In the celluloid universe of drama, horror, westerns and musicals, sometimes feature films fail to hit the mark and are hailed as unintentionally hilarious movies. No matter what the genre, or who holds top billing as the lead role, there are certain flicks that are just so terribly written, so dreadfully directed or so awfully acted...they’re good. And of course, by good, I mean to say that these unintentionally hilarious movies are so bad, it’s riotously entertaining in a good way. So grab some microwave popcorn and put on one of these so-bad-they’re-good movies for a laugh.
1. Mommie Dearest
This 1981 drama centered on the biographical account of screen actress Joan Crawford (played without reserve by the lovely Faye Dunaway), is a personal look into an emotionally unstable and physically abusive lush with undeniable talent. As told through the eyes of her adopted children, who bore the brunt of Crawford’s sudden bursts of inexplicable rage, this drama quickly unravels to Lifetime movie caliber. The rantings and ravings of Dunaway’s depiction of Crawford border on the unreal. A case in point example would be the classic Faye freakout moment, where she bursts into her fictional daughter’s bedroom and screams “No wire hangers ever!” a line which permanently places this as one of the top unintentionally hilarious movies of all time.