Films that never should have been made.

by Avwillfan89 | created - 07 Oct 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Mostly sequels, adaptations and plain disasters of movies that put shame to either the original movies, series, material it was based on, the studio or generally the audiences.

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1. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 46,964 | Gross: $20.92M

So horribly bad, the Nintendo company only had this to say about the movie: "Yes, it happened. Let us speak no more about it."

2. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris

Votes: 106,278 | Gross: $63.45M

The two leads have absolutely no connection between them, moving around like robots. And the film has nothing between the opening and the ending. It just felt really empty.

3. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 219 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

57 Metascore

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Votes: 12,904 | Gross: $3.48M

Notorious for almost sinking a studio after director Michael Cimino spent (a then whopping) 44 million dollars on a film due to his extreme attention to detail and his huge spending on shots and locations. And the film wasn't even that good.

4. The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

42 Metascore

When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

Votes: 68,926 | Gross: $91.41M

An annoying, clichéd, far-fetched and all round terrible re-telling of the Shirley Jackson novel. The only slightly good thing about the film are the Dudleys.

5. All Dogs Go to Heaven II (1996)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

Directors: Larry Leker, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 5,284 | Gross: $8.62M

The film makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. There are so many things that contrast what the first movie was about, that it may as well be a different movie. And still, its not a good one.

6. The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998 Video)

G | 66 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The rats and mice, made intellectually superior in the original Secret of N.I.M.H., return to Thorn Valley to groom their destined leader - young Timmy Brisby.

Director: Dick Sebast | Stars: Darleen Carr, Jamie Cronin, Dom DeLuise, Andrew Ducote

Votes: 1,618

Probably one of the worst sequels ever made, it turned into a jolly musical with mediocre animation and storytelling, something the original, darker film didn't have.

7. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9 Metascore

It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

Votes: 74,314 | Gross: $21.47M

This seriously looks like a joke, but it isn't. It's the real thing. A real mess up.

8. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Amidst his parents' impending divorce, Kevin McCallister must foil his old nemesis Marv and his wife Vera's plot to kidnap a Crown Prince despite opposition from his dad Peter, Peter's fiancee Natalie, and Natalie's butler Mr. Prescott.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: French Stewart, Erick Avari, Barbara Babcock, Jason Beghe

Votes: 31,791

The original actor who played Marv, Daniel Stern, passed on the role in this film, calling it an insult and total garbage.

How did this film even come to light anyway? I have seriously never disliked a kid so much.

9. Monkeybone (2001)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

40 Metascore

In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, John Turturro, Chris Kattan

Votes: 16,238 | Gross: $5.41M

Quirky, weird, and just not really very well made.

10. Glitter (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

14 Metascore

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley, Da Brat

Votes: 21,089 | Gross: $4.27M

It probably came out at the worst time possible, with Carey falling ill due to exhaustion. Even if an unknown actress/singer was on board for the lead, it still wouldn't have been that good.

11. 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: 45,255 | Gross: $6.07M

A lot of great actors, a good director, TERRIBLE film. It was so painful to watch, I felt like getting drilled from the inside.

12. Garfield (2004)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 75,631 | Gross: $75.37M

Garfield talks WAY too much in this movie. If only it had been done another way, it would have been great.

13. Shanghai Surprise (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Shanghai, 1938: A missionary woman hires a fortune hunter to help her find 1100 lbs. opium lost, as wounded need the morphine. Adventure and romance follows.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 4,817 | Gross: $2.32M

In short, a total disaster and a good example of one of the many poisons that Madonna and Sean Penn had together as a couple.

14. They All Must Die! (1998 Video)

85 min | Horror

Three black street thugs sexually assault and torture a white woman who moves into their neighborhood.

Director: Sean Weathers

Votes: 131

What the hell is this? A nasty exploitation movie attempting to be a remake of I Spit On Your Grave? A obscenely misogynistic and racist propaganda film? Or just a pile of sh-t? All three and worse I would imagine.

15. The Life Zone (2011)

PG-13 | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

Kidnapped by a mysterious figure, three women find themselves trapped in an abandoned hospital.

Director: Rod Weber | Stars: Robert Loggia, Lindsey Haun, Martin Kove, Charles Durning

Votes: 529

A definite propaganda film that's anti women, anti choice, politically incorrect and with religiously fuelled hatred and bleakness. I cannot BELIEVE Robert Loggia and Charles Durning were a part of this.

16. Titanic: The Legend Goes On... (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A Cinderella meets her Prince Charming on the ill-fated Titanic. Along for the ride are a rapping dog, other talking animals, and an assortment of wacky humans.

Director: Camillo Teti | Stars: Lisa Russo, Mark Thompson-Ashworth, Gisella Mathews, Silva Belton

Votes: 8,868

Ok you just have to read the reviews to get the picture. If someone had played a drinking game by taking a drink whenever they found something wrong with the film, they would be passed out after the first 5 minutes.

17. Marci X (2003)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Music

20 Metascore

A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans, Richard Benjamin, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 4,950 | Gross: $1.65M

Defo one of the worst screenplays ever written. And such a grand waste of talent.

18. Peter Rabbit (2018)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

51 Metascore

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson, Sia

Votes: 31,933 | Gross: $115.25M

Why would you even call this film Peter Rabbit? It takes all the charm, intelligence and beauty the orignal stories had and replaced it with annoying characters, Looney Toon violence and sexual innuendos. If Beatrix Potter could see this, she 'd be spinning in her grave.

19. Dirty Grandpa (2016)

R | 102 min | Comedy

21 Metascore

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break.

Director: Dan Mazer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 107,423 | Gross: $35.59M

Quite possibly one of the worst, most horrible things I've ever had the misfortune of witnessing. I could only make it for over 40 minutes and I had to switch off. It's made even worse by the fact that Robert De Niro is in it.

20. In the Mix (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

A successful DJ manages to rescue a powerful mobster one night. In order to repay him, the mobster gives him the task of protecting his daughter.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Usher Raymond, Chazz Palminteri, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Robert Costanzo

Votes: 7,863 | Gross: $10.11M

When the only slightly funniest thing in the movie is a fart joke, you know that it's a complete disaster.

21. 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: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba

Votes: 29,159

There could have been an animated movie, a live action film with people in leotards or better yet just left as the stage play in its truest form. But this version of the musical cats with the weird CGI fur on the actors was the worst idea ever.

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