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The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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A list of the worst directors in film history who have made some of the worst movies ever. Through a combination of luck and major bucks, these awful directors have managed to have long, lucrative careers making films, even though they seem to lack any kind of discernible talent. Even more confusing and frustrating than the fact that studios continue offering these famous directors work is that audiences keep paying to see them. Some of the more notable films from the Hollywood directors on this list include Rush Hour 2, Con Air, Batman and Robin, and Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace - all blockbusters, all totally abysmal. These bad directors continue to churn out some of the worst films ever, ignoring basic conventions of storytelling, abusing special effects, and insulting the intelligence of critics and fans alike.

How many minutes of excessive car chase scenes could we count in the combined works of those listed below? Let us count the ways. These Hollywood hacks have ruined screen adaptations and sequels alike, not to mention their own original works (which we assume mu must have been greenlit by family friends, frat brothers, or studios execs who were blackmailed into submission). The bad directors on this list of drawn the ire and hate mail from critics and fans alike as they've made movie history for their terrible releases.

Vote up those you think deserve to be listed among the absolute worst directors, and vote down those you think aren't so bad. If your least favorite director (or director you love to hate) isn't yet on the list, feel free to add the name at the bottom of the page. Feel free to re-rank this list as you sit fit by clicking the button to the right.

Who are the worst movie directors of all time? That's up to you to decide.

For more infamous Hollywood history, check out this user ranked list of the Worst Movies of All Time and this list of the worst actors who tried music careers.
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    The Storm, Rampage, Darfur More
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    The Island, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Pain & Gain More
    94
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    Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

    Disaster Movie, Epic Movie, Date Movie, Vampires Suck More
    92
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    The Happening, The Last Airbender, Unbreakable More
    89
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    Tower Heist, Rush Hour 2, After the Sunset More
    78
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    Choose or Lose, Flawless, The Lost Boys More
    76
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    Bride of the Monster, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Take It Out in Trade More
    74
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    When in Rome, Daredevil, Simon Birch More
    72
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    Godzilla, The Noah's Ark Principle, The Day After Tomorrow More
    67
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    Spy Hunter, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil 6 More
    66
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    The Perfect Score, A Thousand Words, Playing with Guns More
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    Streets of Gold, America's Sweethearts, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in ... More
    62
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    The Benchwarmers, Just Go With It, National Security More
    61
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    Home Alone 3, The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua More
    61
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    The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, A Christmas Story 2, Are We There Yet ... More
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    Rats: Night of Terror, Hell of the Living Dead, Troll 2: Part 2 More
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    The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Halloween II, House of 1000 Corpses ... More
    58
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    5 Days of War, Born American, The Covenant More
    57
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    Clarissa, Deck the Halls, Calendar Girl More
    56
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    The Wedding Planner, Hairspray 2: White Lipstick, Bedtime Stories More
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    Conan the Barbarian, Backmask, Frankenstein More
    53
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    The Killing Room, Rings, Ninja Turtles More
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    The Nature of the Beast, Peaceful Warrior, Jeepers Creepers 2 More
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    Exit Wounds, Romeo Must Die, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li More
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    The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, 50 First Dates, Billy Batson and the ... More
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    Daddy Day Care, The Boondoggle, Dr. Dolittle 2 More
    50
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    We Are Marshall, Offspring: Complete Music Video Collection, Westside More
    49
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    Movie 43, Drillbit Taylor, Late Last Night More
    49
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    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), Gay in Amsterdam, The Human ... More
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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Witness Protection, The ... More
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    Underfunded, Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored, Jury Duty More
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    Tube Tales, The Reaping, Under Suspicion More
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    Pretty Woman, Beaches, Dear God More
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    In the Valley of Elah, The Third Person, Crash More
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    13 Graves, Kalifornia, Swordfish More
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    Malibu Express, Savage Beach, Day of the Warrior More
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    The Rat Pack, The Skulls, The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor More
    44
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    Deep Rising, Odd Thomas, The Mummy Returns More
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    United 93, Resurrected, Bloody Sunday More
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    Cats & Dogs, Son of the Mask More
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    Free Willy, One More Minute, The Club More
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    Twister, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Speed More
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    Robot Monster, The Cape Canaveral Monsters, Stardust in Your Eyes More
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    Red Sonja, Stolen, The General's Daughter More
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    Homeless in America, The Room More
    39
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    Cinema 16: British Short Films, Batman Begins, Following More
    39
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    THX 1138, 1:42:08, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith More
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    Dr Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts, Snow, Tooth Fairy 2 More
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    The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, In the Mood, The Sum of All Fears More
    37
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    Loving Memory, Unstoppable, Top Gun More
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