There’s no accounting for taste, and that’s especially true when it comes to movies. Some of the most popular films are also some of the worst reviewed, and vice versa. But when it comes to the truly worst movies of all time, there are a few that stand out above the rest. Here are the five worst movies of all time, according to critics.
1. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
This sci-fi cult classic is also one of the worst reviewed films of all time. It’s been called “amateurish” and “painfully bad,” and is even credited with being one of the worst films ever made. The film’s director, Ed Wood, has been called the “Edsel of filmmakers” for his ability to produce truly terrible movies.
2. The Room (2003)
This independent drama has been called “an exercise in awfulness” and “one of the most unwatchable films in recent memory.” The film’s writer, director, and star, Tommy Wiseau, has been dubbed the “Ed Wood of our generation” for his role in creating this truly terrible movie.
3. Batman & Robin (1997)
This superhero sequel was panned by critics, with many calling it the worst film in the Batman franchise. It’s been called “an embarrassing mess” and “a truly inept film,” and even star George Clooney has admitted that it’s “a waste of money.”
4. Howard the Duck (1986)
This Marvel Comics adaptation is often cited as one of the worst films ever made. It’s been called “a turkey” and “a disaster of massive proportions,” and even star Lea Thompson has said that it’s “the worst movie I’ve ever made.”
5. Glitter (2001)
This musical drama was universally panned by critics, with many calling it one of the worst films of all time. It’s been called “a train wreck” and “a watch-through-your-fingers bad movie experience,” and even star Mariah Carey has admitted that it’s “one of the worst movies of all time.”