Melting Australians, plant monsters, yo-yos as a standard weapon against terrorists, randoms bands of supermodels/gymnasts swinging about in the trees in the woods, and Jean-Claude Van Damme trying to pass off as an American…all of it delighted me more than films that were far better made. The Surrealists may have had completely different reasons for watching and delighting in bad films in their day, but the use of editing, acting, inappropriate shifts in tone, and the many of other clever techniques in these films may have gotten a cheer from them. Some of these films have legitimately good aspects, but amongst many dubious moments in-between. Films like this do deserve a cheer or two because, as I’ve said once on the forum here, as long as a film gets a reaction from you, even if its the desire to kill yourself like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen does, it still means it has a value to it over a safe ‘meh’ of a movie. With this, these are the ones I like to celebrate.
Note – Some films that are not here that I’ve rated would qualify as guilty pleasures for others…I just believe they are legitimately good films even with their flaws.
Not On The Auteurs
• B.E.I.N.G (Nick Vallelonga, 2005)
• Fearless Tiger (Ron Hulme, 1994)
• Hired To Kill (Nico Mastorakis and Peter Rader, 1990)
• The Revenge of Dr. X aka. The Double Garden (Norman Thompson, 1970)
• Revenge of the Drunken Master (Godfrey Ho, 1984)
• Secret Ninja, Roaring Tiger (Dir. Shi-hyeon Kim, 1982)
Note = If anyone wants to submit any of the above films I would appreciate it.Read less