5 Hilariously Bad Cult Classics You Still Have to Watch

5 Hilariously Bad Cult Classics You Still Have to Watch
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These five managed to earn the love of countless fans by being so unapologetically bad that viewers couldn't help but respect it.

Not all movies are destined to become great masterpieces, and a whole bunch of incredibly underwhelming flicks are produced every year, only to be instantly forgotten by audiences.

However, in rare cases, a movie can be so ridiculously bad that it becomes memorable in its own unique way, providing some great laughs for all the wrong reasons.

So let's take a look at five terrible movies that somehow became perfectly enjoyable, especially if you watch them with the right attitude and company.

Samurai Cop (1991)

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This action movie never made it to the big screen and went straight to home video after its release, but that didn't stop Samurai Cop from earning the love of many fans, coming close to becoming a cult classic, and even getting a sequel in 2015.

The story revolves around a cop trained in the ways of samurai warriors who tries to stop a Japanese gang from taking over the drug trade in Los Angeles.

As you can guess, it is a shameless mix of almost every stereotype about Japanese culture imaginable, but if you embrace the ridiculousness of the movie, you might just enjoy it.

The Wicker Man (2006)

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Starring Nicolas Cage, this remake of the 1973 horror film of the same name tried very hard to be scary, but ended up being one of the greatest unintentional comedies of all time.

Edward Malus, a policeman suffering from a traumatic event in his past, receives a letter from his ex-fiancée, claiming that her daughter is missing and inviting him to a remote island run by a mysterious cult.

From this point on, however, the plot becomes so bizarre that you have to wonder what the hell the creators were thinking, and if you don't want to miss arguably the best scene in the entire movie, we suggest you watch the unrated version.

The Happening (2008)

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M. Night Shyamalan was once hailed as a visionary filmmaker after the runaway success of The Sixth Sense, but most of his later work became famous for all the wrong reasons.

The Happening, starring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel, who give arguably the most awkward performances of their entire careers, is absolutely insane as it revolves around the apocalypse caused by... plants.

And it's not even a huge spoiler, because the fact that the plants started producing chemicals that make people extremely suicidal is casually mentioned in the middle of the story, instead of being some sort of big reveal at the end (though it still wouldn't have made the twist any better).

Rubber (2010)

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More than a decade after its release, fans are still debating whether this is one of the dumbest movies ever made or an absolute satirical masterpiece.

The story follows a sentient car tire with psychic powers (yes, you read that right) as it goes on a murderous rampage while a completely random group of people watch from afar.

The film doesn't even try to pretend that any of this makes any sense, in fact one of the characters explicitly states that it serves no purpose, but its unapologetic nature makes Rubber absolutely mesmerizing.

The Room (2003)

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Depriving one of the most famous "so bad it's good" movies of a spot on our list would have been a crime, as The Room has become an absolute cult classic over the years.

Directed by Tommy Wiseau, it is terrible in almost every way, from the dreadful acting to the incoherent story, but all of that combined makes the movie unforgettable and definitely worth at least checking out.

The story behind its creation was even converted into a memoir, which in turn was adapted to the big screen with 2017's The Disaster Artist, starring James Franco