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Subject: Re: My "Top 10 Great Overrated" List Date: 6/21/2008 1:40 PM
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10 - West Side Story
Agree. This is just a bad movie. So bad it's sometimes fun to watch but cringe-worthy bad at times.
9 - The Sound of Music
8 - The Lion King

Agree. But I also hate musicals so I'll agree to almost all of them being overrated. I do not think either is as horrible as West Side, however.
7 - Easy Rider
Tough call because this is not widely considered "great" and I do not think it received many awards. I have always thought of it as a cult classic which I think suits it just fine.
6 - Rebel Without a Cause
Dated, so very dated. Also, not an award winner nor much viewed.
5 - Forrest Gump
No argument from me with this one. Not a bad movie, just not a great one. Becoming dated very quickly.
4 - The Sting
Forgotten, almost. Was popular at the time and won awards, I believe, but no one watches it anymore. Fun little film, however.
3 - Gone with the Wind
Awful, awful movie. Just wretched, I agree.
2 - The Shawshank Redemption
Tough call. It gets lots of air time but in theatrical distribution it landed with a thud. I doubt many people consider it anything except "better than what else is on TV" which is damning with faint praise.
1 - The Searchers
Good movie but vastly overrated. Should be viewed more as a historical film, in the sense that movies changed after its release and the other film makers who cite this movie's influence on them.

I would add "Schindler's List" which was clichéd and laughably bad. "Pretty Woman" was, and is, way too popular for me to understand.
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