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Worst movie you've ever seen?


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Easy question. The biggest piece of X%#% on the planet is Terry Gilliam's Brazil, as pretentious as it gets. The man should have stuck to making short animations! And I had to sit through the long version, in London, because I was going to a dinner party in the neighborhood after! They cut 20 minutes for the US release, they should have cut the whole film.

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I don't know about the "worst" movie, because most if not all of these got good reviews, but off the top of my head I can think of ten you couldn't pay me enough money to see again, in chronological order:

 

The Jazz Singer (the first and the worst, excruciating on too many levels to count)

The 1942 yakety yak version of The Gold Rush (like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa)

Pride of the Yankees (the most mis-cast lead actor ever; you might as well have hired someone with Parkinson's disease to play a baseball player)

Bus Stop

Zorba The Greek

The Graduate (most overrated movie ever)

Putney Swope (lamest comedy ever)

Last Tango in Paris (creepiest movie ever)

Going Places (wins the all-time misogyny award)

My Dinner With Andre (most pretentious movie ever)

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> {quote:title=AndyM108 wrote:}{quote}I don't know about the "worst" movie, because most if not all of these got good reviews, but off the top of my head I can think of ten you couldn't pay me enough money to see again, in chronological order:

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> The Jazz Singer (the first and the worst, excruciating on too many levels to count)

> The 1942 yakety yak version of The Gold Rush (like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa)

> Pride of the Yankees (the most mis-cast lead actor ever; you might as well have hired someone with Parkinson's disease to play a baseball player)

> Bus Stop

> Zorba The Greek

> The Graduate (most overrated movie ever)

> Putney Swope (lamest comedy ever)

> Last Tango in Paris (creepiest movie ever)

> Going Places (wins the all-time misogyny award)

> My Dinner With Andre (most pretentious movie ever)

>

Some on your list I have not seen like chutney swope and dinner with andre. Zorba the Greek I agree is awful and The Graduate I totally agree with you is the most overrated piece of crap of all time. Even Anne Bancroft's bazongas are wasted. Never had any interest in watching Brando denigrate himself in Last Tango. Would disagree with you however about Bus Stop as it is a terrific comedy. :D

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> {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote}

> I generally like those "so-bad-they-are-good" movies. My sister and I even made up a rating scale known as The Lepus Scale of Bad Movie Goodness, where NIGHT OF THE LEPUS is a 10 (good) and PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE is a 1 (terrible).

 

I hope you know of Troma Entertainment. They make and distribute movies of that ilk.

 

*Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead* (2006) is of a restaurant similar to KFC built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Musical comedic horror ensues. Or is it musical horrific comedy ... or comic musical horror ...

 

I believe the movies: *Surf Nazis Must Die* (1987) and: *A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell* (1990) need no explanation beyond their titles.

 

If you are a fan of German comedy movies then you must see: *Kondom des Grauens* (1996). It is an adult comedy and I will say no more but that it is an absolute riot! I have rarely laughed so hard.

 

They have many more of the same variety.

 

Edited by: SansFin on Aug 10, 2013 3:49 AM

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The problem with answering the question, "What's the worst movie you've ever seen?" is that the movie in question is so forgettable, only the most recent come forward. I've seen many turkeys, some mentioned in these forums as "great", or at least given more good reception than deserved.

 

 

Many here have seen SO many movies that a "worst" LIST can be made. And at the top of MINE is:

 

 

*Clash of The Titans* .

 

 

An '80's movie with '50's special effects and a script that appears to have been some 8th grade class project. It gets a LOT of praise here, which might cause one to think most opinions of other movies as dubious.

 

 

A worst list might comprise titles of movies that had a large build up/let down ratio, such as *Waiting To Exhale* , *Scent Of A Woman* , *Desperately Seeking Susan* , *Shallow Hal* , *Let's Scare Jessica To Death* , *Blade Runner* (another forum favorite, but NEVER one of mine!), *Black Swan* .

 

 

Another factor is genre. If you HATE HATE HATE a particular genre, then NO movie in that genre, no matter HOW good it really is, will fall into your favor. And then, some genres just CAN'T generate a good movie. Think *Bring It On* and all of it's subsequent sequels of cheerleading chum.

 

 

For me, it's DANCE MOVIES. Not the '30's and '40's movies with dancing by Astair, Kelly, Rogers and Keeler. But those modern day flicks with street punks having "Break dance-offs" with titles like *Stomp The Yard* or some such crap. I can't really remember all the titles, and for THAT, I'm GRATEFUL!

 

 

Yeah, naming the WORST movie one's ever seen can be hard indeed.

 

 

Sepiatone

 

 

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> {quote:title=JakeHolman wrote:}{quote}I like friggin' Forrest Gump and Texas women with an accent.

> I've got a Southern accent and don't intend to try and change it.

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> Dune is the worst movie I ever tried to watch.

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> I didn't.

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> Jake Holman in the Heartland

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> Edited by: JakeHolman on Aug 9, 2013 9:07 PM

I don;t care about the accents. (Though in the case of Tom Hanks Forrest Gump-ese, I'll make an exception. His Eastern Europeanese in THE TERMINAL wasn;t all that great either. He should probably stay away from accents all together.) It's usually the plotlines and terribly written dialogue that make me dislike a movie. And in the case of Adam Sandler movies, the ridiculous 3rd grade attempts at humor. SO glad my son has finally outgrown that crap (and JACKASS).

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Cetainly one for me is The Wild Angels (1966). Even with Roger Corman, Peter Fonda,

Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, and Diane Ladd.. it's just bad - in the worst way. The tagline

says it all: Their credo is violence... Their God is hate... Just violence and hate for their own

sake.

 

These themes work well in other films, but not here. It's more like a biker's gang home movie.

The last scene shows a glimmer of what it could have been, but it's last minute appearance

comes too late to save the film as a whole.

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>Certainly one for me is The Wild Angels (1966). Even with Roger Corman, Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, and Diane Ladd..it's just bad - in the worst way.

 

Ah c'mon now. Kid! Doncha wanna be FREE?! FREE to ride your machine without bein' hassled by The Man???!!!

 

;)

 

 

 

(...btw...I often wondered if the first time Hank watched his son deliver those lines like that if he winched just bit and thought to himself somethin' like, "Well, I guess sometimes the apple DOES fall far from the tree, eh!") LOL

 

Edited by: Dargo2 on Aug 10, 2013 11:23 AM

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I have watched many movies which were not "good" in any sense of the word but I feel the worst of the worst is: *U-571* (2000).

 

I believe it exemplifies all of the qualities which make modern movies so pitiful. It is mindless. It was made for people who are so ignorant that they can not recognize gross inaccuracies, errors of logic or inane behaviour.

 

The only reason it did not appear as sappy melodrama is that the writer, director and stars were incapable of the intensity required of even a mediocre melodrama.

 

I attempt at all time to keep an open mind and I know so very well that taste can not be objectified and I love some movies which I know make other people squirm and that I have no justification for liking them so much *but* I am not capable of taking seriously the opinions of any person who likes U-571 as I question their intelligence and knowledge as well as their taste.

 

It is a movie for the lowest common denominator. It is for that reason alone that it was received well by modern audiences.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}I think THE GRADUATE is the most underrated of those movies which are usually considered overrated.

Au contraire, The Graduate is the most overrated of the underrated overrated movies. Though Bonnie and Clyde gives it a run for its money. B-)

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The worst movie I ever saw, and I saw it in the theatre, was HARDWARE (1990).

 

 

I've never walked out of a movie, but my brother and I talked about it, that's how bad it was.

 

 

I see that it is out on DVD and I cringe when I see it in the store.

 

 

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In considering bad movies, there's pornography, there's pornography with ugly actors, there's pornography with ugly actors and degrading acts, and then there's pornography with ugly actors and degrading acts where they forget to take the lens cap off. But I would suggest that an unironic adaptation of The Turner Diaries would be worse than all of them.

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> {quote:title=skimpole wrote:}{quote}I will add that the worst movies I saw last year were The Help, The Lion in the Winter, and Darling.

I've always despised Darling. Nice to know there's at least one other member of the club

 

What's weird is Schlesinger's previous film was Billy Liar, which is one of my top 10 faves of all time.

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