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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
crazyforLiLo added Adam Sandler

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Barry Sonnenfeld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added Barry Sonnenfeld age 64

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Uwe Boll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Uwe Boll age 52

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

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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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Tommy Wiseau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
JimJenkins added Tommy Wiseau age 49

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Marcus Koch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added Marcus Koch age 40

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M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Raja Gosnell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added Raja Gosnell age 59

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Renny Harlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Renny Harlin age 58

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Andrew Adamson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added Andrew Adamson age 51

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Andy Sidaris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Andy Sidaris Died at 76 (1931-2007)

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Eli Roth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added Eli Roth age 45

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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
KirkSaw added John Whitesell

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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
KirkSaw added Paul W. S. Anderson age 52

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Brian Robbins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added 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
brad_stevens added 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
jamisings added 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
muybueno16 added 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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Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added Sam Mendes age 52

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Farrelly brothers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
brad_stevens added Farrelly brothers

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Lena Dunham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added Lena Dunham age 31

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Steve Carr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added Steve Carr age 55

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Claudio Fragasso is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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Tom Six is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
dcoins11 added Tom Six age 44 - The Human Centipede. Need I say more.

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Joseph McGinty Nichol is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
KirkSaw added Joseph McGinty Nichol age 49 - "McG"

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Dominic Sena is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added Dominic Sena age 68

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Steven Brill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added Steven Brill age 55

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

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Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added Judd Apatow age 50

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
muybueno16 added Spike Lee age 60

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Rob Cohen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added 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
Lon Harris added Jonathan Liebesman age 41

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Andrzej Bartkowiak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added Andrzej Bartkowiak age 67

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Peter Segal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added 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
Logan2011 added Stephen Hopkins age 59

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Phil Tucker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
GaryHoraczek added 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
Logan2011 added Garry Marshall age 83

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Jan de Bont is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Movie Directors of All Time
Logan2011 added 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
Logan2011 added 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
AnitraLarae added Stephen Sommers age 55 - When his "Director Of..." skips every movie in between The Mummy and the current one...Yeah. Horrible.