The Worst Movie of 2020, According to Critics

In a weird year for film, there have still been some standout flops.

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As we near the end of the year and look back on the last 12 months in film, it becomes clear that calling 2020 a weird time for movies is something of an understatement. Theaters have been closed in parts of the country for most of the year, leading to a resurgence of drive-in movies and sending major studio releases to streaming services. No matter how you managed to watch them, there have been some real standout films this year—and, of course, some total turkeys. With that in mind, we've put together a list of the worst movies of 2020.

Some of these films got mainstream attention and provoked heated debates, while others came and went without most of us even noticing. Nevertheless, they got enough of the wrong kind of critical attention to earn a spot at the bottom of Metacritic's ranked list of 2020 movies. Read on to find out if any of your recent favorites were among the year's worst reviewed, and to be grateful for the messes you missed. And for 2020's small-screen failures, discover The Worst TV Shows of 2020, According to Critics.

60
Fatale

still from fatale
Lionsgate

Metascore: 43

And for the worst movies from any year, check out The Worst Movies of All Time, According to Critics.

59
Scoob!

still from scoob
Warner Bros. Pictures

Metascore: 43

58
Four Kids and It

four kids and it
Lionsgate

Metascore: 42

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57
Monster Hunter

monster hunter
Sony Pictures Releasing

Metascore: 42

56
Robert the Bruce

still from robert the bruce
Signature Entertainment

Metascore: 42

And for movies that came out this year that are actually worth watching, These Are the Best Movies of 2020, According to Critics.

55
Books of Blood

books of blood
Hulu

Metascore: 42

54
Almost Love

still from almost love
Vertical Entertainment

Metascore: 42

53
Guns Akimbo

guns akimbo
Saban Films

Metascore: 42

52
Endings, Beginnings

endings beginnings
Samuel Goldwyn Films

Metascore: 42

51
The Roads Not Taken

the roads not taken
Bleecker Street

Metascore: 42

50
Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

created equal clarence thomas in his own words
Blue Fox Entertainment

Metascore: 41

49
Superintelligence

still from superintelligence
Warner Bros. Pictures

Metascore: 41

48
Spree

still from spree
RLJE Films

Metascore: 41

47
Love Wedding Repeat

love wedding repeat
Netflix

Metascore: 41

46
The Sonata

still from the sonata
Screen Media Films

Metascore: 41

45
Stage Mother

stage mother
Momentum Pictures

Metascore: 41

44
Desperados

still from desperados
Netflix

Metascore: 41

43
I Still Believe

I still believe
Lionsgate

Metascore: 41

42
The Grudge

still from the grudge
Sony Pictures Releasing

Metascore: 41

41
Come Away

still from come away
Relativity Media

Metascore: 40

40
Fatman

still from fatman
Saban Films

Metascore: 40

39
Unhinged

still from unhinged
Solstice Studios

Metascore: 40

38
Blood and Money

still from blood and money
Screen Media Films

Metascore: 40

37
2067

still from 2067
RLJE Films

Metascore: 39

36
Hillbilly Elegy

hillbilly elegy
Netflix

Metascore: 39

35
Inherit the Viper

inherit the viper
Lionsgate

Metascore: 39

34
The Kissing Booth 2

the kissing booth 2
Netflix

Metascore: 39

33
Three Christs

three christs
IFC Films

Metascore: 39

32
All My Life

still from all my life
Universal Pictures

Metascore: 39

31
Random Acts of Violence

random acts of violence
Shudder

Metascore: 39

30
Ava

still from ava
Vertical Entertainment

Metascore: 39

29
Ghosts of War

ghosts of war
Vertical Entertainment

Metascore: 38

28
The Stand In

still from the stand in
Saban Films

Metascore: 38

27
A Rainy Day in New York

a rainy day in new york
MPI Media Group

Metascore: 38

26
Vanguard

still from vanguard
Gravitas Ventures

Metascore: 36

25
Stardust

still from stardust
IFC Films

Metascore: 36

24
Coffee & Kareem

coffee and kareem
Netflix

Metascore: 35

23
Dirt Music

dirt music
Universal Pictures

Metascore: 35

22
The Turning

still from the turning
Universal Pictures

Metascore: 35

21
The Last Thing He Wanted

the last thing he wanted
Netflix

Metascore: 35

20
The Binge

still from the binge
Hulu

Metascore: 35

19
A Fall From Grace

a fall from grace
Charles Bergmann / Netflix

Metascore: 34

18
The War With Grandpa

the war with grandpa
101 Studios

Metascore: 34

17
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

secret society of second-born royals
Disney+

Metascore: 34

16
Fatal Affair

fatal affair
Beth Dubber / Netflix

Metascore: 34

15
The Wrong Missy

the wrong missy
Netflix

Metascore: 33

14
Like a Boss

still from like a boss
Paramount Pictures

Metascore: 33

13
The Secret: Dare to Dream

the secret dare to dream
Roadside Attractions

Metascore: 32

12
The Kindness of Strangers

the kindness of strangers
Entertainment One

Metascore: 32

11
Inheritance

still from inheritance
Vertical Entertainment

Metascore: 31

10
Artemis Fowl

artemis fowl
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Metascore: 31

9
Half Brothers

still from half brothers
Focus Features

Metascore: 30

8
Brahms: The Boy II

brahms the boy ii
STX Entertainment

Metascore: 29

7
Force of Nature

force of nature
Lionsgate

Metascore: 29

6
Jiu Jitsu

still from jiu jitsu
Paramount Pictures

Metascore: 28

5
Songbird

still from songbird
STXfilms

Metascore: 27

And for more genre misses, These Are the Worst Horror Movies of All Time, According to Critics.

4
Dolittle

still from dolittle
Universal Pictures

Metascore: 26

3
The Tax Collector

the tax collector
RLJE Films

Metascore: 22

And for another walk down bad movie memory lane, revisit The Worst Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated.

2
Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island

blumhouse's fantasy island
Sony Pictures Releasing

Metascore: 22

1
The Last Days of American Crime

the last days of american crime
Netflix

Metascore: 15

And for more of the worst of the worst, These Are the Movies on Rotten Tomatoes With 0 Percent Ratings.

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