Trying to think of the worst romance movies is a kind of like trying to pick out a puppy. The happy, lovable ones tear at your heart, and even some of the smelly, ugly ones are kind of endearing. But, somewhere between The Beautician and the Beast and Dane Cook, the warm fuzzy feeling starts to wear off. So in honor of today’s release of The Vow, or perhaps more in spite of, here’s a list of the worst romantic movies ever. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Down to You – Boy meets girl, boy tries to kill himself by drinking shampoo. A love story as old as time. Maybe it was Julia Stiles’ dance moves during her Al Green lip sync? Either way, it’ll give you some soap cravings too.
Say It Ain’t So – So maybe Clueless and Cruel Intentions pushed the line with the whole step-sibling love plots, but this movie is about two people in love who may or may not be blood-related siblings. Which is almost as awful as the fact that it stars Chris Klein.
Failure to Launch – Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker are about as romantic as oysters and Cheez Whiz. Weirdly Bradley Cooper and Zooey Deschanel both have supporting roles here, and they probably would’ve made for a much better movie. (ed. note: LOVE this movie, firing Alyssa)
All About Steve – It takes a lot to make Sandra Bullock totally unwatchable, but playing a gross stalker who falls into a mine with a deaf orphan definitely does it.
From Justin to Kelly – Widely considered one of the worst movies period, the singing, lack of chemistry, and Justin Gaurini’s Ramen Noodle mop-top make this movie more horrible than Clay Aiken singing about being invisible and watching you in your room.