Top 10 Worst Movie Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Twilight

This franchise is incredibly idiotic in my opinion - Spongehouse

I hate it

Congratulations Twilight! You have scarred the minds of many teenage girls who will never understand what true love is.

Some of the worst acting ever put on film. This franchise is a joke.

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2 Alvin and The Chipmunks

@AnimeDrawer, I respect your opinion on the first movie. I hated it but I thought the moral was great. - Swampert02

Honestly, I love the first live action Alvin And The Chipmunks movie, it has a moral and great meaning to it, like about how kids can change your life and how kids should be treated like kids, not adults. But the other ones are trashy, don't have lots of meaning, and too hip.

Who asked for these films to be made? I honestly feel like these films were made by marketing executives in an office somewhere rather than someone who actually cares about film-making

This is a disgrace, Alvin and The Chipmunks is the greatest movie franchise of all time! Look if you have a problem with this franchise then you don't know good movies. This is the citizen kane of the modern theatre. How dare you say this is a bad franchise.

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3 Resident Evil

I hate all the Resident Evil movies equally, the thing that makes me so mad about this series is they decided to make the whole movie about Alice they should have just called the movie franchise Alice The Zombie Slayer why bother having the Resident Evil Licence if they're not going to use it, It's a big middle finger to the RE fans is what it is the only Resident Evil movies that are worthy of the RE name are Resident Evil Degeneration and Resident Evil Damnation both fiture characters from the Resident Evil Games. - ZZDOORAL

Just because a movie franchise makes a whole lot of money doesn't make it good that's the case for Resident Evil they should have called this franchise "Alice the Zombie Slayer" because that's all Resident Evil is. - egnomac

This movie doesn't have anything on the games. - MyRockets345

All these movies are garbage its not even about Resident Evil and Alice sucks as the main character. - egnomac

4 High School Musical

How on Earth is this lower than Alvin And The Chipmunks, Fast And Furious, and Transformers those 3 franchises are awesome, but this franchise is a disgrace to Disney, Movie making, Music, and sanity, I literally banged my head watching this terrible franchise at school!

Worst movie ever so annoying!

5 Gingerdead Man


Run Run Run as fast as you can you can't escape from me I'm the Gingerbread man, Wow what idiot came up with this garbage. - egnomac

They really made a movie of a giant cookie killing people? Why would anyone go to see this in a movie theater?

It's almost as if the person who wrote the script used to be a porn director... with the bad puns and all

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6 Children of the Corn

Meh film, but came up with some funny jokes.

Now I'm questioning if there's a version called "Children of The Candy Corn" - mattstat716

7 Transformers

At least they have another good movie called Bumblebee, as it has a Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

I actually love this franchise - Spongehouse

The only good movies are the 1st and Dark Of The Moon. Revenge of The Fallen, Age Of Extinction, and The Last Knight were garbage. - HoldenFanatic

How are these so popular? They're nothing but explosions, lame dialogue, and a random hot girl who serves next to no relevance to the plot (which it didn't have much of in the first place).

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8 The Fast and The Furious

This franchise has dragged on for far too long now

The movies that made any douche, that can barely afford a loud muffler, think he has the right to drive like an idiot.

This franchise is just an excuse to make money.

Parts 7 and 8 were the only good reboots, nothing else...

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9 Star Wars

The most overrated franchise of all time. I can't even watch a minute of one of these movies due to them being so cheesy, plus there is all these weird talking space creatures and the annoying Groot. Though I really do hate this franchise I do respect everyone who does like this franchise - Spongehouse

Lol whoever put tis here is an idiot. Star wars wouldn't be the most iconic and popular movie franchise in HISTORY if it was bad

Lol people are just mad that this is the most popular and most iconic franchise in history. just accept the FACTS people.

The worst ever movie franchise: especially the newest ones and rouge one, I would rather neck myself than watch them again.

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10 Pitch Perfect

2 sequels! Can't imagine how it ever made it past the first movie.

The Contenders

11 Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew
12 Amityville Horror

It just turns ridiculous after a while - whyiseveryusernametaken1234

13 Police Academy

I hate 4, 5, 6 and se... we don't talk about that 1

14 Final Destination

Watching people die in ridicules fashion gets boring within the first death. - egnomac

It's like A Thousand Ways to Die made for the silver screen.

Dumb ways to die, somany dumb ways to die

Dumb Ways to Die The Movie (s).

15 Air Buddies

One word STUPID! - Spongehouse

16 Saw

How does a film about torture become so damn popular? - Typical999

Still a better love story than twilight.

17 The Matrix

The bad movie is the revolutions movie

Call me weird, but I loved every movie in this trilogy even the last one.

Agreed. I love the first (it's my second favorite movie of all time). The sequels get to much crap thrown at 'em.

Worst Movie Series ever.

18 Jeepers Creepers

The whole plot is just horrible - whyiseveryusernametaken1234

19 Alien vs. Predator

Because of the present day Earth setting, some people think these are prequels to Alien (they're not, at least not anymore). Having Aliens on present day Earth just doesn't make any sense, especially when the previous Alien movies took place in the future and in space, and considering the fact that the Aliens have the potential to wipe out the entire human race. To me, having a complete disregard for the continuity of the previous Alien movies makes the AVP movies worst than the Star Wars prequels. Thankfully, both AVP movies have been retconned by Predators and Prometheus.

Other than having the two titled creatures, the AVP movies are nothing like the comic books they're based on. The comics have the fights take place in space, so the door is open for the Colonial Marines. But the movies take place on present day Earth. Who cares about Earth? Outer space is the ultimate escape fantasy. I want to see the Colonial Marines on the big screen again!

The two worst movies involving either Alien or Predator. These movies should never have been made.

You have the two Sci-Fi icons together, fighting each other, but Hollywood has somehow manage to make it all look terrible.

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20 Meet the Parents
21 Scary Movie
22 Porky's

This title is acurate because this franchise is a pig sty - whyiseveryusernametaken1234

23 The Swan Princess

Really? THIS movie got 6 sequels? The Swan Princess got 2 sequels in the 90's and then; for some unknown reason, Nest (now Crest Animation) decided to revive the series as a Sofia the First wannabe with 4 sequels with bad CGI reminiscent of Motu Patlu and Mighty No.9-tier voice acting. The worst part of it is that they have plans to make even more shoddy entries in this once-great franchise!
This series should've honestly ended on either the 3rd or 4th movie because after the 4th movie, the franchise jumps the shark by having both Odette and Derek get shoved aside for their new adopted daughter Elise and having Odette never turn into a swan ever again! Seriously? Your franchise is named "The SWAN Princess" and your supposed "main heroine" hasn't turned into a swan since the 4th movie! Epic fail, Nest/Crest/Swan Princess Partners/whatever they are called nowadays! Epic fail!
The official website, is no better with the makers bragging about how the ...more - PerfectImpulseX

24 Harry Potter

Some of the movies weren't that GOOD but it has good books

The one who put this here must be stupid.

It’s a shame that I like the Hp books, but I just don’t enjoy the movies(there okay but no that good)

An overrated cliché

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25 Marvel Cinematic Universe


26 Fifty Shades of Grey

It should be higher than Harry Potter and Marvel. How is this not higher?

An even worse relationship than Twilight.

How is this not higher? I think we can ALL agree on this one.

Cringy, just cringy!

27 Arthur

Everyday when you walking down da street and everybady dat yu meet has an original point of vioo.

Ok we get it your rich then poor - whyiseveryusernametaken1234

28 The Land Before Time
29 Bratz
30 Human Centipede
31 Ice Age

This franchise should have been put on ice...

I still love this franchise.

Here's a sequel for them Ice Age Extinction. - egnomac

Ice age 1, ice age 2, ice age 3, ice age 4, ice age 5... ice age 12... ice age 23... ice age 52... ice age 99... ice age 174... ice age age 1892... you get the picture.

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32 Pirates of the Carribean

The 1st one was good, the rest of them sucked

Personally, while the first one is good, the second is my favorite. All the other ones are good too though.

33 The Hills Have Eyes

Then first was awesome but the rest sucked - whyiseveryusernametaken1234

34 The Smurfs

Just as worse as Alvin

Ruined My Childhood

Smurfs are just demented munchinkin

35 Scooby-Doo

When Scooby zoinks all over your jinkies and he doesn't say no homo.

36 Paranormal Activity

The first one was scary, but the rest of it is just the same thing over and over and OVER again.

37 American Pie
38 DC Extended Universe
39 Meatballs

Not as good as it sounds - whyiseveryusernametaken1234

40 Child's Play
41 Spy Kids

Terrible special effects that look like a child puked it up on paint. - ArpstaAmy333

Oh my god I have been scarred for life

42 Street Fighter
43 National Lampoon
44 The Maze Runner
45 Dr. Doolittle
46 Jurassic Park

So bad

47 Teen Beach

Doesn't even hardly appeal to its target audience. (teens) Poor plot development, excessive and boring character insight, repetitive, irritant musical numbers. I bet the actors in this movie don't brag about their role too much, either.

Terrible movie. Most of Disney's live action movies are trash, besides movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Mary Poppins, The Kid, and a few more. - PeeledBanana

48 Species

It's a knockoff of Alien, and it's nowhere near as good.

49 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Why would someone make these books into a movie series and not do it chronologically? I liked the books! The only redeeming qualities of the movies was the physical appearance of the actor because they looked the way the book characters do or, at least, close enough to them and the fact that while the movies followed to books very poorly, to the very least they were somewhat funny here and there. Other than that, these movies SUCKED!

Is it really that hard to do an adaptation?

Not the most well-made movies, but just barely enough charm to grasp your attention for a few hours. Not bad humor, but not great either. 7.1/10

50 Lion King Series

They made the worst characters of all time and they're still alive not dead

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2. Twilight
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