Supposedly "Awful" Movies that you liked?

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    A flip-side to the other post, what are some supposedly awful films that you liked?
    My pick is:
    UHF (Trashed by critics, one of the funniest movies I've seen. The movie IS uneven, but the gags that work are memorable.)
    Also, I thought O Brother Where Art Thou (I think EW gave it an F) is an excellent film. I'm a fan of screwball comedies and this one is funny.
     
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    I think EW is one of the rare exceptions that didn't like O Brother to some extent.
    I haven't heard many good things about Hardware , but I really enjoyed it. Also, I seem to be one of only a few who enjoys The Big Hit .
     
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    I'm the only die-hard horror fan on the planet who actually consider Valentine and the House on Haunted Hill remake to be better than a lot of the crap that is labeled horror these days. If I'm not the only one, I'm definitely in the minority.
     
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    I agree with "the big hit", LDP and his "ya baby" cracks me up as does Bokeem Woodbine.
    I liked "battle field earth" also. Probably b/c my expectations were very, very low.
     
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    UHF, I agree. I am really looking forward to the SE DVD of this movie.
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    UHF is a great movie! And I couldn't give a rats a$$ what EW says, O Brother where art thou is a masterpiece!!
    and I'll add some of my favorites, careful they are doozies:
    Red Planet
    Mission to Mars
    Armageddon
    Supernova
    Demolition Man
    Judge Dredd
    Lost in Space
    The Wedding Singer
    Happy Gilmore
    Weekend at Bernies
    Fletch/Fletch Lives
    Groundhog Day
    The Blair Witch Project
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    Uhf is Great!
    So is Groundhog Day and Red Planet!
    mmmmm, Carrie Ann Moss!
     
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    I have to agree. My appreciation of Red Planet grows everytime it's on cable.
     
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    Sphere
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    I agree about all the movies listed in this thread! Expect Valentine, Death becomes her and Supernova, which I haven't seen, and Battlefield: earth which surprisingly did not pass for me...
    Additions
    Charlie's angels, Hollow man, Dungeons & Dragons (Not so sure any more if these were really bashed that much, I know there are many more who like them)
    Another examples of great movies with many fans that are still bashed are also Ford Fairlane and Harley Davidson & The Marlboro man
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    I few I loved that almost everyone else hated include:
    • Battlefield: Earth
    • Waterworld
    • Escape From L.A
    • BASEketball - The funniest movie I have ever seen!
     
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    I love Groundhog Day, but I've never heard anywhere that it was supposed to be an 'awful' movie.
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    Soldier
    The Patriot
    Batman Returns
    Scrooged
    Let It Ride
    Ravenous
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    13th Warrior(I agree on this one.Forgot about it)
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    The 13th Warrior.
    I really enjoy this universally-panned film and watch it every couple of months. It's actually among my favorite escapist movies of the past few years.
     
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    The Way of the Gun
    Scary Movie (the first one)
     
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    I'll agree on Judge Dredd. Just a fun popcorn flick. I also liked: The Postman!!!
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    Supernova - I'm easy to please when it comes to Sci-Fi. Sometimes, I enjoy adventures in space even if it's a B-movie or scientifically inaccurate.
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    Happy Gilmore
    The Wedding Singer
    Valentine
    Scary Movie
    Child's Play 3
    House On Haunted Hill
    Mortal Kombat : Anihilation
    Drop Dead Fred
    I like lots of movies
     

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