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What's the best bad movie ever?

Asked by Seek (34805points) December 20th, 2009

I love bad movies. Really bad movies.

Movies where the actors obviously made their own props out of stuff they found at the recycling center. Movies made on a budget of $500 and leftover sandwiches from the cameraman’s part-time job at Firehouse Subs.

I need a new movie to watch. Who knows something as bad as Peter Jackson’s “Dead Alive”, or “Game Over” with Walter Koenig, that I probably haven’t seen yet?

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PretentiousArtist's avatar

I haven’t seen this yet, but there’s a movie called The thing with two heads

skfinkel's avatar

Baby the Rain Must Fall. The worst ever. A Steve McQueen movie.

Jude's avatar

Evil Dead

tominhouston's avatar

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” the one with Kevin McCarty

Vunessuh's avatar

Zombie Strippers.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Baby Mama

like, seriously? What is that?!

janbb's avatar


sunshinedust's avatar

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, or Going Bananas!

Seek's avatar


That looks HORRIBLE! I must see it!


I think I might have seen that on MST3K once… ^_^


Evil Dead is the best. movie. ever! Bruce Campbell is king.


I’m proud of anyone that’s seen “Bad Taste”. ^_^

PretentiousArtist's avatar

The original The Wizard of Gore
The ending is completely “wtf?”

Ghost_in_the_system's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr And sick enough to admit I liked it.

MrItty's avatar

Death Race 2000 not “Death Race”, the remake made last year

Among the great quotes from this movie:
“It’s Euthanasia Day at the geriatric hospital!”
“It’s a HAND grenade!!!”, when the protagonist removes his false hand to show it’s an explosive.

Vunessuh's avatar

Ohhhh I have a good one. Have you ever seen a movie called Feed?
It’s horrible.

terrytuker's avatar

Superman Returns

PretentiousArtist's avatar

The Toxic Avenger
And also surf nazis must die. Basically, any troma movie

El_Cadejo's avatar

On halloween i watched Snoop Dogs Hood of Horror and Evil Bong. Last night i watched Santa’s Slay. All three of them were pretty awesome horrible movies.

its probably important to note i was highly intoxicated whilst watching all these movies.

ccrow's avatar


lucillelucillelucille's avatar

“Bubba Hotep” is near the top of my worst list.LOL!

Naked_Homer's avatar

@PretentiousArtist – Awe you took my answer!!!

Killer Clowns From Outer Space

shego's avatar

Be Kind Rewind with Jack Black

gradyjones's avatar

Big Trouble in Little China. I know it’s a terrible movie but I like watching it.

forestGeek's avatar

Rubin and Ed…classic! “My cat can eat a whole watermelon!”

PretentiousArtist's avatar

Excuuuseee me?!
That’s not a terrible movie!

Kelly_Obrien's avatar

Continental Divide (John Belushi)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Kelly_Obrien mars attacks was in no way a bad movie. That movie was fucking AWESOME

AmbeJL's avatar

Pootie Tang

AmbeJL's avatar

The entire “Sleepaway Camp” trilogy

chyna's avatar

Swamp Thing

J0E's avatar

Batman and Robin

The one with Cloony and Arnold. It’s amazing they packed so many bad puns in one movie.

Naked_Homer's avatar

@gradyjones – You know what Jack Burton always says….if that movies on you gotta watch it!

Haroot's avatar

Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist

but it was on purpose so I don’t know of it counts.

J0E's avatar

Oh and the movie Bill Cosby refused to promote: Leonard Part 6

forestGeek's avatar

@AmbeJL – Ah yes, Pootie Tang, one of my all-time faves!

Naked_Homer's avatar

@J0E – What about the original? With the BAM POW and all that.

Classic line: Somedays you just can’t get rid of a bomb

VohuManah's avatar

The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

The History of White People in America

CMaz's avatar

Big Trouble in Little China

MrGV's avatar

Harry Potter and Twilight

majorrich's avatar

Ishtar was quite the disappointment

Blondesjon's avatar

Spies Like Us.

exitnirvana's avatar

@PretentiousArtist, I agree…anything Troma-related; mine would be Cannibal! The Musical.

75movies's avatar


ccrow's avatar

@Naked_Homer loved the fake ducks!!

Berserker's avatar

You should check out “Street Trash”. While it is a low budget movie, it’s not to say that the special effects are all that bad; I mean even though they look ridiculous, you can see there’s an effort in them…

It’s the concept of the movie itself.
The director basically just wanted to make a movie that would shock, disgust and anger people as much as he possibly could.

Centering around a homeless guy who lives in the city dump governed by countless other bums, it also includes a special drink which…won’t ruin it… propels the story forward.

However the word “story” is very wrong, as this is just a collection of unlinked short stories and events around the dump which deal with things like gang rape, shop lifting or street brawls. It’s all so stupid and pointless, and pretty disgusting…it does have a conclusion…but really, this is SO awful that you’ll totally worship it.

I think it’s pretty iconic a film for the underbelly of the horror genre. Like “The Stuff”, but way more awesome and lame.

Berserker's avatar

Also, Killer Clowns from Outer Space. classic.

filmfann's avatar

Every summer, I used to have a 10 film festival of movies in one catagory.
One year we did the worst movies ever made.
My choices:
“Plan 9 From Outer Space” (without question, the worst ever)
“Robot Monster” (so laughably bad, my kids still talk about it)
“Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula” (just beat out “Jessie James meets Frankensteins Daughter”
“The Brain that Wouldn’t Die” (aka Head in a Lasagna Pan)
“They Saved Hitlers Brain!” (often refered to on Futurama)
“Santa Claus Conquers The Martians” (With a cast of, like 5. Including Pia Zidora)
“The Terror Of Tiny Town” (an all midget musical Western)
“The Conqueror” (John Wayne IS Ghengus Khan!)
“Glen or Glenda” (aka I Changed My Sex, another classic by Ed Wood
“The Thing with Two Heads” (Rosie Greer, with Fredrick March’s head sewn on)

Since then, I have seen Manos, the Hands of Fate, and that sucked sooooo bad.

sjmc1989's avatar

Dream a Little Dream Ok I am officially embarrassed

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension!


simone54's avatar

How is Labyrinth in this category.

filmfann's avatar

Return to Oz is terrific! So is Mars Attacks.
Buckaroo Banzai deserves mention here.

sjmc1989's avatar

@simone54 It should have won an acdemy award, but I think that it belongs here. I’m sorry :)

YoKoolAid's avatar

Freaked (1993) Randy Quaid plays the freakshow ringmaster and Keanu Reeves is the Dogboy!

Also starring: Megan Ward, Alex Winter, Brooke Shields, Morgan Fairchild and Bobcat Goldthwait.

MagsRags's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I loved Bubba Hotep!

I’m glad to see Ed Woods getting some love here.

I’d like to nominate The Ten Commandments. “Oh, Moses, Moses, why of all men did I fall in love with a prince of fools?”

gailcalled's avatar

@MagsRags: I had forgotten about Anne Baxter; That is certainly the best worst line of all times; or perhaps the worst best line. Talk about overacting.

filmfann's avatar

@MagsRags I love Bubba Hotep too. Did you know they are making the sequel, Bubba Nosferatu, now?

MagsRags's avatar

@filmfann seriously? What’s the plot premise?

lillycoyote's avatar

I’m not sure if this is the “best” bad movie, but I’ve always been kind of partial to Attack of the Mushroom People

Kelly_Obrien's avatar

@uberbatman LOL…yeah, if you were completely toasted !

But too true it had an allstar cast:

Jack Nicholson
Glenn Close
Anette Bening
De Vito
Martin short
Sarah J Parker
MJ Fox
Jim Brown…Wow, now that I think about it, it was still a bad movie. But then, this is what makes it a best-bad movie, eh!

MagsRags's avatar

I found a website devoted to bad movies, entitled appropriately enough

The Giant Claw looks cool.

filmfann's avatar

@MagsRags I assume, from the title, Elvis vs. Vampires.

MagsRags's avatar

@filmfann they really can’t have JFK back without Ossie. Loved him!

filmfann's avatar

Dude, JFK is dead…

MagsRags's avatar

Both of them.

I meant the real JFK plus the character in the movie, but if I include Ossie, I guess I should have said all 3 of them are dead

filmfann's avatar

Bruce Campbell won’t be back either. They got the guy who plays Hellboy to be Elvis.

Slick's avatar

Army of darkness.

downtide's avatar

The Price of Milk. It’s a low-budget movie made in New Zealand, starring Karl Urban (the new Dr McCoy from Star Trek). It’s strange and surreal and apparently they filmed it only on weekends while the cast weren’t doing their day jobs, and the script was mostly made up as they went along. But it’s a funny and beautiful movie. Highly recommended.

stratman37's avatar

The Gods Must Be Crazy

PretentiousArtist's avatar

This movie called Black Dynamite was released not too long ago. It’s a parody of ‘70’s blaxploitation films.

Seek's avatar

I am ashamed at the sheer number of these movies I’ve already seen. ^_^

Thanks for all of the suggestions!

@downtide The “Price of Milk” sounds really good. And anything with Eomer/McCoy in it has to be pretty decent. ^_^

lillycoyote's avatar

@MagsRags Great link! FERTILIZE THE BLASPHEMING BOMBSHELL! looks pretty bad, looks like a bad bad movie, not a good bad movie, but you gotta love the title.

TominLasVegas's avatar

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Or any Gamera film

AmbeJL's avatar

I definitely just bought “the room.” very very excited.

TominLasVegas's avatar

where is Showgirls?

scotsbloke's avatar

valley of the dolls

return to the valley of the dolls

Back to the valley of the dolls because the first 2 films didnt show enough boobies (Ok I made that one up)

Seek's avatar


That’s like “Thursday Evening of the Return of the Janitor of the Hospital Waiting Room of the Dead” ‘cause you can never have enough Romero zombies.

scotsbloke's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr – you got a point there!

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Ooo… what about Dude, Where’s My Car?

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@toomuchcoffee911 I’ve never seen that movie, but I just love yelling the title in a parking lot when I’ve forgotten where I parked! :-)

Storms's avatar

@janbb Waterworld wasn’t bad, it was just a typical Hollywood high budget octane movie.

There’s this movie called Fanboys that is cheaply made but hilarious. It follows the adventure of a group of Star Wars nerds attempting to break in to Skywalker Ranch to view Episode 1 early. Definitely don’t have to consider yourself a nerd or SW fan to love this movie.

Seek's avatar


That reminds me of “The Gamers: Dorkness Rising” – a horrible and absolutely gut-burstingly hilarious movie about a group of D&D players who dare to let a girl into their campaign.

Storms's avatar

@Storms Hanging around a game shop owned by a woman, I was shocked to learn of her bitterness at never being allowed to play D&D as a child. Added to Netflix.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first movie Hercules in New York.

Must find the original version where Arnold’s voice was dubbed over for the entire movie. LMAO!

He was listed as Arnold Strong in the credits. And the guy who did the voice over was named Arnold Stang. Hard to find the original with the voice over but well worth it. Apparently some video store rentals will give you the choice of dubbed or not.


How can we forget ZardOz with Sean Connery running around before his hair transplant in a Kinki ManKini and Hooker Boots! Oh hell! Trailer Here and an honest angry review found Here

I don’t know which is the best worse movie, ZardOz or the original Hercules in New York.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Of course if you are into equal opportunity… Queen Kong is great for inspiring your next womens lib party.

And how could we go wrong with The Robot vs The Aztec Mummy, which may actually have been the genesis behind our modern day Zombie or the Tin Man from OZ.

And this scene from At the Earths Core scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. Is This Sound Effect at time code 0:27 (engines starting) the same sound effect of the original Star Trek torpedo launchers. Sounds close!

filmfann's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies Connery never had a hair transplant. He did wear toupee’s.

Smashley's avatar

I’m not happy with 90% of these answers. Most of these are actually good movies that nobody liked, or movies that could have been good if the studios hadn’t botched them. The really good bad movies are the ones that never had a chance.

You want a film that’s total tripe, yet makes you laugh with its horribleness, you need to see the early 90’s cheese-fest “King of the Kickboxers”. Every bad cliche you’ve ever dreamed of is ensconced in this cinematic titantic. Terrible writing, acting, editing, etc, and it stars this guy, in an almost unwatchably perfect performance as the villian, Khan.

asmonet's avatar

My two favorite ‘bad but hilarious’ on purpose movies are Dead & Breakfast and The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Don’t even read those descriptions if you can resist, just get them. My friends and I watch them pretty much every Halloween.

The worst movie that’s plain shit that I know of that people think is hilarious and fucked up is Terror Toons which I just thought was god awful. I’ve watched it high and sober and was bored shitless, but some people really enjoy it.

asmonet's avatar

I’ll put it this way, Skeleton is a an old black and white horror sci fi spoof of amazing execution. It has a girl made of woodland creatures, a talking skeleton, two aliens, a monster and a scientist. He does science. His wife Betty? She married him for the exciting life full of science she would have. Science.

Dead & Breakfast?


ALL of my Bruce Campbell fan friends love these movies. Major differences, but awesome stuff.

asmonet's avatar

@Symbeline: The worst movie I’ve ever heard of has that director beat hands the frick down. No one should click this link. I mean it. Don’t do it, seriously..

Seek's avatar

OMFG, I have to see that.

El_Cadejo's avatar

lol me too. Just reading the one reviewer saying “you dont want to see this” makes me want to watch it all the more lol

Seek's avatar

I told my husband about it, sorta. I just said “It’s supposed to be really disturbing and every review says “You definitely don’t want to see this.” He’s like “Where can I get it?”

flo's avatar

It is very very hard to chose, since there are so many.

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