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  • Worst movies of the '90s
    1/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    Worst movies of the '90s

    The 1990s were a major decade for the film industry—with independent films rising, CGI-heavy blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” becoming more prominent, the Disney Renaissance’s notable additions, and bold titles like “Pulp Fiction” making their marks on pop culture.

    For every successful film, however, there were several misses by film studios. With thousands of feature films being produced and released throughout the decade, having every single one be a major success was an impossible feat. Whether film studios were trying too hard to capitalize on the aforementioned trends, or simply executing on bad ideas, the following films represent the worst of an otherwise innovative decade for the film industry.

    Using information from IMDb, Stacker has put together a comprehensive list of these films. The rankings are based on user reviews from the website—the lower the rating, the worse the film is, and the higher it ranks on the list. In the case of a tie, the movie with the lower number of ratings goes higher up on the list. All of these films have at least 50,000 user votes each and were released in English between the years 1990 and 1999. Which of these ill-received '90s movies have you seen?

    ALSO: 100 worst movies of all time 

  • #100. Phenomenon
    2/ Disney

    #100. Phenomenon

    IMDb rating: 6.4

    IMDb user votes: 69,250

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG

    John Travolta may have received a career vitalization from “Pulp Fiction,” but romantic fantasy “Phenomenon” was certainly not an essential component of his comeback. Travolta portrayed an everyman who was transformed into a genius with telekinetic powers, attempting to do good with his newfound abilities. Unfortunately, the reaction was mixed, mostly due to the film’s grim final act.

  • #99. Double Jeopardy
    3/ Paramount Pictures

    #99. Double Jeopardy

    IMDb rating: 6.4

    IMDb user votes: 63,595

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: R

    Injustice is the theme of “Double Jeopardy,” which stars Ashley Judd as a woman wrongfully accused and convicted of murder. Framed by her husband (Bruce Greenwood), Judd’s character attempts to hunt him down while contending with her parole officer (Tommy Lee Jones). The thriller was ultimately judged by critics as “unremarkable.”

     

  • #98. Star Trek: Insurrection
    4/ Paramount Pictures

    #98. Star Trek: Insurrection

    IMDb rating: 6.4

    IMDb user votes: 63,006

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG

    This film with the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast did not recapture the magic of its more successful predecessor, “Star Trek: First Contact.” Although cast member Jonathan Frakes was again in the director’s chair, a change in visual effects studios was evident in this installment. Featuring Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the Enterprise going against the orders of his superiors to save a peaceful civilization, this film was thought by fans to be nothing more than an underwhelming and extended television episode.

  • #97. Bowfinger
    5/ Universal Pictures

    #97. Bowfinger

    IMDb rating: 6.4

    IMDb user votes: 61,362

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    This film teamed comedy legends Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy for the first time with disappointing results. Martin plays film producer Bobby Bowfinger, who attempts to cast a sought-after but neurotic actor named Kit Ramsey (Murphy) into a low-budget film production. Ramsey is not on board, but Bowfinger continues the production around him, explaining to the crew that the star is method acting. Eventually, he employs Ramsey’s geeky brother Jiff (also played by Murphy) to function as a lookalike. While critics overall enjoyed this satire of Hollywood, audiences on IMDb were lukewarm.

     

  • #96. Arachnophobia
    6/ Buena Vista Pictures

    #96. Arachnophobia

    IMDb rating: 6.4

    IMDb user votes: 56,349

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: PG-13

    Attempting to convert people’s fear of spiders into horror/comedy gold, producer Frank Marshall’s directorial debut involved a new deadly species of spider terrorizing a small town. Although it starred big names like Jeff Daniels and John Goodman, marketers had difficulty advertising the film and its mix of genres. In general, critics and audiences found it to be a passable homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.”

  • #95. Darkman
    7/ Universal Pictures

    #95. Darkman

    IMDb rating: 6.4

    IMDb user votes: 52,732

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: R

    The original “Spider-Man” trilogy was not director Sam Raimi’s first foray into superhero fiction. Unable to secure the rights for licensed properties such as “Batman,” Raimi created his own superhero, a burned-alive scientist played by Liam Neeson. Now considered to be a cult film, critics appreciated its originality despite its recycling of superhero tropes.

  • #94. Mars Attacks!
    8/ Warner Home Video

    #94. Mars Attacks!

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 190,750

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG-13

    A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of 1950s low-budget sci-fi films, this Tim Burton-directed film featured an extensive ensemble cast that included Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman, and more. CGI made the film’s green Martians possible, as they eradicated humans in bulk. While the cult film’s attempts at homage were considered to be successful, the tone was considered cynical and the characters unlikable.

  • #93. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
    9/ Warner Home Video

    #93. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 181,244

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG-13

    One of the few sequels that Jim Carrey has starred in, “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” put the pet detective on a case in Africa. Although the film was a financial success like its predecessor, the film’s juvenile behavior did not do it for critics, who labeled it inferior to even the first film. A third film, called “Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective,” without the involvement of Carrey, released directly to video in 2009.

  • #92. Twister
    10/ Warner Bros. Pictures

    #92. Twister

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 158,026

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG-13

    Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton star as a separated married couple, both of whom are weather reporters. The two slowly rekindle their relationship in a series of events that involve Paxton’s storm chasing and a series of tornados. The film’s special effects were praised, though with some criticism for the lack of logic and accuracy. Critic Roger Ebert called the film “loud, dumb, skillful, escapist entertainment.”

  • #91. Predator 2
    11/ Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    #91. Predator 2

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 126,719

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: R

    Attempting to follow up the classic action sci-fi film “Predator,” its sequel traded in Arnold Schwarzenegger for Danny Glover and Gary Busey. Taking place in a heat-wave-stricken Los Angeles during 1997, Glover portrayed a police officer who is not only caught up in a gang turf war, but also an incursion from an extraterrestrial Predator. Critics gave the film negative marks at the time, but audiences were kinder to the film in later years.

  • #90. Last Action Hero
    12/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #90. Last Action Hero

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 120,342

    Year released: 1993

    Rating: PG-13

    “Last Action Hero” is an action-genre parody that follows a young movie fan who gets transported into the world of his favorite action film series, with Arnold Schwarzenegger portraying the action star. The film was co-written by Shane Black, who was responsible for non-parody films such as “Lethal Weapon” and “The Last Boy Scout.” Critics found the final product to be messy and the film was crushed in the box office by “Jurassic Park.”

  • #89. My Best Friend's Wedding
    13/ Sony Pictures Entertainment

    #89. My Best Friend's Wedding

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 111,943

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG-13

    This romantic comedy has Julia Roberts starring as Julianne Potter, a woman who attempts to win over her best friend (Dermot Mulroney) before he marries a different woman (Cameron Diaz). The film was considered charming by critics, even if the user ratings from IMDb don’t necessarily reflect it. Through one of its more memorable scenes, the movie popularized the Diana King cover of "I Say a Little Prayer (For You)."

  • #88. Entrapment
    14/ Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    #88. Entrapment

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 97,705

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    Essentially a cat-and-mouse game, Catherine Zeta-Jones plays an investigator tracking down an international art thief (Sean Connery). Convincing him that she herself is a professional thief, she assists him with a heist in an effort to entrap him. While the film was considered to be stylish, critics were not convinced by the pair’s chemistry and found the plot to be poorly developed.

  • #87. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
    15/ Warner Home Video

    #87. Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 80,298

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: PG-13

    The sequel to “Gremlins” dialed down the darkness of its original to become more of a horror-comedy. Gizmo (the voice of Howie Mandel) multiplies to an absurd amount in a skyscraper in New York City, posing a threat to all in the building. With its new lighter tone, the film received a mixed reaction, some believing the sequel to be superior to the first and others thinking the exact opposite.

  • #86. Sister Act
    16/ Buena Vista Pictures

    #86. Sister Act

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 75,840

    Year released: 1992

    Rating: PG

    One of Whoopi Goldberg’s most famous roles, “Sister Act” tells the story of a lounge singer who is forced to join a convent due to being placed in a witness protection program. Goldberg's character adds some energy and flavor to the church’s choir, though at the risk of exposing herself to some mobsters. Though the IMDb user rating isn’t particularly high, the film was celebrated enough to justify not only a sequel but a successful Broadway adaptation—and a remake is reportedly in development.

  • #85. Assassins
    17/ Warner Bros. Pictures

    #85. Assassins

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 70,444

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: R

    Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas star as a pair of rival assassins at odds with each other. Julianne Moore also stars, playing a computer hacker named Electra who Stallone’s character is meant to assassinate—but the two end up joining forces. Written by the Wachowski sisters, who would eventually make “The Matrix,” their script was heavily reworked, with the two attempting to disown the project.

  • #84. Blue Streak
    18/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #84. Blue Streak

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 67,237

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    Impersonating a Los Angeles police detective, jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) attempts to retrieve a diamond from a police station. The buddy-cop comedy also stars Luke Wilson as Logan’s police partner, and Dave Chapelle appears as his getaway driver. Despite its fun premise, critics found the film to be rather derivative.

  • #83. The Craft
    19/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #83. The Craft

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 65,630

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: R

    In this horror film, four teenage girls (Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True) teach themselves witchcraft, but eventually find themselves over their heads. In their attempts to use their powers for their own needs, lives are lost and consequences are dire. While the cast itself was praised, some critics unfavorably compared it to “Heathers,” just with more special effects.

  • #82. The Siege
    20/ 20th Century Fox

    #82. The Siege

    IMDb rating: 6.3

    IMDb user votes: 63,224

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: R

    Centering around a series of fictional terrorist attacks in New York City, “The Siege” involves FBI agents (portrayed by Denzel Washington and Tony Shalhoub) investigating the incidents. The cast also includes Annette Bening as a CIA agent and Bruce Willis as an out-of-control Army general. The film was considered to be offensive by various Arab American groups for its racial stereotypes and poor depiction of Islam.

  • #81. Alien: Resurrection
    21/ 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    #81. Alien: Resurrection

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 202,780

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: R

    The fourth film in the original “Alien” series took place long after “Alien 3,” which depicted the death of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). Ripley returns as a cloned human-alien hybrid in a space vessel that that is under siege by the titular extraterrestrials. Screenwriter Joss Whedon criticized the direction of his script, unpleased with the final product.

  • #80. Waterworld
    22/ MCA Universal Home Video

    #80. Waterworld

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 160,891

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG-13

    Essentially “Mad Max” but with water, this infamous Kevin Costner film depicted a post-apocalyptic world after the polar ice caps have melted. Costner portrays an unnamed wanderer who helps a group of people against pirates in a quest to find “Dryland.” While critics enjoyed the world-building, the plot was considered to be less than exciting. The film performed decently in the box office, but its high budget rendered it difficult to be profitable.

  • #79. Deep Impact
    23/ Paramount Pictures

    #79. Deep Impact

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 147,360

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    Competing against Michael Bay’s “Armageddon,” “Deep Impact” wasn’t even the only summer 1998 disaster film that focused on a potentially catastrophic asteroid approaching Earth. With multiple subplots based around the asteroid’s eventual impact, the film intertwines a teen astronomer who helped discover the asteroid (Elijah Wood), a journalist investigating a government cover-up (Tea Leoni), and the captain leading the expedition to destroy it (Robert Duvall). While believed to be more thoughtful than “Armageddon,” the film was still considered melodramatic by critics.

  • #78. The Bodyguard
    24/ Warner Home Video

    #78. The Bodyguard

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 103,903

    Year released: 1992

    Rating: R

    Whitney Houston made her acting debut as a music star protected by a bodyguard (Kevin Costner). Their once-tenuous relationship grows into a sort of romance, with the two characters becoming closer over a series of crises. Although its soundtrack was the best selling of all time, the film didn’t fare as well. Critics didn’t buy the relationship, however, ultimately labeling the film cheesy and melodramatic.

  • #77. Wayne's World 2
    25/ Paramount Pictures

    #77. Wayne's World 2

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 69,181

    Year released: 1993

    Rating: PG-13

    Comedy sequels are rarely well received, but Mike Myers and Dana Carvey gave it their all in “Wayne’s World 2.” Based on an “SNL” sketch, the hosts of the Wayne’s World public access television show attempt to organize a music festival called Waynestock, all while Wayne is having his own romantic troubles with his girlfriend (Tia Carrere). While the sequel wasn’t lambasted, critics agreed that it still wasn’t as good as the classic first film.

  • #76. Practical Magic
    26/ Warner Bros. Pictures

    #76. Practical Magic

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 63,591

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    Starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, this supernatural film had the two leading actresses portraying a pair of sisters with the powers of witchcraft. The two attempt to break a family curse, in which any man who falls in love with a woman in their family is doomed to die. Critics did not particularly take to the mix of genres, which included fantasy, romance, and horror.

  • #75. Hackers
    27/ MGM Home Entertainment

    #75. Hackers

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 59,959

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG-13

    This cult film is about a group of hackers in high school (led by Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie) who find themselves embroiled in a corporate conspiracy. The filmmakers attempted to depict what they saw as a significant and relevant counterculture, with a story inspired by cyberpunk fiction. Unfortunately for the filmmakers, the plot was considered unconvincing, and the movie had dwindling box office returns.

  • #74. Stigmata
    28/ MGM

    #74. Stigmata

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 59,104

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: R

    This Christianity-focused horror film had Patricia Arquette portray an atheist hairdresser, who is afflicted with stigmata—through which a person shares the same wounds as Jesus Christ when he was crucified—after acquiring a rosary. The plot goes further into the histories of characters with similar afflictions, and how they affect Arquette’s character. The film received negative reviews, with some critics like Roger Ebert finding it unintentionally funny.

  • #73. The Saint
    29/ Paramount Pictures

    #73. The Saint

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 56,488

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG-13

    Val Kilmer plays a high-tech thief, named for his penchant of using the names of various saints as aliases. This thief eventually finds himself in a larger plot involving an oil company and the Russian government. While Kilmer’s performance as a master of disguise was well regarded, the same could not be said for the film’s plot.

  • #72. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
    30/ Orion Picture Corp

    #72. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 55,458

    Year released: 1991

    Rating: PG

    Continuing the time-traveling antics of the first “Bill & Ted” film, the titular characters (Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter) encounter Death himself (William Sadler). With a plot that involves evil robot clones and a series of games from Death, Bill and Ted attempt to make it back to the mortal world in time for a concert. Critics liked the wacky film enough, though not as much as the first.

  • #71. A Night at the Roxbury
    31/ Paramount Pictures

    #71. A Night at the Roxbury

    IMDb rating: 6.2

    IMDb user votes: 52,151

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    One of several films inspired by an “SNL” sketch, “A Night at the Roxbury” starred Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan as nightclub-going brothers who frequently get rejected by women. The brothers attempt to get into the fabled Roxbury nightclub, with mixed success at first. Ultimately, viewers felt that the film tried to stretch the premise of the original sketch too much.

  • #70. Scream 2
    32/ Miramax Films

    #70. Scream 2

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 139,507

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: R

    “Scream 2” goes farther into the metacriticism of horror movies, with a copycat murderer inspired by the events from the first film emerging during the premiere of “Stab,” a movie-within-the-movie. Original characters return from the first film to investigate further in this sequel that attempts to satirize sequels. Critics enjoyed the satirical elements of the film, even though it was criticized for a higher body count—and for killing off a fan-favorite character from the first movie.

  • #69. The Cable Guy
    33/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #69. The Cable Guy

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 136,786

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG-13

    Ben Stiller directed this dark comedy that stars Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. Carrey portrays a cable guy who eventually begins stalking a customer of his, played by Broderick. The film was thought to be “creepy” and unsettling, but has gained some fans in recent years.

  • #68. The Waterboy
    34/ Touchstone Pictures

    #68. The Waterboy

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 133,308

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    Adam Sandler was in his prime during the 1990s, with “The Waterboy” being one of his several hits. Sandler plays a socially inept staff member of a football team who eventually proves himself worthy enough to play for the team. While considered to be a Sandler classic, critics gave the film negative reviews for its low-brow humor.

  • #67. Kindergarten Cop
    35/ MCA Universal Home Video

    #67. Kindergarten Cop

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 120,908

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: PG-13

    Arnold Schwarzenegger sometimes took a break from action fare to star in family-friendly films, including “Kindergarten Cop.” Schwarzenegger played a police officer who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher during his pursuit of a drug lord. Despite some viewers enjoying it, critics didn’t receive the comedy as well.

  • #66. Casper
    36/ Universal Pictures

    #66. Casper

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 101,769

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG

    Based on the Harvey Comics character of the same name, this film adaptation put the CGI friendly ghost of Casper alongside live-action characters. With a slightly darker tone than the source material, this film actually went into the backstory of how Casper died and dealt with plot elements and themes involving death. Despite mixed reviews, the film was followed by direct-to-video sequels and a cartoon show.

  • #65. Eraser
    37/ Warner Home Video

    #65. Eraser

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 94,055

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: R

    Arnold Schwarzenegger led the cast of this action thriller, playing a U.S. marshal assigned to protect an executive from a defense contractor after she learns of a cover-up. Soon, the characters learn that there are moles within their own organization. Featuring the same action and one-liners expected from a Schwarzenegger film, the film was largely forgotten after some negative reviews.

  • #64. Sphere
    38/ Warner Home Video

    #64. Sphere

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 90,955

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    Based on a Michael Crichton novel, sci-fi thriller “Sphere” starred Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Samuel L. Jackson. After examining an apparent alien spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean, a mysterious sphere is discovered. For the most part, the film was not as enjoyed as other similar sci-fi films.

  • #63. Small Soldiers
    39/ Dreamworks

    #63. Small Soldiers

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 84,060

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    Action figures become sentient in this sci-fi film, with human characters being caught up in a war against two different factions. The belligerent Commando Elite figures fight against the otherwise peaceful Gorgonites, with a teenage boy who owns the toys caught in the ruckus. The film was considered “too scary” for children.

  • #62. Mercury Rising
    40/ Universal Pictures

    #62. Mercury Rising

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 60,671

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: R

    Bruce Willis portrays an undercover FBI agent who attempts to defend a 9-year-old autistic savant, who is targeted by government assassins after he breaks a top-secret code. Alec Baldwin plays the official who orders the hits. Overall, the film felt “recycled” according to reviews.

  • #61. Mystery Men
    41/ Universal Pictures

    #61. Mystery Men

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 57,623

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    This quirky film has Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Hank Azaria playing members of a superhero group with odd and ineffective powers. The group attempts to form a larger team, while under the shadow of successful superhero Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear). Despite the fun absurdism of the film, reviews still called it “hit-or-miss.”

  • #60. Dick Tracy
    42/ Buena Vista Pictures

    #60. Dick Tracy

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 52,194

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: PG

    “Dick Tracy” was based on a series of comic strips that began in the 1930s and featured Warren Beatty as director, producer, and the film’s title character. Despite a lavish set and production design, critics were not particularly kind to the film. Still, “Dick Tracy” received multiple Academy Award wins and nominations, including a Best Supporting Actor nod for Al Pacino as a crime boss.

  • #59. The Devil's Own
    43/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #59. The Devil's Own

    IMDb rating: 6.1

    IMDb user votes: 51,829

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: R

    Harrison Ford starred as an Irish-American police officer who is pulled into a conflict by an Irish Republican Army member (Brad Pitt). Critics enjoyed the pairing of the two actors while disliking the film’s depiction of Northern Ireland history.

  • #58. Broken Arrow
    44/ Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    #58. Broken Arrow

    IMDb rating: 6

    IMDb user votes: 83,863

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: R

    Famed Hong Kong action filmmaker John Woo directed John Travolta and Christian Slater in this action thriller. The two leads play feuding Air Force pilots who must help to retrieve two stolen nuclear weapons. Called “cliched” and “over-the-top,” this Travolta-Woo collaboration was even less successful than “Face/Off.”

  • #57. Universal Soldier
    45/ TriStar Pictures

    #57. Universal Soldier

    IMDb rating: 6

    IMDb user votes: 75,518

    Year released: 1992

    Rating: R

    Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a Vietnam War soldier who was killed in action but is revived as part of a secret military project. He is pitted against his sergeant, an unhinged soldier played by Dolph Lundgren. It was dismissed by critics as being derivative of other films, like “Terminator 2: Judgement Day.”

  • #56. Never Been Kissed
    46/ 20th Century Fox

    #56. Never Been Kissed

    IMDb rating: 6

    IMDb user votes: 75,240

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    Drew Barrymore portrays a copy editor who has never been in a serious romantic relationship. While undercover as a high school student for a story, she develops a crush on an English teacher (Michael Vartan). She gains some help from her brother (David Arquette), who also enrolls as a fake student. Critics didn’t have much to say about the film, other than it was mostly unoriginal.

  • #55. Snake Eyes
    47/ Paramount Pictures

    #55. Snake Eyes

    IMDb rating: 6

    IMDb user votes: 69,748

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: R

    Starting off with a long tracking shot, “Snake Eyes” is a thriller from director Brian De Palma that stars Nicolas Cage. Cage plays a corrupt police detective who investigates the aftermath of a boxing match that went awry with an armed attack. Despite the talent in front of and behind the camera, the film only got up to 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  • #54. The Postman
    48/ Warner Home Video

    #54. The Postman

    IMDb rating: 6

    IMDb user votes: 62,519

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: R

    Another post-apocalyptic adventure directed by and starring Kevin Costner, “The Postman” takes place in the then-future year of 2013. Costner plays a nameless wanderer who wears a postman uniform, who ends up inspiring the many people he encounters to rebuild America. The nearly three-hour long film received unfavorable reviews for its sentimentality and what some considered to be pretention.

  • #53. Stuart Little
    49/ Columbia Pictures

    #53. Stuart Little

    IMDb rating: 5.9

    IMDb user votes: 109,944

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG

    Though outside of his usual fare, M. Night Shyamalan wrote the screenplay to this book adaptation that stars a CGI mouse voiced by Michael J. Fox. The title character is adopted by a family and eventually wins each of them over. Kids may have enjoyed the film, but adult critics less so.

  • #52. Dante's Peak
    50/ Universal Pictures

    #52. Dante's Peak

    IMDb rating: 5.9

    IMDb user votes: 70,974

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG-13

    This disaster film has a volcanic eruption at the center of its premise, with the inhabitants of the titular town attempting to survive. Pierce Brosnan plays a volcanologist who warns the town’s mayor (Linda Hamilton) of the impending event. Even with some semblance of scientific accuracy, the film received a negative reception.

  • #51. Days of Thunder
    51/ Paramount Home Video

    #51. Days of Thunder

    IMDb rating: 5.9

    IMDb user votes: 69,433

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: PG-13

    In an attempt to recreate the success of “Top Gun,” director Tony Scott and lead actor Tom Cruise reunited for this NASCAR racing movie. Cruise played Cole Trickle, a racer attempting to make a name for himself in the competitive NASCAR arena. The movie didn’t impress critics, who not only unfavorably compared it to “Top Gun,” but various other Tom Cruise movies of the era.

  • #50. G.I. Jane
    52/ Hollywood Pictures

    #50. G.I. Jane

    IMDb rating: 5.9

    IMDb user votes: 67,091

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: R

    Ridley Scott’s militaristic action film tells the fictional story about a woman (Demi Moore) who undergoes through U.S. Navy training. Being labeled “G.I. Jane,” she pushes back against opposition that stems from her gender and must ultimately prove her mettle. Apparently, Moore didn’t win over viewers and even received a Razzie nomination for the role.

  • #49. First Knight
    53/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #49. First Knight

    IMDb rating: 5.9

    IMDb user votes: 61,679

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG-13

    Sean Connery plays King Arthur in this medieval film, which follows the romance between Lancelot (Richard Gere) and Guinevere (Julia Ormond). Unlike other films based on the same legends, there were no magical elements in “First Knight,” and the film was thought to be underwhelming.

  • #48. Free Willy
    54/ Warner Bros. Pictures

    #48. Free Willy

    IMDb rating: 5.9

    IMDb user votes: 59,694

    Year released: 1993

    Rating: PG

    “Free Willy” is generally considered in this day and age to be a classic family movie, following a young boy who befriends a captive orca whale, Willy. The orca is abused and exploited by amusement park owners, inspiring the boy and his friends to return him to the ocean. While the film’s premise and title are now pop culture staples, its critical reaction was lukewarm.

  • #47. The Net
    55/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #47. The Net

    IMDb rating: 5.9

    IMDb user votes: 54,208

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG-13

    This techno-thriller stars Sandra Bullock as a systems analyst with a dependence on technology. After being mugged and injured, she finds that all data and information regarding her has been erased, being demanded by a stranger to bring them a mysterious disk that she obtained. Even though Bullock herself was praised, this film was thought to be less than thrilling.

  • #46. Deep Blue Sea
    56/ Warner Bros. Pictures

    #46. Deep Blue Sea

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 112,139

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: R

    A group of scientists find themselves in danger when a study at an underwater facility leads to genetically engineered sharks attacking the structure. Never quite reaching the greatness of “Jaws,” the film was called “unoriginal and unintelligent.” Still, the film was notable for a famous scene where Samuel L. Jackson’s character was eaten by a shark, interrupting a dramatic and inspirational monologue.

  • #45. Mortal Kombat
    57/ New Line Home Entertainment

    #45. Mortal Kombat

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 90,820

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG-13

    Paul W.S. Anderson took a campy fighting video game and turned it into a campy action movie. Like the game, this film depicted a supernatural fighting tournament run by the evil Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). Though the movie arguably captured the spirit of the games, it didn’t do so much for film critics.

  • #44. She's All That
    58/ Miramax Films

    #44. She's All That

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 75,717

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    This high school romantic comedy is one of the more popular teen films from the decade. The premise involves an unpopular girl (Rachael Leigh Cook) being transformed into a “prom queen” as part of a bet that a popular boy (Freddie Prinze Jr.) participates in. The film received a mixed reception and was later parodied by “Not Another Teen Movie.”

  • #43. RoboCop 2
    59/ MGM

    #43. RoboCop 2

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 72,690

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: R

    Considered to be more violent than its predecessor, not even “Empire Strikes Back” director Irvin Kershner was able to bring “Robocop 2” to critical success. Unlike the first film, the plot of the sequel was less-focused on Robocop’s human persona. Interestingly enough, the film received attention in 2013 for its prediction of Detroit filing for bankruptcy.

  • #42. Species
    60/ MGM Home Entertainment

    #42. Species

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 67,292

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: R

    Natasha Henstridge made her first film appearance in sci-fi horror “Species,” with her co-stars including Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, and Marg Helgenberger. Henstridge plays the role of an alien-human hybrid, as scientists and agents attempt to stop her from mating with a human. Critics did not like the plot, even with the involvement of “Alien” designer H.R. Giger.

  • #41. Six Days Seven Nights
    61/ Disney

    #41. Six Days Seven Nights

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 66,647

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    This adventure comedy from Ivan Reitman has a pair of mismatched people (Harrison Ford and Anne Heche) who are marooned on a deserted island. The pair unexpectedly develops an attraction for each other, which buds into a romance. But the film did little for critics, who called it “a forgettable piece of Hollywood fluff.”

  • #40. Daylight
    62/ MCA Universal Home Video

    #40. Daylight

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 59,356

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG-13

    Several people are trapped in a tunnel after both ends collapse from explosions. Led by a former EMS chief (Sylvester Stallone), a group of survivors attempts to escape. “Daylight” wasn’t anything that critics haven’t seen before, but it at least received an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Editing.

  • #39. Indecent Proposal
    63/ Paramount Home Video

    #39. Indecent Proposal

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 54,720

    Year released: 1993

    Rating: R

    Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore play a married couple whose union is shaken by a billionaire named John Gage (Robert Redford). Gage is attracted to Moore’s character and pays her $1 million for a night with her, causing paranoia from Harrelson’s character. The movie was lambasted by film critics, especially by feminists.

  • #38. Jack
    64/ Hollywood Pictures

    #38. Jack

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 51,212

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG-13

    In an uncharacteristically comedic movie from “The Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola, Robin Williams plays a child who physically grows up unusually quickly. Attending school, Jack undergoes much bullying, only to find that his condition is causing more significant health problems. “Jack” was considered to be a waste of both Coppola’s and Williams’s talents.

  • #37. Timecop
    65/ MCA Universal Home Video

    #37. Timecop

    IMDb rating: 5.8

    IMDb user votes: 50,098

    Year released: 1994

    Rating: R

    “Timecop” has Jean Claude Van Damme in the role of a federal agent during a time in which time travel is possible. Time travel hijinks that involve the stock market crash of 1929 leads to drastic alterations in the future. Critics pointed out a litany of plot holes, although the movie was one of Van Damme’s more successful entries at the box office.

  • #36. I Know What You Did Last Summer
    66/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #36. I Know What You Did Last Summer

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    IMDb user votes: 118,840

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: R

    The inciting incident of this horror film has a group of teenagers accidentally striking a pedestrian after a summer party, disposing of the body at the coast. A year later, a hook-handed killer stalks these teenagers. Although the title and premise are now recognizable in public popular culture, critics thought “I Know What You Did Last Summer” was not nearly as good as “Scream,” which came from the same screenwriter.

  • #35. End of Days
    67/ Universal Pictures

    #35. End of Days

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    IMDb user votes: 97,584

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: R

    A New York police detective played by Arnold Schwarzenegger must defend an innocent woman (Robin Tunney) from the forces of Satan and Hell. This woman is being pursued by demons, with their intention being to impregnate her with the Antichrist. Receiving negative reviews, “End of Days” also received multiple Golden Raspberry nominations.

  • #34. 101 Dalmatians
    68/ Buena Vista Pictures

    #34. 101 Dalmatians

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    IMDb user votes: 87,743

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: G

    One of Disney’s first live-action adaptations of their own animated films, “101 Dalmatians” starred Glenn Close as the menacing Cruella de Vil. Like the animated film, Cruella attempts to dognap a number of Dalmatians to skin for the purpose of creating coats. While the film itself got a lukewarm reception, Close’s performance as the iconic villain was praised.

  • #33. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
    69/ Happy Madison Productions

    #33. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    IMDb user votes: 64,935

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: R

    One of Rob Schneider’s several attempts at stardom was “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” in which the actor portrays an aspiring male prostitute. Deuce goes through a series of misadventures with his clients, eventually falling in love with one of them. Critics dismissed the film’s antics as simply “dumb.”

  • #32. Escape from L.A.
    70/ Paramount Pictures

    #32. Escape from L.A.

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    IMDb user votes: 61,633

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: R

    This sequel to “Escape from New York” reteamed director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell in this post-apocalyptic action flick. Under the threat of incarceration, Snake Plissken (Russell) is given the opportunity to win back his freedom by retrieving a stolen EMP superweapon. Although it received mixed reviews, Carpenter still believes “L.A.” to be superior to its predecessor.

  • #31. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
    71/ Miramax Films

    #31. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    IMDb user votes: 56,019

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: R

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first “Halloween” film, “H20” ignored all of the films after the first two “Halloween” entries. Jamie Lee Curtis returned in her role as Laurie Strode, having faked her death and changed her identity. Unfortunately, the film was not thought to be a return to glory for the franchises, which is trying another reboot with Curtis this year.

  • #30. The Nutty Professor
    72/ Universal Pictures

    #30. The Nutty Professor

    IMDb rating: 5.6

    IMDb user votes: 98,128

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG-13

    Eddie Murphy plays the role that Jerry Lewis originated in 1963. This time around, the professor attempts to lose weight with an experimental formula. With his newfound physique, Professor Sherman Klump attempts to win the girl of his dreams as the crude yet dashing “Buddy Love.” Critics generally liked it, though none would particularly call this slapstick comedy a masterpiece.

  • #29. Johnny Mnemonic
    73/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #29. Johnny Mnemonic

    IMDb rating: 5.6

    IMDb user votes: 60,801

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: R

    Keanu Reeves plays the title character, a man with a mnemonic memory thanks to a brain implant. Johnny acts as a courier, transporting memories and data that are too sensitive to transfer through the Net. The film was quickly forgotten after critics gave it negative coverage.

  • #28. Beethoven
    74/ Universal Pictures

    #28. Beethoven

    IMDb rating: 5.6

    IMDb user votes: 57,491

    Year released: 1992

    Rating: PG

    This children’s movie depicted a family that adopts a dog who escaped from a pet store that was being robbed. Named Beethoven for his penchant to bark along to classical music, the family is at odds with an abusive and unethical veterinarian. Like most family-friendly animal films, “Beethoven” didn’t get many good reviews, but the film made enough money to spawn multiple sequels and spinoffs.

  • #27. Judge Dredd
    75/ Hollywood Pictures

    #27. Judge Dredd

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    IMDb user votes: 99,470

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: R

    Based on the comic book of the same name, Sylvester Stallone played the titular character, a brutal “Judge” who also serves as jury and executioner. Unlike the source material, Dredd showed his face, not wearing his trademark helmet and visor for most of the film’s running time. The creator of the comic panned the film; another attempt to bring the book to film was made in 2012, with Karl Urban in the role.

  • #26. Runaway Bride
    76/ Paramount Pictures

    #26. Runaway Bride

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    IMDb user votes: 83,790

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG

    Julia Roberts portrays a woman who has left three different fiancés, being dubbed the “Runaway Bride” by tabloid publications. Richard Gere plays a reporter who falls in love with her while trying to document her exploits. Despite mixed reviews, this romantic comedy was a box office success.

  • #25. Jingle All the Way
    77/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #25. Jingle All the Way

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    IMDb user votes: 79,460

    Year released: 1996

    Rating: PG

    Another family comedy from Arnold Schwarzenegger, this Christmas movie has Schwarzenegger’s character attempt to get a Turbo-Man action figure for his son during the holiday shopping season. Comedian Sinbad plays a rival trying to retrieve the same toy for his own son. The humor was considered cartoonish and slapstick, leading to bad reviews.

  • #24. Beverly Hills Cop III
    78/ Paramount Home Video

    #24. Beverly Hills Cop III

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    IMDb user votes: 68,136

    Year released: 1994

    Rating: R

    The last entry of the “Beverly Hills Cop” trilogy once again starred Eddie Murphy, with his Axel Foley character being led to an amusement park during one of his investigations. Foley is seeking the men responsible for the death of his boss, once again partnering with Beverly Hills detective Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold). Not only did critics enjoy this entry of the series the least, so too did Murphy himself.

  • #23. The Specialist
    79/ Warner Home Video

    #23. The Specialist

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    IMDb user votes: 56,383

    Year released: 1994

    Rating: R

    Sylvester Stallone appears in yet another action film, in which he plays a former CIA operative-turned hitman. Responding to an ad from a woman named May (Sharon Stone), Stallone’s character is caught up in a revenge plot. The critics who reviewed the film dubbed it to be “torturous,” with unexplained character motivations and tiring action.

  • #22. Urban Legend
    80/ TriStar Pictures

    #22. Urban Legend

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    IMDb user votes: 53,292

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: R

    A college university is stricken by a series of murders, all modeled after popular urban legends. The horror film featured Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, and Tara Reid as students attempting to solve crime. Critics gave it mixed reviews, with the film being called a clone of “Scream.”

  • #21. Batman Forever
    81/ Warner Bros. Pictures

    #21. Batman Forever

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    IMDb user votes: 213,363

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: PG-13

    This third “Batman” film in a trilogy began by Tim Burton and Michael Keaton has Burton replaced with Joel Schmaucher in the director’s chair and Val Kilmer playing the lead. This time around, Batman faces off against the Riddler (Jim Carrey) and Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), while gaining a new sidekick in Robin (Chris O’Donnell). Unlike the darker and gothic  “Batman Returns,” “Forever” was more colorful and campy, which critics didn’t respond well to.

  • #20. Doctor Dolittle
    82/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #20. Doctor Dolittle

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    IMDb user votes: 83,978

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    Another adaptation of a series of children’s books, “Doctor Dolittle” starred Eddie Murphy as a doctor with the ability to speak to animals. Dolittle considers his gift a burden but begins to learn how to use it for the better. With a series of crude jokes, this family film with talking animals was far from beloved by critics.

  • #19. Volcano
    83/ Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    #19. Volcano

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    IMDb user votes: 65,253

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG-13

    In the middle of some intense volcanic activity, a Los Angeles official (Tommy Lee Jones) attempts to direct citizens away from the destruction and divert the flow of lava that travels through the city streets. The film called crisis response to attention, despite its inaccurate science. Critics felt the movie was “routine,” but the film still made more money than its competitor, “Dante’s Peak.”

  • #18. George of the Jungle
    84/ Disney

    #18. George of the Jungle

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    IMDb user votes: 63,163

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG

    Disney produced this film based on the cartoon of the same name, with Brendan Fraser as jungle man George. This tongue-and-cheek film has George and his animal friends facing off against a group of poachers led by the fiancé (Thomas Haden Church) of his love interest (Leslie Mann). The film was not too well regarded, but critics like Roger Ebert found the film’s comedy to be entertaining enough.

  • #17. Godzilla
    85/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #17. Godzilla

    IMDb rating: 5.3

    IMDb user votes: 166,219

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    Disaster film director Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow”) attempted to capitalize on the success of “Jurassic Park” with his “Godzilla” remake. The monster in this film resembled a T-rex from the Spielberg films, rather than the behemoths from the original Japanese movies. The film was not only mocked by Americans, but by “Godzilla” franchise owner Toho, labeling the character as “Zilla.”

  • #16. Ri¢hie Ri¢h
    86/ Warner Home Video

    #16. Ri¢hie Ri¢h

    IMDb rating: 5.3

    IMDb user votes: 56,320

    Year released: 1994

    Rating: PG

    Macaulay Culkin brought the cartoon character of Richie Rich to life in this family comedy. John Larroquette plays the family company’s greedy CFO, who attempts to make off with the family’s fortune. Critics felt that Culkin’s performance was lacking, as was the film’s attempts at a sense of wonder.

  • #15. Rocky V
    87/ Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    #15. Rocky V

    IMDb rating: 5.2

    IMDb user votes: 108,955

    Year released: 1990

    Rating: PG-13

    Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is retired due to brain damage from his boxing career, going back to basics and living a humble life with his family. Rocky begins to train Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), a rising professional boxer with whom he has a falling-out. The film was slammed by critics and even Stallone himself.

  • #14. Flubber
    88/ Disney

    #14. Flubber

    IMDb rating: 5.2

    IMDb user votes: 74,966

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG

    Robin Williams plays a mad professor in this Disney sci-fi family comedy. In an attempt to create a new energy source, the professor instead accidentally creates a green, speedy, and sentient substance. Cartoonish dance numbers from the “Flubber” failed to win critics over.

  • #13. Spawn
    89/ New Line Home Entertainment

    #13. Spawn

    IMDb rating: 5.2

    IMDb user votes: 58,463

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: R

    Michael Jai White portrays Todd McFarlane’s comic book character Spawn, a former Marine who returns to life by becoming a servant of Hell. With the demon known as the Violator (John Leguizamo) to guide him, Spawn seeks revenge on his former supervisor (Martin Sheen) for his death. Critics did not like the film’s story, nor its excessive violence.

  • #12. Lost in Space
    90/ New Line Home Entertainment

    #12. Lost in Space

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    IMDb user votes: 65,005

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: PG-13

    The Robinson family is lost in space after a saboteur (Gary Oldman) throws them off-course. Based on the 1960s television series, this movie adaptation featured multiple callbacks to its source material. Unfortunately for the film, its darker tone was thought by critics to be detrimental in this reimagining of the campy original show.

  • #11. Wild Wild West
    91/ Warner Bros. Pictures

    #11. Wild Wild West

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    IMDb user votes: 141,336

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    In this cyberpunk western adventure, Will Smith and Kevin Kline play Secret Service agents—with access to wacky technological wonders—who are charged with protecting President Ulysses S. Grant. This project reunited Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld, who worked on “Men in Black” together. However, this film was considered to be lacking in any laughs by critics.

  • #10. The Haunting
    92/ Dreamworks

    #10. The Haunting

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    IMDb user votes: 64,206

    Year released: 1999

    Rating: PG-13

    A remake of a 1960s film which itself was a book adaptation, “The Haunting” has Liam Neeson portray Doctor David Marrow, who invites a handful of people (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, and Lili Taylor) to participate in what he claims to be an insomnia study. The study takes place in a mysterious manor which is later determined to be haunted. Even with lavish production design and visual effects, the film received bad marks by critics for being clichéd.

  • #9. The Flintstones
    93/ MCA Universal Home Video

    #9. The Flintstones

    IMDb rating: 4.8

    IMDb user votes: 67,853

    Year released: 1994

    Rating: PG

    The popular primetime cartoon received its first live-action adaptation, with John Goodman playing Fred Flintstone and Rick Moranis as Barney Rubble. Flintstone is manipulated by a villainous executive played by Kyle MacLachlan, causing discord amongst these familiar characters. While the production design was praised, the film was thought to be too mature for young audiences.

  • #8. Anaconda
    94/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    #8. Anaconda

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    IMDb user votes: 84,137

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG-13

    A documentary film crew encounters a snake hunter (Jon Voight) finds themselves face-to-face with a dangerous anaconda. The snake picks off the crew one-by-one in horror movie fashion, with the crew members eventually fighting Voight’s characters as well. The film got mixed reviews, mainly for its lack of characterization.

  • #7. Showgirls
    95/ MGM Home Entertainment

    #7. Showgirls

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    IMDb user votes: 55,776

    Year released: 1995

    Rating: NC17

    This erotic drama was hyped up for its NC-17 rating, a rarity in the industry. The film follows a drifter (Elizabeth Berkley) who attempts to work her way up from stripper to showgirl. With its excessive nudity and sexual content, critics labeled the film as “vile” and misogynistic.

  • #6. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
    96/ sony pictures home Entertainment

    #6. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    IMDb rating: 4.6

    IMDb user votes: 61,707

    Year released: 1998

    Rating: R

    A direct sequel to horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” the characters from the first film are still traumatized after surviving a series of murders. Soon, the teenagers find themselves stalked again by the same murderous fisherman. The first film itself didn’t receive many great reviews, but the sequel set a lower bar with a story called “predictable” and “boring.”

  • #5. Junior
    97/ MCA Universal Home Video

    #5. Junior

    IMDb rating: 4.6

    IMDb user votes: 59,197

    Year released: 1994

    Rating: PG-13

    This Schwarzenegger family film had the action star portray a male scientist who becomes pregnant due to a fertility experiment. His relationship with fellow scientist Dr. Reddin (Emma Thompson) advances during the absurd ordeal. Even with the funny-enough premise, most critics lambasted the comedy.

  • #4. Home Alone 3
    98/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #4. Home Alone 3

    IMDb rating: 4.4

    IMDb user votes: 89,494

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG

    Related to the first two “Home Alone” films by premise only, this threequel replaced bandits with international terrorists. A young child named Alex accidentally comes into possession of a missile computer chip, with a quartet of hitmen attempting to retrieve it for the North Korean government. Alex fends the four off with a series of pranks and traps throughout his home. Not even the screenplay from John Hughes was able to win critics over.

  • #3. Speed 2: Cruise Control
    99/ Fox

    #3. Speed 2: Cruise Control

    IMDb rating: 3.8

    IMDb user votes: 67,026

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG-13

    Missing original male lead Keanu Reeves, the sequel to “Speed” traded a bus for a cruise ship. Sandra Bullock returns as Annie Porter, on a romantic trip with her boyfriend (Jason Patric) when the ship is hijacked by a terrorist (Willem Dafoe). The sequel was considered laughable by critics, but gained a champion in film critic Roger Ebert, who had often mentioned how he liked the film better than Bullock herself.

  • #2. Street Fighter
    100/ MCA Universal Home Video

    #2. Street Fighter

    IMDb rating: 3.8

    IMDb user votes: 58,647

    Year released: 1994

    Rating: PG-13

    Based on the series of fighting games, “Street Fighter” had Jean Claude Van Damme as Guile, facing off against warlord M. Bison (Raúl Juliá). Featuring many of the colorful characters from the series, the film was wacky, action-packed, and absurd. Critics derided the film, but praised Julia’s commitment in one of his final film roles.

  • #1. Batman & Robin
    101/ Warner Home Video

    #1. Batman & Robin

    IMDb rating: 3.7

    IMDb user votes: 211,265

    Year released: 1997

    Rating: PG-13

    George Clooney donned the cowl and cape in Joel Schumacher’s sequel to “Batman Forever.” Joined by Robin (Chris O’Donnell), and eventually Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone), the Bat family fights Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) in a battle for Gotham City. With numerous ice puns from Schwarzenegger, over-the-top acting, cartoon antics, and questionable costume design, “Batman & Robin,” in Clooney’s own words, “killed the franchise.”

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