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    Worst thrillers in movie history

    For every yin there is a yang, and for every cinematic masterpiece there’s a bona fide turkey waiting in the wings. The thriller genre is naturally no exception, with its fair share of clunkers, fiascos, and failures. Indeed, while a great thriller can get the adrenaline pumping by way of gripping plot twists and palpable human conflict, a terrible one will plod along in a sea of confusion and bad acting. Of course, every now and then a schlocky thriller might earn itself a healthy cult following among lovers of trash cinema, but for the most part these famously bad movies just plain stink.

    It’s in honor of Hollywood misfires that Stacker brings you the worst thrillers in movie history. On this list, you’ll find everything from misguided sequels, to poorly made adaptations, to good ideas that ended up in the wrong hands, and bad ideas that never should have produced in the first place. Some titles will probably surprise you—especially since you might not consider them to be thrillers in the technical sense—but if it’s good enough to get the thriller tag on IMDb (along with a garbage rating) it’s good enough for us to include.

    In order to determine the worst of the worst, Stacker built an index (the “Stacker score”) using IMDb ratings (weighted 50%) and the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer (weighted 50%). We get started with some relatively passable entries and then count down to the gravest offenders. To keep things in familiar territory, we focused on films that had at least 20,000 votes on IMDb. Read on to see which pic blew through an absurd amount of gasoline and be reminded of a time when Dennis Rodman was considered a worthwhile casting choice.

     

  • Touchstone Pictures
    2/ Touchstone Pictures

    #100. Bad Company

    Year: 2002

    Stacker score: 33

    IMDb rating: 5.6

    Tomatometer: 10%

    The pairing of comedian Chris Rock and thespian Anthony Hopkins might have sounded like a good idea in the early 2000s, but as Joel Schumacher’s Bad Company goes to show, it takes more than good intentions to make a good movie. In the film, Rock plays a man who’s recruited by the C.I.A to replace his recently deceased twin brother. Fun fact: this film was originally conceived as a sequel to 1999’s Blue Streak, starring Martin Lawrence.

  • Twentieth Century Fox
    3/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #99. Hitman: Agent 47

    Year: 2015

    Stacker score: 33

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    Tomatometer: 9%

    In Hitman: Agent 47, a genetically engineered assassin teams up with a woman to help find her father, uncovering secrets about his own past along the way. Based on a video game, the movie was originally supposed to star Paul Walker in the lead role. Sadly, that didn’t pan out after the actor passed away in an unexpected car accident.

  • Entertainment One
    4/ Entertainment One

    #98. Sinister 2

    Year: 2015

    Stacker score: 33

    IMDb rating: 5.3

    Tomatometer: 13%

    After moving into a new house, a mother and her twin sons find themselves in a demon’s crosshairs in Sinister 2. The film did its best to offer authentic scares, frequently employing practical effects over CGI. However, it was far from enough to get the stink off this one.

  • Dimension Films
    5/ Dimension Films

    #97. Dracula 2000

    Year: 2000

    Stacker score: 33

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 17%

    Dracula is back and badder than ever in Dracula 2000, and unfortunately we mean “badder than ever” in the most literal sense. The film stars Gerard Butler as the famous nocturnal count, who’s unwittingly unleashed by a small team of thieves. Pure mediocrity ensues.

  • Dreamworks Pictures
    6/ Dreamworks Pictures

    #96. The Haunting

    Year: 1999

    Stacker score: 32.5

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 16%

    The last thing the horror/thriller genre ever needs is another haunted house movie, making redundancy the first of The Haunting’s many blatant offenses. In the film, a small group of people visit a creepy mansion and blah, blah, blah, blah. Easy insults aside, the movie did perform admirably at the box office. Plus, Hollywood has produced far worse.

  • Millennium Films
    7/ Millennium Films

    #95. Survivor

    Year: 2015

    Stacker score: 32.5

    IMDb rating: 5.6

    Tomatometer: 9%

    Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan co-star in 2015’s Survivor, about a British Foreign Service Officer who gets framed for a crime she didn’t commit while trying to prevent an attack on New York City. The movie made so little on its $20 million budget that box office numbers weren’t even tallied. In fact, Box Office Mojo still thinks this movie hasn’t been released yet.

  • Millenium Films
    8/ Millenium Films

    #94. Killing Season

    Year: 2013

    Stacker score: 32.5

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    Tomatometer: 11%

    One might see the names Robert De Niro and John Travolta and ask him or herself how 2013’s Killing Season slipped under his or her radar. Then that same person might watch the film--about two Bosnian War veterans who form an unlikely bond--and realize that some things are best left undiscovered.

  • Original Film
    9/ Original Film

    #93. The Skulls

    Year: 2000

    Stacker score: 32.5

    IMDb rating: 5.6

    Tomatometer: 9%

    2000 flick The Skulls is about a group of over-privileged white kids who join a secret college fraternity, and suddenly find themselves in the midst of danger. The story is loosely inspired by Yale’s Skull and Bones Society, which includes members of the Bush family and apparently owns a collection of literal, historically relevant human skulls.

  • Paramount Pictures
    10/ Paramount Pictures

    #92. Beverly Hills Cop III

    Year: 1994

    Stacker score: 32.5

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    Tomatometer: 10%

    While Beverly Hills Cop III marked an indisputable low point in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, it’s tough to include the movie on a list that also features names like Uwe Boll. After all, the film--which sees legendary cop Axel Foley (played by Eddie Murphy) investigating a car theft ring--is more of a major disappointment than it is an outright terrible movie. That said, sometimes major disappointments hurt even more than expected duds.

  • The Cannon Group
    11/ The Cannon Group

    #91. Cyborg

    Year: 1989

    Stacker score: 32

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 14%

    Jean-Claude Van Damme was in the early stages of super-stardom when he made 1989’s Cyborg, about a martial artist who tracks a sadistic killer against a dystopian backdrop. The film was made for an estimated half million dollars, thereby scoring big time at the box office and further propelling Van Damme’s career. A few years later, the actor would appear in Universal Soldier, which touted a similar premise and much bigger budget.

  • Appian Way Productions
    12/ Appian Way Productions

    #90. Red Riding Hood

    Year: 2011

    Stacker score: 32

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    Tomatometer: 10%

    On the heels of Twilight, director Catherine Hardwicke turned her attention to the classic tale of Red Riding Hood, being sure to throw a good old-fashioned love story into the mix. The film was originally shipped to theaters under the fake title Fangs of Affection. Perhaps a better fake name would have been All Bark and No Bite.

  • Grindstone Entertainment Group
    13/ Grindstone Entertainment Group

    #89. Fire with Fire

    Year: 2012

    Stacker score: 32

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    Tomatometer: 7%

    A fireman starts feeling the heat when he’s threatened not to testify against a convenience store robber in 2012’s Fire with Fire. This one went straight past theaters and onto DVD and Blu-Ray. It was probably for the best.

  • Universal Pictures
    14/ Universal Pictures

    #88. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    Year: 1985

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 4.6

    Tomatometer: 16%

    The fifth installment in the Friday the 13th series promised audiences a new beginning, only to churn out the same old run-of-the-mill garbage it had been churning out for years. You don’t need to stream this one to know it involves a ski mask, a machete and a lot of dead people.

  • Relativity Media
    15/ Relativity Media

    #87. The Mummy: of the Dragon Emperor

    Year: 2008

    Stacker score: 32

    IMDb rating: 5.2

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Look on any list of worst thrillers or action movies and you’re bound to see the name of director Rob Cohen at least once, if not multiple times. It was Cohen who helmed 2008’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, about an ancient curse unleashed by an unwitting explorer. The film sees Brendan Fraser returning to the franchise, a move that didn’t do his career any favors.

  • Appian Way Productions
    16/ Appian Way Productions

    #86. Runner Runner

    Year: 2013

    Stacker score: 32

    IMDb rating: 5.6

    Tomatometer: 8%

    Ben Affleck takes his love of gambling onto the big screen in Runner Runner. In the film, he plays Ivan Block, a mega-wealthy entrepreneur who cheats a young man (played by Justin Timberlake) out of online poker winnings. That young man ends up working with the FBI to try and bring Block down for good. The movie also features actress Gemma Arterton, who said the experience was so bad it made her “want to stop being an actor”.  

  • Phoenix Picutres
    17/ Phoenix Picutres

    #85. Pathfinder

    Year: 2007

    Stacker score: 32

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    Tomatometer: 10%

    In Pathfinder, a Viking boy is abandoned by his clan and then raised by Native Americans, only to become their leader in a fight against the same Vikings who left him behind. Suffice to say, that protagonist has some serious problems to hash out with his therapist.

  • Lionsgate
    18/ Lionsgate

    #84. Killers

    Year: 2010

    Stacker score: 32

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    Tomatometer: 10%

    In the mid to late naughts, actress Katherine Heigl was well on her way to a formidable movie career that kind of went nowhere. If you’re looking for reasons why, 2010’s Killers would be a good place to start. In the film, she plays a newlywed who discovers that her neighbors might be trying to kill her and her new husband (played by Ashton Kutcher). Do the neighbors succeed? Better yet, does anyone care?

  • Alcon Entertainment
    19/ Alcon Entertainment

    #83. Point Break

    Year: 2015

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5.3

    Tomatometer: 8%

    Take Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action classic Point Break, lose all the character development and any perceptible grip on aesthetics and you end up with this horrible 2015 remake. Apparently, some of the world’s best athletes worked on this film. Maybe next time the studio should hire some people who actually know how to make good movies instead.

  • Saturn Films
    20/ Saturn Films

    #82. Rage

    Year: 2014

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 13%

    With a title that perfectly captures the mindset of every filmgoer who spent hard-earned money to see this piece of junk, 2014’s Rage is a $20 million movie that feels like a $2 million movie. In the film, Nicolas Cage plays a former criminal who seeks revenge on the men who kidnapped his daughter. Suffice to say, we’d rather watch Taken 9 than have to sit through this garbage.

  • Morgan Creek Entertainment Group
    21/ Morgan Creek Entertainment Group

    #81. Get Carter

    Year: 2000

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Sylvester Stallone plays a Vegas mob enforcer who returns to his hometown to investigate his brother’s murder in 2000’s Get Carter. The movie is a remake of a 1971 flick of the same, one that enjoyed a cult following and starred Michael Caine in the lead role. Caine actually makes an appearance in this film as well, but that’s pretty much where the comparisons end.

  • Gold Circle Films
    22/ Gold Circle Films

    #80. White Noise

    Year: 2005

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    Tomatometer: 8%

    Michael Keaton stars in White Noise, about an architect who tries to communicate with his dead wife by way of radio and TV signals. As one might expect, the protagonist gets more than he bargained for. Audiences, meanwhile, got far less.

  • Universal Pictures
    23/ Universal Pictures

    #79. The Watcher

    Year: 2000

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5.3

    Tomatometer: 10%


    Indeed, even John Wick himself puts out the occasional clunker. That clunker was 2000’s The Watcher, which stars Keanu Reeves as a serial killer with a target in sight and the FBI hot on his tail. To Reeves’ credit, he openly disliked the result, and even claimed he was tricked into making the film after a friend forged his signature on the initial contract.

  • Relativity Media
    24/ Relativity Media

    #78. Paranoia

    Year: 2013

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    Tomatometer: 6%

    Gary Oldman is considered one of today’s greatest living actors, but that doesn’t mean he can’t star in the occasional turkey. For proof, look no further than 2013’s Paranoia, about a young businessman who’s enlisted to spy on a powerful corporate figure. The movie also stars acclaimed actors Harrison Ford and Richard Dreyfuss, amounting to a fairly substantial waste of talent.

  • Dune Entertainment
    25/ Dune Entertainment

    #77. The Hills Have Eyes II

    Year: 2007

    Stacker score: 30.5

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 12%

    A sequel to a remake, The Hills Have Eyes II pits a team of National Guard trainees against a group of desert mutants. While a previous installment delivered buckets of blood and no shortage of subtle satire, this one fell completely flat on its face, despite being co-written by Wes Craven himself. Critics were bored stiff to say the least.

  • Saturn Films
    26/ Saturn Films

    #76. Trespass

    Year: 2011

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5.3

    Tomatometer: 10%

    Nicole Kidman hops aboard the Nicolas Cage anything-for-money train to star in 2011’s Trespass. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the film centers on a husband and wife who are held for ransom by four robbers. As the action unfolds, rifts on both sides of the line begin to emerge.

  • Block / Hanson
    27/ Block / Hanson

    #75. Alex Cross

    Year: 2012

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Tyler Perry hung up the Madea moo moo and slid out of the director’s chair to play the titular role in 2012’s Alex Cross, a movie helmed by none other than master of mediocrity Rob Cohen. In the film, Cross is pushed to his limits as he squares off against a sadistic killer. Of course, the real sadists are the Hollywood executives who keep attaching Cohen to mainstream films.

  • New Line Cinema
    28/ New Line Cinema

    #74. Jason X

    Year: 2001

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 4.4

    Tomatometer: 19%

    Let’s be honest: most of the Friday the 13th movies are not very good. Yet that didn’t stop the franchise from churning out eleven installments before an attempted reboot in 2009. Among the worst offenders is Jason X, which has the masked serial killer waking up on a spaceship in the 25th century. That premise pretty much says all there is to say about this certified turkey.

  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
    29/ Columbia Pictures Corporation

    #73. Stealth

    Year: 2005

    Stacker score: 31.5

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 13%

    Another Rob Cohen classic (and by “classic” we mean “stinker”), 2005’s Stealth is about three pilots who try to reel in an AI platform before it kicks off WWIII. Featured in the film is a massive explosion that required 500 gallons of gasoline and prompted the filmmakers to notify NASA in advance. What a waste of good gasoline!

  • Morgan Creek Entertainment Group
    30/ Morgan Creek Entertainment Group

    #72. An American Haunting

    Year: 2005

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 12%

    2005’s An American Haunting centers on a girl and her family as they try to exorcise an ancient spirit from their house, the same spirit that terrorized a man in 1817. It’s all based on the famous Bell House haunting, a supposed real life event that has been documented in books. In fact, President Andrew Jackson once reportedly said, "I would rather take on the entire English Fleet than stay one night at the Bell House.” Does all this mean the Bell House haunting actually occurred? Of course not. But people had to do something to entertain themselves back then.

  • Morgan Creek Entertainment Group
    31/ Morgan Creek Entertainment Group

    #71. Exorcist: The Beginning

    Year: 2004

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 11%

    It was called Exorcist: The Beginning, but this abomination of a horror flick marked the end of the road for an already uneven franchise (which has since been resurrected). The film’s release has a fairly choppy backstory, with director Paul Schrader originally turning in a completed film, only to have 90% of his work scrapped by the studio. Renny Harlin was then sent in for reshoots, which apparently just made things worse. Meanwhile, Schrader had his comeuppance when he saw the final product. In fact, he and author William Peter Blatty (who wrote the original novel) were nearly kicked out of the premiere for laughing too loudly.

  • Warner Bros
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    #70. Whiteout

    Year: 2009

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    Tomatometer: 7%

    In 2009’s Whiteout, Kate Beckinsale plays a U.S. marshall who follows a killer to Antarctica, where six months of constant darkness is on the horizon. The movie spent years in development, only to be shelved for two years before its release. As both box numbers and critical reception would indicate, that very same shelf might be where this film truly belongs.

  • Lionsgate
    33/ Lionsgate

    #69. The Spirit

    Year: 2008

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 4.8

    Tomatometer: 14%

    Written and directed by comic book legend Frank Miller, The Spirit tells the story of a rookie cop who returns from the grave to fight bad guys. The tagline for the film is: “He’s something the world needs.” The finished product, meanwhile, would suggest otherwise.

  • Screen Gems
    34/ Screen Gems

    #68. The Cave

    Year: 2005

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 11%

    The same year that gave us acclaimed horror film The Descent also brought us The Cave, which touts a strikingly similar premise. More to the point, the film is about an underground parasite that terrorizes a group of spelunkers, turning at least one victim into a cannibal. This universally panned misfire was filmed in Romania, which appropriately hosts over 12,000 caves.

  • Crossroads Films
    35/ Crossroads Films

    #67. Jawbreaker

    Year: 1999

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    Tomatometer: 7%

    In the spirit of 1988’s Heathers came 1999’s Jawbreaker, about three popular high school girls who accidentally kill the prom queen. Whereas Heathers is a brilliant satire of America’s shallow culture, Jawbreaker is just plain shallow.

  • Warner Bros
    36/ Warner Bros

    #66. The Specialist

    Year: 1994

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    Tomatometer: 7%

    Starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone at the height of their respective sex appeals, 1994’s The Specialist is about a bomb maker hired by a woman to take out the men who murdered her family. Featured in the film is a rather tawdry shower sex scene between the two leads. Stone was reluctant to shoot the scene at first, prompting Stallone to give her shots of vodka, which seemed to do the trick. Suffice to say, studios today might be far less receptive to such a tactic.

  • Initial Entertainment Group (IEG)
    37/ Initial Entertainment Group (IEG)

    #65. Bangkok Dangerous

    Year: 2008

    Stacker score: 31

    IMDb rating: 5.4

    Tomatometer: 8%

    By 2008, actor Nicolas Cage seemed to be in it for the money and just the money, if only to fuel his completely outlandish spending habits. That brings us to movies like Bangkok Dangerous, where Cage plays a hitman who arrives in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs, forming unexpected bonds along the way. The bullets were flying, but audiences were mostly snoozing. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t stop Cage from appearing in no less than one million other movies just like this one.

  • Paramount Pictures
    38/ Paramount Pictures

    #64. Sliver

    Year: 1993

    Stacker score: 30.5

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Sharon Stone was riding high on the success of Basic Instinct when she starred in 1993’s Sliver, an erotic thriller about a woman who moves into a luxury apartment to discover that many of her neighbors are hiding dirty secrets. Production was riddled with all sorts of problems, including turmoil between Stone and leading co-star William Baldwin. Post-production was no picnic either. In fact, director Phillip Noyce later claimed that he had to make 110 changes after the shoot was completed, all to avoid a controversial NC-17 rating.

  • Ghost House Pictures
    39/ Ghost House Pictures

    #63. The Grudge 2

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 30.5

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 11%

    2004’s The Grudge came at the height of the Japanese horror movie craze and served up a respectable amount of thrills, chills and box office dollars. The Grudge 2 did well enough at the box office, but that’s pretty much where the favorable comparisons end. The film tells three interwoven stories about a deadly, supernatural force, thereby expanding upon the movie’s built-in mythology. As the results go to show, some things are better left unsaid.

  • Paramount Pictures
    40/ Paramount Pictures

    #62. The Darkest Hour

    Year: 2011

    Stacker score: 30.5

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Not to be confused with the recent Gary Oldman movie, 2011’s The Darkest Hour tells the story of five young people who lead the planet in a battle against invading aliens. Knowing they had something awful on their hands, the studio refused to screen the film in advance for critics. Naturally, as soon as those critics actually saw the film, they more or less tore it to shreds.  

  • Marvel Studios
    41/ Marvel Studios

    #61. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    Year: 2011

    Stacker score: 30

    IMDb rating: 4.3

    Tomatometer: 17%

    Nicolas Cage is practically a mainstay when it comes to lackluster thrillers and action movies. Proving as much is 2011’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, a sequel that seemed necessary until audiences were confronted with the finished product. In the film, Johnny Blaze and his head full of flames returns to stop to the devil from taking human form. After the film was released, the live action rights to the character went back to Marvel Studios. Here’s hoping Marvel never gets up those rights again, if only to spare future generations from movies like this one.

  • Relativity Media
    42/ Relativity Media

    #60. Skyline

    Year: 2010

    Stacker score: 30

    IMDb rating: 4.4

    Tomatometer: 16%

    After cutting their teeth directing Nickelback music videos, The Brothers Strause took their thirst for mediocrity onto the big screen, first with Alien vs. Predator: Requiem and then again with 2010 alien invasion movie Skyline. To be fair to the creative duo, they’re accomplished visual effects artists with over 82 credits under their collective belt. What we’re trying to say here is: stick to the visual effects work, bros.

  • Hollywood Pictures
    43/ Hollywood Pictures

    #59. Stay Alive

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 30

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 9%

    Based on an actual legend, 2006’s Stay Alive is about a group of teenagers who do their best not to die while playing a video game that kills you in real life. The film was reportedly shot in just 25 days. Unfortunately, it shows.

  • Revolution Studios
    44/ Revolution Studios

    #58. Darkness Falls

    Year: 2003

    Stacker score: 30

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 10%

    A horror movie involving a demon who takes the form of the Tooth Fairy already sounds like a disaster in the making, and 2003’s Darkness Falls duly abides. While the movie tanked upon its theatrical release, it apparently found itself a second life on DVD, namely thanks to a cult audience with a thirst for campy cinema.

  • Revolution Studios
    45/ Revolution Studios

    #57. xXx: State of the Union

    Year: 2005

    Stacker score: 30

    IMDb rating: 4.4

    Tomatometer: 16%

    The original xXx film starred Vin Diesel and represented one of director Rob Cohen’s finer moments, with the healthy box office receipts to show for it. In the sequel, rapper/actor Ice Cube gets recruited into the xXx program, and attempts to stop a coup against the president of the U.S. Vin Diesel passed on the opportunity to star after expressing dissatisfaction with the script. It was perhaps a stance he should have taken before starring in 2017’s similarly disappointing xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

  • Screen Gems
    46/ Screen Gems

    #56. When a Stranger Calls

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 30

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 9%

    Prank calls are a staple in horror movies, but in 2006’s When a Stranger Calls, the prank call is more or less the entire plot. Specifically, the movie is about a babysitter who gets increasingly threatening phone calls, which she soon discovers are coming from inside the house. It might sound like a classic campfire story adapted for the big screen, but it also goes to show why most campfire stories aren’t eighty-seven minutes long.

  • Warner Bros.
    47/ Warner Bros.

    #55. Jonah Hex

    Year: 2010

    Stacker score: 29.5

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 12%

    The hex was on indeed for 2010’s Jonah Hex, which stars Josh Brolin as a rugged, 19th century bounty hunter who must stop a brutal terrorist from releasing a weapon of mass destruction. While Jonah might have stopped the terrorist, he was no match for the box office bomb heading his way. More the point, the film lost a ton of money and got panned across the board.

     

  • Universal Pictures
    48/ Universal Pictures

    #54. The Snowman

    Year: 2017

    Stacker score: 29.5

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 8%

    Adapted from the bestselling Norwegian novel, The Snowman stars Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole, who must stop a maniac from killing again before the next major snowstorm. The film failed to deliver in every regard, tanking at the box office and earning an embarrassing “D” cinemascore. According to the director, much of that failure was due to the fact that he was unable to shoot 10-15% of the script, causing some major holes in the plot.

  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
    49/ World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

    #53. See No Evil

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 29.5

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 8%

    Directed by the appropriately named Gregory Dark, 2006’s See No Evil is about a group of delinquent teenagers who are assigned to clean up a decrepit hotel. Once there, they come face to face with resident psychopath Jacob Goodnight (aka Kane), who begins to hunt them down one by one. In spite of its shoddy execution, the film apparently made enough money to warrant a sequel. 

  • Nine Yards Two Productions
    50/ Nine Yards Two Productions

    #52. The Whole Ten Yards

    Year: 2004

    Stacker score: 29.5

    IMDb rating: 5.5

    Tomatometer: 4%

    Hoping to whip up the same comedy magic that made 2000’s The Whole Nine Yards a smash hit, The Whole Ten Yards ends up falling far short of the goal line. In the movie, a man’s wife is kidnapped by Hungarian gangsters, so the man turns to his old neighbor--a former mobster played by Bruce Willis--for help. Earning a worldwide total of about $26 million on a $40 million budget, and generating a paltry 4% on the Tomatometer, this movie bombed to say the least.

  • Mandalay Entertainment
    51/ Mandalay Entertainment

    #51. Double Team

    Year: 1997

    Stacker score: 29

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 11%

    Representing a match-up that literally no one asked for was 1997’s Double Team. The movie sees Jean-Claude Van Damme and NBA star Dennis Rodman pairing up for a death-defying escape and rescue mission. As one might suspect, this film more or less marked the exact moment when Van Damme’s career took a turn for the worst.  

  • Incentive Film Productions
    52/ Incentive Film Productions

    #50. Shark Night 3D

    Year: 2011

    Stacker score: 29

    IMDb rating: 4

    Tomatometer: 18%

    The first 3D shark movie since 1983’s Jaws 3-D (which appears later on this list), 2011’s Shark Night 3D was similarly terrible. In fact, this movie’s so bad that you might as well stream it in the middle of a Sharknado marathon.

  • Distant Horizon
    53/ Distant Horizon

    #49. Pulse

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 4.6

    Tomatometer: 11%

    Horror legend Wes Craven co-wrote the screenplay for 2006’s Pulse, an adaptation of a Japanese horror film about a computer hacker who mistakenly unleashes a deadly wireless signal. While hated by critics, the film squeaked enough profit out of its modest budget to warrant two direct-to-DVD sequels.

     

  • Regency Enterprises
    54/ Regency Enterprises

    #48. Shutter

    Year: 2008

    Stacker score: 29

    IMDb rating: 5.2

    Tomatometer: 6%

    A remake of a Thai horror film, 2008’s Shutter is about a couple of newlyweds who move to Japan and find themselves in possession of a haunted camera. Or maybe it’s the photographs themselves that are haunted. Oh, who really cares?

  • Mutual Film Company
    55/ Mutual Film Company

    #47. Virus

    Year: 1999

    Stacker score: 29

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 9%

    Starring scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, 1999’s Virus centers on a Russian research ship that’s inhabited by a hostile alien life form. Curtis would later openly claim that this movie “is so bad that’s it’s shocking”.

  • Rogue Pictures
    56/ Rogue Pictures

    #46. The Unborn

    Year: 2009

    Stacker score: 29

    IMDb rating: 4.8

    Tomatometer: 10%

    A woman is haunted by the spirit of her unborn twin brother (who died in the womb) in 2009’s The Unborn. The film was written and directed by David S. Goyer, who wrote the Blade franchise among other things. Accordingly, the movie has its share of gory violence, but completely fails to sustain a consistent level of suspense.

  • Hollywood Pictures
    57/ Hollywood Pictures

    #45. An American Werewolf in Paris

    Year: 1997

    Stacker score: 29

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 7%

    From essentially none of the people who brought you the classic horror-comedy An American Werewolf in London came the 1997 follow up, An American Werewolf in Paris. This time around, an American tourist falls in with a group of werewolves in the city of romance. Julie Delpy stars, and later confessed to taking the role in order to make rent.

  • Twentieth Century Fox
    58/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #44. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

    Year: 2007

    Stacker score: 29

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 11%

    Two of cinema’s most iconic aliens square off again in Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. The action takes place directly after the events of the marginally better Alien vs. Predator. As always, humans are stuck in the middle of the conflict. Likewise, plenty of humans felt stuck in the theaters while watching this dreck.

  • Universal Pictures
    59/ Universal Pictures

    #43. The Boy Next Door

    Year: 2015

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 10%

    In case it’s not yet obvious, director Rob Cohen is to the worst thrillers what Hitchcock is to the best ones. In The Boy Next Door, Cohen delivers the story of a woman (played by Jennifer Lopez) who sleeps with her much younger neighbor, only to become to object of his obsession. Despite being poorly received by critics, the film made decent money out of its $4 million budget. Rob Cohen thus lived (to direct) another day.

  • Gramercy Pictures
    60/ Gramercy Pictures

    #42. The Forest

    Year: 2016

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 4.8

    Tomatometer: 9%

    In 2016’s The Forest, a woman enters Japan’s Suicide Forest and comes face to face with a supernatural force. Then earlier this year, a dim-witted YouTube vlogger did the same thing, and came face to face with swaths of outraged Internet viewers. Which is worse? It’s tough to say. But at least the vlogger apologized for his poor judgment.

  • Screen Gems
    61/ Screen Gems

    #41. The Covenant

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 5.3

    Tomatometer: 4%

    Another director who’s helmed his fair share of genuine duds is Renny Harlin. He appears once again on the list with 2006’s The Covenant. The movie tells the story of four supernaturally gifted young men who do battle against a fifth entity while simultaneously butting heads with one another. Like other famously bad films, this one has reportedly earned itself a small cult following over the years.

  • Cinetel Films
    62/ Cinetel Films

    #40. I Spit on Your Grave 2

    Year: 2013

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 5.7

    Tomatometer: 0%

    Earning an impressive 0% on the Tomatometer is 2013’s I Spit on Your Grave 2, about a woman who enacts brutal revenge upon the men who raped and tortured her. The movie was released in one solitary theater during its week-long domestic run, earning $809 in the process.

  • Twentieth Century Fox
    63/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #39. Elektra

    Year: 2005

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 10%

    If you blinked in 2005, you might have missed Jennifer Garner’s turn as Elektra--a death-defying assassin--in this film of the same name. The movie came fresh on the heels of 2003’s Daredevil, which starred Garner and Ben Affleck and was likewise panned. That begged at least some people to ask at the time: why bother with a follow up?

  • Columbia Pictures
    64/ Columbia Pictures

    #38. Flatliners

    Year: 2017

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 5.2

    Tomatometer: 5%

    Was 2017’s Flatliners--about five medical students who temporarily die in order to see what lies beyond--a sequel, a reboot, a remake or a reimagining of the 1990 original? Apparently, audiences weren’t too interested in finding out.

  • Davis-Films
    65/ Davis-Films

    #37. Silent Hill: Revelation

    Year: 2012

    Stacker score: 28.5

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 7%

    In 2012, Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington entered a different fantasy realm by starring in Silent Hill: Revelation. He would later admit that he tried to play the video games upon which the movie was based, but found them too scary. Meanwhile, the film itself wasn’t nearly scary enough. Go figure.

     

  • Gold Circle Films
    66/ Gold Circle Films

    #36. ATM

    Year: 2012

    Stacker score: 28

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 9%

    Nothing quite says that Hollywood is starving for good ideas better than ATM, about a group of friends who get trapped inside an ATM vestibule, soon falling prey to a vicious killer. Of course, the real horror are all those outrageous ATM fees.

     

  • Captivity Productions
    67/ Captivity Productions

    #35. Captivity

    Year: 2007

    Stacker score: 28

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 9%

    In Captivity, a woman find herself trapped in a kidnapper’s cellar, unable to leave and confused as to how she got there in the first place. What follows is a series of sadistic torture rituals testing the very foundations of human endurance. Suffice to say, audiences who went to see this turkey at the theaters could relate.

  • Halloween VI Productions
    68/ Halloween VI Productions

    #34. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Year: 1995

    Stacker score: 28

    IMDb rating: 5

    Tomatometer: 6%

    John Carpenter’s Halloween is considered one of the best horror/thriller movies of all time. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, on the other hand, is considered one of the worst. As one might imagine, the film sees the iconic slasher returning to Haddonfield. Paul Rudd stars--perhaps he thought it was a comedy when reading the script.

  • Lionsgate
    69/ Lionsgate

    #33. Abduction

    Year: 2011

    Stacker score: 27.5

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 4%

    Twilight alumni Taylor Lautner plays the lead role in 2011’s Abduction, about a young man who sees a picture of himself on a missing persons website, and then gets swept up in a government conspiracy. The film performed reasonably well at the box office, but critics absolutely loathed it.

     

  • Lakeshore Entertainment
    70/ Lakeshore Entertainment

    #32. One for the Money

    Year: 2012

    Stacker score: 27.5

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 2%

    While 2010’s Killers didn’t exactly get Katherine Heigl’s movie career off to a promising start, 2012’s One for the Money arguably terminated her A list status. Based on the work of bestselling author Janet Evanovich, the movie is about a bail bondswoman who’s assigned to track down a former lover. This was supposed to be the start of a franchise, but alas, ‘twas not one for the money after all.

  • Hopscotch Features
    71/ Hopscotch Features

    #31. I, Frankenstein

    Year: 2014

    Stacker score: 27.5

    IMDb rating: 5.1

    Tomatometer: 4%

    One doesn’t think of Frankenstein’s monster and normally picture him dealing with flying demons or massive explosions, but 2014’s I, Frankenstein decided that’s exactly what the story needed. Turns out, the filmmakers were dead wrong. Don’t expect a sequel to this one any time soon.

  • Castle Rock Entertainment
    72/ Castle Rock Entertainment

    #30. Striptease

    Year: 1996

    Stacker score: 27.5

    IMDb rating: 4.3

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Actress Demi Moore was at the height of her fame in the mid 90s, so much so that she was paid a record-breaking (at the time) $12.5 million just to appear topless in 1996’s Striptease. That impressive payday and Moore’s subsequent willingness to bare her chest ended up overshadowing the film itself, about an exotic dancer who gets involved in a political blackmail scheme. It also didn't help that the movie wasn’t very good.

  • Screen Gems
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    #29. Boogeyman

    Year: 2005

    Stacker score: 27.5

    IMDb rating: 4.2

    Tomatometer: 13%

    Skewing the line between psychology and reality, 2005’s Boogeyman presents a character who’s convinced he’s being terrorized by the famous monster. In better hands, this could have been a decent flick (in the vein of say 2014’s The Babadook), but instead audiences got a ham-fisted clunker that aims for the jugular and misses by a country mile. That didn’t stop people from seeing it, however, and thus an inevitable sequel soon followed.

  • Warner Bros
    74/ Warner Bros

    #28. Valentine

    Year: 2001

    Stacker score: 27.5

    IMDb rating: 4.7

    Tomatometer: 8%

    Cupid takes the whole arrow thing a bit too seriously in 2001’s Valentine, in which a killer wearing a cherub mask stalks five women on Valentine’s Day. Think I Know What You Did Last Summer, but much, much worse.

  • Twentieth Century Fox
    75/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #27. Taxi

    Year: 2004

    Stacker score: 27

    IMDb rating: 4.4

    Tomatometer: 10%

    If 2004’s Taxi, Jimmy Fallon plays a lousy cop who relies on the help of a cab driver (played by Queen Latifah) in order to solve a string of bank robberies. The movie wasn’t a financial disaster, but it did go to show that Fallon should probably stick to sketch comedy and late night TV.

  • Paramount Pictures
    76/ Paramount Pictures

    #26. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    Year: 1989

    Stacker score: 27

    IMDb rating: 4.6

    Tomatometer: 8%

    Tired of hacking teenagers to bits at Camp Crystal Lake and elsewhere, notorious murderer Jason heads to the big apple in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. Wearing a ski mask and wielding a machete, Jason goes around slaughtering New Yorkers one by one in the late 80s, somehow blending right in. Indeed, Manhattan was a different city back then.

  • Summit Entertainment
    77/ Summit Entertainment

    #25. The Cold Light of Day

    Year: 2012

    Stacker score: 27

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 5%

    In The Cold Light of Day, a Wall Street trader hunts down the people responsible for kidnapping his family, only get ensnared in an international ordeal involving a mysterious briefcase. Made for $20 million, the film managed to recoup half its losses before disappearing from theaters.

  • Capcom Entertainment
    78/ Capcom Entertainment

    #24. Street Fighter

    Year: 1994

    Stacker score: 26.5

    IMDb rating: 3.8

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Like so many video game adaptations of its time, 1994’s Street Fighter simply failed to make good on its source material, in part because some of the game’s best characters were pushed to the side. The result is a film that alienates movie-goers and video game fans alike. It’s no wonder that Empire Magazine later put this clunker on their list of the “50 Worst Movies Ever”.

  • Dimension Films
    79/ Dimension Films

    #23. Halloween: Resurrection

    Year: 2002

    Stacker score: 26.5

    IMDb rating: 4.1

    Tomatometer: 12%

    Whatever new life was breathed into the Halloween franchise by 1998’s Halloween H20 was duly sucked out by 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, who must once again survive an encounter with her brother, Michael Myers, this time on the set of a reality TV show being broadcast from Myers’ old home. Indeed, the only thing more painful than watching this movie is watching actual reality TV. 

  • Screen Gems
    80/ Screen Gems

    #22. The Roommate

    Year: 2011

    Stacker score: 26.5

    IMDb rating: 4.9

    Tomatometer: 4%

    Taking obvious cues from 1992’s Single White Female (as plenty of reviewers were happy to point out)2011’s The Roommate is about a female college freshman whose roommate becomes dangerously obsessive. The movie stars Leighton Meester, and even makes a coy reference or two to Gossip Girl, the TV show in which she played a lead.

     

  • Artisan Entertainment
    81/ Artisan Entertainment

    #21. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

    Year: 2000

    Stacker score: 26.5

    IMDb rating: 4

    Tomatometer: 13%

    Found footage horror movie Blair Witch was a game-changer. Follow up movie Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was a tone-deaf exercise in bad Hollywood cliches. It involves a group of tourists who visit the site of the original film and summon the witch...or is it all in their head? Joe Berlinger co-wrote and directed, later laying much of the blame for its failure at the studio’s feet, claiming they “butchered the film at the 12th hour.”

  • Screen Gems
    82/ Screen Gems

    #20. Ultraviolet

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 26.5

    IMDb rating: 4.4

    Tomatometer: 9%

    Not only does 2006’s Ultraviolet feature a premise lifted straight out of the Resident Evil franchise, it even borrowed that franchise’s star, Milla Jovovich. The result is a droll exercise in bad filmmaking, about a heroine with a vampire-like disease and superhuman strength, who must protect a young boy in a futuristic society. Jovovich has since expressed regret in making the film, calling director Kurt Wimmer a “a real cad”, further saying he barred her from seeing her own performances during the shoot.

  • Lionsgate
    83/ Lionsgate

    #19. Godsend

    Year: 2004

    Stacker score: 26

    IMDb rating: 4.8

    Tomatometer: 4%

    In 2004’s Godsend, a couple loses their son and then resurrects him by way of cloning, only to discover that sometimes it’s best not to meddle with nature. Actor Robert De Niro--who only appears in a handful of scenes--expressed chagrin at the fact that his name was “splashed over all the advertisements” in order to generate buzz.

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
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    #18. Species II

    Year: 1998

    Stacker score: 26

    IMDb rating: 4.3

    Tomatometer: 9%

    An alien monster is on the loose in Species II, and it’s up to a genetically re-engineered, formerly deadly seductress to track the monster down. With a premise ripped straight out of Terminator 2, the film doesn’t exactly score big on originality, but at least there are all those gratuitous sex scenes to look forward to.

  • Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
    85/ Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

    #17. Postal

    Year: 2007

    Stacker score: 26

    IMDb rating: 4.5

    Tomatometer: 7%

    At long last, we get an entry from world famous master of schlock Uwe Boll. In 2007’s Postal, Boll pairs an unemployed loser with a crazy cult leader, and then sends the men on a crude and violent mission to rip off an amusement park. Soon enough, the men discover that the Taliban has the exact same plan. If the premise sounds ridiculously convoluted, just wait until you see the movie.

  • Warner Bros
    86/ Warner Bros

    #16. The Wicker Man

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 26

    IMDb rating: 3.7

    Tomatometer: 15%

    Given the trajectory of his latter-day career, Nicolas Cage probably deserves his own exclusive list of “worst thrillers”. Yet even with that in mind, 2006 remake The Wicker Man still stands out as being noticeably incompetent. In the film, Cage plays a sheriff investigating the disappearance of a small girl in a remote island town with some dangerous secrets. Meanwhile, the secret is out on the movie itself: it stinks.

  • Universal Pictures
    87/ Universal Pictures

    #15. Ouija

    Year: 2014

    Stacker score: 25.5

    IMDb rating: 4.5

    Tomatometer: 6%

    Given how the horror (or thriller) genre tries to mine scares out of any applicable object, a solid Ouija board movie seemed long overdue by 2014. Sadly, Ouija fails to make good on its potential. In fact, the movie downright stinks, coming off as a pale imitation of The Ring at best. Of course, that didn’t stop Blumhouse Productions from releasing a prequel, which fared surprisingly better in terms of critical reception

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
    88/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    #14. Basic Instinct 2

    Year: 2006

    Stacker score: 25

    IMDb rating: 4.3

    Tomatometer: 7%

    An unnecessary sequel if there ever was one, Basic Instinct 2 sees author Catherine Tramell luring another detective into her web of sex and deceit. At least the film has a major award under its belt to show for the effort. Oh wait, it’s a Razzie Award. Nevermind.

  • CST Productions
    89/ CST Productions

    #13. Tekken

    Year: 2010

    Stacker score: 24

    IMDb rating: 4.8

    Tomatometer: 0%

    A boy’s mother is killed by evil corporation in 2010’s Tekken, which takes place in a futuristic society. Seeking revenge, the boy climbs his way to the top of the ladder one brutal fight at a time. Making obvious nods to the Street Fighter franchise, the film scored another coveted 0% on the Tomatometer.

  • Universal Productions
    90/ Universal Productions

    #12. Jaws 3-D

    Year: 1983

    Stacker score: 23.5

    IMDb rating: 3.6

    Tomatometer: 11%

    The folks who made 1983’s Jaws 3-D were so focussed on having the shark leap out of the screen that they forgot to craft a decent movie around the concept. Accordingly, everything about this film--which has Jaws terrorizing SeaWorld--reeks of poor production value. Of course, that didn’t stop people from going to see it in modest droves, paving the way for a fourth installment that somehow managed to be even worse.

  • After Dark Films
    91/ After Dark Films

    #11. Getaway

    Year: 2013

    Stacker score: 23

    IMDb rating: 4.4

    Tomatometer: 2%

    It’s a literal race against the clock in 2013’s Getaway, which stars Ethan Hawke as a former race car driver who must zip around in a Shelby Super Snake Mustang at the behest of a man who kidnapped his wife. The tagline is: Get in. Get out. Getaway. Based on the critical reception and box office numbers, that’s exactly what audiences did when going to see this clunker. 

  • Orion Pictures
    92/ Orion Pictures

    #10. RoboCop 3

    Year: 1993

    Stacker score: 21.5

    IMDb rating: 4

    Tomatometer: 3%

    Stopping the original RoboCop franchise dead in its tracks was RoboCop 3, in which the iconic half man/half man machine squares off against cutthroat real estate developers. To get an idea of just how terrible this movie is, look no further than the following two words: robot ninjas.

  • Hyde Park Entertainment
    93/ Hyde Park Entertainment

    #9. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

    Year: 2009

    Stacker score: 21.5

    IMDb rating: 3.7

    Tomatometer: 6%

    Chun-Li was just a normal teenager until she witnessed her father being kidnapped by the local crime lord. Now she’s a famous martial arts expert on a quest for revenge. Indeed, the premise for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li might as well have come out of a “generic plot” playbook. The film itself is likewise run of the mill to put it kindly.

  • 360 Pictures
    94/ 360 Pictures

    #8. I Know Who Killed Me

    Year: 2007

    Stacker score: 21.5

    IMDb rating: 3.6

    Tomatometer: 7%

    Having been missing for years, Lindsay Lohan finally returns to civilization, only to suffer severe doubts about who she is or where she came from. Oh, and did we mention she was also in the 2007 film I Know Who Killed Me?

  • Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
    95/ Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

    #7. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

    Year: 2007

    Stacker score: 21

    IMDb rating: 3.8

    Tomatometer: 4%

    It would be unjust not to have at least two Uwe Boll movies on the list, and here he delivers an instant stinker. With an outright terrible title like In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, one doesn’t even need to see this movie to know they’ll hate it. In the film, a man named Farmer battles CGI monsters in order to save his kidnapped wife and avenge his son’s death. Yes, it’s as generic as it sounds, though possibly worth watching if you want to see what Burt Reynolds was up to at the time.

  • Warner Bros
    96/ Warner Bros

    #6. The Avengers

    Year: 1998

    Stacker score: 21

    IMDb rating: 3.7

    Tomatometer: 5%

    Two years before Marvel Comics unveiled the first issue of The Avengers, there came a TV show about British spies with the very same name. It was that show upon which this 1998 film was based, pitting Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes against a man who’s dead set on destroying the world with a weather machine. Fiennes once said of the film, “I think it’s a badge of honor to have a real flop on your resume.”

  • Twentieth Century Fox
    97/ Twentieth Century Fox

    #5. Dragonball: Evolution

    Year: 2009

    Stacker score: 20.5

    IMDb rating: 2.6

    Tomatometer: 15%

    From the annals of anime (and Manga) came 2009’s Dragonball: Evolution, a total misfire that failed to efficiently capitalize on its built-in fanbase. In the film, a warrior named Son Goku sets out to find seven magical orbs before the evil King Piccolo can get his hands on them. Chinese auteur Stephen Chow was originally attached to direct, but the job went to director James Wong instead, perhaps the first in a long series of poor decisions.

  • Blue Tulip Productions
    98/ Blue Tulip Productions

    #4. Speed 2: Cruise Control

    Year: 1997

    Stacker score: 20.5

    IMDb rating: 3.8

    Tomatometer: 3%

    True to its name, Speed 2: Cruise Control is a by-the-numbers sequel running on autopilot and failing to muster even the slightest margin of suspense. Noticeably absent is Keanu Reeves, who in no small part contributed to the first film’s success. In a 2000 interview, star Sandra Bullock somewhat jokingly referred to this film as “the biggest piece of crap ever made”

  • New Line Cinema
    99/ New Line Cinema

    #3. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

    Year: 1997

    Stacker score: 20

    IMDb rating: 3.7

    Tomatometer: 3%

    Interdimensional enemies are invading earth and it’s up to a team of martial arts warriors to save the day in 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The film is considered famously bad among video game and movie fans alike, awash with shoddy special effects, cheesy electronic music and basically no story.

     

  • Stoney Lake Entertainment
    100/ Stoney Lake Entertainment

    #2. Left Behind

    Year: 2014

    Stacker score: 16

    IMDb rating: 3.1

    Tomatometer: 1%

    Loosely based on the bestselling book series, 2014’s Left Behind centers on a small group of people struggling to survive in a post-rapture landscape. Nicolas Cage stars, taking a break from his normal action movie fare to indulge in something with broader religious themes. Of course, Cage can’t save the film from its own sheer awfulness. Frankly, the apocalypse deserves better.

  • Universal Pictures
    101/ Universal Pictures

    #1. Jaws: The Revenge

    Year: 1987

    Stacker score: 14.5

    IMDb rating: 2.9

    Tomatometer: 0%

    Between its anemic IMDb rating and 0% score on the Tomatometer, Jaws: The Revenge is quite simply an atrocious thriller if there ever was one. According to director Joseph Sargent, the movie’s sheer awfulness is largely due to rushed development and a half-baked script, among numerous other things. Whatever the reasons, the film’s blatant incompetence was enough to put a nail in the franchise coffin for good.

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