Director: Terry Gilliam

Even at his worst, Terry Gilliam seems incapable of making an uninteresting film. The Monty Python's Flying Circus member turned filmmaker was at his intelligently wacky best with Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989), and 12 Monkeys (1995), but the flipside to those moments of genius is the extremely disappointing 2005 clunker The Brothers Grimm.

Not even the impressive leading man duo of Matt Damon and Heath Ledger could he do much with screenwriter Ehren Kruger's emotionless story, which finds the famed sibling authors reluctantly battling supernatural opposition. Gilliam's biggest crime, aside from agreeing to do the film, was trying to pass The Brothers Grimm off as a movie for the whole family, because if there's any common thread between his aforementioned "good" movies it's their child-proof edginess.