20 Sports Movies So Bad They’re Good
We all have our list of bad movies.
Some of them are guilty pleasures but most of them we know they are bad but we watch them anyway.
Here's a list of the ones you might want to stop at when they are playing late night on HBO, just to catch that one half decent scene.
Here's my list.
20. The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
This is one of those movies that was sold because they thought they could put the Bad News Bears anywhere and they would have a hit.
Show it to your kids when they want to know what you had to watch at their age.
RIP Tony Curtis.
It stars Matt Leblanc, a chimp... and me!
It's a comedy about a chimp who can play baseball.
And I was an extra in this movie while in film school.
I've watched it ten times and can't find myself.
You might laugh if you like monkey jokes.
I happen to think primates are hilarious.
During filming I remember thinking the least funny of the Friends cast needed to get a movie under his belt while the show was hot so he chose a movie where he was second bill to a monkey.
That alone is funnier than most the movie.
But now that it's on this list, I bet you'll give it five minutes, right?
Off of the trailer alone.
No not the cool one from the 1970's. That is a cool B-Movie.
I'm talking about the one from 2001 with Chris Klein, from American Pie as the reigning roller ball star and LL Cool J and Rebecca Romijn.
With the pleather outfits.
The one where they thought extreme sports lovers would come see it.
It scored 3% on the Rotten Tomatoes 1 to 100 scorebook.
17. The Air Up There
This movie is wrong in so many ways, I don't know how start.
But definitely worth watching if you are into bad movies with cringe worthy one liners.
Tough to find a copy of it though. Bacon bought most of them and destroyed them.
16. The Next Karate Kid
Yes, this movie was bad. I agree. But what was Hilary Swank, around 20?
She was umm, showing potential here. Of being a great two time Oscar winning actress, of course.
And poor Mr. Miyagi was uncomfortable the whole flick.
And you get the feeling the actor was also.
You'd watch this before the Will Smith, Jr. one, right?
Side note, I know I'm not the first to say it, but how much does Will's kid look like one of the kids from Boondocks?
15. Who's Your Caddy?
What happens when a guy with money says he wants to make an "urban" version of Caddyshack?
You get Who's Your Caddy?
Is it awful? Absolutely.
But will you find a couple one liners if you stick in? Sure.
Do I reccommend you trying to stick in? Uh uh.
14. The Babe
At any point during this movie do you ever say to yourself "Man, John Goodman is really channeling Babe Ruth right now, this is amazing. I feel like I'm watching old footage of the Bambino himself".
But you'll stay and watch the Babe hit home runs for the kid in the hospital, right?
You have to, it's a sick kid.
If Ruth was truly this big when he was breaking records, he is truly one of the greatest athletes of all time.
I was worried for Goodman every time he swung the bat.
13. Like Mike
This movie starred Lil Bow Wow, Jonathan Lipnicki from Jerry Maguire and pretty much every NBA basketball player who needed a SAG card.
Special props going to Rasheed Wallace and Kenny Mayne.
You gotta watch just to see bad acting by great athletes.
12. Johnny Be Good
Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey, Jr. and a young, hot Uma Thurman.
You can't go wrong here.
One of they previews for the movie says that the schools were offering Johnny Walker everything he could ever want...Girls, cars, cash, free room and board, etc.
Sounds like Reggie Bush's favorite movie.
What? Too soon?
11. Lady Bugs
Rodney Dangerfield was fearless.
This movie could never, EVER be made today.
Oh my God. I can't believe they got away with this scene.
This would get NC-17 just on this clip.
10.. D2. Mighty Ducks
You know the first one was pretty good.
And this one promises twice as many laughs.
Plus you get to boo little kids, how often do you get to do that?
9. Little Giants
What's better than sibling rivalry? Ed O'Neill vs Rick Moranis.
And how can anyone doubt Ed O'Neill was a former Heisman trophy winner turned car dealer.
Stallone playing soccer.
Do I need to go on, or are you hooked?
The Third Reich's finest against a ragged bunch of Prisoners of War.
7. Over The Top
His name is Lincoln Hawks and the world has always bet against him.
In what can only be described as a feel good story about arm wrestling proves two things:
Stallone at one point could get anything made and...
Not sure what else it proves. But this is a movie about arm wrestling.
I love when the kid screams "Over the top, Dad!"
6. Blue Chips
I will go on record as saying this isn't really that bad a movie.
Nick Nolte, Shaq and Anfernee Hardaway.
Check it out and you'll see how much of it actually stands up.
5. No Holds Barred
I could watch this trailer over and over again.
Are you ready for an all new Hulk Hogan?
Umm, yeah sure.
4. Varsity Blues
I could go on about football and how big James Van Der Beek's head is, but instead I'll let the picture do my convincing.
3. Rocky IV
Go ahead and tell me that this is a really good movie.
Go ahead and tell me how it doesn't belong on this list.
But you know the truth.
I... Live in America!
I feel good.
2. The Fan
This is when Wesley was still a movie star and DeNiro could still play creepy.
Only it was slightly comical.
Bad movie, but worth watching.
1. Karate Kid
Get him a body bag, Johnny!
That is great stuff.