Discover the fascinating world of the worst movies ever made in this article that dives deep into the realm of cinematic disasters. From robots with testicles to anthropomorphic ducks, each film on this list showcases its own unique blend of absurdity and incompetence. Take a journey through time and witness the catastrophes that unfolded on screen, from the post-apocalyptic Mushroom Kingdom to a Christmas-themed martian invasion. Prepare yourself for a laugh riot as we explore the hilariously bad moments in film history, where even the most talented actors couldn't save these cinematic train wrecks. So grab some popcorn and get ready for an unforgettable ride into the world of the truly terrible.

The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (13,792 votes)

Where should we begin? Merely the scenes of dogs engaging in humping alone set back dogs, humping, and the entirety of humanity by half a century. But at least they added a pair of robotic testicles to elevate the sophistication of the film. If you want to watch The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we suggest accompanying it with our insightful commentary.

Son of the Mask (14,680 votes)

“Will someone please stop me? No, really, somebody should prevent me from making a sequel to The Mask, eleven years after the original, without Jim Carrey but with Jamie Kennedy, a dog, and a dancing baby. I am genuinely pleading for assistance here.

Jack and Jill (15,720 votes)

Adam Sandler takes on the roles of both Jack and Jill! What could possibly go astray, besides everything? Sandler portrays an extraordinarily accomplished and well-adjusted man whose twin sister (portrayed by himself in a wig) is a despicable and inhumane shrew with a voice that can strip the paint off industrial surfaces. And just when Sandler parodying women was not enough, this movie also goes the extra mile to thoroughly humiliate Al Pacino. Fantastic job, J and J!

Battlefield Earth (16,138 votes)

Where do we even begin with this one? The scenes of dogs humping alone manage to push back dogs, humping, and humanity as a whole by half a century. However, they do add a touch of sophistication by introducing a pair of robot testicles. If you wish to watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we highly recommend watching it alongside our engaging commentary.

Super Mario Bros. (17,755 votes)

This adaptation takes the vibrant and colorful world of the Mushroom Kingdom and transforms it into a post-apocalyptic wasteland covered in fungal goo. With performances from Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo, it leaves young Nintendo fans desiring a Sega Genesis. Don't forget to watch the parody of Super Mario Bros. by RiffTrax!

Last Airbender (18,086 votes)

Where should we start? Scenes of dogs humping alone set back dogs, humping, and humanity by half a century. But at least they elevated the movie with a pair of robot testicles. If you want to watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we suggest accompanying it with our insightful commentary.

Spider-Man 3 (19,152 votes)

Where should we start? Scenes of dogs humping alone set back dogs, humping, and humanity by half a century. But at least they elevated the movie with a pair of robot testicles. If you want to watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we suggest accompanying it with our insightful commentary.

Catwoman (22,544 votes)

When you dress Halle Berry in a leather catsuit and still end up with a 3/10 user rating on IMDb, you know you've done something very wrong. In fact, you've done something so terribly and permanently wrong that it feels as if Cthulhu himself has emerged from the depths of the sea.

Batman and Robin (27,929 votes)

Where should we start? Scenes of dogs humping alone set back dogs, humping, and humanity by half a century. But at least they elevated the movie with a pair of robot testicles. If you want to watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we suggest accompanying it with our insightful commentary.

The Twilight Saga (35,593 votes)

Where should we start? Scenes of dogs humping alone set back dogs, humping, and humanity by half a century. But at least they elevated the movie with a pair of robot testicles. If you want to watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we suggest accompanying it with our insightful commentary.

Reefer Madness" (1936)

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"Reefer Madness" is less like a major motion picture and more like a 68-minute-long public service announcement about the supposed dangers of marijuana use. It claims that smoking the devil's weed will cause insanity, aggression, hallucinations, accidental shootings, and framing others for murder. Yes, all of this actually happens in "Reefer Madness." Despite its absurdity, the 1936 propaganda film maintains a serious and stern tone, making it a laugh riot from the opening credits to the hilariously bad final line. The film is now in the public domain, so you can find it on YouTube. For optimal viewing experience, we recommend enjoying it with a few, uh, companions.

Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1959)

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"Plan 9 from Outer Space" may not be Ed Wood's first or worst film, but it is undoubtedly his most entertaining. Don't get us wrong, this sci-fi flick is still bad. It features continuity issues, poorly written dialogue and narration, actors visibly reading from scripts, awkward usage of stock footage, lazy costumes, and visible sound equipment. It's as hilariously funny and enjoyable as it sounds.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (1964)

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When you think of good Christmas movies, you probably envision classics like "A Christmas Story," "Elf," and "It's a Wonderful Life." However, if you're in the mood for an incredibly bad Christmas film, then look no further than the 1964 sci-fi disaster called "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians." It tells the story of martians kidnapping Kris Kringle. The good news is that it's not unwatchable like 2007's "Fred Claus." The sets, costumes, and acting are all so amusingly awful, and the campy charm of this classic lasts for just 81 minutes. Remember to add this one to your holiday watchlist each year.

Manos: The Hands of Fate" (1966)

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Do you recall the episode of "How I Met Your Mother" where Ted takes Stella on a two-minute date? If so, then you've witnessed a glimpse of "Manos: The Hands of Fate," a film that the couple watches a condensed version of and agrees is the worst movie ever made. While that may be true, it hasn't stopped "Manos" from gaining a cult following for its hilariously bad attempt at a horror film. The movie was made almost entirely by Harold P. Warren, an insurance and fertilizer salesman, as a bet with professional screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. While Warren successfully completed a full film, Silliphant had the last laugh by winning a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award the following year for "In the Heat of the Night."

The Giant Spider Invasion" (1975)

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Drawing comparisons to previously half-baked monster movies, "The Giant Spider Invasion" managed to gain popularity upon its release in 1975 because it was so bad that it became enjoyable to watch. The cast includes well-known actors like Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Alan Hale, and Leslie Parrish, who were all approaching the end of their careers and were forced to flee from a giant spider made out of a Volkswagen. "The Giant Spider Invasion" was such a disaster that Mystery Science Theater 3000 not only parodied it, but also organized an entire festival dedicated to the film's director, Bill Rebane.

Mommie Dearest" (1981)

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The docudrama "Mommie Dearest" falls into the category of films that are so unintentionally funny that the studio had to change its advertising campaign to exploit its camp value. While the script was already offbeat, it was Faye Dunaway's excessively over-the-top portrayal of actress Joan Crawford, including the famous "wire hanger scene," that catapulted "Mommie Dearest" into the realm of so-bad-it's-good. Dunaway was reportedly so immersed in the role that the film's cast and crew hesitated to approach her between takes.

Maximum Overdrive" (1986)

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Despite having a decent budget of million and being based on a Stephen King short story, "Maximum Overdrive" received immediate and aggressive criticism from critics. Understandably so, as the campy 1986 film adaptation deviates so far from the dark and disturbing source material that it can barely recognize itself. What makes it even worse is that Stephen King himself, the writer and director of the film, is to be blamed for this cinematic disaster. Nevertheless, if you can look past these facts, you'll find a film that is entertaining in its own over-the-top way, featuring some amusing kills and accompanied by a soundtrack composed entirely by AC/DC.

Howard the Duck" (1986)

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The journey of "Howard the Duck" started as a '70s Marvel comic, transformed into an animated film concept by George Lucas, and ultimately became a live-action (due to contractual obligations) $38 million box office bomb that nearly derailed the careers of all those involved. Star Lea Thompson, who almost beds an anthropomorphic duck in the film, reportedly accepted her role in "Some Kind of Wonderful" the following year solely to distance herself from the disaster that was "Howard the Duck." However, in recent years, both fans and those involved in the making of the movie have united in their appreciation of this far-from-perfect film.

Masters of the Universe" (1987)

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Fans of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," both the toys and the TV show, finally got the movie they had longed for with the 1987 release of "Masters of the Universe." Although this film is not without its flaws, such as the absence of Prince Adam and its notorious production issues, it eventually found its place as a cult classic that embraces the spirit of campiness. Initially rejected by audiences and viewers alike, and failing to recoup its $22 million budget, "Masters of the Universe" ultimately garnered recognition as a belovedly cheesy film.

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"Ishtar" holds the distinction of being a famously bad film that prompted director Elaine May to remark, "If all the people who hate 'Ishtar' had seen it, I would be a wealthy woman today." Produced and starring Warren Beatty alongside co-star Dustin Hoffman, "Ishtar" faced numerous film and post-production issues, which sank its reputation even before its release. With a bloated budget of $51 million, "Ishtar" struggled to recoup its expenses as it earned a modest $14.4 million at the box office. However, as people watched the film and set aside the negative press, they discovered the comedic adventure's entertainment value.

Mac and Me" (1988)

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"Mac and Me" can be best described as the result of a producer believing that there had been too long a gap of six years without a second "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" movie, and thinking that he could personally fill that void—only if McDonald's sponsored the film. Seriously, that's how this blatant "E.T." rip-off came to be in 1988, and it only managed to make a meager million at the box office, not even half of its budget. Despite the painfully obvious product placement, two Razzie wins, and a solid zero-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, some people genuinely love "Mac and Me." Paul Rudd is among its famous fans, and numerous critics cite it as a guilty (or not-so-guilty) pleasure, elevating it to a cult status.

Road House" (1989)

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A friend once told me that his favorite movie is "Road House," and our future relationship depended on whether his enjoyment of the film was ironic or genuine. After all, it revolves around a bouncer (played by Patrick Swayze) who is considered the coolest guy in the world—and this oddly happens to be the most believable aspect of this action film from 1989. It's packed with terrible one-liners, plot inconsistencies, and explosions in situations where explosions wouldn't normally occur. At one point, Swayze kills someone just by casually using his bare hands to rip out the victim's throat. "Road House" received five Razzie nominations and is a must-watch when it comes to the best bad action movies.

Troll 2" (1990)

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Let's get one thing straight: "Troll 2" is, in no way, a sequel to any movie called "Troll," and it doesn't even feature any trolls. A decent film could overcome such facts, but "Troll 2" is far from decent. The script was written in English by a screenwriter who was still learning the language and happened to be the director's wife (whose first language was also not English). The music never matches the scenes, the actors—mostly amateurs and bad ones at that—wear their own clothes or self-designed outfits, and the town in the film is named Nilbog (the townspeople, being dyslexic, should have recognized the warning!). If you haven't watched this film, make it a priority. Then, check out the 2009 documentary "Best Worst Movie," directed by Michael Stephenson, the former child star of "Troll 2."

Super Mario Bros." (1993)

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"Super Mario Bros." boasted star power, with Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper, as well as the best special effects $48 million could buy, but it failed miserably due to its thin plot and mediocre writing. Critics universally panned the movie, but many fans of the video game appreciated the cheesy but heartfelt homage, while others warmed up to it years later as '90s nostalgia kicked in. Oh, and did we mention that Hopper plays Bowser?

Showgirls" (1995)

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It should have been possible to make a good movie with $38 million, but director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas managed to make one poor decision after another, resulting in a record-breaking seven Razzie wins for "Showgirls." The film received a whopping 13 nominations—a record that still stands today. Despite bombing at the box office so spectacularly that star Elizabeth Berkley's agent dropped her, "Showgirls" found favor through home video releases and became a cult classic among fans. Some critics even reevaluated "Showgirls" as a clever satire of sorts.

Spice World" (1998)

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"Spice World," the 1998 big-screen debut of the Spice Girls, holds a pitiful rating of 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it managed to gross $151 million at the box office and another $100 million in home video sales. That's precisely why "Spice World" made it onto this list.

The Room" (2003)

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"The Room" tells the tale of infamous director Tommy Wiseau and his disasterpiece, released in 2003. Starring then-unknown actors Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, and Wiseau himself, "The Room" is plagued with poorly written dialogue, badly delivered scenes, and an incoherent plot. It also includes three very long and unnecessary sex scenes. To make matters worse, the film introduces a character with a cancer diagnosis, never mentioning or addressing it again. It is an agonizingly awful film that has gained a cult following among viewers who enjoy the sheer absurdity of it all.

The Wicker Man" (2006)

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"The Wicker Man" provides unintentional laughter; the issue is that it wasn't meant to be a comedy. Directed and written by Neil LaBute and based on the 1967 horror novel "Ritual" by David Pinner, "The Wicker Man" is associated with a popular drinking game. Although the details escape us, the game's rules begin with "drink anytime Nicolas Cage does something ridiculous" and ends with everyone blacking out. If you haven't seen "The Wicker Man," you won't regret it—and you'll never look at bees the same way again.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror" (2010)

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James Nguyen's "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" drags on for a painfully long 93 minutes, and it takes a whole 47 minutes for the eponymous birds to make their first appearance. We wish we could tell you that the wait is worth it, but after nearly an hour filled with a poorly executed awful script and an unreasonable number of silent shots of cars driving, viewers are rewarded with insultingly bad CGI eagles and explosions that would fit better in cheap clip art. When Nguyen attempted to promote and screen the film at Sundance, festival organizers rejected him. Undeterred, he decided to show his romantic horror film in local bars instead. Audiences loved this shoddily made cinema, inspiring Nguyen to create a sequel, "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection" in 2012—just as bad, but not nearly as entertaining as the original.

A Walk with Love and Death (1969)

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Anjelica Huston's first credited acting role came in the form of A Walk with Love and Death, a tedious historical romance directed by her father, the legendary John Huston (The African Queen). Unfortunately, Anjelica's youthful age of 17 at the time meant that she wasn't yet capable of doing the role justice, resulting in a lackluster performance. The film is set during France's Hundred Years War, following the story of Lady Claudia (played by Anjelica), a noblewoman who falls in love with Heron, a student from Paris. In the face of war, the two lovers seek refuge in a monastery only to have their peace shattered. While Anjelica was unfairly blamed for the film's failure and accused of nepotism, "A Walk with Love and Death" suffers from bigger issues beyond her inexperience. The overall acting appears wooden, the writing induces comatose states, and it feels like an amateurish play rather than a professionally made film. Fortunately, Anjelica Huston's career went on to thrive, with her earning an Oscar, making this flop a mere insignificant footnote in her filmography.

Futz (1969)

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Futz tells the story of Cyrus, a farmer whose luck with women has been less than successful—he ends up marrying Amanda, his pet pig. As expected, this triggers outrage from the surrounding community and authorities, as bestiality tends to do. The film attempts to satirize cultural norms and personal freedom, but fails to do so as cleverly as it believes it does. Watching "Futz" is akin to enduring the worst 90-minute session of slam poetry—except you are on fire.

Gigli (2003)

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Martin Brest's Gigli is not only annoying but also responsible for (arguably) the most annoying celebrity couple in history—a pairing that still haunts us to this day. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez play mob assassins who are forced to work together and inexplicably fall in love. This film expects us to root for two unlikeable idiots. Crass and unfunny, the film's failure primarily rests on the writer and director, Martin Brest, who seems unrecognizable compared to the filmmaker behind successes like "Beverly Hills Cop," "Midnight Run," and "Scent of a Woman." While film schools could analyze the reasons behind "Gigli's" box office flop, all you need is 15 minutes of viewing time to understand why.

Heaven's Gate (1980)

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Heaven's Gate is set in the far future of 2013, where American civilization has crumbled into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Warlords such as Gen. Bethlehem rule over survivors with an iron fist. Kevin Costner stars as a wanderer who pretends to be a postman for the reestablished U.S. government and later becomes a symbol of hope. Though there is an interesting premise at the core of the film, it lacks authenticity. You can almost sense that Costner's luxury trailer lingers just out of frame. Furthermore, the film suffers from overly theatrical performances and a slow pace. Despite these flaws, Costner's career managed to survive this film and his previous flop, "Waterworld," to eventually give the world "Yellowstone."

Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial final film, "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom," takes place in Italy during World War II. It follows a group of fascists who kidnap and subject a group of underage teens to unspeakable mental, physical, and sexual torture for their own sadistic pleasure. Suffice it to say, this film would turn the stomach of most viewers. While some defend it as a masterpiece that delves into fascism, anarchy, and the abuse of power, such interpretations give the film far too much credit. If the metaphor of the film is smothered by its brutal acts, it fails in its purpose and becomes nothing more than an attempt to justify twisted fetishes. "Salo" lacks any attempt to convey a greater truth, even in its brutal and traumatic moments. It abruptly ends, leaving viewers with the realization that they've essentially watched a snuff film with exceptionally well-executed cinematography.

Swept Away (2002)

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According to Queenan, the films on his worst list must possess "moxie, self-involvement, lack of taste, obliviousness to reality." It only makes sense, then, that a Madonna film would find its place on the list. "Swept Away," a remake of a 1974 Italian comedy, features Madonna playing a wealthy, spoiled, arrogant, yet beautiful socialite who gets marooned on an island with a handsome crew member from her yacht. While the original film explores the clash of societal classes, the American version is simply a shallow vanity project for an aging music superstar. Directed by Madonna's then-husband Guy Ritchie (they are now divorced), the film's flaws are further exacerbated by Madonna's self-absorbed performance. With a mere 5% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Swept Away" seems to appear even worse with each viewing, like descending from a quagmire into a cesspool and ultimately into a slime pit on the path to its final destination in the bowels of Hell.

In the vast realm of cinema, there will always be films that push the boundaries of greatness and delve into the territories of infamy. These films, so notoriously bad, have somehow managed to captivate audiences with their sheer awfulness. From the hilariously misguided dialogue of "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" to the cringe-worthy performances in "Gigli," these movies have found a special place in the hearts of viewers who revel in their unintentional comedy. While these films may not shine in terms of quality, they remind us that even the worst creations can still have a certain charm. So, if you're ever in the mood for a truly unique movie experience, gather some friends, grab some popcorn, and dive into the murky depths of cinema's greatest flops. You may just find yourself laughing until tears stream down your face, marveling at the unfathomable depths of cinematic absurdity.