Special Report

100 Worst Movies of All Time

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

An eco-comedy full of flatulence and beer-guzzling, “Bio-Dome” was called “Inept in almost every respect” by The New York Times. Star Pauly Shore was variously described as possibly “the most annoying comic alive” and a “one-man toxic spill.”

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39. Swept Away (2002)
> Genre: Comedy, Romance
> Directed by: Guy Ritchie
> Starring: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood

This ill-advised remake of the 1975 Lina Wertmüller original, directed by star Madonna’s then-husband, “offers further proof that Madonna can’t act,” according to critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The Associated Press found it to be “Every bit the cinematic shipwreck you’d imagine it to be.”

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

This video game adaptation by Uwe Boll was a box office bomb, grossing $2.4 million after costing a reported $25 million to make. Actor Michael Madsen, who stars in the film, called it “an abomination” and “a horrifying and preposterous movie.”

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

British film magazine Empire called “Feardotcom” the “most pathetic horror of the decade.” Audiences must have agreed, as the film grossed less than $19 million worldwide against a reported budget of $40 million.

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

Critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes called this would-be comedy “Witlessly broad and utterly devoid of laughs.” Peter Travers in Rolling Stone cracked, “This movie sucks more.”

Source: Roadshow Films

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

“More likely to put you to sleep than thrill you,” according to critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. This scary-house movie – not to be confused with last year’s well-received French drama of the same name – was described by Movie City News as “Dull, dreary, pointless and bad…”

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

This live-action spinoff of the classic UPA animated series about a nearsighted old man (a concept that in itself isn’t nearly as funny now as it must have seemed decades ago when it first appeared) was described by Roger Ebert as “transcendentally bad.” USA Today went further, calling it “an insult to the intelligence of the entire human race.”

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33. Movie 43 (2013)
> Genre: Comedy
> Directed by: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr
> Starring: Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere

A “star-studded turkey,” according to critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes — the stars include Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Winslet, Terrence Howard, Liev Schreiber, and Halle Berry, among many others — this raunchy comedy “is utterly disgusting throughout,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News described it as probably the worst movie she’d seen in 15 years.

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

Generally known for his work in action and drama franchises like Rambo and Rocky, Sylvester Stallone tried his hand at comedy in 1992’s “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.” Unfortunately, the movie failed to show Stallone’s comedic chops. The actor would later express regret at ever having made the movie.

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

In effect, an animated ad for apps – it takes place inside a smartphone – this “vile animated faux-comedy,” according to Time Out, was dubbed by the Village Voice both “boldly bad” and “boldly boring.”