IMDb's Bottom 100! A Discussion

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    1 From Justin to Kelly (2003)
    2 Gigli (2003)
    3 Manos, the Hands of Fate (1966)
    4 Troll 2 (1990)
    5 Space Mutiny (1988)
    6 Future War (1995)
    7 Eegah (1962)
    8 Hobgoblins (1987)
    9 Backyard Dogs (2000)
    10 Santa with Muscles (1996)
    11 Going Overboard (1989)
    12 Werewolf (1996)
    13 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
    14 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
    15 Glitter (2001)
    16 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
    17 Leonard Part 6 (1987)
    18 Kazaam (1996)
    19 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
    20 Baby Geniuses (1999)
    21 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
    22 It's Pat (1994)
    23 Hercules in New York (1970)
    24 Mitchell (1975)
    25 2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
    26 Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
    27 Cool as Ice (1991)
    28 Bolero (1984)
    29 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
    30 Smokey and the Bandit III (1983)
    31 Teen Wolf Too (1987)
    32 Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1994)
    33 Captain America (1991)
    34 Steel (1997)
    35 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
    36 Druids (2001)
    37 Mannequin: On the Move (1991)
    38 Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
    39 Rollerball (2002)
    40 Ringmaster (1998)
    41 Problem Child 2 (1991)
    42 Cop & 1/2 (1993)
    43 Master of Disguise, The (2002)
    44 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
    45 Spice World (1997)
    46 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
    47 Mr. Nanny (1993)
    48 Street Fighter (1994)
    49 Jaws 3-D (1983)
    50 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
    51 Crossroads (2002)
    52 Double Dragon (1994)
    53 Barb Wire (1996)
    54 Kangaroo Jack (2003)
    55 Bats (1999)
    56 Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
    57 RoboCop 3 (1993)
    58 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
    59 Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, An (1997)
    60 Iron Eagle II (1988)
    61 Mr. Magoo (1997)
    62 Glen or Glenda (1953)
    63 Best Defense (1984)
    64 FearDotCom (2002)
    65 Ticker (2001)
    66 Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
    67 Grease 2 (1982)
    68 Mac and Me (1988)
    69 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
    70 Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
    71 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
    72 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
    73 Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1999)
    74 Mr. Wrong (1996)
    75 Avengers, The (1998)
    76 Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    77 Jury Duty (1995)
    78 Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
    79 Mangler, The (1995)
    80 Caddyshack II (1988)
    81 Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
    82 Super Mario Bros. (1993)
    83 Omega Code, The (1999)
    84 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
    85 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
    86 McHale's Navy (1997)
    87 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
    88 Nothing But Trouble (1991)
    89 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)
    90 Endless Love (1981)
    91 Dudley Do-Right (1999)
    92 Pet Sematary II (1992)
    93 Stupids, The (1996)
    94 Gone Fishin' (1997)
    95 Leprechaun (1993)
    96 Batman & Robin (1997)
    97 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
    98 Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
    99 On Deadly Ground (1994)
    100 Look Who's Talking Now (1993)


    1. How many of these have you seen?

    2. Do any of these movies NOT belong in the Top 100?

    3. Do you think the #1 and #2 spots are the result of knee-jerk reactionism?

    4. Does anyone wanna shape this list into something for the Polls Section? [​IMG]
     
  2. Lowell_B

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    1. 2 and proud of it! Wait--dammit, three. (Super Mario Bros. , Batman & Robin, Look Who's Talking Now.)

    2. Super Mario Bros. actually wasn't half bad, but that's probably just 8 or so odd years talking. The other two are decidedly wretched.

    3. Well, obviously. [​IMG] This is the IMDB we're talking about here. [​IMG]

    4. Nah, I'm lazy.

    Lowell
     
  3. Andy Olivera

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    Leave it to Scott to create a thread about the Bottom 100...and leave it to me to be one of the first to reply. [​IMG]

    1. Seen 22, 3 of which I own, and 2 of those are actually good. [​IMG]

    2. At least two. It doesn't matter which two since very few would agree with me, anyway.

    3. Possibly. They could be there simply because they're two very high profile bombs. Let's resurrect this thread in a year and see where they are.
     
  4. Walter Kittel

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    1. three

    Tarzan, The Ape Man - Saw this when I was much younger, mostly for Bo Derek as I recall. [​IMG]
    Barb Wire - Can't remember why I watched this one. Not a big Pam Anderson fan. (???)
    Batman & Robin - Saw this blind on the basis of the cast. I actually enjoy the production design. Best watched silently to eliminate the distraction of the cringe-inducing dialog.

    2. Hard to say, having only seen these three. Batman & Robin's placement on the list might be more of a reaction by the fans for the death of the franchise. As I said before, the production design is pretty good on this film. Probably shouldn't be a bottom 100 film considering the sheer amount of crap that has been made.

    3. Absolutely. There is always an emphasis on recent films in these lists on the IMDB, that generally subsides over time.

    4. No thanks! [​IMG]

    - Walter.
     
  5. Derek Miner

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    I've seen eleven of 'em.

    The whole list is knee-jerk. It's full of movies that people vote "bad" on emotional whim rather than by actual merit. I defy you to watch FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY and GLEN OR GLENDA and say that the former is a worse film on almost any level (other than a level unintended by the filmmakers).

    For that matter, I have yet to see GIGLI, but I seriously doubt it approaches the level of incompetence exhibited by MANOS, HANDS OF FATE.
     
  6. Peter Kim

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    3. I think they're suffering from 'freshest-in-mind' syndrome.
     
  7. Nick Sievers

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    1. I can't believe i've actually seen 57 of these. Most when I was younger, i've seen a lot of crap I guess.

    2. Can't complain with their inclusion, there are probably worse out there. As a kid I would have said some were good (Police Academy films) - Now, when they are on TV I can't even sit through them.

    3. I haven't seen either, but definitely. Based on Gigli's box-office take, I seriously doubt a lot those voters have even seen the film. Its just like the Top 10, FotR was #1 for a while but it slowly drops back.

    4. Sure.
     
  8. Brad Porter

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    1. I've seen all (or significantly large portions) of 44 of these films.

    2. Hobgoblins definitely belongs there. Hercules in New York, Tarzan, the Ape Man, and Halloween III: Season of the Witch are three I would try to promote out of the bottom 100.

    3. I haven't seen them, but I agree with Nick's assessment regarding the problems with relying on a small sample set for establishing a consensus.

    4. Why I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...

    Brad
     
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    1. About 30 (Hey, I love crappy films!)

    2. Plan 9's not that bad, Halloween 3 got a bad rap, Jaws 3-D is only mediocre. [​IMG]

    3. Yes, Manos should be number 1 and Sgt Pepper's should be much higher.

    4. I did have a tournament idea similar to your plan but I have to get off my butt to start it (maybe latter this month [​IMG] ).
     
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    Manos at least has a demented charm to it and it's at least FUN to watch.

    A movie like Gigli isn't fun and it's a pile of dung.

    The worst movie ever made is that Mexican-made, English-dubbed Santa Claus movie. If you can find something more wretched than that, explain. (Never mind, Eegah comes pretty close.)
     
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    1- I've seen 7 of them (23,28,38,57,70,96 and 100)

    2- Hercules in New York. ( Bear in mind that it was shot in 1970)

    3- I haven't watched them

    4- Does anyone?
     
  13. Brian Kissinger

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    1. How many of these have you seen?
    At least part of 54! Yeah for me!

    2. Do any of these movies NOT belong in the Top 100?
    Jaws 3, Grease 2, and Halloween 3 are all better than many, many movies not on the list. And there are others on there that I don't care for at all, but would still rate higher than some left of the list.

    3. Do you think the #1 and #2 spots are the result of knee-jerk reactionism?
    I try not to think, it only makes my head hurt. Plus, I'm 84% sure that I have some type of crazy paranormal power that makes small dogs bleed from their asses when I think. I don't want puppies to suffer.
     
  14. Nick Sievers

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    Gigli should not be at #2 behind FJTK...at least Gigli tried to be an actual movie and was quite good IMO...that list is crap! Barb Wire...while not a good movie...is far from being one of the worst ever...and Super Mario Bros. well that flick just kicks ass IMO...but maybe I'm biased... [​IMG]
     
  16. Matt Stone

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    1. How many of these have you seen?
    33 for me!

    2. Do any of these movies NOT belong in the Top 100?
    Halloween 3 is only there due to the "No Michael Myers??!!" backlash. Everything else is obviously pretty deserving.

    3. Do you think the #1 and #2 spots are the result of knee-jerk reactionism?
    Yes...it takes time for these films to hit all audiences, and only the impassioned have voted at this point, considering the two films having hit video. They will drop a few spots once mroe voting comes in.

    4. Does anyone wanna shape this list into something for the Polls Section?
    Can someone say "Worst Movies Draft!" Woo Hoo [​IMG]

    We can draft our worst ten films, and then go head-to-head voting were the worst film wins.
     
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    1. 22

    2. Police Academy 4, Halloween III, and... Caddyshack II. Yes, I like it. Please forgive me, guys :b

    3. Yes, but I don't think they'll ever get off the list completely.
     
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    There must be something wrong with me. I haven't seen any of these. I've seen a number of films that I personally think should be in a bottom 100 [​IMG], but none of these.
     
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    1. How many of these have you seen?

    I didn't count but it seemed like around 15-20, although some of those were MST3K episodes and not "proper" viewing experiences [​IMG] (Space Mutiny, btw, is probably my favorite of those episodes. You know, I actually didn't mind Reb Brown in Uncommon Valor.)

    2. Do any of these movies NOT belong in the Top 100?

    A lot of them, I think, simply because you can always go to video store and scrape up a bunch of movies that are of nearly amateurish quality. I mean, Robocop 3 is pretty stupid, but at least it's a professional piece of work.

    3. Do you think the #1 and #2 spots are the result of knee-jerk reactionism?

    Sure. Just like the latest popular movies usually top the highest 100, from what I remember.
     

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