Bad Movies We Loveby osirisrisen | created - 05 Apr 2013 | updated - 10 Apr 2013 | Public
all the films listed in the book "Bad Movies We Love" (c)1993 by Edward Margulies & Stephen Rebello of Movieline, who also hosted a weekend TNT movie block in 1993-94 that showcased said Bad Movies.
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2. The Fury (1978)
R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
3. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.
Votes: 32,370 | Gross: $88.04M
5. Looker (1981)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,683 | Gross: $3.28M
6. Love Crimes (1992)
R | 90 min | Romance, Thriller
A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their ... See full summary »
Votes: 760 | Gross: $2.39M
7. Masquerade (1988)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,679 | Gross: $15.86M
9. Play Misty for Me (1971)
R | 102 min | Thriller
A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.
Votes: 21,185 | Gross: $10.60M
11. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Votes: 41,396 | Gross: $101.60M
13. Bad Influence (1990)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,154 | Gross: $12.63M
15. The Fan (1981)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Douglas, a record salesman, is an obsessive fan of actress Sally Ross. When his letters are rejected, he strikes out at her and her loved ones.
16. Imitation of Life (1959)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Votes: 12,248 | Gross: $13.99M
17. Love Has Many Faces (1965)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
Rich playgirl Kit Jordan (nee Katherine Lawson Chandler) is in Acapulco vacationing with her current husband, Pete Jordan, formerly an American beach boy working the Acapulco shores for ... See full summary »
18. Madame X (1966)
Approved | 100 min | Drama
When her lover is killed, the wife of a wealthy man is convinced to fake her own death, which leads her into greater depths of depravity until fate reunites her with her long-lost son, who is unaware of her real identity.
19. Portrait in Black (1960)
Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.
22. Too Much, Too Soon (1958)
121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The daughter of iconic actor John Barrymore becomes reunited with her father after a ten year estrangement and engages in his self-destructive lifestyle.
23. The V.I.P.s (1963)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama
Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.
Votes: 2,790 | Gross: $10.21M
25. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.
Votes: 15,788 | Gross: $7.43M
26. 9½ Weeks (1986)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Votes: 32,327 | Gross: $6.73M
27. Wild Orchid (1989)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Votes: 9,831 | Gross: $11.06M
29. The Chapman Report (1962)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance
Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women, the film follows the personal (read sexual) lives of four ... See full summary »
30. Desire Under the Elms (1958)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into ... See full summary »
31. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
33. No Down Payment (1957)
105 min | Drama
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »
35. Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Approved | 123 min | Drama
The residents of Peyton Place, New Hampshire, are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most ... See full summary »
37. Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street.
38. The Stripper (1963)
95 min | Drama, Romance
Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay ... See full summary »
39. Two Moon Junction (1988)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Votes: 4,370 | Gross: $1.55M
40. And God Created Woman (1988)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out... See full summary »
Votes: 1,500 | Gross: $0.72M
41. Butterfly (1982)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
In 1937 Nevada, silver mine caretaker Jess Tyler is reunited with his teenage daughter Kady who will do anything to persuade Jess to let her have claim to the mine.
42. Communion (1989)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,557 | Gross: $1.92M
43. The Game Is Over (1966)
98 min | Drama
Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the ... See full summary »
44. The Jazz Singer (1980)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.
Votes: 3,221 | Gross: $27.12M
45. Mame (1974)
PG | 132 min | Musical
It's the late 1920s. Upon the death of wealthy Chicagoan Edward Dennis, his nine-year old son Patrick Dennis becomes the ward of their only living relative, Edward's equally wealthy New ... See full summary »
46. Revenge (I) (1990)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The retired US Navy pilot comes to Mexico, where he falls in love with the wife of a powerful businessman. The consequences will be cruel and unforeseen.
Votes: 13,769 | Gross: $15.65M
49. Autumn Leaves (1956)
Approved | 107 min | Drama
Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary existence changes when she encounters Burt Hansen a charismatic younger man. As ... See full summary »
50. The Dark Mirror (1946)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.
51. Dead Ringer (1964)
Unrated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.
52. Flamingo Road (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A small town corrupt sheriff manipulates local candidates to the state legislature but he eventually comes into conflict with an out-of-town carnival dancer.
Votes: 1,856 | Gross: $2.26M
54. Johnny Guitar (1954)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western
After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.
59. The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows.
60. The Stepford Wives (1975)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.
61. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama
Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.
62. Where the Boys Are (1960)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.
63. Where the Boys Are (1984)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Remake of the 1960 movie of the same name has four college coeds; virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra, and horny Laurie traveling to Fort Lauderdale ... See full summary »
Votes: 728 | Gross: $10.53M
64. Palm Springs Weekend (1963)
Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm ... See full summary »
65. Parrish (1961)
Unrated | 138 min | Drama
Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who ... See full summary »
66. Rome Adventure (1962)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. She sails for Italy, takes a job at a small bookstore in Rome, and meets... See full summary »
67. A Summer Place (1959)
Approved | 130 min | Drama, Romance
A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.
68. Susan Slade (1961)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama
Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »
69. Baby Face (1933)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.
70. Back Street (1961)
Approved | 107 min | Drama
In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with ... See full summary »
71. The Stud (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is ... See full summary »
73. Caged (1950)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.
74. Duel in the Sun (1946)
Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.
Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore
Votes: 6,881 | Gross: $20.40M
75. From the Terrace (1960)
Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance
An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.
Votes: 2,074 | Gross: $11.34M
76. Go Naked in the World (1961)
103 min | Drama
Son of a successful Greek emigrant is torn between the expectations his father has for him and his passionate love affair with a beautiful prostitute.
77. Half Moon Street (1986)
R | 90 min | Thriller, Drama
Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.
Votes: 2,177 | Gross: $1.13M
79. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »
80. Sylvia (1965)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama
Sylvia West is a young poetess engaged to Frederic Summers, an eccentric millionaire. Summers, a man who always fears he is being loved for his money, decides to make a small check on his ... See full summary »
81. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
82. Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (1991)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Blue is a teenage girl who lives with her Jazz playing father Ham. Ham gets very sick and dies, and now Blue must support herself somehow. Elle, the headmistress at a brothel, talks her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,266 | Gross: $0.57M
83. Beloved Infidel (1959)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
84. Harlow (I) (1965)
Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.
85. The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
Approved | 130 min | Drama
A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.
86. The Lonely Lady (1983)
R | 92 min | Drama
A young aspiring screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of achieving success in Hollywood. She goes through affair after sordid affair in her attempt to write her own screenplay and have it produced.
Votes: 801 | Gross: $1.22M
88. Mahogany (1975)
PG | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,413 | Gross: $5.00M
89. Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
Approved | 128 min | Drama, Romance
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie... See full summary »
90. Myra Breckinridge (1970)
R | 94 min | Comedy
After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate.
Votes: 2,417 | Gross: $3.00M
91. Slander (1957)
81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Steve Cochran plays the slick, debonair owner of a notorious gossip magazine who is anxious to break a big scandal to reverse a recent decline in sales. He zeroes in on children's ... See full summary »
92. Torch Song (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough ... See full summary »
93. Trapeze (1956)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.
94. Action Jackson (1988)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.
Votes: 8,183 | Gross: $20.26M
95. King Solomon's Mines (1985)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.
Votes: 10,705 | Gross: $15.06M
96. Scissors (1991)
R | 105 min | Horror, Thriller
After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries... See full summary »
Votes: 2,091 | Gross: $0.00M
97. Year of the Gun (1991)
R | 111 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is involved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,001 | Gross: $1.18M
99. Chanel Solitaire (1981)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The film tells the story of the early life and rise to fame and fortune of French fashion designer Coco Chanel, beginning with her upbringing in an orphanage and training as a milliner, but... See full summary »
100. Claudelle Inglish (1961)
Approved | 99 min | Drama
In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he ... See full summary »