Table of content    
  1. #10. Spy Kids: Armageddon
  2. #9. The Exorcist: Believer
  3. #8. Assassin Club
  4. #7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3
  5. #6. On A Wing & A Prayer
  6. #5. Freelance
  7. #4. Assassin
  8. #3. Ghosted
  9. #2. The Expendables 4
  10. #1. Winnie The Pooh: Blood & Honey

Ranking 10 Worst Movies Of 2023!

2023 brought us a mix of both brilliance and, well, some not-so-great moments. While there were undoubtedly fantastic films gracing the screens, it's essential to acknowledge that no year in the world of movies is entirely free from a handful of, let's say, not-so-impressive productions. 
So, as we celebrate the gems, let's also recognize that every year in film has its fair share of less-than-stellar moments. In this article, we’ve collected 10 movies with very low IMdb bands as well as negative reviews. 

#10. Spy Kids: Armageddon

Spy Kids: Armageddon Source: Netflix
The movie is about the beloved family-friendly action-adventure series. Unfortunately, it falls short with uninspiring performances from Zachary Levi and Gina Rodriguez. The movie lacks charm, humor, and quality action, and it comes off as cheap and unimpressive. The attempt to recreate past successes feels uncreative and thoughtless, leaving audiences with a film that doesn't capture the essence of the original franchise.

#9. The Exorcist: Believer

The Exorcist: Believer Source: Universal
The Exorcist: Believer feels like a typical exorcism movie that was turned into an Exorcist film, lacking fresh or unique elements. Even with that, the movie fails to bring anything new to the table. It disappoints, especially in its engagement with The Exorcist as an "IP," featuring Ellen Burstyn in an unfulfilling supporting role. The film concludes with a poorly executed twist that misses the intended tone. Despite these flaws, The Exorcist: Believer was a box office hit, ensuring the planned sequels will move forward. It's a letdown for fans and leaves much to be desired.

#8. Assassin Club

Assassin Club Source: Merlin Film
The director of The Transporter Refueled takes another shot at the action-thriller genre with Assassin Club. The film follows Henry Golding's hitman as he faces off against six targets hired to kill each other. 
While the concept isn't the worst, the movie falls flat, feeling like a lackluster, budget version of John Wick. Golding struggles to fit the action hero role, and the film is filled with stale dialogue, generic plot, too many characters, and forgettable action scenes with questionable visual effects. It lacks charm and offers little for all but the most forgiving genre fans.

#7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 Source: Universal
The third installment of the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise disappoints, causing you to question your fondness for the original film. This lackluster rom-com takes Toula and her family to Greece for a lazy destination comedy that primarily serves as an advertisement for Athens tourism. 
Nia Vardalos, in her role as writer-director-star, seems to be phoning it in, and the film struggles to justify its existence beyond financial motives. With box office earnings less than half of the second film's, it's likely the end of this unnecessary trilogy.

#6. On A Wing & A Prayer

On A Wing & A Prayer Source: Amazon
In 2023, the Christian-themed movie "On a Wing on a Prayer" was added to the underwhelming collection. Starring Dennis Quaid as Doug White, the film tells a true story of a man forced to pilot a light aircraft carrying his family after the original pilot dies mid-flight. 
While it had the potential to be a gripping survival drama, the execution lacked tension, and the faith-based elements felt overly cheesy. Dennis Quaid's performance in the lead role was laughable, and co-star Heather Graham wasn't much better.

#5. Freelance

“Freelance” feels like a throwback action-comedy from a bygone era, pairing John Cena and Alison Brie as an ex-soldier and journalist reluctantly teamed up in a hostile environment. However, it's a formulaic and uninspiring take on the concept, lacking laughs and relying on generic action. Despite the likable leads, the film fails to capitalize on their charm, resulting in a forgettable 109-minute experience. Aside from a single fan service scene, “Freelance” is destined to fade from memory quickly.

#4. Assassin

Bruce Willis' final film, “Assassin,” is a regrettable footnote to the A-lister's illustrious career, especially considering his recent health struggles. Though forgettable and fundamentally inept as a sci-fi action film, it's disheartening to see Willis in a movie that lacks the joy of his many beloved hits. Fortunately, his legacy will be defined by the films that brought joy to millions, while “Assassin” is likely to be quickly forgotten.

#3. Ghosted

“Ghosted” earns the award for the most obviously AI-produced film of the year. Despite starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, the film relies too heavily on their sex appeal, lacking the chemistry seen in “Knives Out.” The interactions feel off, and the witless banter and anonymous mayhem make it a forgettable venture. Even cameos from Evans' MCU buddies can't save “Ghosted” from being unmemorable.

#2. The Expendables 4

The Expendables 4 Source: The Expendables 4/Lionsgate
The Expendables 4 movie fell far short of expectations, even the lowest ones. The cast is noticeably thinner, with key members like Schwarzenegger and Ford absent. Stallone is sidelined, leaving Statham to carry the action, but new additions like Fox and Garcia have little impact. The VFX are subpar, especially for a movie with a whopping $100 million budget. Both critics and audiences panned The Expendables 4, effectively ending the franchise. If this is the quality they're willing to produce, it's good riddance.

#1. Winnie The Pooh: Blood & Honey

The worst film of 2023 is undeniably the most cynically conceived. Taking advantage of Winnie the Pooh's entry into the public domain in 2022, filmmaker Rhys Frake-Waterfield created Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, a terribly executed slasher flick that gained attention solely due to its hastily branded association. 
With a poorly conceived script, dreadful performances, subpar gore effects, and laughably lazy costumes for Pooh and Piglet, this film epitomizes minimal-effort filmmaking driven by gross calculation. To make matters worse, the cynical strategy paid off, as the film grossed $5 million theatrically against a meager $100,000 budget, prompting Frake-Waterfield to plan sequels and spin-offs featuring Bambi and Peter Pan.
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