Oooooh, this is gonna be fun!
I’m a huge fan of movies that are so bad they’re good. Two of my favorites are The Stoned Age and The Room. Both are classics that most cinephiles would probably turn their noses up at, but I happen to think they are delightful!
I know a lot of people out there feel the same way I do about movies that are probably considered less than stellar
Folks on AskReddit talked about their favorite movies that they also realize are BAD.
A low- budget horror movie about an evil turkey on Thanksgiving.
2. Farley’s last movie.
It’s Chris Farley’s last leading role in a movie where he stars next to Matthew Perry and they try to beat the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific.
It’s pretty bad, but it genuinely is pretty funny at times. Going in knowing that it’s a stupid movie helps out a lot though.”
3. A classic.
““Plan Nine From Outer Space” is Ed Wood’s Citizen Kane.
There’s an entire culture around B movies to check out.”
4. I must see this.
“Two brothers, in a van, And then a meteor hits, And they ran as fast as they could from giant cat monsters, And then a giant tornado came and that’s when things got knocked into 12th gear.
A Mexican armada shows up with weapons made from tomatoes. And you’d better bet your bottom dollar that these two brothers know how to handle business. In: ALIEN INVASION TOMATO MONSTER MEXICAN ARMADA BROTHERS WHO ARE JUST REGULAR BROTHERS RUNNING IN A VAN FROM AN ASTEROID AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS THE MOVIE.
Hold on, these’s more… Old women are comin’ and they’re also in the movie, And they’re gonna come and cross attack these two brothers, But let’s get back to the brothers because they’re, they have a strong bond.
You don’t want to know about it here, but I’ll tell you one thing: The moon, it comes crashing into earth and what do you do then?
It’s two brothers and it…and..and they’re gonna…it’s called TWO BROTHERS. It’s just called Two Brothers…”
5. Seared into your brain.
“Knowing with Nicolas Cage.
I hated it so much I wrote a scathing review on some no-name forum, something I’d never even considered doing before. But as much as I still hate it, the memory of seeing it in the theatre is seared into my brain. Most memorable experience I’ve had.
I think about the film fairly often, of course only about how much the film made me angry.”
6. This movie rules!
It’s a great movie that has no right to be.
It has the plot of a B movie but somehow turned out to be an outstanding film.”
“Santa Claus (1959) – A little gem from Mexico.
The creator has no idea who Santa Claus is or any Christmas folklore. According to the movie Santa is an interdimensional being who lives in a castle in the sky. Instead of elves the children of the world make all toys and his archenemy is the Devil who seeks to stop him from delivering gifts.
St. Nick is aided in his Christmas task by Merlin the magician and the Roman god Vulcan. Instead of live reindeer he uses wind up reindeer with a a creepy laugh. Now for the icing on this LSD laden Christmas Pudding- Santa prays to Jesus. Santa who is not from our dimension and is aided by a sorcerer and a pagan god prays to Jesus.
You have to see it to believe it.”
8. I remember it fondly…
“I completely unironically adore Waterworld.
When I went to Universal Studios and saw the Waterworld show, I was losing my mind excited. I took pictures with everyone and everything I could.
My husband still laughs at the unbridled joy on my face in those pictures.”
9. Yeah, that was bad.
“Freddy Got Fingered.
Roger Ebert’s review of this movie is entertaining as well:
‘This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.'”
10. I must disagree.
“No one in their right mind could call Commando any good at all.
Yet still, it is awesome. Rae Dawn Chong is great, if only for not laughing inappropriately. Vernon Wells makes the least terrifying villian. Also, it’s eminently quotable.
“Wait for the signal.” “How will I know?” “You will know. All f*cking hell will break loose.”
11. I do like Rutger Hauer.
“Hobo With a Shotgun! Cmon folks!
Rutger Hauer is just awesome and this is one of my favorite scenes.”
12. You remember…
“I can’t believe no one has said it yet:
A Night At The Roxbury
Absolutely classic, horrible film, incredibly fun to watch.”
13. Right up my alley.
A movie about an alcoholic cop getting scratched by a werewolf. He then uses his new werewolf powers to fight crime and chug booze.
Its great and terrible at the same time.
Bonus points because the transformation scene focuses mostly on his p*nis exploding into a bloody hairy mangled mess.”
14. Robin Hood.
“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Cons: Bad story Bad acting Kevin Costner’s ego and accent shows throughout the film
Pros: Morgan Freeman is pretty good in it Alan Rickman’s sheriff of Nottingham is so camp it saves the film.”
15. The Room.
Ever single choice: acting, directing, writing, blocking- EVERY choice- is just wrong. Every single thing this movie does is a fail. But it’s JUST coherent enough to follow just how bad it is, and the production quality is horrible, but JUST good enough that it doesn’t look like it’s some college kid’s final project.
But what makes it stand out besides that is that it is 1000% earnest. There is zero self awareness. This is what separates it from the rest. Velocipastor, Troll 2, Sharknado- these movies have some level of self-awareness. Velocipastor specifically is very in on the joke. It knows what it is.
Not The Room. It was completely made with love. No camp. No exaggeration. No in-jokes. Tommy Wisseau is giving it his all. And it is a complete and utter disaster. It’s the perfect bad movie.
Neil Breen comes the closest to capturing this (Fateful Findings is easily his best), but even he seems to be aware of what he’s doing to some extent now with his latest stuff like Twisted Pair.”
Now it’s your turn!
What’s your favorite movie that also happens to be terrible?
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