Top 10 Worst Movies of 2020
Top 10 Worst Movies of 2020
Well despite a very limited selection of films to judge this past year, this list turned out pretty much how I expected it would. Welcome to Prince Rachel Reviews and today we will be counting down our picks for the Worst Movies of 2020! Before we begin, there’s a few things you should know: First, we did not see every movie released in 2020, and we especially didn’t see every BAD movie released in 2020. So if you are looking for a bunch of obscure indie films that are objectively worse than the picks on this list, well look elsewhere! We’ve ranked these not only on their quality and entertainment value, but on their high profile status. So if there’s a film you just hated in 2020 and you don’t see it on this list, let us know what it is in the comments! Now let’s start going through this awful slate of movies with a few Dishonorable Mentions…
Dishonorable Mention – 1BR
A bland cult film that reveals its true nature all too early to be interesting.
Dishonorable Mention – Fantasy Island
While this typical Blumhouse pic COULD have been saved by a last minute twist, the hilariously shallow nature behind it ends this fantasy with a whimper.
Dishonorable Mention – Project Power
In true Netflix fashion, this is a painfully typical approach to a creative story. Also shrimp super powers… yeah not very cool.
Dishonorable Mention – Superintelligence
An ironically named entry, but one that shows just how unfunny Ben Falcone comedies are. Hope you like James Corden saying his own name though!
Dishonorable Mention – Hubie Halloween
I mean, it wasn’t the worst Adam Sandler movie ever… But that’s like comparing different effects of consuming expired food.
Dishonorable Mention – Jiu Jitsu
No movie should get BETTER when Nicolas Cage shows up. However as funny as this B-movie is, it hurts to see a waste of passionate stunt-performers.
#10 – Rebecca
Objectively speaking, Rebecca was not one of the worst films of the year, and in most years, this would have been forgotten in an instant. But somewhere in between a lineup of strong Oscar contenders, Netflix slipped out Rebecca, a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock Best Picture winner from 1940. And it is just as bland and lifeless as it sounds! While it is not without a strong visual style and an admittedly good performance from Kristin Scott Thomas, the bland writing, slow pacing, and downright boring performance from Armie Hammer completely sink this attempt. Maybe stop remaking Hitchcock films?
#9 – The Witches
The Witches was bad. Very bad. And that wasn’t much of a surprise to be honest. It didn’t look good, and the original isn’t that good. But this is Robert Zemeckis. What happened? Back to the Future, Romancing the Stone, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Contact, Cast Away, Flight, and- The Witches? Then again, this is also the man who brought us The Polar Express, Beowulf, and A Christmas Carol, so maybe that accounts for the horrifying CGI, questionable design choices, strange performances, and generally confusing story beats.
#8 – Rogue
If you didn’t see this Megan Fox action film where a team of soldiers ends up being hunted by a lioness, do yourself a favor and check it out! While the film makes a solid attempt at a serious tone, it is nothing but laughable from beginning to end! The hilariously bad CGI, confusing editing, lazy action sequences, and abysmal performances are just the tip of the iceberg as the story makes too many poor choices that, well you know what, either watch Rogue or check out our full review to have the finale spoiled for you. It’s VERY silly.
#7 – Scoob!
Honestly, Scoob! didn’t look all that good to begin with. Changing up the animation style and swapping out most of the cast was a needlessly confusing choice, but what was even more confusing was the story. Strip away the mystery element from Scooby-Doo and what do you get? No fun, that’s what. Scoob! is a lazy attempt to pander to the superhero blockbuster crowd, and if it were any other movie it would be forgettable. But this is freaking Mystery Inc, and when more than HALF of the gang doesn’t get anything to do in a Scooby-Doo movie, you’ve got some serious issues that need fixed.
#6 – Infidel
Infidel was easily one of the worst films in quality released in 2020, and we would argue the most offensive. While producer Dinesh D’Souza typically saves his conspiracy theory propaganda for documentaries, his fingerprints are all over this lazy screenplay which manages to force exclusively anti-Muslim sentiment. What’s worse than that, aside from the complete amateur filmmaking, was that Infidel falls on its face as a ‘Christian’ film as well. And I say ‘Christian’ because maybe having your protagonist struggle with standing strong in his faith swear through the entire film was a hypocritical choice.
#5 – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
This Charlie Kaufman film was loved by critics, as well as featured on more than a few Best Films of 2020 lists that we’ve seen. I don’t get it. Sure it’s well made- I think. I mean the performances are good I guess, but the story is nonsense. And when I say nonsense, this film goes from narrative storytelling to strange time-jumps in editing to old age makeup to dance sequences to Jesse Plemons performing Oklahoma! on stage. Huh?? Like I get that this movie is a metaphor, but when you make an entire movie about an idea and you take away a story structure, character arc, and any resemblance of a narrative, do you even have a movie?
#4 – The Grudge
Okay NOW we are getting to the worst of the worst. And the first on the garbage heap that calls into question it’s very existence is ANOTHER Grudge movie, this one worst than the last several! And look, on average this is NOT a good series, so why do we keep getting more? This particular entrance in the Grudge film boasts the worst performances in the series from some horror veterans. It’s more laughable than scary, more boring than thrilling, and the pacing is all kinds of terrible. Seriously, The Grudge is like eating two thirds of your appetizer, two thirds of your main course, and two thirds of desert. Then mix all three together and take one big bite! And as you would expect, this film chokes on it.
#3 – Mulan
Now we come to the portion of the list that we like to call “WHY MAKE THIS?” Mulan is a remake of a film that came out more than twenty years ago, but instead of short and fun, it’s long and boring. Oh, and it cost $200 million. So that’s cool. Seriously though, even not including any of the controversy surrounding the actress, shooting locations, and the price upon release, Mulan boasts one of the worst screenplays of the year, full of meaningless moments that go hard and fail hard when it comes to making a social impact. You may just have to see it to believe it, but Mulan was one of many films that felt like an accidental comedy. But hey, that’s what happens when you take out fun!
#2 – Dolittle
Iron Man gives a dragon a colonoscopy and then it farts on him for what feels like 17 minutes straight. Do I need to say more? Oh I do? Well that’s certainly the worst of it, but Dolittle was definitely one of the most lifeless movies to be released in 2020. For starters, the plot is bland and downright unbelievable (not even the talking to animal stuff, but that also doesn’t make sense.) But on top of that, Dolittle features consistently poor effects work, laughable and pointless villains, and consistently juvenile humor. The fact that RDJ can’t do a Welsh accent doesn’t help either…
#1 – Artemis Fowl
This is the film I’ve been thinking about since it was released in like June. Not because of how bad it is (although it is BAD), but because I don’t have a clue what happened in this movie. And I watched all of it! Like some elves underground are trying to get a kid because he’s an art thief but he’s also good and he’s trying to save his father or something and Josh Gad narrates the entire thing in his Batman voice in black and white flash-forwards? Look, this movie feels like a three hour film crushed into ninety minutes, and between the everything and the everything else, just don’t watch it and take my word that it’s the single worst thing that happened in 2020. Movie! Worst movie that happened in 2020! Also Judi Dench has been in my last two #1 worst movie of the year two years in a row now! She should really fire her agent…
Well that’s all folks! But hey, let us know what you thought of this list below! Go ahead, be scathing! We apparently missed plenty of rotten picks and chose a few films that people genuinely liked! So give us your picks for the Worst Movies of 2020 below! And if you liked this list, we do have a few others out like it, so be sure to go check those out! (Including our Top 10 Best Movies of 2020!)