Special Report

50 Worst Movies of All Time

Source: Courtesy of Open Road Films

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

“Fifty Shades of Black” is director Michael Tiddes and funnyman Marlon Wayans’ spoof of the erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Even though Wayans had success with send-ups of the horror genre, “Fifty Shades of Black” fell flat, with only 7% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving the movie a thumbs up. J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader said “The movie’s mean-spiritedness becomes even more painful than the dippiness of the source material.”

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

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

While 76% of critics enjoyed the original — John Carpenter-helmed “The Fog” from 1980 — a mere 4% approved of this 2005 remake, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s Critics Consensus states that the updated “The Fog,” lacks “scares, suspense or originality” — three of the most important traits for a horror film. The movie did manage to do well at the box office, however, grossing nearly $30 million domestically on an $18 million budget.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

33. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
> Genre: Action, crime, mystery
> Directed by: Wych Kaosayananda
> Starring: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto

“Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever,” an action film starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, has the dubious distinction of 0% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes approving of the movie. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says it is “a startlingly inept film” that offers “overblown, wall-to-wall action without a hint of wit, coherence, style, or originality.” It was also a box-office disaster, grossing $14.3 million on a budget of $70 million.

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

32. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
> Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy
> Directed by: John R. Leonetti
> Starring: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar

The second movie based on the video game “Mortal Kombat” fails to match the excitement of actually playing the game due to shallow characters, bad effects, and tedious fight scenes. Perhaps this is due to its then-inexperienced director — the movie was filmmaker John R. Leonetti’s directorial debut.

Source: Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment

31. Stan Helsing (2009)
> Genre: Comedy, horror
> Directed by: Bo Zenga
> Starring: Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson

Abraham Van Helsing was the fictional vampire hunter in Bram Stoker’s classic horror novela “Dracula.” Stan, his descendant, is a video-store clerk who ends up fighting a host of famous movie monsters and assorted fiends. The New York Times called the film a “shockingly bad movie.” It was liked by just 14% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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