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

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. - corebare32

Not nessercarily a bad movie, but way too overhyped

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 =(
- theTwister

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2 Spider-Man 3

This is unnecessary.

Uhh yeah, this sequel performed poorly at the box office.

Was. This. Really. The. Best. They. Could. Do?

Yeah it was different from the other 2. But does anybody agree that spider man 3 was a masterpiece compared to the amazing spider-man 2?

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3 The Last Airbender

This was never a real movie. It was made by the hatedom, not even someone who wanted money. Trash, unlike the real show of course.

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 sucks

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4 The 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 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 - Billyv

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

Please see "Top 11 Worst Sequels" for proof.

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5 Dangerously Close
6 Twilight

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. - frostwiire

The WORST movie ever made, destroying all of the typical and rich 'vampire' traits!

Wow, I just kept waiting for something cool to happen, it never did! Primo waste of time.

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7 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

This film is so annoying and boring. My dad likes this film for some reason because he likes watching this movie better than watching South Park. I don't know why. - Badabooo2

Extremely a waste from such a big build up and expectations

After the mediocre Man of Steel, I was sure that Batman V Superman would be an improvement, especially with Affleck and Terrio coming on board. Never would I have guessed it could have been so much worse! I'd say it was the worst comic book film of the last decade, but Josh Trank's Fantastic Four is actually worse, as impossible as that seems.

I'd agree with this, it's a big dissapointment, the action was so short and lame. At least made the movie better when Batman won against Superman and Superman died, that make the movie better.

20 Comments
8 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

This letdown is bigger than the boulder he ran away from in the first movie.

I still think this is a bit underrated. - truckturner

I liked this new Indiana Jones movie, but with Shia Labeouf, No!

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.

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9 2012

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.

One of the more tedious modern disaster movies. - truckturner

Now we can officially put this one on the Comedy shelf

You wrote movie that could make people killed itself - mirzanissa

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10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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.

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?

Why Isn't This At Least Number 3

Here Are My Top 5 Most Disappointing Movies Ever

1.The Last Airbender
2.The Phantom Menace
3.Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen
4.Shrek The Third
5.Spiderman 3

Actually, part 4 is the best transformers movie ever! This one stinks like garbage.

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The Contenders

11 X-Men: The Last Stand

Just by the title, I like this movie.

Stop playing people. This movie was trash.

I liked this movie - Username123

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

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12 Eragon

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

You have got headlice for nitpicking everything.

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

Omg, I'm like a MAJOR inheritance trilogy fan and... *teary eyed*... *sniffles*
THEY KILLED MY HOPES AND DREAMS OF AN AWESOME MOVIE! *choking sobs*
*runs away crying her heart out* - raezrokin

12 Comments
13 Godzilla

Easily the worst.

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

I hope we're talking about the 1998 one.

it is.

1 Comment
14 Shrek the Third

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!

I hate hate HATE this movie! - Solarian

It wasnt horrible but I just expected more out of it. - jso11

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

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15 Dragonball: Evolution

trash

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.

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

Worse than disappointing it's unwatchable.

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16 Iron Man 2

1 is one of the best 2 is the worst its bascally them putting 5 plots in one and with a generic villain whiplash and it was pretty boring - Dvafan2

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

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

The movie was awesome

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17 Alexander

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. - funkymonkey

I'm Greek and very sad about how this movie turned out. It's an insult to our history.

I mean come on he did a dude I was disgusted. I thought it was going to be good. Sad face:( - Dantile

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18 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Why is this here? I thought it met expectations pretty well.

19 The Matrix Revolutions

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

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.

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.

All the build up...all the intense fighting...all to plunge down the drain with this. Not a good way to end such an anticipated trilogy. 5/10

3 Comments
20 Superman Returns

At least it's better than quest for peace

You can just rename this movie Superman Lifts Things

Boring boring boring boring

This should be number 1

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21 The Secret Life of Pets

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

I thought this film was going to be unique but when I watched it it was just a gereric toy story like movie - ikerevievs

Plus Why Is Everyone So Damn Mean To This Movie Since November 2016?

Why Are You Capitalizing The First Letter To Every Word Like This? - PurplePenguin007

I'm sorry
i was A Big Jerk On the other Comment

22 The Matrix Reloaded

First one: This is the best movie ever!

Reloaded: What is this?

Revolutions: FIGHT, DUDE!

How Was Reloaded Disappointing
Revolutions Was Disappointing

What the hell?!

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

23 Rocky V

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

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. - bilbro29

The Rocky movie we all like to pretend never happened

on swedish tv they said: now were gonna watch all the rocky movies except the fifth that one sucks! so stay up good folks - TopTen10

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24 Terminator Salvation

Couldn't "salvage" the Terminator franchise.

Ha ha ha... - Knucklewood

I liked it, but for me it was so close to being bad - Username123

They should have stopped after T2.

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

25 Batman & Robin

Worst batman movie ever

Too cartoonish.

To cartoonish.

Worst dc movie ever

26 Alien 3

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

Killing off Newt and Ripley was just awful!

27 Cars 2

I liked this movie but Pixar, just stop, stop making sequels! The only sequel we actually want now is The Incredibles 2, besides that, just stop, why are you making Toy Story 4? I guess you could make Cars 3, but do NOT make Cars 4, leave it as a trilogy, you made a big mistake by making Toy Story 4, no one even wants it, I'm a tiny bit excited but the Toy Story trilogy is fine how it is, you're gonna ruin its reputation, I mean, look at what happened to Ice Age when Blue Sky decided it would be a good idea to make 4 and 5, the first 3 Ice Age movies were great, and I mean awesome! Just like Toy Story, all 3 of them are awesome, but then, when you decide to make the 4th one, everything is ruined. - PeeledBanana

I liked this movie, but it kinda went over the top and really jumped the shark. Also, there were violent moments and dirty jokes that didn't belong in a G-rated movie. But still, Mater was hilarious! - Solarian

Disney has been pushing Pixar to do sequels too much lately. There will be Finding Dory, Cars 3, Toy Story 4, and Incredibles 2. Like seriously, the only sequels that people want are the Incredibles and maybe Finding Dory, but that's it. The movies that get so many sequels are the ones that sell the most merchandise. Disney wants to make money off merchandise, while Pixar wants to sell their creativity and originality. Hopefully Inside Out, Wall-E, and other recent Pixar gems will be safe from sequels.

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.

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28 Quantum of Solace

Very bad movie. Expected a lot after Casino Royale... And we got this...

Did you actually see this movie?

29 X-Men Origins: Wolverine

It wasn’t that bad

30 Fifty Shades of Grey

The book was disappointing given the hype surrounding it. I don't think people really expected it to be great.

Nope its crap - ikerevievs

It wasn't exactly dissapointing. Nobody was expecting it to be good. - BeatlesFan1964

What the hell is wrong with you? Vote vote this up hello!

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31 Fantastic Four
32 Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
33 Harry 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.

This movie wasn't bad, but it wasn't my favorite. I still remember a ton more of it than half blood prince

What! I loved this movie

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34 Jurassic Park III

This movie burned my childhood! Never let a spinosaur defeat a rex!

I liked this movie - Username123

Terrible flick!

For those you were upset about the Spinosaurus beating the T-Rex, that would happen in real life. The Spinosaurus is bigger and stronger than a T-Rex in real life.

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35 Prometheus

Amazing trailer and PR campaign. Really boring movie with a lot of bad acting.

One of the worst scripts in years. Terrible film. Pretty though.

It's a rip off of alien - thebounty

36 X-Men 3

Probably my favourite of the first three films, though I'm not a fan. - truckturner

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! - mesh13

They killed Cyclops, the best X-Man ever, so that pretty much ruined the movie - rorschach1011

I agree with rorschach1011. They shouldn't have killed cyclops - Heman

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37 Watchmen

This is actually underrated. Better than any of the "Dark Knight" or "Iron Man" films, certainly. - truckturner

What! Totally disagree. This movie was a visual masterpiece. Veey intelligent, though it was exactly like the graphic novel. The graphic novel has won multiple awards and accolades. This shouldn't be here

This was a great movie

This movie was dumb and to dark it is super overrated and was dissapointing

38 The Hangover Part II

Yeah, that's true, that movie looks like the first one... Not very original. I prefer the third one and the first one!

39 The Da Vinci Code

What? Thy is this movie is in this list? This is my favorite movie

I almost fell asleep.. what a waste of time renting it.. yawn - Ak3nator

Boy was that a let down!

Too long.

40 Shrek 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.

Better than shrek the third

The Beginning Is Pretty Good
The Middle Is Okay, Not Great
The End Is Great

This has the WORST ENDING EVER!

41 The Dark Knight Rises

This should be #1 after the awful film that was Batman & Robin I just wasn't looking forward to Batman Begins but after watching it I could not wait for the sequel and as it turned out the sequel, The Dark. knight became my favorite Superhero movie ever because of all the excitement and action and I could not wait for The Dark Knight Rises because I predicted it to be the most Kick-butt Superhero film ever but this movie was super boring and even worse the film has lack of action the excitement was locked up for the final 10 minutes of the film and like Final Matrix movie this makes it a terrible conclusion to a trilogy that started out red-hot!

One of my favorite movies ever why is it here! - Username123

42 Fast & Furious
43 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
44 The Amazing Spider-Man

It Wasn't That Bad, It Was Pretty Good

Awful, but the second one is even worse - Ale9991

This film just felt WAY too rushed.

Very bad. Felt like a SyFy T.V. version of Spider-Man. Cheap and corny.

45 Sucker Punch
46 Sex Tape

Right, Because A Movie With The Word "Sex" In The Title Sounds Like A Great Movie, Correct? - VideoGamefan5

47 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Worst movie ever

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? - alexcousins

This should be in the top 3. HORRIBLE FILM, amazing books

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48 Battle Los Angeles

This was the best movie ever the heck is this doing on this list, whoever put this on this list a comple idiot!

49 A Good Day to Die Hard
50 Knocked Up
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