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The Most Disappointing Movies of 2017 

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Updated May 12, 2020 5.2k votes 901 voters 12.2k views 38 items

While some of the highly anticipated movies this year turned out to be great films, many films were huge disappointments. Featuring sequels, adaptations, and remakes, 2017's most disappointing movies is a mixed batch of box office flops and terribly reviewed films. What was the most disappointing movie of 2017?

Action sequels, like xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Underworld: Blood Wars, failed to thrill fans of the original movies. Big blockbusters, like The Great Wall and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, are not only disappointing films, but are also considered as the worst movies of all time. Even Hollywood stars Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise could not save The Circle and The Mummy

Vote for the most disappointing movies of 2017 and feel free to to add any other film letdowns missing from the list. 

Looking for more? Check out the 2020 movies that disappointed fans the most.

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The Mummy Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman

The Mummy is a 2017 American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Universal Monsters shared universe. ...more
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Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger

Directed by: James Foley

Fifty Shades Darker is 2017 erotic romantic drama film based on a novel of same name by British author E. L. James. It is the second film in the Fifty Shades film series, and a sequel to 2015 ...more
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crowman added The Emoji Movie T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden

Directed by: Tony Leondis

The Emoji Movie is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film written and directed by Tony Leondis. Gene (T.J. Miller), a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a phone, ...more
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Transformers: The Last Knight Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Isabela Moner

Released: 2017

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science-fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the fifth film in the series. With Optimus Prime gone, the ...more
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Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor

Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel

The Dark Tower is a 2017 science fantasy western horror film directed by Nikolaj Arcel, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young ...more
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Charlie Hunnam, Aidan Gillen, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey

Released: 2017

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a 2017 Australian-American epic adventure drama film directed by Guy Ritchie. The young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) runs the back passages of Londinium with his ...more
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Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki

Directed by: F. Javier Gutiérrez

Rings is a 2017 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. Set 13 years after The Ring, the sequel follows a woman (Matilda Lutz) finds herself on ...more
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Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen

Released: 2017

Directed by: D. J. Caruso

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is a 2017 American action film directed by D. J. Caruso. Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is left after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough ...more
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Baywatch Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the television series of the same name. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is the no-nonsense leader of an elite ...more
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Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega

Directed by: James Ponsoldt

The Circle is a 2017 science-fiction thriller film directed and written by James Ponsoldt, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers. The film stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John ...more
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Andy Lau, Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

The Great Wall is a 2016 epic historical fiction action-adventure monster film directed by Zhang Yimou. During the Song dynasty, a few miles north of the Great Wall, William (Matt Damon), Tovar ...more
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Ghost in the Shell Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt

Directed by: Rupert Sanders

Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies

Released: 2017

Directed by: Anna Foerster

Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 action horror film directed by Anna Foerster. It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise. Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) continues ...more
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and the sixth ...more
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Justice League Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

Released: 2017

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fifth installment in the DC Extended ...more
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Alien: Covenant Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir

Released: 2017

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and the sixth film in the Alien film series. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an ...more
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen

Directed by: Luc Besson

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French) is a 2017 French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by ...more
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Greg Kootstra added The Fate of the Furious Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Released: 2017

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

The Fate of the Furious is a 2017 American-Chinese action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. When a mysterious woman (Charlize ...more
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mother! Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting ...more
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The Book of Henry Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

The Book of Henry is an American drama film directed by Colin Trevorrow. A precocious 11-year-old boy, Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher), has a crush on their neighbor Christina (Maddie ...more
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Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Song to Song is a 2017 drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick. In this modern love story set against the music scene of Austin, Texas, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters ...more
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The House Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins

Directed by: Andrew J. Cohen

The House is an American comedy film directed by Andrew J. Cohen, who co-wrote it with Brendan O'Brien. Scott (Will Ferrell) and his wife Kate (Amy Poehler) team up with their neighbors to start ...more
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Directed by: Rian Johnson

This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more
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Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush

Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is ...more
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Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

Released: 2017

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

A Cure for Wellness is a 2016 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Gore Verbinski. An ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but ...more