YMMV / The Legend of Billie Jean

  • Awesome Music: Whatever Ms Benatar thought of the film, her song perfectly captures the rage and spirit of vengeance born of being pushed too far by an inept legal system.
  • Base Breaker: Lloyd. Some find him a shallow love interest who holds the plot up. Others love him and enjoy his story arc.
  • Broken Base: The long hair or the short hair. Helen Slater is beautiful either way so there's really no correct answer here.
  • Critical Backlash: Well when someone has a habit of referring to it as "the worst movie ever made", it's understandable.
  • Cult Classic: Picked up a fanbase purely through re-runs on TV who eventually clamoured for a DVD release.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Putter gets the best lines and therefore a lot of love from fans. Likewise Binx for being played by an adorable teenage Christian Slater.
  • Estrogen Brigade: Lt. Ringwald has quite the female following.
  • I Am Not Spock: This movie caused a few people to mistakenly think Helen and Christian Slater were brother and sister in real life.
  • Love It or Hate It: Some find it a silly nonsensical movie, while others find it lots of fun.
  • Memetic Badass: Billie Jean is this in-universe and out. The fact that many people's first impression of her is giving Hubie a Groin Attack and escaping several adults chasing her in the mall probably helps.
  • Memetic Mutation: Before a DVD was eventually released, plenty of fans clamoured for it by saying "fair is fair!"
  • Vindicated by Cable: Flopped at the box office, but became a favorite of HBO and similar channels.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: The statue of Billie Jean and all her merchandise being burnt up when the truth about her comes out.