Movies That Deserved Higher Scores From Rotten Tomatoes

When a movie is released, there’s a solid chunk of people who go straight for the Rotten Tomatoes score, seeking out what critics thought of the picture. From 0% to 100%, films can either be certified “fresh” or “rotten,” depending on where they fit on the scale.

That being said, sometimes people don’t agree with the percentage. Whether it be a cult classic like White Chicks with a 15%, or a Disney film like Atlantis with a 49%, some movies are deserving of a better Rotten Tomatoes score.

Due Date: 40%

Due Date
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Pretty much a remake of the popular 1987 film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the 2010 movie Due Date has way more to offer than its Rotten Tomato score offers. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, and a French bulldog named Sonny, the movie is laugh-out-loud funny, no matter what critics like Roger Ebert said.

Who doesn’t like road trip films where pretty much everything goes wrong? Well, by the looks of it, Rotten Tomatoes, since they gave the movie a solid 40%.

Not Another Teen Movie: 29%

Not Another Teen Movie
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

The thing with Not Another Teen Movie is that you have to take it for what it is: a parody on all of the cliché teen flicks that were coming out in the late ’90s and early 2000s. It’s a classic, taking the high school stereotypes from various movies and throwing them all into one amazingly horrible movie.

And so, most ’90s babies don’t agree with the movie’s low Rotten Tomato score of 29%. Talk about harsh. Don’t they know a young Captain America stars in the flick?

Monster-In-Law: 18%

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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

Sorry, but a movie starring Jane Fonda as a horrible mother-in-law who wants to do nothing more than make the life of her son’s soon-to-be wife a living nightmare is going to be a pure treasure in a lot of people’s minds. So much so that they don’t agree with the 18% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Seriously, how can a film that has a mother-in-law showing up to her own son’s wedding in a wedding dress solely to aggravate the bride get anything lower than a certifiably fresh score?

Hook: 29%

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Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

The Steven Spielberg classic Hook is worthy of a much higher score than what Rotten Tomatoes awarded it. Starring Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, and Dustin Hoffman, Hook is a classic, full of witty lines and hilarious banter. Not to mention it’s an impressive reimagining of the tale of Peter Pan.

To some, Hook is one of Robin Williams’ best movies, and therefore deserves more recognition than Rotten Tomatoes measly 29%. Sorry, folks, but this movie is most definitely not certifiably rotten.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire: 49%

Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

Somehow, a Disney movie was rated with something lower than 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The thing is, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is probably one of the more diverse, unique, and character-driven Disney films out there and deserves to be recognized as such!

Not to mention, Kida whole-heartedly earned her place as one of the Disney Princesses, and it should be acknowledged! Either way, fans of the movie don’t agree with Rotten Tomatoes’ low score of 49%.

A Goofy Movie: 58%

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Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

A Goofy Movie starring none other than the beloved Disney character Goofy and his young son Max is a classic. With a story about a father-son road trip that goes incredibly wrong, how can it not fall into the “family favorite” category?

The movie’s entire subplot is Max trying to impress a girl, doing so by miraculously popping up on stage at a pop concert (spoiler alert). It’s ridiculous, funny, and very, dare we say it, goofy. People think it deserves better than its 58% Rotten Tomato score.

Bubble Boy: 31%

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Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures

There are some people out there that feel personally attacked by the low 31% rating Bubble Boy received on Rotten Tomatoes. It might not be the best movie out there, but it most definitely is a classic. One such social media user who wasn’t thrilled with the score is michellecarpentierp.

Regarding the low score, she said, “The rating is blasphemous! Baby Jake Gyllenhaal is a treasure as Jimmy…It’s an endlessly quotable, fabulous movie that deserves all the stars.”

Catwoman: 9%

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

If there is one thing most people can agree on, the 2004 movie Catwoman is pretty terrible. Between the horrible plot and bad costume, most walked away from the film, not really knowing what to make of it.

We mean, the film did win seven out of the ten Golden Raspberry Awards it was nominated for. Even so, a lot of Halle Barry fans don’t think the movie deserved its low rating. Rotten Tomatoes’ certified Catwoman as “Rotten” with a solid 9% rating.

Crossroads: 14%

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

The thing with the movie Crossroads is that you have to take it for what it is, an early 2000s road trip film featuring the Pop Princess Britney Spears. For teenage girls, this was the most epic film, featuring great music and a touching storyline of friends finding one another again.

While it might not be Oscar-worthy, in the eyes of the fans, Crossroads deserved better than a minuscule 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Space Jam: 43%

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Sorry, Rotten Tomatoes, but you’ve taken your rating system and have gone way too far with this particular classic. How can a movie that pairs some of the most famous cartoon characters ever with NBA legend Michael Jordan and comedic geniuses Bill Murray and Wayne Knight be anything other than marvelous?

Answer: it can’t be. And ’90s babies are here to tell the rating service that the movie deserves better than its low 43%.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat: 9%

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Dreamworks Pictures
Dreamworks Pictures

Okay, so maybe a live-action Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat wasn’t the best idea, but that doesn’t mean it deserved the astoundingly low rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s a classic kids tale, after all!

And it stars Mike Meyers, so there’s clearly more than one memorable quote throughout the film. Either way, fans of the movie think the cat, the hat, and the talking fish deserve better.

The Master Of Disguise: 1%

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Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

Sometimes, a movie doesn’t have to make sense or be good, as long as it makes your belly hurt from laugh extremely hard. Well, for a lot of people, that movie is The Master of Disguise, starring Dana Carvey as the one and only Pistachio Disguisey.

It’s a silly concept, having a family line of people who are able to mimic others. But, hey, it’s funny, and people believe it earned a higher score than 1% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Chasing Liberty: 18%

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Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

It’s the early 2000s, and the rom-com Chasing Liberty starring Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode was just released. The obvious thing to do is sit down and watch the film at least three consecutive times.

Seriously, what better way to get in a good mood than watching the President’s daughter escape from her secret service men in Prague only to fall in love with a British boy? Answer: nothing. That’s why fans of the film believe it warrants a higher score on Rotten Tomatoes than its low 18%.

Grown Ups: 10%

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Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

While the Happy Maddison Gang-led movie Grown Ups is a bit cheesy at times, it’s all in good family fun. Seriously, how can someone hate a movie starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Kevin Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade? They’re hysterical.

And that’s exactly why one social media user thinks the movie deserves a higher Rotten Tomatoes score than 10%. The user said, “Sure, it can be cheesy at times, but it really is a sweet, light-hearted, fun comedy!”

Bring It On: All Or Nothing: 20%

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Universal Studios
Universal Studios

Does Bring It On: All or Nothing have one of the more cringe-worthy dance-off tryout scenes in cinema? Yes. Is it going to win any Academy Awards for Best Picture or Best Actress? Highly doubtful. Does that mean it deserves a rating of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes? Absolutely not!

This film is a classic! Coming in at number two in the Bring it On franchise, this gem is gold for any cheerleader who wishes high school cheerleading had underground competitions hosted by Rihanna.

Super Mario Bros.: 24%

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Buena Vista Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures

What better way to bring some beloved characters to life than sticking them in a world with “intelligent descendants of dinosaurs,” aka King Koopa and his Goomba guards. The 1993 film Super Mario Bros. might have been a meg-flop, but for fans, it was an iconic and classic part of their childhood.

As such, the meager 24% on Rotten Tomatoes seems a bit low. We’re talking about people’s childhoods here!

Little Nicky: 22%

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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

During a time when Adam Sandler was releasing comedy after comedy, one film fell below the rest, at least in the minds of the critics. Little Nicky tells the story of one of Satan’s sons, Nicky, who finds himself having to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth.

It’s a ridiculous concept, and yet it leaves people belly laughing. Once user even said, “It cracks me up every time I watch it — I’m talking tears of laughter!” The film deserves more than its 22% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Get Smart: 51%

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The 2008 film Get Smart gets a lot of flack for being “just another comedic action movie,” but it is so much more than that. It showcases the absolute gem that is Steve Carell as an analyst who wants to do nothing more with his career than become a field agent.

It’s fun, clever, and the people demand a better Rotten Tomato score than 51%. One social media user even said, “[It’s] probably one of the most-quoted movies in my family, but the Rotten Tomatoes score doesn’t reflect that.”

The Room: 24%

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    Chloe Productions
    Chloe Productions

The Room might be considered one of the worst movies ever made, but it is iconic. Seriously, though, if a movie has people throwing plastic spoons at the screen, then it deserves all the praise in the world!

As it so happens, this particular film only managed to skate by with a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes, a score that has us screaming, “You’re tearing us apart [Rotten Tomatoes]!” Yea, it deserves a slightly higher score.

Premonition: 8%

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TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures

Family, foresight, and Sandra Bullock. What more does one need in a film? Answer: nothing. That’s why fans were confused with the extremely low Rotten Tomatoes score for the movie Premonition.

Well, maybe that’s not exactly why, but considering the story follows a lady who dreams of her husband’s death only to realize she saw the future is enough to pique some people’s interest. One person even said, “the rating doesn’t match the quality of the film! How is that possible?!” The rating in question is 8%.

Breakthrough: 63%

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20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

While the drama Breakthrough doesn’t have nearly as low of a Rotten Tomatoes score as a majority of the films on this list, people still think it deserved a higher score. Based on the true story of John Smith, a young boy who falls through a frozen lake and stays submerged for 15 minutes, the tale is raw, harrowing, and shows the importance of family.

Also, the fact that actress Chrissy Metz stars as John’s mom is reason enough for the RT score to be higher than 63%.

Undrafted: 25%

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Vertical Entertainment
Vertical Entertainment

Undrafted is a funny based-on-a-true-story film about a recent college graduate who doesn’t get drafted into the MLB, resulting in a friendly pickup game with friends being super important to him. It’s a fun family film that didn’t get a great score on Rotten Tomatoes; a 25%

Fans of the film weren’t thrilled. One social media user said, “Although I am disappointed in the rating, I can promise you that it’s a film you’ll cry of laughter to with your best friends.”

Clifford: 13%

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Orion Pictures
Orion Pictures

Contrary to popular belief, the 1994 film Clifford doesn’t have a big red dog in its cast. The family film is actually about a troublesome boy named Clifford who wreaks havoc pretty much wherever he goes. And while it was a commercial failure upon its release, the film has since gained a cult following.

And if there is one thing about cult followings, they believe their favorite titles deserve the best. In Clifford‘s case, a Rotten Tomatoes score higher than 13%.

Drop Dead Gorgeous: 46%

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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

To put it mildly, Drop Dead Gorgeous was here before Toddlers in Tiaras became a thing. As such, the girls competing in the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant deserve a higher Rotten Tomatoes score that 46%.

One social media user said, “It’s a mockumentary of a beauty pageant in the middle of dairy country. It’s HILARIOUS and witty. It totally deserves a higher rating.” Seriously, at least give it a 50%!

Beaches: 40%

Beaches
Buena Vista Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures

To put it mildly, Beaches made sappy films what they are today. Full of friendship, singing, and heartbreak, the duo of Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler is enough to bring anyone to tears.

The tearjerker movie about two competitive friends from opposite coasts who will drop everything to be there for one another was done wrong by Rotten Tomatoes, though. This flick is one that deserves a higher score than 40%.

W./E.: 12%

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StudioCanal UK
StudioCanal UK

Written and directed by the Queen of Pop, Madonna, W./E. is a tale about two women separated over time, Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson. The former becomes obsessed with the latter’s love life from the 1930s, with the film shuffling back and forth between the past and present.

Either way, it’s beautifully shot with an interesting premise that leaves people wondering why it received such a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 12%. With the beautiful costumes and superb acting, W./E. deserved a lot better.

Aliens in the Attic: 33%

Aliens in the Attic
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

It might be a silly concept, kids who find a convoy of aliens in their vacation home’s attic who just so happen to have a sinister plan to take over the world, but it’s a classic. Aliens in the Attic is that early-2000s feel-good film that has kids saving the day while the adults are left absolutely clueless.

Because come on, alien implants clearly only work on brainwashing adults. Kids are too clever. As such, the family film deserves higher than its measly 33% on Rotten Tomatoes.

National Treasure: 46%

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Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

Nic Cage, The Declaration of Independence, and a treasure hunt. What more do you need in one film? According to critics, a lot, but for fans of the film, it is a, wait for it, National Treasure and should be rated as such.

While a conspiracy-fueled hunt for a long-lost treasure led by a character named Benjamin Franklin Gates is a ridiculous concept, it’s just fun enough to make people think the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score of 46% is too low.

Beerfest: 40%

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

If there were ever a film made for the happy hour crowd, it’d be Beerfest. Following the story of a group of Americans traveling to Germany for their super-secret Oktoberfest, the film is silly, fun, and takes the idea of team sporting events to a whole new level.

And while critics didn’t necessarily enjoy the movie’s wide variety of antics, this film is an absolute classic to its fanbase. One of which believes Beerfest deserves more than a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.

White Chicks: 15%

White Chicks
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

The Rotten Tomatoes score of the 2004 movie White Chicks is the perfect example of people taking a comedic parody film way too seriously. We mean, really, folks, it’s a film about two undercover cops who infiltrate “the weekend” at the Hamptons as two spoiled socialites.

It’s hysterical and pokes fun at stereotypes; what more could one possibly need? Apparently, a lot, because it has 15% on Rotten Tomatoes. Some people just don’t understand good humor anymore.

Jaws: The Revenge Killed The Franchise

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Jaws: The Revenge, otherwise known as Jaws 4, is the third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, and the final installment in the Jaws franchise. Released in 1987, the film follows a now-widowed Ellen Brody, who is convinced that a great white shark is seeking revenge against her family, even following them to the Bahamas.

Unsurprisingly, the film was not received well by critics and was finished at lightning speed in just nine months. The film received a score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, with Roger Ebert commenting that “it is not simply a bad movie, but also a stupid and incompetent one.”

Mac And Me Is Considered A Ripoff

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Orion Pictures
Orion Pictures

Gracing theaters in 1988, Mac and Me is the story of an alien named Mac (Mysterious Alien Creature), who escapes from a NASA facility and befriends a boy in a wheelchair named Eric Cruise. Together, the two try and find Mac’s long-lost family. Although critics found Jade Calegory’s performance to be respectable, the film bombed at the box office.

The movie was criticized for taking numerous elements from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and for its blatant use of product placement for Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Nominated for four Golden Raspberry Awards, it’s widely considered one of the worst films ever released.

Bolero Tried To Be Progressive And Failed

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Canon Film Distributors
Canon Film Distributors

Released in 1984, Bolero features a newly-popular Bo Derek and was written and directed by her then-husband John Derek. After 23-year-old Ayre “Mac” MacGillvary graduates from a high-end British college, she sets off to find the right man for her first intimate encounter, wherever in the world he may be. The film was released without a rating for its explicit sexual content.

It was nominated for nine Golden Raspberry Awards including Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. It found itself at the Razzies once again in 1990 when it was nominated for the Worst Picture of the Decade. The film made a mere $8.9 million against its $7 million budget.

Return To The Blue Lagoon Is As Uncomfortable As It Sounds

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Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

Starring Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause, Return to the Blue Lagoon is a sequel to the 1980 film, The Blue Lagoon. Based on the novel The Garden of Wrath, the film follows two children stranded on an island in the South Pacific.

As they mature, they become emotionally and physically attracted to one another and eventually fall in love. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 0% and commented: “Despite its lush tropical scenery and attractive leads, Return to the Blue Lagoon is as ridiculous as its predecessor, and lacks the prurience and unintentional laughs that might make it a guilty pleasure.”

Madhouse Tried Way Too Hard

Orion Pictures
Orion Pictures

Madhouse is a 1990 film starring Kristie Alley and John Larroquette. The film follows a stockbroker and his television reporter wife as they live the California dream. However, their lives are turned upside down when they are faced with a number of unwanted house guests.

The couple then teams up to rid themselves of their guests and achieve normality once again. The film received a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes as was described by LA Times critics Michael Wilminton as a film that “grabs you by the lapels and tries to shake the laughs out of you.”

Dream A Little Dream Turned Into A Nightmare

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Vestron Pictures
Vestron Pictures

Released in 1989 and starring Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, Dream a Little Dream follows an elderly couple who end up in the bodies of two high school students. People assumed the film would be a success since it starred the ‘two Coreys,’ but they were sadly mistaken.

The film only made a mere $2,500,000 during its opening weekend with the following weekend gross dropping by 51%. Based on the nine reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 0%.

The Slugger’s Wife Was A Strikeout

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Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

The Slugger’s Wife stars Michael O’Keefe and Risky Business actress Rebecca De Mornay. The 1985 film tells the story of a baseball player who falls in love with a singer. Yet, they aren’t meant to be, as their lives are heading in different directions.

Written by the renowned screenwriter Neil Simon, it was assumed that the film was going to be a hit, but audiences weren’t impressed. On top of a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, TV Guide regarded the movie as “one of the most disappointing, least credible films about baseball in recent memory.”

Staying Alive Disgraced Saturday Night Fever

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Staying Alive stars John Travolta, with Sylvester Stallone behind the camera as well as co-writing and co-producing with Saturday Night Fever producer and writer Robert Stigwood, and Norman Wexler.

A sequel to Saturday Night Fever, it was one of the two films Stallone directed and did not star in, although he has a cameo appearance. Somehow, the film was a commercial success, grossing almost $65 million at the US box office. However, it was trashed by critics who deemed it one of the worst sequels ever made.

Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol Was The Beginning Of The End of The Franchise

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The fourth film in the Police Academy franchise, the 1987 film follows the Police Academy graduates as they’re put in charge to train a new class of recruits. One of the worst-rated Police Academy films, it was also the last appearance made by Steve Guttenberg as Carey Mahoney.

With a score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s clear it didn’t live up to the success of the franchise’s previous films. Aside from receiving a 0%, Rotten Tomatoes went even further, calling the film “utterly, completely, thoroughly and astonishingly unfunny.”

Precious Cargo Wasn’t Willis’ Brightest Hour

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Lionsgate
Lionsgate

Although Bruce Willis may be one of the biggest actors of his time, that doesn’t mean every one of his movies is guaranteed to be a success. This was the case for the 2016 film Precious Cargo. The movie follows Bruce Willis as Eddie Filosa, who convinces a crime boss to steal diamonds from another game in exchange for a woman.

Receiving a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes for its unoriginality, critic Peter Sobczynski commented, “You will be hard-pressed to remember anything about it even only a few minutes after watching it, which should come as a relief to everyone involved with its production.”

Not Much Was Expected Of Highlander II: The Quickening

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Interstar
Interstar

Even though the original Highlander film wasn’t anything to write home about, not doing well critically or commercially, they decided to make a sequel anyway. However, people claimed that the sequel managed to get rid of everything that made the original bearable in the first place.

Released in 1991 and starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, the film was described by Rotten Tomatoes as “hilariously incomprehensible […] Almost hilarious in its badness.” Surprisingly, however, the film grossed more at the box office than the original.

Pinocchio Is Downright Scary

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Medusa Distribuzione
Medusa Distribuzione

In 1997, Roberto Benigni made a name for himself starring in the film Life is Beautiful which went on to win Best Actor, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Score at the Oscars. The film put Benigni on the map, leaving many excited about his future career as an actor.

However, things took a turn for the worst when Benigni starred in the live-action Pinocchio in 2002. The English-dubbed version was panned by critics with the film being called “an oddity that will be avoided by millions of people” by The New York Times.

The Bad News Bears Go To Japan Was Embarrassing For The Cast

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Sequels don’t always have to be far worse than the original film, but that’s exactly what happened with The Bad News Bears Go to Japan. The third film in the Bad News Bears trilogy, the movie takes the team to test their skills across the Pacific Ocean.

Described by Rotten Tomatoes as “horrendous” and receiving a 0%, even members of the cast knew that the film was terrible. Jackie Earle Haley, who plays Kelly Leak in all three films even called it “the worst movie ever made.”

Dark Tide Led To Dark Times

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Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Wrekin Hill Entertainment

In 2012, Halle Berry mistakenly starred in Dark Tide, which follows a marine biologist struggling to stay in business after a few of her crew are eaten by sharks. Scarred from her experience, she refuses to go back in the water until she takes an offer from a millionaire for one last dive.

Earning a 0%, critics weren’t shy to share their opinion either. One commented that “no amount of breathtaking cinematography can save Dark Tide from its poor plot and dire dialogue.” Looks like it’s risky business to make a shark movie these days.

Gotti Missed The Mark For A Mobster Film

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Vertical Entertainment
Vertical Entertainment

Released in 2018 and starring John Travolta, Gotti is a biographical film about the New York City mobster John Gotti. Overall, the film was a commercial and critical blunder, grossing just $6 million against its production budget of $10 million.

The film was criticized for its choppy editing, resulting in the movie being described as sloppy and boring. Some critics have even suggested that Travolta should have never taken the doomed role in the first place. The film was nominated for six Razzies, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor.

The Ridiculous 6 Turned Out To Be Controversial

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Netflix
Netflix

It’s no secret that Adam Sandler’s films have taken a turn for the worse in recent years, and one of the best examples of this is The Ridiculous 6. The film follows six strangers coming together in the Wild West after discovering they have the same father and wanting to find him.

Rotten Tomatoes called the movie “a lazy and offensive attempt at a film,” stirring controversy over their depiction of the Apache culture. Released on Netflix in 2015, the film was surprisingly viewed more in 30 days than any other Netflix release, but that didn’t save it from the critics.

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star Is As Uncomfortable As It Gets

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Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

Produced by Happy Madison Productions, Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star follows a small-town bag boy named Bucky Larson who discovers his parents were famous adult film stars in the 70s. He decides to move to California to follow in his parent’s footsteps to be the next big star.

All 35 critics that reported on the film gave it terrible reviews with one noting that it is a “severely misguided and inept comedy incapable of even telling its single joke properly.” Critic Matt Singer went so far as to say that the movie was “soul-crushing.”

Fred: The Movie Is Painful On The Eyes And Ears

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Lionsgate
Lionsgate

Lucas Cruikshank started out as a YouTube phenomenon. He was so popular, in fact, that Nickelodeon made an entire movie surrounding his character Internet personality, Fred. The film tells the story of Fred who is infatuated with his neighbor Judy, and when she moves away, he embarks on a journey to go find her and sing a duet together.

The film earned a deserving 0% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics and audiences finding the film extraordinarily annoying. One critic even paired it with the highly controversial A Serbian Film as his least favorite viewing experience of the year.

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Is Sickening

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Atlantic
Atlantic

Released in 1987, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is a live-action film adaptation of the trading cards series. The film features seven of the Garbage Pail Kids who befriend a regular boy and try to assimilate into human society. The film was a box office bomb, earning just $1.6 million compared to it’s $1 million budget.

With a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, there was also an almost unanimous agreement among critics that it was easily one of the worst movies ever made. Caryn James from The New York Times claimed the film was “too repulsive for children or adults of any age.”

The Master Of Disguise Was Too Juvenile

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Columbia Pictures/MovieStillsDB
Columbia Pictures/MovieStillsDB

After his time on Saturday Night Live, comedian Dana Carvey broke out in some leading film roles. Although he was well-liked during his early days, The Master of Disguise was the beginning of his downfall. The film is about a goofy waiter who must defeat a criminal mastermind with his inherited powers of disguise.

The Master of Disguise received a one percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes with most critics giving it bad reviews for a juvenile tone and witless jokes. The only thing audiences thought had some merit were the special effects makeup and costumes.

Daddy Day Camp Shouldn’t Even Be Compared To The Original

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TriStar Pictures/MovieStillsDB
TriStar Pictures/MovieStillsDB

Directed by former child star Fred Savage, Daddy Day Camp is a sequel to the successful Eddie Murphy family comedy Daddy Day Care. In the sequel all the actors have been replaced, with the story being set at a summer camp. Replacing Eddie Murphy with Cuba Gooding Jr. was just the first hit this film took.

Daddy Day Camp scored a measly one percent on Rotten Tomatoes for dozens of reasons. One of the biggest failings of the movie was that it relied too heavily on unsightly bodily functions and cheap gags that were used for comedic effect.

Jack And Jill Had Big Stars, But Horrible Reviews

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Columbia Pictures/MovieStillsDB
Columbia Pictures/MovieStillsDB

Adam Sandler has made numerous movies over the last few decades. Some have been massive box office hits, while others majorly flopped. One that audiences probably want to forget is 2011’s Jack and Jill. Even with an all-star cast of Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, and Sandler, this film completely missed the mark.

It received a three percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes with completely negative reviews from critics. Brian Gill from Mad About Movies Podcast stated, “I’m not saying we should take Pacino’s Oscar away from him because of this movie. I’m just saying that’s a conversation I’m willing to have.”

Return Of The Living Dead II Was Too Tongue-In-Cheek

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Lorimar Motion Pictures/MovieStillsDB
Lorimar Motion Pictures/MovieStillsDB

The Return of the Living Dead had a total of four sequels with the second part receiving a zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This zombie comedy film was actually a minor box office success, but critics thought the story was too tongue-in-cheek and seemed like a repeat of the previous film.

The Return of the Living Dead II starred Michael Kenworthy, Marsha Dietlein, Dana Ashbrook, and more in a plot about a zombie outbreak in Louisville, Kentucky. The curious teenagers discovered barrels that were used to revive zombies and must deal with the consequences.

Problem Child Did Great At The Box Office

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Universal Studios/MovieStillsDB
Universal Studios/MovieStillsDB

A couple’s life is turned upside down after adopting a mischievous young boy who pushes them to the limit in the 1990 black comedy Problem Child. Despite almost all negative reviews by critics, the movie gained $54 million domestic and $72 million worldwide at the box office.

The box office success led to two more sequels in 1991 and 1995, but the original remains with a zero percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences may recognize John Ritter as the father, Amy Yasbeck as the mother, and Gilbert Gottfried as the boy’s nemesis at the orphanage.

Folks! Made Fun Of Serious Topics

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Penta Pictures
Penta Pictures

Tom Selleck earned a Razzie Award for Worst Actor for his role in the 1992 comedy Folks!. The film is about a successful stockbroker (Selleck) who has it all with a great wife and kids. Later, he must take care of his elderly parents (Don Ameche and Anne Jackson) who cause all sorts of chaos in the household.

The poor performances in Folks! are what gave it a zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many critics thought the movie tried to make despicable jokes over serious subjects such as car accidents and dementia.

Look Who’s Talking Now: A Failed Talking Dog Movie

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TriStar Pictures/MovieStillsDB
TriStar Pictures/MovieStillsDB

Look Who’s Talking Now is the third and final movie in the franchise and had Kirstie Alley and John Travolta reprise their roles. This time, it’s Danny DeVito and Diane Keaton doing the voiceovers of the family’s talking dogs. The film was also a box office bomb because it only made $10 million with a $22 million budget.

It received a zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. During the time of its release, famous movie critic Roger Ebert exclaimed, “It looks like it was chucked up by an automatic screenwriting machine.” The Washington Post wrote, “Take the ‘dle’ out of ‘poodle’ and you’ve pretty much got the leitmotif of Look Who’s Talking Now.”

A Low Down Dirty Shame Was A Comedian’s Attempt At An Action Film

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Caravan Pictures
Caravan Pictures

In 1994’s A Low Down Dirty Shame, Keenen Ivory Wayans of the Wayans brothers played a private detective who is on the lookout for the millions of dollars stolen by a notorious criminal. The movie also starred Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Andrew Divoff.

The film was also written and directed by Wayans, but this didn’t seem to help. A Low Down Dirty Shame currently has a zero percent score on Rotten Tomatoes with critics who thought Wayans should stick to comedy and leave action films behind.

Wagons East Was Influenced By Mel Brooks’ Work

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TriStar Pictures/MovieStillsDB
TriStar Pictures/MovieStillsDB

Wagons East was the last film John Candy worked on before he passed away from a heart attack. He starred alongside Richard Lewis in this Western adventure comedy released on August 26, 1994. The movie did poorly at the box office and received a zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It was apparent that Wagons East was influenced by Mel Brooks’ Western comedies, but it didn’t come close to the success of those. Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader said, “A stridently unfunny western comedy that is equally lame in its writing and direction.”

Shadow Conspiracy Was Corny And Bland

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Cinergi Pictures Entertainment
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment

Charlie Sheen, Linda Hamilton, Donald Sutherland, and more made up the cast of the 1997 drama and action film Shadow Conspiracy. Sheen played an advisor who is hunted down by an unknown assailant and must get help from Chief-of-Staff (Sutherland) and a journalist (Hamilton) to battle it out with the government.

This movie was one of the most disliked on Rotten Tomatoes, which caused it to receive a zero percent rating. The majority of critics thought the plot was bland, the acting wasn’t anything special, and isn’t even close to seeming like it could happen in real life.

Troll 2 Was Just Too Much For Audiences

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart, Exorcist II: The Heretic is a sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 and based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty and the second installment in the franchise.

The film is set four years after the original film, as Regan MacNeil still recovers from her possession experience. After being panned by both audiences and critics, it has been referred to by many as one of the worst films ever made and was the last film to feature Paul Henreid.

Caligula Was Essentially An Adult Film

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Penthouse Films International
Penthouse Films International

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Caligula is a 1979 erotic historical drama that follows the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It is the only film ever to be produced by the men’s magazine Penthouse, with Bob Guccione, the magazine’s founder, who set out to make an adult film with a feature narrative.

Extras were cast for unsimulated scenes, which was disturbing to many viewers at the time. The film ran into serious issues considering its sexual content, with its uncut version still banned in numerous countries.

The Apple Is One Of The Worst Musicals Of All Time

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The Cannon Group
The Cannon Group

The Apple is a 1980 science fiction musical comedy that deals with the themes of conformity vs. rebellion by referencing the Bible, specifically the story of Adam and Eve.

Written and directed by Menahem Golan, the movie stars Catherine Mary Stewart, who lives in a futuristic 1994 and signs to an evil record label called Boogalow International Music. The film was torn apart by audiences and critics and is referred to as one of the worst movies/musicals ever released.

Ishtar Was A Stunning Failure

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Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

Ishtar is an American action-adventure-comedy film starring Dustin Hoffman that follows a duo of bad comedy writers that travel to Morrocco for a show, only to find themselves caught up in a Cold War standoff.

Apparently, the production of the film was a nightmare in which nobody got along, and a change in studio management during post-production resulted in a whole new set of problems. The movie bombed at the box office, although in recent years, the film has become more accepted.