Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Mommie Dearest Vs. Battlefield Earth
That wasn’t really close. Battlefield Earth annihilated I Know Who Killed Me with over 80% of the votes. That means you’re looking at our two finalists right here. It’s Mommie Dearest vs. Battlefield Earth for the title of Best Worst Picture.
What do these two movies have in common? Um, they are both based on books. Battlefield Earth was based on the science fiction novel by Scientology founder and all around crazy person, L. Ron Hubbard. And Mommie Dearest was the controversial memoir written by Christina Crawford about her adoptive mother and all around nutball, actress Joan Crawford. Both movies are enjoyable only in the sense that they are unintentionally hysterical.
Beyond that, Battlefield Earth and Mommie Dearest don’t have a lot in common. Mommie Dearest won Worst Picture at the second annual Golden Raspberry Awards. In those early days, Razzie voters hadn’t taken to piling on to a movie to the degree that they do today. Five wins was pretty impressive back in 1981.
By the time Battlefield Earth won worst picture in 2000, the Razzies had taken to dumping on a single movie. With seven wins, Battlefield Earth tied the record set by Showgirls in 1995.
This is it, gang. It’s time to decide which movie is crowned Best Worst Picture.