Not every movie is a masterpiece, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find enjoyment in them. With even the worst film, someone out there is sure to love it.

Here are 12 awful movies that we can’t help but love. 

1. Tank Girl

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The 1995 science fiction film stars Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, and Malcolm McDowell. It features Petty as the antihero Tank Girl in a drought-ravaged Australia. It is based on the comic book series of the same name and has developed a cult following today as an incredibly faithful adaptation. 

2. Hudson Hawk

Image Credit: TriStar Pictures, Inc.

The action-comedy, starring Bruce Willis, combines the stakes of burglaries and heists with surreal and slapstick comedy straight out of Looney Tunes.

3. Jingle All The Way

Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

The Christmas comedy stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, and Phil Hartman and has developed a huge following thanks to its commentary on the commercialization of Christmas. It’s a yearly watch in our household. 

4. Grandmas Boy

Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

 Allen Covert is best known for his collaborations with Adam Sandler as a side character, but Grandma’s Boy is his chance at a leading role. Despite being a critical and box office failure, the film has found its following on DVD and now streaming services. It’s not a good movie, but it’s still pretty funny. 

5. Armageddon

Image Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.

Michael Bay at his finest: an ensemble cast, the looming end of the world, and a highly successful hit single from the movie. Who cares about public opinion? There’s a lot to love about this movie!

6. The Day After Tomorrow

Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

On a related note, this film is everything we love about Roland Emmerich: a strong cast, an end-of-the-world disaster, and cheeky emotional stories. It’s not a work of art, but it’s still a comfort movie.

7. John Tucker Must Die

Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

If there was one film to explain the environment of mid-2000s teenage comedies, John Tucker Must Die is the perfect example. It’s not art, not always entertaining, and not good, yet we can’t stop smiling when we watch it. 

8. Waterworld

Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Much has been made about how big of a box office bomb the Kevin Costner film is, but it has a surprisingly large amount of defenders. Fans wonder if it would have been better received if it had been released when Climate Change was a more popular topic. 

9. The Cable Guy

Image Credit: Columbia Pictures.

Jim Carrey is one of the most successful comedic actors of the 1990s. When The Cable Guy was released, it was not what moviegoers expected. The slapstick style we knew from The Mask and Ace Ventura was gone; this dark comedy goes all-in on the thriller aspect. It’s taken some time, but more and more people are starting to appreciate the genius that is The Cable Guy

10. Van Helsing

Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Hugh Jackman as a legendary monster hunter dealing with Dracula and Frankenstein? In the mid-2000s? What is wrong with you, people, this movie rocks

11. Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Image Credit: Trans World Entertainment.

The 1998 sci-fi horror comedy is peak camp in the best possible way. The film has become a cult classic and is even being adapted into a video game. 

12. The Wizard

Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

The 1989 film starring Fred Savage may be one extended commercial for Nintendo and Super Mario Bros. 3, but it’s a nostalgic work of art that teleports us back to our childhood.

It’s an awful movie, but one that rightfully has plenty of fans. 


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