BICENTENNIAL MAN (1999)
There are many things that Robin Williams can do well. But thoughtfully convey the mental and physical transformation of a robot who — thanks to technological advances — becomes virtually indistinguishable from a human being? Not so much, especially under the direction of Christopher ”Home Alone” Columbus. Thankfully, the late Isaac Asimov can take solace in the fact that his original novella will, for at least another 200 years, remain unmolested by Patch Adams.—Youyoung Lee
8. Judi Denchin The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Hey, Dames gotta pay the rent too. Here, Dench ditches the Merchant Ivory frippery to go head-to-head with Vin Diesel in the bloated sequel to 2000’s Pitch Black. Dench does double duty as Aereon, a shape-shifting soothsayer, as well as the narrator of the film’s opening, where she expounds on Necromongers and the Underverse. Judi, you had us at Necromongers.