10 Worst Movies of 2009
The ten worst movies of 2009 are bad. Like, really bad. Some of the films on the list were just destined to be terrible, but there are also a few that were surprisingly awful. One of these worst movies stars an Oscar winner! A few others feature some of the most famous faces in comedy! No matter what these films had going for them when production started, they all ended up here.
- “All About Steve.” Starring the loveable Sandra Bullock and the rakish Bradley Cooper, you would think this movie would be a hit at the box office. It wasn’t. The film has the distinction of featuring the first performer to win a Razzie and an Oscar in one year.
- “Bride Wars.” “Bride Wars” makes this list of worst movies of 2009 for having largely unlikable characters whose friendship disintegrates over pettiness.
- “The Ugly Truth.” “The Ugly Truth” stars Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, who can hardly maintain a passable American accent for the length of the film. This one makes the list of the worst movies of 2009 thanks to its predictable, tired plot about two people who think they hate each other but quickly fall in love.
- “Year One.” The first non-romantic comedy to make the list, “Year One” theoretically should have been a success. It’s produced by Judd Apatow and stars Jack Black and Michael Cera.
- “Couples Retreat.” This film was a success at the box office but a critical flop. Even with the help of a talented cast including Jason Bateman, Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, the movie is essentially weak and forgettable.
- “Love Happens.” This is yet another romantic comedy to make the list of worst movies of 2009. The film stars Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston. Unfortunately, romantic chemistry is almost non-existent between them.
- “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Even though this movie was a box office success, it was a critical failure.
- “Land of the Lost.” It hurts to put a Will Ferrell movie on a list of worst movies, but there’s no choice here. The film was both a commercial and critical dud.
- “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” Does the world really need any more feeble romantic comedies starring Matthew McConaughey? Even the delightful Jennifer Garner couldn’t keep this one from making the list of worst movies of 2009.
- “Sorority Row.” Surely no one is too surprised that this one made the list. It’s a “re-imagining” of a slasher-movie from the '80s, starring Rumer Willis.