The Worst Movies of 2011 

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
Updated September 21, 2019 6.7k votes 760 voters 34.9k views 51 items

List Rules Movies must have been released in 2011

The worst movies of 2011 are the films that left moviegoers scratching their collective heads, wondering what in the world prompted them to plunk down $10 (or more) to be tortured in a darkened theater. Or they're the bad movies that made me so mad I literally got up and left halfway through (hey, I always stay through the opening credits). We're talking awful, mind-bendingly horrific celluloid monstrosities here. Not just the middle-of-the-road, take-it-or-leave-it kind of movie. No, this list includes the 2011 movies that were so terrible, they were beyond redemption. The "I demand a refund!" movies on this list represent the worst of what Hollywood had to offer everyone this year. Vote for the worst movies of 2011 and, if you were particularly offended by a movie that isn't on this list? Add it!

Obviously any list of "good" or "bad" anything is subjective. Not everyone's going to agree, for example, that 'Season of the Witch' was a bad 2011 movie (it was, trust me). Some people will continue to swear that 'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star' is downright brilliant, Oscar-worthy comedy (I hate you, whoever you are) and others might say, "Well, I kinda laughed a little during 'Jack and Jill,' especially the fart parts." Some will argue that 'Zookeeper' is genuinely comedy, or that 'Abduction' was a terrific thriller filled with Taylor Lautner and his killer abs. Good for you! Vote on this list, then, and let your (somewhat misguided) voice be heard!

Now that you've seen the worst films of 2011, how about injecting a little hope? Check out the list of the best movies of 2011 as proof that there were indeed some fine, fine movies released. Also, take a look at, and vote on, the best comedy movies and the best horror movies of 2011! See? It is still possible to make a great movie (though you might not know it from looking at this list).
list ordered by
Ranker Video
Johnny Depp, Katie Holmes, Shaquille O'Neal

Released: 2011

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

More Jack and Jill 

#31 of 44 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family #52 of 58 The Best Johnny Depp Movies

Bucky Larson: Born to Be... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movies of 2011
Christina Ricci, Jimmy Fallon, Pauly Shore

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tom Brady

More Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 

#1,122 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #57 of 57 The Best and Worst of Adam Sandler

The Twilight Saga: Break... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movies of 2011
Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

Released: 2011

Directed by: Bill Condon

More The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 

#691 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #61 of 219 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #19 of 20 The Sexiest Vampire Movies Ever Made

Ranker Video
Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Singleton

Ranker Video
Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Adam Sandler

Released: 2011

Directed by: Frank Coraci

More Zookeeper 

#64 of 98 The Best Jobs in the World #36 of 68 The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies

Ranker Video
Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

Released: 2011

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

More Red Riding Hood 

#165 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies #42 of 70 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies #19 of 49 The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

Ranker Video
Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

Released: 2011

Directed by: Christian E. Christiansen

More The Roommate 

#21 of 21 The Best Thrillers with an Assumed Identity #14 of 25 The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female

Ranker Video
Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brett Ratner, Dominic Sena

More Season of the Witch 

#11 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases #9 of 19 All Of Nicolas Cage's Hairstyles, Ranked #55 of 188 The Best Medieval Movies

Ranker Video
Vanessa Hudgens, Jon Hamm, Carla Gugino

Released: 2011

Directed by: Zack Snyder

More Sucker Punch 

#51 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #82 of 156 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

Ranker Video
Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Daniel Barnz

More Beastly 

#210 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #72 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies

Ranker Video
Martin Lawrence, Jessica Lucas, Sherri Shepherd

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Whitesell

More Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 

#399 of 722 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #22 of 30 The Best Martin Lawrence Movies

Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movies of 2011
Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2011

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

More Conan the Barbarian 

#368 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time #23 of 45 The Best Action Movies Streaming on Hulu #17 of 47 The Best Sword and Sandal Films Ever Made

The Dilemma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies of 2011
Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum

Released: 2011

Directed by: Ron Howard

More The Dilemma 

#19 of 48 The Best Vince Vaughn Movies #37 of 46 The Best Winona Ryder Movies

Ranker Video
Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury

Released: 2011

Directed by: Mark Waters

More Mr. Popper's Penguins 

#250 of 463 The Best Feel-Good Movies #21 of 43 The Best Jim Carrey Movies

Ranker Video
Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker

Released: 2011

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

More Just Go With It 

#1,490 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #276 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #510 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

Ranker Video
Tyler Perry, Bow Wow, Lauren London

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tyler Perry

More Madea's Big Happy Family 

#222 of 722 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #55 of 84 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made #21 of 53 Best Comedy Movies Streaming on Hulu

Ranker Video
Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

Released: 2011

Directed by: D. J. Caruso

More I Am Number Four 

#139 of 184 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #136 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

Ranker Video
Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gonzalo López-Gallego

More Apollo 18 

#24 of 112 The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies #31 of 34 The Best Movies About Astronauts & Realistic Space Travel

Ranker Video
Ioan Gruffudd, Andrew Hansen, Richard Roxburgh

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alister Grierson

Ranker Video
Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Shaffer Smith

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

More Battle: Los Angeles 

#70 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #12 of 30 The Worst Movies With Great Trailers

Ranker Video
Kaley Cuoco, Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tim Hill

More Hop 

#482 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #6 of 15 The Best Russell Brand Movies #2 of 22 The Best Easter Movies Are A Hoppin' Good Time

Ranker Video
Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack

Released: 2011

Directed by: David R. Ellis

More Shark Night 

#4 of 60 The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies #19 of 28 The Greatest Horror Movies Set on the Open Sea #54 of 145 The Best Syfy Original Movies

Ranker Video
Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michel Gondry

More The Green Hornet 

#31 of 101 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made #43 of 60 The Funniest Superhero Movies Ever Made

Ranker Video
Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jason Winer

More Arthur 

#56 of 67 The Best Movies & TV Shows About Alcohol Addiction #82 of 102 The Best Romantic Comedies Of The 2010s Decade

Ranker Video
Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Gordon Green

More Your Highness 

#735 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #46 of 202 The Best R-Rated Fantasy Movies #18 of 87 The Best James Franco Movies