6. “Batman” (1966)
You wouldn’t know it from Christopher Nolan’s hugely successful reworking of the Batman franchise, but the character was once the laughing stock of movie buffs. This take on the superhero, which starred the eccentric actor Adam West, was so hokey that it became something of a comedy classic, despite the fact that it was filmed as a dramatic action movie.
5. “Poochinski” (1990)
“Poochinski” is not actually a movie, but a pilot for a television show that was never made. It deserves to be listed here, however, because “Poochinski” represents such a dark place in the history of the action genre. The story of a police officer who dies in the line of duty before being inexplicably reborn as a wise-cracking bulldog who solves crimes, the fact that “Poochinski” made it past any producer’s desk is a remarkable feat.
4. “Lone Wolf McQuade” (1983)
“Lone Wolf McQuade” is a prime example of Chuck Norris’ colossal inability to recognize the limitations of his acting skills. Featuring a scene in which Norris, buried alive in his truck, powers out of his makeshift grave in order to kill scores of bad guys, “Lone Wolf McQuade” has not done much to soften Norris’ reputation for buffoonery.