38. 'Rock of Ages' (2012)
This dreadfully shrill, tiresome Eighties-set rock musical (based on the Broadway hit) flopped mightily, and with good reason: Director Adam Shankman substitutes hyper editing for rhythm, cameos for actual performances, and loudness for passion. But as Stacee Jaxx, the Axl Rose-like rock-god superstar whose drugged-out, sexed-out fog briefly lifts under the questioning of an intrepid, smokin' hot Rolling Stone reporter (!) played by Malin Akerman, Cruise almost saves it, with his uncontainable charisma and his never-less-than-fully-committed vocal stylings. Almost.