Paying full price for an entertaining evening at the movie theater, spectators expect to enjoy themselves. But, unfortunately, these ten films didn’t deliver (according to more than a handful of viewers). From cult classics and superheroes to musicals and Academy Award winners, this list is shocking, to say the least. 

1. I Am Legend – 2007

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As a renowned scientist and survivor of a zombie apocalypse, Will Smith’s character battles to save humanity in the iconic horror/thriller film. 

I Am Legend. I took a girl to see it on a first date, and we had to leave because she had a complete breakdown at the dog dying. She then yelled at me as I drove her home for bringing her to a movie where a dog died. I had never seen it before.”

2. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace – 1999

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Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. It was the pod racing scene. After 15 minutes of nothing but CGI, I was like, “no … I’ll see you all later,” one Redditor wrote.

“One of my friends left with me, the other two, shortly afterward. We thought maybe something interesting would happen at some point. We were wrong”.

One of many episodes within the mythical saga, Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, did not gather major applause from fans. 

3. The Hills Have Eyes – 2006

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The first volume in the horror series, The Hills Have Eyes was too much to witness for some viewers. 

The Hills Have Eyes. For me, the r**e scene was too much,” one comment read. 

“Big fan of horror films in general, but s**ual assault/r**e scenes [really] get to me.”

4. The Green Lantern – 2011

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The Green Lantern. Should be self-explanatory.”

According to Rotten Tomatoes, poor CGI and a ‘terrible casting director’ were among the many strikes against the film. Coming in with a score of 26% on the infamous review site, the DC comic flopped at theaters. 

5. Dr. Strange – 2016

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“If I’d been alone, I’d surely have left Dr. Strange. He was so smug and unlikable, I was cringing every time he spoke,” one Redditor commented. 

Ironically, the film received an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

6. Moulin Rouge – 2001

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Having an A-list cast including Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, the 1900’s era Parisian flick was either hit or miss for fans. 

Moulin Rouge. I was not a fan of musicals, I just went to impress a girl, and it turns out she didn’t like it either.” 

7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – 2008

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Directed by Steven Spielberg and the fourth part in the heroic saga, the movie was labeled ‘lackluster’ by most. 

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull … didn’t even care to ask for a refund. I got about 10 minutes into the movie and said nope.”

8. Thor: Ragnarok – 2017

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“Did not leave, but I did fall asleep during Thor: Ragnarok,” one comment read. 

Unfortunately, fellow fans felt the same, rating it a ‘7.9’ out of 10. 

9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – 1994

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Recently a retiree, Jim Carrey, has crafted a resume any Hollywood star would envy, but even some of his films aren’t for everyone. 

Ace Ventura, the first one. It was just way too much. When he started talking with his [own] a**, I had enough. I stayed [a while] longer before my friend had enough, too, and we left. Didn’t laugh once.”

10. Titanic – 1997

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As of 2023, Titanic remains the third highest-grossing movie of all time (the top being other movies also directed by James Cameron). Some disagree.

Titanic. I was utterly frustrated to watch how long they dragged out that sinking. I left halfway through.”

Source: Reddit

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