Special Report

50 Worst Movies of All Time

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20. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
> Genre: Action, crime, thriller
> Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
> Starring: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan

“Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-LI” is a feature movie adaptation based on the video-game franchise. The film stars Kristin Kreuk, who starred in the television series “Smallville,” as Chun-Li. Critics thought the plot was lacking and the characters miscast (Chris Klein and Michael Clarke Duncan also appear in major roles). It was a box office disappointment, grossing less than $9 million domestically after costing $50 million to make.

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19. Epic Movie (2007)
> Genre: Adventure, comedy
> Directed by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
> Starring: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard

“Epic Movie” aims to spoof blockbuster flicks such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The raunchy comedy only impressed 2% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes, however, with most seemingly tiring of directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer’s work following the more successful “Scary Movie.”

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18. Steel (1997)
> Genre: Action, adventure, crime
> Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
> Starring: Shaquille O’Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson

Shaquille O’Neal stars as weapons designer John Henry Irons, who dons a metal suit and becomes known as the superhero Steel. The poorly executed movie is riddled with cliches — though some critics praised Shaq’s performance.

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17. Left Behind (2014)
> Genre: Action, drama, fantasy
> Directed by: Vic Armstrong
> Starring: Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson

The fourth movie based on the religious fantasy novel “Left Behind” — which imagine the effects of the biblical Rapture — earned a 1% Rotten Tomatoes rating and inspired critic Bilge Ebiri to denounce it as “biblical in its silliness.” Even fans of star Nicolas Cage’s more eccentric roles may have trouble finding something they like in this rather tame flick.

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16. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
> Genre: Adventure, comedy, family
> Directed by: Nicholas Webster
> Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck

B-movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” finally answers the question of what happens when Martians kidnap Santa Claus so that there’s someone to deliver presents to the Martian children. While this bizarre premise may show promise, critics found the film incompetent and cold.