Films that are so awful, they're actually quite good?

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  • Premier Icon binners
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    Just watching the Perfect Storm on ITV2. It’s utterly preposterous! It lost credibility on the idea that they could fly a Black Hawk helicopter through a tornado. But then when the C130 turned up to refuel it mid-air – in a hurricane – we became strangely enthralled as to how ridiculous it could get. Every single word of ludicrously clichéd (even for Americans) dialogue is comically over-acted. As mrs Binners observed, all it’s missing is for Nicholas Cage to pop up saying ‘I just want to get home to my wife and kids!’

    Your nominations for films that are so monumentally awful, they become strangely compelling?

    sobriety
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    Love, Actually. I watched it for the first time on Friday. It should have been terrible, but was somehow endearing and enjoyable.

    wukfit
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    Crocodile Dundee II, absolutely love it but not sure compelling the right word 😀

    trail_rat
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    All the fast and furious movies.

    Is like if they made the sun newspaper into a movie.

    Premier Icon dazh
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    Prometheus. Actually no that’s just awful.

    Idiocracy.

    nealglover
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    SHARKNADO !!

    jon1973
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    Roadhouse
    Every which way but loose

    I suspect it was done in a very knowing way, but The Fifth Element is gloriously bonkers.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Watching 1941 on telly right now 🙂

    meehaja
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    I got stuck watching one of the “step up” movies. by the end I was quite into it!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Step Up is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me.

    Mind you, I could happily spend an hour and a half watching Eliza Dushku eat crisps.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    one that springs to my mind was a good few years ago now called street trash. a load of down and outs in a scrap yard drinking some poisonous stuff that melted their insides. also included them slicing someones n*b off and playing american football with it.

    Independence Day. Truly awful film but I always find myself watching it when it’s on.

    wiggles
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    Deep blue sea

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    sobriety – Member

    Love, Actually. I watched it for the first time on Friday. It should have been terrible, but was somehow endearing and enjoyable.

    I was forced to go and see Love, Actually by an ex (I wanted to see Master And Commander: Far Side Of The World but was vetoed). Loved it. Never admitted it 😆

    RichPenny
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    Iron Sky,which is fantastic. Who isn’t going to love a sci-fi comedy about a Nazi base on the moon?

    lister
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    Ski School. Low budget, badly made but so quotable and fun. It’s become a ritual that we watch it every year now, usually in a dodgy bunk house in January…

    Many hate it though.

    RichPenny
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    The Fifth Element

    GTFO! Nothing about that film is awful.

    lister
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    +1 for Love Actually here as well…but if i could cut the annoying American woman with the demanding brother out then it would improve the film no end.

    yunki
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    I’ve never understood this genre – I used to have a group of mates that would hunt down shit films to guffaw at, horror films and suchlike, the bond movies, but I never quite got it.. shit films to me are just a bit shit..

    it made me feel quite stupid if I’m honest 😳

    snakebite
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    Dog Soldiers.

    Pigface
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    Anything with Statham in it.

    eltonerino
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    Terrorvision – so bad it’s nearly good.

    bjj.andy.w
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    Dog soldiers for me, so crap it’s good 😀

    Edit- snakebite beat me to it 🙂

    Duggan
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    Jingle All the Way, bit of a festive staple for me

    Vern0n
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    Junior – Arnie, DeVito and Emma Thompson. Not my type of film! So cringeworthy but I could watch this again and again!

    8)

    Premier Icon dazh
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    Oh I’ve just remembered. 2012! Quite simply the most hilariously rubbish hollywood blockbuster in decades.

    brakes
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    Behind Enemy Lines (it was on TCM last night)
    its badness is largely down to Owen Wilson’s performance (exacerbated by his more recent character stereotyping) but the plot, the Team America gung-honess and the political ignorance don’t help, but I do find it a captivating film

    bjj.andy.w
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    Just thought of another one – Starship Troopers.

    obelix
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    Little Shop of Horrors…

    Feed me Seymour!

    fourbanger
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    I quite liked Dog Soldiers!

    Rich, it’s a gloriously bonkers film. Everything about it is awful, script, hammy acting etc. And yet, it is simply sublime!

    Starship Troopers is another, very knowing.

    fourbanger
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    bjj.andy.w, just add Taxi, Blade and Donie Darko and you’ve listed some of the best films of my formative years!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Waterworld.

    The Fifth Element

    What the hell?

    Right where’d I put the ban hammer.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I suspect it was done in a very knowing way, but The Fifth Element is gloriously bonkers.

    Just put this on, actually. I was discussing with the wife how it’s the only film I can think of that aims to be simultaneously a spoof and a serious action movie and achieves both brilliantly. It’s a perfect film.

    I once watched Plan 9 from Outer Space, supposedly the worst film ever made, thinking it’d be so bad it’d be a laugh. It went beyond that and it really was just shit.

    I’m not sure if stuff like XXX or Jason Statham films count as ‘so bad they’re good’, because they’re supposed to be stupid and some of them do it quite well.

    Who am I? with Jackie Chan is a bit of a weird mix. Some of it is really crappy but some of it is just genius.

    Starship Troopers is a clever film. The main message is really obvious when it’s pointed out, but it’s so unusual that you just don’t notice it at first. The first time you watch it after you’ve twigged it’s like watching a different film.

    However none of these come under the ‘so bad it’s good’ category. They are all high quality films.

    I might nominate.. Independence Day. Bad, but I really enjoyed it in the cinema.

    MrNice
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    Starship Troopers can be viewed (in a chin stroking style) as commenting on fascism and fascist imagery. On the other hand it’s got huge bugs and lots of beautiful people getting killed. I like it both ways.

    twohats
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    Premier Icon Mark
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    Binners, TPS is biographical btw. The helicopter stuff happened by all accounts including the ditching and the loss of a crew member. The bits after the radio mast blew off the Andrea Gail are made up of course as the boat and crew were never found and the captain of the yacht that was rescued doesn’t agree with the account given by his two female crew mates. His account is backed up by the fact his yacht was washed up on a beach three days later perfectly intact.

    bloodynora
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    All of Arnies films…. oh and Con Air

    philb88
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    Definitely starship troopers!

    I’ll give a vote for Ali G film

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