Remember as a kid watching the same bad movie over and over and over again (wearing out the tape – wow – I’m so old!). Some movies on looking back, were pretty darn bad. So damn bad, THEY WERE AWESOME!!!
There are some movies now that don’t even pretend to be good, and are still brilliant. These are a collection of the movies we consider are so bad they are good (from us girls here in the Stay at Home Mum headquarters!). What are your thoughts?
1. Sharknado (2013)
The premise of this movie is so ridiculous. They make no bones about the fact it is ‘totes ridic’… Nothing makes sense! The CGI is bad, the dialog is worse. None of the paid actors can act. Yet, it is somehow just damn awesome. Tornadoes + Sharks = Tacky Brilliance!
“Sharks? I never saw that coming…”
2. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane – The Rock n Roll Detective (1990)
I mean, why is this even a movie? And there’s actually a “Rock n’ Roll detective,” huh? No wonder it won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. Lol! It’s the type of movie you love to love, or love to hate, and there pretty much is nothing in between.
“You got to shave before you leave the house in a dress like that… and I don’t mean your legs.”
Movie Trivia: In the movie, Ford Fairlane comments that he was being banned by MTV. In real life, Andrew Dice Clay who plays Ford Fairlane was really banned for life from MTV. The ban was lifted several years later.
3. Showgirls (1995)
Because a teenage girl always wants to be famous, by hook or by crook. I mean not literally. This movie screams semi-prostitution and semi-coming-of-age for a young woman. But I liked watching it, it’s kinda relatable.
“I’m gettin’ a little too old for that whorey look.”
Movie Trivia: Pamela Anderson, Angelina Jolie, Jenny McCarthy, Vanessa Marcil, Denise Richard and Charlize Theron all auditioned for the role of Naomi Malone.
4. Xanadu (1980)
The only things I loved about this is Olivia Newton-John and the soundtrack with the same title as the movie. Made me actually showcase my jazz moves. Lol! Last song syndrome is apparent after watching.
“You know, I used to be in the music business, but now I’m what you might call retired. It’s a refined name for bum.“
Movie Trivia: The movie was famously reviewed in one sentence. The review: ‘In a word, Xana-don’t’.
5. Armageddon (1998)
I have so many incestuous feels about Bruce Willis’ character towards his daughter. I also find this film to be a bit sexist because there are no female astronauts, scientists or cosmonauts in this movie. Only poor Liv Tyler who’s a bit sexualised. Eeep! I don’t wanna close my eyes… don’t wanna fall asleep…
“You know, we’re sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. Makes you feel good, doesn’t it?”
Movie Trivia: When asked why he did this film, Steve Buscemi replied, ‘I wanted a bigger house.’