IMDb Bottom 100: April Update, Archives, and Alumni


Hello every0ne!

As April is wrapping up, that means that I am now 4 months into my quest to watch and review the IMDb’s Bottom 100 movies by the end of 2014. So far, progress has been pretty good! I have watched 54 Bottom 100 movies, and done video and text reviews on this blog of 30.

Despite this, I have run into an issue. As I have mentioned before, IMDb is a living, democratic-driven list. I knew going into the challenge that there would be movies in the Bottom 100 that would be difficult to dig up, but I was hoping that the living nature of the list would mean that enough new movies would make the list that they would be able to make up for the movies I wouldn’t be able to find. That has not so far proven to be the case. If anything, there seem to be more difficult-to-find movies sneaking into the Bottom 100 recently. More specifically, movies that don’t have and won’t have a western release are making their way into the list, primarily out of Turkey and Bollywood (Gunday, Keloglan vs The Black Prince, Yes Sir)

There are a number of these sorts of Bottom 100 movies I have been able to find through various sources after doing some serious digging, but the bigger challenge at this point is finding subtitles for these foreign movies that are so bad that people want to bury them forever. Ulli Lommel’s Daniel Der Zauberer is a prime example of this. Other Bottom 100 movies either don’t have a recent/wide release, or don’t have the general demand to be locatable online (Ghosts Can’t Do It, Anus Magillicutty, Tony Blair Witch Project, Dream Well, Danes Without a Clue).

This problem has thrown a bit of a wrench into my ability to find 100 IMDb Bottom 100 movies to review. So far, I have only been able to find just over 80 movies that have been on the list between January and now.

However, I have come up with a solution for this problem!

Out of curiosity, I went digging through the internet looking for archives of the IMDb Bottom 100. I came up with two complete lists from forum posts, one dating 03/26/2005, and one from 01/06/2004.  As you might expect with a wildly volatile ranking at the mercy of a democratic system, these older versions of the IMDb Bottom 100 contain a good number of films that are no longer in the list, either due to qualification changes or being outvoted by newer movies. To my delight, the lists also contain a number of movies that I already own copies of.

In my mind, if I am going to allow new additions to the Bottom 100 to qualify for the challenge, why not allow alumni of the list as well? I’m going to keep searching for the elusive currently ranked movies, but in the meantime i will plan on plugging the gaps that they are leaving with alumni members of the Bottom 100.

Here are both archived lists that I dug up in their entirety:

01/06/2004 IMDb Bottom 100

1 From Justin to Kelly (2003) 1.6 (3822 votes)
2 ‘Manos’ the Hands of Fate (1966) 1.6 (5256 votes)
3 Future War (1997) 1.7 (897 votes)
4 Space Mutiny (1988) 1.7 (1204 votes)
5 Troll 2 (1990) 1.7 (1229 votes)
6 Eegah (1962) 1.8 (778 votes)
7 Hobgoblins (1987) 1.8 (1512 votes)
8 Backyard Dogs (2000) 1.8 (971 votes)
9 Gigli (2003) 1.8 (6264 votes)
10 Santa with Muscles (1996) 1.8 (1946 votes)
11 Going Overboard (1989) 2.0 (813 votes)
12 Werewolf (1996) 2.0 (734 votes)
13 Giant Spider Invasion, The (1975) 2.1 (637 votes)
14 Glitter (2001) 2.1 (3578 votes)
15 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) 2.2 (782 votes)
16 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) 2.2 (3925 votes)
17 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) 2.2 (1353 votes)
18 Kazaam (1996) 2.3 (2293 votes)
19 Leonard Part 6 (1987) 2.3 (1789 votes)
20 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000) 2.4 (11235 votes)
21 Hercules in New York (1970) 2.4 (1675 votes)
22 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) 2.4 (1777 votes)
23 It’s Pat (1994) 2.4 (1904 votes)
24 Baby Geniuses (1999) 2.5 (2148 votes)
25 2001: A Space Travesty (2000) 2.5 (1139 votes)
26 Jaws: The Revenge (1987) 2.6 (3767 votes)
27 Cool as Ice (1991) 2.6 (878 votes)
28 Bolero (1984) 2.6 (1027 votes)
29 Mitchell (1975) 2.7 (951 votes)
30 Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1994) 2.7 (1729 votes)
31 Teen Wolf Too (1987) 2.7 (1563 votes)
32 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) 2.7 (3172 votes)
33 Smokey and the Bandit III (1983) 2.7 (1007 votes)
34 House of the Dead (2003) 2.7 (665 votes)
35 Steel (1997) 2.8 (1010 votes)
36 Vercingétorix (2001) 2.8 (959 votes)
37 Captain America (1991) 2.8 (878 votes)
38 Cat in the Hat, The (2003) 2.8 (1909 votes)
39 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) 2.8 (3732 votes)
40 Mannequin: On the Move (1991) 2.8 (813 votes)
41 Rollerball (2002) 2.8 (3459 votes)
42 Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) 2.9 (929 votes)
43 Ringmaster (1998) 2.9 (1059 votes)
44 Master of Disguise, The (2002) 3.0 (2285 votes)
45 Problem Child 2 (1991) 3.0 (2410 votes)
46 Spice World (1997) 3.0 (5389 votes)
47 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) 3.0 (1307 votes)
48 Cop & 1/2 (1993) 3.0 (1053 votes)
49 Mr. Nanny (1993) 3.1 (882 votes)
50 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) 3.1 (3860 votes)
51 Street Fighter (1994) 3.1 (4632 votes)
52 Jaws 3-D (1983) 3.1 (3562 votes)
53 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) 3.1 (3954 votes)
54 Double Dragon (1994) 3.2 (855 votes)
55 Crossroads (2002) 3.2 (5794 votes)
56 Barb Wire (1996) 3.2 (3834 votes)
57 Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, An (1997) 3.2 (917 votes)
58 Bats (1999/I) 3.2 (2141 votes)
59 FeardotCom (2002) 3.3 (2935 votes)
60 Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) 3.3 (2343 votes)
61 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) 3.3 (4483 votes)
62 RoboCop 3 (1993) 3.3 (2978 votes)
63 Mangler, The (1995) 3.3 (758 votes)
64 Iron Eagle II (1988) 3.3 (814 votes)
65 Best Defense (1984) 3.3 (967 votes)
66 Mac and Me (1988) 3.3 (808 votes)
67 Grease 2 (1982) 3.3 (4035 votes)
68 Mr. Magoo (1997) 3.3 (1786 votes)
69 Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) 3.3 (9520 votes)
70 Mr. Wrong (1996) 3.4 (1296 votes)
71 Glen or Glenda (1953) 3.4 (1019 votes)
72 Ticker (2001) 3.4 (1014 votes)
73 Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1999) 3.4 (2569 votes)
74 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) 3.4 (4110 votes)
75 Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) 3.4 (7358 votes)
76 Avengers, The (1998) 3.4 (8728 votes)
77 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) 3.4 (2019 votes)
78 Jury Duty (1995) 3.4 (1394 votes)
79 Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) 3.4 (5463 votes)
80 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) 3.4 (2001 votes)
81 Weekend at Bernie’s II (1993) 3.4 (1515 votes)
82 Derailed (2002) 3.5 (678 votes)
83 Freddy Got Fingered (2001) 3.5 (5894 votes)
84 Caddyshack II (1988) 3.5 (3014 votes)
85 Omega Code, The (1999) 3.5 (1654 votes)
86 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) 3.5 (1974 votes)
87 Super Mario Bros. (1993) 3.5 (3471 votes)
88 Endless Love (1981) 3.5 (819 votes)
89 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) 3.5 (2924 votes)
90 Nothing But Trouble (1991) 3.5 (2841 votes)
91 McHale’s Navy (1997) 3.5 (1277 votes)
92 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) 3.5 (1060 votes)
93 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) 3.5 (2205 votes)
94 Kangaroo Jack (2003) 3.6 (2248 votes)
95 On Deadly Ground (1994) 3.6 (2619 votes)
96 Batman & Robin (1997) 3.6 (21823 votes)
97 Stupids, The (1996) 3.6 (1128 votes)
98 Pet Sematary II (1992) 3.6 (1416 votes)
99 Leprechaun (1993) 3.6 (1645 votes)
100 Soul Survivors (2001) 3.6 (1640 votes)

03/26/2005 IMDb Bottom 100

‘Manos’ the Hands of Fate
From Justin to Kelly
Future War
Tangents
Space Mutiny
Girl in Gold Boots
Troll 2
Son of the Mask
Hobgoblins
Eegah
You Got Served
Santa with Muscles
Backyard Dogs
Ator l’invincible 2
Night Train to Mundo Fine
SuperBabies: Baby Genuises 2
Daniel- Der Zauberer
Glitter
The Wild World of Batwoman
Soultaker
Werewolf
Alone in the Dark
Going Overboard
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
Los Nuevos Extraterrestres
L’uomo puma
Gigli
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
Kazaam
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
The Giant Spider Invasion
Stjerner uden hjerner
House of the Dead
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Leonard Part 6
Robot Monster
Lawnmowner Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
Baby Genuises
Cool as Ice
It’s Pat
Hercules in New York
Jaws: The Revenge
2001: A Space Travesty
Dis- en histoire om kjaerlighet
Simon Sez
The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Bolero
Rollerball
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Steel
Mitchell
The Master of Disguise
Marci X
Teen Wolf Too
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
Shanghai Surprise
Vercingétorix
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
Captain America
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
Mannequin: On the Move
Ringmaster
Spice World
Bride of the Monster
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Tarzan, the Ape Man
Street Fighter
Rhinestone
Barb Wire
Problem Child 2
Out for a Kill
Mr. Nanny
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Plump Fiction
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
The NeverEnding Story III
Double Dragon
The Smokers
RoboCop 3
Torque
Son of the Pink Panther
Cop & 1/2
Crossroads
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
The Foreigner
Soul Plane
Jaws 3-D
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
The Cat in the Hat
The Mangler
FearDotCom
Children of the Corn 2: The Final Sacrifice
Cyborg 2
Universal Soldier: The Return
Mac and Me
Iron Eagle 2
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Il Silenzio del proscuitti

I also mentioned in the video that I would list out the current IMDb Bottom 100 movies that I haven’t been able to locate. I am willing to trade or pay for English language (or subtitled), region 1 DVD copies of any of these:

Keloglan vs the Black Prince
Danes Without A Clue
Yes Sir
Gunday
Tony Blair Witch Project
Anus Magillicutty
Daniel der Zauberer
Ghosts Can’t Do It
A Fox’s Tale
A Story About Love
Dream Well
Addiction
Maskeli besler: Kibris

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