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18 Movies That Were So Bad They Were Basically Unwatchable

"The 'Snyder Cut,' I liked it for a couple hours, but after that I just wished for something to kill me."

Early this week, Reddit user u/mightyTheowl asked the AskReddit community: "What movie did you hate as you were watching it and couldn't wait for it to be over?"


Of course, the thread then blew up, as thousands of people chimed in to say which movie they absolutely hated. Here are some of the top-voted and best comments that you may or may not agree with:

1. "Napoleon Dynamite. I watched it because it was the hotness among my peers (not as much in my specific circle of friends, but many people I knew). I just literally cannot comprehend the love for it. I'm glad people are enjoying it —not here to mock or deride anyone for liking it — just don't see the appeal, myself."

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2. "The Love Guru. I was a huge fan of Mike Myers before I saw that film, but it was one of the most soul-crushingly bad movies I have ever watched. It's kind of sad how that one movie sank his career."

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3. "Fifty Shades of Grey. I watched about half and then turned it off. I was not into it at all. It started as Twilight fanfiction, so that tells you all you need to know. But the funny thing is, I kinda like Twilight (well, the first movie, don't judge me), but not Fifty Shades."

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4. "The Rise of Skywalker. I was keeping up with it, just kind of going 'Okay, okay...' as we went along. When Poe said, with the delivery of a fast food employee who just wants to go home, 'Somehow, Palpatine returned,' I knew I was in for a long movie, but I still didn't absolutely hate it yet."

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"When Rey blew up the transport with Force Lightning and it looked like Chewie died, I was suddenly interested again. This could have been a great point in Rey's character arc. But then a moment later, when Chewie was revealed to be on a second transport and had survived, completely cheapening the moment, I was checked out of that film from then on. Someone in my theater even said, 'Are you fucking kidding me?' and it got a couple giggles from the audience."


5. "Suicide Squad — actually ended up falling asleep during the 'climax.'"

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6. "A Wrinkle In Time. They hyped it up so much because Oprah and some other big names were in it. It was so boring, I barely made it a quarter way through. Tried watching it in theaters to see if the 'experience' would change my perception and I fell asleep."

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7. "Downsizing. Was so excited after seeing the trailers and it went to complete shit. Such a wasted premise."

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8. "Holmes & Watson. I was excited for it because I like Will Ferrell and JCR, and I was obsessed with the Sherlock Holmes books. It’s probably the worst movie I’ve ever seen, and definitely the worst theater experience."

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9. "Jack and Jill. Not once did I laugh during that entire movie. I think [Adam] Sandler just hit 'fuck it' mode since he was already so rich and successful at that point."

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10. "Fantastic Four (2015) is one of the worst movies I've ever watched. Why could Fox just never make a F4 film correctly?"

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"Here's to hoping Marvel Studios can make a good F4 film."


11. "Aquaman. My ex wanted to see it because of the guy who plays Aquaman. During the desert scene where they need water to get a machine working, I turned to her and said, 'He could piss on it.' Then Aquaman said, 'I could have pissed on it.' That's when we left the theater."

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12. "Battlefield Earth. My wife at the time wanted to see it so we went. After the movie was over and we were heading home, she actually apologized several times for 'dragging' me with her to see it."

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13. "A little controversial, but the 'Snyder Cut' [Zack Snyder's Justice League]. I liked it for a couple hours, but after that I just wished for something to kill me."

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14. "Transformers: The Last Knight. Every time I watch it I always end up in horrible pain. Yes, it was so bad it literally hurts to watch."

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15. "Sausage Party. I thought it looked terrible before we went, but my wife thought it might be clever. It was not. Twenty minutes in she leaned over and whispered, 'You were right, this is terrible, I'm sorry.' We stayed to the end because we'd paid for it and don't generally walk out of movies, but we did bounce as soon as the food orgy was kicking off."

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16. "365 Days. So cringey, I felt like I was watching a really bad fanfiction. 'What's wrong, baby girl?' made me want to GAG every time."

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17. "Shrek the Third truly demolished the credibility of Shrek as a franchise. The first two movies were legitimately good and compelling."

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18. "[Wonder Woman 1984.] Saw it at home and wanted to leave."

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You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.