Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Worst Pictures

Because it seems only fair - or perhaps because I've simply gone mad - I've decided that in addition to tracking my progress in working through the Best Picture nominees, I should also monitor my viewing of the Worst Pictures, as determined by the Golden Raspberry Awards.

While there are more than a few painful Best Picture nominees, working through that list is far less painful than the spectre of enduring all 185 (to date) Razzie nominees. Indeed, bad enough that I've already seen 42 of those nominees, as seen below...

1980
Can’t Stop the Music
Cruising
The Formula
Friday the 13th
The Nude Bomb
The Jazz Singer
Raise the Titanic
Saturn 3
Windows
Xanadu

1981
Mommie Dearest
Endless Love
Heaven’s Gate
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
Tarzan, the Ape Man

1982
Inchon
Annie
Butterfly
Megaforce
The Pirate Movie

1983
The Lonely Lady
Hercules
Jaws 3-D
Stroker Ace
Two of a Kind

1984
Bolero
Cannonball Run II
Rhinestone
Sheena
Where the Boys Are ‘84

1985
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Fever Pitch
Revolution
Rocky IV
Year of the Dragon
1986
Howard the Duck
Under the Cherry Moon
Blue City
Cobra
Shanghai Surprise

1987
Leonard Part 6
Ishtar
Jaws: The Revenge
Tough Guys Don’t Dance
Who’s That Girl

1988
Cocktail
Caddyshack II
Hot to Trot
Mac and Me
Rambo III

1989
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
The Karate Kid, Part III
Lock Up
Road House
Speed Zone

1990
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Ghosts Can’t Do It
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Graffiti Bridge
Rocky V

1991
Hudson Hawk
Cool as Ice
Dice Rules
Nothing But Trouble
Return to the Blue Lagoon

1992
Shining Through
The Bodyguard
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Final Analysis
Newsies

1993
Indecent Proposal
Body of Evidence
Cliffhanger
Last Action Hero
Sliver

1994
Color of Night
North
On Deadly Ground
The Specialist
Wyatt Earp

1995
Showgirls
Congo
It’s Pat: The Movie
The Scarlet Letter
Waterworld

1996
Striptease
Barb Wire
Ed
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Stupids

1997
The Postman
Anaconda
Batman & Robin
Fire Down Below
Speed 2: Cruise Control

1998
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Armageddon
The Avengers
Godzilla
Spice World

1999
Wild Wild West
Big Daddy
The Blair Witch Project
The Haunting
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

2000
Battlefield Earth
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Little Nicky
The Next Best Thing

2001
Freddy Got Fingered
3000 Miles to Graceland
Driven
Glitter
Pearl Harbor

2002
Swept Away
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Crossroads
Pinocchio
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

2003
Gigli
The Cat in the Hat
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
From Justin to Kelly
The Real Cancun

2004
Catwoman
Alexander
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Surviving Christmas
White Chicks

2005
Dirty Love
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
The Dukes of Hazzard
House of Wax
Son of the Mask

2006
Basic Instinct 2
BloodRayne
Lady in the Water
Little Man
The Wicker Man

2007
I Know Who Killed Me
Bratz
Daddy Day Camp
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Norbit

2008
The Love Guru
Disaster Movie
The Happening
The Hottie & the Nottie
In the Name of the King

2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
All About Steve
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Land of the Lost
Old Dogs

2010
The Last Airbender
The Bounty Hunter
Sex and the City 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

2011
Jack and Jill
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Battleship
The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure
That’s My Boy
A Thousand Words

2013
Movie 43
After Earth
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas

2014
Saving Christmas
Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

2015
Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Pixels


In all honesty, I doubt I'll attempt to complete this list with the same dedication I'm trying to see all the Best Picture nominees. Just look at the horrors on this list: a slew of Transformers and Twilight movies, terrible Jaws sequels, legendary losers such as Leonard Part 6, From Justin to KellyCatwoman and The Last Airbender...shudder. 

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