Worst Films of the Decade...So Far

  • 2000
  • Battlefield Earth (candidate for one of the worst films EVER)
  • The Skulls
  • Get Carter
  • The Ladies Man
  • Hanging Up
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Dude, Where's My Car?
  • 2001
  • Hannibal
  • Glitter
  • Rat Race
  • Pearl Harbor
  • The Wedding Planner
  • Town & Country
  • What's the Worst That Could Happen?
  • I Am Sam
  • 2002
  • Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones (hate to add this one, but...ugh, what a crapper!)
  • Men in Black II
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
  • Showtime
  • Signs
  • Unfaithful
  • 2003
  • (to be determined...)
Author Comments: 

I've only seen these films. If you're wondering why something like "Swept Away" or "Reindeer Games", it's because I haven't seen them yet.

Such a shame they can't make a decent movie out of the Dortmunder books. What's the Worst That Could Happen? is reportedly the most egregious example (I haven't seen it). The 1972 version of The Hot Rock with Robert Redford is adequate, but not particularly noteworthy. I haven't seen Bank Shot with George C. Scott yet, but it's supposed to be slightly inferior to The Hot Rock, so I'm not sure when I'll get to it. Anyway, have you read any of the books? They're very good, and I know there are some other Dortmunder fans floating around here.

Skip What's the Worst... if you can. I've seen The Hot Rock; not bad, but worth watching only because of how much Redford dislikes this film, which led him to block the release of the film onto DVD. I have read that he's lightened up on his dislike for the film and it may see the light on DVD soon.

I was chafing under the Redford stonewalling for a long time, being very curious about the movie, but The Hot Rock is actually out on DVD now. I think it came out in the past couple months. It wasn't worth me burning any anticipation over, but I also can't imagine why Redford found it so objectionable (although to be fair I have no firm sources that he was really the cause for the film being hard to find).

Nice List of stinkers. How about "51st State" with Samuel L Jackson, "Fools rush in" with Matt Perry and "Black Knight" with Martin Lawrence? I found all these films truely awful! I am suprised to see "Signs" in your list. I thought it was really good.

Hadn't seen "Black Knight," since I'm allergic to anything Martin Lawrence does. "Fools Rush In" came out in 1997, if I'm not mistaken.

I truly hated "Signs". I found it to be excrutiatingly boring and poorly acted by everyone involved. Without giving too much away to anyone who hasn't seen it, I would think that people facing annihilation would act a little more put off by it, don't you think?

Signs spawned a few good discussions on Listology. Here's the main one, and it kinda continues briefly on my list here.