Most of us have a Netflix tab open on our computer at any given time in the day. Since the creation of this archive of TV shows, movies, documentaries, etc., procrastination has become a whole different ballgame. Supplying us with season after season of our favorite TV shows – “Orange is the New Black,” “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “House of Cards” to name a few recent ones – the question has changed from “Will I find a reason to get out of bed?” to “Will I find a reason to get out of bed in the next 15 seconds?”
While most turn to Netflix to watch their favorite award-winning TV shows and movies, I’ve recently started to gravitate towards the other end of the spectrum and search for the cheesiest movies I could find. Why you might ask? Well sometimes there are those major flops that are just so ridiculous and poorly made that they are actually pretty entertaining! So I present you here with three of my most recent finds.
While the plot is creative, the description for the movie provided by Netflix about an “odd alien family with cone-shaped heads, robot-like walks and an appetite for toilet paper” really gives everything away. The crazy, pointy-headed alien family will intentionally (and many times unintentionally) make you laugh out loud as they try to understand commonplace earthling activities. Starring, amongst others, beloved comedian Dan Aykroyd, this movie will leave you wondering, “What did I just spend an hour and 28 minutes watching?!?”
Widely regarded as one of the worst movies of all time, this rom-com tells the story of two mobsters, Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) and Ricki (Jennifer Lopez), trying to carry out a kidnapping as they simultaneously fall in love. While I probably wouldn’t give this movie more than 1.5 stars on a good day, I’d still recommend it just for the Affleck-Lopez duo. Save this one for a rainy day, when there is literally nothing else to do.
3. “Highlander: Endgame”
Now for my action pick. In this movie, Connor Macleod must unite with family member Duncan Macleod in order to defeat Kell, an immortal ex-friend of Connor. Kell has been going on a 450-year-long rampage, killing everyone Connor loves as revenge after Connor killed him and his adoptive father for executing his mother. So you could say Kell has some issues with forgiveness. There’s a whole lot of violence, a whole lot of drama and whole lot of subpar special effects that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Kind of.
OK this movie may not be available on Netflix, but if you haven’t seen “Troll 2,” drop everything you’re doing right now and watch it. This “horror” movie might actually give you an ab workout from laughing so hard at the low-budget troll costumes and unconvincing delivery of a very poorly written script and plot. Seriously, bring this when it’s your turn to pick for movie night. This movie trailer will give you a gist of what I mean.