20 Terrible Movies That Cost Way Too Much Money to Make

Netflix paid over $90 million for ‘Bright’
20 Terrible Movies That Cost Way Too Much Money to Make

When you think about bad movies, a lot of what we experience as a lack of quality is basically a lack of money. Actors who can recite lines like a human, let alone play a character with inner conflict and nuance, are expensive, and so are competent directors and literate screenwriters. Don’t even ask about special effects beyond cleverly-hoisted bedsheets. Sure, there are good low-budget movies out there, but that’s usually because an unknown genius took an insane personal gamble, and a lot of people mistakenly think they’re unknown geniuses.

So when a blockbuster also turns out to be a butt-buster, it’s all the more offensive. For hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, filmmakers have no excuse to drop a turd on an unsuspecting populace. And yet, when user Civil_Cockroach_726 asked r/AskReddit, “What is the worst high-budget movie of all time?” Reddit had no problem remembering the cinematic experiences that left them tallying up all the better things that money could have been spent on.


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

The Mummy

The Happening

Dark Phoenix

The Last Airbender


Wonder Woman 1984


Fast X

Alien 3

The Dark Tower

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets



Leonard Part 6

Jupiter Ascending



Pearl Harbor

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