Three of the ‘best’ worst movies ever made

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Everyone has a list of movies that they love, which usually tend to be films that are universally loved. Whether that be “The Godfather,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” “or “Mean Girls,” these beloved movies are all objectively good.

While I too have a list of great movies that I love, I also have a list of objectively terrible movies that also have a place in my heart. Although I know that each of these movies is laughably bad, I love each one because they are so bad that they are somehow good.


“Catwoman” is a film that will leave anyone who watches it completely bewildered. The film stars Halle Berry as a woman named Patience who dies and then is reincarnated by cats, giving her special reflexes and senses, leading her to walk between being a hero and being a criminal.

“Catwoman” is objectively one of the worst films ever made and currently has a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Reading the plot of the film without even watching it would confuse anyone and watching it does not do anything to relieve that confusion.

Halle Berry sniffs catnip and tries to take down an evil Sharon Stone who makes makeup that hurts people. I often lie awake at night and think about how I have no idea what the plot of this movie is and how it is absolutely horrible.

But I love this movie. It is by far one of the worst movies ever made, but that is why I love it. I love to sit down with my friends, put this movie on and just laugh for its 104-minute runtime.

This film is an absolute disaster, but also a must-watch for anyone who enjoys bad movies. “Catwoman” is the bad movie of bad movies, which makes it a spectacle. The entire existence of the film confuses me, but I’m so glad it exists, so I can make fun of it.


House of Wax

A very loose remake of the classic 1953 film of the same name, “House of Wax” is a two-hour slasher film that stars the one and only Paris Hilton.

Released in 2005, the film currently has a 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. The story follows a group of college friends as they get stranded near a wax museum where they must fight for survival.

Alongside Paris Hilton, the film also stars Chad Michael Murray, Elisha Cuthbert and Jared Padelecki; each of which were mid-2000s heartthrobs.

The movie is two hours long, but yet the overall narrative is quite weak. The movie has great production design and special effects, but the writing and acting are quite laughable for large amounts of the film. The characters are killed and made into wax statues. If that isn’t enough to warrant interest in the film, then I don’t know what will.

The film is so unique, but yet so unoriginal at the same time, making it a very peculiar production. Hilton’s inclusion is what makes the film. Without her, this movie would not be considered a cult classic.

Seeing Hilton act in a movie is a strange experience, as every time she appears on screen you cannot help but be mesmerized by every line that comes out of her mouth. While she gives a good performance for being Paris Hilton, it is still a pretty bad performance. Although, the bad writing is not her doing. Her death scene is absolutely fantastic, being the most iconic scene in the entire film.

Everything about the movie is so random, with an idiotic plot but a great sense of humor about itself.

The characters are all so irritating and bad that you don’t really care what happens to them, but the movie is so ridiculous and over-the-top that “House of Wax” is an absolute masterpiece in objectively bad cinema. The trailer perfectly encapsulates how wonderfully cheesy and gory the film is.

“House of Wax” is the perfect film to watch with a bunch of friends on a Friday night.



There’s not much to say other than “Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter and catfight.” The plot follows a husband (Idris Elba) as he deals with a stalker (Larter), who puts his job and family (Knowles) in jeopardy.

With a criminally unoriginal plot, this movie is an absolute blast to watch. Who doesn’t want to see Beyoncé in a brawl against Ali Larter? That scene alone should warrant a watch.

The film has nothing original about it and currently sits at 19% on Rotten Tomatoes. It is a silly film about a scorned woman with bad dialogue and an unbelievable plot.

If the movie had starred anyone else, it would possibly be unwatchable, but Larter and Knowles are what make this movie work. The cheesy line dialogue and over the top plot devices make this movie extremely entertaining. While the acting is not horrible in itself, the writing is not good.

“Obsessed” can easily be labeled as a guilty pleasure film. One that brings nothing new to the table and is objectively bad but yet brilliantly fun.

No one should go into this movie expecting anything to make logical sense or to leave with a profound feeling. Everyone should go into this movie expecting Beyoncé to yell a lot and to beat the crap out of Ali Larter (which she does).

The fact that the film won the 2010 MTV Movie and TV Award for best fight perfectly encapsulates how perfectly terrible this movie is.