Top 10 Worst Movies of the 2000s

Script written by Telly Vlachakis Believe it or not, the following films actually got made and were released in the 21st century. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Movies of the 2000s. For this list, although we can all agree that there are different levels of "bad," we will be looking at North-American big-budget studio productions. Special thanks to our users Mattyhull1 and Andrew A. Dennison for submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Telly Vlachakis

Top 10 Worst Movies of the 2000s


Believe it or not, the following films actually got made and were released in the 21st century. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 worst movies of the 2000s.

For this list, although we can all agree that there are different levels of “bad,” we will be looking at North-American big-budget studio productions. We’ll be basing our choices on a mix of critical and commercial success (or rather, a lack thereof), the quality of the films in terms of story, effects, acting and so on, as well as how they are generally perceived these days. Movies that never got an official wide theatrical release, like “The Room,” won’t be included. This is part of a series of videos spanning the decades.

#10: “The Fog” (2005)

The noughties were notorious for giving us dozens and dozens of sub-par horror remakes and sequels. Although these films can populate their own Worst Movies list, the biggest offender was clearly this mess of a film. “The Fog” is an epic slap in the face to horror-legend John Carpenter and his classic ghost story. It fails on all grounds, as we watch people run away from vapor for 103 minutes. It doesn’t scare you, thrill you, or make you feel any emotion except boredom. It is literally as interesting as watching fog roll by.

#9: “The Master of Disguise” (2002)

People cannot deny that “SNL” alum Dana Carvey is a brilliant mimic and impersonator. After watching this film, though, it’s difficult to see where this brilliance went. In this comedy fantasy, which was co-written by Carvey himself, we watch as a bumbling Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey (we are not joking), who’s obviously destined to be a master of disguise, tries to thwart a criminal mastermind, and save his parents. Offensive stereotypes and non-stop fart jokes punctuate a random series of events that seems to have been collected from failed sketch ideas. This kind of humor is akin to children’s films, but please don’t subject your kids to this.

#8: “Dragonball Evolution” (2009)

The decision to make this film adaptation of the beloved anime and manga live-action at all was the first major mistake. Telling you that they cast Caucasians in Asian roles and employed horrible special effects doesn’t even come close to explaining everything else that went wrong. “Dragonball Evolution” pretty much ignored its source material, and created an alternate Americanized universe as we follow a bored and annoying Justin Chatwin as he delivers some of the worst dialogue ever written… oh and there’s something about Dragonballs thrown in there just in case. Fans just want to forget this, and we apologize for bringing back traumatizing memories.

#7: “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” (2002)

Very few comedic actors have risen so far only to crash so hard later on - and “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” marked the beginning of Eddie Murphy’s meteoric decline (anybody remember “Norbit?”). In “The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” Murphy stars as a club owner/ex-con living in a futuristic colony on the Moon. Then more stuff happens with gangsters, androids, and clones that nobody cared about. Does anybody even remember the plot of this movie? Although Eddie Murphy seems to be having fun, you can tell that he knew this was going nowhere. It’s too silly to be a sci-fi adventure movie, but also shockingly lacks any actual form of comedy.

#6: “Son of the Mask” (2005)

If you know someone who thought “The Mask” could have worked without Jim Carrey, please show him or her this sorry excuse for a movie. Lacking any sense of charisma, style, or actual laughs, this sequel decides to appeal to a younger audience, and features crude humor and silly, obnoxious characters instead. With Loki back on Earth looking for his mask, it of course falls into the wrong hands and we are then introduced to one of the most unlikeable lead characters ever portrayed on film. Jamie Kennedy and his terrifying toddler just pretty much scream and drool throughout this very inadequate sequel, and needless to say that does not make for a very compelling movie.

#5: “Catwoman” (2004)

Here’s a movie executive board meeting we can’t image happening: “Hey guys, the campiness of “Batman & Robin” was such a success, let’s create the same cheesy atmosphere for this “Batman” spin-off and not use Batman at all.” Extra points to Halle Berry fot agreeing to do this fresh off her Oscar win though. It won Razzies for Worst Picture, Screenplay, Actress, and Director, and everybody, even Halle Berry, agreed that this was a piece of garbage. Not only did it have barely anything to do with the DC Comics characters, but it also lacked any strong female characters, action sequences, or even a compelling plot. Where is Michelle Pfeiffer when we need her?

#4: “Gigli” (2003)

Thanks to Bennifer 1.0, this monstrosity received way more attention than it deserved. However, that didn’t stop the movie from being among Hollywood’s most expensive bombs ever. In “Gigli,” Ben Affleck is a mobster who needs to kidnap a prosecutor’s mentally handicapped brother in order to help a crime boss - played Al Pacino - avoid prison. You all guessed right; this is clearly a romantic comedy. This movie is offensive to the mentally challenged, to lesbians, and to any audience members with eyes or ears. After winning six Razzies, it later won a seventh for Worst Comedy of the Razzies’ First 25 Years. Well deserved.

#3: “Disaster Movie” (2008)

We can’t help but wonder if the powerhouse pair made up of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer know how much they can be disliked in themovie industry and by moviegoers. Nevertheless, they continue to churn out these horrible parody films, and someone apparently keeps giving them money to do so. Somebody should show these two the definition of “parody.” It does not mean dress up like a famous character and make fart noises. Although “Meet the Spartans,” “Epic Movie,” or any of their other movies could easily fit in this list, we wanted to spare you the trauma and just cite this disaster.

#2: “Alone in the Dark” (2005)

Especially known for his video game adaptations, Uwe Boll has built a reputation for directing some of the worst movies of all time, with mostof his productions becoming critical and box office disasters. He also doesn’t care what you think. Although “House of the Dead” deserves a special mention, it’s his other video game adaptation that is our runner-up. In “Alone in the Dark,” Christian Slater uses his special powers to chase after these demonic creatures that used to be worshiped by an extinct civilization. And it. Is. Epically bad.

Before we reveal our top pick, here are a few honorable, or in this case dishonorable, mentions:
“Glitter” (2001)
“I Know Who Killed Me” (2007)
“The Happening” (2008)
“Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever” (2002)
“Ultraviolet” (2006)
“Swept Away” (2002)

#1: “Battlefield Earth” (2000)

Many of our entries can be seen as career-killers, but “Battlefield Earth” brought John Travolta to an all-time low. Although most actors are forced to take these steps-down for a paycheck, Travolta spent years bringing this movie to the world, claiming its source material was better than “Star Wars.” Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, wrote the book in an attempt to bring the religion to younger audiences, and that book serves as the basis of the sci-fi action flick. Needless to say, the world wasn’t interested. When the most horrible acting you’ve ever seen is topped by camerawork that will give you a cramp in the neck, it’s not surprising that you have a recipe for unintentional hilarity.

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