Stupid Movies that I Love

My definition of a 'stupid movie' is a little bit elusive, but one key aspect is that the main characters behave in outrageous or absurd ways, and other characters - especially those who've never met them - respond as if this is normal. Some movies - particularly the ones that aren't comedies - might be better described as 'guilty pleasures.'

(*NOTE: If Luis Buñuel or Terry Gilliam was involved in the making of the movie, it automatically gets a free pass, exempting it from any list describing it as "stupid.")
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1.
Airplane! (1980)
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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
 
2.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
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Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
3.
Army of Darkness (1992)
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A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
4.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place. (94 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
5.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Dr. Evil is back...and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 60's and steal Austin Powers's mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless". (95 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
6.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil. (94 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
7.
BASEketball (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team. (103 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
8.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
9.
Billy Madison (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again. (89 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
10.
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy. (92 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
11.
Canadian Bacon (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
12.
Dick (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
13.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain. (92 mins.)
 
14.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Five kids are left home when their mother leaves town on a three-month vacation to Australia, only to have their geriatric babysitter die of a heart attack, leading to the eldest teen, Sue Ellen, to scam her way into taking a job at a hip Los Angeles fashion company to feed and support her needy siblings. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
15.
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car. (83 mins.)
Director: Danny Leiner
 
16.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Farrelly
 
17.
Encino Man (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When they find a frozen cave-man in their back yard, two high-school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life. (88 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
 
18.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
19.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
20.
Face/Off (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
21.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
22.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. (92 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
23.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An Asian-American office worker and his Indian stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers. (88 mins.)
Director: Danny Leiner
 
24.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." (109 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
 
25.
Hot Shots! (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A parody of Top Gun in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers. (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
 
26.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve Pink
 
27.
Idiocracy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. (84 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
 
28.
The Jerk (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. (94 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
29.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
30.
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death. (81 mins.)
Director: Steve Oedekerk
 
31.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal... (84 mins.)
Director: Gene Quintano
 
32.
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again. (121 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
33.
The Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way. (83 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
 
34.
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping... (88 mins.)
Director: Greg Beeman
 
35.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth. (73 mins.)
Director: Jim Mallon
 
36.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
37.
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury. (82 mins.)
 
38.
Night of the Comet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
39.
Out There (1995 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A Pulitzer Prize winning photographer named Mosley gets kicked off his job by his boss (Bobcat Goldthwait)... (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Irvin
 
40.
Point Break (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers. (122 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
41.
Pootie Tang (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America... (81 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
 
42.
Road House (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar. (114 mins.)
 
43.
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. (93 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
 
44.
Rubber (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession. (82 mins.)
Director: Quentin Dupieux
 
45.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
46.
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss. (105 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
 
47.
Spaceballs (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
48.
Strange Brew (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. (90 mins.)
 
49.
Summer School (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students... (97 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
50.
Super Troopers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. (100 mins.)
 
51.
Terminal Velocity (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold. (102 mins.)
Director: Deran Sarafian
 
52.
Tremors (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
53.
Undercover Blues (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A wise-cracking husband and wife team of ex-Spies arrive in New Orleans on maternity leave with their baby girl... (90 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
54.
Volunteers (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out... (107 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
55.
Wayne's World (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (94 mins.)
 
56.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off. (97 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
57.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. (97 mins.)
Director: David Wain
 
58.
Young Einstein (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer... (91 mins.)
Director: Yahoo Serious
 
59.
Zoolander (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller