A few weeks ago, I shared my love of excellent movies with all of you. Â Unfortunately for these movies, I will probably never watch them again. Â 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-watchingÂ Breaking Bad for hours on end). Â That being said, there are just as many–if not more–awesomely bad movies out there that I absolutely love to watch. Â 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. Â Or a movie that requires little thinking because of its complete lack of logic – kind of like your run-of-the-millÂ Lifetime movie.Â 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. Â Without further ado, here they are. Â 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. Â There is truly nothing else that exists of its kind in the film world. Â 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.Â Sex and the City 2
This movie is a special kind of terrible. Â 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. Â 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! Â This is one sequel I actually prefer over the original because I’m a rebel like that. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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.” Â Snotface, indeed.
5. Road House
This movie is awesomely bad because… the ’80s. Â And also because this honky tonk bouncer basically just beat the shit out of everyone and not much else. Â Though we don’t need anything else, because… SWAYZE. Â 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. Â Though I sincerely doubt the inner monologue of any toddler resembles Bruce Willis‘ vernacular whatsoever, I admit I find these movies charming. Â Plus, the third one had talkingÂ dogsÂ 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. Â 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. Â But… it’s fun?
When Grey’s Anatomy began, I remember nearly keeling over when I realized that “McDreamy” was the kid from Loverboy. Â Man oh man, time did certainly did Patrick Dempsey some justice! Â He really “filled out” if you know what I mean (insert a pervy wink and nudge combo here). Â 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. Â It still terrifies me even when it’s edited and playing on TBS.
10.Â 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?” Â And then I will sit through the rest of it because it’s terrible and amazing.
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