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Benjamin Cox's Hall Of Shame

Updated on October 16, 2018
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Benjamin is a full-time carer and former volunteer DJ at his local hospital radio station. He has been reviewing films for over ten years.

Every one of these movies should be made to sit in the corner with a dunce's hat!
Every one of these movies should be made to sit in the corner with a dunce's hat! | Source

What's this then?

Much like my prestigious Hall Of Fame, this page contains a link to every one-star review I've ever written. Gathered here are links to every box office bomb, clunker, turkey and stinker it's ever been my misfortune to have watched so if you see a film here, it's virtually guaranteed that you'll hate it. There may be here for a number of reasons - a lousy script, laughable acting, inept direction or a combination of these and others - but all of them thoroughly deserve to be left here and the key thrown away.

Incidentally, this list contains links to both HubPages and ReelRundown articles but the lay-out, style and content remains of the same standard throughout. Please check back here often as new movies will be added to this list as I continue to write. Thanks for your continued support and don't say I didn't warn you!

Jon Voight as the world's most obvious psychopath in 'Anaconda'
Jon Voight as the world's most obvious psychopath in 'Anaconda' | Source


  • Anaconda
  • Directed by Luis Llosa. Written by Hans Bauer, Jim Cash & Jack Epps Jr.
  • Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson.


  • Ballistic: Ecks Vs Sever
  • Directed by Wych Kaosayananda (under the pseudonym "Kaos"). Written by Alan B. McElroy.
  • Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Gregg Henry, Ray Park, Talisa Soto.


  • Basic Instinct 2
  • Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Written by Leona Barish & Henry Bean.
  • Sharon Stone, David Morrisey, Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis.

Berry picked up her Razzie Award for 'Catwoman' in person and slammed the film, calling it a "piece of s***, god-awful movie".
Berry picked up her Razzie Award for 'Catwoman' in person and slammed the film, calling it a "piece of s***, god-awful movie". | Source
  • Batman & Robin
  • Directed by Joel Schumacher. Written by Akiva Goldsmith.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone.


  • Beverly Hills Cop III
  • Directed by John Landis. Written by Steven E. de Souza.
  • Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Hector Elizondo, Timothy Carhart.


  • Body Of Evidence
  • Directed by Uli Edel. Written by Brad Mirman.
  • Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore.


  • Catwoman
  • Directed by Pitof. Written by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris & John Rogers.
  • Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson.


  • Color Of Night
  • Directed by Richard Rush. Written by Billy Ray & Matthew Chapman.
  • Bruce Willis, Jane March, Reuben Blades, Lesley Ann Warren, Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen.

Brosnan's disastrous turn in 'Die Another Day' almost killed the Bond series entirely, forcing the next film to reboot the franchise.
Brosnan's disastrous turn in 'Die Another Day' almost killed the Bond series entirely, forcing the next film to reboot the franchise. | Source
  • Daredevil
  • Written & directed by Mark Steven Johnson.
  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan.


  • Die Another Day
  • Directed by Lee Tamahori. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.
  • Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike.


  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Directed by Courtney Solomon. Written by Topper Lilien & Carroll Cartwright.
  • Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Payne.


  • G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
  • Directed by Stephen Sommers. Written by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot & Paul Lovett.
  • Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Christopher Ecclestone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


  • Guest House Paradiso
  • Directed by Adrian Edmundson. Written by Rik Mayall & Adrian Edmundson.
  • Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmundson, Vincent Cassel, Hélène Mahieu.


  • Guyver
  • Directed by Screaming Mad George & Steve Wang. Written by Jon Purdy.
  • Jack Armstrong, Mark Hamill, Michael Berryman, Jimmie Walker.


  • Hard To Kill
  • Directed by Bruce Malmuth. Written by Steven McKay.
  • Steven Seagal, Kelly Le Brock, William Sadler.

I looked as spaced out as this guy after watching 'Manos: The Hands Of Fate', a noble but ultimately shambolic effort by a bunch of film enthusiasts.
I looked as spaced out as this guy after watching 'Manos: The Hands Of Fate', a noble but ultimately shambolic effort by a bunch of film enthusiasts. | Source
  • Hercules In New York
  • Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman. Written by Aubrey Wisberg.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold Stang, Deborah Loomis, Ernest Graves.


  • Home Alone 3
  • Directed by Raja Gosnell. Written by John Hughes.
  • Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Lenny Von Dohlen, David Thornton, Rya Kihlstedt.



  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Directed by Robert Longo. Written by William Gibson.
  • Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Takashi Kitano, Ice-T.


  • Killing Me Softly
  • Directed by Chen Kaige. Written by Kara Lindstrom.
  • Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natasha McElhone.



  • Manos: The Hands Of Fate
  • Written and directed by Harold P. Warren.
  • Harold P. Warren, Diane Mahree, John Reynolds, Tom Neyman.


  • Marked For Death
  • Directed by Dwight H. Little. Written by Michael Grais & Mark Victor.
  • Steven Seagal, Basil Wallace, Keith David, Tom Wright.

No, they're not cosplayers - this is the actual cast for 'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation'
No, they're not cosplayers - this is the actual cast for 'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation' | Source
  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  • Directed by John R. Leonetti. Written by Brent V. Friedman & Bryce Zabel.
  • Robin Shou, James Remar, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess.


  • Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
  • Directed by Ben Kellett. Written by Brendan O'Carroll.
  • Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Eilish O'Carroll, Danny O'Carroll, Paddy Houlihan.


  • Plan 9 From Outer Space
  • Written and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.
  • Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson, Vampira, Bela Lugosi.


  • Red Sonja
  • Directed by Richard Fleischer. Written by Clive Exton & George MacDonald Fraser.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bridgette Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith.


  • RoboCop 3
  • Directed by Fred Dekker. Written by Frank Miller & Fred Dekker.
  • Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, CCH Pounder.

Today's forecast includes a strong chance of showers from the Atlantic and even a chance of a Great White or Hammerhead... welcome to the insanity of 'Sharknado'.
Today's forecast includes a strong chance of showers from the Atlantic and even a chance of a Great White or Hammerhead... welcome to the insanity of 'Sharknado'. | Source
  • Sharknado
  • Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante. Written by Thunder Levin.
  • Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard.


  • Sharknado 2: The Second One
  • Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante. Written by Thunder Levin.
  • Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Judd Hirsch.


  • Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  • Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante. Written by Thunder Levin.
  • Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Frankie Muniz, David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Mark McGrath, Cassie Scerbo.


  • Showgirls
  • Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Written by Joe Eszterhas.
  • Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan, Glenn Plummer.


  • Speed 2: Cruise Control
  • Directed by Jan de Bont. Written by Randall McCormick & Jeff Nathanson.
  • Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison.


  • Street Fighter
  • Written and directed by Steven E. de Souza.
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue, Ming-Na Wen.

'The Room' occupies its own wing of the Hall Of Shame - it only has one star because I'm not allowed to give it no stars, which it deserves.
'The Room' occupies its own wing of the Hall Of Shame - it only has one star because I'm not allowed to give it no stars, which it deserves. | Source
  • Tekken
  • Directed by Dwight Little. Written by Alan B. McElroy (possibly with a crayon).
  • Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Luke Goss.


  • The Accidental Husband
  • Directed by Griffin Dunne. Written by Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor & Bonnie Sikowitz.
  • Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth.


  • The Avengers (not that one!)
  • Directed by Jonathon Chechik. Written by Don MacPherson.
  • Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent.


  • The Convent
  • Directed by Mike Mendez. Written by Chaton Anderson.
  • Joanna Canton, Coolio, Adrienne Barbeau.


  • The Room
  • Written and directed by Tommy Wiseau.
  • Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle.


  • Wild Wild West
  • Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Written by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman.
  • Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, Bai Ling.

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      Pat Mills 

      21 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I don't do that as much as I used to do, but I did make an exception for Tommy Wiseau. These bad movies helped to give me a greater appreciation of the truly great releases that have come to the screen. I knew these films were bad before I ever had a full look, and they show how a director's vision can sometimes become terribly misguided in a fascinating way all their own.

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      Benjamin Cox 

      21 months ago from Hampshire, UK

      I have a special spot in the HOS reserved for "The Room" but believe it or not, I rarely try to seek out bad movies. Perhaps the disappointment factor in finding a total dud when you expected more is part of the reason of my vitriol.

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      Pat Mills 

      21 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I agree with you on the ones I have seen - and cannot unsee. I hope you'll one day be able to include such older and dubious gems like Gymkata, Moment By Moment, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, and anything from Ed Wood.

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