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.
The Top Ten
1 Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace Product Image

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.

I'm still not sure if my list can justifiably define this movie. It is the lowest on my list I've ever had so far, and is defiantly the most tolerable. The main problem with this film is that it tries to introduce so much in one film. Jar Jar Binks appeared. There's a mess of annoyance, cliches, and plot holes were too much for one film. Remove and shorten some of these plots and the movie may be less of a mess. However, I'll admit there are some funny moments and the story that isn't overloaded has a good heart, other than the main protagonist only seeing Jar Jar so he won't be annoying anymore.

I'm gonna be totally honest, the movie wasn't bad and neither great but the reason that it's disappointing is the fact that the it wasn't the movie we've been expecting, honestly I wasn't expecting it to be the best but at least to be a great movie or something. At the end of the day, it's an average movie and it's no excuse for an incredible franchise to have an average movie. Jar Jar sure he was annoying but it still doesn't change the fact that the movie suffered from mediocre acting, stiff and flat dialogue, uninteresting plot and sluggish pace.

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.

2 Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3 Product Image

I love Spider man 3. Why put it in disappointing list? Besides, Venom is my favorite villain in this film. I love watching this film. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. It is one of the best movies of all time.

Star Wars Episode I maybe disappointing, but it was at least entertaining. Spiderman 3 was very disappointing to me. I can't believe I expected so much from it. It was so boring, dumb and the story was confusing.

I don't this movie is bad period. its just flawed. with a lot of characters that should have never even been in the movie like eddie brock and gwen stacy. this just lead to there being too many story lines within this movie. would have prefered that they made this a 2 part series if this many characters were used. however there is still a lot of inspiring stuff in this movie like sandman who was very underutlised- he should have been the main villain in the movie, had he been I think he'd be the best villain in the whole francise.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was way better than this, yes all Spider-Man movies has flaws. But Tom Holland, and Andrew Garfield are the 2 best Spider-Man's, but Tom Holland is better, let Marvel handle Spider-Man.

3 The Last Airbender The Last Airbender Product Image

Ah, yes. THIS travesty. I'm remember being queued up at the movie theater to see my favorite cartoon brought to life. A cartoon that was funny, heartfelt, dramatic, well-written, exciting, touching, and (of course) beautiful. In a word, everything this movie wasn't. So what went wrong?
1. The characters. The lively, complex characters from the show were replaced with... err... planks of wood. Emotionless, personality-less sticks in the mud.
2. The acting. If you look up behind the scenes clips of the making of this movie, you'll see the boy who plays Aang (Noah Ringer) actually acts like the characterin real life. He has (or had) the same fun-loving spirit. But Shymalamalan made sure to kill that. Every line read is flat and uninspired.
3. The bending. What was once jaw-dropping visuals was turned to 5th graders throwing rocks.
4. It's SO DREARY. Watching this movie is like doing your taxes.
I wasn't alive when The Phantom Menace came out, but I see this movie as The ...more

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.

This is a poor attempt as an adaptation. Like Dragonball Evolution, it's insulting to the show, which is amazing. I'm not even sure why Sokka and Katara are white when they have brown skin in the show. They could have at least done that right.

4 The Godfather, Part III The Godfather, Part III Product Image

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 it's 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

It wasn't disappointing, I liked the movie it was a real conflict to it.

Please see "Top 11 Worst Sequels" for proof.

5 Dangerously Close Dangerously Close Product Image
6 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Product Image

Hated the theatrical version. Then Snyder fanboys tried to convince me to watch ultimate edition which is supposedly superior. Can't believe I listened to them and wasted my 3 hours. All I got was a gay kiss scene and naked Batman. The story is such a mess and Lex Luthor worst casting. I was bored to death. And then came the Martha scene ughhh... Didn't like Man of Steel but at least it was better than this. And Suicide Squad was even worse. DCEU is just a money making sham.

I'll give this movie 8.6/10
Sure it has the bad choice casting of Lex Luther Jr. And Doomsday coming too early in the D.C franchise. The fight not being as long as we've hoped it'll be. Lois Lane being rescued three times, and Superman barley smiling.

But there are still good stuff in it, Ben Affleck (Batman/Bruce Wayne) was fantastic, Wonder Women was good, Alfred was good, Superman is better in Ultimate Edition, and of course, the fight between Batman and Superman (even though wasn't as long as we wanted it to be) was still awesome to finally see on the big screen

I hate this movie. It is a middle finger to dc fans. They ruined superman lex Luthor and Batman in this crap. Also this film proves ben Affleck is a terrible actor

This movie gave DC fans the middle finger. This movie didn't deserve to be a box office success. Zack Snyder should be ashamed of himself and get fired for making a poor told story, have poor casting (Ben affleck), and lame visual effects. This is another movie that was made to sell merchandise. The original batman and the dark knight are way better than this.

7 Twilight Twilight Product Image

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.

The whole franchise is just so terrible I don't even have the words for it. I mean, Bella is COMPLETELY useless, comparing her with all those proper badass female characters like Hermione, Katniss and Tris! She is most definitely not on their level of awesomeness! And Robert Pattinson you besmirch the name of Hufflepuff!
No offense intended to any one who actually enjoyed this

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.

This movie has brought 1) crappy comercials 2) people talking about it 3) the books are now noticed 4) its ruined the name of the vampire, werewolf, and anybody who's anybody wants to smash this film and kill the director, the writer, and if we have time, the cast and crew.

8 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Product Image

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.

Indiana jones 1: awesome magical tomb thing that rips faces off.loads of fighting.
Indiana jones 2: Magical stones and murderous tribes,capturing children.loads of fighting.
Indiana Jones 3:This awesome quest to find the only thing to save his father and kill Nazis not as much fighting
Indiana jones 4:Aliens.

While I personally think temple of doom is worse. I can see why people think this ones the worst.

9 2012 2012 Product Image

This movie is a joke.
1. Was it made by someone who actually believed the world would end in 2012
2. Hey lets make a calendar out of stone but we have to go up to the 21st century.
3. Why do people believe in these stupid end of the world dates, it would only happen in World War Three, or some other disaster. Oh and there is no such thing as the rapture.
4. Shut up about the end of the world and enjoy your life now.

What else can you say? By the end of the movie, sure the earth is incrediblely damaged, but it's still there, what the hell? You call that the end of the world? Who told Roland Emerick it was a good idea to give this movie a happy ending? If there's a movie that warrants a sad, tragic ending, its this one

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

This movie was more of a fan made type of movie just for fun. I like the visuals and the acting but the plot was kind of generic and has been told so many times but others did a better job. 6/10 not bad but not good.

10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Product Image

This movie was really stupid and tried to focus on explosions and childish humor than focus on Sam going to college. It's not really worth watch because the 2 robots are racist and annoying, the movie has nothing new to offer, the humans are annoying and stubborn, and the camera angles are so bad that they can give you motion sickness. The worst part of the movie is Sam's parents : they have no respect to others, they swear too much, their voices sound like nails on a chalkboard, and are useless. If you really want to watch this movie just wait till you can watch it for free.

Except for the fact that Sideswipe was in this film. I liked Age of Extinction better. I'm not sure why people hate Age of Extinction. Hound was a lot like Ironhide it was like he was never gone.

This was the worst Transformers movie ever. To be honest, part 4 was not bad and way better than this. How come the critics say this was better than 4?

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

The Contenders
11 X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand Product Image

What is this doing here? This is the best x-men movie of all. It was pure epic from the opening with young Angel to the very end with Magneto

Stop playing people. This movie was trash.

Just by the title, I like this movie.

Ya. A little bit of a let down.

12 Eragon Eragon Product Image

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 ...more

Quick summary:

Book: Simply one of my best reading experiences when I was a youth (and I read a crap ton of literature back then). The character growth of Eragon and Saphira in itself and towards each other was fleshed out, it felt real and organic, the world was mysterious yet vivid, the story deep. It was a damn joy to read, especially 1&2. I remember feeling grief when I realized the paper in my right hand getting thinner and thinner. Soon I would be out of pages to read, oh the humanity!

Movie:... wh a.. w h at? h ow...? are you serious? (*insert lengthy rant here*).
Literally my reaction after leaving the cinema. Barely had I ever anticipated a movie like Eragon, and today, a solid 10 years later, I can still claim it to be my biggest letdown of all time. Saphira was failed completely, both as an actual character and companion and a mighty dragon. The terrible CGI made her look like a blue rat wearing a cheap Halloween pair of wings on the back, when in the books ...more

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!

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

13 Godzilla Godzilla Product Image

Well KOTM is overrated, Final wars didn't include jet jaguar, Godzilla Earth is "too big for smash", We don't really know about Singular Point, ( as of Nov. 2020 ) Son of Godzilla... we don't even TALK about that one, Godzilla vs Ebirah... WHY. Godzilla Raids Again began the slaughter of Anguiris, Godzilla vs Gigan, The two Mechagodzilla Movies, and G vs Megalon, Were sorta underwhelming. 2014 Godzilla is overrated as well, Destroyah and the two Ghidorah Movies are fine, Megaguiris, GMK, And those other ones, THOSE GUYS...OOF. And the mothra ones. Are meh. And were not getting Godzilla vs Kong, I'm sorry but let's be honest. WE ALL KNEW IT WASN'T COMING OUT.

When did Godzilla start crawling around like a lizard? Horrible movie!

I hope we're talking about the 1998 one.

Easily the worst.

14 Shrek the Third Shrek the Third Product Image

Most definitely! I hate this movie so much because my sister has a big obsession on watching this movie! My sister obsesses about that movie! The second movie is better than this one!

It was trying to appeal only to kids. I don't mind that, but it was nothing but gross out jokes and pointless scenes. First 2 Shrek movies were far superior.

Worst movie ever. There really is not much more to say, but I need more words. Mm, okay, I'm good now.

Does not hold up to the first two. Shrek 2 may be the greatest movie of all time.

15 Dragonball: Evolution Dragonball: Evolution Product Image

Why is this not on the very top of the list?! This was such a massive disgrace to the entirety of the Dragon Ball franchise, I hope to God this name never sees the light of box offices again.

Japan should ban Hollywood from making any more butchered live-action movies based on anime and manga!

Disgrace to Dragonball/DBZ series. Kind of like the cousin of Avatar: the Last Airbender (movie)

Did anyone really expect this movie to be any good? I mean come on!

16 Iron Man 2 Iron Man 2 Product Image

Not as bad as iron man 3. I don't know how it made a billion. Still this was pretty bad.

Here is a list of reasons why Iron Man 2 was disappointing
*Takes a deep breath*...

The movie was awesome

This movie sucked

17 Alexander Alexander Product Image

This film was just a show-off for special effects. It doesn't treat however the skills of military tactics to show us how Alexander had managed to conquer his empire. On the other hand it tells the story of how he did get crazy in his head and therefor lost his empire.
History tells us that he did get crazy but that's not why the empire was doomed to finnish.
It's because the political stucture was not big enough to held this too big empire as a whole. So,yes I was dissapointed of this movie because it didn't tell us the real history and just based on the actors and special effects.

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.

18 The Matrix Revolutions The Matrix Revolutions Product Image

Never understood the hate. Yeah it's dark but it's a perfect conclusion. The war in Zion is intense, the journey to the machine city is powerful and the final showdown is just epic.

The first one was amazing and then they had to make this one - changing the mythology and adding completely ridiculous plot points that went nowhere.

It's better than the second one, if you ask me. The first film is still the only one worth seeing.

I liked Matrix Reloaded the best.

19 Superman Returns Superman Returns Product Image

This should be number 1

I liked this movie

This one is good

20 The Secret Life of Pets The Secret Life of Pets Product Image

What's so bad about it? It seems similar but dude whoever put this on the list it was actually a good movie

21 Alien 3 Alien 3 Product Image

A nihilistic tone and narrative aside, this is seriously underrated.

Killing off Newt and Ripley was just awful!

22 Rocky V Rocky V Product Image

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.

The Rocky movie everyone loves to pretend didn't happen. I didn't even know there was a fifth one for a while. Thank goodness Rocky Balboa gave the series a proper send off.

Rocky 1, 2, and 3 were good. The 4th was ok, but this one ruined the Rocky franchise.

Yeah, the worst of the Rocky films by far. Even Stallone doesn't like it.

23 The Matrix Reloaded The Matrix Reloaded Product Image

The Matrix was one of the best films of all time
Reloaded is underrated, yet I can sort of understand why people dislike it. The fight scenes make the film worth watching.
Revolutions: BOOORIING

What the hell?!

24 Terminator Salvation Terminator Salvation Product Image

They should have stopped after T2.

T1/2: classics
T3: not terrible, but kind of disappointing
Salvation: ehh...
Genisys: what the fu...

Couldn't "salvage" the Terminator franchise.

Ha ha ha...

25 Batman & Robin Batman & Robin Product Image

Worst batman movie ever

Worst dc movie ever

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