Has anybody ever deliberately watched a movie because it was so bad?

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In light of another thread, I thought I might pose an interesting question on movie badness. Being in a crabby mood the other night, I turned on the Alien vs. Predator movie on cable and forced myself to watch it, simply to scoff at how ridiculous it was. It was a total waste of 2 hours, but I sure felt better feeling superior over such trash.

So, what kinds of bad movies have people forced themselves to watch, either because everyone else thinks they're good (social pressures) or you're just in the mood to laugh at something that was never intended for comedy? Or, am I the only one out there?
 

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I have quite a collection of bad sf movies. Recently I bought two 50-movie boxed sets (25p per film!) to watch. See here.
 

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My friend has a habit of buying random DVDs that cost about £1 or less from shops and as a group we usually watch them just to laugh at how bad they are, as we know we're not going to be watching any award-winning films here. A couple that we've watched include Psycho Cop, which was about a Satanic Cult member who stole a policeman's uniform and went on a killing spree in a wood, where a group of hapless teenagers just happened to be. The acting in this was phenomenal. And there was also Octopus 2, which, although not as bad as Psycho Cop, had some rather amusing scenes nonetheless, including the one where the giant octopus takes down the Statue of Liberty.

It's rather fun to laugh at appallingly shoddy films, sometimes.
 

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My fav 'Bad movies' are funnily enough by LOTR director Peter Jackson, His first film, the hilarious BAD TASTE was a regular with me and my mates about ten years ago, (but haven't been able to find a copy since then :( ). the sea gull picking at Derek's brain is priceless!
The other film is BRAIN DEAD, which has undoubably the best lawn mower scene in film history.
Both are terrible films but a great laugh cos they're so bad.
 

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Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze. A philosopher bouncer (cooler). He's known across the country but he has his dark past. Gloriously awful.
 

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Can't say I've actually deliberately sat down to watch a bad movie because I knew it was bad - but I've lost count of those that I've found it out half way through....:rolleyes:
 

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Bad is bad,and thus unwatchable,and a waste of my time.
I once sat throught some kind of vampire movie with Jonnie Lee Miller,forgot the title.
Man,it was bad.
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four points: I watch
three points: possibly,depending on who is directing,who stars in it,etc
anything less: I don't bother
 

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Some I've watched
Troy (the one with Brad Pitt etc)
King Arthur (With Kiera Knightly as Gwenaviere)
Shooter
 

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Well...I've watched a few that have, I think, been deliberately bad. John Carpenter's They Live springs to mind. Rowdy Roddy Piper at his best...:D
 

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Well...I've watched a few that have, I think, been deliberately bad. John Carpenter's They Live springs to mind. Rowdy Roddy Piper at his best...:D

HAHAHA, I laughed so hard at They Live. The whole scene where they fight for like 15 minutes just to get the one guy to wear the sun glasses. So damn funny.

Anyway, I watched Commando with Arnold last night. I don't know what it is about Arnolds cheesy movies that I like so much. My wife never saw it and was laughing so hard at some of it, but we watched the whole thing and enjoyed it.

Another movie that caught my eye was this movie called "Reeker" It is pretty new, but I caught it on HBO, the beginning scenes are very laughable with horendous acting and special effects, but I did not get a chance to watch the rest of it. It looked to be as bad as another horror I rented that was produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, about some weird monsters in the desert...anyone know what I am talking about?
 

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hmm Jaws 3 - where its a random killer shark vs the latest in strange underwater parks. Totally laughable film on the old 2d screen, suposidly its a good film on a 3D screen, but those are rather rare in homes these days.
 

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Anyway, I watched Commando with Arnold last night. I don't know what it is about Arnolds cheesy movies that I like so much. My wife never saw it and was laughing so hard at some of it, but we watched the whole thing and enjoyed it.

Hahaha... Commando? Oh, Jesus, that's a horrible movie. Some guys I used to know played the last 20 minutes of the movie over and over again just because it was so bad that it actually became funny. Arnold... running in a speedo... takes a circular saw blade and throws it into a man's head like its a frisbee.

Anybody seen "Cabin Fever"? I kind of wish I hadn't sat through it, as it was so bad that it made me sick (a few gross parts). But, the Pancakes kid had us all rolling our eyes so hard I think the house shifted.
 

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Can't think of a movie off hand that I've watched because it was bad but I have a strange curiousity to find and watch a copy of Manos: Hands of Fate.
 

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Can't think of a movie off hand that I've watched because it was bad but I have a strange curiousity to find and watch a copy of Manos: Hands of Fate.

Thats funny, it is known as one of the worst movies and I am strangely curious as well.

Paris Hiltons new Movie "The Hottie and the Nottie" just became the number 1 worst movie on IMDB. Might have to check that out
 

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Yeah there's a couple like Manos, Plan 9 From Outer Space and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians that are now legendarily bad and I'm guessing we're not alone in being curious about just how bad they could be. The Hottie and the Nottie might be a bridge too far for me though :D.
 

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.....Did any of y'all ever watch "Mystery Science Theater 3000"? Bad movies were it's RAISON' De ETRE'? (Not 100% on the spelling on that one.)

.....RVM45 :cool:
 

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Oh goodness yes. All the time. I love those really cheap movies that usually have a ginormous mutant animal in them or something equally improbable. I have a whole collection of them.

And some of them, though bad, are absolute classics and need to be watched over and over again. Plan 9 From Outer Space and just about anything else by Ed Wood for instance.

Hoopy ... I found Octopus 2. :p The pirates had it. They didn't have any clue about Octopus 1 but they had one about an Albino Crocodile. Yes ... I got both. :rolleyes:
 

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Mystery Science Theatre have done The Creeping Terror - which is probably the most ridiculously bad film ever made, but watching it's like scratching an itch - you know you shouldn't but you just can't help yourself:)
 

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