The Worst Movie Golden Bracket: The Finalizeling

By Hampus Eckerman: I have counted the number of votes for the different movies nominated by the filers. Now it is time to finalize the list before the bracket begins.

Please take a look at the list below and add your nominations (I’m keeping the old ones in a spreadsheet, so you can’t make duplicates). Note that for some of the nominated movies, there were several movies with the same titles. I have then picked the year I thought most likely. If you want to correct me there, please do so.

In a few cases, the movie did not exist at all because there had been a mix-up in the title. I have then used the magic google search and found movies with names that are very close and added those to the list instead. I hope they are the correct ones.

So without much further ado, here is the current list. Let the nominations continue.


Five votes:

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Four votes:

  • The Black Hole (1979)
  • The Food of the Gods (1976)
  • Mazes and Monsters (1982)
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
  • Reptilicus (1961)
  • The Room (2003)
  • The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
  • Troll 2 (1990)
  • Zardoz (1974)

Three votes:

  • Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
  • Eegah (1962)
  • Glen or Glenda (1953)
  • Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)
  • Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
  • The Master of Disguise (2002)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
  • Star Wars: Episod II – Klonerna anfaller (2002)
  • Teenagers From Outer Space (1959)
  • The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
  • Waterworld (1995)

Two votes:

  • A Knight’s Tale (2001)
  • Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Battlefield Earth (2000)
  • The Creeping Terror (1964)
  • Ghost In The Shell (2017)
  • The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • The Guns of El Chupacabra (1997)
  • The Happening (2008)
  • Howard The Duck (1986)
  • The Human Tornado (1976)
  • The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)
  • Ishtar (1987)
  • Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)
  • Monster a Go-Go! (1965)
  • Reefer Madness (1936)
  • Robot Monster (1953)
  • Roller Blade (1985)
  • Samurai Cop (1991)
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
  • Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
  • The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
  • Son of the Mask (2005)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Starcrash (1979)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  • They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)
  • Toys (1992)
  • Transformers (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Vamp (1986)
  • The Wicker Man (2006)

One vote:

  • 2012 (2009)
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
  • Aeon Flux (2005)
  • After Last Season (2009)
  • Against the Dark (2009)
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
  • Alien vs Predator (1993)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • All Monsters Attack (1969)
  • Amsterdamned (1998)
  • At Long Last Love (1975)
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
  • The Avengers (1998)
  • Disco Godfather (1979)
  • The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
  • Beowulf (2007)
  • Beware! The Blob (1972)
  • Birdemic 2: The Resurrection
  • The Black Cauldron (1986)
  • The Black Gestapo (1975)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)
  • Blubberella (2011)
  • Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
  • The Brood (1979)
  • Caligula (1979)
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Central Intelligence (2016)
  • Congo (1995)
  • The Creature That Wasn’t Nice /Naked Space (1983)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  • Dracula 2000 (2000)
  • Dragon Wars: D-war (2007)
  • Earthsea (2004)
  • Empire of the Ants (1976)
  • Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  • Fantastic Four (2015)
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
  • The Flame Barrier (1958)
  • Frankenstein Island (1981)
  • Freejack (1992)
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  • Daikyojû Gappa (1967)
  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
  • The Giant Claw (1957)
  • The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
  • Golden Dawn (1930)
  • Gonks Go Beat (1965)
  • Hawk The Slayer (1980)
  • The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
  • Heaven’s Gate (1980)
  • Hells Come to Frogtown (1988)
  • High Tension (2003)
  • Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)
  • The Humanoid (1979)
  • The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)
  • Idle Hands (1999)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
  • Inspector Gadget (1999)
  • Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)
  • Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)
  • It’s Pat (1994)
  • Jabberwocky (1977)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
  • Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  • Knowing (2009)
  • Lady Terminator (1989)
  • Leonard Part 6 (1987)
  • Lost Horizon (1973)
  • The Love Guru (2008)
  • MAc and Me (1988)
  • Maid To Order (1987)
  • Maniac (1934)
  • Max Payne (2008)
  • Metallica/Captive Planet (1979)
  • Meteor (1979)
  • Mommie Dearest (1981)
  • Mr Magoo (1997)
  • Myra Breckenridge (1970)
  • Naked Gun (1988)
  • Narcosys (2000)
  • The Navy Vs The Night Monster (1966)
  • Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966)
  • Norwood (1970)
  • Oblivion (1994)
  • The Phantom (1996)
  • The Pirate Movie (1982)
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
  • The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon (2008)
  • Queen of Outer Space (1958)
  • Queen of The Damned (2002)
  • Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)
  • Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008)
  • Rock & Roll Nightmare (1987)
  • The Rollerball (2002)
  • Roller Blade Seven (1991)
  • Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977)
  • Scooby-Doo (2002)
  • Serenity (2005)
  • The Shape Of Things To Come (1979)
  • Shock Treatment (1981)
  • Showgirls (1995)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
  • Space Ninja: Swords of the Space Ark (1979)
  • Stealth (2005)
  • Taking Earth (2017)
  • The Three Musketeers (1973)
  • Ultracop 2000 (1992)
  • Ultraviolet (2006)
  • Universal Soldiers (2007)
  • Valerian: City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
  • Vampire In Brooklyn (1995)
  • Vampires Suck (2010)
  • The Village (2004)
  • Viva Knievel! (1977)
  • Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985)
  • Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2 (1989)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)

26 thoughts on “The Worst Movie Golden Bracket: The Finalizeling

  1. Awesome work, Hampus.

    You’ve got what looks like the Swedish title up for SW2 by the way. I can’t hate that one myself because it has seismic charges and Temuera Morrison.

  2. Well shoot, sounds like we can nominate what we (dis)like?

    I nominate “Out of Africa” (and yes, I’m serious)

    That f***ing movie.

  3. Watched Max Payne over the weekend. It deserves to be higher up in the list of worst movies ever.

  4. I like it! Looking forward to the brackets.

    (And, if I may plug the bad movie awards show that I am involved with (The Smithee Awards), we are having a 25-year-retrospective-of-sorts in Ann Arbor, MI (USA) on October 21. It’s free, except for me — I have already purchased nearly $100 of junk food, and there is more to come).

  5. Hey, no new movies! This is nominations of the movies already on the list to see which ones will be in the final bracket.

    Depending on if I think it is even possible to have a bracket with so few nominations per movie.

  6. @Hampus Eckerman

    Hey, no new movies! This is nominations of the movies already on the list to see which ones will be in the final bracket.

    Oops. From the list of previous nominees, I definitely chose “Santa Claus v. the Martians”

  7. I choose Shock Treatment because it is distinguished among all the other crap listed. (A) It’s the sequel to one of the most successful movies of all time (Rocky Horror Picture Show) and yet was still a dismal box office failure. (B) I am unable to completely forget it because it had a catchy song (Little Black Dress) that managed to stay partially active in my brain for several decades.

  8. Huh. People are really bitter about Phantom Menace, aren’t they. I mean it’s bad, but nowhere at the level or Reptilicus or Manos or The Flying Claw (which isn’t even on this list)…

    Ah well, if I have to nominate anything, it’s Manos.It’s in a special category of direness all on its own.

  9. How many movies are required for the bracket? I would take the ones with the most votes, i.e., the 5-4-3-2-votes and the 1-votes that are repeated to fill out the bracket. To that end, I’ll double down on these from the 1-vote list.

    Independence Day: Resurgence
    Ultraviolet
    Beware! The Blob
    Battlefield Earth (from 2 vote list. Siskel and Ebert were apocalyptic over that one)
    Leonard Part 6
    Star Wars: Episod II – Klonerna anfaller (This is the Swedish translation of Attack of the Clones, I’m assuming?)
    Also, M. Night Shyalaman isn’t faring too well, is he? Unless I’m mistaken, I thought I saw three of his movies.

  10. I want to double down on some of the 1-vote movies … but I can’t remember which ones were my vote, at which point that feels more like double-dipping.

  11. Rose Embolism ,

    A big part is due to expectations. Yes “Phantom Menace” is bad. But given it’s a *long* awaited Star Wars movie? By George Lucas? That’s when *worst* *movie* *ever* comes into play.

  12. Kevin Hogan.

    “I want to double down on some of the 1-vote movies … but I can’t remember which ones were my vote, at which point that feels more like double-dipping.”

    No problem. I have your old votes in a spreadsheet, so you can’t double dip.

    And I think that it will be very hard to hold a bracket if movies only get 2-3 nominations. I’m not sure there will be enough people to find something to vote for then.

  13. The first fifteen minutes of HOOROR OF PARTY BEACH are pretty funny. Very bad editing.

    THE CREEPING TERROR should be given more votes.

    There was a documentary issued about the CREEPING TERROR, titled THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA. The director was a mental case and a con artist. Not a good combination.

  14. Wait, I’m confused. I thought brackets meant you do one-on-one votes, and each winner gets to be a one-on-one vote with the other winners, until you finally pick an absolute winner. Where ‘winner’ in this case is actually a loser. But you know what I mean.

  15. Xopher, I think Hampus’ point is that with so few nominations, the odds are that most people won’t have seen enough of the nominees to actually vote.

    I suppose that people might vote for the one they saw-and-hated over the one they didn’t see at all, which will lead to the paradoxical “most popular really bad movie” as first (last!) place…

  16. Oops, my mistake. Well, I’ll just have to be comforted by the fact that “Out of Africa” will always be the worst movie ever…in my heart.

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