Special Report

100 Worst Movies of All Time

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80. Daddy Day Camp (2007)
> Genre: Comedy, Family
> Directed by: Fred Savage
> Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant

Two men with little knowledge of the outdoors take over a deteriorating summer day camp in this cringe-worthy sequel to “Daddy Day Care” that combines humor about bodily functions and mawkish sentimental scenes about parent-child bonding. The movie, directed by “Wonder Years” actor Fred Savage and starring Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Best Supporting Actor for “Jerry Maguire”), got a 1% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. It was nominated for five Razzie Awards and “won” for Worst Prequel or Sequel.

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

“The Blair Witch Project” (1999), Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, was a massive success upon its release and helped popularize the found footage horror subgenre that is going strong to this day. “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2” (2000) abandons this approach and is worse off for it, pleasing only 14% of critics and 18% of viewers who have reviewed it on Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s Critics Consensus slams the horror sequel as “all formula and no creativity.”

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78. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
> Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
> Directed by: Mic Rodgers
> Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz

Jean-Claude Van Damme returned for this sequel to “Universal Soldier” (1992) as a cyborg warrior tasked with going to war with a group of android killing machines. Only 5% of critics and 24% of audiences could get behind the movie, with the Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus blaming everything from “its generic story to its second rate action and subpar performances” for its failure. The movie is the sole directorial effort from accomplished stuntman Mic Rodgers.

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77. Captivity (2007)
> Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
> Directed by: Roland Joffé
> Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince

“Captivity,” a so-called torture porn film directed by two-time Oscar nominee Roland Joffé about an abducted supermodel (Elisha Cuthbert), roiled the movie industry before its release when graphic, unapproved ads appeared on billboards and taxis in New York and Los Angeles. Once it debuted, the movie flopped among critics, who said it lacked “scares or psychological insight.” It also was a box-office bomb, grossing almost $11 million worldwide on a $17 million budget. The film has a 9% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics.

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76. Furry Vengeance (2010)
> Genre: Comedy, Family
> Directed by: Roger Kumble
> Starring: Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Ricky Garcia

Brendan Fraser plays a developer of a subdivision in Oregon who meets his match when woodland creatures rally to thwart the project. Critics gave this environmentally sympathetic flick a 7% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Writing for Time Out, critic Lisa Rosman said, “The lone saving grace of the film was that the animals don’t talk.”

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75. My Boss’s Daughter (2003)
> Genre: Comedy, Romance
> Directed by: David Zucker
> Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Andy Richter

David Zucker — director of comedy classics such as “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun” — delivers less than his best in the 2003 Ashton Kutcher vehicle “My Boss’s Daughter.” Film critic Nick Schager summed it up by saying, “Few films are as consistently pathetic.” Only 8% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes liked the rom-com, as did 23% of audiences.

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74. College (2008)
> Genre: Comedy
> Directed by: Deb Hagan
> Starring: Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Lewis Caldwell

Drake Bell, who starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh,” headlines this clunker about the wild experiences of three high school seniors who visit a college as prospective freshmen. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes said the movie was “a pale imitation of the raunchy frat comedies of old.” “College” has a Freshness rating of 5% among Rotten Tomatoes critics and it tanked at the box office..

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73. The Wicker Man (2006)
> Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
> Directed by: Neil LaBute
> Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski

A cast led by Nicolas Cage and Ellen Burstyn could not save “The Wicker Man,” a remake of the well-received 1973 cult horror classic about a pagan society on an island. The movie was chided by one critic as “comically inept.” Nigel Floyd of Time Out called the remake a “a boring, fright-free catastrophe.” It has a 15% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics, and a 17% rating among viewers.

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

Based on the video game series of the same name, “Street Fighter” the film is too campy for its own good. Action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in the movie, which has a 10% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics. The movie was the last feature film appearance of Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Raul Julia before he died of a stroke.

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71. The Last Airbender (2010)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
> Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
> Starring: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone

“The Last Airbender” was not the best effort from director M. Night Shyamalan, who wrote the screenplay about a boy who is humankind’s last hope to bring harmony to a world in chaos. The film, which cost $150 million, didn’t resonate with critics, who said the plot was “incomprehensible,” according to Critics Consensus, and gave the movie a 5% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.