The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated January 31, 2020 10k votes 1.7k voters 16k views 32 items

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UPDATED: Check out the biggest movie letdowns of 2020!

It's always a bummer when a highly anticipated movie turns out to be less than impressive and some of the most disappointing films of 2019 left audiences feeling cheated. There are a variety of reasons a movie may disappoint. Adaptations of beloved books may fail to stay loyal to their source material. Reboots of cinematic classics may not have the same stamina as their predecessors. And, sometimes, a movie has a great cast and director, but simply falls flat with audiences. 

This year, there were plenty of films that failed to live up to expectations. Hellboy is a clear example of a film that has a built-in fanbase but struggled without the creative direction of Guillermo Del Torro and the charisma of Ron Pearlman. Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway on here for two films each. These films were some of the biggest movie letdowns of 2019. 

Vote below for the biggest letdowns of 2019. Cast your vote for the movies that left you most disappointed and add any movies that you feel are missing. 

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James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Dark Phoenix is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Simon Kinberg, based on the Marvel Comics characters. When a solar flare hits the X-Men during a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey ...more
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Amy Manson, Dominic Mafham, Luke Allen-Gale

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Doom: Annihilation is an American action horror film directed by Tony Giglio, it is the second-live action adaptation of the Doom video game franchise. A group of space marines responds to a ...more
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Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral is 2019 American comedy film written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. It is the eleventh and reportedly final installment of the Madea film series. ...more
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Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, Wanda Sykes

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

UglyDolls is a 2019 American computer-animated jukebox musical comedy film directed by Kelly Asbury, based on the plush toys. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and her UglyDoll friends travel to the other ...more
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Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%

The Kitchen is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Andrea Berloff, based on the comic book miniseries by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. After the FBI arrests their Irish mobster ...more
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David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Hellboy is a 2019 American supernatural superhero film directed by Neil Marshall. Hellboy (David Harbour) squares off against a medieval sorceress (Milla Jovovich) who seeks to destroy
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Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%

Men in Black International is a 2019 American science fiction action comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray, and a spin-off film in the Men in Black film series, based on the Malibu Marvel Comics ...more
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Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6%

Jacob's Ladder is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by David M. Rosenthal, and a remake of the 1990 movie. After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer ...more
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Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Alex Sharp

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

The Hustle is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Addison, and a remake of the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Two down-and-out con artists (Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway) engage ...more
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John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Captive State is a 2019 American science fiction crime thriller film directed by Rupert Wyatt. Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Serenity is a 2019 American noir thriller-drama film directed by Steven Knight. The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) living in the Caribbean comes back to haunt ...more
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Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Wounds is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Babak Anvari, based onud. the novella The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud. Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater, based on the novel by Maria Semple. After her anxiety-ridden mother (Cate Blanchett) disappears, ...more
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The Lion King
Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

The Beach Bum is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Harmony Korine. A rebellious stoner named Moondog (Matthew McConaughey) lives life by his own rules.
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Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O'Grady

Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

Black Christmas is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Sophia Takal, based on the 1974 film of the same name. Sorority girls are going missing on the Hawthorne College campus as it is ...more
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Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Dumbo is a 2019 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton, based on the story by Helen Aberson. Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a one-armed war veteran and former circus star, is ...more
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Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

The Curse of La Llorona is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker ...more
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Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Charlie Tahan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%

Poms is a 2019 American comedy dance film, directed by Zara Hayes. A group of women at a retirement community form a cheer leading squad.
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Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, based on the novel by Stephen King. When his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, ...more
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John Travolta, Devon Sawa, Ana Golja

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%

The Fanatic is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Fred Durst. A rabid film fan (John Travolta) stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.
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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker a 2019 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) must stop Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) ...more
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Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

Angel Has Fallen is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh, it is the third installment in the Olympus Has Fallen film series. Secret Service agent Mike Banning is ...more
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Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos. A master assassin (Mads Mikkelsen) comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young
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Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37%

Glass is a 2019 American superhero horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb ...more