The 20 Worst Movies of the '90s

A decade full of people who thought video game-based movies were a good idea

By Jenna Mullins Jan 27, 2015 6:59 PMTags
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If you're anything like us (and you should definitely strive to be like us), then you love to watch simply terrible movies. You probably went and saw The Boy Next Door this past weekend. And you probably loved every ridiculous, campy minute of it.

And that means that you probably grew up watching Mystery Science Theater: 3000 so you could watch funny people watching simply terrible movies.

Those same guys are still skewering movies, both the respected, classic kind and the awful, Michael Bay kind, with Rifftrax, and the site recently released a list of the worst movies of the 1990's. And everyone knows that the '90s is the best decade, like, ever.

According to the people who truly know horrendous movies and their fans, here are the 20 worst movies of the '90s:

20. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Speed was a ridiculous movie, but it was an awesome ridiculous movie. The sequel nobody asked for was still ridiculous, but it was missing anything awesome.

19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

We'd still prefer this one over Michael Bay's version.

18. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

"A huge, insane, nonsense-sputtering Marlon Brando lives by himself on an island attempting to create a human/animal hybrid. Oh, and also, Marlon Brando is in the movie The Island of Dr. Moreau."

17. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Everyone thought this was based on true events, making it one of the most lucrative cons in cinema history. Unless you count Vanilla Ice convincing a studio to make a movie starring him. But we'll get to that later.

16. Anaconda (1997)

Actually, we're upset that a movie where a giant snake eats Jon Voight and then vomits him up so he can wink at Jennifer Lopez is on this list. That's gold!

15. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The Quickening as a subtitle should tell you everything you need to know about this movie.

14: Spice World (1997)

Before big pop acts did concert-documentary movies (One Direction, Katy Perry), they did stuff like this. Still, this is one of our favorite go-to movies to love-to-hate watch.

13. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

It's a good thing Hollywood learned its lesson that movies based on video games never work out. Oh, wait...

12. Street Fighter (1994)

We wish we could say that this is the last video game movie on the list. But we just can't.

11. Showgirls (1995)

"Showgirls truly puts the 'NO!!!' in 'Jesse Spano.'"

10. Waterworld (1995)

When you say "Kevin Costner," there are two types of people. Those who immediately think Bodyguard and those who immedaitely think Waterworld. We are Bodyguard people. What about you?

9. Cool as Ice (1991)

Stop, collaborate and NOPE.

8. Bio-Dome (1995)

"Pauly Shore and a Baldwin who was available at the time star as, essentially, Bill and Ted. They get locked in a biodome. It's not really a dome. They get hurt a lot and have inexplicably patient and lovely girlfriends. It's the kind of film Laurel and Hardy would have made if they had been talentless ass-hats."

7. Troll 2 (1990)

The "Oh my God" heard 'round the world.

6. Kazaam (1996)

"A young, troubled, delinquent Sunny D addict releases genie Shaquille O'Neal from a magic boombox. Shaq becomes a hip-hop superstar, and he and the kid rap their way through adventures and danger until Shaq becomes pure energy. No, I'm not just spouting random words after vaping a bud, this was a movie that was actually made."

5. Godzilla (1998)

Matthew Broderick, disaster movie star? Why not?!

4. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

We do not accept these movies as part of the Stars Wars franchise. Sorry. 

3. Super Mario Bros. The Movie (1993)

Dennis Hopper as Bowser was the least ridiculous thing about this movie.

2. Battlefield Earth (2000)

Though this was technically released in the 2000s, it sucked so bad that there was no way this list could be without it.

1. Batman and Robin (1997)

Bat nipples, we hardly knew ye. Even George Clooney had to apologize for this one.