As the 2010s wind-down, its time to take a look back at some of the worst films of the decade. Believe it or not, some of these films even star your favorite Hollywood celebrities, while others are part of successful franchises. However, one thing remains the same: critics and audiences simply detested these movies. Without a doubt, these films are the worst of the 2010s, if not of all time…
The Emoji Movie (2017)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%
Sometimes, a Hollywood studio just pushes a movie out to cash in on a huge trend – like The Emoji Movie. This time around, Sony Pictures attempted to use people’s love of texting and emojis to get butts into seats. It didn’t work. Audiences did not enjoy it, albeit the star-studded cast, which included the likes of Sofia Vergara, James Corden, and Sir Patrick Stewart. Just a quick reminder: Sir Patrick Stewart voices a poop emoji. That’s the kind of film we’re talking about. While the best animated films entertain everyone, The Emoji Movie failed to even work on children. The film wasn’t just dull either, critics said there was also too much product placement and an overload of bright visuals. Woof.
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%
If we’re being honest, most of Michael Bay’s work over the past ten years could have ended up on a “worst films of the decade” list. However, even for Bay, Transformers: The Last Knight failed to resonate with critics and audiences alike. While the first Transformers, which debuted in 2007, had its charms, the franchise quickly became a bore. The Last Knight simply featured more and more of what you already expect from a modern Transformers movie: too much CGI action, tacky one-liners, and an incoherent story. Not even the incredible Anthony Hopkins could save this one.
Saving Christmas (2014)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 0%
Sure, most Christmas films are a little cheesy. After all, they focus on the warm, fuzzy parts of the holiday: the spirit of Christmas, time with family, crackling fires, and so on. However, some Christmas movies turn out fantastic, and watching them become a yearly tradition. Saving Christmas, also known as Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, is not one of them. Instead, many called the film “a disaster.” Not only did Saving Christmas receive six Razzie Award nominations, but it also has one of the lowest scores ever on both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. That should come with its own terrible award!
Valentine’s Day (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%
Do you remember Valentine’s Day? The film received a huge marketing campaign, building up the hype to massive levels. And it’s really no wonder, as the cast featured some of the biggest names in Hollywood: Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Roberts, Anne Hathaway, and more. However, while Valentine’s Day enjoyed a decent opening weekend, ticket sales quickly dropped off. Why? Well, while the advertisements may haven driven audiences to theaters the first weekend, word of mouth quickly spread: Valentine’s Day was not worth seeing. Critics and audiences alike called it “manufactured” and cliched. In the end, the famous faces simply did cut it.
Jack and Jill (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%
Adam Sandler – you either love him or you hate him. Regardless, he’s still everywhere, cranking out one goofy film after another. Like Michael Bay, many of Sandler’s movies could be considered some of the worst films of the decade. However, Jack and Jill, which premiered in 2011, remains one of his most infamous films ever. It even co-starred Al Pacino, the legend himself! But nothing could stop this movie from leaving audiences painfully bored. The movie won almost every Razzie award – an “Oscars” for terrible films – and no one bought Sandler’s, who played both Jack and Jill, performance. It was crude, cringey, and overall a forgettable movie.