#8: KNOWING (2009)
Sometimes it’s easy to tell when even the actors on screen think their movie is crap. As the performance continues to display the collective verve of catatonic vegetables, you can almost see thought bubbles filled with dollar signs floating above their heads. Just watch our boy Nic Cage plod his way through this absurd sci-fi mess, a stew of half-cooked ideas (aliens, prophecies, Cage as a professor of astrophysics) that wastes a pair of amazing action scenes (namely a one-take airplane crash). The story takes itself way too seriously, and Cage reacts to each nonsensical plot turn with the same get-me-out-of-this-film demeanor. Knowing beats you over the head with both pretentiousness and bad acting. Wear a helmet if you ever dare to watch it.