Dec 182013
 

Worst films of the year. I know some people think that the worst films should be ignored and these lists shouldn’t be made. Well, you know what I say to that? This year I have watched approximately one film per day and when you watch that many films, not all of them are going to be good. Sometimes it’s fun to pay out a film that’s so bad you don’t understand how it was ever made; while other times it’s more of a public service announcement. So, from new films I have watched this year, you’ll find the worst ones after the jump.

15. The Counselor (Ridley Scott) 14. Paranoia (Robert Luketic) 13. Touchy Feely (Lynne Shelton) 12. Compliance (Craig Zobel) 11. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Jon M. Chu)

 

10. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Don Scardino)

 

9. Kick-Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)

 

8. Hyde Park on Hudson (Roger Michell)

 

7. The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev)

 

6. The Hangover Part III (Todd Phillips)

 

5. The Sweeney (Nick Love)

 

4. Monsoon Shootout (Amit Kumar)

 

3. Sharknado (Anthony C. Ferrante)

 

2. Movie 43 (Various directors)

 

1. Olympus Has Fallen (Antoine Fuqua)

 

I’m lucky that I haven’t seen that many truly bad films this year. Part of it is I’ve tried to avoid them, and part is that it has just been such a great year. The films on my reason are there for various crimes. Films like Hyde Park on Hudson and The Loneliest Planet bored me to sleep; while films like Olympus Has Fallen and The Hangover 3 were offensively bad. Sharknado and Movie 43 were glorified comedy spots that never should have been made into feature films; while Ray Winstone in canary yellow undies from The Sweeney has been burnt into my brain forever.

Hopefully next year I’ll make better choices and the list will be even shorter. Let me know which films were your worst of the year.

 

By Sam McCosh

  3 Responses to “Worst Films of 2013”

  1. I don’t agree with those who say you shouldn’t list bad films – what else are they good for?!

    If it’s just as valid to discuss bad films as good (and it is), then surely it’s just a relevant to list bad films as good ones.

    Interesting to see Compliance on your list. Most reviews I’ve seen are generally positive. Why didn’t you like it? (I haven’t seen it and I’m not sure I will.)

    • I feel like it was manipulative and cruel – it didn’t shed any more light/take a different angle than the factual news stories already out there. I felt like it was victimising the victims again. Does that make sense? It really made my skin crawl.

      Thank you for your support of bad film discussion!

  2. I didn’t see a lot of these, but of the ones I saw… yeah, total clunkers. Sharknado was definitely a So Bad it’s Good one for me though. Such great trash.

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