Gizmodo Movie Night: 15 Movies That Are So Bad They're Good

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, be prepared to cringe as we feature the absolute worst movies streaming right now. Movies so bad you'll be enjoying them for other reasons.

We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Presto costs $10 to $15 a month depending which package you choose. Stan is a flat $10 per month, and Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month.

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Battlefield Earth

Presto: In the year 3000, after enslavement by alien captors of Earth, humanity decides to take back the planet in this explosive science-fiction extravaganza.

Watch it now on Presto.

Year One

Presto: Two caveman slackers who are banished from their tribe embark on a journey through the ancient biblical world.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: Nomi Malone has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirl - what she doesn't have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available: lap dancing at a seedy club.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: To help save a mob boss from prison, Gigli must kidnap the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful prosecutor, but finds himself falling in love with a free-spirited female enforcer.

Watch it now on Presto.

Disaster Movie

Presto: Another riotous spoof from the team behind Epic Movie, Scary Movie and Date Movie has planet Earth besieged by everything from meteor strikes to rabid chipmunks. Carmen Electra and Matt Lanter star.

Watch it now on Presto.



Stan: MacGruber teams up with Piper and Vicki St. Elmo and they learn that an evil criminal intends to use the warhead to destroy Washington D.C.

Watch it now on Stan.

Green Lantern

Stan: When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Green Lanterns Corps newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Watch it now on Stan.

Snakes on a Plane

Stan: An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and poisonous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss

Watch it now on Stan.

The Matrix Revolutions

Stan: Provocative Futuristic Action Thriller. The Matrix Revolutions marks the final explosive chapter in the Matrix trilogy.

Watch it now on Stan.


Stan: Barbershop is a smart comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago, Calvin (Ice Cube), who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time.

Watch it now on Stan.


Black Sheep

Netflix: On a quiet New Zealand ranch, a genetic experiment has gone horribly wrong, transforming a calm flock of sheep into killers hungry for human blood.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: When a gun for hire gets tangled in a political takeover, he tries to uncover who set him up while battling newfound feelings for a beautiful woman.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Soul Plane

Netflix: When Nashawn wins $100 million, he launches hiw own airline, complete with a casino, bootylicious flight attendants and Snoop Dogg as the pilot.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Batman & Robin

Netflix: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Get Smart

Netflix: When the identities of secret agents are compromised, hapless Maxwell Smart teams with far more capable Agent 99 to thrwart an evil terrorist group.

Watch it now on Netflix.

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    Please take Battlefield Earth off the list. Nothing makes that good, its worse than Plan 9 From Outer Space or Chicken Park.

      Watch it with your friends, bond together over how abysmal it is :)

        Mate, Campbell....mate.....honestly Armageddon?

        Sadly, I actually own it on DVD. Was hoping the bad cinema experience (where I saw it on opening day... Yes, I was The One) was just a dream. The book itself is one of my alltime favorites, I must have read it 100 times, so to see what Travolta did to it tore me to shreds.

        There are no redeeming features of the movie, it stinks in every way. Every. Way.

      Agreed, such a horrible horrible movie, would rather watch Titanic again. No wait, I wouldn't

    Agreed. It went so far past being so bad it's good that it's just really, really bad...

    Yeah I really have to say I watch a lot of horrible movies because they are so bad they're good and battlefield earth just does not qualify

    Last edited 05/02/16 3:04 pm

    Terrible list as always.

    Year One, Diaster Movie, Soul Plane and Get Smart. Bad comedies are just bad.

    Black Sheep, Snakes on a Plane and to a lesser extent Macgruber were intentionally bad.

    Barbershop isn't a bad movie. Maybe the sequel or Beauty Shop, but no way is the first one bad. Either you have only watched 10 movies in your life or your choices are terrible.

    Batman & Robin is just boring as fuck.You remember it being bad it's good, but no it's 2 fucking hours of boring. Same goes for Green Lantern.

    The only decent ones are Showgirls and Gigli. They are genuinely bad it's good which makes the movie good. Shut your fucking ironic faces. If you like something in a ironic way that still means you like it.

    Battlefield Earth is worth a watch just for curiosity but it most of it is boring. Just Youtube the Travolta parts and save 2 hours of your life. If you plan on watching it then tilt your head on an angle since the entire movie is shot using dutch angles.

    I'm not even going to say anything about The Matrix Revolutions.

    Last edited 05/02/16 3:08 pm

    Ahh battlefield earth, so terrible i returned it rigfht after i watched it

      The book itself is a good sci fi story. Broken into 2 parts, the movie focuses on the first half of the book, while the second half is far more political in nature.

      So when I heard they were making a movie I was keen to see what they did with it. Then I saw it.

    Macgruber is awesome... extremely underrated. How dare it appear on this list :)

    Battlefield Earth??? You've got to be kidding Gizmodo. You couldn't pay me enough to watch that movie based on a novel by that lunatic L Ron Hubbard! Alright. I'd watch it for $1000, but not a dollar less.

    Last edited 05/02/16 6:14 pm

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