Saturday, March 27, 2010

Favorite Stupid Movies

After yesterday's post I was inspired to list a few of my favorite stupid movies.  While Idiocracy isn't a fav, per se, it does have that whole thing about the generations leading up to the idiocracy. Kristen Painter point out that the t-shirt quote actually came from the movie Zoolander.  Also not a fav, but funny enough that some day I'd like to see it all the way through.

And on to my top stupid movies of all time (or at least the ones I can think of... feel free to add your own).  In no particular order...

  • Caddyshack  (a classic, but seriously stupid.  I mean, a dancing gopher? Come on.)
  • The Blues Brothers  (is it horrible that the nun scene cracks me up?)
  • Happy Gilmore  (nuff said)
  • Spies Like Us (Dan Ackroyd and Chevy Chase as bumbling spies... need I say more?)
  • Animal House  (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
  • Big Trouble in Little China (Like ol' Jack Burton always says...)
  • Revenge of the Nerds  (I admit to being a geek, but these guys give nerds a bad name)
  • Stripes (That's the fact, Jack.)
  • Blazing Saddles (What in the wide, wide world of sports is a goin' on here?)
  • Young Frankenstein  (Marty Feldman kills me)
  • Airplane!  (Watch out for the Auto Pilot)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective  (Any man who loves animals and talks with his butt cheeks is okay in my book.)
  • Army of Darkness  (The guy's hand is a chain saw.  Need I say anything more?)
  • Mars Attacks  (Ack.  Ackackack! - translation: Watch it or I'll play Nelson Eddie until your head explodes)
  • Evolution (Head and Shoulders above the rest of the b-movies)
  • Son in Law (Hey, buddy.  Go ahead.  Watch this while you're munchin' on some grindies.)
  • Scary Movie 3 (I just picked one. They're all good and they're all stupid)
  • High Spirits (ghosts try to save their home by scaring off tourists, except they're inept and the pretty one falls in love with the cute living guy.)
  • Coneheads (SNL is in my blood.  I can't help myself.)
  • Sky High  (superhero kids and a flying high school?  How can you go wrong?)
  • Real Genius (Val Kilmer before he got fat and gross.  "It's a moral imperative.")
  • Any old Japanese monster flick (Go Gamera! How can you not love a flying turtle with flames coming out his armpits?)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn  (Eddie Murphy as a vampire?  Gimme more of that.)
  • Johnny Mnemonic  (like I said, I'm a geek)

Okay, so maybe not all of them are stupid.  Some of them are just b-movies.  It could be worse.  I could be watching all of these.  Got any favorite stupid movies to add?


  1. I think I've seen one or two of those movies on your list, LOL!

    I can't think of any to add. I tend to steer clear of B movies. Well actually, there are of course the American Pie's, Harold and Kumar, and my recent fav: The Hangover.

    But those are all relatively knew

  2. Lemme see...

    Better Off Dead
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    My Blue Heaven
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    LA Story

    Yes, I'm a big Steve Martin fan.

  3. LOL, Nat. I haven't seen any of yours. I need to drag myself into this century.

    OMG, Kristen, I can believe I forgot Steve Martin. The Jerk is classic stupid and good.