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2012-11-09 09:35:01 AM  
FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.
 
2012-11-09 09:47:01 AM  
13. Horror film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | 28 Days Later

TCM didn't age well but it was pretty innovative for the time. 28 Days Later was yet another zombie movie. Sorry, "infected". It's a farking zombie movie.

/glad someone else thinks 2001 is overrated
 
2012-11-09 09:53:56 AM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


PCU is an awesome movie.

I struggled to make it to #2 after reading #1
 
2012-11-09 09:54:12 AM  

Mugato: 13. Horror film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | 28 Days Later

TCM didn't age well but it was pretty innovative for the time. 28 Days Later was yet another zombie movie. Sorry, "infected". It's a farking zombie movie.

/glad someone else thinks 2001 is overrated


Parts of TCM are still pretty chilling. I wouldn't put it in the overrated column.
 
2012-11-09 09:55:03 AM  
9. Audrey Hepburn movie: Breakfast At Tiffany's | Roman Holiday

Ok, author. You've earned my trust enough to keep reading...
 
2012-11-09 09:56:10 AM  
This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

www.8daysageek.com

It is that bad/good
 
2012-11-09 09:56:27 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Looks like a movie that could defnietly benefit from the "Charmed/Burlesque" treatment.

Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,
 
2012-11-09 09:57:29 AM  

Waldo Pepper: I love Josie and the pussycats, Josie needs to get back with Shawn in Psych


The actor's married to Juliet you know
 
2012-11-09 09:58:40 AM  
While I agree with some of the choices, the author is clearly trying to distinguish himself by "going against the great unwashed".

I bet I've never heard of any of the bands he listens to.
 
2012-11-09 09:59:26 AM  
2. Movie about fraternities: Animal House | PCU (I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.)

I should have stopped reading there.

4. John Wayne movie: The Searchers | Big Jake (Don't get me wrong: The Searchers is a great movie. But it doesn't have quite the depth that the critics and fans claim. Both of these films are about the search for a kidnapped family member but Big Jake has two things missing from The Searchers: love and genuine humor.)

Big Jake also has a delightful casual racism. His Native American friend is killed in the big shoot-out and nobody mentions it as they walk away smiling.
 
2012-11-09 10:02:09 AM  
33. Musical: A Chorus Line | Moulin Rouge

Ok, stop right there. I like Moulin Rouge in bits and pieces. However, simply calling it a flawed movie would be an understatement.

A better matching would be something like My Fair Lady | Gigi
Or pit A Chorus Line up against All That Jazz. Compare movies that make sense, goddammit!

Also, I have to agree that Strictly Ballroom is criminally underrated. Just an over the top stylized underdog movie applied to the cut throat world of ballroom dance and doesn't take itself nearly as seriously as you think that description would.
 
2012-11-09 10:02:23 AM  

WhippingBoy: While I agree with some of the choices, the author is clearly trying to distinguish himself by "going against the great unwashed".

I bet I've never heard of any of the bands he listens to.


He put "Fox and the Hound" in the "underrated" column. He's just a putz.
 
2012-11-09 10:02:31 AM  
while I enjoyed PCU I stopped reading this list/article at this point

I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

That is one of the dumbest things I have ever read.
 
2012-11-09 10:04:14 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Jim from Saint Paul: [24.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]

Looks like a movie that could defnietly benefit from the "Charmed/Burlesque" treatment.

Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,

no reason to put it on mute

Alexander Cabot: You know what? I still don't understand why you're here.
Alexandra Cabot: I'm here because I was in the comic book.
Alexander Cabot: What?
Alexandra Cabot: Nothing. 

Eugene Levy: Hello, I'm Eugene Levy. And yes, I'm an Actor. No, I said cappuccino. I'm here to talk to you about something very important. And no, it's not about me or my career. I'm here to talk about subliminal messages in rock and roll music. Or as it's simply known in some cultures, 'rock music'. You see, for years the government has been wisely coercing teenagers to buy products they normally wouldn't want, just to get their money. Fact! Kids don't have bills to pay. Fact! They don't pay taxes. But! They do babysit and hold minimum wage jobs that earn them wads of cash as substantial as, well, my body of work. But kids today aren't dumb. They're not gonna buy just anything. That's why the government has been planting small subliminal advertising suggestions in today's rock music. The results? We can now get these kids to buy just about anything. We can have them chasing a new trend every week. And that is good for the economy. And what's good for the economy... is good for the country. So God bless the United States Of America - the most ass-kickin' country... in the world!


I put this movie on one morning expecting to turn it off and ended up really enjoying it.
 
2012-11-09 10:04:34 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,


Actually, Tara Reid has some pretty hilarious lines in that movie.
 
2012-11-09 10:04:50 AM  
Josie and the Pussycats benefits from lack of undergarments
 
2012-11-09 10:05:02 AM  
Any list that suggests that Star Wars IV: A New Hope is a sequel automatically fails. Oh TECHNICALLY it's right, but fark that list anyway.
 
2012-11-09 10:05:09 AM  
This list is absolutely awful. Author doesn't seem to understand what underrated/overrated means. He said Batman Begins is underrated? Umm... no. It was an excellent movie and it was called an excellent movie.
 
2012-11-09 10:05:48 AM  
Did anyone make it all the way through the list?
I skipped ahead to this statement:

"Think I'm wrong? (Of course you do.) Leave your alternative choices in the comments section. (Note: My list doesn't include anything from the past five years but don't let that limit your selections.)"


Well, at least he admits he's a troll.
 
2012-11-09 10:06:26 AM  
Wow. I made it a few entries down the list and noticed that the author has no farking clue what he's talking about. Another young, hipster doofus.

Carry on.
 
2012-11-09 10:06:45 AM  

genepool lifeboat: Did anyone make it all the way through the list?


I agreed with about 1/2 the stuff he said. Maybe a little more.
 
2012-11-09 10:08:29 AM  

Waldo Pepper: I love Josie and the pussycats, Josie needs to get back with Shawn in Psych


No way, Jules is much hotter and blondes aren't usually my thing. Maybe it's a the crush I had on Alicia Silverstone when I was younger and they're doppelgangers of each other.
 
2012-11-09 10:08:34 AM  

Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

[www.8daysageek.com image 321x480]

It is that bad/good


Kung Fu Hustle is an entertaining slap in the face to all cheesy Kung Fu movies. It's well worth the watch.

Mugato: 28 Days Later was yet another zombie movie. Sorry, "infected". It's a farking zombie movie.


It's not really all that entertaining either but we should be fair it was one of the first of the recent 'zombie revival' trend. My two favorite zombie movies made recently would have to be Rec (quarantine wasn't bad either) or Sean of the Dead with an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)
 
2012-11-09 10:09:25 AM  

Egoy3k: Kung Fu Hustle is an entertaining slap in the face to all cheesy Kung Fu movies. It's well worth the watch.


It is my favorite movie
 
2012-11-09 10:10:23 AM  
This read more "popular/less-popular" than "overrated/underrated".
 
2012-11-09 10:10:30 AM  

Egoy3k: an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)


Rodriguez embraced all the potential batsh*ttary that can be put in a zombie flick. That's why it works.
 
2012-11-09 10:14:02 AM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


This author needs to shut his whore mouth. He lost ALL credibility with this statement, While PCU was an entertaining flick, Animal House is so much better.
 
2012-11-09 10:14:21 AM  
...and Caddyshack is as funny as I remember. Some of it's a little cheesy but a comedy of that type only needs a few great scenes and it has them. Most comedies peeter out when they start to get to the main plot. Office Space kind of ran out of gas when they actually pulled the heist, Caddyshack when they got to the tournament, the Big Lebowski when they got deeper into the kidnapping and started adding increasingly odd characters but they're all funny movies. The party in PCU was funny but a lot of the rest of it was filler.
 
2012-11-09 10:14:21 AM  

Gunny Highway: I struggled to make it to #2 after reading #1


I'll give him props for mentioning Serenity, but otherwise the list is basically "my obscure/independent film is better than your mainstream success film".
 
2012-11-09 10:14:38 AM  
FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!

Red Dawn is only good because it's so bad. Let's be patriotic and blow up some Ruskies!
Dr. Strangelove is funny, thought provoking and brilliant.
 
2012-11-09 10:15:59 AM  

KatjaMouse: Egoy3k: an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)

Rodriguez embraced all the potential batsh*ttary that can be put in a zombie flick. That's why it works.


Yeah and on top of all of it I loved that he used modern effects but then overlayed the whole movie to make it look like old 35mm film. In that context it makes the gore and zombies look so much more authentic since the effects used wouldn't be available in the era that it looks like it was shot in.
 
2012-11-09 10:16:00 AM  
I stopped freading here:

11. Sam Raimi movie: Evil Dead | Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3

because, Evil Dead 2 is the greatest of that series.
 
2012-11-09 10:16:32 AM  
FTFA: Incoherent movie about a hippie: Easy Rider | The Big Lebowski

Wow, he thinks The Big Lebowski is underrated. So brave.
 
2012-11-09 10:17:52 AM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


First thing that jumped out at me too. What a farking awful list. Subby should feel bad.
 
2012-11-09 10:17:57 AM  
I like PCU better than Animal House.
 
2012-11-09 10:18:13 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [24.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]

Looks like a movie that could defnietly benefit from the "Charmed/Burlesque" treatment.

Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,


It's smarter than most give it credit for. It's a giant satire of the marketing-driven, image-conscious society of today, where how talented you are is often secondary to how good you look and how much money you spend on advertising.
 
2012-11-09 10:19:08 AM  

KatjaMouse: Egoy3k: an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)

Rodriguez embraced all the potential batsh*ttary that can be put in a zombie flick. That's why it works.


And Rose McGowan with a machine gun for a leg.

As an FX guy I also appreciated some of the more subtle use of CG. Some of it wasn't subtle but for example the wounds they had, used conventional make-up with CG to make deeper holes in their flesh and Sayid's head blowing off when he was talking in mid sentence. The scratchy film effect made the CG even more convincing.

And Rose McGowan with a machine gun for a leg.

img.timeinc.net
 
2012-11-09 10:19:39 AM  

Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

It is that bad/good


Agreed.
 
2012-11-09 10:20:07 AM  

KatjaMouse: Moulin Rouge


Is there a shot in that movie that lasts more than 2 seconds? It near gave me a seizure.
 
2012-11-09 10:20:35 AM  
Also:

38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-09 10:21:09 AM  

Egoy3k: Yeah and on top of all of it I loved that he used modern effects but then overlayed the whole movie to make it look like old 35mm film. In that context it makes the gore and zombies look so much more authentic since the effects used wouldn't be available in the era that it looks like it was shot in.


Oh, you stole my thunder with that post. I spent too much time looking at pics of Rose McGowan when I was writing mine. But well said.
 
2012-11-09 10:21:41 AM  

cfreak:
Red Dawn is only good because it's so bad. Let's be patriotic and blow up some Ruskies!
Dr. Strangelove is funny, thought provoking and brilliant.


You're thinking of Red Dawn as a teenager, as a rah-rah action film. Think of it as a dramatic tragedy and it goes pretty deep in to the thought provoking and brilliant.
 
2012-11-09 10:22:30 AM  
38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

Issue: Star Wars is not Sci-Fi! It is fantasy. And I do not see X2 as Sci-Fi either.

34. Martial arts movie: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon | House of Flying Daggers

Both are great movies and I always look at them with equal love and respect.

3. Disney movie about dogs: 101 Dalmations | The Fox and the Hound

I thought this was common knowledge that The Fox and the Hound was better then 101 Dalmatians.
 
2012-11-09 10:23:55 AM  
FTFA:38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

I agree the first Star Wars movie was an awful squeal
 
2012-11-09 10:24:30 AM  

cfreak: FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!


If we want to play the author's game, he should have picked "Fail-Safe" for the underrated. Not that I think Strangelove is overrated in anyway, but few people have seen Fail-Safe, and more should.
 
2012-11-09 10:24:42 AM  

Mugato: Egoy3k: Yeah and on top of all of it I loved that he used modern effects but then overlayed the whole movie to make it look like old 35mm film. In that context it makes the gore and zombies look so much more authentic since the effects used wouldn't be available in the era that it looks like it was shot in.

Oh, you stole my thunder with that post. I spent too much time looking at pics of Rose McGowan when I was writing mine. But well said.


Well at least being at work has some advantages. I can't look at pictures of Rose McGowan at work. Well at least not the type of pictures of Rose MacGowan that I would want to look at anyway.
 
2012-11-09 10:25:08 AM  
Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.

Run Lola Run is underrated?
 
2012-11-09 10:25:10 AM  

Mugato: 13. Horror film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | 28 Days Later

TCM didn't age well but it was pretty innovative for the time. 28 Days Later was yet another zombie movie. Sorry, "infected". It's a farking zombie movie.

/glad someone else thinks 2001 is overrated


The infected are incredibly violent, extremely contagious, and can quickly add to their ranks with a simple bite/claw/bit of spittle. With the exception that they're fast and will eventually starve to death (as seen at the end of the very end of the movie), they still act like zombies from every movie before it. Zombie purists can argue that the infected are not zombies but that doesn't change the fact the 28 Days later is most definitely a zombie MOVIE.
 
2012-11-09 10:25:19 AM  

Tax Boy: KatjaMouse: Moulin Rouge

Is there a shot in that movie that lasts more than 2 seconds? It near gave me a seizure.


The opening of the movie, ie., the first 20 minutes, was all rapid cut. I appreciate the style because it was in the perspective of Christian who threw himself in this world and experienced sensory overload. As the movie progresses and he roots himself in the setting and with the characters there are longer takes. There's only one worth while scene, though, in the whole thing. Yup... Tango De Roxanne.
 
2012-11-09 10:25:25 AM  
Help me out here, somebody -- recommend an Underrated counterpart to Fight Club. Thanks.
 
2012-11-09 10:26:20 AM  

Gleeman: Gunny Highway: I struggled to make it to #2 after reading #1

I'll give him props for mentioning Serenity, but otherwise the list is basically "my obscure/independent film is better than your mainstream success film".


I give him props for mentioning it but it simply doesn't compare to 2001. They're two completely different kinds of movies (Hard Sci-Fi vs action-adventure in space). Besides, in terms of popularity, both of them are pretty underrated by the mainstream and most geeks think they are both great.
 
2012-11-09 10:26:37 AM  
hey guys. I wrote an article where I just list a bunch of movies.

/babe is the pig movie.
 
2012-11-09 10:26:39 AM  

wiwille: Run Lola Run is underrated?


That confused me too. Then I thought maybe because I came up through a foreign film loving family and went on straight to art school that my perspective was skewed.
 
2012-11-09 10:27:18 AM  
"26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.
 
2012-11-09 10:30:51 AM  

wiwille: Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.


Didn't age well? It was about a college in the 60s and was made in the 70s. There are no real special effects. Most of the humor is either sophomoric or slapstick. There's nothing highbrow at all about that movie. What's in there that "didn't age well"?
 
2012-11-09 10:31:17 AM  

cgraves67: Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

It is that bad/good

Agreed.


I liked Shaolin Soccer better (by the same guys, IIRC), but only by a little.
 
2012-11-09 10:32:07 AM  

AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.


Right. because Empire Strikes Back is not better then Serenity.

RIGHT.

/wheedonite myself
 
2012-11-09 10:34:15 AM  

phaseolus: Help me out here, somebody -- recommend an Underrated counterpart to Fight Club. Thanks.


Fight Club overrated? How dare, you Sir!
 
2012-11-09 10:35:24 AM  

phaseolus: Help me out here, somebody -- recommend an Underrated counterpart to Fight Club. Thanks.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-09 10:35:41 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.

Right. because Empire Strikes Back is not better then Serenity.

RIGHT.

/wheedonite myself


Agreed. I see Serenity as being a bit better than Jedi and almost as good as A New Hope. Obviously it's better than all of the prequels.

Empire Strikes Back is the greatest fantasy / sci-fi of all time

/ OF ALL TIME!
 
2012-11-09 10:35:47 AM  

brigid_fitch: wiwille: Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.

Didn't age well? It was about a college in the 60s and was made in the 70s. There are no real special effects. Most of the humor is either sophomoric or slapstick. There's nothing highbrow at all about that movie. What's in there that "didn't age well"?


The humor.
 
2012-11-09 10:38:47 AM  

AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) A real Sci-Fi movie | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.


Fixed the fix.

Star Wars happens in the past (A long long time ago). Therefore, can not be Sci-Fi.
 
2012-11-09 10:38:59 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.

Right. because Empire Strikes Back is not better then Serenity.

RIGHT.

/wheedonite myself


I like Firefly and I like Joss Whedon's work for the most part (he could turn the sarcasm level on every single character down a notch) but while I liked Serenity, it was basically a Star Trek: TNG episode with snappier dialog. Although Summer Glau kicking ass was pretty awesome. I know it's shameless pandering to the male attraction to girls kicking ass but I'm only human.
 
2012-11-09 10:39:01 AM  

bhcompy: cfreak:
Red Dawn is only good because it's so bad. Let's be patriotic and blow up some Ruskies!
Dr. Strangelove is funny, thought provoking and brilliant.

You're thinking of Red Dawn as a teenager, as a rah-rah action film. Think of it as a dramatic tragedy and it goes pretty deep in to the thought provoking and brilliant.


It's even funnier as a dramatic tragedy.
 
2012-11-09 10:40:02 AM  
16. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1960-2008): American Beauty (1999)| The Apartment (1960)

I'm surprised that they didn't call "Crash" the most overrate Best Picture, but that's unfair because everyone has accurately rated "Crash" as pretty terrible.
 
2012-11-09 10:40:10 AM  
The nearly plotless Caddyshack hasn't aged well and is not as funny as you remember.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-09 10:40:15 AM  
Rope is an amazing piece of film.

Even though I have seen it a half dozen times I still get goosebumps.
 
2012-11-09 10:41:17 AM  

Rapmaster2000: 16. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1960-2008): American Beauty (1999)| The Apartment (1960)

I'm surprised that they didn't call "Crash" the most overrate Best Picture, but that's unfair because everyone has accurately rated "Crash" as pretty terrible.


American Beauty didn't have the immediate buyer's remorse that Crash did.
 
2012-11-09 10:42:04 AM  

Rapmaster2000: 16. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1960-2008): American Beauty (1999)| The Apartment (1960)

I'm surprised that they didn't call "Crash" the most overrate Best Picture, but that's unfair because everyone has accurately rated "Crash" as pretty terrible.


Both Crash and American Beauty were horrible movies. I had to watch them for class in college and I almost walked out. Same goes for Broke Back Mountain. That movie had horrible writing and horrible acting. How the hell did these movies get Best movies when they are such God awful movies.
 
2012-11-09 10:42:20 AM  

Mighty Taternuts: Rope is an amazing piece of film.

Even though I have seen it a half dozen times I still get goosebumps.


Now I've only seen it once so you may be better at answering this than me. Was it done in a single take or was it done in a nearly single take?
 
2012-11-09 10:42:41 AM  

cfreak: Jim from Saint Paul: AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.

Right. because Empire Strikes Back is not better then Serenity.

RIGHT.

/wheedonite myself

Agreed. I see Serenity as being a bit better than Jedi and almost as good as A New Hope. Obviously it's better than all of the prequels.

Empire Strikes Back is the greatest fantasy / sci-fi of all time

/ OF ALL TIME!


Yes, a story about a backwater redneck that wants to fark his sister and kill his father is the best story of all time. It's a farking lame soap opera set in space.
 
2012-11-09 10:43:21 AM  
(I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.)

And that's where I stopped reading.
 
2012-11-09 10:44:03 AM  

yves0010: Same goes for Broke Back Mountain. That movie had horrible writing and horrible acting. How the hell did these movies get Best movies when they are such God awful movies.


1) Brokeback was nominated against Crash so it never won Best Picture.
2) Brokeback was actually well written and well acted so I don't know what movie you walked in on.
 
2012-11-09 10:44:13 AM  
Saw the Animal House / PCU thing at #2, and immediately hit that convenient 'X' in the top right corner.
 
2012-11-09 10:44:40 AM  
Phantom of the Opera should be on there in place of Moulin Rouge.

Also, Night Watch / Day Watch?
 
2012-11-09 10:44:59 AM  
Replace Avatar with Battle for Terra
 
2012-11-09 10:46:20 AM  

yves0010: Star Wars happens in the past (A long long time ago). Therefore, can not be Sci-Fi.


I realize that Star Wars has fantasy elements and the whole "hero's journey" that is common to fantasy, I took all the classes. But it's not also sci-fi because of the tag line that it was "a long time ago"? Sci-fi is usually about the implications of new technology on the world. The death star was new technology, a station that could destroy a planet. And it was about how they used that technology. And primitive ewoks vs the technologically superior Empire, that kind of stuff is all over sci-fi. So yeah, I'd say that Star Wars is as much sci-fi as it is fantasy.
 
2012-11-09 10:46:35 AM  

KatjaMouse: yves0010: Same goes for Broke Back Mountain. That movie had horrible writing and horrible acting. How the hell did these movies get Best movies when they are such God awful movies.

1) Brokeback was nominated against Crash so it never won Best Picture.
2) Brokeback was actually well written and well acted so I don't know what movie you walked in on.


Yeah, I thought Brokeback was pretty decent, and I expected it to be overwrought and preachy based on its subject.
 
2012-11-09 10:47:17 AM  

KatjaMouse: Mighty Taternuts: Rope is an amazing piece of film.

Even though I have seen it a half dozen times I still get goosebumps.

Now I've only seen it once so you may be better at answering this than me. Was it done in a single take or was it done in a nearly single take?


The takes were as long as a camera could film back then, about 10 minutes. But Hitchcock did most of the cuts in a very smooth manner so one wouldn't notice most of them, and the movie itself runs in "real time".

Great flick.
 
2012-11-09 10:47:23 AM  
Since he put Evil Dead and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the overrated column, I promise to kick this douche nozzle right in the testes if we ever cross paths.

/Since when is the Big Lebowski been underrated? It has its own festival for fark's sake
//Original star wars overrated? Now he's just trolling
 
2012-11-09 10:48:25 AM  

KatjaMouse: Mighty Taternuts: Rope is an amazing piece of film.

Even though I have seen it a half dozen times I still get goosebumps.

Now I've only seen it once so you may be better at answering this than me. Was it done in a single take or was it done in a nearly single take?


The entire film was one continuous unbroken shot. Hitch cheated maybe twice but it still looked pretty seamless.
 
2012-11-09 10:48:58 AM  

thecpt: /babe is the pig movie.


It seems like such a sweet little movie about a pig and some sheep until you start to pay attention to some of the dialog:

babe: Aren't pigs allowed in the house?
puppies: Not live ones!

There's a lot of subtle dark humor in that "children's" movie.
 
2012-11-09 10:49:48 AM  
Any critic that praises any steaming pile that Baz Luhrmann has pinched out deserves to have his license revoked. I await in horror to see what he does to the Great Gatsby
 
2012-11-09 10:50:18 AM  

yves0010: AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) A real Sci-Fi movie | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.

Fixed the fix.

Star Wars happens in the past (A long long time ago). Therefore, can not be Sci-Fi.


I won't argue that Star Wars isn't fantasy but your criteria is retarded.
 
2012-11-09 10:50:34 AM  

McGrits: I stopped freading here:

11. Sam Raimi movie: Evil Dead | Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3

because, Evil Dead 2 is the greatest of that series.


Not much comedy in the first of that series, unlike the third.

/ very different movies, hard to compare
// I like all three of them...
 
2012-11-09 10:51:14 AM  

Mugato: yves0010: Star Wars happens in the past (A long long time ago). Therefore, can not be Sci-Fi.

I realize that Star Wars has fantasy elements and the whole "hero's journey" that is common to fantasy, I took all the classes. But it's not also sci-fi because of the tag line that it was "a long time ago"? Sci-fi is usually about the implications of new technology on the world. The death star was new technology, a station that could destroy a planet. And it was about how they used that technology. And primitive ewoks vs the technologically superior Empire, that kind of stuff is all over sci-fi. So yeah, I'd say that Star Wars is as much sci-fi as it is fantasy.


That was generous. I would have said .
 
2012-11-09 10:51:51 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Mugato: yves0010: Star Wars happens in the past (A long long time ago). Therefore, can not be Sci-Fi.

I realize that Star Wars has fantasy elements and the whole "hero's journey" that is common to fantasy, I took all the classes. But it's not also sci-fi because of the tag line that it was "a long time ago"? Sci-fi is usually about the implications of new technology on the world. The death star was new technology, a station that could destroy a planet. And it was about how they used that technology. And primitive ewoks vs the technologically superior Empire, that kind of stuff is all over sci-fi. So yeah, I'd say that Star Wars is as much sci-fi as it is fantasy.

That was generous. I would have said .


/makes jerkoff gesture
 
2012-11-09 10:52:44 AM  

Rapmaster2000: KatjaMouse: yves0010: Same goes for Broke Back Mountain. That movie had horrible writing and horrible acting. How the hell did these movies get Best movies when they are such God awful movies.

1) Brokeback was nominated against Crash so it never won Best Picture.
2) Brokeback was actually well written and well acted so I don't know what movie you walked in on.

Yeah, I thought Brokeback was pretty decent, and I expected it to be overwrought and preachy based on its subject.


I hated it and thought it wasn't well done at all. I did just could not stand it.

Swore it won best picture but then again, I never pay attention to that crap award shows any more. They do not nominate the really good movies. Only the ones they think are good enough.
 
2012-11-09 10:53:35 AM  

KatjaMouse: genepool lifeboat: Did anyone make it all the way through the list?

I agreed with about 1/2 the stuff he said. Maybe a little more.


Same here, but it gave me a few leads on movies I haven't seen. Ponette sounds intriguing (sp?)
 
2012-11-09 10:53:50 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: McGrits: I stopped freading here:

11. Sam Raimi movie: Evil Dead | Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3

because, Evil Dead 2 is the greatest of that series.

Not much comedy in the first of that series, unlike the third.

/ very different movies, hard to compare
// I like all three of them...


the comedic parts in the first comes from the amateur acting. It wasn't intentional, after the first one I think everyone realized there was comedy to be had so they it funny on purpose. I'm not saying, the first one is all funny, there are some creepy parts but the dialogue is pretty bad in a good way in places
 
2012-11-09 10:54:06 AM  

NewWorldDan: thecpt: /babe is the pig movie.

It seems like such a sweet little movie about a pig and some sheep until you start to pay attention to some of the dialog:

babe: Aren't pigs allowed in the house?
puppies: Not live ones!

There's a lot of subtle dark humor in that "children's" movie.


exactly. including naming a whole portion of the film ham is a sweet meat.
 
2012-11-09 10:56:29 AM  
I couldn't get past the first 20 or so of this farking pile of trolltastic shiat. Just because you like another movie better than a popular movie, doesn't make it overrated. I consider many of these "overrated" lovers to be some of the best movies of all time.

/OF ALL TIME!
 
2012-11-09 10:56:54 AM  

buckeyebrain: Saw the Animal House / PCU thing at #2, and immediately hit that convenient 'X' in the top right corner.


Testify, brother.
 
2012-11-09 10:58:14 AM  
I stopped reading after #2.

2. Movie about fraternities: Animal House | PCU (I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.)
 
2012-11-09 10:58:57 AM  
15. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1927-1959): From Here to Eternity (1953) | It Happened One Night (1934)
16. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1960-2008): American Beauty (1999)| The Apartment (1960)


THIS made me read the whole list.

FHTE was trash. Horribly acted, except Frank Sinatra was pretty good. IHON was so much fun.

AB was a horrible movie about a pedophile. The Apartment, you get to see Fred McMurray as a scumbag.
 
2012-11-09 10:59:01 AM  

AbiNormal: Yes, a story about a backwater redneck that wants to fark his sister and kill his father is the best story of all time. It's a farking lame soap opera set in space.


All of the StarWars movies are versions of the Monomyth (or Hero's Journey). If this disqualifies a movie as being "good" then we'll need to disqualify probably half the movies ever made.
 
2012-11-09 11:00:51 AM  

cfreak: FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!

Red Dawn is only good because it's so bad. Let's be patriotic and blow up some Ruskies!
Dr. Strangelove is funny, thought provoking and brilliant.


This.
 
2012-11-09 11:01:32 AM  

McGrits: I stopped freading here:

11. Sam Raimi movie: Evil Dead | Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3

because, Evil Dead 2 is the greatest of that series.


And this.
 
2012-11-09 11:03:53 AM  
This list isn't quantitative enough for me. (Yeah, I'm an earth scientist. I like me some numbers.) At the very least, the author could have put up Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic scores (or maybe box office returns?) to show that his definition of "overhyped" means something. A lot of his "obscure" movies were critically well received (Elf, Josie, It Happened One Night...) as far as I know.
 
2012-11-09 11:04:55 AM  

laughin: 15. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1927-1959): From Here to Eternity (1953) | It Happened One Night (1934)
16. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1960-2008): American Beauty (1999)| The Apartment (1960)

THIS made me read the whole list.

FHTE was trash. Horribly acted, except Frank Sinatra was pretty good. IHON was so much fun.

AB was a horrible movie about a pedophile. The Apartment, you get to see Fred McMurray as a scumbag.


The Apartment was worth it for Lemmon's acting alone.
 
2012-11-09 11:06:19 AM  
I also now want to see One, Two, Three by Billy Wilder. I have never heard of it.
 
2012-11-09 11:06:28 AM  

tdyak: Phantom of the Opera should be on there in place of Moulin Rouge.

racksandrazors.com
Indeed.

Also, GIS turned up this:
www.joblo.com
Now I'm just confused.
/fap?
 
2012-11-09 11:06:33 AM  
18. Foreign film (France): Breathless | Brotherhood of the Wolf (BotW is quite possibly the best French import since French Fries.)

AHAHAHAHA! Oh holy shiat that's the stupidest thing I've read all week.
 
2012-11-09 11:07:13 AM  
51. Peter Weller films: Robocop | The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
 
2012-11-09 11:07:30 AM  
Well played author. That is how you troll

10/10
 
2012-11-09 11:08:45 AM  

flaminio: cfreak: FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!

If we want to play the author's game, he should have picked "Fail-Safe" for the underrated. Not that I think Strangelove is overrated in anyway, but few people have seen Fail-Safe, and more should.


With an extremely young (and actually handsome) Walter Matthau.
 
2012-11-09 11:09:53 AM  

LeafyGreens: 18. Foreign film


2.bp.blogspot.com

See this movie.
 
2012-11-09 11:11:32 AM  
38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

Technically, he's right; ANH is a sequel, but it's not even the best sequel in the Star Wars series (that honor belongs to ESB). And I would replace X2 with Wrath of Khan.
 
2012-11-09 11:12:36 AM  

Vash's Apprentice: tdyak: Phantom of the Opera should be on there in place of Moulin Rouge.

[racksandrazors.com image 377x237]
Indeed.

Also, GIS turned up this:
[www.joblo.com image 450x757]
Now I'm just confused.
/fap?


Is that Gianna Michaels?
 
2012-11-09 11:14:11 AM  
That was some professional level trolling.

my fave:

26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAA!
 
2012-11-09 11:16:56 AM  
i.qkme.me
.
 
2012-11-09 11:18:27 AM  

wiwille: Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.

Run Lola Run is underrated?


Would have gone with The Princess and the Warrior anyway.
 
2012-11-09 11:19:06 AM  
He's wrong on the Crouching Tiger line. House of Flying Daggers is rated about right. But Drunken Master is criminally underrated as a film. Probably the best fight choreography (still stands ups today), pretty strong cinematography, not terrible plot, has traditional Chinese heroes in it, so there is some substance to dig into if you look into the background.

Also the SCi-fi sequal- Star Wars iV a new hope was not a sequel.

Otherwise, I like most of his choices.
 
2012-11-09 11:20:17 AM  
Teen Wolf/Ginger Snaps
 
2012-11-09 11:22:58 AM  
Both of these films are about the search for a kidnapped family member but Big Jake has two things missing from The Searchers: love and genuine humor.)

LOL WUT?

gonewiththetwins.com

professormortis.files.wordpress.com

Humor: Everything else involving Ward Bond. Though I think I can see where he's coming from concerning Martin's "wife" and some of Mose's scenes.
 
2012-11-09 11:24:32 AM  

cfreak: AbiNormal: Yes, a story about a backwater redneck that wants to fark his sister and kill his father is the best story of all time. It's a farking lame soap opera set in space.

All of the StarWars movies are versions of the Monomyth (or Hero's Journey). If this disqualifies a movie as being "good" then we'll need to disqualify probably half the movies ever made.


What I'm saying is the writing/story/plot in all the Star Wars movies is weak, not because it is based on the Monomyth. To me it seems that George Lucas desperately wants to write for soap opera's but lacks the talent.
 
2012-11-09 11:25:22 AM  
46. Kevin Costner sports movie: Field of Dreams | Tin Cup Bull Durham

Lot's of win in that movie.
 
2012-11-09 11:26:03 AM  
Titanic with Human Centipede

Best movie about getting a load of crap shoved down your throat.
 
2012-11-09 11:26:18 AM  
I think this list has actually given me brain damage. Pure farking stupidity.
 
2012-11-09 11:28:15 AM  
F that. He's pissed that The Searchers wasn't funny enough? Not enough fart jokes in Apocalypse Now?
 
2012-11-09 11:28:42 AM  
FTA:

7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove

You can shut the f*ck up and get the f*ck out.
 
2012-11-09 11:29:34 AM  

yves0010: AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) A real Sci-Fi movie | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.

Fixed the fix.

Star Wars happens in the past (A long long time ago). Therefore, can not be Sci-Fi.


That statement is completely untrue and makes me question your sci-fi chops.
 
2012-11-09 11:29:48 AM  
About Star Wars:

1) A New Hope is not a sequel. It is the original and everything else was a sequel or prequel.
2) Star Wars is Sci-Fi. There is enough invented/fictional technology (blasters, planet-destroying planet-sized weapons, light speed traveling space ships, droids, lightsabers...) that it must be put in this genre.

If the author wants to call Empire an overrated sci-fi sequel, I could see the argument. It is often considered one of the best sci-fi films, and generally the best of the Star Wars series and one of the easy ways to get a list of overrated movies is to take the "best" of a bunch of different categories and say why a few other should be above them.
 
2012-11-09 11:32:08 AM  
Think I'm wrong? (Of course you do.)

'Cos I'm shamelessly trolling for clicks!!!
 
2012-11-09 11:32:41 AM  
PCU/Jeremy Piven over Animal House/Belushi?

/stops reading and closes window
 
2012-11-09 11:32:54 AM  
The Big Lebowski is so blitheringly overrated that it hurts.

Truth About Cats & Dogs is terrible

I do agree that 28 Days Later is underrated as a horror movie because of its depth. And I hate to be that guy, but Crouching Tiger is a romance movie with martial arts in it, not the other way around.
 
2012-11-09 11:33:24 AM  
Mel Gibson movie: Braveheart | Gallipoli

An intriguing pick. I like them both.
 
2012-11-09 11:34:14 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Well played author. That is how you troll

10/10


Hey. he recommended Miller's Crossing, so he must know what he's talking about.

I'm not going to read the list again, but if he had a category for modern noir, I would recommend
The Man Who Wasn't There
 
2012-11-09 11:36:54 AM  

beerrun: 46. Kevin Costner sports movie: Field of Dreams | Tin Cup Bull Durham

Lot's of win in that movie.


Thank heavens someone fixed this error.

On a side note, "Like Water for Chocolate" is a marvelous movie to start off a 'Friday night that doesn't end til Sunday' sex-a-thon. Subtle and sublime.
 
2012-11-09 11:37:15 AM  

McGrits: I stopped freading here:

11. Sam Raimi movie: Evil Dead | Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3

because, Evil Dead 2 is the greatest of that series.


though I'd have to retitled the category as Funny Horror-Comedy, I would go further and say Evil Dead 2 is over-rated while Dead Alive is under-rated and better overall.
 
2012-11-09 11:39:50 AM  
The 1989 Batman movie is overrated? Don't people have to like the movie to think it is overrated?
 
2012-11-09 11:40:48 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Truth About Cats & Dogs is terrible


Yeah but Janeane Garafalo was so adorable.
 
2012-11-09 11:43:46 AM  

paswa17: About Star Wars:

1) A New Hope is not a sequel. It is the original and everything else was a sequel or prequel.
2) Star Wars is Sci-Fi. There is enough invented/fictional technology (blasters, planet-destroying planet-sized weapons, light speed traveling space ships, droids, lightsabers...) that it must be put in this genre.

If the author wants to call Empire an overrated sci-fi sequel, I could see the argument. It is often considered one of the best sci-fi films, and generally the best of the Star Wars series and one of the easy ways to get a list of overrated movies is to take the "best" of a bunch of different categories and say why a few other should be above them.


It's fantasy disguised as sci-fi. The details are all shiny and futuristic, but at it's heart it's swords and sorcery. On purpose. A nobody farmboy, with the help of a wizard, infiltrates the black castle and rescues a princess imprisoned by the evil sorcerer.

The last twenty minutes is a WWII dogfight.

There is almost no "science" in it. Just phlebotonem. 

Having said that, "Empire" is the best of the Star Wars movies, and a damned good movie.
 
2012-11-09 11:44:07 AM  

flaminio: cfreak: FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!

If we want to play the author's game, he should have picked "Fail-Safe" for the underrated. Not that I think Strangelove is overrated in anyway, but few people have seen Fail-Safe, and more should.


I would have picked War Games as underrated, even though the plot mirrors the Doomsday Device in Dr. Strangelove.
 
2012-11-09 11:45:31 AM  
41. Movie about amoral businessmen: Wall Street | Boiler Room

Wait I agree with this one, what is wrong with me?
 
2012-11-09 11:50:06 AM  
FTFA: 1. Most overrated/underrated: Raging Bull | Metropolitan

Stopped reading right there.
 
2012-11-09 11:53:09 AM  

AbiNormal:
Yes, a story about a backwater redneck that wants to fark his sister and kill his father is the best story of all time. It's a farking lame soap opera set in space.


Doesn't want to fark his siter and does everything he can to not kill his dad. In fact, he doesn't kill him, his dad's boss does.

10/10 because I responded though.
 
2012-11-09 11:53:26 AM  

beerrun: 46. Kevin Costner sports movie: Field of Dreams | Tin Cup Bull Durham

Lot's of win in that movie.


I don't disagree with you on the quality of Bull Durham, but it wasn't exactly underrated. Rotten Tomatoes lists it as the best reviewed sports movie of all time.

In the context of this moron's list, I think Tin Cup works.
 
2012-11-09 11:55:39 AM  

Mighty Taternuts: Rope is an amazing piece of film.

Even though I have seen it a half dozen times I still get goosebumps.


is that the one that is one continuous shot?
 
2012-11-09 11:57:20 AM  

AbiNormal: Yes, a story about a backwater redneck that wants to fark his sister and kill his father is the best story of all time. It's a farking lame soap opera set in space.


i.imgur.com

1/10.
 
2012-11-09 11:58:52 AM  
I think Joe Dirt needs to be on this list somewhere.
 
2012-11-09 12:00:39 PM  

machodonkeywrestler: yves0010: AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) A real Sci-Fi movie | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.

Fixed the fix.

Star Wars happens in the past (A long long time ago). Therefore, can not be Sci-Fi.

That statement is completely untrue and makes me question your sci-fi chops.


THIS.

Let's take fiction involving science.

Ok, science suggests there could be alternate demensions, multiuple galaxies out there. Science also suggests/proves/whatever evolution is the way that species come into being.

So it is then possible that in a galaxy far, far away the evolution of the the different worlds and speicies that populate happened at a different pace then ours.

Or:

LMAO! Sci-fi only ='s future? L.M.F.A.O.

/now if you don;t want to call it sci-fi and want to call it fantasy, have at it
//i don;t agree, yet at least that argument has SOME validity
 
2012-11-09 12:02:15 PM  

TheraTx: Mighty Taternuts: Rope is an amazing piece of film.

Even though I have seen it a half dozen times I still get goosebumps.

is that the one that is one continuous shot?


I see thsi was answered. If I remember right hitchcock went to close-up on something dark like a jacket when the film was running out then changed the film and pulled back out and continued shooting.
 
2012-11-09 12:03:58 PM  
I made it to the point where it appears the author thinks Red Dawn is better in some way than Dr Strangelove.
 
2012-11-09 12:09:40 PM  

TheraTx: TheraTx: Mighty Taternuts: Rope is an amazing piece of film.

Even though I have seen it a half dozen times I still get goosebumps.

is that the one that is one continuous shot?

I see thsi was answered. If I remember right hitchcock went to close-up on something dark like a jacket when the film was running out then changed the film and pulled back out and continued shooting.


Well they had rolls of film back then, there was no digital so after each reel they couldn't keep the continuous shooting but otherwise it was one shot.
 
2012-11-09 12:11:48 PM  

cfreak: Jim from Saint Paul: AbiNormal: "26. Sci-fi movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Star Wars (all of them) | Serenity (But you have to see the entire season of Firefly on DVD before watching Serenity.)"

Fixed that for the idiot writer.

Right. because Empire Strikes Back is not better then Serenity.

RIGHT.

/wheedonite myself

Agreed. I see Serenity as being a bit better than Jedi and almost as good as A New Hope. Obviously it's better than all of the prequels.

Empire Strikes Back is the greatest fantasy MOVIE / sci-fi of all time

/ OF ALL TIME!


ALL TIME!!!
 
2012-11-09 12:15:43 PM  
unfilmde.files.wordpress.com

"Overrated, eh? Let me tell you what I think of your pathetic little blog." *starts swearing in German*
 
2012-11-09 12:19:30 PM  
Empire Records/Airheads

I like them both, but Airheads is a better snapshot of the music industry at the time.
 
2012-11-09 12:26:19 PM  
Monty Python and The Holy Grail/Eric the Viking
/and I'm a Python fan
//I give you the song of my people
 
2012-11-09 12:33:14 PM  
While there are better Chinese movies than Chungking Express, Eat Drink Man Woman is not one of them.
 
2012-11-09 12:35:40 PM  
Now he's calling himself "Joe Carter?" How many pseudonyms does Armond White have?
 
2012-11-09 12:35:40 PM  
Geez all this bickering about movies. It's just a mad mad mad world to you guys isn't it? Always fighting about something.
 
2012-11-09 12:36:54 PM  
Hey Subby, I really like Josie and the Pussycats for a fun popcorn movie (with a decent soundtrack).

The whole boy-band parody with Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, etc. was hilarious.

Bonus trivia: Josie's singing was voiced by Kay Hanley, of Letters to Cleo fame, though I think the rest of the "band" music was provided by Powder.
 
2012-11-09 12:42:31 PM  
TFA: Trolololo
 
2012-11-09 12:44:18 PM  

laughin: 15. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1927-1959): From Here to Eternity (1953) | It Happened One Night (1934)
16. "Best Picture" Oscar Winners (1960-2008): American Beauty (1999)| The Apartment (1960)

THIS made me read the whole list.

FHTE was trash. Horribly acted, except Frank Sinatra was pretty good. IHON was so much fun.

AB was a horrible movie about a pedophile. The Apartment, you get to see Fred McMurray as a scumbag.


Being attracted to jailbait does not make one a pedophile. The term "jailbait" exists because teenage girls are attractive, even if legally you can't have sex with them.

/AB is overrated, though
 
2012-11-09 12:45:50 PM  

dejavoodoo64: Geez all this bickering about movies. It's just a mad mad mad world to you guys isn't it? Always fighting about something.


I'd fight about 350 gs.
 
2012-11-09 12:47:38 PM  

Gunny Highway: LeafyGreens: 18. Foreign film

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 765x546]

See this movie.


I watched that in a Russian Cinema class I took in college, and I was getting along just fine having all of the horrible moments from it blocked from my memory. Don't get me wrong, it is a great film, but there is some seriously farked up shiat in there. Damn. Just... damn.
 
2012-11-09 12:48:04 PM  
movies people love that I hate: The Wizard of OZ, Scream, and the Godfather

moves that people hate that I love: Airheads, The Collector, and pretty much every low budget slasher film imaginable
 
2012-11-09 01:04:04 PM  
I'm not sure if the author's premise is that the underrated movies are actually better than their overrated counterparts, but even so, calling Dr. Strangelove and 2001 overrated in any context is idiocy. They're two of the best films of all time, let alone within their own genres. Even the author's respect for the Coen brothers doesn't dig him out of that hole.
 
2012-11-09 01:10:17 PM  

wiredroach: I'm not sure if the author's premise is that the underrated movies are actually better than their overrated counterparts, but even so, calling Dr. Strangelove and 2001 overrated in any context is idiocy. They're two of the best films of all time, let alone within their own genres. Even the author's respect for the Coen brothers doesn't dig him out of that hole.


I don't think he's saying the underrated ones are better than the overrated, he's saying certain movies have been talked up so long that their not AS good as people assume they are. And certain ones are better than people remember. I didn't get the impression that A is overrated and b is underrated, therefore B>A
 
2012-11-09 01:17:34 PM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


then you'll hate PCU because it's pretty much owned by Jeremy Piven. There is nothing of interest in the film that his character and his acting doesn't affect, so there would be nothing left for you to enjoy (though it's always cool to see George Clinton. And a dog chasing a frisbee, if you're into that sort of thing).
 
2012-11-09 01:21:22 PM  
10. Movie about a pig: Charlotte's Web | Babe (As film critic critic Dann Gire once said, Babe is the Citizen Kane of talking pig movies.)

Yes, because a movie that garnered seven Oscar nominations and won one is "under rated."

Author is a retard.

11. Sam Raimi movie: Evil Dead | Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3

Yes, because no one ever quotes Ashe, ever.

Author is a primitive screwhead.

20. Foreign film (Italy): Blow-Up | Cinema Paradiso

Yet another Oscar winner that is "under rated."

Autore è un retard

24. Movie based on a foreign book no one reads anymore: Doctor Zhivago |Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liasons was nominated for seven Oscars and won three. Clearly underrated.

L'auteur de cet article est un débile

27. Incoherent movie about a hippie: Easy Rider | The Big Lebowski

O_o

Shut the fark up, Author. You're out of your league.

33. Musical: A Chorus Line | Moulin Rouge

Eight more Oscar noms (and two wins!) for the totally under rated Moulin Rouge.

Author needs a can-can danced on his head.

At this point, I have decided that the Author is a farking idiot and anyone that suffered through this steaming pile of uninformed crap will be dumber for the reading. So I stopped here.

I offer a Fark challenge! The total sum of Oscar nominations and wins for all of these under rated films, which you probably have never heard of.
 
2012-11-09 01:23:40 PM  

Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

[www.8daysageek.com image 321x480]

It is that bad/good


The choreographed Axe Gang scenes made me laugh hysterically.

Reading just a few of those, the writer really doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.
 
2012-11-09 01:35:21 PM  

wiwille: Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.

Run Lola Run is underrated?


Animal House has been copied so much.
Great movies are copied and going back and looking at the original years after does'nt quite have the same impact.
Godfather comes to mind.
The worse is Stalag-17. You can't help but compare it to Hogan's Heroes. Yech!
 
2012-11-09 01:37:17 PM  
Most overrated/underrated: Raging Bull | Metropolitan

As a yuppie New Yorker, you'd thin Metropolitan was made for me. I could barely make it through that boring mess.

Chick flick: Thelma & Louise | The Truth About Cats & Dogs

I didn't like Truth About Cats and Dogs at all but I think Thelma and Louise is a classic.

Most of the rest I agree with though.
 
2012-11-09 01:41:10 PM  
For under-rated foreign film Ill go with: Brotherhood of the Wolf.
 
2012-11-09 01:47:23 PM  
My first impression was gee, he likes the Coen Brothers and Whit Stillman, which is good, but otherwise his taste is horrible. He prefers the most inane Hollywood pap (Red Dawn, PCU, Big Jake) to anything that makes Christians or conservatives look bad (The Searchers, Dr. Strangelove, Aguirre, All the President's Men, Roger & Me, The Last Temptation of Christ). He calls "over-rated" films that aren't rated that highly at all to begin with (The Birds, Blow-Up). He seems to especially dislike Stanley Kubrick and Terrence Malick.

So I clicked on his bio, and good heavens! maybe I've been over-rating Stillman and the Coens all this time.

wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com

So that's what a Christian Fundamentalist hipster looks like!

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, web editor for First Things, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. Carter, a fifteen-year Marine Corps veteran, previously served as the managing editor for the online magazine Culture11 and The East Texas Tribune. He has also served as the Director of Research and Rapid Response for the Mike Huckabee for President campaign and as a director of communications for both the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and Family Research Council. He is the co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway 2009).
 
2012-11-09 01:47:52 PM  
7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Crimson Tide Red Dawn

Aaaaaand, I'm done.
 
2012-11-09 01:56:19 PM  

Rent Party: Autore è un retard


great post. Good luck with that challenge.

Cosmk: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Crimson Tide Red Dawn

Aaaaaand, I'm done.


*HIGH FIVE*

I actually read it like that, the first time!

/my subconscious high fives you, too.
 
2012-11-09 02:10:59 PM  

yves0010: Issue: Star Wars is not Sci-Fi! It is fantasy


Same thing. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke

In effect Star Wars blurs the boundaries between Fantasy and Science Fiction, by combining unachievable technological wonders with an underlying primal magic (the Force).
 
2012-11-09 02:17:37 PM  
I'd like to add Amelie to the overrated list.
 
2012-11-09 02:21:11 PM  

Porous Horace: [unfilmde.files.wordpress.com image 480x335]

"Overrated, eh? Let me tell you what I think of your pathetic little blog." *starts swearing in German*


Finally watched that movie for the first time. It wasn't nearly as good as Fitzcarraldo.
 
2012-11-09 02:21:47 PM  

TripSixes: I'd like to add Amelie to the overrated list.


I hope you suffocate while trapped in a barrel full of fat lithuanian midgets.
 
2012-11-09 02:25:42 PM  

cfreak: FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!

Red Dawn is only good because it's so bad. Let's be patriotic and blow up some Ruskies!
Dr. Strangelove is funny, thought provoking and brilliant.


Watch it again with fresh eyes. Red Dawn is a surprisingly depressing anti-war flick that contains the opposite message you state here. Really surprised me to watch it again as an adult and see what was actually happening.
 
2012-11-09 02:27:30 PM  
meh, about 50/50 with the guy...
 
2012-11-09 02:35:52 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: TripSixes: I'd like to add Amelie to the overrated list.

I hope you suffocate while trapped in a barrel full of fat lithuanian midgets.


Would be better then that movie was.
 
2012-11-09 02:52:24 PM  
Shane is not over rated. He is badass. He would beat Bill Muny because he would be sober.
 
2012-11-09 02:53:38 PM  

wiredroach: ...calling Dr. Strangelove and 2001 overrated in any context is idiocy.



I actually made it as far down his list as 2001. Then I realized that the author doesn't just have bad opinions... he has a failure of comprehension that is much grander than that. As Pauli said, it's not even wrong.
 
2012-11-09 02:58:40 PM  
I know this has probably been said about 50 times, but Animal House is so much better than PCU. PCU was entertaining and I happen to like Piven, so I'm not rooting against it. However there is a reason (a lot actually) why Animal House is in the National Film Registry and widely recognized as a great movie. I think setting in 10-15 years in the past of when it was produced was a stroke of genius because it was able to avoid a contemporary setting and it doesn't really show it's age. My dad loved it when it came out and I thought it was hilarious when I got the DVD as a present from my sister 30 years later. Some people say it's not funny because it didn't age well, but those people, in my experience, didn't really like the type of humor in Animal House. Hell I might just pop it in while I work!

Also this dude's list blows balls. I haven't seen a lot of the movies on it, but he's pretty much butcher the tag on everything I have seen.
 
2012-11-09 03:20:36 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: TripSixes: I'd like to add Amelie to the overrated list.

I hope you suffocate while trapped in a barrel full of fat lithuanian midgets.


Amelie is a cute movie.


A movie that changes your life? Mais, non.
 
2012-11-09 03:20:41 PM  

cfreak: Also:

38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

[i.imgur.com image 580x350]


Not sure it's overrated but definitely overexposed.
 
2012-11-09 03:57:07 PM  

Doogled: cfreak: Also:

38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

[i.imgur.com image 580x350]

Not sure it's overrated but definitely overexposed.


I can agree with that but that's not really my problem with the article's assertion. Star Wars isn't a sequel, X2 isn't sci-fi. Like almost everything on this list he's comparing apples to oranges.

/ that's aside from the fact that X2 is mediocre at best and is in no way underrated
 
2012-11-09 03:58:10 PM  
Some of what he said was dumb, but giving some love to Metropolitan and Eat, Drink, Man, Woman showed he at least has some good taste. Those are both very, very good movies.
 
2012-11-09 04:23:15 PM  
Way too many of his "underrated" movies are actually very well-known movies that found both critical and commercial success.
 
2012-11-09 04:26:57 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Way too many of his "underrated" movies are actually very well-known movies that found both critical and commercial success.


Take my challenge: List the total number of Oscar nominations and Oscar wins for his "underrated" movies.

Extra credit: Do the same thing for box office take, if bored.

You will find that your intuition is entirely correct.
 
2012-11-09 04:39:54 PM  
What do you mean "Every Which Way But Loose" is the best ape movie? What do you know about ape movies? Snag me a brewski. The best ape movie *the* BEST ape movie is "Dunstan Checks In." End of story.
 
2012-11-09 04:45:20 PM  

Okoboji: Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

[www.8daysageek.com image 321x480]

It is that bad/good

The choreographed Axe Gang scenes made me laugh hysterically.

Reading just a few of those, the writer really doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.


img215.echo.cx
one of the coolest scenes i've seen - action movie or otherwise
 
2012-11-09 05:01:16 PM  
Ways the author can die: Overrated: falling off a cliff. Underrated: falling out of a burning airplane.

Like what you want and fark anyone who scoffs into their latte.
 
2012-11-09 05:06:16 PM  

cfreak: X2 isn't sci-fi


How isn't The X-Men sci-fi? It's about geneticsm mutation and how people deal with all that. That's what sci-fi is all about.
 
2012-11-09 05:15:48 PM  
I'll go on record and say that Moulin Rouge! is the single most overrated movie of *all time*.

It winning Oscar© noms was the equivalent of diarrhea winning culinary awards. That movie is unwatchable.
 
2012-11-09 05:50:32 PM  
Stopped at #2 "I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven."
 
2012-11-09 06:11:38 PM  
Diarrhea/Constipation
 
2012-11-09 06:14:05 PM  

Wulfman: wiredroach: ...calling Dr. Strangelove and 2001 overrated in any context is idiocy.


I actually made it as far down his list as 2001. Then I realized that the author doesn't just have bad opinions... he has a failure of comprehension that is much grander than that. As Pauli said, it's not even wrong.


The Dr. Strangelove line make me facepalm, but even the notion of comparing 2001 to Serenity is over the top ridiculous. One is a groundbreaking actual hard science fiction film, and the other is a slightly above average "sci-fi" space western action adventure film.

Some of the authors pics seem rational enough that I don't think he's completely trolling.
 
2012-11-09 07:22:24 PM  

cfreak: Also:

38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

[i.imgur.com image 580x350]


Something about that pic has me giggling uncontrollably.
 
2012-11-09 07:35:29 PM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


Done.

Its obvious the writer is a troll, PCU is an average movie and Piven is a tool, he reeks of douchiness
 
2012-11-09 07:39:04 PM  

Wellon Dowd: 2. Movie about fraternities: Animal House | PCU (I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.)

I should have stopped reading there.

4. John Wayne movie: The Searchers | Big Jake (Don't get me wrong: The Searchers is a great movie. But it doesn't have quite the depth that the critics and fans claim. Both of these films are about the search for a kidnapped family member but Big Jake has two things missing from The Searchers: love and genuine humor.)

Big Jake also has a delightful casual racism. His Native American friend is killed in the big shoot-out and nobody mentions it as they walk away smiling.



Apathy isn't racism no matter how much it hurts you that a white person isn't empathetic to the suffering of a brown person.

/haven't seen Big Jake.
//The Searchers is great.
 
2012-11-09 07:46:42 PM  

Bongo Blue: The worse is Stalag-17. You can't help but compare it to Hogan's Heroes. Yech!


I never compare the two, as usual TV took a riveting film about a subject and turned into a complete pile of shiat, I used to wonder why hogans heroes was so popular and then I realized it was because my uncle had shown me stalag 17 years ago before I had seen hogans heroes in reruns.
 
2012-11-09 08:00:48 PM  

cfreak: Doogled: cfreak: Also:

38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

[i.imgur.com image 580x350]

Not sure it's overrated but definitely overexposed.

I can agree with that but that's not really my problem with the article's assertion. Star Wars isn't a sequel, X2 isn't sci-fi. Like almost everything on this list he's comparing apples to oranges.

/ that's aside from the fact that X2 is mediocre at best and is in no way underrated


X2 is way more sci-fi than Star Wars. At least the X-factor gene has a pseudoscientific explanation, as opposed to the straight mysticism of The Force.
 
2012-11-09 08:38:20 PM  
I don't watch a whole bunch of movies but I have seen a close majority on that list and holy cow I disagreed with the author on every single one of the itemw when I have seen both movies on the list. .
 
2012-11-09 09:20:30 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Porous Horace: [unfilmde.files.wordpress.com image 480x335]

"Overrated, eh? Let me tell you what I think of your pathetic little blog." *starts swearing in German*

Finally watched that movie for the first time. It wasn't nearly as good as Fitzcarraldo.


Great! I have yet to see Fitzcarraldo. I like the Herzog/Kinski combo.
 
2012-11-09 09:54:24 PM  
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2012-11-09 10:32:33 PM  
41. Movie about amoral businessmen: Wall Street | Boiler Room

No, I'm sorry. The answer was Swimming with Sharks.

If it hadn't lost credibility half a dozen times before this entry (Caddyshack isn't still funny? X2? Seriously, dude?) this would be the one that breaks it. It's just so... obvious.
 
2012-11-09 10:53:43 PM  
Why did fark send me to some whackjob christian website?

Especially one with no taste in movies.
 
2012-11-09 10:58:56 PM  
Josie And The Pussycats failed because it made fun of most of America. It's a brilliant satire with tons of eye candy. The whole intro with DuJour proves Seth Greens comedy chops and the movie only gets funnier as it goes.

And, well, shiat, who am I kidding: Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson and Tara Reid in her prime? Instant classic!
 
2012-11-10 12:13:02 AM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


That's when I knew the writer of the article was full (and I mean FULL) of shiat.
 
2012-11-10 12:57:39 AM  
37. Movie about politics: All the President's Men| Election

This guy is high. "Election" is cute, but "All the President's Men" is amazing.
 
2012-11-10 05:03:54 AM  

inner ted: Okoboji: Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

[www.8daysageek.com image 321x480]

It is that bad/good

The choreographed Axe Gang scenes made me laugh hysterically.

Reading just a few of those, the writer really doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.


one of the coolest scenes i've seen - action movie or otherwise


Stephen Chow seems to have a knack for choreographing over the top martial arts scenes. He realizes most of the stuff he's doing is silly and instead of trying to pass it off as not silly he revels in it. It's one of the reasons I think Shaolin Soccer is a better experience than Kung Fu Hustle because he seemed to try to take himself a little more seriously halfway through.

That and the dance number is awesome.
 
2012-11-10 06:09:08 AM  
John Wayne was a shiatty actor and a draft dodger. He should have his own "overrated" category on this list.

/lets out a bit of line
 
2012-11-10 09:11:55 AM  

Ashelth: Why did fark send me to some whackjob christian website?

Especially one with no taste in movies.


Patheos is multi-faith, and the bloggers sometimes like to take breaks.
 
2012-11-10 11:05:07 AM  
CTRL F Hudson Hawk. No result = list fail.
 
2012-11-10 11:56:42 AM  

KatjaMouse:

Also, I have to agree that Strictly Ballroom is criminally underrated. Just an over the top stylized underdog movie applied to the cut throat world of ballroom dance and doesn't take itself nearly as seriously as you think that description would.


I agree with you here. I loved Strictly Ballroom. I disagree with TFA that Priscilla is overrated. It is still one of the most enjoyable movies ever.
 
2012-11-10 02:43:01 PM  
I only got to number 3. List is stupid.
 
2012-11-10 06:43:46 PM  

wiwille: Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.

Run Lola Run is underrated?


You mean to say that you've laughed at all the jokes ripped straight from Animal House for years but were puzzled when you saw where they all came from?
 
2012-11-10 10:33:20 PM  

KatjaMouse: 33. Musical: A Chorus Line | Moulin Rouge

Ok, stop right there. I like Moulin Rouge in bits and pieces. However, simply calling it a flawed movie would be an understatement.


I'm with you. A) Moulin Rouge won an Oscar for best picture so how can it be under rated and B) How the FARK did Moulin Rouge win an Oscar for best picture?

I'll also agree with the rest of your posts in this thread

/Fark Moulin Rouge I hated that movie
 
2012-11-10 11:27:49 PM  

Fano: wiwille: Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.

Run Lola Run is underrated?

You mean to say that you've laughed at all the jokes ripped straight from Animal House for years but were puzzled when you saw where they all came from?


No, that's not what I meant to say at all.
 
2012-11-11 04:43:43 AM  
Well I learnt something. Apparently Raising Arizona is a comedy. Who knew?
 
2012-11-11 10:14:55 AM  

Jesus McSordid: Well I learnt something. Apparently Raising Arizona is a comedy. Who knew?


...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.
 
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