Movies - TV
Every Star Trek Movie Ranked Worst To Best
By LIAM GAUGHAN
13. The Final Frontier
After Nimoy proved to be a proficient filmmaker, Captain Kirk himself decided to try his hand at it, but unfortunately, Shatner’s writing and directing abilities were as blunt and ridiculous as some of his performances. It takes 45 minutes for the story to go anywhere, and this campy film is topped off with unfunny one-liners, and some of the worst villains in the series.
12. Insurrection
“The Next Generation” produced many of the best characters and greatest moments in “Star Trek” throughout its seven-season run, but unfortunately this dynamic never translated to film. “Insurrection” fails to balance the show’s large cast, barely progresses any of its characters, and the storyline is uninspired compared to the show.
11. Nemesis
After the slow pace of “Insurrection,” the franchise went in the complete opposite direction with the action-packed “Nemesis,” but the film lacks the substance to back up its spectacle. The film has a great premise that revolves around a villainous younger clone of Picard but comes off as Tom Hardy doing a bad Patrick Stewart impression.
10. Generations
While not as bad as “Insurrection” or “Nemesis,” “Generations” is the first time we see “The Next Generation” crew on the big screen, and it completely misses the appeal of the series. Beloved characters are largely relegated to the background, while Picard takes the spotlight, coming off as brash and reckless, ultimately disrespectiing the character's legacy.
9. Into Darkness
Although demonized by fans, “Star Trek Into Darkness” deserves more credit than it's given. The film wrestles with ideas about the forced militarization of the Starfleet that parallel recent events in American history. While this modernizes the film, the rest of the script is stuck in the past, reusing entire sequences, dialogue, and iconic moments.