The worst movies ever made are usually those that have little to no redeeming qualities in the eyes of the fans. Some are so bad they’re good, but as it is with many things, it’s a matter of opinion how bad something is.
Exorcist II: The Heretic
Look at it this way, The Exorcist is an iconic movie that introduced a story that scared the living hell out of people. Sequels often suffer due to a lack of originality. But when they lack continuity and great dialogue they’re not going to attract the same crowd.
Howard the Duck
Finding a place on this list isn’t hard for this movie since it was goofy and had the type of dialogue that makes people cringe. As a cult classic, it’s stuck around, and Howard has made his way into the MCU. Apart from that though, yeah, it’s where it belongs.
A lot of the worst movies ever made suffer from the same issues. Ambition is one of them that Heaven’s Gate had to deal with, while not living up to its hype is another. People still debate whether this movie was worth the price of a ticket, but many agree that it wasn’t.
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
It’s not hard at all to assume that this is one of the worst movies ever made. Anyone who, as a kid, had a decent to great set of Garbage Pail Kids cards knows that there are a lot of characters who would have worked a lot better for this stinker.
Mac and Me
The mere fact that this movie was a blatant copy of E.T. is one of its biggest sticking points. But on top of that, the story was horrible and the inclusion of a kid in a wheelchair falling off a cliff…yeah, not great.
In all fairness, sequels aren’t going to do well, but they’re made anyway to see what will happen. This time around it felt like something that was made out of habit, rather than any need to build a world that people would enjoy.
Highlander 2: The Quickening
I don’t care what anyone says, there can be only one great Highlander movie, and this wasn’t it. There were a few comedic moments in the movie, but after that, well, it had nothing left to offer.
Do you know why so many young men went to see this? It was rated NC-17, and their hormones took over. Who would have thought that Saved By the Bell would have stood out as Elizabeth Berkely’s career high point?
There were movies in which one had to ask “Why Sean, why?” No offense intended, but he did put his name to a few truly horrible movies in his time. This was one that a lot of people were willing to forgive and forget.
The overall story in this movie was something that could have gone a long way and created a huge buzz. But apart from the book being a snooze after a while, the movie was a laugh riot punctuated by many moments when people had to stop and figure out what was going on.
It’s not necessary to rag on Mariah Carey but this movie was bad, no question. Lackluster writing, poor acting, and a story that went nowhere made it clear that Mariah is better as a singer than an actress.
From Justin to Kelly
American Idol was great enough without needing to step into the movie theater to see an extension of its fame. But then again, when does Hollywood ever deem the word ‘enough’ as an acceptable command?
This movie was so bad that it drew a cult following and a spoof movie. How this happens is still a mystery, but what’s easy to say without any doubts is that Tommy Wiseau slipped through a massive crack to find success.
Despite having some of the most famous actors of the time as part of the cast, Gigli felt more like a vanity project than anything. If the goal was to make Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez look like they were capable of doing anything they wanted while remaining unaware of what people wanted, they nailed it.
This is what happens when an idea tries to stretch beyond its boundaries without reason to do so. Even with a stellar cast, there was no way to salvage this once it was released.