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Added by filmbuilder on 1 Mar 2014 08:14
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Empire's 50 Worst Movies Ever

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People who added this item 3530 Average listal rating (2433 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 3.7


Who's responsible: Director Joel Schumacher, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Why it's on the list: Gaining nearly three times as many votes as the next entry, this was a runaway loser. From the neon design to the overblown script to the infamous Batnipples, it's become a byword for franchise-killing and bad movie-making.

Redeeming feature: A good half of the population would argue for Alicia Silverstone's arse in the Batgirl suit; the rest for George Clooney in a tux.
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People who added this item 397 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 2.9 IMDB Rating 2.5


Who's responsible: Director Roger Christian, L. Ron Hubbard, the whole of Scientology.

Why it's on the list: John Travolta as a dreadlocked, 9ft. tall alien. Forest Whitaker as his dimwitted sidekick. Barry Pepper saving the world. Alien invaders kept at bay by thousand-year-old technology stockpiled by the good old US of A. The only way this could be more ridiculous would be if all those involved played it dead serious but looked as camp as Christmas๏ฟฝ oh, wait.

Redeeming feature: When being viewed as a comedy, it's high-larious
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People who added this item 618 Average listal rating (420 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.8
The Love Guru (2008)


Who's responsible: Mike Myers

Why it's on the list: A comedy so bad that it made us question whether any of Myers' back-catalogue had ever been funny, this starts with an unoriginal character and borderline racist and sexist humour before heading straight for the toilet. When shagging elephants are your comedy centrepiece, something is seriously askew.

Redeeming feature: For the second time on this list, Justin Timberlake is the best thing in this. Here he's a well-endowed French-Canadian ice hockey star. Honestly, we were surprised too.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 4.8


Who's responsible: Director Jerry Jameson, screenwriter Adam Kennedy.

Why it's on the list: A film so expensive that its producer famously quipped it would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic, this Titanic flopped at the box-office and caused author Clive Cussler, on whose book it was based, to deny Hollywood his books for 20 years (then he allowed Sahara, which is another story).

Redeeming feature: The sight of the wrecked Titanic sailing into New York is strangely moving.
People who added this item 1137 Average listal rating (785 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 2.4
Epic Movie (2007)


Who's responsible: Writer-directors Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer. Yet again.

Why it's on the list: A lazy collection of recreations of scenes from blockbuster movies and, for no obvious reason, the likes of Nacho Libre and Borat, but with added scatological humour. Even if that were forgivable, the waste of actual talent like Crispin Glover and Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald is not.

Redeeming feature: The aging Harry Potter cast gag is a good idea, briefly.
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People who added this item 205 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Heaven's Gate (1980)


Who's responsible: Director Michael Cimino.

Why it's on the list: The story goes that director Michael Cimino asked why no one was drinking champagne at his film's premiere, and was told, "Because they hate the movie, Michael." There are five uninterrupted minutes of fiddle playing - on roller skates - and Jeff Bridges throwing up, also on roller skates. But it's a Western - go figure.

Redeeming feature: The 219-minute cut is said to be considerably better than the original 149-minute version.
People who added this item 1907 Average listal rating (1286 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5
The Happening (2008)
People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (357 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.3
People who added this item 472 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.7
The Room (2004)
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People who added this item 731 Average listal rating (524 ratings) 2.9 IMDB Rating 2.8
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People who added this item 907 Average listal rating (611 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 4
Norbit (2007)
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People who added this item 547 Average listal rating (365 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 3.8
The Avengers (1998)
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People who added this item 589 Average listal rating (410 ratings) 2.5 IMDB Rating 1.9
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People who added this item 1734 Average listal rating (1195 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.3
Catwoman (2004)
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People who added this item 556 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4
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People who added this item 1845 Average listal rating (1227 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
White Chicks (2004)
People who added this item 329 Average listal rating (234 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 2.5
Gigli (2003)
People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 3.6
Swept Away (2002)
People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 2.7 IMDB Rating 2.4
People who added this item 568 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 2.9
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People who added this item 455 Average listal rating (309 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 4.6
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People who added this item 1189 Average listal rating (783 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 3.9
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People who added this item 182 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 2.7 IMDB Rating 2.2
Glitter (2001)
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People who added this item 1062 Average listal rating (746 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 3.9
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People who added this item 983 Average listal rating (602 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.2
People who added this item 417 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
People who added this item 4239 Average listal rating (2820 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Scary Movie (2000)
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People who added this item 506 Average listal rating (343 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
People who added this item 883 Average listal rating (551 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.8
The Spirit (2008)
People who added this item 1188 Average listal rating (755 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.4
Ultraviolet (2006)
People who added this item 380 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 3.6
People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (273 ratings) 2.7 IMDB Rating 2
People who added this item 1706 Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.1
Eragon (2006)
People who added this item 1047 Average listal rating (717 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
Max Payne (2008)
People who added this item 573 Average listal rating (419 ratings) 2.6 IMDB Rating 2.2
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People who added this item 464 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 3.6
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People who added this item 3576 Average listal rating (2448 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Van Helsing (2004)
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Parting Shots (1998)
People who added this item 965 Average listal rating (651 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.9
Year One (2009)
People who added this item 5040 Average listal rating (3516 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
People who added this item 1857 Average listal rating (1232 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
People who added this item 638 Average listal rating (456 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.7
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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.5
Soul Plane (2004)
People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 4.4
People who added this item 729 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 4.8
Showgirls (1995)
People who added this item 5409 Average listal rating (3613 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
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