Movies disowned by the people who made them

by FrontAlleyBoys | created - 12 Mar 2012 | updated - 20 Nov 2012 | Public

Have you ever seen a movie and said "That movie was so bad the people who made it must have known it was bad, but made it anyway!" Well with these movies either the director, writer on an actor in the film said "Yeah, that was pretty bad." Making these the worst films ever, when the people who made them admit they were bad

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1. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 69,233 | Gross: $82.26M

Not just one or two people thought this was bad, no EVERYONE involved with this film at one point while making the film said "this movie is terrible!"

2. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.7
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28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 204,083 | Gross: $107.33M

Can you really blame them?

3. Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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38 Metascore

The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek

Votes: 137,529 | Gross: $113.81M

Will Smith calls this film the worst decision of his entire career

4. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.2
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 103,614 | Gross: $40.95M

Keep in mind Stallone hasn't said any thing about the fourth one yet

5. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 191,929 | Gross: $180.01M

Marky mark said after the films release that it could have been better, but the studio forced Tim burton to make a film for summer 01

6. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 161,291 | Gross: $136.31M

Tristar was so ashamed that they rereleased the real Godzilla films on DVD

7. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.4
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33 Metascore

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

Votes: 62,770 | Gross: $0.18M

And the sequel

This doesn't really count as the director purposely made these films s**t, but he stills knows these films are bad

8. Tekken (2010)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale

Votes: 23,697

Fans of the game and creators of the game called betrayal

9. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 421,046 | Gross: $336.53M

Sam raimi thinks it could have been better

10. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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58 Metascore

An all-out war looms when the discovery of a cure for mutations draws a line between the followers of Charles Xavier and those of Magneto.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

Votes: 419,231 | Gross: $234.36M

Hugh Jackman says it could have been better

11. Iron Man 2 (2010)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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57 Metascore

With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 578,594 | Gross: $312.43M

Joss Whedon (director of the avengers) Shane Black (director of Iron Man 3) and paramount pictures have admitted that they hate this film, and yet this somehow has a higher IMDB rating than captain America!

12. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 158,506 | Gross: $70.11M

Chris Weitz was a huge fan of the books and was upset that New Line cinema had to edit the film so much that it resembled the book less and less. But since he wrote and directed this film page for page from the book if they ever release a director's cut that should be better

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

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

3.4
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19 Metascore

Set back in the 80s when Harry met Lloyd in high school where they cross paths with a mean principal and a bunch of other outcasts much like themselves.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Eugene Levy, Timothy Stack

Votes: 32,255 | Gross: $26.28M

The studio that made this film realized it was bad and are working with the farley brothers to make a sequel to the original with the original cast

14. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 346,053 | Gross: $402.11M

Both Bay and Lebeof said this movie was bad, and hoped dark of the moon would be better, it wasn't but at least they tried!

15. The Cat in the Hat (2003)

PG | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.8
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19 Metascore

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Director: Bo Welch | Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 39,992 | Gross: $101.15M

Dr. Suess's widow was so disgusted by this film that she forbid any more live action adaptations of her husbands work. Not to mention a few of the actors regret being in this.

16. Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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32 Metascore

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 55,226 | Gross: $49.44M

The CEO of universal said this film was inexcusable

17. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime

3.3
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27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 94,151 | Gross: $40.20M

Halle Berry is to date one of the only people who accepted the razzies this movie got in person, and said that she learned from this mistake of a film.

18. Fat Slags (2004)

75 min | Comedy

2.6
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The Fat Slags from Viz hit the big time and become celebrities.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Fiona Allen, Sophie Thompson, Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Head

Votes: 3,682

The creators of the comic strip this "movie" is based off said it was s**t

19. Hudson Hawk (1991)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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17 Metascore

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Votes: 45,987 | Gross: $17.22M

A few of the actors in this film say anyone who likes this film is an idiot

20. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
Episode: Let's Play Bart's Nightmare (2011)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy

4.7
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The Critic takes an amateurish approach to Let's Plays by reviewing Bart's Nightmare.

Director: Doug Walker | Star: Doug Walker

Votes: 96

True it isn't a movie, but Doug Walker did say he thought this episode was bad

21. The Swarm (1978)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 5,679 | Gross: $10.00M

Irwin Allen hopes never to be reminded of this film for the rest of his life

22. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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35 Metascore

Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis

Votes: 80,722 | Gross: $33.72M

Stephen King didn't even like the book he wrote himself! He had such little faith in this film he sold the rights for ONE DOLLAR!!

23. The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)

PG | 113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.3
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American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C. to Paris and then to Moscow as a goodwill ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy

Votes: 4,502 | Gross: $13.00M

The studio realized the film was so stupid, (it was too late to cancel the project) that they had to advertise it as a comedy!

24. Garfield (2004)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.0
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27 Metascore

Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray

Votes: 65,676 | Gross: $75.37M

I just watched Zombieland for the first time so don't blame me for not knowing about this

25. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.0
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37 Metascore

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Bill Murray

Votes: 31,180 | Gross: $28.43M

I figure if the first one was the only bad movie Bill Murry made that he said was bad he must hate the second one

26. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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30 Metascore

In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 149,718 | Gross: $66.47M

This movie was so bad it made Connery and Norrington retire!

27. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13 | 73 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 16,471 | Gross: $1.01M

The cast & crew of the MST3K show said it was very agrivating working with a Hollywood studio and even said that this was the worst experience of their entire careers as MST3K staff.

28. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

1.9
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

Votes: 11,114

And believe me, when Adam Sandler says a movie is bad you know it's bad

29. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 39,638 | Gross: $25.48M

Guillermo Del Toro has stated that this is his worst movie

30. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 193,224 | Gross: $47.75M

Everyone blames Joss Whedon for this movie being bad, but in reality the studio made big changes to his original script, which annoyed Joss, as it should

31. Ghosts of Mars (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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35 Metascore

In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier, Jason Statham

Votes: 45,615 | Gross: $8.43M

Ice Cube said this was the worst movie he had been in.

32. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.0
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63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 512,753 | Gross: $202.36M

Original cut.

This movie was supposed to come out next month, but the studio realized "wait hold on, this movie sucks!" so they called for 7 weeks of re shoots. And when Paramount says a movie is bad, it must be.