The 14 Worst Movies of 2014
2014 has been a uniquely terrible year for films. Although practically every year brings with it the release of a fair share of bad movies, 2014 practically burst at the seams with terrible motion pictures in practically every genre: blockbusters, animation, dramas, comedies, horror movies (quite a lot of horror movies), science fiction and quiet, independent fare alike. So picking the Worst Movies of 2014 was – to put it mildly – an enormous pain in the tuckus.
And if that paragraph reads almost word-for-word like the introduction to my list of The 14 Best Movies of 2014, that’s no accident. 2014 was one of the most scatterbrained years in recent memory, with tons of exceptional motion pictures mixed in willy-nilly with tons of execrable films that infuriated and/or bored moviegoers to tears. I don’t know what happened. Maybe the law of averages simply kicked in. Maybe you just can’t have that many good movies without also having fistfuls of crap shoved in your face between them.
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And sure enough, these movies are bad. Really, really bad. And yes, that’s just “my opinion” but so is literally everything that everyone says, if you really think about it. But considering that I’ve seen hundreds of movies this year, and these 14 in particular are unequivocally, in my eyes, the worst movies of 2014, I think that says something. These films hurt me. They hurt my brain, they hurt my soul. They were hard to watch in a way that should normally be reserved for driving safety videos depicting of real-life accident victims.
I reviewed almost all of these movies at CraveOnline throughout the year, and you may notice that the actual “ratings” I originally gave them aren’t necessarily as bad as they could have been, although none of them were recommended in any way. All I can say is that sometimes it takes a while for the shock to wear off before a person can fully appreciate what really happened to them.
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The sad thing is, I hate being this negative. I really do. People worked long and hard on these movies and I’ll bet most of them did their level best to make a great product. Sometimes studio meddling, test audience reactions and/or production difficulties simply get in the way. And sometimes the road to Hell really is paved with good intentions. But in the end, the filmmakers released a work of art designed to evoke an emotional and intellectual reaction from their audience, and when that reaction is misery, pain and/or disgust, I am forced to express it honestly and explain why I reacted that way.
So I simply have to be honest. These are my picks for The 14 Worst Movies of 2014. I hope I watched them so that you didn’t have to, but if you did see any of them, at least our misery knows company. And I hope filmmakers everywhere can learn from these mistakes. Never forget…
William Bibbiani’s Picks for the Worst Movies of 2014: