What an unfortunate year for Cameron Diaz. Her agent must have been on leave. She stars in Sex Tape and The Other Woman, two romantic comedies that position her in impossible roles, and find themselves on this list. Sex Tape pits her opposite Jason Segel, who seems like a nice man but plays a character certainly not known for his brains. The Other Woman is a movie of hatred and vengeance; three women find that they are in love with the same man, who is sleeping with all of them, so they team up to make a mockery of him. Points for story, sure, but by the end I was siding with the man (I don’t mean to sound like a misogynist). Not long ago Diaz was in movies like There’s Something About Mary (1998) and Gangs Of New York (2002). Now this.
I have been diligent in this year of film, watching and reviewing just over 100 movies. Unlike last year, which waited till its third quarter to churn out good, interesting films, 2014 hit the ground running. I’ve hit a road block trying to organise and assemble my Best Of list, juggling close to 20 titles, but for this list, it’s been easy, and I think it’s because there haven’t been that many awful films. What a blessing.
No, I’m not ranking them from 10 to 1 this year. I’m beginning to realise that it’s a bit silly to try and distinguish a resolute worst film, or a best film. These are the 10 worst films of the year. And that’s that. In alphabetical order. Some other films this year I thought were bad but not bad enough to warrant a spot on this list include Let’s Be Cops, Son Of God, The Past, Horrible Bosses 2 and The Captive.
THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN
A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST
THE OTHER WOMAN
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS