Many of my favorite movies are legitimate classics, fine films I can defend with my head held high. Then there are the others… not terrible, not shamefully awful, just… a little bit bad. Not-so-great movies. Good enough to watch alone repeatedly, but you might not bring them to a party or give them as gifts. Not so bad that you hide them when company comes over.
“The most extraordinary adventure, western, comedy, love story, mystery, drama, musical, documentary satire ever made (and that’s putting it mildly).”
A trippy, choppy movie starring the Monkees. I won’t spoil it for you. It’s priceless.
2. White Nights
Is the plot a little weak? Yes. Do Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Isabella Rossellini, and Helen Mirren make up for that? Yes.
This was my second favorite movie as a little girl (first being Oliver!), and I still watch the dance scenes for general artistic inspiration. Gregory Hines as Sportin’ Life! What are you waiting for?
Albert Brooks dies, goes to not-yet-heaven, and meets Meryl Streep. Great philosophy and some good jokes. WARNING: that trailer will completely and totally ruin the ending.
4. The Stupids
Dumb dumb dumb, but my family’s been quoting it for a decade. “No time for that, I’m afraid!” “Man-Bush, you are nature’s greatest wonder!” It’s a pity the ending is so weak.
The WORST movie I’ve ever seen was Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. My mom rented it for my sixteenth birthday, little suspecting how bad it would be. To be fair, I haven’t seen it since… maybe I’m being too harsh. Maybe I’m not being nearly harsh enough. THIS IS NOT A FAVORITE. THIS IS AN ANTI-FAVORITE.
Which not-so-great movies speak to the depths of your soul? Share with the class!