35. In the Army Now (1994)
> IMDb rating: 5.0
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 44
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $64.8 million
> Starring: Pauly Shore, Lori Petty, David Alan Grier
America was still suffering from Pauly Shore fever (the on-air MTV VJ was starring in “Totally Pauly”) when this obnoxious comedy rolled into theaters nationwide. He and fellow has-been Andy join the Army as a way to make money and soon find themselves fighting on the front lines. This flick makes “Stripes” look like “Citizen Kane” by comparison.
34. Primeval (2007)
> IMDb rating: 4.8
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 32
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $20.4 million
> Starring: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jurgen Prochnow
This R-rated action flick sends a journalist and his cameraman into the heart of Africa, where they search for a man-eating crocodile. As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, they must also face the wrath of a local warlord. “Primeval” was loosely based on a real life Nile crocodile, Gustave, that reportedly killed over 300 people.
33. Metro (1997)
> IMDb rating: 5.5
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 27
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $63.9 million
> Starring: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans
Eddie Murphy channels familiar persona tropes to no avail in this mediocre action comedy. He plays hostage negotiator Scott Roper, who must track down a criminal he once put behind bars.
32. Terminal Velocity (1994)
> IMDb rating: 5.5
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 22
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $37.0 million
> Starring: Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Christopher McDonald
One of at least two skydiving-themed action movies from 1994 (the other being “Drop Zone”), this convoluted mystery borrows plot points from classic Hitchcock. When one of his pupils falls to her death, instructor Richard Brodie (Charlie Sheen) gets embroiled in a criminal conspiracy.
31. Blank Check (1994)
> IMDb rating: 5.3
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 34
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $68.6 million
> Starring: Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, James Rebhorn, Jayne Atkinson
A crafty kid named Preston Waters scores a blank check in this critically reviled comedy. Little does he realize that his subsequent spending spree comes courtesy of the local mob. Skip this one and rewatch 1990’s “Home Alone” instead.