23 Of The Worst Movies Ever, According to Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is the go-to website for every movie fanatic. Its Tomatometer score is one of the most trusted recommendation resources for quality entertainment. 

We have made a list of movies that Rotten Tomatoes characterizes as the worst movies ever made so you can avoid spending your precious time watching them. 

The movies are rated on two scoreboards: the Tomatometer, based on ratings from hundreds of movie critics, and the Audience score, denoted by a popcorn bucket, which shows the percentage of users who rated the movie positively. 

1.The Last Airbender (2010)

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The Last Airbender is a live-action film based on an animated series by the same name. We can quite confidently say that fans were left disappointed with how the movie turned out.

Horrible acting, bland direction, and the plot did not do justice to the original storyline. It’s a shame it ever got made, receiving 5% on the Tomatometer and 30% on the Audience score. 

2. Superbabies 2 (2004)

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A group of toddlers with special abilities try to stop Jon Voight, a media mogul, from altering children’s minds. His experiments will crack the code to baby talk.

The movie is awkward at best; the babies try to act like adults, which makes it disturbing rather than funny; the adults and babies had horrible acting; it lacked any connection to its first part, Superbabies, and had terrible special effects. For these reasons, it received 0% on the Tomatometer and 25% on the Audience score. 

3. Gold Diggers (2003)

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Two broke losers, Leonard and Calvin, get caught robbing two wealthy sisters, Betty and Doris. The women drop the charges and invite the boys over to their mansion. The boys decide they should marry the women and take over their inheritance.

Little did they know that the women had financial problems and wanted to marry the boys, kill them, and live off of the insurance money. It has to be the least funny comedy movie ever. Gold Digger received 0% on the Tomatometer and 21% on the Audience score. 

4. Stratton (2016)

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A British SBS (Special Boat Service) operative, John Stratton, tracks down a former Soviet associate who is planning on unleashing dangerous biochemical weapons. This movie had a very low budget, and it showed.

Horrible casting and acting with awful direction led this movie to receive 0% on the Tomatometer and 22% on the Audience score. 

5. Dark Crimes (2018)

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Casting Jim Carry couldn’t save this movie from being mediocre.

Tadek, a detective, finds unusual similarities between a murder case and a novel by the writer Krystov Kozlow. The movie’s plot is plodding, exhausting, and lacks thrill. It received 0% on the Tomatometer and 30% on the Audience score. 

6. Dark Tide (2012)

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Halle Berry, a shark expert, is traumatized when a shark kills her friend. She has to put her fear aside and lead a dive for a businessman willing to pay a substantial price.

The plot is poorly constructed, the acting is awful, and the direction is very questionable, giving  0% on the Tomatometer and 16% on the Audience score. 

7. Transylmania (2008)

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A bunch of college students take up a semester abroad and end up in a Romanian castle without any knowledge of vampires living there. It’s a stereotypical college movie with nudity etc  but with a twist of vampires.

The characters aren’t funny, the jokes are worse, and it never takes advantage of the concept. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 0% on the Tomatometer and 22% on the Audience score. 

8. Redline (2007)

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A group of racers hit the streets to win an outrageous cash prize that would alter their life forever. The already dangerous race gets crazier when a millionaire tries to kidnap a racer. Redline has a terrible storyline, direction, and acting.

Not to mention, the cars get more respect than the woman in the movie. It has a 0% on the Tomatometer and surprisingly, 47% on the Audience score. 

9. Cabin Fever (2016)

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Freshly graduated friends spend a weekend at an abandoned cabin as a getaway. However, their innocent trip takes an ugly turn when they come in contact with a flesh-eating virus.

It’s a very bland horror movie with nothing above mediocre to offer, hence receiving 0% on the Tomatometer and 12% on the Audience score.

10. Strange Wilderness (2008)

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The studio gives Peter a two-week notice on his late father’s animal TV series. To save it, he and his friends go to Ecuador in the hopes of finding Bigfoot.

The casting was good, but the jokes in the script weren’t good enough. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 2% on the Tomatometer and 25% on the Audience score. 

11. Kings Ransom (2005)

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Malcolm King stages his kidnapping to avoid divorce settlements. Things go terribly wrong, and King finds himself in deep trouble.

The genre of this film was comedy; however, it failed to deliver so, so it got 2% on the Tomatometer and 32% on the Audience score.

12. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

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A DIA agent and an FBI agent who despise each other must join hands and work together to fight an ex-DIA operative who has kidnapped the son of the head of the secret committee of international security agencies.

This film’s subplots are complicated, making it challenging to keep up with and boring. For these reasons, it acquired  0% on the Tomatometer and 20% on the Audience score.

13. One Missed Call (2008)

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A college student, Beth witnesses the death of her friends after getting unusual voicemails on their phones. She tries to uncover the mystery behind it without getting in harm’s way. It’s supposed to be a mystery/horror film however the bad direction and storyline hurts it into comedy.

That’s not a good sign.

The editing and acting is plain awful. It has a 0% on the Tomatometer and 29% on the Audience score. 

14. Left Behind (2014)

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Out of the blue, the entire planet sweeps into chaos when millions of people disappear. Ray Steele (Nicolas Cage), an airplane pilot, tries to save the plane with passengers on board while his daughter searches for her missing mother and brother.

Nicolas Cage is a fantastic actor, but his performance in this movie was mediocre. Rather than sticking to religious themes, the story mixes different stories. The writers perhaps did this to attract a larger audience, but this went in the wrong direction. Due to these reasons it received 0% on the Tomatometer and 19% on the Audience score.

15. Gotti (2018)

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An Italian-American gangster, John Gotti, becomes the head of the Gambino crime family in New York. He promised his wife that he would keep his mob life a secret from their children but soon broke it, resulting in his son joining the mob life.

Things take an unfortunate turn when Gotti gets convicted by the FBI. The movie lacks any lead-up to the events, and the dialogue is stale. It has a 0% on the Tomatometer and 44% on the Audience score. 

16. The Last Days Of American Crime (2020)

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Two men and a woman devise a plan for the heist of their lives before the government broadcasts a mind-altering signal that will eliminate criminal behavior forever.

It’s a poorly written-film with a confusing plot and terrible acting. Unsurprisingly, it received 0% on the Tomatometer and 22% on the Audience score.

17. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

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Ellen, a widow, believes that a shark is deliberately targeting her family in a quest for revenge. There are multiple reasons why this movie made it to the worst movie ever.

The acting is bad, the effects are horrible and not well thought out, and the plot requires little to no effort. It has a 0% on the Tomatometer and a 15% on the Audience score. 

18. Bolero (1984)

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After finishing college, an English heiress sets out to find the perfect man with whom she can lose her virginity. However, she is soon stuck between a bullfighter from Spain and a Moroccan sheik.

Bolero had terrible acting, a mismatched cast, and an absurd plot, hence getting 0% on the Tomatometer and 17% on the Audience score. 

19. Simon Sez (1999)

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Simon. An Interpol agent gets contacted by his old classmate to help him find a computer software tycoon’s daughter who gets kidnapped. This movie has a lot of factors that make it bad, including a terrible storyline, stale acting, cheap special effects, a mediocre soundtrack, and, most importantly, bad direction.

It has a 0% on the Tomatometer and 16% on the Audience score. 

20. The Master of Disguise (2002)

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Pistachio Disguisey belongs to a family of disguise. When his parents go missing, he uses his talents to save them from a criminal mastermind.

What was supposed to be a comedy movie was filled with unfunny and cringe jokes. It’s no wonder it received 1% on the Tomatometer and, surprisingly, 36% on the Audience score. 

21. Daddy Day Camp (2007)

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Phil and his friend Charlie, two daycare entrepreneurs, buy Camp Driftwood, a broken-down alma camp, on the request of their wives that their child should attend summer camp. The men endure extreme hardship trying to refinish the place as well as deal with the competition from nearby Camp Canola.

The film’s plot was terrible; it relied on jokes based on bodily functions, which made it super cringe to watch, and the acting was quite tolerable at best. It received 1% on the Tomatometer and 37% on the Audience score. 

22. Twisted (2004)

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Inspector Jessica Shepard gets promoted and transferred to the homicide division and feels the need to prove herself. She comes across a case in which her former one-night stand was the victim. Things become weirder when she realizes all the victims shared a romantic past with her.

The movie was poorly directed and lacked originality. It had hammy acting and was jam-packed with cliches; Twisted got 2% on the Tomatometer and 31% on the Audience score. 

23. The In Crowd (2000)

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Adrien, a young woman, gets a job in a posh country club. There she gets noticed by a clique of attractive wealthy kids. Brittany, the group leader, takes Adrien under her wing and introduces her to their lifestyle and makes her meet other members of her inner circle.

The In Crowd lacks the excitement and drama that is needed to qualify as a guilty pleasure. It’s topped up with horrible acting and lack of originality hence receiving 2% on the Tomatometer and 38% on the Audience score. 

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