Films that are so awful, they're actually quite good?
stumpy01 - Member
The Princess Bride...
The thing is, The Princess Bride ticks the awful box quite well, but then takes it back through quite good and on to pure brilliance.
That's a great film.
The Final Countdown
I watch this at least once a year, terrible film but I like seeing Tomcats shooting down Zeros.
I'm not sure what's going on in here, people seem to just be listing good movies
Blade, Starship Troopers, Tremors, Predator - these are all genuinely good films!!
If you want bad-good - I watched "Pain & Gain" last weekend. **** genius... Marky Mark and The Rock, with Michael Bay directing. Absolutely brilliant.
Event Horizon - I know it's a bad, bad film but, if it comes on, I'll happily watch it all the way through
Two Thousand Maniacs
Sorry still too many people listing good films, not just films that are so bad they're good.
The Princess Bride? Really? It's a classic, as is Event Horizon, Bubba Ho Tep is also great...
How about Return of the Killer Tomatoes... & Rubber, maybe even Nude Nuns with Big Guns...
No one mentioned The Room yet? Truly truly awful movie. Sudden and dramatic lines delivered in either totally over the top ways and never mentioned again or totally underplayed and never mentioned again. The highly cringe worth sex scenes. The penchant for playing football anywhere and at any time. And best of all, the star of the show, director, writing and actor Tommy Wiseau with is weird accent and awful acting. Truly a film that is so bad that it becomes brilliant.
Messiah wins, I'll close the thread now.
Horror and sci-fi channels on Sky are always good for a bad film you end up being drawn into when you have better things to do e.g Quater Mass and the Pit got me last week
12 - XII
fixed it for you.
Rocky (1) is never awful.
Rambo on the other hand...
A Life Less Ordinary
Everyone I know hates it, but I love it.
I see your 'Sharknado' and raise you...
Dude, where's my Car?......classic!
A life less ordinary is great one of my favourite films.
Event Horizon has no place on this thread.
I watched Armageddon for the first time last week, I think it was just plain awful
Sorry, but Ski School is a good film that's good so cannot possibly be included!
Street Trash, Killer Klowns From Outer Space and that Billy The Kid film, now that's all bad / good.
Im loving that They Live is up there, an awesome film
bizarely I was thinking about another Rowdy Roddy Piper film the other day, I thought itd be worth watching again
Hell Comes to Frog Town
another one thats so bad its bad is
The Wizard of Speed and Time
how about The Stuff
films that i actually do like even though they are silly
and how about Howard The Duck!
I liked Howard the Duck. I think it got a wholly disproportionate panning, it's really not a bad little movie.
Demolition Man is not silly! Very astute, very witty. And that dress...
Dude wheres my car!
About half a dozen posts further up. HTH.
I saw this thread last night....I'm in the "Fifth Element is amazing" camp . The Princess Bride is a classic....
As most of the films mentioned have a masculine tilt ....
How about "the Devil Wears Prada" or "27 dresses", I love those!
A Knight's Tale.
My wife caught me watching a Knights Tale not long ago and relentlessly took the piss for a good few days. I think it is the business.
got to nominate the Nicholas Cage 'National Treasure' movies.
you've got to enjoy the matter of fact way they approach such issues as hacking into Interpol and kidnapping the president of the usa. genius.
a good romp, nevertheless.
I'm surprised it took so long for someone to nominate Caddy Shack........a crap classic! And on a similar theme, how about Happy Gilmour? Another crap golfing movie, so bad, so bad
Happy Gilmour is my go-to movie when I just want to put my head in neutral, have a couple of beers and recharge my brain. It's not It's A WonderFul Life or Citizen Kane, but it's harmless enough with some good lines.
I think I'd have to veto its nomination as bad, as I don't think it's particulalry trying to be good.
Anything from The Asylum studio; where Sharknado, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, etc are made.
I've not seen any of them, but their knock-offs of Hollywood films have great titles, must watch some of them sometime;
= Snakes on a train
= The 18 year old virgin
= Alien Vs Hunter
Its marmite that's been stored in a jar of pickled onions, but I do put it on every now and then, its strangely hypnotic.
yeah, pretty much anything with Burt in it ^ guaranteed to be awful, but strangely watchable.
Crank (and crank 2 actually)...... had no right to be as good as it was.
Glad to see some love for 'golden era' Seagal. Luckily my wife loves them too.
There's another classic bit in On Deadly Ground where he beats the shit out of a guy in a bar then says 'what does it take to change the essence of a man' and makes him cry.
Star Ship Troopers - amazing how many people don't get it.
They Live - classic.
Most things with Stathe in are worth a watch - the Crank films are post-modern masterpieces!
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