In 2019, the entertainment media looked back at 1939, sometimes called the greatest year in American movies: Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, Ninotchka, The Women, Wuthering Heights, Destry Rides Again, and on and on.
But what about the worst year?
I nominate 1987.
Sure, it had a handful of good flicks: The Princess Bride, Good Morning Vietnam, Dirty Dancing, Predator, Hollywood Shuffle, Broadcast News, Full Metal Jacket, and The Last Emperor (not technically an American movie, but what the heck).
But it was also the time of Ishtar, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Leonard Part 6 (Bill Cosby’s most notorious crime except –– you know), and so many lame sequels:
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Teen Wolf Two
Jaws: The Revenge
House II: The Second Story
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Ernest Goes to Camp
Back to the Beach (with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello)
Was any other year more suckalicious? Name it.