'Bad films': One-and-a-half-star (out of five) film ratings by 'The Motion Picture Guide' (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, Cinebooks, Inc.; 1927-1983)

As I've become more enthralled by cinema over the years, I have cherished reading all I possibly could about my favourite hobby. A fine resource I have discovered has been 'The Motion Picture Guide' which, in 1985, came out for films 1927-1983, then they put out annual guides till about 1999. I wish they kept on making them up to the present!

This list is one of 12. There are 11, ranging by half-star increments from zero to five stars, and, inexplicably for one year, they refused to give an objectifiable rating for the films, then returned to doing so the following year. I fervently wish that when they did so, they retroactively, at least as a footnote, and to…

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Abdul the Damned
  • Abdullah's Harem
  • Accent On Love
  • Accomplice
  • According to Mrs. Hoyle
  • Across the Plains
  • An Actor's Revenge
  • Adiós Gringo
  • Adorable Creatures
  • Adorable Liar
  • Adrift
  • Adventure Island
  • Adventure's End
  • Adventure in Iraq
  • The Adventures of Jane
  • Conflit
  • After Office Hours
  • After Tonight
  • Age of Innocence
  • Alaska Seas
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Alex And The Gypsy
  • Alf's Button
  • Alf's Button Afloat
  • Alias Billy the Kid
  • Alias French Gertie
  • Alias Jimmy Valentine
  • Alias John Preston
  • Alias: The Bad Man
  • Alias the Doctor
  • Alive on Saturday
  • All-American Co-Ed
  • All at Sea
  • All Over Town
  • It's All Right, My Friend
  • All The Fine Young Cannibals
  • All the King's Horses
  • All the Way Boys
  • All Women Have Secrets
  • Allotment Wives
  • Almost a Divorce
  • Almost a Honeymoon
  • An Almost Perfect Affair
  • Almost Summer
  • Alone Against Rome
  • Along Came Love
  • Aunt Sally
  • Along the Oregon Trail
  • Along the Rio Grande
  • The Alphabet Murders
  • Always a Bride
  • Always a Bridesmaid
  • The Amazing Dobermans
  • Check and Double Check
  • The Anatomist
  • And One Was Beautiful
  • Das große Liebesspiel
  • Hell in the City
  • And Women Shall Weep
  • Angels' Alley
  • Angels in Disguise
  • Apache Vengeance
  • Ann Vickers
  • Anne of Windy Poplars
  • Annie, Leave the Room!
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
  • Appointment with a Shadow
  • Appointment With Murder
  • Arabian Adventure
  • Arctic Flight
  • Argentine Nights
  • The Argyle Secrets
  • Arizona Days
  • Arizona Frontier
  • The Arizona Kid
  • Arizona Manhunt
  • Arizona Stage Coach
  • Arizona Territory
  • Arkansas Judge
  • The Arkansas Traveler
  • Armed and Very Dangerous
  • Arson Racket Squad
  • Arson Squad
  • Arturo's Island
  • As Young As We Are
  • Asking for Trouble
  • Assault
  • Assigned to Danger
  • Atlantic Adventure
  • Atlantic City
  • Atlantis: the Lost Continent
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters
  • Attack of the Puppet People
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Avalanche
  • Avalanche Express
  • The Awakening
  • B.S. I Love You
  • Babes in Bagdad