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The 10 Most Completely Forgettable Movies of the Decade

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 3, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 3, 2019 |


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Today, I went on a world-wide-web journey. I read hundreds of End of Decade movie lists, covering everything from best and worst movies overall, by genre, by individual year, by running time, box-office gross, user-approval rating, guilty pleasure rating, underappreciated status, or biggest bust. And after scouring the web, I found the ten movies — the only ten, in fact — that weren’t mentioned in any decade-end list of any sort. It wasn’t easy, but I wanted to make sure that no film that came out between 2010 and 2019 wasn’t mentioned somewhere.

That’s what we’re here for: To fill in the gaps. So, we bring you The Ten Movies That No Has Mentioned on Any End of Decade List (aka, the Ten Most Forgettable Movies of the Decade). To qualify for the list, the movie 1) can’t show up on any 10 Best Or Worst movie of the Decade (or Biggest Flop); 2) it must have made at least $50 million at the box office, so it’s not like it’s an obscure title; and 3) I must have forgotten the title to each movie or confused it with another at least 3 times during the course of putting this piece together.

Life of the Party (2018) — After her husband (Matt Walsh) abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother (Melissa McCarthy) returns to college in order to complete her degree.

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Hope Springs (2012) — After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple (Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones) attends an intense, week-long counseling session with a therapist (Steve Carell) to work on their relationship.

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Unknown (2011) — A man (Liam Neeson) awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife, played by January Jones), believes him. With the help of a young woman (Diane Kruger), he sets out to prove who he is.

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The Call (2013) — When a veteran 911 operator (Halle Berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

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If I Stay (2014) — Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz), after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. Also starring Mireille Enos.

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The Shack (2017) — A grieving man (Sam Worthington) receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.” Also starring Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw.

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Life as We Know It (2010) — Two single adults (Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel) become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. Josh Lucas and Christina Hendricks also star.

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Escape Room (2019) — Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms and must use their wits to survive. Starring, among others, Tyler Labine and Deborah Ann Woll.

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The Wedding Ringer (2015) — Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy (Josh Gad) enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company (Kevin Hart) that provides best men for grooms in need. Also starring Kaley Cuoco and Olivia Thirlby.

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The Adjustment Bureau — The affair between a politician (Matt Damon) and a contemporary dancer (Emily Blunt) is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

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Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.


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