18 Movies That Made Zero Sense but Raked in the Cash

Let’s be honest for a moment. We’ve all seen movies that tell us, “What were they thinking?!” But sometimes, that absolute head-scratcher of a movie plot is super entertaining. No judgments, just pure cinematic fun! Here are some films that prove sometimes, nonsense really does make sense!

Slithering Air Travel in Snakes on a Plane

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Imagine being trapped in a confined space with hundreds of venomous reptiles. This film took everyone’s worst fear and put it at 30,000 feet above ground. Although the premise might give us nightmares, Samuel L. Jackson’s powerful performance made this thriller. You’re there for the snakes but stay for Jackson’s unstoppable energy.

Flying Finned Frenzy in Sharknado

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You get a tornado of toothy chaos when you mix sharks with tornadoes! While the idea sounds more like a fever dream than a feasible plot, the result is a delicious cocktail of absurdity. With sharks terrorizing the city from the skies, this film turned the ridiculous meter up to eleven and owned every bit of it.

Goblin Galore in Troll 2

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Deceptive title aside, “Troll 2” offers goblins trying to turn folks into plants. Strange, right? Yet, this eccentric film won the hearts of many, with its unpredictable antics making it the quintessential so-bad-it’s-amazing watch. It’s wonky, wild, and an iconic jewel in the cult movie crown.

Sky-High Criminals in Con Air

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Picture this: hardened criminals commandeering an airborne prison. The story takes leaps bigger than the plane’s altitude, but boy does it soar in the entertainment department. Led by the magnetic Nicolas Cage, the wild action sequences and intense drama make us happily overlook the plot’s turbulence.

Nature’s Wrath: The Happening

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A departure from director M. Night Shyamalan’s typical supernatural thrillers, “The Happening” offers an eerie “what if” scenario. What if nature, fed up with humanity’s abuse, decided to release toxins that make humans…well, end themselves? It’s a chilling thought. The tension is real, as the audience is unsure where danger will strike next.

Alien Invasion at Sea: Battleship

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Merging a childhood board game with high-stakes action might sound far-fetched, but “Battleship” rides that wave confidently. As alien spacecraft emerge from the ocean, a fleet of naval ships finds themselves as Earth’s first line of defense. The strategic face-offs, which remind us of the original game, add a layer of nostalgia to this high-stakes adventure.

The Mystifying Quest of the Wicker Man (2006)

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The remote island setting, the mysterious inhabitants, and the urgency to find a missing child set the stage for this unnerving tale. From eerie rituals to unsettling confrontations with the locals, the plot zigzags with suspense. It’s a game of cat and mouse, with Cage never quite sure who to trust. The climactic ending cements the movie’s place in cult film history.

Time-Traveling Cop in Kung Fury

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An unhinged homage to the 80s, “Kung Fury” is a riot from start to finish. The titular character is a cop with kung fu skills so legendary they bend the fabric of time. When his arch-enemy, Hitler (also a kung fu master), emerges, a time-traveling mission kicks off. Viewers are treated to laser raptors, Viking warriors, and an epic fight sequence in Nazi Germany – all in under 30 minutes. 

Journey Through Earth’s Depths – The Core

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Deep into the Earth’s crust, we go with a brave team of scientists and astronauts who embark on a dangerous adventure to restart our planet’s dying core. While it’s easier to believe in unicorns than the science of this movie, there’s no denying the thrilling suspense it offers. It’s a journey that keeps you gripped despite those pesky scientific inaccuracies.

When Birds Go Rogue – Birdemic: Shock and Terror

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When birds decide they’ve had enough of humans, chaos ensues. Armed with low-budget special effects and a passion for storytelling, this film offers a unique spin on avian terror. You can’t help but chuckle as these pixelated predators swoop down. It’s campy, unexpected, and a film that proves you don’t need a Hollywood budget to create memorable moments.

High-Octane Aerial Action – Fast & Furious 6

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This adrenaline-pumping film comes in a world where cars don’t just race but also defy the laws of physics. Racing against a behemoth of an aircraft, Dominic Toretto and his crew aren’t just battling time; they’re challenging reality. Explosive action, heart-stopping close calls, and those flashy rides ensure you’ve got a wild cinematic ride.

When Vampires Glisten – Twilight

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Forget your traditional blood-sucking nocturnal creatures in the town of Forks; vampires glitter under the sun. As Bella Swan gets entangled in a dangerous love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf, we see a fresh twist on ancient myths. It’s controversial among hardcore vampire fans, but there’s no denying its impact. This saga is unforgettable.

A Wild Mechanical Rodeo – Wild Wild West

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We didn’t expect to see a colossal, steam-powered spider in an era where cowboys ruled. James West and Artemus Gordon team up in a race against time to stop an evil plot using a blend of old-school charm and steampunk tech. With Will Smith’s swagger and catchy tunes, this film marries the past with the future in a quirky yet captivating dance.

When Beds Bite Back – Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

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Your bed is supposed to be your safe haven, right? Not in this film! This particular bed has developed a taste for flesh. While the idea might create more giggles than screams, it’s a fresh take on the horror genre. Unsettling dreams, unexpected munching, and an atmosphere that’ll make you reconsider that afternoon nap, it’s a sleeper hit in its own right.

Awkward Adventures in Idaho – Napoleon Dynamite

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Meet Napoleon, a socially awkward teen navigating the trials and tribulations of high school life in rural Idaho. With moon boots, killer dance moves, and a pet llama named Tina, this isn’t your typical teen story. Its unique charm, deadpan humor, and memorable one-liners have cemented its place as a cult favorite.

Aliens With Attitude – Mars Attacks!

Photo Credit: Tim Burton Productions.

Martians decide to visit Earth but are not here to make friends. With their quirky designs and high-pitched laughs, these aren’t typical extraterrestrials. With a stellar ensemble cast, slapstick humor, and a satirical take on alien invasion films, this flick lets you view Martians in a refreshingly comedic light.

Swapped Identities Meet High-Octane Drama in Face/off

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Face-switching as the central plot? Seriously? Surprisingly, this wild idea turned into gold thanks to Hollywood’s brilliant execution. Enter the stage, two acting powerhouses: Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. With high-intensity chases, dramatic confrontations, and a narrative that keeps you guessing, “Face/Off” excites audiences. 

The Room – A Dramatic Jigsaw With Missing Pieces

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Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” is one cinematic experience you won’t forget. Scenes seem to start and end without reason, plotlines are introduced and then abandoned, and characters pop in and out without much rhyme or reason. What could have been a total disaster becomes a masterclass in so-bad-it’s-good cinema. 

15 Shockers in Films That No One Is Talking About

The Day After Tomorrow
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Watching movies is a wonderful escape from the real world, especially those films with a happy ending. However, when taking a deeper look at specific films, there are shocking themes that viewers seem to overlook. Some of these elements are so surprising that you’ll never look at those films the same way again.

15 Shockers in Films That No One Is Talking About

Hollywood’s Biggest Rip-Offs: 18 Epic Movie Flops That’ll Make You Demand a Refund

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Ah, the world of cinema – the glitz, the glamour, the… duds? Occasionally, we get hyped up for a movie, ready to be swept off our feet, but instead, we’re left scratching our heads. Popcorn, anyone? Let’s take a look at film history’s biggest letdowns. Hollywood’s Biggest Rip-Offs: 18 Epic Movie Flops That’ll Make You Demand a Refund

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