Top 10 – Worst Films of 2014

Putting together a list of worst films of a year is often the easiest and most fun to do. I am not even going to lie, it is the easiest list to sort out. The really bad films still leave a bad taste in your mouth months later just seeing the title. I actually managed to avoid a lot of films I have seen on other people’s lists those being Sex Tape and Tammy, I honestly just thought they looked tragic and managed to avoid them. Unfortunately I still managed to catch plenty of films worthy of this list, I wouldn’t really say 2014 was a fantastic year for film overall.

Not only have I caught films this year at the cinema towards the end of the year I managed to catch ones I had missed either on one of my many flights for work in Africa this year and also on Sky Movies and Netflix as they became available. So this gives quite a lot of films for consideration. – Look here for 2014 tagged posts and here for films I watched at the cinema in 2014.

Missed Films of 2014

Best Films of 2014

2014 at the Cinema

 Plenty of films to choose from and the following didn’t make the final list! ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’, ‘What If’, ‘Maleficent’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘New York Winter’s Tale’ and ‘Labor Day’.

10. A Most Wanted ManReview

Long and well boring. Honestly it takes so long for anything to actually happen in this film. I remember checking the time a lot, something I don’t usually do when at the cinema. A very good cast and Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last fully finished film, but that was enough for this one.

9. NoahReview

 

Just awful, some of the things put into this film just don’t fit at all or make any sense. It’s just a crazy crazy film, which at first seemed to be ok then it hit a whole new level of strange. We all know the basic story of Noah and animals getting to the ark, but not like this. Maybe this should be Russell Crowe’s last in this type, after his attempt at Robin Hood as well?

8. Bad Neighbours Review

 

In all honesty I am not really sure how I was persuaded to go and see this film. I knew I wouldn’t like it, but it was worse than I expected. Aimed more towards the male population and very American with the frat house, not something we have in the UK. Even Zac Efron having his shirt off for most of the film couldn’t do anything to save it for me.

7. Into the Storm Review

 

This one disappointed me so much, I was expecting to get another Twister but instead we got a silly lets use all types of cameras and pretend it is actual footage film. I don’t think I got that impression from the trailer so felt very cheated by it all. It had such a build up and it took me weeks to eventually see it, I kinda wish I hadn’t bothered afterwards.

6. Transformers: Age of ExtinctionReview

 

Another boring and long film. Seriously 2014 why did you subject everyone to these long boring films. Just no need for this one to be that long, it actually hit a point when it felt like two films all mashed together. I’m sure we will see another Transformers film in the next few years though.

5. Non-StopReview

Oh Liam Neeson this is getting very silly now, almost as silly as this film. Not good in any way shape or form. I am sure you’ll be back on 2015’s worst film list for Taken 3!

4. Devil’s DueReview

 

Horrendous . . . The attempted plot is just laughable and I think I actually did laugh rather than jump or be scared with this one. Not usually the type of film I go to see and it reminded me exactly why!

3. The Other WomanReview

 

Terrible. The performances are awful, the storyline is even worse. Just NO.

2. Men, Women & ChildrenReview

 

I felt offended to be watching this one and really was tempted to leave the cinema. I wasn’t feeling any of it at all, none of the characters were even a tiny bit likeable. I certainly wouldn’t wish this film on anyone.

1. AnnieReview

Why did I decide to give it a chance? It looked awful, the soundtrack was awful, but curiosity got the better of me and I went to see it. I was actually offended that they took the heart and soul out of a much-loved musical.

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Top 10 – Worst Films of 2014

  1. Interesting to include “Neighbors” on the worst list, though you do bring up the interesting conundrum of its cultural specificity. I’m not arguing it’s a masterpiece, or really even that it’s very good. But I at least thought the reflexivity of Efron’s role opened up some interesting avenues for commentary … and perhaps even the possibility that he could go the Channing Tatum route and become a serious “Actor” with a capital A.

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    • Yeah I just really didn’t enjoy it at all. Thought some of it was so forced for laughs and was pretty cringeworthy. Mainly Rose Bryne … She’s just not funny at all.

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  2. I quite liked Non-Stop and Bad Neighbours too, but I think I can admit they’re pretty silly. Annie is getting some really bad press, but then again I’m not surprised. I was really surprised when the reviews for Men, Women and Children started pouring in though, I was certain it would be good – the trailers looked really interesting. I haven’t seen it, but am curious to see why it’s apparently so bad 🙂 Great post Caz!

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    • Don’t blame your for wanting to try Men, Women & Children it had the potentional to be so good which makes it even worse. Well it did for me. I know reviews have been very mixed.

      A few people seem to like Non-Stop and Bad Neighbours.

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  3. Great list. I generally either agree, or have not bothered with these yet. The one notable exception is Noah. I really liked that film, a lot more than most people I think. Bought it on blu-ray the other day, so will be able to see if that opinion holds up to a second viewing.

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    • Pleased you managed to avoid some awful films then! That’s interesting about Noah, I think the length of it done me in the end. In all honestly I should have tied that and Exodus in the same spot.

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  4. You must have seen a lot of movies this year to get 10 worst. I admittedly haven’t seen nearly as many, but I found that I really haven’t come across very many really bad movies. If I make a Worst of the Year list (which I probably will honestly) at this point I’m going into films that I game a 6/10 to.

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    • That’s a good thing though, as I managed to avoid some that looked even worse than the ones on this list. I do seem to be getting picker when it comes to films as well.

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