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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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    Sonny

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    Pretty Woman, Beaches, Dear God

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    Red Sonja, Stolen, The General's Daughter

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    X-Men, Ender's Game, Tough Trade

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    On Deadly Ground

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    One Tough Bastard, Ultraviolet, Equilibrium

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    Free Willy, One More Minute, The Club

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    The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, 50 First Dates, Billy Batson and the ...

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

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    13 Graves, Kalifornia, Swordfish

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    A Good Day to Die Hard, Max Payne, He Shoots

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    Twister, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Speed

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    Dr Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts, Snow, Tooth Fairy 2

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    Deep Rising, Odd Thomas, The Mummy Returns

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    We Are Marshall, Offspring: Complete Music Video Collection, Westside

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    The Rat Pack, The Skulls, The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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    Malibu Express, Savage Beach, Day of the Warrior

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    Tube Tales, The Reaping, Under Suspicion

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    Underfunded, Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored, Jury Duty

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

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    The Nature of the Beast, Peaceful Warrior, Jeepers Creepers 2

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    Cats & Dogs, Son of the Mask

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    Clarissa, Deck the Halls, Calendar Girl

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    Conan the Barbarian, Backmask, Frankenstein

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    Little Man, Scary Movie, White Chicks

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    The Killing Room, Rings, Ninja Turtles

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    Daddy Day Care, The Boondoggle, Dr. Dolittle 2

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    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), Gay in Amsterdam, The Human ...

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    Movie 43, Drillbit Taylor, Late Last Night

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    The Wedding Planner, Hairspray 2: White Lipstick, Bedtime Stories

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    The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Halloween II, House of 1000 Corpses ...

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

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    5 Days of War, Born American, The Covenant

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

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    The Perfect Score, A Thousand Words, Playing with Guns

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    The Benchwarmers, Just Go With It, National Security

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

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    Homeless in America, The Room

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    Home Alone 3, The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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

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    When in Rome, Daredevil, Simon Birch

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    Spy Hunter, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil 6

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    Choose or Lose, Flawless, The Lost Boys

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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Witness Protection, The ...

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

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    Tower Heist, Rush Hour 2, After the Sunset

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    The Happening, The Last Airbender, Unbreakable

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

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    The Island, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Pain & Gain

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    The Storm, Rampage, Darfur

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