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Jul. 15th, 2005

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i've recently re-discovered the IMDB's list of the 100 worst films (as ranked by IMDB users).

have you seen any of ?

pardon the formatting, i'm too lazy to fix it.

Number Rank Title
1. 1.3 The Skydivers (1963)
2. 1.4 Monster a-Go Go (1965)
3. 1.5 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1966)
4. 1.6 Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)
5. 1.6 The Final Sacrifice (1990)
6. 1.6 SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
7. 1.6 The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
8. 1.6 Future War (1997)
9. 1.7 Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966)
10. 1.7 The Honeymooners (2005)
11. 1.7 From Justin to Kelly (2003)
12. 1.7 Space Mutiny (1988)
13. 1.7 Tangents (1994)
14. 1.7 The Wild World of Batwoman (1966)
15. 1.7 Quest for the Delta Knights (1993)
16. 1.7 Santa with Muscles (1996)
17. 1.8 Hobgoblins (1987) 2,098
18. 1.8 Girl in Gold Boots (1969)
19. 1.8 Daniel - Der Zauberer (2004)
20. 1.8 Ator l'invincibile 2 (1984)
21. 1.8 Nuevos extraterrestres, Los (1983)
22. 1.8 Troll 2 (1990)
23. 1.9 Eegah (1962)
24. 1.9 Werewolf (1996)
25. 1.9 Backyard Dogs (2000)
26. 1.9 The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
27. 1.9 Stjerner uden hjerner (1997)
28. 2.0 Uomo puma, L' (1980)
29. 2.0 Going Overboard (1989)
30. 2.0 You Got Served (2004)
31. 2.0 Soultaker (1990)
32. 2.1 Son of the Mask (2005)
33. 2.1 Glitter (2001)
34. 2.1 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
35. 2.1 The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)
36. 2.1 Dis - en historie om kjærlighet (1995)
37. 2.2 Theodore Rex (1995)
38. 2.2 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
39. 2.2 Kazaam (1996)
40. 2.2 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
41. 2.2 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
42. 2.2 Alone in the Dark (2005)
43. 2.3 House of the Dead (2003)
44. 2.3 Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
45. 2.3 Gigli (2003)
46. 2.3 The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
47. 2.3 Leonard Part 6 (1987)
48. 2.3 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
49. 2.4 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
50. 2.4 Baby Geniuses (1999)
51. 2.4 Mitchell (1975)
52. 2.5 Robot Monster (1953)
53. 2.5 It's Pat (1994)
54. 2.5 Chairman of the Board (1998)
55. 2.5 Hercules in New York (1970)
56. 2.5 2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
57. 2.5 Cool as Ice (1991)
58. 2.6 Simon Sez (1999)
59. 2.6 Bolero (1984)
60. 2.6 Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch (1985)
61. 2.6 Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
62. 2.6 The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1994)
63. 2.6 Steel (1997)
64. 2.7 Vercingétorix (2001)
65. 2.7 Marci X (2003)
66. 2.7 Teen Wolf Too (1987)
67. 2.8 The Real Cancun (2003)
68. 2.8 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
69. 2.8 Rollerball (2002)
70. 2.8 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
71. 2.8 Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996)
72. 2.8 Captain America (1991)
73. 2.8 Shanghai Surprise (1986)
74. 2.8 The Master of Disguise (2002)
75. 2.8 Mannequin: On the Move (1991)
76. 2.9 Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
77. 2.9 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
78. 2.9 Ringmaster (1998)
79. 3.0 Plump Fiction (1997)
80. 3.0 Yûgiô: Gekijô-ban (2004)
81. 3.0 Spice World (1997)
82. 3.0 Carnosaur (1993)
83. 3.0 The NeverEnding Story III (1994)
84. 3.0 Out for a Kill (2003)
85. 3.0 Mr. Nanny (1993)
86. 3.0 Double Dragon (1994)
87. 3.0 The Smokers (2000)
88. 3.0 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
89. 3.0 Crossroads (2002)
90. 3.1 Problem Child 2 (1991)
91. 3.1 Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
92. 3.1 Street Fighter (1994)
93. 3.1 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
94. 3.1 Rhinestone (1984)
95. 3.1 Bride of the Monster (1955)
96. 3.1 The Foreigner (2003)
97. 3.1 Cyborg 2 (1993)
98. 3.1 The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
99. 3.1 Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
100. 3.1 Barb Wire (1996)

surprising things:

-although i often go out of my way to see truly bad B movies, i have seen only a few of these (unless i've blocked them out, _goodmanbrown_ can probably tell you if i've seen more and was too traumatised to remember). the ones i've seen: Barb Wire (Pamela Anderson, so very awful, but amusing in its own way) and Nazi Punks Must Die (though i don't remember much about it). i've seen bits of Leonard Part 6, but couldn't get through it, and i very well *might* have seen Carnosaur (either that or i've really wanted to rent it on a few occasions).

-films i wanted to see at the time and probably should be glad i didn't: House of the Dead, Battlefield Earth (just 'cause i *knew* it would be bad and am still unnaturally facinated with Scientology), and Rollerball (because i really enjoyed the old Rollerball film).

-i'm sure that i nearly missed seeing: those Police Academy films (i did see at least 3 of them) and the Jaws sequel.

-films i desperately want to see now due to their titles on this list: Monster a -Go Go, Santa with Muscles, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, The Giant Spider Invasion, and The Brain that Wouldn't Die.

-things i didn't know: there are sequels to Neverending Story, Teen Wolf, and Lawnmower Man. that there's a Vercingetorix film.


there are certainly a lot of films that i'm surprised *aren't* on this list, but sure i'm too overwhelmed by this particular pile of crap to think of them at the moment.

Comments:

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From:ickle_tayto
Date:July 15th, 2005 05:48 am (UTC)
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I wanna see this film:
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)

purely on the title.. whats in merlins shop.. what kind of mystical wonders ??

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From:faelad
Date:July 15th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
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Merlin mostly has crap that he either sells or gives to people (or they steal), and it teaches them "important life lessons". In all honesty, I find this film to be even more unwatchable than "Manos", even the MST3K version...
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From:ickle_tayto
Date:July 15th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
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damn.. I was hopiong there'd be a guinivere or lancelot stuck somewhere..
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From:_wirehead_
Date:July 15th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
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i've seen Manos The Hands of Fate, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and (i think) The Brain That Wouldn't Die, but all in the context of MST3K, so i'm not sure it counts. (Manos is supposed to be the *quintessential* MST3K episode, fwiw.)
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From:faelad
Date:July 15th, 2005 09:04 am (UTC)

I'm so sad...

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I might be easier to name the ones that I haven't seen on this list. Here goes:

1. 1.3 The Skydivers (1963) *
3. 1.5 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1966) *
4. 1.6 Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996) *
5. 1.6 The Final Sacrifice (1990) *
7. 1.6 The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) *
9. 1.7 Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966) * (a.k.a. Red Zone Cuba)
12. 1.7 Space Mutiny (1988) *
14. 1.7 The Wild World of Batwoman (1966) *
17. 1.8 Hobgoblins (1987) *
18. 1.8 Girl in Gold Boots (1969) *
20. 1.8 Ator l'invincibile 2 (1984) * (a.k.a. Cave Dwellers)
21. 1.8 Nuevos extraterrestres, Los (1983) * (a.k.a. Pod People)
23. 1.9 Eegah (1962) *
28. 2.0 Uomo puma, L' (1980) * (a.k.a. The Pumaman)
40. 2.2 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
41. 2.2 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) *
47. 2.3 Leonard Part 6 (1987)
51. 2.4 Mitchell (1975) *
52. 2.5 Robot Monster (1953)
53. 2.5 It's Pat (1994)
68. 2.8 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
77. 2.9 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
98. 3.1 The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) *


(* indicates I actually own it) (I'm counting the MST3K versions, as well.)

I've seen almost a quarter of them; yipes!
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:July 15th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)

Re: I'm so sad...

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you win ;)
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From:faelad
Date:July 15th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)

Re: I'm so sad...

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I'm sad that I won.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:July 15th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm so sad...

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ah, you shouldn't be. be proud of your bad-film watching prowess ;) i'm sure you've seen a much better proportion of the good ones.
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From:djsparkydog
Date:July 16th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
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MOO!

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:July 16th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
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baa!

baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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