Occasionally, I consider the realm of cinema as something right out of the intriguing Greek Mythology. There’s Mount Olympus with all the beautiful classics like ‘The Godfather’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ or ‘Taxi Driver’. A prestigious Hall of the Gods residing monumental pieces from Welles, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Tarkovsky and Bergman, gracing Olympus. Then there’s the normal modern world with a wide variety of great movies ranging from ‘Mulholland Drive’ to ‘Amores Perros’ and from ‘Spirited Away’ to ‘Zodiac’, sublimely molding their respective genres into a pedestal for the art. Beneath it is the Underworld lurking with movies that are bad and are developed to cater to ignorance. These movies usually torture the art in packs of 4 or more like ‘The Fast and Furious’ series, ‘Transformers’ series, ‘Hunger Games’ and countless others.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t end here, for the superlative of bad is worst and that is exactly what rots in Tartarus, an endless chasm of nothing but the worst movies ever made. Movies, so destructive, they not only wreak havoc on cinema but your cognitive and intellectual abilities. But audiences over the course of time have developed an interest in these movies as a means of something to seek guilty pleasure from, creating a category called ‘so bad,they’re good’ films. These movies are regarded as funny, contrary to their purpose, and are still a better choice over submitting yourself to ugly TV shows. Here is the list of top movies so bad that they’re good. You can watch some of these so-bad-they-are-good movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
1. The Room
‘The Room’ is the Kronos of bad movies. Calling it the best worst movie ever made is an understatement to its vicious qualities. It’s derisively hilarious and may have passed on to be a great comedy, only if it was a comedy though. Tommy Wiseau, now a cult hero, directed this romantic drama on a budget of $6 million, which is enormous for a B grade feature. One of the most quotable films of all time, not because of its comical dialogues but the precise random timings that bear minimal relevance to the situation and are merely added to show the spectrum of emotions Wiseau is capable of expressing. Such is its impact, it has overshadowed the great James Dean’s famous words “You are tearing me apart” with its own version, which is not a mere hyperbole, but actually does tear you apart with its groundbreaking inadequacies. This one’s my personal favorite on the list and its a travesty if you miss out on it.
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2. The Wicker Man