1. Pearl Harbor (2001)
2. Armageddon (1998)
3. War of the Worlds (2005)
4. Alexander (2004)
5. Pineapple Express (2008)
6. Independence Day (1996)
7. Brüno (2009)
8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
9. Kazaam (1996)
10. Miss Congeniality (2000)
11. The Tuxedo (2002)
12. American Dreamz (2006)
13. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)
14. The Pacifier (2005)
15. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
16. The Nutty Professor (1996)
17. The Love Guru (2008)
18. Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
19. Coneheads (1993)
20. Avalanche (1994)
I wanted to add Jewel Robbery to my list, but it won’t let me edit it. This is terrible.
1. The Covenant
2. Damned by Dawn
3. Boxing Helena
4. I Know Who Killed Me
5. Moulin Rouge
6. Meet the Spartans
9. Spice World
10. Disaster Movie
12. The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
15. Date Movie
16. Feast II: Sloppy Seconds
18. Troll 2
Colossal Youth???? Really?
Also, Traffic, Motorcycle Diaries, Fight Club and The Hurt Locker: perhaps not great films, but twenty worst of all time? There’s a difference between a mediocre film and a bad film.
“explanation as to why Eyes Wide Shut”
it is a film without life or passion that seemed to be made by someone who had no concept of how people talk or behave plus some of the worst acting commited to film.
btw Boxing Helena I love more than anything David ever did and I love Cannibal Holocaust too. This would be an interesting exercise to find a mubi top 20, if I get enough lists maybe we could play some kind of game
While I agree with Den on Eyes Wide Shut, I think Kenji inadvertently summed up my thoughts on nearly all Kubrick films and why I don’t care for them “A film’s soul is more important than production values.”
And I disagree with Den on Boxing Helena, if the acting in Eyes Wide Shut was some of the worst committed to film, then maybe Helena was shot on video, ’cause the acting was HORRIBLE.
“No way, Beauty and the Beast "
some Disney movies are full of damaging concept and this is the worst of that lot.
We are supposed to buy that a princess would fall in love with a dynamic beast and then feel satisfied when true love turns him into a fey wuss. She fell for the beast, she should get the beast, an insult to hairy guys everywhere
nah Julien Sands has yet to be HORRIBLE
Again, Den and I disagree, Sands has yet to be ANYTHING BUT HORRIBLE :-p
Well, maybe I give him a passing grade on Arachnophobia
damn forgot a few by Haneke (well seems he will make the list)
I think there is one (at least) from each list that I am fond of, which is why this sort of game will be fun
KEEP THE LISTS COMING
Off the top of my head…
Beverly Hills Ninja
Muriel, or The Time of Return
Jingle All the Way
Prom Night (1980)
House of the Dead
Also, I don’t care what anyone says, I love Gymkata. LOVE IT.
Arsenic and Old Lace
Dumb and Dumber
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Porgy and Bess
The Blair Witch Project
The Jazz Singer
Joks why not submit list
am curious about yr tastes
Cannibal Holocaust. Jesus. I’m all for sociological escapades but some of the shit that happens in that film overrides any sort of deeper meaning the film may have.
Blues Brothers 2000
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Digimon: The Movie
Happy Ever Afters
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Life is Beautiful
Meet the Spartans
Sex Lives of the Potato Men
St Trinians 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold
The Big Man
The Hottie & The Nottie
Town & Country
Life is Beautiful. Yes.
some of these films aren’t even bad.
I actually love watching Boxing Helena and Troll 2. also The Happening and The Room
wow I need to catch up with my bad film watching…..
Has it occurred to anyone to improve your selection process?
I tend to let low budget movies off the hook as they’re generally doing the best they can with limited resources. Big budget Hollywood films annoy me more because they have no excuse, and are often very cynical and wrong-headed. Here’s my top 20:
Batman & Robin
Deep Blue Sea
Blues Brothers 2000
Star Wars 1-3 (take your pick)
Repossessed, Scary Movie etc. (take your pick)
Crank: High Voltage
The Day After Tomorrow
Twilight 1-4 (take your pick)
The Sixth Sense
Thelma & Louise
1. Forrest Gump
3. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
4. Disaster Movie
5. Chapter 27
6. Mamma Mia!
7. Taintlight/Twilight (tie)
8. The Passion of the Christ
9. Battlefield Earth
10. I Know Who Killed Me
I don’t rate too many films 1 out of 5 stars, so here’s my full list of them:
I Am Sam
Les hautes solitudes
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus
Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys
Search for the Beast
Shark in Venice
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Bad Boys II
Before the Revolution
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction
Eros Plus Massacre
Het dak van de Walvis
Howard the Duck
Identification Marks: None
Men in Black II
My Boss’s Daughter
Pauly Shore Is Dead
Philadelphia Experiment II
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare
See You in Hell, My Darling
The Age of the Earth (1980)
The Capture of Bigfoot
The Legend of Bigfoot
The Legend of Boggy Creek
The Nutty Professor
The Rites of May
The Thrushes Are Still Singing
The Tin Drum
The Wedding Singer
The Zero Years
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
I have listed these once before on another thread, but so zealous am I in my hatred of these titles, I’m happy to spread the word.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
The Black Dahlia
Crash (the oscar winner)
Where The Boys Are ’84
Blood Feast??!?! is it really fair to include Herschel Gordon Lewis’s work here?
these are REAL junk:
Alpha & Omega
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
A Night at the Museum 2
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Meet the Fockers
The Love Machine
Yes, here is my IMDb 1 star ratings with descriptions as to why:
1) Amityville: It’s about Time
You know when you watch those short films that are basically just a set-up for a quick pun? They are common as beginner films. Well imagine one that is feature length, made for TV, and is about how pretentious artists are.
2) Unseen Evil 2: AKA Alien 3000
Which was more like Video Game Predator chasing a car and caves of something something what?
Ahhh, Druids. Definitely one of those you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it levels of awfulness. Best part is the horrendously ugly chick who gets naked to distract a guard, except that she’s supposed to be a good swordfighter so should have just been able to kill the guard. Why’d she get naked? For nudity! But she’s butt-ugly, seriously. And why is her character included? Because she’s a good swordstress because they needed one more scene of nudity. But she’s butt-ugly. Like seriously, they go out of their way to get her naked, really out of their way, but she’s butt-ugly.
And if you think I’m just being mean to her….
And of course that’s not the only reason why this movie is awful. It’s just the most explicable one.
4) Morvern Callar
An entire thread exists that contains my explanation as to why I find this movie useless.
5) Halloween 5
Basically the point where they stopped trying, but even more so than the already awful Friday movies. Something about blowing Michael up in a mineshaft. Seriously.
6) Manos: The Hands of Fate
Now yes, it’s infamous for this, but my issue with it is not so much “Har, the MST3K is funny!” but more the fact that even for what the director was trying to do, he made it so godawfully boring.
And he took it seriously. He honestly had no idea why everyone hated it.
7) An American Haunting
This movie is a shock cut per minute, so that by the time it ends you’re just not interested in watching it anymore. It’s also technically speaking an identity thriller, but lies about and mishandles it.
8) Night of the Ghouls
I go on the record of actually defending Glen or Glenda, but as Ed Wood is concerned his movies are mostly watchable for the lulz, and this one hasn’t the lulz.
Oh god where to start. It’s sold as a drama piece and is actually a tepid thriller, the concept itself is blatantly off-course, it’s taken really seriously based on its production values, and it honestly doesn’t make a lick of goddamned sense.
10) Grey’s Anatomy
To be fair, this is a television series. And the reason why I rated it one star on the IMDb is because my roommate at the time watched it every night, and I got to hear supposedly educated mature women advise each other that their decision between romantic partner possibility A: the absolute dick and romantic partner possibility B: the complete fucktard should be measured by how good they are in bed. I wanted to claw my ears out and stab my roommate, so I went online and rated the show negatively instead.
11) Halloween: Resurrection
In this movie, Busta Rhymes fights off the immortal Michael Myers of previously mentioned blown up in a goddamned mineshaft survival rate with kung fu.
The, raising your leg in the air and going, “Wooooo—aaaahhhhhh!” style of kung fu.
Right after Halloween: H20 should have revived the franchise for all the excellence it was. Now we’ve got Rob Zombie pawing the franchise instead. Damn you, Busta Rhymes.
12) BloodRayne: Deliverance
Well I mean… eh fuck it, not time to get into precisely why this is worse than Boll’s other movies.
13) The Adventures of Ociee Nash
Oh good lord this movie. I remember this movie. This is the cinematic equivalent of a little girl yelling in your ear through a megaphone: “I’M PRECOCIOUS! PRECOCIOUS DAMNIT! PRECOCIOUS!” It’s the type of cute that makes you vomit, the type of glossy that makes your teeth rot, and the characters are all obnoxious. So basically it’s like Meet Me in St. Louis without the production value, dance numbers, or dark humor of that little girl.
14) A Shriek in the Night
I don’t ask much from my 1930s era b-movies featuring Ginger Rogers, but could something actually happen in them plzkthxbai?
15) Aussie Park Boyz
Oh. Oh dear lord. This movie. So you know The Warriors? Already we’re in, “I don’t know if I should be enjoying this or burn it” territory. Now imagine it shot with an old Hi8 camcorder using on-board sound and stolen rap music and for some reason set in Australian parking lots.
16) Southland Tales
Tried to be seven things at once, failed at each and every one of them, didn’t really know what each and every one of them really means.
17) Observe and Report
This movie, like Napoleon Dynamite, is the kids in high school continuing to make fun of that one weird kid they knew. Only this movie exceptionally delights in real emotional dysfunction and jokingly shares you a oh-no-he-din’t! date rape scene! CLASSY.
One of the few movies where hearing laughs from the audience made me deathly ill and seriously reconsider my faith in humanity.
18) Nude Nuns with Big Guns
This movie is outright sadistic. Fuck “nunsploitation”, this movie features a sixteen year old getting raped after watching her mother get raped and her father beaten half to death, and says you should laugh at how wild and crazy that is. Uh, no. Oh but it’s justifiable because it’s a vengeance movie right? Right?
So why, after about an hour of the movie, was only five minutes devoted to the vigilante hero?
Because the movie was more in love with the villain. To the point where he became the hero, because it’s so much more fun to watch him rape and rape than watch him get his due justice for being a rapist.
Yeah fuck this movie. I’m glad the intellectual rights were stolen from the director and he made no money from it. I’m just sad that that news story brought it attention.
19) Chicken Little
Disney, let me put it this way: you not only showed precisely why you are not Pixar, but also confused us all by bringing back the Spice Girls before it became retro. In fact I think it failed to become retro precisely because you brought it back right at the peak of its not famousness/retroness. As in, you literally picked the absolute worst way of going about making this movie at the worst time for the worst reasons. EPIC FAIL, DISNEY. Epic fail.
20) Bad News Ballers
Right. Like Aussie Park Boyz, Bad News Ballers was recorded on something like a Hi8 tape, minus external sound. Like Aussie Park Boyz, it’s a shameless rip off of something else— The Bad News Bears, of course. It’s not as offensive conceptually as the former movie but it’s storytelling is even worse. Characters appear and disappear for no reason. They blabber on for ages even though you can’t hear the dialog. The whole thing plays off like it was shot in a single day in a gym and everyone got tired and irritable with it before it was done.
21) Bonus round: Carlita’s Angels
Everything I said about Aussie Park Boyz and Bad News Ballers, except this movie has the fun of horribly written, awfully performed, clipping and poorly recorded hiphop music playing over the dialog about 60% of the time.
Now, like as what happens with many of these threads, some of the movies people are listing make me think, “Wow, if that’s the worst you’ve seen, you’re pretty damn lucky.”
Honestly guys, you haven’t lived until…
^To be fair, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly could be edited in 3 minutes to look a lot like that.
Actually honestly some parts of that look like a lot of fun.
For me, a truly bad film is a combination of context, expectation, reception, and visceral reaction:
The Brothers McMullen
The Life Aquatic
Dancer in the Dark
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Natural Born Killers
Life is Beautiful
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
She Hate Me
The Virgin Suicides
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
500 Days of Summer
Kissing on the Mouth
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
The Fifth Element
Good Will Hunting