Despite their popularity at the time of their release, some movies gradually lost value. No doubt, it happens as society evolves. Here are 15 once-popular films that have aged horribly.
1. Blank Check (1994)
Blank Check is set on a young boy (Brian Bonsall). He gets an inherited blank cheque and uses it to buy a house. Its director is Rupert Wainwright. Although it has a grossing value of $39 million, this film cannot be declared as an entertaining screenplay. It is because of a lack of simple pleasure, the presence of ridiculous concepts, and controversial scenes in it.
2. Shallow Hal (2001)
Depicting a man (Jack Black) who falls in love with a 300-pound woman after hypnotization, Shallow Hal has become trash. Directed by the Farrelly brothers, it is a comedy film that lacks true fun and is a bland story. The clunk scenes and improper direction have lowered the audience’s excitement.
3. The Boondock Saints (1999)
Watching The Boondock Saints, you will learn it is a copy of the Columbine High School massacre. And the same is why this Troy Duffy-directed film is a box office flop. Its star cast includes Willem Dafoe and Sean Patrick Flanery. You will surely declare it as an ugly juvenile movie on watching it.
4. Radio (2003)
Directed by Mike Tollin on a true story, Radio is set on a football coach (Ed Harris) and an intellectually disabled man (Cuba Gooding). The ridiculous premise on every level and inability to engage have made Radio a terrible choice for movie lovers.
5. Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
The movie is about an insurance company and its employee who came to know that their boss had died. Ted Kotcheff directed the movie, starring Andrew McCarthy. There is an introduction of many unfunny jokes in the film. And the writer’s expectation to carry the whole film on those jokes will bizarre you in just a few minutes.
6. Higher Learning (1995)
The film is set in the changing lives of Williams (Omar Epps), Kristen (Kristy Swanson), and Remy (Michael Rapaport). This John Singleton-directed movie is based on old ideas. You will find nothing new and exciting in it. The lack of thrill and curiosity are the reasons that make it a futile item.
7. Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman is a romantic comedy film depicting the war between love and money. With the direction of Garry Marshall, it has a star cast including Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. It was one of the romantic comedy movies whose tickets sold out the most in the US. But, surprisingly, it became a matter of zero interest for the audience just because of the boring traditional story.
8. Dude Where’s My Car (2000)
Released as a Danny Leiner’s comedy film, Dude Where’s My Car is set on two friends (Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott). They forget where they have parked their car. Although released as a comedy film, you will find it unfunny and unamusing. While watching, you will feel like watching a TV show instead of a cinema film.
9. Saturday Night Fever (1997)
Saturday Night Fever is set on a man(John Travolta) who spends his weekend dancing and drinking. John Badham has directed this film. The film has been declared a cheap and nasty film. It is because of its dreadful plot, awful dialogue, and unassuming cast performance.
10. Roxanne (1987)
Roxanne was not a very bad movie overall. It sets on the fire chief (Steve Martin). He has an abnormally large nose that cannot be set with surgery. Fred Schepisi is the director of this romantic-comedy film. But you should not go with it, considering it is a comedy film. It is because its dreadful cast performance will disappoint you in no time.
11. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Released as a comedy film, Revenge of the Nerds lacks true comedy. It revolves around a group of nerds at the fictional Adams College who try to prevent the ongoing harassment. Jeff Kanew has directed the movie with a cast including Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards. Its extensive racial stereotype concepts will make you opt for another film.
12. Porky’s (1981)
One of the absurd’s plot-based films, Porky’s, received its devastating fate because of its weird concepts. It is set on a group of students in Florida who want to lose their virginity. With Bob Clark as a director, this film starred Dan Monahan. The only thing you feel after watching this film is its ridiculous and idiotic production.
13. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
Full of dumb comedy, There’s Something About Mary, directed by Peter Farrelly, is the weirdest film you ever watched. It is set on four men in love with Mary (Cameron Diaz). You will get irritated because of its pointless direction, disturbing scenes, and offensive dialogue.
14. The Jazz Singer (1927)
One of the creaky and old-fashioned films, The Jazz Singer, is just a squander. Its plot is a story of Jakie Rabinowitz (Al Jolson). He is a young man who defies the traditions of his devout Jewish family. Alan Crosland has directed this American part-talkie musical drama film. The racial jokes and lack of quality soundtrack will make you repellent of this film.
15. The Bad News Bears (1976)
Michael Ritchie’s film, The Bad News Bears trailer, feels exciting and resembles a genuine comedy film. But there is nothing like this in the entire movie. The film is set on Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau). He has become the coach for Bears, a youth baseball team. Devoid of true comedy and a thrilling story, this film will make you sleepy in just a few minutes.
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