If you’re reading this article, you probably enjoy kicking back and watching movies on the regular. You probably have dozens of favorite films, and dozens more favorite characters in those movies. And if you’re a well-versed cinephile, you’ll know that one obnoxious character—typically played by a godawful fail of an actor—can derail an entire movie.
Over the years, countless child actors, wannabe comedians, and quippy sidekicks have ruined otherwise great films. A movie can survive one or two irritating supporting characters, but it’s not often that it can survive an insufferable lead. Whether it’s the script, the actor, or both, sometimes a character just doesn’t click, no matter how hard the filmmakers try. (Sometimes even great directors drop bombs.)
Complex conjures up bad memories from cinema’s past with a countdown of The 25 Most Annoying Movie Characters, because, let’s face it, it’s just fun to hate.
Written by Jason Serafino (serafinoj1)