9. Heath Ledger in A Knight's Tale (2001)
Oh, A Knight’s Tale was bad. We mean really, really bad. And, of course, what did director Brian Helgeland include in the movie in order to ensure that it would never rise above the bargain bin at Best Buy? An incredibly stilted dance number.
This scene probably wouldn’t have been so bad if they weren’t dancing to David Bowie’s "Golden Years" in a movie that took place in the 14th century. Let that sink in for a moment. We’re sure that Helgeland was trying to go for something unique and “artsy” by including modern music in a period piece, but it’s just moronic.
We don’t remember the cast of Braveheart rocking out to Metallica, and Errol Flynn certainly didn’t own a copy of The Chronic in Robin Hood, so Heath Ledger and company shouldn’t know how to do a synchronized dance to classic Bowie. It also doesn’t help that the cheap costumes and unauthentic atmosphere makes A Knight’s Tale look as convincing as a high school production of The Taming Of The Shrew.