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List Rules 2013 films that just didn't live up to the hype or sequels that did no justice to earlier installments

List of the most disappointing movies of 2013, as ranked by film critics and movie fans. The anticipation of seeing a film that you’ve been looking forward to since you first saw the trailer is one of the best parts of movie watching. It’s a rush to wait in the dark movie theater for a movie that you’re so sure is going to be awesome. But when the movie fails to live up to your expectations, it becomes a huge disappointment. Sometimes the films you were most looking forward to end up being the most frustrating movie experiences.

Usually, the most disappointing movies are sequels or adaptations. Studios behind franchises like Iron Man and Thor try to get a movie out as fast as possible and end up forgetting quality. Many times adaptations of beloved books, like Beautiful Creatures and The Great Gatsby, don’t live up to the author’s words. Other huge movie disappointments come when favorite directors and actors push a film that is mediocre at best.

What are the most disappointing movies of 2013? The movies on this list got movie lovers excited, but failed to live up to those expectations. These films had the potential to be classics but ended up as duds. 

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After Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
After Earth Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith

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2
124 34
The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
The Hangover Part III Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

3
77 30
A Good Day to Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

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61 24
R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges

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61 33
Identity Thief is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Identity Thief Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, T.I.

6
53 29
Gangster Squad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

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59 37
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The Purge Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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74 53
Oz the Great and Powerful is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

9
35 22
Beautiful Creatures is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Beautiful Creatures Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons

10
28 16
Epic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Epic Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler

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45 36
Jack the Giant Killer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Jack the Giant Killer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane

12
33 23
The Internship is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
The Internship Will Ferrell, Rose Byrne, Vince Vaughn

13
33 26
Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Ender's Game Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

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34 31
The Host is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
The Host Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Browning

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39 37
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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35 34
This Is 40 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
This Is 40 Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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17 15
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About Time Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy

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27 28
Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Pain & Gain Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris

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56 65
Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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39 44
Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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9 6
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan

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18 20
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Last Vegas Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas

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8 7
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Carrie Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

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32 39
Kick-Ass 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Kick-Ass 2 Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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38 48
Elysium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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51 67
Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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38 50
The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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28 37
The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
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29 42
Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Fast & Furious 6 Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

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44 64
World War Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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25 43
Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

32
25 55
Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

33
22 51
Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

34
20 51
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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26 65
The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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7 28
42 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
PhilWa added 42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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28 74
Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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23 66
Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2013
Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig