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The Worst Action Movies of All Time

Graphiq Logo By Natalie Morin of Graphiq | Slide 1 of 56: <p>When an action movie is executed successfully, you're bound to experience a thrilling and dynamic 90 minutes. <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/stories/26927/best-action-movies-matrix-terminator-mad-max">Great action films</a> can transport their audiences to new and exciting places, twist and bend people's imaginations as they see stunts they didn't believe were possible and glorify the power and determination of human beings. </p><p>But action movies that don't live up to this ideal, however, are nothing short of disappointing. Many bad action movies are over the top, with strange, convoluted plots that do nothing but prompt head-scratching. And these failures are not few and far between — rather, there are probably more terrible action films than there are greats.</p><p>With this in mind, <a href="http://prettyfamous.com">PrettyFamous</a>, an entertainment data site by <a href="https://graphiq.com">Graphiq</a>, found and ranked the worst action movies of all time.</p><p>To find the biggest misfires, PrettyFamous considered action movies with over 15,000 IMDb votes and ranked them according to their Smart Rating. This is a score out of 100 that takes into account a movie's IMDb rating, Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer and Audience Score, Gracenote rating, Metacritic Metascore and its inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross. To qualify, movies had to have been released in the U.S. at some point. If there was a tie, the movie with the lower inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross was considered worst (and therefore ranked higher).</p><p>Note: Movie descriptions were sourced (with minor edits) from Gracenote.</p>

The Worst Action Movies of All Time

When an action movie is executed successfully, you're bound to experience a thrilling and dynamic 90 minutes. Great action films can transport their audiences to new and exciting places, twist and bend people's imaginations as they see stunts they didn't believe were possible and glorify the power and determination of human beings.

But action movies that don't live up to this ideal, however, are nothing short of disappointing. Many bad action movies are over the top, with strange, convoluted plots that do nothing but prompt head-scratching. And these failures are not few and far between — rather, there are probably more terrible action films than there are greats.

With this in mind, PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site by Graphiq, found and ranked the worst action movies of all time.

To find the biggest misfires, PrettyFamous considered action movies with over 15,000 IMDb votes and ranked them according to their Smart Rating. This is a score out of 100 that takes into account a movie's IMDb rating, Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer and Audience Score, Gracenote rating, Metacritic Metascore and its inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross. To qualify, movies had to have been released in the U.S. at some point. If there was a tie, the movie with the lower inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross was considered worst (and therefore ranked higher).

Note: Movie descriptions were sourced (with minor edits) from Gracenote.

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