12 Movies People Will Always Enjoy Despite the Negative Stigma Attached to Them

According to a popular entertainment forum, sometimes there are films with stigma and hate that just don’t deserve it. After a member asked for the best examples of said films, here are the top-voted movies. Do you agree?

1. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

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One critic declares, “My humor is based on Napoleon Dynamite. As I’ve gotten older, it just gets funnier. I really do think the humor is more sophisticated, and people just don’t get it. it’s easy to weed out people that way too!”

2. The Village (2004)

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One commenter stated, “Everyone and their mom says they saw the twist coming. Where were any blatant, obvious clues in that movie that suggested they were in a nature preserve? I’ll admit it’s been over ten years since I’ve seen it. I should give it a rewatch.”

3. The Fifth Element (1997)

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“I suppose there may have been some people who didn’t like Chris Tucker’s over-the-top shtick as Ruby,” a fellow Chris Tucker lover denotes. “But I think Ruby grows on you after a while; at least he did on me. He just adds a sort of absurd hysteria to everything.”

4. Sixteen Candles (1984)

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Despite the normalities changing throughout the years, many can agree that Sixteen Candles is still a great movie. A respondent replies, “I know this movie is problematic in about a half dozen different ways when viewed through a contemporary lens, but I still really enjoy it all these years later. I still find it really funny and love it.”

5. Hackers (1995)

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“I don’t care how others feel about it; Hackers came out at the perfect time for a teenage me that was into scripting and hacking,” a self-proclaimed hacker writes. “It is off base on the whole thing, but man, if I didn’t want hacking to be just like that.”

6. Overboard (1987)

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Apparently, Overboard is one of those movies which didn’t age well according to some, but this Russell-Hawn lover determined, “I understand where people are coming from with their complaints. I tell myself it’s just a movie. Also, the two leads were already dating in real life back then and still are to this day.” My wife adores this film.

7. Roadhouse (1989)

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Another critic and Swayze lover denotes, “I watched it for the first time on my own last year because Swayze is a mega babe and because it’s considered a classic. No one told me about that fight scene. Like what in the world!?!? That was beyond alarming.”

8. Phone Booth (2002)

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“I like tight movies with concise premises,” one film reviewer details. “I like to have the game laid out, the pieces put in place, and see how the game gets played from there. The next level to this is how are they going to make a satisfying, full-length movie out of this. And I like seeing that game played too.”

9. Licorice Pizza (2021)

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One viewer articulates, “Saw this in theaters and felt like I enjoyed it. On the second viewing, I felt reassured about my initial thoughts. Seems like most of my friends, even though they love Paul Thomas Anderson, don’t seem to like it or at least give it a second chance.”

10. Lost in Translation (2003)

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According to one respondent, “Frankly, I don’t agree with the folks who claim its demeaning to the Japanese. It’s a love letter to Tokyo, alive and immersive. The Western main characters start out disconnected from it, but by the end, they don’t want to leave —that is an arc. It’s a gorgeous film, cinematic poetry.”

11. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

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Several community members nominated Episode I — The Phantom Menace, and I am in full agreeance. Despite all the hate the rest of the world has for that movie, I love it on the merit of the major Lightsaber duel alone.

That saber battle between Qui Gon Jinn/Obi-Wan Kenobi/Darth Maul is EPIC. And it will go down in history as the best duel in the Star Wars universe, in my opinion, with the Obi-Wan Anakin duel coming in close behind.

12. Asteroid City (2023)

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I personally have not seen this flick yet, but the internet forum is buzzing about this one. A bunch of commenters clarify, “I’m gonna go for a really recent pick and say Asteroid City. It emotionally resonated with me more than any other Wes Anderson movie. It’s the kind of movie that I feel like I’ve waited for my whole life.”

26 Once Hilarious Comedy Films That You’re Not Allowed to Laugh at Today

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Although comedy movies have always been a source of amusement and laughter, society’s expectations and sensibilities have changed over time. What was previously seen as hilarious and acceptable may be viewed as improper or offensive today.

Let’s look at some once brilliant comedy movies that are unlikely to be produced or laughed at in the current cultural climate (unless you grew up watching them).

25 Fan Voted Greatest Television Episodes of All Time, Do You Agree?

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With thousands upon thousands of television episodes over the decades, it is difficult to narrow down the best. However, one entertainment forum tried to do just that. Do you agree with their picks?

15 of the Worst Series Finales of Your Favorite Shows on Television

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Have you ever been disappointed with a TV series finale? You’re not alone. After someone asked a popular online entertainment forum what the worst series finales are, here is what they had to say. Do you agree?

15 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Terrible and Have No Business Being Glorified

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Are there any fictional characters people love and revere that you can’t stand? I think you can rip apart just about any cast on a sitcom. I’m looking at you How I Met Your MotherSeinfeld, and The Big Bang Theory. After someone asked an online forum for examples of terrible fictional characters that people love, here are their most interesting responses.

10 Magnificent Performances That Tricked Us Into Loving Terrible Movies

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Ready for some controversy? First, let me preface that I do NOT agree with several of the films listed on this list. Recently, an online film forum member asked about amazing performances in terrible films. Again, don’t hate the reporter. These are not my picks.

Source: Reddit.