Inspired by the linked XKCD. Using 60% instead of 50% because that's an easy filter to apply on rottentomatoes.

I'll go first: I think "Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows" was awesome, from the plot to the characters ,and especially how they used screen-play to highlight how Sherlocks head works in these absurd ways.

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[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 160 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I just looked up Event Horizon and it only got a 33%. I love that movie. It genuinely really creeped me out. Few horror films do.

[-] CarbonatedPastaSauce@lemmy.world 27 points 10 months ago

Just goes to show you some people (critics) have no taste. That movie was awesome!

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[-] fadingembers@lemmy.blahaj.zone 136 points 10 months ago

Titan A.E. only got a 50% and it is incredible and still holds up!

[-] GrayBackgroundMusic@lemm.ee 34 points 10 months ago

Only 50%?! Holy crap! I guess they really don't wanna live on Planet Bob.

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[-] khan_shot_1st@lemmy.world 130 points 10 months ago

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Sure it's campy and way over the top. But I kinda like it for that. Plus the characters are awesome, the designs were pretty cool, and Sean Connery was great. Currently at 17% on rt.

[-] asap@feddit.de 24 points 10 months ago

How in the world is that 17%? TIL I also like unpopular movies.

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[-] LikeMike@lemmy.world 124 points 10 months ago

Grandma's Boy is a perfect stoner comedy. Featuring Nick Swardson in a hilarious breakout performance. RT can kiss 15% of my ass.

[-] thermal_shock@lemmy.world 24 points 10 months ago

Fuck RT, imdb it's over 7. That's really high for a comedy to be honest. One of my favorites and has rewatchability.

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[-] Quazatron@lemmy.world 95 points 10 months ago

Constantine - 46%

Predator - 34%

Ghost in the Shell - 43%

Hellboy - 17%

Robocop (2016) - 49%

Well, it seems like I have poor taste in movies after all.

[-] Agingtoofast@reddthat.com 29 points 10 months ago

Constantine is an awesome movie.

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[-] simple@lemm.ee 87 points 10 months ago

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is way better than anyone gives it credit for. It's a really fun movie.

I also really like Vanilla Sky even though critics hate it. It's a weird but good movie.

How Equilibrium has a 40% RT rating is beyond me. It's amazing.

[-] rikudou@lemmings.world 67 points 10 months ago

Yeah, I liked Prince of Persia as well! It's nothing groundbreaking, but it's a fun movie.

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[-] CIA_chatbot@lemmy.world 34 points 10 months ago

That shocks me that Equilibrium is only 40%.. it’s one of my favorite movies

[-] Raisin8659@monyet.cc 26 points 10 months ago


Yeah, audience score: 81%, well deserved.

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[-] Ashtear@kbin.social 82 points 10 months ago

I tend to like sci-fi in this category such as Stargate, Dune (1984), and the Riddick films.

TRON Legacy is my favorite of the bunch, however. Incredible soundtrack, gorgeous costume design, and plenty of character.

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[-] silentdon@lemmy.world 81 points 10 months ago

I unironically like Sucker Punch. And no, it's not only because of scantily clad women.

[-] another_lemming@lemmy.world 28 points 10 months ago

90 minutes of music video montage. I liked it back then too. It looked very video-gamey and edgy.

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[-] minorninth@lemmy.world 71 points 10 months ago

Rotten Tomatoes has both a critic score and an audience score.

If your pick has a low critic score but high audience score, that means it was formulaic or unoriginal but probably lots of fun.

Movies with a high critic score and low audience score are usually more artsy, film-festival stuff.

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[-] improvisedbuttplug@lemmy.world 59 points 10 months ago

Chappie (32%)

I love that movie and have seen it several times. Directed by Noel Blompkamp (District 9) and starring Die Antwoord.

It’s extremely original and entertaining sci fi.

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[-] art@lemmy.world 58 points 10 months ago

Tank Girl. No one liked that movie when it came out. I left the theater with the biggest grin on my face. Absolutely awesome. Still one of my favorites.

It was completely different than the comics but it was still very fun. Especially in 1995.

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[-] usualsuspect191@lemmy.ca 55 points 10 months ago

Kung Pow only has a 13% critic rating and I love that movie. 69% audience score though so that might disqualify it.

I remember quite liking Slackers when I saw it (haven't rewatched it though, so my opinion might have changed). I think if this movie every time I hear the song "She'll be comin' 'round the mountain".

The Big Hit

Movies I saw 20 years ago it seems when maybe my tastes (and me too let's face it) were a little immature. Still love Kung Pow though

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[-] jaschen@lemmy.world 53 points 10 months ago

Idiocracy is one of my favorite movies. When it came out, it was far below 50%, but after some of the things on the movie started becoming true, it became popular.

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[-] wolandark@lemmy.world 51 points 10 months ago

I actually like Riddick, all three of them! Haven't checked but am pretty sure they would've gotten less than 60%

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[-] Motavader@lemmy.world 48 points 10 months ago

Iron Sky!!

Who doesn't love a movie about Nazis hiding for 60 years in a secret base on the dark side of the moon?!?!

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[-] Xanvial@lemmy.one 48 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I like both of National Treasure movies. With 46% and 36% ratings

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[-] CaptainBlagbird@lemmy.world 45 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Hook (29% TomatoMeter).

But it was released in 1991, so it wouldn't count for the XKCD version. Also the audience score is 76%, so not really an unpopular opinion I guess.

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[-] tram1@programming.dev 45 points 10 months ago

I actually like:

  • Hackers (31%)
  • National Treasure (46%)
  • Bandits (64%)
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[-] atomWood@lemm.ee 44 points 10 months ago

Tron: Legacy

This is one of my favourite movies of all time. The story, atmosphere, and music are absolutely amazing!

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[-] AutoGenerate@lemmynsfw.com 44 points 10 months ago

The Green hornet with Seth Rogen. I genuinely like it. It’s a good movie.

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[-] plutolink@sh.itjust.works 43 points 10 months ago

I, Robot, especially after reading the books. It functions as a combo of the books, but set roughly where the first book took place in, using a variant of the protagonist from the sequels. The robots taking over as they did, though, wasn't really accurate, even just regarding the laws of robotics, but it worked for the movie's conflict. In the books, they get a larger hold on humanity, but to help them go past Earth to become an intragalactic society. For a one-off, though, I can see the directions the movie took to give it that close-ended feeling. Also, the implications of robots and humans, and Spooner as a chracter were pretty faithful to the source material, IMO.

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[-] TheDoozer@lemmy.world 39 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I really enjoyed the concept and story of In Time, which apparently has a 37% tomato meter and 51% audience score. That was probably the first less than 60% one I saw I particularly liked.

Edit: I take it back, I choose Elysium. It has a 59% audience meter and I frickin LOVE that movie, all the way down to the villain being super crazy and virtually unintelligible.

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[-] SankaraStone@lemmy.world 38 points 10 months ago

The Book of Eli with Denzel Washington (who said his son got him to sign on to the movie) and Mila Kunis. It's 47% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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[-] speff@melly.0x-ia.moe 36 points 10 months ago

Easy - Godzilla 1998. 28% audience score just goes to show the public has no taste

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[-] crypticthree@lemmy.world 36 points 10 months ago

Death to Smoochy is a fucking masterpiece.

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[-] JakJak98@reddthat.com 36 points 10 months ago

Disney's Atlantis.

God I love that movie.

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[-] Kiernian@lemmy.world 35 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Okay, so I hit rotten tomatoes, checked movies that were both critics rotten AND audience rotten, and started perusing titles for stuff I thought rocked.

abraham lincoln: vampire hunter


hellboy (how is this in here? I thought this was universally loved)

mars attacks! (56 and 53, I also feel like this shouldn't be on the list. It's too good, and not in a bad way)

x-men origins: wolverine (again, is this not considered awesome? I thought it was great)

daredevil/elektra (I enjoyed both movies)

and now for stuff I've watched at least five times:

the ninth gate

planet of the apes (2001)


prince of persia

green lantern

van helsing

I'm dead serious, I was looking forward to MORE green lantern movies along the lines of that first one. I bought it on amazon having heard nothing about it (I was in a societal black hole for a few years there), watched it, loved it, and was like "sweet, when's the sequel coming out? I wanna see sinestro do his thing...wow, this did not do well. Fuck."

I wasn't super happy with ALL of the writing, but that's comic stuff in general and I thought the whole thing was still quite enjoyable. Like, multiple rewatches enjoyable. Seeing Hal Jordan on screen and having Ryan Reynolds do it was great.

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[-] djsoren19@yiffit.net 35 points 10 months ago

Don't know if it quite qualifies, since it's sitting at a 61% audience score, but my favorite horror film Event Horizon has only a 33% critic score. I find a lot of good horror movies sit at or below the 60% mark on Rotten Tomatoes though. If a horror movie is too well rated, it's probably not very scary and not interesting to me.

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[-] willis936@lemmy.world 35 points 10 months ago

Rat Race is 45% and I don't know why. Audience score is 64%.

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[-] Badass_panda@lemmy.world 33 points 10 months ago

Genuinely surprised Sherlock Holmes was rated that low, I really enjoyed it.

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[-] Rootiest@lemmy.world 30 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I liked:

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (48%)
  • Jupiter Ascending (28%)
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[-] CitizenKong@lemmy.world 29 points 10 months ago

Passengers is a pretty cool sci-fi movie. I like the first half in particular, the way it shows how "dumb" A.I. will be the bane of our existence feels very accurate as far as futuristic predictions go. I'm also a sucker for "lost on an island" stories, which this ultimately is. I will never understand how so much was made about the decision the main male character makes at a certain point, because the movie very clearly shows that a) he really struggles with the decision for a long time, knowing it's wrong and b) finally does it after almost killing himself and being heavily intoxicated, immediately regretting it. The only real gripe I have with the movie is that Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have zero chemistry, which kind of kills the whole romantic element of the film.

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[-] dantheclamman@lemmy.world 28 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I enjoyed Waterworld (I know it's 90s, but I feel it gets too much hate). The premise and aspects of the screenplay were ridiculous, but the set design and effects were fascinating, and I was surprisingly invested in the characters. Kevin Costner and the kid had good chemistry. Dennis Hopper was a campy joy to watch as the villain as expected.

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[-] Riker_Maneuver@startrek.website 28 points 10 months ago

Hook with it's 29% tomatometer rating. Dustin Hoffman—sexual misconduct allegations aside—fucking nailed it as Hook, and I think the general concept of an adult Peter Pan returning was pretty cool. Also, who doesn't love Robin Williams? It was a movie I loved in my childhood so I am absolutely biased, but 29% seems absurd. I still find the "Don't try to stop me, Smee" scene hilarious to this day.

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[-] Blaze@sopuli.xyz 27 points 10 months ago

Doing the exercise right now, surprised to see that the latest Mario Movie is 59%

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[-] ramblechat@lemmy.world 26 points 10 months ago

I, Robot - extremely disappointed that it didn't follow the books, but I've watched it several times and if you pretend it came out under a different title it's a good robot movie.

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[-] legion@lemmy.world 26 points 10 months ago

Following the XKCD rules and keeping it in the 2000s and later makes it a lot harder. I could make an entire list of '90s movies that qualify.

But my answer is: Pitch Black.

Bonus answer, which doesn't quite qualify because it has an exact 60% rating: Love (2011, the space one)

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[-] h34d@feddit.de 26 points 10 months ago

Reign of Fire only has a 42% (Critics), 49% (Audience) rating on RT, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. The visuals and sets create a nice moody post-apocalyptic vibe, and the actors deliver decent performances imo.

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[-] qwamqwamqwam@sh.itjust.works 25 points 10 months ago

This has always been easy for me because my favorite movie is "Speed Racer" which has like a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.

A movie that was genuinely before its time. Would fit right in these days with "Barbie" and "Everything Everywhere All At Once".

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[-] dirtySourdough@lemmy.world 25 points 10 months ago

The Book of Eli (47% critic 64% audience). It's a good story, it's well produced, solid acting. It's not the best movie ever but I enjoy it.

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