Art is all about making people feel. And when it comes to emotions, there’s no recipe, or guide, and the truth is that some movies just fail to make us feel as if watching them was worth our time.
The following ten movies are not just bad, they are so get-out-of-here bad that they are good. In a way.
Based on a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, Battlefield Earth is a serious contender for the title of “worst big-budget Hollywood movie” ever produced.
There are so many things that are wrong with this movie: the script, the cinematography, the boring dialogue, or even the costume design.
Oh, and Travolta is downright terrible. I mean, you want to punch him the face kind of terrible.
One of Roger Ebert’s most hated movies, Catwoman was nominated for seven Razzies, and won four. Halle Berry, who plays the title character, won Worst Actress and famously collected her trophy in person, thanking Warner Bros. for “putting me in this piece-of-s**t, God-awful film.”
And, yes, Catwoman is a truly awful movie. Other than Halle Berry running around in what resembles S&M gear, the movie is littered with cliches, dumb action sequences, and plot holes.
Released in 2010, Birdemic has become a cult classin for its cheap effects, bad acting, and cliched storyline. And, yes, apparently it’s inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
“From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly (Hall Pass, Shallow Hal) and Charles Wessler (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber), comes Movie 43 — the outrageous new ensemble comedy starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood!”
“Twisted minds” is not an exaggeration, I assure you.
Movie 43 has been called:
- “utterly disgusting”
- “the biggest waste of talent ever”
- “the Citizen Kane of awful”
But it does star actors such as Dennis Quaid, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Chris Pratt, Emma Stone, or Richard Gere…
One of the most depressing movies ever produced, Howard The Duck is also the worst Marvel movie ever. Produced by George Lucas on a $30 million budget, this movie is so bad that the title character didn’t return on film for nearly 30 years.
Hal Warren, a fertilizer salesman, made a bet with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant that he could produce a movie, because… well… movie-making is easy.
This is how Manos: The Hands of Fate was born.
And there are so many issues with the end result that it’d take a while to think of even one thing that isn’t wrong with this movie.
Awful without a chance of redemption…
Zombie Nazis. Or Nazi Zombies.
This says it all.
Oh, and those zombies are to be found in Africa. Guarding a treasure.
Written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Date Movie, Meet The Spartans, etc), this disaster of a movie is basically a series of movie references and bad humor.
The cinematic equivalent of junk food.
2. The Singing Forest
“Two lovers, killed during the Holocaust, are reincarnated. The first soul to return now has a twenty two year old daughter who is now in love with her father’s past life lover.”
The summary alone is enough to make you want to skip this masterpiece.
Oh, and the fact that it has a score of 1/100 on Metacritic.
Yeah, and that as well.
I have already reviewed this movie here. It is so bad it’s actually good. It’s rare that I laugh my heart out during movies, and even though The Room is not a comedy, it’s surely going to make you laugh.
I actually recommend watching this one, if only to gain a certain appreciation for what we usually take for granted from movie studios and actors.
It’s the cinematic equivalent of having an average person compete in the Olympics. You know, for reference…