There is always a good actor in a disappointing movie...by The Grand Master | created - 10 Nov 2013 | updated - 10 Nov 2013 | Public
We all make mistakes and we are all human. Every actor/actress features in a bad movie or a disappointing movie that does not live up to it's potential. In my opinion, here are a select few.
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1. Showtime (2002)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
Votes: 56,656 | Gross: $38.08M
On paper this could have easily been a decent comedy. On the screen, it is a huge disappointment. Such as shame, because I was really looking to seeing Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy on the screen.
2. Batman & Robin (1997)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
Votes: 212,627 | Gross: $107.33M
The movie that almost killed the franchise. Everything is wrong with it. Thankfully Batman Begins erased the bad memories of Batman and Robin. Whether Robin is yet to be seen in another Batman movie is another matter.
3. Collateral Damage (2002)
R | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.
Votes: 67,262 | Gross: $40.08M
Arnold Schwarzenegger was my childhood hero growing up. He could do no wrong. Collateral Damage definitely wasn't his best movie, and the events of September 11 completely destroyed it's box office chances. Although in saying that, the script was poorly executed.
4. Cop Out (2010)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jimmy's rare baseball card is robbed. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his cop partner Paul to track down the robber, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.
Votes: 80,365 | Gross: $44.88M
Cop Out is literally that, a cop out. Not funny in the slightest and the script tries WAY too hard to be funny. I'm still waiting for the joke or even a funny scene.
5. Eye See You (2002)
R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A lead detective being stalked by a serial killer is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who can't face their jobs.
Votes: 21,739 | Gross: $0.08M
Definitely not one of Sylvester Stallone's finest moments. A total disappointment.
6. Daylight (1996)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
Votes: 59,717 | Gross: $33.02M
I remember seeing a trailer of this when I was 12 years old thinking this going to be an awesome action flick. When I hired this out on video, I was so disappointed with the end result.
7. Battlefield Earth (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.
Votes: 71,369 | Gross: $21.47M
This was no surprise that it is one of the worst movies of all time. Made to fuel John Travolta's ego and the awareness of Scientology to the general public. I saw this on a bus trip once and after 20 minutes, I was put to sleep. Terrible, terrible, terrible.
8. Shadow Man (2006 Video)
R | 91 min | Action, Thriller
An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
There's been a lot of awful Steven Seagal movies from his direct to video career now that he is no longer the huge box office draw card he once was. This movie takes the cake. It's atrocious film making at it's best.
9. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
Votes: 35,880 | Gross: $20.76M
Michael Caine, what were you thinking?! And the movie itself, well it's a shadow of the 1975 box office blockbuster.
10. City Hall (1996)
R | 111 min | Drama
The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Votes: 18,174 | Gross: $20.20M
Very disappointing movie overall. I only saw it for Al Pacino.
11. 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: 86,070 | Gross: $32.75M
This didn't hold my interest. A disappointment for Matt Damon, and Director Clint Eastwood.
12. Drive Angry (2011)
R | 104 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.
Votes: 88,611 | Gross: $10.71M
Nicolas Cage is not the awesome actor he used to be and the actor who used to be one of my top 5 favourite actors growing up. Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off are some of his most memorable movies. This was just awful and certainly not a highlight for him.
13. Air America (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Comedy
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
Votes: 24,536 | Gross: $31.05M
Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr, two mighty box office draw cards. What could have gone wrong?! The script just did not work and the jokes are too corny. Ultimately it can't decide whether it is an action/adventure or a comedy or even a drama.
14. 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: 181,223 | Gross: $64.51M
Not Mark Wahlberg's best. M. Night Shyamalan might just be known as a one hit wonder for the rest of his career (The Sixth Sense).
15. Stone (2010)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman's path.
Votes: 38,155 | Gross: $1.80M
Robert De Niro and Edward were a great pairing in The Score (2001). Seeing those two reunited had me interested, but ultimately the film was a total disappointment.
16. Funny People (2009)
R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Votes: 107,602 | Gross: $51.86M
Unfunny movie. Adam Sandler hasn't been in a decent movie for a long while now.
17. Showgirls (1995)
NC-17 | 128 min | Drama
Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.
Votes: 56,033 | Gross: $20.30M
This is definitely the notoriously worst movie of all time. Anyone who was even associated with this movie must be wondering what the hell is this rubbish. And Paul Verhoeven, shame on you!
18. No Good Deed (2002)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Votes: 6,508 | Gross: $0.18M
Looked like a decent movie, but ultimately a terrible one. Samuel L Jackson was the only decent actor in this movie.
19. xXx: State of the Union (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Darius Stone, a new agent in the xXx program, is sent to Washington, D.C. to stop a coup attempt against the President of the United States.
Votes: 61,995 | Gross: $26.87M
The first XXX was far fetched and a bit overrated, but this is by far the worst.
20. Catwoman (2004)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 98,837 | Gross: $40.20M
Halle Berry's worst career move to star in this garbage, and sadly her career has not recovered. Such a shame.
21. Hollywood Homicide (2003)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.
Votes: 33,723 | Gross: $30.01M
Had the potential to be a hit, but ultimately didn't work. Harrison Ford, I don't know what you were thinking. Josh Hartnett who was riding off the success of Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down saw his career go down the gurgler.
22. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
R | 83 min | Comedy
Deuce is tricked again into man-whoring by T.J., only in Amsterdam while other man-whores are being murdered in his midst.
Votes: 44,971 | Gross: $22.26M
The first Deuce Bigalow is hilarious, this was just unfunny and relied too much on gross sex jokes.
23. Night Train to Venice (1993)
R | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller
The Orient Express, on it's night trip from Munich to Venice, is full because of the beginning of the carnival in Venice. Between the passengers are a journalist, an actress and her ... See full summary »
Most actors need to stick to doing what they do best. Hugh Grant should stick to comedy. He sucks in every other genre.
24. The Out-of-Towners (1999)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Votes: 11,748 | Gross: $28.54M
Not impressed at how unfunny this was. Not in the slightest. Very painful.
25. The Lost City (2005)
R | 144 min | Drama, Romance
In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,819 | Gross: $2.48M
Good actors but overall, zzzzzzzzzz. Boring!