These Movies Have The Lowest Ratings On Rotten Tomatoes
We rely on critics to tell us if a movie is worth our hard-earned cash. These people get paid to spend their time watching horrible movies so we don’t have to. Rotten Tomatoes is a website that takes all of that valuable information from all of the movie critics out there and puts it in one convenient place.
The “Tomatometer” lets us know if a movie is “fresh” or “rotten”, and all of the movies on this list are certified rotten. Keep reading to find out which movies you may just love to hate-watch.
Jaws: The Revenge Nearly Ruined The Original
There’s no denying that Jaws is an iconic film. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you’d know that creepy shark music anywhere. Unfortunately, Jaws: The Revenge didn’t live up to the original.
Critics called this film “illogical” and “tension-free.” It also ended up on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the worst movie sequels of all time. Also, Michael Caine was in this movie and even he couldn’t save it. That’s how bad the writing was.
True Crimes Is A Crime Against Cinema
True Crimes, like many of the other movies on this list, received a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Jim Carrey stars in this film as a police detective who becomes obsessed with solving a murder case.
Jim Carrey is a world-class actor. He’s a comedy legend and he’s been upping his game lately with his starring role in Kidding. Unfortunately, even his star power couldn’t carry this film. Critics labeled this one an “unpleasant thriller.” Nobody gave it a positive review.
Precious Cargo Is Anything But
Bruce Willis has been in a lot of great action movies, and Precious Cargo is not one of them. The plot of this film was too unnecessarily convoluted for both fans and critics.
Film critic Peter Sobczynski had some harsh words for the movie when he wrote, “You will be hard-pressed to remember anything about it even only a few minutes after watching it, which should come as a relief to everyone involved with its production.”
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Should Be Under Arrest
It took them four movies to do it, but the Police Academy franchise finally spawned a film that got 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. The worst part is, this isn’t even the last Police Academy movie. This movie did terribly, and they still made more Police Academy flicks.
Critics on Rotten Tomatoes called this movie “utterly, completely, thoroughly and astonishingly unfunny.” This film also received a Razzie nomination for Worst Original Song. That song was “Let’s Go to Heaven in My Car” by Steven Wilson.
Mac And Me Is No E.T.
If this movie was trying to be the next E.T., it failed miserably. It was basically a giant advertisement for companies that now very much no longer want to be associated with this movie (I’m looking at you, McDonald’s).
Mac and Me is about an alien who befriends a boy who uses a wheelchair to get around. This alien loves McDonald’s more than anything, and Ronald McDonald even makes a cameo in the movie. Not a great look, McDonald’s.
Staying Alive Didn’t Survive The Reviews
Somehow, a movie starring John Travolta ended up getting 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. This film was actually written and directed by Sylvester Stallone. Technically, this movie is the sequel to Saturday Night Fever, but I think we’d all prefer if that movie just remained a stand-alone piece.
Critics called this movie “the worst sequel ever made.” Worse than Jaws: The Revenge? We’ll let you decide. This film actually did quite well at the box office despite all of those negative reviews.
The Slugger’s Wife Is Slow And Sluggish
The Slugger’s Wife is a 1985 rom-com that follows a baseball player and a singer who fall in love. Then they run into problems when they discover that they have very different ambitions.
This film was written by Neil Simon, the same guy who wrote The Odd Couple, so many predicted that it would be a huge success. Well, all of those predictions were incorrect, mostly because there wasn’t any chemistry between the two leads.
Return To The Blue Lagoon Should Go Back Where It Came From
Return to the Blue Lagoon is another sequel that almost destroyed the clout of its original. The Blue Lagoon worked wonders for Brook Shields’ movie career. This 1991 sequel wasn’t as great for Milla Jovovich or Brian Krause.
This movie never even made back its $11 million budget. It received a score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, and critics called it “a textbook example of a disaster.” I think we’d all like to toss this movie into a blue lagoon.
Dream a Little Dream Is The Stuff Of Nightmares
Dream a Little Dream is a movie about an older couple who somehow turn themselves into high school students. It stars Corey Feldman, Meredith Salenger, and Corey Haim. The film actually did quite well at the box office, but critics were not having it.
In his Washington Post review, critic Richard Harrington said that the movie will leave audiences wondering “what the heck they just saw.” Other critics seemed to agree with him because this film got a score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Bolero Was A Colossal Disappointment
Bolero was written and produced by John Derek, who, at the time, was married to the film’s star, Bo Derek. Bo played a woman who was on a mission to lose her virginity to the “right” man. So it was like Superbad, just actually super bad.
Bolero was nominated for nine Razzie Awards and it actually won six of them. All of those Razzie awards were very much deserved. If gratuitous nudity and zero chemistry between characters is what you’re looking for, check out this film.
Homecoming Needs To Just Go Away
Homecoming is a thriller about a crazy ex-girlfriend. It’s a trope that we’ve seen time and time again, and honestly, we think it’s time for something different. Critics thought that the movie wasn’t “thrilling enough or cheesy enough to make it worth the trip.”
Another critic said that “everything, including the ending, plays out exactly as you’d expect.” It’s not that scary if you can guess all of the plot points from the opening scene.
Pinocchio Should Never Have Been Made
Roberto Benigni starred in Life is Beautiful in 1997, which was a film that critics loved. It won him an Oscar for Best Actor, and it racked up a few other accolades.
Unfortunately, Benigni couldn’t make his success last. Five years after winning the Oscar, he starred in a live-action version of Pinocchio, which was disappointing, to say the least. Benigni even earned a Razzie for his performance, which after an Oscar has to be pretty disheartening.
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Further Harms The Franchise
Why do they keep making Police Academy movies? You’d think after the fourth one was a flop they wouldn’t go on to make three more. That’s right, there are actually seven Police Academy movies in existence, and in September 2018, the studio announced that an eighth film was in the works.
This sixth Police Academy movie was the first one without franchise star Steve Guttenberg. I think it’s safe to say that critics didn’t respond well to his absence.
Madhouse Was Maddeningly Bad
Kirstie Alley and John Larroquette star in Madhouse, a movie about newlyweds who end up with some unwanted house guests. We think this movie was supposed to be scary, but mostly it was just laughable.
LA Times critic Michael Wilmington said that the film was a “satire that misses the mark,” and “grabs you by the lapels and tries to shake the laughs out of you.” That’s a fancy way of saying that it sucked.
Highlander II: The Quickening Was Quick To Fail
The first Highlander film wasn’t much of a commercial or critical success, so why the studio decided to release a sequel is beyond me. Even people who liked the original movie totally hated the sequel. This film starred some pretty great actors, with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery playing parts in the movie.
One Rotten Tomatoes critics wrote, “Highlander II is hilariously incomprehensible and almost awesome in its badness.” Many critics consider this movie to be the worst film ever made. Somehow, it still made more money than the original.
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Was Bad News
Bad News Bears did fairly well at the box office and with critics. The sequel to this film failed to live up to the hype of the original. The third movie was just a big failure. In this film, the Bears go to Japan for some reason.
Critics hated this movie, and even Jackie Earle Haley, who acted in all three movies, called the film the “worst movie ever made.” Now that’s some harsh criticism.
Megaforce Wasn’t Forceful Enough
Megaforce is a movie about the Sardun Army. The biggest appeal of this movie is the army using their laser guns in space. Some critics thought that the special effects in this film were pretty cool, but the effects weren’t enough to get this film a score of more than 0% on the Tomatometer.
New York Times critic Janet Maslin said the film was full of “silly dialogue, poor matching shots and oafish staging.” This space movie is no Star Wars.
Look Who’s Talking Now Talked Too Much
This is the second time a John Travolta movie has made this list. This movie came out before Pulp Fiction, but after Travolta was already considered a star. The first film in this series, Look Who’s Talking, actually did quite well. The sequel, well, that’s a different story.
In the original, we can hear babies talk. In the sequel, the babies have grown into fully articulate toddlers, but now we can hear what the dogs are thinking.
Deadfall Fell Dead With The Critics
Deadfall stars Nicolas Cage as a con artist who accidentally kills his own father. It’s an intriguing plot made even more appealing by a cast of heavy hitters such as Michael Biehn, James Coburn, Peter Fonda, Talia Shire, and even Charlie Sheen. Even with all of that star power, this film still didn’t sit well with critics.
Some critics thought that Cage’s performance in the film fell flat. This movie was actually remade in 2012, and the remake received a score of 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is 35% more than the original.
Dark Tide Is A Dark Moment In Film History
Dark Tide stars Halle Berry as a marine biologist who lost a colleague in a shark attack. When she falls into financial distress, she decides to face her fears and take a millionaire on a shark dive. The plot of the film didn’t make much sense.
One critic on Rotten Tomatoes wrote, “no amount of breathtaking cinematography can save Dark Tide from its poor plot and dire dialogue.” Was the cinematography even that breathtaking though?