Movies That Deserved Higher Scores From Rotten Tomatoes

When a movie is released, there’s a solid chunk of people who go straight for the Rotten Tomatoes score, seeking out what critics thought of the picture. From 0% to 100%, films can either be certified “fresh” or “rotten,” depending on where they fit on the scale.

That being said, sometimes people don’t agree with the percentage. Whether it be a cult classic like White Chicks with a 15%, or a Disney film like Atlantis with a 49%, some movies are deserving of a better Rotten Tomatoes score.

Due Date: 40%

Due Date
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Pretty much a remake of the popular 1987 film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the 2010 movie Due Date has way more to offer than its Rotten Tomato score offers. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, and a French bulldog named Sonny, the movie is laugh-out-loud funny, no matter what critics like Roger Ebert said.

Who doesn’t like road trip films where pretty much everything goes wrong? Well, by the looks of it, Rotten Tomatoes, since they gave the movie a solid 40%.

Not Another Teen Movie: 29%

Not Another Teen Movie
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

The thing with Not Another Teen Movie is that you have to take it for what it is: a parody on all of the cliché teen flicks that were coming out in the late ’90s and early 2000s. It’s a classic, taking the high school stereotypes from various movies and throwing them all into one amazingly horrible movie.

And so, most ’90s babies don’t agree with the movie’s low Rotten Tomato score of 29%. Talk about harsh. Don’t they know a young Captain America stars in the flick?

Monster-In-Law: 18%

Monster-In-Law
New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

Sorry, but a movie starring Jane Fonda as a horrible mother-in-law who wants to do nothing more than make the life of her son’s soon-to-be wife a living nightmare is going to be a pure treasure in a lot of people’s minds. So much so that they don’t agree with the 18% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Seriously, how can a film that has a mother-in-law showing up to her own son’s wedding in a wedding dress solely to aggravate the bride get anything lower than a certifiably fresh score?

Hook: 29%

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Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

The Steven Spielberg classic Hook is worthy of a much higher score than what Rotten Tomatoes awarded it. Starring Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, and Dustin Hoffman, Hook is a classic, full of witty lines and hilarious banter. Not to mention it’s an impressive reimagining of the tale of Peter Pan.

To some, Hook is one of Robin Williams’ best movies, and therefore deserves more recognition than Rotten Tomatoes measly 29%. Sorry, folks, but this movie is most definitely not certifiably rotten.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire: 49%

Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

Somehow, a Disney movie was rated with something lower than 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The thing is, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is probably one of the more diverse, unique, and character-driven Disney films out there and deserves to be recognized as such!

Not to mention, Kida whole-heartedly earned her place as one of the Disney Princesses, and it should be acknowledged! Either way, fans of the movie don’t agree with Rotten Tomatoes’ low score of 49%.

A Goofy Movie: 58%

A Goofy Movie
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

A Goofy Movie starring none other than the beloved Disney character Goofy and his young son Max is a classic. With a story about a father-son road trip that goes incredibly wrong, how can it not fall into the “family favorite” category?

The movie’s entire subplot is Max trying to impress a girl, doing so by miraculously popping up on stage at a pop concert (spoiler alert). It’s ridiculous, funny, and very, dare we say it, goofy. People think it deserves better than its 58% Rotten Tomato score.

Bubble Boy: 31%

Bubble Boy
Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures

There are some people out there that feel personally attacked by the low 31% rating Bubble Boy received on Rotten Tomatoes. It might not be the best movie out there, but it most definitely is a classic. One such social media user who wasn’t thrilled with the score is michellecarpentierp.

Regarding the low score, she said, “The rating is blasphemous! Baby Jake Gyllenhaal is a treasure as Jimmy…It’s an endlessly quotable, fabulous movie that deserves all the stars.”

Catwoman: 9%

Catwoman
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

If there is one thing most people can agree on, the 2004 movie Catwoman is pretty terrible. Between the horrible plot and bad costume, most walked away from the film, not really knowing what to make of it.

We mean, the film did win seven out of the ten Golden Raspberry Awards it was nominated for. Even so, a lot of Halle Barry fans don’t think the movie deserved its low rating. Rotten Tomatoes’ certified Catwoman as “Rotten” with a solid 9% rating.

Crossroads: 14%

Crossroads
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

The thing with the movie Crossroads is that you have to take it for what it is, an early 2000s road trip film featuring the Pop Princess Britney Spears. For teenage girls, this was the most epic film, featuring great music and a touching storyline of friends finding one another again.

While it might not be Oscar-worthy, in the eyes of the fans, Crossroads deserved better than a minuscule 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Space Jam: 43%

Space Jam
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Sorry, Rotten Tomatoes, but you’ve taken your rating system and have gone way too far with this particular classic. How can a movie that pairs some of the most famous cartoon characters ever with NBA legend Michael Jordan and comedic geniuses Bill Murray and Wayne Knight be anything other than marvelous?

Answer: it can’t be. And ’90s babies are here to tell the rating service that the movie deserves better than its low 43%.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat: 9%

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Dreamworks Pictures
Dreamworks Pictures

Okay, so maybe a live-action Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat wasn’t the best idea, but that doesn’t mean it deserved the astoundingly low rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s a classic kids tale, after all!

And it stars Mike Meyers, so there’s clearly more than one memorable quote throughout the film. Either way, fans of the movie think the cat, the hat, and the talking fish deserve better.

The Master Of Disguise: 1%

The Master Of Disguise
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

Sometimes, a movie doesn’t have to make sense or be good, as long as it makes your belly hurt from laugh extremely hard. Well, for a lot of people, that movie is The Master of Disguise, starring Dana Carvey as the one and only Pistachio Disguisey.

It’s a silly concept, having a family line of people who are able to mimic others. But, hey, it’s funny, and people believe it earned a higher score than 1% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Chasing Liberty: 18%

Chasing Liberty
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

It’s the early 2000s, and the rom-com Chasing Liberty starring Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode was just released. The obvious thing to do is sit down and watch the film at least three consecutive times.

Seriously, what better way to get in a good mood than watching the President’s daughter escape from her secret service men in Prague only to fall in love with a British boy? Answer: nothing. That’s why fans of the film believe it warrants a higher score on Rotten Tomatoes than its low 18%.

Grown Ups: 10%

Grown Ups
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

While the Happy Maddison Gang-led movie Grown Ups is a bit cheesy at times, it’s all in good family fun. Seriously, how can someone hate a movie starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Kevin Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade? They’re hysterical.

And that’s exactly why one social media user thinks the movie deserves a higher Rotten Tomatoes score than 10%. The user said, “Sure, it can be cheesy at times, but it really is a sweet, light-hearted, fun comedy!”

Bring It On: All Or Nothing: 20%

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Universal Studios
Universal Studios

Does Bring It On: All or Nothing have one of the more cringe-worthy dance-off tryout scenes in cinema? Yes. Is it going to win any Academy Awards for Best Picture or Best Actress? Highly doubtful. Does that mean it deserves a rating of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes? Absolutely not!

This film is a classic! Coming in at number two in the Bring it On franchise, this gem is gold for any cheerleader who wishes high school cheerleading had underground competitions hosted by Rihanna.

Super Mario Bros.: 24%

Super Mario Bros.
Buena Vista Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures

What better way to bring some beloved characters to life than sticking them in a world with “intelligent descendants of dinosaurs,” aka King Koopa and his Goomba guards. The 1993 film Super Mario Bros. might have been a meg-flop, but for fans, it was an iconic and classic part of their childhood.

As such, the meager 24% on Rotten Tomatoes seems a bit low. We’re talking about people’s childhoods here!

Little Nicky: 22%

Little Nicky
New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

During a time when Adam Sandler was releasing comedy after comedy, one film fell below the rest, at least in the minds of the critics. Little Nicky tells the story of one of Satan’s sons, Nicky, who finds himself having to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth.

It’s a ridiculous concept, and yet it leaves people belly laughing. Once user even said, “It cracks me up every time I watch it — I’m talking tears of laughter!” The film deserves more than its 22% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Get Smart: 51%

Get Smart
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The 2008 film Get Smart gets a lot of flack for being “just another comedic action movie,” but it is so much more than that. It showcases the absolute gem that is Steve Carell as an analyst who wants to do nothing more with his career than become a field agent.

It’s fun, clever, and the people demand a better Rotten Tomato score than 51%. One social media user even said, “[It’s] probably one of the most-quoted movies in my family, but the Rotten Tomatoes score doesn’t reflect that.”

The Room: 24%

The Room
    Chloe Productions
    Chloe Productions

The Room might be considered one of the worst movies ever made, but it is iconic. Seriously, though, if a movie has people throwing plastic spoons at the screen, then it deserves all the praise in the world!

As it so happens, this particular film only managed to skate by with a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes, a score that has us screaming, “You’re tearing us apart [Rotten Tomatoes]!” Yea, it deserves a slightly higher score.

Premonition: 8%

Premonition
TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures

Family, foresight, and Sandra Bullock. What more does one need in a film? Answer: nothing. That’s why fans were confused with the extremely low Rotten Tomatoes score for the movie Premonition.

Well, maybe that’s not exactly why, but considering the story follows a lady who dreams of her husband’s death only to realize she saw the future is enough to pique some people’s interest. One person even said, “the rating doesn’t match the quality of the film! How is that possible?!” The rating in question is 8%.

Breakthrough: 63%

Breakthrough
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

While the drama Breakthrough doesn’t have nearly as low of a Rotten Tomatoes score as a majority of the films on this list, people still think it deserved a higher score. Based on the true story of John Smith, a young boy who falls through a frozen lake and stays submerged for 15 minutes, the tale is raw, harrowing, and shows the importance of family.

Also, the fact that actress Chrissy Metz stars as John’s mom is reason enough for the RT score to be higher than 63%.

Undrafted: 25%

Undrafted
Vertical Entertainment
Vertical Entertainment

Undrafted is a funny based-on-a-true-story film about a recent college graduate who doesn’t get drafted into the MLB, resulting in a friendly pickup game with friends being super important to him. It’s a fun family film that didn’t get a great score on Rotten Tomatoes; a 25%

Fans of the film weren’t thrilled. One social media user said, “Although I am disappointed in the rating, I can promise you that it’s a film you’ll cry of laughter to with your best friends.”

Clifford: 13%

Clifford
Orion Pictures
Orion Pictures

Contrary to popular belief, the 1994 film Clifford doesn’t have a big red dog in its cast. The family film is actually about a troublesome boy named Clifford who wreaks havoc pretty much wherever he goes. And while it was a commercial failure upon its release, the film has since gained a cult following.

And if there is one thing about cult followings, they believe their favorite titles deserve the best. In Clifford‘s case, a Rotten Tomatoes score higher than 13%.

Drop Dead Gorgeous: 46%

Drop Dead Gorgeous
New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

To put it mildly, Drop Dead Gorgeous was here before Toddlers in Tiaras became a thing. As such, the girls competing in the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant deserve a higher Rotten Tomatoes score that 46%.

One social media user said, “It’s a mockumentary of a beauty pageant in the middle of dairy country. It’s HILARIOUS and witty. It totally deserves a higher rating.” Seriously, at least give it a 50%!

Beaches: 40%

Beaches
Buena Vista Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures

To put it mildly, Beaches made sappy films what they are today. Full of friendship, singing, and heartbreak, the duo of Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler is enough to bring anyone to tears.

The tearjerker movie about two competitive friends from opposite coasts who will drop everything to be there for one another was done wrong by Rotten Tomatoes, though. This flick is one that deserves a higher score than 40%.

W./E.: 12%

W./E.
StudioCanal UK
StudioCanal UK

Written and directed by the Queen of Pop, Madonna, W./E. is a tale about two women separated over time, Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson. The former becomes obsessed with the latter’s love life from the 1930s, with the film shuffling back and forth between the past and present.

Either way, it’s beautifully shot with an interesting premise that leaves people wondering why it received such a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 12%. With the beautiful costumes and superb acting, W./E. deserved a lot better.

Aliens in the Attic: 33%

Aliens in the Attic
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

It might be a silly concept, kids who find a convoy of aliens in their vacation home’s attic who just so happen to have a sinister plan to take over the world, but it’s a classic. Aliens in the Attic is that early-2000s feel-good film that has kids saving the day while the adults are left absolutely clueless.

Because come on, alien implants clearly only work on brainwashing adults. Kids are too clever. As such, the family film deserves higher than its measly 33% on Rotten Tomatoes.

National Treasure: 46%

National Treasure
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

Nic Cage, The Declaration of Independence, and a treasure hunt. What more do you need in one film? According to critics, a lot, but for fans of the film, it is a, wait for it, National Treasure and should be rated as such.

While a conspiracy-fueled hunt for a long-lost treasure led by a character named Benjamin Franklin Gates is a ridiculous concept, it’s just fun enough to make people think the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score of 46% is too low.

Beerfest: 40%

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

If there were ever a film made for the happy hour crowd, it’d be Beerfest. Following the story of a group of Americans traveling to Germany for their super-secret Oktoberfest, the film is silly, fun, and takes the idea of team sporting events to a whole new level.

And while critics didn’t necessarily enjoy the movie’s wide variety of antics, this film is an absolute classic to its fanbase. One of which believes Beerfest deserves more than a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.

White Chicks: 15%

White Chicks
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

The Rotten Tomatoes score of the 2004 movie White Chicks is the perfect example of people taking a comedic parody film way too seriously. We mean, really, folks, it’s a film about two undercover cops who infiltrate “the weekend” at the Hamptons as two spoiled socialites.

It’s hysterical and pokes fun at stereotypes; what more could one possibly need? Apparently, a lot, because it has 15% on Rotten Tomatoes. Some people just don’t understand good humor anymore.