Special Report

100 Worst Movies of All Time

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

At the time of its release, film critic Richard Roeper wrote that his experience of watching this follow-up to the 1994 Jim Carrey hit “The Mask” was the closest he’s “ever come to walking out halfway through the film” and that he wished he had. The majority of critics felt similarly, with only 6% of the 105 reviewers rating it on Rotten Tomatoes giving the movie a positive review. The movie was a major flop at the box office as well, grossing less than $60 million worldwide against a reported budget of $100 million.

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

The Human Centipede series hit its lowest point with its third and final entry, “The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence).” The movie centers around a prison warden who, inspired by the earlier Human Centipede films, sets out to connect 500 humans. On Rotten Tomatoes, the horror flick impressed 17% of critics and a mere 10% of audience members — meaning it bombed also among viewers who would check out such a film in the first place. The movie reportedly made just over $16,000 at the domestic box office.

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

This box office bomb — it grossed $21.5 million at the domestic box office on a production budget of $73 million — is based on part of a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. The movie stars John Travolta, who is a prominent member of the church. Jay Boyar of the Orlando Sentinel called the sci-fi flick “a third-string Planet of the Apes meets Star Trek […] with a Swiss-cheese plot.” On Rotten Tomatoes, only 3% of critics and 12% of viewers liked the movie.

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

The cringe-inducing title — and the fact that the film stars Paris Hilton — should be warning enough. Time Out called this “an execrable Z-grade eugenics parable,” while critic Richard Roeper said the film was “excruciatingly, painfully, horribly, terribly awful.” The film has a 6% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics, and 31% of audiences liked the gross-out, sexist comedy.

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

“Disaster Movie” is yet another crude parody movie from the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. If nothing else, the movie’s title can be regarded as truth in advertising. In addition to being panned by critics and audiences alike — it received positive reviews from 1% of critics and 21% of viewers on Rotten Tomatoes — the movie garnered six Razzie nominations for its incompetence, including Worst Supporting Actress for Kim Kardashian West who made her feature film debut in this widely hated lemon.

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

The presence of Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff can’t save this adaptation of a once-popular Atari video game, helmed by German director Uwe Boll. According to the Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus, this movie “may not work as a thriller, but it’s good for some head-slapping, incredulous laughter.” Critics were nearly unanimous in panning this film, with just 1% of 123 critics giving the film a positive review. It has a 2.4 rating out of 10 among more than 41,000 IMDb users.

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

One of four Uwe Boll-directed movies on our list, “House of the Dead” is another video game adaptation. One positive aspect of the film for viewers, according to Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus, is that it’s “loaded with unintentional laughs.” In addition to minuscule Rotten Tomatoes scores among critics (3%) and audiences (10%), the film has a rating of 2.0 out of 10 among IMDb users.

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

“Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2,” starring Jon Voight, Scott Baio, and Vanessa Angel, was a critical failure. No critics on Rotten Tomatoes awarded it a Freshness score, and the movie received a 1.9 rating out of 10 among users on IMDb. The film was a box office bomb, grossing worldwide less than half of its reported budget of $20 million.

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

Filmmaker James Nguyen’s movie about mutated birds who begin attacking humans as the result of global warming is one of the lowest-rated feature films on IMDb with a rating of 1.8 out of 10. Loaded with atrocious CGI and incompetently done sound, numerous critics have actually defended “Birdemic” from a “so bad it’s good” perspective, leading it to having an 18% critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And while much of the movie’s acting talent was highly inexperienced, it also features a minor role by Tippi Hedren (remembered by her role in Alfred Hitchkock’s “The Birds”).

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

This 1960s horror flick about a family that stumbles upon a devil-worshiping, human hand-sacrificing cult is nearly hated by all, aside from a smattering of die-hard bad movie fans. The lone film by writer-director and Texas fertilizer salesman Harold P. Warren has zero positive reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences on the site gave it a rating of 20%, while IMDb users rated it 1.9 out of 10. Distributor Synapse Films released a Blu-ray edition of the film in 2015 for the morbidly curious.