Worst Years for Movies

The Top Ten
1 2011 2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

In my opinion, 2009 and 2010 were the best years for movies (in the 21st century at least). However, 2011 was disappointing.

There were lots of failed comedy movies, generic action movies, and sci-fi movies, as well as obnoxious animated movies like Cars 2.

Nothing really Oscar-worthy came out that year.

2 2017 2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.
3 2020 2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 20th year of the third millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s... read more

2020 was a bad year for movies because the coronavirus pandemic closed cinemas around the world. This caused movies to either postpone their release dates or cancel their theatrical releases and go straight to digital.

Thanks to COVID, finding a half-decent movie from this year was like scoring a Hail Mary.

Because of COVID-19, there was only one 2020 release worth watching, and that was Sonic the Hedgehog.

4 2013 2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2013th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2010s decade.
5 2005 2005 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations. It was the 6th year of the 2000s decade.

There was not a single film on Metacritic that year with a score of 90 or higher. Not to mention, there was Son of the Mask, Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Fantastic Four, Elektra, Doom, Chicken Little, Bewitched, and The Ring Two. The list goes on.

That year had many remakes: Fun with Dick and Jane, The Longest Yard, The Producers, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Poseidon Adventure, just to name a few.

This made Hollywood get too lazy!

For some reason, very few good movies came out this year. Madagascar, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Batman Begins were the only ones I watched and thought were properly good. There were no spectacularly good movies that could save the year.

From the franchises, it did present us with Revenge of the Sith and Goblet of Fire, the best outing in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and my least favorite of the Harry Potter movies. The Lucario Pokémon movie is one of the better Pokémon movies, but those are not of very high quality. It did bring the first Narnia movie, which was charming, but far from its Inkling predecessor, the Lord of the Rings.

Other than that:

Kingdom of Heaven: Though I like the movie, I do agree it suffers from its length and doesn't fully make sense when you're not watching the Director's Cut.

Ice Princess: Charming, liked it, but not really a cinematic great.

Pride & Prejudice: Solid version of the movie, but not very innovative.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Didn't hate it, just didn't love it either.

Hitch: Fine, but not a very distinct romcom.

Robots: Probably the third-best Blue Sky movie after Ice Age and Ferdinand (I haven't seen Rio yet).

Meh movies:

Fantastic Four: The best Fantastic Four movie ever made (aside from The Incredibles), but the competition is extremely weak.

King Kong: Didn't think this King Kong movie was as interesting thematically as it thinks it is.

Terrible movies that came out:

Elektra: The worst comic book movie of all time, including Catwoman.

Son of the Mask.

6 1987 The Next Generation" television series premiered, carrying on the legacy of the original franchise. The Montreal Protocol was adopted to address ozone layer depletion, showcasing international cooperation on environmental issues.

This was truly the worst year for movies. It has to be a bad year for it to have Jaws: The Revenge and The Garbage Pail Kids Movie both in the same year, along with other awful sequels.

7 2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.
8 2014 2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

2014 was very bad, though 2017 sucked more! Strangely enough, I am getting to a point now where 2017 reminds me a lot of 2014 because they were both terrible.

A lot of celebrities died in 2014. I was also hospitalized a lot in 2014.

2014 was hell for sure.

9 2001 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.
10 2008 2008 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.
The Contenders
11 2003 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade.

House of the Dead, Gigli, Boat Trip, The Cat in the Hat, Freddy vs. Jason, Scary Movie 3, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle... and undoubtedly the worst movie of all time: The Room!

Spy Kids 3: Game Over. Enough said. At least it had good CGI.

12 2000 The year 2000 (MM) was a century leap year that started on a Saturday according to the Gregorian calendar. It marked the 2000th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations. It was the last year of the 2nd millennium and the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 2000s decade.

I was born that year, and I have to say that it is a pretty disappointing year for movies. As a die-hard Mission Impossible fan, Mission Impossible 2 was released that year, and that movie is just bad. Every other one is good. The only good movies that year were Gladiator, X-Men, and Cast Away. The rest is pretty forgettable.

13 2004 2004 was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations

The year had a couple of decent movies, but very few that stand out.

Then again, it was the year of turds like Catwoman, Scooby-Doo 2, Superbabies, and Garfield.

14 1997
15 2006 2006 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

The Wicker Man reboot. Enough said.

16 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE), the 9th year of the 2010s decade, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 18th year of the 3rd millennium.

Man, this has been a horrible year for movies.

Too many mediocre movies got bad reviews, other than Incredibles 2 and maybe Black Panther.

17 1998
18 2010 2010 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year based on Anno Domini/Common Era designations. It is the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.
19 2015 2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.
20 2007 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

The list of the top 10 best movies of 2007 doesn't really have the best options. Yes, we've got Ratatouille, 300, and The Simpsons Movie, but what else?

Heck, Michael Bay's Transformers, which is nothing more than an explosion-focused robot smash-em-up, is #1!

21 1980

There are a lot of movies in 1980 that lost money!

22 2002 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.

The year I was born was rather bad for movies. Not for music, though.

The early 2000s marked the downfall of movies, but 2002 was probably the worst year of all.

23 1995
24 1989
25 2022 2022 (MMXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 22nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s decade.

Hardly any movies released this year scored over 5.9/10 on IMDb.

The highest movie that topped the charts was Top Gun: Maverick, which wasn't entirely bad but not too breathtaking either. This shows how this year was a complete hit or miss.

I hope 2023 will pick itself up because the movies in 2022 were just dead.

I thought no years would be worse than 2011, movie-wise.

Boy, was I wrong.

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