13 Movies That Should Never Have Been Made

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We’ve all been there – settling down for a movie night, only to find ourselves subjected to cinematic disasters that leave us questioning our life choices. From cringe-worthy dialogue to downright offensive stereotypes, these films have earned their spots on the list of movies no one should suffer through. Whether they were critical flops, box office bombs, or just downright painful to watch, here’s a rundown of 12 movies that you’re better off skipping.

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#1 “Battlefield Earth” (2000)

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John Travolta in dreadlocks, aliens, and a plot that makes you wonder what you just watched. Travolta was heavily criticized for its overuse of Dutch angles, poor special effects, and hammy performances. The movie is based on a sci-fi novel by L. Ron Hubbard, and is heavily influenced by Scientology, but it’s more like a lesson in how not to make a movie.

#2 “Gigli” (2003)

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez star in this romantic comedy that’s anything but romantic or funny. The story is about two mobsters who fall in love while on a job. But the chemistry just isn’t there, and the dialogue feels like it was written by someone who’s never actually heard people talk before. One of the most awaited movies of its time, it turned out to be one of the biggest flops of its time.

#3 “Catwoman” (2004)

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Halle Berry in a catsuit should be awesome, right? Wrong. This superhero flick is a mess from start to finish, with a plot that’s as thin as paper and special effects that look like they were done on a budget. Many fans of the DC Comics character were disappointed by this movie.

#4 “Jack and Jill” (2011)

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Adam Sandler plays both Jack and his annoying twin sister, Jill. It’s the kind of comedy that makes you cringe more than laugh, with jokes that fall flat and a plot that’s about as predictable as they come. In fact, it swept the Razzie Awards, winning in every category.

#5 “Disaster Movie” (2008)

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If the title doesn’t give it away, this movie is a disaster in every sense of the word. Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, it’s basically a bunch of pop culture references thrown together with no rhyme or reason, and the result is just painful to watch.

#6 “The Last Airbender” (2010)

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Fans of the animated series were excited for this live-action adaptation, but boy, were they disappointed. The casting is all wrong, the special effects are laughable, and the story feels like it was written by someone who never even watched the show.

#7 “Movie 43” (2013)

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With a star-studded cast that includes Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, and Emma Stone, you’d think this movie would be good, right? Wrong again. It’s basically a series of crude and unfunny sketches strung together with no coherence whatsoever. Critics called it one of the worst films of all time.

#8 “Norbit” (2007)

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Eddie Murphy plays multiple characters in this comedy that’s more annoying than anything else. The jokes are cheap, the stereotypes are cringeworthy, and you’ll find yourself wishing you could get those two hours of your life back.

#9 “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” (2010)

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This low-budget horror flick is so bad it’s almost good. Almost. The special effects are laughably bad, the acting is wooden, and the plot is about as coherent as a fever dream.

#10 “The Emoji Movie” (2017)

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It’s hard to believe someone actually thought making a movie about emojis was a good idea, but here we are. The whole thing feels like a cash grab, with a plot that’s as thin as the smartphone screens it’s watched on.

#11 “The Human Centipede” (2009)

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This one’s not for the faint of heart. This controversial horror film follows a mad scientist who surgically connects his victim’s mouth to the rear end to create a “human centipede.” Need I say more? Yes, please don’t watch this.

#12 “A Serbian Film” (2010)

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Another one that’s definitely not for everyone. It’s been called one of the most disturbing movies ever made. This Serbian horror film follows a retired porn star who is lured back into the industry for one final film, only to find himself trapped in a nightmarish world of violence and depravity. It’s notorious for its graphic scenes of violence and extreme gore.

#13 “Mean Girls 2” (2011)

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Do you remember that awesome flick “Mean Girls” with Lindsay Lohan? Well, this is like the distant cousin no one really talks about. It’s a direct-to-video sequel that tries to ride on the coattails of the original’s success but falls flat on its face. The characters are like cardboard cutouts compared to the dynamic ones from the first movie. The jokes? Let’s just say they feel as forced as trying to fit into those high school jeans from ten years ago.

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