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Sunday, 14 November 2010

The most shit movies ever

To Hollywood they are embarrassments, works cast aside and best forgotten but they keep turning up and these days with the wide availability of DVD's and the use of the Internet watching a shit movie is easier than ever. But why would anyone want to watch a bad movie? Well some of these movie are so brain numbingly crap that they become almost good by default. There's a certain kudos with being bad - For instance Plan 9 From Outer Space has only attained its massive cult status because it was crap.

Bad movies have been about since there were movies -  Harry Medved's The Fifty Worse Movies of all Time spends a great deal of time talking about early turkey, 1930's Abraham Lincoln.

My own choice for the worse movie ever would be Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - It was obviously going to stink when someone decided to cast the worse pop group of all time as the best pop group of all time.  Ha great idea guys let's improve on The Beatles by replacing them with Billy Frampton and the Bee Gees! Yeah, like that will work.


Flops films can ruin careers - Michael Cimono suffered for Heaven's Gate but sometimes bad films can make careers - Ed Wood, director of the previously mentioned Plan 9  film is these days a cult with film festivals dedicated to him and his status as the worse film director of all time. But don't foget that quite often films can flop and then become classics later - The Wizard of Oz and Citizen Kane are two examples of this, but these films, although initially flops, are not bad movies.

Now Battlefield Earth - that's a bad movie. And Terror at Tiny Town, Sky Captain and Howard the Duck. Mind you George Lucus bounced back from Howard the Duck to make even more bad movies - The Star Wars prequels. And what about Superman IV The Quest for Peace or Spiderman 3?  Maybe they should have cast the Bee Gees as Lex Luthor.
Below is a list of the 100 worse movies as voted for by the readers of Digital Dreamer. Note Plan 9 From Outer Space is not included on this list but the the editor of the list made it clear these are all films that intended to be good, while Plan 9 was a Z-movie and is in a class of its own.

Total Shit
  1. Battlefield Earth - (2000) (John Travolta)
  2. Showgirls - (1995) (Elizabeth Berkley)
  3. Howard The Duck - (1986) (Lea Thompson)
  4. Glitter - (2001) (Mariah Carey)
  5. Baby Geniuses - (1999) (Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd)
  6. Maximum Overdrive - (1986) (Emilio Estevez)
  7. Swept Away - (2002) (Madonna)
  8. Spice World - (1997) (Spice Girls)
  9. Valley Of The Dolls - (1967) (Patty Duke)
10. Ishtar - (1987) (Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman)
11. Hudson Hawk - (1991) (Bruce Willis)
12. Leonard Part 6 - (1987) (Bill Cosby)
13. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues - (1993) (Uma Thurman)
14. Wild Wild West - (1999) (Will Smith, Kevin Kline)
15. Gigli - (2003) (Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez)
16. North - (1994) (Elijah Wood)
 

A monster sized turd
17. Heavens Gate - (1980) (Kris Kristofferson)
18. Shanghai Surprise - (1986) (Madonna)
19. Cool As Ice - (1991) (Vanilla Ice)
20. Burn Hollywood Burn-An Allan Smithie Film - (1997) (Ryan O'Neal)
21. Grease 2 - (1982) (Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer)
22. From Justin To Kelly - (2003) (Kelly Clarkson)
23. The Cat In The Hat - (2003) (Mike Myers)
24. The Adventures Of Pluto Nash - (2002) (Eddie Murphy)
25. Striptease - (1996) (Demi Moore)
26. Freddy Got Fingered - (2001) (Tom Green)
27. The Island Of Dr Moreau - (1996) (Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer)
28. Batman & Robin - (1997) (George Clooney)
29. Look Whos Talking Too - (1990) (John Travolta, Kirstie Alley)
30. Harlem Nights - (1989) (Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor)
31. The Conqueror - (1956) (John Wayne, Susan Hayward)
32. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - (1978) (Peter Frampton, Bee Gees)
33. Balistic: Ecks Vs Sever - (2002) (Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu)
34. Adrenalin, Fear The Rush - (1996) (Christopher Lambert)
35. Jason X - (2002) (Kane Hodder, Lisa Ryder)
36. Judge Dread - (1995) (Sylvester Stallone)
37. It's Pat, The Movie - (1994) (Julia Sweeney)
38. Bonfire Of The Vanities - (1990) (Tom Hanks)
39. Pokemon, The First Movie - (1999, Animation)
40. The Forbidden Dance - (1990) (Laura Harring)
41. Popeye - (1980) (Robin Williams)
42. Indecent Proposal - (1993) (Robert Redford, Demi Moore)
43. Red Sonja - (1985) (Brigitte Nielsen)
44. Nothing But Trouble - (1991) (Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd)
45. Godzilla - (1998) (Matthew Broderick)
46. The Scarlet Letter - (1995) (Demi Moore, Gary Oldman)
47. Kangaroo Jack - (2003) (Christopher Walken)
48. Best Of The Best - (1989) (Eric Roberts)
49. Weekend At Bernies 2 - (1993) (Andrew McCarthy)
50. Anaconda - (1997) (Jon Voight, Ice Cube, Jennifer Lopez)
51. Mr Magoo - (1997) (Leslie Nielsen)
52. Over The Top - (1987) (Sylvester Stallone)
53. Theodore Rex - (1995) (Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Roundtree)
54. Armegeddon - (1998) (Bruce Willis)
55. Bio-Dome - (1996) (Pauly Shore)
56. Shining Through - (1992) (Michael Douglas)
57. Fatal Beauty - (1987) (Whoopi Goldberg)
58. Inchon - (1981) (Laurence Olivier, Toshiro Mifune)
59. Jury Duty - (1995) (Pauly Shore)
60. Mary Reilly - (1996) (Julia Roberts)
61. The Postman - (1997) (Kevin Costner)
62. Dungeons & Dragons - (2000) (Jeremy Irons)
63. 8 Million Ways To Die - (1986) (Jeff Bridges)
64. Pearl Harbor - (2001) (Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett)
65. Caddyshack 2 - (1988) (Jackie Mason, Dyan Cannon)
66. Fair Game - (1995) (Cindy Crawford, William Baldwin)
67. Perfect - (1985) (Jamie Lee Curtis, John Travolta)
68. SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 - (2004) (Jon Voight, Scott Baio)
69. Cool World - (1992) (Kim Basinger, Brad Pitt)
70. Barb Wire - (1996) (Pamela Anderson)
71. Problem Child - (1990) (John Ritter)
72. Pet Sematary 2 - (1992) (Anthony Edwards)
73. 1941 - (1979) (John Belushi, Tim Matheson)
74. Xanadu - (1980) (Olivia Newton-John)
75. Son Of The Pink Panther - (1993) (Roberto Benigni)
76. Son Of The Mask - (2005) (Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming)
77. Cop And A Half - (1993) (Burt Reynolds)
78. Bad Boys 2 - (2003) (Will Smith, Martin Lawrence)
79. Mannequin - (1987) (Kim Cattrall, Andrew McCarthy)
80. Blood Sucking Freaks - (1976) (Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem)
81. Haunted Honeymoon - (1986) (Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner)
82. Surf Ninjas - (1993) (Ernie Reyes Jr., Nicolas Cowan)
83. Dirty Love - (2005) (Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra)
84. On Deadly Ground - (1994) (Steven Seagal)
85. Catwoman - (2004) (Halle Berry)
86. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie - (1987) (Mackenzie Astin, Anthony Newley)
87. Drop Dead Fred - (1991) (Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall)
88. Mac And Me - (1988) (Jonathan Ward)
89. Burglar - (1987) (Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Goldthwait)
90. The Omega Code - (1999) (Casper Van Dien, Michael York)
91. House Of The Dead - (2003) (Jurgen Prochnow)
92. The Other Sister - (1999) (Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton)
93. Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector - (2006) (Larry The Cable Guy)
94. King Kong Lives - (1986) (Linda Hamilton)
95. Sheena - (1984) (Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass)
96. Speed 2, Cruise Control - (1997) (Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric)
97. Four Rooms - (1995) (Madonna)
98. Cyborg - (1989) (Jean-Claude Van Damme)
99. Scooby Doo - (2002) (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
100. Ernest Scared Stupid - (1991) (Jim Varney)

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