Not every film that has been released on a huge screen has had success at the box office, and audiences have warmly received not every successful box office film. To be honest, some blockbuster films with devoted followings aren’t all that great in terms of their outmoded plotlines, clunky technology, and perhaps monotonous character arcs.

These films are notorious for being overrated, and one of the reasons why there is always a buzz about them is due to the memories and expectations that are associated with them, even though they failed to please the audience in the slightest. So here are seven movies that are considered overrated.

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Movie: Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame

What movies are considered overrated but have a loyal fan base?

1.    Fight Club 

Movie: Fight Club
Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in Fight Club

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton’s 1999 thriller Fight Club is one of the cult classic movies of all time. It was based on Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel of the same name and is also one of the most overrated movies. The movie is filled with ideology about society, individuality, and mental health, but it was noted that the execution of the movie did not impress a section of the audience.

David Fincher’s other projects, including Se7en and Zodiac, are considered to have a stronger narrative than Fight Club. Fans said that the movie tries so hard to be edgy and none of the characters are likable or relatable, but it has been a cult classic, so people just follow the herd.

2.    The Notebook 

Movie: The Notebook
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling starrer The Notebook, based on Nicholas Sparks’ book by the same name, is also one of the most overrated movies. The movie in which McAdams and Gosling’s characters have a great romance during the summer, is forced to break up after her mother hides away his letters and calls him trash because he was poor.

The duo meet each other after years and rekindle their romance and stay together till the end of their lives and, of course, die holding hands, which fans say is creepy. Their love story, which has been romanticized over the years, is toxic love. Where the actors were praised for their acting, the storyline did not sit right with the critics as well and they said that the characters were one-dimensional and lacked depth.

3.    Gravity 

Movie: Gravity
Sandar Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity

Sandra Bullock, starring in 2013’s Gravity, is also considered one of the overrated movies, as even though it is appreciated for its exceptional visuals and special effects, the movie’s storyline was described as immersive and plot points were subpar at best, with a few loopholes here and there.

Some fans on Reddit claimed that the movie, which grossed over $700 million at the box office and won 7 Academy Awards, butchered the laws of physics as inaccuracies and plot holes are hard to ignore in this film. Surviving multiple catastrophic events in space without major injuries or long-term effects seems unrealistic.

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4.    Grease 

Movie: Grease
John Trovolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease

John Travolta and late actress Olivia Newton-John starred in the cult classic movie Grease which, back in 1978 was one of the iconic movies but probably overrated. Over the period, the movie was termed as misogynistic, homophobic, and sexist, especially because of the way the characters are portrayed on-screen.

Some fans considered and called out the makers for showcasing sl*t shaming along with a lack of diversity. The movie is considered one of the most loved movies of all time but, according to fans, it failed to impress the audience. The songs were termed as stupid and cheesy along with pointing out how 30-year-old actors portrayed the roles of teenagers.

5.    Avengers: Endgame 

Movie: Avengers: Endgame
Chris Evans in Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Avengers: Endgame, starring Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., etc. is a great movie and brings a conclusion to their story, but there have been plots that fans have pointed out which make no sense, and make the movie overrated, like; Captain America’s retirement is said to be way too out of his character or Iron Man figuring out the quantum physics even though he is an engineer and a weapons designer.

Some ardent fans also noted that the plot line of time travel feels like filler and one of the most disappointing plots was the death of Black Widow. Although the ending with Iron Man sacrificing himself to save everyone is iconic, the focus on him was not justified for the other main characters, especially when it was the end of the MCU era.

6.    The Revenant 

Movie: The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, managed to make it to the Academy Awards and also let DiCaprio win his first Oscar for the movie. The actor portrayed Hugh Glass in the movie, who was a frontiersman in the 1800s on a fur trading expedition who was left in the jungle to die by his men after he was mauled by a bear.

Some fans suggested that the movie was too long and gets boring in the middle, and where the first half is gripping, the second half of the movie is basically the actor dragging himself around. According to a reviewer, the main problem with the movie is the fact that it makes the mistake of portraying violence as the main plot instead of stopping to make the audience care about the people who are affected by the violence. It was also noted that the scenic view was gory and clumsy.

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7. Forrest Gump 

Movie: Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks‘ starrer, 1994’s Forrest Gump, has been crowned as one of the greatest movies that ever made, but a section of people feel that it’s highly overrated. Fans believe that the character of Tom Hanks did not develop over the years in the disappointing movie. One of the users wrote, ‘Forrest, who stopped developing mentally at the age of 8… even with his lifetime of experiences, he would always look at every situation through the eyes of a child.’

Even Tom Hanks did not believe much in the movie, as he said in an interview that he was not sure if people would care about a guy sitting on a bench in goofy shoes.

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