25 Worst Netflix Original Movies You Should Definitely Avoid Watching

Netflix is one of the largest platforms when it comes to offering content, and it has a fair share of success in offering premium quality TV shows and movies on its platform. Netflix also has produced a bunch of movies under its ‘Netflix Original’ banner, and just like any other movie production company, it has come with a good number of good and bad movies. While we always talk about the good movies, let’s take a look at some of the stinkers Netflix has produced so far. To rank these movies, we’ve relied on the Rotten Tomatoes scores. So, without further ado, let’s check out the twenty-five worst Netflix Original Movies that you should definitely avoid watching.


Like Father

Rotten Tomatoes score – 49%

Starring Kelsey Grammer and Christian Bell in leading roles, Like Father is a romantic comedy where a daughter decides to go on a cruise with her father after being left at the altar. The flick is a typical clichéd one that doesn’t really add much to the genre, and the critics panned this one for good. Watch at your own peril!




Rotten Tomatoes score – 49%

Mascots is a movie that stars Christopher Guest, who has also written and directed this movie. The plot of the movie revolves around a group of competitive mascots, each of whom is trying to win the coveted “The Golden Fluffy” award. Critics were not at all impressed with this movie and called it an unfunny, poor quality flick that doesn’t even match Guest’s own previous work.



War Machine

Rotten Tomatoes score – 49%

War Machine is a satirical comedy movie starring Brad Pitt in the leading role, which is about the American war against terror in Afghanistan. The flick gives a biting perspective from the men who lead the involvement in Afghanistan. Critics weren’t too impressed with the flick, calling it an uneven form of storytelling that completely nullifies the satirical bite. Not worth a watch for sure!



The Most Hated Woman In America

Rotten Tomatoes score – 47%

The Most Hated Woman In America is based on a true crime story about how the founder of the organization “American Atheists”, Madalyn Murray O’Hair disappeared. The flick focusses itself on the rise and fall of this firebrand leader of the culture war. The critics found the movie’s storytelling a bit poor. However, they did admit that the flick was successful in conveying the historical importance of this figure.



The Devil and Father Amorth

Rotten Tomatoes score – 46%

The director of The Exorcist, William Friedkin made a comeback with The Devil and Father Amorth. It is a documentary based on the life of Father Amorth, who is a Catholic priest whose job it is to remove the demon from people’s bodies. The movie was panned by the critics and audiences alike, who said that the movie was quite boring and bloated – a sad state of affairs considering that Friekedin was once an auteur, and he was the one who directed The Exorcist.



The Discovery

Rotten Tomatoes score – 46%

The Discovery is a movie based on a world where there exists sufficient proof of the afterlife being a real thing – a fact that leads to more than a million people committing suicide. The movie stars Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, and Jason Segel in leading roles. Even though the movie was based on a very interesting premise, the lack of a decent storyline meant that the movie was panned by the critics totally.




Rotten Tomatoes score – 43%

ARQ revolves around a couple who find themselves trapped in a time loop after they’ve made a major breakthrough in modern technology. Their struggle to get out of the time loop without losing the technology is what the flick is all about. Even though the premise was quite similar to Primer and Edge of Tomorrow, the overall story felt quite flat in terms of delivery and was quite heavily criticized by the fans and audiences alike.



Death Note

Rotten Tomatoes score – 40%

Death Note is a live-action adaptation of a very popular anime and revolves around Light Turner, who discovers a book that grants him the power to kill anyone whose name he decides to write in his newly found book. However, when he plans to murder all the city’s criminals, he is pursued by a detective who is famously known as L. The flick was heavily criticized for being a very dull and boring version of the original anime.



When We First Met

Rotten Tomatoes score – 38%

When We First Met is a romantic comedy that involves Noah spending a perfect night with Avery only to find out the next morning that he was friend-zoned. In order to find out what went wrong, he decides to go back in time and fix it to get it right this time around. The movie isn’t even half as interesting as it sounds, and in fact, feels more like a bad date that you go through over and over again.




Rotten Tomatoes score – 33%

Starring Michael Pena in the leading role, who plays a working-class dad in this movie, the story revolves around him getting a recurring nightmare that the world was soon to be hit by a very powerful, destructive force. Soon, he has a realization that all of it could be a clue of ancient alien attacks on Earth. Even though it sounds fun enough, it isn’t. One of the critics very rightly summed up this movie as a B-Movie having the attitude of a heavyweight movie, and not in a good way.



Sandy Wexler

Rotten Tomatoes score – 29%

Starring Adam Sandler in the main role, Sandy Wexler is the story of a talent manager who works in Hollywood with a wide range of clients. His world changes when he falls in love with one of his clients. Even though it is definitely better than some of his recent stinkers, it still wasn’t a good one that you’d like to sit through.




Rotten Tomatoes score – 26%

Bright, a movie directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, is a very interesting combination of an orc and a human teaming up to solve a mystery. This fantasy and modern-day combo didn’t turn out to be too good, though, and critics called it a very dumb and clichéd movie that adapts the same buddy-cop trope onto a new setting. However, even though it was panned by the critics, the viewers loved it, and the movie got a solid 84% by the viewers on Rotten Tomatoes.



The Week Of

Rotten Tomatoes score – 23%

The Week Of was supposed to be a comeback for the Chris Rock and Adam Sandler pairing and a rekindling of their old comedic chemistry that made the audiences laugh. However, the movie didn’t really have any charm and fell flat. The plot of the movie revolves around two completely opposite fathers who try to deal with everyone and each other in particular, during their children’s wedding. Critics didn’t really like the movie, and it was a big flop.




Rotten Tomatoes score – 20%

Tau is a science fiction horror genre movie in which a grifter is first kidnapped and then tortured mercilessly by artificial intelligence that was designed by her captor. In order to save herself from the AI, she has to outsmart it. The ending of the movie was termed horrible by many critics, while the rest of the story wasn’t too great, either.



Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Rotten Tomatoes score – 19%

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a sequel to the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which was quite a success at the box office. The second installment traces the story of Yu Shu Lien as she follows her journey to find the legendary sword. The movie, however, is a pale shadow of the first installment as it fails in almost every department. Poor writing, pathetic acting, and horrible filmmaking made it a movie definitely not worth watching.



Special Correspondents

Rotten Tomatoes score – 18%

Special Correspondents revolves around a couple of journalists – a radio journalist and his sidekick – who end up faking a kidnapping that sparks off a chain of events that are outside their control. The movie was heavily criticized for its weak writing, direction and lack of any kind of character development, and ultimately ended up being watched by almost nobody!



How It Ends

Rotten Tomatoes score – 15%

How It Ends is the story set in a post-apocalyptic world where a man teams up with his father in law in order to find his pregnant wife. If you want to save yourself the misery of watching such a low-quality flick, it’s better you don’t worry about “how it ends” and “don’t begin” in the first place.




Rotten Tomatoes score – 15%

Set in Berlin, Mute traces the story of a mute man who is trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend, when he finds himself in a tricky situation with two United States Army surgeons. The movie was a clueless mess and the critics came down heavily on this flick for being completely horrible in terms of storyline and filmmaking as a whole.



Brain on Fire

Rotten Tomatoes score – 13%

Brain on Fire traces the story of a New York Post journalist who starts having severe seizures without any apparent reason. Even the doctors find her situation bizarre, and her health goes out of control until a doctor does find a potential cure that can treat her condition. The movie was panned by critics for being too boring.



The Open House

Rotten Tomatoes score – 11%

The Open House is a horror flick that revolves around a mother-son duo who decide to stay at their relative’s vacation home after they find themselves in a bad situation following a tragedy. However, they soon find out that dark forces are trying to harm them and there doesn’t seem to be a way out of it. Critics didn’t like the movie and called it an unimaginative movie that repeats the same tropes over and over again.



Game Over, Man

Rotten Tomatoes score – 8%

Game Over, Man is made by the same team that gave us Workaholics, and follows the story of three zeroes who find themselves in action when a group of criminals takes hostage the tower in which they work. Critics didn’t quite enjoy this flick and most admitted that it wasn’t funny at all.



The Do-Over

Rotten Tomatoes score – 5%

Starring Adam Sandler and David Spade in the leading roles, The Do-Over is the story of two best friends who are tired of their boring lives and decide to give themselves a second chance by faking their deaths and coming up with new identities to start over their new lives. The humor in this movie is quite stupid and Sandler’s knack of picking the most horrible of movies continues with this one.



The Ridiculous 6

Rotten Tomatoes score – 0%

Another one of those stupid Adam Sandler movies, The Horrible 6 traces the story of six men who find out that they are all brothers, and decide to find their father. Set in the wild west, this comedy flick is supposed to be funny, but it really isn’t. At least none of the critics recommend it! You’ve been warned.



The True Memoirs of an International Assassin

Rotten Tomatoes score – 0%

The True Memoirs of an International Assassin is a comedy movie starring Kevin James in the leading role, who plays an author whose novel ends up being mistaken as a real story – setting off a chain of reactions that also includes him being thrust into an assassination plan. The critics panned the movie for being not funny at all, while the writing and direction were heavily criticized as well.



Father of the Year

Rotten Tomatoes score – 0%

Starring David Space in the leading role, the flick is all about a couple of college students betting and arguing who will win in a fight between their fathers. And when their stupid fathers hear about this, they actually take it seriously and fight it out which leads to relationships being broken, futures destroyed and all sorts of things! Yes, the movie is as stupid as it all sounds. Critics rightly called it a third-grade gross-out comedy that is better avoided.