'Bad films': One-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 Go to Mars
  • Abduction
  • Abie's Irish Rose
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • About Face
  • Absolution
  • Aces Wild
  • Across the River
  • Act of the Heart
  • Act of Vengeance
  • Adam at Six A.M.
  • Adieu Philippine
  • The Admiral's Secret
  • Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall
  • Adoption
  • The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
  • The Adventures of Hal 5
  • The Adventures of Picasso
  • Affair in Havana
  • The Affair of Susan
  • Affairs of Cappy Ricks
  • The Affairs of Julie
  • African Treasure
  • After the Fog
  • Agatha
  • The Age for Love
  • The Age of the Medici
  • Agency
  • Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men
  • The Agitator
  • Air Devils
  • Air Eagles
  • Air Hostess
  • Air Patrol
  • Air Strike
  • Alaska
  • Alaska Highway
  • Alaska Passage
  • Alfie Darling
  • Alfredo, Alfredo
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • Alias John Law
  • Alias Mary Smith
  • Alias the Champ
  • Alibi
  • Alibi For Murder
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Alimony
  • The All-American Boy
  • All American Chump
  • All Hands on Deck
  • Always Another Dawn
  • Always Goodbye
  • Amateur Daddy
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Chiltern Hundreds
  • The Gang's All Here
  • Ambush
  • Ambush Trail
  • Ambush Valley
  • An American Dream
  • American Pop
  • Americathon
  • Amityville 3-D
  • Amityville II: The Possession
  • Among the Missing
  • Frontier Hellcat
  • Anatahan
  • Anatomy of a Psycho
  • The Anatomy of Love
  • ...And Millions Die!
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • And Sudden Death
  • And the Same to You
  • Angel Unchained
  • Angels' Brigade
  • Angels Die Hard
  • Angels from Hell
  • Angels Hard as They Come
  • Angels of Darkness
  • The Angry Breed
  • The Angry Red Planet
  • Ann Carver's Profession
  • Annapolis Salute
  • Anne-Marie
  • Another Shore
  • Another Sky
  • Come Up Smiling
  • Michael O'Halloran
  • Anybody's Blonde
  • Anything for a Thrill
  • Apache Chief
  • Apache Country
  • The Apache Kid
  • Apache Rose
  • The Ape
  • The Ape Man
  • Apology for Murder
  • The Apple
  • The Appointment