If you’re ever in the mood to watch a really awful movie just pick any film from this list and you should be all set.
20 – Going Overboard (1989) – 1.9 IMDb
A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.
Thankfully Adam Sandler has gone on to bigger and better things.
19 – Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) – 1.9 IMBd ratings
Sequels are never as good as the original, so I guess you can blame some of that on Baby Geniuses 2. The rest you can blame on the truly, truly awful premise.
18 – Pledge This! (2006) – 1.9 IMDb rating
At South Beach University, a beautiful sorority president takes in a group of unconventional freshman girls seeking acceptance into her house. While this doesn’t exactly sound terrible, the top two IMDb comments are “Worse than you can possibly imagine” and “I am simply amazed…”
That last one could be positive, I suppose…
17 – Daniel der Zauberer (2004) – 1.9 IMDb ratings
A show based around someone who came in third on Germany’s version of American Idol? Look no further than the reviews.
“The performances of the actors were some of the worst in the history of German cinema.” Even the protagonist himself admitted “You have to say this is the worst movie of all time really.”
16 – The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) – 1.9 IMDb rating
It’s essentially ‘The Taming of The Shrew’, but with Paris Hilton.
15 – Disaster Movie (2008) – 1.9 IMDb rating
It’s a shame that the genuinely great Scary Movie has resulted in the spoofing of every single film genre under the sun. Some good, most bad.
14 – Yes Sir (2007) – 1.8 IMDb rating
The IMDB description of this film- having clearly been ran through Google translate – is truely spectacular!
‘There are soldiers who want to be a commander. But these soldiers always hanging around. Commanders want to bring to hell them. But these soldiers always makes jokes and they palters. Meanwhile, one of soldiers deal with him lover’.
Makes you think.
13 – Keloglan vs. the Black Prince (2006) – 1.8 IMDb rating
Variously described as a ‘fairytale spoof’, ‘comedy fantasy’ and, amusingly, ‘a crap Shrek’, Keloglan vs. the Black Prince is about…a guy called Keloglan fighting a Black Prince. Simple as that really.
12 – Himmatwala (2013) – 1.8 IMDb rating
Awesome poster aside, just read the plot – “A temple priest commits suicide after being dishonored by an evil landlord, his son returns to his native village on a mission of vengeance.”
Sounds like a pretty solid action film to me.
Critics’ disagreed, calling it ‘nonsensical’ and ‘annoying’. Bummer.
11 – Humshakals (2014) – IMDb 1.8 ratings
A Bollywood comedy centered around three people who each have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name. One actress involved called it ‘the worst experience of her life’. Another banned her family from seeing it.
10 – Turks in Space (2006) – 1.8 IMDb rating
A family of Turks attempt to adjust to life in a new solar system. Whadya mean it didn’t win an Oscar?!
9 – Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) – 1.8 IMDB rating
A porn actor uses his fellow adult movie stars to help create a fake traditional family, in order to impress his girlfriend’s conservative father.
8 – Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) – 1.8 IMDb rating
This film is described as a ‘horror-romance thriller’. Zombie Birds pretty much consists… well, exactly that – zombie birds attacking people. Somehow, this film took 4 years to make and has already spawned two sequels
7 – The Legend of the Titanic (1999) – 1.7 IMDb rating
This animated movie tells the “true story” of what actually happened on the Titanic. As it turns out an the iceberg was the least of their problems. There were apparently evil sharks and giant octopuses.
6 – Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013) – 1.7 IMDB rating
The second installment on this list for the ‘Birdemic’ franchise. The premise is golden – Global warming has caused birds to start attacking humans (because science) and it’s up to an independent filmmaker to save the day.
Did I mention there are cavemen and regular zombies as well?
5 – Foodfight! (2012) – 1.7 IMDb rating
A film about a supermarket that comes to life with a voice cast featuring Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff, and Eva Longoria? Sounds promising. When you hear it stars a dog detective who eats chocolate, raisins, and ice cream (all toxic to dogs), you can tell the filmmakers had a strange concept of reality and you start to lose faith.
4 – Code Name: K.O.Z. (2015) – 1.7 IMDb rating
Essentially a propaganda film for current Erdogan government, one particularly harsh reviewer condemned the ‘robotic acting’, ‘confused and primitive’ editing, and called the screenplay ‘unfathomable’. The words ‘Goebbels’ and ‘worst movie in Turkish history’ feature heavily in the IMDb comment section. Ouch.
FUN FACT: Many cinemas in Turkey screened the film for free as the authorities’ heavily inferred it was mandatory viewing for the entire population.
3 – Attack of the Jurassic Shark (2012) – 1.5 IMDb rating
A prehistoric shark unleashed from its’ icy prison by an unknowing oil company terrorizes bikini clad girls. So far, so good. The fact that the shark looks like it’s been animated by a five year old? Not so good.
2– Saving Christmas (2014) – 1.5 IMDb rating
A film about putting Christ back in Christmas. Which is fair enough.
This film may of had more success if its star Kirk Cameron hadn’t issued a plea on his Facebook page asking his followers to ‘storm the gates of Rotten Tomatoes’ and thus push up its rating after bad early reviews.
Predictably, the Internet responded by doing the exact opposite.
1 – Kartoffelsalat (2015) – 1.2 IMDb rating
‘When a deadly zombie virus infects a school in Germany it remains on the student Leo to save the world’
I can’t find too much information about this film other than the title means ‘potato salad’ and that the main writer came up with the idea for the film in a dream.