The Best of So Bad It's Good Cinemaby nightmarelyre | created - 30 Jun 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Movies and TV shows that fail at what they set out to do, yet end up accidentally brilliant in an unexpected way.
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1. Fateful Findings (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A computer scientist/novelist reunites with his childhood friend and hacks into government databases, while facing the dire and fateful consequences of his mystical actions obtained as a child.
An absurdist journey into hacking, occultism, family drama, massive head injury and the magic of having no budget
2. Troll 2 (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
Terrible costumes, unforgettable lines and the corniest soundtrack ever put to a horror film makes it an unintentional cavalcade of hilarious comedy skits on the level of Monty Python and The Holy Grail
3. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Thriller
A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?
A tribute to the classic The Birds, only with no budget, special effects done through literal GIF files, the worst audio mixing of all time and tons of memorable characters in the best roadtrip romantic comedy of all time
4. Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A platoon of eagles and vultures attack Hollywood, California. Why did the eagles and vultures attack? Who will survive?
A sequel to the first where most of the cast were in on the joke, while still being made with the intent of being a serious autobiographical journey into Hollywood. Hilarity ensues
5. The Room (2003)
R | 99 min | Drama
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
Votes: 74,517 | Gross: $0.56M
The most over the top soap opera ever put to tape, ending up in some of the most memorable quotes and scenes in all of cinema history that manages to even make something as dire as breast cancer amusing
6. Battlefield Earth (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.
Votes: 73,439 | Gross: $21.47M
A movie that is nearly entirely filmed at a tilted angle, and that it wouldn't be unfair to label as hilariously bad Scientologist propaganda
7. Magic in the Mirror (1996)
G | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A little girl's imaginary friends come to life when she goes through her great-grandmother's antique mirror, a la Alice, after she sees it glowing.
A kid finds a world inside her mirror in which Howard The Duck's evil siblings makes tea out of people, which is depicted on screen. For kids!
8. Pup Star (2016 Video)
G | 92 min | Comedy, Family
A Yorkshire Terrier, competing in a televised singing competition, is separated from her owner by an opportunist dog pound worker.
In a world where dogs have the same intelligence as people through a biological breakthrough, a story about prejudice, explorations about consciousness, morality and oppression occur that will challenge your very understanding of society as we know. Also, dog puns!
9. Quigley (2003)
G | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A despicable person is reincarnated as a dog in order to atone for his life's big mistakes.
Gary Buesy plays an evil businessman, who after dying in an accident is brought back to life as a dog and is given a second chance to become a better person
10. Nine Lives (I) (2016)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.
Votes: 18,984 | Gross: $19.64M
Kevin Spacey plays an evil businessman, who after dying in an accident is brought back to life as a cat and is given a second chance to become a better person
11. My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?! (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Family
Nancy discovers her new stepbro may be a Vampire.
The best Twilight parody ever made, now with 20% more pointless montageing!
12. A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A sassy feline helps a family resolve its problems.
The guy who plays the villain in Human Centipede 3 literally phones in the voice to a cat who's mouth is animated through a black dot in MS Paint
13. The Skateboard Kid (1993)
PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will ... See full summary »
Talking skateboards, Heavy Metal and radical nonsense, oh my!
14. Jaws 3-D (1983)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.
Votes: 36,590 | Gross: $45.52M
The worst "3D" effects of all time accompanies Jaws' trip to Waterworld and the main characters quest to steal the popcorn truck to warn the guests in time
15. Ben & Arthur (2002)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partner's brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.
The second most over the top soap opera ever put to screen, in which gay techno assassination, cardboard churches and the best "I'm quitting" scene ever unfolds
16. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.
UFO's on strings, unbeatable space zombies and the most pointless narrator of all time makes this a bonafied classic masterpiece that outshines Citizen Kane in every way
17. I Was a 7th Grade Dragon Slayer (2010)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Arthur Lyle miraculously discovers the secret to stopping an evil dragon named Lord Darksmoke who threatens to destroy all civilization.
Trading card ogres turn out to be real, leading to CGI dragons and horribly child-inappropriate Saw references for your pleasure
18. Trees Grow Tall and Then They Fall (2005)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Teenager Ellen moves in with her alcoholic father for what seems like the hundredth time, to a tiny trailer with his ex-wife, Hilly. Ellen soon discovers Hilly is still married to Roy, who was disabled in a logging accident.
A girl moves into her father's trailer in the wood after crossing the worst green screen of all time, before trying to cure metaphorical Jesus' brain damage through cleaning his house. Also, the night time looks a lot like the day time, hmm
19. Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (2002 TV Short)
40 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A boy named Ricky (Walter Emanuel Jones) wants to give his crush Nicole (Paige O'Hara) a gift for Christmas. When he does she angrily rejects it as in her eyes it's "cheap". She later regrets her mistake and decides to find it.
The worst animated musical of all time. I can't even
20. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.
Votes: 34,720 | Gross: $30.35M
Busta Rhymes and a crew of assorted douche-bags is on a reality show along with Michael Myers. Hilarity ensues
21. Extra Terrestrial Visitors (1983)
80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A young boy in the woods discovers a lovable alien...or is it?
The E.T. and Alien crossover everybody was asking for
22. Cool Cat Saves the Kids (2015)
Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
In Hollywood, California, Cool Cat, alongside his human father Daddy Derek, embarks on his most challenging journey yet: saving the kids from Butch the Bully. Can he do it?
A cool cat, his cool cat mom and his human dad learn lessons about bullying, graffiti and gun safety in the worst possible way imaginable
23. Pinocchio 3000 (2004)
G | 80 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
This is the story of a little robot known as Pinocchio 3000 whose greatest wish is to become a real boy. The year is 3000. Geppetto, with the help of his faithful assistant, Spencer the ... See full summary »
The guy who played Caligula tries to enact a cyber-apocalypse, and only a robotic boy and CGI clearly made on heavy drugs can stop him
24. Reefer Madness (1936)
PG | 66 min | Crime, Drama
Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
Anti-drug propaganda film that claims marijuana will turn you into a serial killer. Hilarity ensues
25. Heaven and Hell (1969)
94 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Norwegain cult drama about Eva (16) and Arne (17), both from well established homes, attend a class where a professor says that cannabis is harmless. Together with some friends they decide to try. The start of a drug Hell for all involved.
A Norwegian take on Reefer Madness that is somehow even more hysterical. Contains some of the most ridiculous death scenes ever
26. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.
Votes: 53,226 | Gross: $21.72M
While the first film in the series is a reasonably well put together thriller, this one has the killer look at a dog only for the movie to jump cut to grilling of hot dogs. It's all very silly
27. Jason X (2001)
R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.
Votes: 47,416 | Gross: $13.12M
Jason goes to space. It gets even more ridiculous from there on out
28. Suing the Devil (2011)
TV-PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy
A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century and pleads the fifth. He readily admits that he cannot take on the flesh. Genesis 3:14 confirms this as he is only allowed to eat dust!
The Room-esque acting, Birdemic style editing and special effects, a ridiculous script that you can't tell if its meant to be serious or not, all mixed with Malcolm McDowell as Satan himself makes this one hell of a laugh riot
29. The Amazing Wizard of Paws (2015 Video)
Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young boy finds out the family dog is actually six-hundred years old and was once owned by a great and powerful wizard.
R | 93 min | Horror
Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.
Votes: 46,175 | Gross: $49.37M
31. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
Votes: 38,411 | Gross: $34.87M
32. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Votes: 218,004 | Gross: $292.30M
The film series realizes its really silly by the final entry, but with it being too late to change anything they try to play off a big finale while seemingly also not being able to take anything seriously. Hilarity ensues
33. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990 Video)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
The malevolent spirit of Mary Lou Maloney returns to Hamilton High, where she manipulates a naive male student into helping her wreak havoc on the school.
34. Christmas in New York (2005)
G | 88 min | Animation
A jungle boy of the fifth oracle travels to New York, with his talking dogs Winner and Fox, to find Father Christmas (Santa Claus) and helps many people along the way.
Perverted shoppers, pictures stolen from Google and a mountain of sausages makes this the best holiday special ever put to screen
35. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.
Votes: 28,132 | Gross: $7.43M
Cars and electronics come to life to destroy humanity, all to the sweet tunes of AC/DC
36. Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012 TV Movie)
Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Finn Baxter sets up booby traps to catch the ghost of his new home's former occupant, only to discover he must protect the house and his sister from three bumbling art thieves.
Life isn't easy when Caligula tries to break into your house, and your only know how of how to defend yourself comes from video games
37. Blood Red Moon (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 71 min | Horror
Megan and Victor are teens in love. Victor is a vampire and he is being blamed for a rash of murders in town. It's up to Megan to help to clear Victor's name and to find the vicious killer who is responsible.
38. Dalmatians 3 (2003 Video Game)
30 min | Family
The three small Dalmatians lived with an old lady in a little town. One day they heard about, that a neighbor bought hearts made of gingerbread at the market. "Gingerbread!" Kruemel beamed ... See full summary »
39. Countryside Bears (2000)
42 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
It is a very stormy day today. Nevertheless Teddy is visiting his friends. Grummel, the old grumpy bear gives him his umbrella, because on such a stormy day it will probably begin to rain. ... See full summary »
40. Santa Claws (2014)
TV-PG | 86 min | Family, Fantasy
Tommy, who is unable to celebrate Christmas because his mom says Santa isn't real, leaves his kittens out for Santa to take back to the North Pole, but after a major allergic reaction Santa... See full summary »
41. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Oogieloves, Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, set out to find five magical balloons that will make their good friend Schluufy's surprise birthday party extra special.
Votes: 14,754 | Gross: $1.06M
What would happen if The Teletubbies where made while incredibly intoxicated on illegal substances? People would kiss fish, balloons would talk and you would lose all your brain cells apparently
42. A Fox's Tale (2008)
85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Little Jack is a young fox living happily with his family in the woods, but everything changes when his father is captured by a circus troupe in order to be part of their show. The rest of ... See full summary »
43. Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005 Video)
R | 91 min | Horror
Gamers playing a MMORPG based on the "Hellraiser" films find their lives endangered after being invited to a rave, the host of which intends to show them the truth behind the Cenobite mythos.
What old people probably thinks E3 is like, but with more hilarious Saw knockoff kills
45. Catwoman (2004)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.
Votes: 104,232 | Gross: $40.20M
Tons of cat puns, weird instances of lamp shading nonsense quickly followed by more nonsense played without any irony and a very goofy plot twist makes this a purrfect pick for any bad meowie night
46. Steel (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,356 | Gross: $1.71M
47. Warriors of Virtue (1997)
PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young boy is whisked away to the mythical land of Tao where he becomes the center of a conflict between an evil lord and a group of animal warriors.
Votes: 2,681 | Gross: $6.45M
A kid falls down the sewer drain and wakes up in a magical land of scary looking kangaroo men who have to fight the evil Looney Toon evil man in slow motion with martial arts while swearing like sailors in this family picture
48. Warriors of Virtue 2: Return to Tao (2002)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy