Flops. Failures. Disasters. Fiascos. John Travolta's filmography. No matter what you call them, box-office bombs are almost invariably the scourge of studio executives, audiences and critics alike. But what about films unfairly slandered by history? What about misunderstood masterpieces that had the misfortune of being ahead of their time?
Those strange, underappreciated little orphans, and less deserving filmic fiascoes, are the subject of my new book, "My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep Into the Heart of Cinematic Failure." Adapted from my long-running column for The AV Club, it's a funny, empathetic and insightful exploration of the kaleidoscopic, sometimes surreal world of cinematic failures, beautiful and otherwise. With that in mind, enjoy this slideshow of fifteen notorious flops you might just want to consider adding to your Netflix queue.