26 Movies That Looked Good But Were Mega Disappointing

Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to give us the most disappointing movies of all time. Here are the crushingly overhyped results:

1.The Percy Jackson movies

Percy Jackson movie
20th Century Fox

"I saw the first movie when I was younger before I read the books and thought it was fine, but after reading the series, the movies were such a major disappointment and got so much wrong."

Two teenagers stand by a door in "Percy Jackson"

2.The Greatest Showman (2017)

A circus show in "The Greatest Showman"

3.Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

  Jonathan Olley / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Lucasfilm / courtesy Everett Collection
Jonathan Olley / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Lucasfilm / courtesy Everett Collection

"I knew it was going to be terrible from the moment the line 'Somehow, Palpatine returned,' was uttered."

Adam Driver as Ben Solo in "Rise of Skywalker"

4.Deep Water (2022)

A man and woman talk on a couch in "Deep Water"

5.Joker (2019)

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6.Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Characters walking through a hallway in "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

7.Suicide Squad (2016)

The Suicide Squad walking together
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"I was excited because I always only ever liked the villains from the superhero movies I had seen."

A woman holding her finger up to her lips to silence someone in "Suicide Squad"

8.A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Oprah in "A Wrinkle in Time"

9.Tomorrowland (2015)

A man and a child looking at a woman in "Tomorrowland"
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"I was really excited about it. The cast seemed great, the trailers were visually cool, and the premise seemed interesting."

A girl looking up at a futuristic city in "Tomorrowland"

10.Fantastic Four (2015)

Kate Mara and Michael B Jordan in "Fantastic Four"

"Such a great cast and such high hopes for such a shit movie."


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11.To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

A courthouse full of people in "To Kill a Mockingbird"
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"The movie adaptation made me so mad. It was so watered down."

Three children sit outside in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

12.The New Mutants (2020)

A group of teenagers stand outside of a building in "The New Mutants"

13.Citizen Kane (1941)

Orson Welles pointing in "Citizen Kane"
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"Absolute waste of time. No relevance anymore. No need to call it a classic."

Rich people in a room in "Citizen Kane"

14.Eragon (2006)

A man puts his hand on a boy's shoulder in "Eragon"
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"I love the books, and I've read them at least 10 times. Then I watched the movie."

A boy riding a dragon in "Eragon"

15.Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

John C Reilly and Salma Hayek in "Cirque du Freak"

16.Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

A group of children sitting in a room

17.The Shining (1980)

A little boy on a bike and twin girls at the end of the hall
Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

"Stephen King was right to trash talk that film."

A man and a woman looking disturbed in "The Shining"

18.Into the Woods (2014)

A man and a woman in the woods in "Into the Woods"

"So tedious, way too long, terrible music, disappointing, and they overhyped Johnny Depp's role."

Two lovers in the woods in "Into the Woods"

19.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

A man and a woman talk at a kitchen table in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

20.Boyhood (2014)

A woman reads a book to two small children in "Boyhood"
IFC Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

"What a trumped-up, eternal snore. I had a boyhood, and it was way more nuanced and messed up than the limited mind of Linklater."

A family poses for a boy's graduation picture in "Boyhood"

21.A Quiet Place (2018)

A woman cries and talks to a man while lying on a bed in "A Quiet Place"

22.Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

A teenager rides his bike and pulls a man on rollerblades in "Napoleon Dynamite"
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"It was so boring and not funny at all — I didn’t even get through the first half before turning it off."

Couples slow-dancing at a school dance in "Napoleon Dynamite"

23.Love Actually (2003)

A group of women in Christmas costumes surround an older man in "Love Actually"

24.It Chapter Two (2019)

It Chapter Two

"I was so excited after the first one was so good. That was a huge letdown."


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25.Lucy (2014)

Lucy with Scarlett Johansson
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"The trailers made it seem like a much more exciting movie than it turned out to be."

"It started off strong, and I did enjoy it in the beginning, but I found that my interest petered off in the second half, and I've only rewatched it a single time since I saw it in theatres because it disappointed me so much."


26.Finally, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

A group of hobbits stand by a mountain in "The Lord of the Rings"
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

"When I was in high school, literally everybody told me how awesome that movie was and that I had to watch it. Holy shit did I regret that decision."

Arwen and Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings"

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