Movies That Won The Most Razzie Awards — The Oscars Of Bad Cinema

For nearly 40 years, the annual Golden Raspberry Awards have been paying tribute to the worst movies to come out of Hollywood. Since the first ceremony in 1981, the Razzie Awards have been seen as the lowest honor in cinema — but many people in the business have taken Razzie wins with a great sense of humor. After all, amazing talents like Halle Berry, Marlon Brando, Alan Menken and Brad Pitt have won Razzies, so it’s best to take them in stride.

In the history of the show, some movies have dominated the competition, winning more Razzies than any others in a single year. To settle ties, we referred to each movie’s Rotten Tomatoes critics score and sorted in descending order.

25. ‘Holmes and Watson’ (2018)


Razzies Won: 4

There have been 13 movies in the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards to take home four trophies and “Holmes and Watson” is the most recent one to pull it off. This terrible comedy saw the reunion of “Step Brothers” co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, but with much fewer laughs. This time around, the two beloved actors played Sherlock Holmes and John Watson but neither critics nor audiences were intrigued. At the 2019 Razzies, the film won for worst picture, worst director, worst supporting actor and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel.

24. ‘Catwoman’ (2004)


Razzies Won: 4

One of the more legendary moments in Razzies history came when Halle Berry showed up to the ceremony to accept her trophy for worst actress in “Catwoman” in person. She gave a memorable acceptance speech, holding her Razzie in one hand and her Oscar for 2001’s “Monster’s Ball” in the other. The film itself was panned and was considered a modest box-office failure but it was a huge hit at the Razzies. Along with Berry’s win, it took home worst picture, worst director and worst screenplay “honors” at the 2005 ceremony.

23. ‘The Emoji Movie’ (2017)


Razzies Won: 4

At the 2018 Razzies, “The Emoji Movie” made history by becoming the first animated film to ever win worst picture. This flick — which could be summed up simply with a frowning emoji — also won the trophies for worst director, worst screenplay and worst screen combo. That last award, normally dedicated to a pair of actors, was given to “Any two obnoxious emojis” who appeared together in the film. You know it must be a bad movie when not even Patrick Stewart and Maya Rudolph can save it.

22. ‘Basic Instinct 2’ (2006)


Razzies Won: 4

The original “Basic Instinct” was a massive box-office hit in 1992 that earned two Oscar nominations. Its sequel, which came 14 years later, was a notorious flop with virtually anyone who sat through it. It saw Sharon Stone back in her infamous role as a seductive writer who may also be a serial killer and she won worst actress “honors” at the 2007 Razzies for her work in the film. “Basic Instinct 2” also won for worst picture, worst screenplay and worst prequel or sequel.

21. ‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’ (2014)


Razzies Won: 4

Not only did this awkwardly titled holiday film win four Razzies in 2015, but it also holds a 0% rating from critics at Rotten Tomatoes, which puts it in truly rarified air. This faith-based comedy saw the former “Growing Pains” star playing a version of himself and hammering the audience on why he feels Christmas needs to be rescued from people who try to remove its religious elements. “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas” won in the categories of worst picture, worst actor for Cameron, worst screenplay and worst screen combo, which went to “Kirk Cameron and his ego.”

20. ‘Inchon’ (1981)


Razzies Won: 4

Like “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” this 1981 Korean War drama also won four Razzies and holds a 0% score at Rotten Tomatoes. “Inchon” was a notorious money loser for its financiers, which included South Korean religious leader Sun Myung Moon. Its cast was filled with legendary actors like Laurence Olivier, Toshiro Mifune and Ben Gazzara but that didn’t keep it from winning trophies for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay and worst actor for Olivier at the third ceremony, held in 1983.

19. ‘Rocky IV’ (1985)


Razzies Won: 5

Unlike many other films on this list, “Rocky IV” was a huge hit at the box office, becoming the third-highest grosser of the year. However, it was also divisive among viewers, with many fans of the boxing series loving it but many critics panning it as cheesy and derivative. At the 1986 Razzies, “Rocky IV” earned trophies, including worst actor and worst director for Sylvester Stallone, worst supporting actress and worst new star for Brigitte Nielsen and worst musical score. It lost out on worst picture “honors” to another Stallone hit, “Rambo: First Blood Part II.”

18. ‘Under the Cherry Moon’ (1986)


Razzies Won: 5

A year after “Rocky IV” grabbed five awards, another movie hit the same sad milestone. “Under the Cherry Moon” was a musical that starred Prince and was directed by him as well. It was pretty much universally loathed by critics and audiences — despite its soundtrack being pretty awesome — and its awfulness helped it earn Razzies for worst picture and worst supporting actor for Jerome Benton, as well as three that went to Prince himself: worst actor, worst director and worst original song.

17. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (2015)


Razzies Won: 5

Another movie that was a massive hit at the box office and also a huge “winner” at the Razzies was “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It may have made more than $500 million worldwide but that wasn’t because it was a masterpiece of cinema. The erotic drama, which was based on a smash-hit novel of the same name, won for worst picture, worst actor for Jamie Dornan, worst actress for Dakota Johnson, worst screenplay and worst screen combo for the two leads at the 2016 ceremony. In 2018, Dornan finally accepted his Razzie trophy in person when it was given to him by TV host Conan O’Brien.

16. ‘Wild Wild West’ (1999)


Razzies Won: 5

In 1999, Will Smith was arguably the king of Hollywood but he still had to eat some humble pie when his movie “Wild Wild West” became a bomb. That sci-fi western earned five Razzies at the 2000 ceremony, including worst screen couple for Smith and co-star Kevin Kline. It also won “honors” for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay and worst original song for Smith’s hit title song, which was way too catchy a tune to be hit with a dishonor like that, in our humble opinion.

15. ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ (2001)


Razzies Won: 5

It’s tough to pick a worse movie title than “Freddy Got Fingered” — although there are a few competitors on this list — and the film itself became a magnet for voters come Razzie season. Comedian Tom Green’s strange film about an aging slacker who dreams of being a famous cartoonist co-starred some very funny people, like Rip Torn and Julie Haggerty, but it wasn’t hailed as a comedic masterpiece at the time. The film won five Razzies in 2002, including worst picture, worst screenplay, worst screen couple, worst actor and worst director — the latter three all going to Green, who showed up to receive his awards in person.

14. ‘The Postman’ (1997)


Razzies Won: 5

It’s one thing for a goofy comedy like “Freddy Got Fingered” to win a bunch of Razzies but when a big-budget drama that had lofty goals in production wins them, it’s somehow more satisfying. At the 1998 ceremony, Kevin Costner’s three-plus-hour drama “The Postman” was the night’s unlucky winner. The film, which had flopped with critics and audiences, took home trophies for worst picture, worst screenplay, worst actor and worst director, three of which went to Costner himself because he starred in, produced and directed it. The fifth award the movie won was for worst original song, which went to “the entire song selection.”

13. ‘An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn’ (1997)


Razzies Won: 5

In Hollywood parlance, Alan Smithee is a pseudonym that has been used by many filmmakers to keep their names out of the credits of movies they were embarrassed by. So the film “An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn” was a mockumentary of the movie business, loaded with cameos — including one from the disgraced Harvey Weinstein — and inside jokes that nobody found particularly funny, even though comedy icon Eric Idle was its star. In the end, the film won five Razzies in 1999 for worst picture and worst original song, as well as worst screenplay, worst supporting actor and worst new actor, all three of which went to Joe Eszterhas.

12. ‘The Last Airbender’ (2010)


Razzies Won: 5

Ask anyone who’s watched the Nickelodeon series and they’ll tell you that “Avatar: The Last Airbender” was one of the best cartoons in TV history. But if you ask anyone who saw the live-action movie version and they’ll probably tell you it was a total waste of time. “The Last Airbender” was universally panned and it took home five pieces of hardware at the 2011 Razzies. It won awards for worst picture, worst screenplay and worst director — all of which went to M. Night Shyamalan — as well as worst supporting for Jackson Rathbone and worst eye-gouging misuse of 3D.

11. ‘Swept Away’ (2002)


Razzies Won: 5

Madonna was once named the worst actress of the 20th century by the committee of voters that decide the Golden Raspberry Awards, so it was no surprise when they also richly rewarded her 2002 film “Swept Away.” The romantic film, which starred the iconic singer and was directed by her then-husband Guy Ritchie, was a massive bomb in every way. At the 2003 Razzies, it lived up to its title, sweeping the competition and earning five trophies for worst picture, worst director, worst actress, worst screen couple and worst remake or sequel, as it was a remake of an Italian movie from 1974.

10. ‘Mommie Dearest’ (1981)


Razzies Won: 5 (+1 Special Award)

I happen to count “Mommie Dearest” among the most entertaining films ever made but it became the first huge winner in Razzies history at the second edition of the awards ceremony. The totally over-the-top film, which tells the true story of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford’s abusive relationship with her children, was the first film to win at least five trophies in a single night, taking home the “honors” for worst picture, worst screenplay, worst supporting actress for Diana Scarwid, worst supporting actor for Steve Forrest and worst actress for Faye Dunaway. In 1990, the Razzies dealt “Mommie Dearest” another blow by giving it the coveted award for worst picture of the 1980s.

9. ‘Striptease’ (1996)


Razzies Won: 6

So-called “skin flicks” tend to clean up at the Razzies and the 1997 ceremony was no different. That year, Demi Moore’s “Striptease,” which focuses on a mother who turns to stripping to save money to afford a custody lawyer, won six awards, including worst actress for Moore and worst screen couple for her and Burt Reynolds. The film also took home the statues for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay and worst song, which went to a track called “Pussy, Pussy, Pussy (Whose Kitty Cat Are You?).”

8. ‘The Lonely Lady’ (1983)


Razzies Won: 6

A couple of years after “Mommie Dearest” set a record for Razzie wins, “The Lonely Lady” came along and topped its haul. At the 1984 ceremony, this drama won six awards including worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst musical score, worst original song and worst actress for Pia Zadora. The movie saw Zadora playing a woman screenwriter trying to make it in Hollywood while enduring endless abuse from men in the business. It also holds an impressive zero-percent score at Rotten Tomatoes.

7. ‘Bolero’ (1984)


Razzies Won: 6

Yet another flick that won six Razzies and holds a zero-percent grade at Rotten Tomatoes is “Bolero,” which came out just a year after “The Lonely Lady.” This erotic drama starred Bo Derek — another favorite target of Razzies voters — and followed her character’s journey around the world to find the ideal man to take her virginity. With a plot like that, how could it not dominate the Razzies? The movie’s six wins were for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst musical score, worst actress for Derek and worst new star for Olivia D’Abo.

6. ‘Gigli’ (2003)


Razzies Won: 6 (+1 Special Award)

Jennifer Lopez has been a critical darling in 2019 because of her work in the film “Hustlers” but in 2004 she was simply the sweetheart of the Razzies. At that year’s ceremony, Lopez’s infamous romantic comedy, “Gigli,” took home six trophies. Its wins were for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst actress for Lopez, worst actor for Ben Affleck and worst screen couple for the pair of them, who were romantically linked in real life at the time. In 2005, it was once again “honored” by the voters with an award for worst comedy of the first 25 years of the Razzies, pushing its lifetime total to seven.

5. ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2’ (2012)


Razzies Won: 7

In the late 2000s, the Twilight movies were some of the most reliable box-office earners in cinema. Unfortunately, the were also reliably cheesy, which is where the Razzies came in. At the 2013 ceremony, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” the final film in the series, was showered with seven trophies. The film took home worst picture, worst director and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel “honors,” as well as a slew of hardware for its young cast. Kristen Stewart won for worst actress, Taylor Lautner won for worst supporting actor, Lautner and Mackenzie Foy won for worst screen couple and the entire cast won for worst screen ensemble.

4. ‘Showgirls’ (1995)


Razzies Won: 7 (+1 Special Award)

At the 1996 Razzies, “Showgirls” made history by being the first film to win seven trophies in a single night. Its record wouldn’t stand forever but the movie lives on as a modern classic piece of camp cinema. It starred ex-teen star Elizabeth Berkley as a young woman who dreams of becoming a Las Vegas showgirl but finds herself roped into the world of exotic dancing. “Showgirls” won the awards for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst original song, worse screen couple for “any combination of two people (or two body parts)” and two trophies for Berkley as worst actress and worst new star. In 2000, Razzies voters gave it the additional “honor” of worst picture of the 1990s, giving it eight lifetime awards.

3. ‘I Know Who Killed Me’ (2007)


Razzies Won: 8

Yet another film with a stripper as its main character that danced its way to Razzies lore was “I Know Who Killed Me.” In 2008, the Lindsay Lohan-starring thriller set a new record with eight wins in a single night. Its wins came in the categories of worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst rip-off, worst excuse for a horror movie, worst actress for Lohan and worst screen couple for Lohan since she played two different women in the film.

2. ‘Battlefield Earth’ (2000)


Razzies Won: 7 (+2 Special Awards)

While “I Know Who Killed Me” surpassed “Battlefield Earth’s” then-record of seven awards in one night, the earlier film’s additional two special awards gives it a higher lifetime haul of nine Razzies. This legendary John Travolta sci-fi bomb, based on a novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, won every category it was nominated in at the 2001 ceremony. Its wins came for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst supporting actor for Barry Pepper, worst actress for Kelly Preston, worst actor for Travolta and worst screen couple for “Travolta and anyone sharing the screen with him.”

In 2005, it was awarded the trophy for worst drama of the first 25 years of the Razzies and, in 2010, it was awarded as the worst picture of the 2000s.

1. ‘Jack and Jill’ (2011)


Razzies Won: 10

The only film to sweep every category of a single Razzies ceremony is Adam Sandler’s “Jack and Jill.” This comedy, which saw Sandler playing a pair of opposite-gender twins, is also the only film to win at least 10 Razzies. Its wins were for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst ensemble, worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel, worst supporting actor for Al Pacino and worst supporting actress for David Spade, who appeared in drag. Sandler himself won for worst actor, worst actress and worst screen couple.