18 Incredibly Boring Movies That Were Painful to Watch

Some movies are so boring that they will put you asleep, but why would someone make a boring movie? Most films aren’t made to put people to sleep, but, unfortunately, thanks to slow-moving storylines, poor acting, and a lack of Joie De Vivre, some films are just plain dull.

Here are 18 of the most boring movies ever made.


The A-Team

Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox.

This 2010 installment of The A-Team felt more like we were watching The B-Team, as audiences reportedly found it pretty boring. Starring Bradley Cooper, the film only received a 49% score on Rotten Tomatoes due to its lackluster vibes. 



Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures.

Featuring an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Sienna Miller, this sounds like a great movie, right? Unfortunately, viewers found this film extremely boring, and its magical storyline about a boy finding a falling star just didn’t do it for audiences. 



Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Starring Cillian Murphy, this movie depicts a world in the distant future where the sun is dying. A crew is launched into space to save the dying star, but a series of unfortunate events unfold. The plot of this film sounds quite promising, but according to audiences, it failed to deliver on those promises, with viewers calling it too slow, dull, and boring.


Bee Movie

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures.

This animation adventure tells the story of a little Bee who has just graduated from college and doesn’t want to spend his life making honey. With the tagline “Honey just got funny,” there are some laughs in this film, but overall, it failed to impress with an audience rating of only 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema.

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, I will apologize in advance, but this film has been criticized for being intolerably boring. If you are into Elves, Hobbits, and Wizards-great; if not, leave now. Although rated an epic 8.9 stars on IMDBwe feel three hours of Hobbits is too much. 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

This animation, action, and adventure is a cartoon spin-off of Star Wars. It has Jedi Knights, Jabba The Hut, and Yoda, but I’m afraid what it does not have is everything else. It looks and sounds like Star Wars, but it’s not on the same level as the other movies. Viewers found it boring, and it has a rating of only 5.9 stars on IMDB


Ghost Ship 

Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

This horror mystery depicts a crew who discovers an old ship floating on the high seas that disappeared in 1962. As they explore the abandoned vessel, they begin to sense that it may not be empty. This film had lots of potential; however, audiences weren’t impressed, and with a review rating of only 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, I’m afraid we might have to Ghost this movie.



Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment.

You might be surprised to hear that many people found the first Twilight movie boring, but unless you are into watching teenage girls fall in love with 108-year-old vampires, you probably won’t vibe with this film either. Rated only 5.6 stars on IMDB; sadly, watching this film felt like 108 years.



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You probably haven’t heard of this film before, maybe because it received poor reviews and was criticized for its slow and boring plot. With only an 11% review rating on Rotten Tomatoes, we aren’t sure whether Boo is the title of this film or if that’s what the audience shouted during this movie? 


House of Wax

Photo Credit: Village Roadshow Pictures.

This horror thriller depicts the adventures of a group of teenagers who become stranded near an old waxwork museum. Soon, it becomes clear that they, too, might end up in the House of Wax as an exhibit. As exciting as it sounds, critics called this film slow, with uninteresting characters, and it only achieved 5.5 stars on IMDB.



Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox.

This film, directed by James Cameron, ticks many boxes, but unfortunately, it also ticks the boring box. Praised for its special effects, amazing CGI, and fantastical storyline, this movie felt too slow for many viewers. 


Pearl Harbor

Photo Credit: Buena Vista Pictures.

This movie has a great cast, stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, and Josh Hartnett, and retells a very emotive war story. However, audiences found it to be long and noisy, and all of the battle scenes blended into one, making it lose its appeal. 



Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

This sci-fi action thriller wasn’t all that thrilling after all. Its plot about aliens descending on Earth to kill the human race didn’t feel very original to audiences, as they had heard the storyline many times before. Plus, the film was criticized for its poor acting and general boringness. Rotten Tomatoes gave this film a 15% review score. 


Boa vs. Python

Photo Credit: Sci Fi Channel.

After a genetically modified Python escapes from a lab, a scientist is forced to release a giant Boa Constrictor to fight and kill the vicious snake. Basically, with a rating of only 2.8 stars on IMDB, we think it’s a no from us.


Iron Man 2

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures.

As the sequel to Iron Man, we get to follow Tony Stark as he battles with many things, a slow-moving storyline being one of them. Although this film has many great attributes, including an all-star cast, the second installment of Iron Man is lackluster for some. 


National Treasure

Photo Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.

Starring Nicolas Cage, this action-adventure movie follows Cage, who plays a historian, in a race against mercenaries to find the Templar Treasure. This film has been criticized for feeling like a boring dupe of Raiders of The Lost Ark. 


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley, this action, adventure, and fantasy film could have been great. However, critics felt that the plot was weak and that the pace of the movie was just too slow, which left audiences feeling bored. Rotten Tomatoes gave this film a review rating of 36%. 


Rush Hour 3

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema.

Although we all love Jackie Chan movies, Rush Hour 3 did feel like we were watching the same film for the third time. Criticized for its predictable plot and repetitive martial arts fight scenes, Rush Hour 3 gave us some humor but gave audiences little else. 



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Catherine Keating

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