7 Turkey Films for Turkey Day

There is no reason to put out a list of really bad movies for Thanksgiving other than the fact that there are those who don’t like football (the ones who have plenty of free time to fill the days off with meaningless activities).

There is the added advantage that if you pop one of these films in the DVR after a hearty feast, you will fall asleep and not miss much.

Yet the best reason for a side of awful films with your cranberries and stuffing is the opportunity to compete with loved ones over who can really come up with the best list of the worst movies of all times.

This year the challenge is to name the worst films with the best actors. Here is a list of seven dreadful uses for celluloid that featured some of Hollywood’s most beloved stars. We will avoid the usual suspects (like Plan 9 from Outer Space and Ishtar) and go right into the really dark and forgotten corners of the film libraries that most studios would rather forget.

#7 Death Becomes Her (1992)

This film is like hitting for the cycle—not one star, but four (Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, and Isabella Rossellini), all in one unwatchable flick. This movie is allegedly a black comedy about drinking an elixir from the Fountain of Youth. With reviewers using words like “horrible,” “sloppy,” and “bad,” you might guess the movie is no good. Yet, shockingly, it won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Meryl Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe. The film even opened #1 at the box office. None of these achievements match the movie’s greatest accomplishment—bringing together so much talent and delivering so little.

 

#6 Caligula (1979)