The Worst Movies of 2020

2019 was the first year I made a separate "worst" list. I usually just leave them as a footnote on my Best list, but since 2020 was a dumpster fire, I felt I should continue on with separating them. These are my least favorite films I watched last year. I'm sure there are plenty of "worse" movies out there, but these are the ones I had the misfortune of seeing.

Dishonorable mentions: The New Mutants, Trolls: World Tour

The Last Thing He Wanted - This one hurts, because I love Dee Rees but this movie was such a mess. I'm sure the next thing Rees does will be wonderful and we can just pretend this never happened. I imagine most people already forgot about this.

We Can be Heroes- I had Trolls: World Tour here until I watched this with my son recently. The lack of effort put into EVERYTHING in this movie is just astounding. The only thing that saves it from Artemis Fowl levels of bad is all the unintentional comedy. 

Come To Daddy - I wanted this to be campy, gorey fun and it was just dumb. It could've been so much better.

The Lodge - This is a movie that is pretty good until the "catch" comes along, then you realize that you really have just witnessed some of the dumbest characters in the universe's domestic issues play out. 

Artemis Fowl - I didn't put this list in order, but this one IS the worst. The ways this movie fails is just extraordinary. Film students should study this for centuries as an example of what not to do with a franchise starter. 

Capone - I think this was supposed to save Josh Trank's career but the best part of it ended up being Tom Hardy running around in an adult diaper. 

Hillbilly Elegy - Overdramatic poverty porn.

The Gentlemen - IMDb calls this a 2019 release, but it didn't come out in the US until January 2020. Hugh Grant single handedly tries to ruin this movie, it threatens its only female character with rape, and it was ultimately a dud. It had a lot of potential that was squandered.

Unpregnant- Two charming leads can't save this uninspired film that looks even worse coming out in the same year as Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things - I know this will be divisive, but I just didn't love this. I wanted to, it started off so well, then it just continued to annoy me as it went on. 

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  1. Funniest thing about Artemis Fowl is at the end of the film they called Artemis Fowl a criminal mastermind yet he didn't break any laws. Awful film.

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    1. That line is so bad. If it wasn't a well known book series no one would have any idea what he's talking about. And even in the context of the film like you pointed out, it makes no sense.

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    1. I was with The Lodge until the ending. I cannot believe the dad is that stupid. lol

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  3. I have no clue as I think I heard of The Gentlemen and Capone but neither interest me...nor the rest.

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  4. I've never seen any of these films though I do have I'm Thinking of Ending Things in my hard drive. Then again, I'm a sucker for Charlie Kaufman. I have yet to see a bad movie though it is very likely that I will watch Stardust when it comes to Showtime soon because I have the urge to see it and then... DESTROY IT!!!!! All in the love of David Bowie and Marc Bolan as they made the latter an antagonist when that is absolutely false because Bowie and Bolan were friends/rivals.

    If you watched the HBO broadcast of the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame ceremony where Bolan & T Rex got inducted. They showed clips of Bowie talking about Bolan as he said "we both knew we were going to be famous and put glitter into rock n' roll. Yet, he did it first and I was like 'NO!' he already done it!"

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    1. I really wanted to like I'm Thinking of Ending Things. The trailer was fantastic but it just wasn't for me. Stardust looks awful. I want to pretend that movie doesn't exist.

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  5. I'm certainly glad I've only seen 2 on your list, dodged a lot of bullets here. Ahah, I actually quite enjoyed The Gentlemen, lots of my fave Brits are there. I have no interest in checking the others.

    Well, since TMP tomorrow is about 2020 releases, I've decided to make that about my worst picks, and one of them is on your list!

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  6. Those two aspects I talked about in The Gentleman really tanked it for me, despite liking the majority of the cast.

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  7. Don't know if I'm cursed or blessed to say I haven't seen most of these since I love to torture myself with bad movies. The only thing good about The Gentlemen was the cast and those suits, but it's a shame they were all squandered with Guy Ritchie's general lameness. lol I'm watching Capone tonight though. That should be fun.

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  8. Thankfully I haven't seen many of these and the ones I have, I agree with them being here but THE GENTLEMEN?! I'm sad, that's one of my favourites!

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    1. I know! I just didn't like it. I had it on my most anticipated list last year too.

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