Flops! Follies! Failures! Cinema's 50 Greatest Disasters!

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We present our list of cinema's most spectacular follies, most saddening flops and most unbearable failures

It was William Blake who observed that the path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. It's an axiom Hollywood has taken to heart. From the earliest days, directors have loved to push the boundaries, to reach for the stars, to, quite frankly, completely overreach themselves. The resulting, resounding thud can often be heard around the globe, if it isn't drowned out by the sound of audiences demanding their money back.

But this isn't a list of bad movies, far from it. This is a list of noble failures, grand follies and spectacular flops. Some failed because they were ahead of their time, some because they were far behind it, some because the artists responsible were chasing grand, personal visions understandable only to themselves, and others because those artists were, quite frankly, complete idiots. There are masterpieces on this list, there are all-out, car-crash disasters, and there are movies that stroll the fine line between the two. But every one is worthy of respect and renown, if not celebration. So let us now praise cinema's 50 most famous flops, follies and failures...

Spot something we've missed? Give us your thoughts in the comments box below.

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Author: Adam Lee Davies, Tom Huddleston, David Jenkins and Anna Smith



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