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A list of the worst directing hacks ever. Through a combination of luck and possibly some kind of payola, these directors have managed to have long, lucrative careers making films, even though they seem to lack any kind of discernible talent. Some of the more notable films from directors on this list include "Rush Hour 2," "Batman and Robin," "Con Air," "House of the Dead," "Simon Birch," "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace" and... you know what, I can't even really continue, I think I just made myself nauseated.

If your least favorite director (or director you love to hate) isn't yet on the list, feel free to add them at the bottom of the page. And don't forget to vote!

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Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selt... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Michael Bay age 52

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Adam Sandler

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Eli Roth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Eli Roth age 45

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Barry Sonnenfeld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Uwe Boll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Uwe Boll age 52

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Brett Ratner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Brett Ratner age 48

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Adam Shankman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Adam Shankman age 53

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M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Marcus Koch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Marcus Koch age 40

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Tommy Wiseau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Tommy Wiseau age 49

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Raja Gosnell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Raja Gosnell age 59

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Renny Harlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Renny Harlin age 58

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Andrew Adamson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Andy Sidaris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Andy Sidaris Died at 76 (1931-2007)

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Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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John Whitesell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Mark Steven Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Paul W. S. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Brian Robbins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Brian Robbins age 54

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Joe Roth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Joe Roth age 69

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Dennis Dugan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Dennis Dugan age 71

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Aaron Seltzer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Aaron Seltzer age 43

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Brian Levant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Brian Levant age 65

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Victor Salva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Victor Salva age 59 - Director of Jeepers Creepers 1 & 2, but also a convicted pedophile who likes to rape little boys. Why is he even allowed to work at all?

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Wes Craven is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Wes Craven age 78

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Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Ed Wood Died at 54 (1924-1978)

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Farrelly brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Sam Mendes age 52

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Claudio Fragasso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Tom Six is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Tom Six age 44 - The Human Centipede. Need I say more.

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Steve Carr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Steve Carr age 55

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Joseph McGinty Nichol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Joseph McGinty Nichol age 49 - "McG"

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Dominic Sena is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Dominic Sena age 68

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John Fortenberry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Steven Brill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Steven Brill age 55

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Lena Dunham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Lena Dunham age 31

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Spike Lee age 60

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Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Judd Apatow age 50

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Rob Cohen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Rob Cohen age 68

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Jonathan Liebesman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Andrzej Bartkowiak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Peter Segal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Peter Segal age 55

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Roland Emmerich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Stephen Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Phil Tucker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Phil Tucker Died at 58 (1927-1985)

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Garry Marshall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Jan de Bont is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Jan de Bont age 74

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Simon Wincer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Simon Wincer age 74

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Stephen Sommers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Stephen Sommers age 55 - When his "Director Of..." skips every movie in between The Mummy and the current one...Yeah. Horrible.