Top 10 Worst Theatrical Movies of All Time

There are quite a lot of bad movies out there. These are the worst ones to be released in theaters.

The Top Ten

1 The Emoji Movie

Okay, let me take a moment to rant/criticize this entry of the list. MegaSoulHero, let's ignore the fact that this is objectively better than "Where The Dead Go To Die" and "Foodfight! " which are movies that are literally BROKEN. Saying that the writers deserve to die a horrible death because they made a pandering pile of garbage is extreme and out of character. This movie isn't racist, offensive, disgusting beyond belief, or attacking a certain person, so there's no excuse for wishing death upon the writers. Saying that there are YouTube comments that are even worse is not an excuse either. Just because one kid's doing it doesn't mean you have to as well. Do I even need to describe what happened to poor Rebecca Black? You also clearly did very little research, as Spider-Man: Homecoming and Baby Driver (You know, that movie we can both agree is one of the best of the year) COUNT as Sony movies, so to tell people NOT to buy Sony products solely because of this one is childish and kind ...more - DCfnaf

That's fine if you were being satirical, but it doesn't come off that way, especially by wishing death upon the people that wrote this. It's obviously complete TRASH, but that doesn't mean these men should die. - DCfnaf

The best character (just dance girl) dies a sad death whilst a stupid couple dance at a disco. Enough said.
- TheDuttyGyal

Sony is horrid and even though they have made awful movies like this, Sausage Party, Why Him? , Rough Night, Sex Tape, and Office Christmas Party, Sony has made some great movies like the first 2 installments in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Memento, Men in Black, the 1984 Ghostbusters film, Baby Driver, and Spiderman: Homecoming. But that leaves me questioning, can they make good films again? But let time decide.

This isn't the worst movie to come out in 2017, but it's the movie that angered me the most! I hope the writers die a horrible death! The voice actors should be ashamed of themselves for being in this film! I watched AniMat's review of the movie and I felt like he was being way too nice! He gave it a 2/10 which is way too high! Everything about this movie was bad! What do you expect from the director of Stitch Has a Glitch? The Emoji Movie tries way too hard to be hip and cool to appeal to kids of this generation! Spotify, Instagram, YouTube, Candy Crush, Just Dance, Dropbox, it's so stupid! The animation is terrible! The characters are one dimensional! Sony is the worst studio on the entire planet! Just don't pay money for anymore of their movies! They're all terrible! I'm not just talking about Sony Pictures Animation! I'm talking about ALL of Sony! - MegaSoulhero

This movie does represent EVERYTHING wrong with animated movies, but jeez I think it's a bit harsh to wish death on the writers, even if they did make this horrible mess - Phillip873

2 The Last Airbender

I was randomly looking in my list of movies I like that everyone hates and I was reading the comment I made under James Cameron's Avatar in which I made a joke about the Last Airbender since the cartoon is titled "Avatar: the Last Airbender" and I said that this movie was garbage. So I decided to make this list because of that! This movie is absolute trash! I don't hate Shyamalan, but this is definitely his worst movie! He took a great T.V. show and completely butchered it! The pacing is sloppy, the actors can't act, the bending routines are overly complicated! There was this one scene where 5 earthbenders were doing this whole little dance, and it caused them to move one rock! Are you serious!? They did all that just to move a rock!? This movie was written by idiots. - MegaSoulhero

Long ago, all four nations lived in harmony. However, everything changed when Manoj Night Shyamalan attacked. Only common sense, the thing necessary in every human being needed, could have stopped this but when the world needed it most, it vanished. - TwilightKitsune

Trash just trash. - Jessicarabbit

After 45 minutes of this movie, I just stopped watching it and cried. By the way, the comics for Avatar were gonna be animated movies, but Nick decided no! Do they know how much money they could've made turning the comics into movies! I am glad this movie is number 1. (for the time being)

3 Fifty Shades of Grey

Two words: sex everywhere.

Both of the Fifty Shades movies go in this spot! But I can only put one movie in each spot. Still, this entire franchise is horrendous! Most of the porn on Porn Hub have better stories than this! Not that I go on Porn Hub. I was just assuming. Nothing about these movies are good! The two main characters constantly have sex even though Anastasia Steele doesn't like it! She's such an idiot! I never read the books, but I probably wouldn't want to. The dialogue is stupid! The acting is bad! And there's gonna be a third one! They should just cancel it! I doubt it's gonna make a lot of money! - MegaSoulhero

Imagine a movie where, for 95% of it, the characters are sawing wood in half. No speaking, no music, just a guy sawing wood in half with the occasional sound effect. That is Fifty Shades of Grey, except where they're sawing wood in half they're having sex. If you wouldn't watch a guy sawing wood in half for 2 hours, why would you watch 2 people for 2 hours straight?

I want someone to make a YouTube video of 50 Shades of Grey, but each time they're about to do something sexual then it shows the same boring clip of, say, a freight ship slowly sailing the sea. I bet that'll show people how bad this movie is. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

The author is making a spin-off book based on Christian's point of view. *shudders* - Jessicarabbit

4 Dragonball: Evolution

I never watched Dragon Ball. Mainly because it's anime and anime sucks. I would do a "Mega Rants" post about anime, but I feel like if I do, it would turn into a rant about anime fans rather than the actual topic. Anyway, Dragonball Evolution is a perfect example of why turning anime into live action doesn't work! Anime has a certain style that you can't recreate in live action! Throughout this movie, I was like "What am I even looking at? " The best thing about this movie would probably have to be Jamie Chung since she's smokin' hot! You'll find some very interesting pictures of her online. But still, anime into live action is stupid! Speed Racer and Ghost in the Shell were both terrible! And the Death Note Netflix movie is definitely going to be bad! I never even liked Death Note to begin with! Even though I wasn't a fan of Dragon Ball, this movie was still a slap in the face. - MegaSoulhero

DBZ is great compared to this pile of crap film we were treated to in live action interpretation. - htoutlaws2012

It would be better if it was animated. - Jessicarabbit

I haven't seen the movie, but I've seen clips, this screwed up just as bad as the Tekken movie! In fact it's just like the Tekken movie! Giving a good franchise a bad name with a live action film that has no relevance to the franchise at all!

5 Norm of the North

When I first saw this movie, I thought it was the worst animated movie ever! That is no longer the case! We have the Emoji Movie to thank for that! Still, it is pretty horrendous! Rob Schneider as a polar bear is a very stupid idea! And the fact thst they have Norm twerk in the movie is even dumber! The lemmings are a ripoff of the minions from Despicable Me. Except the minions can actually be funny at times. The lemmings never even made me smile! The animation is just terrible! How did this make it into theaters? The reason why I think it's better than the Emoji Movie is because at least it had an original plot. It was an absolutely terrible plot, but it was still more original than the Emoji Movie! - MegaSoulhero

This has four sequels, and the second movie to this combines two 45-minute straight to dvd sequels into one limited released movie.

There’s a reason why people see Lionsgate as a box office bomb company now these days

Hollywood doesn't need you any more, Rob!

Indeed Rob is damaged goods right now which is where Adam Sandler has been doing since the whole decade of the 2010's. - htoutlaws2012

This is what happens when "direct to DVD" type movies make it in a theater - Phillip873

6 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Horrid dialogue, over the top acting, crappy special effects, terribly written story & script, weak character motivations, and awful pacing is what makes this movie so bad! But at least, there is more to appreciate in this than there is in Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad at least had some good characters in there to save it from being anywhere worse than this. - htoutlaws2012

Okay. This doesn't deserve to be here. This list item is in 10th place because it's trendy to hate this film. That's all guys. Vote for it and you're lying to yourself. It's not THAT bad. It's not GREAT, but it's not TOP 10 bad, either. - BKAllmighty

I don't think it's top 10 worthy, but no I don't hate it because it's "trendy" (in fact I like a lot of these "trendy" films that are good. It's just a bad movie with a horrible story, bad acting and pretentious dialogue - Phillip873

There are so many worse theatrical movies
Terminator Genisys
Transformers 4...
Suicide Squad...
Oh come on - iliekpiez

7 Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

Frozen is above this. FROZEN is above this. FROZEN IS ABOVE THIS. Sorry, I need to get a bowl to throw up in! - 445956

Hopefully you brought a trash can with you when you saw this.

Yup! This aired in theaters. Up to Number 1 please. - DCfnaf

So boring and gross in my opinion

8 Movie 43

This is a movie that you show to people to teach them how NOT to make a movie! Because this is the worst thing to ever be created in the entire world! It sucks! It SUCKS! IT SUCKS! EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE IS THE WORST! CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING WORSE THAN THIS!? It's a movie with absolutely no story. It's just skits, which I would be okay with IF THE SKITS WERE ACTUALLY FUNNY! They're not. And that's sad because this movie has a very talented cast. What caused them to be in something like this? We see Hugh Jackman with balls on his chin, we see Gerard Butler as a leprechaun, we see Halle Berry in an even worse role than Catwoman, and Anna Faris is an idiot! So she's pretty much acting the way she usually does in this movie. I hate Anna Faris! With the talented cast, I thought I would at least find one thing funny! That was not the case! Every second of this movie was cringe! This is my least favorite movie. Not a lot of people talk about it, but maybe that's a good thing! This ...more - MegaSoulhero

Hmm..."The Garbage Pail Kids Movie" and "Freddy Got Fingered" and "Where The Dead Go To Die" all exist. - DCfnaf

I actually sat all the way through this movie in a near-empty theatre. The only sounds to come out of me during the film were gasps of shock and disbelief (that a film this bad could be approved for theatrical release). I don't think my mouth was closed the entire run-time. It was basically on the floor. - BKAllmighty

Speaking of Anna Faris, apparently she and Chris Pratt are separating. - MegaSoulhero

Mr. Hays is dying on his grave - Maddox121

9 Jack and Jill

What an embarrassment to an actor’s career.

Adam Sandler sucks! Did anyone really think it would be funny to see Sandler dress up as a fat woman? It's not funny! It's never going to be funny! Stop thinking it's funny! I feel sorry for Al Pacino. He doesn't deserve to be in a movie like this! I can't stand Sandler's annoying female voice! It sounds like nails on a chalkboard! Was anyone expecting this movie to be good? I hate a lot of Adam Sandler movies, but this is the worst of them! - MegaSoulhero

His movies of the 90's was where he was most good, but after those golden years past by he was not the same comedian. - htoutlaws2012

PFFT! I literally watched this twice and didn't notice Jill was Sandler! LOL! - EliHbk

I actually sat through this film in theatres, too. What is wrong with me? - BKAllmighty

10 Sausage Party

Imagine if Sony Pictures Animation works on the sequel to this like they did with The Angry Birds Movie 2.

Horrible movie ever! its worst then emoji movie, this movie is rated R in its not for kids or teens to watch at all, WARNING do not let your kids watch this movie!

Sausage Party 2 - Goku eats all of them.

The Contenders

11 Batman & Robin

This is the worst superhero movie I've ever seen! Why do people hate Batman v Superman more than this? This one is an insult to Batman! It pretty much treats Batman like a joke! Even the Lego Batman Movie felt more like a Batman film than this! The casting is terrible, the effects are terrible, the dialogue is terrible! I like George Clooney but he doesn't seem like he cares in this movie! Which makes sense since he has to work with a bad script. This movie is so insultingly bad! One of the worst movies ever made and the worst superhero movie ever made! - MegaSoulhero

I agree that George clooney was a good cast to batman because he looks exactly what you Imagine him to look like but the script is trash! Could it get any worse from all the cheesy comments to a nippled bat suit!

12 Freddy Got Fingered

This needs to be number 1

@MegaSoulHero If you wanted to wish death on somebody, wish it upon the person who made THIS. Taking a newborn and swinging it by the umbilical cord is only ONE of the "jokes" in this movie. - DCfnaf

This wasn't even on the list - VideoGamefan5

The title though - PeeledBanana

13 Rouge One: A Star Wars Story

First of all, it's Rogue One, not rouge one. And oh my gosh, who on earth put this hear. And up on twenty-sixth? This is a great movie. And all those people who said bad things about this movie are crazy. Now stop it now. I love you, Jin Urso.

Ahh, poor rogue one fan, let me play you a small little song on the world's smallest violin, - VideoGamefan5

It looked okay from the trailers - EliHbk

Aw come on guys you're telling me this movie is worse than crap fests like "minions" or "fifty shades darker" and "the emoji movie". This movie does have some major problems with character development and progression but the battle scenes/sets/CGI were pretty great most of the time - Phillip873

This movie is terrible

14 Left Behind (2014)

This movie makes absolutely no sense. But since it's a Nicolas Cage movie, that doesn't surprise me. I watched this on Netflix just to see how bad it is, and it was AWFUl! If you watch IHE's review of this movie, you would see why. The scenes in this movie are some of the dumbest scenes put in a movie! The worst thing about the movie is the message! By the way, Jordin Sparks is in this movie. I like her as a singer, but she can't act! Left Behind is terribly acted, terribly written movie and deserves its 2% on Rotten Tomatoes! - MegaSoulhero

2%, why haven't more people brought this one up for worst discussions? - htoutlaws2012

Why is this number 51 on the worst movies of 2014 list? It deserves number 1. - 445956

Propaganda... - Swellow

Beyond bad...

15 Twilight

A trend to hate.
Because Edward and the others don't look like vampires.

What surprises me is that this franchise actually has fans. I never read the books, but each movie is so bland and dull! The actors give lifeless performances! I'm pretty sure it's not the actors' faults. Taylor Lautner has been shown to be a good actor. And so has Kristen Stewart. They're just being told to act as boring as possible! Kind of like in Attack of the Clones! It's not like Emma Watson because she gives a bland performance no matter what! Speaking of Emma Watson, did you know the director of the live action Beauty and the Beast movie directed Breaking Dawn? That explains a lot. They make the characters in these movies so bland that it makes it hard for us to care about them! I don't get what teenage girls see in this film. - MegaSoulhero

I'm a teenage girl and I agree with this comment. I really don't like Twilight, in fact I have a post series where most of the posts right now are a book review saga of the Twilight series (it's just taking me forever to get through the 4th book though because it's really not that good). - Anonymousxcxc

Book is better. No one can act. - Jessicarabbit

A stupid fad that faded hard valuing money over cinematography.

16 Fantastic Four (2015)
17 Godzilla (1998)
18 Frozen

No I think it’s a bad movie.

Oh come on stop hating so much on frozen guys. Sure it's overrated as all hell but in my opinion it's nowhere near a bad movie. It was just fine for me - Phillip873

Speaking of films that are trendy to hate... - BKAllmighty

Let's move on from this...

19 Suicide Squad

This movie sucks honestly

I can't wait for this war to start.

20 Alvin & the Chipmunks

Triggered People With good Ear Hearing Are Only Voting For This

21 Where the Dead Go to Die

Who put this on the list? It's bad but it was never released in theaters... - PerfectImpulseX

22 Sex Tape
23 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

good movie

24 After Last Season

Now THIS... THIS is how you make the most horrible movie imaginable! Just... watch it I can't even (at least watch a review on it) - Phillip873

I've watched it and it was so bad that it actually cured my insomnia while watching it. THIS deserves to be #1. - PerfectImpulseX

This in my opinion, is the worst movie ever made to be a theatrical release, everything about it is not just horrible, but BROKEN. - Phillip873

25 Planes

stupid - VideoGamefan5

Horrible voice acting, favorite scene was when all of the planes in WW2 were shot down (no disrespect to vets, I love them, but still the scene meant less retarded planes to deal w/, nunn how this sentance and parentheses section is longer than the legit thing huh? ) - EliHbk

26 James and the Giant Peach
27 Fifty Shades Darker
28 Transformers: Age of Extinction
29 Catwoman
30 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
31 Disaster Movie
32 The Cat in the Hat

2 words you would not expect hear from a Dr Seuss film: "Dirty Hoe"

One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Dr Seuss would have been strongly offended by it. That is why I added it - Gangem

33 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Dumb movie causes depression

34 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
35 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

One thing I don't like is that Jon Vitti, writer of many classic episodes of The Simpsons and other good shows, co-wrote this and the first film. I bet he only worked on this movie for some extra cash. (By the way, he also wrote the angry birds movie, which is not that good but still better than this.) Come on, Jon, come back to the simpsons! :(

36 Coraline
37 Transformers: The Last Knight

One of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. Although, it's not as bad as Battlefield Earth or Jack and Jill. Quoting Ben Mankiewicz from TYT and TCM: skip it.

38 Nine Months
39 Home on the Range
40 Battlefield Earth

I am honestly surprised this is at 40.
40! This movie is something you should never watch. I’m honestly surprised that it’s not at the top 10. Or better, 2. - RadioHead03

It should be placed at number 1.

41 Ghostbusters 2016

While this isn't as good as the original Ghostbusters, it's not the terrible movie it gets made out to be, nor did it ruin the Ghostbusters franchise. The Ghostbusters franchise had already been ruined by the time they made that stupid Ghostbusters animated series.

Agreed, although I still think this movie is bad due to it's heavy-handed politics. - Swellow

There's an extended version? Oh dear god no. - Swellow

The movie wasn't what I thought it would be, but I enjoyed it and thought it was decent.

At first I thought it was going to be about the women who are the daughters of the previous Ghost Busters, and they were carrying out the family business. I also thought Slimer was going to be the comedian sidekick who tags along with them. It was amazing to see the original Ghost Busters, but they should've rolled them as their fathers, and have their one last Ghost busting to do with their daughters.

42 Treasure Planet
43 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
44 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
45 Minions

I hated this movie, my least favorite animated movie of 2015 - Phillip873

46 Grown Ups 2
47 The Lego Ninjago Movie

Most annoying teenage stereotypical animated movie of all time

48 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
49 Sune I Fjällen

It's a swedish movie, and it SUCKS! Every minute was just boring. - darthvadern

Never heard of it - Phillip873

50 Cars 2
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