We’ve already covered 25 of the Best Netflix Original Movies, but now it’s time to look at the inverse. That’s right, we’re about to show you some of the most awful movies ever made, specifically produced by Netflix. There’s no getting around it. While Netflix has created some quality films, they’ve also been behind plenty of stinkers. And, just like the best Netflix Original Movies list, we’re using Rotten Tomatoes rating scores to determine the worst. Ready to see which movies to avoid on Netflix? Here are 25 Worst Netflix Original Movies.
The Discovery - 46%
Starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, and Robert Redford, this film is about a world where the afterlife is a proven fact, resulting in millions of people committing suicide. The story specifically follows the son of the scientist who proved the existence of an afterlife. Many critics said the movie has a great premise but doesn’t follow through with an interesting story or a solid conclusion.
ARQ - 43%
This science fiction film is about a couple caught in a time loop after they discover a revolutionary new technology. They must try to escape the loop with the technology intact. Critics considered it a bad derivative of better films, like Primer and Edge of Tomorrow.
Death Note - 40%
A live-action adaptation of the beloved anime, this film follows Light Turner as he discovers a book with the power to kill anyone when he writes their name in it. When he tries to kill the city’s criminals, he’s pursued by a detective only known as L. Critics lambasted the movie for stripping the identity of the original anime and making it boring in the process.
When We First Met - 38%
This rom-com is about Noah spending the perfect night with Avery only to be put in the friend zone. Trying to find out what went wrong, he discovers a way to go back in time to get it right. Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com said it’s like suffering through a bad date over and over again, making you want to switch tables.
Extinction - 33%
In this film, Michael Peña is a working class father who experiences recurring nightmares of destruction from an unknown force. Soon, he comes to realize they could be the key to recent alien invasion on Earth. Nick Allen of RobertEbert.com called it “a B-Movie with a blockbuster attitude, and not in a fun way.”