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Six Cinematic Achievements in Stupid Greatness

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | April 13, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | April 13, 2009 |

Stupid Great* movies are the absolute best late Friday-night, group drinking flicks. It’s important, however, to start the night off with a decent film — you want to have a nice base to work with, and a couple of hours to get yourself properly lubricated. So, pop in some old DePalma or a good indie flick first, because you want to create the ultimate dichotomy between the movie-watching experiences. Between movies, I suggest a nice fattie or a couple of shots. Then, allow yourself to be completely stupefied by one of these six amazing achievements in Stupid Greatness.

The key to a stupid great film is that it must be bad. But, not just any bad film — you don’t want a film so heinous that’ll you’ll struggle to stay awake through it (see, Manos: Hands of Fate or the Left Behind series), which is why horror and action films make the best stupid great movies. There has to be a wealth of absurd entertainment value to not only keep you awake, but to fuel your drunkenness. And in my experience, these six films are the ultimate in stupid greatness.

6. Skulls

5. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

4. Toxic Avenger

3. Crank

2. Student Bodies

1. Final Destination

(*Thanks to George for the descriptive; it was much better than my politically incorrect title, so I stole it)

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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