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.
- 1The Storm, Rampage
Jason Friedberg and Aaron SeltzerDisaster Movie, Epic Movie
- 3The Island, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- 4Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie
- 5The Wedding Planner, Hairspray 2: White Lipstick
- 6Homeless in America, The Room
- 7Tiny Furniture, Girls
- 8Home Alone 3, The Smurfs
- 9The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), Gay in Amsterdam
- 10Malibu Express, Savage Beach
- 11Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Witness Protection
- 12The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, A Christmas Story 2
- 13Spy Hunter, Resident Evil: Retribution
- 14Cats & Dogs, Son of the Mask
- 15Daddy Day Care, The Boondoggle
- 16When in Rome, Daredevil
- 17Dawn of the Dead, Watchmen
- 18Movie 43, Drillbit Taylor
- 19Tower Heist, Rush Hour 2
- 20100 Tears
- 21The Benchwarmers, Just Go With It
Keenen Ivory WayansLittle Man, Scary Movie
- 23Trailer Trash, Cabin Fever
- 24Clarissa, Deck the Halls
- 25The Perfect Score, A Thousand Words