The worst high-profile films ever made

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1. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 21,906 | Gross: $4.22M

2. The Circle (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane

Votes: 77,285 | Gross: $20.48M

3. Aloha (I) (2015)

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

40 Metascore

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 58,070 | Gross: $20.99M

4. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

29 Metascore

A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

Votes: 66,190 | Gross: $17.63M

5. Wyatt Earp (1994)

PG-13 | 191 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

47 Metascore

The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other famous figures of the Wild West era.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, David Andrews

Votes: 43,295 | Gross: $25.05M

6. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 29,883 | Gross: $27.66M

7. The Snowman (2017)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

23 Metascore

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson

Votes: 53,744 | Gross: $6.67M

8. Eye of the Beholder (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

29 Metascore

A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 14,198 | Gross: $16.46M

9. Gigli (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

18 Metascore

Larry Gigli is assigned by a crime boss to kidnap the brother of a prominent district attorney. A beautiful woman known only as Ricki is sent to stay with him to make sure he doesn't mess up the job.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 45,188 | Gross: $6.07M

10. Twisted (I) (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

26 Metascore

Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

Votes: 19,614 | Gross: $25.20M

11. United Passions (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History, Sport

1 Metascore

Follows the passing of the FIFA baton through three association presidents: Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange, and Sepp Blatter.

Director: Frédéric Auburtin | Stars: Sam Neill, Tim Roth, Fisher Stevens, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 3,948

12. Gemini Man (2019)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong

Votes: 54,364 | Gross: $20.55M

13. It Chapter Two (2019)

R | 169 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa

Votes: 157,843 | Gross: $193.77M

Part One was good...but this is mostly boring PC nonsense that betrayed the much darker source novel. The acting of the kids was much stronger than the acting of the stars...a huge waste.

14. Spectre (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A cryptic message from James Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover the existence of a sinister organisation named SPECTRE. With a new threat dawning, Bond learns the terrible truth about the author of all his pain in his most recent missions.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 365,721 | Gross: $200.07M

Only the prologue in Mexico City was great. Then we get the oldest Bond girl ever, a sex scene that felt like rape, the lamest car chase of the franchise, the most illogical screenplay with the cheesiest twist: Blofeld is James Bond's brother...Stupid and disappointing.

15. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 104,147 | Gross: $2.40M

The original was great...this one is shite.

16. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 172,271 | Gross: $88.25M

A very cheesy B-actioner with an A+budget. But it had an important ecological message, that nobody was interested in, because it was transported by a shit movie. Too bad.

17. Cats (2019)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

32 Metascore

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Robbie Fairchild

Votes: 26,583

This can't be saved. It's cat poo-poo.

18. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 89,244 | Gross: $24.45M

There is cool movie with a cool message hidden inside this mess...but it needs to be radically re-edited.

19. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 15,036 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Passion Play (2010)

R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

22 Metascore

An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

Director: Mitch Glazer | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch

Votes: 7,151 | Gross: $0.00M

Mickey Rourke is so miscast, Mitch Glazer so bad at writing and directing, that not even some nice visuals by Chris Doyle could improve this. Has also trashy F/X that look like they were for free.

21. Psycho (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 44,129 | Gross: $21.46M

22. The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

23 Metascore

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe, Ryoko Seta

Votes: 12,265 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Brave One (2007)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt

Votes: 56,792 | Gross: $36.79M

24. High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Donal McCann

Votes: 8,151 | Gross: $8.58M

25. We're No Angels (1989)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 20,730 | Gross: $10.56M

26. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

Votes: 9,640 | Gross: $5.35M

Worst Jonathan Demme film ever.

27. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Andoh

Votes: 13,858 | Gross: $10.40M

28. Serenity (2019)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

37 Metascore

A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke

Votes: 29,213 | Gross: $8.55M

29. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe

Votes: 159,961 | Gross: $103.14M

Awful, even by the very low standards of the bad-taste guy Roland Emmerich, a German one-man trash factory.

30. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama, History

30 Metascore

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 3,222 | Gross: $0.19M

Awful, even by the very low standards of the bad-taste guy Roland Emmerich, a German one-man trash factory.

31. 10,000 BC (2008)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

34 Metascore

In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who bonds with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Camilla Belle, Steven Strait, Marco Khan, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 122,219 | Gross: $94.78M

Awful, even by the very low standards of the bad-taste guy Roland Emmerich, a German one-man trash factory.

32. Fantastic Four (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

27 Metascore

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Votes: 144,286 | Gross: $56.12M

Nobody likes this.

33. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 150,129 | Gross: $43.82M

The worst-directed film by Peter Jackson. Contains very trashy scenes.

34. Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

36 Metascore

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban

Votes: 92,555 | Gross: $42.29M

35. The Happening (2008)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez

Votes: 189,908 | Gross: $64.51M

36. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

20 Metascore

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Votes: 141,421 | Gross: $131.56M

37. After Earth (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 186,044 | Gross: $60.52M

38. Jade (1995)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna

Votes: 10,892 | Gross: $9.80M

39. The Guardian (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

A young couple with a newborn baby don't realize that the nanny they hired is a magical nymph who sacrifices infants to an evil tree.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Votes: 4,749 | Gross: $17.04M

40. My Blueberry Nights (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Chad R. Davis

Votes: 50,270 | Gross: $0.87M

Little works about this boring mess.

41. The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

PG | 110 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

18 Metascore

In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Richard Philipps, Fernanda Dorogi, Kriszta Dorogi, Dániel Mogács

Votes: 3,343 | Gross: $0.20M

42. The Ninth Gate (1999)

R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 157,533 | Gross: $18.66M

Made for money only, it's a bizarre mix of past Polanski hits. Only Langella, the music and the look are good.

43. Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift, Ian McNeice

Votes: 29,930 | Gross: $1.99M

Maybe the worst Dickens adaptation ever. Some actors miscast and the ending was changed for no good reason.

44. Based on a True Story (I) (2017)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

43 Metascore

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Eva Green, Vincent Perez, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 4,632

A no-point movie made for mysterious reasons.

45. Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | 128 min | Drama

16 Metascore

Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer

Votes: 59,040 | Gross: $20.30M

Good strip scenes though.