I personally quote Zoolander daily. It’s not arthouse comedy like Wes Anderson, but it’s definitely hilarious. The Master of Disguise is a horribly stupid kids film with Dana Carvey that I laugh at for the absurdness of its everything.
I was reading some of the people’s posts and found that someone considered among his list Osama as a bad film he liked.I would like to say to that person that Osama is a very effective film,with a dramatic width that we can’t find in every world cinema film,and carries us to a very human subject we should consider fighting.
I won’t follow the cliché and say that Ed Wood’s partial filmography are one of my favorite,they actually are,but I won’t say it again.
Here is my list:
Moulin Rouge!(Which I love for it’s spectacle scenes,considering the screenplay was everything but good)
The Village(For it’s gripping ambiance)
Boxcar Bertha(For Bertha actually)
All Jean Claude Van Damne movies are damn bad…. I don’t even consider that cinema
“The Wicker Man” remake is one of the greatest bad movies ever. Low-budget movies that are unintentionally hilarious are one thing; however a major studio picture that is not only consistently hilariously awful, but actually manages to escalate in it’s ridiculousness is something else.
Attack of the killer tomatoes.
ONG BAK….damn I hated that one
Doc Savage: Man of Bronze
Not very good but what a laugh
“Dreamcatcher” by Lawrence Kasdan. A kooky mix of Kasdan, Will Goldman, Stephen King, Stand by Me, The Shining, It and Jason Lee. Every time this thing came on Cinemax I was hooked. I love the sequence where they travel inside their own memory warehouses. they can shuffle their memories around from childhood to adulthood to embarrassing moments to dudditz.
Signs by M. Night is another winner and I’ll tell you why. Just recently I saw this Energizer bunny commercial where a UFO swoops in and takes the bunny and re-energizes and dumps the bunny off. That small commercial alone probably didn’t cost all that much whereas in a magnificent movie like Close Encounters a special effect like that probably cost a lot of dough and a lot of time and a lot of creativity. If it’s that easy to create digital realms with a couple clicks of the mouse… and anything can be done… what’s there left to do? Create wonder again.
Even though Signs has shmaltzy religious mumbo gumbo that might put some off: I can vouch for myself and a few others when I say the skill of using wonder and suspense created imagery in my head of the aliens and their ships and their intentions. The punchline is that when the alien appears in the movie we’re like… dude… bogus… and that’s even more awesome! Because it reminded me that imagination comes before flash and bang spectacle.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
Sister Street Fighter
A truly good bad film can’t get no respect in this forum. What about . . .
Invasion of the Bee Girls
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful
I’d like to add Nine Songs, but it was just bad/bad, like Plan Nine.
Oops. Sorry, I left off Species.
Starship Troopers? [actually pretty awesome]
Nine Songs? [an interesting experiment that doesn’t really succeed but also doesn’t fail, exactly]
carlos reygadas’ japon. it’s bad.it’s also good. in a way. it’s as needless as a louis vuitton handbag. it’s sophisticated excess with questionable fashion value. in other words, if you choose to like it, it can be purely for the sake of saying you liked it. like a mapplethorpe picture. or a photo taken by richard avedon. whether it’s good or not isn’t the question here, it’s how in it is. in the right year, it’s genius. so here’s to a good/bad film that the movie loving elite are already embracing. a two hour long exercise in overexposed photography. yes dear friends: a carlos reygadas film.
The original Kyle McLaughlin Dune is the shit!!! Not the new sci-fi garbage. Krull is the shit!!! Beast Master is the shizznit!!! Conan the Barbarian is a finally crafted film that is under appreciated. oh… and…(averts eyes) Commando is cool too…
A recent really good Bad movie is: “Wanted.” I think Timur Bekmambetov is a director who is really good at what he is doing, which is creating visually entertaining films. Though, for “Wanted” some of the credit should be given to J.J.Abrahams, whose show “Alias,” obviously was a big influence for this film…
Beastmaster for sure. Especially the one with Tanya Roberts. Heck, any Tanya Roberts flick. And all those Joan Severance films. What happened to the great B-movies of the early 90s? Why haven’t they been reissued on DVD? But I stick to my guns on Starship Troopers. It’s the best anti-war film ever made. Verhoeven is just throwing our trashy culture back in our face, and laughing all the way to the bank.
Please go easy on me but i have always had a soft spot for Howard the Duck. I was a young kid and certain films good or bad remind me of were i was. Kickboxer and cyborg were also a part of my childhood. That always reminds me of the controversy over “the last temptation of christ” because the theatre playing near my home actually played it. And i can never forget the movie poster. It was christ’s blood soaked cloth draped over the entire poster. It left a lasting impression, that when i saw the film ten years later. I thought what was all that fuss about. Other films that left impressions: ernest goes to camp, the guardian, lionheart, hard target, space camp, juice, sunset park, best of the best(eric roberts tears get me every time and the climax man one of the best) bachelor party, vice versa, wise guys, body double, no retreat no surrender, black eagle(van damme was playing alot at theatres at this time) i know i’m missing a ton so “i’ll be back”
Starship Troopers is a post modern symphony in front of an audience that takes the form of a bad movie as its medium. I can’t call it bad, it’s good good movie. Now on the other hand, the Evil Dead pix are self aware but they are a celebration of bad which I think can make them Good Bad movies.
Bring it On
Cool as Ice
Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
I think the American Godzilla can get an honorable mention because it’s unique in the way that it’s a failed attempt to be a self aware poke at bad movies. But it’s quite unenjoyable to watch.
mission to mars, the black dahlia, wise guys, indiana jones and the temple of doom, hook, mars attacks, punch drunk love, the legend of 1900, red dawn, rescue dawn, the thin red line.
Bronc, you are going to need to back up you assertion that P-D L, and The Thin Red Line are bad movies…
You can argue me on Thin Red Line and have some really good points, but i will not give Adam Sandler the credit of such a film being any good. I definitely appreciate PT’s direction and style, but i am just not a fan of adam sandler. Someone like ed norton or even ben stiller wouldve been more interesting.
Bad movies ? Good movies ? It is very hard question.
I seen so many movies in may life but i cant say there is no 1000 bad movies.
Lets start with good:
Everything with brilliant Rade Scherbeedgia (My favorit actor)
Imposible Mission 1,2,3
The third man
The black dahlia
Mel Brooks films
And many many Others
Bad movies is most harder question:
Dante’s peak (It is so sad movie becouse Grandma Ruth dies and Paul too and i hate that movie for that)
And all B-movies
oops i left Starship Troopers as a genius movie
I like it becouse it is brilliant and becouse beutifull Denise Richards play in him
I totally agree with all the things that were said about “Starship Troopers;” it is definitly a very entertaining movie, even though through various cinematic standards it might not be considered a “good” film…
Since, we are talking about “Good” Bad movies, I should admit that I am a sucker for many cheesy high-school themed movies; perhaps it is because I went to a very boring and strict high-school. But here are some of my favorite good “bad” high-school themed movies:
“10 Things I Hate About You”
“Bring it On”
“Ferris Buller’s Day Off”
“Adventures in Babysitting”
I think BASIC INSTINCT is a real good bad movie…
Do movies that people generally fell awkward to say that they like are considered bad? I love some high school-themed movies to the point that I can’t say they’re guilty pleasures… I can’t get enough of Sixteen Candles.
“I spit on your grave”
“Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie”
MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE