Worst Films

I realize how hard it is to make a film. Just making University short films is really tough, and I am sure that each and every filmmaker wants their cinematic babies to get good critical receptions. Seeing how much critics and reviewers, like myself, dislike your work must be really hard. So, please, don’t understand this the wrong way. I’m not trying to be disrespectful here.

This page is dedicated to the worst films — documentaries may be listed here but not comedy specials or the like — I’ve seen every year. Starting with 2016, I have listed the ten worst films of each year, with the film at #1 being the worst, in my opinion. Please understand that I want every film to be good, these films just were not, and it, frankly, bums me out.


2016

#10 – Gods of Egypt – Dir. Alex Proyas
#9 – Criminal – Dir. Ariel Vromen
#8 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny – Dir. Yuen Woo-ping
#7 – XOXO – Dir. Christopher Louie
#6 – Dirty Grandpa – Dir. Dan Mazer
#5 – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Dir. Paul W. S. Anderson
#4 – Alice Through the Looking Glass – Dir. James Bobin
#3 – Zoolander 2 – Dir. Ben Stiller
#2 – Independence Day: Resurgence – Dir. Roland Emmerich
#1 – Fifty Shades of Black – Dir. Michael Tiddes


2017

#10 – Coin Heist – Dir. Emily Hagins
#9 – Goon: Last of the Enforcers – Dir. Jay Baruchel
#8 – Downsizing – Dir. Alexander Payne
#7 – Bright – Dir. David Ayer
#6 – Rings – Dir. F. Javier Gutiérrez
#5 – The Emoji Movie – Dir. Anthony Leondis
#4 – 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain – Dir. Scott Waugh
#3 – Wish Upon – Dir. John R. Leonetti
#2 – Open Water 3: Cage Dive – Dir. Gerald Rascionato
#1 – CHiPS – Dir. Dax Shepard


2018

#10 – Step Sisters – Dir. Charles Stone III
#9 – Truth or Dare – Dir. Jeff Wadlow
#8 – The 15:17 to Paris – Dir. Clint Eastwood
#7 – Backstabbing for Beginners – Dir. Per Fly
#6 – Zoe – Dir. Drake Doremus
#5 – The Devil and Father Amorth (Doc.) – Dir. William Friedkin
#4 – The Titan – Dir. Lennart Ruff
#3 – Game Over, Man! – Dir. Kyle Newacheck
#2 – The Open House – Dir. Suzanne Coote & Matt Angel
#1 – The Week Of – Dir. Robert Smigel


– Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.