Special Report

The 15 Worst R-Rated Movies Ever Made

Source: Courtesy of After Dark Films

10. Captivity (2007)
> Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
> Director(s): Roland Joffé
> Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Harney
> Box office gross: $2.6 million

A young fashion model is kidnapped and thrown in a cell, where she and another prisoner are tortured by a sadistic assailant. According to Rotten Tomatoes critics, this movie is “a distasteful entry in the ‘torture porn’ subgenre.”

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

9. Devil’s Due (2014)
> Genre: Horror, Mystery
> Director(s): Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
> Starring: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano
> Box office gross: $15.8 million

A couple on their honeymoon discover they are pregnant, but there is something sinister about the unexpected pregnancy. Newsday called it “a disjointed and unconvincing movie that is also embarrassingly derivative of ‘Paranormal Activity.'”

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

8. The Gallows (2015)
> Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
> Director(s): Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
> Starring: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford
> Box office gross: $22.8 million

A Nebraska teenager dies in a freak accident during a school play. Years later, students from his high school decide to reenact the play in his honor. Not a good idea.

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7. Movie 43 (2013)
> Genre: Comedy
> Director(s): 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
> Box office gross: $8.8 million

This “anthology comedy” features fourteen different storylines and an incredible lineup of actors from Emma Stone and Seth Macfarlane to Richard Gere and Uma Thurman.

But movie critic Roger Ebert warned, “Please: Stay away.” And Entertainment Weekly called the movie “utterly disgusting throughout.”

Source: Courtesy of Dimension Films

6. Piranha 3DD (2012)
> Genre: Comedy, Horror
> Director(s): John Gulager
> Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush
> Box office gross: $380,000

In the first installment of the Piranha movie franchise, the flesh-eating fish are accidentally released into a river near a summer camp. In this one, made more than thirty years after the first movie, the fish are headed to a local water park. The New York Daily News said, “If you’re looking for signs of intelligent life — well, did you really expect to find them in a remake of a Seventies B-movie anyway?”

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