From Masterpieces to Misses: Fan-Voted List of the Worst Films by Legendary Directors

Even legends aren't perfect. Recently someone asked, “What is your least favorite movie from your favorite director? My favorite director is John Carpenter, but I hate The Ward. But, on the other hand, I'm so glad he's coming back because that's a crummy way to end a career.” Here are the internet's top-voted responses. 

1. Intolerable Cruelty (2003) From The Coen Brothers

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The Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty are the two most difficult and dissatisfying watches of any Coen Brothers films,” said one.

Another argued, “While I don't particularly enjoy Intolerable Cruelty, I think the movie is made with a little bit of tongue-in-cheek in mind. It feels like a parody movie of romcoms while still being perfectly serviceable to those who enjoy that genre.”

2. The Godfather Part III (1990) From Francis Ford Coppola

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“I love Francis Ford Coppola, but I hate The Godfather III,” one shared. “It plays out like a bad Dan Brown novel, and Sofia Coppola is horrible. But I don't blame her.”

However, another argued, “I'm guessing you've never seen his movie, Jack. It makes The Godfather Part III seem like The Godfather Part II in comparison.” 

3. Inherent Vice (2014) From Paul Thomas Anderson

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Inherent Vice. It is a hugely unpopular opinion, but I'm glad someone finally agrees with me,” said one. Another admitted, “I fought to finish Phantom Thread. And couldn't finish Inherent Vice.”

Finally, a third said, “Inherent Vice being bad is a relatively unpopular opinion, but I think “Inherent Vice is Paul Thomas Anderson's worst. The other common option is Hard Eight.”

4. Django Unchained (2012) From Quentin Tarantino

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Django Unchained,” one stated. “It's still a good movie, but does that last 30 minutes suck. You lose the co-lead and the main villain. All the tension buildup was already released, and the film lost momentum. It just fizzles until the last shootout.”

Another agreed that the ending was awful. “Django is fun, and I thought other Quentin Tarantino movies were worse,” a third argued. 

5. Boxcar Bertha (1972) From Martin Scorsese

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Boxcar Bertha, Martin Scorsese movie. What a snoozer. Not terribly well made either,” claimed one.

Another replied, “My answer as well, although I'm still like six away from completing the filmography.” Finally, a third person said, “Same boat, that one and Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967).”

6. Isle of Dogs (2018) From Wes Anderson

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Someone replied, “This movie was such a disappointment.” While many agreed, others argued, “I enjoyed Isle of Dogs. However, it's not my favorite Wes Anderson, and I thought Fantastic Mr. Fox was better for his animated films. My least favorite was French Dispatch, but I also hate anthology films.”

An equal number of people agreed that French Dispatch is Wes Anderson's worst film.

7. Frenzy (1972) From Alfred Hitchcock

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Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock is dreadful,” shared one. The Original Poster (OP) responded, “It's been a bit since I've seen that, but I agree. Out of what I've seen from Hitchcock, anyway.”

8. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) From Edgar Wright

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Someone suggested, “Probably Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I don't dislike it at all. However, it's probably the least good out of all Edgar Wright movies I've seen.” However, someone argued, “Last Night in Soho is pretty bad.”

Last Night in Soho is 100% a movie I would list in this post. Thanks for remembering, haha,” another laughed. 

9. Get on The Bus (1996) From Spike Lee

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One person said, “Spike Lee- I'll admit I've purposely avoided some widely acknowledged works of trash like Chi-Raq, so his worse for me is Get on The Bus. Just a bunch of conversations; I've already heard a bit of a snore.”

10. The Last of the Mohicans (1992) From Michael Mann

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“Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans is by far his worst film,” said one. Another argued, “The Last of the Mohicans” is my favorite movie of all time. A third confirmed, “Agree with The Last of the Mohicans. It has a ton of problems.”

We hope you enjoyed this list of worst movies from the best directors.

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