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21 "Hated" Movies People Actually Love

"National Treasure is totally a guilty pleasure movie."

Redditor u/wheat_thans1 recently asked "What movie gets a lot of hate, but you actually love it?"

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Fellow Reddit users dropped plenty of films they actually LOVE (even though many people hate them) — and you might just find your new favorite movie.

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Here are some of the top-voted responses:

1. National Treasure (2004)

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"I’ve seen it so many times, I can quote, like, half the lines. It’s totally a guilty pleasure movie."

u/VintageAqua

2. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

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u/Defiant-Feedback-164

"The CGI is so terrible, but my kid loves it..."

u/partizan92

3. Batman & Robin (1997)

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"Batman & Robin is supposed to be stupid corny, and I love it."

u/Ticklish_Kink_Wife

"I genuinely adore that movie and never understood the hate it gets. It's pure, distilled silver age content."

u/knight_ofdoriath

4. Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2 (2004)

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u/LuckyandBrownie

"The casts were amazing in those movies. Hell, Matthew Lillard is now THE voice for Shaggy for an entire generation. I think if they had gone with the original plan of being PG-13...they would have done better. As it was, they seemed to straddle a weird line of whether they were made for kids or adults."

u/flyman95

5. Van Helsing (2004)

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u/GeekyWriterGirl

"Still the best werewolf transformation and design I've ever seen."

u/puckit

6. Spice World (1997)

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"Nostalgia is a helluva drug."

u/booksoverppl

7. Jumper (2008)

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u/Roguebadass12

"I actually really enjoyed it. There are some acting moments that aren't the best, but I never understood why people hated it."

u/Roguebadass12

8. Venom (2018)

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"It wasn't out of this world. But I did enjoy it and really liked Tom Hardy."

u/imyourmother_unu

9. Tron: Legacy (2010)

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"Beautiful film, beautiful soundtrack. Don't know if it's hated, but it didn't get the attention it deserved."

u/UnclSlow

10. Waterworld (1995)

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u/Itburnsburnsburns80

"It's a fun action movie with a cool set design and huge budget. ... It ended up being a cult classic, which I enjoy."

u/psychAdelic

11. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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u/JuggaliciousMemes

"I laughed myself silly during the scene where they are fighting in the log cabin, and Jason drags Freddy through all the windows. I remember rewinding and watching that scene over and over as it was so funny...well, to me!"

u/Darbro

12. Sahara (2005)

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u/mathloverlkb

"I really like Sahara; it has a lot of fun moments in it. I'm not going to say it's a fantastic movie, but I have definitely seen worse, and it makes me smile and laugh at points. It did also make me read the books."

u/Nicholi417

13. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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"Spider-Man 3. I looked back at it, and there were justified arguments as to why the film was the worst out of the series. It's still fun to watch."

u/Marc_Jay_Mack

14. Predator 2 (1990)

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"I mean, sure, it's not Predator, and it's kind of jarring to go from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Danny Glover as leading action star, but it's still a super enjoyable '80/'90s action flick. Plus, it's the one that really started to give some character to the Predator itself. Good action, neat plot...deserves more credit."

u/Vic_Hedges

15. The Village (2004)

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"Even if the ending doesn’t have a strong payoff, the suspense isn’t bad, and it’s nice to see a love story that doesn’t rely on triangle dynamics."

u/HomeLove2010

16. Grandma's Boy (2006)

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"A cinematic masterpiece."

u/Cichlidsaremyjam

"Grandma's Boy is brilliant. ... Never fails to crack me up..."

u/Rexygirl20

17. John Carter (2012)

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"Funny thing is that critics were saying, 'Oh, so many sci-fi clichés. Seen it, done it,' forgetting that when Princess of Mars was written, they were all new ideas; John Carter books created the clichés!"

u/ClownfishSoup

"This movie got a lot of hype in advertising, and most people had it in their head that it would some massive action movie, and they were disappointed with what they saw. I went to watch this with no expectations and thought it was an absolutely amazing action sci-fi movie. So underrated."

u/Rexygirl20

"I thought I'd be disappointed — I really liked it."

u/oldcreaker

18. Constantine (2005)

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"Yeah, it wasn’t a good adaptation of Hellblazer, but it was a good adaptation of an American version of John Constantine. It had a good cast, good story, and had a pretty good self-contained arc inside the movie."

u/Shoelebubba

19. Reign of Fire (2002)

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u/AngryNautilus9

"I love how Christian Bale's pouring his soul into his role like he's doing Shakespeare, and there's Matthew McConaughey, Dragon Slayer, chewing the scenery for all it's worth."

u/thistleandpeony

20. Joe Dirt (2001)

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"Joe Dirt. It has a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but I love that movie."

u/-eDgAR-

21. And finally: The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)

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u/ElephantExplosion

"It was a masterpiece. Like, I periodically go on and on about the soundtrack. Hell, some pieces of it were so good, the Broadway version of the original had to have them."

u/pussyforpresident

What's a movie you love even though it gets a lot of hate? Let us know in the comments below!

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

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