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Published April 8th 2012
Everyone talks about their favourite films, but what are the worst films you've seen? You know, the sort of film you finish watching (or don't) and think to yourself "I want the last 90 minutes of my life back."
Often people have a genre of movie they avoid like the plague - my husband chokes on anything described as a 'romcom' and for me, the words "latest Hollywood Blockbuster" strike fear into my indie film-loving heart. Usually anything with the word 'sequel' or the number 2 or 3 or more are best avoided at all costs. Or anything starring a popstar. So I have tried to be a little more objective and not chosen the completely blindingly obvious as I create my list of the 5 worst movies I have ever seen.
1. Loser (2000)
I was duped by the pedigree of this film. The director, Amy Heckerling, can usually make me laugh but Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari were riding on the back of their American Pie fame when they fleeced audiences with this film. I should have known better. Especially after listening to the song.
2. Baby Geniuses (1999) Babies talking always freak me out, especially when they act and talk like adults. Or worse, unrealistic adults. Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd must have fired their agents after this film.
OK so usually i would go for this sort of film and maybe studying it adinfinitum at film school soured it for me slightly. Perhaps its pretentiousness and cliche only comes because everyone else has copied it for 70 years. So overrated.
4. Envy (2004) Jack Black and Ben Stiller making poo jokes? I guess everyone has to pay the bills somehow.
5. All About Steve (2009)At near the height of her career, Sandra Bullock seriously misjudged starring as the creepy, deluded and completely unloveable character in this film. But honestly what was Bradley Cooper thinking?
There are so many, many, many bad movies out there, but these are some of the worst that I've seen. I bet everyone has countless others they can add to this list. What are some of yours?
Have to say I disagree with you about Citizen Kane. Over-rated by today's standards, sure, but how does the fact it has been copied make it a bad film? And the amount of terrible horror and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s, and the completely useless slasher genre films that came late to the party, and nearly any film starring a professional wrestler not named The Rock, and any film with Adam Sandler makes many of these look like high art.