Even Though You Love These 19 Movies, Rotten Tomatoes Doesn't

by Amy Roberts

If you pride yourself on your eclectic and often debatable movie taste, then there are probably a lot of movies you love that Rotten Tomatoes hates. The site, which accumulates critic reviews and scores to deliver an overall verdict on whether a movie is "fresh" or "rotten," is considered by many to be the ultimate barometer of cinematic taste. But guys, the hearts loves what it loves. There are movies you know are bad, but love anyway, and others that aren't the most popular, but that you continue to stand up for — and so you should. Because as all of these movies prove, taste is completely subjective, and furthermore, sometimes movie critics just get it wrong.

These are all movies beneath the 50 percent mark on Rotten Tomatoes. For some of them, it's understandable why they may be ranked there, and their rating is a reflection of what a guilty pleasure such a movie is to enjoy still. For others, however, you're going to probably get really mad. Like, how could anyone not realize the cinematic majesty of some of these movies? Their beloved charm and smarts? The divine appeal of their lowbrow, juvenile humor? It beggars belief.

Ready? OK, here are some of your most beloved movies that Rotten Tomatoes thinks are absolute stinkers. You're not going to like what you see.


'She's All That'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 39 percent

Matthew Lillard's performance in She's All That alone is worth at least a solid 60 percent fresh rating. At least. And that's before you factor in that amazing Sixpence None The Richer song and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s totally emotional hacky sack scene.


'Space Jam'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 38 percent

It's a basketball movie in which the Looney Toons play ball alongside Michael Jordan and Bill "Ghostbustin'-Ass" Murray. What's not to like or understand there, guys? Seriously.


'Not Another Teen Movie'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 29 percent

This is a legit comedic gem. And anyone who says otherwise is either lying to you or doesn't have your best interests at heart.


'Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7 percent

Um, excuse you, Rotten Tomatoes. Whoopi Goldberg, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith, and Jennifer Love Hewitt deserve an apology for that percentage immediately. Wake up and pay attention, fools.


'Spice World'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 35 percent

Look, Spice World is the Flaming Hot Cheeto of the movie world. It doesn't contain anything of real value, but that doesn't detract from how supremely enjoyable it is.


'Super Troopers'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 35 percent

Fun fact: Most of the bad reviews for Super Troopers on Rotten Tomatoes are attributed to its "lowbrow comedy." Most of the good reviews for Super Troopers on Rotten Tomatoes are also attributed to its lowbrow comedy. So, make of that what you will.


'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 35 percent

As repeated viewings have proved, I Know What You Did Last Summer is still a trashy, teen horror worthy of so much love.



Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14 percent

Unbelievable. It's basically the Citizen Kane of our generation*

(*joking. Kind of.)



Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 29 percent

Apparently the movie didn't have most critics chanting "Rufio" at their local cinema screens. That's fine, because just about every '90s kid on the planet was happy to make that noise for them.


'Final Destination'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 34 percent

It's still one of the best horror movies of the '90s. And it spawned one of the most fun horror franchises ever. So yeah, this rating is hella wrong.



Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7 percent

That percentage is jaw-breaking, for sure. This dark and hilarious cult classic deserves better.


'First Wives Club'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 39 percent

The First Wives Club would definitely find a way to take on Rotten Tomatoes and give themselves the score they damn well deserve.


'Wet Hot American Summer'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 32 percent

Look, if you didn't like it, then you probably just didn't get it. OK?


'Home Alone 2: Lost In New York'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 27 percent

It's official: Rotten Tomatoes has no heart.


'But I'm A Cheerleader'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 34 percent

Seriously. No heart.



Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 44 percent

Sure, as far as Friendly Ghosts go, Casper could come on a little strong at times, but that doesn't make this movie any less lovable.


Idle Hands

Rotten Tomatoes: 16 percent

It's dumb, it's goofy, it's the third movie on this list to have starred Devon Sawa (including Final Destination and Casper), and we'll continue to love it even if everyone else hates it. Right, guys? Right?


'Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33 percent

Oh, who cares what the critics thought? This movie is a classic.


'Urban Legend'

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 20 percent

Sure, it isn't the greatest horror movie ever made. In fact, it barely even registers with most horror aficionados. But damn, is it always enjoyably silly and always re-watchable for it.

At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter what anyone else has to say about these movies. Because you love them, and you'll probably always love them in spite of the naysayers. With that in mind, it's surely only a matter of time until the likes of Crossroads and Spice World receive the sort of critical accolades they totally deserve, right? Ah, maybe not. At any rate, fans will continue to love them regardless.