To err is human. Yes, everyone makes mistakes, every once in a while. And in cinema, it happens more often than not. Each year, we are fed with stinkers that were better left in the cutting room, or better yet, in the mind of the directors who made them. And acclaimed directors aren’t far from criticism either. Great directors have made some really bad films, which leads us to think: What the hell was going through their minds? Here’s a list of bad movies made by great directors.
10. ‘Dracula’ – Francis Ford Coppola
We swear by Coppola’s work. Three of his films are among the best films ever made in the history of cinema. But this movie: it is disappointing, and borders on the comical. Even Gary Oldman’s inspired – a rather hammy – performance couldn’t save this film. You want to watch a good Dracula? Watch the original one with the late great Christopher Lee in it.
9. ‘Scoop’ – Woody Allen
Woody Allen is certainly one of the most innovative filmmakers around. His films are both witty and charming; works like ‘Annie Hall’, ‘Manhattan’, ‘Midnight in Paris’ are without a doubt great. But Allen’s career hasn’t been without slippages. ‘Scoop’ is one of them. Even a good star cast with Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman couldn’t save this from utter disaster.