What movies make you go, “Yeah, this is an objectively bad movie, but man, I love this hot garbage”? After recently polling the internet, here are the top-voted films.
1. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
“Mine is Rock-a-Doodle, a much lesser known (for good reason) animated movie from Don Bluth about a Rooster who leaves a farm and becomes an animal, Elvis,” one shared. “I went thru a phase with it on VHS as a kid back in the 1990s and recently rewatched it when I saw it on a streaming service. It was like unlocking a core memory.”
“The movie is utter nonsense, and every scene is chaotic. There isn't a single moment where the film takes a breath. Yet, the absolute audacity of the movie's insanity puts a smile on my face to this day. I can't help but enjoy the fever dream of animation.”
“It had an all-star cast, too, with Phil Harris (The Jungle Book), Glenn Campbell (yes, the singer), Ellen Greene, and Christopher Plummer. But, of course, despite these big names, the main character is a six-year-old child actor who screams bloody murder into the microphone every five seconds.”
2. Grandma's Boy (2006)
“Grandma's Boy has a 15% on rotten tomatoes. The 15% is the critic score. But, of course, those snobs didn't rate it well. The audience score is rightly 85%. I have yet to show it to someone that didn't love it and my robot legs,” someone laughed.
“I crack up just thinking about this movie. It's so darn good. Nick Swardson deserves a lot more work. I'm always happy to see him show up in stuff.” Another added, “It's a stupid, fun, ridiculous movie and does not purport to be anything else. Therefore, any critic trying to review it on other metrics is a snob.”
3. Hackers (1995)
“Hackers. Hot garbage, but I love it. Of course, if you turn Matthew Lillard loose in any context, it will be at least watchable,” one claimed. “Despite them getting pretty much everything wrong about what society was going to look like, it oddly hits all the nostalgia bits about the 90's ‘coming of computer age' timeline. I love Hackers; hack the planet!” exclaimed another.
Finally, a third admitted, “Came here for this. I know it's hot garbage and in no way realistic, but I freaking LOVE IT. That soundtrack…! I watched it two nights ago!”
4. Jingle All The Way (1996)
“I live in Minnesota, and people were so jazzed to see local landmarks in Jingle All The Way that they would never talk bad about it,” stated one. “Is Jingle All The Way a bad movie, though? It is worthy of the Christmas elite category with Home Alone and Christmas Vacation. So I'm going to deck your halls, bub,” a second user replied.
“My all-time favorite Christmas movie. Arnold's name is Howard, for crying out loud, and it's supposed to be bad. Also, the Terminator gets a reindeer drunk! It should be much higher up the list for Christmas movies.”
5. Eurotrip (2004)
“Eurotrip. One single-joke set-piece after another to piece together a story whose plot and logic was held together by SillyString, but I love it so much, and I ain't afraid to admit it,” someone shared.
“That was a great movie! I was in a bar once, and the band started playing “Scottie Doesn't Know,” like four other random people, and I laughed loudly,” another confessed. “This is easily some of Matt Damon's best work! That film is incredible, and I won't hear a bad word about it.”
6. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
“The Brave Little Toaster was one of my favorites! Rock-A-Doodle and All Dogs Go to Heaven were also staples of my childhood. Watching An American Tail with my family at the theater is one of my best childhood memories,” confessed one.
“I was describing The Brave Little Toaster to my friend (23 year old to my 32), and she was like, what the heck is this movie?! So I had to keep stressing, ignore the fact that Toy Story exists and imagine a world where your items come to life and love you and go on adventures!”
“Admittedly, as I was telling her about the scene where they crossed the ravine and had to connect their cords and swing across, the entire concept did sound wild, but hey, it was the 90s, baby!” exclaimed another.
7. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
“I hadn't seen All Dogs Go to Heaven for YEARS, and then a few holiday seasons ago, I was visiting home, and they were playing it for my niece, and I was like, Wow, I can't believe this was something I watched as a kid? It's so incredibly dark. I don't think they make them like that anymore,” expressed one.
“It's wild because you watch the first ten minutes of All Dogs Go To Heaven and see the mob boss dog get the main character stumbling drunk, kidnap him to a dark pier, and then murder him with a car. And then you're like, wait, this guy is smoking?”
8. Lost in Space (1998)
“The Lost in Space movie from the 90s. I loved the opening fighter sequence and the holographic interphase with the robot. Also, Gary Oldman as a classic villain is delightful,” one suggested.
Another argued, “Oh, come on! That's not a bad movie. The Lost in Space movie is awesome. Big-name actors. B movie sci-fi plot and 90's CGI. What's not to love?”
“This was the first film I ever saw on DVD, and it blew my mind. I couldn't believe how much better the quality was than I was used to. I thought we'd reached the pinnacle of technology. Then I sadly learned it wasn't up to par,” a third user complained.
9. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
“I just got done showing this to my students today before break starts. I told them how terrible it was and that regardless of that, it was still an amazing watch. They loved it,” one admitted.
“My favorite part was when “The Cold” chased him up the stairs. The seemingly sentient burst of cold air chasing them like it's the Evil Dead is amazing. But he got away just in time to slam the door in The Cold's face,” another laughed.
“I have my 9th-grade geography students watch this disaster movie and have them research to explain how every natural disaster in the movie is impossible. Disaster week is always a blast; the kids love the movie,” another teacher confessed.
10. The Mighty Ducks Trilogy
“The Mighty Ducks trilogy is an excellent answer to this question. It features lousy hockey and juvenile antics, but I still love it. Even as an adult,” admitted one.
“I love this response. The Ducks team represents the USA at the international level in D2: The Mighty Ducks and only makes the JV team in D3: The Mighty Ducks. But the tournament was Iceland, Jamaica, and a random US house team. So it wasn't a very competitive international tourney,” added another.
“I cannot excuse Russ Tyler and Goldberg switching equipment during a timeout and no one noticing, no less what occurs in the next play. All this to say, I will die for this trilogy as it is ingrained in hockey culture,” a final person commented.
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