movies that are not so bad as you've heard.

by quaseprovisorio | created - 23 Aug 2011 | updated - 23 Dec 2012 | Public

movies that everyone thinks that are awful, but have some redeeming qualities you should check.

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1. Skyline (2010)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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26 Metascore

Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel

Votes: 79,417 | Gross: $21.37M

a fragile script and bad acting, but some good ideas and a good concept.

2. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.2
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20 Metascore

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Votes: 128,504 | Gross: $131.56M

worst shyamalan movie, but the battle sequences are amazing, and there are some magic in it.

3. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi

3.8
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12 Metascore

In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 21,369 | Gross: $4.42M

it's a bad movie but i had fun in watching it.

4. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.5
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,243 | Gross: $7.19M

the script is a huge confusion, but this one has the intentions in the right spot. plus noreen dewulf is HOT!

5. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

R | 89 min | Comedy

5.8
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39 Metascore

Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

Director: Neal Brennan | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, James Brolin

Votes: 18,440 | Gross: $15.10M

jeremy piven uses to be a good reason to see a movie. and it has some funny moments.

6. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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41 Metascore

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

Votes: 198,435 | Gross: $79.96M

too long for what it is, but sometimes scary and compelling.

7. She's Out of My League (2010)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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46 Metascore

An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel

Votes: 108,357 | Gross: $31.58M

it has it's moments, plus alice eve is just beautiful.

8. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 146,602 | Gross: $50.29M

lots of flaws, but also some funny moments you should watch. the way they retreat the time travels is very interesting and well done.

9. MacGruber (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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43 Metascore

Former special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his arch-enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

Director: Jorma Taccone | Stars: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 37,958 | Gross: $8.46M

it should be funnier, and sometimes it's repetitive, but macgruber is a well done character.

10. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.2
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 103,671 | Gross: $40.95M

maybe the worst rocky, but it's entertaining.

11. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Votes: 31,666

if someone thinks this movie is bad, just tell them to *beep* off. plan 9 is a perfect bad movie. the best of it's kind. pure magic.

12. Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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28 Metascore

A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Michael Angarano, Jemaine Clement, Mike White, John Baker

Votes: 9,762 | Gross: $0.11M

jared hess must be a great guy. this movie is identical to his others: it has it's own universe, and nerdiesh characters. but it has lots of magic and fantasy in it, all of them in the right amounts. it's my fav jared hess movie.

13. Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.6
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36 Metascore

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban

Votes: 84,722 | Gross: $42.29M

not the best shyamalan, but it's a good movie.

14. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.6
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47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 81,010 | Gross: $15.05M

very,very good movie. it has a very good and dense story. a study of the human nature and how can we become greedy and self-centered.

15. Battlefield Earth (2000)

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

2.4
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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: 68,573 | Gross: $21.47M

maybe the worst movie of the decade. but it's a very entertaining bad movie also. watch it with lots of beer and some buddies, for more enjoyment. it's really a masterpiece of bad films.

16. The Sitter (2011)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.7
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39 Metascore

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell, Max Records

Votes: 63,231 | Gross: $30.54M

it may be obvious and predictable, but it's funny, the characters are reasonably developed, love sam rockwell overacting(like he does lot of time), and the dialogues were just plain well. i had fun watching it. underrated.

17. Hollywood Homicide (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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47 Metascore

Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Isaiah Washington, Lena Olin

Votes: 32,721 | Gross: $30.01M

not a huge movie, but it's fun, it remembers the 80's and all of the cop buddy movies, and josh hartnett and harrison ford have good chemistry. plain good entertainment which should be more valued.