100 Worst Movies of All Time

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60. Jaws 3-D (1983)
> Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
> Directed by: Joe Alves
> Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale

“Jaws 3-D” was the third installment of the Jaws franchise, and it was a financial success, grossing over $45 million domestically. Even so, the 3-D effects failed to win over critics, one of whom called them “laughable.” Only 10% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a thumbs up, and only 17% of audiences liked the film, which was nominated for five Razzie Awards.

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59. Glitter (2001)
> Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
> Directed by: Vondie Curtis-Hall
> Starring: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley

Pop diva Mariah Carey blamed the financial failure of “Glitter” — a story about a singer trying to overcome a tumultuous childhood — on the timing of its release close to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Critics didn’t buy that excuse, with the Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes calling the film a “hodgepodge of movie cliches and bad acting.” Carey “won” the Razzie Award for Worst Actress, and the movie was nominated as one of the worst musicals of the past 25 years in 2005. Only 6% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes liked the movie. Audiences were kinder, with 48% approving it.

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58. Date Movie (2006)
> Genre: Comedy, Romance
> Directed by: Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg
> Starring: Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Fred Willard

Spoof flick “Date Movie” skewered a variety of rom-coms. The problem is that most of the movies it mimics are funnier than the parody. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 7% Freshness score. Zadie Smith of the Daily Telegraph pulled no punches when she said, “‘Date Movie’ is the worst movie I have ever seen. I really mean that.” Nevertheless, the vulgar comedy grossed more than double its $20 million budget at the domestic box office.

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57. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
> Genre: Action, Comedy
> Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
> Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams

Although he’s generally known for his work in action and drama franchises like Rambo and Rocky, Sylvester Stallone tried his hand at comedy in 1992’s “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.” Unfortunately, the movie failed to show Stallone’s comedic chops in the way he had hoped and earned positive reviews from only 8% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The actor would later express regret at making the movie, which earned him a Razzie award for Worst Actor.

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56. Fair Game (1995)
> Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
> Directed by: Andrew Sipes
> Starring: William Baldwin, Cindy Crawford, Steven Berkoff

KGB assassins, a maverick Miami cop, and supermodel Cindy Crawford in her feature debut couldn’t bring life to this “howlingly bad” (James Berardinelli of ReelViews) would-be thriller. Crawford picked up three Razzie award nominations for her role: Worst Actress, Worst New Star, and Worst Screen Couple for her romance with William Baldwin.

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55. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
> Genre: Horror
> Directed by: John Boorman
> Starring: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher

With a cast starring acclaimed actors Richard Burton, James Earl Jones, and Louise Fletcher, and helmed by “Deliverance” director John Boorman, how bad could “Exorcist II: The Heretic” be? Apparently, pretty bad. Critics lambasted the film for “hokey” special effects, a lousy plot, and poor acting. Critics gave the movie a 15% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while audiences delivered only a 13% rating. The sequel paled in comparison to the harrowing original, which received an 83% Freshness score from critics.

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54. The Room (2003)
> Genre: Drama
> Directed by: Tommy Wiseau
> Starring: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero

With a mere 25% Tomatometer rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “The Room” can undoubtedly be considered a bad movie. However, it’s one of the most celebrated bad movies in history. The movie — a warped and perhaps incompetently put together drama from filmmaker Tommy Wiseau — continues to have screenings across the country and has developed a cult following since its release in 2003.

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53. The Avengers (1998)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
> Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
> Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery

Before Marvel’s successful Avengers franchise there was this spy movie, based on a British television show from the 1960s with the same name. The movie flopped, grossing just over $23 million at the domestic box office on a reported production budget of $60 million. On Rotten Tomatoes — where the film is described as “ineptly written” and “woefully miscast” — just 5% of critics and 15% of audience members liked it.

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52. Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
> Directed by: Courtney Solomon
> Starring: Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons, Zoe McLellan

The first in a series of movies based on the role-playing game of the same name, “Dungeons & Dragons” follows Empress Savina of Izmer as she searches for the legendary Rod of Savrille in order to free her kingdom of the magical Mages. Despite the talent of actors such as Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans, the movie is a dud. Scott Foundas of Variety said, “The average episode of Xena or Hercules offers a more compelling and imaginative photoplay.” The film holds a Freshness rating of just 10% among Rotten Tomatoes critics.

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51. Scary Movie 5 (2013)
> Genre: Comedy, Horror
> Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee, David Zucker
> Starring: Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen

The Wayans brothers developed The Scary Movie franchise, which parodied the horror film genre and included cameo appearances by stars. But the comedy formula was spent by the film’s fifth iteration, which holds a 4% Rotten Tomatoes Freshness rating. The Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus pillories “Scary Movie 5” as “juvenile even by Scary Movie standards.”