Sequels and remakes have come in for derision in the Razzie Award nominations, with Son of the Mask and the Dukes of Hazzard leading the field.
Cruise was nominated for War of the Worlds
Son of the Mask, the sequel to The Mask, but minus its star Jim Carrey, earned eight nominations including worst film and actor for Jamie Kennedy.
Tom Cruise is nominated for worst actor for War of the Worlds, alongside Will Ferrell for Bewitched.
The "winners" will be announced on 4 March, 24 hours before the Oscars.
The Razzies annually recognise the "worst" films and actors, revelling in how bad movies can be.
The awards organisers have dubbed 2005 "a very bad year for movies", making it a good year for the Razzies.
Paris Hilton was nominated for horror remake House of Wax
Other worst film nominees are horror movie House of Wax, starring Paris Hilton, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Dirty Love, which starred ex-Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy.
The majority of worst picture nominees also get a mention in the worst sequel/remake category along with Bewitched.
Son of the Mask's nominations also included worst supporting actors for Alan Cummings and Bob Hoskins.
Worst actress nominations included Jessica Alba for Fantastic Four and Into the Blue, Hilary Duff for Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and The Perfect Man and Jennifer Lopez for Monster in Law.
Cruise's fiancee Katie Holmes was nominated for worst supporting actress for Batman Begins, Hilton for House of Wax, Jessica Simpson for Dukes of Hazzard and her sister Ashlee Simpson for Undiscovered.
Holmes and Cruise also feature in the newly created category for "the most tiresome tabloid targets", as do the Simpson sisters.
Last year's awards were dominated by the adaptation of Catwoman, starring Halle Berry. Berry was only the second star in Razzies history to turn up and collect her award in person.