An Ever Expanding List of Atrocious Movies

by doaj | created - 16 Mar 2011 | updated - 08 Apr 2012 | Public

Films that are disgraceful, poorly made, poorly acted, and just plain crappy. Movies that I didn't like, but understand to be good to others will not be on this list. Simply abominations.

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1. The Cat in the Hat (2003)

PG | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.8
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19 Metascore

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Director: Bo Welch | Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 40,365 | Gross: $101.15M

2. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.6
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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 61,859 | Gross: $9.35M

3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

6.2
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38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 116,513 | Gross: $80.57M

4. Troll 2 (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

2.8
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A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young

Votes: 26,779

5. From Justin to Kelly (2003)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

2.1
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14 Metascore

A waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania meet during spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together through their shared love of singing.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess, Anika Noni Rose

Votes: 24,057 | Gross: $4.92M

6. Gigli (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

2.4
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18 Metascore

The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hitman with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 43,181 | Gross: $6.07M

7. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

3.3
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27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 94,669 | Gross: $40.20M

8. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

2.0
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9 Metascore

A group of smart-talking toddlers find themselves at the center of a media mogul's experiment to crack the code to baby talk. The toddlers must race against time for the sake of babies everywhere.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel, Skyler Shaye

Votes: 27,079 | Gross: $9.11M

9. Disaster Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

1.9
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15 Metascore

Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey, Nicole Parker, Matt Lanter

Votes: 78,871 | Gross: $14.19M

10. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

1.9
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

Votes: 11,155

11. Son of the Mask (2005)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

2.2
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20 Metascore

Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.

Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Traylor Howard, Alan Cumming, Liam Falconer

Votes: 45,227 | Gross: $17.02M

12. Epic Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

2.3
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17 Metascore

A comedic satire of films that are large in scope, reputation and popularity.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Adam Campbell

Votes: 94,312 | Gross: $39.74M

13. Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

2.7
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9 Metascore

The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Sean Maguire, Kevin Sorbo, Carmen Electra, Ken Davitian

Votes: 93,766 | Gross: $38.23M

14. Daddy Day Camp (2007)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

3.0
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13 Metascore

Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.

Director: Fred Savage | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant, Tamala Jones

Votes: 13,213 | Gross: $13.24M

15. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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34 Metascore

The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Eugene Levy

Votes: 46,981 | Gross: $82.57M

16. All About Steve (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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17 Metascore

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Director: Phil Traill | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong

Votes: 35,351 | Gross: $33.86M

17. Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

3.2
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21 Metascore

A slovenly cable repairman becomes a big city Health Inspector, and is tasked with uncovering the source of a food poisoning epidemic.

Director: Trent Cooper | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, David Koechner, Michael Papajohn, Phyllis Alexion

Votes: 9,288 | Gross: $15.66M

18. Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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34 Metascore

An FBI agent reprises his disguise as a corpulent old lady and takes a job as a nanny in a crime suspect's house.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter, Nia Long, Zachary Levi

Votes: 35,173 | Gross: $70.17M

19. Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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33 Metascore

In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington

Votes: 72,063 | Gross: $117.56M

20. The Hottie & the Nottie (2008)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

1.9
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7 Metascore

A woman agrees to go on a date with a man only if he finds a suitor for her unattractive best friend.

Director: Tom Putnam | Stars: Paris Hilton, Joel David Moore, Christine Lakin, Johann Urb

Votes: 34,394 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

3.6
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18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 13,876 | Gross: $0.01M

22. My Baby's Daddy (2004)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

4.5
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23 Metascore

A trio of young men (Griffin, Anderson, and Imperioli) are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli, Paula Jai Parker

Votes: 3,242 | Gross: $17.32M

23. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.7
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17 Metascore

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein

Votes: 20,771 | Gross: $8.74M

24. Delta Farce (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
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17 Metascore

Three bumbling Army reservists bound for Iraq are accidentally dropped at Mexican village besieged by hostile forces.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls, Michael Rose

Votes: 9,838 | Gross: $8.07M

25. Witless Protection (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

3.2
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17 Metascore

The story centers on a small-town Sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping, and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be F.B.I. Agents assigned to protect her ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Jenny McCarthy, Richard Bull, J. David Moeller

Votes: 5,612 | Gross: $4.13M

26. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Comedy

6.2
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14 Metascore

A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Fei Lung, Leo Lee, Ling-Ling Hsieh

Votes: 39,948 | Gross: $16.03M

27. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 83,206 | Gross: $2.84M

28. C Me Dance (2009)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

1.4
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A drama centered on a teenage girl who has trained her entire life to dance for the Pittsburgh Ballet.

Director: Greg Robbins | Stars: Christina DeMarco, Greg Robbins, Laura Romeo, Hugh McLean

Votes: 348

29. Tommy and the Cool Mule (2009 Video)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

3.5
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Tommy Braxton's father goes to war and never returns, forcing Tommy to become the man of the house and support his mom and sister.

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Ice-T, Grant Barker, Siri Baruc, Celeste Genco

Votes: 326

30. Pocket Ninjas (1997 Video)

PG | 80 min | Action, Family

1.5
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The evil Cobra Khan rises from the underworld and begins polluting the environment. The White Dragon tries to stop him but is injured so must pass the job onto his three teenage students.

Director: Dave Eddy | Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Richard Rabago, Gary Daniels, Sondi

Votes: 2,187

31. Crank: High Voltage (2009)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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41 Metascore

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins Jr., Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 123,623 | Gross: $13.63M

32. Vampires Suck (2010)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

3.4
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18 Metascore

A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader, Chris Riggi

Votes: 41,558 | Gross: $36.66M

33. Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.6
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Larry and Richard use a voodoo-revived corpse to track down hidden money to clear their names.

Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Troy Byer

Votes: 11,133 | Gross: $12.74M

34. Littleman (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

4.3
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26 Metascore

A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon

Votes: 43,027 | Gross: $58.65M

35. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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42 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 55,198 | Gross: $59.95M

36. Descent (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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45 Metascore

A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.

Director: Talia Lugacy | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Chad Faust, Marcus Patrick, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 2,701 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Tromeo, a filmmaker, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a former partner who tried to steal his business from him.

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Jane Jensen, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, William Beckwith

Votes: 4,607