Total Film’s 50 Most Hated Movies Ever

Below is a list Total Films put out containing of the 50 most hated films of all time today. It’s really just a list a movies that people love to hate. It mostly consists of crappy remakes (Gus Van Sant’s 1998 remake of Psycho) and horrible sequels ( Joel Schumacher’s 1997 “Batman And Robin”). There aren’t really any surprises on the list but I thought it might offer you a little Schadenfreude for your Tuesday evening. The entire list is after the jump and the top ten contain Total Film’s reason for making the list. Enjoy.

50. Daredevil (2003)
49. Superman Returns (2006)
48. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
47. Terminator: Salvation (2010)
46. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
45. Halloween (2007)
44. Fantastic Four (2005)
43. Resident Evil (2002)
42. Jersey Girl (2004)
41. Constantine (2005)
40. Swept Away (2002)
39. Epic Movie (2007)
38. Clash Of The Titans (2010)
37. A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
36. The Matrix Reloaded / The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
35. Godzilla (1998)
34. Van Helsing (2004)
33. The Spirit (2008)
32. Crash (2005)
31. Sucker Punch (2011)
30. Alien Resurrection (1997)
29. Spider-man 3 (2007)
28. Sex And The City 2 (2010)
27. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
26. Planet Of The Apes (2001)
25. The Avengers (1998)
24. Pearl Harbour (2000)
23. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
22. Battlefield Earth (2000)
21. The Wicker Man (2006)
20. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
19. Aliens vs Predator (2004)
18. Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)
17. Love Actually (2003)
16. Hulk (2003)
15. Catwoman (2004)
14. Avatar (2009)
13. Lady In The Water (2006)
12. The Happening (2008)
11. The Last Airbender (2010)
10. Die Another Day (2002) – Bond movies have always danced on the tightrope between iconic and idiotic. This is the closest it came to falling off, with its invisible car and glacier para-surfing.
9. House Of The Dead (2003) – Boll made a lot of enemies here for his film’s haphazard editing, auto-pilot performances and the cynical, nonsensical insertion of game footage into the action sequences.
8. Titanic (1997) – The trivialisation of a major real-life disaster via cardboard characters, dodgy stereotypes and a manipulative central romance that asks us to care for Kate and Leo while hundreds of extras fall to their icy deaths.
7. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) – By common consent the franchise’s nadir (even Bay agrees), especially for the racist connotations of jive-ass Autobots Mudflap and Skids.
6. Batman And Robin (1997) – After Tim Burton’s Gothic vision, Schumacher’s camp aesthetic restored the look and feel of the 60s TV series with an indigestible stew of bad puns, dayglo colour schemes and Batnipples.
5. Psycho (1998) – Using one of cinema’s untouchable classics as the basis for a multi-million dollar art prank didn’t do Van Sant any favours, with audiences quick to point out the film’s pointlessness.
4. Twilight (2008) – Vampires are ice-cool, charming predators, not emo-kid losers who can’t even get laid. Many of Meyer’s Twi-hards felt it was toothless, too.
3. Forrest Gump (1994) – The chocolate-box sentiment, hiding a reactionary vision of American society in which protest is punished and stupidity reigns. Oh, and beating Pulp Fiction and Shawshank to the Oscars didn’t help.
2. Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999) – Jar Jar, trade disputes, poor continuity, Jar Jar, midchlorians… and did we mention Jar Jar?
1. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008) – Not content with his childhood-raping antics on the Star Wars prequels, George Lucas dragged down Steven Spielberg with him – monkey-swinging comedy, the blatant positioning of Shia LaBeouf as the next Indy, and the moment that coined its own piece of cinephile jargon, “nuking the fridge.”

2 thoughts to “Total Film’s 50 Most Hated Movies Ever”

  1. For me, the main problem with “Superman Returns” is lousy casting for “Lois Lane”. The actress who plays her (though attractive) is too young, and looks nothing like Margot Kidder at any age. Furthermore, she doesn’t have that New York sarcasm and hard-edged street-smart of Margot Kidder’s “Lois”.

  2. What the hell? Whoever the fuck made this list was on crack. Right on some of them, but how can you list some of the highest grossing movies of all time on this?

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