It’s easy to view the 1980’s in childlike wonder like it’s some distant fairytale utopia. The economy was booming, the music was bumping and fashion was fly. However, lest we forget, the 1980’s had some serious low points. Take Hollywood for example. Even the good movies seem a bit “campy” these days. Today, we’re not here to talk about the good films, though. Sadly, we’re about to delve into the bad with the 10 worst films of the 1980’s. Let’s begin.
1. STAR TREK V: THE LAST FRONTIER
“Trekkies” nearly called it quits after the Shatner-directed Star Trek V: The Last Frontier hit the big screen. After Leonard Nimoy directed the previous two, critically acclaimed Star Trek films, Shatner decided he too, could direct greatness. Oh, how he was wrong.
2. SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE
It’s good to know that the modern era isn’t the only one to experience a bad Superman film. That 1980’s had one too. After the Superman franchise was passed on to the notoriously cheap Cannon Films, everyone predicted the next film would be a flop. Well, they were certainly right.
3. HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF
The first film in the “Howling” series eventually became a cult, horror classic. It’s sequel, however, did not receive such praise. Even the legendary Christopher Lee couldn’t save this disaster.
4. GOING OVERBOARD
These days, Adam Sandler movies are almost always terrible but he had some flops early in his career too. Sandler’s first ever film, Going Overboard was down right annoying. On top of the horrible acting, the plot seemed like a joke pitch that somehow made it on to the screen.
5. HOWARD THE DUCK
When talking about the worst movies ever Howard the Duck always make the list. Well, this list is no different. When news got out that George Lucas would be making a Marvel movie, no one thought it would be this one. There are too many reasons why this movie flopped and we only have so much time. Watch it if you dare.
6. MAC AND ME
With E.T. being one of the most popular movies of the 1980’s, Mac and Me hoped to capitalize on the genre with their own take on “boy meets alien”. Hence, the result is a complete disaster of a film disguised as a McDonald’s commercial.
7. LEONARD PART 6
No, there are no movies previous to Leonard Part 6. Part 6 is the first installment of the series which probably explains why no one went to the box-office for this one. It turns out, they were the lucky ones. In addition to the horrible title, in this film, Bill Cosby tries to save the world from evil vegetarians using meat. So, Yeah.
8. THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE
What is with 1980’s films and horrible puppetry? With the exception of the Lego Movie, haven’t we learned that toys don’t really make good films? Apparently, Hollywood was on drugs in the 1980’s. Hence, we get movies like this.
9. KING KONG LIVES
Did you ever wonder what happened to King Kong after he fell from the building? No one did but they made a movie of it anyway.
10. JAWS: THE REVENGE
In this riveting, deep sea monster movie, our antagonist Jaws apparently tracks a family across the country seeking revenge. Of all the Jaws fims, this one is the worst by a long shot.