If you're an actor, director or producer, the last thing you want is your movie to be released in the January dumping ground. Over the years, January is known in the movie world to be the time when studios put out their less than stellar releases. If you've got a movie scheduled for a January release, close your eyes and run for the hills.
That said, only one of these movies can take home the dishonorable title of the worst January release. Until a fantastic grossing movie or a critically acclaimed flick can defy the odds at the box office, January will forever be known as a time when really poor movies get released. The movies here have won awards, but its usually of the Razzie variety. Until that changes, then January will continue to get its bad rap as a pretty bad time to release new movies.
Directed by: Aaron Seltzer, Jason FriedbergMeet the Spartans is a 2008 American parody film directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Similar to past movies, such as Scary Movie, Date Movie, and Epic Movie, it directs parodies at various... more
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Directed by: Aaron Seltzer, Jason FriedbergEpic Movie is a 2007 American parody film directed and written by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer and produced by Paul Schiff. It was the first film to be distributed by Regency Enterprises. It was... more
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Directed by: Anthony BellNorm of the North is a 2012 animation adventure drama film written by Daniel Altiere and Steven Altiere, directed by Anthony Bell.... more
Monster TrucksLucas Till, Jane Levy
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Directed by: Les MayfieldCode Name: The Cleaner is an 2007 action comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, Callum Keith Rennie and Nicollette Sheridan. The film was released by New... more
Directed by: Roberto BenigniPinocchio is a 2002 Italian live-action family film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. The film is based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi with Benigni portraying Pinocchio. It... more
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Directed by: Cheryl DunyeMy Baby's Daddy is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Cheryl Dunye. Responsibility has long evaded Lonnie (Eddie Griffin), "G" (Anthony Anderson) and Dominic (Michael Imperioli), three party animals who... more
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The Legend of HerculesKellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee
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Directed by: Brett Ratner, Dominic SenaSeason of the Witch is a 2011 American fantasy adventure horror film starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Dominic Sena with extensive uncredited reshoots by Brett Ratner. Cage stars with Ron Perlman... more
Directed by: Julie Anne RobinsonOne for the Money is a 2011 action comedy film directed by Julie Anne Robinson. Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment... more
Directed by: Rob BowmanElektra is a 2005 Canadian-American superhero film directed by Rob Bowman. It is a spin-off from the 2003 film Daredevil, starring the Marvel Comics character Elektra Natchios. The story follows... more
Directed by: William Brent BellThe Devil Inside is a 2012 American supernatural horror film directed by William Brent Bell, and written by Bell and Matthew Peterman. It is a documentary-style film about a woman who becomes... more
Directed by: John WhitesellBig Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American comedy film and the sequel to Big Momma's House. The film was directed by John Whitesell, based on the characters created by Darryl Quarles from the original... more
Directed by: Kris IsacssonDown to You is a 2000 romantic comedy film about losing a first love. It was directed by Kris Isacsson. The main characters are Alfred 'Al' Connelly, Imogen, and Cyrus. The cast also includes Ashton... more
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Directed by: Eric ValetteOne Missed Call is a 2008 American supernatural horror film and remake of Takashi Miike's 2003 Japanese film One Missed Call, which itself was based on the Yasushi Akimoto novel Chakushin Ari. The... more
AnesthesiaMyeong-shin Park, Se-jin Park
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SynchronicityMichael Ironside, Brianne Davis
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