10 Absolute Worst Flops In Movie History

You've seen better film on teeth.

If you look down the list of the biggest hits of all time (adjusted for inflation), it could double as an All Time Best list. Jaws is on there, of course, as are Star Wars, E.T. and The Exorcist. Further down, you€™ll find the likes of Back To The Future, Ghostbusters and Blazing Saddles. A relative what's what of Hollywood accomplishments. Now look down the list of box office bombs, and note the drop off in quality: Cutthroat Island is on there, of course, as are Heaven€™s Gate and The Adventures Of Pluto Nash. Further down, you€™ll find the likes of A Sound Of Thunder, Sahara and The Wolf Man. If you haven€™t seen them, here€™s a one-word review: €œMeh.€ It€™s probably an oversimplification, but if you were to compile a list of blah movies you regret watching, it would closely resemble the list of box office duds. There are no €œcult€ movies here or €œlost classics€ €“ that is, unless you think that R.I.P.D. will reward a second viewing. If a movie loses millions for a studio, fails to find an audience either on cable or DVD and eventually disappears into a black hole€ well, there€™s a reason for that. Even a wet fart of a picture like Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes has a cult following, so if your movie can€™t attract a lukewarm response, that€™s probably because it sucks.


Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'