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15 Of The Worst Movies On Netflix According To Rotten Tomatoes

Who doesn't love watching a terrible movie every now and then?

04/07/2016 1:22 AM AEST | Updated July 4, 2016 01:22

Netflix can be a treasure trove of hidden gems (see: "The Babadook," "Short Term 12"), but for every great movie there are about 10 terrible ones clogging your feed. 

To help you weed out a few of the bad seeds, we've put together a list of the worst films on the streaming service, according to their Rotten Tomatoes ratings. (But hey, "worst" is subjective here. Who doesn't love watching a terrible movie every now and then?) 

With each of these films earning a 0 percent rating, it doesn't really get any worse. Happy watching!

1. "United Passions" (2014)

"United Passions," starring Gérard Depardieu, is all about the rise of the FIFA World Cup. According to Tim Appelo at TheWrap, it's "one of those rare films so unfathomably ghastly you could write a better one while sitting through its interminable 110 minutes."

2. "The Ridiculous 6" (2015)

"The Ridiculous 6" -- Adam Sandler's comedy about six strangers who discover they have the same father-- was surrounded by controversy before it was even released on Netflix. According to Variety, six Native American cast members walked off set over racist jokes, which Sandler and Netflix tried to downplay. When people saw the film, things didn't get better. "'The Ridiculous 6' is everything wrong with Hollywood for the past two decades," wrote Deborah Day at TheWrap. Yikes.

3. "The Walking Deceased" (2015)

"The Walking Deceased" is a parody film that aimed (and seemingly failed) to pay homage to the zombie movies, like "28 Days Later" and "Shaun of the Dead,"  that inspired it. One critic called it "a slop bucket of lazy writing and uninspired jokes," while another said a one-star rating was too high.

4. "Viktor" (2014)

The second Gérard Depardieu film on the list! "Viktor" follows an art thief who returns to Moscow after spending seven years in jail to solve his son's murder. Sounds thrilling, but according to critic Joe Neumaier at The New York Daily News, this movie "has the stench of a script Liam Neeson or Denzel Washington threw out an airplane window."

5. "See You In Valhalla" (2015)

"See You In Valhalla" is a movie that stars Haley Dunphy Sarah Hyland as Johana Burwood, a young woman who reunites with her "quirky" family after her brother's odd death. According to Michael O'Sullivan at The Washington Post, it's "as deadly as its funeral subject matter." 

(Disclaimer: This editor has seriously considered watching "See You In Valhalla" on multiple occasions, but takes pride in the fact she still has yet to press play.)

6. "The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom" (2014)

"The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom" is a story about two star-crossed lovers, based on the novel by Liang Yusheng. Basically, it seems like a more intense "Romeo and Juliet," with a witch. David James at We Got This Covered said, "With an incomprehensible plot and boring fight scenes there's not much to recommend when it comes to 'The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.'" 

7. "Chloe & Theo" (2015)

Dakota Johnson stars as Chloe, a homeless women living on the streets of New York, who encounters Theo, an Inuit man sent to the big city by his elders to warn people about the dangers of climate change. Steven Rea at the Philadelphia Inquirer called it "a mess of a message movie" while David Noh at Film Journal International dubbed it "relentlessly twee and monumentally muddled."

8. "Cam2Cam" (2014)

"Cam2Cam," which critic Dennis Harvey said "clumsily mixes slasher, sexploitation and supernatural elements," stars Tammin Sursok (aka Jenna from "Pretty Little Liars") as an American tourist in Thailand who gets involved in the deep dark web of the internet. Scary stuff. 

9. "Dawn Patrol" (2014)

IMDB describes the plot of "Dawn Patrol" as follows: "A surfer-turned-Marine held at gunpoint in a distant desert tells his tragic story of revenge gone wrong to stall his execution." Seems like a decent enough plot. But critics weren't kind. MaryAnn Johanson at Flick Filosopher called it "a repulsive and disgustingly manipulative roundrobin of revenge that veers from softcore porn to an emotionally ignorant parody of a family drama." 

10. "Any Day" (2015)

To put it simply, "Any Day" focuses on an ex-fighter, named Vian (Sean Bean), who tries to find redemption for his past. After being released from prison, he stays with his sister (Kate Walsh) and then falls in love with a woman named Jolene (Eva Longoria). Tragedy strikes, and he's forced to face the greatest challenge of his life. Critics were pretty kind about the performances, but they didn't hold back when it came to the film. Brian Orndorf at Blu-ray.com said, "Either one of the most poorly edited features I've seen this year, or director Rustam Branaman is trying to pull off a colossal cinematic prank."

11. "Behaving Badly" (2014)

This movie is just plain bad. (This editor couldn't even stay awake for the whole thing.) It focuses on Rick (Natt Wolff), who's trying to win over Nina (Selena Gomez), but ends up being seduced by his best friend's mom, a Mrs. Robinson-type. Aside from that mess, the other adults in the film, two of whom are played by Mary-Louise Parker and Heather Graham, can't stop behaving badly (hence the title). There are also a lot of deaths, not all of which seem to serve a purpose. 

12. "The Starving Games" (2013)

As you probably guessed by the title, "The Starving Games" is essentially a "Hunger Games" parody (because every movie needs a parody these days, apparently), where the "tributes" fight for old or half-eaten food. According to critics, the movie just fell flat. It's "not so much a 'film' as '83 minutes of terrible things happening on a screen,'" said Max Nicholson at IGN. 

13. "American Milkshake" (2013)

"American Milkshake" is a coming-of-age movie set in the '90s that touches on subjects like race and sexual identity. Main character Jolie joins the basketball team in an attempt to become like the "cool black teens" he idolizes at school. Jared Mobarak at The Film Stage said, "It's a heightened reality based in truth that ultimately seems to glorify the actions I want to believe it's actually trying to vilify," while Rob Nelson at Variety wrote, "'Milkshake' sucks all the flavor out of a tasty premise." 

14. "An Invisible Sign" (2010)

"An Invisible Sign" follows Mona (Jessica Alba), a math whiz who spent her childhood idolizing her mathematician father. After her father starts showing signs of mental illness, Mona becomes obsessed with numbers. As an adult, she continues to turn to numbers to help her through life. Eventually, she gets a job as a math teacher and has to help her students through their own tough situations. To be honest, we don't even remember Jessica Alba making this movie at all. Did anyone even see it? According to Lou Lumenick at The New York Post, it was a total snoozefest. "What's the sign for boredom?" he asked. 

15. "Dark Tide" (2012)

According to its Netflix bio, "Dark Tide" focuses on a shark whisperer named Kate (Halle Berry) who "loses her magic" after a deadly shark attack. But alas, she still agrees to bring a millionaire looking for a thrill on a dangerous dive. Sounds risky and exciting! But as Robert Abele at The Los Angeles Times put it, "The only palpable emotion from "Dark Tide" is sadness for Berry, treading water in dreary efforts like this."

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