So Weird, Yet So Good

by kvisaheyra | created - 31 Jan 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

List of movies that are so strange or corny that they are great fun to watch with mates.

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1. Hercules (1983)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Brad Harris, Sybil Danning, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $10.68M

Mechanical Monsters, throwing bears into space and Gods on the moon.

2. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 47,038

All Sci-fi movies should have a footballer in them.

3. Starcrash (1978)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 5,639

Random psychic powers, space battles and David Hasselhoff.

4. Batman (1966)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero

Votes: 28,190

Best detective work ever done!

5. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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: 40,673 | Gross: $16.30M

Raises a lot more questions than it answers.

6. Armour of God (1986)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang | Stars: Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Rosamund Kwan, Lola Forner

Votes: 16,347

Escape scenes like Indiana Jones, a car like Bond and Jackie Chan action.

7. At the Earth's Core (1976)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant

Votes: 3,913

Lots of Monster suits.

8. Fantasy Mission Force (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A force of loners and fighters is put together to try and rescue Generals that are captured by the Japanese and save the war effort with the promise of gold and/or pardons of past crimes.

Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Jimmy Wang Yu, Yueh Sun

Votes: 1,484

Why did Japanese Nazi's kidnap Abraham Lincoln?

9. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

G | 84 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Ape-like aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Reiko Tajima, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 4,978

Godzilla + Robot Godzilla = Awesome.

10. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yû Fujiki

Votes: 6,696

Mothra is the best idea for a monster ever.

11. Son of Godzilla (1967)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Beverly Maeda, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 3,412

Is Godzilla the mother or the father?

12. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

Unrated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Nobuhiro Kajima, Miyuki Akiyama, Christopher Murphy, Yûko Hamada

Votes: 2,118

One of the strangest fight scenes from guys in giant rubber suits that I've seen.

13. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

9 Metascore

A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director: John De Bello | Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace

Votes: 11,768

The tomato sound effect is great.

14. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 115,922 | Gross: $11.10M

Truck drivers and ancient Kung Fu masters.

15. The Ice Pirates (1984)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In a distant future scarce of water, space pirates get caught after stealing ice from a spaceship. They are sold to a princess looking for her dad. He might have found a planet abundant with water.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston

Votes: 9,386 | Gross: $14.26M

The final fight scene gets weird.

16. Masters of the Universe (1987)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

The heroic warrior He-Man battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

Director: Gary Goddard | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty

Votes: 34,733 | Gross: $17.34M

By the power of Grey Skull!

17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

40 Metascore

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 29,279 | Gross: $42.66M

TMNT, Feudal Japan. Its all lame, but all good.

18. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 30,256 | Gross: $15.63M

Both funny and creepy just like a clown should be.

19. The Last Dragon (1985)

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

In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry

Votes: 12,155 | Gross: $25.75M

kick, punch, GLOW.

20. Eliminators (1986)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds, Conan Lee

Votes: 1,734 | Gross: $4.60M

a little slow in the middle but such a weird premise.

21. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

42 Metascore

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Votes: 23,031

It was great when kids movies were creepy.

22. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp

Votes: 23,031 | Gross: $17.37M

like the first one only cheesier and makes less sense

23. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

Votes: 48,290 | Gross: $8.08M

I assume this is what the world looks like when your high.

24. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 54,826 | Gross: $42.37M

A great way to study for history class.

25. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 223,218 | Gross: $107.33M

So much cringe its great.

26. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)

Unrated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Biao Yuen, Hoi Mang, Adam Cheng, Brigitte Lin

Votes: 2,178

Basically Kung Fu wizards

27. Mortal Kombat (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 95,719 | Gross: $70.45M

So many eccentric characters.

28. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.

Director: W.D. Richter | Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 22,596 | Gross: $6.25M

Basically 'They Live' but stupider.

29. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

40 Metascore

A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank

Votes: 23,981 | Gross: $38.19M

Power Rangers were always ridiculous, a hour and a half of it even more so.

30. Infra-Man (1975)

PG | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Princess Dragon Mom and her mutant army have arisen, and only Inframan can stop them!

Director: Shan Hua | Stars: Danny Lee, Terry Liu, Hsieh Wang, Man-Tzu Yuan

Votes: 1,687

If power rangers aren't weird enough for you then try Inframan.

31. The Guyver (1991)

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

A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang | Stars: Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie Walker, Peter Spellos, Michael Berryman

Votes: 4,447

Basically power rangers but during it's moody teenage years when it wanted to be dark and edgy.

32. The Ship of Monsters (1960)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror

Two extraterrestrial women are sent on a mission by the regent of Venus to search for a male of another planet.

Director: Rogelio A. González | Stars: Eulalio González, Ana Bertha Lepe, Lorena Velázquez, Consuelo Frank

Votes: 287

5 different types of aliens, then one becomes a vampire alien and all because the aliens on Venus need a man of course.

33. Battlefield Baseball (2003)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Battlefield Baseball is a tough game--it doesn't end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Atsushi Itô, Hideo Sakaki, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 1,357

A bit of Dragonball, a bit of Battle Royal and pretty much no actual baseball.

34. Rubber (2010)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession.

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Wings Hauser, Jack Plotnick

Votes: 32,192 | Gross: $0.10M

A great premise, learn to fear the wrath of tyres.

35. Rise of the Animals (2011)

Not Rated | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

In a world where animals have turned on humanity, a teen travels across the country in search of the girl of his dreams.

Director: Chris Wojcik | Stars: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta, Adam Schonberg, Nikki Preston

Votes: 613

The effects are horrible but it is just so funny.

36. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

37 Metascore

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,942

I think this may be where they got the idea for the killer rabbit in Monty Python from.

37. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

Not Rated | 64 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex, hence the title Who Killed Captain Alex.

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Kakule William, Kakule Wilson, Sserunya Ernest, G. Puffs

Votes: 5,559

I didn't no a Video Joker was a thing, but it seems to be normal in Uganda.

38. Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Sinbad and his shipmates aid a young prince, who must battle an evil wizard to gain the hand of a beautiful princess.

Directors: Enzo G. Castellari, Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner, Roland Wybenga, Ennio Girolami

Votes: 1,324

The Mother narrating the story gets annoying but other wise just a lot of cheesiness.

39. Queen Kong (1976)

Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A female film crew journeys to Africa where a giant ape, Queen Kong, falls in love with the crew's male star.

Director: Frank Agrama | Stars: Robin Askwith, Rula Lenska, Valerie Leon, Roger Hammond

Votes: 428

British comedy is hilarious. This one is but for all the wrong reasons.

40. Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Two space cadets crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.

Director: Çetin Inanç | Stars: Cüneyt Arkin, Aytekin Akkaya, Füsun Uçar, Hüseyin Peyda

Votes: 7,014

Turkish movies are nuts, everything the main character touches either explodes or get ripped apart.

41. The Miracle Fighters (1982)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Former Royal Guardsman Kao was forced to be on the run when his superior couldn't tolerate him being a Manchu marrying a Han woman. A young prince was inadvertently killed when he kidnapped... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Yat Chor Yuen, Ka-Yan Leung, Cheung-Yan Yuen, Shun-Yee Yuen

Votes: 369

So much weird magic. There is a guys who lives stuck in a pot.

42. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 46,395 | Gross: $20.92M

Nothing like the games. But you just have to trust the fungus.

43. Hawk the Slayer (1980)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage.

Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Ray Charleson

Votes: 2,822

44. Bad Channels (1992 Video)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Robert Factor, Martha Quinn, Aaron Lustig, Michael Huddleston

Votes: 873

45. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

60 Metascore

A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 7,857

46. Killer Bean Forever (2009)

TV-PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.2