Most of the time, when people talk about movies, they will usually put them into one of two camps: Good movies, and bad movies. Most people would agree that The Godfather is a good movie, just as pretty much everyone will concur that Battlefield Earth is a bad movie. But then there are those movies that straddle the line; movies that are technically not good but manage to use their awfulness to their advantage. And one place where you can find a lot of these so bad they're good movies is on Netflix.
All of the films on this list have poor critical reviews, that's a given, but they all also have a certain X-factor. These are movies that — in spite of their many, many flaws — somehow manage to be entertaining. And not just mildly entertaining, but so entertaining that they might even trick some people into thinking they're good. They are a strange breed of film, no doubt, but they might also be the most compelling. I mean, universally good movies and bad movies are easy to pin down, but figuring out what makes a bad movie good is much harder to determine. So take a look at the following 16 Netflix movies that are so bad they're good, and see if you can figure out what makes them tick.
Make no mistake, the Twilight movies are truly terrible, but it wasn't that long ago that they were the biggest franchise in the world. They're still the ultimate guilty pleasure.
It's so cheesy, but you don't wanna close your eyes, you don't wanna miss a thing.
Whoever thought of pairing Brendan Fraser and Pauley Shore in a movie together was either insane or some kind of evil genius.
4'Turner And Hooch'
The fact that this movie tries to play its ludicrous premise mostly straight makes it kind of endearing.
Stallone's acting is gloriously dreadful here — no pun intended.
Jack Black plays a Mexican who wants to be a professional wrestler. Do you really need to know anything else?
7'Jurassic Park III'
This near-franchise killer is really bad, but you might as well just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
You can easily predict every moment in this by-the-numbers rom-com, but you'll still find yourself rooting for Jennifer Aniston along the way.
9'Harry And The Hendersons'
The '80s perfected the art of "so bad it's good" movies, and this atrocity's status as a cult classic is a testament to the decade's prowess.
Part of the early 2000s puzzling romantic dance movie craze, one can't help but enjoy themselves watching the stupidity of this film unfold.
After two solid movies, the Superman franchise decided to add Richard Pryor to the mix. It didn't make sense then, it doesn't make sense now, but it's definitely a blast to watch it go down the tubes.
By the standard of today's Adam Sandler movies, this is Citizen Kane. That still doesn't make it a good movie by any stretch, but it's undeniably fun.
13'License To Drive'
This Ferris Bueller wannabe is '80s to the max, which makes it charming in some sort of neon-tinged way.
A solid cast makes this terribly written supernatural romantic comedy actually watchable.
The entire point of this franchise is that the movies are so bad they're good, and I'm happy to report that it does succeed in its mission.