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Dominik Vetrák
October 26, 2021, 10:35am
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10 Absolutely Worst Films on Netflix

You're better off staying away from these films.

Dominik Vetrák
October 26, 2021, 10:35am
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We often praise Netflix in this space - and it really deserves the praise for the most part. Every now and then, we think about the negative effects it has had on Hollywood and the entire film / TV industry. A frequent point in discussions about the content of Netflix  is the fact that it has a lot of below-average and straight up horrible movies in its catalog.


We thought we'd build this article on films like Outside the Wire, Project Power or The Old Guard. Just these blockbuster projects, which have completely let us down. However, after a bit of googling, we came to the conclusion that we've been successfully ducking some really disastrous Netflix films and completely filtered them out.

As a result, we consider things like Outside the Wire to be bad movies. And even though that still remains true and we'd never recommend such movies to anyone, apparently you can find even more awful trash on Netflix.

Some of the descriptions below are reviewers' opinions, others are opinions of our own after just a few minutes of watching. Either way, these films are objectively horrible, so expect the descriptions to be quite offensive and critical.

1. Silence

Totally biting 'A Quiet Place', however, making everything way worse. Bad acting by Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka, weak visual effects, a very illogical story with annoying characters, and nothing will impress you from the technical side either. Compared to A Quiet Place the work with sound is also much worse, not to mention directing, which lacked a spark and ability to evoke a heavy, thrilling atmosphere.


Silence is a below-average film that you're better off avoiding at every cost. Such cheap biting of original themes should not be in existence at all.



2. The Outsider

Jared Leto in a role he would most likely rather forget. And no, we're not talking Joker. After the end of the Second World War in Japan, the American soldier Nick Lowell (Jared Leto) is released from prison with the help of Yakuz. At large, he tries to gain the respect of the clan members and repay his debt, which he somehow fails to accomplish.


It is supposed to be an action thriller, but the film is nothing but lukewarm. Empty, cliché, generic, and the vaguest type of title on top of it all.



3. Father of the Year

This tasteless and humorless comedy revolves around fathers of two college students, who argue over whose father would win in a fist fight. Their fathers are obviously eager to find out when they decide to take part in the fight. David Spade proves that the dreadfulness of his comedy on Netflix can only be ​​surpassed by Adam Sandler.


Bad storyline, annoying characters, average acting, nothing interesting and jokes that must have been written by an elementary school kid.

Spade's other film called The Wrong Missy is somewhere along these lines as well. And to make things even worse, Adam Sandler produced it for him. There is nothing romantic or funny in this romantic comedy, so it's actually nothing but a holiday movie. 



4. The Kissing Booth

Netflix has a patent for (awkward) teenage romantic comedies. There's dozens of them in the catalog, and you most likely have a friend who binges them more than you binge Marvel movies. The so-called "cringe-fests", when you feel embarrassed for the actors and the  characters they play. Kissing Booth is definitely one of those movies. 


Critics called both episodes misogynistic and full of all existing clichés appearing in the romantic genre. Weak acting and indistinct directing doesn't seem to help either. Stay away from this one.



5. The Ridiculous 6 

Adam Sandler, welcome to this article. You knew you were bound to be here. We love Sandler and we're fully aware of his huge acting potential. After all, his Uncut Gems made it to the 4th place in the top 10 best films of last year. If only a few years ago you'd tell this to someone who has known Sandler's filmography for the last two decades, they would just laugh wholeheartedly.


Sandler is shooting one awful and in some cases even offensive comedy after another. All it takes is sexy actors, disgusting jokes, and the audience applauds him regardless. However, we all know very well that these comedies are worthless. All they do is demonstrate a bad story, illogical behavior of characters and tacky humor.


Somehow everyone suspects Sandler that he simply goes on a trip to a foreign country with his friends, turns it into a film, and the studio's can't get enough of it. And he's probably not even really trying that hard. In Ridiculous 6, he portrays a western cowboy. As usual, he called in a couple of famous actors and good friends (Rob Schneider, Terry Crews, Danny Trejo ...), but that didn't seem to help at all.


The western parody failed big time, and the script was meant to be so racist that it even caused some of the actors to leave the set. Personally, we'd be surprised if you'd manage to even get through the trailer. 20 years ago, this could have been funny to a bunch of 9-year-olds who didn't yet understand the utter ugliness of racism.



6. Outside the Wire

Probably the worst action "blockbuster" of all time on Netflix. Sure, it didn't have a 150 million dollar budget, but Netflix presents it as a major action movie. In the end, it was an incredibly predictable boring story with characters you won't care about at all.


The film pretends to have something to say, but the opposite is true. Not even the likeable Anthony Mackie in the lead role managed to save the day. Simply said, it's very bad and useless. And even the action scenes weren't worth much when we could hardly remember 1 percent of them on the next day.



7. True Memoirs of an International Assassin

Adam Sandler posse strikes again. Kevin James is his good friend with whom they've already made some movies. Following Sandler's example, he was tempted to make an action comedy for Netflix. The result is a failed attempt at humorous action plot in the spy world. And how do you make Kevin James funny? Well, as the case often is with slightly fatter people, screenwriters tend to make them clumsy and not only do they make it a foundation of the humor, but often also the entire plot of the movie.


The film has zero percent positive ratings on Rotten (probably more films on this list has such rating), with reviewers criticizing absolutely everything. Predictable and boring story, lengthy footage, failed jokes, you name it.



8. The Do-Over

David Spade and Adam Sandler yet again. This time as lifelong friends who, 25 years after graduating from high school, decide that they deserve a restart in life, and fake their own death. Once again, an exceptionally boring and empty film, the likes of which you have seen a million times, though hopefully in a better version.


It is actually unnecessary to really describe these "Sandlers". They all have one thing in common - they're absolutely terrible. The only difference is the form in which they achieve that quality. Well, at least Sandler thinks about the diversifying his films.



9. Death Note

It's been years of waiting for a full-length adaptation of the brilliant manga and anime. However, if we knew it would turn out like this, we would probably pitch in to buy the production company and cancel the whole film. We haven't had such a horrible processing and terrifying mis-use of such rich and intelligent material for a hot minute.


Whether you know Death Note or not, under no circumstances should you watch a Netflix movie that failed to capture the story and its characters, deviating from it and disappointing every single fan of the brand.


At the same time, the cast alone attracts a lot of attention already: Nat Wolf, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham and Willem Dafoe, but even they couldn't save a horrible script full of illogical story developments. We really can't apprehend how such an amazing story could ever go this wrong.



10. Väčšina komédií a tínedžerských filmov

We had a few other comedies, teen movies and simple action films with extinct Hollywood stars in mind for the 10th spot. However, there's a bazillion of those films. And while it's not always worth following the reviews, when it comes to Netflix, it's always a good idea to consult someone who works in film or read a few reviews in reputable film magazines.


In some cases, all you have to do is check the trailer and it will quickly reveal what you are in for. The Netflix catalog has a disgusting amount of such below-average and average feature films. Fortunately, you can always do yourself a favor, head the other direction and watch 10 best movies of this streaming platform.

P. S. Half of the films in this article were produced by Adam Sandler and his company List of Happy Madison.

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