Film is a subjective medium of art and like any art form, there are aspects where a particular viewer might feel it is touching whereas another viewer might be eye-rolling at it and to be called as the worst movie of all time. A heavy summer blockbuster might wow the devoted filmgoers or might be experienced uncomfortable groans.
The high rated movies which are listed on Rotten Tomatoes have some harsh criticism while the low rated movies have their own high points.
There has never been a film that all viewers agree on and called be called the best movie or the worst movie of all time. Film experiences vary with our interests, our tastes, and (if we’re being totally honest) our mood while watching a specific movie – making it near-impossible to judge on the spectrum of a good or a bad movie.
However, from time to time, Hollywood spits out a movie so bad that its failures are hard to ignore. Some of these movies go on to become downright unwatchable and are labelled as the worst movies of all time.
It goes without saying that The Hollywood Tribune‘s list on the worst movies of all time is not at all definitive. So feel free to share your own choices on such worst movies in the comments. NOTE: The movies are not listed in order of bad to worst.
United Passions (2014)
As charting with the creation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), United Passions is a technically proficient film. However, the movie has since been dismissed as a corporate fluff – with 90% of the film’s financing coming directly from FIFA. Just to put a positive turn to the movie, writer/director Frédéric Auburtin ignored the heavily linked corruption claims against some members of the higher authority of FIFA.
Tim Roth, who spoke about his role as Sepp Blatter, indicated that he was disheartened to discover that the would not mention the scandals Ultimately, the film’s release was overshadowed by the FIFA corruption case in 2015, which led to resignations of both João Havelange and Sepp Blatter on numerous corruption charges.
Since the former FIFA presidents were portrayed as ‘heroes’ in United Passions, without any idea about their wrongdoings, many critics consider Auburtin’s docudrama to be an absolutely naive and incomplete account of events and a dishonest piece of documentary which makes the movie as corrupt as its real-life subjects. We would suggest you to watch John Oliver’s takedown of United Passions on Last Week Tonight.
IMDb – 2.1/10
Jack And Jill (2011)
As we go along with the plot of the movie, Jack and Jill could really have been a fun and entertaining family comedy; yet, the synopsis doesn’t picture viewers that the isolated comedian Adam Sandler plays both Jack and Jill. The critics handed Pacino a bone for his appearance in the film, but with in addition to a few isolated moments worthy of laughs, most of the viewers ridiculed director Dennis Dugan for every other aspect of Jack and Jill – most notably the film’s central and unfunny setup, i.e, Adam Sandler being a female version of himself.
Several imagined this movie to be an enjoyable one but Dugan’s film has become a focal point of the actor’s larger decline in the industry – as an example of his increasing need on gimmickry rather than his own sense of humour and wit. Thus, this movie has always been one of the worst movies of all time.
IMDb – 3.3/10
Director Stefen Fangmeier tried to portray a movie which is featuring a cast staler and a plot which feels like it has been written by a teenager, this sword-swinging large lizard-featuring blunder was an absolute doomed to crash and burn scenario. Jeremy Irons makes a valiant attempt to make it passable but fails under the weight of its Star Wars kind of plot which actually fails and makes the plot look tired, weak with dialogues.
As far as the criticism goes, it has been described as “A painful reminder of what fantasy cinema was like before the Lord of the Rings trilogy re-wrote the rules.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out.
IMDb – 5.1/10
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
There’s always a norm set while you are re-creating a classic is that you’re going to be judged against the original one. While Martin’s first shot at The Pink Panther was not an up to the mark shot on the original, with some countable funny bits, this shot-in-the-dark sequel is barely deserving to lick its predecessor’s shoes, leaving out some of those of Sellers’ lunatic detective.
Not even the reprise of the ‘amburger bit in the movie has come close to the original classic, thus this movie has to be there in this list of the worst movies.
IMDb – 5.6/10
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Here is another sequel that portrays a massive drop in quality from its more tightly-directed and entertaining predecessor – and the first Transformers was no masterpiece. This is a rare case where advanced improvements in the special effects put filmmaking back, with the more complicated robots proving impossible to tear apart in a battle.
Apart from the racist and sexist stereotypes, this is a nonsensical plot, with lowered tone for some cultural sensitivity combine to make it one of the dumbest and the worst movies of all time as well as of 2009 to be particularly specific.
IMDb – 6/10
The Room (2003)
The Room is often regarded as cinema’s best-bad movie. Though writer/director/producer/actor Tommy Wiseau initially considered his own movie to be a serious drama, indicating that he always intended The Room as a black comedy. Despite the outraging negative reviews upon its release, protests from comedians and cinephiles (who witnessed Wiseau’s film to be unintentionally funny) led to “positive” word-of-mouth which Wiseau wisely supported.
Years later, The Room has become an example of the midnight movie circuit – a fully interactive viewing experience. The viewers made certain comments, shouting out the lines from this failed movie and publish unfiltered comments at the movie.
IMDb – 3.7/10
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