Worst Movie Directors of All Time

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21 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.

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23 Mark Steven Johnson

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

24 Raja Gosnell

He's worse than Michael Bay. Bay made The Rock which was good and the 2 Bad Boys movies which are guilty pleasures. Everything Gosnell has made has been crap.

He directed Home Alone 3, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The Smurfs, and the Smurfs 2. However, he edited Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Mrs. Doubtfire. - BeatlesFan1964

He destroyed the smurfs and Scooby-doo. His movies for family are not funny and boring - Olive855

#36! He directed both Smurf films, both Scooby Doo films, Popeye the movie, Home Alone 3, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua! Sure he did some good Robin Williams movies and the first two Home Alone flicks, but... why!?

25 James Wong

Dragonball Evolution is a disgrace to the Dragonball, Z, GT Franchise!

Director of Dragonball Evolution

The only good movies he has made are Final Destination 1 & 3.

Should be top 10

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26 Brian Robbins
27 Francis Ford Coppola

Are you kidding me? So what if he directed Jack; he also directed The Godfather Parts 1&2, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and The Rainmaker. To me, a man with those movies on his resume does not deserve to be on this list.

Why is he here?!?! He is one of the best directors. He directed the godfather and apocalypse now.. what

About the movie jack, maybe Francis Ford Coppola thought he had too many good films and he needed a bad film to even them out.

This is completely uncalled for and I don't understand this heresy.

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28 Chris Weitz

Director of the second Twilight Movie.

29 Danny Boyle

Slumdog millionaire is one of the worst movies of all time.

30 Bill Condon

Director of the fourth Twilight Movie (part 1).

31 Roland Emmerich

I admit that I was disappointed in Godzilla and 2012 but I was amazed at Independance Day, the Day After Tomorrow, White House Down and especially the Patriot! The Patriot was my favorite film of 2000! I congratulate Emmerich for these four films!

Now I'm not saying that I hate this guy, but Most people hate him because his films suffer too heavily on visual effects, cliché dialogue, and numerous scientific and historical inaccuracies. In response to the criticisms, emmerich stated that he is a "filmmaker, not a scientist", he creates his own fiction based on actual science or history to make the messages he sends "more exciting."

He is worst then michael bay at mindless action

I haven't seen Godzilla or Independence Day in ages, so I can't really speak on those. I'm just really pissed right now for Universal Soldier. EDIT: Just saw 10,000 B.C. He's the worst.

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32 David Slade

Director of the third Twilight Movie.

33 Isaac Florentine

Watching his movies and it is like you are watching one of his other crappie flicks plus he reuses the same casts and same shooting location in most of his movie eg actor Raycho Vasilev (who play Gneuss in Spartacus blood and sand n also gods of the arena never misses)

34 Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola

Lost in Translation is amazing but Sofia is horrible at acting!

Too arty to be called a great moviedirector. I think she only got publicity because her father's name and fame.

Managed to single handedly ruin the holy grail of movies, The Godfather, and has directed only one warchable movie to date (Lost in Translation)

This bitch has no talent. She knew she sucked as an actress so she switched to directing and writing. she sucks at that too. anyway shes only in the business because of who her father is. Nepotism strikes again.

35 Derek Savage

It's funny how he made a film to help stop bullying when he's a bully himself. Hypocrite. - Ghostbunny

"Cool Cat loves to boogie woogie" because he "loves ALL kids"

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36 J. J. Abrams

Everybody's vision is clouded by the overrated and silly material in Star Wars 7! Abrams has created a ridiculous excuse of Star Wars material and that name Snoke?! What an embarrassing name! It sounds childish! Might as well call him Snorkel or something! Not to mention he just copied the original plot from A New Hope in 1977! That proves no new ideas! Lucas would know what subject to install!

Star Trek was awesome. It was something new for star trek anyway.

Lame! I especially hated his work on Star Wars 7! He did it in a terrible style! The characters, their names, their costumes, the ship designs and especially the plot were bogus! He is ruining Star Wars' awesome image! Especially that Kylo Ren, I tell ya, THAT is not a villain name! It sounds like a childish idea! George Lucas knew how to be creative but Abrams doesn't!

Its not just him I dislike but also his fans. Ffs fans stop praising him or he'll think he's good and direct more star wars films and do a terrible job like he did to star wars episode 7. Seriously though there were some flaws in 7 that I despised like that lightsaber duel where Rey and Kylo ren fought like toddlers with lego sword while having an arguement in daycare. - HazzaInHisMazda

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38 Tyler Perry Tyler Perry

What is wrong with this guy? Look at his films, he cross dresses and thinks he's a god. Like seriously, we get it, you are a christian! And...that's it, Christianity, Profanity, and cross dressing! Boo to him.

39 George Lucas George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

I am one of his biggest fans. Ever since he created the greatest space franchise, he changed the world! I actually enjoyed all the prequels. Although I admit the first and second could be a little better, I still liked them in my youth. Plus you can't deny that the third prequel was flawless and one of the best films in 2005! I would like nothing more than to meet Mr Lucas and thank him for making this space opera part of me! I also side with him that Disney isn't doing a good job of running the franchise. HE has the right vision, not Disney! Thank you, Mr Lucas! May the Force be with you

At least he's low on the list, but he should not be on the list at all! He directed Star Wars and Indiana Jones (yeah, it wasn't only Steven Spielberg)

He's 70 years old now. So he's gonna retire anyway.

Just watch the episodes he directed … it just couldn't get more ridiculous and embarrassing than that, including episode IV!

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40 Larry Kasanoff

The man that made Mortal Kombat look like a total joke, and directing Foodfight!, the worst animated film that ever existed. If it's anything this guy defines, it's crap. - Swank

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