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Top 10 Worst Nickelodeon Movies Ever

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Mark Sammut
These movies deserve to get slimed. For this list, we'll be looking at films associated with the Nickelodeon brand that definitely could've been better. Our countdown includes "Good Burger", "Snow Day", “The Last Airbender”, and more!
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Top 10 Worst Nickelodeon Movies


Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Nickelodeon Movies.

For this list, we’ll be looking at films associated with the Nickelodeon brand that definitely could’ve been better. Since we’re only considering theatrical releases, critically panned flicks like the “Fred” trilogy will be left out.

What is the best Nickelodeon movie? Let us know in the comments!

#10: “Good Burger” (1997)


Taking a page from "Saturday Night Live's" playbook, Nickelodeon turned an "All That" sketch into a full-length movie. For the most part, "Good Burger" is a harmless comedy that centers around two likable characters portrayed by Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. Nostalgia will play a huge part in making "Good Burger" enjoyable. While a couple of inspired lines and Sinbad ensure "Good Burger" has its moments, there are also a ton of groaners and plenty of lethargic stretches. If you’re not familiar with the characters, you’ll have trouble looking beyond the film’s derivative premise and slower story beats. Although the movie’s not completely unpalatable, it's definitely an acquired taste.

#9: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014)


While the Ninja Turtles have starred in their share of good movies, they are certainly not batting a thousand. The 2014 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie became the subject of fan backlash during its production stage for the Turtles' designs and proposed alien backstory. The final product is peppered with the occasional enjoyable set piece and a fun turn by William Fichtner. But "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' is mostly a muddled collection of shaky CGI, product placement, and paper-thin characterization. The film really falls apart in the final act, especially due to the awful way it introduces Shredder.

#8: “Hotel for Dogs” (2009)


What is worse: an infuriating or an utterly forgettable film? "Hotel for Dogs" is a sugary sweet children's movie that feels designed to be a distraction that goes in one ear and out the other. "Hotel for Dogs'" story lacks any significant bite or cleverness, making for a rather ho-hum experience. Although if the acting is largely fine, the humor is mostly trite and the characters are too ordinary and shallow to leave much of an impression. If it weren’t for the presence of plenty of adorable pooches, we’d recommend this hotel be completely shut down.

#7: “Barnyard” (2006)


"Barnyard" tells the coming-of-age story of an immature cow who is forced to take on more responsibility when tragedy strikes on his farm. This potentially interesting setup for a talking animal movie was ruined by CGI that didn’t look groundbreaking in 2006 and has aged like milk since then. "Barnyard" wastes a handful of decent gags on a story that has little desire to do anything besides recycling tired cliches. At best, this movie might work as background noise. You’d be much better off throwing on a solid CGI movie like "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and pretend "Barnyard" doesn't exist.

#6: “Fun Size” (2012)


A throwback to teen flicks of yesteryear, "Fun Size" might have been better served as a made-for-TV movie than a theatrical release. Set on Halloween, this teen comedy follows Victoria Justice's Wren as she sets out on a wild goose chase to track down her younger brother. Naturally, her journey is full of random shenanigans along the way. Despite occasionally throwing out something for the adults, "Fun Size" plays things a little too safe to offer any real surprises. This resulted in a film that lacks punch or depth. "Fun Size" doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be for teenagers or children. In the end, it’s not really suitable for anybody.

#5: “Yours, Mine & Ours” (2005)


A remake of a Henry Fonda and Lucille Hall movie from 1968, "Yours, Mine & Ours" is as by-the-numbers as comedies get. The strict Frank and the relaxed Helen decide to get married and combine their families. When their 18 children are brought together, they instantly hate each other and set out to break up their parents. But after hijinks ensue, the kids come together, the parents have a big fight and there’s a lighthouse involved for some reason. "Yours, Mine & Ours" gives its talented cast little to do. The movie just lifelessly goes through its formulaic plot without much creativity or charm.

#4: “Clockstoppers” (2002)


A time-slowing sci-fi movie that features an evil CEO with aspirations for world domination and a teen hero who is estranged from his scientist father sounds like it should be absolutely amazing. However, "Clockstoppers" is pretty predictable. This 2002 movie is competently made and might serve as a passable way to kill an hour and a half on a random Saturday morning. But even those who grew up with "Clockstoppers" might find themselves itching to grab the remote after a few minutes. It’s light on great action, the jokes don’t always land and it feels dated. "Clockstoppers" really has little that allows it to stand out from other forgotten early-2000s teen action comedies.

#3: “Snow Day” (2000)


The snow is falling, school is canceled, and a Chevy Chase has been sighted. Starting as an extension of "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," "Snow Day" eventually became its own thing. That decision was probably not for the best. Unlike the series, “Snow Day '' lacks any surreal elements that would make it stand out. The movie’s also full of characters that have mostly been reduced to a single quirk. "Snow Day’s” lack of engaging characters and humor make the film struggle to come together in a meaningful way. Sure, Chevy Chase occasionally does something funny, but a rare chuckle is about as good as things in this comedy.


#2: “Playing with Fire” (2019)


Rarely does a movie come along that is both bafflingly weird and this dull, but "Playing with Fire" is a once-in-a-lifetime disaster. A group of tough firefighters, led by the stone-faced John Cena, are forced to babysit some precious children. This leads to plenty of awkward moments that frequently involve gross out humor. While there are plenty of attempts to score a laugh, "Playing with Fire" has almost no good jokes to speak of. It struggles with comedy while desperately searching for something resembling a consistent plot. If you watch "Playing with Fire”, don’t be surprised if you feel burned by the viewing experience.

#1: “The Last Airbender” (2010)


"The Last Airbender" takes one of Nickelodeon's most beloved properties and destroys it in a big-budget trainwreck. In its quest to rush through an entire season's worth of material in less than two hours, "The Last Airbender" doesn't even have time to get the names of all the characters right. Unfortunately, those gripes are only the tip of the iceberg. It’s filled with wooden performances, lackluster special effects, and an absurdly overstuffed plot. Don’t even get us started on the cast’s whitewashing and all the other changes it made from “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” In short, "The Last Airbender" fails in practically everything it tries to do and pretty much only lives on in infamy.
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Barnyard is a great movie. An underrated classic. It's really good. Who cares about the animation. The story is funny, heartwarming, and fun. Ignore what this list says, Barnyard is great.
We all disagree with number 10, 7, and 2!
Good Burger is a good movie. Why listed top 10 worst Nickelodeon movie?