Against All Odds: 3 Must-Watch Movies from Terrible Directors 

Against All Odds: 3 Must-Watch Movies from Terrible Directors 
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Many filmmakers fail at making movies, but they still keep trying.

On this list, we left out Roland Emmerich, who is still struggling to find his way in expensive blockbusters and conspiracy theories about Shakespeare. Or Uwe Boll, who has yet to make anything good.

1. The Sixth Sense

Shyamalan's later career may have been marked by critical failures, but this supernatural thriller is undeniably a masterpiece. Released in 1999, the movie follows a young boy who claims to be able to see and communicate with the dead.

With a chilling atmosphere, clever plot twists, and outstanding performances from Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, the filmmaker managed to create a hauntingly powerful movie that kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

The Sixth Sense made an impressive amount of money at the box office and even earned six Oscar nominations. But after that, Shyamalan didn't do so well.

There was the terrible Lady in the Water, then The Happening. The director's career almost ended with the failure of The Last Airbender and the complete flop of After Earth.

2. Event Horizon

Paul W.S. Anderson has a famous name, but what separates him from his namesakes are his terrible movies. Known for his involvement in the Resident Evil franchise, Anderson's filmography often falls victim to critics' scathing reviews.

However, Event Horizon is a pleasant departure from his usual repertoire. This sci-fi horror takes audiences on a terrifying journey aboard a spaceship that has disappeared into a black hole and reappeared in a state of terror.

With its blend of psychological horror, stunning visuals, and a talented cast led by Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill, Anderson managed to create a dark and atmospheric film that delivers real scares.

Then he teamed up with his wife Mila Jovovich for more films, and their latest "masterpiece," Monster Hunter, was a critical and commercial disaster, failing to even make back its $60 million budget.

3. The Mummy

Stephen Sommers' motion picture completes our list. Although Sommers is often criticized for his work on films like Van Helsing and G.I. Joe, The Mummy remains an outstanding success.

The action-adventure film combines elements of horror, comedy, and romance to create an enjoyable and entertaining experience for viewers. With Brendan Fraser 's charismatic performance as adventurer Rick O'Connell and Rachel Weisz's portrayal of determined librarian Evelyn Carnahan, Sommers managed to strike a perfect balance between thrilling action sequences and humorous moments.

But somehow, the director didn't fare well after The Mummy, and his last movie was shot long ago in 2013.