[Poll] Nominations for the Worst Movie of All Time (Round 1)

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I am currently attempting to compile a list of some of the worst movies of all time. So now's your chance to help me out and get in on the action :)

The current list is here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042839302/  
(It starts empty)

Please provide what you believe to be the worst movie you have ever seen, and I will add it to the list, subject to the following submission guidelines:

1. The title must be a film
2. The title must not be a short (requires 45+ minutes runtime)
3. Please provide a reason for why you believe it deserves a nomination
4. Nominations can be independent of overall IMDB ratings - just because a movie is rated low or high overall does not mean you cannot nominate it.
5. Please limit your nominations to a maximum of 3 titles.

Once I've allowed sufficient time for people to make their suggestions I'll create a further poll (i.e. Round 2) whereby you'll be asked to vote from the list to narrow it down. After that, depending on the amount of titles, additional rounds (and corresponding lists) may be added until we can pinpoint the ultimate worst movie ever made. 

Have fun :D
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NarniaisAwesome

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Thanks for adding mine; can't wait for Round 2!
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So many bad movies on my playlist, think I need an aspirin ;)
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NarniaisAwesome

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Bump!
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Richard Shepherd

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Thanks for the bumping!
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Nominations will CLOSE in (a little over) 12 hours time.

Here's what you need to know:

If you haven't submitted a nomination: This is your last chance. Although this poll extends to subsequent rounds after this round closes no further nominations will be accepted.

If you've already nominated at least one title
: Remember I've extended the amount of allowed nominations per user from 3 to 5, so if there is still a couple of titles you have up your sleeve now is the time to post those.

What to expect next: Round 2 will allow anyone, whether they have nominated or not to cast votes on titles already in the list. More details will follow when the round opens, but for now all you need to know is the purpose of round 2 is to narrow the list down.

Thank you to all those who have participated in this discussion.


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James The Movie Guy

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Since most people have added more than one why not add Robot Monster and Monster a-Go-Go
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Richard Shepherd

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Consider it done :)
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NarniaisAwesome

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Also, can I add just one or two more?  If the answer is no I understand, just asking.
I would like to have added:
Samurai Cop
Replica
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At this point in time I'm not too fussed about the lists size so yes, I'll accept those. The original limitation was put in place to avoid having hundreds of titles, because I had no idea of how little, or large a reception we'd get. 

That said I am happy with the current list size and it's still quite manageable so as I've said above I'll add those now.
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Can you please clarify the year for Replica, as there is more than one title with that name.
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NarniaisAwesome

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Oh, yes.  It's 2005.  One star rating.  ;)
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Added and credited :)
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NarniaisAwesome

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Thank you.  I could go on for yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaars with nomination, but for now I'm just sticking with the worst.  :)
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Yeah, that's also one of the reasons I initially limited the amount of nominations per person, right now it's flexible (as you just witnessed) but we need to stop somewhere :)
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NarniaisAwesome

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BTW, you said tomorrow is you Birthday, so...
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Hope you've seen Manos so that makes sense.  :)  
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Hahaha! Tyvm :D
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Richard Shepherd

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"The master would not approve!"
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NarniaisAwesome

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Classic Torgo!
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Richard Shepherd

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Due to being busy I'll be opening round 2 in about another 12 hours, this thread will remain open to any last minute suggestions until that time. Sorry to drag things out, just don't have time to work on it until the morning (my time). See you all then!
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NarniaisAwesome

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No one else had said anything... mind if I make a few more suggs?  We can put the list at 35, the limit for polls.
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I'm going to nominate 2 movies myself - but yes, I'll allow you to add 3 more before I open round 2, which will be very soon :)
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Okay, great!  I say:
Julie and Jack (2003)
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and...
Hercules in New York (1970)
There, I think that completes it!  I could nominate 1000's, but I really need to crack down and get to the worst here.  :)

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P.S.: I notice that Adult Babies is still on the list... it says Example Nomination... is it to stay on there to be deleted?  
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Thanks for those, and thanks for pointing that out - it's gone now, it was there just to have *something* in the list in its infancy.

List is ready to go, so see you in Round 2! (I'll be posting that momentarily). 
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So, before moving on to round 2, here's my own nominations for the list.

Firstly, Son of the Mask 2 (2005) - talk about taking a decent comedic franchise and turning it upside down, my word - from the bad acting to the extremely inappropriate jokes for its target audience this title was more than a let down, it was agony.

And secondly, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) - the first Human Centipede movie had the value of shock on its side, and whilst decidedly disgusting at least had some arguably scare-laden horror elements. The second movie dragged the franchise down, trying to out do its predecessor, and failed miserably. The 3rd and final entry in the franchise dragged things down even further - this time, beyond  the gutter and into the depths of hell. Whilst clearly trying to squeeze every penny out of what had become a cult cash-cow by now its audience was already expecting shock value and instead just got plain shock, with no value at all. Just plain grotesque. Ick!

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Wait, now that we have a free space I nominate Octaman!  (If you like!)  Then we can narrow them down from there.
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Oh yeah, lol, forgot that'd give us a free space. I'll add that one for you.
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Richard Shepherd, I have a feeling you might enjoy that video essay by an enormously talented Georg Rockall-Schmidt
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Thanks, I'll take a look soon.
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Nikolay, thank you for sharing the link, this seems to be an interesting channel. Although he makes me shiver with horror on his own by saying "Dee-eter" all the time.
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Nominations are now closed and Round 2 is Open.

Click here to proceed to Round 2!
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Bump for Richards poll to "GO Live"

Please oh please oh Swamis of the GoP, no not the elephant guys, the Swamis of the "Game of Polls", that you grant thee humbled pollmaker Sir Richard of Shepherd a place in the hollowed databases of eternal poll choice.

May your path be lit by a sunlight of golden smiles.
Thanks
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Thank you so much for you lovely words of encouragement and your birthday wishes. The community here has been so gracious it's overwhelming. I truly appreciate all of your efforts (and those of everyone else). 

Again, Thank you sincerely. 

Let's hope those poll gods are smiling down on us. :)
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I would appreciate a little advice/direction; Should I/Am I required to submit this list as a separate suggestion (under the suggestion category) in order for it to be able to qualify as a possible live poll?

As many of you are aware I'm conducting my own in-house style poll using my elimination rounds system, for those of us in the GS community to have some fun with. 

I'm just wondering if I need to make a formal request in order to qualify this as a live poll - or if this thread speaks for itself in that respect. I don't wish to push the issue too much by submitting multiple requests unless necessary.

Thanks guys and gals.
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I wouldn't present it as a "Poll Suggestion: Worst Movie Of All Time" until you've gotten the list down to size, as we're doing on the round 2 thread.  After the Rnd 2 has the list to where you want it, then re-submit it as a suggestion.
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Thank you, that's most probably what I shall do.
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The Nun (2018)
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Eiji Mendoza, your comment was caught in the spam filter, I fished it out. Not sure what triggered the filter, but this happens from time to time. 
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The list is already at 35 and it is sad but I still suggest The Cat the Hat (2003): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312528/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

this movie is so awful that I can't watch more than 6 minutes of it.
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Dishonorable mention:
Megaforce (1982)

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While this is a fun poll indeed, I don't see how you'll be able to choose from literally hundreds of titles.

Plus, there are many different types of bad movies.

* Some of them even don't try, they probably know even before shooting that they'll be the bottom of the barrel already. So I can't really consider them bad movies, but rather second rate movies: Post-2000 Steven Seagal movies, most of 80's commando or post-apocalyptic themed movies, etc.

* If they were actually intended to be decent films but have ended up as unintentionally hilarious, I don't really consider them bad movies either (like Manos, Turkish Star Wars, Starcrash, Yor, etc.)

* Some of them were intended not only to be decent, but also to be franchise starters, blockbusters... yet they don't even have the hilariousness factor and are just plain bad, cringy bad. (Catwoman, Shaq's "Steel", Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot, etc. 

* Movies that are all wannabe style but have zero content, made by people who think that if you imitate Tarantino long enough, you'll end up with a cult classic: Hell Ride, the worst probably. Also some terrible thing called Bullfighter (2000) which you won't believe was made. (someone probably thought "Hey, let's get Dafoe to play a preacher with a machine gun! Who needs a story when you got that?") You'd really need a team of experts to make a movie this terrible... And if you can find it anywhere, also try a 2012 film called Bro. You'll probably find it in the local sewer.

* Wannabe spoof comedies are a whole category. Date Movie, Disaster movie, and that awful poisonous thing from the depths of hell: Holmes and Watson, etc. These are truly bad movies, because for lack of a better word, they're unwatchable.

* Propaganda movies, all of them, no matter whose side they're on. (Jud Süss, there's one in the top 5 in the all-time bottom list right now, etc)

But many thanks for this, great titles have popped up.


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Well, this poll is more Poll Board picks for their worst movies.  The only titles added are ones they chose.  So you're he's not just choosing random movies.  There is a round 2 thread where he was going to narrow it down even more or something, but I don't remember why it dropped off.  I really love the idea.
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Gave up? Busy? Frustrated?