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.