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Overrated/Underrated Films

The Evangelical Outpost guy has given us another provocative and entertaining list. Each overrated film in a particular category is paired with another that is so underrated that it is actually objectively better than its overrated counterpart. The underrated fratnernity film PCU, for example, is judged actually to be better than the overrated ANIMAL HOUSE. Well, he’s wrong on that. But the underrated METROPOLITAN (is an Oscar nominee really so underrated?) is surely much better than the overrated RAGING BULL (category--best movies of the the 80s). Well, you decide for yourself whetehr MILLER’S CROSSING is really better than SCARFACE (it is) or ROMAN HOLIDAY is really better than BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (close call), and so forth.

Discussions - 2 Comments

SHANE IS OVERRATED? That is near blasphemy. I am not sure God will forgive him for that.

And he disses The Searchers? This guy is obviously a girlie man.

But he almost makes up for it by giving much due props to Breaker Morant.

For the record, some of the movies he lists probably shouldn't be watched by evangelicals.

The "underrated/overrated" thing is, in itself, overrated. People like what they like.

But TAPEHEADS never got the recognition that it deserved.

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