At a 1981 Oscar Watching Event, The Golden Raspberry – or as we all know the Razzies – started with a straightforward comment. Publicist John Wilson from Hollywood called his friends to the festival and agreed not to refer to the greatest films of the year. The inside joke of a community of friends has now become the annual debate on the worst in film. Read on to discover what films were honored to receive the Razzie for the worst picture (or dishonored). You can bet your lowest dollar that this list includes at least one Adam Sandler movie.
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2017: The Emoji Movie
Everybody had to deal with The Emoji Movie, so that’s not surprising. The film was already in total garbage, despite having cast a star-wide voice like James Corden, Maya Rudolph, Christina Aguilera, and Patrick Stewart. The film cost $50 million and earned $217.8 million respectably. Nonetheless, performance in the box office wasn’t enough, and reviewers found the box office “unfunny and waste of time.”
2016: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
This film had a lot of publicity. This became the second feature of the extended universe of DC, and the equally unbrilliant Man of Steel had to be followed up. Critics claimed the film was fun, “because they don’t care,” and the high expectations failed. Batman v Superman has become so full of action and has not concentrated on a plot. However, the only positive thing was the world’s first glimpse of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
2015: Fantastic Four
When is Marvel going to learn that a Fantastic Four film that works would never exist? In 1994 and 2005, they attempted the same thing, and neither period did it succeed. The 2004 version was so bad that Captain Evans, a.k.a., would not talk about it. With the 2015 version, Marvel was striving to be younger and fresher, but it was already a flop. The rating on Rotten Tomatoes is disappointing at 9%.
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2014: Saving Christmas
The Golden Raspberries can be controversial often, but many filmmakers have endorsed their decision to award the Razzie award to this faith-based film. Saving Christmas is about a man, Kirk Cameron, putting the “Christ” back in “Christmas.” Rotten Tomatoes has earned it an incredible 0 % fresh rating due to its low budget output and its utter cheesiness, and it has been the lowest-rated film on IMDb. Cameron blamed the atheists for making the film flop. However, the final breakdance sequence may have been the real reason.
2013: Movie 43
For Movie 43, there were 14 separate storylines based on 14 people, and it was not an easy film to make. This took about a decade for the film to be made, as too many companies produced it. If that isn’t a sign, it’s a rough movie. I don’t know what it is. Nearly every reviewer ruined it when it was published in 2013. One went so far as to characterize it as “the Citizen Kane of awful.”
2012: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
The only picture that won the Worst Picture Razzie in the Twilight series has reserved the worst for the last. Breaking Dawn-Part 2 has certainly not been as weak as the previous film. This was rotten 48% when Breaking Dawn emerged – Part 1 only received 24%. We’re not sure why the Razzies picked the Twilight over any other Twilight, but maybe they thought like it was their last opportunity.
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2011: Jack and Jill
Throughout his years as an artist, Adam Sandler made some terrible movies, but Jack and Jill were known to be “one of the worst ever produced films.” The movie featured Sandler playing both the male and female version of twins, and you can imagine the rest. Somehow, Al Pachino played a significant role, but the movie couldn’t even be saved. In 2011, it was nominated and awarded ten for twelve Razzies.
2010: The Last Airbender
From the start, the Last Airbender was doomed. In every video, it is challenging to satisfy fans of hard graphics. This did not help that there was uproar before the film had even been announced over the employment of white actors to portray roles from East Asia and Inuit. And it finished with the ranking of Rotten Tomatoes of 6 % when the film was released and was widely criticized. In comparison, Roger Ebert called “an agonizing experience in every category I can think of.
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2009: Transformers Revenge of The Fallen
While one of the biggest successes in 2009, Razzies deemed Transformers: Vengeance of the Fallen, the worst film, and became the highest-selling movie of the year in the USA. How is that so? Okay, that was just a huge action-packed ad where nothing happens ever. The first Transformers film was always filled with action and marketing, but it had a decent storyline. The series was an “extravaganza of special effects.”
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2008: The Love Guru
The Love Guru was a financial, not only a critical flop. It was panned, despite being written, created, and starred by Mike Meyers. This has earned just $40.8 million globally against its budget of $63 million and has just received a ranking of 13% for Rotten Tomatoes. Ebert admitted that Meyers usually is rather excellent in making humorous films, but The Love Guru “could have been written on toilet walls.”
2007: I Know Who Killed Me
The incredible thing about this winner is that it has demolished other terrible films, including Bratz, Daddy Day Camp, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. The film is about a student portrayed by Lindsay Lohan, who got abducted and abused and then took on another persona. Lohan ended up winning both Worst Actress and Worst Screen Couple, and I Know Who Killed Me get the Worst Picture Razzie.
2006: Basic Instinct 2
They tried to keep Sharon Stone back to make the film profitable, but it was not enough. Upon reading the script, the original director declined to contribute to the project, and it would automatically be a red flag. Basic Instinct 2 was just not up to the original movie. The sequel was reported to have such an absurd and repetitive storyline by Rotten Tomatoes. That’s one example for us to avoid rebooting film franchises only to raise income.
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2005: Dirty Love
It’s some of the movies that you don’t have to ask about; it’s terrible even from looking at the films it beat for Worst Film. Dirty love was up against other terrible films like Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Son of the Mask, and The Dukes of Hazzard. Should we have to ask more? Dirty love ended up with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of only 4% and was dubbed the “comedy dead zone.”
Catwoman’s box office and critical failure prove that it doesn’t matter how much tight-fitting leather you put on Halle Berry. The film will flop if you don’t have a strong storyline. The bad thing is that the screenplay and producer were mostly attributed to Catwoman’s flop. Most analysts claimed the “lone bright spot” for Berry. Despite being Worst Picture of 2004, we’re sure that every teenage boy had a poster of Berry as Catwoman on their bedroom wall.
Jennifer Lopez is an indiscriminate queen of romantic comedies, and along with her then-boyfriend Ben Affleck abused her abilities. In brief, Gigli is like a combination between a mob story, and a romantic comedy, which is why Justin Bartha and Al Pachino both managed to attract the same cast. Gigli is widely considered as one of the worst movies ever made, and renowned film critic Roger Ebert was one of the few who didn’t pan it.
John Travolta put it all on the line to make the movie coming up, and it was a bust.
2002: Swept Away
Swept Away beat out Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones, which is an achievement, as the Worst Picture of 2002. Guy Ritchie directed the film, showing his then-wife Madonna. It was intended to be a remake of the iconic 1974 Italian film of the same name. Madonna’s horrible acting skills were the focus of the criticism.
2001: Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered was the director and conductor of Tom Green’s debut. This plot should have been a black surrealist comedy that mirrored Green’s personal struggles to become renowned. One of the only movies that were a crucial disappointment, but raked up in loads of profits, was Freddy Got Fingered. It was a classic movie and distributed millions of DVDs.
2000: Battlefield Earth
It is hard to think of a more worthy film of the Worst Picture Award, the strange flick inspired by Scientology by John Travolta. The 1982 novel by L based Battlefield Earth. The Scientology founder Ron Hubbard. The film won not only the worst in 2000, but the Razzie was also the winner for the Worst Picture of the Decade. Battlefield Earth is just the first half of the book, but Travolta has never had to make the sequel thanks to the poor reviews.
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1999: Wild, Wild West
Will Smith rejected The Matrix’s leading role in making Wild, Wild West, and probably his life was the greatest regrets. The Civil War adventure film was supposed to be funny and adventure-filled, but it appeared like it did not find a way to do both. The Rotten Tomatoes score is just 17 % and is claimed to be “all concept and no content.”
1998: Spice World
Had you ever predicted Spice World? It was a film produced mostly for preteens and was never meant to be particularly successful. This was disgraceful to film with professional film critics. It was a beautiful, cheesy show, with all the best songs, for children who were fascinated with the Spice Girls. Plus, who could forget getting to see the claymation Spice Bus hop the London Bridge?
1997: The Postman
Unfortunately, The Postman was well ahead of his time. The film featured Kevin Costner in the post-apocalyptic USA as a nomad struggling to live. In “the near-future year of 2013,” the film was branded as a “neo-west.” The film made a peculiarly small worldwide amount of $17 million relative to the estimate of $80 million. Even the critics knew nothing about it and called the film “goofy and pretentious.”
Striptease may have been a perfect film that mixes ethnic and dramatic moments, but the mix couldn’t be identified correctly. Demi Moore portrays a stripper in jail and then is part of a cynical government environment. The reviewers claimed the nudity wasn’t appealing, the suspense was not enough to concentrate on, and the storyline wasn’t even interesting. In years at least, they also claimed it’s one of the best roles for Burt Reynolds.
The Worst Picture Razzie has received two years in a row and two stripping-based films. The film was about the “street smart drifter” who goes up to the Hierarchy of Las Vegas to become a showgirl. Once it came to video release, Showgirls were fantastic, mostly because of the R-rated split for teens. It was a total flop when we arrived at the box office and the crucial reaction.
1994: Color Of The Night
The confusing plot of the Color of the Night can not be clarified quickly. What you need to learn is that it’s Bruce Willis who has to overcome the death of a colleague during the strangest community counseling courses ever seen in the film, as a troubled psychiatrist. Critics found the film “memorably bizarre,” which may have helped it to continue to be one of the most successful 1994 films.
1993: Indecent Proposal
The movie follows a young couple who has tried their marriage after a stranger is proposing a million dollars to share the evening with his wife. Indecent Proposal was a significant boxing hit but it just couldn’t get behind reviewers due to the all-star cast of Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson. Indecent Proposal was generally opposed by the citizens, though mainly by feminists who thought it wasn’t all right that Demi’s character would be bidden on.
1992: Shining Through
It was Shining Through’s general unpredictability. The film featured Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas at the height of WWII as rivals and friends. However, it never made sense historically. The most severe criticism is that the film did not give justice to the book based on a script. In reality, the first 3/4 of the novel is expertly cut off, which is why much of the plot is irrelevant.
1991: Hudson Hawk
Action film movies never perform, and Hudson Hawk was a perfect example of why Bruce Willis doesn’t succeed in slapstick animated humor. There is much in this plot, from conspiracy theories to historical mysteries, mixed with sound effects in the cartoon theme. The main challenge for Hudson Hawk was that one year after the release of Die Hard 2, people went to theaters and wanted an action movie.
1990: Ghosts Can’t Do It
Indeed, it is what the title says it is. The 1990 Worst Picture is about an unhappy couple with a 30 year age difference that can’t make love. The man commits suicide because he’s too old to have sex. Then he becomes a phantom who wants to take on a new person’s body so he can fall back into existence and “do it” again.
1989: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
The Star Trek movie was so bad that the producer said that “the series nearly died. Captain Kirk was a.k.a. William Shatner and disliked it from the outset with his costars. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The suggestion that Spock and Leonard McCoy mislead Kirk was opposed to, by Leonard Nimoy. Die-hard fans hated the concept and tanked the movie. Fortunately, the next episode of the film fixed it and restored the franchise.
The Worst Picture of 1988 focuses on an outsider who wants bartender to reach and … That’s about it. The story line was predictable and “manufactured” by reviewers, and the Rotten Tomatoes just earned the movie 5% approval. Many of the critics blocked the movie mainly because of the star Tom Cruise’s “squandering skills.” Four years on, even Cruise acknowledged that throughout his life, Cocktail “was no crowning jewel.”
1987: Leonard Part 6
Parody films needed to be produced only for success, but the concept was not worked out by producer Paul Weiland and Bill Cosby in 1987. Part 6 of Leonard was a spy spoof in which former CIA spy Leonard Parker played. Cosby even credited himself with writing and making the script, but critics didn’t go too well. The film was given three searches, one for the Worse Picture, one for Worst Screenplay, and one for the Worse Actor to Cosby.
1986: Howard, The Duck
In 1986 Howard the Duck made a somewhat limited debut. It made just half of the box office’s budget of $30 million and was eligible for seven Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture. Despite being one of the worst ever films, followers of the original Marvel comic book by Howard gave the film a cult. However, it was not the only “Worst Picture” out there in 1986 …
1986: Under The Cherry Moon
In 1986, Howard the Duck was personally included in the Golden Raspberry Awards in Under the Cherry Moon for Worst Picture. Prince also appeared in this musical drama at his debut as a director. Only to say, he was meant to stick to music everyone. In 1986, five Razzies won Under the Cherry Moon. It also received the Worst Actor, the Worst Director, the Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Original Song, in addition to the Worst Picture.
1985: Rambo First Blood Part II
The box office earned more than $300 million as Rambo: First Blood Part II premiered in 1985. This film was one of the most successful, but it’s the sequel to the second installment in the Rambo series. The action movie that ended up bringing Razzies that year didn’t please the reviewers very much. It is not shocking that this Rambo movie is frequently parodied and torn.
As a young woman who joins society, Bolero featured Bo Derek as Ayre “Mac” McGillvary, who explored her adult needs. Derek’s husband, John, was the director of the romantic drama. Just a few people decided to see this show, which critics panned. The film received not only six out of nine awards for Razzie, including Worst Actress and Worst Director, but also 0% for Rotten Tomatoes.
1983: The Lonely Lady
Harold Robbins adapted The Lonely Lady from the 1976 book in 1983. The star of Pia Zadora is Jerilee Randall, a screenwriter in Hollywood with toxic men to make her way in Hollywood. This movie was a disaster everywhere. Ebert said, “If The Lonely Lady had even a shred of style and humor, it could qualify as the worst movie of the year. Unfortunately, it’s not that good.”
Inchon was intended to be an epic Korean war film, but it was quickly pulled from theaters after its theatrical release. Directed by Terence Young, the film had a budget of 41 million dollars, but in 1982 the profit was less than 2 million dollars. The movie was funded by Sun Myung Moon, a member of the Unification Church. Critics panned the film featuring Laurence Olivier and Jacqueline Bisset for its evil plot and mediocre performances.
1981: Mommie Dearest
People who saw Mommie Dearest can not determine just what is worse: their awful real-life story or the epic show that they used to tell. All in her portrayal Faye Dunaway offered her as Joan Crawford; popular actress turned great mom. Five Razzies, including the Worst Actress to Dunaway, was received by Mommie Dearest. He also admitted that she had invested and said it caused her an emotional toll. She blames the film for ruining her career.
1980: Can’t Stop The Music
Can’t stop the music was focused on the creation of the people of the village, but others claim that the film is quite unlike their plot. Can’t Stop the Music, however, premiered as a musical comedy film in 1980, which ultimately developed into a giant prank. The movie looked at the Village People and took the appearance of Bruce Jenner, an athlete at the time. Nobody could act, and it’s too terrible that it eventually contributed to the film’s breaking down.
This final movie did not win Worst Picture objectively, but it motivated John J. B. Wilson to start the Golden Raspberry Awards. Wilson was so upset by these films during a double feature from Xanadu and Can’t Stop the Music that he produced a whole event for them to be dishonored. There is a social following in Xanadu, but reviewers don’t like the film at all. In his final film appearance, the movie stars Olivia Newton-John with Gene Kelly.