The "So Bad, It's Good" Movies

What makes a movie so bad that it’s good? Birdemic and Sharknado are just a couple of examples of movies celebrated for being so amazingly awful that they actually transcend bad movies. How does that happen? What’s the difference between a plain bad movie and a movie that is so bad, it’s good?

  • An easy way to understand whether a movie is just bad or secretly good lies in the subtleties of it. I'd categorize "Rubber" as one of these movies, where they are just so weird and boring but after close and patient examination one can find a really deep meaning only such an awful concept could bring out. That being said I don't think Birdemic or Sharknado fit into that haha. Just like how people like scary movies because they just want to feel scared, some people get a kick out of watching something so bad it makes them cringe, and they fill that niche. – Slaidey 7 years ago
  • Another movie that be considered "so bad, its good" is the Room written, directed, and starring Tommy Wiseau. Although it was universally panned many movie fans celebrate it for all its failures. Oftentimes these films develop a cult following. Whoever takes this up should consider looking up other cult films. – Cagney 7 years ago

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