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Rotten Movies We Love - Guilty Pleasures, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They're Good

Author(s): Rotten Tomatoes Editors

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Hook. Wet Hot American Summer. Valley of the Dolls. There are some movies that defy traditional critical assessment -- films that are panned by reviewers, but that go on to become beloved classics and cult phenoms anyway.


Ever been crushed to learn your favorite movie -- or a new one you're dying to see -- has been given the big green splat from Rotten Tomatoes' infamous Tomatometer? The site's editors stand by their critics and scores, but they also feel your pain: Fresh films shouldn't get all the glory In Rotten Movies We Love, the RT team celebrates 101 Rotten movies that can't be missed, including:

  • Box office behemoths that bombed with critics: Space Jam, Maleficent, Bad Boys

  • Sci-fi treasures so bad they're awesome: Cherry 2000, Zardoz, Masters of the Universe

  • Rare Rottens from Fresh directors: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Marie Antoinette, Legend, Willow

  • Deeply beloved cult classics: The Last Dragon, Empire Records, The Craft, MacGruber

  • Underrated gems ahead of their time: The Strangers, Event Horizon, Practical Magic, The Cable Guy

  • Sequels worth a second look: Home Alone 2, Rocky IV, Jurassic Park III, Return to Oz

Featuring 16 essays from some of the world's most well-known film critics -- Leonard Maltin, Terri White, Amy Nicholson, David Fear, K. Austin Collins, and more -- and punctuated with black-and-white film stills and punchy graphics, it's a fun romp through the quirkier corners of film history, sure to delight any cinephile or pop-culture fanatic.


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General Fields

  • : 9780762496051
  • : Running Press
  • : Running Press
  • : 0.635029
  • : November 2019
  • : 1.2 Inches X 7.45 Inches X 9.1 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Rotten Tomatoes Editors
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 791.4375
  • : 240