questionsi just finished watching "robot monster" in its…

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I have personally never seen it, but I have had several people tell me this might fit the bill: Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1350498/

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I submit for your viewing (dis)pleasure:

Monster Ark

TOYS (with Robin Williams)

Sunshine

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@mtm2: Your Shark vs Gianto Octopus has a 2.6 rating. As of right now, these have a 1.9 rating:

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0270846/

Disaster Movie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213644/

Pledge This!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417056/

Manos: The Hands of Fate
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060666/

The Hottie & the Nottie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804492/

Birdemic: Shock and Terror
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1316037/

Going Overboard
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096870/

Anne B. Real
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315775/

The Wild World of Batwoman
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061191/

Turks in Space
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808240/

Die Hard Dracula
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162930/

I actually thought Plan 9 from Outer Space was supposed to be the worst but it has a 3.8 rating

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@cengland0: I second "Manos: The Hands of Fate", after three attempts I have yet to get through it.
Plan 9, like all Ed Wood movies, has since risen to cult status and is now cherished rather than despised.

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Avatar - worst movie i've ever seen. worse than The Phantom Menace and Indiana Jones 4 combined.

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I have a hard time believing that could possibly be worse than Freddy Got Fingered. I saw that "movie", for free, in a theatre, and I wanted to ask for my money back. I've seen Plan 9 From Outer Space, which is coherent and logical when compared to that disaster.

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@cengland0: Plan 9 has become cult-status schlock. I expect Sharknado will get to that point, eventually.

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Manos is supposed to be legitimately the worst movie. Unwatchable and terrible in all ways, not even funny bad.

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Seconding Birdemic. Adding: The Room and Absolute Zero to this list. Note - I'm not listing the truly worst - just the worst that are entertaining to watch.

Birdemic is truly terrible in every aspect. Not just the acting, but even basic effects, sound mixing, just about everything.

To ease your pain, there's http://www.rifftrax.com/ - it makes watching bad movies better.

I've never seen Robot Monster, but it looks like the guys from MST3K covered it in episode 107:
http://mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/Robot_Monster

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@carl669: I think you meant to say "The Last Airbender," based on the Avatar TV series. That's far worse than the movie Avatar.

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@omnichad: nah. i really meant Avatar. i haven't seen The Last Airbender.

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@capitalggeek: I liked Toys. It's no classic and had some plot/pacing issues, but it had cool art direction and a great soundtrack, which is more than can be said for a lot of movies.

Anyway, on topic, I think to really look for a 'worst' movie one should look past the usual suspects like Plan 9 or Manos, which are the work of people dealing with incredibly meager budgets and are, in not good, at least entertaining. To really look for a worst movie I think one should look to TV movies, which are often manipulative and even downright insulting to their audience whilst still failing to entertain. Don't believe me? If you think Plan 9 sucks try to make it through even 15 minutes of something like The Reading Room or Mom at Sixteen.

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And then there's telenovelas and Asian TV dramas, which really are on a whole other plane. Consider "Ice Girl", a Korean production about a girl who dies in 1979 but is frozen and brought back in modern times, alive but with amnesia. Sounds like a hilarious farce along the lines of Encino Man or Austin Powers, right? Wrong. IT'S NOT A COMEDY. The audience is supposed to find it sweet and touching, even when she falls in love with her ex-husband's son, for an incestuous twist if the plot wasn't already dumb enough. Oh, yeah, and it's also 16 hours long. No, really.

Just to prove I'm not making this up:
http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/icegirl/

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@starblind: If you're into self-torture, I guess that's OK.

Failure to entertain means it's not worth your time to do it in my opinion. It's much harder to find a movie that fits all three of my criteria:
1) Director was making an earnest attempt at a movie (not intentionally bad)
2) Movie is terrible
3) Movie is entertaining to watch

BTW, what is it with Korean movies and their incestuous twists? Old Boy comes to mind. By the way, Ice Girl is not exactly a 16 hour movie. It's a 16-episode TV series.

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I don't know about THE worst, as I haven't seen most of those already mentioned here, but one of the worst that I've ever seen is "The Happening." I hated every minute of that movie and couldn't wait for it to end. I honestly can't remember hating any other movie so much that I wanted to leave the theater, but this one I wanted to (even though I didn't because my husband would never walk out on any movie, no matter how bad).

Check out the reviews on imdb and you'll see I am not alone in my thinking.

Did I mention that I hated it?

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@pitamuffin: Oh I hated that too. Even good actors doing bad acting in that one. And then the Shyamalan twist you expect at the end...well...no spoilers, but it didn't live up to that expectation.

The Happening is a bad movie, but it's not that fun to watch as a bad movie.

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How about Incubus from 1966 with William Shatner? One of the few movies in existence filmed in Esperanto.

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The break was awful. sorded lives is pretty bad, night of the killer tomatos was bad but pretty funny

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Manos -I can only get through it w/mst3k. The only movie I ever walked out of was Prospero's Books. Horrific piece of detritus.

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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde. It was one of the only two movies that I have ever walked out on. (The other one being Me, Myself, and Irene.) Atrocious acting, stupid and obvious set ups to terrible, cringe inducing "jokes." The only saving grace was occasional funny antics by Harvey Fierstein, but even that wasn't enough to keep me from wondering back to the lobby and leaving my older brother to finish watching the movie, which he had dragged me to, by himself.

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@greatgazoo: I posted this in my thread so I wouldn't notify the OP from my last question. :) I sent you a PM 2 nights ago....do you know how to get them?