Entertainment The Most Disappointing Movies of 2018  

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It's always a bummer when a long anticipated movie turns out to be a flop and some of the most disappointing films of 2018 left audiences angry. 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. A Wrinkle in Time, despite the aid of two talented female directors, got lukewarm reviews and disappointed avid fans of the book. While Jennifer Lawrence's performance was praised in Red Sparrow, the adaptation of James Matthews's spy novel was criticized for being gratuitously violent while lacking emotional depth. Many fans of the popular video game franchise of the same name found Tomb Raider to be far too long with a tedious plot. These, and other films, were some of the biggest movie letdowns of 2018. 

Vote below for the biggest letdowns of 2018. Cast your vote for the movie that left you most disappointed and add anything you feel is missing. 

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Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more

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Jaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles Slender Man is a 2018 American horror film directed by Sylvain White, based on the myth created by Eric Knudsen. Terror strikes when unsuspecting victims cross paths with a tall, thin, ...more

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Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more

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Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore The Darkest Minds is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the ...more

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2018
Noah P added Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his ...more

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John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Steven S. DeKnight. Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori (Rinko ...more

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Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in The Conjuring series. In 1952 at the Cârța Monastery in Romania, a nun (Charlotte Hope), a ...more

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ShawnReynolds added Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute bartender (Alexander Skarsgård) goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan Mile 22 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Peter Berg. An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg), aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a ...more

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jürgen Prochnow Damascus Cover is a 2017 political thriller film directed by Daniel Zelik Berk, based on the 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan. A spy (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) navigates the precarious terrain of love ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by Jason Matthews. A Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton) and ...more

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Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph The Happytime Murders is a 2018 American puppet comedy thriller film directed by Brian Henson. In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and ...more

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Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire ...more

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Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Whoopi Goldberg Nobody’s Fool is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Tyler Perry. Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) is released from prison and reunites with her sister Danica (Tika Sumpter), only to learn she's in ...more

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Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone The 15:17 to Paris is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the 2015 Thalys train attack. Three Americans (Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek ...more

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Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more

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Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger Fifty Shades Freed is a 2018 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley, based on the novel by E. L. James. Now married, Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) face ...more

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes o... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2018
kotbayun added Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy drama film directed by David Yates. After Gellert Grindelward (Johnny Depp) escapes imprisonment, his closest friend, Albus ...more

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Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme Super Troopers 2 is a 2018 American crime comedy mystery film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with ...more

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Olga Kurylenko, Craig Conway, Javier Botet Mara is a 2018 supernatural horror film directed by Clive Tonge. Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller (Olga Kurylenko) investigates the murder of a man and is subsequently followed by an ancient ...more

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Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci Patient Zero is a 2017 British-American action horror film directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. After a pandemic outbreak turned most humans into a new species known as "the Infected," a ...more

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Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe Hot Summer Nights is a 2017 American drama film directed by Elijah Bynum. Daniel (Timothée Chalamet) comes of age, while spending the summer in Cape Cod.

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Oscar Isaac, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas Life Itself is a 2018 American-Spanish drama film directed by Dan Fogelman. The lives of people from New York to Spain intersect over the course of different generations.

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Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden Shock and Awe is a 2017 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner. Journalists investigate the assertions by the Bush Administration concerning Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of ...more

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Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Rhiannon Fish Occupation is a 2018 Australian action film directed by Luke Sparke. After a devastating ground invasion, a small group of town residents have to band together to survive their attackers and ...more

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Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson Robin Hood is a 2018 American action-adventure film directed by Otto Bathurst, based on the classic tale. A war-hardened Crusader (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff Siberia is a 2018 romantic crime thriller directed by Matthew Ross. Upon traveling to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin, a diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) falls into an ...more

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Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz Peppermint is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. When the husband and daughter of Riley North (Jennifer Garner) are killed in a drive-by shooting by members of a ...more

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Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam Night School is a 2018 comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hopes that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school.

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Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue Death Wish is a 2018 American vigilante action film directed by Eli Roth, a remake of the 1974 film, based on the 1972 novel. A mild-mannered father (Bruce Willis) is transformed into a killing ...more

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Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover Proud Mary is a 2018 American action-thriller directed by Babak Najafi. Successful hitwoman Mary (Taraji P. Henson) meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes wrong, ...more

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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2018
kotbayun added Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more

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Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Ludacris Show Dogs is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell. Max (Ludacris), a macho but lonely Rottweiler police dog, is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious ...more

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Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 American dystopian science-fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball. In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) leads his ...more

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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2018
Kip Walker added Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more

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Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Disappointing Movies of 2018
Kip Walker added Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 American-British biographical drama film directed by Bryan Singer. A chronicle of the years from the formation of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) ...more

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Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Pedro Pascal The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer.

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Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series. When three animals are mutated into giant monsters, primatologist Davis ...more

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Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener Soldado is a 2018 American action crime-thriller film directed by Stefano Sollima, and the sequel to 2015's Sicario. After discovering drug cartels smuggling terrorists across the US border, the ...more

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Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson, Pablo Schreiber Den of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. A corrupt LAPD cop (Gerard Butler) is hellbent on taking down en elite crew of robbers as they plan a ...more

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Roberto Ortuso added Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more