Worst movies I've ever seen

by tobyrclark | created - 06 Oct 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The most incompetently made, horribly misguided in their goals and outright offensive feature films I've sat through.

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1. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

20 Metascore

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Votes: 133,615 | Gross: $131.56M

0.6/10 - a badly written, acted and directed insult to the entire Avatar fanbase.

2. La leggenda del Titanic (1999)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A grandfather mouse tells his grandchildren the "real" story of the Titanic disaster, including himself, evil sharks, a giant octopus, and an evil whaling scheme.

Directors: Orlando Corradi, Kim J. Ok | Stars: Gregory Snegoff, Francis Pardeilhan, Jane Alexander, Anna Mazzotti

Votes: 3,166

0.6/10 - a despicable depiction of a real-life tragedy and a breathtakingly stupid story in its own right.

3. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Dodger must confront the struggles of life as he is visited by the Garbage Pail Kids and intimidated by some older bullies.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Phil Fondacaro, Katie Barberi

Votes: 6,697 | Gross: $1.58M

0.7/10

4. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

G | 96 min | Family, Fantasy

When Santa's sleigh gets stuck in Florida, he tells a group of kids the story of Thumbelina.

Director: R. Winer | Stars: Jay Ripley, Shay Garner, Pat Morrell, Bob O'Connell

Votes: 1,013

0.8/10

5. Thumbelina (1970)

G | 72 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

Retelling of the classic children's tale from a 1960s psychedelic viewpoint.

Director: Barry Mahon | Stars: Shay Garner, Pat Morrell, Bob O'Connell, Ruth McMahon

Votes: 111

0.9/10

6. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Director: Harold P. Warren | Stars: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren

Votes: 32,907

1/10 - unimaginably incompetent in every possible area.

7. Humshakals (2014)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy

A comedy centered around three people who each have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name.

Director: Sajid Khan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu

Votes: 6,890

1.2/10

8. Breaking Wind (2012)

R | 82 min | Comedy

A comedic spoof based on the worldwide phenomenon, The Twilight Saga.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Heather Ann Davis, Eric Callero, Frank Pacheco, Michael Adam Hamilton

Votes: 4,281

1.2/10

9. Titanic - La leggenda continua (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A Cinderella meets her Prince Charming on the ill-fated Titanic. Along for the ride are a rapping dog, other talking animals, and an assortment of wacky humans.

Director: Camillo Teti | Stars: Lisa Russo, Mark Thompson-Ashworth, Gisella Mathews, Silva Belton

Votes: 8,758

1.3/10 - even shoddier than its predecessor, though I have to give it credit for possibly having people die, albeit offscreen, this time.

10. Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | 128 min | Drama

16 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer

Votes: 55,865 | Gross: $20.30M

1.3/10

11. 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2013)

R | 80 min | Comedy

After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, a young woman returns to the house where her father killed the entire cast of The Artist during his exorcism.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Ashley Martin, Austin Michael Scott, Heidi Kramer, Pickles Moss

Votes: 3,305

1.3/10

12. Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A platoon of eagles and vultures attack Hollywood, California. Why did the eagles and vultures attack? Who will survive?

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Thomas Favaloro, Chelsea Turnbo

Votes: 3,758

1.4/10

13. The Wicker Man (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Beahan

Votes: 58,606 | Gross: $23.64M

1.4/10 - Probably the worst remake and most unintentionally hilarious horror movie in history, not helped by the director's obvious misogyny.

14. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren, Janae Caster

Votes: 18,199

1.5/10

15. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 9,848

1.5/10 - laughably incompetent, and yet not nearly as fun as Plan 9.

16. The Wicker Tree (2011)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror

Charmed by the residents of Tressock, Scotland, two young missionaries accept the invitation to participate in a local festival, fully unaware of the consequences of their decision.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett, Graham McTavish, Jacqueline Leonard

Votes: 2,282

1.6/10

17. Alone in the Dark (2005)

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

9 Metascore

A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Frank C. Turner

Votes: 39,855 | Gross: $5.18M

1.6/10

18. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

31 Metascore

In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside

Votes: 40,180 | Gross: $15.56M

1.6/10 - Craps all over the original's mythology in a nonsensical way in the first 15 minutes and never recovers.

19. The Room (2003)

R | 99 min | Drama

9 Metascore

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Director: Tommy Wiseau | Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Philip Haldiman

Votes: 66,867

1.7/10 - a hilariously incoherent mess.

20. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jason James Richter, Melody Kay, Jack Black, Carole Finn

Votes: 9,327

1.7/10

21. God's Not Dead (2014)

PG | 113 min | Drama

16 Metascore

College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White, Dean Cain

Votes: 37,038 | Gross: $60.76M

1.8/10

22. Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi

The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle

Votes: 4,006 | Gross: $1.00M

1.8/10

23. Epic Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

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: 96,200 | Gross: $39.74M

1.8/10 - a sporadically amusing but incoherent collection of mostly unfunny references to less than Epic movies.

24. The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Unrated | 54 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A defecting Soviet scientist is hit by a nuclear explosion near Yucca Flats and roams around as a beast.

Director: Coleman Francis | Stars: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford, Larry Aten

Votes: 6,955

1.9/10

25. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 35,672 | Gross: $20.76M

2/10 - a film that has a shark luring a human into an ambush before following his family to the Bahamas, apparently in the name of vengeance. Enough said.

26. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 118 min | Horror

39 Metascore

A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow

Votes: 18,831 | Gross: $30.75M

2/10 - an incoherent sequel that clearly shows its contempt for the original, not least in the way the actual hero of the original is never mentioned by name.

27. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Votes: 32,854

2.1/10 - Probably one of the most hilariously shoddily produced films of all time.

28. Troll 2 (1990)

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

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: 27,824

2.2/10

29. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9 Metascore

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.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

Votes: 71,172 | Gross: $21.47M

2.3/10

30. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

24 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 38,023 | Gross: $15.68M

2.4/10

31. S. Darko (2009)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Briana Evigan, James Lafferty, Ed Westwick

Votes: 12,168

2.5/10

32. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

29 Metascore

Warring Alien and Predator races descend on a rural Colorado town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz

Votes: 105,657 | Gross: $41.80M

2.6/10 - stripped of everything that made every other Alien and/or Predator movie enjoyable.

33. Baby Geniuses (1999)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6 Metascore

Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 22,571 | Gross: $27.14M

2.7/10

34. Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

25 Metascore

The true story of a heroic man, Hunter "Patch" Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 91,420 | Gross: $135.03M

2.8/10 - a biopic that fails to make its protagonist likable, thanks to the insulting liberties it takes with history.

35. Barb Wire (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander, David Andriole

Votes: 22,544 | Gross: $3.79M

3/10 - A Casablanca-ripoff with a small fraction of the talent involved.

36. North (1994)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 12,262 | Gross: $7.14M

3/10 - A parade of racial and ethnic stereotypes, presented by a completely unheroic kid who we eventually realise believes every single one of them.

37. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 38,394 | Gross: $16.30M

3.1/10

38. The Love Guru (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

24 Metascore

Pitka, an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge is to settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.

Director: Marco Schnabel | Stars: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Romany Malco, Jessica Simpson

Votes: 46,574 | Gross: $32.24M

3.1/10

39. Corky Romano (2001)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

20 Metascore

The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.

Director: Rob Pritts | Stars: Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg

Votes: 11,617 | Gross: $23.98M

3.1/10

40. My Boss's Daughter (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: David Zucker | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Andy Richter, Molly Shannon

Votes: 26,248 | Gross: $15.55M

3.1/10

41. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 211,740 | Gross: $107.33M

3.2/10

42. Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 47,252 | Gross: $111.76M

3.2/10

43. Rollerball (2002)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

14 Metascore

The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn

Votes: 23,736 | Gross: $18.99M

3.3/10

44. The Lord of the Rings (1978)

PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt

Votes: 26,833 | Gross: $0.92M

3.4/10 - an awful adaptation with poor voice acting and lazy animation, not helped by the fact that it was released with nothing to indicate that it was incomplete.

45. Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 24,344

3.4/10 - an incoherent and only sporadically amusing mess, which kept the book from getting a serious treatment for nearly 40 years.

46. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 159,000 | Gross: $127.87M

3.5/10

47. Catwoman (2004)

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

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: 98,315 | Gross: $40.20M

3.5/10

48. RoboCop 3 (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Mario Machado, Remy Ryan

Votes: 40,610 | Gross: $10.70M

3.5/10

49. The Spirit (2008)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

30 Metascore

Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City.

Director: Frank Miller | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jaime King

Votes: 56,840 | Gross: $19.78M

3.5/10

50. 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance