Worst Movie Directors of All Time

And you thought you had it bad...

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The Top Ten

1 Michael Bay Michael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.

Michael Bay masturbates explosions and boobs like a drug dealer has crack on a frequent basis.

He has no idea what makes cinema so special to our heats; he takes on projects that are totally out of his league, and he just can't direct his actors in an effective way. It's like he's focusing on the effects and the action over the actors.

Mr. Bay, stop making movies please. We've had enough of your Transformers crap already.

13 ways to make a bay movie.
1. make sure you make people go watch your bad movies.
2. Have to much action and explosions
3. move the camera like a child.
4. Have racist stereotypes.
5. Hot woman with no personality.
6. aim for the lowest common denominator.
7. Ruin Transformers and Teenage mutant ninja turtles.
8. Add product placement.
9. Terrible comedy.
10. Too much american patriotism.
11. Recreate classic horror films abysmally.
12. Have such terrible pacing.
13. Cast some of the worst actors ever.

Not to mention that he has fans who are crazy, stupid, overzealous, defensive, dishonest, plain gullible, or all of the above. They refuse to get enough of explosions and what else Michael Bay has in store! They hated stories and they think of critics as Adolf Hitler! I believe they're happy that way and of course they wanted to escape from everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, because after all, this is America; the land of freedom, which what Michael Bay and his movies might represent. I am an American myself, and at least I'm not as crazy as him and his fans, but it's just that I'm not a huge Michael Bay fan at all.

She's right about him as Hitler? Well, you might wanna think again because Fox is now teaming up with Bay again for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I know she's one of my favorite actresses, but she's working with the wrong director that cost her job for Transformers 3. Careful what you wish for, Megan.

2 Uwe Boll Uwe Boll is a German-born Canadian filmmaker and restaurateur, whose work includes several films adapted from video games.

Michael Bay is bad but Uwe Boll is far worse. - guccigangkid69

Uwe Bolls movies are unbelievably bad. He plays the stock market with his movies, so even if they bomb he gets money to make more because nobody will fund him. He got so mad about the piss poor reviews on his movies that he challenged them to a boxing match. What's wrong with this guy?! Shamalamadingdong and Bay are bad, yes. But they don't even come close to the monstrosities this guy have made.

His films are bad bad bad! - TopTenTed

He should kill himself for his own good and for us there was a petition for him to retire and it reached over 350,000 signatures!

3 M. Night Shyamalan Manoj "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings.

I do not believe that Shyamalan is an altogether bad filmmaker. Sure, he's made a ton of bad movies over the years, but it's obvious that the man has some amount of talent. In his earlier career, his movies were good. They varied in how good they were, but they still showed a lot of craftsmanship, skill, and intelligence. However, I'm not going to deny that movies like The Last Airbender, The Happening, After Earth, and The Lady in the Water are godawful. These movies range from boring as hell to unintentionally hilarious. It DOES appear that M. Night is digging himself out of the hole he put himself in. The Visit was decent and Split was actually pretty darn good. I'm hoping for the guy to continue to be successful, not just because he's a fellow Philadelphian, but because he actually TRIES in each one of his movies. He's not like Michael Bay or Seltzer & Friedberg where they don't care at all about the quality of their films. It's obvious that Shyamalan is an avid lover of cinema ...more - phillysports

Looks like I jumped to a conclusion a little bit because Glass absolutely sucked. - phillysports

Unspeakable sin he did to The Last Airbender

Well, I actually do believe he should be removed on this list. Despite the disaster of making Avatar one decade ago, he really did improved to be a decent director of making Split.

But I really do believe that Signs is a good film. He's not even a bad director at all.

I loved avatar a lot. When I heard about the live action avatar I thought it was a chance for a lot of people from around the world to know about this amazing show. But the Indian director ruined completely! The character look nothing like the serie! And how was you supposed to fit 4 season of geniousness into a 1and a half hour money-grabbing tool?

Besides, his movie is all about plot twist (all of it! )

It only represented the first season (water) but still, it's a bad movie. - Kid_ethinederland

4 Albert Pyun
5 Aaron Seltzer

He is infamous for making parody movies with Jason Friedberg.

Directors of films such as epic movie, meet the Spartans, disaster movie and other films that are spoofs of other films.

He should kill himself for ruining parody movies

Well I mean you shouldn't really hate on a person just because of their movies.

Mel brooks proved us that parody can be art with young Frankenstein, made us laugh with space balls and THAT dracula movie was really bad still had some redeeming qualities, movies made by this dude instead use a form of humor so miserable you'll find an episode of mr. pickles more subtile, and sexual scenes on the same level of these you can find on a sonic fancomic, finally filling space on the movie by plaguing others movies with these "references" does nothing out of making sicks these who watch them

6 Jason Friedberg

Thanks Friedberg and Seltzer we needed more after your previous movies.

Friend of Cyma Zarghami

7 James Nguyen

This dude is extremely delusional that he really thinks his birdemic movies are good. He doesn't learn anything from his previous films and he's still wanting to make a birdemic 3 with his help from funding. - BurnAux

He is a really bad director, because he thinks that his films are top notch and world class, however they are really crap. That is why they are the best films

Honestly, I really don't know why people would even find his films so bad they're good. Don't believe I'm weird when I say his films are just plain GOOD!

If he is the director of the Birdemic, he should be in first place.
I mean, if anyone made a movie, and they got a horrible review they will

A: Give up making move

B: Start fresh, make a movie that has different story

Instead, this person chose to make an another horrible movie that is already based on horrible story.

And on the 2nd birdemic movie, animations are same.
If you go that much comments about the bad animation, you would make some changes to it right?

Well, clearly this person haven't learning anything from reviews he got in the first movie.

8 Lucifer Valentine

The director of Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (yes, that's a real movie).

Slaughtered vomit dolls... enough said.

9 Ed Wood

Worst director of all time by far. He made the likes of Plan 9 From Outer Space, which is considered the worst movie ever made. He is famous for only shooting scenes with 1 take without taking another take to fix the errors of the first. He often only spent a few days to film his movies. He worked with terrible props and made horrible special effects efforts even for his time. His awful self-made scripts for his movies paved the way for his terrible, lacking in effort, directing skills.

I don't think that Ed Wood deserves to be on this list. Was he terrible? Yes. But his movies were enjoyably terrible. Watch Plan 9 From Outer Space and try not to crack a smile.

Yes his films were bad but these days now his films are classified as bad films that are good

His films may have been bad, but he was really trying. Ed Wood was more passionate fore his work than any Hollywood new director will ever be

10 John Stockwell

The Contenders

11 Paul W.S. Anderson

He destroyed everything that was good about Resident Evil, its my opinion the reason he made Milla Jovovich the star was because she couldn't get work anywhere else.

This man is behind such 'masterpieces' like Mortal Kombat, Event Horizon, Alien vs. Predator, Pompeii and, of course, the Resident Evil movies. Whatever he touches turns to mess and will continue for however long he keeps on making movies. If you ever get the chance of watching one of Paul's movies, please turn it down politely.

He ignored all the source material for the Resident Evil films.

Resident evil could've been a good film series, if he didn't ignore all the source material!

12 Zack Snyder Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder is an American filmmaker, best known for his action and science fiction films.

He ruined batman and superman!

He is definitely overrated by no means. The only reason people hold him in high regards is because how good the story is, and not how poorly it's directed. Take for example The Watchmen. If you are one of those disappointed by it, then you have likely read the original graphic novel by Alan Moore. Because the story is so deep and gritty, and yet Snyder not only copied the exact shots from the novel, but unnecessarily made it slow-mo and cool-looking, when it was supposed to invoke feelings of frustration and desperation instead.

Worst director ever. He sacrifices story arcs in favor of bloody slo-mo zoom in shots and green screen compromises. Man has never made a single well-directed movie

His movies are filled with over use of blood, random explosions, slow mo, shaky camera, and story that is totally different from the title. Worst director ever.

13 Tommy Wiseau Thomas Wiseau is a European-American actor and filmmaker. He wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the 2003 film The Room, which has been described by many critics as one of the worst movies ever made and has gained cult film status.

I did not hit her, I did nawt, oh hi Mark! Truly one of the great film quotes

You are tearing me apart Lisa!

How's your sex life

A dozen red roses please! That’s me!
Lady: Your my favourite customer!
Thanks! Oh hi doggy!

14 Catherine Hardwicke

Director of the first Twilight Movie.

She may be pretty but her direction needs some work.

15 Joel Schumacher

Ruined Tim Burton's great batman series! Batman 1989 and Batman Returns was great, but Batman Forever and Batman And Robin sucked ass! Batman was ruined until Christopher Nolan made Batman Begins and The Dark Knight!
They were great! Thanks Nolan, for making Batman great again!

I loved Burtons Batman. Schumacher's Batman absolutely stank like my crap! Thank you so much Christopher Nolan for making Batman even more awesome than he was! Nolan's Batman is the best. I love Burton's batman but Schumacher's batman is crap.

I think batman forever was ok, but not as good as the first 2 batman films. Later I watch batman and robin and went in with low expectations, but even with that I thought the movie was annoying, childish, and stupid. The movie was filled with puns, horrible visuals, robin being a brat, too many close ups, and George clooney's terrible acting. Before I watched this movie without seeing anything I thought that it would be like batman forever, but no I was wrong. Later I saw that Joel Schumacher apologized for this movie saying that he was trying to entertain.

Clearly the worst, none of his movies have been successful...that's right, none. Clearly he is friends with lots of people that feel sorry for him because it is not based on directing...check it out, all of his movies are box office failures AND critical failures. Worst of the Worst.

16 Spike Lee

Why spike lee? Malcolm X and BlackKklansman are both great films!

Tries his very best to put his victim complex in everything he makes, in addition to making hood movies he is also a douche

This is a good director

Ruined NBA2k16 career mode

17 Fred Vogel

Filming a group of social awkward young adults doing depraved acts of violence on a cheap handheld camera isn't really movie worthy. Every movie after August underground was slightly better, but still far worse than anything M. Knight or uwe boll has put out to date.

18 Brett Ratner

Come on he's the director off Rush Hour and that was a box office hit even though Jackie Chan said it was his least favorite action movie

Ok at least bay had a couple of good films, this guy has nothing, just many box office flops

Worse than Shalyman

He has no talent and he's a weirdo. he was friends with that freak Michael jackson.

19 Dennis Dugan

Made only one decent movie (Happy Gilmore). Besides that, all of his movies suck.

All his movies suck

Love him

20 Mickey Liddell
21 Eric Stanze

Makes movies with an obvious lack of both budget and talent...

22 McG

He ruined terminator only once.

23 Ulli Lommel

Aw, Ulli Lommel. I would say he is one of the worst directors in the history of cinema, but that would require calling what he does "directing". "Diary of a Cannibal" was nothing more than about fifteen to twenty minutes of footage replayed over and over again. Had it have been good footage I might not have minded but it wasn't. The acting was like rotting wood, the setting blatantly a soundstage, and the story flat (which is a shame since the true story it's based on is both deeply disturbing and horrific). I believe every director should be allowed mistakes, but this is something else entirely.

Should defiantly be in the top 3, I've never seen a movie he has made that wasn't one of the worst movies ever made.

24 Brian Levant

He ruined the Flintstones.

25 Mark Steven Johnson

The only movie I like of his was Simon Birch

He ruined Ghost Rider and Daredevil. He is the Bruno Heller of Marvel-based movies, changing characters beyond recognition.

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