Top Cheese

by zachjennecca | created - 28 Mar 2013 | updated - 09 Apr 2013 | Public

Movies that are incredibly cheesy! Old and newer... By cheesy, I mean... It's soo-o-o obvious that the acting is trying too hard to be good, and that excessive showing off makes the film laughable! Spoofs like Scary Movie would have no business being here.

NOTE: If you have toughts about my list, please leave a comment. I welcome them!

The list is in no particular order. I also keep my lists at under 100 movies, so if something is missing, it may be in the spirit of keeping your reading reasonable...

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1. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman | Stars: George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon

Votes: 6,965

2. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,880

3. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9 Metascore

It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

Votes: 73,304 | Gross: $21.47M

4. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 46,549

5. 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: 34,124

6. The Reptile (1966)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Ray Barrett, Jacqueline Pearce

Votes: 2,871

7. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

On a distant planet inhabited by mutants, two bounty-hunters race to rescue three Earth female captives from the clutches of an evil mutant warlord.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 4,921 | Gross: $16.48M

8. The Ice Pirates (1984)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston

Votes: 9,309 | Gross: $14.26M

9. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

Votes: 3,574

10. Star Slammer (1986)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Sandy Brooke, Suzy Stokey, Ross Hagen, Marya Gant

Votes: 760

11. The Black Scorpion (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro

Votes: 2,324

12. The Car (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A small desert town is terrorized by a powerful, seemingly possessed car, and the local sheriff may be the only one who can stop it.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 8,111

13. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 6,545

14. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,213

15. The War of the Gargantuas (1966)

G | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 2,016

16. Tentacles (1977)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis | Stars: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins, Henry Fonda

Votes: 2,852

17. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

9 Metascore

A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director: John De Bello | Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace

Votes: 11,608

18. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

51 Metascore

A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 5,440

19. Big Bad Wolf (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

After being attacked by a werewolf, a teenager believing it may have been his stepfather attempts to expose him.

Director: Lance W. Dreesen | Stars: Trevor Duke-Moretz, Kimberly J. Brown, Richard Tyson, Sarah Aldrich

Votes: 2,351

20. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 1,608

21. Starcrash (1978)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 5,485

22. Barbarella (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 29,652

23. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Votes: 2,069

24. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 10,310

25. The Cyclops (1957)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake

Votes: 776

26. Killdozer (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Clint Walker, Robert Urich, Carl Betz, Neville Brand

Votes: 1,258

27. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Sci-Fi

A military officer survives a nuclear blast, only to begin to uncontrollably grow into an increasingly unstable giant.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson, Larry Thor

Votes: 2,115



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