Everybody knows the kind of movies we’re talking about here. Sure, they aren’t Oscar winners, and they didn’t make a bucket load of cash at the box office. We’re not talking about critical darlings and commercial successes, but rather those movies you come across late at night on cable television that is so hilariously bad that you simply can’t turn away. They’re a guilty pleasure, the type of film you can sit around and watch with a few good friends while ruthlessly berating the making of said films for their awful, awful career choices. Maybe it’s got a big name actor before they were famous; maybe it’s got some cringe-worthy dialogue but some action pieces; maybe it’s ideal for fashioning a drinking game based on awful idiosyncrasies.
So without further ado, here are 10 movies that are so terrible that they’re also kind of entertaining.
10. White Chicks (2004)
Yes, it’s an awful movie. Yes, the Wayans Brothers attempt to subvert racial stereotypes backfired horribly, with the movie perhaps going so far as to reinforce existing stereotypes rather than undo them. And yes, the Wayans Brothers look terrifying in their white chicks makeup, waddling around in skinny jeans like a pair of horribly deformed Michael Jackson clones. With all of those acknowledgments in tow, it’s still possible to enjoy this film in the right state of mind (it’s a state of mind best discovered after one or two cold brewskis on a Saturday afternoon). The movie does have its endearing moments, most notably when the Brothers are interacting with their new female cohorts and learning the subtleties of the female psyche. Not to mention, the few scenes with Terry Crews are legitimately hilarious, as the big, buff bad guy reveals a tender side (set to the piano melody of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles”).