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Offline Thomas Grey

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The Official Bad Movie Thread
« on: May 27, 2004, 01:16 PM »
This is an alphabetical list that was started about 6 years or so ago. The keeper of this list is a buddy of mine in San Francisco named Tony. He has toiled long and hard (over many nights under the influence of illicit substances) with many friends to compile this list.

Now the nomination and election process is a bit more complex then one may think. So I’ll go over the basic rules for a movie to be deemed ‘bad’.
1. No sequels allowed! It is very rare that any sequel is actually ‘good’.
2. No ‘b’, cult, horror or spoof movies allowed. These are so bad they are actually good.
3. A made for television or cable movie is pushing it. A movie that goes straight to video has got to be bad, so those are pushing it too.
4. You must consider that these are movies that you would be paying money to see in a theater.
5. There are movies that are bad that can have enough redeeming qualities they won’t make the cut. Examples are: Judge Dredd (Stallone) or The Punisher (Dolph Lundgren). These are comicbook movies and for the fans that know the medium, they are pretty good. Early Schwarzenegger and Stallone Action flicks have enough one-liners and action that they have entertainment value.

With this in mind, there is a process that a movie must go through to make the list.
1. 2 or more people must agree the movie is really bad.
2. If someone is against it being added, they must make a valid case for keeping it off.

Movies that are on the list can be removed but only if you are undeniably correct and have reasons that are hard to argue. The panel of Stoners and Drunks and dudes that made the list are professional movie viewers and have placed these beauties on here for a reason. The effort to break out something like, “Cop and a Half” during a round table discussion was the motivator to take the list to this level.

If you have a suggestion, a nomination, disagreement, then let’s hear it! I will try and revise the list as often as possible. I will have final say (after Tony’s blessing) on movies that make it or not. I know a lot of modern and contemporary stuff is missing. It has not been ‘officially’ revised for about 2 years. Again, I will consult Tony for additions and add them soon. I just thought that this list was good for a laugh at least and I hope people dig it and get into trying to come up with the doozie that echoes laughter throughout the site and beyond.

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Air Force 1
Airheads
American Anthem
Anaconda
Angels in the Outfield
Any Which Way But Loose
(The) Apple Dumplin’ Gang
(The) Bachelor
Beethoven
(The) Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Big Bully
Big Business
Big Daddy
Bio Dome
Bird on a Wire
Blue Chips
Breakin’
Bright Lights Big City
Capt ’n’ Jack
(The) Cell
Child’s Play
Cliff Hanger
Cobra
Congo
Cool World
Cop and a Half
Cops & Robbersons
Corvette Summer
Curly Sue
Dark Man
Daylight
Deep Impact
Demolition Man
Desperately Seeking Susan
Doc Hollywood
Dragonheart
Dream a Little Dream
Dream Lover
Dunston Checks In
Encino Man
Envy
Existenz
Exit to Eden
Fair Game
Father of the Bride
Father’s Day
Feds
Final Destination
First Knight
Fist of Fear
Footloose
Freejack
Free Willy
Fresh Horses
From Dusk to Dawn
Ghost Dad
Ghost in the Darkness
Gigli
Gleaming the Cube
Goin’ Ape
Gone in 60 Seconds
Greed
Hardwear
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Harry and the Harrisons
Haunted Honeymoon
Her Alibi
Hero
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Hope Floats
(The) Hurricane
Ice Castles
If Looks Could Kill
(The) Island of Dr. Moreau
Ishtar
It's Pat
Jingle All the Way
K-9
Kazam
King Ralph
Lady Bugs
Lake Placid
(The) Last Action Hero
L A Story
Leonard VI (not a sequel)
Leprechaun
(The) Light of Day
Like Father Like Son
Look Who’s Talking
Mannequin
(The) Mario Brothers
Men at Work
(The) Mighty Ducks
(The) Money Pit
Mister Saturday Night
(The) Mummy
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Nell
(The) Net
Nurse Betty
Oscar
Over the Top
Palmetto
Paternity
Poison Ivy
(The) Postman
Problem Child
(The) Quick and the Dead
Razors Edge
Return of the Disco Godfather
Rhinestone Cowboy
Shang-Hi Surprise
She-Devil
She’s Outta Control
Short Circuit
Side Kicks
Sideout
Silver Bullet
Stone Cold
Stop or My Mom Will Shoot
Tango and Cash
Titanic
Tremors
Turner and Hooch
Two if By Sea
Vice Versa
Walk Like a Man
Waterworld
Way to Go
Weekend at Bernies
Wild Orchid
YMCA
Young Einstein
You’ve Got Mail
« Last Edit: May 29, 2004, 02:14 PM by Thomas Grey »
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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 01:22 PM »
Three that jumped out at me that I liked (and granted I've only seen them once or twice...)

Father of the Bride
Island of Doctor Moreau
The Mummy

The rest though IMHO can stay

I'd like to be the first to nominate


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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 01:46 PM »
One that jumped out at me was Independance Day, that is one of my favorite movies, why don't you like it?
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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2004, 01:49 PM »
In my consistent form I'd point out that there are movies on there bound to meet with disagreement.  I think it's fairly clear the list is generated and maintained by men (Titanic?) but it also suffers from some regional biases.  Young Einstein, while rather horrific, did quite well in Australia IIRC.  I saw it over there when it was released, in a packed theater, that received near continuous laughter.   Granted that may have been derisive in nature and pretty much all of my time in Australia was spent under the influence (really, I don't think I fully sobered up for six months except when scuba diving - I didn't drive at all).  That may be the norm for Australians however, explaining any of a number of other issues.  

A movie I and a buddy enjoyed that truly deserves to be on that list is Howard the Duck.  I suppose that may fit under the "B" movie category, but I don't think it was intended to be released as such.  I had/have a thing for Lea Thompson so I'm excused :-[

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2004, 01:53 PM »
I liked ID4 & Tremors.

Hey, Howard the Duck was cool!  :P

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2004, 01:59 PM »


Hey, Howard the Duck was cool!  :P

That makes three of us ;)
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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2004, 02:10 PM »


Hey, Howard the Duck was cool!  :P

That makes three of us ;)

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2004, 02:49 PM »
I'm assuming "Party Monster" wasn't on that list because no one saw it. Do yourselves a favor: never rent "Party Monster." It sucked balls.

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2004, 04:22 PM »
Okay...

First, 'Gigli' is definitely going on. As I mentioned, it needs some fresh stuff and that is a major keeper! Nice Scott!

As far as the others go, to each their own. 'Father of the Bride' is definitely an acquired taste, but just not good enough. 'Island of Doctor Moreau' has good actors and some good effects and make-up, but that doesn't mean it's a good movie. The Mummy is entertaining, but cliche and hard to take unless you are watching it on cable. Some of these are bad theater movies, but great for cable movies.

Vator, I liked Independence Day as well and for some reason I'm not seeing it on the list. So, I can't comment other than I also agree, if it is on the list, that it is good enough to have it removed.

Howard the Duck is a cult movie and a comic movie. While it may suck, it has enough redeeming qualities and closet fans that it will stay off.

I forgot to mention that these have to be movies that more than one person has seen in order to verify the suckiness. So unfortunately, I cannot agree with 'Party Monster' SPIDERLEGS, and I hope to never be able to verify that it is bad...

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2004, 04:23 PM »
How about Short Circuit?
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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2004, 10:49 PM »
Short Circuit was nominated, but it was decided that when it was released, Ally Sheedy was hot enough to merit it acceptable.
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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2004, 02:39 AM »
I disagree with the following (not that I think they're the greatest of all time or anything, just that they're either fun or enjoyable):

Airheads
Bio Dome
Child’s Play
Dark Man
Father of the Bride
From Dusk to Dawn
Ghost Dad
Harry and the Harrisons (I assume you meant Hendersons?)
Hero (The Jet Li film?!?!!  Or is there another movie called Hero that's no good?)
Problem Child
Weekend at Bernies

I'd like to submit the worst movie of all time:

"It's Pat"

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2004, 06:05 AM »
You're missing a whole barrel full of bad monkey movies, my friend:

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These are valid theatrical releases with legit cast members, released with the intention of being entertainment.

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2004, 06:20 AM »
This is the only movie I've actually seen in a theater, and considered leaving in the middle of:

Exit to Eden


Now, you could argue that, in the time it was made, Dana Delaney was considered hot, and therefore this movie doesn't count. But, given that once you see her goods on screen, all hotness comments are void. Major letdown. And Rosie O'Donnel sucks beyond all things else in the universe that suck.

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Re: The Official Bad Movie Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2004, 08:53 AM »
Short Circuit was nominated, but it was decided that when it was released, Ally Sheedy was hot enough to merit it acceptable.
Two words...Steve Guttenberg

Speaking of which I nominate these:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000430/