Worst Films of 1996

by christophershobris | created - 20 Mar 2015 | updated - 14 Jan 2017 | Public

The order of the films will be indicated by the percentage provided by Rotten Tomatoes. Let's see what was the worst film of 1996. What can it be? Let's find out. Enjoy!

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1. Big Bully (1996)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller

A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 4,304 | Gross: $4.09M

0%

2. Ed (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

25 Metascore

A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Jayne Brook, Gene Ross, Paul Hewitt

Votes: 7,960 | Gross: $6.29M

0%

3. Mr. Wrong (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Pullman, Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 4,698 | Gross: $12.35M

4%

4. Bio-Dome (1996)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

1 Metascore

Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year.

Director: Jason Bloom | Stars: Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, William Atherton, Denise Dowse

Votes: 24,879 | Gross: $26.76M

5%

5. Dunston Checks In (1996)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Adventure, Family

54 Metascore

A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett

Votes: 11,285 | Gross: $9.87M

6%

6. Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, Miguel Sandoval

Votes: 6,567 | Gross: $10.07M

7%

7. Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Comedy

25 Metascore

Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.

Director: Rick Friedberg | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 34,562 | Gross: $29.00M

8%

8. Eye for an Eye (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette

Votes: 12,296 | Gross: $26.79M

8%

9. Celtic Pride (1996)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.

Director: Tom DeCerchio | Stars: Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady

Votes: 9,246 | Gross: $9.26M

9%

10. Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

29 Metascore

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien, Ely Pouget

Votes: 8,730 | Gross: $2.41M

11%

11. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

Votes: 12,653 | Gross: $17.10M

12%

12. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Lawrence | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown

Votes: 4,006 | Gross: $34.75M

12%

13. Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 19,915 | Gross: $25.79M

12%

14. Sunset Park (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard

Votes: 1,437 | Gross: $10.00M

13%

15. Two Much (1995)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Danny Aiello

Votes: 5,079 | Gross: $0.59M

Released March 15, 1996 in USA. 14%

16. The Quest (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of gentlemen of fortune visits a legendary "Lost City", located in Tibet. They plan to steal a priceless statue "Golden Dragon" during the martial arts tournament.

Director: Jean-Claude Van Damme | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar, Janet Gunn

Votes: 22,829 | Gross: $21.60M

14%

17. Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

Coincidences lead to the NBA team, New York Knicks, gets it's loudest fan, Eddie/W.Goldberg, as coach. Season victory?

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 8,911 | Gross: $31.36M

15%

18. The Juror (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A juror in a Mafia trial is forced to convince the other jurors to vote not guilty by an obsessive mob enforcer.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Gandolfini

Votes: 16,079 | Gross: $22.75M

15%

19. Heaven's Prisoners (1996)

R | 132 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson, Eric Roberts

Votes: 4,749 | Gross: $5.01M

16%

20. Bed of Roses (1996)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window.

Director: Michael Goldenberg | Stars: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, Pamela Adlon, Josh Brolin

Votes: 7,601 | Gross: $19.03M

20%

21. Unforgettable (1996)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A medical examiner, who was suspected of murdering his wife, is trying an experimental drug to retrieve his wife's and others' memory and maybe find the killer and the mass murderer in a related present case.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 4,632 | Gross: $2.78M

23%

22. Mary Reilly (1996)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

44 Metascore

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon

Votes: 13,447 | Gross: $5.60M

26%

23. Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 34,623 | Gross: $32.38M

28%

24. Barb Wire (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander, David Andriole

Votes: 23,791 | Gross: $3.79M

28%

25. Up Close & Personal (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in TV journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 12,897 | Gross: $51.09M

29%

26. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice".

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones

Votes: 45,323 | Gross: $20.11M

29%

27. Last Dance (1996)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

A lawyer assigned to the clemency case of a woman on death row finds himself forming a deep friendship with her while he tries to prevent her impending execution.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 3,767 | Gross: $5.86M

29%



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