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20+ People Confessed What Popular Movies Annoy Them Despite High Ratings

When choosing a movie to watch, we often rely on the ratings, recommendations from friends, or the number of awards the movie received. But even a collective point of view from people who are considered high authorities or big cinema lovers doesn’t guarantee that you will like a movie. And this is actually understandable since art itself is quite subjective and films that seem to be indisputable masterpieces for some are examples of sheer mediocrity for others.

We at Bright Side couldn’t pass by a thread where Twitter users confessed what movies praised by critics and wide audiences seem overrated to them or even annoying. There are even Oscar winners on this list.

  • The Devil Wears Prada: The main character who’s hired based on nothing looks annoying to me. For some reason, everyone likes her and she’s always given concessions, but she is constantly indignant. In the end, she cheats on her boyfriend and betrays her boss but she is forgiven again. How come? © Abrakadabra006 / Twitter

  • A Star Is Born: It was the only time I left the theatre without finishing a film. Absolutely everything about it pissed me off. © blondedxcx / Twitter

  • The Hunger Games: Not only is the main actress mediocre, but there’s also a huge divergence from the book starting from the main event, which is getting the brooch. © Sariella_Kru / Twitter

  • Interstellar: At the time of the film’s release, I was fond of science fiction and astrophysics, and I well remember how jarred I was when watching it. Yes, they did take the existing theories as a basis but everything is so superficial and far-fetched that it looks terrible. © lisiyson40 / Twitter

  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: It might be good as a separate story but it can hardly be called a screen version of the book — it has nothing in common with the novel from the characters to the plot itself. © _tomato_hater / Twitter

  • Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley: I very much like the 1995 film adaptation. If it wasn’t there, I think I would like the 2005 version. But since it’s there, it’s like chalk and cheese. Sorry! © z4kup4n / Twitter

  • Split: I don’t think anything can disappoint me more than this movie with its romanticization of a serious illness. © psychopath_blue / Twitter

  • Avengers: Endgame: I think that the creators of this movie have buried everything they could. The development of characters is quite blurred. I feel only anger but would rather feel nostalgia. © drsy10WSbjZ3Sho / Twitter

  • Requiem for a Dream: This movie annoys me, even many years after first watching it. And I didn’t even finish watching it. © _xmas_moose / Twitter

  • Gone Girl: It’s a really annoying movie. I had 3 or 4 chances to watch it but the characters’ motivations are so far-fetched that nothing will make me like this movie. © de4dparty / Twitter

  • Total Eclipse from the year 1995: Many people consider this movie to be a cult classic but I couldn’t watch it fully, even after 4 attempts. Now I can’t even look at David Thewlis and young DiCaprio at all. © s*********_ / Twitter

  • Captain Marvel: It’s clear that only critics and Brie Larson fans liked the movie. Still, it managed to gain $1 billion at the box office. It has a plot a-la: “I’m a strong woman and all men are jerks; I’m the first superhero woman!” As a Marvel fan, I was extremely disappointed: everything in this movie is poorly made and it has no soul probably because the filmmakers were sure that people would watch it anyway. © FizzyDemon / Twitter

  • La La Land: Overall, I liked the plot and the ending but I didn’t like it as a musical. I could remember only one song from it. © amelyraimi / Twitter

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: I tried to start watching it 100 times. I tried to watch it alone and with my friends but couldn’t because it makes me feel annoyed. However, many people call it one of the best movies of all time. © AivenOnna / Twitter

  • Lady Bird: It’s a regular teenage movie with an enormous amount of stamps and clichés. Why do people keep praising it? © _Blowback__ / Twitter

  • Avatar: The movie has the following message: “People are bad, nature is good.” Wow, is that it? What a conflict, I’ve never seen it and here it is again. It’s one of the most cliché, standard movies in the world. © YumDinosaur / Twitter

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: I’m annoyed by the main character — he’s such a vegetable. His girlfriend does all the communication, while he does nothing. But when his memories are erased, he SUDDENLY understands that she is the love of his life. She definitely deserves more. © heptahydrat / Twitter

  • A Rainy Day in New York: I am sorry but I simply don’t understand this movie’s meaning. I was recommended to watch it as one of the best movies but alas, I don’t like it. © ni_fa_se / Twitter

  • Mad Max: Fury Road: I was expecting more from it. In fact, the entire film shows races through the desert or jumping from one armored truck to another. © kosharekm****** / Twitter

  • Parasite: I decided to watch it before the movie got an Oscar. It was announced to have some “unexpected plot twists.” But I can say that the first half was too predictable while the second half was too crazy. © burned_outro / Twitter

What popular and highly-regarded movies annoy you? Which of these do you think doesn’t deserve the awards and high ratings they’ve received?