Making a top 10 with the worst films of the year is even more complicated than doing it with the best ones. When deciding which film is good or bad, whether you let yourself be enjoyed or not, the personal opinion of each one comes into play a lot, not to mention that behind each production there is a great work by a group of people.
For this reason, when it comes to bringing our top 10 of the worst evaluated films, we have decided to evaluate the averages of criticism in well-known review and score collection websites such as Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes.
The 10 Worst Movies of 2021
10. Dear Evan Hansen
In 2021, acclaimed films such as ‘West Side Story’ by Steven Spielberg, ‘In a Neighborhood of New York’ by Jon M. Chu or ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ by Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many others. But not all of them managed to be successful, one of them was ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, the famous Broadway musical starring Ben Platt that in its film adaptation has not raised the same passions.
9. Chaos Walking
The movie ‘Chaos Walking’ became one of the most notorious failures of 2021. Because it is not only that it did not work at the box office, but few came out convinced to see this sci-fi adventure that has been suffering countless delays in recent years. “The characters are not interesting, there is no emotional involvement and the physical action promises more than it offers,” they wrote from The Hollywood Reporter.
8. Pray for us
In 2021 we had an overdose of genres like horror. However, beyond expected and successful returns such as those of ‘The Warren Dossier: Forced by the Devil’ or ‘A Quiet Place 2’, there was also a gap for many disappointments, as has been the case of ‘Demonic’, the Oscar nominee Neill Blomkamp of ‘Spiral: Saw’ or the production sponsored by Sam Raimi ‘Pray for us’
The three-position as three of the worst-rated films of the year on websites such as Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes, but especially the latter, which has a 36/100 and 26% of positive reviews on these platforms. “Satan continues to inspire the worst movies,” Benjamin Lee wrote for The Guardian.
7. My first kiss 3
It seemed clear that this third installment of Netflix’s teen franchise based on the novel by Beth Reekles had little to offer, as critics and viewers have nuanced it with averages as low as 36/100 or 1.6/10 on Metacritic. “Disgusting writing, loose direction, dreadful pace, horrible green screen and terrible jokes”, are some of the qualifiers that can be read in reviews.
6. Finally home alone
Disney+’s ‘Finally Home Alone’ earned one of the worst scores of 2021 with a 35/100 on Metacritic by the specialized media and a 1.8/10 by the public. “The problem with Finally Home Alone isn’t that I’ve had the temerity to invade a Christmas classic. It’s that they ruined everything,” wrote Clarisse Loughrey of The Independent.
5. The other bodyguard 2
This action-comedy starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds, and Samuel L. Jackson has a 27% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 32/100 on Metacritic with reviews that spoke of “one of the most sleepy and boring summer films in history”, such as Michael O’Sullivan for The Washington Post.
Melissa McCarthy didn’t have a good year in film. The two films he starred in for Netflix, ‘The Starling’ and ‘The Thunder Patrol’, were the worst, especially the first, which on review collection platforms such as Metacritic is positioned as one of the worst productions of 2021 with a score of 31/100. A film that is described as “pastry”, “predictable” or “exhausting”, as media such as Screendaily, The Hollywood Reporter or Deadline point out.
Starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor and shattered everywhere, ‘Infinite’ was a Paramount production that the major sold in Spain to Amazon due to the difficulty of releasing in theaters due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Media such as Collider spoke of “a bad, silly and derisory film”, others such as IndieWire described as logical Paramount’s decision to send it to streaming as it is a “disaster”, in publications such as The Wrap there is talk of a film that only seems created “so that its protagonists charge”.
Lady Gaga debuted as a director in 2021 with her film ‘Music’. The film managed to sneak among the nominees for the Golden Globe for Best Film in the category of Comedy or Musical, but after its premiere on platforms, neither critics nor audiences responded well to it. What’s more, it’s one of the worst-rated films of the year.
On Rotten Tomatoes it barely reaches 7% of positive reviews and on Metacritic, it has a very poor collection of 23/100.
1. Lost afterlmas
Since ‘After: Here it all begins’ arrived in theaters in 2019 they live each premiere to the fullest wishing to enjoy Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford playing Hardin Scott and Tessa Young on the big screen. However, critics still do not receive this teenage saga with illusion.
Just look at ‘After. Lost Souls’, the third installment of the franchise that hit theaters in September, has 0% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest possible score that places it as one of the weakest productions of 2021. The public does not seem to disagree, because among the reviews of Rotten Tomatoes users the film barely achieves 38% of positive reviews.