Top 10 Worst Movies by Great Directors

The worst movies by directors that are usually great at their job.

The Top Ten

1 Lolita - Stanley Kubrick

The plot is not the problem with this one. It is the execution. When this movie was released it was not possible to actually adapt the controversial plot so you always have the feeling there is something big missing in the movie. Like, I know there is a relationship between the two main characters but it is not even hinted at in the movie. - Martin_Canine

The book Lolita ( Not everyone can understand the book...The idea.. plot and the story ) isn't for everyone shouldn't have been made into a movie. - Ananya

2 Fear and Desire - Stanley Kubrick

There's a reason Kubrick tried to prevent the public from seeing this, because this is on an Ed Wood level of quality. The acting is terrible, the dialogue is unintentionally hilarious ("If you have to hate me, please try to like me also."), and it's shot more like a documentary rather than a war film, which is not what it was going for. Still, it is worth seeing not because of the unintentional comedy, but to see how much a director can improve from his/her debut feature. - nerffan8000

3 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance - Michael Haneke
4 Planet of the Apes (2001) - Tim Burton
5 Dune - David Lynch
6 The Idiots - Lars Von Trier
7 Jackie Brown - Quentin Tarantino
8 The Last Airbender - M. Night Shyamalan
9 I Stand Alone - Gaspar Noé
10 An American Carol - David Zucker

The Contenders

11 The Seventh Continent - Michael Haneke
12 Secret Agent - Alfred Hitchcock
13 1941 - Steven Spielberg
14 The Guardian - William Friedkin
15 Cop Out - Kevin Smith
16 Flashdance - Adrian Lyne

But I love this movie! - DynastiNoble

17 Hugo - Martin Scorsese

Ah, this monstrosity.

18 Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas - Terry Gilliam
19 The Meaning of Life - Terry Jones
20 Rocknrolla - Guy Ritchie
21 Jack - Francis Ford Coppola
22 The Bonfire of the Vanities - Brian de Palma
23 New York, New York - Martin Scorsese
24 The Keep - Michael Mann
25 Illegally Yours - Peter Bogdanovich
26 Eyes Wide Shut - Stanley Kubrick
27 Pixels - Chris Columbus
28 Norbit - Brian Robbins

Since when has Brian Robbins made anything good?

29 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - George Lucas
30 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - George Lucas
31 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones - George Lucas
32 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Tim Burton
33 Alice in Wonderland - Tim Burton
34 Sphere - Barry Levinson
35 Assassins - Richard Donner
36 Alexander - Oliver Stone
37 Lucky You - Curtis Hanson
38 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - Edward Zwick
39 Godzilla's Revenge - Ishiro Honda
40 Matchstick Men - Ridley Scott
41 The Man with the Golden Gun - Guy Hamilton
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