The Most Disappointing Movies of All Time

They had the hype, they got your hopes up, they got you to fork over the money to buy a ticket, and then they dashed all expectations. This list is not a list of the worst movies of all time, just the ones that let you down the most. So don't put Double Team on this list because, face it, you should have known it was going to suck.
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The Top Ten

Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
I have to agree. People slept outside for days to see this "movie". What a total mess of a film that was. Did George Lucas really think that we were going to like that P. O. S? Jar Jar Binks?

There are so many brilliant people in the business (directors, graphics artists, editors, writers, etc) that could have made a brilliant fourth edition to the Star Wars films. It just goes to show that George Lucas should have listened to the talented people around him instead of doing it himself once again.

That film had the worst writing and dialog of any film before or since. Way to ruin a franchise George.


This one was so disappointing in comparison to how much we all loved the original trilogy. The characters were so strong and those films held true emotion. This new one started a new trilogy that only focused on the special effects... Which if I am being honest, were just over-done and distracting. I'd take the old Muppet creatures of the older films over this cartoonish CGI any day. I hope that with the new Star Wars films (episode 7 coming 2015), they get back to the root of what made them great in the first place.
After all the years of great star wars movies they come out with this load of BS, now I didn't mind its lightsabre scene, just the whole story intented to tell you about how they met anakin is just so stupid, and not to metion the stupid characters they put in, like seriously Jar jar binks, first off what the hell is with the name second, he only is in that movie and magically dissaperes, good job lucas, you ruined star wars 4 me =(


[Newest]Was extremely disappointing, and in most people's opinions, the most disappointing film of all time. The movie was half decent, and would be a lot better if jar jar binks wasn't added.

2Spiderman 3
This movie didn't live up to the other 2. His new suit seems much less menacing, and Venom gets like 10 minutes of screen time. The whole dark version of Peter was really corny as well.
Stupid. I know it was around 1 hour I watched it I thought was 30 minutes


I actually liked this movie although I understand why people hate it.

I enjoyed the books and I loved how Stephine Meyer changed the future for YA fantasy. So many writers have been discovered because she paved the way for the YA fantasy. But the movie sucked really badly. I liked the parody Vampires Sucks better. At least Vampires Sucks was suppose to be funny.
Nothing compared to the book.
And, I must add, the books only got worse from the first.

I expected Edward to be hotter. RP is not hot nor does he have any real talent other than the fact he was in the fourth Harry Potter movie. Good for him.
And, don't get me started on Kristen Stewart, talentless wonder...

I can't believe I let my friend convince me to see it with her. Worst waste of time ever.


Wow, I just kept waiting for something cool to happen, it never did! Primo waste of time.
[Newest]The whole class was forced to watch this is English... Thank you School Bell. This is the most Boring Movie I have ever Seen seriously this SHOULD have stayed as a book, the whole god damn Franchise!

4The Godfather, Part III
Yeah, I know that there was no way this could live up to the first two. But dammit! I wish I could just watch this as a decent crime film but it keeps reminding me about how inferior this is. Sure, its still a pretty good movie for what it is, but its a Godfather movie! It needs to give me more!
Seriously, what did you expect? Rather silly to think the grand stories and productions of the first 2 could ever be approached again


The First two were incredible and them they ruin it with this. 'Let's try and make a few Billion off this'. Why the hell did they do this?


5The Last Airbender
This destroyed the reputation of one of my most adored T.V. shows. Seriously, the movie is crap! I wanted to claw my eyes out! But please, don't hate on the show because of it. It may be from Nickelodeon, but it is absolutely fabulous. The movie should be erased from our memories forever.
The original cartoon was original, had a good plot and real characters, and good funny moments.
The movie had none of this. It was just scene after scene of random things that were seemingly copy pasted from the cartoon and stuck together, with way too much narration.
The acting was horrible, the animation was horrible, the story was horrible and it Sokka was serious unlike the original show from Nickelodeon. Was awfully disappointing.

Now we can officially put this one on the Comedy shelf
You wrote movie that could make people killed itself


[Newest]I love this movie, one of my favourite Natural Disaster movies ever next to Dante's Peak. Please take this brilliant movie off the list

7Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
To be fair the transformers played their parts well. Shia LeBouf in particular & the rest of the cast however sucked big time.

I expected to see a movie about the greatest general the world has ever seen managing the battlefield and using tactics that are studied to this day. No where in the trailers did it mention that I would be subjected to a shot of Alexander's package.
It's an insult to greek history. At least Oliver Stone did apologise for this disaster and stated that the movie wasn't so good after all... What a let-down! And considering the cast and the director, I sure expected something more.


I'm Greek and very sad about how this movie turned out. It's an insult to our history.
[Newest]Alexander the Macedonian was way better than this!

Absolutely the WORST book to movie transition I have Ever seen in my entire life.

This was, and probably still is, my favorite book series I have ever read. I picked it up before it started getting popular. Honestly, this was hidden on some shelf in the back of Borders when I found it and I had never heard of it before (the first book had just barely been published at that point). When I finished the book, I remember telling someone that it would make the most awesome movie. Instead, years passed and this came out. This was the biggest movie disappointment of my lifetime thus far.

In this movie, people died who weren't supposed to. Things happened all out of order. Saphira wasn't even the right character, nor did she even have her growing up phase. It was as though the creators of the movie were trying to make something with the littlest imagination, and with apparently the lowest budget, required.

Not only did this ruin my experience with the movie, but also those around me since I couldn't resist blurting out what actually did or didn't happen, such as the "Hey! The Ra-zac play a key role in the next book. They can't just be killed off within a minute of first being introduced to them here! " and things like that, not to mention that the ending is such that it is impossible to make the next movies.

To everyone who thinks this movie is even remotely OK. I say read the book, re-watch the movie, and see if you can try to not pull your hair out as you sit through it.

Needless to say, this is in serious need of remaking and whoever owns rights to this should be socked in the mouth, sued (just for good measure), and asked to hand it over to someone who deserves it.
Omg, I'm like a MAJOR inheritance trilogy fan and... *teary eyed*... *sniffles*
*runs away crying her heart out*


I was so mad when this movie came out! The book was so good and then this just gave it a terrible rep. I think Christopher Paolini must have been pissed they ruined his book!
[Newest]The book=amazing but the movie=SUPER CRAPPY! Seriously if you consult this page before you do anything than look at my comment and please don't watch this movie

10Shrek the Third
Worst movie ever. There really is not much more to say, but I need more words. Mm, okay, I'm good now.
It wasnt horrible but I just expected more out of it.


Does not hold up to the first two. Shrek 2 may be the greatest movie of all time.
[Newest]This movie was a little disappointing but it wasn't terrible

The Contenders

11Rocky V
I loved Rocky 2,3, and 4 and when I was a kid I couldn't wait for the next one. Why bring back the director from the first one if people loved 2,3, and 4. Bad acting, bad plot, bad fight, everything was bad. And what Iron Man 2, the Harry Potters, Star Trek, Independence Day, and even classics like the the Vinci Code and Saving Private Ryan.


on swedish tv they said: now were gonna watch all the rocky movies except the fifth that one sucks! so stay up good folks


The Rocky movie we all like to pretend never happened

12Iron Man 2
All marvel movies are the same lots of talk but nothing funny to make you want to see more only avengers had that feeling and you had to wait an hour to get to it

I can't believe this is on the list. This film is actually one of the best and most memorable of the 21st century. Please this must be off the list along with I Am Legend

14Dragonball: Evolution

15Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Take this off the list! I love this movie and then again I love all the Harry Potter movies and if I see one on the worst movie list I just feel so offended since the whole franchise is the best Book to Film adaptation I've ever seen, it doesn't matter that I've only read one book, I've seen the whole movie Franchise and now it is time for me to read the rest of the books
This is where it all went wrong for the film adaptations. Picked all the wrong things to emphasize. Awkward teen love stories, poorly cast secondary actors who didn't look or act the part, a steam-punk aura, Rita Skeeter (what relevance did that have to anything before or after? )--the list goes on. After Azkaban, biggest letdown I've ever watched.
It spent too much time on the effects so it lost all acting and strayed from the story line almost completely.


16The Matrix Reloaded
First one: This is the best movie ever!

Reloaded: What is this?

Revolutions: FIGHT, DUDE!

17Shrek Forever After
As if Shrek the Third wasn't enough of a nightmare, this thing has to rear its ugly head. Honestly. Awful awful awfully awful.

18Paranormal Activity
God this movie was aweful! I watched it five times hoping to not be able to sleep that night but I slept like a rock! This is THE worst, most un-scary, and at best kinda funny (e. g. Katie being "dragged" out of bed.


This movie was awful, I thought it would be insanely scary and guess what... I LAUGHED at how stupid and cheesy and how un-scary it was, hype x 1000.

During the whole length of the movie, I was waiting for something to happen, it took AGES. I could have fell asleep
[Newest]Yet too overhyped, even Avatar isn't so overrated. This piece is boring and far from being scary.

19Queen of the Damned
My heart broke. I was expecting to see the Ancient's reunion, and it never happened. Even worse, they made Armand into an ugly, blond fat-ball >_<

20Slumdog Millionaire
It's wonderful, said everyone. Yeah right... Wasn't bad, but wasn't worth all those Academy Awards it won.


How this one won best picture I will never know. I saw it in theaters and was disappointed when I left. It wasn't bad. But best picture? Really?


21The Da Vinci Code
What? Thy is this movie is in this list? This is my favorite movie
Boy was that a let down!
I almost fell asleep.. what a waste of time renting it.. yawn


22The Hangover Part II


24Inglourious Basterds
I haven't seen the movie but just scenes on Watch Mojo's decade defining actors series, and I love it. Now to see the full film


26Jurassic Park III
This movie burned my childhood! Never let a spinosaur defeat a rex!

27Jaws 2

28X-Men 3
As a maniac fans of previous X-men movie, I was so dissapointed with this one!
damn, why Bryan Singer didn't direct it.. it just look all dark, without any escent like previously made.. Bret Ratner suck!


They killed Cyclops, the best X-Man ever, so that pretty much ruined the movie


I don't like seeing any Xmen movies on disappointing movie lists or even worst movie lists. They are all great and brilliant so NONE of then deserve to be on any of the list listed above
[Newest]I agree with rorschach1011. They shouldn't have killed cyclops


29The Amazing Spider-Man
This film just felt WAY too rushed.

30Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

31The Twilight Saga: New Moon

32Taken 2

33Sucker Punch

34Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

35Napoleon Dynamite
Everyone was talking about how great this movie was. All throughout the movie, I was waiting for something funny to happen. Funny never came. Someone decided to make a clean comedy, but yet they used stupid jokes. Common Hollywood! Show us that you can make funny movies without resorting to cheap sex jokes and strings of profanities.
All the weed in the world still wont make this movie funny. It's not one of those cynical movies that requires a bit of intellect to understand, it requires a bit of retardedness and a lot of stupidity.
I thought I had missed something after watching the whole movie twice and not cracking a single smile once. And then it dawned on me. My friends are just stupid.
[Newest]Al the actors looked extremely high, I'm not saying that's not good for a comedy movie, but they didn't act like so

36Batman Forever
I rank this one as more disappointing than Batman & Robin because after this one, you knew the fourth iteration was going to be a stinker. I had hoped for much more from a cast that included Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman.
The movie is good, but doesn't live up to the AWESOME title, which sounds like an eternity of Batman which is great, you know?

37The Hunger Games

38Alien Vs. Predator
Such a dramatic letdown! So promising, hope for a sequel.


39Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
The book was amazing. The movie... Terrible. It was an entirely different story, the acting was terrible, and the characters didn't look anything like in the books. You'd be better off just reading the book and not seeing the movie.
Did the filmmakers even read the book before they made this movie?


Why is it so down the list? The film's whole plot-line differs to to the one in the book, they are way older in the film, Annabeth's a brunette instead of a blonde, GROVER'S A PLAYER INSTEAD OF AN ADORKABLE SWEETIE, Annabeth and Percy flirting made me cringe and was totally out of character, THE WHOLE PLOT LINE WAS DIFFERENT, they didn't even acknowledge Annabeth's crush on Luke, They didn't mention Thalia or her tree, AND DID I MENTION THAT THE ENTIRE PLOT WAS OFF, Mr. D didn't make an appearance etc.

That was just a few of many things wrong with the film.


41Cars 2
Terrible and a boring plot for a movie that didn't need a sequel from the start. When I saw the preview I thought that it could be pretty decent but man was I wrong. I almost left the theater in tears because of how crappy it was. definitely the worst Pixar movie out of the 15 or something like that.
It wasn't terrible but it was a disappointment

I hope we're talking about the 1998 one.

43Eyes Wide Shut
It is still an amazing movie but I'm so deceived by it... Because we will never know what Kubrick has in mind for editing it! He was unhappy by this version before he died? Why? What would have been cut, changed and improved? Scorcese had written on this movie: This cannot be called a Kubrick movie because the final editing is what makes the entire tone of the film. A director must not die before completing it
I can't believe it that this is the last Kubrick's movie..So sad..

44King Arthur
When I heard they were making a realistic interpretation of the stories of King Arthur, I was hoping for another Troy. Instead I got a dull, wannabe buddy flick with completely non-endearing characters and a weak storyline.
Not exciting or engaging at all. Didn't really like any of the characters. I was shocked when the movie ended, it didn't seem like there was a complete story or climax or anything! And then it was over, what a disappointment.
The scene on the frozen lake was the only good part of the movie. Oh, and I kinda liked Keira Knightley's war bikini. But as a "history" movie, and as a movie in general, it overall sucks.


45Men in Black II

46I Am Legend
This movie was just way too quick.


What is thisn doing on this list, it's an amazing movie

47Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
How the hell this movie is so low on this list? This movie is the most horrible sequel of all time. This movie have horrible story line from begging to end, comparing to the other 3 masterpieces. Putting this movie on theater and putting this movie on DVD is more offensive to the Indiana Jones series (1~3) then putting all the Indiana Jones movies for the "worst movie ever".
What the heck was with Lucas and Spielberg when they made this movie? I felt it was absolutely pointless comparing it to other movies in the series. I feel like I was ripped off.
I liked this new Indiana Jones movie, but with Shia Labeouf, No!

It's a rip off of alien


49Saw VII: The Final Chapter

50Lord of the Rings - The Animated Version
What a letdown after reading the book! The new series kicks its ass by a mile.
I've never liked any of Ralph Bakshi's work anyway.
All of these movies are terrible... Not just the animated one. Put this series at the top of the list!


51Pearl Harbor
Is this a true story? Must have been a bad one.


52Inherit the Wind
I excitedly rented this film thinking I was getting an engrossing film on the famous monkey trial. What I got was a cartoon.

53The Core

542001: A Space Odyssey
Lets see, 4 hours of a single panoramic shot of a space ship that looks like a gum-ball floating endlessly across a screen, then 3 minutes of foreshadowed, boring, plot. The only way anybody could ever have liked this movie is if they had just taken about 10 pounds of LSD, then eaten a pound of crack.


I don't hate this movie but it's not a good movie and I don't understand why it is worshiped as one of the greats of all time. Before I saw this movie I had heard some HAL quotes and seen a clip of the monkey oracle scene and feel like that's all I needed to see not endless hours of boredom
Could NOT understand the plot!


55Forrest Gump
Decent flick but no way should it have won best picture against the likes of Pulp Fiction or The Shawshank Redemption. Tom Hanks given his 2nd consecutive oscar is a joke considering that all he did was act slow. Gary Sinise stole the film.
Worst movie ever so boring all he says "momma used to say " just like waterboy it gets so annoying!
Hype... hype... hype... then nothing but Tom Hanks pretending to be slow? Awful... just horrendous.
[Newest]WHAT THE? This is one of the best Movies I have ever seen! Take it off the list!

56Quantum of Solace

57The Lion King

58Jackie Brown
Let's see here... Resevoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Jackie Brown... Which one is not like the others.

59Toy Story 3
The G rating gave me great expectations. I didn't get anything that I thought I would. I didn't expect Woody to leave the others, a teddy bar for an antagonist, or a sad ending. This should be first place because The Phantom Menace gave rise to Lego video games while Toy Story 3 only has a use of ruining Father's Day.


61No Country For Old Men
Ok movie... But Best Picture? No.


62Van Helsing
I like the concept and the feel enough to have tried to get through this multiple times in hopes that it will get better And for all I know, it might if I could stop from falling asleep.
This is just a stupid list, scrolling down I see great movies that shouldn't been on this list, Forest Gump, Van Helsing and now below me I see Harry Potter movies! What?

63Superman Returns

64Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

65Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

66Dream Girls

67Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The acting was 10x better in the first movie. The acting in this move is just terrible.
Poor acting, bad CGI,... Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets is far worse than the book and the first movie.

68Ghostbusters 2

69Jaws - The Revenge
A shark seeking vengeance, swimming thousands of miles in only a couple of days, able to rear up on its fin out of the water and roar (yes, a roaring shark, urgh), the main character having flashbacks of events she didn't even WITNESS and the shark exploding upon being impaled.
I bet the shark was thrilled when its death scene came up.
This butchers the jaws series with its cornball story. It's definitely safe to back in the water!


71Alien Vs. Predator - Requiem
ah yes and yet another potentially excelent movie ruined by the government just nuking the place.

72The Chronicles Of Narnia
I walked out after the first scene, should give some idea how good it was.

73X-Men: The Last Stand

74Battle Los Angeles
Its Looks Like The Next terminator or something. But it lead to a huge disappointment. Battle our money back.

75Kingdom of Heaven

76Mars Attacks!
could be the worst movie of ALL TIME


all star cast with very lame plot. Not even funny for a comedy.


77The Unborn

78Monster House

79The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

MAN was this movie a let down? I wanted to see it but ended up seeing Pirates of the Caribbean instead. Boy am I glad I went for that over Hulk?


The cheesy tv show was better.

81Chronicles of Riddick
For all I know, this movie has the best ending sequence ever. I just haven't been able to watch it long enough to find out.

82Silent Hill

83The Mexican


Movie sucked BIG TIME....Some rappers need to stick to rapping

86The Count of Monte Cristo
greatest story ever told...weak movie.

87Death Proof

It was filmed in secret. In a secret location. With an unlimited budget by Costner who brought us "Dances with Wolves. " And what did we get? Villians on jet skies.

It was like waiting the summer for the Beatles and showing up for a Ringo Starr concert.

Just aweful.
People really don't understand how big a flop this movie was. Mostly because it was so bad every body forgot about it.


89Terminator Salvation

90The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

91Bride Wars

92The Day After Tomorrow

93Battlefield Earth

94Date Night
when I saw the trailer I go "OMG TINA FEY AND STEVE CARELL IN THE SAME MOVIE OMG", but when I saw it I go "... is that it? really? "


This is the best Disney movie I've seen, I grew up watching it and I hate seeing it on lists like this... Take it off!

96Dumb and Dumberer


98Alone In The Dark II

99Independence Day
Was billed to be the best "sci-fi" film since "Jurrasic Park. " Yeah right. The dialog was worse than something George Lucas could have written. They had a chance to combine new special effects technology with an almost unlimited budget to create a film about what really might happen if Aliens landed on Earth. Instead, they went for the almighty buck and made a "Hollywood" film. After half an hour you knew the whole story; "The aliens will be voilent. Panick will ensue. Someone will die. Someone will become the hero and all will be well in the end. "
What a waste of time and film.

I went to that as a kid expecting to be swept away by Disney... Instead I slept in a movie threatre for two and a half hours...

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