25 of the Worst Movies Ever Made According to Rotten Tomatoes

Not every movie can claim the spotlight of critical praise in the world of cinema. Some movies completely miss the mark, whether it be because of strange storylines or subpar performances. Here is a list of the worst films ever made, according to Rotten Tomatoes. These movies, which range from bad attempts at humor to subpar sequels, have been subjected to harsh criticism from both critics and audiences.

1. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

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In the action movie Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, an FBI agent (Banderas) is compelled to work with a former rogue agent (Liu) to foil a dangerous conspiracy involving cutting-edge technology and international espionage. The film’s confusing narrative and poor execution were factors in its unfavorable reviews.

2. One Missed Call (2008)

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Horror movie One Missed Call with Shannyn Sossamon and Edward Burns. A group of pals must solve the secret of the sinister voicemails before it’s too late, as they begin to get unsettling voicemails that foretell their own deaths. The film received criticism for its hackneyed scares and uninspired storytelling despite its intriguing idea.

3. Left Behind (2014)

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The Nicolas Cage-starring disaster movie Left Behind is based on the same-named book. The plot centers on a group of individuals who remain on Earth after the abrupt disappearance of millions of people in an event akin to the Rapture.

They must wrestle with their ideas and figure out how to survive as mayhem breaks out. The film’s lack of depth and bad execution contributed to its unfavorable reviews.

4. A Thousand Words (2012)

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Eddie Murphy plays a fast-talking literary agent in A Thousand Words, in which he discovers that he has a certain amount of words to say before passing away. The movie tries to combine comedy with drama as the main character deals with the fallout from his acts and works to rebuild his relationships, but fails owing to its clumsy plot and dearth of actual humor.

5. Gotti (2018)

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The movie Gotti, which stars John Travolta as infamous mob leader John Gotti, aims to trace the rise and fall of the Gambino crime family. Despite Travolta’s best efforts to capture the complicated character, the film’s uneven narrative and lack of attention to character development contributed to its negative reviews.

6. Pinocchio (2002)

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Roberto Benigni plays the title role in the modern version of the fairy tale Pinocchio. The movie chronicles the exploits of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who yearns to grow up and become a real boy. The film garnered criticism for its uneven storyline and lack of emotional resonance despite its endearing source material.

7. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

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In the family comedy SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, a group of infants with exceptional talents must foil a sinister scheme. The movie’s weak script, outrageous humor, and unimaginative plot contributed to its low reviews despite its childish joy.

8. National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers (2003)

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The comedy National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers starring Will Friedle and Chris Owen, centers on two pals who want to wed elderly women in order to pass on their fortune. The movie received poor reviews and has one of the lowest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes due to its crass humor and lack of genuine chuckles.

9. The Last Days of American Crime (2020)

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The futuristic action thriller The Last Days of American Crime is set in the near future, where the American government intends to transmit a signal that will outlaw all criminal activity. Before the signal is activated, a bandit and his crew make an effort to pull off the ultimate theft. The film’s complex plot and inconsistent execution led to scathing reviews, despite its fascinating premise.

10. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

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Lorraine Gary plays Ellen Brody again in Jaws: The Revenge, the fourth entry in the Jaws series. Ellen fears that a great white shark is stalking her family. The film’s lack of dramatic thrills and unbelievable premise made it unpopular with critics.

11. The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

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Western comedy The Ridiculous 6 stars Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, and Taylor Lautner. The story of the movie is about a man who learns that he has five half-brothers, which sets off a string of humorous mishaps. Despite having a stellar ensemble, the movie received a poor review because of its foul comedy and poor jokes.

12. Dark Crimes (2016)

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The Jim Carrey-starring crime drama Dark Crimes centers on a police detective who develops a murder-solving obsession after learning that a murder case has a connection to a well-known book. Critics criticized the movie for lacking a gripping mystery because of its dismal tone and confusing story.

13. Stratton (2017)

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Dominic Cooper plays a British Special Boat Service commando in the action film Stratton who must prevent a terrorist group from obtaining a lethal biological weapon. The film’s uninspired action scenes, lack of innovation, and poor character development all led to its unfavorable reviews.

14. London Fields (2018)

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Based on the novel by Martin Amis, London Fields follows a clairvoyant lady who falls in love with three different men while also foreseeing her own murder. Despite having a talented ensemble that included Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the movie received negative reviews due to its confusing plot and uneven tone.

15. The Nutcracker (2010)

A 3D rendition of the traditional ballet called The Nutcracker stars Elle Fanning as Clara. She sets out on a fantastic voyage with the Nutcracker Prince, and together they must stop the schemes of the villainous Mouse King. The film drew criticism for its shoddy animation and inability to convey the magic of the original tale.

16. Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

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The 1980 movie Return to the Blue Lagoon starred Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause as shipwrecked youths who develop on a barren island. The movie’s weak premise and vain attempts to capture the charm of the first one led to a less favorable critical response than before.

17. Wagons East! (1994)

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In the Western comedy Wagons East!, a party of settlers decides to head back to the East Coast after encountering a number of difficulties on their trek to the American frontier. The movie, which starred John Candy and Richard Lewis, received bad reviews for its attempts at humor and slapstick comedy.

18. Problem Child (1990)

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The family comedy Problem Child stars John Ritter and Michael Oliver as a father and his wayward adoptive kid, Junior. The movie focuses on Junior’s shenanigans and practical jokes that upset their life. The movie garnered criticism for its crass comedy and lack of content despite its appeal to younger people.

19. Cabin Fever (2016)

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The 2016 adaptation of the 2002 horror movie Cabin Fever centers on a group of friends who contract a flesh-eating illness while staying in a secluded cabin. The film received negative reviews due to its lack of inventiveness and weak scares.

20. 3 Strikes (2000)

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The comedy 3 Strikes centers on a young man who escapes after being falsely accused of a crime and must stay evaded for three days. Negative reviews were given to the movie despite its attempts at humor and social critique because of its shallowness and shoddy execution.

21. The Disappointments Room (2016)

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A psychological horror movie starring Kate Beckinsale, The Disappointments Room follows a woman who relocates to a remote house with her husband and kid only to uncover a secret chamber with a sinister past. The lack of innovation and failure to create suspense in the movie contributed to its negative reviews.

22. Redline (2007)

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A race known as the Redline is staged on a perilous planet in the animated science fiction movie Redline, which is set in the distant future. Negative reviews resulted from the film’s high-energy visuals being overshadowed by its confusing plot and lack of interesting characters.

23. Staying Alive (1983)

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A follow-up to Saturday Night FeverStaying Alive follows John Travolta’s Tony Manero as he strives to realize his ambition of working as a Broadway dancer. The movie received negative reviews despite having an iconic soundtrack because of its weak plot and lack of continuity with its predecessor.

24. Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)

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Look Who’s Talking Now is the third film in the Look Who’s Talking series, which also stars Kirstie Alley and John Travolta as talking animals. The movie’s attempt to add talking animals to the mix led to a weak and clumsily written story that couldn’t match the fun of the original.

25. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

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The science fiction sequel Highlander II: The Quickening continues the tale of immortal beings. The sequel to the hit movie Highlander received criticism for its complex plot, deviation from known lore, and generally subpar execution.

Top 12 Most Racist Disney Classics That Are Better Left in the Vault

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Exploring film history often exposes tales of awe, imagination, and cultural shifts. Did you know that there are racist undertones in many Disney classics? It makes sense as progress evolves throughout the decades, but it’s cringe-watching it now. Here is a look at the most racist Disney films.

12 Worst Movies From the 70s According To IMDb — Do You Agree?

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Return to the revolutionary cinema of the 1970s, where risk-taking experimentation and bold concepts frequently produced unforgettable and forgettable moments. Here is a look at the not-so-great 70s films that didn’t garner high ratings on IMDb.

15 Forgotten Movies From the 90s to Tickle Your Nostalgia Bone

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Are you searching for a little 90s nostalgia that is not on every list? Then, we got you covered. These are several of my favorite forgotten films from the 90s. Do you remember?

22 Popular Films That Completely Traumatized 80s Children, What About You?

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Was there a film(s) that completely traumatized you as a child? I’ll go first, Cujo. I have no idea what my mother was thinking, allowing that film to play in the background of her chores, but I watched it and had nightmares for months. After someone polled an entertainment forum for other traumatic experiences, here is what scared the youth.

25 Memorable Movies That Are So Totally 80s, Do You Remember?

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The 1980s was an iconic decade for film, delivering many unforgettable movies that have stood the test of time. The 80s film scene left an indelible mark on popular culture, from heartwarming comedies to thrilling adventures and rebellious teenage tales. Recently people shared some memorable movies that epitomize the spirit of the 80s.

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