Bad but Good

by barbaricavatar | created - 16 Jul 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Rubbish movies that are still fun to watch.

If you're looking for purely awful movies with no redeeming factors then check out these lists: Worst of All Time - 1/10 Abysmal Movies - 2/10 Terrible Movies - 3/10

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1. Shock 'Em Dead (1991)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller, Music

Martin is a total loser who makes a deal with the devil to become the greatest rock star in the world.

Director: Mark Freed | Stars: Traci Lords, Troy Donahue, Aldo Ray, Stephen Quadros

Votes: 795

It isn't actually rubbish IMO, but others won't have the nostalgia for it that blinds me. Weak link is the acting, otherwise it's genius from start to finish!

2. Barbarian Queen (1985)

R | 72 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whisked off to be slaves or killed. Three women survive and set off to ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Lana Clarkson, Katt Shea, Frank Zagarino, Dawn Dunlap

Votes: 1,817

Lana Clarkson: Beautiful, willing to strip for the camera and a pretty good actress too. RIP

3. Airplane vs. Volcano (2014 Video)

TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing, but, when the relentless onslaught of lava ... See full summary »

Directors: James Kondelik, Jon Kondelik | Stars: Dean Cain, Robin Givens, Tamara Goodwin, Matt Mercer

Votes: 1,724

Inspirational in its badness. Acting is all pretty good, everything else is insane and completely unrealistic.

4. Beach Babes from Beyond (1993)

R | 75 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

An intergalactic babe borrows her dad's T-bird ship to do a little planet-hopping with her two friends, but they run out of fuel unexpectedly, and must land on Earth. They land on the ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Joe Estevez, Don Swayze, Joey Travolta, Burt Ward

Votes: 716

Nutshell: Boobs, sex scene, terrible song, boobs, sex scene, terrible song, sex scene, boobs, sex scene, terrible song.

5. Not of This Earth (1988)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano, Ace Mask

Votes: 2,016 | Gross: $0.11M

Traci Lords does a better job of being an actress here than in Shock em Dead, even though the latter is newer!

6. Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi

Archeologists come across an Egyptian chamber, causing an electromagnetic pulse, which comes from Stonehenge, that sends destructive shockwaves around the world. When the pyramids are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Misha Collins, Torri Higginson, Peter Wingfield, David Lewis

Votes: 2,333

The plot is actually pretty good. Shame about everything else!

7. Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

32 Metascore

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 61,297 | Gross: $49.44M

It's just stupid at every turn, but entertaining along with it.

8. A.I. Assault (2006 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a plane carrying a pair of top secret military robots crashes on a deserted Pacific island, a team of Navy seals must find them and turn them off as soon as possible for the longer they are activated, the smarter they become.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Joe Lando, Lisa LoCicero, Josh Coxx, Blake Gibbons

Votes: 963

Cherrypicked actors and actresses from popular TV shows fight quadrupedal robots.

9. The Wicker Man (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Beahan

Votes: 61,263 | Gross: $23.64M

Surely comedy this obvious is intended?

10. 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: 5,548

The sets! The hair! The makeup!

11. Runaway (I) (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley

Votes: 10,803 | Gross: $6.77M

In the future there will be robots. They will be total shit and require a specialist police force to turn them off when they inevitibly go wrong. And they'll look like school science projects.

12. Piranha 3DD (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

24 Metascore

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush

Votes: 37,753 | Gross: $0.38M

13. Father's Day (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A murderer, a priest, and a delinquent try to bring down a father-killing madman.

Directors: Adam Brooks, Jeremy Gillespie, Matthew Kennedy, Steven Kostanski, Conor Sweeney | Stars: Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Groening

Votes: 2,547

14. Staying Alive (1983)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

23 Metascore

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

Votes: 13,481 | Gross: $64.89M

Yes it's a movie about dancing and a really silly love triangle. But the dancing is GOOD!

15. Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

A drug experiment gone wrong produces a league of blood-thirsty zombies. It is up to a small band of exotic dancers trapped in a gentleman's club to fight back. Together they must rely on ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Murphy | Stars: Lyanna Tumaneng, Jessica Barton, Hollie Winnard, Sean Harriman

Votes: 2,282

It's actually a terrible movie, but the central women are so fantastic that i couldn't help but enjoy it.

16. Manborg (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A soldier, brought back to life as a cyborg, fights alongside a band of adventurers against demon hordes in a dystopian future.

Director: Steven Kostanski | Stars: Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks, Meredith Sweeney, Conor Sweeney

Votes: 2,255

17. Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Before he died, Dar's father gave a mysterious amulet to Tal, Dar's younger brother who is now king. Dar, while wandering with his animal companions, chances to meet and rescue a family who... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Marc Singer, Tony Todd, Keith Coulouris, Sandra Hess

Votes: 1,112

First movie was bad, second was horrendous, third is watchable. The "big bad" though is ridiculous and looks like it was borrowed from a Power Rangers production.

18. Swimsuit: The Movie (1997)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

A mockumentary about a group of swimsuit models hired by a fictitious Chemical company to shoot a product catalog. The movie spoofs the whole Baywatch-Sports Illustrated obsession with ... See full summary »

Director: Vic Davis | Stars: Rebeccah Bush, Arthur Roberts, Oliver Muirhead, Heidi Mark

Votes: 74

Plenty of amusing one-liner's and some stunning women!

19. Murder Weapon (1989)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Two daughters of mobsters get out of the sanitarium after having killed a boyfriend in the shower, supposedly cured and on the right track. They hold a party and invite all their old ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Lyle Waggoner, Linnea Quigley, Karen Russell, Stephen Steward

Votes: 314

So the VHS box spoils the plot and so does the first 30mins. And even if you ignore these two facts, the story is more predictable than a horse race where one of the horses is motorbike. Nevertheless, Karen Russell.. <3 <3 <3

20. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 6,920

It's a reasonable flick until Godzilla is awoken and then it becomes so, so silly.

21. Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (1994 Video)

R | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the future, corporations have taken over the world and banned sex. A group of rebellious high school students devise a way to go back in time and change history to prevent that from ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Morgan Fairchild, Ian Abercrombie, Brian Bremer, Christopher Wolf

Votes: 340

22. Holmes & Watson (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

24 Metascore

A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Director: Etan Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall

Votes: 22,587 | Gross: $30.57M

Yes it's awful as a Holmes story but there are plenty of laughs.

23. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Votes: 18,009

I couldn't really follow what was going on but it's truly fascinating

24. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

45 Metascore

A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

Directors: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson | Stars: Sidney Allison, Charon R. Arnold, Shay Astar, Sam Bean

Votes: 7,677

25. Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

13 Metascore

The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 14,020 | Gross: $28.08M

Most of the humour misses the mark and the plot is silly, but cool cars!

26. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

29 Metascore

Warring Alien and Predator races descend on a rural Colorado town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz

Votes: 110,786 | Gross: $41.80M

One of those movies where the central characters all deserve what's coming to them.

27. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

30 Metascore

Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff

Votes: 129,787 | Gross: $46.73M

Sweet! What does mine say? : Dude! What does mine say? Sweet! But what does mine say? : Dude! What about mine? Sweet. What does mine SAY? : Dude.... etc

28. Dr. Alien (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Dr. Ackerman, the biology teacher at the local college, meets with an untimely demise when chased by a UFO. Wesley, one of his students, is having trouble attracting women. That all changes... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Billy Jayne, Judy Landers, Olivia Barash, Stuart Fratkin

Votes: 791

Aliens experiment on a human with a serum that makes him attractive to females!

29. Eye of the Devil (1967)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Workers employed at a French vineyard follow old pagan rituals that call for the life of the marquis owner to save his crops during dry seasons.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Sharon Tate, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,904

Okay Occult film, but Sharon Tate takes one's breath away.

30. Doom (2005)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei

Votes: 101,109 | Gross: $28.03M

31. The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

Votes: 75,358 | Gross: $48.24M

Anna Faris is sensational in this.

32. Deep in the Valley (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy

A mysterious video booth transports two friends to an alternate reality straight out of a pornographic film.

Director: Christian Forte | Stars: Chris Pratt, Brendan Hines, Scott Caan, Rachel Specter

Votes: 3,116

Two dudes are transported into HEAVEN, yet bizarrely they decide after a while that they want to leave!

33. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 73,075 | Gross: $80.27M

34. Barb Wire (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander, David Andriole

Votes: 23,710 | Gross: $3.79M

35. I Married a Centerfold (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy

A tenacious young engineer falls in love with a centerfold model he sees on TV and embarks on a romantic adventure to win a bet with his friends to find, romance and marry her.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Teri Copley, Tim Daly, Diane Ladd, Todd Susman

Votes: 134

Twee and weak but it helped me get over an obsession during puberty!

36. Vampire's Kiss (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Horror

31 Metascore

After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 12,682 | Gross: $0.73M

37. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy

27 Metascore

A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 36,186 | Gross: $31.24M

A lot funnier than i expected it to be

38. Black Roses (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Music

Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: John Martin, Ken Swofford, Sal Viviano, Julie Adams

Votes: 1,214

Another "Rock Shocker", not on Shock em Dead's level but still reasonably watchable.

39. The Amazons (1973)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

A story of a tribe of Amazons in the age of swords and chariots. The film opens with the tribe holding physical contests to select a new queen. Since there are no men in the tribe, they ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Alena Johnston, Sabine Sun, Rosanna Yanni, Malisa Longo

Votes: 289

40. Road Games (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

The sun drenched days of summer turn dark and ominous for hitchhiking duo Jack and Véronique when they become inexplicably entangled with a mysterious married couple and a local road kill collector in rural France.

Director: Abner Pastoll | Stars: Andrew Simpson, Joséphine de La Baume, Frédéric Pierrot, Barbara Crampton

Votes: 3,110

A young pair of hitch-hikers make a series of really, really dumb decisions. The credits music is fantastic though!

41. Escape Room (I) (2017)

R | 86 min | Horror

Four friends who partake in a popular Los Angeles escape room, owned by Brice (Ulrich), find themselves stuck with a demonically possessed killer. Sean Young plays the keeper of a box ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Dukes | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Sean Young, Christine Donlon, Randy Wayne

Votes: 2,287

More entertainingly dumb decisions made by the central characters

42. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

24 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 40,177 | Gross: $15.68M

43. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.

Directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall, Donald F. Muhich

Votes: 9,496 | Gross: $0.55M

There were a few of these sketch-collection movies in the 70's and 80's, this is the only one that wasn't terrible.

44. The Expendables (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

45 Metascore

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 311,533 | Gross: $103.07M

All the drama and macho of a WWE stage, with a big wodge of cheese.

45. The Witches of Breastwick (2005 Video)

X | 78 min | Horror

A man and wife are sucked into a whirlpool (in the wife's case, hot tub) of supernatural sex by a trio of randy, well-endowed witches.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Joe Souza, Monique Parent, John Henry Richardson, Jodie Moore

Votes: 376

46. Iron Eagle II (1988)

PG | 105 min | Action, Drama, Romance

General Chappy Sinclair assembles a joint U.S.- Soviet strike team to take out a rogue middle eastern nuclear base.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Mark Humphrey, Stuart Margolin, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 4,504 | Gross: $10.50M

47. Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990 Video)

R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a final and epic battle in the thrilling sequel to the now classic "Barbarian Queen", Althalia, leads a revolt of peasants and female warriors against the wicked ruler, Arkaris, to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Finley | Stars: Lana Clarkson, Greg Wrangler, Rebecca Wood, Elizabeth A. Jaeger

Votes: 762

More Lana Clarkson excellence

48. I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine (2015)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Jennifer is still haunted by the memory of being gang raped and almost killed years ago. At her therapist's advice, she joins group therapy and meets similar women. She befriends one and they want more than just talk - justice/vengeance.

Director: R.D. Braunstein | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jennifer Landon, Doug McKeon, Gabriel Hogan

Votes: 10,340

A war against men!

49. Moonwalker (1988)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.1