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"There is hardly a thing I can say in its favor, except that I was cheered by nearly every minute of it. I cannot argue for the script, the direction, the acting or even the mummy, but I can say that I was not bored and sometimes I was unreasonably pleased. There is a little immaturity stuck away in the crannies of even the most judicious of us, and we should treasure it."

There are a lot of mediocre movies out there that are watchable in their own twisted way. In fact, there are studios who make movies like this almost exclusively. Many of these have been saved through Ham and Cheese.

Ed Wood's films, Manos: The Hands of Fate, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Troll 2 and The Room are so extremely So Bad, It's Good that they're beyond criticism. Seriously, critics can't say anything bad about them because the films just speak for themselves. They're so bad, they're works of art.

Of course, this is a very subjective trope, but let's try not to argue, eh?

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  • Alice in Wonderland: What's the Matter with Hatter?. As the title obviously implies, it's an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. While there have been many a stinker to butcher the story when it comes to film, animated or otherwise, nothing speaks "Adaptation Distillation" like this one. The CGI is, at best, laughably amateurish, the characters that are supposed to be human have mostly been replaced by anthropomorphic animals (e.g. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, the Queen of Hearts, etc.) but the Cheshire Cat in this thing is so creepy looking in its design that it gives the shit-eating grin a whole new level. Must be seen to be believed. There's also the preposterous portrayal of the Mad Hatter as some sort of Peter Pan expy, Chick Magnet and naturally, hints of Hatter/Alice are pushed in there, and this film came out before Tim Burton's version. But what makes this so bad but still enjoyable in the tiniest speck of dust of hope is its clever word play set in World of Snark (in this case, Wonderland), and they're all voiced by Americans which of course, Alice in this version, has a tendency to speak Totally Radical on some occasions. In addition, get a bit more info in this review of the worst Alice adaptations by Animation Ramblings.
  • Bolívar, el Héroe has really bad drawings, animation, and writing, but those fails are what make this film funny.
  • Chicken Little is loosely adapted from the titular fable, but adds in silly elements and outrageous plot twists that the source material, of course, did not benefit from. It's reminiscent of a typical episode of CBS Storybreak or ABC Weekend Special, but in a World of Funny Animals.
  • Christmas In New York is what you get when the Italian company that created some of the animated Titanic movies ask for North Korea's SEK Studio to help create a Christmas film... with them using characters from Winner and the Golden Child (which can also warrant a spot in the Western Animation section for how surreal it gets) for its inspiration. The story has Ari and his two dogs, Winner and Fox, wanting to go to New York because it's hot in the jungle... and they get there with a tree somehow travelling from said jungle somewhere all the way out to New York City without anyone noticing it! And it gets even weirder from there with Fox somehow being recognized by plenty of people in New York, including a dog catcher that looked like he was going to be an antagonist for the movie before having a sudden change of heart without warning. In fact, plot points and other problems within are too plentiful that Saberspark can barely provide a fairly comprehensive summary of the movie in his video on it.
  • Dingo Pictures is (or was) a German animation studio known for making absolutely awful mockbusters of Disney films, Don Bluth films, and even other animated films like The Fearless Four and Charlotte's Web. However, the extremely awkward and technically coherent but incomprehensible dialoge, underacting (and overacting), and hilariously inept attempts at drama make it absolutely entertaining. Not to mention, their English dubs were mostly released as video games by Phoenix Games. Phelous has regularly had field days reviewing their "films". Highlights include:
  • While The Emoji Movie is almost-universally considered to be awful due to its blatant Product Placement (to the point that it's basically a 90-minute advertisement) and clichéd plot that blatantly rips off much better films like The LEGO Movie, Inside Out and Wreck-It Ralph, along with being a blatant case of pandering to and including harmful messages for children, a small number of people consider it to fall under this category due to its moments of unintentional hilarity.
  • The defenders of Foodfight! claim the movie is this with its dated animation, writing all over the place and weird casting choices that satisfy one's Bile Fascination. The puns are lame, the plot — if you can call it that — seems to be a complete ripoff of Casablanca, and the Uncanny Valley gets tuned Up to Eleven.
  • Freddie As F.R.O.7. was the strangest children's movie ever made. Made by the British during the Disney Renaissance, it had such strange plot devices as the Loch Ness Monster saving a prince from his evil witch aunt in medieval France. Then he suddenly grows six feet and becomes a frog secret agent in twentieth-century Britain. It also features BRIAN BLESSED as El Supremo, a morbidly obese Large Ham with a rockin' villain beard. He's playing himself. Watch the trailer here, at your own risk. Also notable is the film's over-the-top Villain Song, which contains imagery such as dancing Nazis and KKK members on roller skates. Watch it here, also at your own risk.
  • Freedom Force, also known as Fantastic 4orce in the UK, is an English localized version of a Peruvian animated film called The Illusionauts. The film's cast contains Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Michelle Gellar and a host of established American voice actors (including Eric Stuart and Jason Griffith) which help elevate the movie to a watchable state. However, it has slipshod editing, terribly corny jokes which are either completely off-beat or dragged out far too long and a completely insane story involving repairing the stories of Jules Verne which have been meddled with by a villain, but these flaws make the film far more enjoyable rather than drag it down. The internal logic is questionable at best, the writing is hilariously contrived and the dialogue is insipid, making for an utterly bewildering but very entertaining experience.
  • Happily Ever After is a... unique take on the "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" fable. The evil queen had an evil brother named Lord Maliss who lives in a desolate wasteland called "The Realm of Doom" and can shapeshift into a dragon at will, and the seven dwarves have moved away and left behind their cousins "The Seven Dwarfelles", who happen to all be female and all have special elemental powers given to them by Mother Nature. Lord Maliss has a talking owl that smokes and a talking bat as henchmen, and the prince has a bizarre resemblance to He-Man (not surprising considering the people who made it). The movie is Snow White teaming up with the elemental dwarfelles while she journeys to the Realm of Doom in an attempt to find out what happened to the prince after they got separated, unaware that the prince is now the creepy Shadowman that follows her. The movie bombed at the box office and was Filmation's last project, but since then, the movie has gained a small cult following that finds the movie delightfully entertaining in its cheesy badness. Watch the movie here, at your own risk.
  • Heavy Metal is like the logical extension of a standalone Boris Vallejo painting. None of the characters act like human beings. The women are invariably naked or half-naked. The animation is all over the place. It has quite the cult following and one sweet soundtrack.
  • Hedgehogs, a Chinese animated film whose main character and obligatory love interest resemble Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose. Said main character starts as a Sonic expy, but then loses his memory and the film becomes a Random Events Plot with elements that rip off Over the Hedge and Big Hero 6. The voice case includes Anthony Padilla and Patrick Seitz. Saberspark takes a look at it here.
  • This Hercules movie. It is on par with CD-i cutscenes in its animation quality and has some horrible voice acting and goofy moments like a snot-blowing hydra, Hera's ridiculous laugh, and some serious Ho Yay between Hercules and his teen sidekick just to name a few.
  • The animated version of The Hobbit. Here's Bilbo. And this is Gollum. Now imagine sitting through 90 minutes of that, including songs.
    • Speaking of those songs... the ones that use Tolkien's lyrics from the original book are actually pretty good, but then you get hit with the hippiesque folk-song title-tune as performed by Glenn Yarbrough... Even children watching this movie would have to ask "What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?"
    • As bad as it is, The Rankin/Bass Hobbit is at least somewhat redeemable thanks to (mostly) sticking with the story. Its sequel The Return of the King is legendarily bad. It condenses the entire plot of the third book into just the final third, reduces Aragorn (the title character) to a walk-on role, deletes several important characters, adds weird comic relief, makes the Ringwraiths into Skeletors in fright wigs riding on black pegasi, features just plain odd voice casting (like John Stephenson, the voice of Mr. Slate as the Witch King) and implies that hobbits are growing and evolving into men. But what makes it so bad it's good is the songs, with even the orcs getting one: Where there's a whip WHIZZ-CRACK! there's a way! Though the books included quite a few songs (though these are original), it's reasonable to assume that none of them are Disco. The first time you watch it, you'll have a permanent "WTF?" look on your face. The second time, you'll be singing along and grinning like an idiot.
  • The Legend of the Titanic brought talking animals into a story based on a real disaster, and gave it a happy ending. Its sequel In Search of the Titanic even more so with some of the strangest characters ever tied to a work related to the Titanic disaster.
    • Even worse is Titanic: The Legend Goes On, with the rapping dog, a depiction of Mexican talking mice so racially insensitive and stereotypical that Speedy Gonzales looks like a Frenchie in comparison, and many more.
  • Leo the Lion is a poor attempt at a Lion King-esque movie, which has CGI that was poor at the time it was made, a nonsensical plot, characters that are bland, detestable or both and "songs" that sound like they were written by someone who doesn't know how to write songs.
  • The Magic Voyage documented the voyages of Christopher Columbus and his friend Pico the woodworm as they sailed with Columbus' crew of three or possibly four men to the New World to rescue Pico's girlfriend, Marian the firefly, enduring various hardships such as bizarre dream sequences and wacky musical numbers. And it never shuts up.
  • The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat. Filled with Deranged Animation, Hitler as a dog, and such genius dialogue as "Jesus Christ, Lucifer's a faggot!", it must be seen to be believed. Also the first one, with all the animal sex and the black stereotype crows.
  • Rock-A-Doodle was a rare misstep for Don Bluth, but fits this trope for its sheer absurdity and Deranged Animation.
  • The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue is mostly just bad, but Martin's gloriously hammy and stupid Villain Song is this trope. It helps that it's sung by Eric Idle who was hamming it up for all he was worth.
  • Starballz is probably the worst animated porn film ever made but it is incredibly hilarious. The dubbing is bad, the animation is bad, the dialogue is... astounding but it is absolutely hilarious. Especially since you can make a brain-killing drinking game by naming all the references.
  • One word: Theevan. It just defies words. The only way to grasp the sheer godawful glory of it is to experience it yourself.note  Full of Deranged Animation and Big Lipped Alligator Moments, and all apparently made on No Budget by two Indian guys. It's truly awful and truly amazing.
  • Transformers: The Movie is as much about ultra-manly and hammy giant robots with guttural voices beating the stuffing out of each other as the later-released Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (see Live-Action). Instead of Visual Effects of Awesome, however, it has a completely kickass hair-metal soundtrack and a brilliant performance by Leonard Nimoy as Galvatron.
  • Planetata na Sakrovishtata, AKA The Treasure Planet, is a 1982 Bulgarian animated film that gave Treasure Island the Recycled In Space treatment twenty years before Disney got around to it. It features some hilariously bizarre and Off-Model animation, an awesome synth score (including an electronic rendition of "Ode to Joy"), and a random cameo by Mickey Mouse. Furthermore, the voice acting for the English dub at times gives the impression that the actors were making it up as they went along.
  • Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Particularly their rendition of the Tunnel Scene... as performed by Tuffy the Mouse.


  • Absolute Zero is like The Day After Tomorrow but even worse. Think new Ice Age in Miami.
  • Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt was a fame engine for the German comedian Kana Yagar that can best be described as Johnny English if it was not serious at all. With one of the most inept protagonists ever, satire that is oh so one-dimensional (one of the jokes revolves around the German chancellor Angela Merkel, who speaks slowly and horribly, while the secret agency that works for her in India praises her), a hot chick that drains the blood of every man and concentrates it in their penises (with only her soulmate immune to it, mind you), one of the stupidest uses of a main villain as the Well-Intentioned Extremist ever that goes as far as to punch The Joker out of a building in which a conference is held together with supervillains to make sure that every citizen becomes a Straw Dutchman, so many take thats to the Dutch that even Belgians would take pity on them and some of the most blatant recycling of jokes ever, you are guaranteed to have a satire of James Bond that brilliantly succeeds in being comedic but absolutely falls flat as a satire. It seems however that the movie was only released in Germany for fairly good reasons.
  • The 2005 Sci Fi Channel original movie Alien Apocalypse, starring Bruce Campbell. Astronauts return to Earth after 40 years in suspended animation to find it conquered by alien termites who have enslaved humanity to... harvest wood? Cue La Résistance, cheesy special effects, Dr. Ivan kicking ass, bad acting, and lots of green ichor. And basically all original Syfy movies, especially those involving dinosaurs or mutated sea creatures (super crocodiles, sharks, Loch Ness monsters) or big snakes. There is even a group of So Bad, It's Good fans who watch Syfy Saturday night original films, just to ridicule them on Twitter. These titles often make it to the Top 10 trends when they first air and it's not because of their high quality.
  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator. Alien and Predator going World Wrestling Federation on one another? Priceless. (It's worth mentioning that the commentary for Alien vs. Predator is genuinely entertaining, which is more than can be said for some parts of the movie.) Even worse (thus better) was the sequel.
  • Alluda Majaka has great scenes such as kicking an armored car's doors, cars and motorcycles jumping and exploding for no apparent reason, making a jeep jump by throwing a pipe through the engine, using a horse to slide under a truck like a motorcycle and the best scene ever, fighting with tractors and bunny jumping with a tractor.
  • Between its mind-bending premise, poorly translated dialogue, laughable cinematography, and ridiculous hippie stereotypes, An American Hippie in Israel goes so gloriously wrong in so many ways that it's impossible to truly hate it.
  • A*P*E (aka Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla; no, seriously): A 1976 South Korean King Kong ripoff that must be seen to be believed. Its special effects are so awful, the story is so shallow, the acting is so flat, and the eponymous primate is so goofy looking that the whole damn thing become utterly hilarious. It's almost criminal that Mystery Science Theater 3000 didn't feature this one.
  • The Apocalypse quadrilogy. The first movie is a cheap Left Behind ripoff, and the subsequent movies just keep getting stupider and more ridiculous.
  • The Apple: A disco musical about the futuristic world of 1994 that's also an allegory for the Book of Revelation. Really, every single element of this movie will make you say "WTF?"
  • Back in the 90s Archie Comics made a Made-for-TV movie based on the cartoon named Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again. One of the scenes features a middle-aged Jughead attempting to dance to hiphop... It's as awkward as you'd expect.
  • Armageddon is this, for some. Four words: "I LOVE YOU, HARRY!!!"
  • Peter Bogdanovich's much-reviled musical At Long Last Love, realized without lip synch in an attempt to recreate the atmosphere of classic musicals like Top Hat. It was an enormous box-office bomb and gained scathing reviews, yet some have re-evaluated it, at least as an example of this trope. It can be really funny to watch (marvel at the "vocal" stylings of Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd!).
  • Babylon A.D. is notable for Vin Diesel dragging a shrieking, flailing, judgmental pseudo-Messiah across post-apocalyptic Russia, only to find out she's pregnant with psychic babies. Yeah. It has one of the most poorly explained/edited Gainax Endings this side of Japan, but it's still an entertaining Vin-Diesel-punches-people movie.
  • Batman & Robin ice one of the most terribly hilarious films of all time. The costume design is incredibly bad, with things like Bat-nipples. The acting is hammy and corny, with things like Mr. Freeze constantly making bad ice puns.
  • A lot of people called Battlefield Earth the greatest unintentionally hilarious sci-fi movie ever made. The acting is hammy, the plot is utterly nonsensical, and the villains have a constant Idiot Ball.
  • Battleship is a badly written movie. The humans are one-dimensional, the aliens are idiots, and the spaceships are vulnerable to ordinary cannon-fire. However, the movie is self-aware of this so it doesn't take itself all that seriously. Plus, whatever it falters in, it makes up for it with badass, well-animated, action sequences.
  • Ben 10: Race Against Time: The TV show was cliché enough, but as a live action flick, it falls flat on its cliché ridden Fridge Logic face. However, it had some decent special effects. And then there's Lee Majors as Grandpa Max.
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. A Hollywood camp-fest about a band of female musicians, taken to the Nth power and waaay beyond. Infamously, Roger Ebert helped write the script. Intentional in its delivery, Russ Meyer intended this film to be a sequel to 1967's Valley of the Dolls", a film that was unintentional in its humor.
    "This is my happening, and it freaks me out!!"
  • Big Bully. It may have Tom Arnold in it, but his character Roscoe, the eponymous bully and his gold tooth on the other hand... And the antics between him and lead character David Leary that occur as adults.
  • Birdemic may actually be almost as bad as Plan 9 from Outer Space. And it never stops with the hurting!
  • Black Sheep (2007) (not to be confused with the Chris Farley-David Spade movie of the same name) has some hammy acting, a cheesy plot, and horri-awesome special effects that, separately, would make it a very bad movie. But, all together, they make something that is pure campy and self-aware B-movie fun.
  • A little-known gem from 1972 called Blood Freak is quite possibly the world's only anti-drug mutant-monster horror film with a Christian message. (Go back and read that again.) It's the saga of a Vietnam Vet who gets introduced to pot by a barely-legal cutie, gets instantly hooked, then starts a job at a local turkey farm where he is asked to eat some experimental turkey meat one day (for quality-control purposes). The hormones in the turkey meat react with the drugs in his system to turn him into a turkey-headed monster who goes on a three-block rampage, killing other addicts and drinking their blood (because see, that's the only way he can get high now) — but then at the end he is saved by Faith In Jesus. The production values themselves also make it look like the budget consisted of about twelve cents and a handful of pocket lint.
  • Bloody Mallory is a French "horror" flick about a woman trying to save the Pope from demons. She does such with a transvestite, a government agent and a mute telepathic girl who has a mind battle with one of the enemies, complete with over the top music and intense staring. Mallory's dead demon husband shows up here and the entire English dub is on par with the Godzilla dubs.
  • Body Rock. A 1984 break dancing movie about a guy named Chilly who finds fame and then forgets his friends, although it takes a few viewings to actually comprehend this. Features terrible dialogue, an ostensibly crackhead mother who doesn't care what her son does with his time, a random black child who inexplicably hangs out with 20-year-olds and gives dancing lessons in the street, a gigantic boombox, rhinestones adorning the face of the male protagonist, a pleather trench coat with "Chilly" graffitied on the back, and a really frightening song.
  • The Book of Masters is Disney's first film made in Russia which aims to unite the two film-making traditions. After the first wave of criticizing the weak plotline and the very obvious The Lord of the Rings ripoffs, the viewers have mostly agreed the sheer Narm Charm combined with the presence of Ensemble Dark Horse secondary characters makes it a lot of fun to watch.
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 makes no sense, has nothing to do with the original, has unlikable characters and a ton of unanswered questions. However, there's something oddly... charming about it.
  • Most certainly The Boondock Saints, with the OTT performance from Willem Dafoe and the Cluster F-Bombs and all.
  • Casino Royale (1967) is an odd example, being a shot at deliberate So Bad It's Good... that failed miserably, but thanks to Development Hell (the film went through six directing teams, and it shows), a cast studded with wasted talent ranging from Woody Allen to Orson Welles, an incomprehensibly muddled "plot," and a finale that completely defies description, it manages to be So Bad It's Good at being So Bad It's Good.
  • Cats, a musical adaptation that gets so much wrong, and yet, so much right. With its infamously hideous CGI, attempts at Adaptation Expansion when there was little to expand upon in the first place, bizarre eroticism for something with a PG rating, hammy performances from Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen when everyone else Took the Bad Film Seriously, and the entire thing looking like a pure Kafkaesque spectacle, it’s endearing all the same. Its status as a new addition to the camp canon was cemented with nine Razzie nominations and six wins, including Worst Picture.
  • The whole concept is parodied in the French movie La Cité de la peur (The City of Fear): the horror movie Red is Dead is a textbook example of So Bad, It's Good and critics hate it with a passion. Then someone dressed up as Red's serial killer starts hacking projectionists to bits with a hammer and a sickle, and it's instant glory. The star and publicist of the movie get to walk on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • C Me Dance. It's so unbelievable, most people think that link is just a fake trailer or at least a Stealth Parody until they discover otherwise. At first, it just seems like your run-of-the-mill shitty cancer story, but then the cancer patient is the Messiah and then this makes the devil angry so then it turns into a horror movie, except Satan doesn't do anything. He buggers off to nurse his hurt feelings because the lead calls him a "loser." And the tagline is "A Dance That Shines Through Darkness." Just thought that deserved mentioning.
  • Cobra. It's a Cliché Storm starring Sylvester Stallone using every single trope from Dirty Harry and the renegade cop films it inspired. Cowboy Cop main character with an endless stream of one-liners who's called in to do the dirty work? Cobra is the trope image. An ethnic sidekick who gets injured in the line of duty? Check. Overbearing chief who insists upon doing things by the book? Check. Antagonizing fellow cop who has the audacity to stand up for the criminals' rights? Check. Love interest caught up in the case but otherwise useless? Check. Ax-Crazy serial-killer villain? Check. Car chases, gun fights, explosions, and a final fight in a steam factory with No OSHA Compliance? Very check. Just watch the opening action sequence.
  • Collision Course. A buddy cop comedy from the '80s that has Jay Leno teaming up with Pat "Mr. Miyagi" Morita to recover a stolen prototype turbocharger. About 90% of the "humour" is extremely cringe-worthy racist jokes at the expense of Morita's character, and the film's bad guy is killed when the 57-year-old veteran actor does a running kick through his windshield, crushing his face. No, really.
  • Con Air is practically memetic just for existing and being a very cheesy movie. The "Put the bunny back in the box!" scene, anyone?
  • Conan the Destroyer. Another action film of The '80s. Featured the classic line "Fine magician you are! Go back to juggling apples!" and Pat Roach in a Halloween mask lifting Arnie on his shoulders and trying to pull his arms off. Also, Grace Jones in a Fur Bikini.
  • The film adaptation of Congo, with its obvious actor in a gorilla suit and Tim Curry with a hokey Romanian accent.
  • The Conqueror. All you need to hear is "John Wayne is Genghis Khan" to know that this is going to be hilarious.
    "SaaaAAAyyyy... you're beautiful in your wrath!"
  • Cool as Ice, which can best be described as "The Room... with Vanilla Ice".
  • Cool Cat Saves the Kids may be the most comically inept kids' movie ever put to film. Created by and starring Derek Savage, a children's book author who also posed for Playgirl and wrote a book about male strippers, the star is a grown man in a cheap fursuit with No Indoor Voice who is treated as though he's as young as his 8-year-old friends despite clearly not being anywhere close to their size, leading to some rather unfortunate interactions. And Savage plays Cool Cat's father, despite starring As Himself and clearly being human. Did we mention that Cool Cat's mother is also a cat, represented by using the exact same costume with a dress and lips added to it and using obvious camera tricks to make them look like they're in the shot together? There's a lengthy Big-Lipped Alligator Moment involving Cool Cat being invited to the Hollywood Parade and singing a poorly composed repetitive song twice, and right before it, Savage interrupts the action to show off his guitar autographed by Van Halen, despite the target audience most likely having no idea who they are. And there are pointless cameos by Erik Estrada and Vivica A. Fox, who both seem a bit tipsy. There's also the fact that they botch most of the morals that they try to tell (for example, saying you should look at texts sent by known cyber bullies and saying you should respond to them by saying how nice and cool the cyber bullies are). It's something that has to be seen to be believed.
  • Corpse Eaters is an ultra-obscure No Budget Canadian rip-off of Night Of The Living Dead originally conceived by a teenager in Sudbury, Ontario who just wanted to make an original feature to show at his parents' drive-in. It reeks of amateurism with its poor lighting, murky cinematography, wooden acting by the creator's high school buddies, a ridiculous sex scene where one of the participants sprays a can of Molson Export on the other's breasts, and an overly simplistic storyline, yet there's something oddly sincere about the whole thing that makes it watchable. And for all its problems, the film does at least manage to pull off some pretty impressive gore scenes. Indeed, it has often been referred to as "Canada's first gore film" by devotees of Canadian cinema. It also contains one of the best examples of Content Warnings in the history of low-budget exploitation cinema - a shot of a theatre patron in a green suit gagging into a handkerchief accompanied by a warning buzzer which appears before any potentially nauseating moment (supposedly included at the insistence of the provincial censorship board.)
  • Creating Rem Lezar is 48 minutes of utter insanity. It's a musical (with 14 songs despite its short running time) about two kids who dream about the same imaginary friend and decide to bring him to life (set to a song of course). The movie makes no sense, has no production values, has songs all over the place for no real reason, practically no plot, and just has to be seen to be believed.
  • Crocodile 2: Death Swamp! The deaths are completely predictable. Also, there were several laugh out loud moments. For instance, the pilot dying; the lawyer screaming "I have shoes I'm more afraid of than you!" before being eaten; the Crocodile jumping at least 50 meters out of the water to latch onto a helicopter and drag it down so it explodes; and the finale with the line "LIGHT UP MY LIFE, MOTHERFUCKER". No, it doesn't make sense in context either.
  • Wes Craven's Cursed. Kinda tragic, considering it was supposed to be to werewolf movies what Scream (1996) was to slasher movies...
  • Day of the Animals. Animals' aggressive behavior is caused by depletion of the ozone layer, which for some reason only affects the higher altitudes. Animals seemingly have the knowledge that humans are to blame for everything (and must be killed), the cast has laughable dynamics between them (one girl notes "She's so pretty. I hope she's not scarred for life!" after one woman is savagely mauled by a wolf), and the crowner of it all is Leslie Nielsen, most famous for his roles in comedies, acting like a domineering douchebag who tries to wrestle a bear. It all makes for an enjoyable romp.
  • D.C. Cab. From the director of Batman & Robin comes a fun-filled '80s romp starring Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Gary Busey, Bill Maher, and Max Gail, about a wacky cab company and its motley crew of drivers in our nation's capital! The odd thing is, though the story goes off in six different directions at once (including a romance subplot which is all but dropped halfway through, and a kidnapping scheme), most of the jokes work and Schumacher's cast of then-hot stand-up comedians play off each other rather well. The aforementioned Bill Maher considers this movie an Old Shame (albeit a laughable one), having occasionally referenced it in a few installments of his show.
  • Deadfall, a trashy 1993 noir/comedy film that would be just plain boring if not for Nicolas Cage's hilarious overacting. His delicious Ham and Cheese performance is considered to be among his best performances not to be taken seriously. See here and here to see just how bad the acting is.
  • Dead Heat is the best '80s zombie buddy cop action horror comedy you will ever see. A cop investigating jewelry store heists (performed by zombies) is killed and brought back from the dead and has 12 hours before he melts into goo. His partner is Joe Piscopo whose entire existence is dedicated to terrible one-liners. They Fight Crime!. It also includes bad acting, obvious continuity errors, a plot that makes little sense and reanimated Chinese food.
  • Deadly Prey. A Vietnam vet gets kidnapped by garbage men, stripped down to his pants, and has to survive being hunted by mercenaries. Rambo meets Running Man minus any sort of budget. Mike Danton cuts a man's arm off and beats him around the head with his own severed limb and then finishes by scalping him. The best insults are directed at The Dark Chick such as "Kiss my ass", "Bitch". And a personal favourite "Fuck You!" before knocking her out cold with one hand.
  • Edgar Wright, director of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, did quite a few little amateur films when he was younger. A notable one is Dead Right, a cop movie that parodies and homages Dirty Harry (the main character is nicknamed "Dirty Barry"), among other movies. It is an extra included on the two-disc Hot Fuzz DVD and includes both a commentary by Wright, which is quite informative and another commentary by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which consists mostly of their tearing the movie to shreds. The movie itself is schizophrenic, switching between, as Wright describes it, "sub-Zucker Brothers nonsense" with random humor, a cop movie parody, and a splatter film. Notable scenes include the killer, wearing a bright orange raincoat, hiding from a woman by simply pressing up against a doorway (she walks straight past him despite his being in plain sight with no camouflage); Detective Barry Stern being assaulted by a cat; a very lengthy, gory (if food coloring counts as gore) fight scene where Barry and an MI-5 undercover agent (who looks like "every sound-man" according to Frost) decimate a gang of "box-monsters" (all in the killer's gang; the killer kills people who buy Weetabix, so he's a cereal killer); and a scene of almighty Fourth Wall breaking where the murderer kills Edgar Wright himself.
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats. It must be seen to be believed.
  • Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans was an over-the-top parody of the first Deathstalker movie. You don't have to see Deathstalker to appreciate Deathstalker II; it's a great parody of adventurer movies with silly plots and premises, bad acting, and bizarre scenes that don't match up with the rest of the movie. But then they went and made a third just like the first, ignoring that the second existed.
  • The first Deathstalker belongs here too. Where else can you get a movie with an immortal guy being killed, a random fight scene in a brothel where everyone pauses to let Deathstalker and the immortal guy chat before going right back to fighting, and the witch who Deathstalker tells not to speak in riddles, even though everything she says is perfectly understandable?
  • Deathstalker 4, also known as Troll 3. What kind of fool tries to capitalize on Troll 2?
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. C'mon, you know it is. A ridiculously offensive blind person stereotype is able to "see" after having sex with a stereotypical black guy? And then saying "You're black?! I knew it."
  • Jensen Ackles might have tried his hardest and he certainly plays the "pretty-boy woobie with issues" very well, but Devour will now and forever be a hot, yet entertaining, mess.
  • Every single thing about the 2013 Naomi Watts movie Diana, where every scene has an absolutely alien line of dialogue. Sample: "He walks like he's crossing a bridge." Yeah, that line makes no sense, and there's more than just that line to contend with.
  • Dolemite, a 1975 blaxploitation movie starring noted standup comedian Rudy Ray Moore as the titular character, the self-styled 'baddest pimp in town' out for revenge after being released from prison against a gangster that set him up on a phony drug charge and stole his nightclub. It is by all accounts a terrible film with laughable dialogue, hammy acting, horrible editing/directing, and a nonsensical, convoluted plot, but it is so over-the-top in its badness that it becomes one of the most unintentionally hilarious comedy films of all time. One might consider it The Room of blaxploitation movies.
  • Double Dragon would be a tremendous case of Video-Game Movies Suck, only this one sucks in such an energetic and flamboyant way as to be hilarious and stylish. Despite its backstory being set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, the film often subverts the expected gritty aesthetic and goes for some of the most colorful, goofy, and oftentimes disproportionately elaborate visuals ever in an action film, from goofy costumes to nice cameos by actual Double Dragon arcade cabinets. The finale has a hilarious scene that looks essentially like a bunch of dressed-up circus performers engaged in a mass-melee, and the fact that the stars have genuine martial arts talent even extends the ordeal into awesome territory.
  • Dragonball Evolution is possibly the most over the top film ever made, yet it sucks so hard it's just funny to watch to see what they got wrong. In fact, this movie is So Bad, It's Good only when you don't see it as Dragon Ball. It's So Bad, It's Good even by some critics' standards (at least those who knew not to take the film seriously); for example, Alfonso Duralde of MSNBC, who generally doesn't like anything save very few exceptions, said the movie was "both entertainingly ridiculous and ridiculously entertaining." But if you want to see a true example, watch the old Chinese adaptation Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins.
  • Dragonquest (no, not that one) is a fantasy movie which dances between Cliché Storm and Random Events Plot. The acting is either overdone or underdone with no middle ground, The Hero is so bland he stands out, the story is so nonsensical and badly paced that a small child could have written it, and the special effects look just awful. And all that is exactly why it's worth a watch.
  • So Dragonslayer was groundbreaking in its day. That doesn't stop it from being absolutely friggin' hilarious. The part where the evil knight gives a (completely logical) rant about how stupidly credulous everyone's being about the wizard? And the wizard asks him to stab him if he truly thinks he's powerless? And when he does, the wizard keels over and dies? Priceless.
  • Another niche example: the movie Duets. One might at first think it a corny but endearing spoof of karaoke and the people who treat it as Serious Business, but once it becomes clear that it was billed as a dead-serious drama, it's hard to keep from laughing. To paraphrase Seanbaby, it is to karaoke fans what Over the Top was to arm wrestling fans: a brutal and lasting reminder of why you shouldn't make movies about those people.
  • Dungeons & Dragons contains some weird costume designs, corny humor and lots of cheesy special effects, all topped up with a delicious overacting by Jeremy Irons.
  • Dragon Wars, also known as D-War. Lots of convoluted Korean mythology, plot holes as far as the eye can see. It's unintentionally hilarious.
  • Earth Girls Are Easy is as campy and awesome as the title implies.
  • Eegah! is this; even without MST3K, it's still hilarious, like Plan 9, but with Jaws as a caveman.
  • Fahrenheit 451 struggled to have anything to do with the book, instead focusing on a romance that didn't have much to do with the rest of the plot, which alone would have made it just sort of bad, or even possibly okay. Add in the special effects, though, particularly the amazing jetpack river crossing scene towards the end, and it suddenly becomes hilarious.
  • Fantasy Mission Force is a completely incoherent mess that tries to be a war movie about a band of mercenaries trying to rescue Allied generals (including Abraham Lincoln) from the Axis, who took them to Canada. Just watch the restaurant scene. Jackie Chan himself gets about fifteen minutes of screen time as a minor character, who apparently wins at the end after all the main characters die. The movie includes such gems as sudden and inexplicable barbarian raiders, the Great American General Abraham Lincoln, and the deep and startling realization that a Chinese actor will never ever make a convincing Scotsman, even if you do dress him in a kilt. Watching the dubbed version just makes it all better.
  • Fatal Deviation is without a doubt the most incredibly awesome Irish martial arts movie to ever exist. See for yourself!
  • Fateful Findings is a new cult classic that takes this to new levels. With a convoluted story, poor acting, and laughable special effects, this is still very watchable. Just not for the reasons that director, writer, and star Neil Breen intended.
  • Faust: Love of the Damned is a hilarious combination of either utterly narmful or completely hamtastic acting, rock music drowning out most of the scenes, fights that go back and forth between cartoonish and horrific, painfully dated special effects, and a lot of gratuitous sex and violence. Especially the lead is a laugh riot whenever he tries to emote something serious outside of the costume ("Life, death, happy, sad..." "Jaaaaade!").
  • Fired Up is a 2009 comedy about two guys who decide to join a cheerleader camp just to get laid by the cheerleaders. Despite the cheerleaders pointing out how wrong this is leading to a third act conflict, there a few funny jokes such as "We! Are crashing! We! We! Are crashing!" when one of the guys asks if they died and went to heaven.
  • Flash Gordon. The ratings prove it!
  • Flight Of The Living Dead. Snakes on a Plane with zombies instead of snakes, and without high production values and any shred of self-awareness.
  • Freddy Got Fingered is an interesting case; panned in every conceivable way and often a contender for "Worst film of all time", it's since developed a cult following claiming that it's actually a practice in dadaism. As The Nostalgia Chick puts it: "Not So Bad, It's Good; So Bad it's art." Roger Ebert even predicted this in his review of the film: "The day may come when Freddy Got Fingered is seen as a classic of neo-surrealism. The day will never come when it is seen as funny."
    • As Oancitizen ranted "This movie is not Dada! It makes too much sense to be Dada! It's too shit to be anything else!"
  • Friday the 13th eventually settles and, arguably, revels in this.
    • Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning was a desperate attempt to continue the series after the success of The Final Chapter. This leads to a plot where new characters are killed off as fast as they are introduced and plot twists that have people calling bullshit even to this day.
    • Jason X easily takes the cake. When a slasher movie can best be summarized as "Like the previous 9, but IN SPACE", you know you've got something good before you even start watching. Siskel & Ebert introduced it as: "Friday the 13th Part Ten opens this Friday... and there isn't a thing we can do to stop it."
  • Fright Night (1985). A classic '80s vampire movie featuring Chris Sarandon as a vampire, lots of Special Effects and a wacky character named Evil Ed. It also features a character from Ghostbusters; the rejected librarian ghost puppet.
  • The Hong Kong movie Future Cops also falls squarely on this trope. WTH, Casting Agency? with Hong Kong pop singers, every character is a Captain Ersatz of Street Fighter characters, silly touches of humor, messed up character alignments like the above movie and a lot of wacky nonsensical scenes just doesn't even begin with this movie that takes itself even less seriously than Street Fighter above. Certainly, this movie lives on the further end of 'Bad' of So Bad, It's Good compared to that movie above. However, some still consider it a good movie for some senseless laughs.

  • The Gamera films of the 1960s had even worse effects than the Godzilla films of the 70s, really bad dubbing, and some of the most ludicrous plots ever. (For example, the ending of the first movie has Gamera being tricked into a giant spaceship and launched into outer space.) This doesn't stop the movies from being cheesy fun for people of all ages.
  • Geek Maggot Bingo: This movie would make Ed Wood look like Alfred Hitchcock. As if the Word Salad Title wasn't a good enough indication of how much suck it is (apparently, it's supposed to be a parody of Beach Blanket Bingo), it has questionable effects which are also creative, over-the-top acting, and lame props. But you've got to admit, the Narmy sex scene with Dr. Frankenberry's daughter and a random guy named Flavian is funny. In fact, watching this as a comedy makes for a much better experience.
  • The Giant Claw has decent acting (though not great) and acceptable dialogue, which prevent the all-dialogue scenes from being unbearable (though an inordinate number of things are compared to battleships), but the real draws are the terrible science and one of the silliest-looking monsters of all time.
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It looked like they just stuck their arm in the Trope Bag, and then tried to make the cheesiest version possible of everything they pulled out. (Defrosting Ice Queen, Gratuitous Ninja, Spectacular Spinning, Powered Armor, Slave Mooks, Grey Goo, Guns Are Worthless, Dark Chick...)
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy, itself a cult classic, spawned three spin-offs, all made by the Hong Kong film industry: Crazy Safari, Crazy Hong Kong and The Gods Must Be Funny In China. While Crazy Hong Kong is an average comedy in the style of Crocodile Dundee (in this film, an African native or "bushman" accidentally gets stranded in modern Hong Kong), the others are hilariously over the top. Crazy Safari is about a plane carrying a Chinese Vampire crashing in the Kalahari Desert and the bushmen using it for various everyday tasks like plucking fruit from a tree, which they do by letting the vampire hop into the tree. The Gods Must Be Funny In China has panda thieves, including their leader who constantly shouts "Pandas!" in a narmy way, and there is a speaking monkey! As this is a Hong Kong film, these things are expected. It's funnier when you realize that the plot of the original film is about the bushmen desperately getting rid of a coke bottle (which they saw as an evil object). In these sequels, the bushmen are constantly seen with coke bottles, not even caring whether they're good or evil.
  • Godzilla
    Navy Captain: [after bombing the Godzillasaurus] Got him!
    Navy Sailor: Take that you dinosaur.
    • The English dub of Godzilla 2000 was made intentionally cheesy as an homage to the '60s and '70s films. Most fans who have seen both versions agree that it brought some much-needed fun to an otherwise-dull movie.
    • The first American remake of Godzilla is bad to the point of hilarity.
  • Gotti, a 2018 biopic about the infamous Mafia don, swept "bad movies" list that year and acquired a solid camp following due its litanny of issues including bad acting and dialogue (with the opening sequence, where Gotti informs the camera New York "is the greatest fucking city in the world" being singled out), its confusing Anachronic Order, laughable production and editing issues due to a lack of budget and/or competence (There's no attempt to make Gotti's son look older in the timeskip sequences beside giving him a pair of glasses for example), and plenty of unintentioanl Soundtrack Dissonance thanks to Pitbull's soundtrack (an assasination scene is set to an instrumental of the Shaft theme song, of all things). Not helping matter was the film's inept astroturfing campaign which had the marketing claiming that regular people loved it and movie's critics were trying to sink it for some unexplained but presumably sinister reason.
  • Grease 2 makes the first one look like Les Miserables by comparison. Among the changes: an inferior script, much less angst (and most of what is there qualifies as Wangst), far less actual sex, much more singing about sex. It's a good time!
  • Gunda, an Indian action film from 1998 about a man who ends up the target of a gang lord after accidentally interfering with a mission. The film has quite a cult following thanks to its cheesy acting, forced rhymes in the dialogue, and overall low budget.
  • Gymkata. An Olympic gymnast competes in a Deadly Game through the made-up country of Parmistan and uses Gymkata, a made-up martial art that combines, and we quote, "the skill of gymnastics" with "the kill of karate!" Bad acting, stupid plot, and lots of utterly ridiculous contrived situations like parallel bars and pommel horses just laying around in urban areas, so the hero can use them to conquer his foes with GYMKATA! What's not to love?
  • Hackers. A completely clueless look at hacker subculture that still manages to be amusing. Practically defines the Everything Is Online trope and the Hollywood version of the Playful Hacker. Little known fact: cracking systems always involves flying through a 3D environment filled with floating incomprehensible algebraic equations and psychedelic backdrops. Also has merit for being the first film to portray hackers in a positive light, when everyone was convinced that hacker = evil cybercriminal. In fact, there are many current programmers/coders who got into the hobby because of this film, or watch it fully knowing that the hacking depicted is about as accurate as the way motorsport is depicted in Mario Kart.
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch: A massive flop on its initial release, it's since developed a cult following, largely based on this.
  • Hanuman Vs 7 Ultraman: While the copyright controversy that came as a result of this movie might make it a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment for some Ultra Series fans, the film on its own is so nonsensical, weird, juvenile, inconsistent in tone, and low-budget that it feels more like a ripoff of Ultraman - and that's exactly why it's entertaining with the right mindset.
  • If you watch The Happening as a comedy rather than a horror film, then it's one of the best movies ever made. As one person put it: "Never before has a movie made people dying so hilarious."
  • The entirety of Hard Ticket to Hawaii is absolutely over-the-top Narm. Think Bad Dudes: the Movie. Of note is when, after blowing up a bad guy, a blow-up doll flies out, and one of the characters uses a bazooka to shoot it. It explodes spectacularly.
  • Stan Lee's Harpies: Bad acting, ridiculous plot, and the cheesiest special effects in town. Screams TV movie. Despite being set in medieval Romania, all the characters in the film somehow speak American-accented English.
  • Hawk the Slayer. Classic 1980s Fantasy "epic". Wow, it's hilariously bad.
  • Most Syfy Original Movies in general shoot for the So Bad It's Good Trope.
  • Heartbeeps, a somewhat obscure 1981 movie about two robots - played by Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters - who fall in love and build a child (whose beeps and boops were provided by Jerry Garcia). And it's scored by John Williams. Watchable only for the gorgeous costumes, Stan Winston's Oscar-nominated makeup work, and the excellent soundtrack (and Varèse Sarabande released it on CD, so now you don't have to sit through the movie for that last one).
  • Heaven's Gate, an epic Doorstopper if ever there was one. If you haven't seen how epic it is, you won't believe it until you do.
  • Bruno Mattei's Hell of the Living Dead. Have you ever imagined something more ridiculous than a soldier deciding while there are zombies all over the place to put on a tutu and a bowler hat before singing "I'm singing in the rain"? Have you ever imagined somebody actually thinking "Yeah, no problem, let's put this in our movie!" nonetheless?
  • Help!: It was supposed to be, but not necessarily for the reasons that it actually is...
  • Lou Ferrigno as Hercules (1983). Apollo's chariot which was a sloppily constructed chariot wrapped in aluminum foil, Zeus's thunderbolts which were hand-drawn overlays with a cheesy sound effect, scenes where a tin crown falls to the floor and dents itself because it is too flimsy to bounce while a portentous voice-over intones "and the kingdom fell", all form the perfect background to the acting (sic) of Lou Ferrigno. The only time he was even the slightest bit believable was in one scene where Cassiopeia (played by the stunning Ingrid Anderson) drops her face veil and Lou stands there dumbfounded at her beauty. Hercules also has funny fight against a bear.
  • Hercules in New York, Starring a 22-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first film role. He is, at best, marginally fluent in English and given a ridiculous amount of speaking lines. In addition, Zeus's lightning is bent rebar painted white, and Hur-ka-leez's fight with the "bear" is simply hilarious. Ah-nold's voice was actually dubbed (and so obviously not his own it's embarrassing) plus his name has been anglicized as "Arnold Strong." Plus you can hear the background traffic noise in the "Mount Olympus" scenes, as it was shot in a public park. And then, there's the DVD release, which contains Arnold's real, undubbed voice as a bonus track. Which one is funnier is an exercise left to the viewer:
    "You haff strucked Hur-ka-leez!"
  • Highlander II: The Quickening. It's hard to know where to start in describing this movie. The blatant and stupid retcon, which basically throws out the entire first movie's script? The complete and utter stupidity of it, taken on its own? Michael Ironside's hysterical overacting as "Katana"? Let's sum it up with an archetypical moment: Assassin asks Katana why he's being dispatched to Earth to kill MacLeod, who will soon be dead of old age? Katana explains by slapping him. Assassin makes a funny face and teleports. Be sure to see both the original version, and the "Renegade Version", with additional footage shot especially for it, deleted scenes, extensive re-editing, and ALL THE SAME FLAWS AS THE ORIGINAL! Unbelievable.
  • Among devotees of Australian cinema, Houseboat Horror enjoys a reputation as one of the country's most ineptly made yet unintentionally hilarious cinematic offerings.
  • If Looks Could Kill had a horribly cliched, utterly insincere and unbelievable script, and the lead actor (B-lister Richard Grieco) just wasn't up for the job. But the way the cliches are done, and the way that everyone other than Richard Grieco seems to be utterly aware of the kind of movie they'd been cast in makes If Looks Could Kill a fun ride all around, even with all its flaws. If nothing else, it should be watch just to see the late, great character actor Roger Rees taking gigantic bites out of the scenery every time he shows on screen as the Big Bad.
  • The German movie Die unglaublichen Abenteuer des Guru Jakob (The Incredible Adventures of Jakob the Guru). Starring German ex-child star Tommi Ohrner as the High School Hustler (wannabe) Tommi and Israeli Zachi Noy, veteran of the soft-sex comedy film series Lemon Popsicle, as the titular Jakob Feierabend, who spent his time getting fired from various jobs and being rejected by girls, until he is mistaken for an Indian guru, like Baghwan, by the people of an Upper Bavarian village, who are looking for somebody to buy the old castle of the village, and soon unwillingly starts his own cult, with Tommi as his manager. Add porn star Sibylle Rauch as Ms. Fanservice and a Chinese restaurant owner for Chop Sockey kung fu action and Unfortunate Implications. It's like a mixture of slapstick, sex comedy, Bavarian Heimatfilm, youth movie and "let's pretend we're warning people about the danger of strange sects"-film. Oh, and the repeatedly played song "Hey, ho, nochmal Schwein gehabt" (Hey, ho, got lucky again).
  • Intensive Care is a wannabe slasher film from the Netherlands starring George Kennedy of all people as a brilliant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and spends the next seven years in a coma. Once he awakens, the surgeon - now visibly played by a different actor - goes on a killing spree and stalks the film's protagonists (one of whom is played by Flemish Teen Idol Koen Wauters) for reasons that are never made clear at any point, thus leading the audience to infer that he's doing it For the Evulz. Also never explained is how the killer manages to survive the numerous attacks that would horribly injure or even kill any normal human being. Beyond that, the film also suffers from shoddy acting, unconvincing visual effects, extremely blatant California Doubling, poor English pronunciation, laughable dialogue, and obvious Stunt Casting. And that's exactly what makes it so charming. The picture is traditionally shown during each edition the annual Dutch-Flemish B-Movie festival Nacht van de Wansmaak ("Night of Repulsion") where it enjoys a reputation as "the worst Dutch movie ever made."
  • The Pakistani movie International Guerillas. It shows the story of three Pakistani guys who, after seeing how one of their relatives is killed by the police during the demonstrations against Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, decided to go and murder the famous writer. The movie becomes a cat and mouse game, with the guerrillas being always a few seconds too late, allowing Rushdie to run away while they are stuck fighting his armies of thugs. With some (hilariously bad) Bollywood dance segments in between. And a bunch of cut-and-paste action sequences (more like copy and paste, since all the sequences play at least three times before moving on to the following one). Finally, Rushdie catches the protagonists, but suddenly a literal Deus ex Machina (a flying Ku'ran, symbolizing Allah) appears to save the 'heroes' and kill Rushdie with some Dramatic Thunder. All in glorious VHS quality. It has to be seen to be believed. Watch the final scene here. Words, there are none.
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Such a ridiculous feat ever made by such an All-Star Cast requires sight to obtain belief.
  • Jack and Jill, an Adam Sandler film about two estranged twins. It has Toilet Humor, an over the top performance from Al Pacino (playing himself), awkward dialogue, and a few good jokes. It was panned by critics and yet remains somewhat endearing.
  • Some of the James Bond films fall under this:
    • You Only Live Twice. Blofeld's plot is to capture space pods in the middle of their missions (and this is shown with rather stupid-looking special effects). Bond is given a short training period to learn the ways of the ninja before getting one of the dumbest-looking disguises as a Japanese man (which didn't change that he still towers over everybody else). Even the villains weren't fooled. The film ends with a Final Battle in the famous hollowed out volcano lair, with dozens of ninjas fighting with traditional swords and shuriken against the assault rifle armed Mooks... and winning. The script was written by Roald Dahl.
    • Diamonds Are Forever has gay assassins, James Bond in a moon buggy with flailing arms, Blofeld dressed as a woman, and missiles exploding due to a laser satellite with really cheap and dated effects.
    • Octopussy. Nothing else needs to be added, really. It doesn't cross into any worse category due to the surprisingly solid plotline under all the cheese.
    • Live and Let Die. The sheer hilarity of watching Roger Moore trying to infiltrate a soul food shack in 1970s Harlem has to be experienced. Yaphet Kotto turning into a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float and then exploding, the weird subplot/theme involving voodoo and the Baron Samedi and the ridiculous alligator pit escape. Plus, the bizarre idea that Jane Seymour's character can only read tarot cards accurately as long as she remains a virgin! Paradoxically, it has what may arguably be the best Bond theme of all the films (which the studio almost ruined by wanting an unknown singer rather than its composer, Paul McCartney to record it!!) and a fantastic boat chase scene.
    • Moonraker. James Bond fights billionaire Hugo Drax, who is bent on creating an army of superhumans to repopulate the earth after he sends a bunch of poison down from space. Oh, there is a laser fight near the end which alone is worth the price of admission.
    • Die Another Day. The film involves a North Korean villain named Moon, who uses Magic Plastic Surgery to become an English diamond baron named Gustav Graves, who secretly builds a space laser powered by the sun while passing it off as a solar mirror. He uses said laser to melt his giant ice castle resulting in James Bond using the parachute of a rocket car to para-surf an avalanche. The climax features said villain strapping on power armor with electrocution power. Let's not forget Bond fights his henchmen, a guy with diamonds embedded in his face with spy cars with Gatling guns. And then there’s the Product Placement, which goes to levels so distractingly ludicrous, even for the Bond series, that the Fan Nickname Buy Another Day is well-earned.
  • Jaws 3D has some of the most unintentionally hilarious special effects in all of cinema, and a ridiculous plot.
  • Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter qualifies intentionally. It's a movie about how Jesus returns to Earth to fight lesbian vampires that are immune to sunlight. With the help of an overweight Mexican wrestler. And it's got a few musical numbers. Also, the only movie in which you'll hear someone say, "We're running low on skin. I suggest we harvest another lesbian!"
  • Also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger: Jingle All the Way. The "Turbo Man" stuff is particularly hilariously bad, but Ah-nold is a pretty good comedic Straight Man.
  • Jules Verne's Mystery on Monster Island: This 1981 children's adventure movie is so chock full of stupid humour, crappy rubber monsters, cringeworthy characters, and thoughtless writing (complete with one of the most ridiculous and pointless Ass Pulls of a plot twist ever) that it some how pulls a 180 to become entertaining for those exact reasons. It's honestly a shame that it was never riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • Jupiter Ascending: The Wachowski siblings wanted to make a grand space opera on the level of Star Wars, with laser dogfights in Chicago and a rags-to-riches heroine taking down the evils of space-capitalism. Instead, they made a movie populated by shitty DeviantArt OCs in which bees recognize space royalty, plot threads dangle like fringe on 70s leather jackets, and an angel werewolf fights with rocket skates. Best watched with funny friends in all its trashy glory.
  • The Karate Dog, a movie directed by Bob Clark (yes, THAT Bob Clark) that was his second to last movie before his death (his last was, sadly, Superbabies). It was about a talking dog who knows martial arts (voiced by Chevy Chase) teaming up with a police officer played by Simon Rex (an ex-gay porn star) to solve the murder of his owner (played by Pat Morita). Yes, this is a real movie. Also contains scenes of Jon Voight breakdancing.
  • Kazaam, a 1996 movie about a rapping genie that's released by a kid. Some of the scenes are strange and extremely creepy. And Shaq's godawful rapping skills. "Let's Green Eggs and Ham it" indeed.
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie, made by John Landis of Animal House and The Blues Brothers fame with No Budget. If Saturday Night Live were a movie instead of a TV show (and/or Landis actually worked on it), this would be it. You must see it to believe it. Highlights include:
    • A commercial for Argon, an oil company that knows how to produce crude oil from acne, used combs and fast food and "natural gas" from belching and farting.
    • A man who hears multiple alarms when he enters his car and turns them off by closing the car door, locking it, fastening his seat belt and zipping up his pants.
    • Landis' trademark movie, See You Next Wednesday, presented as a melodrama in "Feel-A-Round," where the usher mimics the action.
    • "A Fistful of Yen," a parody of martial arts movies, particularly Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee, and ending with a parody of The Wizard of Oz.
    • A commercial for "Scot Free," a board game based on the conspiracy theories about John F. Kennedy's assassination.
    • An ad for That's Armageddon, a Disaster Movie parody with "George Lazenby as the architect" and "Donald Sutherland as the clumsy waiter."
    • A courtroom parody with Beaver and Wally Cleaver where everything that occurs is almost literal and the two get into trouble in the jury. Tony Dow plays Wally, who he also played on the series.
    • "Zinc Oxide and You," a parody of classroom educational films that shows what happens to a housewife when everything she owns that relies on zinc oxide — a bar of soap, her bra, her kitchen sink, the heat control on her stove, the safety catch on her son's rifle, the brakes on her car, her husband's pacemaker, her artificial leg, etc. — disappears.
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space. It has to be seen to be believed. One hilarious quote from the movie: A tough biker has just crushed a Klown's tricycle. The Klown retaliates by putting on a pair of boxing gloves. "What are you gonna do, knock my block off?" And yes, the Klown does just that.
  • The film Killjoy is a prime example of this. A killer clown offers drugs to "gangstas" in an effort to entice them into the back of his magical ice cream truck so he can kill them when they are transported to an abandoned warehouse. The special effects are laughable, the acting is terrible, the plot is ludicrous, and the whole film is so bad it is awesome.
  • KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park. You need to know nothing more than the title.
  • The Gag Dub movie Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is so profoundly, mind-bogglingly idiotic it's hilarious with the right mindset. Others will just hate it.
  • Kunoichi: Lady Ninja is about a bunch of women becoming ninja to get revenge for the sacking of their village with the help of a one-eyed samurai or something like that. Not much was interesting except for the thing that makes it awesome: one of the women had some kind of power that related to her virginity, so when she and the samurai were trapped, she told him to bang her so that blood from her torn hymen would fall on his sword and save them.
  • Though a lot of people have fond memories of Labyrinth, the lead actress's terrible acting, the overwhelming number of Big Lipped Alligator Moments, David Bowie and his considerable "talent", and the Broken Aesop about letting go of childhood all make it by critical standards a pretty bad movie. However, the songs, despite being tenuously related to the plot, are pretty fun and the puppets are really cool.
  • Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon. The Hero is a Bruce Lee fanboy and the main villain claims to be "The Shogun Of Harlem". And then there's The Glow. How can you not love this movie!?
  • The 1989 film Listen To Me. Other than Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters, it's the only mainstream American film (eg not documentary, etc.) about debating, though whatever the film says about the subject is thrown away when the climatic debate is a pro-life vs. pro-choice argument and the pro-choice side is barely given the chance to speak their issue. (Couldn't they have picked a less-controversial subject if they were afraid of offending people?) It is so bad it's absolutely hilarious, especially if you're a debater. It's a cult classic in university debating circles, many debating societies holding regular screenings of it.
  • Liquid Sky, a 1982 midnight movie involving aliens who feed on endorphins released from heroin and sex. It stars Margret, a cocaine-addicted fashion model who "kills with her cunt". The clothing and soundtrack are based off the trashiest parts of the early '80s, complete with glow in the dark makeup.
  • If it's based on a Harold Robbins novel, it is guaranteed to be this. The most infamous was also the final nail in the coffin for Robbins' adaptations, 1983's The Lonely Lady, which received a record 11 Razzie nominations (in a year with only ten categories!) and "won" six, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress for its star, Pia Zadora. It has been since dubbed "the Showgirls of The '80s."
  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is one of those rare intentional examples of this trope, an Affectionate Parody of the worst of the worst B-movies of the '50s and '60s, with nonsensical dialogue, wooden acting, and plenty of Special Effect Failure.
  • Love on a Leash. There are entire scenes without any sound, the dog talks to the lake somehow, everything in the lady's house is green for some reason, the premise is about a lady that falls in love with a dog, there is a lot of Narm, the plot moves in a ton of random directions, and that's just scratching the surface. However, through its incompetence, there is a true emotional rollercoaster of a film.

  • Mac and Me is a blatant ripoff of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial which takes shamelessness to unexplored depths. If you thought Elliot feeding E.T. Reese's Pieces was unwarranted Product Placement... hoo boy. The aliens here require Coke to live! There's a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment scene of Mac and his human companions at McDonald's... with Ronald McDonald himself appearing! For more head slamming without risk of (further) brain damage, read the Something Awful review of this POS available on the link. Ron would later go on to win the Worst Newcomer Razzie for 1988 (as "Himself").
  • The Machine Girl. Gatling Gun Arm attached to a schoolgirl, Ninjas that look like Football players, and 1970s violence despite being a 2008 movie, and a Drill Bra. What makes this so hilarious, is its genre is listed Action/Adventure. A lot of schlocky movies are hard to watch because of Padding. This film replaces padding with High-Pressure Blood.
  • Magical Mystery Tour has acquired a cult following of not just Beatles fans, but those who love it for its endearingly bizarre plot and utter lack of exposition. "The Beatles get on a bus and stuff just sort of happens" is honestly the best explanation one can give for it.
  • The 1993 Made-for-TV Movie The Man from Left Field. A bunch of poor kids looking for a baseball coach find Burt Reynolds, a Mysterious Figure who has gotten Easy Amnesia and forgotten everything but his Good Solid Values. Since it's three times as long as your typical Very Special Episode, they compensate by having three Very Special Storylines. One kid is teased by the obligatory rich rival team about his working-class father, cuing an Author Filibuster from Burt about how Money doesn't matter as much as Values. Another kid is abused at home (his alcoholic father beats him with his fists, which somehow results in the kid getting lash marks on his back) so Burt kicks the dad's butt. The token black kid loses his grandfather to Soap Opera Disease, which is somehow resolved by Burt saving the kid from drowning (no, you read that right). In the midst of all this, the film achingly struggles to be "cute" and there's also a lame Token Romance with Reba McEntire thrown in for good measure, even though the film seems to be aimed at ten-year-old boys (the kids have no girls on their team). Finally, the scene where Burt regains his memories has to be seen to be believed.
  • Many feel this way about Manos: The Hands of Fate. The Cinema Snob even gave ten reasons why it's not the worst movie of all time.
  • One can only assume that the reason MST3K never attempted to riff on Dünyayi kurtaran adam (The Man Who Saves the World, a.k.a. Turkish Star Wars) is that no running commentary could possibly make this movie any funnier. There are no words that can adequately describe the horror of this film; after you recover from the numbing shock of it all you can do is laugh endlessly.
  • The Marine, starring John Cena, has a pretty generic action plot and decent special effects. It could probably be considered So Okay, It's Average were it not for the hilarious acting of Cena and Robert Patrick (who is fully aware what kind of movie he is in and earns his pay) as the crime boss. The supporting cast is equally hilarious and the dialogue? A Giant Mook blows up a police car with a bazooka and is met with disbelieving stares from his comrades, to which he says, "What? Too much?" Special mention goes out to the scene where the Big Bad threatens at gunpoint the hostage who's currently piloting the helicopter they're both sitting in hundreds of feet above the street (note that the reason she's flying it, is because he doesn't know how)
  • Max Knight: Ultra Spy. From unintelligible hacker speak to a climax filmed using a Half-Life mod, the movie is completely terrible and completely awesome at the same time. And then the main character claiming that he's never been able to beat the first level of HL1!
  • Metalstorm The Destruction Of Jared Syn is a delightfully cheesy 3D movie which at least tried to get the stereoscopy right through judicious use of Chris Condon's StereoVision system as the main 3D rig and the all-purpose StereoScope as the secondary 3D rig. It's such a silly and 3D-tastic picture that people are still hoping for an improved 3D Blu-ray even after its North American 3D home media debut in 2016.
  • The Alamo Drafthouse found a long lost eighties ninja flick called The Miami Connection - and plays it on a regular basis to a packed house. And it is as terrible and badly made and poorly acted as anything Ed Wood ever made - and IT. IS. AWESOME!
  • Mister T's Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool. Considering that in many ways T. is either the Anthropomorphic Personification or the patron saint of So Bad, It's Good... So yeah... fool!
  • Mom and Dad Save the World. In one word, this film is silly... and we wouldn't have it any other way!
  • The somewhat silly Russian fairy-tale movie Morozko ("Father Frost", or "Jack Frost" on Mystery Science Theater 3000). It aired every Christmas on Czechoslovak TV during the Communist era, over time becoming a cult classic. Not only did television stations continue to air it after the revolution, but a musical and a video game based on the movie were made. (The film was recently redubbed into Slovak so that Slovak televisions don't have to air it in Czech.)
  • Mom's Outta Sight (1998), a tribute to early Doctor Who special effects that probably only cost $19.98, brick-sized '80s mobile phones, and intentional jokes that don't work quite as well as the unintentional ones. Of note, the director used a pseudonym, which wouldn't be all that notable except that he used his real name for such cinematic masterpieces as Invisible Mom, Invisible Dad, Invisible Mom 2, and Abner, the Invisible Dog. The evil plot is defeated with diner condiments.
  • The film adaptation of Mommie Dearest is considered such, thanks to Faye Dunaway's performance as Joan Crawford. It takes the abusive matriarch of the tell-all book, and turns her into an insane caricature who chews the scenery to the point that it becomes impossible to take the film seriously. The infamous wire hangers scene in particular has passed into film legend.
  • The 1995 film Mosquito with Gunnar Hansen is hands down one of the funniest movies ever made. Radiation from a crashed alien spaceship causes mosquitoes to grow in size and appetite. One scene involves one of them attacking a guy by sticking its proboscis on his ass.
  • The obscure kids' movie Napoleon (1995), which seems to be Homeward Bound-inspired. Where to start? The Random Events Plot filled with Wacky Wayside Critters? The very loud musical score? The fact that the animals seem to have not so much been trained to act as placed on the sets and filmed doing whatever they feel like until something close enough to what's in the script happens? The fact that it was re-dubbed in America despite being made in Australia? Here's the kicker: It came free in a box of cereal. And yet, there is something about it that draws attention: The main villain is an Ax-Crazy female cat who is insane enough to imagine every animal she encounters as a mouse she needs to kill and chases Napoleon in all The Hero's Journey. The owl describes the cat as Napoleon’s Evil Counterpart: a domesticated pet who escaped to the wilderness, learned how to kill, and didn’t know when to stop. A decent development, until you realize that from all the animal pets, cats are the most accustomed to killing and so the villain had no motive for going crazy.
  • Netforce features the most horrible technical jargon and computer mumbo-jumbo a scriptwriter can come up with while maintaining a high degree of Critical Research Failure of how computers, the Internet and hacking works. And just like a big rig collision on the information superway, it's impossible to look away!
  • Alexander Nevsky's action flicks. He's a Arnold Schwarzenegger wannabe, who shamelessly proclaims himself the "Second Arnie", and lies about having won the Mr. Universe contest. These flicks are INCREDIBLY stupid and cheap, they have hilariously idiotic dialogue and are simply vehicles to show how badass Nevsky is - except they fail horrendously at it, making him look like a clown desperately trying to look cool. Also, his movies often include former Hollywood stars down on their luck, like David Carradine, Kristanna Loken, Billy Zane, etc. Fun fact - Nevsky is his stage name, after Russia's 13th-century hero, and his real surname is Kuritsyn - a bad name for a Russian, given that the word "kuritsy" means "hens".
  • Night of the Lepus, a film whose plot centers around Arizona being under attack by Giant Killer Bunny Rabbits. Yes, this is a real movie (you can see it playing on the TV when Neo visits the Oracle in The Matrix). Starring real actors, like Janet Leigh and Stuart Whitman (and DeForest Kelley), and made by real major studio MGM. It's all made even more surreal by the fact that the Giant Killer Bunny Rabbits are depicted by either (1) cute domesticated bunnies filmed in extreme close-up running around on scale-model sets, (2) hilariously awful-looking gore-smeared puppets, or (3) guys in tacky-looking bunny suits (for the attack scenes, naturally). In the end, it has to be seen to be believed.
  • Ninja Assassin: A glorious example of martial arts cinema, complete with Ludicrous Gibs, nonsensical backstories about warring ninja clans, overdramatic angst, a fight in a laundromat that ends with a girl's severed head in a washing machine, and immortal dialogue such as "Plants don't have hearts." "Everything has a heart." "I don't."
  • Ninja Terminator. Richard Harrison communicating with the Ninja Empire via a Garfield phone. "I must reform the Ninja Empire!"
  • A certain Asian grindhouse gem of a movie called Ninja Wars is a fantastic example of this trope. The plot involves a prophecy: "He who wins the heart of Lady Ukyodaio [sic] will hold the world in his hands" and an evil Japanese warlord concocting an aphrodisiac using the famous spider teakettle to further his aims. The movie then veers off wildly and confusingly every which way, including several fight scenes involving the Five Devil Monks, one of whom vomits acid to attack, a plan to put Ukyodaio's severed head on the hero's girlfriend's body to fulfill the prophecy, and more hilariously bad dubbing than you can shake a stick at. The movie ends with a Crucified Hero Shot in a rather confusing case of Faux Symbolism. The dubbing is universally terrible.
  • Old Dogs: Robin Williams and John Travolta as two 50ish bachelors who suddenly wind up with Williams' long lost twins from a one-night stand. This film is filled head to toe with cheap gags that will have you asking yourself why you are laughing so hard at them. Especially the scene where Williams and Travolta switch medication. Might want to get some pot brownies for that one.
  • You want a real Christian preaching MST3Kable film? Look no further than Megiddo: The Omega Code 2. This movie truly has it all: acting and dialogue so awkward and bad you wonder if the writers, actors, and the director were somehow deprived of human contact and think people actually act like that; Udo Kier playing a character that does nothing but follow the Big Bad around wearing a Black Cloak and sounding like he had just left the Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge soundstage; R. Lee Ermey playing the President of the United States (sadly only doing so for 5 minutes before getting offed by the Big Bad); and best of all, Michael "Basil Exposition" York playing the Antichrist as a Large Ham of truly planetary proportions. The first Omega Code also qualifies, with Casper Van Dien and Michael Ironside in addition to Michael York. Their performances are so fun to watch. It's also relatively subtle for being an End Times film (until the end). It's a bad film, but enjoyable.
  • Order of the Black Eagle, as was featured on Best of the Worst (and handily won). A Neo-Nazi group with plans to revive a frozen Adolf Hitler uses Nazi ninjas to kidnap a brilliant "Laser Scientist" and force him to build them a Death Ray. The only thing standing in their way is an elite paramilitary force that includes a secret agent, a cowboy-action gunslinger, an old guy with a crossbow, a couple of Amazonian ladies, a Scary Black Man who tosses mooks around like ragdolls, and a baboon who wears clothes, flies a plane, and drives his own little baboon-sized tank (yes, really). Sounds like the best idea for an NES game ever, we know, but instead, it got made into a movie, which is almost as much fun.
  • Osombi(e), which was made after (and references) the real-life assassination of Osama Bin Laden, is about the assassinated Bin Laden coming back to life (albeit as a zombie), looking for revenge.
  • Overlords of the UFO is a rare So Bad It's Good documentary, though we do use that term lightly. To elaborate, the "narrator" engages in an absurd amount of Insane Troll Logic, the commentary sounds like it was Babelfished from a language other than English, the Public Domain Soundtrack is often overdramatic or else unfitting, and the whole thing exudes an aura of cheapness. That and the film falsely advertises itself as having been "banned and suppressed" by the US government despite being freely available for public distribution. All in all, it perfectly embodies everything wrong with the paranormal-themed pseudo-documentaries of the 1970s, and that's exactly what makes it so unique.
  • The Phantom Menace is famous for being Hollywood's biggest disappointment. However, the awful acting, plot, and characters make this film a hilarious ride from start to finish.
  • Ed Wood outdid himself with Plan 9 from Outer Space. Hailed as the worst film in the world, the sheer amount of fails makes it hilarious. Highlights are the flying saucers on strings, the meter-by-a-metre-by-two cardboard crypt which holds an astonishing number of people, the zombies (whose main acting directive seems to have been "you're undead" - two of them think they're vampires, and the other one spends the whole film pulling a death-rictus face) and finally the tall, young man filling in for short, elderly Bela Lugosi, who died partway into the filming. He's holding a cape over his face. They must think Viewers Are Morons.
  • One of the best-known In-Universe examples is the Springtime For Hitler musical (that one) from The Producers. Specifically, it was intended to be just offensive, but the portrayal of Hitler (either by a hippie or the Camp Gay director) made it So Offensive It's Hilarious.
  • The 2008 remake of the 1980 slasher flick Prom Night (1980) is hilariously bad. First off, it's a slasher flick rated PG-13. As if that wasn't bad enough, the movie plays out almost every possible applicable cliché, but in a tremendously boring way. The plot is lousy, the acting is bad, even for this genre, the suspense is as exciting as watching grass grow, and the teenage melodrama bullshit is pathetic. Also, it tried really, really hard to jump-scare the audience with bedroom decor. Lamp DUN!
  • Queen of the Damned is really... not great if taken as a sequel to Interview With a Vampire. On its own merits, however, it is full of cheesy goodness. The awesome music and copious amounts of shirtless Stewart Townsend don't hurt either.
  • Race To Mars has an in-universe example in Rocketship X-M, in which a crew of astronauts sent to the moon miss it and end up on Mars. "This is fantastic; it is so bad it's actually brilliant" according to Mikhail.
  • The Rage: Carrie 2. A dolled-up sequel to a horror classic, made over two decades after said movie came out in order to cash in on the success of Scream (1996) and other teen horror films in the late '90s. While it doesn't hold a candle to the original in terms of quality or tension, it makes up for this with buckets of blood (no pun intended) and every late-'90s Teen Drama / horror cliche in the books.
  • Reefer Madness. It helps if you have smoked marijuana at least once in your life (and inhaled). The Showtime musical (based on the off-off-off Broadway musical with Christian Campbell, Ana Gasteyer, Alan Cumming and Kristen Bell) was AWESOME! The DVD case smells like brownies.
  • Danish monster movie Reptilicus boasts bad acting, horrible special effects (the monster is a giant hand-puppet who attacks with Silly String), and a laughably implausible plot. (A forest in the Arctic?) See for more details. Its cheesiness caused it to be honored by being the first movie aired in the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • Resident Evil: Retribution paper-thin plot, inconsistent continuity from previous films, no character development, a Mary Sue character but damn, those are some hilariously over-the-top stunts.
  • Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave: It's Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Spectacularly cheesy zombie rave movie? Beautifully bad acting and effects? ZOMBIE RAVES?
  • Road House has been described as "The best movie ever made in which a philosophical bouncer finds love and confronts his demons while working at a rowdy honky-tonk outside Kansas City." That should tell you everything you need to know about it. Road House was one of a number of movies recommended by a self-help book called The Psychopath's Bible.
  • RoboCop 3 is quite substandard when compared to its previous entries, but when taken by itself, the film is hilarious. A Japanese competitor of OCP's sends over robot ninjas to stop Robocop, a 9-year-old girl uses a computer terminal to hack an ED-209 unit and there's Special Effect Failure galore. Add to that unintentionally funny moments (including Robo commandeering a pimp's car (complete with reaction shot), a man's suicide is played for comedy, a children's tricycle being used for barricade material, Robocop flying in on a jetpack and two robots who simultaneously cut each other's heads off and script howlers ("Come and get me, Mr. Robocop!", "Oh my God, Johnson, our stocks have dropped to nothing!", "You got a ghost cop? A vampire cop?" and Robo's immortal line "Don't count on it, chum!")), along with a score that makes these moments epic, and you've got the perfect storm for SBIG. And Jill Hennessy as eye candy.
  • RoboGeisha. The trailer is just so ridiculous, it's hilarious. Film for padding, camp Nazis... and it's terribly entertaining.
  • Robot Monster is one of the classic examples of "So Bad It's Good" from the ridiculously nonsensical story (There are dinosaurs trying to kill the remnants of the human race for the monster!) to a ten minute scene of the monster climbing up a hill and rolling down it repeatedly to the title creature, one of the silliest creatures ever created for a horror movie. Behold Gorillanaut!
  • Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare, also known as The Edge of Hell. It's a 1987 Canadian horror film that was filmed in seven days and went straight to video. Features Jon Mikl Thor as Triton, lead singer for a metal band, who fights Satan himself. Clad a cape, studded codpiece and tons of makeup and hairspray. Includes Muppet demons, cycloptic starfish creatures and the line " Ah, you've killed no one bub- or is it less familiar to call you BEELZEBUB!"
  • Rockula. A vampire is cursed to experience the death of his true love (by ham bone) every 20 or so years. His mom is a nymphomaniac cougar. He courts his true love by becoming a rock star vampire. So wrong, and yet so right.
    • Good lord, man! It's a ham bone wielded by a Pirate with a rhinestone pegleg! It's all an Excuse Plot to string together a bunch of music videos amid the Cliché Storm, with a large dose of Our Vampires Are Different for spice.
    • The vampire in question also has a Vitriolic Best Buds relationship with his independent reflection (who may or may not be the ghost of Elvis). His mother is played by Toni Basil (of "Hey Mickey" fame), the girlfriend's manager is played by Thomas Dolby (yes, that one) who sells new-age coffins in his day job (and his advertisements are pure comedy genius) and it includes the unforgettable sight of Bo Diddley in skintight neon-yellow spandex.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a textbook deliberate case of this. The plot (such as it is) is very like Manos: The Hands of Fate (probably unintentional, given "Manos"'s cliched plot and utter obscurity until MST3K found it) with vast galloping amounts of homoerotica thrown in. The characters were, for the most part, based on those of the Bulgakov novel The Master and Margarita - itself a modern masterpiece, partly because all of its failed drama is deliberate. Richard O'Brien intentionally made it this way, as a tribute to the campy sci-fi films of the 50s & 60s (as evidenced by the opening number Science Fiction/Double Feature).
  • The Room, which is supposedly "the best worst movie ever made", dubbed by one Entertainment Weekly reviewer "the Citizen Kane of bad movies." The Onion explains it here. The Room supposedly has more than just a bad plot and bad acting - it's full of failed drama and has terrible focus and transitions. It's not clear if the director did so on purpose. Tommy Wiseau, the film's creator (director-writer-producer-star and main advertiser) claims it was intentional; an actor from the film says instead that Wiseau was very sincere. Many find it easier to believe the actor, especially as it was originally advertised as a serious melodrama. The film has proven to be so popular just on the basis of how hilariously terrible it is that it still gets Audience Participation screenings to this day, similar to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    "You're tearing me APART, Lisa!"
  • The movie Runaway is a really bad movie set 20 Minutes into the Future involving Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons and acid-spitting spider robots. How could you go wrong?
  • Kanye West’s 2010 short film Runaway falls squarely into this category. Through its 35 minute run time, random unconnected events happen such as Kanye and his half phoenix girlfriend attending a parade featuring a giant paper mache Michael Jackson head, a black tie dinner in an abandoned warehouse and a 9 minute impromptu ballet scene. Despite being utterly incomprehensible and borderline insane, its attracted a fair amount of praise, mainly geared towards its fantastic soundtrack, made out of songs from Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, and its heavily stylised look along with Kanye’s genuinely intense and heartfelt performance.

  • Samurai Cop is a 1991 action film written and directed by the late Amir Shervan. The film is known for its numerous, hilarious inconsistencies and continuity slips, silly story plot, and terrible acting. It is nowadays considered a Cult Classic, with screenings shown across the U.S. 25 years later, with support from the fans, there's a sequel to the original film, called Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, with none other than Tommy Wiseau as the villain.
  • Santa Claus (1959): What was supposed to be harmless fun to introduce Mexican kids to Santa ended up becoming the Trope Namer-by-proxy for Nightmare Fuel thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000. The movie tells the story of a Human Alien Santa from Another Dimension battling demons through Slapstick and the help of Merlin and a supply of Big Brother equipment that would make the Illuminati hang their heads in shame. Still, the surrealness does give it a certain amount of charm. At the very least you won't be bored watching it, and you're unlikely to ever see anything quite the same as it ever again.
  • Satan Claus: An ultra-low-budget slasher film with extremely bad lighting and hilariously inept audio problems. The police captain has a moment where he gets frustrated trying to locate the killer and shouts "Fuck! Fuck-shit-fuck!". The Captain's swear-bomb is so memorable to Phelous that it becomes a Running Gag in the review (linked above). Besides that Narm, "Satan Claus" has an Evil Laugh that is so overacted that it ends up being hilarious. Other highlights include needlessly padded scenes of inactivity, and a bathing-suit-sex scene. The ending makes little sense, involving a woman who was upset over her boyfriend cheating on her (and transforming into a laughing male-Santa?!).
  • Season of the Witch: A script built on a foundation of cliches, cheese and historical inaccuracies, played out by a cast of actors who clearly didn't want to be there; but the sets and scenery are nice, there's lots of swordplay, and, hey, it's got wall-crawling zombie monks.
  • The obscure Sharon Stone film Scissors is full of bad acting and just plain hilarious plot threads like a pair of identical twins whose conflict just comes across as bizarre... but what it pushes it over the top is the ending, where a pair of minor characters, one of whom had only been seen on the side of a bus previously, are revealed out of nowhere as the true villains and the hilariously awful twin plotline made all the more inexplicable for being so irrelevant.
  • Semi-Conscious Driving in the Real World is a video about driving around trucks shown in driving schools.
  • In that same vein, a film called Seven Deadly Shipmates, a US Navy training film from the 70s, in which seven people do rather silly things (most of them, like removing air-caps from a breathing-mask manifold, rather inconsequential) that ultimately result in the sinking of a ship due to fire; other things, like stacking garbage in the middle of a passageway, resulting in hilarious panicked-sailor pile-ups, seemed like very funny common sense issues to avoid (but it is the military, after all). They were still playing it in boot camp as recently as April 2009. Seriously, nobody saw that hatch open?
  • The Italian masterpiece: La croce dalle sette pietre (The Seven Stones Cross), commonly known as: "L'uomo lupo contro la Camorra", which means "The Werewolf versus the Mafia" (Camorra is a specific, localized kind of Mafia). Yeah, that's right. It was (poorly) funded by exploiting a loophole in the Government policies, which financially encouraged those creative works highlighting the Mafia problem. The same guy was director, writer and protagonist actor, so you know exactly who to blame for this sequence and this one (the language is for the most part irrelevant). The movie got a small but devoted group of amused fans, which caused the author to be regularly invited to a lot of trash movies conventions in Italy. His own "fans" then proceed to systematically and brutally mock his movie. Poor bastard.
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is known for being campy and embarrassing because it ruined the once promising careers of its four main stars, Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees, and many Beatles fans and purists just don't like hearing other people (badly) sing their idols' songs. The movie had so many teenyboppers thinking Frampton and the Bee Gees created Sgt. Pepper that Capitol records re-released the Beatles' version with an affixed label "The Original Classic". The movie Yellow Submarine also made new rounds in syndication (with its on-screen credit "Starring Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band").
  • Shadow Man, produced and written by and starring Steven Seagal. The movie is a hilarious patchwork of badly shot exposition, cheaply done action scenes, over-the-top terrible acting and the ineffable Seagal himself, playing himself. Himself as an ultra-sexy, uber-badass, martial artist, special agent, MacGyver-esque business genius. Naturally. Not one to share the limelight, he decided against hiring decent actors. It's awesome!
  • Shark Attack 3: Megalodon is most notable for featuring some of the most stupidly hilarious special effects and an infamous cheesy line from a pre-Doctor Who John Barrowman among other silly things.
  • If this trailer is anything to go by, Sharknado is certainly So Bad, It's Good. A tornado hits Los Angeles, scattering sharks across the city. Yes, really. Of course, it seems to be intentional, especially seeing as one character starts hacking falling sharks in half with a chainsaw. Despite being a made for tv movie, it has taken the internet by storm. The tagline is even "Enough Said!"
  • Sheena, where Tanya Roberts stars as a Faux Action Girl who rides around Darkest Africa on a horse with zebra stripes painted on, while an implausible plot and bad special effects happen all around her. Roberts' nude scene compensates for her lack of acting skills.
  • Showgirls. A bit like Ed Wood's films, The Nostalgia Chick proclaimed it to be so bad that it almost swung round to be an art film. The 2004 DVD release even came with shot glasses and a list of possible Drinking Games for the movie.
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 was made up from scenes from the original Silent Night, Deadly Night and some of the most hilarious overacting of all time. Just try and watch the "Garbage Day" scene without laughing.
  • The Alexa Vega vehicle Sleepover. Vega and her friends want the Alpha Bitch's lunch table, and so engage in a scavenger hunt with her to win it. That's the impetus for the entire plot. There's a romance between a 14-year-old girl and a 20-something man, apparently based solely on the fact that they're both overweight. Vega's own love interest has the personality of a cement brick, clearly exists only to be a side of beef, and realizes that he's in love with Vega after witnessing her go flying over a packed street on a skateboard while a heavenly choir plays in the background. Oh, and Steve Carell shows up, playing an inept cop trying to stop the heroines from stealing stuff for the scavenger hunt and enduring numerous comedic humiliations. And that's not even mentioning the number of actors in the movie who would go on to be in more high-profile roles. Basically what we're saying is, if you've ever wanted to see Carmen Cortez, Sue Sylvester, Michael Scott, Carol Danvers, and River Tam in the same movie, then this is the movie for you.
  • Sleepwalkers, an odd little film from the mind of Stephen King, his first entirely original movie screenplay. Featuring mother-son incest, awkward acting, a sprinkling of ridiculous Gorn, terrible policemen, including one who's a proud graduate of the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy, obvious cat puppets, a cop who drives around with his cat, a totally bonkers climax, and most importantly, DEATH BY CORN.
  • The Slumber Party Massacre, a hilariously cheesy slasher flick. It contains nudity, gore, and more fake-outs than you can shake a stick at. Oh, and it was originally written by a feminist as a spoof of slasher flicks - but the directors filmed it straight. The result is unbelievably goofy.
  • Snakes on a Plane. The premise itself attracted a massive internet following based on its So Bad, It's Good-ness, leading the makers to reshoot certain scenes to make them even more outlandish. Notable additions include a snake slithering out of the toilet bowl to latch onto the expected area of a man using the facilities, and Samuel L. Jackson's (in)famous line "I have had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!". Did we mention how Kenan Thompson lands the plane safely because he's been playing a flight simulator on his PlayStation Portable for the entire flight? And that upon said safe landing, Samuel L. Jackson shouts in his unparalleled badassedness, "ALL PRAISES TO THE PLAYSTATION!"? The title was only a placeholder. The title was going to be Pacific Air Flight 121. Samuel L. Jackson would have none of this, saying "we're totally changing that back. The only reason I took the job: I read the title." It should give you an idea of just how seriously everyone involved in making the film took it.
  • Southland Tales: Imagine if Zardoz and Repo Man had a baby, and you've pretty much got it.
  • Space Marines, a 1996 film with warp effects stolen from Babylon 5, a grenade blast that launches a mook like a rocket and space pirates with eye patches and AK-47s. Has John Pyper-Ferguson of Caprica as an over the top villain looking like a Confederate officer with a handlebar mustache, goatee and a habit of recording himself then playing it back. Glorious.
  • Space Warriors 2000, an unauthorized bootleg Ultra Series movie created by the Thai company Chaiyo for American TV. The result is a barely coherent plot (consisting 99% of Stock Footage from random Ultraman shows) full of voice acting that borderlines on Gag Dubbing, making it hilarious for all the wrong reasons. It's a shame Tsuburaya Productions' lawyers forced Chaiyo to take the movie off airwaves.
    Red King: Don't you know who I am?! They call me Mr. Bad!
  • For all its sci-fi cheese and its knocking the '80s 3D craze down for the count through no fault of its own (keep in mind that 3D projection back in the day was notoriously hit-or-miss), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone is a surprisingly decent 3D movie which doesn't really shoehorn any paddleball effects. That said, the movie is cheesy, and we mean Flash Gordon levels of cheesy.
  • Frank Miller's directorial debut The Spirit is by all rights, a terrible film. However, Miller dials the cheesiness up to such ludicrous levels that one can't help but be at least slightly entertained by it. Samuel L. Jackson plays The Octopus as over-the-top as possible. It's a significant surprise when he appears for the first time, you expect a menacing character... and then he whacks The Spirit over the head with a toilet while explaining that toilet humor is always funny.
  • Starcrash is an Italian Star Wars' rip-off that is just mind-numbingly horrible in every single way: acting, continuity, props, special effects, plot, it even has the robot sidekick. It truly is so bad it's good. Or at least endlessly funny. An early appearance of David Hasselhoff. And Marjoe Gortner with a lightsaber.
  • And then there's Starship Troopers. A lot of contemporary reviewers place it as a deliberate parody of overwrought WWII propaganda films, which means the poor dialogue/acting/writing is all deliberate. The fact that most of plot points regarding the bugs are completely ridiculous but has everyone believing in this enemy reinforces this interpretation. Badass of the explains best:
    "Luckily, the scriptwriters realized what they were working with and wrote some of the cheesiest, most badass dialogue in any movie ever. I don't know how they did it, but every single line in the movie is completely corny but awesome at the same time. This results in the audience getting a good laugh in the fifteen minutes of the movie when people aren't getting their arms ripped off or aliens aren't being exploded into pieces and spewing green fluid all over the place."
    • Unfortunately for fans of Heinlein's work, the Starship Troopers movie was so badly received by the Heinlein estate that the film rights to his other works will never be for sale again. Apologies to those that would have liked to see adaptations of Stranger in a Strange Land or The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; it is only awful if you're a Star Trek fan.
    • Some fans of Star Trek also consider the movie So Bad, It's Good-the type of fan who also love "Spock's Brain" and "Threshold".
    • That, and it does have its moments. Also, no individual "terrible" aspect of the movie would ruin any other Star Trek movie on its own; it's really that Star Trek V was unfortunate enough to have so many of them that it really became bad.
  • Starving Jesus is a film by two pastors trying to get people off the pews and into missions. It starts off by them picking fights with hotel receptionists and ends with one of the pastors sniping about how he thinks the other is sneaking food (they're supposed to be fasting). Generally not something that you want to introduce people to Christianity with. However, amazing to watch, the best part probably being the colonoscopy scene. Awesomeness ensues.
  • If you want the best unintentional comedy of the 1990s, see the dubbed version of the Hong-Kong-Funded-Japanese-Manga-Adaptation called Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (Riki-oh), which is best described as "The Shawshank Redemption meets The Itchy & Scratchy Show, starring Kenshiro of Fist of the North Star, live action."
  • Stoned is supposed to be about the life of Brian Jones, but instead features massive amounts of Character Derailment, copious nudity that eventually strays into Fan Disservice, actors who don't even bear a passing resemblance to their historical counterparts, and features editing that will make just about everyone question What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?? Especially egregious is the ending, which features a shooting star as the main character (who's been a massive prick the entire movie) is being murdered, and later features him coming back to Earth as a ghost.
  • Alex Cox might have a cult following, but his faux Spaghetti Western Straight To Hell certainly wasn't the reason. Filmed in 4 weeks with a script that was written in 3 days, it was essentially doomed from the start. You can see boom mics in places, the sound quality is horrendous, and instead of real actors, most of the cast are members of the 80s punk scene who really, really can't act, in roles that shouldn't belong in a Western. The cast includes Zander Schloss of Circle Jerks as a harried wiener salesman, Elvis Costello as a sassy butler and The Pogues as an incestuous clan of maniacal coffee addicts.
  • Street Fighter is the epitome of this trope. While normally this movie would be another case of Video-Game Movies Suck, it casts Raúl Juliá - who, dying of cancer, asked his children to choose his final film role — as M. Bison. Raul plays it as a crazy over the top villain with such memorable lines as "For you, the day Bison graced your village is the most important day of your life. But for Me, It Was Tuesday," and "A Bison dollar. It's worth five British pounds... For that is the exchange rate the Bank of England will set once I kidnap their Queen!" For God's sake, he has a chandelier made out of human bones and he wonders why people think he's a villain?
    • One of M. Bison's lines was a Screw movie quote of the week, done by The Angry Video Game Nerd: "FOR I BEHELD SATAN AS HE FELL FROM HEAVEN LIKE LIGHTNING!"
    • There's also just a whiff of Stealth Parody about the script, especially with regard to Guile's gung-ho motivational speech.
    • "OF COURSE!"
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Terrible if you watch it with the mindset that it's a serious movie; hilarious if you watch it with the mindset that it's endearingly and riotously bad. See: Christopher Reeve's delivery of the line "Stop, don't do it, the people!". Incredibly obvious wires. Jon Cryer calling Superman "The Dude of Steel!". Superman's Rebuilding-the-Great-Wall-of-China-vision... According to the book (yes, book not booklet) accompanying Superman: The Music 1978-1988 (with the complete scores from all four films plus music from the Ruby-Spears cartoon), the fight scene was supposed to be in the sky above Metropolis. If this isn't a Special Effects Failure...
  • The Super Mario Bros. live-action movie had almost nothing to do with the games. Bowser/King Koopa was a human, Yoshi was a velociraptor instead of his own species of dinosaur, the "Goombas" were humans with dinosaur heads, and the movie didn't even take place in the Mushroom Kingdom at all. And yet, it's kind of... entertaining, in a way.
  • Surf Nazis Must Die has scary gangs battling each other for the beaches, stock surfing, and an angry black woman straight out of a blaxploitation revenge film.
    "Taste some of mama's home cooking!"
  • Surf Ninjas. "Cigarettes?" "Yeah, yeah, I know I should quit." This is in a kids' movie too. Leslie Nielsen portraying a very hammy evil Asian cyborg overlord. Who keeps missing his phone calls that end up on his answering machine, though his minions never bother leaving a message.
  • The Swarm, an Attack of the Killer Whatever movie which represents the stupidest of Irwin Allen's disaster movies. A cast full of reputable names had their talents wasted on a silly script, one of these names being Michael Caine, who shouts his way through the movie. The killer bees are made of Special Effect Failure. Helicopters and train cars explode dramatically upon crashing (the latter turn into obvious models first).
    "I never thought it would be the bees. They were always our friends!"
  • The Swinger, a 1966 vehicle for the vivacious Ann-Margret that reunites her with Bye Bye Birdie/Viva Las Vegas! director George Sidney, is one of the earliest attempts at a "sexy" comedy. But it's so dated, sexist and kitschy it winds up being the rarest of cinematic beasts: a comedy that's only funny when it's not trying to be.
  • A Talking Cat!?!, as reviewed by JonTron here. It's rife with Special Effects Failure and wooden acting, and yet there's something endearing about it.
  • ThanksKilling is intentionally terrible. It was clearly made by someone that loves the classic slashers, but was wondering the same thing everyone else was: "Why isn't there a Thanksgiving slasher?"
  • Teenagers from Outer Space has the hysterically silly Gargon sequence, which comes after the monstrous rampage but before the big finale. For much of it, a lobster's shadow is dangled on the screen, with people unconvincingly diving into the way of its "attacks". In one scene, the lobster itself is superimposed unconvincingly on a hill, making it look like it's floating. And it screams, but only when it's in the frame. Eventually it's killed with a toy. The movie's budget was virtually nothing, and it shows, but the gargon sequence is so badly handled even within those constraints (Joel and the Bots are more convincingly part of the scenes) that it becomes utterly hilarious.
  • The alternate ending to Titanic (1997) is extremely heavy-handed and unintentionally amusing.
  • Tokyo Gore Police, a movie about a virus that has people getting limbs cut off and growing back weaponised, includes gun barrels coming out of someone's eye sockets, a stripper with her legs replaced by the top and bottom of a crocodile mouth with vagina in between, a cannon penis, an amputee gimp that walks on four swords placed on each of her stumps. There is lots of blood-colored water. Everywhere.
  • Torque - a movie for those who thought The Fast And The Furious was too highbrow and grounded in reality. Hypnotically stupid. That Ice Cube is the best actor in the entire movie (by far) is just gravy. Crystal meth, bike fights, and motorcycles that move so fast, they can ignite gasoline from driving over it.
  • In a similar vein to AVP: Alien vs. Predator (see above) is Michael Bay's Transformers movies. Infamous for their Critical Dissonance, but can be a blast for people willing to take in the ridiculousness and sheer overblown bombast of Bay's filmmaking style, featuring Extremely manly giant robots with deep Guttural Growler voices beating the crap out of each other for two hours. The various Ham and Cheese performances (Simmons, Jetfire, etc.) also make the Padding scenes somewhat watchable. Bay's entire filmography pretty much sums up what this trope would be like with a $200 million budget and box office receipts big enough to justify it.
  • Traxx, a magnificently botched 1988 parodic action flick that's equal parts stupidly awesome and awesomely stupid. Radio personality and Hollywood Squares announcer Shadoe Stephens stars as Traxx: a Cowboy Cop turned soldier of fortune turned remarkably terrible cookie chef, who cleans up his town mainly by bursting into various night clubs and sex shops and blowing them up, and aspires to one day use his cookies to make "Famous" Wally Amos throw up— both of which he accomplishes with flying colors. It's an action comedy where the action is ridiculous and the comedy is mind-bendingly weird, swerving from one insane, cartoonishly violent setpiece to another with an outright cheerful disregard for any kind of setup, context or sense of continuity. Watching the movie is at once hilarious and disturbingly unpredictable, like being held at gunpoint by a crazed, painted, diaper-clad man with a fake arrow through his head (which the movie does, in fact, include). Also features noted character actor Robert Davi as a crime boss who is killed by his own flatulence.
  • Troll 2 is considered a cinematic masterpiece by some, due to how hilariously bad it is. It features vegetarian monsters that turn people into lumpy green Jello (a plant-based version, apparently) so they can eat them. The monsters appear to be dwarves running around in cheap Halloween masks (actually designed, along with the costumes, by '70s erotica actress Laura Gemser). There is a sex scene that has to be seen to be believed (and then may require multiple viewings). The line, "You can't piss on hospitality! I won't allow it!" is included and is meant literally. Also, there are no trolls in the movie. Not a single one.
  • Turkish mockbusters of American movies and superheroes are always this. Even if you don't understand Turkish, the low budgets and nonsensical plots of these films make them some of the most entertaining examples of international schlock out there.
  • Twister is a goldmine of misplayed drama to the point of so-bad-it's-goodness. The iconic flying cows, bad dialogue, and the inexplicable slurping sound the tornadoes make when they retract back into the clouds.
  • Twilight is a romance movie which had been less than average... But it still redeemed the franchise.
  • Ultraviolet. A worldwide vampire epidemic where they never use the word "vampire". Plus they walk around in the daylight. And when she meets up with the bad guy, he gives her a very swishy, "Oh, it is on" before the big final battle. And there's a giant Nestle Wonderball full of vampire ninjas. And the Mama Bear turned up to 11. The coolness of the gravity belt and Violet's arsenal [and her fiber optic hairdos] offset it enough, maybe.
  • If the YouTube comments are any indication, the "educational" film Unarius: The Arrival put out by Unarius Academy of Science (a space cult) is this. The sparkly special effects and goofy costumes of the then-cult leader Uriel (Ruth E. Norman) are fun to look at, the spaceships are actually kinda cool, and it's often hilariously cheesy. A great film to snark at that probably won't make you want to chew your own arm off to get away from.
  • The Syfy original film Vampires: Los Muertos starring Jon Bon Jovi as a surfer/vampire slayer. He tries to stop a vampire takeover with the help of a naive teenage boy, a half-turned woman, a priest Or is he? and a big black guy with a machine gun.
  • The Van Helsing movie. Big Bad Dracula is over-acted; the only guy who gets any action is the sidekick; and there's a Frankensteinsicle. Plus, an automatic crossbow. Stephen Sommers' other writing tends towards this trope.
  • The Japanese film Versus is like this as far as its acting, plot and setting go. The action scenes, however, are spectacular. Another hallmark of it being So Bad, It's Good is that the commentary features the director, the producer, and three of the actors, and they were probably all drunk when they recorded it. Japanese B movies seem to have an incredible ability to take a really silly premise, fill it with gore then play everything without a hint of irony.
  • Wheels on Meals, especially the dubbed version. The dubbing is hilariously bad (Jackie Chan is given a voice that sounds like Moe from The Three Stooges), a lot of the dialogue sounds cheesy, and there are a lot of '80s cliches in it (like the big hair and tacky outfits). However, there are some genuinely good fight scenes, and the dubbing is so full of Narm that it's hard not to laugh.
  • Who Killed Captain Alex? is a No Budget action film billed as "Uganda's First Action Movie". The sheer amount of Special Effects Failure that came from the lack of budget ($85) combined with surprisingly decent fight scenes and a "Video Joker" narrator constantly spouting irreverent commentary earned it a cult following outside of Uganda. What makes this particular example unique is that the filmmakers themselves seem to have been both 100% in on the joke and wholly sincere at the same time.
  • The 2006 remake of The Wicker Man, starring Nicolas Cage. As far as some viewers are concerned, it is the best comedy of 2006.
  • 1998's Wild Things. It was billed as a thriller, but it plays like a spoof. In addition to some truly horribly staged scenes and awful dialogue, it has some exceptional scenery chewing from Denise Richards and Kevin Bacon. Only Bill Murray seemed to be aware that the movie was meant to be tongue in cheek. The film's twist ending, though not too difficult to either see coming or figure out once revealed, was fully explained with supplemental scenes in the end credits that fill in the gaps. It also has a great Gambit Pileup story buried under bad writing and mediocre acting. It's like watching a movie of a Carl Hiaasen novel, certainly more than the Film of the Book of Strip Tease.
  • Wild Wild West. Sure, there is little between the film and its basis, but the film is so hilarious that it's actually enjoyable.
  • Xanadu: Olivia Newton-John is a muse who comes to visit a struggling artist (played by Michael Beck, whose career - by his own admittance - died a horrible death upon the film's release), and the two of them decide to make something timeless... a roller disco rink! Add the random-ass animated sequence and some really awesome music, and you have one of the funniest movies ever made. There's a reason it's become a cult classic. And Gene Kelly showing that despite being 68 when it was filmed he is still one of the best dancers in Hollywood.
  • Xtro II: The Second Encounter is a low-budget 1990 Canadian film that shamelessly rips off Aliens. Poor special effects, over-the-top acting, and a melodramatic score somehow combine to make Narm Charm rather than straight-up Narm. Extra amusing for anyone who's ever watched The X-Files, as among the cast is a very young Nicholas Lea, who would go on to play recurring bad guy Alex Krycek. The Totally Radical dialogue and '80s Hair just make it even funnier.
  • Yongary: Monster from the Deep, a shameless South Korean ripoff of Godzilla and Gamera so inconsistent in tone and shoddy in special effects that it's comedy gold.
  • Yor: The Hunter from the Future; One of the funniest Conan the Barbarian (1982) rip-offs of its time, featuring the star of Space Mutiny, and an incomprehensible yet awesome theme song: "Yor's world, he's the man! / Yor's world, he's the man!" And THE GREATEST THING EVER CAPTURED ON FILM.
  • Zardoz. It represents the collision of high ideals and low abilities perfectly, and contains the line: "The gun is good - the penis is EVIL!" Also notable for featuring Sean Connery in a red diaper.
  • The film Zombi 7 (also known as Zombie '90: Extreme Pestilence), made by The Violent Shitters of Violent Shit fame has over the top low budget German gorn combined with some So Unfunny, It's Funny English dubbing that it saves the film from entering Violent Shit's territory. You can trust The Cinema Snob about this film with his great review here.
  • Zoombies. "From the makers of Sharknado" really should be enough to tell you what you're in for, but that won't do the film justice. It's "Jurassic Park meets Dawn of the Dead" with abysmal acting, awful special effects, and a Schrödinger's Cat Paradox of a plot that somehow takes itself way too seriously and not seriously at all at the same time. The first death in the film is a monkey melodramatically keeling over with its hand on it's heart, and it only get "better" from there.


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