It’s an odd quirk of human nature that people often find more enjoyment in laughing together over a bad movie than in praising the merits of one they admire. Discussing a cinema classic may require a certain amount of sophistication and background, but anybody can recognize a turkey when they see one!
Turkey is the term employed by bad-film buffs to describe those movies whose shoddiness and unintentional humour approach the level of high art, and it’s usually the unwary viewer who gets stuffed. Many of these celluloid stinkers give away their limited aspirations in the title. I mean, do you really think that Billy The Kid Vs. Dracula (1966), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978), The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964), or Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You In The Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1965) were going to be troubling the Academy at Oscar time?
On the other hand, there have been plenty of megabucks Hollywood movies that have proved to be right lemons, including future Oscar-winner Ben Afffleck’s Gigli (2003), Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls (1995), and the awesomely awful slice of Scientology sci-fi known as Battlefield Earth (2000).
We could get all altruistic about it and tell you that the aim of this website is to warn you off watching some of the worst movies ever made. That’s not true though.
The fact is we love bad movies in every shape and form, and we know that, deep down, you do too. So join us on our journey to a surreal place where you really can’t believe what you’re watching, as we seek out movies and TV shows that smell so bad they make Right Guard turn left.
Worst Movies Ever According To IMDB Voters
1. Disaster Movie (2008)
Indeed it was.
2. The Hottie & the Nottie (2008)
Starring Paris Hilton, enough said?
3. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
A movie about talking toddlers? Grow up!
4. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Got just one finger from the critics.
5. Pledge This! (2006)
Paris Hilton again, definitely enough said.
6. Die Hard Dracula (1998)
Dracula looks for love, the silly Count.
7. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
An eco-shocker made by bird-brains.
8. Anne B. Real (2003)
A young female rapper seeks inspiration. Viewers seek the exit.
9. From Justin to Kelly (2003)
Kelly Clarkson as a singing waitress? Cheque please!
10. Going Overboard (1989)
A cruise ship comedy with Adam Sandler that sinks in the harbour.