IMDb is the internet's biggest movie website, and its Top 250 films ranking is a great place to start if you want to watch some of cinema's best ever. From The Godfather to The Wizard of Oz, it's a star-studded collection voted on by IMDb users, which means that sometimes, unorthodox picks make it to the big leagues.
Sometimes it's cult classics like Donnie Darko or Guardians of the Galaxy, but other times they're not quite the classics we all know and love - some films which may win you over with a great performance which distracts you from all its glaring flaws.
So while these movies may not be bad - they may in fact be pretty good - they're just not deserving of a spot on what should be a very prestigious list. No doubt, some of these picks will be controversial, and you may not agree, but maybe give the films a rewatch with a more critical outlook and you might start to see what makes them so overhyped.
All positions are correct at time of writing.
10. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (#217)
While still a good movie by itself, there’s a specific reason that Deathly Hallows Part 2 is overrated - and that’s because it ends the franchise. It ties off loose ends, it kills some beloved characters, and makes you all emotional.
But, as this list may end up teaching you, just because a movie can make you cry, that doesn’t make it a good movie. Deathly Hallows Part 2 got a lot of good reviews from critics, and there’s no doubt it does end the saga well, but the reason it’s on this list is because it’s the *only* Harry Potter film here.
And that is a crime, because it’s well-known that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban truly is the best Potter flick. Deftly directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Prisoner of Azkaban was the transition from the light-hearted adventures of Chris Columbus into the darker, more mature tone the series had for the rest of its run.
It’s chock-full of iconic Potter moments, like the time-turner, Lupin the werewolf, Expecto Patronum, Harry riding on Buckbeak, and, of course, the nightmare fuel known as the Dementors. It’s a travesty that Azkaban, the true best Potter film, lost out in the fan votes to cheesy beam duels and lots of waffling about horcruxes.