30 worst movies of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s

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Ghosts Can’t Do It, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

Six years after their film Bolero “won” Worst Picture at the 1984 Razzie Awards, real-life couple John and Bo Derek earned the same “recognition” in 1990 for their movie, Ghosts Can’t Do It. Directed by John, the romantic crime film tells the story of Kate (Bo) and Scott (Anthony Quinn), who are happily married, despite their 30-year age difference. But after Scott suffers a heart attack and is unable to have sexual intercourse, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost that only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return as a human, they conjure up a plan to have a young man drown, so that Scott can take his body and make love with Kate again. In addition to that ridiculously absurd synopsis, the movie also features a cameo appearance by Donald Trump, who was nominated for the Worst Star category at the Razzies that year.

Tied with Ghosts Can’t Do It for Worst Picture in 1990 was the action comedy film, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Directed by Renny Harlin, the movie stars Andrew Dice Clay as the titular private investigator, whose beat is the music industry in Los Angeles. Though Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times commented that Clay had the confidence and screen presence for a successful acting career, the film itself was “loud, ugly and mean-spirited.” Surprisingly, despite being a critical and commercial failure, the film has since achieved cult status in countries like Hungary, Spain, and Norway.