Special Report

The 25 Worst Movies of All Time

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21. The Last Airbender (2010)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
> Director: M. Night Shyamalan
> Starring: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel
> Gross: $131.6 million

“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.

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20. Movie 43 (2013)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken, Bob Odenkirk
> Starring: Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber
> Gross: $8.8 million

Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes called this one a “star-studded turkey,” the stars including Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Winslet, Terrence Howard, Liev Schreiber, and Halle Berry, among many others, and only 5% of critics delivered positive reviews. 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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19. Piranha 3DD (2012)
> Genre: Comedy, Horror
> Director: John Gulager
> Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush
> Gross: $380000.0 million

“Piranha 3DD” increases the gore and self-parody of the earlier “Piranha 3D” to disappointing effect. The result is a horror-comedy that few find either scary or funny. On Rotten Tomatoes, only 14% of critics and 22% of audiences gave the 3D movie — which was nominated for numerous worst movie awards — positive reviews.

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18. Fantastic Four (2015)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
> Director: Josh Trank, Stephen E. Rivkin
> Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
> Gross: $56.1 million

The four actors playing the fantastic four were already established actors when they filmed the Marvel sci-fi movie. Critics cited on Rotten Tomatoes have called “Fantastic Four,” in which four people travel to an alternate universe where they acquire superpowers and try to save Earth, dull, a profound mess, and laughably cheesy.

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17. Jack and Jill (2011)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: Dennis Dugan
> Starring: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Elodie Tougne
> Gross: $74.2 million

This Adam Sandler film in which he plays both titular characters received 10 Razzie Awards. Even the presence of Katie Holmes and Al Pacino couldn’t save it. The movie currently has a 3% positive critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It holds a 3.3 rating out of 10 among IMDb users. Critic Sean Burns of Philadelphia Weekly opined that “Jack and Jill” is “the worst Adam Sandler picture yet, which is saying something.”

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