Favorite BAD movies
Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
I'm trying to start a thread that won't end in a fight....

What is your favorite bad movie? I'm talking about the types that are so bad they're good - something like "The Conquerers" starring John Wayne.

Other examples would be "Plan 9 from Outer Space" or "Santa Claus vs. the Martians" or "Mchale's Navy" starring Tom Arnold or maybe "Death Wish II".
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10031) 14 years ago
"Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094834/

It's an even bigger stinker than "Dances with Wolves" or "Water World".
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 14 years ago
Midnight Madness
Starring not a single actor I could name but do recognize a couple from other movies.
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Posted by David Schott (+17439) 14 years ago
Chuck Norris in "Slaughter in San Francisco":

http://imdb.com/title/tt0070705/

Mark Wiedeman and I saw this movie at the theater in about 1982. We went because it had Chuck Norris in it but it turned out Chuck was in it for about 30 seconds (tops) and his voice was dubbed. Laughably bad.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1344) 14 years ago
The Barbarian Brothers is the epitomy of good badness!
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Posted by Big Dave (+439) 14 years ago
Just about anything Leslie Nielsen has ever been in. I am a well-educated intelligent adult, but gee whiz I just can't help laughing at that stuff. The man's a brilliant actor in a good bad sort of way.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
Here are some of my "Favorites":

Best Defense
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086955/

Gigli
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299930/

From Justin To Kelly
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339034/

Cool As Ice - This one stars Vanilla Ice. Guess why this one ranks as one of my all-time movie bombs.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101615/

Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185183/

Stone Cold - Seeing as how this ******* left the Seahawks high & dry this gets special mention from me.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102984/

No Holds Barred
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097987/

I've seen all of them, sad to say, but can anyone top these Box-Office bombs?

[This message has been edited by Kyle L. Varnell (edited 4/6/2008).]
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 14 years ago
Any Charleton Heston movie. LOL
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
Tom, that was in very bad taste.

[This message has been edited by Kyle L. Varnell (edited 4/6/2008).]
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4454) 14 years ago


I've never seen a Van Damme movie that wasn't great/terrible, but my all time favorite has got to be Double Impact. Van Damme vs. Van Damme, good stuff.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
We OWN a copy of "From Justin to Kelly". A true stinker!
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Posted by ABC (+387) 14 years ago
Any Don Johnson fans remember, "A Boy And His Dog?"
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+286) 14 years ago
"Showgirls" - even the sex scenes are hilarious.
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+404) 14 years ago
Any Arnold movie. I hate movies like True Lies.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
Here's a truly BAD movie. The acting is horrible & the dialogue is even worse. How he got elected Governor of California with THIS POS on his resume I'll never know.

I speak of course of Arnold Strong, er I mean, Arnold Schwarzenegger's first movie:

Hercules in New York
http://imdb.com/title/tt0065832/

This is so pitiful it's easily one of the most humorous movies I've ever seen.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
I remember a double feature at the Park Theatre when I was a kid:
"The Undertaker and his Pals" and "The Corps Grinders".

Also there was a great trilogy at The Sunset:
"Trip With the Teacher", "Teacher's Pet" and...I can't remember the last one. Jay North of "Dennis the Menace" fame was in one of them. They were rated R so one would've expected some nudity. Not one nipple!
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
ABC - Was 'a Boy and His Dog" a post-holocaust film about a young man and his dog with whom he could communicate by brain waves (ESP)?
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Posted by Bruce Helland (+592) 14 years ago
Plan 9 from Outer Space. Poor Bela Lugosi...
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4457) 14 years ago
Steven Seagal movies are always right up there.

On Deadly Ground was probably the worst. A take-no-prisoners BA environmentalist giving "Big Oil" what they got comin'

http://www.rottentomatoes...ly_ground/
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
Here's a few bad flicks from, surprise, surprise - Sly Stalone

Over The Top
http://www.rottentomatoes...r_the_top/

http://imdb.com/title/tt0093692/

A movie about an arm-wrestling truck driver trying to win the approval of his son?

Sounds like Oscar material to me.

Then there's this winner:

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
http://www.rottentomatoes...ill_shoot/

http://imdb.com/title/tt0105477/
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
I forgot this genius bit of movie. Anyone in Seattle at the time will remember how Komo4 News promoted ad nauseam this pile of slop.

Life Or Something Like It
http://www.rottentomatoes...g_like_it/
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Posted by Jeff Newby (+157) 14 years ago
Or how about NAVY SEALS with Charlie Sheen cool weapons just kinda out there
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1290) 14 years ago
Not necessarily a bad movie but I caught it last night on one of my cable channels and it got me thinking (1974) "Blazing Saddles". A Mel Brooks classic, some would say, but that movie does not get made in 2008 way too politically incorrect. I couldn't help but think we have become so politically sensitive that we can't even make fun of ourselves anymore. It that respect it is a great, bad movie.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17668) 14 years ago
I would agree with "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Santa Claus vs. the Martians" ....both terrible movies, but somewhat enjoyable.

Another in the same genre is "Reefer Madness".
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 14 years ago
Bloodsport is the quintessential awesomely bad Van Damme movie. Man I thought that was one of the best movies ever when I was a kid .
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Posted by Steve Allison (+975) 14 years ago
If I remember "A Boy and His Dog" right it did have the boy & dog communicating with telepathy. Don Johnson would get involved with a girl and when the relationship started to sour the dog would convence him he was the true friend so lets kill and eat the girl. very bad plot, bad acting and bad sets all adding up to a true top drawer stinker of a film.
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Posted by Brian (+354) 14 years ago
Pure Country was pretty bad.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
I think "Reefer Madness" led to more drug use than it prevented. There are some great scenes in that one.
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Posted by ABC (+387) 14 years ago
Don't forget the main plot of "A Boy and His Dog"...the underground dwellers were after his "man juice," setting him up for forced extraction.

ABC
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Posted by Chad (+1769) 14 years ago
Repo Man.

Mad Max.

A Boy and his Dog.

All 1950's B&W 3D SciFi/Horror movies!

Soylent Green.

Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Hmm, seems I've seen way too many sci-fi and horror shows.
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Posted by David Schott (+17439) 14 years ago
"C.H.U.D." (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0087015/

Another movie I saw at the theater (1984-ish) and haven't seen since but it sticks in my mind as being laughably bad.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1807) 14 years ago
Pink Flamingo. If you haven't seen it, DON'T WATCH IT, you'll never be the same again!
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Posted by Belinda Maasch Cook (+83) 14 years ago
"A Boy and His Dog" I hate Don Johnson, but that was a terrific movie. Particularly loved the ending LOL!!!

There is one that I have never had the pleasure of seeing, but my husband SWEARS by "Sting of the West" with Jack Palance

[This message has been edited by Belinda Maasch Cook (edited 4/7/2008).]
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Posted by Dustin (+90) 14 years ago
"The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human"
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Posted by Jeff Newby (+157) 14 years ago
One I got sucked into last night is a Kevin Costner movie:
THE POSTMAN and another of his that really sucked WATERWROLD.The POSTMAN is alot better than WATERWORLD
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
"Death Race 2000" - Sly Stallone has a supporting role.
"Can't Stop the Music" with Steve Gutenberg. An added plus.... the Village people pretending to be straight.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15076) 14 years ago
Electra Glide in Blue. Mr. Huntington the principal at SHGS took me to see that movie. It was the first PG movie I ever attended and it was really bad.

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Posted by MCGirl (+304) 14 years ago
Valley Girl, with Nicholas Cage. Like, totally radical, yet so gag me with a spoon.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
This isn't so much a movie as it is an event but one thing that kills me every time I see it is a George Lucas "Love Scene".

He can write a sci-fi adventure but leave the love stuff to the pros.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1290) 14 years ago
Richard what's up with that?
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Posted by john newcomer (+293) 14 years ago
Geez guys what about Army Of Darkness? My favorite bad movie to date but anything with Bruce Campbell in it is guaranteed to be a train wreck.(In a good way of course)
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 14 years ago
All these and no one has mentioned any Cheech and Chong movies yet? "The Corsican Brothers" will always be my favorite.
Sly Stallone... Judge Dredd
Van Damme... Streetfighter
Any Jennifer Lopez movie
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Posted by Kate Russell (+152) 14 years ago
Leaving Las Vegas was my all time least favorite movie.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
OMFG, How could I have forgotten Judge Dread? Here's the truly sad part of this whole thing, I was actually there for a screener version a few months before its release. A friend of mine was given tickets and, I'm not kidding here, Sly Stallone himself was sitting a few rows back with his then fling Angie Everheart.

I guess someone should've told him that the name Dread was an appropriate title for that stinker.
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Posted by JLB (+216) 14 years ago
How about "Starship Troopers"....anyone seen that one, at the time it was a fun one to see and I actually enjoyed it, now I look at it and I think wow, that wasn't as great as I thought.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
"Sergeant Pepper" starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees. One of the very worst films of the 70s.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17668) 14 years ago
Sgt Pepper is a stinker....but would that rate as anyone's favorite bad movie? There is a difference between kitschy/campy bad movies that are enjoyable to watch, but to sit through Sgt Pepper, someone would have to hold a gun to my head.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
You got me there, Gunnar. S. Pepper is impossible to watch.
How about the "Sabata" trilogy starring Lee van Cleef (for some reason, Yul Brunner plays Sabata in the "middle" of the three).
At about the same time, Lee Van Cleef plays Yul Brunner's character in "The Magnificant Seven Ride".
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 14 years ago
Wait... so you're telling us you were in the same theatre as Angie Everheart and you SAW the movie?!? You're a better man then me Tiny Tim LOL
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 14 years ago
I did forget it was FAVORITE bad movie though...
How about any Rambo movie then
Bloodsport (Van Damme again)
Little Nicky (No one's mentioned Adam Sandler yet)
"When I was 8 years old, my brother Adrian hit me in the side of the face with a shovel"
The South Park movie "Kick a**"
The Beavis and Butthead Movie
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
Godzilla movies and other Japanese monster movies - the older the better.

Speaking of South Park...I see Mr. Garrison got his member back.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 14 years ago
Here's a genre that has the most laughably bad movies ever filmed - Kung-Fu/Chop Socky

Some of my favorites in this genre are:

Chinese Super Ninjas, Kid With The Golden Arms, Masked Avengers & Return of The Five Deadly Venoms.

What makes these even more pitiful is that I have them on ****** dvd copies. The only thing "Digitally Remastered" about them are the fact that they're on a digital format. The picture "Quality" is frequently off-centered, faded and in some cases you can see the tracking lines that give it away as being taken from a 5th-generation VHS copy. Unfortunately Shaw Brothers (where these were made) was bought out a couple of years ago and are being truly remastered so these sub-sub standard ones might be a thing of the past.

The sad thing is that I got this:


at a Best Buy all shrink-wrapped and when I got it home and opened it, it smelled like an ashtray and seven years later it still smells like an ashtray.

Gotta love that Kung-Fu Theater!
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Posted by Belinda Maasch Cook (+83) 14 years ago
What about the Trinity series of westerns -- anyone else get a kick out of those -- My Name is Nobody -- Nobody is still my name -- etc. Have to admit his eyes were bluer than ole blue eyes himself
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+286) 14 years ago
Great news! "A Boy and His Dog" is available on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...nM1fQ8sv3M
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Posted by Bruce Helland (+592) 14 years ago
"Before the Devil knows you're dead" Forgot about this.... Saw it at this Springs film festival. Not so much a bad movie but the story was so depressing and horrific that I would have to rate this as an all time stinker.
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Posted by LG (+201) 14 years ago
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Terrible story, but one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
There aren't words... just see it.
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 14 years ago
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules was a pretty good(bad) one.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
Anything with the Three Stooges is good on some level.
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