There are tons of bad movies coming out every year. A lot of them are boring. Most are simply forgettable. But there are also the movies that go beyond just being “bad”. They transcend horror and become something much bigger. Let’s call them the BEST Worst Movies.
Obviously, there are dozens of movies that could make this list, so we’ve narrowed it down to a more acceptable number. From Troll 2 to The Room via Super Mario Bros. and beyond, here are our picks for the best, worst movies ever.
Best Worst Movies Ever Made
Troll 2 is the sequel to Troll (which is also hilariously odd), but it doesn’t contain any trolls. In fact, it’s a movie about vegetarian goblins turning people into trees before they eat them. They trick a silly family to vacation in their town, but a little kid gets wind of their scheme (thanks to his grandfather’s ghost) and has to get all the stuff out of the book to keep his family from eating poisoned food . Everything about Troll 2 is ridiculous, and many of its quirky moments have turned into internet memes. It even inspired an acclaimed documentary about the film’s making and its unexpected cult titled Best Worst Picture.
Tommy Wiseau’s hopelessly selfish drama The Room – about a perfect guy who is betrayed by his wife, his best friend, and basically the entire universe is hilariously incompetent in almost every way, from stilted dialogue to bizarre line delivery. to the absurd plot and the exaggerated finale. But while it sounds ridiculously absurd, it also feels genuine.
In the late 1930s, a church group produced a movie that was supposed to scare people away from marijuana, but accidentally made a movie that could only be enjoyed while high. Reefer Madness is the story of two absurdly milquetoast lovers who take weed and completely lose their minds while suddenly embracing every vice imaginable. It would be scary if it wasn’t absolute, hokey malarkey from start to finish.
Plan 9 of outer space
Plan 9 From Outer Space was the undisputed best worst movie ever made in decades until movies like Troll 2 and The Room became notorious, and it’s still a legitimate contender. Directed by the legendary inept Edward D. Wood Jr., the film ostensibly chronicles an alien plot to wipe out the human race by raising an army of zombies. But despite being all-powerful, the aliens seem to give up after making just three zombies. Plan 9 is incredibly inexpensive. Everything seems wrong. And the dialogue is so incredibly wrong that it is practically poetic.
The only thing that stands in the way of the ninja’s total domination of the cocaine trade is Dragon Sound, a good-humored Tae Kwon Do orphan gang who are also a rock band with songs that everyone can enjoy. identify yourself as “Against the Ninja”. Miami Connection premiered in 1987 and languished in utter obscurity until it was rediscovered by the Alamo Drafthouse and ultimately found an ironic, but grateful audience.
Difficult ticket to Hawaii
LETHAL Ladies was a sexy 12-part spy adventure franchise that ran from 1985 to 1998. Hard Ticket to Hawaii is easily the best / worst in the series (but they’re all pretty amazing), the story of secret agents in love with the jacuzzi. who also run a small delivery service, who gets involved in smuggling diamonds and also accidentally loses a giant poisonous snake in their backyard. Meanwhile, there are razor sharp decapitation frisbees and free range skateboard assassins / blow up doll enthusiasts who will (of course) be sent with a rocket launcher.
Neil Breen writes, directs, co-stars, and instills bizarre paranoid power fantasies in Fateful Findings, the insanely cheap story of a guy who finds a magical rock, gets superpowers, and ends up becoming a hacker who tap into top-secret government secrets. (Which are secrets.) There are also ghosts, a magic book, an assassination plot, and a mass suicide. There’s more to it, but trying to figure out what’s going on in Fateful Findings is a huge part of the appeal.
Elves is a film about a single elf. Let’s just start there. It is an evil Nazi experiment that is accidentally resurrected by a group of teenage girls who playfully attempt to provoke the Antichrist. Then they find themselves stranded in a department store clad in negligee as this horrid rubber monster attacks them and a chain-smoking Grizzly Adams (Dan Haggerty himself) tries to uncover an increasingly dumb conspiracy and strangely perverse. Elves is possibly the best worst Christmas movie ever made.
It took 21 years to make the action thriller Dangerous Men, and it shows. The movie has been edited a number of times throughout production and now plays out like half a dozen different movies that get bored and swap with each other. There is a long story about a woman whose fiancé is murdered, leading her to seek revenge and become a serial killer. But the film forgets that after a while and instead follows an undercover undercover operation. Meanwhile, a naked guy gets lost in the desert. Nothing makes sense, everything is maddening, and it’s completely captivating anyway.
Dance: It’s on!
A girl from Beverly Hills travels to Panama to work for her wealthy hotel entrepreneur father (played by Gary Daniels) and falls in love with one of the busboys because they are both excellent dancers. But will anyone understand their love ?! Dance: It’s on! is a bizarre Romeo and Juliet riff that comes from director David Winters, who also directed the MST3K classic Space Mutiny and starred in the classic musical West Side Story. It is so gleefully insane that it has to be seen to be believed.
Moon of blood
There’s a serial killer with two cybernetic fingers who targets the world’s best martial artists, all of whom live in the same town, and one of whom happens to be a forensic psychologist played by Gary Daniels (again!). Oh, and our hero’s partner is a martial arts expert / homicide detective / stage magician. Bloodmoon is incredibly silly in every way except one: the butt fights, which are expertly choreographed and filmed very well.
Birdemic: shock and terror
Have you ever seen The Birds of Alfred Hitchcock? Director James Nguyen certainly did. His budget horror thriller Birdemic: Shock and Terror is essentially The Birds but with acid and global warming. And not even so well from a distance. It’s the story of a young couple besieged by explosive birds because … global warming is bad. It is so unobservable that it is hypnotic.
Dreamcatchers of 2003 is proof that it’s not just amateurs who make the best, worst movies. Based on a Stephen King novel, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, and featuring a notable case including Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Lee, and Damian Lewis, Dreamcatcher tells the story of four childhood friends with powers specials in in order to, later in life, defend the world from body-stealing aliens who attack via – er – the toilet. It’s a nifty production that results in a truly hypnotic mess of a movie.
Howard the duck
Howard the Duck, one of Marvel’s most extravagant creations, recently had a fun and entertaining awakening thanks to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and, last summer, to What if …? But in 1986, the world was really not ready for the live-action George Lucas-produced Howard the Duck – a spawning turkey from a duck movie that starred an animatronic quack brought through it. universe by mysterious and wacky forces so that he could rock in the pop-punk group of Lea Thompson.
Mac and me
Perhaps better known by the movie name Paul Rudd was still showing a clip of his guest on Conan (a gag Rudd ran for decades), Mac and Me was an ET scam with massive and unintentionally hilarious product placement at McDonald’s and Coca-Cola link. Alien Goofy Mac (“mysterious alien creature”) befriends a young boy in a wheelchair in an attempt to escape NASA and find his Mcfamily. A wonderfully horrible movie, but – you know – the “right” kind of horror.
published on same year Like Breakin ‘, in 1984, Electric Boogaloo was a dumb sequel with a title people still lovingly laugh at over 35 years later. One of the first films to use the “Use the Dance to Save the Neighborhood Recreation Center” plot, Breakin ‘2 is a rudimentary production, with a plot just basic enough to allow for dozens of breakdancing sequences. Capitalizing on the B-Boy culture of the early ’80s, Breakin 2 is a ridiculous, but happy, pop group.
Super Mario Bros.
So much has gone wrong with this 1993 adaptation of the Super Mario Bros. franchise. from Nintendo that it is barely recognizable as anything influenced by these games. Yet, on its own, it’s a crazy adventure full of so many false turns that it becomes enjoyable as a cult classic watch. Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo play Mario and Luigi, plumber brothers who enter a parallel dimension to save a princess in distress. Dennis Hopper played “President Koopa,” Bowser’s version of the movie, only adding to the “WTF” packaging of the entire project.
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