21 Objectively Good Movies That People Nevertheless Hate

It’s definitely possible to respect a movie and still not enjoy it
21 Objectively Good Movies That People Nevertheless Hate

Though everyone on Twitter would disagree, the fact that you like a movie has little to do with its objective quality. We all have those guilty pleasure movies that we would watch any day of the week even though we know they’re donkey turds (they’re known as 2000s rom-coms), but it works the other way, too. Not that you don’t understand why everyone loves an overhyped trash bag — you can see that everyone involved is at the top of their game. It just doesn’t get you cinematically hard.

For Redditor mrRichardBabley, it’s American Hustle. “The acting is pretty good, the movie is smart and entertaining, it’s beautifully shot, the script is strong, it’s very well reviewed… yet something doesn’t connect for me, something doesn’t gel,” they wrote. “Like I don’t care what happens to the actors or what happens next.” 

With that in mind, they recently asked r/Movies, “What’s a movie that you can intellectually appreciate is pretty good, yet you don’t enjoy it?” The responses ranged from bored to annoyed to simply resentful of late 1990s teen humor.


2001: A Space Odyssey

Citizen Kane

Asteroid City


The Banshees of Inisherin

All Quiet on the Western Front


The Shape of Water

The Revenant

American Psycho

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

La La Land

Phantom Thread

The Lighthouse

The Matrix

Blade Runner

Into the Wild

The Irishman

The Godfather

The Big Lebowski

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