Worst Movie Adaptations of All Time

Films that were bad and based off of anything counts, ex: comic book, book, true story, and T.V. shows, cartoons. These two I added, you guys can add the rest because I have not seen any other ones so I can't judge them thanks.

The Top Ten

1 The Last Airbender

Definitely the worst

How do you take something so good (the animated show) and make something so awful?!?

Based off of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon called 'Avatar The Last Airbender'. The Last Airbender tried and failed to make characters be likable and 3d and the writing, directing was not good at all I mean the comic relief in the show Sokka is a very funny character "Smoochy Smoochy someone's in love! " In the movie he's a serious and emotionless guy until the end when his love interest dies but he's just not as cool as he was in the show. Watch Avatar The Last Airbender if you haven't because even though it's a cartoon, it makes it up with brilliant writing and bad-ass fighting scenes. Don't watch the movie, its bad and in insult to the makers of the original show - JudgePowers

The effects are horrible, it turns well developed characters into a bore, everyone is whitewashed (except the Fire Nation, I think), and I was bored and irritated at the same time for the entire duration. Only watch it once to make fun of it, then avoid it afterwards forever. - Elric-san

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2 The Legend of the Titanic

It's nothing compare to the original Titanic movie

I remember watching it, even as a kid I knew it was sooo ATROCIOUS. lol you cannot even conceive how bad it is until you actually watch it. - Miri

When I was a kid I was so confused on how the characters survived because I knew they didn't in the movie and in real life that it pissed me off to no end. I usually hate when characters die when I was a kid but I knew that this movie shouldn't have everyone survive. - Rue

The octopus put the titanic back together?! This movie is so offensive!

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3 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
4 Bratz: The Movie


5 Patch Adams

This movie is just so offensive on so many levels. It makes the real Hunter Adams look like a moron!

A pure, PURE abomination of an adaptation.

6 Twilight

The books weren't really that good either.

7 Batman & Robin

Batman and Robin, in my opinion 'worst superhero movie I've seen' next to other bad superhero movies, but this one, I get that it was aimed towards kids because of the ice related puns and the kid friendly movie, but does a good kids movie translate into a good movie for everyone? I'm guessing that comic book fans were not expecting this but, hey thanks to the failure of this, Christopher Nolan changed everything and saved Batman. Heath Ledger's Joker was more than spot on, it was 400% amazing! Batman and Robin was bad and I think the only closely good actor is Poison Ivy. Bad: Batman and Robin and Good: Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. - JudgePowers

8 The Cat in the Hat

To this very day I regret ever seeing this movie. Even as a kid I couldn't figure out what was happening in this film

More like Enormously Creepy!

I liked this film... - PeeledBanana

9 Transformers 4: Age of Extinction

This one was cool

10 Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

The Contenders

11 Thunderbirds

Spring breaks come around and there's more hero's to be found
There's something major going down on Tracy island, island.
Weapons underground keeping our planet safe and sound
If someone evils coming round they should be frightened (frightened)
Cause now the boys are back in town. No strings to hold them down down.
Don't be mad please, stop the hating just be glad that they'll be waiting,
Friends we have aren't ever changing
You know the lid's about to blow, when the thunderbirds are go.
Kids are learning fast they know the t-birds kick some ass
Be sure that there's no coming last cause you're on their side (their side)

12 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
13 Transformers

All of these felt so empty. Lots of explosions and offensive gender roles. There are worse ones I'm sure, but this stuck out as being disappointing for being nothing like the old cartoon at all.

14 Inspector Gadget

I love that movie

15 Barbie in The Nutcracker


16 Tom and Jerry: The Movie
17 Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat
18 The Smurfs
19 Catwoman
20 Alvin and the Chipmunks
21 Fat Albert
22 Super Mario Bros.
23 Scooby-Doo
24 Inspector Gadget 2
25 Howard the Duck
26 Lost in Space
27 Dreamcatcher
28 The Avengers (1998)
29 Alone in the Dark (2005)
30 The Smurfs 2
31 Yogi Bear

This movie is just awful all around! It's disastrous! My childhood is completely ruined. And this movie was rated PG? Rated PG my butt! THIS MOVIE SHOULD'VE BEEN RATED NC-17!

32 Diary of A Wimpy Kid
33 Gulliver's Travels
34 House of the Dead
35 Bloodrayne
36 Jobs (2013)
37 Mr. Magoo
38 George of the Jungle
39 The Twilight Saga: New Moon
40 The Lorax

Good movie! - PeeledBanana

41 Dragonball: Evolution

How do you forget this piece of crap?

42 The Bonfire of the Vanities
43 The Scarlet Letter (1995)
44 Dune
45 Eragon
46 The Time Traveler's Wife
47 Gulliver's Travels (2010)
48 Congo
49 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
50 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Legend of the Titanic
2. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
3. Bratz: The Movie
1. Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
2. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
1. Twilight
2. Alone in the Dark (2005)
3. The Legend of the Titanic

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