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Worst Movies The Worst Movie Directors of All Time  

analise.dubner
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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!
list ordered by

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121 13
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

2
217 61
Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
age 53

3
140 33
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
crazyforLiLo added Adam Sandler

4
38 3
Barry Sonnenfeld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added age 65

5
53 6
Adam Shankman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added age 54

6
30 2
Marcus Koch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added age 41

7
30 2
Tommy Wiseau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
JimJenkins added age 50

8
154 57
Uwe Boll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
age 53

9
12 0
Lena Dunham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added age 32

10
112 36
Brett Ratner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
age 49

11
32 3
Eli Roth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added age 46

12
172 81
M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

13
39 5
Raja Gosnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 60

14
75 24
Renny Harlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
age 59

15
48 9
Andy Sidaris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Died at 76 (1931-2007)

16
27 3
John Whitesell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added

17
31 4
Andrew Adamson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added age 52

18
82 38
Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

19
48 15
Paul W. S. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added age 53

20
29 4
Aaron Seltzer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added age 44

21
46 14
Mark Steven Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

22
28 4
Brian Robbins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added age 55

23
36 9
Dennis Dugan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
age 72

24
36 9
Joe Roth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
age 70

25
29 5
Wes Craven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added age 79

26
36 11
Brian Levant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
age 66

27
38 13
Victor Salva is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
jamisings added age 60 - 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?

28
63 37
Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Died at 54 (1924-1978)

29
21 3
Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added age 53

30
21 4
Steve Carr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added age 56

31
21 4
Farrelly brothers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added

32
26 9
Tom Six is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
dcoins11 added age 45 - The Human Centipede. Need I say more.

33
17 3
Dominic Sena is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 69

34
21 7
Claudio Fragasso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

35
18 5
Joseph McGinty Nichol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added age 50 - "McG"

36
16 4
Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added age 61

37
13 2
John Fortenberry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
isuckatusernames added

38
13 2
Steven Brill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 56

39
16 5
Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added age 51

40
27 16
Rob Cohen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 69

41
16 7
Jonathan Liebesman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Lon Harris added age 42

42
13 4
Andrzej Bartkowiak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 68

43
15 7
Peter Segal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 56

44
11 4
Stephen Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 60

45
49 44
Roland Emmerich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

46
7 1
Phil Tucker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
GaryHoraczek added Died at 58 (1927-1985)

47
17 12
Stephen Sommers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
AnitraLarae added age 56 - When his "Director Of..." skips every movie in between The Mummy and the current one...Yeah. Horrible.

48
14 9
Jan de Bont is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 75

49
10 5
Simon Wincer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 75

50
19 15
Garry Marshall is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added age 84