Cinematic Hindenburgsby dotcomboy | created - 13 Feb 2011 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
These movies are catastrophic fails. Some of these are so awful as to be hilarious studies in how not to make movies. If you want to see something you know will be good check out my "Cinema Classics" list (http://www.imdb.com/list/tctWRWAcEds). VoteForRodneyLewis.com
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1. 8 Mile (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.
Votes: 218,520 | Gross: $116.72M
2. Adventureland (2009)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Votes: 144,020 | Gross: $16.03M
3. After the Dark (2013)
R | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
4. Ali G Indahouse (2002)
R | 85 min | Comedy
Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever.
6. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 72,179 | Gross: $115.00M
7. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Votes: 146,248 | Gross: $11.50M
10. Behaving Badly (2014)
R | 97 min | Comedy
Teenager Rick Stevens has a crush on Nina Pennington. They form a friendship and embark on a rock n' roll journey together while Nina deals with her overbearing boyfriend, Kevin.
11. Bent (1997)
NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance
Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »
Votes: 7,007 | Gross: $0.37M
An effective protagonist is one the audience actually gives a crap about.
12. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 210,369 | Gross: $140.54M
13. Blindness (2008)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.
Votes: 64,530 | Gross: $3.07M
Force-fed moralism, half-baked philosophy, emotional manipulation with an all-star cast.
15. Boxing Helena (1993)
R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.
Votes: 10,466 | Gross: $1.80M
16. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.
Votes: 455,887 | Gross: $1.02M
Everyone goes on about what an incredible movie this is. I gave it a chance. It was boring and I did not detect any chemistry between the two leads whatsoever. I don't know what Casablanca other people are talking about but the one I saw was overblown, heavy-handed crap.
17. Circle of Friends (1995)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,514 | Gross: $23.40M
18. Devil (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
Votes: 118,533 | Gross: $33.58M
Headline: "M. Night Shyamallamadingdongman Takes Another Crap on the Silver Screen" Subhead: "Still Not Considerate Enough for a Courtesy Flush"
19. Easy Money (1983)
R | 95 min | Comedy
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.
Votes: 6,720 | Gross: $29.31M
21. Evolution (2001)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.
Votes: 110,347 | Gross: $38.35M
23. Glitter (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.
Votes: 20,447 | Gross: $4.27M
She spends the whole stupid movie with this dumb look on her face like she just accidentally farted a little but maybe, if she only smiles big and bright enough, hopefully everyone will be nice and pretend not to notice.
24. God's Not Dead (2014)
PG | 113 min | Drama
College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.
Votes: 36,939 | Gross: $60.76M
I think the good Lord is trying to communicate something very special with this movie: stay the hell away from Christian 'arts' & 'entertainment'!
25. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 166,201 | Gross: $136.31M
26. Grown Ups (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Votes: 203,535 | Gross: $162.00M
27. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Votes: 180,381 | Gross: $64.51M
A story about the lengths people will go to avoid another M. Night Shyamalan movie
28. Hereafter (2010)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy
A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Votes: 85,814 | Gross: $32.75M
29. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 67,223 | Gross: $12.63M
30. The Informant! (2009)
R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
Votes: 58,202 | Gross: $33.31M
A movie that attempts to exploit, for relatively cheap laughs, the self-destructive consequences of one man's tragic fall down the rabbit hole of mental illness. For shame!
31. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A West Texas Deputy Sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.
Votes: 31,032 | Gross: $0.21M
There is a very disturbing and horribly, gratuitously violent and prolonged scene of a woman being killed via massive head trauma. I almost had to look away. Casey Affleck's acting and brilliance with a barely intelligible Texas drawl was the only decent thing about this stinker.
32. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Votes: 476,715 | Gross: $3.90M
A bunch of idiots give each other even more brain damage
34. One Night at McCool's (2001)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Votes: 27,112 | Gross: $6.29M
35. Outrageous Fortune (1987)
R | 99 min | Comedy
Two women unknowingly share the same man, but when he disappears, both go out looking for him and enter his surprisingly dangerous life.
Votes: 6,456 | Gross: $52.86M
Even the personable and talented Bette Midler couldn't polish this turd. Shelley Long is soothing and comforting like battery acid in the face. I want to marry her just for the satisfaction of divorcing her.
36. Pressed (2011)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two joyriders Jesse and Sam discover something hidden in the back seat of the car that could change their lives forever. Brian, unknown to Jesse and Sam, is desperately trying to seek a "... See full summary »
37. Rocky V (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport
Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
Votes: 108,942 | Gross: $40.95M
38. Skyline (2010)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Votes: 82,350 | Gross: $21.37M
Some nice aliens come to save the world from L.A.
39. Sister Act (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
Votes: 75,830 | Gross: $139.61M
40. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.
Votes: 42,591 | Gross: $57.32M
I've come to accept that God works in mysterious ways I'll never be able to understand, but, come on, was this *really* necessary?
41. Space Cowboys (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.
Votes: 66,481 | Gross: $90.46M
42. Swing Kids (1993)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music
A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices as the Nazis begin tightening the grip on ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,340 | Gross: $5.63M
OMG the Nazis are coming! Let's dance!
43. Ted (2012)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy
John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.
Votes: 523,062 | Gross: $218.82M
44. Vanilla Sky (2001)
R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Votes: 227,984 | Gross: $100.61M