People Are Sharing Their Controversial Opinions On Movies They Think Are Overrated

Certain films have become so ingrained in our pop culture, that to regard them as anything but a classic seems sacrilegious. But the fact of the matter is that even iconic films have their haters.

Below is a list of people sharing the movies they feel are the most overrated. Be forewarned, things are about to get pretty controversial.

*The Breakfast Club*

"The Breakfast Club is so boring. I’m sorry," writes Reddit user sleepy-floyd-is-goat.

I'm inclined to agree. Everyone loves to hail this film as a coming-of-age classic but I've never been able to really understand why.

*Ferris Beuller's Day Off*

BuzzFeed Community member rivercoreyralph1985 says that they love '80s movies but never understood the appeal of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. They say that by the third act, you're literally begging for the movie to be over.


"I’ve tried to watch it several times, in different stages of life, with different people, and I have never been able to get into it. I don’t know if it’s just too cheesy to me or what, but I cannot enjoy it." - BuzzFeed Community u/rebeccaw41ea4fe05

*The Notebook*

Most people hail The Notebook as one of the greatest love stories of its generation. But according to TheObscurial, they found it to be incredibly overhyped. They also thought that Noah and Allie ending up together was a little predictable.

*Uncut Gems*

I would never go as far as to say that Uncut Gems is a bad movie — that's not the case. But I still haven't seen the final ten minutes of the film and it doesn't bother me one bit.


"I just found it cringeworthy, boring, and not funny. Yet everybody is obsessed with it for some reason," according to BuzzFeed Community member angelbun.

Wow — spoken like a true Grinch. Anyone who hates Elf clearly hates Christmas, cookies, and probably puppies as well.

*Die Hard*

In a since-deleted Reddit post, this user claims that people are brainwashed into thinking Die Hard is a classic when really it's a C-list action movie on its best day. They say that this is the kind of movie you find in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart.

*Top Gun*

"Top Gun is the worst film from the '80s. There’s no humor and no real action. The entire movie is just planes flying around shooting things while 'Danger Zone' plays in the background, featuring Tom Cruise as a creepy misogynist asshole." - BuzzFeed Community u/nicoles4068c409a

*Love Actually*

Reddit user monoglot says that Love Actually is a sexist, cynical film that has become inexplicably popular. They go on to say that it is without question Richard Curtis' worst movie to date and a poor excuse for a Christmas movie.

*The Irishman*

"First Scorsese movie. Don’t care to watch any more of his movies. It was just old men sitting around and talking. I didn’t even know what was happening half of the time," Reddit user Professional-Tax-936 explained.

Of all the incredible films Martin Scorcese has created over the years — The Irishman isn't one of them.

*Napoleon Dynamite*

When Napoleon Dynamite first hit theaters, it captivated audiences around the globe and became an instant cult classic. But Reddit user PureCornbread could never figure out how such a stupid movie seemed to move the hearts and minds of so many people.

*Black Panther*

"It wasn't bad. It was actually pretty good. It's just that it was about as good as the rest of the Marvel movies. I didn't understand why everyone was saying it was so great." - Reddit u/HarryBaughl


BuzzFeed Community member maetelle hates how Ghostbusters makes absolutely no attempt to even feign a backstory for its characters. Just how did they come to invent their tools in the first place? And what was the point of having Winston in the movie, other than to provide the car?

*The Godfather*

After watching the first two hours of The Godfather, BuzzFeed Community member savannahd46856fdb8 called their brother to ask what they were missing; they just couldn't understand what made it so great. Unfortunately, their opinion wasn't swayed in the final hour-plus of the timeless mob classic.

*Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope*

A lot of people have rose-colored glasses on when it comes to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. While it deserves credit for helping to launch one of the most iconic film franchises of all time — it is painfully drawn out and pretty boring.