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It's hard to get a rating of zero on Rotten Tomatoes. It's really hard to pull off, actually. Even if you're someone like Uwe Boll, and your film is “Alone in the Dark,” there's still going to be one crazy guy out there willing to give you a lukewarm review for the sake of being contrarian.

When a film does manage the perfect zero mark with 10 or more reviews, then, it enters a pretty special list. This is rarified, putrified air. I started to wonder, just how many perfect zero films are there? I wasn't able to find an exact list through Rotten Tomatoes' on-site features, but I found several other listings and managed to cobble an impressive number of zeroes together, fact-checking them all to make sure they're still zero ratings. Consider these films like the Star Trek mirror universe doppelgangers of every film with a perfect 100 percent rating.

All in all, I found 97 perfect zeroes. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

1. 3 Strikes (2000)

2. All I Want for Christmas (1991)

3. The All Together (2007)

4. Amityville 3-D (1983)

5. An Invisible Sign (2010)

6. Assassin's Bullet (2012)

7. The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

8. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

9. A Beautiful Life (2008)

10. Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (2011)

11. Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)

12. Carpool (1996)

13. City Rats (2009)

14. Confession of the Child of a Century (2012)

15. Constellation (2005)

16. Cover (2007)

17. Dark Tide (2012)

18. Double Dragon (1994)

19. Echelon Conspiracy (2009)

20. Ed (1996)

21. Elfie Hopkins: Cannibal Hunter (2012)

22. Empire of the Ants (1977)

23. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

24. Father Hood (1993)

25. Father of Invention (2011)

26. Firewalker (1986)

27. Foolish (1999)

28. Four Lovers (2010)

29. Fred: The Movie (2010)

30. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

31. General Education (2012)

32. Generation Um... (2012)

33. A Heartbeat Away (2011)

34. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

35. Homecoming (2009)

36. House (2008)

37. It's Pat (1994)

38. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

39. Johnny Be Good (1988)

40. Jury Duty (1995)

41. Kalamity (2010)

42. Karla (2006)

43. Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)

44. Killing Me Softly (2002)

45. The Knot (2012)

46. Last Ounce of Courage (2012)

47. Leprechaun 2 (1994)

48. Look Who's Talking Now (1993)

49. Loose Cannons (1990)

50. Lotus Eaters (2013)

51. A Love Affair of Sorts (2011)

52. Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011)

53. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

54. Mac and Me (1988)

55. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

56. Megaforce (1982)

57. Merci Docteur Ray (2002)

58. National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)

59. Nola (2003)

60. On Deadly Ground (1994)

61. One Missed Call (2008)

62. The Perfect Age of Rock 'N Roll (2011)

63. Pimp (2010)

64. Pinocchio (2002)

65. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

66. Powder (2011)

67. A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)

68. Redline (2007)

69. Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

70. Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

71. Reuniting the Rubins (2010)

72. Ringu 2 (1999)

73. Run for your Wife (2013)

74. Sagan (2008)

75. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour (2008)

76. Scar 3D (2007)

77. Sex, Politics and Cocktails (2002)

78. The Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

79. Shank (2010)

80. Simon Sez (1999)

81. State Property (2002)

82. Staying Alive (1983)

83. Stolen (2009)

84. Strange Wilderness (2008)

85. The Suburbans (1999)

86. Super Capers (2008)

87. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

88. Surfer, Dude (2008)

89. Swinging with the Finkels (2011)

90. Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

91. That's What She Said (2012)

92. A Thousand Words (2012)

93. Transylmania (2009)

94. Truth About Love (2004)

95. The Undefeated (2011)

96. Wagons East! (1994)

97. Zapped! (1982)

Statistics:

How many of these films have I personally seen? The answer: Somewhere between 6 and 9, if we're allowing partial credit. Worst of those films: “Last Ounce of Courage.”

Worst title award: A three-way tie between “Confession of a Child of the Century,” “Generation Um...” and “Swinging with the Finkels.”

Most unanimous: “Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever” in a landslide, with an incredible 108 unanimous rotten votes.

Jennifer Love Hewitt has never been in a “fresh” rated film on Rotten Tomatoes in her entire career. Her closest is 2001's “Heartbreakers” at 53 percent.

Worst sequel to a classic film: “Return of the Living Dead Part II.” The first is one of the greatest zombie movies ever. Also: “Jaws 4: The Revenge”

Worst to star a former Best Actress Oscar winner: “Dark Tide”

Look at Kevin Spacey, reaping incredible critical praise for “House of Cards” when he was in the 0 percent fresh “Father of Invention” only three years ago. Now that's a turnaround.

Deserves at least one irony-laden positive review: “Megaforce,” on account of rocket-powered 1980s motorcycle action. 

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