List of Worst Movies Made in Modern Times

These selected movies are so bad, you have to watch them.

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The Room (2003)
Budget: $6,000,000
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%

The Room is the work of Tommy Wiseau who wrote, directed, produced, funded and starred as the main character. The film is extremely hard to follow due to it’s terrible acting, inconsistencies in story, narrative flaws, and character development. The film’s awkwardness and failed attempts at drama have made it a cult classic and resulted in it being played a lot on the midnight circuit.

Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Budget: $150 million
Gross: $39 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%

Mars Needs Moms is a Disney Animated feature that unfortunately did not live up to the Disney Standard. The film had story and a good cast but seemed to lack imagination. Apparently, a lot of people agreed because it received a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it was one of the largest box office bombs in cinematic history.

The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
Budget: $100 million
Gross: $7.1 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 5%

The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a science-fiction-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, which seems like it has the potential to be great. The film has been criticized by fans and critics for its terrible acting, dialogue, lack of humor and crude special effects. The film has been called one of the largest financial flops in cinematic history and one of the lowest ranking films on Rotten Tomatoes. Eddie Murphy himself, years later, joked about how only a few people he knows even saw it.

47 Ronin (2013)
Budget: $175 million
Gross: $151.8 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 14%

47 Ronin gave audiences high expectations and fell very, very short of them – leaving both Japanese and American audiences bored. The movie hired an extremely talented, international cast including Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rick Genest, who all failed to impress due to their one-dimensional characters and boring roles. Other issues were the release date being around Christmas and this film not being a Christmas-time movie.

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (2011)
Budget: $9 million
Gross: $2.5 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 0%

This film features the comedic talents of Nick Swardson, however, it did terribly in the box offices. This film received negative ratings averaging a rarely given 0% on rotten tomatoes. it was harshly described, by critics, as, “severely misguided and inept comedy incapable of even telling its single joke properly.”

L.A. Slasher (2015)
Budget: $7 million
Gross: $2,000
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%

L.A Slasher had all the potential to be a halfway decent film with the story, social satire it commentated on and the big name cast; including: Mischa Barton, Andy Dick, Danny Trejo, Drake Bell and Brooke Hogan. Unfortunately, the film only brought it 1/3500 of what it cost to make, despite having many mixed reviews.

Jack and Jill (2011)
Budget: $79 million
Gross: $149.7 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 3%

Jack and Jill had several big names in it, including the main character Adam Sandler, however, that seemed to be the only saving grace for this film because it received almost all negative reviews, some stating that it should never be recommended to others. At least, it wasn’t a financial flop, but, don’t expect Happy Madison Productions to be releasing a sequel anytime soon.

The Hottie and the Nottie (2008)
Budget: $9 million
Gross: $1.5 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 4%

This film which stars and is produced by Paris Hilton, was nothing more than that – a film with Paris Hilton. With universally negative reviews, this film seemed to lack any other substance.

ZYZZYX Road (2006)
Budget: $1.2 million
Gross: $30
Rotten Tomatoes: 24%

Zyzzyz Road gained some notoriety after it’s release, however, that was for being the lowest grossing movie of all time. The film officailly grossed $30, but, in reality it grossed $20 because of a personal refund for the makeup artist that worked on the film and her friend. This film, strangely, had mostly positive reviews from audiences, who saw it after its box office debut. The film was purposely limited on it’s release as a marketing scheme that failed miserably.