12 Godawful Films That 1976 Wants To Apologize For — Do You Accept?

The films that came out in 1976 were a mixed bag that left viewers confused, upset, and, in some cases, wanting an apology. Several films made during this time didn’t live up to the expectations of critics or audiences. An IMDb film list notes these as being 12 bad films from the year. I know there are a couple I’d disagree with. How about you?

The Message 1976
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The Message tells the story of the Prophet Muhammad and the early days of Islam. Even though the movie tried to tell an important historical story, it was criticized for how it dealt with sensitive faith issues. The film, which starred Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, was not as good as it could have been.

2. Fighting Mad (1976)

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Fighting Mad is about a farmer who fights with a coal company that is hurting the environment. The movie tried to show how crucial environmental action is but had trouble getting people interested. The film, which starred Peter Fonda, failed to turn its social Message into an engaging story.

3. Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976)

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The satirical Western comedy-drama Buffalo Bill and the Indians reimagines the life and career of Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody. The movie was supposed to give a fresh look at history and entertainment, but the story was all over the place, and there wasn’t much comedy. Paul Newman plays the title part in the movie.

4. Obsession (1976)

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The psychological movie Obsession is about a man obsessed with a woman who looks like his dead wife. Brian De Palma directed the movie, and Cliff Robertson and Genevieve Bujold starred. It wasn’t as good as some of De Palma’s other films because its Hitchcockian style didn’t bring out the tension and mystery it was going for.

5. A Star Is Born (1976)

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Oh boy. I know I will get in big trouble adding this film to the list. I don’t think that this one belongs here at all. The protagonist of A Star Is Born is an aging rock star, and the protagonist is an up-and-coming young vocalist.

Even though Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson were in the movie, the remake of a famous story didn’t live up to expectations. It was criticized for the way it moved, how it developed the characters, and how it was put together as a whole.

6. Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)

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The biographical play Goodbye, Norma Jean is about the life of Marilyn Monroe. But the movie didn’t show how complicated and deep Monroe’s life was, so it wasn’t exciting. Even though the story could have been good, the film didn’t do justice to Monroe’s reputation.

7. Carry On England (1976)

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The British comedy film Carry On England is a send-up of military culture and customs. During World War II, the movie shows how chaotic things get at a training camp as the leaders try to get their troops to behave. The Carry-On series was known for being funny, but this episode wasn’t as amusing as the rest. Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims, both British humor pros, are among the actors in the movie.

8. Riding With Death (1976)

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The T.V. movie Riding with Death comprises two scenes from the science fiction show Gemini Man. The movie is about a secret spy who has a device that makes him invisible and lets him teleport. The movie’s story, on the other hand, was all over the place, and the special effects weren’t excellent.

9. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble 1976
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Based on the true story of a young kid with a damaged immune system who was forced to live in a sterile environment, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a television drama. In one of his early parts, John Travolta was in a movie that tried to tell a touching and heartfelt story but ended up falling into melodramatic clichés.

10. The Savage Bees (1976)

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The Savage Bees is a disaster-horror movie about a swarm of killer bees taking over a small town and killing people. B-movie tension builds as the people of the city try to fight off the threat. Even though the movie could have been cheesy fun, it didn’t deliver the laughs it was supposed to.

11. The Big Bus (1976)

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The catastrophe comedy The Big Bus is a spoof of the genre. The movie is about a nuclear-powered bus’s first trip, which is filled with funny mistakes. Even though the idea could have been funny, the film’s slapstick jokes and over-the-top situations didn’t make people laugh. Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, and John Beck are all in the group.

12. W.C. Fields and Me (1976)

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The biographical drama W.C. Fields and Me looks at the lives and relationships of comedian W.C. Fields and hopeful actress Carlotta Monti. The movie shows their rough time in Hollywood, but despite an interesting story, it didn’t do a good job capturing Fields’ comic genius. Rod Steiger and Valerie Perrine are in the movie.

12 Worst Movies From the 70s According To IMDb — Do You Agree?

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Return to the revolutionary cinema of the 1970s, where risk-taking experimentation and bold concepts frequently produced unforgettable and forgettable moments. Here is a look at the not-so-great 70s films that didn’t garner high ratings on IMDb.

15 Forgotten Movies From the 90s to Tickle Your Nostalgia Bone

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Are you searching for a little 90s nostalgia that is not on every list? Then, we got you covered. These are several of my favorite forgotten films from the 90s. Do you remember?

22 Popular Films That Completely Traumatized 80s Children, What About You?

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Was there a film(s) that completely traumatized you as a child? I’ll go first, Cujo. I have no idea what my mother was thinking, allowing that film to play in the background of her chores, but I watched it and had nightmares for months. After someone polled an entertainment forum for other traumatic experiences, here is what scared the youth.

25 Memorable Movies That Are So Totally 80s, Do You Remember?

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The 1980s was an iconic decade for film, delivering many unforgettable movies that have stood the test of time. The 80s film scene left an indelible mark on popular culture, from heartwarming comedies to thrilling adventures and rebellious teenage tales. Recently people shared some memorable movies that epitomize the spirit of the 80s.

20 Comedies From the 90s That Are Way Funnier Than Anything Coming Out Today

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The nineties were an incredible decade in film, including several classic comedies. Here are some of my favorites that are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Have you seen them?

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Source: IMDb.