Movies So Bad They Were Good

train-wrecks that can never be forgotten



Barbarella: This wild movie is something that you need to see to believe. The movie flies off the rails of normal within the first 15 minutes where the “plot” is introduced. Among the scenes in this flaming disaster: the movie found a way to include killer dolls, an actual angel, and a lesbian tyrant. Were you hoping for a brave and interesting protagonist that eventually saves the universe through kickbutt action? Too bad, instead you get Barbarella. This “heroine” does nothing more than repay people with her body and get kidnapped by random aliens throughout her journey.  The last character I saw as useless as Barbarella was Jar Jar Binks, and that’s saying something. On the other hand, this movie is hilarious. If you watched it without any context whatsoever, you would never think it was actually a serious movie. The combination of horrible acting, trashy graphics and a goofy story line come together to create a wild roller coaster of a movie that I will see behind closed eyelids 20 years from now when I’m trying to fall asleep at three in the morning.

Shark Attack 3: Megalodon – When I first finished watching this movie, the first thing that popped up in my mind was, “someone actually made two before this?” This is a discount Jaws, and it’s not even a good one. This movie also doesn’t get a pass for the shark scenes that looked like they were ripped straight from national geographic documentaries. This movie was released in 2002, but the shark scenes looked like they were straight from the garbage sci-fi movies of the 60’s. You can’t get me to be scared of the Megalodon by taking a shark clip and zooming in to make it look big, but it’s very funny to see a movie attempt to make me believe that someone can jet ski straight into a shark’s mouth.

The Room: Here it is, the infamous “worst movie ever released.” The acting by our main character Tommy Wiseau is a new level of abysmal that I have never seen before on a movie screen. What makes it so funny? The amount of one liners that I have collected from this 99 minute train wreck. The confusing story and multiple flaws makes this movie so bad that it has its own cult following of people who love everything bizarre about it. Even today, 15 years later, there are still random theaters that will have showings.

The Wicker Man: Oh Nick Cage, oh no. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The 1973 version wasn’t anything too spectacular, but it didn’t warrant a remake in any shape or form. The story is reminiscent of swiss cheese, there are too many plot holes to miss. The acting is seriously sketchy, and it’s hard not to laugh at Cage’s poor attempts to be hardcore and serious. My favorite part about this movie is the iconic scene at the end. What is supposed to be a tragic death for our main character ends up being a hilarious scene of Cage flinging his face around and screaming until the movie eventually closes out. It’s hard to take anything serious in this film, and that’s what makes it so funny.