We've all been there – sitting through a movie that we can't help but cringe at, but somehow it still manages to hold a special place in our hearts.
Whether it's the nostalgia factor, a guilty pleasure, or a sense of irony, some films have a way of sticking with us despite their apparent flaws. From cringe-worthy acting to ridiculous plotlines, these films have earned a cult following despite their obvious shortcomings.
So, grab your popcorn, and prepare to take a trip down memory lane as we explore the movies Reddit suggested are so bad but still people's favorites.
1. The Core (2003)
The Core is a science fiction disaster film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Tchéky Karyo, DJ Qualls, Delroy Lindo, and Bruce Greenwood.
The movie follows a team of scientists who embark on a dangerous mission to the Earth's core to save the planet from the devastating consequences of a malfunctioning geomagnetic field. The story explores the dangers of man's attempts to interfere with the Earth's natural processes and the potential consequences of such actions.
2. Van Helsing (2004)
Van Helsing is an action horror with a little bit of comedy. It stars Hugh Jackman in the titular role. Van Helsing is inspired by the Dutch vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. It also stars Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, and Kevin J. O'Connor.
One user noted, “The CGI hasn't aged well, but seeing the strings makes the puppet show more entertaining.”
3. Freddie Got Fingered (2001)
Freddie Got Fingered is a dark comedy film directed by, written by, and starring Tom Green. The movie follows the story of an aspiring animator named Gord Brody (Tom Green), who moves back home with his parents and becomes determined to prove himself to his father by becoming a successful cartoonist. The film also stars Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, and Eddie Kaye Thomas.
4. Troll 2 (1990)
Troll 2 is a 1990 horror comedy film about a family who vacations in a small town called Nilbog, only to discover that the city is inhabited by vegetarian goblins who want to turn them into plants to eat them. The film stars Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie McFarland, and Deborah Reed.
5. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
The Toxic Avenger is an American superhero comedy film about a janitor who is transformed into a mutant superhero when he falls into a vat of toxic waste. The film stars Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist, Cindy Manion, and Robert Prichard.
6. The Happening (2008)
The Happening is a psychological thriller about a mysterious global event that causes widespread panic as a high school science teacher, his wife, and a small group of survivors try to uncover the truth behind the event. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo and Ashlyn Sanchez. It was written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan.
7. Samurai Cop (1991)
Samurai Cop is an American action film about a police officer brought in to take down a powerful crime syndicate run by a ruthless Japanese businessman. The film stars Matt Hannon, Robert Z'Dar, Gerald Okamura, and Julie Dreyfus. Amir Shervan directed it, and it is considered a cult classic.
8. The Room (2003)
The Room is a 2003 American independent romantic drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Tommy Wiseau. The film tells the story of a successful banker, Johnny, whose life falls apart when his fiancée, Lisa, begins an affair with his best friend, Mark. This movie is considered one of the worst movies ever made but has since gained a cult following.
9. Zombeavers (2014)
Zombeavers is an American horror comedy film about a group of college friends who vacation at a cabin by a lake. Still, the weekend getaway turns deadly when they discover that a nearby beaver dam has been contaminated by toxic waste, causing the beavers to become an aggressive zombie. The film stars Bill Burr, Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Hutch Dano, Lexi Atkins, and Peter Gilroy. Jordan Rubin directs it.
10. Cool as Ice (1991)
Cool as Ice is an American romantic musical comedy film released in 1991, starring rapper Vanilla Ice in his acting debut. The film follows a charismatic rapper who gets involved with a small-town girl and her family, but his lifestyle and past clash with their values. It also stars Naomi Campbell, Deezer D, and Kristin Minter.
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