bad movies

Most of us have a few movies that we really like--if not now, at some time in our lives--that are really, really bad.

One of my favorites back in my 20s was on VH1 Classic tonight. Eddie and the Cruisers. It came out in '83 the year that I graduated college. Back then MTV and VH1 actually played music--what a concept! Music video channels that bothered to play music videos--and the Eddie and the Cruisers soundtrack was all over those channels. On the Darkside was played the most but Season in Hell was very good as well.

Watching it now, I have to admit the acting wasn't very good, maybe atrocious would be accurate, but I still like the songs. And the mood while overwrought was very good for that age. Early 20s is a time for being overwrought. The movie doesn't speak as well to me now that I'm in my 40s though.

Another favorite schlocky movie is Highlander and I still like that one. I just watched it a week ago, in fact. Christopher Lambert can't act as well as your average poodle but he's just right for that role. LOL

Any favorite bad movies that you're willing to own up to?

Comments

Liz said…
Hey, I have the Eddie and the Cruisers soundtrack (record, or course).
MissMeliss said…
Empire Records, Mystic Pizza, and yes, Highlander here, too.
Used*to*be*me said…
OMG! I loved Eddie & The Cruisers and had the soundtrack on tape! And, while I never saw the Highlander movies, I was a total addict to the TV series!

Good times.
SassyAssy said…
I had the biggest crush on Michael Pare so Eddie I & II, Streets of Fire...frankly the list is long in "schlocky" movies that I enjoy...with or without Michael.
Smug said…
I have to say that I still really like Buffy The Vampire Slayer! I went to see it in the theatre when I was in my teens, and whenever it is on TV I totally have to watch it. I was truly bad, but full of big name actors (Luke Perry, Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer, David Arquette, Paul Ruebens, Hilary Swank, even Ben Affleck had a cameo)! I still like it - and the music - I loved the music and wore out the cassette of the soundtrack that I had!!!
Nancy said…
The Lost Boys comes to mind. I recently watched the Academy Award winning film Gigi. That I love as a kid and now it is just creepy.....
Michelle said…
Howdy Dave :o)
Soylent Green does it for me!!
carli said…
words and music, man. words and music.

Too many bad movies to own up to, so I'll just name one: The Pirate Movie. Kristy McNichol, the dude from Blue Lagoon.
Jeana said…
I used to love Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, with Kevin Costner. Recently I watched it with my kids and they loved it, but I couldn't stop rolling my eyes.

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