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The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019

Updated March 8, 2020 20.5k votes 2.4k voters 24.1k views33 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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    Dark Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Dark Phoenix

    James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

    Released2019

    Directed bySimon Kinberg

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

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    A Madea Family Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    A Madea Family Funeral

    Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis

    Released2019

    Directed byTyler Perry

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

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    Doom: Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Doom: Annihilation

    Amy Manson, Dominic Mafham

    Released2019

    Directed byTony Giglio

    Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

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    Men in Black International is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Men in Black International

    Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson

    Released2019

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%

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    Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Hellboy

    David Harbour, Ian McShane

    Released2019

    Directed byNeil Marshall

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

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    UglyDolls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    UglyDolls

    Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe

    Released2019

    Directed byKelly Asbury

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

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    The Hustle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    The Hustle

    Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway

    Released2019

    Directed byChris Addison

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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    The Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    The Kitchen

    Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish

    Released2019

    Directed byAndrea Berloff

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%

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    Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid M. Rosenthal

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 6%

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Favreau

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

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    Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Black Christmas

    Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon

    Released2019

    Directed bySophia Takal

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

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    Serenity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Serenity

    Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

    Released2019

    Directed bySteven Knight

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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    Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Dumbo

    Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Burton

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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    Captive State is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Captive State

    John Goodman, Ashton Sanders

    Released2019

    Directed byRupert Wyatt

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

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    The Curse of La Llorona is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    The Curse of La Llorona

    Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Chaves

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

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    Wounds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Wounds

    Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson

    Released2019

    Directed byBabak Anvari

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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    Where'd You Go, Bernadette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup

    Released2018

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Pet Sematary

    Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

    Released2019

    Directed byKevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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    The Beach Bum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    The Beach Bum

    Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron

    Released2019

    Directed byHarmony Korine

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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    Poms is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Poms

    Diane Keaton, Pam Grier

    Released2019

    Directed byZara Hayes

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%

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    The Fanatic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    The Fanatic

    John Travolta, Devon Sawa

    Released2019

    Directed byFred Durst

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%

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    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Ri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Released2019

    Directed byJ. J. Abrams

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    Angel Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Angel Has Fallen

    Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman

    Released2019

    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

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    Polar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2019

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

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    Glass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2019
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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 37%

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