Some people (okay everyone I know) say I have the absolute worst taste in movies. I tend to agree, actually, but that doesn’t change the fact that I wish I had good taste. So I decided to take some data—I looked through every movie that came out in the last decade and marked the ones I liked. It turns out everyone was right; I have terrible taste in movies, as most of the movies I like are sold in the 3 for $20 bin at Blockbuster (that’s also where most of the DVDs I own came from. Hmmm.).
So that my research doesn’t go to waste, I decided to organize my fave movies into separate lists to share with everyone so you can decide for yourself if I like bad movies.
Note: not an example of a bad movie
My favorite category of movies by far is chick flicks. This may be where my reputation comes from, because chick flicks are inherently bad.
2001: Legally Blonde
2003: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
2004: 13 Going on 30/Mean Girls/The Notebook (I truly could not decide!)
2005: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2006: The Devil Wears Prada
2007: License to Wed
2008: Sex & the City Movie
2009: Bride Wars (What? It was good!!)
Remember this one? Fun for the whole family, right?
I also really like kids movies because, after all, I am a child.
2000: Chicken Run
2002: Tuck Everlasting
2003: Finding Nemo
2004: Ella Enchanted
2005: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2006: Happy Feet
2008: Bedtime Stories (by default, since the only alternative was Twilight)
“You’ve made the life I lead foolish too.”
I like pretty much every Christmas movie that came out in the last decade, despite the fact that every last one of them was terrible. I’m not really helping my case, am I?
2000: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
2001: n/a (Some years didn’t have any Christmas movies, and some just had a “Santa Clause” sequel, so I put “n/a”)
2003: Elf/Love Actually
2004: Christmas with the Kranks (I said I’d be honest, didn’t I?)
2005: The Family Stone
2008: Four Christmases
Movies you may not have heard of:
Pictured: the nadir of Al Pacino’s career
I actually had quite a few movies on my list that most people probably didn’t see and don’t remember. No, I’m not an indie movie snob. I just happen to like movies that were unsuccessful. Dammit… (Not every movie on this list was bad though. At least, I don’t think. You can’t really trust my judgment anymore.)
2000: Down to You
2003: Les Triplettes de Bellville
2006: Notes on a Scandal
2007: n/a (you’ve heard of every last one)
2008: Ghost Town
2009: Bright Star
Movies I'm not embarrassed to admit liking:
And finally, movies I’m not embarrassed to admit liking. Hopefully this list will redeem me.
2000: 13 Days
2001: Ocean’s 11
2002: Catch me if you can
2003: Good Bye Lenin!
2004: Les Choristes
2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
So how did I do? Am I officially the worst film critic ever? What is your favorite terrible movie?