Bad Movies You Can't Help But Love

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  1. Beek1

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    Seeing as how there have been plenty of threads recently about favourite and worst movies, I thought I'd put another spin on it by asking people about those embarrassing films which they know are actually complete c**p, but for some reason they just can't help but love.

    This whole thing has been provoked by a recent screening of Resident Evil. Now I went in fearing the very worst (I'm not a big fan of the games, althrough I'll be first in line for the UK release of the Gamecube make-over), and in all honesty it isn't a particularly good film. But for some reason, both myself and my girlfriend really enjoyed it. The acting is lacklustre, the story is absolute guff (but quite close in tone and execution to that of the game series) there are some miserable CGI effects on offer and simply not enough gore considering that it's a zombie film, but somehow none of this seemed to matter to either of us. I really can't defend the film at all apart from with regards to a couple of stylistic flourishes from the director (Paul Anderson), but I really can't wait for the film to come out on DVD so I can watch it again at home.

    My other shameful film secret is a love of the Kevin Bacon flick Footloose. Tosh of the very worst kind, but as soon as I hear that theme song it just seems as if everything is suddenly right with the world. Just imagine how excited I was when the BBC recently screened the film in widescreen!

    So, come on... what bad movie really does it for you?
     
  2. lmccauley

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    "Navy Seals" - saw it in a tiny (about 50 seats) cinema in Bradford and was expecting it to be truely awful. Only saw it because it beat spending more time with my in-laws and it had my wife's favourite actor (Michael Biehn) in.

    For some unknown reason I actually quite enjoyed it. It was typical Hollywood jingoistic military carp, but, unlike Armageddon which I utterly hated, I liked it.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
  3. Dunky

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    I bought "Roadhouse" on DVD the other day (£9.99!)

    Mullets, Swayze, Mullets, Fighting, Mullets, 80's music.

    Me, enjoy c*ap films? Never!

    D
     
  4. mjn

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    Roadhouse or Bloodsport or Driven...oh..there's too many...
     
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    Screamers will have me glued to the tv at all hours. Seen it about 10 times now.:)
     
  6. lmccauley

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    "Screamers" - is that from your... "artistic" collection hidden under your bed?

    Cheers,
    Liam :D
     
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    Roadhouse, Bloodsport, Navy Seals

    Surely you're all getting confused. The reason you liked these movies is because they are in fact, modern classics. :D
     
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    Faster pussy cat, Kill kill!
     
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    Streets of Fire http://us.imdb.com/Title?0088194

    Nice music and a young Diane Lane in a silly movie. Which brings me to:

    The Big Hit http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120609

    Not a big hit actually but somehow I like the 'cool' action and stupid jokes (not that Christina Applegate or China Chow have anything to do with it) ... :D
     
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    Beavis and Butt-Head do America.

    Please don't kick me in the [email protected] for this...

    - Tom -
     
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    Seany boy,

    There's absolutely nothing bad about Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! That there is one damn fine movie, easily the most impressive aspect of Russ Meyer's wonderful and distinguished career. An assault on the senses with a feminist message to boot. Magnificent!
     
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    Most 'Van Damme' films are poor but you just gotta luv some of them (Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Timecop...).

    I didn't used to like it but im ashamed to say im starting to take to 'Beverly Hills Cop 3' now. The way I look at it is that it's just taking the **** outta itself. Oh and can anyone spot the cameo appearence by the person who's gonna be on everyone's lips this May? :)
     
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    I love it. But it's so bad it's good.
     
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    If you think that was bad watch U.S. Seals (couldn't even use the 'Navy' bit). I borrowed it from my local library on 'Hollywood DVD' for £1.50 (damn good value). It was worth it's money just for the trailers at the start. Three horror films called Spider, Octopus and Crocodile. Easy to guess what they are about (just imagine big CG animals).

    There's a sequal out now U.S. Seals 2, looks nothing like the pics on the box!

    Go find it!



     
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    gleaming the cube
    funny how christian slater is so good at skateboarding but never went pro. he could be as goos as tony hawk and rodney mullen
     
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    Spoilt for choice!

    Caddy shack is complete tosh but strangely endearing.

    Phantom of the Paradise is an absolute classic but also - bad

    Harem (mini series) is the pits but I love it.

    Etc etc.
     
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    Slaters skating was doubled, one minute he skates regular then goofy, *** ? Slater is not a skater!. Rodney Mullen & Mike McGill double Slater in the movie

    This movie rocked when I was twelve :thumbsup:

    I recommend 'Lords of dogtown' if you like Gleaming the cube.
     
  18. WildeKarde

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    Oh there's lot you could pick for this and several of the above I'd include as well - an example of a couple not already mentioned would be:

    Deathstalker 2
    Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    If you want to add VHS as well I've always had a soft spot for Deathrow Gameshow
     
  19. Kieron

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    Roadhouse.

    Cloak & Dagger (an old Henry Thomas - ET and Dabney Coleman film).

    Jerky Boys Movie.

    Most 80's fodder to be honest!
     

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