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19 movies that have won the Golden Raspberry Awards

Every year, on the eve of the Academy Awards, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation announced its nominations for the worst movies and worst performances of the year. They call out the major flops as an antidote to the excessive praise of the Oscars.

In 2020, the Golden Raspberry Award Ceremony will be televised for the first time ever. To celebrate, let’s look at every movie to have won the award for worst picture this century. In general, these films aren’t just bad, but have been overly hyped and drastically failed to live up to expectations.

Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

IMDB Score 4.6/10

Made while Tom Green was getting popular thanks to his MTV show The Tom Green Show, not to mention his short-lived marriage to Drew Barrymore, this film is a horror-comedy that relies primarily on gross-out gags. Even Green’s fans didn’t seem to get what was good about this film.

Swept Away (2002)

IMDB Score 3.6/10

Guy Ritchie cast his then-wife Madonna in this film about a socialite that develops a dislike for a deckhand, but then falls in love with him when stuck on a desert island together. Really, after the amazingness that is Overboard, did we need this film?

Gigli (2003)

IMDB Score 2.5/10

The film that was the beginning of the end of the relationship between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, how could an engaged couple have such little chemistry on screen? Public interest and scrutiny of this relationship is probably why it tanked.

Catwoman (2004)

IMDB Score 3.3/10

Compared to some of the recent terrible DC movies, we feel bad for Halle Berry’s Catwoman, as it is just the first in a series of bad superhero movies from the franchise. The storyline, the production, and the acting from all involved were heavily criticized.

Dirty Love (2005)

IMDB Score 3.6/10

A movie with Jenny McCarthy as the lead, it was always going to be questionable, but I guess they thought she had the fan base to make money. The movie revolves around McCartney’s infamous toilet humor.

Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

IMDB Score 3.6/10

Fans of the original classic were very excited for this sequel, but it did not live up to expectation. Sacrificing story for sexual titillation, even Sharon Stone couldn’t have this from being a critical and commercial flop.

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

IMDB Score 3.6/10

Starring Lindsay Lohan at one of the lowest points in her career, she plays a woman tortured by a serial killer who is rescued, but then insists she is not who they think she is. This is generally considered a bad rip off of horror movies such as Saw and Hostel.

The Love Guru (2008)

IMDB Score 3.8/10

It seems that Mike Myers playing a guru obsessed with love but plagued by a chastity belt was too much even for his staunchest fans. Quite a few big stars attached their name to the film believing in the Myers magic, but his comedy seems to have fallen behind audience tastes.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

IMDB Score 6/10

The first Transformers movie was such a big hit that living up to expectations in the sequel was always going to be a problem. This film is proof that you can’t just reuse the same tricks and expect that audiences will be satisfied.

The Last Airbender (2010)

IMDB Score 4.1/10

Fans of the cartoon were very excited about this flick, but M. Night Shyamalan’s rendition failed to live up to expectation. Fans criticized the writing, casting, acting, directing and pretty much everything else about this film. Planned sequels were immediately binned.

Jack and Jill (2011)

IMDB Score 3.3/10

Adam Sandler rehashing something that only Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams have managed to do with class. He played both the male and female twins in an annoying pairing that audiences just did not accept.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

IMDB Score 5.5/10

Tween fans around the world committed several years to this film franchise, and it was certainly a commercial success. But critics panned the film, suggesting that the series ended with a fizzle rather than a bang.

Movie 43 (2013)

IMDB Score 4.3/10

Considering the all-star cast, which didn’t we hear anything about this movie at the time. Featuring Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Gerald Butler, Seth MacFarlane and more, the movie brings together 14 sketches to create a whole that is far from memorable.

Saving Christmas (2014)

IMDB Score 1.4/10

Christian Kirk Cameron tries to convince audiences that Christmas is still a Christian holiday in this flop. No one likes to be preached at, especially over the Christmas period Kirk.

Fantastic Four (2015)

IMDB Score 4.3/10

Considering how bad the 2005 version of this film was, did it really need to be remade less than ten years later? And it seems that they did no better, with a repeat of cardboard characters and unbelievable villains.

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

IMDB Score 4.1/10

The second film to gain the gong this year, this adaptation of the popular erotic novel was panned by critics who suggested that it was badly acted and did not live up to the expectations raised by the popularity of the book.

Hillary’s America (2016)

IMDB Score 5.3/10

Considering that many in Hollywood are Democrats, this documentary by a conservative political commentator condemning the Democratic party was never going to be well received. It did save Batman vs Superman, Independence Day 2 and Gods of Egypt from winning the award that year.

The Emoji Movie (2017)

IMDB Score 3.2/10

A movie about the secret lives of emojis? Hollywood really is running out of ideas. Enough said.

Holmes and Watson (2018)

IMDB Score 3.8/10

This comedy take on the Sherlock Holmes story starring Will Ferrell was not well received But how could it stand up when we have the portrayals of Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Downey Jr to compare it to. Sorry Will.

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