Movies I like, but everyone else hatesby joester2852000 | created - 01 Apr 2011 | updated - 14 Jan 2013 | Public
Just to get one thing straight, it's not that I find the movies I listed to be masterpieces, it's that I find them to be enjoyable, entertaining, and worth a watch. If you flat-out hate any of the movies I listed (and chances are that you do), that's fine. Just don't label me as an anti-semite with no taste in movies.
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1. Doom (2005)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.
Votes: 93,423 | Gross: $28.03M
Most people hate on this movie for not completely following the game's portal-to-Hell story and instead went for a viral-outbreak plot. I can understand that, but let me ask you something. Do we really play Doom for the story? Let's face it, we all play Doom just to kill a crapload of monsters and to see some carnage. For the movie, I expected mindless action & bloodshed and that's exactly what I got.
2. Terminator Salvation (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?
Votes: 305,417 | Gross: $125.32M
Yes, that's right. I like this. I liked the action, I liked the effects, I especially liked the CG-Arnie cameo, and I liked the little references/homages to the previous Terminator films.
I don't understand why people were bashing this movie. Yes, it felt more like a post-apocalypse movie rather than a Terminator movie, but personally, I was okay with it. I mean, it was based around the beginning of the war with the machines instead of the now-tired-thanks-to-T3 two-terminators-are-sent-back-to-kill-this-guy plot line. So, of course it was going to be different.
3. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 162,034 | Gross: $136.31M
Now, to be honest, I didn't really know much about the Godzilla franchise when I was growing up. I was mostly watching a lot of action/horror movies at the time. When I first saw this, I liked it (Of course, I was a kid) and it sort of got me interested into the Godzilla movies with the help of Godzilla 2000. Well, now that I'm an adult & I know more about the franchise than I did back then, I decided to give it another watch. And...
It's still entertaining.
4. House of the Dead (2003)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A group of college students travel to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.
Votes: 33,536 | Gross: $10.25M
No, your eyes do not deceive you. This is one of the movies that put director Uwe Boll on the gamers' most-hated list. Personally, I thought it wasn't too bad. I enjoyed the gore, the action, the T&A, and even some of the techno score.
I don't understand why people expected "Oscar gold" from a movie based on a RAIL-ON SHOOTER. If you think of it, the games also have their share of bad acting and generic plots (mad scientist causes zombie apocalypse because mankind is imperfect or some s*** like that). So, why do so many people find the movie horrible when it's so obvious that the games the movie is based on are just as silly?
5. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
Unrated | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle who are fighting flesh-eating zombies.
Now, I will admit, I also didn't agree with most of the movie. The dialogue, the plot, the dubbing, and the overtly stupid characters (Why can't most of the swat guys remember to shoot a zombie in the head?). Although, aside from all that, the movie is quite entertaining. I enjoyed most of the gore effects, the character Zantoro is awesome, some parts actually made me jump a little (the scene with the cat bursting through the chick's gut), and despite being a Dawn of the Dead rip-off, it does try to do its own thing.
6. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Votes: 347,475 | Gross: $402.11M
I have never seen a movie this hated and/or taken this seriously. Most people complain about the juvenile humor and the bad acting, but I don't mind all that (I actually got a laugh out of the robo-scrotum part). I mean, it was about robots from another planet whom come to Earth, turn into cars/trucks/planes and blow each other up. What were people expecting? Hamlet? Citizen Kane? Godfather? Did everyone fall asleep during the good parts? What about the scene where Optimus Prime was fighting of those Decepticons in the forest? That was awesome!
If you decide to go watch this, don't try to take it seriously and enjoy it for what it is, braindead action at its finest.
7. Batman Forever (1995)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Votes: 207,317 | Gross: $184.03M
Trust me, this is Rambo: First Blood compared to Batman & Robin.
8. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 95,044 | Gross: $58.27M
This is one of those movies targeted by the I-hate-remakes bandwagon. Personally, I LOVED this one. It made me jump as much as the original did.
Speaking of the movie, when Rob Zombie contacted John Carpenter about him remaking this, Carpenter told Zombie to make it his own film and that's exactly what he did.
9. Halloween II (2009)
R | 105 min | Horror
Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Votes: 40,163 | Gross: $33.39M
Same thoughts like with the first one, but more as a gore fest.
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 81,098 | Gross: $63.08M
Yet, another movie targeted by the I-hate-remakes bandwagon. A lot of fans of the original were disappointed that Robert Englund didn't come back to reprise his role, but he said that he felt he was too old to continue with the role (and he also supported the remake feeling that the story could be told better with today's special effects). Many people also said that the original was so perfect that it didn't need a remake, but personally, I didn't think it was 100% perfect. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the original as much as I did with the Friday the 13th movies, but lets face it, after the first one, it just got sillier and sillier and sillier with each sequel.
Anyways, onto the movie. Personally, I didn't find it all that horrible. Sure, most of the teen cast is pretty Twilight-esque and at times, the dialogue was bad ("He brought us here so we could remember what he did to us." WTF?), but there were some great moments of horror, Jackie Earle Haley does a great Freddy Krueger (*cough*Watchmen*cough*), and the ending is one of the biggest "Oh, snap!" moments I've ever seen.
11. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.
Votes: 164,814 | Gross: $50.65M
12. BloodRayne (2005)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the 18th century, a vampire escapes from the freak show she once participated in and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother.
Votes: 31,675 | Gross: $2.41M
14. Postal (2007)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.
Votes: 20,894 | Gross: $18.01M
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action, when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 364,591 | Gross: $317.10M
16. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 605,148 | Gross: $474.54M
17. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padme Amidala, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 529,239 | Gross: $310.68M
18. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Votes: 590,082 | Gross: $380.26M
19. Strike Commando (1987)
R | 104 min | Action, War, Adventure
While operating behind enemy lines, Sergeant Mike Ransom learns of a Russian presence in North Vietnam. Ordered to obtain proof of this discovery, Ransom returns to enemy territory but is ... See full summary »
20. Meet the Spartans (2008)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of ... See full summary »
Votes: 93,782 | Gross: $38.23M
21. Vampires Suck (2010)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy
A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.
Votes: 41,570 | Gross: $36.66M
Anything that rips on Twilight is okay with me.
22. Taintlight (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy
Riding the lofty coattails of the international tween sensation, TAINTLIGHT is the tale of Stella, a young girl who falls in love with an ancient, beautifully-behaired bloodsucker named Edgar.
Same for Vampires Suck
23. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
A young man whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and Europe.
24. Ghosts of Mars (2001)
R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.
Votes: 45,828 | Gross: $8.43M
25. Dance Flick (2009)
PG-13 | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Music
Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as they enter in the mother of all dance battles.
Votes: 10,615 | Gross: $25.62M
26. Seed (2006)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive, he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.
27. Judge Dredd (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.
Votes: 96,505 | Gross: $34.69M
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.
Votes: 40,319 | Gross: $4.54M
30. Survival of the Dead (2009)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.
Votes: 18,569 | Gross: $0.10M
32. Max Payne (2008)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
Votes: 113,405 | Gross: $40.69M
33. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.
Votes: 130,556 | Gross: $102.49M
34. Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Fantasy
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.
Votes: 210,060 | Gross: $36.39M
35. Clash of the Titans (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Votes: 244,629 | Gross: $163.21M
36. Legion (2010)
R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.
Votes: 86,771 | Gross: $40.17M
37. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.
Votes: 86,723 | Gross: $21.30M
38. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Votes: 159,977 | Gross: $80.28M
39. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.
Votes: 96,344 | Gross: $51.77M
40. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Votes: 217,316 | Gross: $58.88M