Movie critics are not like regular moviegoers. Professional critics can spot laziness and artistry in filmmaking, while ticket buyers mainly want a good overall experience. If a movie is exquisitely produced, but has a boring subject, you'll get a divergence of opinions between critics and audience. Conversely, a critic may find a film to be a cheap ripoff with little imagination, but if it's fun to watch, people will flock to it.
With the rise of online review aggregators that feature ratings from both professionals and the general public, it’s become only too easy to see just how giant those discrepancies can be. To discover which films are the most divisive, RAVE Reviews compiled Rotten Tomatoes's "Top 100" lists from 17 different genres into one massive collection of 967 films, and then ranked them in order of how large the difference was between the critic score and the audience score.
You can see the top twenty most divisive movies at Rave Reviews, as well as the most divisive films of each of the past four decades. See the trailer for the top twenty at Mental Floss. You may find something you'll want to seek out and watch!