Thursday, November 09, 2006

13 Best Worst Movies

Maxim has the annotated list. I've seen ten of them. I'm sure some of you have seen them all.

16 comments:

Reel Fanatic said...

Wow .. I guess I'm just way more of a movie snob than I was aware of, because I've only seen three from that list! .. And, man, do I just love "The Last Dragon"

Scott Cupp said...

Well, I had seen 6 of them. And any list which does not include Red Sonya and Richard Chamberlain's Allen Quatermain movies can hardly be a WORST list.

Bill said...

I have to agree that those are BAD movies.

Todd Mason said...

About what I'd expect from MAXIM, a pretty bland mix of mediocre and atrocious; crazy-bad stuff is mostly missing, and good-bad misfires (THE BED-SITTING ROOM, anyone?), but I think I know what got you happy about this list, Bill...gratuitous alligator film in the middle there.

Bill said...

You can't go wrong with gators, but the truth is that I actually like some of these.

Todd Mason said...

Well, I thought THE TRANSPORTER pleasantly mediocre myself (Shu Qi by herself would make it watchable)), and it not alone...

Bill said...

That's one I liked. An entertaining B-movie.

Vince said...

Yep, saw all thirteen. Don't I feel ... you know, I'm gonna go with 'proud.' What the heck.

Anonymous said...

I can only remember seeing six of them. I am still waiting for Transporter III though.

Gerard said...

I saw "The Last Dragon" in the theater and was disappointed, and that was in seventh grade or so.

"Beastmaster" is one of those flicks that rose to greatness through it's constant rotation on TBS.

Bill said...

Beastmaster is another one I like.

Juri said...

Judging from various comments, um, around, I seem to be the only person in the world who still thinks Brian De Palma is a good director. I also thought that SCARFACE was a pretty interesting film. Haven't seen the Ellroy flick yet, though.

That said, I must say that I only saw only four of five of the movies. Some of the Stallone flicks came out when I avoided films like this. But no, I wouldn't change the channel when COBRA is on!

I did see THE ERASER, though. It has a novelization by Robert Tine. Is it any good? Someone could make the list of best novelizations of the worst films.

Bill said...

You should make that list, Juri.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Yeah, Beastmaster is a classic. Anything with Rip Torn is a must watch. Remember his Paean to Sheepshagging in Songwriter?

I still remember seeing Eraser and spotting the villain the SECOND he walked on screen.

And how you can have this list without a single Brigitte Nielsen movie is beyond me.

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Brent McKee said...

The problem of course is that like so many lists of this sort is that none of the movies dates from before Star Wars. Surely there were "worst" movies that you can't bear to not watch before then. What about that "great" collaboration between John Wayne and Howard Hughes "Jet Pilot"? (There's a guy who posts on one of my favourite newsgroups who insists on mentioning "Shh! The Octopus" but we don't pay much attention to him.)

Juri said...

Be glad to, but I'd have to make too much research for the list. Harry Whittington's CHARRO should be on the list - but I haven't seen the film, only heard that it sucks. The book is great action.