Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations

This list is about movies that are based off of video games, books, comics, T.V. shows, anime, even real life etc. And they just simply suck and the main reason why is because, adaptations are where you have to make changes to the story and such for where it's based from and those changes are where the movie sucks because the changes they make go too far, don't make any sense, are just very stupid or are just for the worst and let me tell you: they are a pain.

The Top Ten

1 The Last Airbender

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

Avatar: The Last Airbender is the best cartoon of all time and this movie, The Last Airbender, is horrible and is a disgrace to the cartoon. Mispronounced named, bad acting, wrong races, and is just an overall atrocious movie. - PeeledBanana

Why can't Hollywood just leave the original to what it is and not make so much changes?

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

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2 The Legend of the Titanic (Animated)

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!

Don't wanna scare little kids then make it less scary but not a happy ending when everybody survives.

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

3 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
4 Bratz the Movie (2007)


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 Transformers 4: Age of Extinction

This one was cool

8 The Cat in the Hat (2003)

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 Thunderbirds (2004)

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)

10 Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

The Contenders

11 Inspector Gadget

I love that movie

12 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.

13 Transformers 3 - Dark of the Moon
14 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

This is not higher why?

15 Tom and Jerry: The Movie
16 Alice in Wonderland
17 Barbie in The Nutcracker


18 Super Mario Bros.
19 Batman and Robin
20 Dragonball: Evolution

How do you forget this piece of crap?

21 Alone in the Dark (2005)
22 The Lorax (2012)

Good movie! - PeeledBanana

23 Eragon
24 Catwoman
25 Alvin and the Chipmunks
26 Howard the Duck (1986)
27 The Smurfs 2
28 Dune
29 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
30 The Smurfs
31 My Little Pony: The Movie
32 G-Saviour
33 Scooby-Doo
34 Inspector Gadget 2
35 Lost in Space (1998)
36 Dreamcatcher (2003)
37 The Avengers (1998)
38 Leonard Part 6
39 Yogi Bear
40 Diary of A Wimpy Kid
41 Gulliver's Travels
42 House of the Dead
43 Bloodrayne
44 Jobs (2013)
45 Mr. Magoo
46 The Bonfire of the Vanities
47 The Scarlet Letter (1995)
48 The Time Traveler's Wife
49 Gulliver's Travels (2010)
50 Congo
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Legend of the Titanic (Animated)
2. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
3. Bratz the Movie (2007)
1. Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
2. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
3. Transformers 3 - Dark of the Moon
1. Alvin and the Chipmunks
2. The Last Airbender
3. The Smurfs 2

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