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The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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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    13 Graves, Kalifornia, Swordfish

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    5 Days of War, Born American, The Covenant

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    added by hendrick heisenburg A Good Day to Die Hard, Max Payne, He Shoots

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    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

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    Being Flynn, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, In Good Company

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    Bride of the Monster, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Take It Out in Trade

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    Cats & Dogs, Son of the Mask

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    added by PabloMoysésBatista Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film, Mr. Wonderful, Truly, Madly, ...

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    Choose or Lose, Flawless, The Lost Boys

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    Cinema 16: British Short Films, Batman Begins, Following

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    Clarissa, Deck the Halls, Calendar Girl

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    Conan the Barbarian, Backmask, Frankenstein

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  13. 27
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    Daddy Day Care, The Boondoggle, Dr. Dolittle 2

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    Deep Rising, Odd Thomas, The Mummy Returns

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    Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Disaster Movie, Epic Movie, Date Movie, Vampires Suck

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    Dr Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts, Snow, Tooth Fairy 2

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    added by PabloMoysésBatista Dragonfly, Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor

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    Exit Wounds, Romeo Must Die, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

    ) open
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    Free Willy, One More Minute, The Club

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  20. 67
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    added by PabloMoysésBatista Fuzz Bucket, Critters 2: The Main Course, Steve Martini's The Judge

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    Godzilla, The Noah's Ark Principle, The Day After Tomorrow

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  22. 53
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    Goners, The Avengers, Serenity

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    Home Alone 3, The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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    Homeless in America, The Room

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    In the Valley of Elah, The Third Person, Crash

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    added by PabloMoysésBatista Jersey Girl, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks: The Lost Scene

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    LX Forty, Monster's Ball, Loungers

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    added by sebbzor Little Man, Scary Movie, White Chicks

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    Loving Memory, Unstoppable, Top Gun

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    Malibu Express, Savage Beach, Day of the Warrior

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    Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8

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    Movie 43, Drillbit Taylor, Late Last Night

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    Munich, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ...

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    One Tough Bastard, Ultraviolet, Equilibrium

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    Planet of the Apes, The Match Girl, Dark Shadows

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    Pretty Woman, Beaches, Dear God

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    Rats: Night of Terror, Hell of the Living Dead, Troll 2: Part 2

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    Red Sonja, Stolen, The General's Daughter

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    Robot Monster, The Cape Canaveral Monsters, Stardust in Your Eyes

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    Roller Coaster Rabbit, Identity Unknown, Back for the Future

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    added by trinos131 Luis Llosa Sniper, The Specialist, Fire on the Amazon

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  42. 75
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    Splash, Far and Away, Presidential Reunion

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    Spy Hunter, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil 6

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    Streets of Gold, America's Sweethearts, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in ...

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    Strictly Ballroom, The Red Curtain Trilogy, The Great Gatsby

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    THX 1138, 1:42:08, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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    The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, In the Mood, The Sum of All Fears

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    The Benchwarmers, Just Go With It, National Security

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    The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, A Christmas Story 2, Are We There Yet ...

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    The Happening, The Last Airbender, Unbreakable

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