My Favorite Truly Awful Movies

by accattone74 | created - 18 Nov 2010 | updated - 01 Apr 2013 | Public

Movies that are considered bad movies, and rightfully so, but I can't stop watching them. They're all total train-wrecks, and also very, very entertaining. I recommend these movies implicitly.

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1. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Votes: 34,110

2. Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Leonviola | Stars: Mark Forest, Moira Orfei, Paul Wynter, Gianni Garko

Votes: 232

3. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Director: Harold P. Warren | Stars: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren

Votes: 33,742

4. Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Action, Thriller

After stopping three crooks from robbing an innocent woman, two dimwits become crime fighters.

Director: Ray Dennis Steckler | Stars: Carolyn Brandt, Ron Haydock, Titus Moede, George Caldwell

Votes: 677

5. Take Me Naked (1966)

69 min | Horror

A troubled homeless man develops an unhealthy fixation on a comely young woman likes to walk around her apartment in the nude.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Roberta Findlay | Stars: Kevin Sullivan, Roberta Findlay, Michael Findlay, Sally Farb

Votes: 121

6. The Gruesome Twosome (1967)

Not Rated | 72 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A demented, elderly woman has her mentally retarded son kill and scalp various young women to use their hair for her wig shop while a persistent coed tries to link various killings on a local Florida college campus to them.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Elizabeth Davis, Gretchen Wells, Chris Martell, Rodney Bedell

Votes: 809

7. Girl in Gold Boots (1968)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A young woman leaves her job as a waitress and travels to Los Angeles, where she strives to become the top star in the glamorous world of go-go dancing.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Jody Daniels, Leslie McRay, Tom Pace, Mark Herron

Votes: 3,436

8. She Came on the Bus (1969)

63 min | Drama

A gang of horny, sadistic juvenile delinquents looking for kicks invades the suburban home of a housewife, injects her with dope and waylays her. A passing saleswoman receives similar ... See full summary »

Director: Curt Ledger | Stars: Linda Boyce, Uta Erickson, Larry Hunter, Janet Jones

Votes: 71

9. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)

R | 62 min | Horror

A deranged 15th Century prison colony chaplain exploits his power to get money for his church including murder and grave robbing committed by his vampire mistress and one-eyed hunchback assistant.

Director: Andy Milligan | Stars: Neil Flanagan, Jaqueline Webb, Judith Israel, Jack Spencer

Votes: 317

10. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Directors: Al Adamson, Samuel M. Sherman | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Zandor Vorkov, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 1,627

11. Abby (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law, an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his ... See full summary »

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Carol Speed, William Marshall, Terry Carter, Austin Stoker

Votes: 711

12. Deadly Weapons (1974)

R | 75 min | Crime, Thriller

After the mob hits a guy with a list, one of the hoods keeps the list for himself to blackmail the people on it. When the mobsters find out he's a double-crosser, they off him, which angers... See full summary »

Director: Doris Wishman | Stars: Chesty Morgan, Harry Reems, Richard Towers, Saul Meth

Votes: 819

13. Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci

Votes: 4,704

14. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror

A hedonistic photojournalist and an anthropologist traverse the Amazon Jungle to unearth the origins behind a mysterious woman, reputed to have been raised by a cannibal tribe.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro, Donald O'Brien

Votes: 2,362

15. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 117 min | Horror

39 Metascore

A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow

Votes: 20,045 | Gross: $30.75M

16. White Cannibal Queen (1980)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A man who lost an arm and his family to a tribe of cannibals returns ten years later to bring back his teenager daughter, only to find that she grew up into a beautiful blonde woman who became the cannibals' queen.

Directors: Jesús Franco, Francesco Prosperi | Stars: Al Cliver, Sabrina Siani, Jérôme Foulon, Lina Romay

Votes: 709

17. Windows (1980)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

Emily is the subject of a perverse obsession by a gay neighbor, Andrea, who not only is in lust with her but hires a rapist in order to get audio tapes of her moaning. Andrea turns peeping ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Willis | Stars: Talia Shire, Joe Cortese, Elizabeth Ashley, Kay Medford

Votes: 511 | Gross: $2.13M

18. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 13,199 | Gross: $19.03M

19. Fake-Out (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Gangster's girlfriend hangs out in a Las Vegas hotel with her cop protectors while she waits to testify.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Telly Savalas, Pia Zadora, Desi Arnaz Jr., Larry Storch

Votes: 158

20. The Lonely Lady (1983)

R | 92 min | Drama

A young aspiring screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of achieving success in Hollywood. She goes through affair after sordid affair in her attempt to write her own screenplay and have it produced.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner, Bibi Besch, Joseph Cali

Votes: 884 | Gross: $1.22M

21. Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, John Steiner, Carole André

Votes: 2,540 | Gross: $2.81M

22. Sheena (1984)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Sheena grew up in the African wild, raised by a mystical witch woman. When her foster mother is framed for a murder Sheena is forced to flee, helped by her ability to talk to animals and her knowledge of the jungle.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro

Votes: 4,050 | Gross: $5.78M

23. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Tom Nolan, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 490

24. It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cycnicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Laurene Landon, James Dixon

Votes: 1,585

25. Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | 128 min | Drama

16 Metascore

Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer

Votes: 57,997 | Gross: $20.30M



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