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Easy now, don't diss Will Ferrell. Have you seen Anchor Man? I nearly crapped my pants watching that movie I laughed so much.

 

My favourite B movie might be The Curse of El Charro. It has it all, lesbian shower scene, crazy ugly guy with a machete killing people, ghosts and an angel. Oh yeah, terrible acting too.

 

I'd nominate the Matrix sequels too, 'cept that doesn't completely fit the profile, y'know with the massive budget, and Keanu Reaves for some strange reason being a "famous actor". Even if it had been a B movie, I guess it wouldn't have been a good B movie... Ok, nevermind.

 

I can imagine Ed Wood movies, like Plan 9 From Outer Space or Bride of the Monster as great B movies, but I haven't seen any of them.

 

I just remembered Young Guns! Now, that's definately a favourite, but does it really qualify as a B movie with such stars as Emilio Estevez and Lou Diamond Phillips? ;D

 

 

Good thread, though I'm dissappointed we at the Seanchan didn't come up with it first. :P

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I'll bash will ferrell all i want.  his movies are stupid funny.  worth about 2 cents.  honestly cant he make a movie that he doesnt play a dumbass?

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Now, now.  Thats not a will ferrell movie.  thats a movie featuring will ferrell.  someone else wrote it.  someone else directed it.  seriously whats the difference between anchor man, taledaga nights, this movie where hes a basketball player, and every character he did on SNL.  I'll tell you...the backdrop.

 

did you know there was another 'man in suit' godzilla made recently?

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Whew, I'm lucky I caught this in time. No one even MENTIONED Bruce Campbell? Shame on all of you.

 

Please. Evil Dead anyone? Nah, I'm going to have to go with Bubba Ho-Tep as my favorite. But The Man with the Screaming Brain has enough cheese for me, too.

 

Hail to the king, baby. And Bruce Campbell is the king of B Movies. And he likes it!

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Ill give you 'within the woods' (the film they made to fund Evil Dead) but Evil Dead doesnt count as a B movie in my book.  it was awesome!

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Evil Dead not a B-movie?  C'mon guys, that movie rocked, but it is the epitome of B-movies.

 

The term B movie originally referred to a motion picture made on a low or modest budget and intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature during the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continues to be used in a broader sense, referring to any low-budget, commercial motion picture.

 

Think damn near anything on the SciFi Channel.  Segal/Van Dam/Lundgren movies that go straight to DVD.

 

The Grindhouse/Planet Terror movies that were released not too long ago was meant to emulate the classic, B-movie, double feature.

 

I dug Bubba Ho-Tep.  If you like Elvis/Elvis Impersonators, I suggest listening to the band Dread Zeppelin.  Imagine Led Zeppelin tunes with a Reggae beat and an Elvis impersonator on vocals.

 

For my own personal favorite.....Death Machine.  Any movie where the bad guys name is the Frontline Morale Destroyer has to be good.

 

For the awesomely bad....any of the Shark Attack movies (especially the third one).  I think they made four, don't ask me how.....

 

 

 

 

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Rocky Horror Picture show hasn't even been mentioned yet, and its a B Movie for sure. In fact, the point of that movie was to make a B Movie that was a smash hit, and well, as you well know, its a cult classic.

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i would have to say

 

1. spaceballs

2. robinhood men in tights

3. the gods must be crazy <if you havent seen it you need to>

4. any old john wayn movie made befor he was a big star

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Does "Shaun of the Dead" count as a B-movie? If it does, im choosing that. If it doesnt, well, im changing the rating and choosing it anyway.

 

Come on, hordes of rampaging zombies getting smacked around by a cricket bat, people ripped apart, and trying to hide in a Pub? Classic!

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I know it's already been mentioned, but I'm seconding Bruce Campbell and the Evil Dead movies.  Army of Darkness might have been the best B movie I've ever seen.

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If you liked Army of Darkness and not just for Campbell's cheekiness, check out Dead Alive.  Its got a similar feel.  Plus a guy eats an ear in a bowl of custard by accident. ;)

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the best movie ever is "Dog Soldiers"

Storie is good ( wherewolves vs soldiers )

and even they havent had the mega budget it deserves but it was the best movie i saw in a long time

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I have to second ironcross’s mention of The Gods Must Be Crazy. Though I suggest you see both 1 & 2 (One of the main characters in the first one is the talk show host from V for Vendetta.)

 

I also would like to say that Mel Brooks does not make B movies. Anything he touches is magnificent!! On that note please check out History of the World, Part 1

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I saw this Japanese movie called Uzumaki, based on a manga series.  The movie made no sense, the acting was bad, and effects cheap.

 

Text Book B movie.

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A B movie means lesser budget. Not bad.

 

Although I would like to take every Wil Farrell movie since Anchorman and call it a B movie, I cant.  Dont get too pissed at my spelling. Taladega Nights, Dodgeball (not him but same thing), Blades of Glory, etc. are all produced with a formidable budget. The problem is the writing. Dont worry, the way Wil is accepting roles, he will soon be the king of the Bees.

 

Bruce Campbell starred and directed Evil Dead with almost no budget.  When they did Army of Darkness, there was actually a studio behind it. Still a huge B movie series.  He did make a comeback in my book as the voice of Jake Logan in Tachyon, The Fringe computer game.  If you havent played it, it was the game of the year a while ago.

 

Remember, some of the biggest actors started in b-movies or lower:

 

Mel Gibson: Mad Max and Road Warrior

George Clooney: The Facts of Life with really big hair

Sly Stallone: pornos

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hercules in New York

 

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Hands down I have to say "Manos; The Hands of Fate" and "Santa Conquers the Martians". These have to be some of the best/worst B movies I have ever seen. The first one has pointless scenes of women fighting each other, evil hell beasts, and Torgo. Torgo makes the whole movie.

 

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OMG!!  Manos Hand of Fate was the best MST3K movie I ever saw.  I think I peed my pants just a little watching that.  Ok.  A lot.

 

Another, almost replica movie is called Demonoid, Messenger of Death.  This guy's hand gets possessed, he cuts it off, it rolls around and kills people.  Good stuff.

 

Oh, and any of the ninja movies of the 80s.  Blood Sport.  American Ninja.  I loved them all!!!

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