The Worst Movies of 2016 So Far


The first half of 2016 was a pretty dull time at the movies, to say the least. These past six months have been filled with more than a handful of unwarranted big-budgeted sequels, lousy comedies and noisy bores. It’s not even safe at home anymore, with Netflix producing their own fair share of original films just as bad — or, sometimes, even worse — than anything that’s found at the multiplex. It’s dour times for movie lovers like myself. No wonder TV is kicking everyone’s asses. This is their competition? Is this really the best Hollywood has to offer? It’s not even a race half the time. They better step up their game soon, or I’m just going to spend my time catching up on The Americans, Veep, Horace and Pete and/or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend instead. Life is just too short to waste this much time and gas. So let’s have a little bit of fun, shall we?

As I’ve noted before, I’ve seen a lot of bad movies this year. I mean, a lot. And I’m going to rank the absolute worst I’ve seen so far, the most vile and putrid, the most deplorable of junk. But I must confess, I’m a mere movie-watching mortal. I haven’t seen everything. That pointless Cabin Fever remake, for instance, missed my gaze. As did God’s Not Dead 2, Ratchet & Clank, Ride Along 2, Meet the Blacks, The Darkness, Criminal, Precious Cargo, The Brothers Grimsby and VAXXED, which are all supposedly dreadful. I simply have so much time in my days, especially towards devoting to bad movies. If they deserve to be on this list, they didn’t make the cut solely because I haven’t seen them to judge.

Additionally, How to Be Single, Risen, Me Him Her, Kill Your Friends, The Boss, Colonia, The Forest, Search Party, The 5th Wave, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Jane Got a Gun, Dirty Grandpa, Zoolander 2 and The Boy were all bad films. I’m not going to argue otherwise. Personally, however, these other 10 movies are far worse. If you disagree, that’s fine. This is my list, and it might be subject to change as soon as I hit publish. I’m a flip-flopper by trade.

NOTE: I just realized I completely forgot to put Mother’s Day on this list. Rest assured, if I had remembered, it definitely would have been on this list. Probably in the bottom 5.

With that all said, let’s take a look at the worst films 2016 has offered thus far.

Will Ashton

Will Ashton

Will is a writer for Heroic Hollywood, and a lot of other places too. One day he'll become Jack Burton. Just you wait and see.