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 film depicts a group of scientists undertaking a perilous expedition to Earth’s core in order to rescue the planet from the catastrophic effects of a malfunctioning geomagnetic field. The story delves into the risks associated with human intervention in the Earth’s natural mechanisms and the possible outcomes of such interference.
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 film centers around Gord Brody (Tom Green), an aspiring animator who returns to his parental home with a strong resolve to gain his father’s approval by achieving success as a cartoonist. Additionally, the movie features Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, and Eddie Kaye Thomas in prominent roles.
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 a comedic superhero movie from the United States that tells the story of a janitor who undergoes a mutation into a superhuman being after accidentally plunging into a container of hazardous waste.The film stars Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist, Cindy Manion, and Robert Prichard.
6. The Happening (2008)
The Happening is a suspenseful psychological drama centered on a mysterious worldwide event that triggers widespread fear as a high school science instructor, his spouse, and a small cadre of survivors endeavor to unveil the event’s underlying secrets. 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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