Dec 21st, 2012

Super Mario Bros. has been voted the 6th worst film of all time, based on a recent survey conducted by Rifftrax. The article, titled Worst Movies of All Time, includes the top 25 worst motion pictures as voted by 500,000 readers.

The film received a total of 17,755 votes, not far off Last Airbender, which came in 5th with 18,086 votes. Surprised? So were we, but only because Super Mario Bros. didn’t come in 1st! Granted, with films like Batman and Robin eager to compete, it’s always bound to be a close call.

Rifftrax put it simply with their humorous, albeit accurate summary of the film.

This adaptation took the bright, colorful world of the Mushroom Kingdom and turned it into a post-apocalyptic wasteland coated in fungal goop. Throw in performances from Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo, and you had legions of young Nintendo fans saying, “Mommy, I think I want a Sega Genesis now.”

Super Mario Bros. scored a 3.8 on IMDB. It should count itself fortunate with a score like that. The film has been a scar on all things Mario ever since its inception.

Do you think Super Mario Bros. deserved to be in this list of worst films ever made?

[Via Riffrax]

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  • Gilbert Nicks

    I am sorry but i have always enjoyed that movie  lol…     just like i also enjoyed double dragon 

    • Jannes van Arkel

      do you enjoy two girls one cup to?

      • Gary Moscheles

         you’re implying that cheesy movie adaptations of video games are on the same level of entertainment as coprophagia and induced vomiting?

    • Ian Oliver

       That’s like saying you enjoy listening to someone sing out of tune, or that you enjoy reading a book with soggy pages.

      • Gary Moscheles

        no it isn’t. to think that your preferences explicitly define what’s good, and there’s no chance anything you like could be bad, is insanely stupid. we all like junk now and then, no matter who you are. it’s just a matter of who’s willing to admit to it, like that guy who posted above.

  • Mickey Mouse

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen it, but I’m enjoying the Super Mario Bros. Super Show on LOVEFiLM, it’s quite quirky and funny.

  • RoadyMike

    I thought we all agreed to say that this NEVER happened

    • I Can’t Think of a Name


  • Janice Espinosa

    Ive always loved this movie :D… i bought it for $5 And i have to agree is AWFUl..but i cant help it

  • Alienfish

    Okay, I can agree now that it wasn’t a very good movie, but back when I first watched it and I was just a kid, it was pretty cool. There are a lot more than five movies out there that suck worse than this one.

  • I enjoyed watching it at the time, but double dragon was way more fun, the worst ever game movie imo was Streetfighter followed closely by Mortal Kombat 2. I don’t think I’ll ever watch super Mario bros again though, but in a way it had something amusing, so I do not agree that it was the 6th worst movie ever.

  • Mr. Resetti
    • MujuraNoKamen

       Watch this shit.

  • crocodileman94



    I VE GOT THE POWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeffery02

    I never really thought of this movie as a live action version of Mario Bros. I always thought of it as a 90s action/sci-fi movie that is filled with references from Mario Bros like Wreck it Ralph references video games or Scott Pilgrim references Legend of Zelda. The movie itself isn’t THAT bad if you take it as an independent movie but if you try to relate the characters to Mario and Luigi from the games, then you’re doomed to disappointment from the start. I never actually thought “This is ACTUALLY the Mario and Luigi I already know”.

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    Only thing worse than that abomination was the Zelda games on CDi

  • Rye Rugovac

    never seen the movie. I am currently watching the Mario cartoon on Netflix, and I love it! If this movie has such a bad setting (an actual place), why didn’t the directors choose Mushroom Kingdom.

  • Gary Moscheles

    yea, this movie blows chunks.

    but there’s like a zillion movies that are far, FAR worse on a technical and writing level. take a gander at the mountain of z-grade shit that the cinema snob has reviewed. that’s like 100 worse movies right there. this is just a popularity contest in bad film-making.

  • Vakua Dorn

    Hey! The only things I found that were wrong with ‘The Last Airbender’ were
    1- they say Sokka’s name wrong.
    2- the bending is too slow.
    3- there isn’t enough humor.

  • Gilbert Nicks

    This issue here  is the Sec you slap a name that is the same as a book  or game  or comic  or hell a cartoon   people instantly think it has to be 100% based off that  or nothing else.    They wont allow  a re-imagining  or just  references to the subject.  That is where you will always be let down…         Super Mario Bros  was more of a reference to the names  than anything…  with a more real world setting….  plus it was just funny to see them pull out super scopes at the end of the movie…     My 1 and only real gripe about  The last Airbender were  the child actors…  they were very bad  at their lines…. or had very bad voice directing…   i would rather have someone cut up audio files from the cartoon and overlap it  LOL   then listen to them…  the  film looked great and moved  well with the story…   it was only rushed due to film time limitations…   but the kids  just sounded horrid…  but that is  my opinion im sure lots of ppl enjoyed the film…

  • john

    I’m sorry, but there is no way this movie is worse than The Room. Who did they survey to put this list together? The only reason the Mario movie was so bad is because it depicted the Mario characters all wrong; take Mario out of it and it would have just been another sub-par 90’s movie. And What is Spider-Man 3 doing on that list? Where’s the real bad movies?

  • Scott

    I know this movie was terrible, but I still love it.

  • fireheartis1

    Serioulsy Super Mario Bros. isn’t that bad of a movie.  It may deserve #50 but not #6 how stupid.  Plus the movie was made in the early 90’s and if you think about it how would they make a good Mario Brothers movie back then. 

    • Gary Moscheles

       that’s probably why they made it so damn weird. there’s nothing to base it on!

  • i liked it, i seen other movies that were far worse than this.

  • Julian Bremer

    Everybody’s got tap water. 3 bucks….

  • 준정 박

    plz change movie title… lol…