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I was just thinking about Xennial films in particular (Xennials are roughly people born on the border of Gen X and Millennial - about 1977 to 1985). Showgirls! This film won 7 Razzies and is considered one of the worst films ever made by everyone......... except the Xennial generation.

The film bombed at the box office, but much of that had to do with the fact that they wouldn't let Xennials in at many locations due to age restriction. Yet somehow the film managed to become a massive sleeper hit, making hundreds of millions in rentals and becoming one of MGM's highest selling films of all time on VHS. So, who the fuck bought it? That's right, it was us, the Xennials.

Paul Verhoeven films (which also include Robocop, Starship Troopers, and Total Recall) were among the most iconic for our generation.

I fucking love this film. Unfortunately, this is like the only scene I can post here without getting a ban due to stuffy rules (I understand, it's puritanism in ad/sponsor companies) =P

For the most part, people who hated this film are largely guilty of watching much worse B-films with skin and sex and not telling anyone about it. Showgirls was prolific, and people didn't want to embarass their oh-so public frowning on sexual selves by admitting to wanting to watch such a film... except Xennials, we were shameless, especially around the time of this film.

While on the topic of sexually charged films that make every other generation cringe:

And then there was this film, largely considered Kevin Smith's flaming turd follow-up to a classic (Clerks) that actually went over quite well with Xennials. I never skip Mallrats, if I'm watching the K. Smith Viewaskewniverse series through, the only one I skip is Dogma - not because I think it's bad (I actually love the film) but it is by far the least re-watchable film of the bunch because of the massive amount of exposition. So Dogma for me is like a once every 3 years max film.



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When I think of "so bad it's good" films, the first one that comest to mind is The Beastmaster.  Watch the last half of the clip below for an idea of what I'm talking about. 

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Hmm off the top of my head 

The Room certainly
Face Off
New Wickerman movie (Nick Cage's acting is spectacular haha)

maybe parts of Jack and Jill? For how ludicrously stupid it is. But honestly, it's almost so moronic and juvenile that I can't stomach watching the entire thing in one sitting lol.



 

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Haha Anaconda is a gem. I also love The Rock and Independence Day. Wouldn't call them "bad", but they are certainly dumb... and certainly fun.



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StuOhQ said:
Haha Anaconda is a gem. I also love The Rock and Independence Day. Wouldn't call them "bad", but they are certainly dumb... and certainly fun.

Yeah, those ones are tricky because they stink in some fields, but massively excel in others. The irony is that had ID4 been just a little more successful and passed the 1 billion mark, it would have received a counter-popularity backlash that would have dwarfed Titanic’s.

Since they won’t let me have Evil Dead 2 in this category (the film that was easily one of the two greatest inspirations on bad films/B films that are enjoyable from the 1990s to present - the other being Big Trouble), then Anaconda might be my favourite bad film.

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How come nobody is talking about Sharknado? I really love to watch those movies, but they are shyte.



                          

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Jumpin said:

Inspired by the "worst films you've ever seen thread"

Frankenhooker actually looks hilarious, would like to watch it someday.

JEMC said:

Police Academy, on the other hand... it's my guilty pleasure

Police Academy ain't that bad - at least those with Steve Guttenburg in it. 5 through 7 however are just trash.

Jumpin said:

Demolition Man a bad movie?

It was just okay when it came out, and a good parody of it's own genre, and it's one of the few movies that have just has gotten better with time.

As for myself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cld40qD7HcY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V8sLlqJB2w



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Jumpin said:

Inspired by the "worst films you've ever seen thread"

Frankenhooker actually looks hilarious, would like to watch it someday.

Jumpin said:

Demolition Man a bad movie?

It was just okay when it came out, and a good parody of it's own genre, and it's one of the few movies that have just has gotten better with time.

Demolition Man was poorly received by audiences and critics, and it was a box office bomb, so I think it counts. But IMO, it's a fun as hell film, and I think (Like Paul Verhoeven films) most missed the satirical edge of the film.

Frankenhooker is fantastic! You can't go wrong with it.

Oh, and speaking of the 1990s, I forgot about this one Carpenter anti-classic:



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