Worst Ideas for Movies and Showsby jwoehr | created - 25 Apr 2012 | updated - 29 Apr 2012 | Public
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2. Harry and the Hendersons (1991–1993)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Hendersons were a typical family living in the Pacific Northwest who owned an unusual pet: a real live Sasquatch. While on a camping trip, the Hendersons found Bigfoot, and brought him ... See full summary »
3. Small Wonder (1985–1989)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »
4. The Smurfs (2011)
PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.
Votes: 79,010 | Gross: $142.61M
I never once thought of the Smurfs going to NYC in the movie, I guess that makes me smarter than Hollywood screenwriters.
5. Jason X (2001)
R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.
Votes: 47,660 | Gross: $13.12M
6. Catwoman (2004)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.
Votes: 104,696 | Gross: $40.20M
There's plenty of black super films that could've been made instead because Catwoman was always the white Selina Kyle. Halle Berry is nice to look in the role but still this is pretty dumb.
7. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy
Set back in the 80s when Harry met Lloyd in high school where they cross paths with a mean principal and a bunch of other outcasts much like themselves.
Votes: 35,517 | Gross: $26.28M
8. Son of the Mask (2005)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.
Votes: 49,952 | Gross: $17.02M
10. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Dodger must confront the struggles of life as he is visited by the Garbage Pail Kids and intimidated by some older bullies.
Votes: 7,137 | Gross: $1.58M
12. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 297,502 | Gross: $198.54M
The romantic drama..
13. Jack and Jill (I) (2011)
PG | 91 min | Comedy
Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his fraternal twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.
Votes: 73,126 | Gross: $74.16M
14. Work It (2012–2013)
Centers on two unemployed car salesmen who realize that they are living in a woman's world, so they decide that to find work again, they must dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical ... See full summary »
15. Jersey Shore (2009–2012)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV
A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.
Yet it was a hit
16. Daddy Day Camp (2007)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family
Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Votes: 14,779 | Gross: $13.24M
18. Gulliver's Travels (2010)
PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Lilliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
Votes: 62,408 | Gross: $42.78M
Yeah....Gulliver's Travels the romantic/comedy what was Hollywood thinking?
19. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
Votes: 38,388 | Gross: $20.76M
Really, it's about a shark getting revenge...
20. Teen Wolf Too (1987)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.
Votes: 10,290 | Gross: $7.89M
Jason Bateman survived this some how.
21. Troll 2 (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
22. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls school to flush out a killer.
Votes: 23,968 | Gross: $37.92M
23. White Chicks (2004)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Crime
Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot.
Votes: 121,796 | Gross: $70.83M
24. Suburban Commando (1991)
PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.
Votes: 8,917 | Gross: $6.95M
Hulk Hogan as alien dude brotha! And Christopher Lloyd looking for the nearest time machine to escape this movie.
25. Junior (1994)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.
Votes: 61,967 | Gross: $36.76M
Arnold liked Danny so much in Twins that he decided to have his baby.
Comedy | Pre-production
Julius and Vincent Benedict discover they have a third sibling.
Twins 2: Arnold, Danny and Eddie Murphy? Flush that script!
27. Fathers' Day (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.
Votes: 13,972 | Gross: $28.66M
In a road to nowhere, 2 dummies are tricked into thinking they are the father of a troubled pain in the asa teen and have to bring him home to the mom. This makes Dutch with Ed O'Neil look like a 4 star movie.
28. New Year's Eve (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance
The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.
Votes: 77,564 | Gross: $54.54M
I hope we don't get a 3rd film.....Easter the romantic comedy where Ashton Kutcher has an engagement ring hidden in an Easter Basket. While Kathline Heigl dressed like a pink bunny has a tantrum about not having a boyfriend.
29. The Hangover Part II (2011)
R | 102 min | Comedy
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.
Votes: 440,709 | Gross: $254.46M
The first film was fresh but if you do everything all over again in pretty much the same order, that's not fresh, it's lazy.
30. Grown Ups (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Votes: 215,125 | Gross: $162.00M
We're friends, lets hangout on screen and show everyone!
31. Clifford (1994)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.
Votes: 6,368 | Gross: $7.41M
32. Joey (2004–2006)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
In this spin-off of Friends (1994), Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Yes, alone he's just floating in water.
33. Alien Resurrection (1997)
R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
Votes: 215,639 | Gross: $47.75M
Part 3 all being a bad dream for Ripley would have even made a better movie. Hey in part 2...she had a nightmare that an alien was popping out of her, so part 3 could have been a nightmare as well lol.
34. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 334,292 | Gross: $166.11M
If you're rich and worried about the end of world e don't be. The poor people will die and the rich ones will float around in giant ships.
35. Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Larry and Richard use a voodoo-revived corpse to track down hidden money to clear their names.
Votes: 11,989 | Gross: $12.74M
Dead Bernie now dances to music....
36. Another Stakeout (1993)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.
Votes: 12,492 | Gross: $20.21M
Take out Rosie and add a better plot and this could have been good.
37. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
Votes: 71,988 | Gross: $42.61M
Axel Foley at an amusement park fighting bad guys....This should have at least given Roger Ebert a change of heart when he gave the under-rated second film one star. That film was much better than this even if it was kind of just a better made version than the first.
38. The Marine (2006)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Votes: 31,180 | Gross: $18.84M
Just because Cena knows how to salute fans doesn't mean he should play a marine.
39. The Odd Couple II (1998)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.
Votes: 8,667 | Gross: $18.91M
These 2 were always great fun together but either watch the original or a Grumpy Old Men movie because this isn't their best.
40. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.
Votes: 67,120 | Gross: $69.12M
Made to be more serious than the campy show just didn't work.
41. Psycho (1998)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.
Votes: 43,781 | Gross: $21.46M
The book is just slightly more different than the Hitchcock movie, Norman is fatter and older for instance. If this film had to be made, then why a shot by shot remake, no one can out do Hitchcock after all.