While the cinema industry has given us numerous masterpieces, there’s another side that elicits a different kind of appreciation. It’s those films that are so bad that they actually become funny for viewers. Though they lack critical acclaim, these movies have found a special place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts who want to have a good laugh. Here’s a list of 15 such cinematic disasters, and we want to know if you agree with our selection or not!
1. The Room (2003)
The Room’s plot explores the story of Johnny (Tommy Wiseau), a banker, and his deceptive fiance Lisa (Juliette Danielle). Lisa isn’t aware of what fate has stored for him as his partner cheats on him with Mark (Greg Sestero), his best friend. It’d be interesting to see how Johnny’s journey of facing this harsh reality unfolds!
2. Showgirls (1995)
Showgirls outlines the story of a young woman, Nomi, who dreams of becoming a top dancer. As the plot progresses, she makes new alliances, two of which being Stardust’s marquee dancer and her boyfriend, which benefited her a lot.
But when she finally starts succeeding, she’s seen self-questioning herself about the worth of all the glitter. The movie stars Elizabeth Berkey, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Ravera, and more.
3. Sharknado (2013)
Sharknado is a movie about a friend’s group who work closely to save the Santa Monica coast from shark-filled tornadoes. This action-packed film is based on a silly topic, as you can see sharks flying in the air. And that’s not it, but multiple absurd scenarios combine to make it hilariously bad and over-the-top. The star cast includes Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Abby Lee Miller, Cassie Scerbo, and more.
4. The Fanatic (2019)
The Fanatic is a movie about an obsessed man, Moose (John Travolta), who’s keeping tabs on a film star, Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa), and it’s dangerous in all ways. As the plot develops, the characters go through a series of unsettling confrontations. The film also explores the dark side of celebrity obsession, culminating in a violent and tense climax.
5. Tiptoes (2003)
Based on the love story of Carol and Steven, Tiptoes is a romantic comedy starring Gary Oldman, Mathew McConaughey, and Kate Beckinsale. As Carol becomes pregnant with Steven’s child, things take a twisted turn. It is revealed that he is the only member in his family who’s gifted with an average height. Belonging to a clan of dwarfs, how things unfold for his love life is hilarious to watch!
6. Moonfall (2022)
In Moonfall, the world faces huge trouble as a forceful knock by an unknown entity makes the moon move towards Earth. It is getting closer, and no one knows when both Earth and moon may collide, leading to a catastrophe. The plot explores how a NASA executive, Jo, and a conspiracy theorist come together to execute the Earth-saving mission. It stars Patrick Wilson and Halle Berry in lead roles.
7. Vampire’s Kiss (1988)
Starring Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals, and Kasi Lemmons, the storyline of Vampire’s Kiss is based on Peter. He, being a playboy, comes across Rachel, whom he takes home one night. But little does he know that this encounter is going to change his life completely. As Rachel bites his neck, Peter goes into the delusion of becoming a vampire. He starts acting like one, wearing fake fangs and chasing after women.
8. Man With the Screaming Brain (2005)
Man With the Screaming Brain stars Bruce Campbell playing William, whose brain’s some part gets swapped with that of a Russian cab driver named Yegor. A shocking turn of events reveals how both the men were killed by the same woman. And since they got their life back, it’s time to team up and fix things! It has ditched the usual love triangles and proceeded with a quadrangle that gives the movie a comedic relief.
9. The Apple (1980)
In The Apple, you get to see Alphie and Bibi’s struggling story as the two aspiring sisters leave Canada to win the Worldvision Song Festival. But the contest’s manager, Boogalow, cheats, granting victory on the plate to another contestant.
Their life takes a turn when he decides to sign them to a contract with Bibi, getting caught up in the worst side of the musical world. Its star cast includes George Gilmour, Allan Love, Vladek Sheybal, and Catherine Mary Stewart.
10. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
The plot of Hard Ticket to Hawaii is quite simple, as it explores how a man with a bazooka helps two air freighters put up a fight against a snake and drug smugglers. This film is a testament to horror, action, spy, and thriller genres altogether. The cast includes Andy Sidaris, Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, Patty Duffek, Cynthia Brimhall, and more.
11. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
A dark night changes the lives of a teenager, Billie Jean (Helen Slater), and her brother Binx (Christian Slater), who just wanted to move to Vermont to escape their tough Texas life. The Legend of Billie Jean explores how a brother trying to save his sister from a predator put them on a running spree from officials. The sibling duo then becomes famous for their actions.
12. Batman and Robin (1997)
Batman and Robin is a superhero story where the two protagonists face a group of new villains. The bad guy, Mr. Freeze, wants to freeze Gotham City, while Poison Ivy, a plant lover, adds more to the trouble. It’d be interesting to see how the duo is going to stop the nuisance as a new hero, Batgirl, joins them. The star cast of this movie includes George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
13. Cool as Ice (1991)
Based on a rebellious rapper, Johnny’s love story, Cool as Ice, explores his journey of wooing Kristin, a straight-A student. The foundation of this film is based on ‘opposite attracts,’ but there’s trouble in paradise – the female lead’s athletic ex-boyfriend. You can see Vanilla Ice, Kristin Minter, and Michael Gross grace your screens in the movie’s lead roles.
14. Deadfall (1993)
The plot of Deadfall outlines the journey of a casino thief who’s en route to Canada after the big loot. On the way, she separates from her brother, but destiny crosses her paths with a boxer. It’s him who she falls in love with, further shaping the plot of the movie. It stars Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, and Sissy Spacek in major roles.
15. Crossroads (2002)
Crossroads is a story of three childhood buddies, Lucy (Britney Spears), Kit (Zoe Saldana), and Mimi (Taryn Manning), who stayed apart for eight years. Now, life has given them a chance to reconcile as they embark on a cross-country trip. Having no plans or financial resources, the girls get a lift from Ben, a handsome man. However, the adventure has resulted in a lot of life-changing experiences for them. And it’s worth seeing how they react to these developments.
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