Wiseau-Films/TPW Films Dubbed by many as the worst film of all time, the melodrama “The Room” initially only made $1,800 off of a $6 million budget. Over time, word of mouth helped to make the film more popular and more and more people began attending midnight screenings through the years. The moving prison drama later found an audience on television and is now listed as the top rated film on IMDb by its users, listed above films like “The Godfather,” “12 Angry Men,” and “Schindler’s List.” It also has rave reviews on Rotten Tomatoes from audiences and critics. Years later critics and film lovers would begin to reevaluate their harsh stances on the film and they eventually celebrated it for its artistic merit. Although many audiences have since fallen in love with the film, most critics still rate the film fairly poorly on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, and Kathleen Quinlan, was compared to other space horror movies like “Alien” upon its release. Lionsgate Unlike most movies on this list, “Saw” over-performed at the box office to a massive degree, making $103 million off of a $1.2 million budget film that was shot in 18 days.
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