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Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time

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There’s no excuse for these flicks; they’re just bad. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the top 10 worst movies of all time. For this list, we’ve chosen fairly well-known films that are almost universally described as terrible, based on reviews and public opinion. We’ve excluded movies that were actually successful despite their awfulness and have legions of fervent fans (cough "Twilight"), as well as movies that are so bad they’re good. Special thanks to our users amexguy13, JakeMaringoni, Ryan Joshua Beltrán, Roberto Araujo Gomez and magsku for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time


There’s no excuse for these flicks: they’re just bad. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 worst movies of all time.

For this list, we’ve chosen fairly well-known films that are almost universally described as terrible, based on reviews and public opinion. We’ve excluded movies that were actually successful despite their awfulness and have legions of fervent fans, as well as movies that are so bad they’re good.

#10 – “Bio-Dome” (1996)

No list of awful movies is complete without a visit from our buuuuddy, Pauly Shore. Here, he’s paired with Stephen Baldwin for some sort of environmental experiment gone awry. We’re not against stoner flicks, per se; but even with our expectations appropriately lowered, it’s hard not to side with critics who called this sophomoric, one-note and unfunny. But it was Pauly’s last surfer-dude flick, so that’s something.

#9 – “Glitter” (2001)

Many divas have exploited their star power to sell movie tickets – to varying degrees of success. But Mariah Carey’s was a spectacular collapse. The rags-to-riches account of a biracial woman with lotsa talent and more than a little moxy is formulaic, and critics complained it was a clichéd catastrophe. Mariah blamed the September 11th attacks for keeping fans away from theaters, but those who’ve seen “Glitter” know the truth.

#8 – “Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2” (2004)

Wait, this is a sequel? Y’mean somebody made a movie about cheeky superhero babies who converse in a secret baby-talk code, then decided a second one was necessary? Critics were united in their distaste for both “Baby Geniuses” flicks, remarking that unfunny jokes are still unfunny when spoken by kids. In fact, these toddlers could’ve probably found a funnier script in their diapers.

#7 – “Freddy Got Fingered” (2001)

To give you some context about how bad this movie is; it got a -1 out of five stars in a review. Tom Green’s shock-shtick wasn’t for everyone, but this took it to new lows: even respected critics called him a bad comedian and suggested he quit his day job. Why? Well, the inappropriate jokes about father-son relationships, rape, wheelchairs, and newborns might’ve had something to do with it.

#6 – “The Last Airbender” (2010)

Y’can’t blame the story for this letdown: this M. Night Shyamalan flick was based on an animated series with a built-in fanbase of die-hards who were ready and willing to love it. They were sorely disappointed by what critics labeled a poorly written, poorly acted, poorly 3D’d mess with little-to-no personality. The controversial casting of white actors in Asian-inspired roles was just the icing on the cake.

#5 – “Jack and Jill” (2011)

Only a movie this bad could sweep the Razzies: It’s the story of twins who couldn’t be more different – except they’re both played by Adam Sandler! Sandler-in-a-dress distracts us from other plot points in this one-joke story; but we do know Al Pacino plays a part – as Jill’s suitor. What’s even more mindboggling is that fans ignored the critical spanking this flick received to make it a box-office success.

#4 – “Showgirls” (1995)

Some stripping movies have great acting and screenplays that offset the gratuitous nudity. Some don’t. After “Basic Instinct,” Paul Verhoeven tried shocking audiences again with the story of a hot drifter who dreams of Vegas glory. But critics agreed: like many strip clubs, this flick is trashy to the core. Stilted dialogue, absurd sex scenes and lap dances for the purpose of psychological one-upsmanship make this a vulgar fiasco.

#3 – “Batman & Robin” (1997)

This superhero flick answered the question: are fans ready for Batgirl, Batnipples and as many terrible puns as humanly conceivable? The answer was a resounding “no.” Despite its vast reserves of A-list talent, this film was not well received: critics cite the dialogue, campy sets and an inexplicably off-his-game George Clooney for its downfall. Plus, it cost $140-million to make and is 125-minutes-long: do the math – it’s just staggering.

#2 – “Battlefield Earth” (2000)

They’re aliens. They’re nine-feet-tall. They have dreadlocks. Need more? Well, it’s based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s book. “Battlefield Earth” is full of tilted angles, tinted scenes and overacting, and it was mainly funded by devout Scientologist John Travolta – but critics maintained there wasn’t enough money in the world to fix the bad screenplay, over-the-top acting, and terrible production values. The planned sequel was promptly scrapped.

#1 – “Gigli” (2003)

Brought to you by the director of “Beverly Hills Cop,” and with cameo roles by Christopher Walken and Al Pacino, this flick was released at the height of Bennifer mania, when Affleck and J-Lo were a hot-and-heavy item. But critics agreed their movie was anything but a great pairing: with Lopez playing the stereotypical hot lesbian who switches teams, and gags about the disabled, it’s about as offensive as you get.

Do you agree with our list? What do you think are the worst movies of all time? If you didn’t see what you were looking for, be sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Worst Successful Movies and Top 10 Worst Spinoff Movies, and subscribe to WatchMojo.com for more entertaining top 10s.
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