Popular Movies That Got A 0% On Rotten Tomatoes

Through its Tomatometer, curated critics’ consensus, and its audience score, Rotten Tomatoes has guided moviegoers for more than two decades. The chances of a film getting a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes is extremely rare, getting 0% is even rarer. A 0% rating is a perfectly bad score, the worst rating a film can possibly get. The truth is that there are a lot of horrible movies out there, but, there are only a little over 40 films that made this über exclusive list. Even so, some of the most horrible films have gotten good reviews here and there. The Rotten Tomatoes rating is based on a film being reviewed at least 20 times by at least 20 different outlets.

There are also films out there without existing positive reviews that haven’t appeared on the list. This is because they have not met the 20 review criteria to be registered. In the following list are some of the most popular films that received the lowest possible score on Rotten Tomatoes.

9 The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

With Adam Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Luke Wilson and Rob Schneider, the film was relatively successful. Back when the flick was released exclusively on Netflix, it received the highest opening numbers in the streamer’s history. By the end of its first 30 days on the platform it had been watched more times than any other movie on Netflix. Despite its record-breaking performance, critics described the film as “lazily offensive”, even calling it “a standard couch fare for Adam Sandler fanatics and must-avoid viewing for film enthusiasts of every other persuasion.”


8 Dark Tide (2012)

Halle Berry stars as Kate, a traumatized shark expert who must contend with her own fears after losing a colleague under her command in a previous shark attack. Battling her own self-doubts, and rising financial troubles, Kate accepts a proposal to lead a thrill-seeking businessman into a dangerous section of water called “Shark Alley.” Critics seem to think that the supposed horror movie failed to rise, calling it “shallow and brackish.”

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7 The Last Days Of American Crime (2020)

As of this writing, there are 43 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes for Olivier Megaton’s The Last Days of American Crime, and not one of them is positive. Despite the bad rating, the movie based on a graphic novel was one of Netflix’s top trending movies over the weekend it was released. According to critics of the film, the crime is punishment!

6 Max Steel (2016)

Although Max Steel wasn’t a box office hit, it received a 48% rating from its audience, likely due to the popularity of the Mattel action figure. The movie is apart of another exclusive club; It’s one of the few superhero-esque films to bomb at the box office. As critics put it, “Max Steel lacks any characterization or even satisfying rock ’em sock ’ems, Max Steel feels like playing with an action figure without any childhood imagination.”

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5 A Thousand Words (2012)

This Eddie Murphy lead comedy was a fan-favorite. But despite endless positive reviews from fans, critics thought the opposite. According to critics, Murphy’s voice is “his greatest comedic asset”, ironically the plot of the film sees Eddie Murphy losing his voice, quietly landing the project among the six worst reviewed films in Rotten Tomatoes history at the time.

4 London Fields (2018)

London Fields, based on the darkly comedic and beloved British mystery novel of the same name, was another box office flop, though it received moderate reviews from fans. The project starring Amber Heard, has the second-worst box office opening of all time according to Box Office stats website, Box Office Mojo. As of writing, London Fields has a total of 35 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, all of which are negative.

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3 Homecoming ( 2009)

The Rotten Tomatoes critics consensus is that Homecoming is “a lazy collection of obsession thriller clichés, Homecoming will leave viewers wishing they’d opted for a lopsided football game and some awkward dancing, instead.” Despite this harsh criticism, the movie is rated 33% by audiences from over 50,000 reviews.

2 Gotti (2018)

In Gotti, John Travolta portrays John Gotti, the head of the Gambino crime family, which in its day was the largest and most powerful gang in the country. Despite receiving 59 negative reviews from critics who told audiences to simply “Fuhgeddaboudit”, Travolta’s talent and star power were enough to earn his movie a 45% approval rating from fans. Gotti is the most recent of three John Travolta movies that got a 0% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.

1 365 Days: This Day (2022)

Similar to the first movie, this sequel received an equally perfect 0% among critics. Audiences love 365 Days because…well…sex sells. Though both critics and fans alike believe that 365 Days: This Day was all sex and no plot, it instantly debuted at #1 on Netflix according to Forbes.

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