Hello again my lovelies. Today is a laid back day, beautiful weather, and a time to enjoy all of life’s pleasures. One of them being, movies. Now I have worked in a movie store in the past and I love movies! I’ve watched all types of movies, sub-titled, comedy, drama, science fiction, cartoons, and horror. There are those movies that are classics for a reason; excellent story, director, acting etc. There are movies that are cult classics, maybe they are so bad that they are good. However we have all watched those 1980’s movies that we all know and love to hate; B rated movies.
What movies are B rated favorites? My list may be different than yours, but here are some that I love:
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Tim Curry, Meatloaf, a singing Susan Sarandon, and some of the catchiest music in a movie. What isn’t to love?
House on Haunted Hill (1959) – Vincent Price stars in his goofiest role ever. This is a 1950’s movie that today is not even remotely frightening, however the remake may have made more of an impact.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – When this first came out it set the standard for the franchise that no other remakes or sequels were able to reproduce. But it set a precedence for all slasher films that followed in the 1980’s.
Spice World – Ok, this is probably the cheesiest movie of the list, but I just enjoy this movie. It has the 90’s soundtrack in by the Spice Girls, and it’s one that can play in the background while I clean my house. I’m not proud, but I’m not sorry either.
Nothing But Trouble – I am a big Dan Aykroyd and John Candy fan. This movie has both, plus; Chevy Chase, Demi Moore, and a cameo by Tupac. The movie is ridiculous but hilarious. Check it out if you want to learn about Valkenvania.
A Fine Mess – Howie Mandel, Ted Danson, Richard Mulligan, a doped up horse named Sorry Sue, and a player piano, all make this a hilarious movie that is entirely a fine mess.
Hackers (1995) – Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie lead this movie as high school computer hackers who take on a corrupt corporate IT department. The story line is slim, and the character development is limited, however it also has Fisher Stevens, Matthew Lillard and see if you can find Marc Anthony and Penn Jillette.
The Running Man – This movie was inspired by Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman. But this is a future dystopian environment, where a popular TV show where those sentenced to death have the option to try and make it through an execution gauntlet (rigged of course). Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Dawson, and Jesse Ventura.
St. Elmo’s Fire – A Brat Pack movie that stars, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, and Judd Nelson. Recent college graduates try to make in the world, dealing with love, heart ache, careers, and all that makes us adults. If you are up for cheesy 80’s costumes, awesome music, and Rob Lowe playing a saxophone, then check it out.
What Women Want – Mel Gibson being able to hear women’s thoughts, and still manages to do something wrong. Dealing with a teenaged daughter and trying on Pantyhose, Mel thinks he knows what women want, but he learns he doesn’t know anything.
We could have this list continue indefinitely, however I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you agree or disagree with these movies being B listed? Do you have others that you think are worthy of watching? Please tell me! I would love to hear your recommendations!
Be strong, be beautiful, be you