Bottom of the Bargain Bin: 15 Worst Films From 1995

The year 1995 was big in film. However, in the mix of great movies and secret gems, some unfortunate works missed the mark by a wide margin. These films had high hopes but didn’t live up to them. Do you agree?

1. Top Dog (1995)

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In Top Dog, a police officer and his loyal dog partner try to find a group of extremists who are planning a deadly attack. Even though the story was full of action, the movie didn’t do well because it was poorly written, had boring actors, and had a tone that was hard to balance between action and comedy.

2. National Lampoon’s Senior Trip (1995)

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The main characters in National Lampoon’s Senior Trip are high school seniors going on a crazy trip to Washington, D.C. Despite National Lampoon films being known for their irreverent humor, this one got a lot of bad reviews for its crude jokes, shallow characters, and lack of general comedic cohesion.

3. Jury Duty (1995)

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In Jury Duty, a lazy person tries to stay on a jury longer so he doesn’t have to work. Although Pauly Shore is a good comedian, the film was a critical and commercial failure. This was due to its juvenile humor, predictable story, and lack of real laughs.

4. Highlander: The Final Dimension (1995)

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As the third film in the Highlander franchise, The Final Dimension is an integral part of the franchise. The first Highlander became a cult favorite because of its unique idea. On the other hand, people criticized the sequel for featuring a confusing story, dull action, and deviating from the elements that had initially made the franchise appealing.

5. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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In Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Michael Myers returns to his hometown to scare the people there. The first Halloween was a big deal; however, this one received criticism on various fronts. It received criticism for having complicated mythology and confusing story choices. Additionally, it had a different mood from the rest of the series.

6. The Tie That Binds (1995)

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In The Tie That Binds, a couple adopts a young girl, only to find out that she is the only member of her family who did not die. The movie had the potential to be suspenseful, but it had trouble getting off the ground. It was criticized for having a predictable story, weak character development, and an inconsistent tone.

7. The Jerky Boys (1995)

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The Jerky Boys brings the popular prank-call comedy duo to the big screen, where they deal with mobsters and mayhem as part of a plan. Despite being famous on the radio and in albums, their move to films was hindered by a story that didn’t make sense. Additionally, there were weak attempts at humor and a lack of comedic chemistry.

8. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

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Eddie Murphy plays a vampire in Wes Craven’s Vampire in Brooklyn who is looking for a mate in Brooklyn. Despite Craven and Murphy’s involvement, the movie didn’t mix horror and humor well. There weren’t enough scares or laughs, and the film was criticized for its disjointed story and lack of interest.

9. Fair Game (1995)

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After a lawyer in Fair Game witnesses a murder, she becomes the target of a corrupt government officer. Even though Cindy Crawford and William Baldwin were in the movie, critics and audiences didn’t like it. This was due to a weak script, a lack of chemistry between the leads, and general suspense.

10. Three Wishes (1995)

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Three Wishes is about a drifter who comes to town and changes a single mother’s and her son’s lives. The movie had a heartfelt premise but trouble keeping people’s attention. It was criticized for being too dramatic, having predictable plot turns, and not having much emotional impact overall.

11. Canadian Bacon (1995)

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The fight between the United States and Canada in Canadian Bacon is fictitious, but the satire’s tone is decidedly political. Even though the movie tried to use international relations as a source of humor, it was criticized for its uneven execution, weak character development, and plot that didn’t keep people laughing throughout.

12. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

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The movie The Scarlet Letter is an adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s renowned book. The story revolves around a woman in colonial America who faces execution due to adultery.

Despite the book’s significance to the world of literature, the movie was both a critical and financial disappointment. This was primarily due to the substantial alterations to the storyline and the lack of harmony among the actors.

13. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

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The plot of the cyberpunk action movie Johnny Mnemonic centers around a data courier who has a chip implanted in his brain. The film was set in the future and starred Keanu Reeves. However, it was criticized for having a confusing story, bland dialogue, and not doing enough with its cyberpunk themes.

14. Jade (1995)

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Jade is a neo-noir thriller about a lawyer looking into a murder that has something to do with a mysterious woman. Even though the film was directed by the well-known director William Friedkin, it was criticized for its confusing plot, underdeveloped characters, and failure to create the tension and intrigue needed by a good thriller.

15. Hideaway (1995)

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The story of Hideaway is about a man who has a near-death experience and then starts to see scary things. The movie had the potential to be psychologically frightening, but it failed to create a feeling of suspense and horror. It was criticized for not being difficult enough, not developing the characters well enough, and not doing well overall.

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