Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2004 06:51 pm
What are the Worst Movies of All Time? (Go Top 10 if you like)
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agrote
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2004 07:13 am
Five bad films, in no particular order

Arrow Star Wars Episode II (this film reeaally pissed me off Evil or Very Mad)

Arrow The World According to Garp (only because I had high expectations after reading the book)

Arrow Titanic (although I did like it when it came out - I was about 8 years old)

Arrow The Fast and the Furious (this film is no good unless you're actually sexually attracted to cars - which, apprently, a lot of people are Confused )

Arrow The Last Castle (this film was pathetic. PATHETIC!! Mad )
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whatthewtf
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2004 06:14 pm
those are bad movies but i dont think theyre the worst.
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Equus
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2004 06:39 pm
There are 'fun' bad movies and bad movies that are just bad.

I love the 'fun' bad movies. Especially bad black & white science fiction. There are soooo many. Here are a few that come to mind

1. "Robot Monster" is famous as a bad movie. The producer ran out of money before he bought a monster suit. The evil alien wears a gorilla body costume with a thing like a diver's helmet or maybe a television? for a head. His device for contacting his home planet blows soap bubbles.

2. "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians". Okay, it is intended for children, but even they would find it bad. Pia Zadora, queen of schlock in her film debut as Girmar (girl martian- how clever).

3. "They Saved Hitler's Brain". With a name like that you know you're in for quality. Hitler's brain is still alive in South America.
4. "Billy the Kid versus Dracula". There was also a "Jesse James versus Frankenstein", but this one is funnier.
5. Everybody mentions "Plan 9 From Outer Space" but I think director Ed Wood's "Glen or Glenda?" is much worse: Ed as Glen, worries about telling his girlfriend he is a transvestite and wants to borrow her angora sweater. Comments by Bela Lugosi.
6. "The Crawling Eye". Big stupid-looking brain creatures with tentacles attack a ski lodge in the Alps. Stars Forrest Tucker (F Troop)
7. "Return to Oz". Ill-advised 1960's sequel to the Wizard of Oz, with the worst boy actor ever. The boy discovers at end of movie that he is a PRINCESS.
8. "Frankenstein Conquers the World". Probably why star Nick Adams committed suicide. Nazis send monster's heart to WWII Japan, where it absorbs radiation from the Hiroshima bomb and results in a Godzilla-sized Frankenstein monster.
9. "The Terror of Tiny Town". The only all-midget western ever. Probably a real good reason. Hero enters saloon UNDER the swinging doors.
10. "It's Alive!" Killer is a monster baby. In one scene you see his little baby arm stick out from the carriage and push his Nanny into the lake.
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agrote
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 02:13 am
I LOVED Return to Oz when I was little! It scared the **** out of me though with those freaky men with wheels for hands and feet! Shocked

Or was that the Labyrinth? I know I definitely enjoyed both films.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 03:32 am
Equus, although modern, our Canucks filmed a classic with Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter, a must see. Review: http://www.angelfire.com/movies/oc/jcvh.html
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Equus
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2004 09:58 am
Oh man I have got to see Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Sounds perfectly wonderful.

Of course, the producers of a film like JCVH KNOW that they're making schlock. The best schlock films are the ones where the producers & cast don't realize they're making schlock.

Although they are bad and fun, I don't put "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" or "Killer Klowns From Outer Space" in the same category as something like "The Crawling Eye", because the creators intended from the start to create schlock.

I misspoke earlier when I mentioned "Return to Oz". There is a 1985 Disney-made "Return to Oz" movie with Fairuza Balk that is pretty bad, but that is NOT the movie I meant to indicate. I should have specified "The Wonderful Land of Oz", made in 1969. It's the same story as the Disney bomb, but even more poorly done. Cheesy costumes, bad sets, terrible script and horrific acting; and a cast full of miniskirted young girls because the producer also made soft porn movies.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2004 10:17 am
I would agree with you regarding deliberate schlock, but JCVH is still a much better watch than either Killer Tomatoes or Killer Clowns.
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Equus
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2004 11:59 am
I will definitely try to get a copy.
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Don1
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2004 12:00 pm
It isn't fair to simply ask which is the worst film ever, it is subjective, you cannot equate a film made on a budget of a few thousand dollars with one made on a budget of $100 million

Perhaps the question should be more specific.
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Equus
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2004 07:45 pm
"Waterworld" would have to be the worst big-budget film. The whole world is covered with water, so Kevin Costner buys a pot with a fruit tree using DIRT as money. But the tree is planted in dirt.... so he paid dirt and got dirt back, plus a tree and a pot?
And this is many many years in the future, yet the bad guys are still sailing around in the EXXON VALDEZ.
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kev
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2004 02:59 pm
Equus wrote:
"Waterworld" would have to be the worst big-budget film. The whole world is covered with water, so Kevin Costner buys a pot with a fruit tree using DIRT as money. But the tree is planted in dirt.... so he paid dirt and got dirt back, plus a tree and a pot?
And this is many many years in the future, yet the bad guys are still sailing around in the EXXON VALDEZ.



I thought Waterworld was bloody awful, but not long after that I saw Costner in "The Postman" that was even worse.
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doglover
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2004 03:49 pm
Equus...you are so right about WATERWORLD. It's far and away the worst movie I've ever seen (at least the parts I saw until I fell asleep). To round out my top 5 worst movies list ever:

2) DUNE
3) REDS
4) THE BLUE LAGOON
5) JACOBS LADDER
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tydurden88
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jul, 2004 08:10 pm
ok...i cant think of the worst...but i thought this one waas awfully stupid..bad..pathetic...fake..and just...plain bad-

"the day after tomorow"...pathetic
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2004 05:18 am
tydurden88 wrote:
ok...i cant think of the worst...but i thought this one waas awfully stupid..bad..pathetic...fake..and just...plain bad-

"the day after tomorow"...pathetic


I too consider The Day after Tomorrow a really poor film despite the big budget (I've read that that was why it had a world wide release in huge numbers, so that many people would see it before the word got out that it was crap.

To answer the question at the beginning of this thread one needs to specify what is meant by bad.

If we talk about bad as in "difficult to watch", I would suggest Salo, the 120 days of Sodom, by Passolini. When I saw that one, over half of the public ran away. Especially the scatological scenes are gross.

If we talk about bad as in "films that piss you off". What about Black Street Hookers: no story, no eroticism, no respect whatsoever for the poor girls exploited for this slimy, worse-than-fungus videotrash. It was one of those screen pollution products that I couldn't bear to watch through (And I am pretty trash-tolerant).

I know that there are many B (or C) films out there that would qualify as bad (as in illogical story line, bad effects, bad acting, etc.) but I can't think of one that I would list here, other than Conan the Barbarian, part 2. Usually such films are so bad that they become fun Very Happy
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Equus
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2004 02:10 pm
"Armageddon" doesn't come close to being the worst movie ever, but it has one of the stupidest film moments. Earth sends TWO space shuttles to blow up the incoming asteroid/comet thing, one of which crash-lands. BOTH shuttles are equipped with a nuclear bomb. The survivors of the crashed shuttle go on a trek to reach the other shuttle. When Earth doesn't hear from either shuttle, Earth command pushes a button that automatically sets a countdown clock to detonate the bombs. The spacemen successfully disarm the clock on the nuclear bomb at the second shuttle, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE UNATTENDED BOMB BACK AT THE CRASH-LANDED SHUTTLE?
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Fedral
 
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Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2004 02:46 pm
Two words...

BATTLEFIELD EARTH

<shudder>

Loved the book,
the movie made me physically ill.
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2004 03:00 pm
"Reds" doesn't belong on any list of worst films but such is opinion.

"Battlefield Earth" is one of the lesser pulp sci-fi novels that begged never to be turned into a movie. It's poorly written space opera with some of the most flat footed narrative I've ever had the displeasure to try and read. Travolta did it on his inexplicable devotion to Scientology and if this is what the doctrine of the "religion" inspires, it's in deep doo-doo.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2004 03:04 pm
I thought that "Lost and Delerious", the screen version of Susan Swan's novel "The Wives of Bath" was torturous, completely and utterly devoid of any understanding of not only the themes in the book, but apparently the actual storyline as well. Horrible. It's on my top ten for worst book adaptations.
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dauer
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2004 06:49 pm
I thought "Manos" The Hands of Fate was supposed to be the worst movie ever. I haven't seen it but this goes in depth, scene-by-scene, with pictures and some dialogue. It looks really awful. And it's not bad on purpose. It's just bad.

http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/manos/default.asp
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