Have you ever found yourself in the minority about a particular film that everyone hated but you liked? You’re not alone. I have so many films passed over, but I find them wildly entertaining. Whether you’re laughing at the audacity of the acting or just enjoying the movie for what it is, you can enjoy it despite it being universally hated.
1. “The Core” (2003)
Disaster movies are hit or miss. They can have a hero or group of heroes who triumph over a natural disaster, or they can simply show a disaster. The Core’s plot of drilling to the center of the Earth to get the planet to spin again was far-fetched and reminiscent of another blockbuster movie from a few years prior. Still, fans can enjoy the film for what it is — some action and drama to keep us entertained.
2. “The Room” (2003)
Another flop at the box office in 2003, The Room, was labeled by critics as one of the worst movies ever. Terrible acting and dialogue made viewers upset they spent money watching the movie in theaters. Still, the film has a cult following among masochists 20 years later. Maybe people just want to say they have witnessed the worst movie ever.
3. “Batman and Robin” (1997)
How do you combine heartthrobs George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell with A-list actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman and create a box office bomb? Somehow, they did. Batman and Robin rank as one of the worst superhero movies ever. Still, fans watch the movie and smile. Is it a bad movie? Yes. But if you go in knowing how corny it is, you can have a fun time watching Batman patrol Gotham City.
4. “Con Air” (1997)
Whoever had the idea to put a wrongfully accused Nicholas Cage in an airplane with the world’s deadliest convicts had the right idea. It was just poorly executed. Try not to laugh as Cage stumbles through the movie with a horrible Southern accent as he battles villains like Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom. The man just wants to get home to see his daughter, and we just want less overacting from Cage.
5. “Over the Top” (1987)
Sylvester Stallone, bulging biceps, sweaty brows, testosterone-infused montages, and his quest to win back his estranged son tell you all you need to know for this movie. Oh yeah, it also centers around arm wrestling. After watching this movie, you’ll want to smash some empty cans on your head and see which one of the boys on the block is the strongest. It’s a horrible movie, but the father-son moments bring a tear to my eye every time I watch.
6. “Samurai Cop” (1991)
What do you do when the local Japanese gang takes over the cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles? Call in the undercover Samuari Cop. A new cult classic, this low-budget film took itself too seriously, which resulted in some unintentional humor. The fight scenes could have been better. Fans can sit back and laugh at this once-serious crime drama’s poor acting and filming.
7. “Sharknado” (2013)
If you’re going to criticize a move about a cyclone that causes sharks to fly around in the air while they eat people, then I feel sorry for you. You have to watch these movies knowing they will be laugh-out-loud bad. Tara Reid stars, which should tell you the film will be horribly bad. Grab some snacks and watch airborne sharks wreak havoc for a couple of hours. There are much worse things to do with your day.
8. “The Meg” (2018)
It seems Hollywood hasn’t figured out how to make a great movie about sharks since Jaws. Still, don’t do yourself an injustice by avoiding The Meg. A thrill ride of an adventure movie, it has a giant shark as the main protagonist. How awesome is that? It will keep you entertained for two hours and is a little more realistic than a flying tornado of sharks.
9. “Master of Disguise” (2002)
Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey pulled out all his alter egos in this 2002 box office disaster. Critics panned the film, calling it childish and full of cringe-worthy jokes. Carvey fans have since embraced it and find his silly humor witty and fun. It’s not winning any Oscars, but it should be enjoyed as a fun, laughable ride.
10. “Snakes on a Plane” (2006)
The concept of the movie is ridiculous. Venomous snakes are released on a plane and attack the passengers. Go into this movie, knowing it will be over the top. See this movie to watch Samuel L. Jackson use profanity and be a stud as he saves the day. That’s it. I’d pay to watch Sam Jackson curse poetically for a little while.
11. “Howard the Duck” (1986)
Maybe it’s because this film was a part of my childhood, but I think it is a great watch. It’s about a smooth-talking duck sent to save the world from evil. Sign me up for that. The film was panned nationwide and received a good share of Golden Raspberry Awards for worst movie, but hey, we 80s kids hold it dear to our hearts.
12. “You Got Served” (2004)
How can you hate on a movie that fed us the classic catchphrase, “You got served? The movie’s premise was awful, but I believe a generation of young kids grew up practicing their dance moves because they felt that dance battles would be a thing. I was always worried about getting beaten up. The truth is the dance scenes are incredibly well choreographed, but other than that, the movie is downright laughable.
13. Anaconda (1997)
You might think that a group of snake hunters hunting giant snakes in the Amazon would have a happy ending, but nope. This snake is out for vengeance against these poachers. How often can a person be warned to stay out of the water? Not even Jennifer Lopez, in her prime, could save this awful movie. The highlight of the film is the epic performance of Danny Trejo. Still, watching bad guys die by being eaten by a large serpent is a fun way to kill a rainy afternoon.
14. “Mac and Me” (1988)
Another dip into the world of 80’s nostalgia, Mac and Me still holds a place on my VHS rack. A blatant rip-off of E.T., this film may not be very good, but again, an army of 80s kids still defend it. It’s weird and had horrible effects, but that’s why we love it so much. The epic dance scene in McDonald’s is worth a view. Those dance moves are unmatched.
15. “Roadhouse” (1989)
Hands down, this is the best bad movie of all time. Consider the plot. The bar is so rowdy that the owner calls a famous bouncer to handle the violence. That’s right, a famous bouncer. Super ripped and handsome Patrick Swayze comes in and proceeds to rid the town of bad guys by performing epic karate moves. Of course, he gets the girl in the end. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a traveling bouncer who most likely needs therapy? Man, I love this movie.
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