Worst Films of the 20th Century

The Worst Films of the 20th Century were selected by visitors to the Bad Cinema website as a parody of the AFI 100 list.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Ace is on the case in Africa to search for a missing bat. Directed by Steve Oedekerk.  Starring Jim Carrey. PG-13
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

In the search for a lost civilization, they stumble onto a discovery that will literally take your breath away. Directed by Luis Llosa.  Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, & Jon Voight. PG-13
The Apple

When NASA's executive director, Dan Truman realizes the Earth has 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option - land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers on the asteroid and drop a nuclear warhead into its core. Spectacular special effects, laugh-out-loud humor, great characters, riveting storytelling and heartfelt emotion make Armageddon an exhilarating thrill ride you'll want to experience like there's no tomorrow. Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, & Ben Affleck. PG-13
Arthur 2: On The Rocks
Playboy Arthur has been bilked out of his fortune, and now must do the impossible--get a job! Directed by Bud Yorkin.  Starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, & John Gielgud. PG
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

The Avengers
The Avengers , the hip secret agent series from '60s TV, is reinvented for the movies with a stylish blend of sly wit, fabulous retro fashions and effects-packed action. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik.  Starring Ralph Fiennes,Uma Thurman, & Sean Connery. PG-13
Baby Geniuses
Baby geniuses form a super commando rescue squad to squash the evil Dr. Kinder's plot to dominate the world. Directed by Bob Clark.  Starring Kathleen Turner & Christopher Lloyd. PG
The Bad News Bears Go To Japan
In this third film version of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promotor/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps the boys come into. Directed by John Berry.  Starring Tony Curtis. PG
Barb Wire

Batman & Robin
Batman, Robin, and Batgirl protect Gotham City against Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy. Directed by Joel Schumacher.  Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, & Uma Thurman. PG-13
Battlefield Earth
It is the year 3000 and man is an endangered species on Earth . This is a sage of alien conquest and human rebellion. Directed by Roger Christian.  Starring John Travolta. Based on the book Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard. PG-13
Best Defense

Best of the Best

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Blair Witch Project
Follow a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods...but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the three become inexplicably but undeniably lost, morale deteriorates, hunger sets in, and accusations fly. By night, unseen evil stirs beyond their campfire's light. By day, chilling ritualistic figures are discovered nearby. As the end of their journey approaches, they realize that what they're filming now is not a legend...but their own descent into unimaginable horror. Directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez.  R
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
College students at a Boston college become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened. Directed by Joe Berlinger. R
Boxing Helena

Caddyshack II
The members of the Bushwood Country Club still insist that only a privileged few are permitted to walk miles in the sun while wearing silly pants and whacking a little ball from hole to hole. Blue-collar millionaire Jack Hartounian is concerned more with the way people treat each other than whether they use the right words in polite society or raise the proper finger to drink a glass of beer. Directed by Allan Arkush.  Starring Jackie Mason & Robert Stack. PG

Can I Do It 'Til I Need Glasses?

Can't Stop The Music

Car 54, Where Are You?

The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation
The delightful Care Bear Family saves the Kingdom of Caring from evil in this exciting adventure. Directed by Dale Schott. G
Cheech and Chong Films of the 1980's


Lt. Marion Cobretti is a big-city cop who gets the blood-spattered jobs nobody else wants or dares to take on. He's Cobra , a one-man assault force. Directed by George P. Cosmatos.  Starring Sylvester Stallone & Brigitte Nielsen. Based on the book Fair Game by Paula Gosling. R
Concorde: Airport '79

Cool as Ice

Crow: City of Angels

Drop Dead Fred
A young woman who has just split from her husband is advised by her mother to try to regain her balance by returning home. However, what- or who- she discovers is her childhood imaginary friend, Fred . After being locked in a box for 21 years, Fred is bursting with energy, and is just the ticket to re-energize the depressed young woman. Directed by Ate de Jong.  Starring Phoebe Cates & Rik Mayall. PG-13
Dungeons & Dragons
Princess Savina inherits the throne of the kingdom of Izmer and the royal scepter, which has the power to command dragons . She decides all people should be equal, but this doesn't sit well with Profion who leads a revolt against her. Directed by Courtney Solomon.  Starring Jeremy Irons & Bruce Payne. PG-13
The Exorcist Sequels

Far Out Man

The Forbidden Dance

The "Friday The 13th" series

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Glen or Glenda?

The Gods Must Be Crazy
An empty Coke bottle drops from the sky near an African San hunter and is brought into his camp, but after causing much trouble to the group, he tries to return the bottle to the gods who must have dropped it. Directed by Jamie Uys. PG
The Gods Must Be Crazy 2
Xixo, an African Bushman, lives deep in the desert and follows the ways of his ancestors. His children become accidental stowaways on a poachers' truck and Xixo sets out to find them. Along the way he runs into various "civilized" people whom he has to rescue and protect from the wilderness! Directed by Jamie Uys. PG
Nuclear testing resurrects Godzilla and it's up to a select group of people to stop him before he completely destroys New York City and perhaps the world. Directed by Roland Emmerich.  Starring Matthew Broderick. PG-13
Grease 2
Musical sequel to the original concerning the lives and loves of Rydell High seniors in 1961. Directed by Patricia Birch.  Starring Maxwell Caulfield & Michelle Pfeiffer. PG

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Harlem Nights
Eddie Murphy stars as Quick who has a scheme to keep mobsters from muscling in on the 1930s Harlem hot spot Club Sugar Ray. Directed by Eddie Murphy.  Starring Eddie Murphy & Richard Pryor. R

Heaven's Gate

The "Highlander" sequels
Highlander II: The Quickening
Two swash-buckling aliens are hunted by assassins and enter into a fiery battle to save the planet. Directed by Russell Mulcahy.  Starring Sean Connery & Christopher Lambert. R
Highlander (III): The Final Dimension
An entombed Immortal is uncovered, and comes seeking the Highlander. Directed by Andrew Morahan. Starring Christopher Lambert  & Mario Van Peebles. PG-13
Highlander (IV): Endgame
It will take the combined strength of two Immortals, Lambert, the big-screen star of Highlander (Connor), and Paul, the TV series star (Duncan), to combat the Highlander villain and his ruthless Immortals. In the end there can be only one! Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.  Starring Adrian Paul & Christpher Lambert. R
Howard The Duck
Comedy adventure about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from a parallel universe who somehow winds up in Cleveland. The incredible fantasy has howard the object of everybody's desire, in love with rock singer Lea Thompson, and doing battle with the evil Dark Overlord as he attempts to return to his own planet. Directed by William Huyck.  Starring Lea Thompson & Jeffrey Jones. PG
Hudson Hawk
A wise-cracking cat burglar manages to win the girl, save the world, and still get the last laugh. Directed by Michael Lehmann. Starring Bruce Willis. R
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

Independence Day
It begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of mankind. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Starring Bill Pullman, Mary McDonnell, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, & Will Smith. PG-13
The fate of the entire Middle East falls into the hands of two struggling American songwriters. Directed by Elaine May.  Starring Warren Beatty & Dustin Hoffman. PG-13
The Island of Dr. Moreau
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that it's inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor. Directed by John Frankenheimer & Richard Stanley.  Starring Marlon Brando & Val Kilmer. Based on the book The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. PG-13
It's Pat: The Movie

Jaws 4: The Revenge
Now widowed Ellen Brody finds herself reliving the horrors of the past when a mammoth shark kills her son. Grief stricken, she travels to the Bahamas to be with her other son and his family. There she meets and falls for a carefree airplane pilot, but just as she is putting her life together, the nightmare of the past returns when her granddaughter and son are attacked by an all-too-familiar Great White. Directed by Joseph Sargent.  Starring Lorraine Gary & Lance Guest. PG-13
Judge Dredd
In a dystopic future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes. Directed by Danny Cannon. Starring Sylvester Stallone. R

Last Action Hero
A young movie fan gets thrown into the movie world of his favorite action film character, Jack Slater. Directed by John McTiernan.  Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. PG-13
Leonard, Part 6

The "Look Who's Talking" sequels
Look Who's Talking Too
In this hilarious sequel to " Look Who's Talking ," little Mikey figures he's got it made after uniting his mother with the dad of his dreams. But instead of family bliss, Mikey gets the biggest surprise of his life - a baby sister. Directed by Amy Heckerling.  Starring John Travolta & Kirstie Alley. PG-13

Lost In Space
The year is 2058. With the Earth's resources severely depleted human survival depends upon "The Jupiter Mission." This daring plan will launch an entire family-- the Robinsons-- into the farthest reaches of hyperspace to colonize "Alpha Prime," the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space , facing alien invaders, time- warp wonders and non-stop excitement. Directed by Stephen Hopkins.  Starring Gary Oldman & William Hurt. PG-13
Manos - The Hands of Fate

Mars Attacks!
Mean, green invaders from the angry red planet. Directed by Tim Burton.  Starring Jack Nicholson & Glenn Close. PG-13
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
It's even bigger and better than the original. With a non-stop barrage of all-new spectacular fight sequences and special effects. Mortal Kombat is sure to appeal to the legions of fans everywhere! In defiance of the Elder Lords, the evil Outworlders are back to wreak hell on Earth. Led by the mighty Shao Kahn, their gruesome goal is humanity's complete and utter extinction. Directed by John R. Leonetti. PG-13
Natural Born Killers

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
The amazing freckle-faced Pippi Longstocking is back for fun, laughter and, of course, a lot of mischief. Directed by Ken Annakin. Starring Tami Erin.  Based on the Pippi Longstocking stories by Astrid Lindgren. G
11 year-old North sets the world spinning when he goes on an adventurous journey in search of the perfect parents. Circling the globe, he meets a colorful cast of would-be moms and dads, including some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander, & Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Based on the book North by Alan Zweibel. PG
Nothing But Trouble
A ghoulish comedy wherein a wrong turn sends two yuppies into Valkenvania, the Twilight Zone of speed traps. Directed by Dan Aykroyd.  Starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, & Demi Moore. PG-13
Penitentiary 2

The Pirate Movie

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Pokemon: The First Movie
The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokemon created from the DNA of Mew, the rarest of all Pokemon. Determined to prove its superiority, Mewtwo lures Ash, Pikachu and the others into a Pokemon match like none before. Directed by Michael Haigney & Kunihiko Yuyama. G
The "Police Academy" series
The mayor of a large U.S. city has thrown open the doors of the Police Academy to a new generation of recruits: anybody who wants to join. The men, women and borderline cases who dedicate their lives to protecting the public from people very much like themselves. These recruits even have the bad guys laughing. Directed by Hugh Wilson.  Starring Steve Guttenberg & Kim Cattrall. R
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
The raw recruits of Police Academy are back to deal with a bunch of oddball pinheaded pranksters, who are spray painting the town red or any other color of graffiti they please and, at the same time, emptying the pockets of anyone sharing the sidewalk. Directed by Jerry Paris.  Starring Steve Guttenberg & Bubba Smith. PG-13
Police Academy 3: Back in Training
From the beginning, they were a breed apart. They were raw, inept, blunderheaded civilians who signed up for the Police Academy . Determined to save their alma mater from getting the ax during a statewide budget slash are the original Police Academy grads. Directed by Jerry Paris.  Starring Steve Guttenberg & Bubba Smith. PG
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
In this fifth funfest, our heroes jet to Miami for a convention honoring beloved Cmdt. Lassard. But crime doesn't take a vacation, even if our police favorites do. Lassard is kidnapped. And not even the lure of limbo beach parties will stop the intrepid troopers' uproarious rescue attempts. Directed by Alan Myerson.  Starring Bubba Smith. PG
Police Academy 6: City Under Seige
The cops are out to stop Operation Chaos, a crime spree which could mean curtains for the city. Directed by Peter Bonerz.  Starring Bubba Smith. PG
Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto and others join Popeye in his musical adventures in the harbor town of Sweethaven. Directed by Robert Altman.  Starring Robin Williams & Shelley Duvall. PG
The "Porky's" trilogy

The Postman
The year is 2013 and the future isn't what it used to be. There are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow - only scattered bands of terrorized survivors in what was once called the United States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule named Bill, a knack for the works of Shakespeare and something he has yet to discover: the power to inspire hope. Directed by & starring Kevin Costner. PG
Red Dawn
Eight teenagers escape to the mountains after an invasion by Russians of the U.S. They fight back, using their school team name Wolverines as their rallying cry. Directed by John Milius. Starring Patrick Swayze & C. Thomas Howell. PG-13

Rocky V
Rocky 's back, he's broke, and a has-been as far as boxing goes. Rocky , his wife Adrian, and his son Rocky Jr. move back to their old neighborhood. There Rocky must resolve the deep-rooted resentment held by his son, a bitterness that grows when Rocky trains Tommy Gunn, a young boxer who soon rises to national prominence. When Tommy turns against his mentor and publicly taunts him, Rocky knows he must fight once more. Directed by John G. Avildsen.  Starring Sylvester Stallone & Talia Shire. PG-13

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Shanghai Surprise


Speed 2: Cruise Control
A young woman and her boyfriend set out on a luxurious Caribbean cruise liner, but their trip to paradise turns deadly when a lunatic computer genius takes over the boat and sets it on a course for destruction. Directed by Jan de Bont.  Starring Sandra Bullock & Jason Patric. PG-13
Spice World
Climb aboard the double decker Spicebus and get ready for a madcap musical movie adventure with the Spice Girls. Directed by Bob Spiers.  Starring the Spice Girls. PG
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
An alien phenomenon of unprecedented size and power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only starship in range is the U.S.S. Enterprise, still in dry dock after a major overhaul. As Captain Decker readies his ship and his crew to face this menace, the legendary Admiral James T. Kirk arrives with orders to take command of the Enterprise and intercept the intruder. But it has been three years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise on its historic five year mission. Is he up to the task of saving the Earth? Directed by Robert Wise. Starring William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy. PG
Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
As imminent conflict brews between the powerful Trade Federation and the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to Naboo to warn the Queen of the galactic fallout which is to follow. Eventually, Naboo is invaded forcing the Jedis to evacuate the planet with the Queen and her court. They travel to the desert planet of Tatooine where they meet a slave boy called Anakin Skywalker who is evidently one with the Force. They enlist his help in fighting the war, while the Jedis confront one of the Dark Jedis behind the invasion, Darth Maul, while his master Darth Sidious continues to lead the invasion as a " phantom " behind the scenes. Directed by George Lucas.  Starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, & Jake Lloyd. PG
Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot
Detective Joe Bomowski's mom is in town for a visit. She did the laundry, washed the windows and scrubbed the floors. Now, she's gonna clean up the streets. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode.  Starring Sylvester Stallone & Estelle Getty. PG-13
Erin Grant (Demi Moore) takes a job as a stripper in order to get money to appeal for custody of her daughter from her lunatic ex-husband. Her dancing attracts the attention of a deranged Congressman who will stop at nothing to possess her. Directed by Andrew Bergman.  Starring Demi Moore & Burt Reynolds.  Based on the book Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen. R
Superman IV
To make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, archvillain Lex Luthor creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. Directed by Sidney J. Furie.  Starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman. PG
Tarzan, The Ape Man

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and sequels
A group of teenagers pick up a hitchhiker and wind up in a backwoods horror chamber where they're held captive, tortured, chopped up, and impaled on meat hooks by a demented cannibalistic family, including the maniacal Leatherface who wields a chainsaw. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Starring Sally Hardesty, Allen Danziger, & Jim Siedow. R
Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and a poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic . Directed by James Cameron.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet. PG-13
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

In a future where Earth is covered with water, the human race struggles to survive on dilapidated boats and makeshift floating cities called atolls. But some still cling to legends of a mythical place called "Dryland." Seeking clues to its whereabouts, the evil Deacon attacks the atoll which houses young Enola and her adoptive mother Helen. When a mysterious drifter/adventurer known as the Mariner is caught up in their struggle, he finds himself catapulted into an explosive war of good vs. evil with the open sea as his battlefield. Only later will he discover Enola's wondrous secret - a revelation that may change the destiny of all mankind. Directed by Kevin Reynolds & Kevin Costner.  Starring Kevin Costner. PG-13
"Weekend at Bernie's" and sequel
Two employees discover an embezzlement scam. The boss invites them to spend the weekend , with the intention of killing them. When the boys arrive, they find their boss dead, their lives in danger, and the prospects for a still-terrific weekend. Directed by Ted Kotcheff.  Starring Andrew McCarthy & Jonathan Silverman. PG-13
Who's That Girl

Wicked Stepmother

"Wild Orchid" and sequel

Wild Wild West
James West and fellow agent and crackerjack inventor Artemus Gordon ar on a daring assignment: stop legless Dr. Arliss Loveless and his diabolical plot for a Disunited States of America. And all manner of geared-up 1860s gadgets - from belt-buckle derringers to surprise-packed billiard balls to a walking, eight-story, steam-and-steel tarantula - help make this a shoot-form-the-lip spectacular movie. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Starring Will Smith & Kevin Klein. PG-13
One of the nine muses takes human form to inspire a struggling musician/artist. Directed by Robert Greenwald.  Starring Olivia Newton-John & Gene Kelly. PG