50 Worst Movies of All Time

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What makes a movie bad? While it’s hard to pinpoint to one particular aspect, many bad movies have several characteristics in common, including poor acting, lazy scriptwriting, and general incompetence on the parts of the filmmakers. And while critics and audience often diverge in their acceptance of a movie, some films reach such a level of awfulness that just about everyone agrees they’re bad.

These are motion pictures that by some confluence of circumstances cause audiences to react with anger, confusion, and boredom. Thousands of movie fans go online to give these films low ratings, hoping to prevent fellow moviegoers from suffering the same viewing fate. In these cases, critics agree with moviegoers, generally panning the flick.

24/7 Wall St. has determined the 50 worst movies of all time, based on a number of metrics, including audience and critic ratings.

Almost all of the films featured on the list were released relatively recently, with only four titles debuting before 1990. And while the films cover nearly every genre, over half are labelled as comedies on IMDb. There are also quite a few horror and sci-fi movies,which often tend to flop thanks to terrible makeup and less-than-dazzling special effects.

Many of these bad films star extremely popular actors, including Sandra Bullock, Jon Voight, and Sylvester Stallone. While some of these films’ directors had short stints in the movie industry, others have had long, prolific careers. Some directors are even responsible for multiple films on the list, including Jason Friedberg, Bob Clark, and Uwe Boll.

To determine the worst movies of all time, 24/7 Wall St. created an index based on each film’s Rotten Tomatoes average critic rating, Rotten Tomatoes average audience rating and Internet Movie Database average user rating, To be considered, each film needed to have at least 10,000 IMDb user ratings and 10 approved tomatometer critic reviews.

We averaged the user ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb and weighted by the number of votes for each. The combined user rating was then averaged with the Rotten Tomatoes critic rating.

Items included on this list were selected based exclusively on this methodology. This article includes affiliate links, and 24/7 Wall St. may get a share of the revenue from sales.

Source: Courtesy of Artisan Entertainment

50. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
> Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
> Director: Joe Berlinger
> Starring: Jeffrey Donovan, Stephen Barker Turner, Erica Leerhsen

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

49. The Emoji Movie (2017)
> Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
> Director: Tony Leondis
> Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

48. The Apparition (2012)
> Genre: Horror, Thriller
> Director: Todd Lincoln
> Starring: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

47. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
> Director: Jan de Bont
> Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

46. Fair Game (1995)
> Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
> Director: Andrew Sipes
> Starring: William Baldwin, Cindy Crawford, Steven Berkoff

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

45. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
> Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
> Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
> Starring: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

44. Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
> Director: Courtney Solomon
> Starring: Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons, Zoe McLellan

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

43. Street Fighter (1994)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
> Director: Steven E. de Souza
> Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

42. The Fog (2005)
> Genre: Horror
> Director: Rupert Wainwright
> Starring: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair

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Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

41. Jaws 3-D (1983)
> Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
> Director: Joe Alves
> Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

40. Vampires Suck (2010)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
> Starring: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader

Source: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

39. Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
> Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
> Director: Tom Ropelewski
> Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, David Gallagher

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

38. The Devil Inside (2012)
> Genre: Horror
> Director: William Brent Bell
> Starring: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth

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Source: Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment

37. Stan Helsing (2009)
> Genre: Comedy, Horror
> Director: Bo Zenga
> Starring: Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

36. The Avengers (1998)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
> Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
> Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

35. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
> Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
> Director: Roger Spottiswoode
> Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

34. Bio-Dome (1996)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Jason Bloom
> Starring: Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, William Atherton

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Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

33. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Troy Miller
> Starring: Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Eugene Levy

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

32. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
> Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
> Director: Wych Kaosayananda
> Starring: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

31. Catwoman (2004)
> Genre: Action, Crime
> Director: Pitof
> Starring: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

30. Mr. Magoo (1997)
> Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
> Director: Stanley Tong
> Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar

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Source: Courtesy of Boll KG Productions

29. BloodRayne (2005)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
> Director: Uwe Boll
> Starring: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

28. Caddyshack II (1988)
> Genre: Comedy, Sport
> Director: Allan Arkush
> Starring: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

27. Feardotcom (2002)
> Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
> Director: William Malone
> Starring: Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea

Source: Courtesy of Open Road Films

26. Fifty Shades of Black (2016)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Michael Tiddes
> Starring: Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Fred Willard

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Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

25. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
> Genre: Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi
> Director: Ron Underwood
> Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

24. The Master of Disguise (2002)
> Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
> Director: Perry Andelin Blake
> Starring: Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, Harold Gould

Source: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

23. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
> Genre: Mystery, Thriller
> Director: Chris Sivertson
> Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough

Source: Courtesy of Focus Features

22. Barb Wire (1996)
> Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
> Director: David Hogan
> Starring: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander

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Source: Courtesy of Regent Releasing

21. The Hottie & the Nottie (2008)
> Genre: Comedy, Romance
> Director: Tom Putnam
> Starring: Paris Hilton, Joel David Moore, Christine Lakin

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

20. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
> Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
> Director: Joseph Sargent
> Starring: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles

Source: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

19. Baby Geniuses (1999)
> Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
> Director: Bob Clark
> Starring: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall

Source: Courtesy of Regency Enterprises

18. Epic Movie (2007)
> Genre: Adventure, Comedy
> Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
> Starring: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard

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Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

17. Rollerball (2002)
> Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
> Director: John McTiernan
> Starring: Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

16. Meet the Spartans (2008)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
> Starring: Sean Maguire, Kevin Sorbo, Carmen Electra

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

15. Glitter (2001)
> Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
> Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
> Starring: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

14. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Tom Brady
> Starring: Nick Swardson, Don Johnson, Christina Ricci

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Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

13. From Justin to Kelly (2003)
> Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
> Director: Robert Iscove
> Starring: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

12. Son of the Mask (2005)
> Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
> Director: Lawrence Guterman
> Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Traylor Howard, Alan Cumming

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

11. Kazaam (1996)
> Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
> Director: Paul Michael Glaser
> Starring: Shaquille O’Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker

Source: Courtesy of Lionsgate

10. Disaster Movie (2008)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
> Starring: Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey, Nicole Parker

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Source: Courtesy of Triumph Films

9. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
> Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
> Director: Bob Clark
> Starring: Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel

Source: Courtesy of Lions Gate Films

8. Alone in the Dark (2005)
> Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
> Director: Uwe Boll
> Starring: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff

Source: Courtesy of IFC Midnight

7. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)
> Genre: Comedy, Horror
> Director: Tom Six
> Starring: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Eric Roberts

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

6. Gigli (2003)
> Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
> Director: Martin Brest
> Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha

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Source: Courtesy of Artisan Entertainment

5. House of the Dead (2003)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
> Director: Uwe Boll
> Starring: Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

4. Battlefield Earth (2000)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
> Director: Roger Christian
> Starring: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper

Source: Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films

3. Saving Christmas (2014)
> Genre: Comedy, Family
> Director: Darren Doane
> Starring: Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane, Bridgette Cameron

Source: Courtesy of Severin Films

2. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
> Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
> Director: James Nguyen
> Starring: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren

Source: Courtesy of Synapse Films

1. The Hands of Fate (1966)
> Genre: Horror
> Director: Harold P. Warren
> Starring: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson

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