Spoiler: Godzilla isn't king.
The worst films of the year so far feature quite a few big-name actors, including Keanu Reeves, Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth, Diane Keaton and Matthew McConaughey.
These movies were rated the lowest among all of the films released this year, according to the movie review aggregator Metacritic. We narrowed the list to focus on films with at least 10 critic reviews.
(TIE) 64. "Buffalo Boys" (Metascore: 48)
Two brothers seek revenge for the murder of their father in this Indonesian–Singaporean martial arts western that misses the mark, according to critics.
(TIE) 64. "Lady and the Tramp" (Metascore: 48)
The live-action remake of the 1955 Disney classic is "creatively anemic and blandly calculated," according to Variety.
(TIE) 64. "Child's Play" (Metascore: 48)
In an era of reboot fatigue, this new take on Chucky can't compete with the original. "It's just tired, desperate and preposterous," says Observer reviewer Rex Reed.
(TIE) 64. "Escape Room" (Metascore: 48)
"Escape Room" made a lot of horror fans want to escape the theater, thanks to its plot. New York Post's Johnny Oleksinski says this flick "waffles between being predictable and absurd."
(TIE) 64. "The Chaperone" (Metascore: 48)
The New York Times' Jeannette Catsoulis calls PBS Masterpiece's first feature film, set in the roaring '20s, a "wishy-washy period piece."
"The Chaperone" reunites "Downton Abbey" writer-director Julian Fellowes with Lady Grantham herself, Elizabeth McGovern.
(TIE) 64. "State Like Sleep" (Metascore: 48)
A widow pieces together the mysteries surrounding her husband's last days in this thriller that suffers from a "dud ending," according to David Edelstein of New York Magazine.
(TIE) 64. "Tolkien" (Metascore: 48)
The Wrap's William Bibbiani writes: "If you were trying to produce a parody of what a Tolkien biopic would look like, you'd get the exact same film."
The film stars Nicholas Hoult as a young J.R.R. Tolkien.
(TIE) 64. "Liam Gallagher: As It Was" (Metascore: 48)
This documentary focusing on controversial Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher "is more extended corporate rebranding exercise than it is rock 'n' roll," laments The Observer's Wendy Ide.
(TIE) 64. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (Metascore: 48)
A star-studded cast, including Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler and "Strangers Things" actress Millie Bobby Brown, can't save the latest take on Godzilla.
"What a mess," says Uproxx writer Mike Ryan.
(TIE) 64. "Lords of Chaos" (Metascore: 48)
(TIE) 64. "Mary Magdalene" (Metascore: 48)
Rooney Mara is Mary Magdalene and Joaquin Phoenix is Jesus in a biblical drama that will leave you "praying for your time back," according to The Playlist's Jonathan Christian.
(TIE) 61. "Angel of Mine" (Metascore: 47)
A grieving mother believes her daughter may still be alive—but no one believes her—in this imperfect thriller starring Noomi Rapace, Luke Evans and Yvonne Strahovski. "'Angel of Mine' isn't without its bumps," says ScreenDaily critic Sarah Ward.
(TIE) 61. "King of Thieves" (Metascore: 47)
The impressive cast can't turn this British heist movie around.
Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt laments that "'Thieves' feels oddly joyless."
(TIE) 61. "The Operative" (Metascore: 47)
Diane Kruger goes undercover in Tehran in this "boring" spy thriller.
(TIE) 55. "The Public" (Metascore: 46)
Emilio Estevez is the writer, director and star of this drama about homeless Cincinnatians taking over a public library.
Slant Magazine reviewer Keith Watson lambasts the movie: "The film is a clunky, overwritten attempt to pack as many tortured subplots and pre-chewed sociological insights as can possibly fit into a two-hour runtime."
(TIE) 55. "In the Tall Grass" (Metascore: 46)
Two siblings get lost in a field of tall grass, where evil lurks, in this Netflix original, based on a novella from Stephen King and Joe Hill. According to CNN's Brian Lowry, the story "winds up going nowhere."
(TIE) 55. "Breakthrough" (Metascore: 46)
"This Is Us" actress Chrissy Metz is a mother whose prayers help save her son after he drowns in this Christian drama.
"A terrific cast is the only thing that saves it from last rites," says Observer critic Rex Reed.
(TIE) 55. "El Chicano" (Metascore: 46)
"Clunky dialogue and cliché lines" plague this drama about twin brothers on opposite sides of the law, according to The Wrap's Monica Castillo.
(TIE) 55. "The Addams Family" (Metascore: 46)
Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac lend their voices to an animated feature revisiting the ghoulish Addams family. Alas, gripes ScreenDaily's Tim Grierson, it's "never satisfyingly kooky, spooky or ooky."
(TIE) 55. "The Upside" (Metascore: 46)
Kevin Hart is an ex-con taking care of paralyzed billionaire Bryan Cranston, but the stellar cast can't save this flick from "mediocrity."
(TIE) 51. "Angel Has Fallen" (Metascore: 45)
In the third installment of the Fallen franchise, Gerard Butler is a Secret Service agent framed for an attempted presidential assassination. "'Angel' falls into the 'lively mediocrity' category of Butler schlock," writes The Guardian's Mike McCahill.
(TIE) 51. "Wonder Park" (Metascore: 45)
A girl brings an amusement park to life in this animated movie that, per critics, is anything but wondrous.
(TIE) 51. "The Prodigy" (Metascore: 45)
"Orange Is the New Black" star Taylor Schilling is mother to a son who appears to be afflicted with something supernatural in "The Prodigy."
Griffin Schiller, of The Playlist, describes it as "forgettable."
(TIE) 51. "Red Joan" (Metascore: 45)
Even Judi Dench is not above the worst-movies list. The Oscar winner's portrayal of the KGB's longest-serving British spy isn't the issue here, according to critics; it's the filmmaking that falls flat.
(TIE) 49. "Unicorn Store" (Metascore: 44)
This Brie Larson-helmed film is free if you have a Netflix subscription, but is it worth the stream?
IGN's Kristy Puchko says it's an "astounding misfire of a directorial debut."
(TIE) 49. "Brightburn" (Metascore: 44)
A child from another world uses his superpowers for sinister reasons in this horror film starring Elizabeth Banks.
ReelViews writer James Berardinelli proclaims: "This is one of 2019's worst films."
(TIE) 42. "A Dog's Journey" (Metascore: 43)
Unfortunately, this dog's journey ends on the worst movies list. Washington Post critic Kristen Page-Kirby labels this tearjerker as "emotionally manipulative."
(TIE) 42. "Vita & Virginia" (Metascore: 43)
Socialite and author Vita Sackville-West and literary legend Virginia Woolf share an intense love affair in this "disjointed" drama.
(TIE) 42. "The Aftermath" (Metascore: 43)
Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård carry on an affair in postwar Germany in what New York Post writer Johnny Oleksinski calls "a crude blend of history and pulpy romance."
(TIE) 42. "Dark Phoenix" (Metascore: 43)
Dark Phoenix's mutant superpower? Being "the worst movie ever in the X-Men series," writes Rolling Stone's Peter Travers.
(TIE) 42. "Glass" (Metascore: 43)
M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable" and "Split" crossover underwhelmed critics and audiences alike.
Joshua Rothkopf, of Time Out, says: "It's both stupefying and a little sad to realize that this is the movie Shyamalan wanted to make."
(TIE) 42. "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" (Metascore: 43)
"The last gasp of a shark saga that didn't need to come up for air" (per Indiewire), this middling summer survival film centers around four teenage women fending off the ocean's deadliest shark species.
(TIE) 42. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (Metascore: 43)
This "laughably contrived and shamelessly calculating" tearjerker features the voice of Kevin Costner as a philosophical golden retriever who learns about life by watching his owner (Milo Ventimiglia) race cars.
(TIE) 38. "Mapplethorpe" (Metascore: 42)
Matt Smith ("Doctor Who," "The Crown") takes on the title role in this biopic of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
RogerEbert.com's Nick Allen describes it as "stunningly drab."
(TIE) 38. "Stuber" (Metascore: 42)
Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista team up in this buddy comedy centered around an Uber driver and his cop passenger.
Though Screen Daily's Tim Grierson says they're a "likable pair," the "strained" comedy suffers from a "maddeningly uninspired execution."
(TIE) 38. "Mister America" (Metascore: 42)
Tim Heidecker's mockumentary follows the comedian as he runs an unsuccessful campaign for district attorney. "It's absolutely grating to watch," admits TheWrap's Candice Frederick. "Even worse, there's not one humorous moment throughout its nearly 90-minute runtime."
(TIE) 38. "Papi Chulo" (Metascore: 42)
Matt Bomer is a lonely TV weatherman who befriends a migrant worker in a "complicated" buddy comedy that The Wrap's Monica Castillo deems "well-intentioned but at times insensitive."
(TIE) 34. "Edie" (Metascore: 41)
An 83-year-old woman leaves her life behind with the goal of climbing Scotland's Mount Suilven in this "tedious" British drama.
(TIE) 34. "The Curse of La Llorona" (Metascore: 41)
What's more haunting: the horrifying apparition at the center of this film or the filmmaking itself? John DeFore, of The Hollywood Reporter, proclaims this one "a ho-hum horror flick."
(TIE) 34. "Being Frank" (Metascore: 41)
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is Frank, a man with two families, in "Being Frank."
"There is something ineffably creepy about this contrived and mirthless farce," writes Variety's Joe Leydon.
(TIE) 34. "Miss Bala" (Metascore: 41)
This "discordant mess" of a movie, as IndieWire's Jude Dry describes it, stars "Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez as a woman drawn into the world of cross-border crime.
(TIE) 29. "Anna" (Metascore: 40)
Anna is one of the world's most-feared government assassins. It's also the name of a film that John DeFore, of The Hollywood Reporter, says is "a lifeless and instantly forgettable spy flick."
(TIE) 29. "An Acceptable Loss" (Metascore: 40)
This political thriller, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter, "is a B-movie with some A-level acting," according to Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun-Times.
(TIE) 29. "The Goldfinch" (Metascore: 40)
The novel by Donna Tartt may have been a hit, but the film adaptation, starring Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman, is a box-office flop. "Overstuffed, overlong and utterly uninvolving" is how Washington Post reviewer Ann Hornaday describes this flick about a boy taken in by a wealthy New York family after his mom is killed in a bombing.
(TIE) 29. "Domino" (Metascore: 40)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones") is a Copenhagen cop seeking justice for his partner's murder in this "atypically boring" movie.
(TIE) 29. "Shaft" (Metascore: 40)
You get three Shafts (Richard Roundtree, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher) for the price of one movie ticket — but is it worth it?
"This Shaft is a bad mother all right and it'd be better if he just shut his mouth," says Chicago Tribune critic Katie Walsh.
(TIE) 24. "Jexi" (Metascore: 39)
Adam Devine develops a close relationship with his phone's virtual assistant, Jexi, in this laughless comedy. Kimber Myers, of the Los Angeles Times, dubs it a "dumb, lazy film."
(TIE) 24. "UglyDolls" (Metascore: 39)
Pitbull, Ice-T, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton are among the talents lending their voices to this family-friendly "imbecilic eyesore."
(TIE) 24. "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral" (Metascore: 39)
Unfortunately, Tyler Perry's Madea doesn't go out on a high note. The final installment in his franchise finds itself among the worst films of the year.
(TIE) 24. "The Intruder" (Metascore: 39)
"'The Intruder' is next-level dopey," writes Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun-Times. "Every single character in this film, including the villain, is irritatingly, maddeningly dumb."
This lackluster thriller stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, and Meagan Good.
(TIE) 24. "The Dirt" (Metascore: 39)
(TIE) 20. "Men in Black: International" (Metascore: 38)
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth reunite for their third movie together.
Original-Cin's Jim Slotek: "Call it Meh in Black."
(TIE) 20. "Gemini Man" (Metascore: 38)
Will Smith is an assassin who faces off against a clone of his younger self in "Gemini Man"—"a mind-numbingly unoriginal international spy thriller."
(TIE) 20. "The Golden Glove" (Metascore: 38)
Based on the novel of the same name, this German drama centers around a 1970s serial killer who hides parts of his dead victims in his apartment. "Akin has made the true story of a repulsive, grotesque serial killer into a repulsive, grotesque movie" writes The Film Stage's Ed Frankl, in what he calls "a calamitous misfire."
(TIE) 20. "Murder Mystery" (Metascore: 38)
In his latest Netflix original, Adam Sandler is an NYC cop taking his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a European vacation. The couple is framed for murder, and the rest is "dumb, pointless and completely bereft of laughs."
(TIE) 18. "Serenity" (Metascore: 37)
Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway deliver a film that cracks the Top 10 of the worst films this year.
"Terrible and insane," the mystery-thriller leaves viewers with many questions, like "why did I watch this?"
(TIE) 18. "The Professor" (Metascore: 37)
Johnny Depp is a dying college professor on a reckless streak.
"It's yet another warmed-over male midlife crisis movie," says The Playlist movie reviewer Jessica Kiang.
(TIE) 16. "Poms" (Metascore: 36)
Diane Keaton forms a cheerleading squad at a retirement community. The verdict?
"'Poms' is equal parts boring and infuriating, especially when you consider the actresses made to perform caricatures of old age," according to The Hollywood Reporter's Beandrea July.
(TIE) 16. "Lucy in the Sky" (Metascore: 36)
Lucy (Oscar winner Natalie Portman) is an astronaut whose reality slowly unravels after a transcendent space mission in what RogerEbert.com's Monica Castillo labels "a garden variety bad movie."
(TIE) 14. "The Hustle" (Metascore: 35)
Don't hustle to see this one.
This gender-swapped remake of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, has been called "profoundly stupid."
(TIE) 14. "The Kitchen" (Metascore: 35)
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss join forces as the wives of New York gangsters who keep up the family business while their husbands are in prison. The Atlantic's David Sims says: "'The Kitchen' is an unsalvageable mess."
13. "Euphoria" (Metascore: 32)
"Equal parts solemn and sappy," the drama features Alicia Vikander and Eva Green as two estranged sisters traveling together to a mystery destination.
(TIE) 9. "Mary" (Metascore: 31)
Gary Oldman and his family buy a boat filled with horrifying secrets in this "unsatisfying possession yarn" that will leave you asking for your money back.
(TIE) 9. "Corporate Animals" (Metascore: 31)
Demi Moore is an egotistical CEO who gets stuck underground with her staff during a team-building trip gone awry in what "feels like a 'Saturday Night Live' skit that's been stretched out over 90 minutes."
(TIE) 9. "Hellboy" (Metascore: 31)
"Stranger Things" actor David Harbour replaces Ron Perlman in the reboot no one asked for.
"How bad can a movie be? 'Hellboy' expands the possibilities. It's brain-numbing and head-splitting," proclaims Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal.
(TIE) 9. "Night Hunter" (Metascore: 31)
Henry Cavill is a weathered cop attempting to solve a series of crimes in this "clichéd and scattershot" psychological thriller.
(TIE) 7. "Zeroville" (Metascore: 28)
New York Post writer Sara Stewart calls this long-shelved indie, about Hollywood in 1969, "a mess." James Franco, Megan Fox, Seth Rogen and Will Ferrell are among the big names in the critically-panned "Zeroville."
(TIE) 7. "The Aspern Papers" (Metascore: 28)
Based on Henry James's 1888 novella, an editor sets out to obtain love letters a poet sent to his mistress.
David Lewis, of The San Francisco Chronicle, says: "The movie is made even worse with embarrassing flashbacks, painful voiceover, and inane dream sequences."
6. "Playing With Fire" (Metascore: 24)
This family comedy — starring John Cena, John Leguizamo and Keegan-Michael Key — is "bland and predictable," says The Wrap.
5. "Rambo: Last Blood" (Metascore: 26)
Sylvester Stallone returns to the role of John Rambo in the violent and unnecessary fifth installment of the action franchise. Among other insults, Richard Roeper, of the Chicago Sun-Times, claims this flick is as an "utterly repellent piece of trash."
(TIE) 3. "Replicas" (Metascore: 19)
Keanu Reeves has had a big year, but his sci-fi film about a scientist obsessed with bringing his dead family back to life was dead on arrival. "It's a disaster," says Luke Parker of We Got This Covered.
(TIE) 3. "Polar" (Metascore: 19)
This neo-noir film, streaming on Netflix, follows a retiring assassin forced back into the game. RogerEbert.com critic Peter Sobczynski classifies it as "a gross, stupid and relentlessly ugly film from start to finish."
2. "The Fanatic: (Metascore: 17)
John Travolta embodies a rabid movie fan who stalks his favorite celebrity in a thriller directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst. Variety's Dennis Harvey calls it "bad in ways that sometimes provoke a disbelieving guffaw, but more often stir pained embarrassment."
1. "The Haunting of Sharon Tate" (Metascore: 8)
"Younger" actress Hilary Duff, who fans also know from her days as Disney's Lizzie McGuire, embodies Sharon Tate in the worst film of the year so far.
Pregnant with Roman Polanski's child, Tate is plagued by visions in this horror flop. The Wrap's William Bibbiani labels it an "astoundingly tasteless motion picture, perfunctorily produced and insensitively conceived."