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[Poll] Nominations for the Worst Movie of All Time (Round 1)

I am currently attempting to compile a list of some of the worst movies of all time. So now's your chance to help me out and get in on the action :)

The current list is here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042839302/  
(It starts empty)

Please provide what you believe to be the worst movie you have ever seen, and I will add it to the list, subject to the following submission guidelines:

1. The title must be a film
2. The title must not be a short (requires 45+ minutes runtime)
3. Please provide a reason for why you believe it deserves a nomination
4. Nominations can be independent of overall IMDB ratings - just because a movie is rated low or high overall does not mean you cannot nominate it.
5. Please limit your nominations to a maximum of 3 titles.

Once I've allowed sufficient time for people to make their suggestions I'll create a further poll (i.e. Round 2) whereby you'll be asked to vote from the list to narrow it down. After that, depending on the amount of titles, additional rounds (and corresponding lists) may be added until we can pinpoint the ultimate worst movie ever made. 

Have fun :D

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Sorry, I've been ill over the last couple of days - I'll be back in a day or two (god willing) and re-ignite this discussion :)

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Get well soon!

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Thank you so much for your kind words. Feeling a bit better today, should be A-OK tomorrow :D

"I've always depended on the kindness of strangers" :p

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just a suggestion, but if you only included movies with a star rating under 4, it may be more apt for "worst movie of all time," heck maybe even only ratings under 3 stars!

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But it's about the users' opinions. If one of has reasons to think that The Shawshank Redemption is the worst movie, so be it.

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Yes, that's the way I took it... I came close to suggesting Aquaman!  :D

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I do appreciate the idea but yeah as Albstein said this poll is designed to be independent of IMDB ratings - they may come into play in later rounds if we need a tie-breaker or something, but for now, even something like The GodFather could appear on this list if someone thinks it should do so.

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even something like The GodFather could appear on this list if someone thinks it should do so.
Now, you lost me...

It's one thing to think the film isn't what it's all cracked up to be, or to think it's a manipulative film that glorifies the mob, let's even say, it's one thing to think that it's a bad movie, but the worst of all time? Even the most hardcore haters would concede a few good things about it... but I guess you were just making a point, but please don't spoil a good idea with the inclusion of a good film. There has to be objective element to validate the film's status as a bad movie, it takes a bad movie to be one of the worst, doesn't it?

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This example was intentionally extreme, generally yes I'd like a pretty detailed explanation as to why someone nominated something like this film. This initial list is tentative and is there to serve the basis of the next round, which will allow people to vote on films already in the list - so in that regard even if someone did nominate an amazing film I feel it would be easily knocked out in later rounds. 

Hope that clarifies things a bit. :)

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Sometimes I just forget that the fact that The Godfather is taken for such extreme examples speaks for itself :) Out of all the movies, it had to be that one Peter Griffin didn't care about after all

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That's a good point - it does speak for itself. :)

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I think by now most of the IMDB-GS community has had a chance to be exposed to the existence of this poll. I myself will be nominating my own entries over the next day or two. After that I'll be giving notice of the closure of nominations and subsequently the opening of round 2. Dates are still TBA but will be relatively soon, so if you are sitting on the fence now is the time to act :)

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I really want to suggest Nukie (1987) but I've only seen clips and ... to keep myself sane in my pursuit of creating this list of three? I will self-impose the restriction where if I haven't seen the whole film, it will be disqualified....

Keep in mind,  ALL of the worst movies are birthed from the Swamp of Sadness (via the Neverending Story). So, at a quantum mechanics level? It's impossible to generate a list of only three of the worst movies of all time. So? I decided to take the lazy meandering route and randomly spit out some cancerously bad films not already listed.
1. To Catch a Yeti (TV Movie 1995): Meat Loaf. That should be enough to qualify this entry. The Yeti in question is a furbyesque 2 foot tall puppet. Just terrible acting, script, and production design.
2. A Talking Cat!?! (2013) Pretentious and (de)moralizing.
3. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972): A Christmas movie for kids on a diet of acid and black tar heroin. Santa gets his bloody sled stuck in a sand of a beach. A wanky Easteresque rabbit and hippy kids are there to save the day.

Dishonorable mentions to...
Fun in Balloon Land
Rollergator (1996)

Personally, I have to disqualify any Neil Breen film as I've only seen clips and reviews. He is this century's Ed Wood. But with so sooo sooo sooo much more painful pretentiousness. Someone has to have nominated at least Fateful Findings.

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Wonderful, wonderful!  All very funny RiffTraxes and very awful movies.  :)

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Thanks for the nominations, they have been added and credited. I really like the way you've written your explanations I enjoyed reading your post. :D

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Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny one of the movies even Rifftrax couldn't make enjoyable. 

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I've seen Nukie (1987) in its entirety in late childhood/early teens. Never thought of it as a particularly bad movie as a) I've seen worse and b) derivation is not exactly a great thing, but it's not even the most derivative of the E.T. clone bunch. 

It's incredibly forgettable, though. 

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Every Worst Movie list is not complete without the mention of:

Dragonball Evolution (2009)

and I will also nominate Movie 43 (2013)

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Thanks for nominating those 2, I've added them to the list and credited you for your nominations. Would you like to tell us why you've chosen those 2 in particular? (It's not compulsory but I find it interesting hearing peoples views). 

Thanks again :)

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For Dragonball, I would say this single movie changed my standard for watching movies forever. I never really had a high standard in movie quality up to that point as I remember saying one of my favorite movies was I, Robot (2004). But after watching the terrible special effects, writing, set design, acting (for the most part), adaption of source material and many more; I needed to cleanse my retinas. Really started watching more classic movies because of that utter mess.

Movie 43 is just the perfect example of star power meaning nothing without decent writing.

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Thanks for the explanation :) - I have a similar experience as far as standards go, mine evolved after I started to write reviews - the more I wrote the more critical I became and the more 'badness' I noticed. Before then I mostly loved everything (and hated a couple of things), now I feel I have a much wider range of evaluation levels for films, but I consequently am also more harshly opinionated than I used to be.

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Keep those nominations rollin' in! 

Also I'd like a small amount of feedback - I'm thinking of allowing everyone to nominate 2 more films (making 5 total per person) - do people want this ability? Or would you rather we stick to the 3/person?

I wasn't sure how much of a response we'd get for this list so I set it to 3 per person originally, just in case the list was overwhelming, currently we have 25 titles, which is still manageable, so I'm open to the idea of allowing a couple more movies from each of you. Let me know what you think.

Have an IMDBrilliant day!

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Okay, then: The Christmas Colt (2013)

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I'll add this one shortly, sorry for the delay here, been really busy! 

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Added and credited as requested :)

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Nominations will close in a couple more days. Any further nominations are welcomed until that point in time. :)

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Nominations will close and Round 2 will start on Tuesday 14th May 2019. Coincidentally this is my Birthday, so that seems a fitting time to move things forward :)

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Thanks for adding mine; can't wait for Round 2!

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So many bad movies on my playlist, think I need an aspirin ;)

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Bump!

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Thanks for the bumping!

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Nominations will CLOSE in (a little over) 12 hours time.

Here's what you need to know:

If you haven't submitted a nomination: This is your last chance. Although this poll extends to subsequent rounds after this round closes no further nominations will be accepted.

If you've already nominated at least one title
: Remember I've extended the amount of allowed nominations per user from 3 to 5, so if there is still a couple of titles you have up your sleeve now is the time to post those.

What to expect next: Round 2 will allow anyone, whether they have nominated or not to cast votes on titles already in the list. More details will follow when the round opens, but for now all you need to know is the purpose of round 2 is to narrow the list down.

Thank you to all those who have participated in this discussion.


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Since most people have added more than one why not add Robot Monster and Monster a-Go-Go

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Consider it done :)

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Also, can I add just one or two more?  If the answer is no I understand, just asking.
I would like to have added:
Samurai Cop
Replica

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At this point in time I'm not too fussed about the lists size so yes, I'll accept those. The original limitation was put in place to avoid having hundreds of titles, because I had no idea of how little, or large a reception we'd get. 

That said I am happy with the current list size and it's still quite manageable so as I've said above I'll add those now.

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Can you please clarify the year for Replica, as there is more than one title with that name.

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Oh, yes.  It's 2005.  One star rating.  ;)

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Added and credited :)

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Thank you.  I could go on for yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaars with nomination, but for now I'm just sticking with the worst.  :)

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Yeah, that's also one of the reasons I initially limited the amount of nominations per person, right now it's flexible (as you just witnessed) but we need to stop somewhere :)

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BTW, you said tomorrow is you Birthday, so...
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Hope you've seen Manos so that makes sense.  :)  

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Hahaha! Tyvm :D

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"The master would not approve!"

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Classic Torgo!

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Due to being busy I'll be opening round 2 in about another 12 hours, this thread will remain open to any last minute suggestions until that time. Sorry to drag things out, just don't have time to work on it until the morning (my time). See you all then!

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No one else had said anything... mind if I make a few more suggs?  We can put the list at 35, the limit for polls.

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I'm going to nominate 2 movies myself - but yes, I'll allow you to add 3 more before I open round 2, which will be very soon :)

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Okay, great!  I say:
Julie and Jack (2003)
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and...
Hercules in New York (1970)
There, I think that completes it!  I could nominate 1000's, but I really need to crack down and get to the worst here.  :)

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P.S.: I notice that Adult Babies is still on the list... it says Example Nomination... is it to stay on there to be deleted?  

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Thanks for those, and thanks for pointing that out - it's gone now, it was there just to have *something* in the list in its infancy.

List is ready to go, so see you in Round 2! (I'll be posting that momentarily). 

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So, before moving on to round 2, here's my own nominations for the list.

Firstly, Son of the Mask 2 (2005) - talk about taking a decent comedic franchise and turning it upside down, my word - from the bad acting to the extremely inappropriate jokes for its target audience this title was more than a let down, it was agony.

And secondly, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) - the first Human Centipede movie had the value of shock on its side, and whilst decidedly disgusting at least had some arguably scare-laden horror elements. The second movie dragged the franchise down, trying to out do its predecessor, and failed miserably. The 3rd and final entry in the franchise dragged things down even further - this time, beyond  the gutter and into the depths of hell. Whilst clearly trying to squeeze every penny out of what had become a cult cash-cow by now its audience was already expecting shock value and instead just got plain shock, with no value at all. Just plain grotesque. Ick!

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Wait, now that we have a free space I nominate Octaman!  (If you like!)  Then we can narrow them down from there.

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Oh yeah, lol, forgot that'd give us a free space. I'll add that one for you.

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Richard Shepherd, I have a feeling you might enjoy that video essay by an enormously talented Georg Rockall-Schmidt

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Thanks, I'll take a look soon.

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Nikolay, thank you for sharing the link, this seems to be an interesting channel. Although he makes me shiver with horror on his own by saying "Dee-eter" all the time.

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Nominations are now closed and Round 2 is Open.

Click here to proceed to Round 2!

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The Nun (2018)

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Eiji Mendoza, your comment was caught in the spam filter, I fished it out. Not sure what triggered the filter, but this happens from time to time.