While not necessarily bad–but undoubtedly not a classic by any stretch of the imagination–I just can't get enough of Deep Blue Sea (1999).

It has everything: Killer sharks. A sexy cast. Samuel L. Jackson. A (sexy) scientist who breaks laws and violates scientific ethics in pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer's. LL Cool J. Explosions.

Oh, and did I mention the killer sharks (including the one who eats Samuel L. Jackson)?

Yep, I never tire of that movie and think it's GREAT. It succeeds at all the crazy stuff it sets out to do.

But there's no doubt it's not for everyone. For one, some people really don't like horror movies, let alone creature movies... or B-movies.

That's okay, though!


There's truly something out there for everyone, as we were so kindly reminded by Redditor batknight373, who asked the online community:

"What's a movie you love even though you know it's pretty objectively bad?"

Super Mario Bros. (1993)

"Super Mario Bros. I saw this with my buddies on opening weekend and we loved it. Watch it at least every other year and still enjoy the heck out of it, it's a pretty fun flick."

123throwawaybanana

This wasn't my cup of tea but I did watch it a few times as a kid.

My cousins definitely liked it, for what it's worth.

The Happening (2008)

"The Happening suffered from audience expectations. I still theorize that Shaymalan was going for a cheesy Twilight Zone vibe and, with that in mind, it was perfect."

russellamcleod

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This movie could have been an amazing Twilight Zone homage had its execution been more finely handled.

As it stands, M. Night just can't seem to get it together most of the time.

I still rememeber the utterly savage reviews when this one came out!

White Chicks (2004)

"White Chicks."

"There’s a lot to analyze about the film and many would probably first go after the fact that it’s essentially white face and misogynistic, but forget they’re spoofing the vain lifestyle of rich Caucasian heiresses that became popular at the time along with some top tier comedy gold."

sketchysketchist

For some reason, a teacher thought it was a good idea to show this to us during an afterschool program.

What was up with that?! The early 2000s were an odd time.

Queen of the Damned (2002)

"Queen of the Damned. It’s far from an adaptation of the book and for a generic goth vampire movie with edgy music it’s good."

vampiresorcerer666

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This was a film I watched multiple times on pay-per-view back when pay-per-view was a thing.

I don't know why I kept coming back.

Also, rest in peace, Aaliyah and Anne Rice.

Wild Wild West (1999)

"Wild Wild West. It was MEANT to be silly and funny and over the top, but people judged it as a legitimate western and of course it falls flat there."

Ashley9225

You see, I couldn't like it even when I understood what it was going for.

I just didn't think any of it worked.

At the very least, it has the great Kenneth Branaugh being hammy as hell.

Dungeons and Dragons (2000)

"For the more well-known answer, Dungeons & Dragons. The only real saving grace is Jeremy Irons' performance because he chews the scenery as hard as possible for every minute he's on screen."

neohylanmay

Jeremy Irons acted like he was in a different movie and it truly showed.

Everyone else just struggles to keep up with him and the script really doesn't help matters either.

Apparently there's going to be another take on Dungeons and Dragons, so we'll see how that goes.

The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

"The Lair of the White Worm. The Claymation worm eating Jesus off the cross is peak cinema, to be honest."

hidetheroaches

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Now here is a film I did not expect to (ever) see any mention of!

I love this movie.

Ken Russell directed some brilliant films and some schlock, too, and this one was definitely a product of his weird, schlocky phase.

I think I came across it late one night when I was young.

It was weird and trippy and creeped me out.

Well done.

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

"Phantom of the Paradise. Those that know, will know."

thunderboltsnow

Oh, I definitely know.

Not my favorite DePalma but early DePalma is definitely interesting, even if his ideas don't always work.

Movie 43 (2013)

"Movie 43. It's a f**king horrible horrible shitshow and I've watched it like 15 times."

rexiesoul

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How did you do it?

HOW?

You are a stronger soul than I!

The 13th Warrior (1999)

"The 13th Warrior. Based on Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead. After the monumental success of Jursssic Park his works became highly sought after. So they found this savage book he wrote and gave it a safer name, The 13th Warrior."

"The issue I had was they underplayed the brutality of the tribe. The movie wasn't bad it just didn't capture the essence of the book and in turn it felt underwhelming."

Kinetic-Pen

This is a pretty spot on assessment.

I remember reading Eaters of the Dead as a teenager–I definitely went through a Crichton phase–and being struck by its violence in addition to what it had to say.

The film adaptation is pretty watered down by comparison.

Well, fellow film watchers, what do you think?

While you might have a mixed opinion on some of these, there's no doubt that they're bound to please other viewers. There's something out there for everyone, no matter how variable the quality.

Have some recommendations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!

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