2018 has been a big year for film, with Marvel dominating the list of high grossing movies. However, while superheroes kept cinema alive, horror had a nightmare of a year, with all of the top three worst movies of 2018 falling in that category.

If you’ve already worked your way through the 51 best films of 2018, then why not get stuck into the 51 worst? While many of the movies on this list will leave you struggling to keep your eyes open, there are surely a few laughs at be had too.

Verdict has researched every film released in 2018, using audience and critic scores from film review website Rotten Tomatoes to pick out the best.

Only films that grossed more than $3m internationally have been included in this list, so indie film fans may be disappointed. However, this list provides a decent blend of genres and budgets, so there is surely something for everyone.

Box office results and scores were correct in mid-December, but are subject to change.

The 51 worst movies of 2018 according to audiences and critics


1. Slender Man

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 51.7

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
7/100 20/100 13.5/100

2. Monster Family

Genre: Horror-comedy

Box office: ($m): 26.4

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
10/100 25/100 17.5/100

3. Truth or Dare

Genre: Horror

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Box office: ($m): 94.8

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
15/100 22/100 18.5/100

4. Action Point

Genre: Adventure

Box office: ($m): 5.1

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
14/100 28/100 21/100

5. Show Dogs

Genre: Comedy

Box office: ($m): 39.2

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
14/100 28/100 21/100

6. Billionaire Boys Club

Genre: Crime

Box office: ($m): 2.1

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
8/100 38/100 23/100

7. Winchester

Genre: Thriller

Box office: ($m): 41.3

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
14/100 34/100 24/100

8. The Possession of Hannah Grace

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 24.3

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
14/100 34/100 24/100

9. Fifty Shades Freed

Genre: Romance

Box office: ($m): 371.4

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
11/100 38/100 24.5/100

10. Gotti

Genre: Drama

Box office: ($m): 4.3

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
0/100 49/100 24.5/100

11. Breaking In

Genre: Thriller

Box office: ($m): 51.1

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
26/100 33/100 29.5/100

12. Nobody’s Fool

Genre: Comedy

Box office: ($m): 33.4

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
22/100 39/100 30.5/100

13. Robin Hood

Genre: Action & adventure

Box office: ($m): 66.9

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
16/100 46/100 31/100

 

14. Sherlock Gnomes

Genre: Action & adventure

Box office: ($m): 90.3

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
27/100 36/100 31.5/100

15. The 15:17 to Paris

Genre: Drama

Box office: ($m): 57.1

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
24/100 39/100 31.5/100

16. 7 Days in Entebbe

Genre: Crime

Box office: ($m): 8.7

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
24/100 39/100 31.5/100

17. The Nun

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 365.6

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
26/100 38/100 32/100

18. The Cloverfield Paradox

Genre: Sci Fi

Box office: ($m): 45

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
26/100 38/100 32/100

19. The Happytime Murders

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 27.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
23/100 41/100 32/100

20. God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Genre: Drama

Box office: ($m): 7.3

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
12/100 53/100 32.5/100

21. I Feel Pretty

Genre: Comedy

Box office: ($m): 94.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
34/100 34/100 34/100

22. Mile 22

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 27.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
23/100 41/100 34/100

23. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

Genre: Thriller

Box office: ($m): 46.4

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
19/100 50/100 34.5/100

24. The Hurricane Heist

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 31

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
45/100 24/100 34.5/100

25. A Wrinkle in Time

Genre: Sci Fi

Box office: ($m): 132.7

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
42/100 28/100 35/100

26. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Genre: Adventure

Box office: ($m): 152.2

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
34/100 37/100 35.5/100

27. The Predator

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 160.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
33/100 39/100 36/100

28. Night School

Genre: Comedy

Box office: ($m): 102.2

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
29/100 44/100 36.5/100

29. Midnight Sun

Genre: Drama

Box office: ($m): 27.4

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
21/100 52/100 36.5/100

30. Traffik

Genre: Thriller

Box office: ($m): 9.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
24/100 49/100 36.5/100

31. Down a Dark Hall

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 2.2

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
50/100 23/100 36.5/100

32. The Strangers: Prey at Night

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 30

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
40/100 36/100 38/100

33. Life of the Party

Genre: Comedy

Box office: ($m): 65.7

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
37/100 40/100 38.5/100

34. Gringo

Genre: Crime-comedy

Box office: ($m): 11

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
38/100 39/100 38.5/100

35. Samson

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 4.8

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
25/100 54/100 39.5/100

36. Overboard

Genre: Comedy

Box office: ($m): 91.2

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
25/100 57/100 41/100

37. The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Genre: Crime

Box office: ($m): 33.9

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
40/100 42/100 41/100

38. The First Purge

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 136.3

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
54/100 29/100 41.5/100

39. Mortal Engines

Genre: Adventure

Box office: ($m): 19.6

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
30/100 54/100 42/100

40. Pacific Rim Uprising

Genre: Sci Fi

Box office: ($m): 290.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
44/100 41/100 42.5/100

41. Hell Fest

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 17.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
40/100 45/100 42.5/100

42. Peppermint

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 51.2

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
11/100 75/100 43/100

43. Insidious: The Last Key

Genre: Horror

Box office: ($m): 167.7

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
32/100 55/100 43.5/100

44. Kin

Genre: Sci Fi

Box office: ($m): 10

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
30/100 57/100 43.5/100

45. A.X.L

Genre: Sci Fi

Box office: ($m): 8.1

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
25/100 62/100 43.5/100

46. Hotel Artemis

Genre: Thriller

Box office: ($m): 12.6

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
57/100 33/100 45/100

47. Death Wish

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 48.6

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
17/100 74/100 45.5/100

48. The Darkest Minds

Genre: Sci Fi

Box office: ($m): 41.1

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
17/100 74/100 45.5/100

49. Life Itself

Genre: Drama

Box office: ($m): 5.6

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
12/100 79/100 45.5/100

50. The Meg

Genre: Action

Box office: ($m): 527.8

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
46/100 46/100 46/100

51. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Genre: Horror (kids)

Box office: ($m): 92.5

Critic score: Audience score: Average score:
47/100 47/100 47/100