So Bad, They're Good!

by tom_delonge_ava | created - 11 Aug 2011 | updated - 08 Jul 2013 | Public

Movies that are so bad that you will get a kick out of watching them just to make fun of them.

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1. 10,000 BC (2008)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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34 Metascore

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Camilla Belle, Steven Strait, Marco Khan, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 115,254 | Gross: $94.78M

The most historically inaccurate movie in history. A couple game recommendations while you watch: Drinking game - every time you spot a historical inaccuracy, take a drink. You will be drunk fast. Person who spots the most modern invention wins.

2. The Happening (2008)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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34 Metascore

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez

Votes: 176,066 | Gross: $64.51M

Never have I been so ashamed to be an M. Night fan. His first three movies are on my top 100 list. This one is just plain awful. It seems like the only point is to show "cool ways in which people can die." Beyond that, the acting is abysmal and the story is laughable.

3. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 61,868 | Gross: $9.35M

A white girl playing an Asian. Enough said.

4. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

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19 Metascore

Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Wych Kaosayananda | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto, Gregg Henry

Votes: 17,431 | Gross: $14.29M

I don't know if I believe it, but I have heard from numerous sources that this movie is supposed to be a sequel to the great movie "Equilibrium." If that is true, this fails in every possible way.

5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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32 Metascore

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 184,389 | Gross: $152.27M

People who love transformers will probably think this is a good movie. People who pay attention will find some very entertaining plot holes. This is about as entertaining as a bad action movie can get. You can tell by the budget that someone tried really hard to make this good. They failed.

6. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 36,793 | Gross: $16.30M

Bet you didn't know that George Lucas made this. I know, you don't believe me. Look it up. This is a movie about a man-like duck from another dimension that comes to Earth. Need I say more?

7. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

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A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Director: Harold P. Warren | Stars: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren

Votes: 32,359

You know how a lot of people overuse the phrase, "worst movie I have ever seen?" This actually qualifies. This movie is so bad, a documentary was made to explain why it even exists. I urge you to read the Imdb trivia section about this film. I swear you may end up busting a gut laughing. Rumor has it that Quentin Tarantino has the only lasting reel of this movie and says it his favorite "comedy" of all time. It is an unintentional comedy. The director was dead serious when he made this, which is why it is a classic in my books. I almost forgot: only watch the Mystery Science Theater version of this movie. Watching it without that commentary track could possibly kill you.

8. Against the Dark (2009 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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When most of the population of Earth is infected with a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters led by Tao chases the vampire zombies to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Crudo | Stars: Steven Seagal, Tanoai Reed, Jenna Harrison, Danny Midwinter

Votes: 4,512

I could put almost every Seagal movie on this list, but I chose one. This one involves him walking around killing vampires. He walks because he is too old to even pretend to find anymore. Pretty sure there is a lot of stunt work here too. It's sad, but entertaining.

9. Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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36 Metascore

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas

Votes: 115,449 | Gross: $25.86M

A horrible attempt to capitalize on the sci-fi genre boom. Embarrassing choice for Charlize. I'm she she regrets being in it even more than I regret watching it.

10. Rogue (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 23,650 | Gross: $0.01M

Killer crocodile. That would be enough right? But get this: it's a GIANT killer crocodile. Enjoy.

11. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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58 Metascore

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.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard

Votes: 121,341 | Gross: $34.02M

It is worth it to watch this movie just to see the one famous line by Samuel L. Jackson. Once you get to the line. Rewind and watch a couple more times. Ok, you can turn the movie off now. Nothing else worth seeing.

12. Ultraviolet (2006)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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18 Metascore

A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Sebastien Andrieu

Votes: 74,111 | Gross: $18.50M

Along the same lines as Aeon Flux. A sci-fi piece of garbage. I would say Milla Jovavich regrets being in this, but I think this is one of her better films. :)

13. Pathfinder (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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29 Metascore

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means

Votes: 39,278 | Gross: $10.23M

I don't know who the market for this movie was supposed to be, but it is bordering on racist. A story of some Aboriginal warrior from long ago, played by a white guy! No joke.

14. Zombie Strippers (2008)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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45 Metascore

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

Director: Jay Lee | Stars: Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund, Roxy Saint, Penny Vital

Votes: 16,416

This is one movie where I don't have to say anything except, see title.

15. Troll 2 (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young

Votes: 26,785

A legend for all the wrong reasons. There is a documentary out about the actor from this movie who now goes around bragging about how this movie is the worst of all time. They have film festivals where people come from all around to watch this because of how bad it is. Don't you want to see what all the hype is about?

16. House of the Dead (2003)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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15 Metascore

A group of college students travel to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard, Ona Grauer

Votes: 33,535 | Gross: $10.25M

Uwe Boll, please die in a fire.

17. Cabin Fever (2002)

R | 93 min | Horror

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56 Metascore

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent

Votes: 66,519 | Gross: $21.16M

This is one of my favorite movies. Young film makers should watch this as an example of what NOT to do. This move has more nonsense scenes than any "mainstream" movie ever. Poking with a stick, screaming "I made it," pancakes, the cop. You will not believe your eyes or ears. When I saw this, I literally thought it was a practical joke. Sad thing is, this director thinks he is talented. What a world.

18. Alone in the Dark (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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9 Metascore

A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Frank C. Turner

Votes: 39,180 | Gross: $5.18M

The worst director to ever have free reign of making movies? Uwe Boll might be some kind of spy, sent by the Russians to ensure that Hollywood is never taken seriously. He's winning so far.

19. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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9 Metascore

After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

Votes: 68,910 | Gross: $21.47M

This is a classic, in the same fashion as "Manos." The intentions of the actors and film makers were so serious, that the film could not have been any more intentionally funny. Oh Travolta, this one pretty much ended your career.

20. The Rage (2007)

R | 85 min | Horror

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A crazed scientist experimenting with a rage virus on innocent victims in a laboratory in the woods. When his monstrous subjects escape and vultures devour their remains, they became mutations seeking to feed on humans.

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Andrew Divoff, Erin Brown, Ryan Hooks, Sean Serino

Votes: 1,573

Has a scene with a midg...little person that will have you laughing til the end credits.

21. Carnosaur (1993)

R | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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A genetically manipulated and very hungry dinosaur escapes from a bioengineering company and reeks havoc on the local desert town.

Directors: Adam Simon, Darren Moloney | Stars: Diane Ladd, Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Runyon, Harrison Page

Votes: 3,253 | Gross: $1.75M

What Jurassic Park could have been if given no budget and directed by the members of an insane asylum.

22. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)

R | 84 min | Horror

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32 Metascore

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 95,244 | Gross: $15.42M

Eliza Dushku being chased around by deformed mountain men.

23. Mr. Jingles (2006 Video)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

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An innocent man imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit emerges from prison bent on exacting revenge on his accusers.

Director: Tommy Brunswick | Stars: Karen Turner, Dave Cunningham, Rudy Hatfield, Kelli Jensen

Votes: 915

A killer clown story, apparently shot on a camcorder with about a fifty-dollar budget.

24. Ankle Biters (2002 Video)

R | 81 min | Horror

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3 Feet Tall, with 2 Inch fangs and an Undying thirst for Blood. Drexel Vennis, Half Human/Half Vampire, along with his sidekick T-Bone, must stop dwarf vampires from unleashing a plague of vampires, before its too late.

Director: Adam Minarovich | Stars: Adam Minarovich, Jeremy Busbee, Michael Moore, Catherine Minarovich

Votes: 447

A classic bad movie about midgit vampires trying to find a magic sword so they can make a big vampire and take over the world. Of course a biker dude comes along to try to stop this evil plot. This movie was filmed, directed, scored, mixed, acted in by one person, and his friends. Enjoy.

25. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006– )

169 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 2,125

The cover may remind you of the movie Volcano, but who I am to question the integrity of this Dean Cain masterpiece.

26. Anaconda (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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37 Metascore

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube

Votes: 81,025 | Gross: $65.89M