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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?"


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.


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."


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

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


3. Batman & Robin (1997)

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


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


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

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"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."


5. Van Helsing (2004)

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


6. Spice World (1997)

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"Nostalgia is a helluva drug."


7. Jumper (2008)

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


8. Venom (2018)

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


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."


10. Waterworld (1995)

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


11. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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"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!"


12. Sahara (2005)

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"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."


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."


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."


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."


16. Grandma's Boy (2006)

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"A cinematic masterpiece."


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


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!"


"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."


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


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."


19. Reign of Fire (2002)

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"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."


20. Joe Dirt (2001)

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


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

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"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."


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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