19 of the Most Overrated Heroes in Movie History

The people have spoken, and they’re sick of Indiana Jones
19 of the Most Overrated Heroes in Movie History

We need heroes — otherwise, a movie is just a series of unfortunate events that may or may not work themselves out. But not all heroes are created equally. Sometimes, a story would have played out exactly the same way if the hero had done nothing. Other times, they actively make things worse. That might be effective on a comedic level, but it doesn’t make for a great hero.

That’s probably why Redditors had so many thoughts when u/WCh3L3 asked, “Who’s the most overrated movie hero of all time?” They name-checked bland superheroes, smarmy protagonists and plain old useless dudes.



The Indiana Jones Franchise

Star Wars

The Three Musketeers

The James Bond Franchise

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


The Lord of the Rings Franchise

The DC Universe

The DC Universe (Again)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe


First Blood

John Wick

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The Punisher

The Harry Potter Franchise

The Princess Bride

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