Worst movie you’ve ever seen on Netflix? …Go!
My friends and I use a ‘Bottom 100’ list featured on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).
It features, you guessed it, the worst-rated 100 movies by viewers in all of cinematography. The list changes, but not as often as you’d expect. (The Bottom 100 are just that bad.) We also use other sites with “Worst of All-Time” lists such as: Rotten Tomatoes (summarized by Wikipedia).
Not bragging, but I can safely say we’ve (collectively speaking here) seen more BAD movies than you could ever fathom watching.
Why would I make this claim?
Because for 2+ years, we’ve made a point to find the worst of the worst in the rankings (0-10 point scale). Anything below a 6.0 is bad for IMDB standards. The ones we look at–rarely top a 4/10. So…as we hover around films in the 1.0-3.9 range, we are seeking out some of the worst.
Why do this to ourselves?
For some reason, we are intrigued (like others out there) by BAD movies.
How did this get made? Why would anyone in their right mind direct this? Pay money for this? Sit through 2 hours of this?
We’ve asked the same questions, but all while “in our community” where we feel less bad about ourselves, as we TRY to sit through most of them. There’s a lot to be said for seeing atrocious films with your best friends. (Huggable moment here.) Of the ‘Bottom 100’ we’ve seen approximately half of them.
There have been some real stinkers. And some, we didn’t know if we COULD make it through…to the credits. To date, we’ve only stopped on 1. (I. Don’t. Understand. That. One. At. All.)
But, you’re probably wondering: What in the world is this list? I want to go past the ‘Bottom 100’ and list the ones we’ve sat through. It’ll give a little insight for those curious about self-torture 101. It looks something like this, and I’m sure friends will come to my rescue for the films I’ve neglected:
And yes, Troll 2 (1990) was what started it all.
(It’s not connected to Troll 1, and it’s not about Trolls at all.)
- Final Justice (1985) IMDB rating: 2.0
- Son of the Mask (2005) IMDB rating: 2.1
- Soultaker (1990) IMDB rating: 2.2
- Alone in the Dark (2005) IMDB rating: 2.3
- Gigli (2003) IMDB rating: 2.3
- Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) IMDB rating: 2.5
- Tees Maar Khan IMDB rating: 2.5
(Those outside the IMDB ‘Bottom 100’ worth noting)
- In the Name of the King (2007 IMDB rating: 3.7
- Prototype X29A (1992) IMDB rating: 3.5 (How?)
- 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012) IMDB rating: 2.5
- The Stuff (1985) Rare 5.9 rating*
- Surf Nazis Must Die (1987) IMDB rating: 3.4
- Metal Tornado (2011) IMDB rating: 3.3
- 500 MPH Storm (2013) IMDB rating: 2.2
- 100 Degrees Below Zero (2013) IMDB rating: 2.5
- Zombeavers (2014) Rare 4.8 rating*
- Attack of the 50-ft Cheerleader (2012) Rare 4.5 rating*
- Gingerdead Man Part 3 (2011) IMDB rating: 3.8
- Batman & Robin (1997) Rotten Tomatoes: 3.7
- Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2007) Huffington Post: “truly, one of the worst films ever made”
- Mac & Me (1988) Rotten Tomatoes: 0
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) No words.
- DeepStar Six (1989) Rotten Tomatoes: 2.5
- Tees Maar Khan (2010) IMDB rating: 2.5
- Class of Nuke Em High (1986) IMDB rating: 5.6 (How?)
…And the list continues onward (and DOWNWARD), because tons of bad movies are being made–by Director Uwe Boll and others–each and every day.
Not saying it’s for everyone, but watching a bad movie can sometimes be quite the treat. It makes movies like Star Wars even more spectacular, when/if you ever return to good films.
It’s great fun seeing what Netflix ‘recommends’ for you after you’ve added movies like Troll 2. This is where a lot of the ‘discoveries’ are made. Then, you call friends up, ‘Let’s watch In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.’ And they’re like, ‘Your place or mine?’
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