around the world? The film industry is huge, and produces tons of new movies every year. Some of them are small independent films, while others are bid-budget super-productions. Moreover, some movies become popular very fast, and others just fall into oblivion overnight.
Certain movies have been established by the critics as total classics, with immense success and a hallowed place in history. We have compiled a list featuring The 20 Highest Rated Movies of All-Time, taking into account some of those classic movies. If you like good films you’ll certainly enjoy our list, which features such classics as Pulp Fiction, The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption.
Yet we know not all of the movies deserve the popularity and success they receive. Sometimes, we just can’t help wondering how it is even possible for those films to remain on the top of the charts for so long. Of course, everyone has their own opinion regarding which films are the most overrated movies of all time or which are underrated. Nevertheless, there are films which have been criticized roundly by reviewers and Hollywood film critics, and yet have been received by real audiences with much more favorable views. Others have had pretty good reviews, and the audiences didn’t quite get what it was all about. So, which criteria can help us determine a film’s real quality?
To evaluate a film’s performance, we took into account the metrics developed by Rotten Tomatoes, which ranks popular opinion. Taking into consideration the percentage of reviewers who rated a film positively (audience score), and the percentage of positive reviews received from film critics (critic score), we used the two metrics’ divergence to show us which films are the most overrated of all time by critics compared to the audience. Now then, our list featuring a countdown of the ten most overrated movies of all time.