There are many amazing movies out there, but the truth is that there are more flops than there are cinematic masterpieces. Some projects aim for nothing more than to make the viewers laugh, and there is nothing wrong with that. Despite this, some films are just undeniably bad that even a star-studded cast cannot save them. We are sure that no one was surprised to hear that Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star did not make it to the list of Oscar nominees. However, we were surprised that actress Christina Ricci took on a role in the film. You will soon find out that even a great cast cannot save a disaster of a movie. The movies that you are about to see you all got a zero percent rating on the famous reviews aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes!
Mac And Me (1988)
If you are in the market for a bad knockoff of E.T. the Extraterrestrial, this is the movie for you. Everyone else, however, would agree with a critic who said that Mac and Me was “a mercenary display of product placement and a bad advertisement for filmmaking.” In all honesty, we are just glad that they did not make a sequel for this one!
Problem Child (1990)
Even though this project had the amazing John Ritter, Problem Child had more problems than it had laughs. The slapstick comedy tells the story of a child who might look like an angel but acts like the devil himself. Critics gave it the thumbs down, but it still ended up getting not only one sequel but two! They are called Problem Child 2 and Problem Child 3: Junior in Love.
Look Who’s Talking Now! (1993)
John Travolta and Kirstie Alley teamed up once more for the final installment of the Look Who’s Talking trilogy. Instead of watching talking babies, we were shown talking dogs that were voiced by Danny DeVito and Diane Keaton. Skip the movie because they did not say anything worth listening to!
Ballistic: Ecks Vs Sever (2002)
You might think that an action flick with two former agents fighting over a lethal weapon would make for a compelling watch. On top of the interesting premise, the two lead characters are played by none other than Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu! Sadly, this movie did not look like an original and nuanced movie. Instead, it felt more like a “video game promo.”
Now, it is true that Jean-Claude Van Damme has incredible star power on his own. This is an action flick that revolves around a special government agent tasked to protect biological weapons from a terrorist group intent on stealing them. Derailed had lots of potential, but it was just too implausible.
We do not know who wanted a live-action remake of Pinocchio, but here we have this anyway. Fans watched this hammy adaptation of the classic children’s fairytale. According to critics, the filmmakers missed the mark. They thought that it was creepy, not charming.
Killing Me Softly (2003)
We know that an erotic thriller starring Heather Graham sounds like it has all the trappings for a good movie. Revolving around a disastrous wedding, the movie suffered from banal dialogue and a cheesy twist. Thanks to these, a reviewer called it “a hilariously bad movie that has to be seen to be believed.”
How on earth could you possibly go wrong when the cast involves the likes of Gabrielle Union, Billy Dee Williams, Zoe Saldana, and Hill Harper? We are shocked to hear that it was possible to mess it up. Constellation is a movie that follows an estranged family spending time after a death. If you watch this movie, you might think that it is a soap opera instead of an A-list drama.
One Missed Call (2008)
Calm down. We are not talking about the original Japanese horror movie but the Hollywood remake! For those who are unfamiliar with the movie, the premise is a phone call that foreshadows death. It did not only miss the call but the mark as well. Critics rolled their eyes at the twists instead of covering them.
We are sure that The O.C. fans were all excited to watch Mischa Barton on the screen once more. Sadly, this horror flick failed to scare anyone. It is about an ex who simply could not move on with her life. A lot of fans came out of the theatres wishing that they stayed home and saved money instead.
The Nutcracker In 3D (2010)
Even though we have nothing but love for both Elle Fanning and Nathan Lane, The Nutcracker in 3D was terrible. The remake of the Christmas fairytale was dark, dreary, and weird. Here is an apt metaphor from a critique: “cinematic equivalent of a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking.” Accurate!
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star (2011)
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star starred a bizarre trio. It felt strange to see Don Johnson, Nick Swardson, and Christina Ricci all together! The movie follows a grocery bagger who dreams of going into the adult film industry. Sadly, it felt more like a “series of vague ideas for skits that nobody fleshed out.”
Dark Tide (2012)
Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to have Halle Berry in a sexy version of Jaws? Well, this movie is not going to help much. Keep your expectations low because this project was a one-dimensional flop. According to critics, it stunk even more than low tide!
A Thousand Words (2012)
Eddie Murphy is one funnyman who has made us all laugh in the past. However, A Thousand Words is nothing to write home about. The formulaic comedy follows a fast-talking agent who is forced to bring down his daily word count. It was bad even though Kerry Washington, Ruby Dee, and Allison Janey were in there as well!
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Do you know what Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner, Adam Sandler, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider, and Jorge Garcia all have in common? Well, these actors all have the same fictional father. We have to say that this very problematic movie did not do any of them any favors.
Cabin Fever (2016)
Cabin Fever proved to be an unnecessary horror remake. The original movie was delightful with all the hot people in a secluded cabin contending with a flesh-eating virus. Sadly, the new version of the horror film did not add anything interesting. The only exception was the better makeup effects!
The Disappointments Room (2016)
This movie comes from the filmmaker behind works such as Disturbia and Eagle Eye. The Disappointments Room stars Kate Beckinsale in the role of a woman trying to give her family a new start in life. We are sad to report that the psychological thriller was only one more disappointing haunted-house film.
Max Steel (2016)
Max Steel was made in the hopes that it would be the next big thing in a genre dominated by Transformers. Even Andy Garcia and Maria Bello were unable to save the action flick. It was suffering from too much “lack of imagination, humorlessness, and corpse-like pacing.”
Precious Cargo (2016)
Here is a straight-to-video thriller that stars Claire Forlani, Bruce Willis, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Their characters work as thieves in a deadly showdown. It sounded like it could have been a fun film, but the heist film suffered from the lack of thrills, as well as the reliance on all the skimpy outfits.
Dark Crimes (2016)
Every one of us is rooting for Jim Carrey. We have to say that he gave an amazing and dark performance in Dark Crimes and love him all the more for it. Despite this, not even genuine talent can save such a misguided murder mystery. It is not exactly a reach to call it a crime against cinema!
Before we go into greater detail about what made Gotti so bad, let us first give kudos to John Travolta. The actor gave it his all when he was tasked to bring the infamous John Gotti to life. However, the biopic of the crime boss was just too incoherent and ambitious for its own good. It did not win a lot of praise!
London Fields (2018)
We know what you have in mind. How could a project starring the likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Theo James, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, and Jim Sturgess be on this list? Even though it boasts an A-list cast, the film adaptation of London Fields was quite the bewildering snooze fest. We will have to agree with the critic who said that it was “proof that not every successful novel should become a movie.”
Universal made quite the risky decision when they decided to create a film solely based on the board game, Battleship. They invested $220 million into this sci-fi action film but unfortunately not even Rihanna being the lead could save this film from failing. The movie was far from a success and Universal lost $83 million in the process.
The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (2018)
Disney is known for making incredible films but sometimes things don’t work out the way we want them to and in this case that’s what happened. This mistake of a film, unfortunately, cost them $120 million with the movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Viewers had absolutely no interest in watching a young girl and her journey to save the magical world. While the visual affects are certainly worthwhile, critics were not smitten with the film. As a result, Disney lost nearly $70 million.
While people love Star Wars Films, audiences didn’t feel the same about the copycat movies. While the film Kull managed to use many of Star Wars’ best elements, they were not successful in doing so. Even with such a high budget, the film completely tanked.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Sometimes Hollywood just doesn’t learn from their mistakes. We thought they would learn before to stop making King Arthur movie films, but that clearly did not happen. In 2017 they filmed an alternative version with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but this did not win over any audience. After losing $175 million, they decided to give up this six-film series.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
When Disney does something, it goes all out and that is exactly what they intended to do with the film The Lone Ranger. While they were anticipating a success like the Pirates of the Caribbean films, they were far off. Disney invested around $225-$250 million but barely broke even. In turn, they lost around $160 million.
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
In the follow-up film to Pitch Black, Vin Diesel stars in this science-fiction epic failure. While they intended for it to be a franchise, the film plummeted at the box office. However, a third film was made 7 years later.
We don’t think this film was meant to be a comedy, but Ashton Kutcher certainty puts on a humorous performance as Steve Jobs, the iconic founder of Apple. Critics have complained that the film lacks life and strangely ends before Jobs created the iPhone.
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
It is quite disappointing when you expect your film to be the start of a new brand of science fiction, but unfortunately, that’s life. Although a select few did enjoy Tatum’s performance in Jupiters Ascending, they barely broke even with its $179 million budget.
Land of the Lost (2009)
With such a high budget, the campy TV show movie rendition did not attract viewers as much as expected. Interestingly enough, the film had more success on Dvd then at homeland made 27$ million with at-home viewers!
Mission to Mars (2000)
Disney has a habit of turning theme parks into films and Mission to Mars did exactly that, while spending millions on visual effects in the process. We guess they did something wrong because audiences were not impressed. It was acknowledged for being a more mature rendition of science fiction.
Van Helsing (2016)
Here we go again with Van Helsing trying to bring back beloved universal monsters for updated viewers. Unfortunately, we can see a trend that this never works out, and we end up classifying these films as the worst movies of all time.
Evan Almighty (2007)
Creating a sequel to Brucy Almighty without Jim Carrey is just a disaster waiting to happen. With double the budget, this was one of the most expensive comedies ever produced. Till today, this movie is known as the greatest box office disaster ever made.
Sucker Punch (2011)
Zack Snyder’s film about imprisoned women getting out a mental institution was disliked by many for being confusing and epic misogyny. Viewers scratched their heads several times while watching, as there tried to understand what was even going on.
While he journeyed to Mars, William plays an incompetent astronaut. This was the first role he was actually the lead, and unfortunately, he and the film were ripped to shreds. The film was not in theaters for very long.
Although this film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and has an Oscar-nominated director, the film completely tanked. Audiences attacked it for being extremely predictable. It looks like great actors can’t always save a film.
When the Rock first started, he starred in the big-time video game movie franchise Doom, but it ended up just being an epic failure. Years Later, Johnson admitted that this was basically what not to do when creating a video game adaptation.
Assassin’s Creed (2016)
Just like many other potential franchise films that fail, Assasin’s Creed should not be excluded from the list. Although it featured quite the cast, the plot was confusing and boring. Although they were hoping for two sequels, we don’t see that happening any time soon, or ever.
Wild Wild West (1999)
While he was offered the role of Neo in the Matrix, Will Smith chose to become Jim West, but maybe he would regret this decision after seeing how badly the film did. It seems like only the visual effects were appreciated and audiences were more fixated on the script being terrible.
Eragon was a rendition of the very popular creative series by Christopher Paolini. Unfortunately, it was one of the biggest failures of 2006 and was attacked for remaking the story of Star Wars but in a made upsetting.
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
The fifth film of the Transformers series had a budget of $217 but ended up losing $100 million. Audiences complained that film was the overly loud, obnoxious, negative, and outrageous. This isn’t too unexpected because most times these films aren’t loved by critics.