The worst movies of the 80s and 90s

The further they go back in the past, the more people get nostalgic for the 80s and 90s. Those halcyon days of long ago gave us some ridiculous fashion, kitschy pop culture trends, and some of the most popular movies in history.

But let’s get real here. The ’80s and ’90s weren’t all sunshine and rainbows and Raging Bulls and Do the right thing. Not by a long shot. These decades also produced some of the worst movies of all time. There were horrific sequels, embarrassing adaptations of classic literary works, deafening musicals, non-funny comedies, non-sexy erotic thrillers, wacky superhero movies, dumb slashers, and brutal big-screen versions of hit TV shows.

And on and on. These weren’t just B-movies of exploitation houses. Among the worst films of the 80s and 90s are some of the most powerful directors, most famous actors and biggest studios of the time.

To that end, we’ve compiled these lists of the worst movies of the 1980s and the worst movies of the 90s. Combined, they should be enough to remind you that the ’80s and ’90s weren’t as idyllic, at least not cinematic, as people make them seem today. I’m not saying we should look back angrily, but we should at least look back realistically. Take off those rose-colored glasses and get ready for a trip back to the Real 80s and 90s.

The worst movies of the 80s

The 80’s were great. But not every movie from the 80s was great, as these 20 titles pretty definitively prove.

The Worst Movies of the 90s

We love the 90s. But not all Movies from the 90s.