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Worst Movies Ever Made Weekend

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Worst Movie Weekend

We asked our members in our BACK IN THE DAY group and our WBMX group to name the worst movies they’ve ever seen.  We went through the list and thought, at this point in our lives, we’ve learned to laugh and take things less seriously so, why not offer them all up? Lucky you, you get them all, the worst movies as voiced by over 10,000 people.

Share this wonderful pile of movies around, enjoy it for what it is. You never know, you may rediscover that while the movies were bad, they’ll have you laughing… for some reason or the other.

CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC (1980)
BUDGET: Over 13 million dollars
BOX OFFICE: 2 million dollars

In 1979, disco was put to rest thanks to a fat DJ in a Hawaiian shirt in Chicago at a Chicago White Sox doubleheader.  Directed by Nancy Walker, the movie starred a very young and unknown Steve Guttenberg, the movie also featured Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, the Village People and others, the music takes you to that time and hopefully, they were great times for many. The movie is a pseudo autobiography of disco’s The Village People. The movie was an absolute flop at the box office.

ISHTAR (1987)
BUDGET: 51 million dollars
BOX OFFICE: 13 million dollars

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.  The movie starred Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty, Carole Kane and Charles Grodin

WATERWORLD (1995)
BUDGET: 172–175 million dollars (the biggest at the time)
BOX OFFICE: $264.2 million dollars

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw “smokers,” and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land..  The movies starred Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dennis Hopper.

THE DEVIL’S RAIN (1975)
NO BUDGET INFORMATION

A satanist cult leader is burnt alive by the local church. He vows to come back to hunt down and enslave every descendant of his congregation, by the power of the book of blood contracts, in which they sold their souls to the devil. What a horrible movie!  It’s a shame because it was a great cast including Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, William Shatner, Keenan Wynn, Tom Skerrit, Ida Lupino and a very unknown, John Travolta.

HOWARD THE DUCK (1986)
BUDGET: 30-37 million dollars
BOX OFFICE: 30 million dollars

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a struggling female rock singer. The movie starred Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins and others who’d rather forget the movie.

VANILLA SKY (2001)
BUDGET: 68 million dollars
BOX OFFICE: 203 million dollars

A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover. Tom Cruise starred in another buyer’s remorse movie here along with Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Johnny Galecki, even Conan O’Brien, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) and others had a hand in the miserable experience.

EYES WIDE SHUT (1999)
BUDGET: 65 million dollars
BOX OFFICE: 162 million dollars

A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him. There was a ton of buyer’s remorse on this one starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Sydney Pollack and a very young Leelee Sobieski.


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