The Worst Movie of All Time, According to Critics

The Worst Movie of All Time, According to Critics

Richard Evans
·4 min read

Great movies are few and far between. Mediocre movies are a dime a dozen. But truly bad movies—meaning the honestly unwatchable—are special. As bad movie lovers, we turned to the critics for a look at the worst movies of all time. These are the films with reviews so abysmal, it's hard to believe anyone made it through them at all.

Our list comes from Rotten Tomatoes' worst movies ever, which are ranked based on their score (most of these couldn't climb above 0 percent), and also how many bad reviews they got. Read on, if you dare, and find out if any of your favorite guilty pleasures made the list of total turkeys. And for our own picks of the best of the worst, discover The Worst Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated.

50

The In Crowd (2000)

the in crowd
the in crowd

Rotten Tomatoes score: 2 percent

And for movies on the opposite end of the Rotten Tomatoes spectrum, These Are the Top-Rated Movies on Rotten Tomatoes.

49

Crossover (2006)

still from crossover
still from crossover

Rotten Tomatoes score: 2 percent

48

Epic Movie (2007)

epic movie
epic movie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 2 percent

And for films that are actually worth watching, find out The Best Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated, According to Critics.

47

Left Behind (2014)

left behind
left behind

Rotten Tomatoes score: 1 percent

46

Disaster Movie (2008)

disaster movie
disaster movie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 1 percent

45

Daddy Day Camp (2007)

daddy day camp
daddy day camp

Rotten Tomatoes score: 1 percent

44

The Master of Disguise (2002)

master of disguise
master of disguise

Rotten Tomatoes score: 1 percent

43

Alone in the Dark (2005)

alone in the dark
alone in the dark

Rotten Tomatoes score: 1 percent

42

Twisted (2004)

still from twisted
still from twisted

Rotten Tomatoes score: 1 percent

41

Dark Tide (2012)

dark tide
dark tide

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

40

Stolen (2010)

Jon Hamm appears in stole, worst movies on rotten tomatoes
Jon Hamm appears in stole, worst movies on rotten tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

39

Constellation (2005)

cast of constellation
cast of constellation

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

38

Folks! (1992)

still from folks
still from folks

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

37

Police Academy 4 – Citizens on Patrol (1987)

police academy citizens on patrol 4, worst rated movies
police academy citizens on patrol 4, worst rated movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

36

Simon Sez (1999)

simon sez
simon sez

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

35

Precious Cargo (2016)

bruce willis in precious cargo
bruce willis in precious cargo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

34

Max Steel (2016)

max steel movie still
max steel movie still

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

33

Transylmania (2009)

transylmania movie still, worst reviewed movies
transylmania movie still, worst reviewed movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

32

Killing Me Softly (2003)

killing me softly movie screen still, worst reviewed movie
killing me softly movie screen still, worst reviewed movie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

31

Merci Docteur Ray (2002)

merci docteur rey
merci docteur rey

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

30

A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

keenen ivory wayans and jada pinkett in a low down dirty shame
keenen ivory wayans and jada pinkett in a low down dirty shame

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

29

Bolero (1984)

bolero movie
bolero movie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

28

Homecoming (2009)

homecoming movie still, worst reviewed movie
homecoming movie still, worst reviewed movie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

27

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

highlander II the quickening, worst rated movies
highlander II the quickening, worst rated movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

And for the second movies in their series that were much better, check out these 20 Movie Sequels Better Than the Original.

26

The Disappointments Room (2016)

kate beckinsale in the disappointments room
kate beckinsale in the disappointments room

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

25

Staying Alive (1983)

staying alive
staying alive

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

24

Look Who's Talking Now! (1993)

kirstie alley and john travolta in look who's talking now
kirstie alley and john travolta in look who's talking now

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

23

Mac and Me (1988)

mac and me alien
mac and me alien

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

22

Redline (2007)

cars in the movie redline
cars in the movie redline

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

21

Cabin Fever (2016)

cabin fever movie, worst reviewed movies
cabin fever movie, worst reviewed movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

20

Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

shadow conspiracy movie, worst rated movies
shadow conspiracy movie, worst rated movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

19

3 Strikes (2000)

cast of 3 strikes
cast of 3 strikes

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

18

Wagons East! (1994)

wagons east movie, worst rated movies
wagons east movie, worst rated movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

17

Problem Child (1990)

john ritter and amy yasbeck in problem child
john ritter and amy yasbeck in problem child

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

16

Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

return to the blue lagoon
return to the blue lagoon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

15

The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

nutcracker 3D, worst reviewed movies
nutcracker 3D, worst reviewed movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

14

Stratton (2018)

stratton movie still, worst reviewed movies
stratton movie still, worst reviewed movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

13

London Fields (2018)

amber heard in london fields
amber heard in london fields

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

12

Dark Crimes (2018)

jim carrey in dark crimes
jim carrey in dark crimes

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

11

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

nick swardson in bucky larson born to be a star
nick swardson in bucky larson born to be a star

Rotten Tomatoes score: 3 percent

10

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

the cast of the ridiculous 6
the cast of the ridiculous 6

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

And for more on how this superstar's movies stack up, check out Ranking Every Adam Sandler Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best

9

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

jaws the revenge, worst rated movies
jaws the revenge, worst rated movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

8

The Last Days of American Crime (2020)

the last days of american crime
the last days of american crime

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

7

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004)

cast of national lampoon's gold diggers
cast of national lampoon's gold diggers

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

6

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

superbabies baby geniuses, worst reviewed movies
superbabies baby geniuses, worst reviewed movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

5

Pinocchio (2002)

nicoletta braschi and roberto benigni in pinocchio
nicoletta braschi and roberto benigni in pinocchio

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

4

Gotti (2018)

John Travolta as John Gotti in movie Gotti, worst Rotten Tomatoes movies
John Travolta as John Gotti in movie Gotti, worst Rotten Tomatoes movies

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

And for more films actors wish we would forget, revisit The Worst Movies Starring Oscar-Winning Actors.

3

A Thousand Words (2012)

eddie murphy and cliff curtis in a thousand words
eddie murphy and cliff curtis in a thousand words

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

2

One Missed Call (2008)

one missed call movie still
one missed call movie still

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

And for more horror movies that got panned, These Are the Worst Horror Movies of All Time, According to Critics.

1

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

lucy liu and antonio banderas in ballistic ecks vs. sever
lucy liu and antonio banderas in ballistic ecks vs. sever

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

And if you can't get enough of bad movies, These Are the Movies on Rotten Tomatoes With 0 Percent Ratings.