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b movies from any decade

nerudite

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I don't know if it qualifies as a bmovie... but I loved Evil Dead / Evil Dead 2. It's got some cheese factor qualities that I think make it b movie-ish.

Otherwise... any b movie is good... as long as the guys from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 are making fun of it. "Mitchell" was my favorite.
 

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nerudite said:
I don't know if it qualifies as a bmovie... but I loved Evil Dead / Evil Dead 2.

You bet they count! I would have to rank those as two of my favorites as well.
 

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Anything by John Waters. In descending order:
5. Hairspray
4. Pink Flamingos
3. Pecker
2. Desperate Living

and the most disturbing film of them all...
1. Female Trouble

(and I am the proud owner of the 3 early films on this list)
 

Seabishop

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B or Otherwise Bad Movies

Drive In Massacre- funny bad horror

Valley of the Guangi - researchers discover living dinosaurs in Mexico

The Eden Myth - tied for worst - young man discovers his family’s murderous inscestual makeup.

Closer Than the Boy Next Door - brother and sister fall in love (inscest is the #1 independent film chliche) also tied for worst

Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park

Social Intercourse - hyperactive guy finds love at a party

I haven’t seen it but Coven by the guy from American Movie should probably be on the list . He’s reason # 20 why Wisconsin is going to hell.
 
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The Pink Chiquitas, starring Frank Stallone.

The IMDB Plot Outline: A pink meteor controlled by aliens lands near a small town and turns the local women into nymphos. A deputy sheriff and a local private eye investigate.

and it wasn't even porn. classic.
 

NHPlanner

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Amazon Women on the Moon.

That, or Kentucky Fried Movie or Up the Creek.
 

donk

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I am all over amazon women on the moon.(I know I've mentioned it before)

other b movies (actually c or d class movies)

1) The Trailer Park Boys, the start of a cult classic TV series.
2) Afterhours
3) Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai

It might be about time to buy a VCR or a DVD player.
 
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I loved the 80's Hip Hop movies. I know I'm missing a few but here's what comes to mind so far:

Breakin' (parts 1 and 2)
Beat Street
Krush Groove
Wild Stylin'
Disorderlies
House Party (1990)
 

SGB

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donk said:
I am all over amazon women on the moon.(I know I've mentioned it before)

other b movies (actually c or d class movies)

1) The Trailer Park Boys, the start of a cult classic TV series.
2) Afterhours
3) Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai

It might be about time to buy a VCR or a DVD player.


Buckaroo Bonzai is #1 on my list! The movie's b flavor rocks, considering the a-ranked cast. Classic performance by John Lithgow.
 

Seabishop

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Planderella said:
I loved the 80's Hip Hop movies. I know I'm missing a few but here's what comes to mind so far:

Breakin' (parts 1 and 2)
Beat Street
Krush Groove
Wild Stylin'
Disorderlies
House Party (1990)

Was Bugaloo Shrimp from Beat Street or Breakin? I wish that was my name.
 

Jeff

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There was no Bugaloo Shrimp in Beat St so it had to be Breakin..or Breakin 2 "Electric Bugaloo"
 

The Irish One

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I Spit on Your Grave

This movie completely rocked my world! A rape and at one point a guy gets his penis cut off. When I saw that seen I was damaged for a few years -I was too young to see that!
 
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How can I forget......

Duel
The Terminator
Mad Max
Used Cars
That movie with the Finnish band playing country music......I can't think of it to save my life!! Darn!
 

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The Irish one said:
I Spit on Your Grave

This movie completely rocked my world! A rape and at one point a guy gets his penis cut off. When I saw that seen I was damaged for a few years -I was too young to see that!

I have the same feeling about Sleepaway Camp. "She's a boy!"
 

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Depending on your definition of "b-movie."

I'll second (or third) Repo Man and Mad Max.

Dark City-a great Art Deco "sci fi noir" movie that came out a few years ago.

The "Hellraiser" series. Pinhead Rules: "We have centuries to learn what makes you whimper" And "Mo more tears, Kirstie. They're such a waste of good suffering" The last two have almost been more psychological than outrageously bloody.
 

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Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer.

this might be a b flick.

Otis trying to copulate with fresh kill had damaging consequences for me. Some violence I just can't handle.
 

Repo Man

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Repo Man is the best B-movie! It was the first DVD I bought. Highly recommended. There is some great commentary features on there.

Suburbia (no to be confused with the recent sUbubia) and 80s punk movie was also great. Worst acting ever, including a fine performance by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Honorable mentions:

Dudes
Pi (although more of an independent film)
 

plannerkat

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jtfortin said:
Suburbia (no to be confused with the recent sUbubia) and 80s punk movie was also great. Worst acting ever, including a fine performance by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

I loved that movie! I found it to be a fine commentary on the consequences of boring, mundane suburban existences. I'm also pretty sure it heavily influenced some of Kunstler's rants. The characters were eerily similar to my disaffected punk rock high school buddies.
 
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nerudite said:
I don't know if it qualifies as a bmovie... but I loved Evil Dead / Evil Dead 2. It's got some cheese factor qualities that I think make it b movie-ish.

Otherwise... any b movie is good... as long as the guys from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 are making fun of it. "Mitchell" was my favorite.
Mitchell was great. "Stop or my heart will expload." Plus, Plan 9 From Outer Space.
 

nerudite

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I watched a really good b-movie a few weekends ago, but then I forgot to post it here. It was called Bad Taste and it was an early Peter Jackson (of LOTR fame) movie... very funny, but in bad taste appropriately enough.
 

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Jessie-J said:
Run Lola Run

I loved that movie.

I don't consider that a "B" movie at all. Borderline existentialist, and way too well done to qualify for B status. Run Lola Run is definitely one of my favorite films of the past 5 years.

I think there are several factors that are generally met in order to get to "B": low budget, poor acting, ridiculous plot lines or complete lack thereof, straight to video, now big name star embarrassed to list on resume (Grease 2, anyone?), and scenes that offend everyone's moral sensibilities (the fate of the poor chicken in Pink Flamingos). I would say that possessing at least 3 of these factors would descend a film into B-status.
 
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