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Bad Films That Make For Good Guilty Pleasure Movies

Movies in general are seen as a mode of escapism. Some of them imprint on us and stay with us for a long time. Some of these movies are so bad, we detest and hate them. But in secret, these ‘bad’ movies end up becoming the perfect popcorn flick to end your weekend.

These guilty pleasure movies will certainly not be in anyone’s Top 5 list. They are pure entertainers and nothing else. Period. We don’t enjoy saying out loud that we love these films. But we would watch these guilty pleasure movies over and over again.

Batman & Robin – We Love It For Arnie’s Ice Puns

Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze
Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze

Despite being one of the worst DC movies ever made, Batman & Robin still manages to remain a topic of discussion in fan circles. As far as superhero movies go, this one is a sureshot guilty pleasure. It is cheesy as heck with next to no plot. You do not need to wrack your brain too much to understand it. All you need is a bucket of popcorn and a coke and you are good to go.

Batman & Robin may seem like it’s not for everyone. But in reality. it is. You just need to be in the mood for something light-hearted. And don’t forget the god awful Mr. Freeze ice puns. And the reason it’s one of the better guilty pleasure movies is because it has been the butt of so many jokes that no one can take it seriously.

Bad Boys 2 – It Has Comedy & Mayhem In Equal Proportions

Bad Boys 2
Bad Boys 2

Many fans of the franchise swear by this fact – Bad Boys 2 is the weakest link in the chain. It has far too little substance and character development. Bad Boys 2 even feels superficial at times. Given the fact that it is an action comedy, that is saying something.

What Bad Boys 2 does better is that instead of hilarious two-man banter between the two leads, there’s a lot more other comic scenes. They hide in the morgue along with corpses and dance with the KKK. In more ways than one, Bad Boys 2 is the best Michael Bay movie after Transformers.

Resident Evil – It’s A Perfect Popcorn Action Flick

Resident Evil 2002
Resident Evil 2002

Is the 2002 Resident Evil the best zombie horror movie ever made? Well, no. Is it enjoyable. Heck yeah!!Of course, as a whole the franchise has some really cringe and distasteful moments. But that should not take your attention away from the fact that the Resident Evil series never intended to win awards at the Oscars.

The Resident Evil movies in general serve as pure entertainers. And they manage to do the same within the super competitive zombie genre. Video game movie adaptations generally never make it big. The Resident Evil movie series spans three decades. There’s a reason the studio keeps making these movies. It’s because they still attract hordes of viewers.

Speed Racer – It Isn’t The WORST Japanese Manga Adaptation Per Se

Speed Racer 2008
Speed Racer 2008

Japanese anime and manga have a huge audience in the East. But in the west, they have only just started making major inroads. Speed Racer, a 2008 movie based on a popular Japanese manga of the same name, was blasted by fans and critics for being this bad.

But some fans claim Speed Racer is indeed a good guilty pleasure movie because of the very reason it was badly reviewed – it is over the top. It had its moments in between all the cringe. The movie tried to revolve around the importance of family and friends. We would say it should still be considered for a sequel. Maybe with a better storyline, it could rock the box office.

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans – A Perfect Weekend Getaway

Underworld Rise of the Lycans
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

It is certainly not the gold standard of dark fantasy movies. But Underworld does enjoy a sizeable fanbase. Fans of vampire and werewolf movies adore the Underworld series. It is pure corny action and it is fun to watch.

Rise of the Lycans may not be as well known as the other Underworld movies. It did try to be its own thing. The legendary rise of the lycanthropes against their vampiric masters is a tale we never thought we wanted to know.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.