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5 movies nominated for worst picture that didn’t deserve it at all

The Razzies sometimes just get it wrong.

The Golden Raspberry is one of the most important anti-prizes in the sector. Every year, the worst films of the season are nominated for this: from failed blockbusters to dramas that are more like comedies. But often the winners are simply misunderstood masterpieces.

Some of these underrated movies were chosen by Reddit users.


1. The Blair Witch Project, 1999

Can you believe it? The film that changed the horror industry was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Anti-Award in the Worst Film category. Maybe from some perspective even this kind of PR benefits the film, but to be fair, The Blair Witch Project had no chance of “winning” that year – it was up against Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy, The Haunting. and Will Smith’s Wild Wild West.

2. The Bodyguard, 1992

It’s safe to say that the cult melodrama has become Kevin Costner’s acting calling card. His unforgettable film duet with the young Whitney Houston left no fans of romantic films indifferent.

The image of an incredibly serious and devoted bodyguard who loses control of the situation due to flaring emotions captivated the audience along with the immortal hit I Will Always Love You.

Surprisingly, The Bodyguard received seven Golden Raspberry nominations, including Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Kevin Costner), and Worst Actress (Whitney Houston).

3. The Shine, 1980

Despite Stephen King’s efforts to downplay the value of Kubrick’s version of The Shining, and even an attempt to release his own adaptation of the book, the horror of the creepy Overlook Hotel and its dead inhabitants remains an undisputed example of the genre.

The Shining received two Golden Raspberry nominations for Worst Director (Stanley Kubrick) and Worst Actress (Shelley Duvall). As a result, the film cemented Kubrick’s status as a great director and made Shelley Duvall’s role one of the most iconic in horror film history.

4. Friday the 13th, 1980

The cult slasher film that everyone associates with the famous hockey masked maniac Jason Voorhees was a huge hit with audiences in the 1980s and spawned many sequels. The nomination for the Golden Raspberry for Worst Film was all the more unexpected.

Now, of course, few people will be impressed by the film’s brutal scenes, but at the time it was one of the pioneers of the genre and it was quite strange to see it on the list of nominees. Friday the 13th competed in the very first Golden Raspberry Awards, with only 10 films nominated.

5. Last Action Hero, 1993

Nominated for a Golden Raspberry, Last Action Hero now belongs to the rare genre of meta-blockbusters that are aware of their simplicity. The script, written by Shane Black, not only goes through the main clichés of the genre, but also mocks Arnold Schwarzenegger himself and his legacy as the star of typical but popular action films of the 1980s.

Schwarzenegger, of course, played the role of Jack Slater flawlessly, proving that, unlike his colleagues, he isn’t afraid to laugh at himself.