Shit, forgot about Batman and Robin. That’ll probably replace Me and You…
as far as overrated bad indie movies go:
me you everyone we know
500 days of summer
a scanner darkly
pink panther 2 (steve martin)
an american crime
water drops on burning rocks
1 Fatal Attraction
4 Cannibal Holocaust
5 Legends of the Fall
6 Rambo: First Blood Part II
8 The Outsiders
10 The Butterfly Effect
Of course, I’ve seen movies which were “worse” (but those types of films are generally more forgettable and not even worth mentioning). These particular films are the ones for which I hold an intense disliking or even hatred.
Without any order: Braveheart, Things we lost in the fire, Spider-Man 3, Crash (Haggis), Harry potter 4, Changeling, Burton’s apes, All Pirates of the Caribbean ….The most irritating, probably, are the Dark Knight and Forrest Gump, and Million Dollar Baby and its second shaming half.
Australia & Into the Wild
Australia was crap,you’re right Hai…I was about to cry for help while watching the film.
10. Requiem for a Dream
8. Todo sobre mi madre
7. The Pianist
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
4. Artificial Intelligence: AI
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Happy to know you hated LOR and Requiem for a Dream and The Pianist…All CRAP
Anyone who can produce a ten worst films list really needs to watch more films because if you can you obviously haven’t seen much. I however think 95% of all films made are poor.
how anyone can call requiem for a dream crap is beyond me.
honestly, this thread is getting ridiculous. i am 100% sure all of you have seen much worse films than lord of the rings or fatal attraction.
has everyone forgot about, Uwe Boll’s films (if you can call them that) or Employee of the Month! COME ON people stop being so damn pretentious.
Slumdog Millionaire, Shakespeare in love, The Sea Inside, Matchstick Men, Chapter 27, Batman Begins, American Beauty, Requiem for a dream, A beautiful mind…
Special Mention: Gran Torino and K-Pax.
Yes, I’ve seen worst movies but I really hate prefabricated pretentious movies, that take audience for a fool. At least, Uwe Boll and others could be funny with some beers…
In what ways do Requiem for a dream or American Beauty take the audience for a fool?
This thread is the illustration of the current trend to hate oscar winning (or sweeping films). But it’s funny how that becomes almost as predictable and boring as watching exclusively those films…
“At least, Uwe Boll and others could be funny with some beers…”
this may sound insulting even for me but i’d take the worst type of Forest Gump film rather indulging myself in a massacre of film-making..
some people have clearly missed the point of complete garbage film or haven’t seen enough garbage as some others have…
I know that it’s not a very popular point of view, but films like “American Beauty” or “Requiem for a dream”, in my opinion, lacks sincerity. I only can saw it like a bombing of distressing images to impact the audience without a seriously work in characters or cinematic. It’s not hate oscar winning… It’s hate movies only be made to win an oscar.
Henrique: I’m going to have to agree, i never really looked at it that way, but I still like American Beauty.
Once again, I’ve clearly seen “worse” movies. I just have a stronger aversion to these. Ever since it came out, I’ve probably had more discussions (and arguments) over ‘Irreversible’ than any other movie. I can see where people (such as you, as I see it’s in your favorites) find value in ‘Irreversible’, I personally find it putrid. I think Noe is an incredibly talented director, he just makes movies that I don’t like. ‘Kids’ on the other hand I found no value whatsoever. With Larry Clark, unlike Gaspar Noe, I find nothing of worth. I’ve hated every movie of his that I’ve seen.
completely forgot about ‘American Beauty’… It is certainly up there as far as bad movies go (nothing special with the lone exception of Chris Cooper’s performance)
I’ve always hated ‘Fatal Attraction’ because I find it one of the more misogynistic films ever made. The true villain of the story is turned into a hero of sorts by the end because Glenn Close is a psycho.
Yes, we could ALL place lists with films like ‘Short Circuit 2’, ‘Gigli’, or ‘Son of the Mask’… but what would be the point.
On a sight like this, a poll like this is guaranteed to produce films that you might think are good (or even great)
“I’ve always hated ‘Fatal Attraction’ because I find it one of the more misogynistic films ever made.”
you shoud watch Antichrist.
“Yes, we could ALL place lists with films like ‘Short Circuit 2’, ‘Gigli’, or ‘Son of the Mask’… but what would be the point.”
I think the point would be to do what the op had in mind, namely to name the worst films you have seen.
There are enough threads like “overrated films”, “films everyone likes but you hate” etc on this board.
How about “El Topo”? If anyone else has actually even seen it! I thought it went on for hours. Should be outlawed by Geneva Convention as cruel & unusual punishment. Most of your candidates are just drivel, some are pap for the masses, some r lite little romps with silly premises & awful writing, and some written for or by idiots or both, this one takes it to a whole new level you have never imagined. Torture is not too harsh a word for sitting through it. Slightly behind El Topo is The Spirit, which I mistakenly watched when we bought a BluRay because Samuel Jackson was in it & Frank Miller took responsibility for this mess. Brave man. Loved Sin City, but don’t let it go to your head, Frank. Let someone else drive next time. Seriously. Pirates of the Carribean? Puhleeease, it’s based on a freaking Disney ride, for gosh sakes, it’s not Shakespeare in the park! Johhny Depp’s characterization made it possible to sit through, but after the 1st one, the stink of 2nd rank cable stations was all over it, but it still beats lots of other crap on TV. That shouldn’t be a compliment to any of the other TV shows.
sam h – yeah i cant deal with el topo either. although his earlier film, “fando y lis” is one of my favorites. and i liked sin city too, so many people hate on it :|
ah, a REAL film buff- hallelujah! haven’t seen “fando y lis”, but frankly, after seeing el topo, i would be much less inclined, rather like being bitten by a rabid dog and then deciding to be best friends. no thanks! there are many fine latino filmmakers, i just can’t imagine this is one of them. give me almodovar, luis bunuel, guillermo del toro, to name a few, but not this guy!
Listen up, ppl, this was the ten WORST movies you’ve EVER seen! Comic books made into movies are rarely anything more than a fun romp for pre- and post-adolescent boys in love with gadgets, shiny things, boobs & explosions, so get those off yer lists as worst EVER- pretty harmless as far as this list is concerned.
Then, stop pretending you even know what an elitist is & get rid of any hollywood movies you were disappointed with (boo hoo- here’s my violin!), and any mainstream hollywood movies you were annoyed with winning lots of awards- anyone who understands anything about the entertainment industry in the US today knows that awards are based on box-office returns, huge ads in variety & other trade pubs, and other publicity stunts. MONEY! I watched the BAFTAs by accident out of sheer boredom(can’t even stomach the US versions) & at least they actually had some interesting choices outside of mainstream hollywood.
don’t confuse the category “10 worst films you’ve ever seen” with “movies i don’t understand or care for, or i’m offended by ideologically”. LOTR is pretty to look at & a highly ambitious undertaking, but it’s not the greatest movie ever, or the worst. It’s a paean to the Tolkien books done by a Tolkien appreciater. If you don’t share his enthusiasm or haven’t read or liked the books, it’s gonna leave you cold. but the worst movie ever? no.
Slumdog Millionaire? henrique, you gotta be joking! worst movie ever? you just didn’t like it. c’est incroyable! Les Dix Plus MAL que vous avez vue! Ca? Vraiment? Il n’y a pas des plus mal films dans le monde entier? Je ne pense pas! Essayez-vous encore, svp.
Many, many crappy movies get made each & every day around the world. Most don’t ever see the light of day. A few make it to screens somewhere. The ones that actually get to lots of theaters usually have big box office draw stars in them & lots of studio money or backer money behind them & aren’t necessarily the best, just the most promoted. Most of the time, hollywood only bets on sure things. New ideas, talent & directors make the accountants queasy generally.
seriously, fando y lis is much less painful to watch. its quite beautiful, filled with (mostly) nonviolent surrealist images, pretty songs, and an excellent free jazz/burning piano scene.
But to me, ‘Fatal Attraction’ is worse than the other movies I mentioned. Movies so bad that they don’t deserve mention I feel nothing more than ambivalence toward. I rarely ever hate them, and certainly not in the manner in which I hate those I’ve mentioned here.
As to ‘Antichrist’, I’ll have to see it to know. I know that ‘Fatal Attraction’ has more of a rah-rah style misogynism, where the audience is fooled into cheering for Michael Douglas as opposed to the attitude of the filmmaker being overtly misogynist. I guess what I’m trying to say I find it intolerable here, where I think it works (or am less offended by it) in something like, say, ‘Marnie’, a film I actually like.
Von Trier is hit and miss with me as it is, but I don’t miss any of his stuff. By what I’ve heard so far, this is the type of film with no middle ground. I’m always interested in such movies (even if I don’t always like them).
@SAM H: Yes, In quality terms, they aren’t the worst movies that I’d seen. But, in my cinema patterns, They are the best examples from a dishonest cinema, from a industry that tried to sell an attractive wrapping with nothing inside. “Slumdog Millionaire” is a pile of hypocrital exotic clichés who tried to clean conscience from the colonialism with a paternalism actitude. Oh, yes, “Troll 2” is a worst movie, but… ¡nobody cares! ¡It never be made to be a great movie, only a exploit direct-to-video! I can´t judge a movie without ambitions.
@henrique- still misguided! clearly, no idea about anything involving indian culture. slumdog millionaire is a hybrid movie- part bollywood/part hollywood via england. yes, there is a paternalistic take on it, but it’s not the only element. too simplistic! Troll 2 is more like what i would expect ppl to pick as their 10 worst films.
i thought ppl here would be intelligent, well-informed cineastes. most of you won’t even know what that word means. the rest of you have neither taste nor original thoughts, choosing instead to mire yourself in cliches and mock indignation about stuff the rest of the planet figured out long ago.
this only tangentially counts, but i watched four episodes of that show harper’s island a couple months ago, and felt me lip quivering, so i stopped. netflix instant viewing essentially took 10 cliche-dumps into my eyes. good stuff…
The Color Of Night
Meet The Spartans
Batman And Robin
The Incredible Hulk