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10. ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Even setting aside the whitewashing controversy that plagued this live-action adaptation of the 1995 anime movie, Rupert Sanders’s film — about a robot cop with a human brain/soul (Scarlett Johansson) — is an unimaginative bore. Full of ho-hum sci-fi set pieces as well as recycled Blade Runner imagery and themes, it’s a tedious slog that crashes long before its limp finale. — Nick Schager (Photo: Everett Collection)

The worst of 2017: Top 10 terrible movie misfires

As our list of the 50 best movies of 2017 attests, the year offered a truly outstanding selection of films. But clunkers are inevitable, and the past 12 months served up plenty — from franchise nonstarters (The Mummy, Baywatch) to painful cautionary tales against whitewashing (Ghost in the Shell, The Great Wall) to disastrous dramas from acclaimed filmmakers (The Snowman, The Book of Henry). Click through to see our picks for this year’s worst of the worst.