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Mistakes from the 100 worst movies of all time

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Warner Bros.

Mistakes from the 100 worst movies of all time

The best movies create worlds with seemingly effortless magic. When a movie works, the audience doesn’t notice the elements that construct a coherent sense of time and space. They’re not thinking about lighting, camera movements, or the set because they’re immersed in the onscreen world. Continuity is invisible. A character opens a door, and the next cut shows a continuous action as the door opens in the next space with the character’s hair and costume identical even if the two shots were filmed months apart. Good movies don’t draw attention to their production.

In contrast, the hallmarks of truly terrible films include all the ways they make their seams visible and obvious. They conspicuously draw attention to their production, and especially all the mistakes, inconsistencies, and gaffes that get in the way of continuity. Continuity gaffes include obvious mistakes in editing. Drinks at a bar are full in one shot, in the next empty, then full again. Production equipment like boom mics, camera shadows, and safety wires appear on-screen. Obvious changes in wardrobe and makeup occur from shot-to-shot. Locations don’t match and weather changes. The worst movies draw attention to the fact that they’re movies—shots of staged scenes edited together, while the best movies allow the audience to immerse themselves in a world where they forget that a camera was ever-present.

To illustrate this point, Stacker gathered data on IMDb’s 100 worst movies as of September 2019 and ranked them according to IMDb user votes with ties broken by vote count, #1 carrying the title for worst. Only feature, English-language films with more than 10,000 user votes were considered. For each of the worst movies in this gallery, we've highlighted a mistake (or several) ranging from minor to major slips.

The worst films are usually sequels, third or fourth or even seventh installments, remakes, video game adaptations, spoofs, and parodies, or offshoots of a franchise that refuses to die. Because these movies implicitly refer to the original film, they’re already up against impossible odds as they try to recapture and re-create what worked the first time. These types of films often have inferior budgets and star D-list or unknown actors. The obvious fact that these films follow a template or formula contributes to their inferiority. The audience arrives with preloaded expectations. They’re aware of patterns, templates, formulas, and clichés—so plots, stock characters, and set-ups come across as obviously constructed. Good movies encourage suspended belief, while the bad ones let it fall and splatter.

Some bad films, like Ed Wood’s “Plan Nine From Outer Space” or Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room,” possess a delectable charm that comes from the unintended exposure of their flaws. However, the good-bad film is a rare treasure. Most of the ones here on our list are just plain, and painfully, awful.

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Artisan Entertainment

#100. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Directed by Joe Berlinger

- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Votes: 34,221
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 90 min

This quickly released sequel to the found-footage blockbuster, “The Blair Witch Project,” seems thrown together and doesn’t capture the freaky, low-tech horror of the original. There are glaring continuity errors involving destroyed files of “research” in a scene where the campers awaken to find papers torn apart and scattered. The shots switch from close and medium to long, and the character holding files sometimes has them, then doesn’t, then holds a notably different pile throughout the scene.

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Universal Pictures

#99. The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Directed by Bo Welch

- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Votes: 47,175
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 82 min

This adaptation of the popular Dr. Seuss book failed to capture the whimsy of the original story, despite Mike Myers’s enthusiastic performance as the rascally cat. In the sequence where Thing 1 and Thing 2 spew pink goo all over the living room, close-up shots show splatter on the kid’s faces—which are miraculously clear in the very next shot.

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Capcom Entertainment

#98. Street Fighter (1994)

Directed by Steven E. de Souza

- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Votes: 61,920
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 102 min

Jean-Claude Van Damme brings his characteristic inelegance to the brawler role in this action movie based on a video game. The film includes a science lab cave lair where tortuous experiments take place. Props include smoking beakers and neon-hued liquid in IV bags. When a doctor takes a seat before his giant computer terminal the whole contraption jostles with his movement, clearly a light prop.

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Blue Tulip Productions

#97. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Directed by Jan de Bont

- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Votes: 70,565
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 121 min

The sequel to the smash hit “Speed,” set on a cruise ship upon the open sea, is a masterwork of nautical implausibility. In one stupendous action scene, an ocean liner crashes into a port town and covers several blocks of land before stopping against a bell tower and tipping sideways, propped against slanted, weak-looking houses. This sequence displays incongruence between exterior and interior shots. The events inside the vessel (harrowing slants and jarring crashes) mismatch with the outdoor footage where the ship steadily crushes the neighborhood without plausible rocking or movement onboard.

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The Guber-Peters Company

#96. Caddyshack II (1988)

Directed by Allan Arkush

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 14,129
- Metascore: 7
- Runtime: 98 min

The first “Caddyshack,” starring Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, was a hit despite its jocular slapstick silliness. The second entry brings back Chase but doesn’t reach the comedy highs of the first film despite trying. The whole film could be considered a gigantic goof, but in one scene with Dan Aykroyd (as a zany military man), a watermelon explodes before impact with the cause of the explosion—a skull and crossbones imprinted golf ball.

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Summit Entertainment

#95. Furry Vengeance (2010)

Directed by Roger Kumble

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 14,888
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 92 min

Brendan Fraser stars in this eco-comedy about animals who take vengeance upon real-estate developers. A raccoon and ferret design slingshot weaponry that causes gigantic boulders to careen into the cars of their enemies. The visual rendering of the big rocks look obviously digitized and in other shots seem to be made from props that are light and bouncy.

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Warner Bros.

#94. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

Directed by John Boorman

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 20,075
- Metascore: 39
- Runtime: 117 min

The sequel to the runaway box office hit, “The Exorcist,” suffers from taking itself way too seriously. Starring Linda Blair as Regan again, this time four years older and still demonic, several scenes are set on a mirrored skyscraper rooftop. Mirror shots require intensive technical prowess, such as in the “hall of mirrors” scene in Orson Welles’s “The Lady from Shanghai.” Similar visuals in this film show in one scene what appears to be the fingers of a cameraman in one of the mirrors.

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Mandeville Films

#93. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

Directed by Raja Gosnell

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 21,190
- Metascore: 41
- Runtime: 91 min

Drew Barrymore voices the eponymous canine, and Piper Perabo plays the woman assigned to dogsit. In one sequence, the chihuahua deposits dog food in her sitter’s shoes. This reveals a conspicuous mistake since the same shoes were just on feet, then off, and next, located across the room in a prime spot for the doggy prank, but at the expense of sacrificing spatial logic.

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Columbia Pictures

#92. Holmes & Watson (2018)

Directed by Etan Cohen

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 22,021
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 90 min

This clunker begins with a “Hannah Montana” quote about love over logic, so the film’s blatant anachronisms align with its general spirit. One of its major plot points involves Queen Victoria aboard the Titanic—which took its notorious voyage over a decade after she died.

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Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films (EFO Films)

#91. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

Directed by Steven C. Miller

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 22,533
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 96 min

This direct-to-video sequel to the equally absurd “Escape Plan,” concerns another harrowing breakout from another off-the-grid slammer. The film’s slipshod aesthetic works to mask its limitations. A shaky camera, dark lighting with a blue-green overtint, background mist, and blurred visuals both reveal and hide the film’s focal imprecision.

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Castle Rock Entertainment

#90. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

Directed by Ron Underwood

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 23,256
- Metascore: 12
- Runtime: 95 min

Eddie Murphy’s sci-fi comedy is still one of the biggest box office flops of all time. Its budget was more than $100 million and the film only grossed $4 million. When adjusted for inflation, the film lost more than $145 million. Despite the large production budget, this film set on the moon looks cheap and hokey—especially the CGI effects in a body modification scene where Murphy and co-star Rosario Dawson morph into overlarge body builders.

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Screen Gems

#89. You Got Served (2004)

Directed by Chris Stokes

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 25,287
- Metascore: 37
- Runtime: 95 min

“You Got Served,” a film about urban dance-off competitions, features striking choreography in its many dance sequences. However, some scenes have continuity errors around dancers’ costumes. In an early dance competition, an actress unzips her hoodie only to repeat the same movement in the very next shot.

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Six Entertainment Company

#88. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

Directed by Tom Six

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 33,215
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 91 min

Esteemed film critic Roger Ebert called this sequel “ an affront...to human decency.” The premise, mouth-to-anus surgery of multiple humans, continues with zero cinematic artsiness to counteract the repugnance. In one scene, a victim removes a funnel from a hose and commits a likely deserved atrocity with it (involving an orifice and an insect.) Moments later, the contraption is seen assembled again in the blurry background.

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Warner Bros

#87. The Avengers (1998)

Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 39,264
- Metascore: 12
- Runtime: 89 min

Adapted from a 1960’s television series, this movie version starred Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes as expert spies. During the opening sequence, Fiennes as John Steed places a bakery box on a doctor’s desk—in the very next shot, the box turns a different direction breaking continuity.

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Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

#86. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Directed by Uwe Boll

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 42,677
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 127 min

Director Uwe Boll, who has a doctorate in German Literature, spent $60 million on “In the Name of the King,” which only grossed $6 million. Boll’s films, often video game adaptations, are known for their shoddy production technique and incoherent plotting. Set in the middle ages, this one features Burt Reynolds and Ray Liotta alongside Jason Statham. Reynold’s performance as a king is particularly hammy as it clashes with typecasting in scenes where he sits atop a horse, costumed in armor.

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Paramount Pictures

#85. The Love Guru (2008)

Directed by Marco Schnabel

- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Votes: 48,283
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 87 min

Mike Myers’s brownface performance of an Indian guru is one of many insipid attributes in this comedy. The ensemble cast features Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, and Steven Colbert. The bar fight scene is notable for two continuity gaffes. In the first, the guru and his sidekick can be seen moving apart in a long shot. The next cut goes closer on the pair and they’re still close together. In another sequence two birthday girls wallop the guru, one on each side—in subsequent shots, the girls have switched positions.

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Blue Bally

#84. Extreme Movie (2008)

Directed by Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 10,428
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 86 min

This direct-to-video spoof of teen sex comedies boasts ridiculous scenes such as a high school class where a variety of dildos get passed out. In a bit involving a sexual fetish for Abraham Lincoln, a boy takes his time machine back to the day Lincoln was assassinated and they have sex just before the event. The sequence uses silent film style though there were no motion pictures during Lincoln’s era. However, this point matters little in a film chock-full of preposterous nonsense.

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Greenleaf Productions

#83. Double Dragon (1994)

Directed by James Yukich

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 10,429
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 96 min

Robert Patrick plays the villain Koga Shuko in this cheesy action film based on a video game. In an extended fight scene in a decrepit theater, Shuko rips through the same painted backdrop twice. There’s also a bit where a broom handle comes off in a fight, but there’s a quick shot of the broom handle back on before the reaction shot of it off. Alyssa Milano also stars.

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Franchise Pictures

#82. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Directed by Wych Kaosayananda

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 18,413
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 91 min

One reviewer called this action film “ a generic blur of metallic blue and fireball orange.” Lucy Liu and Antonio Banderas play special agent adversaries. In a sequence when Liu’s agent burns a bus carrying the Banderas character, the inflamed bus crushes a small car that somehow remains intact. Soon after, Banderas hops on a previously crashed and skidded motorcycle, somehow unscathed and propped up despite having been in the direct path of the burning bus.

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Hyde Park Entertainment

#81. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 22,077
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 96 min

Known for his wooden delivery, actor Chris Klein gives a particularly bad performance in this franchise film based on a video game. Actor Neal McDonough also stars as the evil Bison, who performs with an off-kilter Irish accent that goes in and out.

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Revolution Studios

#80. The Fog (2005)

Directed by Rupert Wainwright

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 33,437
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 100 min

The 1980 thriller used stylized terror in its depiction of a coastal town haunted by ghosts. The 2005 update doesn’t deliver the same creepy scares and often comes across as silly when juxtaposing old-timey pirate tragedy with modern-day teens. One such flashback comes when Elizabeth (Maggie Grace) gets knocked unconscious in a car cabin after a crash. Post-flashback, she’s inexplicably alone in the center of a road with no clear indication of how she ended up there.

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Universal Pictures

#79. Jaws 3-D (1983)

Directed by Joe Alves

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 36,432
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 99 min

Dennis Quaid plays the leading man in this slow-paced follow-up to the suspenseful original from 1975. In this film’s climax (when the shark rams through the glass into an underwater control room) the creature has no movement and proceeds two-dimensionally, coming to a complete stop before the glass shatters in what appears to be an illustration. The effect may have been less bumbling when viewed in 3D.

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Dimension Films

#78. Piranha 3DD (2012)

Directed by John Gulager

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 37,670
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 83 min

Directed by John Gulager, of “ Project Greenlight” fame, this aspires-to-be-campy entry into the Piranha franchise comes across as banal and dull despite efforts to shock. In a climactic scene when a pitchfork impales an eye, the actor obviously wears a visor-type headpiece pressing against his closed eye.

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Cannon Films

#77. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Directed by Sidney J. Furie

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 40,074
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 90 min

This was the last film in the franchise to feature Christopher Reeve as the caped hero and it was also considered the worst, boasting bad acting, a tired script, visible harness wires, and Gene Hackman’s Lex Luther mispronouncing “nuclear.” It’s such a disaster that “ Honest Trailers” mocked the once-forgotten film in 2013.

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New Line Cinema

#76. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

Directed by John R. Leonetti

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 43,467
- Metascore: 11
- Runtime: 95 min

Early in the film when a missile explodes, the movie uses the low-budget technique of moving the camera up and down to create a sense of shaking ground. This video game movie franchise sequel displays inglorious effects throughout—including cheap costumes and second rate sets. In one scene as Sonya (Sandra Hess) fights Mileena (Dana Hee) in the mud pit, Sonja lands on a big boulder at one point that moves under her weight.

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Warner Bros.

#75. The Wicker Man (2006)

Directed by Neil LaBute

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 61,155
- Metascore: 36
- Runtime: 102 min

Neil LaBute’s horror film about a sinister matriarchal culture suffers from, as one review puts it, “ a comical lack of menace or peril.” Even scenery-chewing Nicolas Cage seems to dial it in. In one shot reverse shot sequence, the actor’s jacket goes from open to buttoned and then back to open as he has a slow-paced conversation with a co-star.

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Wiseau-Films

#74. The Room (2003)

Directed by Tommy Wiseau

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 74,139
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 99 min

Directed by hapless auteur Tommy Wiseau, “The Room,” reportedly autobiographical, is considered the quintessential “good” bad movie filled with production errors, bad dialogue, and rampant inanity. The first two love scenes between Wiseau (who also stars) and his leading lady contain what is obviously the same footage. The film’s badness has a strange allure, and is the basis for James Franco’s acclaimed “The Disaster Artist,” that portrays the source material lovingly.

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Warner Bros.

#73. Batman & Robin (1997)

Directed by Joel Schumacher

- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Votes: 221,102
- Metascore: 28
- Runtime: 125 min

The George Clooney Batman movie was a flop despite the star-studded effort (and the fact that Clooney's stoic persona seemed well-suited for the role). Uma Thurman plays the villainous Poison Ivy with cartoonish glee. In a seduction scene, she suddenly sports spiked wristlets that weren’t present in a previous shot. In the same sequence, Batman succumbs to a trap and gets strung up by his legs—his cape is clearly tied to his knees to keep it from dragging on the floor.

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Sleeping Marmots Production

#72. Delta Farce (2007)

Directed by C.B. Harding

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 10,340
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 90 min

This sloppy, snoozy parody of war films aims to spoof the Iraq war. Instead, the premise foists the racist notion “ that rednecks can’t distinguish between brown-skinned people.” The plot focuses on three faux army guys who mistake Mexico (when they’re accidentally deposited there) for Iraq.

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Cinevent

#71. 2001: A Space Travesty (2000)

Directed by Allan A. Goldstein

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 10,976
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 99 min

Leslie Nielson returns in full “Airplane” spoof mode in this clunky send-up of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The opening action scene concerns a giant fast-food mascot poised atop a tall street pole. When Nielson’s cop character crashes into the pole, a close-up shows a styrofoam-esque mock-up pole cracking. Soon the mascot crashes into the ceiling of a restaurant, despite the establishing shots that show it doesn’t have the reach to make this possible.

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Silver Nitrate

#70. S. Darko (2009)

Directed by Chris Fisher

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 12,669
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 103 min

The time travel cult hit, “Donnie Darko,” made waves for its atmospheric style and heady plot twists. The straight-to-video follow-up, about Donnie’s sister, fails to live up to the original, but its many anachronisms may be overlooked since the plot concerns time. “Donnie Darko’s” director, Richard Kelly, disavows the sequel and refuses to even watch it. In one scene, a movie theater marquee lists "Strange Days" and "12 Monkeys," neither of which had come out when the film takes place, in July 1995. "Strange Days" was released October 1995; "12 Monkeys" wasn't out until January 1996.

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Screen Gems

#69. Swept Away (2002)

Directed by Guy Ritchie

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 14,770
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 89 min

Madonna stars in this flop directed by her then-husband Guy Ritchie. Awkward continuity cuts show up in a scene with her love interest (Adriano Giannini) that takes place in a hallway on a rocking yacht. Giannini holds a large dead fish over his shoulder. At one point, he hooks a finger in the fish’s eye, then his hand clutches the thing further back in mismatched shot and countershots.

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Universal Pictures

#68. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

Directed by Brian Levant

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 19,735
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 90 min

This prequel to the first live-action version depicts the courtship of the prehistoric cartoon characters Fred and Wilma. Joan Collins stars as Wilma’s socialite mom. During a dinner party, Dino splats food into Collins’ hair. She cleans what looks like slices of swiss cheese off her head only to have them reappear in subsequent shots.

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360 Pictures

#67. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

Directed by Chris Sivertson

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 25,179
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 105 min

Lindsay Lohan plays two mysterious characters—a tortured high schooler and a stripper—in this lurid and widely panned serial-killer film featuring amputations and nonsense. The film indulges in a bizarre and laughable motif in which the color blue appears in lighting, and as costume and prop colors, as detailed in the FanboyFlicks Bad Movie analysis.

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Warner Bros.

#66. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

Directed by Alan Metter

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 29,770
- Metascore: 11
- Runtime: 83 min

The seventh entry in the “Police Academy” franchise stars Ron Perlman as a Russian criminal in this hackneyed, ridiculous contrivance. In an extended car chase at the end, the sky changes from bright blue to cloudy in long, establishing shots, with a medium insert clearly shot in studio with a gray backdrop as one character leaps from the top of a vehicle to a side-car motorcycle.

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New Line Cinema

#65. Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

Directed by Courtney Solomon

- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Votes: 30,725
- Metascore: 14
- Runtime: 107 min

The maudlin fantasy look of the sets, costumes, and effects give this adaptation of the popular role-playing game an inescapable corniness. British Shakespearean actor Jeremy Irons gives panache to his role as a mage, but he can’t elevate this laughable clunker. The evil Damodar’s bright blue lipstick appears on and off and periodically faded throughout sequences.

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Paramount Pictures

#64. Dance Flick (2009)

Directed by Damien Dante Wayans

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 11,228
- Metascore: 40
- Runtime: 83 min

The Wayans family collaborates in this crass and repugnant send-up of dance movies—films already known for their silliness. In one sequence, a character slides out of a dance hall on his head across several city blocks until he careens off a broken freeway. The characters in the dance hall have dramatic reaction shots, and though the venue only appears to have one open door they all witness the faraway event.

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Boz Productions

#63. Stan Helsing (2009)

Directed by Bo Zenga

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 11,661
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 108 min

Playing off the vampire slayer “Van Helsing,” “Stan Helsing” follows a video store clerk who takes on major movie monsters like Chuckie, Leatherface, Freddy Krueger and others in a karaoke bar showdown. Krueger slashes Helsing’s shirt, but it miraculously appears unripped after the character dons a black hat in a moment just as nonsensical as the rest of this banal and tedious comedy.

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IM Global

#62. Fifty Shades of Black (2016)

Directed by Michael Tiddes

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 17,696
- Metascore: 28
- Runtime: 92 min

This much-maligned parody of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film adaptation tries to spoof material that is already supremely absurd. Actress Kali Hawk delivers lines with a pitch-perfect imitation of Dakota Johnson’s babyish and wooden inflection, making this comedy much weirder than it is funny.

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Dimension Films

#61. Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 20,565
- Metascore: 37
- Runtime: 89 min

The first “Spy Kids” showcased director Robert Rodriquez’s zany and playful action style. By the fourth sequel, the premise of a spy family feels tepid and cliché-ridden. In the opening breakfast sequence, the kids fight over a piece of bacon that appears and disappears from a plate throughout the scene.

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CJ Entertainment

#60. Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

Directed by Hyung-rae Shim

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 23,048
- Metascore: 33
- Runtime: 90 min

“Dragon Wars” features delightfully ridiculous CGI effects of dragons and assorted monsters wreaking havoc on Los Angeles. The scenes with the main characters are less amusing. In one bit, a reporter played by Craig Robinson sports a forehead bandage with surrounding wounds—by the next scene, directly after in sequence, the bruises are gone. In that same scene, an actress’s sweater is off one shoulder from the front, but off both when she’s filmed from behind.

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Dimension Films

#59. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D (2005)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 28,004
- Metascore: 38
- Runtime: 93 min

Taylor Lautner plays Sharkboy in his first major film role before he became the werewolf Jacob in the “Twilight” series. Critics hated Robert Rodriquez’s tale about a boy with a vivid imagination who helps super kids fight a villain. In a major sequence at the end, the school teacher (played by George Lopez) stands with a group of kids. In a long shot, there’s a bearded man, an obvious stand-in for Lopez whose character is beardless.

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Columbia Pictures

#58. Spice World (1997)

Directed by Bob Spiers

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 31,887
- Metascore: 32
- Runtime: 93 min

“Spice World” is less a movie and more a plotless collection of spliced-together footage of the pop divas living life and singing songs. In that case, the film doesn’t necessarily require precision and little gaffes abound. In a café scene, Mel B stirs her coffee and sets down her spoon—in a match cut to a different angle the spoon is in her hand again.

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Fuzzy Bunny Films (I)

#57. Crossroads (2002)

Directed by Tamra Davis

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 37,255
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 93 min

Britney Spears (Lucy) makes her film debut in this movie about three friends who hit the road. Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning co-star. In one scene, the two friends fight on the side of a road while Lucy splays on the car hood. When she gets up to break up the fight, the editing shows her movement as incongruent as she moves off the hood with repeating motions.

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Dimension Films

#56. Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, David Zucker

- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Votes: 61,143
- Metascore: 11
- Runtime: 86 min

The mercifully final installment of the “Scary Movie” franchise starts with Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen in bed together for a bit of self-parody that falls flat. The rest of the film is just as inane and slapdash, although Molly Shannon brings wit to a spoof of “Black Swan.” In the same scene, an actress’s lips obviously don’t align with a throwaway line heard on the soundtrack.

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MDP Worldwide

#55. Feardotcom (2002)

Directed by William Malone

- IMDb user rating: 3.4
- Votes: 19,007
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 101 min

Known for its incoherent plot, "Feardotcom" concerns a series of murders related to a kinky website. In one continuity gaffe involving a cigarette prop, a character takes a creepy walk to his car while lighting said cigarette. He removes it from his mouth, only to have it reappear without a matching action in subsequent shots.

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New Line Cinema

#54. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

Directed by Troy Miller

- IMDb user rating: 3.4
- Votes: 35,243
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 85 min

Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson have an uncanny resemblance to the stars in the original “Dumb and Dumber,” Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. This hapless prequel is set during the character’s high school years. At one point, the black-out make-up across Lloyd’s supposedly chipped front tooth is clearly visible.

49/
Regency Enterprises

#53. Vampires Suck (2010)

Directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

- IMDb user rating: 3.4
- Votes: 44,508
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 82 min

“Vampires Suck” was demolished by critics, but managed to gross $80 million worldwide—likely due to its premise as a parody of the highly spoofable “Twilight” series. This play-by-play send-up often fails to exceed the nonsense in the originals. It happens quickly, but in the moment when a cell phone hits Alice (Helena Barrett) in the face, the hand of the production person throwing it is briefly visible on-screen.

50/
Atlantic Entertainment Group

#52. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

Directed by Christopher Leitch

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 10,225
- Metascore: 8
- Runtime: 95 min

The boom mic’s shadow almost blends in with those of trees against a shiny van, but it’s still clearly visible above the actors in an early scene in this redux of “Teen Wolf.” The first film starred Michael J. Fox, and in this one, Jason Bateman plays the werewolf.

51/
Mac and Me Joint Venture

#51. Mac and Me (1988)

Directed by Stewart Raffill

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 10,741
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 95 min

This ’80s sci-fi flick is famous for being an “E.T.” rip-off as well as a paragon of crass product placement—the producer struck deals with major brands including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. The alien family is obviously comprised of actors in rubber suits—except for the stop-motion puppetry of the smallest: the E.T.-esque Mac.

52/
Filmpartners

#50. Hercules in New York (1970)

Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 16,109
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 91 min

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Hercules in his first film role, hilariously dubbed, leaving the actor’s famous Austrian accent laughably missing. In the first shots that introduce Hercules, he walks upstairs to see his father Zeus. An extra changes position and greenery gets added between shots. Soon after, set lights are visible in Zeus’ crystal ball.

53/
Genre Pictures

#49. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

Directed by Kim Henkel

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 18,435
- Metascore: 50
- Runtime: 87 min

The first iteration in 1974 of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise became a horror classic set within severe family dysfunction. The fourth entry stars Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey, who offers a bombastic performance as a country boy psycho. In the ending credits, McConaughey's name is spelled wrong with an extra “n:” McConnaughey.

54/
Revolution Studios

#48. The Master of Disguise (2002)

Directed by Perry Andelin Blake

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 20,967
- Metascore: 12
- Runtime: 80 min

Critic Nathan Rabin describes the “turtle” scene in “The Master of Disguise” as “a shift from spectacularly stupid slapstick silliness to something that borders on avant-garde.” This scene in Dana Carvey’s kid movie shows the “Saturday Night Live” alum disguised as a turtle-man hybrid. Carvey plays the scene with amphibious bravado complete with turtle sounds and a remarkable facial contortion that’s undeniably turtle-ish. Still, the sequence makes zero sense and veers from narrative logic.

55/
Polygram Filmed Entertainment

#47. Barb Wire (1996)

Directed by David Hogan

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 23,666
- Metascore: 40
- Runtime: 98 min

Pamela Anderson (Pamela Lee in 1996) of “Baywatch” fame starred as Barb Wire in this cartoonish, comic book film that was panned by critics for its cliché-ridden banality. It’s filled with continuity mistakes in many of its action scenes, including one involving a refrigerator. Barb shoves a bad guy into the fridge and shoots him through the door leaving bullet holes. In the next shot, the holes disappear.

56/
Columbia Pictures

#46. Jack and Jill (2011)

Directed by Dennis Dugan

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 72,638
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 91 min

In this woefully unfunny comedy, Adam Sandler plays two fraternal twins: Jack and his bungling sister, Jill. The film boasts several continuity gaffes including a scene set on “The Price is Right” game show—Jill bonks the left side of her head on the spinning wheel and in a subsequent scene holds an ice pack on the right side.

57/
Warner Bros.

#45. Catwoman (2004)

Directed by Pitof

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 103,798
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 104 min

When the eponymous Catwoman (Halle Berry) rides her motorcycle through the city, a safety helmet goes on and off her head depending on the shot. The film was panned for its silly plot and uneven style that Berry’s charisma couldn’t overcome.

58/
Cinevox Filmproduktion GmbH

#44. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

Directed by Peter MacDonald

- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Votes: 10,363
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 95 min

Jack Black had an early film role as one of the “Nasties” in the third installment of the fantasy classic. The movie is an awkward reworking that doesn’t live up to the wonder of the original, and is plagued by conspicuous gaffes with scale. Once Bastian’s back in Fantasia, he meets up with the giant flying dog Falkor, and a tiny gnome couple, but the relative size of the characters in relation to each other shifts from shot to shot.

59/
21st Century Film Corporation

#43. Captain America (1990)

Directed by Albert Pyun

- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Votes: 10,441
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 97 min

This low-budget nostalgia fest based on the comic book, but lacking all its charm, came and went without fanfare. In a montage of the Springfield Examiner newspaper, one headline misspells the town as “Sprinfield.”

60/
Columbia Pictures

#42. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

Directed by Tom Brady

- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Votes: 10,769
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 97 min

This movie about a hapless nerd’s dream of becoming a porn star falls miserably flat. In a scene where Bucky (Nick Swardson in a buck teeth prosthetic) eats a cookie, the large prop seems to be at least two different cookies within the scene. Christina Ricci stars as Bucky’s neighbor and friend, but she can’t elevate this grave mess.

61/
The Safran Company

#41. The Starving Games (2013)

Directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Votes: 17,788
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 83 min

In an interview with SheKnows.com, “The Starving Games” star Cody Christian remarks that the spoof was “bringing everything out of [‘The Hunger Games’] that everyone wanted to see and laugh at, but they couldn’t obviously.” However, this spoof has an odd tone since parodying the deaths of kids, despite the absurdity of the source material, comes across as particularly unfunny and off-key.

62/
Mythology Entertainment

#40. Slender Man (2018)

Directed by Sylvain White

- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Votes: 21,677
- Metascore: 30
- Runtime: 93 min

Panned by critics and gaining only a tepid box office return, this horror film based on an internet meme failed to provide genuine thrills or scares. The production’s largest gaffe was that it seemed to tastelessly reference a real-life tragedy inspired by the internet figure.

63/
Netflix

#39. The Open House (2018)

Directed by Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Votes: 26,521
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 94 min

Set in a creepy McMansion that’s up for sale, this horror film failed to garner much attention. One glaring mistake involves a basement step that breaks early in the film, appears fixed mid-film, and then shows up broken again in a later scene.

64/
Columbia Pictures

#38. The Emoji Movie (2017)

Directed by Tony Leondis

- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Votes: 49,873
- Metascore: 12
- Runtime: 86 min

Despite being geared to Generation Z and based in a digital milieu, this animated film contains multiple mistakes when it comes to the workings of phones and technology. The plot glosses over the basic facts of wiping phones, jailbreaking, warranties, and tech support.

65/
Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

#37. Far Cry (2008)

Directed by Uwe Boll

- IMDb user rating: 3.1
- Votes: 12,730
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 95 min

Based on a video game, this action flick sets on a remote island where an evil scientist turns humans into mutants—their skin looks chalk white and they gain superhuman strength. In one sequence, a mutant chases the lead commando through a rusty factory. The mutant actor’s sweat clearly shows through the white make-up, most of which has rubbed off his arms.

66/
TriStar Pictures

#36. Daddy Day Camp (2007)

Directed by Fred Savage

- IMDb user rating: 3.1
- Votes: 14,678
- Metascore: 13
- Runtime: 93 min

In this entry to the “Daddy Day Care” franchise, Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as a camp counselor determined to help a group of kids enjoy the great outdoors despite a rundown campsite. Critics called the film cheap and ridiculous, and one scene references World of Warcraft but gets a detail about elves and druids wrong.

67/
Atlas Entertainment

#35. Rollerball (2002)

Directed by John McTiernan

- IMDb user rating: 3.1
- Votes: 24,656
- Metascore: 14
- Runtime: 98 min

This update of the 1975 sci-fi thriller stars Chris Klein as the hero forced to play dangerous exploitative roller derby in a dystopian future. In the high-speed opening scene involving low to the ground motor-ish skateboards, the wheel of a production vehicle briefly pops into frame.

68/
Stoney Lake Entertainment

#34. Left Behind (2014)

Directed by Vic Armstrong

- IMDb user rating: 3.1
- Votes: 34,320
- Metascore: 12
- Runtime: 110 min

Set during the biblical rapture, in this nonsensical actioner Nicolas Cage plays an airline pilot forced to man a plane alone after his co-pilot gets “raptured” away. At one point, Cage’s character casually leaves the cockpit unmanned to address passengers in this film that showcases illogical depiction of aircraft, aerodynamics, and flight protocol.

69/
Avi Arad & Associates

#33. Bratz (2007)

Directed by Sean McNamara

- IMDb user rating: 3.0
- Votes: 16,898
- Metascore: 21
- Runtime: 110 min

Jon Voight stars in this story about school cliques and friendships based on the Bratz line of toy dolls. In a scene set in a school lab, a character does a test tube experiment that creates fireworks rendered in sparkling CGI. Another character dubs this “the Bernoulli effect,” a real thing in science having nothing to do with fireworks.

70/
Interscope Communications

#32. Kazaam (1996)

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser

- IMDb user rating: 3.0
- Votes: 22,028
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 93 min

Twenty years later, one review of basketball star Shaquille O’Neal’s genie film noted, “'Kazaam' feels almost breathtakingly weird and, despite itself, hilarious.” Shaq’s genie also raps— the player was a one-time successful rapper. The film features the song “We Genie,” ( a hit in Brazil) and when the mystical entity appears he speaks/raps lines like: “Who’s that sorry wannabe that disturbed my zzz’s?” and “Don’t matter how avaricious I’m the man that can grant your wishes.”

71/
Leeds/Ben-Ami Productions

#31. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

Directed by Sean McNamara

- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Votes: 10,315
- Metascore: 44
- Runtime: 93 min

This is the fourth installment in the “3 Ninjas” franchise and stars a leather-clad Loni Anderson who at one point uses a whip on co-star Hulk Hogan. The story concerns three child ninjas and their hacker buddy, who try to keep the villain (played by Anderson) from wreaking implausible havoc on an amusement park. The film includes a central control panel with which to manipulate all rides throughout the park. One knob reads “temperature control,” though characters use it for speed adjustments.

72/
Filmirage

#30. Troll 2 (1990)

Directed by Claudio Fragasso

- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Votes: 29,197
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 95 min

“Troll 2” is a paragon of ridiculously awful filmmaking, filled with idiotic plotting, abominable acting, and hilarious trolls that aren’t remotely scary. The film begins with grandpa reading a bedtime story about a boy named Peter—subsequent shots show he reads from Charles E. Carryl's book “Davy and the Goblin.”

73/
Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

#29. BloodRayne (2005)

Directed by Uwe Boll

- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Votes: 33,082
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 95 min

Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, and Michelle Rodriguez star in another of Uwe Boll’s video game-inspired spectacles. This one follows a hunted vampire woman in 18th-century Romania and displays Boll’s characteristic goofy gore. In an early scene, an extra clearly sports a modern day wristwatch.

74/
Universal Pictures

#28. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Directed by Joseph Sargent

- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Votes: 38,092
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 89 min

Lorraine Gary, who played Chief Brody’s wife in the first “Jaws,” returns in this third sequel about a vengeful shark. The film also stars Michael Caine and Mario Van Peebles in what’s widely regarded as an unnecessary addition to the franchise. The extremely fake-looking shark often growls and roars—things real sharks don't do.

75/
DC Entertainment

#27. Steel (1997)

Directed by Kenneth Johnson

- IMDb user rating: 2.8
- Votes: 10,319
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 97 min

Shaquille O’Neal plays a superhero who wears a “steel” suit—he’s a metallurgy expert in this ridiculous action film that also stars Judd Nelson and Annabeth Gish. Shaq’s suit is especially ridiculous as it’s obviously not made of steel, but a flexible material that makes him look like an airbrushed, robo Tin Man.

76/
Six Entertainment Company

#26. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

Directed by Tom Six

- IMDb user rating: 2.8
- Votes: 12,987
- Metascore: 5
- Runtime: 102 min

The “final” third sequence of the Human Centipede franchise garnered a deservedly dismal domestic box office take of $16,000. The film’s repugnance (misogyny, racism, homophobia, etc.) is matched only by its stupidity. Though the film’s central premise (mouth-to-anus surgery) gets touted as “100% medically accurate,” the “science” presented is bogus, as confirmed by medical doctors.

77/
New Regency Pictures

#25. Date Movie (2006)

Directed by Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg

- IMDb user rating: 2.8
- Votes: 55,235
- Metascore: 11
- Runtime: 83 min

This spoof of classic rom-coms starts badly and gets worse from there. Leading lady Alyson Hannigan sports body padding and dances through the streets in an opening effort to lampoon fat people. In a bit that copies Marilyn Monroe’s famous pose over a sidewalk grate, Hannigan’s body double is obvious.

78/
New Regency Pictures

#24. Meet the Spartans (2008)

Directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

- IMDb user rating: 2.8
- Votes: 98,203
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 86 min

This tepid spoof of “300” goes so far as to display a book about the source movie and then smack a character in the face with it. This parody revels in self-conscious awareness of what it’s up to in attempts to get laughs. One glaring incongruence occurs when star Carmen Electra gets abused on a massage table by her masseuse. The pummeling clearly takes place upon an inanimate dummy and thankfully not on the actress or her stunt person.

79/
Jalor Productions

#23. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Directed by Nicholas Webster

- IMDb user rating: 2.6
- Votes: 10,312
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 81 min

The title promises a glorious mash-up of low-budget sci-fi and Christmas hokiness. The mistakes start right from the top in credits that spell “costume” as “custume.” And the custumes are something to behold—martians wear asymmetrical, possibly duct taped, hats with handmade-looking antenna and a side handle thingy. "Mystery Science Theater 3000" gave this film the proper tribute in 1991.

80/
Crystal Sky Worldwide

#22. Baby Geniuses (1999)

Directed by Bob Clark

- IMDb user rating: 2.6
- Votes: 24,080
- Metascore: 6
- Runtime: 97 min

“Look Who’s Talking,” the 1989 comedy where Bruce Willis voices a baby, offered passable fun. The “Baby Geniuses” franchise obviously copies the same formula. The film used new-fangled CGI to create talking babies, but even with that advancement the dubbing sometimes doesn’t match and looks bizarre when CGI mouths animate on toddler actors with otherwise expressionless faces.

81/
Revolution Studios

#21. Gigli (2003)

Directed by Martin Brest

- IMDb user rating: 2.5
- Votes: 44,832
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 121 min

This notoriously terrible gangster film stars Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, and Al Pacino. In one scene meant to create suspense and terror, Pacino’s tough guy shoots a patsy. The camera lingers on the victim’s brains splattered against a luxe fish tank which notably didn’t shatter despite being directly behind the dead man’s head.

82/
Twentieth Century Fox

#20. Dragonball Evolution (2009)

Directed by James Wong

- IMDb user rating: 2.5
- Votes: 66,761
- Metascore: 45
- Runtime: 85 min

This live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga series stars Chow-Yun Fat as a wise mentor to the character Goku who needs to save Earth. One action sequence, when characters race along a rural road, uses the rear-screen projection of a natural landscape when the scene is clearly shot in a studio. The film was so reviled by fans that the screenwriter issued an apology.

83/
Warner Bros.

#19. Battlefield Earth (2000)

Directed by Kim Henkel

- IMDb user rating: 3.3
- Votes: 18,435
- Metascore: 50
- Runtime: 87 min

The astoundingly awful “Battlefield Earth” stars both John Travolta and Forest Whitaker as “Psychlos,” creatures with enormous manes, nose accouterments, and conspicuously bulky fingers with talon-like nails. Widely panned for stylistic and narrative ineptitude, one of the film’s most conspicuous gaffes concerns the Psychlo’s hands: some have six fingers, others five, and the same character's hands often seem to switch the number of digits from scene to scene.

84/
AITD Productions

#18. Alone in the Dark (2005)

Directed by Uwe Boll

- IMDb user rating: 2.4
- Votes: 40,651
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 96 min

“Alone in the Dark” begins with a long, scrolling prologue read aloud by a narrator. Such prologues usually aren’t read aloud and convey orienting information. Instead, this one mentions disjointed elements about an ancient tribe who open a portal, the creatures from the portal who are in the dark, a government facility that shut down, as well as a different facility in a gold mine where a scientist creates “sleepers,” orphan kids or “lost souls.” In an early scene, Christian Slater, as a paranormal investigator, returns to his childhood orphanage, an outdoor location seen in long shot. At the film’s end, he escapes out a cement storm door on that orphanage’s front lawn that wasn’t there in the earlier shots.

85/
Regency Enterprises

#17. Epic Movie (2007)

Directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

- IMDb user rating: 2.4
- Votes: 98,602
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 86 min

“Epic Movie” is yet another witless parody film from the same team behind “Disaster Movie” and “Date Movie.” This one brings spoofs of Willy Wonka, Narnia, the Harry Potterverse, and other pop films and moments that aren’t technically epic. The low point comes with the “Snakes on a Plane” bit featuring a Samuel L. Jackson impersonator who crashes and burns.

86/
Rick Sloane Productions

#16. Hobgoblins (1988)

Directed by Rick Sloane

- IMDb user rating: 2.2
- Votes: 10,420
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 88 min

The famously horrible rip-off of “Gremlins” actually got its own straight-to-video sequel thanks to its resurrection from obscurity by “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” In a scene where the creatures drive a golf cart, unmoving, stuffed hobgoblins sit motionless while the vehicle rocks and a fan blows their fur from offscreen.

87/
Ascendant Pictures

#15. Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

Directed by Don Michael Paul

- IMDb user rating: 2.2
- Votes: 14,351
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 93 min

Big Boi a.k.a. Antwan André Patton stars in a comedy where he sports the kind of dapper golf wear usually seen on his OutKast partner André 3000. He plays a rapper determined to gain membership to a pretentious golf club populated with snotty white people. The New York Times' review of the film points out a problem with that narrative thread—as a graduate of Dartmouth, the rapper would have more experience with elite white institutions than is evident.

88/
Twentieth Century Fox

#14. Glitter (2001)

Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall

- IMDb user rating: 2.2
- Votes: 20,907
- Metascore: 14
- Runtime: 104 min

Mariah Carey took home the Worst Actress Razzie Award for her role as Billie in “Glitter,” a film about a back-up-singer-turned superstar set in the 1980s. Despite the period setting, much of “Glitter” resembles the turn of the millennium in terms of costume and location. The film also features several continuity gaffes including one where Billie’s handbag switches shoulders in a dramatic scene where she slaps her boyfriend.

89/
New Line Cinema

#13. Son of the Mask (2005)

Directed by Lawrence Guterman

- IMDb user rating: 2.2
- Votes: 49,679
- Metascore: 20
- Runtime: 94 min

Alan Cumming plays Loki in this sequel to the Jim Carrey hit “The Mask,” about a new father and his mask-empowered baby. In one sequence, a menacing Loki throws a giant grenade at the father-son duo. They baby creates a shield and all are unscathed, including Loki. In the next shot, Loki’s hair and costume are mussed as if from the blast.

90/
19 Entertainment

#12. From Justin to Kelly (2003)

Directed by Robert Iscove

- IMDb user rating: 2.1
- Votes: 24,484
- Metascore: 14
- Runtime: 81 min

Starring the winner and the runner-up from the first season of “American Idol,” “From Justin to Kelly” follows a formula that comes across cold and flat despite its beach setting and teeny-bopper frenzy. One glaring mistake occurs when Kelly orders a burger from a food truck, takes the dish, and walks away without paying. The moment stands out as awkward to any audience members who are still paying attention.

91/
Big Balloon Adventure Movie

#11. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

Directed by Matthew Diamond

- IMDb user rating: 2.0
- Votes: 14,754
- Metascore: 32
- Runtime: 88 min

This grating children’s film was conceived as an “ interactive theater experience for parents and children” but instead became one of the biggest box office flops of all time, grossing only $1 million after opening wide on 2,100 screens. Conceived as a “Teletubbies”-style kid’s romp, the film had a $20 million budget but still looks cheap while inexplicably featuring Cary Elwes, Toni Braxton, Jaime Pressly, and Chazz Palminteri. In Toni Braxton’s scene, a riff on “Dreamgirls,” she sings, “when you’re sick in bed with a nasty flu,” and despite seeming allergic to roses the set is bedecked with them.

92/
Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

#10. House of the Dead (2003)

Directed by Uwe Boll

- IMDb user rating: 2.0
- Votes: 34,950
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 90 min

This zombie film based on a video game universe was hammered by critics for its plotless ineptitude. In one early scene, a man on a boat shoots the same zombie over and over again. The extra, costumed in a netting covered in seaweed, repeatedly dies, then appears on another part of the boat to get shot into the water yet again.

93/
ApolloMedia Distribution

#9. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

Directed by Bob Clark

- IMDb user rating: 1.9
- Votes: 29,138
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 88 min

Dedicated to the ridiculous, this sequel about a commando preschooler stars Jon Voight, using a thick and uneven German accent, as a villainous officer in charge of an orphanage. The plot concerns a toddler-esque action hero whose various stunt doubles obviously mismatch with the child actor’s body size.

94/
Norm-Iris

#8. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Directed by Harold P. Warren

- IMDb user rating: 1.9
- Votes: 33,764
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 70 min

This notoriously horrible movie was produced and directed by an amateur as the result of a bet, and made famous by “ Mystery Science Theater 3000.” In an early scene, the director, who also stars, mouths the word “cut,” breaking character. The incoherent plot involves the deity Manos (“manos” is Spanish for hands), a strange cult, its “master” (wearing a cape with giant red hands on it), and also, burned, severed hands.

95/
Purple Pictures

#7. The Hottie & the Nottie (2008)

Directed by Tom Putnam

- IMDb user rating: 1.9
- Votes: 35,522
- Metascore: 7
- Runtime: 91 min

This Paris Hilton rom-com was actually marketed as one of the worst reviewed films of all-time when it premiered overseas. The story follows a hottie (Hilton) and her hideous friend. The hottie won’t date until the ugly woman gets a date too. The makeup on the “nottie,” to create her body-wide repulsiveness, is obviously fake and excessive.

96/
Lionsgate

#6. Disaster Movie (2008)

Directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

- IMDb user rating: 1.9
- Votes: 83,785
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 87 min

The accidental irony of the film’s title is one of the hundreds of inanities in this spoof of the disaster film genre. It contains numerous unmatched shots and continuity errors, but one of its dumbest gaffes (perhaps intentional?) occurs when the Incredible Hulk’s jeans rip away. The giant green man quickly covers his privates, embarrassed, but not before the audience gets a clear view of undies painted green.

97/
Theater Technologies

#5. Going Overboard (1989)

Directed by Valerie Breiman

- IMDb user rating: 1.8
- Votes: 11,809
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 99 min

In 1989, before his “Saturday Night Live” days, Adam Sandler starred in this terrible movie about a comedian looking to do stand-up on a cruise ship after the regular comic disappears. Sandler’s character directly addresses the camera in awkward bits that bomb. Set on an ocean liner, the film features numerous long shot inserts of the ship and bodies of water that clearly aren’t matched locations.

98/
Pledge This Holdings

#4. Pledge This! (2006)

Directed by William Heins, Strathford Hamilton

- IMDb user rating: 1.8
- Votes: 16,550
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 91 min

Set at the fictional South Beach University and starring Paris Hilton as a college student, this film abounds in the implausible. It’s a sex romp comedy about what it takes to be in a hot sorority and features misogyny that rivals what’s usual for the genre. Though the plot pits beautiful women (led by Hilton’s character) against those deemed undesirable, the film goes extra low when it comes to stereotypes, featuring an Indian woman named “Poo Poo,” alongside rampant toilet humor.

99/
Expedition Films

#3. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Directed by James Nguyen

- IMDb user rating: 1.8
- Votes: 19,631
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 105 min

The most significant mistake in “Birdemic,” the CGI killer bird effects, also display the cult film’s greatest charm—its hapless, so-bad-it’s-good style. Reportedly made for a budget of $10,000 by an inexperienced cast and crew, the film abounds with errors in continuity and basic production mistakes across multiple categories. The killer bird effects, however, clash with the film’s rendering of reality, appearing as two-dimensional illustrations with wooden movements that hover in place over live-action footage.

100/
Tiglon

#2. Turks in Space (2006)

Directed by Kartal Tibet

- IMDb user rating: 1.7
- Votes: 15,227
- Metascore: null
- Runtime: 110 min

The primary mistake of “Turks in Space,” aside from the decision to make it at all, is that it has no clear link to “The Man Who Saved the World”—a 1982 Turkish B movie—though billed as its sequel. The first film spliced unauthorized footage of “Star Wars” into its own gloriously cheesy sci-fi saga. This 2006 follow-up about the “Son” of the “Man” from the first film fails to re-create the charm of the original.

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Camfam Studios

#1. Saving Christmas (2014)

Directed by Darren Doane

- IMDb user rating: 1.4
- Votes: 14,367
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 79 min

“Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” boasts 0% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer and seems universally reviled. The film’s primary fault stems from the way its heavy-handed message (briefly, that atheism ruins Christmas) combines with uncommonly shoddy filmmaking. As the New York Times review points out, the film’s director can be overheard “tell[ing] an actor the digital camera can ‘roll all day.’”

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