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The Worst Movies of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated June 8, 2020 3.9k votes 579 voters 8.6k views 63 items

List Rules Vote up the worst movies released in 2019, and vote down the movies you actually enjoyed.

UPDATED: Check out the worst films of 2020!

For every critically acclaimed hit that came out in 2019, there is an equal number of films that could qualify as the worst movies of this year. What were the worst movies of 2019? Vote below to decide which of these worst-reviewed movies deserves to be called the worst film of the year. 

From dumb action thrillers to cliche romantic dramas, the worst movies of the year include films that continue to use tired tropes that no longer captivate audiences and are some of the lowest rated on film sites.

Featuring the lowest Rotten Tomatoes scores of 2019, like Replicas starring Keanu Reeves, this list of bad movies will help rank the year's films in terms of poor quality. Which 2019 films did you despise? Whether you want to play the contrarian and vote for critically acclaimed cinema, or cast votes for movies universally panned, vote below to help determine the worst movie of 2019.

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Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Rotten Tomatoes score: 13%, 3.73/10

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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MegaGoji1954$ added Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, Wanda Sykes

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kelly Asbury

Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%, 4.3/10

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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David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich

Released: 2019

Directed by: Neil Marshall

Rotten Tomatoes score: 15%, 3.61/10

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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James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Released: 2019

Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 24%, 4.55/10

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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Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Shane Paul McGhie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jenny Gage

Rotten Tomatoes score: 23%, 3.84/10

After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna Todd. A dedicated student, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), enters her first semester in college where ...more
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James Franco, Megan Fox, Seth Rogen

Released: 2019

Directed by: James Franco

Rotten Tomatoes score: 27%, 4.1/10

Zeroville is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by James Franco, based on the novel of the same name by Steve Erickson. A 24-year-old architecture student, Ike Jerome (James Franco) ...more
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Brianna Denski, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner

Released: 2019

Directed by: David Feiss

Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%, 4.75/10

Wonder Park is a 2019 American-Spanish computer animated adventure comedy film directed by David Feiss. A young creative girl named June (Brianna Denski) finds an incredible amusement park ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane

Released: 2019

Directed by: Steven Knight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%, 3.92/10

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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Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Alex Sharp

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chris Addison

Rotten Tomatoes score: 18%, 3.98/10

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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Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ang Lee

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%, 4.6/10

Gemini Man is a 2019 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Ang Lee. Henry Brogen (Will Smith), an aging assassin seeking to exit his career finds himself going against a ...more
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Horrorcomicnerd added Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson

Released: 2019

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%, 4.47/10

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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Cats Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Rotten Tomatoes score: 20%, 3.83/10

Cats is a 2019 comedy-drama musical film directed by Tom Hooper. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new ...more
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Horrorcomicnerd added The Lion King Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52%, 6.03/10

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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Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%, 4.59/10

Miss Bala is a 2019 American-Mexican action drama thriller film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and a remake of the 2011 Mexican film. A beauty contest winner (Gina Rodriguez) is forced to work ...more
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Horrorcomicnerd added Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith

Released: 2019

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%, 5.81/10

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the Arab-style folktale. Smitten with the free-spirited Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), an ...more
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Caravaggio added Airplane Mode Logan Paul, Chloe Bridges, Nick Swardson

Directed by: David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Airplane Mode is a 2019 parody film directed by David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell

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Horrorcomicnerd added Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield

Released: 2019

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 44%, 5.16/10

What Men Want is a 2019 romantic fantasy-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A woman (Taraji P. Henson) is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge ...more
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Horrorcomicnerd added Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Charlie Tahan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Zara Hayes

Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%, 4.85/10

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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Horrorcomicnerd added Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst

Released: 2019

Directed by: Daniel Farrands

Rotten Tomatoes score: 15%, 2.85/10

The Haunting of Sharon Tate is a 2019 American horror thriller film written and directed by Daniel Farrands. 26-year-old Hollywood actress, Sharon Tate (Hillary Duff) is pregnant with Roman ...more
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Lindsay Lohan, Charlotte Beckett, Gianni Capaldi

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tiago Mesquita

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Among the Shadows (a.k.a. The Shadow Within) is a 2019 supernatural thriller film, directed by Tiago Mesquita. Kristy Wolfe (Beckett) is a private investigator who, along with her partner ...more
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Horrorcomicnerd added Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tim Story

Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%, 4.55/10

Shaft is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story, and a sequel to the 2000 film Shaft. After his best friend dies due to suspicious circumstances, FBI agent John Shaft III ...more
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce

Released: 2019

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%, 4.26/10

Domino is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. A Copenhagen cop, Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) seeks justice for the murder of his partner at the hands of a mysterious
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Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie

Released: 2019

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6%, 4.24/10

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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Horrorcomicnerd added Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%, 5.84/10

Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more
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Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss

Released: 2019

Directed by: Andrea Berloff

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%, 4.54/10

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