There are many threads about the ‘10 Greatest Movies You’ve Ever Seen’, but what about the ten WORST? Post your top ten here. I’ll begin:
10. The Phantom Menace
For simply being so damn dissapointing.
9. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
8. Mac and Me
Watch as tacky 80’s tripe gets taken to a whole new level. Both at least get points for being so damned (unintentionally) hilarious, though.
7. Dirty Dancing
The cinematic equivalent of oatmeal, lathered in molasses, syrup, glitter and some gaudy disco lights.
6. From Justin to Kelly
Like Dirty Dancing, but without the disco lights, and alot more glitter and much more artificial-ness.
Silly and pretentious. A complete disaster.
4. Battlefield Earth
The only thing that saves this from number one is, again, the unintentional hilarity.
3. The Postman
Even more silly and even more pretentious than that other Kevin Costner epic above. Ugghhh…“Kevin Costner epic”…cringes
2. Patch Adams
No movie can even come close to comparing to the fraudulent sappiness of this one. Turgid, unintelligent, babyish, whiny waste of images.
1. I Know Who Killed Me
I won’t even dignify this one with a comment. Oh, wait…
An American Haunting
From Justin To Kelly…. yea…. i actually watch it…
1. Last Days
2. Repo! The Genetic Opera
3. Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell
4. Friday the 13th: Jason takes Manhattan
1. Broken Arrow
2. Road House
3. Forrest Gump
5. Top Gun
At least of the big budget movies.
10. Bride of Chucky
8. Trolösa (Faithless)
7. The Borrower
6. Batman & Robin
5. Scream 2
4. Greater Than Less Than: Level 2 (This is seriously one of the worst pieces of garbage ever made)
3. I Know Who Killed Me
2. The Hulk (2003)
1. The Number 23
10. CRASH (Haggis)
9. THE DEPARTED
8. LIFE WITHOUT ZOE from NEW YORK STORIES
7. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
6. MULHOLLAND DR.
5. COLD MOUNTAIN
4. ANOTHER WOMAN
2. THE LADY EVE
10. The Wicker Man (Niel Labute remake – the guy knows how to make a good film, but this one?)
9. Battlefield Earth (completely forgot to think about this one til it was mentioned…awful film)
8. Wedding Crashers (the movie just doesn’t work for me)
7. Labyrinth (probably lambasted for this, but I just don’t like this movie, though it’s definitly not the worst)
6. Batman and Robin (someone mentioned this earlier, and I had to agree…)
5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (sucks…so terribly cheesy and cringe inducing)
4. You, Ma, and Dupree (stupid, stupid movie)
3. Mama Mia! (everyone in that film, as in every character, not actor, was insane)
2. Twilight (sucks. The dialogue was excrutiating to sit through)
1. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (this movie blows the lid off cheesy – compared to this, Nick and Norah looks tame. No one in this film could act).
Frankly, looking at this list again, I’m pretty sad that I’ve actually seen some of them, primarily because they all just suck so bad, and I like to say I have good taste in movies (most of the time, though, I was with my family, who wanted to see them). Oh well. At least I KNOW good movies.
>>2. Patch Adams
No movie can even come close to comparing to the fraudulent sappiness of this one. Turgid, unintelligent, babyish, whiny waste of images.<<
My favorite comment on this is in John Waters’ CECIL B. DEMENTED. Outside a theater whose marque proclaims, “Patch Adams – The Directors Cut” protesters are shouting, “It was already too long!”
>>10. Bride of Chucky<<
Don Mancini’s favorite of the Chucky movies … though I slightly prefer his own directorial outing, SEED OF CHUCKY. Both are wonderfully outrageous.
>>2. THE LADY EVE<<
The Lady Eve? Mullholland Drive? Another Woman? Crimes and Misdemeanors?
Bad News Bears (Remake) – not necessary and provided nothing new.
Bewitched – a complete mess.
The Stepford Wives (Remake) – another complete mess.
Fantastic 4 (Both films) – amature filmmaking.
Fatal Attraction – I hated this film the day it was released and continue to loathe it.
I don’t like to be negative when it comes to movies. I try to give a film a chance, but here are a few…
Gigli was as bad as bad can get. Painfully bad. Mind-numbingly bad. I felt so sorry for the actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, and the actor that played the mentally challeneged kid that Affleck kidnaps.
Alien Species, a low budget sci-fi thriller that came out in the 1990s but the fashions and cheesy synth soundtrack made it feel like something from 1987. The first 20 minutes was atrocious. Required viewing in film school. Movie could be used as an example on how not to start a movie. None of the characters are properly introduced therefor once the alien invasion begins I didn’t careabout the people in jeopardy.
Embryo. A slice of 1970s horror cheese starring Rock Hudson as a scientist who is able to grow human (and dog) embryos in his basement lab. He grows a hot looking babe and a dog that can kill. Man, this movie is a stinker. Even a cameo from Roddy McDowell as a chess champion couldn’t save this one.
M. Night’s The Village…twist ending that ruined everything. Nuff said.
I try to avoid films I don’t think I’ll like, but there’s always airplanes and looking at my LoveFilm list I’ve got the following:
The Stepford Wives remake, Miss Potter, My Blueberry Nights, Tideland, Coffee & Cigarettes, A Prairie Home Companion, The Brothers Grimm, Sin City, Me You & Everyone We Know, Shakespeare in Love (sorry I know I’ve posted three posts now about poor SiL but I really hate this film)
I’m sure these are not the worst of all time, but they are ones I thought I would like and really disappointed me.
The Lady Eve.
Crimes and Misdemeanors.
I didn’t mind Wicker Man when I finally saw it. I could imagine LaBute directing Cage – “Hold the doll and ask ‘How did it get burned?’ ten times.” Moulin Rouge was awful, I walked out. I just wasn’t ready for anything cynical enough to think Elton John’s Your Song and Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit could fit comfortably in the same musical.
The most recent worst I’ve seen was a low-budget horror film called Sabretooth that was on late night tv about a month ago. It’s about an artificially mutated sabretooth tiger that escapes from a science lab and disrupts a camping expedition. One of the campers is a non-outdoors type who hates the idea of being unclean so he carries a roll of toilet paper everywhere in case he has to shit. He goes off alone one night — he also has to be far away from the others before he feels comfortable taking a shit — even though he is warned by one of the campers not to go off by himself. He holds up the toilet paper as if to say, “You know me.” Ah, characterization! Of course he doesn’t come back, so the others go off searching for him. What do they find but the abandoned roll of toilet paper! Uh oh, not good — their friend would die before he left this behind. And they all know it. “Look, I’m sure he’s all right.” “Come on, you found his toilet paper. Now where is he?” Yep.
Most bad films are known to be bad upon release and I usually pass. Even if something like From Justin to Kelly and Battlefield Earth recieved good reviews I probably would still pass because they would not interest me. I really have not seen enough bad films to really compile and accurate list. There are films I do feel are over-rated and I scratch my head over love for them, recent examples “Juno” and “The Dark Knight”.
The Mist (2007): the acting, and pretty much everything in this film is overdone and overdramatic. There wasn’t anything else good at the movie theater that day anyhow.
Batman & Robin: Self-explanatory.
Fantastic Four: For ridiculous amounts of product blatant placement.
The Island: Hope there’s someone else here who hates this film as much as I do.
The Village: “twist ending that ruined everything. Nuff said.”
Sex & the City movie: I do watch the show, but this was just as horrible, if not worse, than any other “chick flick”(hate having to use this term).
Another vote for The Fantastic Four, and, in particular, Rise of the Silver Surfer (though both were oustandingly bad). Poor acting, virtually no intelligible script. Even the actors themselves looked phenomenally uncomfortable being in it.
Aeon Flux, which was on the same level for many of the same reasons. Better production values, though, and there was, at least, Charlize Theron, trying to take it seriously.
Endless Love, directed by Zeffirelli, with Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. It’s failures are legendary, no need to elucidate. And… for the worst film of all time (for me, anyway)…
A gem called The Slugger’s Wife, an 80’s film from Hal Ashby with Michael O’Keefe and Rebecca De Mornay. Don’t disagree until you see this mess. Unsurpassed in the history of cinema.
Oo! Batman & Robin! Eck! Moulin Rouge! Ug! The Phantom Menace!! I was such a huge Star Wars geek too before I saw JarJar Binks. It nearly destroyed my faith in movies altogether.
The Number 23 came on my LoveFilm this week. Maybe I’ll skip it…
In no order:
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Ernest Scared Stupid
Ernest in the Army
Dr. Dolittle (remake)
The Ultimate Gift
TOP 10 WORST (I cant believe SMITHEREENS had Forrest Gump on his list but whatever)
10 – Wild Hogs
9 – Ghost Rider
8 – Zombie Strippers
7 – Benchwarmers
6 – Warlock
5 – Casshern
4 – Attack of the Clones
3 – George Remero’s Diary of the Dead
2 – The Hills Have Eyes 2
1 – Bloodsport 2
Nowadays, I pretty much know if a movie is going to be worth from watching the trailer, a tv spot, hell even title and who’s involved with it. But in recent memory, Transformers, and Fantastic Four were both pretty bad.
True… the later Ernest films are pretty terrible. But lets not forget the comic genius of Ernest Goes To Camp. He was like a contemporary Jerry Lewis. Scared Stupid… it rides a fine line but its no Ernest Goes To Africa.
“Ernst Goes to Jail” has guards in magenta uniforms. It is an under appreciated entry in the Ernst cannon.
Compared to some of what passes for comedy these days, Ernest now looks like Jacques Tati.
If I had seen Don’t Mess with the Zotar it would probably be one of my ten worst. Or The Love Guru.
Am I the only one who saw Red Sonja?
Not sure if I can come up with ten, and if these are actually the worst I’ve seen. It’s hard to remmeber crappy movies. The first one that comes to mind is Sandler’s debut “Going Overboard”. I doubt I’ve seen anything worse than that. Another big disapointment was “Clerks II”, but then I kinda saw that one coming after “Jersey Girl”. Also those “Pirates of the carriebean” movies sucked. Even more so since they became so popular. Typical Bruckheimer cliches. Nothing else comes to mind at the moment.