The 30 most divisive movies of the 21st Century so far: Inculding Ghostbusters, Suicide Squad, and Birdman

Also The Room (2003), Boyhood and Napoleon Dynamite 

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Wednesday 07 September 2016 11:25

Before the advent of the Internet, film reviews were primarily written only by those privileged few film critics who worked for publications.

However, thanks to the likes of IMDB and Taste, anyone can write a review of a film that can be read by anyone with access to the World Wide Web.

Using data from the latter of those two websites, Obscure Movie Stats (via Indie Wire) compiled a list of the most polarising films of the 21st Century.

Topping the list is The Room. Not the critically acclaimed, Brie Larson-starring film released last year, but the 2003 Tommy Wiseau-produced/directed/starring film that has since developed a cult following. A film about the making of The Room is set for release later this year, starring James Franco, Seth Rogan, and Zac Efron.

In second is the recent Ghostbusters reboot, notable for featuring an all-female cast. Third is Suicide Squad, DC’s latest superhero film which received negative reviews from critics but many fans loved (Batman v Superman falls into sixth place).

Other notable inclusions on the list are Birdman (the Oscar-winning, Michael Keaton-starring satirical comedy), Boyhood (another Oscar winner), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Napoleon Dynamite.

The full list as follows:

30.) Crank: High Voltage

29.) Jupiter Ascending

28.) Synecdoche, New York

27.) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

26.) Napoleon Dynamite

25.) Punch-Drunk Love

24.) The Fountain

23.) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

22.) Nymphomaniac: Volume II

21.) Boyhood

20.) Brüno

19.) Paranormal Activity

18.) Under the Skin

17.) Team America: World Police

16.) Lucy

15.) Only God Forgives

14.) White Chicks

13.) The Passion of the Christ

12.) Borat

11.) Sucker Punch

10.) Dogville

09.) Birdman

08.) The Assassin

07.) Saw

06.) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

05.) Spring Breakers

04.) The Tree of Life

03.) Suicide Squad

02.) Ghostbusters

01.) The Room

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