A few weeks ago, I shared my love of excellent movies with all of you. Unfortunately for these movies, I will probably never watch them again. Intense, lengthy movies require the kind of time and energy I just don’t have (says the girl who has spent the last month binge-watching Breaking Bad for hours on end). That being said, there are just as many–if not more–awesomely bad movies out there that I absolutely love to watch. Who’s with me?
When you’re lying sick on the couch and flicking through the channels, there is no greater feeling than seeing a much beloved, coming-of-age movie listed in the guide. Or a movie that requires little thinking because of its complete lack of logic – kind of like your run-of-the-mill Lifetime movie. Those are the kind of flicks I can really get behind- the ones that are perfect for when you’re feeling lazy, or if you simply just need some background noise while you do other things. Without further ado, here they are. Feel free to agree with my choices and share some of your own awesomely bad favorites in the comments!
1. Teen Witch
This little gem is a hidden treasure, indeed. There is truly nothing else that exists of its kind in the film world. From the rap interlude, to the Poltergeist lady, to Louise’s frilly white socks and black pumps – I am completely transfixed every time it’s on television.
2. Sex and the City 2
This movie is a special kind of terrible. It’s about as far from politically correct as one can get, and absolutely nothing about the plot is believable or realistic. It does a complete disservice to the series and the original movie. And yet, I can’t help but wonder why I insist on watching it every time it’s on.
3. Grease 2
Anyone who says this movie sucks is no friend of mine! This is one sequel I actually prefer over the original because I’m a rebel like that. Michelle Pfeiffer rocks the shit out of her pleather coat and gets to make out with one of the most handsome Brits of the ’80s, even if I can’t remember his name in real life. She just wants a devil in skintight leather, y’all… can you blame her?
4. Drop Dead Fred
For some reason this movie was on HBO constantly while I was growing up, and for some reason I had access to HBO on my thirteen-inch bedroom television, so I watched it every single time. I really think that Phoebe Cates made this movie, brushed off her shoulders and said, “Yep, that’s the note I want my acting career to end on.” Snotface, indeed.
5. Road House
This movie is awesomely bad because… the ’80s. And also because this honky tonk bouncer basically just beat the shit out of everyone and not much else. Though we don’t need anything else, because… SWAYZE. Also- major bonus points for the name “Dalton.” I can only imagine the amount of rural, twentysomething boys who bear the same name for this very reason.
6. Look Who’s Talking (1, 2, and yes, even 3)
I miss the John Travolta who still had authentic human hair of his own and didn’t allegedly pressure masseurs in a sexual manner. Though I sincerely doubt the inner monologue of any toddler resembles Bruce Willis‘ vernacular whatsoever, I admit I find these movies charming. Plus, the third one had talking dogs you guys.
7. Weekend at Bernie’s
Even the lovable duo of Andrew McCarthy and Johnathan Silverman can’t distract me from the fact that I have no idea how this movie ever got the greelight. A.) Because it’s the most unrealistic thing I’ve ever seen, and B.) Because in real life, rigor mortis would make this concept just a little less jovial. But… it’s fun?
When Grey’s Anatomy began, I remember nearly keeling over when I realized that “McDreamy” was the kid from Loverboy. Man oh man, time did certainly did Patrick Dempsey some justice! He really “filled out” if you know what I mean (insert a pervy wink and nudge combo here). I know this movie is about a college-boy-turned-romantic-gigolo, but it’s one of my favorite movies to get sucked into.
9. The Craft
If you came of age in the ’90s and you are a girl, then you love The Craft. It’s like Mean Girls, but only high on cocaine and spells. It still terrifies me even when it’s edited and playing on TBS.
10. Kindergarten Cop
I will sit through this movie for as long as it takes until I hear Arnold Schwarzenegger shout “Who is your daddy and what does he do?” And then I will sit through the rest of it because it’s terrible and amazing.
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