100 Worst Action Movies of All Time

At their best, action flicks allow audiences an opportunity to escape their problems and experience something more exciting than the typical mundanity of their day-to-day lives for a couple of hours. However, some action flicks not only fail to accomplish that seemingly simple task but also leave moviegoers feeling as though their time has been wasted. Stacker has put together a list of the worst action movies of all time, complete with a few fascinating facts about each entry, as a reminder of the genre's many misfires.

Granted, your personal list of bombs may differ from this. You are certain to have your own experience with an action flick that, for one reason or another, caused you to throw popcorn at the screen in sheer frustration. Alternatively, you may be outright offended that your favorite film made this list. However, rest assured that no one know-it-all critic or movie nerd compiled this list. Instead, Stacker compiled data on the 1,500 lowest-rated action movies on IMDb to come up with a Stacker score—a weighted index split evenly between IMDb and Metacritic scores. To qualify, the film had to be listed as "action" on IMDb, have 2,500 user votes, and a Metascore. Ties were broken by whichever had the lower Metascore and further ties were broken by higher vote count.

So, without further ado, Stacker presents the worst action movies of all time—starting with the ones that just made moviegoers want their money back and progressing through to the ones that caused them to wonder what the filmmakers were even thinking in the first place. As you will see, in some cases, those involved in the productions of these motion pictures have expressed regret, admitted blame, or even issued public apologies for their action-packed atrocities.

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100. 'Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie' (1997)

- Directors: Shuki Levy, David Winning
- Stacker score: 39.1
- Metascore: 35
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Runtime: 99 minutes

While Power Rangers may be a beloved piece of childhood for many millennials, most can agree that its acting and special effects have never been of the highest quality. 1997's Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie definitely confirms this. In the flick, the six heroes unite once again to fight an evil alien, all the while spouting inane dialogue and performing badly choreographed fighting sequences.

99. 'Backtrace' (2018)

- Director: Brian A. Miller
- Stacker score: 39.1
- Metascore: 34
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Runtime: 92 minutes

Veteran action actor Sylvester Stalone carries this movie about an amnesic thief who is forced to relive his past life after being injected with an experiential drug. Generally, and generously, described as boring, one critic (Kevin Lee) from "Film Inquiry" went farther, calling it "the cinematic equivalent of a headache" thanks to its terrible script, clunky acting, and terrible camera work.

98. 'Taxi' (2004)

- Director: Tim Story
- Stacker score: 39.1
- Metascore: 27
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Runtime: 97 minutes

Taxi paired Queen Latifah with Jimmy Fallon as a feisty cabdriver and an inept cop, respectively, on a mission to take down Brazilian bank robbers in New York City. The movie, which was a remake of a French flick that has spawned several sequels, performed decently at the box office despite its generally negative reviews.

97. 'River Runs Red' (2018)

- Director: Wes Miller
- Stacker score: 39.1
- Metascore: 26
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Runtime: 94 minutes

Glen Kenny, a film critic for RogerEbert.com, slammed River Runs Red, saying "it takes a vitally serious subject and makes such a relentlessly dumb hash of it." This review perfectly summed up what most audiences thought of the movie about a Black judge who takes vengeance into his own hands after two corrupt cops wrongly kill his only son. Corruption in law enforcement, murder at the hands of authorities, and the racism endured by so many people of color are not things to be dealt with blithely, but "River Runs Red" makes light of all of them.

96. 'Solarbabies' (1986)

- Director: Alan Johnson
- Stacker score: 39.1
- Metascore: 24
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Runtime: 94 minutes

In a not particularly original story, a group of orphaned teens living in post-apocalyptic Earth set out to find an orb that will bring back the rain and save the Earth from certain destruction in Solarbabies. Derivative of E.T., Dune, and Mad Max, this film is "hilariously bad," according to Paul Attanasio of The Washington Post. Audiences agree that while the film holds some nostalgia, it's "packed full of '80s clichés" that just don't work.

95. 'The Covenant' (2006)

- Director: Renny Harlin
- Stacker score: 39.1
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 5.3
- Runtime: 97 minutes

The Covenant, a movie about a group of teenage warlocks who unite to fight off a more-powerful intruder bent on destroying their coven, is chock-full of teenage angst, stiff acting, and lazy dialogue. The film, which was clearly trying to capitalize on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer mania of the time, fell short in both magic and storytelling. Instead of becoming the next big craze, it earned a reputation as a "bewitching brew of clichés."

94. 'Beverly Hills Cop III' (1994)

- Director: John Landis
- Stacker score: 39.1
- Metascore: 16
- IMDb user rating: 5.6
- Runtime: 104 minutes

As a general rule, third installations in series are rarely as good as the first couple chapters. This is certainly true of Beverly Hills Cop III, which sees Eddie Murphy's character Axel Foley chasing a group of counterfeiters based out of an L.A. theme park. Despite a number of high-profile cameos, from folks like George Lucas and Joe Dante, a less-exciting story line, weak chemistry between characters, and dull action sequences prompted its star to declare it "garbage."

93. 'King Kong Lives' (1986)

- Directors: John Guillermin, Charles McCracken
- Stacker score: 38.6
- Metascore: 32
- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Runtime: 105 minutes

Few movies have had more absurd plotlines than King Kong Lives in which a blood transfusion and heart transplant lead King Kong to fall in love with another oversized ape who becomes the mother of his child. Over-the-top is perhaps the best way to describe the flick's low-quality special effects, terrible production values, and beyond cheesy dialogue. Many a viewer reported that they endured the film simply for a good laugh.

92. 'Cold Blood' (2019)

- Director: Frédéric Petitjean
- Stacker score: 38.6
- Metascore: 25
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Runtime: 91 minutes

The general consensus when it comes to Cold Blood is that it's a generic, watered-down, and boring version of a hitman movie. Jean Reno stars as a retired killer who's forced back into action after meeting an injured woman whose presence in his life throws them both into danger. The film's only saving grace is its cinematography, which turns the bleak Ukrainian landscape into something beautiful.

91. 'Redemption Day' (2021)

- Director: Hicham Hajji
- Stacker score: 38.6
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Runtime: 99 minutes

Another film that sees a deadly killer forced from retirement, Redemption Day stars former CSI actor Gary Dourdan as a U.S. Marine Captain who heads to Morocco to rescue his beloved wife who has been captured by terrorists. Reminiscent of many '70s action movies, the 2021 film is paranoid in tone, stuffed with incredibly violent action sequences, and not at all engaging.

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90. 'The Cold Light of Day' (2012)

- Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
- Stacker score: 38.6
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Runtime: 93 minutes

Despite starring big names like Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver, and Bruce Willis, The Cold Light of Day was a total box office flop. The action story follows a young Wall Street trader who learns his well-off father is not a diplomat as he's long thought but a spy, and a spy who's been captured at that. Over the course of an incredibly predictable 90 minutes, viewers watch Cavill dodge explosions and evade bad guys as he attempts to return a briefcase that will spare his father's life.

89. 'Fantasy Island' (2020)

- Director: Jeff Wadlow
- Stacker score: 38.6
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Runtime: 109 minutes

A sort-of reboot of a late-'70s TV series, Fantasy Island is a horror-action movie about a group of young adults who, upon arriving on a mysterious island, find their deepest fantasies turned into their worst nightmares. Full of tired clichés, poorly written lines, and not the least bit scary, critics agree that the best thing the movie does is remind us that not all franchises need a reboot.

88. 'Dragonball Evolution' (2009)

- Director: James Wong
- Stacker score: 38
- Metascore: 45
- IMDb user rating: 2.5
- Runtime: 85 minutes

The first official live-adaptation of Dragonball Z manga, Dragonball Evolution was, unfortunately, a huge flop, even among the franchise's most devoted fans. Many argued that the film wasn't very faithful to its source material, particularly in its levity and action sequences, instead pretending to be a deep drama with uncharacteristic romantic elements. Audiences also didn't appreciate the way the movie tried to Westernize the story, setting it in a typical American high school rather than Goku's inventive universe.

87. 'Fantastic Four' (2015)

- Directors: Josh Trank, Stephen E. Rivkin
- Stacker score: 38
- Metascore: 27
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 100 minutes

Fantastic Four was 20th Century Fox's attempt to reboot the Marvel Comics superhero franchise that had previously materialized on the big screen with a 2005 film and its 2007 sequel that were commercial hits despite being panned by critics. However, the supposedly new-and-improved version starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan was still panned by critics while also being a financial failure. It had a domestic box office gross of $56.1 million against a $120 million budget. Ironically, it is also the only film in the franchise to appear on this list.

86. 'Zoom' (2006)

- Director: Peter Hewitt
- Stacker score: 38
- Metascore: 26
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 83 minutes

In Zoom, Tim Allen played a former superhero who is tasked with transforming a group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a secret academy. The movie reportedly cost $75 million to make but only grossed $12.5 million worldwide, making it a rare misfire among Allen's streak of successful family films like The Santa Clause, Galaxy Quest, and Wild Hogs.

85. 'Skyline' (2010)

- Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause
- Stacker score: 38
- Metascore: 26
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 92 minutes

In Skyline, people in Los Angeles are drawn outside by strange lights in the sky that then suck them up into oblivion. Despite a slew of negative reviews, the movie was a financial success—especially in overseas markets—grossing $66.8 million against a $10 million budget. A sequel titled Beyond Skyline was released with far less fanfare in 2017.

84. 'The Outsider' (2014)

- Director: Brian A. Miller
- Stacker score: 38
- Metascore: 23
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Runtime: 94 minutes

The hulking Craig Fairbrass stars in The Outsider a film about a British military contractor with a specific set of skills who sets out to find his daughter after mistakenly being told she's dead. The villain, a cyber millionaire, and the action sequences, which leave Fairbrass' character without a scratch, are among the more tired elements of the film, which offers nothing new to the genre.

83. 'Half Past Dead' (2002)

- Director: Don Michael Paul
- Stacker score: 38
- Metascore: 23
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Runtime: 98 minutes

In Half Past Dead, Steven Seagal played an FBI agent who goes undercover in a high-tech prison to investigate the men who killed his wife, only to stumble upon a death row inmate's scheme involving $200 million in gold. Morris Chestnut and Ja Rule also starred in the flick, which, despite its poor critical and audience reception, spawned a sequel five years later starring Bill Goldberg and Kurupt.

82. 'Killers Anonymous' (2019)

- Director: Martin Owen
- Stacker score: 38
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Runtime: 95 minutes

A black comedy, Killers Anonymous sees the members of a killer support group try to unravel the mystery of who is responsible for an assassination attempt on a U.S. senator. A half-baked plot and incoherent structure caused The New York Times to declare the movie "the kind of movie that makes critics despair." Even veteran actors Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba can't save this one from our list.

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81. 'Supercross' (2005)

- Director: Steve Boyum
- Stacker score: 37.5
- Metascore: 26
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 80 minutes

Brothers and bitter rivals, K.C. Carlyle (Steve Howey) and Trip Carlyle (Mike Vogel), must overcome their issues and work together to defeat Supercross's best riders in this movie. Early '00s heartthrobs Aaron Carter, Sophia Bush, and Channing Tatum also star in the film that Rotten Tomatoes declares "feels like an infomercial for its titular sport." Underdeveloped characters and a lack of a compelling plot also contribute to Supercross's low ratings.

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80. 'Jason X' (2001)

- Director: James Isaac
- Stacker score: 37.5
- Metascore: 25
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 92 minutes

Jason X traded Camp Crystal Lake for a spaceship as classic movie monster Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th film franchise got a futuristic new look. The film is the lowest-grossing installment in the franchise with $13.1 million but has since seen a surge in popularity and appreciation among fans who defend the film for its creative death sequences and its ability to poke fun at itself.

79. 'Beyond the Poseidon Adventure' (1979)

- Director: Irwin Allen
- Stacker score: 37.5
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Runtime: 114 minutes

A follow-up to the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure sees two groups of treasure hunters descend on the capsized ship in hopes of claiming its drowned fortunes for themselves. While the original film was a smash hit, the sequel was a total flop, despite the efforts of its all-star cast which included names like Michael Caine, Sally Field, and Mark Harmon. Critics attribute its failure to the fact that it was too similar to other entries in the disaster film genre and didn't bring anything new or inventive to the table.

78. 'Virus' (1999)

- Director: John Bruno
- Stacker score: 37.5
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 5.0
- Runtime: 99 minutes

Almost identical to 1998's Deep Rising, Virus is about a tugboat crew who board a nearly deserted ship only to find that it is inhabited by a malicious alien presence. Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, and William Baldwin try their hardest to bring some life to the movie that ultimately falls flat. The biggest strike against it: its tired story that was all-too-recently attempted.

77. 'Dragon Wars: D-War' (2007)

- Director: Shim Hyung-rae
- Stacker score: 37
- Metascore: 33
- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Runtime: 107 minutes

Dragon Wars: D-War was the highest-budgeted South Korean film of all time when it was released, costing a reported $99 million to make. It did extremely well in South Korea and performed decently on the international film market.

76. 'Max Steel' (2016)

- Director: Stewart Hendler
- Stacker score: 37
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Runtime: 92 minutes

Plans to adapt Mattel's Max Steel line of action figures for the big screen began as early as 2009 when Paramount Pictures purchased the property's film rights to the franchise with Taylor Lautner tapped for the title role. However, the project didn't materialize until a few years later when Dolphin Entertainment took over and produced a movie in which Ben Winchell played the teenager who harnesses alien powers to become a turbo-charged superhero.

75. 'See No Evil' (2006)

- Director: Gregory Dark
- Stacker score: 37
- Metascore: 17
- IMDb user rating: 5.1
- Runtime: 84 minutes

WWE star Kane, who is known for his dark demon-like persona in the ring, starred in See No Evil, a thrasher flick about a reclusive maniac who terrorizes a group of teens tasked with cleaning up his abandoned hotel home. Packed full of teen-horror-movie clichés and shoddy camera work, the not-all-that-scary movie didn't provide a breakout hit for Kane.

74. 'A Sound of Thunder' (2005)

- Director: Peter Hyams
- Stacker score: 36.4
- Metascore: 24
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 110 minutes

Edward Burns, Catherine McCormack, and Ben Kingsley starred in A Sound of Thunder, a sci-fi flick based on Ray Bradbury's short story about "time tourists" whose interference with the past has serious repercussions on the present. Pierce Brosnan and Renny Harlin, who had originally signed onto the film before dropping out, escaped the wrath of not only the movie's monsters but also the critics who panned the project and the moviegoers who refused to show up in theaters. Its $1.9 million domestic gross against an $80 million budget is deafening.

73. 'Left Behind: The Movie' (2000)

- Director: Vic Sarin
- Stacker score: 36.4
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Runtime: 96 minutes

An adaptation of the Christian book series that chronicles the end of the world (source material, the Bible's book of Revelation), Left Behind: The Movie is part disaster film, part made-for-television action flick. Outspoken Christian actor Kirk Cameron stars in the project which is poorly plotted, poorly acted, and poorly paced. Its 1970s-esque production values also do nothing to elevate it from direct-to-VHS status to theatrical hit.

72. 'Postal' (2007)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 36.4
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Runtime: 100 minutes

Director Uwe Boll's attempt to adapt the Postal video game into a feature film failed miserably with its initial wide theatrical release in the U.S. being canceled in favor of a four-screen limited release. Boll believed the movie was treated unfairly due to its political content and later saw his dreams of producing a sequel squashed due to lack of funding.

71. 'Highlander: Endgame' (2000)

- Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
- Stacker score: 36.4
- Metascore: 21
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Runtime: 87 minutes

Highlander: Endgame, the fourth in the Highlander franchise, fused the films with the TV show in the long-awaited pairing of Highlander TV series character Duncan MacLeod with Highlander film series character Connor MacLeod. Distributor Dimension Films demanded exposition be cut from the film in an effort to give it a faster pace, resulting in an action flick that was criticized for its confusing nature.

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70. 'The Darkest Hour' (2011)

- Director: Chris Gorak
- Stacker score: 36.4
- Metascore: 18
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Runtime: 89 minutes

Not to be confused with the similarly named Winston Churchill biopic, The Darkest Hour follows a group of Moscow partiers who find themselves fighting back against an invisible group of aliens who decide to take over the Earth one random weekend night. Described as "mindless trash" the movie was cheaply made and employed low-quality CGI, which makes the already hard-to-believe scenes even harder to watch. Emilie Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby star.

69. 'Surf Nazis Must Die' (1987)

- Director: Peter George
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 28
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Runtime: 83 minutes

If the title of this film, Surf Nazis Must Die, didn't do enough to indicate just how awful it would be, sitting through the first five minutes will really drive the point home. When a young Black surfer is killed by a white supremacist gang, his mother declares war. Unfortunately, the war isn't the least bit exciting, the jokes aren't funny, and the low-budget quality does little to elevate any of it.

68. 'Batman & Robin' (1997)

- Director: Joel Schumacher
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 28
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Runtime: 125 minutes

After several successful installments, director Joel Schumacher momentarily killed the Batman film franchise with Batman & Robin, which garnered negative reviews for its more family-friendly approach and performed poorly at the box office. George Clooney starred as the title superhero alongside Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, Uma Thurman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The failure was so colossal that it required director Christopher Nolan to take a drastically different approach to revive the Dark Knight seven years later.

67. 'Extraction' (2015)

- Director: Steven C. Miller
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 25
- IMDb user rating: 4.1
- Runtime: 82 minutes

Even action hero Bruce Willis couldn't save Extraction, a movie about a government employee (Kellan Lutz) who sets out to save his father (Willis as an ex-CIA agent) after he's been kidnapped by terrorists. While the fighting scenes are decent and result in an appropriately high body count, the lines parroted between these sequences and the overall story they tell are clunky and tired. Ultimately, there's nothing that sets this film apart from the hundreds of other generic action movies out there.

66. 'Universal Soldier: The Return' (1999)

- Director: Mic Rodgers
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 24
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Runtime: 83 minutes

Jean-Claude Van Damme reprised his role as a reanimated soldier in Universal Soldier: The Return seven years after the first film in the franchise. Its $10.7 million domestic box office gross paled in comparison to the $36.3 million its predecessor made. As a result, the series' subsequent installments either received very limited theatrical runs or skipped theaters altogether and premiered on television.

65. 'Dark Tide' (2012)

- Director: John Stockwell
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 23
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 114 minutes

In this 2012 offering, Halle Berry plays a shark expert who wrestles with her own trauma while taking a multi-millionaire on a tour of a section of the ocean named "shark alley." Nearly a decade after she won her Best Actress Oscar for Monster Ball, Berry's chops were put to the test in Dark Tide, a movie so boring and poorly written even her depth of skill couldn't bring it to life.

64. 'Yoga Hosers' (2016)

- Director: Kevin Smith
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 23
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 88 minutes

Truly one of the most bizarre films on our list, Yoga Hosers follows two yoga-obsessed teen girls who fight a Frankenstein-esque, Nazi monster who threatens to cancel the biggest party of the year. Despite a completely nonsensical plotline, Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith agreed to star as the main characters (both unoriginally named Colleen), as did the younger Depp's parents, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. The final cut of the film feels more like a homemade, just-for-fun project than it does a studio-backed theatrical release. Still, it's one of the worst entries in Kevin Smith's career.

63. 'Getaway' (2013)

- Director: Courtney Solomon
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 90 minutes

Ethan Hawke played a man who must drive around and obey the orders of a mysterious man voiced by Jon Voight in an effort to save his kidnapped wife in Getaway. Disney star Selena Gomez also starred in the film, which fizzled upon opening with $4.5 million in ninth place at the box office. The movie dropped 56 percent in its second weekend and closed its theatrical run with only $10.5 million against an $18 million budget.

62. 'Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son' (2011)

- Director: John Whitesell
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 107 minutes

After the massive success of 2000's Big Momma's House ($117.6 million) and moderate success of 2006's Big Momma's House 2 ($70.2 million), 20th Century Fox essentially killed the Martin Lawrence-led franchise with Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son. Jascha Washington declined to reprise his role as Lawrence's character's son from the original film, leading to the casting of Brandon T. Jackson in the threequel, which couldn't even break $38 million at the U.S. box office.

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61. 'The Ridiculous 6' (2015)

- Director: Frank Coraci
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 18
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Runtime: 119 minutes

The first of many Adam Sandler projects commissioned by Netflix, The Ridiculous 6 is a Western spoof about an orphan raised by Native Americans who joins his outlaw half-brothers on a mission to save their wayward father. The humor in the self-proclaimed comedy is lazy at its best and offensive at its worst (rumor has it, a number of Native American extras walked off of set in protest of the racist jokes), adding next to nothing to an underdeveloped story. Veteran actors like Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, and Terry Crews do their best to work with the material they've been handed, but they just can't seem to bring the 119-minute project to life.

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60. 'Silent Hill: Revelation' (2012)

- Director: M.J. Bassett
- Stacker score: 35.9
- Metascore: 16
- IMDb user rating: 5.0
- Runtime: 95 minutes

An adaptation of the iconic video game franchise and a sequel to the original film, Silent Hill: Revelation was a huge disappointment for fans. While its cinematography, sets, and camerawork were extraordinarily well done, its convoluted plot (taken from two separate installations in the game series) and bizarre subplots made it fall flat with its target audience. Director M.J. Bassett acknowledged it missed the mark in an interview with "The Movie Crypt" saying, "I went into it trying to make a certain kind of film and it just didn't work. It didn't fall together."

59. 'Arsenal' (2017)

- Director: Steven C. Miller
- Stacker score: 35.3
- Metascore: 25
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Runtime: 97 minutes

Nicolas Cage dons a fake nose to play a crime lord who helps a construction worker save his kidnapped small-time mobster brother in Arsenal. Like many Cage projects of late, the movie is over-the-top with more plot holes than you could conceivably count. Chock-full of gratuitous, stylized violence, the project feels more like a money grab than a well-thought-out picture.

58. '211' (2018)

- Director: York Alec Shackleton
- Stacker score: 35.3
- Metascore: 21
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 86 minutes

Speaking of terrible Nicolas Cage projects, 211 sees the veteran actor playing a widowed cop who finds himself caught up in the crosshairs of a heist alongside an unwitting teenager. Terrible pacing, abnormally boring fight sequences, and zero attention to detail make this direct-to-video offering a complete bomb.

57. 'Wing Commander' (1999)

- Director: Chris Roberts
- Stacker score: 35.3
- Metascore: 21
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 100 minutes

In Wing Commander, which was loosely based on the video game series by the same title, Freddie Prinze Jr. played a fighter pilot who joins an interstellar war against evil forces trying to destroy the universe. Prinze has since derided the movie, which grossed $11.6 million in U.S. theaters against a $30 million budget.

56. 'The Lovers' (2015)

- Director: Roland Joffé
- Stacker score: 35.3
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Runtime: 109 minutes

Two intertwined love stories that take place centuries and continents apart lie at the heart of The Lovers, which was written and directed by Roland Joffe. The movie seems as if it wants to be a more action-packed version of a tear-jerker like the Titanic but falls incredibly short of that benchmark. Instead, it's a half-baked, only vaguely coherent, white-centric tale of characters audiences can hardly understand or connect with.

55. 'The Prince' (2014)

- Director: Brian A. Miller
- Stacker score: 35.3
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Runtime: 93 minutes

Jason Patric and Bruce Willis went toe-to-toe in The Prince, an action flick about a retired hitman who must rescue his daughter from the clutches of his former boss. John Cusack and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson also starred in the movie, which received only a very limited theatrical run coinciding with on-demand and home video releases.

54. 'Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light' (2004)

- Directors: Christopher Collet, Eric Stuart, Hatsuki Tsuji
- Stacker score: 35.3
- Metascore: 15
- IMDb user rating: 5.0
- Runtime: 90 minutes

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light is a stand-alone installment in the franchise. Aimed at kids and devoted Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, the movie is largely focused on a card-based battle whose rules are incredibly hard to follow for the uninitiated. Even for those in the know, the complicated plot and overblown dialogue were still reportedly difficult to make out.

53. 'Redline' (2007)

- Director: Andy Cheng
- Stacker score: 34.8
- Metascore: 24
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Runtime: 95 minutes

When a beautiful woman gets tangled up in an illegal car racing scheme in Redline, her safety is threatened when one of the men in charge sets out to kidnap her. Aside from the incredible cars and heart-pounding driving sequences, the film has little else to offer, especially in the way of plot, character development, or originality.

52. 'The Legend of Hercules' (2014)

- Director: Renny Harlin
- Stacker score: 34.8
- Metascore: 22
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Runtime: 99 minutes

Kellan Lutz portrayed the titular mythical Greek hero in The Legend of Hercules. Released a mere six months after another cinematic adaptation in which Dwayne Johnson portrayed the figure, the movie garnered far more negative reviews and was a box office bomb with a domestic gross of $18.8 million against a $70 million budget.

51. 'Bitch Slap' (2009)

- Director: Rick Jacobson
- Stacker score: 34.8
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Runtime: 109 minutes

Designed as a throwback to grindhouse cinema, Bitch Slap is about three women who aim to steal $200 million in diamonds from an underworld kingpin. Lucy Lawless, Kevin Sorbo, and Renee O'Connor had cameos in the flick, which was released in only three theaters and grossed a measly $17,365.

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50. 'Species II' (1998)

- Director: Peter Medak
- Stacker score: 34.8
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Runtime: 93 minutes

Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, and Marg Helgenberger reprised their roles from 1995's Species for a sequel in which an astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars. Whereas its predecessor grossed $60.1 million at the U.S. box office, Species II grossed a mere $19.2 million. As a result of its failure, future installments premiered on television and home video instead of in theaters.

49. 'McHale's Navy' (1997)

- Director: Bryan Spicer
- Stacker score: 34.8
- Metascore: 18
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Runtime: 108 minutes

An updated retelling of the 1960s TV classic, McHale's Navy sees the crew of the PT-73 called back into action in order to save a small Caribbean island from total annihilation. The forced antics and only occasionally funny jokes indicate that the source material was better left in the past.

48. 'Cannonball Run II' (1984)

- Directors: Hal Needham, Ralph Bakshi
- Stacker score: 34.8
- Metascore: 13
- IMDb user rating: 5.1
- Runtime: 108 minutes

A cross-country car race with a $1 million prize and a kidnapped sheik provide most of the drama in this 1980s bomb. Rather than playing like a well-thought-out movie, Cannonball Run II feels more like a collage of rude jokes, celebrity cameos, and eye-grabbing (in the worst way) action sequences. All in all, it's a sequel that wasn't worth the film it was recorded on.

47. 'Underclassman' (2005)

- Director: Marcos Siega
- Stacker score: 34.2
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 95 minutes

This Nick Cannon vehicle is one part cop movie, one part rom-com, one part high school comedy, and one part thriller, which come together to make one whole B-movie that's not worth the hour and a half it would take to watch. Cannon plays an undercover cop who enrolls in a local high school in order to bust a stolen-car ring; shooting hoops, wooing beautiful women, and racing shiny machines around the city all the while. The film is good for hungover weekend watching on VH1 and not much else.

46. 'Kite' (2014)

- Director: Ralph Ziman
- Stacker score: 34.2
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 90 minutes

After the murder of her father—a cop—and mother, a teenage girl employs her dad's ex-partner and a friend to help her track down the killers. India Eisley and Samuel L. Jackson star in Kite, which won criticism for its unnecessary gore, sexualization of underage characters, and formulaic revenge plotline.

45. 'Ultraviolet' (2006)

- Director: Kurt Wimmer
- Stacker score: 34.2
- Metascore: 18
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Runtime: 88 minutes

Milla Jovovich played a woman who is infected with a virus and develops superhuman powers in the futuristic action flick Ultraviolet. Despite the movie earning just $18.5 million at the U.S. box office against a $30 million budget, its legacy continues in the form of a novelization and an anime series titled Ultraviolet: Code 044.

44. 'Black Water' (2018)

- Director: Pasha Patriki
- Stacker score: 34.2
- Metascore: 16
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Runtime: 104 minutes

Two '80s action icons, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, star in Black Water a movie about two prisoners trapped on a submarine (one an undercover operative) who must work together to discover how they ended up there and how they can get out. There's no one thing that makes this movie so terrible, but more the fact that it's uninspired, formulaic, and just generally forgettable. Fans of the two main stars might find the film enjoyable, but there's little to recommend it to a wider audience.

43. 'The Courier' (2019)

- Director: Zackary Adler
- Stacker score: 34.2
- Metascore: 15
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Runtime: 99 minutes

Gary Oldman makes an appearance as an eye-patch-wearing bad guy in The Courier, a movie about a London-based delivery woman who saves a criminal witness in the nick of time from almost certain death. Although technically a very well-made film, this one lost audiences and critics alike during its hour-long fight scene set in the basement of a parking garage. The cheesy dialogue and poorly constructed soundtrack didn't help matters either.

42. 'Speed 2: Cruise Control' (1997)

- Director: Jan de Bont
- Stacker score: 33.7
- Metascore: 23
- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Runtime: 121 minutes

Thanks to Speed and its $121.2 million domestic take against a $30 million budget, producers at 20th Century Fox could have had a surefire hit with Speed 2: Cruise Control. Maybe it was the replacement of Sandra Bullock's original co-star Keanu Reeves with Jason Patric, or perhaps it was the substitution of the film's speeding-bus setting with a slow-moving ship, but the sequel only managed to muster a $48.6 million domestic gross against an inflated $160 million budget.

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41. 'Gun Shy' (2017)

- Director: Simon West
- Stacker score: 33.7
- Metascore: 21
- IMDb user rating: 4.1
- Runtime: 92 minutes

Antonio Banderas suffered an embarrassing misstep in Gun Shy, a comedy-action flick about a washed-up rockstar who sets out to save his wife from a group of kidnappers. Kimber Myers, a critic from the Los Angeles Times, says that the biggest issue with the film is that it doesn't "fully commit" to either of its genres, choosing instead to flop between the two in an obnoxious, hard-to-watch way.

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40. '9/11' (2017)

- Director: Martin Guigui
- Stacker score: 33.7
- Metascore: 20
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Runtime: 90 minutes

In 9/11, five passengers from all different walks of life find themselves trapped in a World Trade Center elevator on the morning of the terrorist attacks, and form close bonds as they work together to escape the horror. The chief criticism of the film is that it uses one of America's greatest tragedies as an attention-grabbing backdrop without actually saying anything about the event or treating it with the respect it's due. Major names, like Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon, and Luis Guzman star.

39. 'Reprisal' (2018)

- Director: Brian A. Miller
- Stacker score: 33.7
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 89 minutes

Earning a mere half-star rating from Roger Ebert, Reprisal is about a bank manager (Frank Grillo) who teams up with his ex-cop neighbor (Bruce Willis) to track down the bank robber who killed his coworker in a heist years ago. The plot and characters never really get more developed than that, which leaves the film feeling more like a vehicle for weaponry shots and action sequences than a story worth caring about.

38. 'Soldiers of Fortune' (2012)

- Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky
- Stacker score: 33.7
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 94 minutes

Cheesy dialogue, a ridiculous plot, and characters who aren't deserving of the talented actors who play them are the major issues in Soldiers of Fortune. The B-movie, which was released in 2012, follows two ex-marines as they lead a group of millionaires through a mock military mission that suddenly turns real. Christian Slater, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Bean, James Cromwell, and Ving Rhames star.

37. 'Extreme Ops' (2002)

- Director: Christian Duguay
- Stacker score: 33.7
- Metascore: 17
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Runtime: 93 minutes

Another sports action movie with some excellent stunts but little else to offer, Extreme Ops is a complete waste of 93 minutes. The story follows a group of winter sports athletes who, during the filming of a commercial, accidentally unveil and interfere in a terrorism operation, which puts them in substantial danger. Aside from its inane plot, the movie's laughable dialogue and bad editing earned it a mostly rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

36. 'Catwoman' (2004)

- Director: Pitof
- Stacker score: 33.2
- Metascore: 27
- IMDb user rating: 3.4
- Runtime: 104 minutes

Halle Berry takes on the Catwoman outfit for a standalone adventure featuring the DC Comics character, who is known for being one of Batman's greatest adversaries. Critics lambasted the movie, with some saying they outright hated it. It wasn't catnip to audiences either, grossing just $40.2 million at the U.S. box office against a $100 million budget.

35. 'Superman IV: The Quest for Peace' (1987)

- Director: Sidney J. Furie
- Stacker score: 33.2
- Metascore: 24
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Runtime: 90 minutes

Even the Man of Steel himself is fallible as Superman IV: The Quest for Peace brought an end to the superhero's reign on the big screen for 19 years. Critics claimed the movie's Kryptonite to be its slow pace and cheap-looking special effects.

34. 'Speed Kills' (2018)

- Director: Jodi Scurfield
- Stacker score: 33.2
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Runtime: 102 minutes

John Travolta stars as a speedboat-racing champion and multimillionaire who leads a double life in 2018's Speed Kills. The mob-related biopic was described by Variety magazine as cloddish, and has been accused of glorifying the life of the real-life criminal it's based on. Unfortunately for its star, the movie wasn't the career relaunching vehicle he hoped it would be.

33. 'Samson' (2018)

- Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff
- Stacker score: 33.2
- Metascore: 17
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 110 minutes

A retelling of the biblical story of a strong man who loses his gift when he cuts his hair, Samson cast relative unknown Taylor James in its titular role. Between James's inexperience, the film's choppy special effects, and the director's inexplicable choice to cut the sex and violence that populate the source material, the film is a weak offering at best. It didn't help that the studio chose the same release date as Marvel's smash-hit Black Panther.

32. 'The Last Airbender' (2010)

- Director: M. Night Shyamalan
- Stacker score: 32.6
- Metascore: 20
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Runtime: 103 minutes

M. Night Shyamalan's attempt to adapt Nickelodeon's animated Avatar: The Last Airbender series into a live-action major motion picture was met with scathing reviews but still somehow managed to earn $319.7 million worldwide. Shyamalan continues to defend his vision for The Last Airbender even while the original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have said they wish the movie didn't exist.

31. 'The Nutcracker: The Untold Story' (2010)

- Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
- Stacker score: 32.6
- Metascore: 18
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Runtime: 110 minutes

One of the world's most famous ballets may not seem like prime source material for an action movie, but Andrei Konchalovsky was determined to try. In this family flick, a girl (Elle Fanning) is led into an alternate world by a nutcracker doll come to life, who enlists her help in saving their fantasyland from the rule of malicious rats. Rambling, poorly conceived, and visually bland, The Nutcracker: The Untold Story failed to entertain even the most convincing of audiences.

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30. 'Kangaroo Jack' (2003)

- Director: David McNally
- Stacker score: 32.6
- Metascore: 16
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 89 minutes

In Kangaroo Jack, Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson played friends whose dealings with the mob require them to deliver $50,000 to Australia only to lose the cash to a wild kangaroo. The movie was originally conceived as an action-packed mob-comedy but was later retooled as an animal flick that was marketed to kids despite featuring themes inappropriate for young audiences. The result was a critical failure that frustrated parents and barely broke even at the box office.

29. 'Vice' (2015)

- Director: Brian A. Miller
- Stacker score: 32.1
- Metascore: 17
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Runtime: 96 minutes

Vice marks another Bruce Willis appearance on this list, this time as the operator of a resort whose clientele can act out their wildest fantasies with androids. Similar to the actor's other repertoire on this list, the movie skipped a theatrical run in the U.S. and was instead dumped directly onto home video where its earnings total just above $1.3 million.

28. 'The Mod Squad' (1999)

- Director: Scott Silver
- Stacker score: 32.1
- Metascore: 16
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 92 minutes

Based on a TV show of the same name, The Mod Squad follows three juvenile delinquents who shirk their jail sentences in order to become undercover cops and bust an illegal drug ring. While the movie has certain potential, its failure to update its dated source material and its rushed story line wind up making it feel like a B-movie rather than a blockbuster.

27. 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' (2015)

- Director: Andy Fickman
- Stacker score: 31
- Metascore: 13
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Runtime: 94 minutes

Six years after the surprising success of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Kevin James returned to the role in a sequel whose final gross was less than half that of its predecessor ($71 million vs. $146.3 million). However, the Vegas-set Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 was still considered profitable thanks to its modest $30 million budget even if critics and audiences agreed it was just the same old segway on a shiny new track.

26. 'Jiu Jitsu' (2020)

- Director: Dimitri Logothetis
- Stacker score: 30.4
- Metascore: 27
- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Runtime: 102 minutes

A martial arts, science-fiction hybrid, Jiu Jitsu co-stars Nicolas Cage and Tony Jaa as members of an elite group of fighters tasked with defeating an alien race in order to save humanity. Extremely low budget, the film's plot barely holds together, and its tone wavers somewhere between laugh-out-loud funny and extremely serious. It's so bad that RogerEbert.com gave the film a lowly 1.5-star rating.

25. 'Assassin's Bullet' (2012)

- Director: Isaac Florentine
- Stacker score: 30.4
- Metascore: 20
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Runtime: 89 minutes

The A.V. Club called Assassin's Bullet a "shameless, dismal vanity project." The film, which touts Christian Slater and Donald Sutherland as its stars, actually devotes most of its runtime to Elika Portnoy, who conceived and funded the film, and who plays a rogue assassin obsessed with tracking down international criminals, even as she is being hunted by the FBI. A nonsensical narrative and gratuitous violence define the film which earned very little applause from audiences or critics.

24. 'Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever' (2002)

- Director: Wych Kaosayananda
- Stacker score: 30.4
- Metascore: 19
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Runtime: 91 minutes

Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu played opposing secret agents who must join forces to fight a common enemy in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. Critics were not the only ones unimpressed with the flick as audiences also failed to show up in theaters, resulting in a $19.9 million worldwide box office gross against a $70 million budget.

23. 'Mr. Nanny' (1993)

- Director: Michael Gottlieb
- Stacker score: 30.4
- Metascore: 18
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Runtime: 84 minutes

A thoroughly '90s movie, Mr. Nanny stars Hulk Hogan as a wrestler-turned-nanny who is charged with protecting two energetic children from a greedy criminal. Despite the fact that it's aimed at younger audiences, critics still slammed the film for its low-production values and cheesy humor. Still, the movie managed to pull in $4.3 million at the box office.

22. 'Fair Game' (1995)

- Director: Andrew Sipes
- Stacker score: 30.4
- Metascore: 13
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Runtime: 91 minutes

Supermodel Cindy Crawford tried her hand at acting as a civil law attorney who requires the protection of a cop played by William Baldwin in Fair Game, a film that remains her sole starring role—perhaps due in part to the project's disappointing $11.5 million domestic gross against a $50 million budget. Crawford has since said she never wanted to appear in the movie but still does not regret doing so.

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21. 'Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace' (1996)

- Director: Farhad Mann
- Stacker score: 29.3
- Metascore: 29
- IMDb user rating: 2.5
- Runtime: 93 minutes

The unwanted sequel to a movie that was based on a Stephen King story, Lawnmower Man 2 sees a resurrected Jobe being tasked with creating a computer chip that would rule all of the computers in the world, while a group of teenage hackers tries to stop him. The cyberpunk film features some truly terrible acting as well as low-budget special effects, which, when combined, result in a ridiculous film that's "more boring than watching grass grow."

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20. 'Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li' (2009)

- Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
- Stacker score: 29.3
- Metascore: 17
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Runtime: 96 minutes

Producers at 20th Century Fox hoped to duplicate the commercial success of their first Street Fighter film with a reboot, albeit 15 years later. However, the Kristin Kreuk-led Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li garnered its predecessor's poor critical reception without its box office prosperity. The film fizzled upon release with only $4.7 million in eighth place and an ultimate worldwide total of just $12.8 million.

19. 'Delta Farce' (2007)

- Director: C.B. Harding
- Stacker score: 28.8
- Metascore: 17
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Runtime: 90 minutes

Larry the Cable Guy stars in Delta Farce, a comedy-action flick about a group of National Guardsmen bound for Iraq who wind up in Mexico and "liberate" a small village run by bandits. Packed with off-color jokes and un-funny sequences, the movie took a lot of criticism for poking fun at the military while plenty of American soldiers were still risking their lives and dying overseas.

18. 'In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale' (2007)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 28.8
- Metascore: 15
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Runtime: 127 minutes

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is directed by Uwe Boll, who has appeared elsewhere on this list. It stars Jason Statham as a man in a pseudo-medieval kingdom who sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge his son's death. The movie boasts Boll's largest production budget at $60 million—a travesty considering it only managed to pull $4.8 million in the U.S. Despite its commercial and critical failure, the director has since gone on to make two sequels that were delegated directly to home video.

17. 'Crossover' (2006)

- Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
- Stacker score: 28.3
- Metascore: 30
- IMDb user rating: 2.2
- Runtime: 95 minutes

In Crossoverthe lives of two gifted athletes, played by Wesley Jonathan and Anthony Mackie, are changed forever when they take a trip to Los Angeles and attempt to beat the city's streetball champions. Similar to Supercross, the sports-action movie is just a compilation of overused tropes crammed into a poorly written story line and brought to life with subpar filmmaking techniques. All in all, it's an uninspiring tale, and the 95 minutes you'd invest in watching it would be better spent elsewhere.

16. 'The Last Days of American Crime' (2020)

- Director: Olivier Megaton
- Stacker score: 28.3
- Metascore: 15
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Runtime: 148 minutes

Here's the premise of The Last Days of American Crime: In a last-ditch effort to put an end to terrorism and rising crime rates, the American government plans to unveil a signal that will prevent anyone from knowingly committing unlawful acts, forcing a career criminal to instigate a final heist. Here's what's wrong with the film: It's dull, way too long, full of plot holes, lacks a single quality performance, and is a parade of clichés.

15. 'The Omega Code' (1999)

- Director: Robert Marcarelli
- Stacker score: 27.2
- Metascore: 14
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Runtime: 100 minutes

Produced by a fundamentalist Christian network, The Omega Code, about a rabbi who develops software that can decipher all the prophecies in the Torah which falls into the hands of the antichrist, is one of the few films on our list with deeply religious undertones. It's not these themes that land the movie a spot on our list, but the illogical script, eye-watering performances, and generic action sequences that make the muddled film one of the worst of all time.

14. 'Dungeons & Dragons' (2000)

- Director: Courtney Solomon
- Stacker score: 27.2
- Metascore: 14
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Runtime: 107 minutes

Video games are not the only properties that fail to adapt successfully as major motion pictures, as evident by Dungeons & Dragons, a fantasy flick that was inspired by the age-old roleplaying game. Even director Courtney Solomon has taken aim at the movie, which starred Jeremy Irons, Justin Whalin, and Marlon Wayans, citing its quality was a result of not only interference from investors and license-holders but also his own inexperience in filmmaking.

13. 'The Adventures of Pluto Nash' (2002)

- Director: Ron Underwood
- Stacker score: 27.2
- Metascore: 12
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Runtime: 95 minutes

Eddie Murphy played a man struggling to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia in the sci-fi action-comedy The Adventures of Pluto Nash, a movie that is often cited as one of the biggest box office bombs of all time thanks to its meager $7.1 million worldwide gross against a $100 million budget. The film has since performed slightly better on home video.

12. 'The Avengers' (1998)

- Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
- Stacker score: 27.2
- Metascore: 12
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Runtime: 89 minutes

Not to be confused with Marvel Comics's hit superhero film franchise of the same name, The Avengers was based on a 1960s British television series. Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, and Sean Connery starred in the spy flick, which was derided by critics for its poor casting, confusing editing, and inability to capture the mood of its source material.

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11. '10 Minutes Gone' (2019)

- Director: Brian A. Miller
- Stacker score: 26.6
- Metascore: 13
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Runtime: 89 minutes

Another action film about a man who loses his memory in a heist-gone-wrong, 10 Minutes Gone stars Michael Chiklis as a career criminal who works to piece together 10 minutes he can't seem to remember in order to figure out who betrayed him and killed his brother. Bruce Willis also stars in the film that The New York Times deemed "forgettable." Redundant action sequences, wildly unbelievable plot twists, and clichéd one-liners are among the things that make this film a pain to watch.

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10. 'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation' (1997)

- Director: John R. Leonetti
- Stacker score: 26.1
- Metascore: 11
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Runtime: 95 minutes

The first attempt to translate the popular video game series Mortal Kombat into a major motion picture resulted in an impressive $122.2 million worldwide box office gross. However, the sequel was unable to duplicate its predecessor's commercial success, managing only $51.4 million. The game's co-creator Ed Boon has since called Mortal Kombat: Annihilation the worst moment in the history of the franchise.

9. 'BloodRayne' (2005)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 25.5
- Metascore: 18
- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Runtime: 95 minutes

BloodRayne, with director Uwe Boll appearing yet again on this list, starred Kristanna Loken as a vampire who escapes from a freak show and joins a group of vampire slayers to hunt down and kill the man who raped her mother. Even one of the film's stars Michael Madsen has called it "an abomination ... a horrifying and preposterous movie" while Laura Bailey, who voiced the title character in the video games on which the film was based, has criticized its quality.

8. 'Rollerball' (2002)

- Director: John McTiernan
- Stacker score: 24.5
- Metascore: 14
- IMDb user rating: 3.1
- Runtime: 98 minutes

A remake of the 1975 film of the same name, Rollerball starred Chris Klein, LL Cool J, and Rebecca Romijn as competitors in a violent sport. It failed to have much of an impact at the box office, grossing just $25.9 million worldwide against a $70 million budget, and critics called it an "incoherent mess." William Harrison, the writer of the short story on which the films were based, has been quoted saying he has no interest in seeing the movie.

7. 'Andron' (2015)

- Director: Francesco Cinquemani
- Stacker score: 23.4
- Metascore: 16
- IMDb user rating: 2.7
- Runtime: 100 minutes

Set in the year 2145, Andronsees a group of people waking up in a dark, creepy maze which only one of them can escape while the world looks on. The film's plot is an almost direct copy of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, which it blends together without offering anything new or exciting. A lack of engaging characters and weak world-building also drag down the movie's potential.

6. 'Left Behind' (2014)

- Director: Vic Armstrong
- Stacker score: 23.4
- Metascore: 12
- IMDb user rating: 3.1
- Runtime: 110 minutes

Nicolas Cage makes another appearance on this list with Left Behind, an apocalyptic action flick based on Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins's Christian book series by the same name. Critics for general media were not the only ones who berated the film for its clunky direction, cheap-looking special effects, and wooden acting. Even critics for Christian publications admitted the movie was not much of a success.

5. 'Simon Sez' (1999)

- Director: Kevin Alyn Elders
- Stacker score: 22.8
- Metascore: 16
- IMDb user rating: 2.6
- Runtime: 85 minutes

It seems that NBA legend Dennis Rodman, who stars in Simon Sez as an Interpol agent tasked with rescuing a beautiful young woman who's been kidnapped by an arms dealer, would have been better off focusing on his on-court talents rather than bringing them to Hollywood. His wooden performance paired with this tired story line, make the 1999 film almost unwatchable and a complete box office bomb.

4. 'Future World' (2018)

- Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung
- Stacker score: 22.8
- Metascore: 10
- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Runtime: 90 minutes

A misstep from director James Franco, Future World follows a young man in the far future as he traverses a wasteland in search of medicine that will save his mother's life. Snoop Dogg, Lucy Liu, Mila Jovovich, and Suki Waterhouse all have substantial roles in the film, whose plot and feel can best be described as bromidic. Heavily derivative of the Mad Max franchise, this film, like so many others on our list, fails primarily because it is completely unoriginal.

3. 'House of the Dead' (2003)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 19
- Metascore: 15
- IMDb user rating: 2.0
- Runtime: 90 minutes

Say hello to our friend Uwe Boll, who shows up again with House of the Dead, about a group of college students encounters bloodthirsty zombies while attending a rave on a mysterious island. The video game-inspired movie may have been Boll's highest-grossing project with $13.8 million in ticket sales worldwide, but it is also widely considered his worst. Critics have since dubbed Boll the "dark god of bad video game movies."

2. 'Battlefield Earth' (2000)

- Director: Roger Christian
- Stacker score: 18.5
- Metascore: 9
- IMDb user rating: 2.5
- Runtime: 118 minutes

John Travolta starred in Battlefield Earth, a big-screen adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard's sci-fi novel of the same name. Echoing themes of Scientology, it is commonly referred to as one of the worst films of all time due to its ugly production design, campy approach, and lackluster acting—among many other reasons. The movie mustered only $27.7 million worldwide against a $73 million budget, permanently suspending Travolta's plans for a sequel.

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1. 'Alone in the Dark' (2005)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 17.9
- Metascore: 9
- IMDb user rating: 2.4
- Runtime: 96 minutes

Director Uwe Boll cinches the number one spot on our list with Alone in the Dark, starring Christian Slater as a supernatural detective who is the protagonist of the video game series on which the movie is based. The flick, whose cast also included Tara Reid and Stephen Dorff, was met with atrocious reviews and a $10.4 million worldwide box office gross—half that of that film's production budget. Blair Erickson, a writer who developed one of the film's first drafts, has since publicly written about how Boll destroyed what could have been a good movie.

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