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Mistakes from the 100 worst movies of all time

  • #60. Spice World (1997)

    - Director: Bob Spiers
    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Metascore: 32
    - Runtime: 93 min

    “Spice World” is less a movie and more a plotless collection of spliced-together footage of the pop divas living life and singing songs. In that case, the film doesn’t necessarily require precision and little gaffes abound. In a café scene, Mel B stirs her coffee and sets down her spoon—in a match cut to a different angle the spoon is in her hand again.

  • #59. Crossroads (2002)

    - Director: Tamra Davis
    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Metascore: 27
    - Runtime: 93 min

    Britney Spears (Lucy) makes her film debut in this movie about three friends who hit the road. Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning co-star. In one scene, the two friends fight on the side of a road while Lucy splays on the car hood. When she gets up to break up the fight, the editing shows her movement as incongruent as she moves off the hood with repeating motions.

  • #58. Scary Movie 5 (2013)

    - Directors: Malcolm D. Lee, David Zucker
    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Metascore: 11
    - Runtime: 86 min

    The mercifully final installment of the “Scary Movie” franchise starts with Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen in bed together for a bit of self-parody that falls flat. The rest of the film is just as inane and slapdash, although Molly Shannon brings wit to a spoof of “Black Swan.” In the same scene, an actress’s lips obviously don’t align with a throwaway line heard on the soundtrack.

  • #57. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

    - Director: Christopher Leitch
    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Metascore: 8
    - Runtime: 95 min

    The boom mic’s shadow almost blends in with those of trees against a shiny van, but it’s still clearly visible above the actors in an early scene in this redux of “Teen Wolf.” The first film starred Michael J. Fox, and in this one, Jason Bateman plays the werewolf.

  • #56. Mac and Me (1988)

    - Director: Stewart Raffill
    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Metascore: data not available
    - Runtime: 95 min

    This ’80s sci-fi flick is famous for being an “E.T.” rip-off as well as a paragon of crass product placement—the producer struck deals with major brands including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. The alien family is obviously comprised of actors in rubber suits—except for the stop-motion puppetry of the smallest: the E.T.-esque Mac.

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  • #55. Feardotcom (2002)

    - Director: William Malone
    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Metascore: 16
    - Runtime: 101 min

    Known for its incoherent plot, "Feardotcom" concerns a series of murders related to a kinky website. In one continuity gaffe involving a cigarette prop, a character takes a creepy walk to his car while lighting said cigarette. He removes it from his mouth, only to have it reappear without a matching action in subsequent shots.

  • #54. The Master of Disguise (2002)

    - Director: Perry Andelin Blake
    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Metascore: 12
    - Runtime: 80 min

    Critic Nathan Rabin describes the “turtle” scene in “The Master of Disguise” as “a shift from spectacularly stupid slapstick silliness to something that borders on avant-garde.” This scene in Dana Carvey’s kid movie shows the “Saturday Night Live” alum disguised as a turtle-man hybrid. Carvey plays the scene with amphibious bravado complete with turtle sounds and a remarkable facial contortion that’s undeniably turtle-ish. Still, the sequence makes zero sense and veers from narrative logic.

  • #53. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

    - Director: Troy Miller
    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Metascore: 19
    - Runtime: 85 min

    Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson have an uncanny resemblance to the stars in the original “Dumb and Dumber,” Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. This hapless prequel is set during the character’s high school years. At one point, the black-out make-up across Lloyd’s supposedly chipped front tooth is clearly visible.

  • #52. Vampires Suck (2010)

    - Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Metascore: 18
    - Runtime: 82 min

    “Vampires Suck” was demolished by critics, but managed to gross $80 million worldwide—likely due to its premise as a parody of the highly spoofable “Twilight” series. This play-by-play send-up often fails to exceed the nonsense in the originals. It happens quickly, but in the moment when a cell phone hits Alice (Helena Barrett) in the face, the hand of the production person throwing it is briefly visible on-screen.

  • #51. Catwoman (2004)

    - Director: Pitof
    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Metascore: 27
    - Runtime: 104 min

    When the eponymous Catwoman (Halle Berry) rides her motorcycle through the city, a safety helmet goes on and off her head depending on the shot. The film was panned for its silly plot and uneven style that Berry’s charisma couldn’t overcome.

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