Tastes great with mustard!

The worst, shoulda-gone-straight-to-video films of Y2K …

102 Dalmatians

102 Dalmatians

What’s a 10 best films list without acknowledging the less-stellar side of Hollywood’s creative output? Connoisseurs of the crummy should delight in these landmark cinematic masterpieces-in-a-bun. Karaoke? Barium enemas? Hey, pass the sweet pickle relish!

The Art of War

Nothing went right in this sloppy, incoherent spy thriller, and nothing could save it—not even Wesley Snipes and Donald Sutherland.

Battlefield Earth

Producer/star John Travolta (in a ludicrous Halloween costume) made this the one, the only, the peerless and unsurpassed fiasco of 2000.

Gun Shy

A forlorn, laughless “comedy” about a burned-out DEA agent (Liam Neeson) and the wacky nurse (Sandra Bullock) he meets over a barium enema (his).


You can see on the miserable faces of the cast (Norm MacDonald, Elaine Stritch, Danny De Vito) that they know they’re stuck in a turkey.


An ugly, sexist, repulsive disaster about three morons and the woman they all lust after.

—Jim Lane


Song menus double as stepping stones to the American Dream in this karaoke road trip in which Gwyneth Paltrow uses an annoying, overbite-induced accent.

102 Dalmatians

Cruella De Vil tries to turn her parole officer’s dogs into a hooded coat in this mirthless, live-action sequel.

3 Strikes

Two-time loser is chased by cops and thugs in a hail of profanities, sex, misogyny, crass jokes and gas expulsions from multiple orifices of human bodies.

Urban Legends: Final Cut

A student makes a splatter film for her thesis while a killer stalks the campus. She acts like she’s never seen an episode of Friday the 13th—yet alone knows how to make one.

Whatever It Takes

This modernization of Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is a tired tale of teen romance.

—Mark Halverson