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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby Moribunny » Fri May 06, 2016 7:23 pm

June 2011
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Moribunny wrote:4 film minimum (and at least 3 of them have to be feature length).

1. Christopher Nolan - 18.74 (4)
2. Tony Scott - 25.25 (4)
3. Darren Aronofsky - 27.00 (4)
4. James Cameron - 27.17 (6)
5. Wes Craven - 30.20 (10)
~6. Renny Harlin - 31.25 (4)
~6. Robert Rodriguez - 31.25 (4)
8. Joel Schumacher - 35.67 (6)
9. Samuel Fuller - 36.25 (4)
10. John McTiernan - 37.5 (4)
11. Oliver Stone - 37.75 (4)

Congratulations Christopher Nolan. Glad to see Aronofsky gave him a run for his money though. :roll:


October 2014
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(same rules: 4 film minimum (and at least 3 of them have to be feature length).

1. Christopher Nolan - 17.50 (4)
2. Darren Lynn Bousman - 18.75 (4)
3. James Wan - 21.00 (5)
4. Tony Scott - 25.25 (4)
5. Darren Aronofsky - 27.00 (4)
6. James Cameron - 28.00 (6)
7. David O. Russell - 30.00 (4)
8. Wes Craven - 30.20 (10)
~9. Robert Rodriguez - 31.25 (4)
~9. Renny Harlin - 31.25 (4)

(Dishonorable mention: Clint Eastwood, Joel Schumacher, Steven Soderbergh, Larry Cohen)

And Christopher Nolan maintains the lead.


May 2016

I'm raising the bar a bit and including only ones by whom I've seen at least 4 full-length feature films, so Tony Scott makes a narrow escape. Nolan has gone down two places to make room for the new champions, Bousman and Wan of "Saw" fame.

1. Darren Lynn Bousman... 18.75 (4)
2. James Wan............... 21.00 (5)
3. Christopher Nolan....... 24.60 (5)
4. Darren Aronofsky........ 27.00 (4)
5. James Cameron.......... 28.00 (6)
6. Robert Rodriguez........ 29.00 (5)
7. David O. Russell......... 30.00 (4)
8. Wes Craven............... 30.20 (10)
9. Renny Harlin............. 31.25 (4)
10. Clint Eastwood......... 31.56 (9)

(Dishonorable mentions: Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Cheh Chang, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Joel Schumacher)

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby Malcym » Tue May 10, 2016 5:27 am

Four-film minimum for me too…

1. Hal Needham – 1.75 (4)
2. William Dear – 2.25 (4)
3. Adrian Lyne – 3.40 (5)
4. Russell Mulcahy – 3.40 (5)
5. Kevin Reynolds – 3.50 (4)
6. Howard Zieff – 3.50 (4)
7. Kevin Connor – 3.75 (4)
8. James Foley – 3.75 (4)
9. Edward Zwick – 3.80 (5)
10. Ivan Reitman – 3.88 (8)

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby martryn » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:12 am

Kinda fucked up that there are people in the world that would rank both Aronofsky and Nolan as bottom ten directors. I think both have an entry on my list of top 10 favorite films. I realize different tastes and all, but I can't help but get a strong scent of pretentiousness.

I shall continue with my list just the same.

10. Paul W.S. Anderson, 5 films, 51.2
Best film - Event Horizon (66)
Worst film - AVP: Alien vs. Predator (43)

9. Roger Spottiswoode, 6 films, 49.8
Best film - Tomorrow Never Dies (58)
Worst film - Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot (27)

8. Randal Kleiser, 6 films, 49.33
Best film - Flight of the Navigator (68)
Worst film - Honey I Blew Up the Kid (24)

7. Peter Segal, 4 films, 49.25
Best film - Get Smart (64)
Worst film - Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (18)

6. Jon Turteltaub, 6 films, 48.83
Best film - Cool Runnings (62)
Worst film - 3 Ninjas (23)

5. Stephen Herek, 6 films, 48.5
Best film - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (70)
Worst film - 101 Dalmatians (23)

4. Tom Shadyac, 7 films, 48.29
Best film - Liar Liar (66)
Worst film - The Nutty Professor (23)

3. Frank Coraci, 4 films, 48.25
Best film - The Wedding Singer (68)
Worst film - Click (18)

2. Amy Heckerling, 4 films, 41.25
Best film - European Vacation (61)
Worst film - Loser (18)

1. Brian Levant, 5 films, 25.4
Best film - Jingle All the Way (30)
Worst film - Snow Dogs (21)

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby ramynoodle » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:28 pm

10. Robert Rodriguez (6) - 63.33
9. Francis Lawrence (3) - 63.33
8. M. Night Shyamalan (4) - 62.50
7. Marc Foster (4) - 60.00
6. Wilson Yip (3) - 58.33
5. Brett Ratner (4) - 56.25
4. Michael Bay (4) - 53.75
3. George Lucas (4) - 51.25
2. Darren Lynn Bousman (3) - 40.00
1. Paul W.S. Anderson (4) - 37.50

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby Maaxwell » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:39 pm

10. Zack Snyder, 3 films, 45.00
Best film: Watchmen (90)
Worst film: 300 (5)

9. Renny Harlin, 3 films, 41.67
Best film: Cliffhanger (60)
Worst film: Deep Blue Sea (30)

8. Stephen Sommers, 3 films, 41.67
Best film: The Mummy (80)
Worst film: The Mummy Returns (15)

7. Rob Letterman, 3 films, 40.00
Best film: Monsters vs Aliens (50)
Worst film: Land of the Lost (30)

6. George Lucas, 5 films, 39.00
Best film: A New Hope (90)
Worst film: Phantom Menace/Attack of the Clones/Revenge of the Sith (10)

5. Brad Silberling, 3 films, 36.67
Best film: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (45)
Worst film: Land of the Lost (30)

4. Shawn Levy, 3 films, 30.00
Best film: Night at the Museum (45)
Worst film: Cheaper by the Dozen (10)

3. Roland Emmerich, 3 films, 28.33
Best film: The Day After Tomorrow (35)
Worst film: Godzilla (20)

2. Raja Gosnell, 3 films, 23.33
Best film: Scooby Doo 2 (35)
Worst film: Home Alone 3 (5)

1. Keenen Ivory Wayans, 3 films, 18.33
Best film: White Chicks (40)
Worst film: Scary Movie (5)

A third film for McG, Dwain Esper, Simon West, Frank Coraci, Frank Miller or John Hillcoat could land any one of them in here.

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby VinegarBob » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:02 pm

10. Wolfgang Petersen 7 films, 30.00
Best film: Das Boot (90)
Worst film: Tie: Air Force One / Outbreak / Troy (0)

9. Paul Verhoeven, 5 films, 30.00
Best film: Robocop (80)
Worst film: Showgirls (0)

8. Joel Schumacher, 7 films, 29.29
Best film: Flawless (65)
Worst film: Tie: Batman Forever / Batman and Robin (0)

7. Chris Columbus, 4 films, 28.75
Best film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (65)
Worst film: Tie: Mrs Doubtfire / Home Alone (0)

6. Ron Howard, 11 films, 24.55
Best film: Parenthood (60)
Worst film: Tie: Angels & Demons / Backdraft (0)

5. Joe Johnston, 4 films, 17.50
Best film: Jurassic Park 3 (40)
Worst film: Tie: Captain America The First Avenger / The Wolfman (0)

4. M. Night Shyamalan, 4 films, 15.00
Best film: Unbreakable (60)
Worst film: Tie: The Sixth Sense / The Village / The Happening (0)

3. Wes Craven, 4 films, 12.50
Best film: A Nightmare on Elm Street (40)
Worst film: Tie: The Last House on The Left / Scream (0)

2. Jon Turteltaub, 6 films, 11.67
Best film: Instinct (30)
Worst film: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (0)

1. Michael Bay, 5 films, 5.00
Best film: The Rock (15)
Worst film: Tie: Transformers / Armageddon / Pearl Harbor (0)

Not too surprised by most of this list though tbh. What does disturb me a little is how many films I've seen by the likes of Ron Howard, Joel Schumacher and Michael Bay - directors I obviously have no time for. Most of these movies I saw at a time when I made a point of going to the local multiplex every week. I suppose it just goes to show how little there is to choose from at these places a lot of the time.

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby Maaxwell » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:21 am

Wow, Rumple, that's a lot of zeros!

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby VinegarBob » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:46 pm

Maaxwell wrote:Wow, Rumple, that's a lot of zeros!


Yeah, I noticed that too.

I'm not sure what's to be done though. Like I mentioned in that other thread there's not really anywhere to go once you give a movie a 0. If you rate a movie 0 then see another one that's worse, about all you can do is bump the first one up to 1 then put the latest one at 0. Trouble is once you do that a few times everything gets pushed up, then the next thing you know a movie you think is atrocious ends up with a 40 score! Conversely it does no good avoiding the 0 score. It just means your current score is effectively 0 and 0 is some mythical score that must never be given lest there be an unknown worse movie out there somewhere. It's one of the great unsolved problems of our time. :lol:

The best workaround I've come up with is that if I can think of nothing good to say about a film, and lots bad about it I just chuck it in the 0 pile along with all the other worthless movies. There's no point in trying to figure out if say, Batman & Robin is better or worse than The Happening or what have you. They're both just terrible, so give 'em both 0*.

* (Any alternative rating strategy suggestions are most welcome).

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby AFlickering » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:56 am

3 film minimum:
1. Brian Levant 22.00 (3 films)
2. Kevin Smith 22.33 (3 films)
3. Roland Emmerich 28.00 (4 films)
4. Paul Greengrass 28.50 (4 films)
5. Sarah Polley 29.67 (3 films)
6. Guy Ritchie 30.33 (3 films)
=7. Gus Van Sant 33.00 (3 films) - i've deleted a couple 'til i can rewatch, but honestly i doubt he'd rise that much.
=7. Jeff Nichols 33.00 (3 films)
9. Ki-duk Kim 34.00 (3 films)
10. Robert Zemeckis 36.20 (5 films)

the likes of zack snyder, john hillcoat, danny boyle, david o. russell, tim burton, michael bay and shyamalan are in the next 10.

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Re: The ten lowest-scoring directors

Postby Caracortada » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:39 pm

My bottom 10 with their worst film:

10. Todd Phillips 2.20 - The Hangover II
9. Guillermo del Toro 2.20 - Hellboy II
8. Gore Verbinski 2.00 - Pirates of the Caribbean II
7. Sylvester Stallone 2.00 - Rocky III
6. George Lucas 2.00 - Star Wars III
5. James Cameron 1.50 - Terminator II
4. Guy Ritchie 1.50 - Sherlock Holmes II
3. Michael Bay 1.43 - Transformers III
2. Bryan Singer 1.00 - X-Men II
1. David Yates 1.00 - Harry Potter VIII

You've probably already guessed, but I'm not the biggest fan of sequels.


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