The worst movies I ever saw in a movie theater

by think_bip | created - 18 Oct 2013 | updated - 26 Dec 2013 | Public

I actually paid money to see this crap! Granted - some of these I walked out of during the screening. I should have walked out of ALL OF THEM.

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1. Toys (1992)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright

Votes: 29,434 | Gross: $21.45M

This film is an exercise of what happens when every decision you choose to make a movie is 100% wrong. Please explain to me how garbage like this gets made. DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVE! It totally stinks.

2. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 544,967 | Gross: $126.48M

I walked out of this movie 45 minutes in, because I just didn't care anymore. I would say that this is the worst movie that I ever saw, but I have yet to watch the entire movie.

3. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

52 Metascore

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 41,638 | Gross: $50.02M

This movie is so horribly bad, it could almost be a comedy. Laugh out loud stupidity.

4. Girl 6 (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

An aspiring actress disappointed by her treatment in the movie industry turns to phone sex to make a living.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee, Jenifer Lewis

Votes: 5,583 | Gross: $4.90M

Actually, not the worst Spike Lee movie.

5. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 40,459 | Gross: $16.30M

Possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.

6. Starship Invasions (1977)

PG | 89 min | Sci-Fi

An advance team from a dying, far-off civilization seeks a new world to conquer and inhabit -- Earth.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Christopher Lee, Daniel Pilon, Tiiu Leek

Votes: 659

This movie flat out stinks.

7. Disorderlies (1987)

PG | 86 min | Comedy

Three bumbling orderlies are hired to take care of an old rich man. Humorous mayhem follows.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Mark Morales, Anthony Geary

Votes: 1,894 | Gross: $10.35M

The Fat Boys attempted to reinvent The Three Stooges.

8. Color of Night (1994)

R | 121 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

36 Metascore

A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jane March, Rubén Blades, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 21,639 | Gross: $19.72M

Walked out of this mess of a movie. The trailer is fantastic!

9. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 36,610 | Gross: $45.52M

Laugh out loud bad.

10. The Art of War (2000)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

30 Metascore

UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Maury Chaykin, Marie Matiko

Votes: 27,665 | Gross: $30.21M

I actually went to go and see this movie for some laughs. I was not disappointed. Here is a tip: Do not use the title of the movie in the dialog of the movie.

11. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

78 Metascore

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 162,627 | Gross: $36.40M

Fantastic cast, visually stunning, 100% crap. The performances by Nick Nolte, and John Travolta may be the worst I have ever seen by them. I actually would like my money back for this one. What a waste of time.

12. Hollow Man (2000)

R | 112 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

When the leader of a team of scientists volunteers to be the test subject for their experiment in human invisibility, he slowly unravels and turns against them, with horrific consequences.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens

Votes: 116,385 | Gross: $73.21M

Entertaining for about 5 minutes. Apparently, becoming invisible turns you into a homicidal rapist.

13. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 29,641 | Gross: $31.76M

I actually used to really like this movie. What was I thinking?

14. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 60,713 | Gross: $59.95M

A complete mess.

15. Dragnet (1987)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan

Votes: 29,894 | Gross: $57.39M

I did not laugh at all.

16. Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

20 Metascore

In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry

Votes: 41,106 | Gross: $36.43M

PLEASE stop making these movies.

17. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 148,037 | Gross: $58.06M

The best thing about this movie is the EP by Sting.

18. Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Two cousins from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50,000,000 from her father. At ... See full summary »

Directors: Prince, Michael Ballhaus | Stars: Prince, Jerome Benton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 2,888 | Gross: $10.09M

Garbage - in black & white.

19. Graffiti Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Music

The unofficial sequel to 'Purple Rain' (1984). The Kid is now club owner and rival to Morris (Morris Day) who get into a fight for the Glam Slam Nightclub.

Director: Prince | Stars: Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Jerome Benton

Votes: 1,659 | Gross: $4.56M

Save time, and just watch the music videos.

20. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 136,476 | Gross: $35.10M

Stupid.

21. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 202,557 | Gross: $52.00M

Great promise - horrible execution.

22. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 119,818 | Gross: $36.20M

Unwatchable.

23. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 221,858 | Gross: $107.33M

I actually fell asleep in this movie.

24. Cast Away (2000)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Votes: 481,966 | Gross: $233.63M

P-U!

25. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Votes: 190,607 | Gross: $67.35M

Too stupid to be silly. Watching this movie is literally torture.

26. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 100,852 | Gross: $54.93M

This story makes no sense at all. 100% comical performances!

27. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 20,474 | Gross: $15.69M

Fantastic book - great cast - horrible movie. Please read The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco by Julie Salamon.

28. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 147,136 | Gross: $56.36M

I'm still not sure what this movie was about. Possibly the worst sequel, ever.

29. Mulholland Falls (1996)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 14,964 | Gross: $11.50M

Really, really bad.

30. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

64 Metascore

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 27,420 | Gross: $49.82M

Not entertaining at all.

31. Mission to Mars (2000)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

34 Metascore

When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 67,683 | Gross: $60.88M

Crap.

32. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

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.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 71,773 | Gross: $42.61M

Enough, already!

33. Alien Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 214,840 | Gross: $47.75M

Stop the madness.

34. Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

24 Metascore

While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other.

Director: John Derek | Stars: Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Miles O'Keeffe, John Phillip Law

Votes: 4,906 | Gross: $36.57M

Junk.

35. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 170,771 | Gross: $112.49M

Just watch Ghostbusters, and forget this was ever made.

36. Legal Eagles (1986)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 9,270 | Gross: $49.85M

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

37. The Squeeze (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A mysterious black box spells danger to a con man and female detective.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Michael Keaton, Rae Dawn Chong, Ric Abernathy, Danny Aiello III

Votes: 942 | Gross: $2.23M

Stupid story and plot. No likable characters. Crummy dialog.

38. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 254,076 | Gross: $54.81M

Awful.

39. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 21,445

Sheer disappointment.

40. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,320,072 | Gross: $100.13M

A film completely absent of light bulbs rated more than 100 watts. A movie that probably looked really good on paper. Nothing enjoyable at all.

41. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 63,860 | Gross: $39.25M

42. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 126,251 | Gross: $13.24M



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