Top 10 worst movies that left audiences disappointed and regretting their choices!

Some movies fail to make a good impression, becoming famous for how bad they are.

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Well, it is true and important to understand that not all movies are good. While some become legendary and loved worldwide, several become box office disasters and fall into our top 10 worst movies list of all time.

Furthermore, even the biggest filmmakers with extravagant production budgets also fail to live up to fans’ expectations and get negative reviews.

Other times, the movies are often not exciting and pretty predictable, with a rigid script that barely captures the viewers’ interest.

So, here is a list of the top 10 worst movies of all time that did not cut the audiences’ and critics’ appeal. The following movies were made with high aims, with few having huge budgets, but failed to deliver the expectations.

Disclaimer: The following list is entirely based on the author’s perspective, and we understand that individual choices and preferences may vary.

10. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

There was a time, not that long ago, when Marvel movies were always highly anticipated by people all over the globe. Unfortunately, it seems that time is over and long gone.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a Marvel superhero movie based on the Marvel Comic book. It was the first film of the MCU’s Phase Five.

The movie intended to continue the prosperity of the previous films in the series, but in several ways, it failed to do so. Given its straightforward plot, the film’s runtime of over two hours feels excessive, and the flaws overshadow the enjoyable moments.

Overall, the movie in the Rotten Tomatometer received 46% rating approval and an average of 5.5/10 based on 410 reviews.

Further, the movie became a box-office bomb, grossing only $476.1 million worldwide against a production budget of $326.6 million. It is one of the few MCU films that did not break even during its theatrical release period.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

IMDb Romance Adventure Comedy

Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne are dragged into the Quantum Realm, along with Hope’s parents and Scott’s daughter Cassie. Together, they must find a way to escape, but what secrets is Hope’s mother hiding? And who is the mysterious Kang?

DirectorPeyton Reed
Release DateFebruary 17, 2023
StudioMarvel Studios
CastPaul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas
WritersJeff Loveness, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Runtime2 hours 4 minutes
RatingPG-13

9. Mean Girls

The Mean Girls had the potential to be an interesting teen musical comedy film, but its failure to capture the charm of the original tale made it fall short.

It is the film adaptation of the musical of the same name, which was adapted from the 2004 comedy film written by Mark Water.

The original Mean Girls was successful because it presented many true-to-life aspects of high school and had memorable lines.

On the other hand, the 2024 version is entertaining, but it just doesn’t feel relevant to this generation of teenagers. Moreover, it does not offer a modern look at a teen’s life full of social media.

Overall, while Mean Girls 2024 offers nostalgia and some enjoyable moments, it doesn’t bring anything new or necessary to the table, making the original film still the best version​.

Mean Girls

IMDb Comedy Musical

Cady Heron is a hit with the Plastics, an A-list girl clique at her new school. But everything changes when she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

DirectorSamantha Jayne, Arturo Perez Jr.
Release DateJanuary 12, 2024 
StudioBroadway Video, Little Stranger
CastAngourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auli’i Cravalho
WritersTina Fey. Rosalind Wiseman
Runtime1 hour 52 minutes
RatingPG-13

8. Glitter

The existence of the movie Glitter shows what a poorly executed film project looks like. Glitter is an American romantic musical drama film starring Mariah Carey.

This was supposed to be her big break, yet it was critically panned and a major commercial flop. Later, the movie suffered backlash on various social media platforms, with the actress Mariah stating that she wished she had never shot the film.

In particular, in 2010, Mariah said that she believed the film flopped and failed at the box office because the soundtrack was released on the September 11 attacks.

The movie received six Razzie Awards nominations, and Mariah Carey won the Worst Actress. Moreover, in 2005, this film got a nomination for the worst musical in 25 years.

Additionally, it has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 6% from 87 critics, with an average of 2.90/10.

Glitter

IMDb Romance Drama Music

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship becomes complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

DirectorVondie Curtis-Hall
Release DateSeptember 21, 2001
Studio20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures
CastMariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley
WritersCheryl L. West, Kate Lanier
Runtime1 hour 44 minutes
RatingPG-13

7. The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender, written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is his worst direction of all time.

It is an American action-adventure fantasy film based on the first season of the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The film received heavy criticism for bad acting, lack of storyline, screenplay, dialogue, special effects, and especially direction, on its release.

The movie received horrible reviews from the public and did not even recover its production cost in the domestic market. The film was made for $150 million and grossed $319.7 million worldwide.

Further, it received nine nominations at the 31st Golden Rasberry Awards and won five including Worst Picture and Worst Direction.

Likewise, the film has a 5% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes accounting for 192 critics with an average of 3/10. Moreover, This is the lowest-rated film under Nickelodeon Movies.

The Last Airbender

IMDb Adventure Action Family

Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

DirectorM. Night Shyamalan
Release DateJuly 1, 2010
StudioNickelodeon Movies, Blinding Edge Pictures
CastNoah Ringer, Nicola Peltz Beckham, Jackson Rathbone
WritersM. Night Shyamalan
Runtime1 hour 43 minutes
RatingPG

6. Catwoman

Catwoman is the best example of a film that was predestined for failure. It is considered one of the absolute worst comic book adaptations in cinema history, and it received negative reviews and was a box office bomb.

The movie introduced a brand new character, Patience Phillips, who becomes Catwoman under mystical circumstances that were not part of the comic series.

Moreover, it collected bare minimum revenues at the box office, making only $82 million worldwide while costing $100 million to produce.

The film was nominated for seven Golden Raspberry Award awards, and it won four, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay.

Furthermore, it garnered an 8% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 132 reviews and has a rating of 3.2/10.

Catwoman

IMDb Crime Action Fantasy

A shy woman endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, she walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

DirectorPitof
Release DateJuly 23, 2004
StudioVillage Roadshow Pictures, Di Novi Pictures, Frantic Films, Maple Shade Films, Catwoman Films
CastHalle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt
WritersBob Kane, Theresa Rebeck, John Brancato
Runtime1 hour 44 minutes
RatingPG-13

5. Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is an action horror film based on a video game of the same title. It is one of the worst film adaptations of a video game.

The plot is messy and difficult to follow. Likewise, viewers noted that the film’s narrative jumps from one point to another aimlessly and chaotically. Further, characters are not well-defined, and their motivations are often unclear.

The movie received a 1% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was the second worst-reviewed movie of the 2000s. It was also a box-office bomb, grossing $12.7 million on a $20 million budget.

The film received nominations for the Worst Director and Worst Actress at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards. Further, the 2005 Stinkers Awards recognized it as the worst picture, worst director, and worst special effects.

Alone in the Dark

IMDb Sci-Fi Action Horror

A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

DirectorUwe Boll
Release Date28 January 2005
StudioBoll KG Entertainment, Herold Productions
CastChristian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff
WritersElan Mastai, Michael Roesch, Peter Scheerer
Runtime1 hour 36 minutes
RatingR

4. Pinocchio (English-language dub Version)

Miramax Flims showed the real talent to take a cinematic gem like Pinocchio and polish it into a dull pebble.

Pinocchio is an Italian fantasy comedy-drama based on the 1883 novel The Adventure of Pinocchio. Miramax Films released it in the United States with an English dubbed version.

Viewers see the Italian version of Pinocchio as a whimsical, though imperfect, adaptation that maintains its cultural charm.

In contrast, critics heavily criticized the English-dubbed version for its poor dubbing and loss of original charm, labeling it one of the worst films of its decade.

While it became one of the highest-grossing films in Italy, it underperformed internationally, grossing $41.3 million against a production budget of $40‒45 million.

All of the 55 critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes indicate a negative review, therefore giving the movie an average rating of 2.7/10. It is one of the third worst films of the 2000s decade.

The English dub was notably nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards, was the first foreign language film to ever do so, and won for Worst Actor.

Pinocchio

IMDb Comedy Fantasy Family

Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet’s curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

DirectorRoberto Benigni
Release Date11 October 2002
StudioMelampo Cinematografica, Cecchi Gori Group
CastRoberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami, Carlo Collodi
WritersRoberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami, Carlo Collodi
Runtime1 hour 48 minutes
RatingG

3. 365 Days

If you thought Fifty Shades of Grey was bad, 365 Days takes it to a whole new level of cringe and discomfort. It is a Polish erotic romantic drama film based on the first novel of a trilogy by Blanka Lipinska.

Many of the movie critics expressed their negative response towards this movie in terms of its softcore appeal, depictions of sexual assault, and Mafia glorification.

Even though the film received a very bad reaction from the critics, it became one of the most viewed movies, which drew attention at the international level.

Moreover, Rotten Tomatoes captured 16 negative reviews, leading to an approval rating of 0% and an average rating of 1.9/10.

The film got nominations for six Golden Raspberry Awards, being the second non-English movie to make it into the Worst Picture category after Pinocchio (2002). However, it won only one award for Worst Screenplay.

365 Days

IMDb Drama Romance

Massimo is a member of the Sicilian Mafia family and Laura is a sales director. She does not expect that on a trip to Sicily trying to save her relationship, Massimo will kidnap her and give her 365 days to fall in love with him.

DirectorBarbara Bialowas, Tomasz Mandes
Release Date7 February 2020
StudioEkipa Sp. z o.o., Future Space, Next Film, TVN
CastAnna-Maria Sieklucka, Michele Morrone, Bronislaw Wroclawski
WritersTomasz Klimala, Tomasz Mandes, Barbara Bialowas
Runtime1 hour 54 minutes
RatingTV-MA

2. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey

The concept of trying to fit a beloved children’s character like Winnie the Pooh into a violent slasher mold was not going to work from the get-go. It is a British horror movie depicting characters inspired by A.A. Milne’s books for children.

The film received a lot of negative comments for its plot, lack of comedy, bad performances, silly script, unrealistic scenes, and boring characters.

Furthermore, the film received much criticism; however, it was a financial success, earning $5.2 million worldwide on a budget of $100,000.

Among 62 critics on Rotten Tomatoes, 3% of the critics are positive, with an average rating of 2.2/10. Other sources also categorize this movie as some of the worst films you can watch.

The movie received 5 nominations and won all of them in the 44th Golden Raspberry Award. This also included the Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, and the Worst Director (Rhys Frake-Waterfield).

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey

IMDb Horror

After Christopher Robin abandons them for college, Pooh and Piglet embark on a bloody rampage as they search for a new source of food.

DirectorRhys Frake-Waterfield
Release Date10 March 2023
StudioJagged Edge Productions, ITN Studios
CastNikolai Leon, Maria Taylor, Natasha Rose Mills
WritersRhys Frake-Waterfield, A.A. Milne
Runtime1 hour 24 minutes
RatingNot Rated

1. Jack and Jill

Adam Sandler has always been pretty polarizing as an actor, and he is also responsible for some unfunny movies over the years.

Jack and Jill is an American comedy film featuring Adam Sandler as both Jack and Jill, a commercial editor and twin siblings. When the film came out, it became one of the most-criticized films in history.

Moreover, Jack and Jill won a record 10 awards at the 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards, sweeping every category. It set a new record for the most Razzies won by an individual movie, surpassing Battle Field Earth.

However, the movie hit the box office by collecting $149 million against the $79 million of the budget.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received a 3% approval rating based on 118 reviews, with an average rating of 2.9/10.

Jack and Jill

IMDb Comedy

Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he always dreads–the Thanksgiving visit of his fraternal twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.

DirectorDennis Dugan
Release DateNovember 11, 2011
StudioColumbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, Broken Road Productions
CastAdam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino
WritersBen Zook, Steve Koren, Adam Sandler
Runtime1 hour 31 minutes
RatingPG
Janavi Rajbhandari
Janavi Rajbhandari
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