FandomWire’s 10 Worst Films of 2023

Here is a list of the 10 worst films of 2023! Don't say we didn't warn you!

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  • This article contains FandomWire film critic M.N. Miller lists his worst films of 2023.
  • The list includes seven films from streaming services like Netflix and Apple TV+.
  • According to this list, Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey is the worst film of the year.
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There has been some debate about whether you should write an article listing the “10 Worst Films of 2023.” For me, I think it’s imperative to keep studios in check. Yes, it was a great year for film, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few cinematic experiences so awful they made you regret the most precious resource you have: time.

Yes, some misfires had their hearts in the right place. However, most were intentionally bad and ploys to steal your money and your sanity. Without further ado, please read below FandomWire’s worst television series of 2023!

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FandomWire’s 10 Worst Films of 2023!

10. Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (Netflix)

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (2023) | via Netflix
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (2023) | via Netflix

In a way, you may wonder if Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon is some cinematic version of The Milgram Experiment or, in a more entertaining vein, Community’s The Duncan Principle, pondering how much painstaking neon-colored boredom one can take.

For all its epic scope and world-building, Rebel Moon is a vain and hollow attempt at a love child “throupling” of grandeur adventure films such as Star Wars, The Matrix, and the Indiana Jones franchise.

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9. Fool’s Paradise (2023)

Fool's Paradise (2023) | Image via Roadside Attractions
Fool’s Paradise (2023) | Image via Roadside Attractions

 

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Fool’s Paradise is a Hollywood satire that is monotonous. This was a passion project and directorial debut of the normally funny and inventive Charlie Day. However, it turned out to be one of the year’s worst films. By silencing himself for practically the entirety of the picture, Day makes his film virtually laugh-free.

8. Happiness for Beginners (Netflix)

Happiness (2023) | via Netflix
Happiness for Beginners (2023) | via Netflix

I sincerely believe I crossed paths with Happiness for Beginners to come to terms with the fact that happiness matters in life. After watching Vicky Wight‘s romantic comedy, I hope never to watch or stream another excruciatingly dull, condescending, and utterly humorless movie like this again.

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7.  Ghosted (Apple TV+)

Ghosted | via Apple TV+

Ghosted is so sterile and generic that you must wonder if the movie was tailored solely for search engine optimization. The chemistry between the leads takes a back seat to unreasonably excessive villains and stale comedy styling.

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6. Mafia Mamma (2023)

Mafia Mamma (2023) | via Bleecker Street Media
Mafia Mamma (2023) | via Bleecker Street Media

Mafia Mamma is a throwback to the turn of the century The Sopranos-inspired movie comedies like Analyze This and Mickey Blue Eyes. The spin now is this is a feminist comedy that is relevant in today’s socially conscious world.

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5. Hypnotic (2023)

Hypnotic (2023) | via Ketchup Entertainment
Hypnotic (2023) | via Ketchup Entertainment

While you can admire Rodriguez’s effort, Hypnotic‘s stagnant first two acts are a cheap card trick to get to the magical rabbit he wants to pull out of his hat. The script feels like it was written from the point of the reveal, only to have a stagnant first seventy minutes do Hypnotic no favors.

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4. The Out-Laws (Netflix)/The Family Plan (Apple TV+)

The Out-Laws (2023) | via Netflix
The Out-Laws (2023) | via Netflix

The Out-Laws and The Family Plan are cut from the same cloth. They are your typical Hollywood version of a marketing ploy for streaming services and selling product placement by taking better film ideas and repackaging them to maintain subscribers and keep advertising revenue high.

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3.  Freelance (2023)

Freelance (2023) | Image via Relativity Media
Freelance (2023) | Image via Relativity Media

It’s as if the studio saw the success of The Lost City and decided to type in “Tropical romantic-action-comedy with cheaper actors” on ChatGPT and hit enter. Freelance signals that John Cena needs a career intervention. It is a remarkably bland, corny, and cliched action-comedy that is utterly predictable every step of the way.

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2. Hidden Strike (Netflix)

Hidden Strike (2023) | Image via Netflix
Hidden Strike (2023) | Image via Netflix

Remember what I said about John Cena’s film career being on life support? Hidden Strike is his second film on this list, and it had been sitting on a shelf for a couple of years, for the streaming giant blew the dust off the reel. This action-adventure is a grotesque-looking CGI experience lacking thrills, laughs, and everything else.

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1. Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023)

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023) | Image via IMDB
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023) | Image via IMDB

It’s inconceivable how bad Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey really is. The slasher reimagining is atrociously bad and unintentionally funny, and the gratuitous violence has no point other than to provoke. There has not been a horror thriller this bad in a long time.

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Written by M.N. Miller

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M.N. Miller is a film and television critic and a proud member of the Las Vegas Film Critic Society, Critics Choice Association, and a 🍅 Rotten Tomatoes/Tomato meter approved. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Mansfield University and a Master's from Chamberlain University. However, he still puts on his pants one leg at a time, and that's when he usually stumbles over. When not writing about film or television, he patiently waits for the next Pearl Jam album and chooses to pass the time by scratching his wife's back on Sunday afternoons while she watches endless reruns of California Dreams. M.N. Miller was proclaimed the smartest reviewer alive by actor Jason Isaacs but chose to ignore his obvious sarcasm. You can also find his work on Hidden Remote, InSession Film, Ready Steady Cut, Geek Vibes Nation, and Nerd Alert.