Worst Oscar Best Pictures & Emmy Best Television Shows

by jordanhores | created - 25 Dec 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

This list is a list of the worst movies being awarded at the Academy Awards & Daytime-Primetime Emmy Awards from critics and audience. Includes the movies by year that are considered to deserve the best picture award. *=Daytime Series (Children & Adult) ~=Primetime Series(Children & Adult) Snubbed Films of the years -Serpico -The Last Detail (1973) -Being There (1979) -The Shining (1980) -Sophie's Choice (1982) -Glory (1989) -Reversal of Fortune -Miller's Crossing (1990) -Thelma & Louise -The Fisher King (1991) -Nixon -The Usual Suspects -Dead Man Walking (1995) -Amistad (1997) -The Big Lebowski -The Truman Show (1998) -Magnolia (1999) -Almost Famous (2000) -Adaptation -Frida -Far From Heaven (2002) -Cold Mountain (2003) -Walk the Line (2005) -The Dark Knight -Doubt (2008) -The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) -The Wild Bunch -Once Upon a Time in the West 1969 -They Shoot Horses Don't They? -The Dirty Dozen -Cool Hand Luke 1967 -The Great Escape -Hud 1963 -Vertigo -Touch of Evil 1958 -The Night of the Hunter -Rebel Without a Cause 1955 -Singing in the Rain -The Bad and the Beautiful 1952 -The African Queen 1951 -Gilda -Notorious -The Postman Always Ring Twice 1946 -Laura -Meet Me in St.Louis -Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1944 -Woman of the Year 1942 -Meet John Doe -Ball of Fire 1941 -Angels With Dirty Faces -Bringing Up Baby 1938 -My Man Godfrey -Modern Times 1936 -Dinner at Eight -King Kong -Duck Soup 1932 -A Free Soul -City Lights -Dracula -Frankenstein 1931 Snubbed Television Shows -Boy Meets World -Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide -Dungeons & Dragons -Inspector Gadget -Recess -Hey Arnold -Spider-Man: The Animated Series -The Weekenders -Rawhide -Dennis the Menace -The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis -Bachelor Father -Adventures of Superman -Whirlybirds -My Little Margie -Sea Hunt -The Millionaire -Tales of Wells Fargo -Wanted: Dead or Alive -Fury -Burke's Law -Bat Masterson -The Cisco Kid -Laramie -M Squad -Richard Diamond Private Detective -Highway Patrol -Hawaiian Eye -The Lineup -The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna -I Married Joan -The Patty Duke Show -The Doris Day Show -The Ann Sothern Show -The Lawrence Welk Show -The Roy Rogers Show -Sam and Friends -The Gabby Hayes Show -Shirley Temple's Storybook -Mister Magoo -The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show -Scooby Doo Where Are You! -Jonny Quest -The Yogi Bear Show

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1. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 491,471 | Gross: $117.24M

*Network *All the President's Men

2. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 242,485 | Gross: $39.20M

*Julia *Star Wars

3. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 124,219 | Gross: $106.26M

*Apocalypse Now

4. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 43,998 | Gross: $54.80M

*Raging Bull *The Elephant Man

5. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 51,320 | Gross: $58.97M

*Raiders of the Lost Ark *Reds

6. Terms of Endearment (1983)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

Votes: 51,632 | Gross: $108.42M

*The Big Chill

7. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 350,323 | Gross: $51.97M

*Places in the Heart *A Soldier's Story

8. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 67,630 | Gross: $87.10M

*Prizzi's Honor *Witness

9. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,691,961 | Gross: $330.25M

*Quiz Show *The Shawshank Redemption

10. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 919,713 | Gross: $75.60M

*Apollo 13 *Sense and Sensibility

11. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

87 Metascore

At the close of World War II, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 170,904 | Gross: $78.65M

*Fargo

12. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 993,837 | Gross: $659.33M

*L.A. Confidential

13. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

87 Metascore

The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 206,731 | Gross: $100.32M

*Saving Private Ryan

14. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 1,022,370 | Gross: $130.10M

*The Cider House Rules

15. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,266,412 | Gross: $187.71M

*Erin Brockovich

16. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 801,678 | Gross: $170.74M

*Gosford Park *The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

17. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

82 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 207,325 | Gross: $170.69M

*Gangs of New York *The Hours

18. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 408,186 | Gross: $54.58M

*Brokeback Mountain *Capote

19. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 799,580 | Gross: $74.28M

*There Will Be Blood

20. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 767,967 | Gross: $141.32M

*Milk

21. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 612,880 | Gross: $138.80M

*The Social Network

22. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 550,663 | Gross: $136.03M

*Life of Pi *Lincoln

23. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 95,028 | Gross: $44.79M

*Hello, Dolly *Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

24. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

74 Metascore

After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 32,731 | Gross: $16.80M

*Funny Girl *The Lion in Winter

25. Tom Jones (1963)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

77 Metascore

The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 10,873 | Gross: $37.60M

*Lilies of the Field *How the West Was Won

26. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 23,122 | Gross: $42.00M

*The Ten Commandments *Giant *The King and I

27. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Passed | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 12,116 | Gross: $36.00M

*High Noon *The Quiet Man

28. An American in Paris (1951)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

84 Metascore

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

Votes: 28,589 | Gross: $4.50M

*A Place in the Sun *A Streetcar Named Desire

29. Hamlet (1948)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 14,384

*Johnny Belinda *The Treasure of Sierra Madre

30. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Father Charles O'Malley, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

Votes: 9,833 | Gross: $16.30M

*Double Indemnity *Gaslight

31. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 6,611

*Lost Horizon *Stage Door *The Awful Truth

32. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 883,179 | Gross: $293.00M

*Coraline *The Princess and the Frog

33. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 223,884 | Gross: $123.48M

*A Cat in Paris *Kung Fu Panda 2

34. Tumble Leaf (2013– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Tumble Leaf is a series aimed at preschoolers, set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship and love around every bend in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Downs, Alex Trugman, Brooke Wolloff, Zac McDowell

Votes: 340

*2015, 2016 & 2018 -Peg & Cat

35. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery.

Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien, Russi Taylor

Votes: 4,079

*1987 & 1988 -The Smurfs -The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show 1986

36. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The wacky adventures of the new young hip generation of Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters, most of them descendants of the original classic toon cast.

Stars: Charlie Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 11,095

*1993 -Batman The Animated Series -Rugrats

37. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 20,006

*1996 & 1997 -Schoolhouse Rocks!

38. Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (1998–1999)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Pinky (Rob Paulsen) and the Brain (Maurice LeMarche) are still trying to take over the world, but now they're operating from Elmyra Duff's (Cree Summer's) house.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Cree Summer, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 594

*2000 -Arthur

39. Little Bill (1999–2004)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

A smart, inquisitive five year old boy called "Little Bill" explores what life is like with the help of his big imagination.

Stars: Gregory Hines, Xavier Pritchett, Phylicia Rashad, Ruby Dee

Votes: 1,676

*2004 -Arthur -Rugrats -Kim Possible

40. Peep and the Big Wide World (2004– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Peep, Chirp, and Quack explore the "Big Wide World" around them, leading to mischief and adventures.

Stars: Jamie Watson, Joan Cusack, Maxwell Uretsky, Scott Beaudin

Votes: 503

*2005 -Arthur -Kim Possible

41. Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003–2005)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Grandad tells his grandchildren about his adventures as a boy.

Stars: Julie-Ann Dean, Peadar Lamb, Maile Flanagan, Russi Taylor

Votes: 809

*2006 -Arthur

42. Word World (2007– )

TV-Y | 28 min | Animation, Family

In Word World, words actually become the objects they represent in an innovative, educational and entertaining adventure for your kids.

Stars: Tyler Bunch, H.D. Quinn, Lenore Zann, George Bailey

Votes: 247

*2009 -Curious George -The Backayrdigans

43. The Penguins of Madagascar (2008–2015)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The daily adventures of penguins living in New York's Central Park Zoo.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Tom McGrath, Jeff Bennett, James Patrick Stuart

Votes: 14,925

*2011 & 2012 -The Backyardigans -Curious George

44. Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011–2016)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

The further adventures of Po the Dragon Warrior and his friends.

Stars: Mick Wingert, Kari Wahlgren, Fred Tatasciore, Max Koch

Votes: 4,863

*2013 & 2014 -Spongebob Squarepants -The Fairly Oddparents

45. All Hail King Julien (2014–2017)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure