Most Controversial Moviesby quiqueperezsoler | created - 16 May 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Movies, tv shows and tv show episodes considered to be the worst, the most hated or the most divisive in the fandom or the audience to a point of preventing the movie of being enjoyable. It could be because they were disloyal to the original content it was based on or inspired from or simply because it was poorly written or executed. Lacking or had terrible character arcs, plot, visual design and effects, acting or someway along their life it lost its quality. Although generally it's a personal opinion most of them are publicly regarded as really bad movies critically and entertainment-wise.
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1. Dragonball Evolution (2009)
PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
Votes: 68,659 | Gross: $9.35M
No words, no F******NG words
2. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
Votes: 540,307 | Gross: $620.18M
Personally: I like/hate this movie. I like the new tropes-breaking ideas Rian Johnson was trying to give Star Wars trying to pull an Empire Strikes back of expectations' subversion, but it fell flat. As of today (MAY 2020) I stand in that I like the character arcs of Rey, Kylo Ren and even Luke (very roughly) but the rest of the movie falls down hard: the casino scene, the pursuit plot, the misuse of Finn, Poe and unfortunately Rose; and the stupid plan of Holdo ruin the entire film to me. I find myself only enjoying the Jedi story and not the Rebellion one which is the other 50 to 60%
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.
Votes: 485,735 | Gross: $334.20M
IS A CURSE BEING A COMICBOOK-SPIDERMAN FAN: Unlike Far From Home (the sequel) where it did hit on the right notes in terms of plot and characterisation and it felt loyal NOT TO THE COMICS (I lost that battle long ago) but to the SPIRIT of the stories and the characters' motivations. Nevertheless, the things I didn't like in this movie I coped with thanks to the good stuff but in the prequel (THIS MOVIE) it unfortunately introduced me to the things I don't like which are the side characters. And I HATE some of them as in the comics they are as important as the adventures of Spiderman, if not more. In this movie the plot is weird because it depends so much on Tony Stark plus the "spidey suit" is basically "ironspider" because it basically does everything for him(but, whatever, we actually get a small "if this be my destiny" scene when he doesn't have the suit so that's okay... i guess, doesn't matter because he gets it again after), the sexy Aunt May doesn't work, Michelle's personality doesn't mach MJ's which has a REALLY IMPORTANT POINT IN SPIDERMAN'S HISTORY, this version of Ned Leeds character is a carbon copy of another Spiderman character recently introduced to the world Miles Morales which is for him what Harry Osborn is for Peter (which btw, now Harry serves no purpose if it was introduced because Peter already has a best friend forever unless...) on the other hand it DESTROYS a possible real Ned Leeds character which, I don't want to spoil anything, has a MAJOR twist in the comics...; Liz Allen is okay I guess, but like, the only thing that's not violated in its purpose. I got nothing against the race you give to the characters as long as they share the same purpose in the story. Also, I have no idea how they are going to introduce Gwen Stacy properly (unlike Spiderman 3) without twisting her purpose too... Whatever, I hate this movie. The sequel is good tho, if you ignore all the SHIT this movie set before...
Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
The Iron Throne
TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the aftermath of the devastating attack on King's Landing, Daenerys must face the survivors.
F***k me, I don't have anything against this particular episode but rather the WHOLE SEASON! And not on what happened but HOW it was made, with too few episodes to properly flesh out all the plots that the last seasons have been building up to or just elements that were amazing just to never be used again: what happened to Arya's face-changing ability? Where is Daario in the most dire situation on mankind? where are all the red witches from the lord of light to help? why is Jon taken to the wall when the Wall itself is of no need now that the Night King has died...(I guess that and other things can be explained further in the story, books, series whatever but still, CLIFF HANGERS MAN!)
How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Last Forever: Part Two
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
As the years go on, changes cause the group to drift apart, but they reunite one more time for Ted's wedding. Meanwhile, a monumental event causes Barney to finally change his ways.
After 9 seasons of all the members of the crew making mistakes and growing past them, in a single episode it manages to undo that development for the sake of a WOW factor and nothing more, and that is unacceptable. It is known the creators wanted to keep the people talking after the series end but this is not how you do it, specially after you gave us from the beginning that premise. It doesn't subvert our expectations it just plains destroys our knowledge and understanding of the show's core message and teachings and undos everything (same sin Star Wars Last Jedi did but in a smaller but still damaging scale). Thankfully, an alternate ending was realeased after the backlash of the ending of the show and it sorta made up for the horrible ending decision. So thank you, i guess...
6. Frozen (I) (2013)
PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
Votes: 555,267 | Gross: $400.74M
The damage this movie has made to the animation industry of this century it's invisible to some people. It is so painfully average yet people praise it with such magnitude it really baffles me how audiences think and judge a movie. Are the other animated movies been released so bad that when a decent average one with one good average song comes up it is the foreseen second coming? That must be it because wow, movies like Moana have a much better music score than this movie and it's completely ignored by most audiences... What is going on!?
PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Votes: 203,394 | Gross: $159.56M
Wow. Where to start. JK Rowling, honey, you are gonna need someone to look at your script every once in a while because girl, this is a mess of a story. Not even in a book would your script make sense. There are so many plot twists and sudden relationships between newly introduced characters with a sudden important past that it makes the audience wonder why the main characters are there if they serve ABSOLUTELY NO PURPOSE to the story. Newt Scamander could be taken out of this story, and it wouldn't change ANYTHING. Everything happens in a sequential fashion. The story actually focus on exactly the wrong people, because this story should have revolt around Grindelwald, the crazy exploding kid and NAgini, the LeStrange girl and her past and should never, NEVER, have ended with the reveal it ended with. Because it makes no f****ing sense. JK Rowling keeps retconning the marvelously crafted world of Harry Potter to adjust it to a more general and "less offensive" setting. You don't get it honey, you can't rewrite history, I got african-american friends who don't give a shit about you retconning Harry Potter characters to be more correct, they grew to know the story as it is and they hate more that you are trying to change it to make them feel more inserted than living it as it is, outdated but coherent. It doesn't work that way. As always, I'll keep saying it DON'T RETCON THE PAST STORY, MAKE NEW STORIES WITH NEW CHARACTERS MORE VARIED! We are not stupid, we won't stop loving something we already love because we may not like the new characters, we would rejoice at the past and feel happy the story has adjusted to more updated eras, but don't change us our past!
8. The Upside (2017)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Votes: 41,096 | Gross: $108.25M
9. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.
Votes: 635,359 | Gross: $408.08M
Not only was it slow-paced, overwhelming (so many stories were being told that could easily fit into their own respective movies: the winter soldiers investigation by Bucky and Steve, the whole Avengers dealing with the destruction they caused and how people view them, the revenge of Black Panther, Captain Zemo's revenge against the avengers...) and uninspired (it draws inspiration from one of the BEST selling comic series of Marvel but it does so in so little magnitude, just like Planet Hulk in Thor Ragnarok); but it's really boring, like, there are absolutely NO STAKES whatsoever; they are all the time kidding around on how they are not going to kill eachother or anything like if it was just a family banter and tomorrow everything's gonna be alright. We are talking about an event in the comics that shook the entire Marvel Universe, or at least the earth heroes, the event where ideologies clashed on how to deal with a MAJOR catastrophe. By itself the story was really controversial and trust me, the fighting was no joke, heroes actually died and it had dire consequences to the rest of the lines of comics afterwards. This movie would have been great if it was done correctly, that's all.
10. The Emoji Movie (2017)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.
Votes: 53,136 | Gross: $86.09M
The greatest example of a product of the dark ages in animation we are living and a cash-grab on the worst products to come out of social media and technology of this century.
11. Death at a Funeral (2010)
R | 92 min | Comedy
A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.
Votes: 45,587 | Gross: $42.74M
Copycat. I hate this kind of copycats, the same with "The Upside". Americanized copy of a foreign masterpiece of movie. I don't even care if it makes anybody laughs, the premise it's the essence of a movie and this one ain't funny
12. Bee Movie (2007)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
Votes: 136,431 | Gross: $126.63M
I have to say something about this movie because it trully damages the animation industry that people are now actually coming out to say it is good. I did not finish this movie, i left it half way for how odd and tone shifting the movie was becoming. I'm glad critics were harsh with it because not only does it have a weak, adult-driven plot but the animation is so bad, undetailed (just look at the cars, the 2004 The Incredibles movie had better car designs than this 2007 movie) and uninspired that it actually ruins even more the experience for me. It feels like a Simpsons episode with bad 3D TV animation, not a blockbuster feature movie from DreamWorks, my second favorite animation studios that made masterpieces like "Road to el Dorado", "Sinbad", "Shrek", "Megamind", "Madagascar" and many more. True, I'm an adult and can't watch animated movies with the same view as a kid, but I've looked passed flawed plots just to enjoy the animation and viceversa on many movies... But this movie, the plot tone-shift comes out of nowhere, I mean, there are a lot of good ideas very poorly executed. It goes all political all of a sudden with its bee-protection propaganda.. Not to mention it doesn't even fit the character of Barry. And what's with the Human-Bee romance? What is wrong with Dreamworks? You did Shrek so well, all the ideas the unlikely romances, the jokes... But here idk, maybe you wanted to cash on Jerry Seinfield-kind of humor because I didn't get it, all the jokes fall flat to me. Not to mention the voice acting is horrendous, unenergetic and sometimes it doesn't follow the expressions on the character animations. It's unfortunate because there are some ideas and characters that I liked but they just go down a path that doesn't make sense for the setting of the story or at least for me. Sorry
13. Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2015–2018)
TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
The Scooby gang continues to solve mysteries during what could be their last summer together, but monsters and ghouls get in the way of completing their adventures.
Badly animated and uninspired. Be gone, ghost of a better show!
14. Teen Titans Go! (2013– )
TV-PG | 10 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?
Although it is the continuation of its previous Teen Titans show, it doesn't feel like it neither in animation nor tone. Its redesign to appeal to a younger audience inevitably makes it loose its previous faithful fandom. What started as a well-crafted, character design and team dynamic with mature writing and smart animation evolves into another product of cheap TV Animation of these modern (dark) times. Where has the good tv animation of the early 2000s and 90s gone? traditional animation is not dead, it is just not made justice nowadays so nobody seems to enjoy it anymore. Audiences are not stupid, if they see quality animation they'd be drawn to the story and viceversa...
15. Catwoman (2004)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.
Votes: 107,863 | Gross: $40.20M
16. Batman & Robin (1997)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
Votes: 228,019 | Gross: $107.33M
17. Death Note (I) (2017)
TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.
18. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Johnny Blaze, tortured by the Ghost Rider's curse, gets a chance of redemption through protecting the Devil's son, whose father is pursuing him.
Votes: 108,211 | Gross: $51.77M
19. The Powerpuff Girls (2016– )
TV-Y7-FV | 60 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Made from sugar, spice, everything nice and Chemical X by the Professor; Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup now use their superpowers and super cuteness to save the world (or at least Townsville) from evil villains and all things icky.
Another one like the Scooby Doo 2015 reboot redesigned show, this time it's similar to the original Cartoon Network show but the story and characters don't feel at all the same...
20. Fantastic Four (2015)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Votes: 146,825 | Gross: $56.12M
21. Battlefield Earth (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
It's the year 3000 A.D., and the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, who are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.
Votes: 74,755 | Gross: $21.47M
You tried John Travolta, you really thought this would be the next Star Wars... But whoever told you this was good they lied.
22. Movie 43 (2013)
R | 94 min | Comedy
A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Directors: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber
Votes: 97,252 | Gross: $8.83M
By Hollywood for money, not funny whatsoever. Hugh Jackman with ballsack hanging from his chin? What f***ing universe do we live in...
23. Kim Possible (2019 TV Movie)
TV-G | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Heroes Kim and Ron face the problems of starting high school as freshmen when their team gets an addition. Every hero needs a villain and one's just been sprung from prison. Will Kim save the world again or will high school bog her down?
Good intention, unfortunately it looks like not many investors where excited with the idea. I like the casting as it tried to bring the same physicallity as their tv show counter parts, even visually it feels inspired from it, but if it only had a biggger budget and more heart to it this could be the new Tomb Raider/James Bond/Indiana Jones of blockbuster movies. If only.....
24. Batman Forever (1995)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure
Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Votes: 229,402 | Gross: $184.03M
Toy Commercial, literally. Batnipples, BatCredit Cards. I understand why this movie was made, but bloody hell, it was bad.
25. Pan (2015)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.
Votes: 58,465 | Gross: $35.09M
What the hell man, I loved the start, that insightful origin story of Peter Pan, then it just goes wild. I mean, Hugh Jackman... who dressed you, Tim Burton? And what's with Hook being good? What's with native-american princess Tiger Lily being played by a white actress? (this my dear friend is white washing for no reason) What is wrong with this movie! Butchering every character in alas of the inexistent "Peter Pan" Cinematic Universe or possible sequels that will never come. Too bad, there were a lot of visual and plot-wise themes I really liked.
26. Wild Wild West (1999)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The two best special agents in the Wild West must save President Grant from the clutches of a diabolical, wheelchair-bound, steampunk-savvy, Confederate scientist bent on revenge for losing the Civil War.
Votes: 149,933 | Gross: $113.81M
Oh Will Smith, you and I will forever regret you didn't go out to do the Matrix, although, we wouldn't have today our beloved Keanu Reeves so, I really don't know where to stand here. Positive aspects: the fact that they tried to do a steampunk-themed movie which design and visually-wise could have been nice and unique (like SkyCaptain and the World of tomorrow); but boy is the script flawed and cheesy (not campy as some might say, when campy is done right it's golden charm)
27. Supergirl (1984)
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.
Votes: 17,961 | Gross: $13.60M
BAD quality of both special effects and plot. Like the first Superman, I like that the Supergirl costume is the same as in the comics and it's the kind of design and texture I imagine they'd have in reallity. I don't like armored costumes or what not, I understand the decision for Chirstopher Nolan's Batman trilogy but that's because it was a realistic take and Bruce Wayne has no superpowers, why would SUpergirl need armored suit if she is "invulnerable". But the screenwriters and director/s where really smoking quite the good stuff because this movie is all over the place (and inconsistent by the way: laser eyes can't create and destroy life, pick one!)
28. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.
Votes: 41,605 | Gross: $15.68M
Too bad it turned out to be such a mess. The quality of both plot and special effects makes it go two steps back where the first and second established the modern superhero movie genre
29. United Passions (2014)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History, Sport
Follows the passing of the FIFA baton through three association presidents: Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange, and Sepp Blatter.
FIFA commercial all the way. I'm still waiting for a good and deep football-themed movie to come out because there are trully a lot of great symbolism and message to use in this amazing and international sport. Pitty this movie just puts in a pedestal the FIFA organization when no organization is perfect and shouldn't praise themselves. I'd say the same on other orgs like McDonalds, CocaCola or else
30. Trollz (2016 Video)
TV-G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Fenn the Troll hates the Troll pastime of pranking, and is teased so much for it that he runs away. But when a long-suffering park ranger starts capturing the other Trolls, it's up to Fenn to rescue his family and friends.
Just bad, bad bad bad, the animation is horrible and the plot is rehashed and terribly executed. A bad addition to the Animation Industry
31. Passengers (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Votes: 335,300 | Gross: $100.01M
The premise died on that fatal decision (you know which one) and kills the couple's dynamic, making whatever romance there was unconvincing. (Cause it was obvious there was going to be a romance, with these two actors? It is a sure thing) It's unfortunate because the premise was really nice and with a lot of potential and I sort of see where the story wanted to go with this difficult decision... But I believe it should have ended up with a bad ending, it suits it better and the message would be much clearer. Oh well.
32. The Dead Don't Die (2019)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
Votes: 42,669 | Gross: $6.56M
To this day I don't understand the purpose of this movie or what it's trying to tell me. It breaks the fourth wall and at the same time introduces weird concepts and executions to the genre. Maybe it's a kind of humor I don't get because I really don't see nothing here.....
33. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into whenever he loses his temper.
Votes: 422,485 | Gross: $134.52M
This is more of a personal note, I'm loyal to 2003's Ang lee's HULK so...
34. Aladdin (2019)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Votes: 207,267 | Gross: $355.56M
35. The Last Airbender (2010)
PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.
Votes: 144,674 | Gross: $131.56M
36. The Legend of Hercules (2014)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
Votes: 51,690 | Gross: $18.85M
38. The Smurfs (2011)
PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.
Votes: 81,302 | Gross: $142.61M
39. Shark Tale (2004)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.
Votes: 162,383 | Gross: $160.86M