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    18 Big-Budget Movies That Flopped At The Box Office And 18 Low-Budget Movies That Swept Award Season

    The early 2000s was a turbulent time for the movies

    Movies are an investment, and it can be hard to tell which ones will be bombs and which will head to the award shows.

    Biggest Bombs

    1. John Carter (2012)

    2. Ben-Hur (2016)

    A chariot race takes place in the 2016 version of the movie "Ben-Hur"

    3. Beloved (1998)

    Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover in "Beloved"

    4. Battleship (2012)

    Alien ships speed towards a battleship that sprays bullets at them

    5. Battlefield Earth (2000)

    The title card for "Battlefield Earth" with an explosion behind it

    6. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

    The title card for "Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever"

    7. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

    Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron look at an ultrasound machine in "The Astronaut's Wife"

    8. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

    Steve Coogan and Cécile de France in "Around the World in 80 Days"

    9. Allied (2016)

    Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in "Allied"

    10. Ali (2001)

    Will Smith's Muhammad Ali under the ring's lights while surrounded by photographers

    11. Alexander (2004)

    Colin Farrell as Alexander the Great, looking happy in the middle of a parade

    12. The Alamo (2004)

    The title card for "The Alamo"

    13. The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

    Rocky the flying squirrel and Bullwinkle the moose (both animated) stand in the middle of a real-life street

    14. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

    Eddie Murphy and Rosario Dawson's heads put onto extremely muscular bodies as they flex and pose

    15. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

    Eric Idle and John Neville in "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"

    16. The 355 (2022)

    Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz, and Lupita Nyong'o in "The 355"

    17. 47 Ronin (2013)

    An armored figure walks out of the flames in "47 Ronin"

    18. The 13th Warrior (1999)

    Antonia Banderas in "The 13th Warrior"

    Indie Movies That Swept Awards Season

    19. Rocky (1976)

    Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire in "Rocky"

    20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    21. The Graduate (1967)

    22. Moonlight (2016)

    The cast and filmmakers of "Moonlight" at its premiere

    23. Nomadland (2020)

    24. Chariots of Fire (1981)

    Men wearing white run across a beach in "Chariots of Fire"

    25. Dirty Dancing (1987)

    26. Crash (2004)

    The title card for "Crash"

    27. Capote (2005)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Captoe, talking to someone at a meal

    28. Pulp Fiction (1994)

    29. Good Will Hunting (1997)

    30. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    31. The Imitation Game (2014)

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly in "The Imitation Game" walking next to a train

    32. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    A young boy wears a shirt that says "Slumdog Millionaire," which serves as the title card for the film's trailer

    33. The Hurt Locker (2008)

    Jeremy Renner in thick bomb-disposal gear in "The Hurt Locker"

    34. The King's Speech (2010)

    Colin Firth talking into a microphone in "The King's Speech"

    35. Birdman (2014)

    36. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    Which flops are your favorite, and which Oscar winners are overrated? Let me know in the comments!