I Just saw El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes, 2009) and believe me, i don’t know what’s doing in the pre-selection of the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language category.
There’s a lot of Korean, and Asian movies in particular, that deserve to be in that place.
Crash n Slumdog Millionaire
I totally disagree with cita about pulp fiction, Pulp fiction is one of the QT masterpiece!
the plot and screenplay are so brilliant!
u didn’t enjoy it?
just because it’s overrated doesn’t mean it’s bad.
I just don’t think it’s as good as people say…
I did enjoy the dialog between Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield…
and I have the movie soundtrack too. It’s awesome.
i would say “Citizen Kane” come up as the most overrated movies…i can’t really tell the reason, but as i looked from many lists where Citizen Kane is the best movies all the time, it just too much overrated cause there is nothing special about this movie and i think this is just because the icon of orson welles which is very influenced most people at that time….
Still amazes me how Forrest gump won the oscar for best picture in the same year hoop dreams was released!
Driving Miss Daisy won the same year as Do the RIght Thing came out (not even nominated)
Also Bugsy lost out to, i believe, Goodfellas and was a more powerful film.
You’re talking about the Oscars. Of course they’ll favor a movie like Forrest Gump over a documentary about inner-city kids playing basketball.
True jeff,very true.
I didn’t love hoop dreams but was suprised that it failed to even get a documentary nom
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision won that year
Who the hell put Pulp Fiction? Impossible! American Beauty? Cmon! This thread sucks. Im waiting to see Casablanca and The Godfather on here pretty soon too.
ok andy casablanca and the godfather
This thread is indeed horrible – not because of the choices but because it assumes that there is an objective measure for cinema and for “ratedness”.
Blade Runner. Not bad…but it just doesn’t hold a candle to Wings of Desire, Paris, Texas, Au Revoir Les Enfants etc., yet people constantly rank it over them in best of the 80s lists.
Well, at the very least it should have been called "Most Overrated Movies, and WHY!!! (The why must be 1000 words or MORE!!!)
How about this for a retitle of the thread Law
Movies That Shouldn’t be Taught in a Film Class WIthout a Bunch of Context Needed
Law: Bronze those words and put ’em on the mantelpiece, my friend. ;)
I’m more inclined to side with Mike.
ok,so…why pulp fiction is overrated for u?
I call it overrated because I don’t think the movie is as good as people said. That’s all.
it doesn’t mean that the movie is bad or what it’s just I don’t think it’s that great.
we’re done here.
Paris, Texas. I couldn’t make it through the whole thing. Boring, boring boring, ZZZZZZZZ
“Pulp Fiction” is vapid smartass crap completely devoid of feelings or ideas. It’s simply series of presumed-to-be “hip” posturings.
If you can’t explain why you feel “Citizen Kane” is overrated plase stop wasting bandwidth.
Likewise if you can’t comprehend the greatness of “8 1/2” I suggest you take the gas pipe.
I think “El topo” of Jodorowski is an overrated film. The obscurity of the film and the fact that it is not a popular film makes the people who watched it comment exaggeratedly.
Cockfighter: Stick with ‘Two Lane Blacktop.’
Kill Bill: Kept reminding me of other movies I would rather have been watching.
Open Water: The two main characters are so underdeveloped they may as well have been fetuses.
Little Miss Sunshine: I felt like I was actaully there; stuck in a confined space with people I don’t like for a long period of time. I never thought it was possble for a movie to be TOO engaging, but somehow this one did.
Hard Candy: Death and The Maiden’s mentally challgenged sibling.
Forty Guns: Not bad (I don’t think Sam Fuller can make a bad movie), but far from Fuller’s best.
No Country For Old Men: Not the worst movie I’ve seen, but far from the best. The first time a Coen brothers movie to ever made me sleepy.
Coffy: Pretty good, but can’t hold a candle to the underrated ‘Foxy Brown.’
Anything by James Cameron
The Departed (Scorsese)
nightmare before christmas
anything directed by tim burton, james cameron, steven spielberg or ron howard
the warriors. i heard people say this was such a great movie. had high expectations and it tuned out to be a piece of crap
crash (the paul haggis one)
Anything directed by Paul Haggis
Most of Clint Eastwood directed movies in recent times
Gentleman’s Agreement (An yawner of the most obvious message).
After I saw Casablanca I felt cheated. Is this it? Good movie but a little forgettable. I felt the same about Nightmare Before Christmas (@ Fletch Dowell Burton didn’t direct as it may seem. I thought the same thing for a long time). I just didn’t see the hype. Citizen Kane is an amazing film but people go too far to call it the “best evar madeee” Hustle and Flow: I hate dumb southerners and pimps. The actors did TOO good of a job and I could never watch that movie ever again. I also prefer Godfather II over I any day.
Sorry Andy…Well, not really.
@charolastra: totally agree with Casablanca. I saw Notorious the day after and enjoyed it and remember it way more.
There Will Be Blood. I really really disliked it. I can’t say I hate it because I enjoyed the cinematography and Paul Dano’s performance. But the soundtrack was horrid and abrasive, the story was slow, DDL was probably too hyped up, I just didn’t like it.
The English Patient. Hated all the characters.
The Big Lebowski. I laughed about twice.
Juno. Good movie, but didn’t deserve to be nominated for Best Picture.
81/2. Like someone said, bloated. I would’ve turned it off, but I watched it so I could judge it fairly and holistically.