Annie at Think Lynsen did a post today called 10 underrated movies that I love. As I was commenting, I decided it would be fun to steal her post idea come up with a list of some of the weird DVDs in my collection that I enjoy watching and showing to people who have never seen them. I'll admit that a bunch of mine veer into cult classic territory, but they're all underrated just the same.
Without further ado, here are my picks (in no particular order, really):
10. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
First of all, it stars Shannon Tweed and Bill Maher, which really should be just about all you need to know. It's cheesy and ridiculous, but most of the humor is actually intentional.
9. Cabin Boy
Funny, surreal and very vague about the era in which it is set. I'm a big Chris Elliott fan and I also appreciate the little cameo by David Letterman.
Call me geeky, but I love "Weird Al" Yankovic and I always have. This is a vital part of the canon.
6. Galaxy Quest
Great cast, tons of nerdy Star Trek references and a fun adventure plot.
5. Charlie's Angels
I'm stealing this one from Annie's list. This was a great, non-stop action movie with fun characters and a soundtrack that I still enjoy. It's too bad the sequel was so awful.
4. The Rocker
I'll admit that I'm a sucker for movies about bands, so this one had an advantage with me from the get-go. I feel kind of bad that I only went for a free preview screening and never paid to see it. My husband and I agree that we need to own the DVD.
Is it as good as Office Space? Not really, but they're so different that it's really not fair to compare them. With repeated viewings, Idiocracy gets funnier and funnier as the little details you missed earlier start to come to your attention.
2. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The main character is a neurosurgeon, a rocket scientist and a rock star. Yes, it's kind of cheesy, but how could it not be?
1. So I Married An Axe Murderer
Best movie Mike Myers ever did, hands down. He steals the movie from himself whenever he plays his main character's dad. Anthony LaPaglia is adorable. My sister and I can have an entire conversation using only lines from this movie.
Okay, it's your turn. What are your favorites?