25 Worst Movies on Netflix

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What are the worst movies on Netflix?

Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) is an ad-free gateway that includes numerous streaming services like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX)., Hulu (NASDAQ: CMCSA), HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA), Peacock, AppleTV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), and Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN). The peak year for SVOD subscriptions was 2020 when the pandemic caused lockdowns to be enforced. In 2020, there were reportedly 201 million new subscriptions and in 2021, the total subscribers are expected to reach 1 billion. The major players in the SVOD industry aim to increase their subscriptions by 591 million in the next 6 years to reach 1,495 million, which would be a boost of 65%. At digital TV research, a principal analyst was quoted saying:

“There will be 700 million SVOD subscribers by 2026; up by 35% from 518 million at end-2020. The 2026 total represents 39% of TV households, increasing from 30% in 2020.” 

Recent research estimated that 218 million SVOD subscriptions were added globally in the third quarter of 2020. Based on the analysis of 21 leading global SVOD services, it showed that the company had 770 million SVOD subscriptions at the end of 2020 that was 39% up from 552 million in the third quarter of 2019. Studies have shown that by the end of 2021, the number of subscribers will increase up to 949 million.  Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) added 26 million new subscribers in the first half of 2020. While, on the other hand, Disney+ reached 74 million subscribers less than a year after its launch. Amazon prime video grew to 150 million subscribers and its share in the US market has grown from 14% to 23% in the second quarter of 2020.

A study predicted that by the year 2024, Apple TV+ will account for 1% of total global SVOD subscriptions, Disney+ will account for 18%, Amazon Prime Video will have a market share of 13%, and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), which is considered as a current market leader will have a global share of 23%. The SVOD industry is predicted to grow by a CAGR of 11.04% in the next 5 years. The SVOD market in the United States is valued at $32 billion in 2021, followed by the SVOD market in China at a value of $12 billion. In 2020, the total SVOD users increased by 20.4% and they reached 958.6 million while in 2021, it will expectedly reach 1 billion users worldwide.

All in all, the future outlook appears bright for the SVOD industry. Polen Capital’s statement about Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) in its Q2 2021 investor letter confirms this as he said:

“For Netflix, we believe the underlying businesses for the company remain strong. With Netflix, we anticipate content spending to moderate as subscriber growth continues, which we believe should result in attractive double-digit earnings and cashflow growth over the next five years and beyond.”

Our Methodology

In order to compile a list of the 25 worst movies of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), we have used the ratings provided by the popular online database IMDb as well as the American review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. The two percentage ratings were combined to rank the 25 movies on our list. See also 25 Best Netflix Original Movies To Watch and 25 Highest Grossing Movies of all time.

With this background in mind, we present to you a list of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).


25 Worst Movies on Netflix

25. Ibiza (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 67% 

IMDb rating: 5.2/10 

Ibiza is a tedious watch due to its poor story writing. Its lead characters were very childish, immature, and, therefore, unrealistic. There was no originality in the script, due to which it seemed fabricated. The distasteful music further lowered the movie’s ratings. Ibiza was supposed to be a romantic comedy but categorizing it in this genre was misleading because the movie neither included any comedy nor romance.

Romantic comedies usually gain much popularity on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), Apple TV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), and HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA).

24. Girlfriend’s Day (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 43% 

IMDb rating: 5.2/10 

It is an American comedy-drama film with a confusing and messy plot that left the audience with several questions in their heads. Girlfriend’s Day was an unnecessarily dragged film that was full of loopholes and made no sense at all. There was almost no character development in the entire movie and the ending felt as if it was unfinished. Although the acting was good, the overall bad script made this film intolerable and it was ranked 24rd on the list of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

23. Love Wedding Repeat (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 35% 

IMDb rating: 5.5/10 

Despite a great cast and a promising opening scene, the story of Love Wedding Repeat is not believable at all. The ending of the story is not satisfying either. All the characters of the romantic comedy were cringe-inducing and over the top for the audience. There was no enjoyable comedy or funny sequence in the movie. If Love Wedding Repeat was written better, it would have gained much popularity on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX). Moreover, romantic comedies usually perform well on other platforms such as Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), Apple TV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), and HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA).

22. The Silence (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 29% 

IMDb rating: 5.3/10 

The Silence is the product of poor scriptwriting, which made it an awful experience to watch. At the moment when the climax of the plot began, only 12 minutes were left in the runtime, and so the movie ended abruptly. Due to its weak writing, the ending of the movie was extremely unsatisfactory and it seemed as if it was not over yet. A lot of scenarios were extraordinarily unrealistic that made it unbearable to watch.

21. Sandy Wexler (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 27% 

IMDb rating: 5.2/10 

Produced by Adam Sandler, Sandy Wexler is a 2017 American comedy film that is full of sequences that were designed to be funny, yet there is no humor at all. Some of the characters had annoying voices with fake accents that made the movie tiresome to watch for 2 hours. There were some plot holes and unanswered questions that made Sandy Wexler even more irritating for the audience. American comedy movies are otherwise a great hit on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and its alternatives such as Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), Apple TV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), and HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA).

20. The Week Of (2018) 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 27% 

IMDb rating: 5.2/10

Although the movie is fairly entertaining, some poor transitions in the movie left the viewers confused. The Week Of tried to focus on several subjects at a time even though all those subjects were unnecessary and had no relevance with the main plot. Consequently, the movie was boring to watch. There were numerous unexplained music tracks as well that were unnecessary and further annoyed the audience. The Week Of was, hence, ranked 20th on the list of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

19. Take the 10 (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 26% 

IMDb rating: 4.8/10 

The storyline of Take The 10 was found by audiences to be utterly ridiculous. Moreover, there was a lot of stereotyping in this movie which made the audience uncomfortable. Due to poor writing and bad execution, the film became a bore for the audience to watch. Like Sandy Wexler, Take the 10 was supposed to be a comedy film but there was no comedy or humor involved. The movie is therefore 19th on the list of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX). Otherwise, romantic comedies usually gain much popularity on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), Apple TV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), and HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA).

18. The Main Event (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 26% 

IMDb rating: 4.8/10

The Main Event, a sports comedy film, failed to meet the standards of the people because its plot was all over the place. There were numerous factors including terrible writing, awful acting, and a lack of effective humor that made this movie disliked by its audience. There were too many unrealistic sequences and dramatic scenes in the movie.

17. You Get Me (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 26% 

IMDb rating: 4.6/10

You Get Me was ranked 17th out of the 25 worst movies on Netflix due to its unrealistic plot and bad execution. The quality and acting were equally poor and its ridiculous far-fetched and over-the-top behavior was very annoying for the audience. Bella Thorne did her best at acting for her lead role, but her character failed to convince the audience. The storyline was highly predictable with completely unrealistic and boring scenarios. Unsurprisingly, You Get Me is 17th on the list of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

16. The Kissing Booth 3 (2021)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 25% 

IMDb rating: 4.7/10

An extremely boring movie, The Kissing Booth 3 had an excruciatingly boring plot that failed to grab the attention of the audience. Most of the sequences in the movie were highly unrealistic. Character development was absent in this movie and not even one of the characters appealed to the viewers. Although Noah and Elle, the two leads, had appreciable chemistry in the movie’s prequels, it was entirely missing in this one. Movies that fall in the drama genre usually gain much popularity on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), Apple TV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), and HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA).

15. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 21% 

IMDb rating: 5.5/10

The Cloverfield Paradox, a Sci-fi thriller, was pretty tedious and failed to engage the viewers after a runtime of 30 minutes. Although many talented actors starred in the film and the dialogues were not convincing due to poor scriptwriting. Moreover, its ending was awful and did not make any sense. Moreover, many plot holes remained unaddressed and left the viewers frustrated. The movie was directed very blandly and was reportedly distributed on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) only because it was not good enough for a theatrical release. The Cloverfield Paradox is the 15th on the list of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

14. Coffee and Kareem (2020) 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 21% 

IMDb rating: 5.1/10 

An American R-rated comedy film, Coffee and Kareem completely failed to make its audience laugh due to poor comedy and jokes. The profanities and inappropriate sexualization of characters in this film were enough to make its viewers uncomfortable. The main character of Kareem, who is a 12-year-old child, was written so poorly that throughout the entire movie, he only displayed obnoxious behavior with foul language.

13. Game Over, Man (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 18% 

IMDb rating: 5.4/10 

Although the movie was slightly entertaining at the beginning, it lost its track and meaning after few minutes. Instead, it made its viewers feel uncomfortable in many different ways as they were shown the unnecessary death of a dog, bad comedy, terrorism, and a ridiculous referral to homosexuality. Despite having a great cast, the entire plot was so inconsistent that the movie did not make any sense. Game Over, Man is ranked the 13th of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

12. How It Ends (2018) 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 17% 

IMDb rating: 5/10

From a great plot and exciting start, the movie became overly dramatic and unrealistic in no time. It was so poorly written that it did not end in a meaningful way and the writer took too many shortcuts. There were several loose ends related to the main characters that remained unanswered by the writer and this made its viewers rate the film poorly. The film was unique in the way that its writers and director managed to make a post-apocalyptic movie boring. Thrillers usually gain much popularity on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), Apple TV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), and HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA).

11. A Fall From Grace (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 16% 

IMDb rating: 5.9/10 

This movie was badly written with poor execution and a ridiculous plotline. It was filmed within 5 days, which explains why the movie was unstructured and infuriating. The opening of the movie was fair, but, as it progressed, it failed to grab the attention of the audience due to a lack of fundamental elements. From poor writing to horrible camera angles and dreadful cinematography, this movie failed to entertain the audience. The movie was chaotic and unintentionally hilarious in its direction.

10. Special Correspondents (2016)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 16% 

IMDb rating: 5.8/10

Special Correspondents by Ricky Gervais is another poorly written script full of adultery and profanity. The storyline was mostly predictable with cliché sequences and there was not a single moment that could make the audience laugh. The plot was that the two lead actors accidentally lost the documents that they required to travel and – to escape trouble – showed the world that they had been kidnapped instead. The plot was transparent and allowed the viewers to predict the story together in the first 20 minutes. From awful writing to poor cinematography, this movie was nothing less than a disaster. It is ranked as the 10th of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

9. Sextuplets (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 14% 

IMDb rating: 4.5/10

From the disjointed storyline to the boring scenes, Sextuplets was a major disappointment and a waste of time for the audience. The filmmakers used one actor to portray 6 people as an attempt at humor, which turned out to be unbearable for the viewers. Terrible comedy and stereotypical black characters made the movie disgusting for its audience. Furthermore, the stereotyping of black people was highly offensive and lowered the movie’s ratings further.  Comedies usually gain much popularity on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Disney+ (NYSE: DIS), Apple TV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL), and HBO Max (NYSE: T) (NASDAQ: DISCA) due to their humor.

8. The Open House (2018) 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 13% 

IMDb rating: 3.2/10

The Open House was a badly written American horror film that was produced without a concrete plotline. In addition to the lack of a good storyline, the obvious weakness in writing the characters made the movie even more pathetic. There were numerous plot holes and many questions remained unanswered such as the identity of the killer. Moreover, the movie was repetitive and depicted that the creators had poor and highly uncreative imaginations. The fault lied with the directors, too, as they could never judge the right time to release or build tension in the viewers. It is ranked as the 8th of the 25 worst movies on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

7. The Do-Over (2016)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 9% 

IMDb rating: 5.7/10 

This action-comedy came with an awful plot, childish humor, and sloppy development of characters. The entire storyline of this movie was absurd and was far away from reality as it showed a father who faked his death to start a new life. Adam Sandler’s fans liked the movie but its ridiculous plotline and non-existent comedy made it boring and dragged for most of the audience.

6. The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 5% 

IMDb rating: 4.3/10

The Last Thing He Wanted was a disappointing movie. It follows a news reporter who quit her job to take care of her father but miraculously ended up as an arms dealer for the United States Government. Although the story had potential, it was written and directed poorly written with absolutely no continuity or flow in the movie. Other than that, there were major dead-ends in the plot and weak character development. It was supposed to be an action-packed movie but the action sequences were not linked to the main plot.

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