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    People Are Sharing What They Think Is The Most Overrated Movie Of All Time, And It Is Bold

    I, too, despise Dunkirk.

    Loathing a movie that's famously loved is its own specific kind of passionate hate. So when Reddit user u/mandasuyu asked, "What are the most overrated movies of all time?", it makes sense that the abundant responses were very bold.

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    Here are just 15 of them.

    1. "The Breakfast Club. I was so excited to see it for the first time, and I was so disappointed when it turned out to be a bunch of whining teenagers learning how to be friends. I expected better."

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    2. "Titanic. Boat sinks, people die, old woman throws necklace into water, has dying fantasy, roll credits."

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    3. "American Sniper. I honestly can't believe it was nominated for an Oscar."

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    4. "2001: A Space Odyssey. Supposedly one of the’s shit."

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    5. "The Notebook. It was touted as one of the greatest love stories, and my friends finally roped me into sitting down and watching it with them. What I saw was two childish people who hardly knew each other and had almost nothing in common 'fall in love,' go through a lot of stupid antics, and then somehow stay together all their lives?"

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    "It wasn’t realistic or even that romantic, and I was very unimpressed."


    6. "Personally, I think The Hunger Games was overrated."

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    7. "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It's boring, and it's the same joke over and over again. Scott Pilgrim is also an extremely unlikeable ~Nice Guy~ who literally spends the entire movie killing his love interest's ex-boyfriends."

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    8. "500 Days of Summer."

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    9. "Boyhood? More like Snoozehood if you ask me."

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    10. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Both of the characters are unbearable and unlikable. I remember enjoying it when I was younger but the older I get the more irritating they become."

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    11. "Dunkirk. From a technical standpoint it's very well done. The story-telling mechanic was unique and interesting, but I found myself really not giving a shit about what happened."

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    "I had no emotional investment in any of the characters, so I didn't really care about the trials and tribulations they went through."


    12. "La La Land."

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    13. "Donnie Darko. I thought it was brutal."

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    14. "Last year I finally got around to watching There Will Be Blood. I really liked the first hour or so, and then realized I had about two more hours to go. I was like...okay, I get it, this is a movie about a bad, weird white man who ruins everything. Seen a lot of movies like this. Is there going to be something more to this? And there wasn’t. The rest of that movie was a chore that had nothing interesting to say."

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    15. And, "Avatar."

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    "Everyone I knew said they liked it, but I just didn’t. The story was pretty generic and most of the characters didn’t stand out to me at all. The 3D just seemed like it was a gimmick that let the theaters charge you more to see a lackluster movie." –u/Anktifi

    Note: Answers have been edited for length and/or clarity.