“So bad it’s good.” Its the cinematic category no film wants to be part of, but one that some movie lovers enjoy the most.
Rotten Tomatoes, the movie review aggregation site, has listed every turkey ever to receive an almost-impressive perfectly bad 0 percent score.
To ensure some sense of fairness, each title on this list has received at least 20 reviews by movie critics.
“We wanted to make sure the movies we’re ‘vouching’ for as the worst ever have inflicted a minimum threshold of agony on critics,” the Rotten Tomatoes site states.
Prepare yourself for arguably the worst watchlist you will ever encounter, with every movies with a 0 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes.
2012 ‧ Thriller/Adventure ‧ 1h 54m
A shark expert reluctantly returns to one of the world’s deadliest waters. Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Shallow and brackish, Dark Tide fails to rise.”
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2009 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 32m
A California detective attempts to crack the disappearance of his 10-year-old son.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “With plot points Stolen from countless superior films, this would-be thriller squanders a solid cast on overly serious and suspense-free storytelling.”
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2005 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 45m
An interracial relationship provides drama during a Southern family reunion at a funeral.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Though earnestly directed, Constellation lacks dramatic fireworks and eventually falls into TV-movie sentimentality.”
1992 ‧ Comedy/Dark comedy ‧ 1h 49m
A professional invites his chaotic parents to stay with him and his life swiftly spirals out of control.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Don’t watch this alleged comedy looking for more than pained performances in support of ill-advised ageist jokes, because that’s all Folks! has to offer.”
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
1987 ‧ Comedy/Slapstick ‧ 1h 28m
Hapless volunteers who have failed to make the graded at the Police Academy are determined to make the community relations project a success.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Utterly, completely, thoroughly and astonishingly unfunny, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol sends a once-innocuous franchise plummeting to agonizing new depths.”
1999 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 26m
An Interpol agent races to track down the kidnapped child of an old friend.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Simon Sez no matter how starved you are for something to watch, there has to be a better option than this dreadfully misguided action thriller.”
2016 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 30m
A botched heist leads a criminal’s boss to threaten her life unless she makes amends.
With no Rotten Tomatoes review available, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian offered this take: “A straight-to-video nightmare is all that’s on offer here.”
2016 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 1h 32m
A ordinary man encounters an alien creature and the pair symbiotically bond to form a superhero.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Bereft of characterization or even satisfying rock ’em sock ’em, Max Steel feels like futzing with an action figure without any childhood imagination.”
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2008 ‧ Comedy/Horror ‧ 1h 37m
College students visit a Romanian castle for a semester, unaware their new home is filled with vampires.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Never aiming higher than threadbare jokes and offensive attempts at politically incorrect humor, Transylmania is a vampire comedy that truly sucks.”
Killing Me Softly
2002 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 44m
A woman who begins sensual scenarios with a new man suddenly discovers her act has deadly consequences.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Respected director Chen Kaige’s first English-language film is a spectacularly misguided erotic thriller, with ludicrous plot twists and cringe-worthy dialogue.”
Merci Docteur Rey
2002 ‧ Comedy/LGBT ‧ 1h 32m
A young man recruited into a love triangle inadvertently witnessing his murder.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “This overly wacky farce strains for sophistication but lacks polish and a coherent narrative.”
A Low Down Dirty Shame
1994 ‧ Action/Comedy ‧ 1h 48m
A detective, who left the force after failing to solve a drug case, returns when the case is reopened.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “A trifecta of failure for writer-director-star Keenen Ivory Wayans, A Low Down Dirty Shame lives repeatedly and resolutely down to its title.”
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1984 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 46m
A young woman embarks on an epic journey to discover the perfect man for losing her virginity.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Bolero combines a ludicrous storyline and wildly mismatched cast in its desperate attempts to titillate, but only succeeds in arousing boredom.”
2009 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 28m
A man returns to his hometown with a pretty new girlfriend, where his ex plots her revenge.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “A lazy collection of obsession thriller clichés, Homecoming will leave viewers wishing they’d opted for a lopsided football game and some awkward dancing instead.”
Highlander II: The Quickening
1991 ‧ Fantasy/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 49m
Connor MacLeod has lost his powers and his youth but learns he can recover both by killing a pair of assassins.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “There should have been only one.”
The Disappointments Room
2016 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 32m
After a young family move to the backwoods, the wife starts experiencing inexplicably terrifying visions and dreams.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “The Disappointments Room lives down to its title with a thrill-free thriller that presumably left its stars filled with regret – and threatens to do the same for audiences.”
1983 ‧ Dance/Musical ‧ 1h 36m
A man who intent on performing on Broadway hurts his friends and family along the way.
Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus states: “This sequel to Saturday Night Fever is shockingly embarrassing and unnecessary, trading the original’s dramatic depth for a series of uninspired dance sequences.”
Look Who’s Talking Now
1993 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 36m
A young couple adopt a street dog and a pedigree poodle …which can talk to each other.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Look Who’s Talking Now: Look away.”
Mac and Me
1988 ‧ Sci-fi/Family ‧ 1h 39m
An alien separated from its family and stranded on our planet, discovers a kindred spirit with a paraplegic young boy.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Mac and Me is duly infamous: not only is it a pale imitation of E.T., it’s also a thinly-veiled feature length commercial for McDonalds and Coca-Cola.”
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2007 ‧ Action/Auto racing ‧ 1h 35m
A gang of petrol-heads race to take the checkered flag in a winner-takes-all contest.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Redline has plenty of bad acting, laughable dialogue, and luxury cars.”
2016 ‧ Horror ‧ 1h 39m
A pair of friends encounter a terrifying alien a flesh-eating virus while vacationing at a remote mountain cabin.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “No need for a quarantine—enthusiasm for this inert remake is not contagious.”
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1997 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 43m
A young political aide is informed about a secret conspiracy to assassinate the president.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Rather than exciting audiences with a thrilling race against time, Shadow Conspiracy suggests there may be a secret cabal duping talented actors into selecting woefully deficient scripts.”
200 ‧ Action ‧ 1h 23m
A man newly released from jail enters a state adopts a strict “3 strikes” rule for felons involving serious penalties.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “3 Strikes lacks direction and its low-brow humor isn’t even that funny.”
1994 ‧ Western/Comedy ‧ 1h 47m
A ragtag group of settlers decide they wish to leave the Wild West and hire a hapless wagon master to guide them home.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Wagons East! is a witless, toothless satire of Westerns that falls far below the standard set by Blazing Saddles, and is notable only for being John Candy’s final screen performance.”
1990 ‧ Comedy/Dark comedy ‧ 1h 21m
A young couple adopt a mischievous 7-year-old boy who soon turns their lives upside down.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Mean-spirited and hopelessly short on comic invention, Problem Child is a particularly unpleasant comedy, one that’s loaded with manic scenery chewing and juvenile pranks.”
Return to the Blue Lagoon
1991 ‧ Romance/Adventure ‧ 1h 42m
A mother, her daughter and a boy are stranded on a tropical island where the children eventually fall in love.
Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus states: “Despite its lush tropical scenery and attractive leads, Return to the Blue Lagoon is as ridiculous as its predecessor, and lacks the prurience and unintentional laughs that might make it a guilty pleasure.”
The Nutcracker in 3D
2009 ‧ Musical/Fantasy ‧ 1h 50m
Two intrepid children race to save her nutcracker from the clutches of an evil rat king.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Misguided, misconceived, and misbegotten on every level, The Nutcracker in 3D is a stunning exercise in astonishing cinematic wrong-headedness.”
2018 ‧ Mystery/Thriller ‧ 1h 58m
A femme fatale begins a love affair with a trio of different men simultaneously.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “London Fields bungles its beloved source material and an intriguingly eclectic cast, leaving audiences with a would-be neo-noir of interest only to the morbidly curious.”
2017 ‧ Thriller ‧ 1h 34min
A British Special Boat Service commando hunts an international terrorist cell.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Stratton’s action-thriller ambitions are roundly thwarted by a derivative story, misguided casting, and a low-budget feel underscored by unimpressive set pieces.”
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The Ridiculous 6
2015 ‧ Comedy/Western ‧ 2 hours
A motel crew of six outlaws decide to save their wayward father in the Wild West.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Every bit as lazily offensive as its cast and concept would suggest, The Ridiculous Six is standard couch fare for Adam Sandler fanatics and must-avoid viewing for film enthusiasts of every other persuasion.”
2016 ‧ Thriller/Crime ‧ 1h 33m
Inspired by a true story, incidents in a popular novel eerily mirror the machinations of an unsolved murder.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Dark Crimes is a rote, unpleasant thriller that fails to parlay its compelling true story and a committed Jim Carrey performance into even modest chills.”
Jaws: The Revenge
1987 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 32m
A supermassive great white shark returns to haunt a U.S. beach to avenge the death of her progeny.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Illogical, tension-free, and filled with cut-rate special effects, Jaws 4 – The Revenge is a sorry chapter in a once-proud franchise.”
The Last Days of American Crime
2020 ‧ Thriller ‧ 2h 29m
An intrepid trio attempt the heist of the century before the governments around the world end crime forever.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states simply: “This Crime is punishment.”
National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers
2003 ‧ Comedy/Dark comedy ‧ 1h 30m
Two losers marry two elderly sisters in order to rob them. After being caught the women invite them to their mansion.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “It aspires to Farrelly-level offensiveness, but the PG-13 rating and a dearth of decent gags renders Gold Diggers tame, toothless, and dull.”
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
2004 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 28m
A pair of smart-talking babies discover they are part of an experiment to crack the code to baby talk.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “A startling lack of taste pervades Superbabies, a sequel offering further proof that bad jokes still aren’t funny when coming from the mouths of babes.”
2002 ‧ Fantasy/Family ‧ 2h 25m
A puppet yearns to become a real boy so enlists the help of his creator Geppetto.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Roberto Benigni misfires wildly with this adaptation of Pinocchio, and the result is an unfunny, poorly-made, creepy vanity project.”
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2018 ‧ Crime/Drama ‧ 1h 52m
The true-life tale of notorious New York mobster John Gotti is told in this drama.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states simply: “Fuhgeddaboudit.”
A Thousand Words
2012 ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 1h 31m
A compulsive liar is cursed and will die if he speaks more than 1,000 words—but keeping quiet is harder than it seems.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Dated jokes (A Thousand Words was shot in 2008) and removing Eddie Murphy’s voice—his greatest comedic asset—dooms this painful mess from the start.”
One Missed Call
2008 ‧ Horror/Mystery ‧ 1h 27m
After seeing her friends dying after receiving mysterious voicemails on their cell phones, a student races to understand why.
Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus states: “One of the weakest entries in the J-horror remake sweepstakes, One Missed Call is undone by bland performances and shopworn shocks.”
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
2002 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 31m
A former FBI manhunter is blackmailed works with a DIA agent to battle an evil genius to decide the fate of the world.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “A startlingly inept film, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever offers overblown, wall-to-wall action without a hint of wit, coherence, style, or originality.”