25 Worst Movies Ever


Movies today are produced and released so quickly that it’s little wonder many of them get lost in the abyss of cinematic mediocrity. Some movies, though, fail to even live up to the tepid standards of the average moviegoer.

If you think you’ve seen a bad movie recently, check out this list of the 9 worst movies ever. Chances are, you won’t feel so bad about having spent money on yet another ho-hum film.

25. Town and Country (2001)

With a cast of star characters like Diane Keaton, Warren Beatty, and Goldie Hawn, “Town and Country” should have been a can’t-miss hit, right? Wrong!

What should have been a classic film crumbled under the weight of Beatty’s acting – it was reported that he “tortured every speech to death.”

Still, the poor performance of one actor, however legendary, can’t be the sole reason for the demise of an entire film.

What really made this movie unbearable for many viewers was the lackluster storyline. Two liberal couples in New York seem to have the perfect marriages, until infidelity is revealed in one of the marriages.

Re-examination of the two couples’ commitments follows, with dull introspection that makes “Pride and Prejudice” seem like an action thriller by comparison. Porter, played by Beatty, chastises Griffin (Garry Shandling) for his extramarital affair… an act that proves hypocritical when the audience discovers Porter is also having an affair with a cellist named Alex.

The twists, turns, and missteps the couples face throughout the film are touted as “hilarious;” however, this movie turns out to be just a good excuse for a long nap. If you want something a little more action-packed, see if you can find an old episode of “Joy of Painting” with daredevil Bob Ross.

  • revelveteen

    I submit for your (dis)approval: “Ishtar” [A-list stars, huge budget, dry as a desert.] “Kurt & Courtney” [Nick Broomfield “documentary” starring mostly him, footage of driving around a subdivision, and many missed opportunities for actual truth.] “It’s Pat” [one-note SNL sketch agonizingly stretched to movie length, though at least Ween makes an appearance.]

  • revelveteen

    Wondering if they meant by “its cost” just what was spent on making the film, but not its promotion or distribution.

  • Imaad Shahrukh

    No it was not. It was racist as hell.

  • Imaad Shahrukh

    Meet Joe Black does not deserve to be on this list. The movies that really deserve are Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Eragon, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Mac and Me, Alone in the Dark, Jack & Jill, A Troll in Central Park, Steel (Shaq movie), Kazaam, Dragonball Evolution and The Last Airbender.

  • Moose Knucke Jones

    “Hideous Kinky” was very possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. Couldn’t take anymore after an hour. Detested Kate Winslet for a long time after.

  • Moose Knucke Jones

    Murphy was tremendous in “Coming To America” and excellent in “Beverly Hills Cop”.

  • Moose Knucke Jones

    Killer Klowns is INCREDIBLE and even better, The Dickies did the soundtrack!

  • brent kaufman

    Westerns are by definition epic. Most people misuse the term and use it mistakenly to mean ‘big’, grand…

  • quasardrake

    I DID walk out of “Easerhead”. Gaggingly awful, just unendurable. Once the alien baby (or whatever that pitiful thing was) appeared, I disappeared. Only other movie I’ve ever actually walked out of is “Starship Troopers”, the first one with Casper van Dien (I think it was). It was SO fascistic in its political tone I left after about twenty minutes – something about its fascist, nazi-esque drivel just turned my stomach.
    But the one movie that will always remain atop my all time WORST list, was a piece of wreckage called “Cyborg”, with Jean-Claude Van Damme in it. I have no idea why I consented to go; but a male friend of my brother’s(NOT a “boyfriend”) induced me to go with him to see it (HE was actually a fan of JCVD). Just brain destroying garbage, utterly incoherent and still by FAR the worst film I have ever actually paid admission for or sat through. I was the person who drove us there and I just couldn’t bring myself to walk out and leave the guy with no way home. I very nearly did leave my spouse to find his way home after walking out of Starship Troopers” though.

  • quasardrake

    At least “Hackers” had a young, gorgeous, pre-plastique-surgery Angelina Jolie to drool over. Other than that, it was so incredibly lacking in ANY kind of knowledge about the hacker subculture, or computers in general, that it was almost awesomely bad. This was one of those “it’s so bad it’s really REALLY funny!” kind of movies. I actually enjoyed it.

    OTOH, “Iron Eagle (I AND II) were just plain BAD, utterly without any watchability at all. Ditto “The Temp”, “Housesitter”. The rest I’ve not even watched on TV/cable.

  • quasardrake

    Oh man did I LOVE that movie. I am def Team Banzai. This movie was so “bad” (deliberately so, IMO), it was hysterically funny, and I always thought it was made as a parody. John Lithgow has never been funnier in anything he’s ever done – “I am Lord John Whorfin, you got that honey? W-h-o-r-f-i-n, J-o-h-n!” And Christopher Lloyd as John Bigboute’, reminding every one how to pronounce his last name, (Whorfin calls him Big-booty, to which he keeps saying “It’s Big bootay!”), was also hilarious. But the crowning casting touch was Jeff Goldblum as the Neurosurgeon who, upon being asked offhand by Buckaroo, excitedly joins the Hong Kong Cavaliers, showing up in a vividly fifties “cowboy” outfit – “I thought we were going to rehearse?”, and then spends the rest of the movie trying to adapt to the dangerous, frenetic lifestyle of BB and the Hong Kong Cavaliers(“foreigners, some of them!”)…

    There are little visual jokes and “in” jokes scattered throughout the whole thing. I still crack up every time I see the red lectroid in the passenger seat of the van sucking on a nine volt battery with wire leads coming off of the terminals. The script was full of sharp humor too. Nearly thirty years later, I can still remember practically the entire script and usually recite most of the lines along with the cast while watching. If you hated BB you might not have been smart enough to “get” it! Besides, It has Buckaroo teaching us all the meaning of life.

    Remember, wherever you go, there you are.

  • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

    Actually, I kind of liked White Chicks. Is there any reason NOT to take a swipe at Paris Hilton?

    Movies that belong on this list:

    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud: My parents saw this movie in the theater, and the audience heckled it like on Mystery Science Theater 3000. I eventually saw it. Lousy acting and crummy direction make this one true turkey.

    Mac and Me: I’m not sure what’s more pronounced about this celluloid equivalent of a human rights abuse. The fact that it’s a blatant ripoff of E.T., or the fact that it’s a 90-minute commercial for McDonald’s and Coca Cola.

    Everyone Says I Love You: Yes, even Woody Allen had a low point. It’s bad enough that he spent two hours obsessing on neurotic rich New Yorkers, but this stinker is a musical! Two hours that I’ll never get back.

    Eyes Wide Shut: I’ll never figure out how Stanley Kubrick could’ve ended his career with such a plot-deprived atrocity. An honest title would be Tom Cruise Fantasizes About Naked Women.

    Man on the Moon: OK, who got it into his head that Andy Kaufman merited a biopic? Jim Carrey gets a chance to be as obnoxious and vacuous as Kaufman. The movie’s box office failure proves that people didn’t want to see that.