Entertaining low budget "so bad it's good" movies

by Seth_Rogue_One | created - 08 Jul 2015 | updated - 19 Apr 2016 | Public

You know the type of movie that Sy Fy channel might show which you know is pretty terrible in terms of acting and the story often doesn't make a hoota of sense and everything is so poorly done but is still enjoyable to watch and have a good laugh over

The order is somewhat accurate to my personal enjoyment from watching them

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1. Mammoth (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

On a hot summer afternoon in the sleepy town of Blackwater, Louisiana locals exiting a retro-fitted theater excitedly watch as a meteor streaks across the sky and crashes through the roof ... See full summary »

Director: Abram Cox | Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Constantin Draganescu, Summer Glau, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 2,207

Maybe a little too little Mammoth action but the cast makes it worth while

2. End of the World (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of Apocalyptic fanatics must use their knowledge of apocalyptic movies to save the world from a devastating solar flare.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Greg Grunberg, Neil Grayston, Caroline Cave, Mark Hildreth

Votes: 1,478

Almost too good to be put on this list but it's a Sy Fy channel movie and it possesses everything that a typical "so bad it's good" movie possesses so I had to put it on here

3. Pterodactyl (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch...

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Cameron Daddo, Coolio, Amy Sloan, George Calil

Votes: 2,227

Coolio killing dinosaurs, nuff said

4. Lavalantula (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Volcanic eruptions in Los Angeles unleash a swarm of gigantic, lava-breathing tarantulas.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Nia Peeples, Patrick Renna, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 2,610

This was pretty darn awesome... Special treat if you are a Police Academy fan as 4 actors from the movies stars, with Steve Guttenberg in the lead... Wrote a full review on the page so go there and look for it if so wanted

5. Blast (2004)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Vinnie Jones, Breckin Meyer, Soup

Votes: 1,550

This is on the verge of being too good to be on this list, but whatever, imagine UNDER SIEGE but with loud mouth comedian Eddie Griffin in the lead instead of Steven Segal... This is THAT movie

6. The Collectors (1999 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

Shifting alliances put a pair of hardnosed hit men in jeopardy in this 1999 crime caper. A New Orleans mob boss looking to settle scores sends Ray (Rick Fox) and A.K. (Casper Van Dien) to New York City to collect overdue debts.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Rick Fox, Catherine Oxenberg, Andreas Apergis

Votes: 342

Pretty damn hilarious at times, appears that Rick Fox and Van Dien had a good time making it and I have had many good times watching it

7. Infested (2002)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Horror tale of insects which eat their victims from the inside out.

Director: Josh Olson | Stars: Zach Galligan, Lisa Ann Hadley, Daniel Jenkins, Amy Jo Johnson

Votes: 1,204

Zach Galligan from the Gremlins movies and Amy Jo Johnson from the Power Rangers desperatly try to fight off killer bees and a terrible script in this so very unintentional comedy

8. Steel (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

To stop terrorists from using the lethal technology he invented, a weapons developer transforms himself into a hammer-wielding superhero.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 10,808 | Gross: $1.71M

To be fair this is NOT a low budget flick (although it looks it) but I had to add this as this is one of my favorites in terms of 'so bad they're good' movies... Shaq as a superhero and a young Ray J as his biggest fan and Judd Nelson as the bad guy

9. Scorned (I) (2013)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A romantic weekend turns horrific and sadistic when Sadie discovers her boyfriend is having an affair with her best friend.

Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Billy Zane, AnnaLynne McCord, Viva Bianca, Doug Drucker

Votes: 1,981

Who knew torturing someone could be this fun?

10. Avalanche Sharks (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Avalanche Sharks tells the story of a bikini contest that turns into a horrifying affair when it is hit by a shark avalanche.

Director: Scott Wheeler | Stars: Alexander Mendeluk, Kate Nauta, Benjamin Easterday, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 1,920

The title says it all really

11. Stealth Fighter (1999)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Ice-T stars as a naval pilot that fakes his own death, and later ends up employed by a Latin American arms dealer. He steals a stealth fighter from a U.S.A.F. base in the Phillippines, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Ice-T, Costas Mandylor, Erika Eleniak, Sarah Dampf

Votes: 850

Ice T and Costas Mandylor are hilarious when they try to be ultra macho and Ice T's whole delivery of his lines is priceless in this one... Watch out for Saddam Hussein

12. Tha Eastsidaz (2000)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime

Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Martin | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Darryl Brunson, Tray Deee, Goldie Loc

Votes: 323

Snoop Dogg's movie Tha Eastsidaz is so low budget that he just had his friends play all the roles, and played not only the lead but another 2 role as well himself and by the looks of it he had his friends film it too with cheap cams... Rapslotation at it's finest... Or worst... You decide

13. Bounty Killer (2013)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

48 Metascore

Bounty killers compete for body count, fame and a fat stack of cash. They're ending the plague of corporate greed and providing the survivors of the apocalypse with retribution. This is the age of the BOUNTY KILLER.

Director: Henry Saine | Stars: Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken, Christian Pitre, Barak Hardley

Votes: 6,668

14. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

45 Metascore

A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

Directors: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson | Stars: Sidney Allison, Charon R. Arnold, Shay Astar, Sam Bean

Votes: 7,983

Might be a little too self-aware and too well made to be on the list, but whatever it fits neatly in with the rest

15. Big Ass Spider! (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Greg Grunberg, Lin Shaye, Ruben Pla, Alexis Kendra

Votes: 6,671

16. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 39,746 | Gross: $20.76M

Don't you just hate it when you piss off a shark so bad that they decide to stalk you halfway across the globe to get revenge?

17. Zombeavers (2014)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror

44 Metascore

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

Director: Jordan Rubin | Stars: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano

Votes: 15,890 | Gross: $0.01M

Another one where the title says it all

18. Beyond Loch Ness (2008 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A rash of suspiciously gruesome murders in a sleepy lakeside town has authorities stumped. They soon realize the culprit is not only connected to the lake, but in it. They must figure out what it is and how to stop it before it's too late.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Brian Krause, Niall Matter, Don S. Davis, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 1,760

Terrible CGI and some terrible (fake) Scottish accents (as it's all filmed in Canada with Canadians) all adds up to one hilarious movie

19. Last of the Living (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A contagious virus is turning everyone into zombies, and the only hope for survival lies in the hands of three couch potatoes.

Director: Logan McMillan | Stars: Morgan Williams, Robert Faith, Ashleigh Southam, Stacey Stevens

Votes: 1,715

New Zealand zombie flick which is one of the better zom coms IMO

20. Dead 7 (2016)

TV-14 | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Western

A post-apocalyptic Western that follows a group of gunslingers as they look to rid a small town of a zombie plague. Starring Nick Carter, Carrie Keagan, Joey Fatone and A.J. McLean.

Director: Danny Roew | Stars: Nick Carter, Carrie Keagan, Joey Fatone, Jeff Timmons

Votes: 1,190

If it's tearing up your heart to the point that you are inconsolable that most boybands of the 90's are no more, fright not... Because here's a bunch of them, ready to kick some zombie ass black & blue.

21. Detention of the Dead (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.

Director: Alex Craig Mann | Stars: Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair

Votes: 2,495 | Gross: $0.00M

Another zom com

22. Asian School Girls (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After four Asian schoolgirls are drugged and gangraped by members of a crime syndicate, they train to hunt them down and exact revenge.

Director: Lawrence Silverstein | Stars: Sam Aotaki, Catherine Hyein Kim, Minnie Scarlet, Andray Johnson

Votes: 602

Is a little too dramatic a couple times but overall it's amusing cheese

23. Mercenaries (2014)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure

The President's daughter is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Zoë Bell, Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox, Brigitte Nielsen

Votes: 2,222

A cheap rip off of Expendables with women instead of men, surprisingly amusing... If many times for the wrong reasons

24. Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

Director: April Mullen | Stars: Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, Christopher Lloyd, Brandon Jay McLaren

Votes: 3,240

Another zom com but with a twist

25. Infestation (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Director: Kyle Rankin | Stars: Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard, E. Quincy Sloan

Votes: 8,713

26. Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

In the wake of a solar flare of unusual properties, a mismatched group of inner-city survivors must put aside their animosity to escape a Los Angeles now free of gang-bangers, but infested instead with blood-sucking zombies.

Director: Thunder Levin | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Tyshawn Bryant, Rachel Montez Minor, Johanna Watts

Votes: 372

27. Zombie Hunter (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

When a street drug turns junkies into an army of zombies, a man named Hunter finds himself with nothing but a beat-up car and a trunk full of guns and booze, until he stumbles across a small band of survivors.

Director: K. King | Stars: Danny Trejo, Martin Copping, Clare Niederpruem, Jade Regier

Votes: 2,465

(really) Dumb fun

28. Ghost Shark (2013 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Robert Aberdeen, Jayme Bohn, Eliot Brasseaux, Amy Brassette

Votes: 2,694

Ghosts are scary, so are sharks... But you know what's even scarier? me neither but it's not ghost sharks, that's for sure

29. Dead & Deader (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After he's bitten by a scorpion carrying a zombie virus, a tough soldier survives the infection, becoming only half zombie. Once back in the US, he finds himself fighting his former comrades in arms, all of whom are turning into zombies!

Director: Patrice Dinhut | Stars: John Billingsley, Dean Cain, Colleen Camp, Greg Collins

Votes: 1,456

30. Jurassic City (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Prehistoric animals emerge from a science lab and tear up most of Los Angeles.

Director: Sean Cain | Stars: Ray Wise, Kevin Gage, Vernon Wells, Robert LaSardo

Votes: 1,715

Nothing amazing but still more entertaining than Godzilla (2014)

31. Buck Wild (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

A hunting vacation goes horribly awry for 4 friends after they accidentally shoot the lease's land owner.

Director: Tyler Glodt | Stars: Matthew Albrecht, Phillip Albrecht, Whit Albrecht, Joe Canik

Votes: 739

32. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Survivors escape to a deserted atoll, after their boat during a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the atoll starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Carmen Electra, Charlie O'Connell, Brooke Hogan, Christina Bach

Votes: 6,342

33. Dirty Little Trick (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Thriller

Sarah "the dirty little bitch" pulls a dirty little trick on Danny, using Peter, while attempting to pin it on Michael. But it all falls apart when Michael realizes he's been set up.

Director: Brian Skiba | Stars: Dean Cain, Christie Burson, Michael Madsen, Joe Jones

Votes: 491

34. Swamp Shark (2011 TV Movie)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Christopher Berry, Wade Boggs, Marcus Lyle Brown, Jason Rogel

Votes: 2,657

35. Independence Daysaster (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When Earth is attacked by a hostile alien force, a small town firefighter and a rogue SETI scientist team up to activate the only technology capable of defeating the invaders.

Director: W.D. Hogan | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Andrea Brooks, Emily Holmes, Keenan Tracey

Votes: 1,063

Somewhat amusing Independence Day rip off

36. Gnome Alone (II) (2015)

R | 94 min | Horror

When Zoe inherits the magical protection of a bewitched Gnome, she quickly realizes that he isn't your garden variety gnome, when he begins eliminating her enemies in extravagant displays of revenge.

Directors: Timothy Woodward Jr., John Michael Elfers | Stars: Verne Troyer, Kerry Knuppe, Bill Oberst Jr., Marlon Young

Votes: 313

37. Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a team of masked storm troopers. They are dragged deep underground to a hidden continent in the center of the earth. Here Nazi survivors, their ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph J. Lawson | Stars: Dominique Swain, Jake Busey, Joshua Michael Allen, Christopher Karl Johnson

Votes: 3,486

A lot of just plain bad moments but the so bad it's good moments make up for it



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