The Worst Movies You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

Mihir Patkar 08-05-2017

Netflix now features a thumbs up/down system for viewers to say whether they enjoyed a movie or not. This can help Netflix find movies you will enjoy How to Find Netflix Movies You Will Love Netflix has a huge library of content. Which is why you need to know how to find movies you're guaranteed to love. Thankfully for you this article is packed with tips. Read More , but what about films that no one likes? Let’s face it, there is some joy in watching a truly terrible movie once in a while.


Unfortunately, despite the many secret Netflix categories 20 Secret Netflix Codes to Help You Find New Content Are you struggling to find new movies and shows to stream? Here are some useful secret Netflix codes bursting with content! Read More , you can’t sort the catalog by most down-voted movies. So to find the worst movies available on Netflix, we sought reliable sources: film critics, databases like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, reader polls, and other people whose opinions matter.

This list features titles available on Netflix U.S. at the time of writing, but some might work in other countries too. If you’re feeling brave, try one of these VPNs that still work with Netflix Which VPNs Still Work With Netflix? Netflix is cracking down on VPNs, but there are a few that still work. Here are the best VPNs to use with Netflix. Read More .

So, without further ado, here are the worst movies available to watch on Netflix…

From: Wikipedia’s “List of Films Considered the Worst”

United Passions [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 2014
  • Genres: Drama, History, Sport
  • Director: Frédéric Auburtin
  • Actors: Tim Roth, Sam Neill, Fisher Stevens

Why It’s the Worst: A sporting body embroiled in corruption and scandals makes a movie about itself that ignores corruption and scandals.

United Passions is the story of FIFA, the international body that runs the sport of soccer. Guess who it was made by? Ten points to whoever guessed that FIFA itself produced United Passions.


The movie is a hagiographical look at FIFA’s growth over the last century, and in particular at its most controversial presidents. Even stars like Sam Neill and Tim Roth can’t save this story of how the World Cup was started; or rather, how FIFA wants you to believe the World Cup was started.

From: Top Item on “The Worst of Netflix” Subreddit

Leo The Lion [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Animation, Family
  • Director: Mario Cambi
  • Actors: Daniel Amerman, John Cygan

Why It’s the Worst: As Redditor /u/caseycityhall puts it: “Leo the vegetarian lion escorts a group of baby animals to ‘the heart of the jungle’. My daughters love this movie! See the movie MetaFilter calls ‘literally the worst thing created by humans as a species’.”

leo the lion

If you ever knock back one too many at the pub, come back home and treat yourself to the worst animated movie you’ll ever watch. The animation is terrible, the scripting is worse, and the titular character of “Leo The Lion” is laughably bad. It’s the perfect recipe to melt your already swirling brain after downing a few too many beers.


From: MetaCritic’s 15 Worst Movies of 2016

Yoga Hosers [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 2016
  • Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
  • Director: Kevin Smith
  • Actors: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp

Why It’s the Worst: Two fathers make a terrible movie with their two daughters and steal your money to do it.

A director’s job is to make a good movie. An actor’s job is to convince the audience the movie is good. A father’s job is to make his daughter happy. Acclaimed director Kevin Smith and acclaimed actor Johnny Depp are good fathers, but forget their other jobs in Yoga Hosers, which is nothing more than a launching pad for their daughters’ careers.

Thankfully, Metacritic’s job is to aggregate reviews How To Get The Most Out Of Metacritic Metacritic is one of a handful of big review aggregation sites. Its motto of, "Keeping score of entertainment" sums up what it does perfectly. Rather than focus on just one aspect of entertainment such as... Read More from different critics, and come up with a consensus rating for a movie. And that consensus named Yoga Hosers as one of the worst films released in 2016. The plot is so bad it’s not even worth discussing here.

From: Roger Ebert’s Most Hated Movies

Armageddon [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 1998
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Director: Michael Bay
  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton

Why It’s the Worst: Among other reasons, because the greatest film reviewer in history called it one of the worst films he had ever seen.


A huge asteroid is going to hit Earth, destroying all life on this planet. The only sane solution, obviously, is to put a bunch of oil drillers on a rocket and send them to the asteroid. Why? So they can dig into the asteroid, plant a nuclear warhead, and destroy the asteroid.

I’ll just let the great Mr. Ebert Roger Ebert Died Two Years Ago – Who Is Posting From His Twitter? Yesterday Roger Ebert's twitter account posted something for the first time in two years. What's going on? Read More handle this one: “The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out.”

From: The Razzie for Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment

RV: Runaway Vacation [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 2006
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Actors: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth

Why It’s the Worst: It beat Garfield 2 to the prize. Need I say more?

The Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly known as the Razzies, are the anti-Oscars. Each year they honor the worst of Hollywood. And in 2006, they introduced a special one-year-only category for Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment, to “salute the dearth of quality G and PG-rated movie fare in 2006.” The winner was RV: Runaway Vacation, starring the late, great Robin Williams.


Amidst the nonsense, at one point, a fountain of poop spurts into the air, covering Robin Williams in it from head to toe. Which pretty much sums up how you’ll feel watching this film.

From: The Worst Movies About Video Games

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 1997
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Director: John R. Leonetti
  • Actors: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar

Why It’s the Worst: Because of this.

Mortal Kombat holds a special place in the heart of every gamer. The first Mortal Kombat film was among the top 10 video game movies of all time The Top 10 Video Game Movies Of All Time Media crossovers can often be highly successful. Books such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Forrest Gump, and It's A Wonderful Life have found new audiences after being translated into movies. But video games... Read More . Unfortunately, the sequel tried its best to rip your heart out like a fatality. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon thinks it’s the worst moment in the franchise’s history.

If it’s any consolation, the movie potentially crosses over into the wonderful territory of being “so bad it’s good”. Gather a few of your friends, grab a few beers, and have a great time watching this one.

From: Empire’s 50 Worst Movies of All Time

White Chicks [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 2004
  • Genres: Comedy, Crime
  • Director: Keenan Ivory Wayans
  • Actors: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans

Why It’s the Worst: Two black male FBI officers go undercover as white sorority sisters, and crack jokes that are more ridiculous than the plot.

White Chicks, where two members of the Wayans family dress as sorority girls, has the distinction of being nominated for five Razzies. One of those awards was for both brothers as Worst Actress.

Empire magazine says the bulk of the humor is sexist and demeaning, earning the film a place on its list of the 50 worst films of all time.

From: Worst Rated Movies on IMDb

The Ouija Experiment 2 [No Longer Available]

  • Year: 2015
  • Genres: Horror
  • Director: Israel Luna
  • Actors: Justin Armstrong, Sally Greenland

Why It’s the Worst: Just watch the trailer.

It takes something special to get a rating under 2/10 on IMDb. But The Ouija Experiment 2 managed it just fine. And since it ranks on this list based on its IMDb rating, how about an excerpt from the top review from the site?

“This movie is just as bad as Birdemic. Sound editing is choppy and disgusting, acting is ridiculous, directing is exactly like Birdemic. This makes The Room look like a masterpiece.” This belongs on a list of movies on Netflix to torture yourself with Torture Yourself With the 10 Best Bad Movies on Netflix If you're in the mood to torture yourself, start by watching the 10 best bad movies we could find on Netflix. They're so bad that they may actually be good. Or not. Read More .

From: Rotten Tomatoes’ List of Movies With a 0% Rating

True Memoirs of an International Assassin

  • Year: 2016
  • Genres: Action, Comedy
  • Director: Jeff Wadlow
  • Actors: Kevin James, Kim Coates, Andy Garcia

Why It’s the Worst: Because Netflix itself financed this nonsense.

There are some excellent Netflix original TV shows 15 New Netflix Originals You'll Be Watching in 2017 Netflix is now producing its own original content. And some of the new Netflix Originals set to debut in 2017 definitely look like they'll be worth watching. Read More , but the company needs a lot of help with its original movies. True Memoirs is a Kevin James vehicle that is like every Kevin James movie you’ve ever seen.

It has been rightly panned by the critics, and even regular viewers hate it. Probably because they’d rather Netflix spent money making good films than this piece of nonsense.

From: Netflix’s Worst Movies

The Do-Over and The Ridiculous 6

  • Years: 2016 and 2015
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actor: Adam Sandler

Why It’s the Worst: Because Netflix is going to keep shoving more of these down our throats.

I grew up on Adam Sandler. I still have a soft spot for him. If Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore plays on TV, I stop channel surfing and watch. But even I can’t stand the content the actor-director-producer has made for Netflix.

Netflix made a deal with Sandler to make four original movies for them. The Do-Over and The Ridiculous 6 have Rotten Tomatoes ratings of 5% and 0%, respectively. But Netflix has since signed a new deal which will see Sandler create four more films. Ugh. Make it stop!

What’s the Worst Movie You’ve Seen on Netflix?

So there we have it, a list of films regarded by some as being the worst movies ever made. And they’re all available to watch on Netflix right now.

There is one other film we feel deserves mentioning. In 1980, the creators of The Golden Turkey Awards (the Razzies of the time) wrote a book called The 50 Worst Films of All Time. And on that list was the 1976 horror classic, The Omen. Which is patently ridiculous, we’re sure you’ll agree. Still, perhaps it’s worth rewatching with a more critical eye.

Does The Omen deserves to be regarded as one of the worst movies on Netflix? What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen on Netflix? Have you seen any of the movies in our list? If so, do you agree with the critics? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Andy
    January 25, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Deck The Halls (starring Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito). The wife and I were browsing for a crimbo film that neither of us have seen. This film remains on that list, as we had to give up less than halfway through. Literally unwatchable.

  2. rmwarnick
    October 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Netflix has an abundance of not very good sci-fi movies, and when I get bored I watch them. Last night I saw "Alienate" (2016) which has got to be the worst alien invasion movie since Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959). Some of the scenes were shot and take place in downtown Salt Lake City, and there is a pretty good special effects shot of the Walker Center building getting destroyed.

    Probably the worst part of the film is the Halloween-costumed actors playing aliens, which the trailer wisely omits. The second-worst aspect is the incompetent use of nonlinear narrative technique, which makes most of the story incomprehensible.

  3. Gorgus
    July 28, 2017 at 6:44 am


  4. John Greer
    May 9, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Ordinary People, Citizen Kane and Gone with the Wind.

  5. KT
    May 9, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Come on now, Yoga Hosers was hysterical! When it comes to just awful movies, look no further than Howling 7 New Moon Rising! Watching it is like having reconstructive rectal surgery from a drunk proctologist using a rusty rail road spike!

  6. Adult Human
    May 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    On Netflix. Worse than a roundhouse kick to the balls.