Worst Films of 1998

by christophershobris | created - 23 Oct 2013 | updated - 07 Jan 2016 | Public

Every year bad movies come out, and there is no stopping that. As long as people keep making movies we will get ones like these. But that is what makes it fun, to be able to point out what those bad movies are. These movies were panned by critics, bombed at the box office, and were awarded bad movie awards, and had a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes.com between 0-30%. Here are the worst of the worst from 1998. Enjoy!

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1. Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)

PG | 78 min | Comedy, Family

Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion ... See full summary »

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: BD Wong, Bronson Pinchot, Jennifer Coolidge, Joseph Ashton

Votes: 923 | Gross: $0.03M

0%

2. Meet the Deedles (1998)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

Two surfers end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger who is out for revenge.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Paul Walker, Steve Van Wormer, A.J. Langer, John Ashton

Votes: 2,428 | Gross: $4.31M

3%

3. The Avengers (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

12 Metascore

Two British agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 37,349 | Gross: $23.32M

5% This is "not" the 2011 version. No way. But this one sucks.

4. Senseless (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Marlon Wayans, David Spade, Brad Dourif, Esther Scott

Votes: 12,156 | Gross: $13.04M

6% Indeed

5. Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jane March, Steven Waddington, Winston Ntshona

Votes: 1,925 | Gross: $2.15M

6%

6. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

21 Metascore

The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy Norwood, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 60,486 | Gross: $40.00M

7% A really great first film followed by a really horrible film.

7. Species II (1998)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

19 Metascore

An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 24,448 | Gross: $19.17M

9%

8. A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

26 Metascore

Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury.

Directors: John Fortenberry, Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Raquel Gardner, Viveca Paulin

Votes: 51,604 | Gross: $30.32M

11%

9. Firestorm (1998)

R | 89 min | Thriller, Action

Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Semler | Stars: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis

Votes: 3,345 | Gross: $8.04M

12%

10. Holy Man (1998)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia

Votes: 17,476 | Gross: $12.07M

12%

11. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 89,537 | Gross: $37.02M

12% Despite the incredible cast. I just wasn't meant to be.

12. Hush (1998)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

18 Metascore

Helen is the young girlfriend of good-looking Jackson Baring. When Helen gets pregnant and marries Jackson, they decide to move to his family farm, Kilronan, and have a baby there. But his ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Darby | Stars: Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, Nina Foch

Votes: 8,217 | Gross: $13.51M

13%

13. Chairman of the Board (1998)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

A surfer becomes the head of a major company.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Miller, Raquel Welch

Votes: 5,440

13%

14. Phantoms (1998)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

26 Metascore

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 17,568 | Gross: $5.66M

13%

15. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith

Votes: 4,819 | Gross: $7.51M

14%

16. 54 (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

33 Metascore

The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

Director: Mark Christopher | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers

Votes: 29,372 | Gross: $16.57M

15%

17. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

32 Metascore

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.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 163,588 | Gross: $136.31M

16% The only two things that really stand out about Matthew Broderick's career, is Ferris Beuller's Day Off, and The Lion King, other then that there isn't much success for Mr. Broderick. I like him as an actor, I just which he was in better stuff. Godzilla is an example.

18. Desperate Measures (1998)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Frank Conner is an honest police officer who desperately needs to save his son's life. However, after losing all hope, he finds out that a criminal Peter McCabe in jail is his only savior.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 14,681 | Gross: $13.81M

17%

19. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 59,322 | Gross: $32.94M

17%

20. My Giant (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Billy Crystal, Gheorghe Muresan, Kathleen Quinlan, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 6,090 | Gross: $7.99M

19%

21. Practical Magic (1998)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

46 Metascore

Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 62,227 | Gross: $46.68M

20%

22. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Warren | Stars: Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Takaaki Ishibashi

Votes: 6,257 | Gross: $3.55M

21%

23. The Odd Couple II (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Richard Riehle, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 8,008 | Gross: $18.91M

22%

24. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,338 | Gross: $1.20M

23% Released April 7, 1998 in USA.

25. Ringmaster (1998)

R | 90 min | Comedy

Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Abramson | Stars: Jerry Springer, Jaime Pressly, William McNamara, Molly Hagan

Votes: 4,601 | Gross: $9.25M

25% Well, we found out one thing from this. It's that Jerry Springer cannot act.

26. Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

42 Metascore

The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 63,743 | Gross: $69.12M

27%

27. Kissing a Fool (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will... See full summary »

Director: Doug Ellin | Stars: David Schwimmer, Jason Lee, Mili Avital, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 4,523 | Gross: $4.00M

27%

28. Half Baked (1998)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams

Votes: 52,248 | Gross: $17.28M

29%

29. Hard Rain (1998)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A armored-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Votes: 29,120 | Gross: $19.82M

29%

30. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Loni Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Jim Varney, Victor Wong

Votes: 9,484 | Gross: $0.38M

29%

31. Break Up (1998)

R | 100 min | Thriller

Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Bridget Fonda, Hart Bochner, Steven Weber

Votes: 1,580

My heart was broken up.

32. Psycho (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 40,767 | Gross: $21.46M

33. Dirty Work (1998)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

Director: Bob Saget | Stars: Norm MacDonald, Jack Warden, Artie Lange, Traylor Howard

Votes: 21,346 | Gross: $9.98M

34. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 353,677 | Gross: $201.57M

35. Almost Heroes (1998)

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

A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Chris Farley, Matthew Perry, Bokeem Woodbine, Barry Del Sherman

Votes: 13,998 | Gross: $6.11M

36. Mafia! (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate, Lloyd Bridges, Billy Burke

Votes: 13,413 | Gross: $19.88M

37. The Souler Opposite (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

All Barry Singer wants, "is a woman to like him for who he pretends to be," ...or so he says in his act. A stand up comedian toiling in the netherworld of the L.A. comedy scene, Barry's ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Kalmenson | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Timothy Busfield, Janel Moloney, Josh Keaton

Votes: 162 | Gross: $0.00M