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    People Are Sharing Movies They Love, Even Though They're "Not Super Well-Made"

    Some of my personal favorites are on here!

    Good day to you all. It is I. Allie. That one movie editor at BuzzFeed whose taste in cinema is so unfortunate, listing my favorites has elicited the response "...wait, is that a joke?" more times than once.

    In case you're not familiar with my repertoire here at BuzzFeed dot com and the temple of doom, let me explain: Similarly to Timon and Pumbaa of The Lion King fame, I have a philosophy — while there's is "no worries," mine is, basically, that a movie can be great without being good.

    So, equipped with this knowledge, you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon redditor u/Nazoragoth's viral thread this week asking, "What movie do you absolutely love, yet acknowledge is not a super well-made movie?" and saw people sharing favorite weird little movies!

    So, with that in mind, here are some of the most popular unpopular movies people believe deserve more love:

    1. Twister (1996)

    A woman clutching onto a man who is looking off in the distance

    "My all-time favorite movie. The effects still look pretty impressive today. I love it to death, but I know it's not Oscar-worthy."

    u/Jberz21

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    2. Mortal Kombat (1995)

    A man in full ninja gear challenging another non-ninja to a fight

    "I still have real affection for it, even though I admit half of the movie looks like deleted scenes from Xena: Warrior Princess."

    u/CluelessPatzer

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    3. The Running Man (1987)

    A man in an orange jumpsuit sits in a futuristic vehicle

    "There's no finer example of late '80s dystopian cinema, no better example of Arnold Schwarzenegger making a film work when it had no business working, no film closer to the pure joy of the early-'90s show American Gladiators. You can actually see the stunt props in the final film. It was as if this movie was entirely shot and edited by a coke-addled Paul Michael Glaser thinking he was still playing Starsky. My fellow redditors, if you have not immersed yourself in the moving picture intellectual orgasm of Running Man, you have not truly lived."

    u/LastExitToSalvation

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    4. Waterworld (1995)

    A man in shredded clothing stands in water, holding a harpoon

    "I know, there are HUGE plot holes and some major plot lines that just don't make any sense at all, but it's still an entertaining movie, and the parts that make any sense are very well done. Plus, Kevin Costner."

    u/frgetaboutit00

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    5. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)

    A teenage girl and boy looking off-screen, shocked

    "The plot was so full of holes that it just stopped making sense. Once you leave that behind, it’s extremely entertaining and so awesomely bad. How Rose Lindsay overlooked all of the illegal shit happening, I’ll never know."

    u/Vaxxinateurkidz

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    6. Mystery Men (1999)

    A group of superheroes stand together, looking confused

    "I put this in the same class as Blazing Saddles, Galaxy Quest, and Kung Fu Panda. Parodies that know the heart of parody come from love of the genre, and are still great examples of the genre being parodied."

    u/PowerSkunk92

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    7. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

    A woman holds a child close, terrified

    "What an awesome concept with actual lore!"

    u/MyCatsBlack

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    8. Congo (1995)

    A group of people stand in the jungle

    "Oh man, do I love Congo. It's really not good. The script is hilariously terrible. There are a lot of great actors in it who seem to know what kind of movie they're in, and a few not-so-great actors who don't. We used to watch this with Anaconda for a 'When Animals Attack' drunk double feature in college."

    u/SergeantChic

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    9. Road House (1989)

    A shirtless man stands in a fighting pose

    "It's objectively a ridiculous movie, but I love it."

    u/Bigstar976

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    10. Now and Then (1995)

    "I know it’s an oversimplified, gender-swapped Stand by Me, and the casting choices for the adult version of the characters were a bit questionable, but goddamn I love that movie. It came out when I was close in age to the kids at a time when adventure movies featuring girls weren’t super common. And the young actors (and brief appearance of Brendan Fraser) were so good."

    u/wesailtheharderships

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    11. Dragonheart (1996)

    A dragon and a man look off into the distance together

    "Corny as hell, but will always hold a special place."

    u/PepeLeKek2016

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    12. Demolition Man (1993)

    A man with bleached hair holds and massive gun

    "For whatever reason, one of my local TV stations used to air this movie every Easter Sunday, so whenever I see it, I remember family get-togethers at my nana’s house. Plus, watching Wesley Snipes say, 'Cold as Häagen-Dazs!' always makes me laugh."

    u/Ponyboy451

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    13. George of the Jungle (1997)

    A man in a loin cloth swings through the jungle

    "It's an iconic movie of my childhood, but seems to have just fallen through the cracks for so many. Brendan Fraser added his charm to it — very few could have had such a transformative effect on a movie, in my opinion."

    u/Edolas93

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    14. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

    A bald man looks up into the camera

    "One of my guilty pleasures. While I'm so happy there's a ton of Chronicles fans, this one's ratings are by far the lowest of the trilogy. I understand it has issues, but I just don't care, and will watch it almost any time I run across it (and I can rarely watch anything more than a couple of times)."

    u/Boomer8450

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    15. Mr. Brooks (2007)

    A man in a tuxedo washes his hands in a fancy bathroom

    "Kevin Costner as a serial killer with William Hurt as his alter ego. I don't think it did very well, and people barely ever talked about it, but I just love something about it."

    u/Kaizenno

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    16. Practical Magic (1998)

    Two woman stand together in a kitchen

    "It feels like a warm autumn hug to me. I love it so much."

    u/Costner_Facts

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    17. Evolution (2001)

    A group of people underground

    "It’s an impressive mix of contrived, slightly problematic, and ridiculous, but somehow it just works for me. I think it’s mainly because I think Orlando Jones is amazing in anything he’s in."

    u/thekrogg

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    18. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    An evil-looking man rides a horse

    "I fucking love that movie — I don’t care what anyone says. Yes, Kevin Costner is ridiculous in it, and I get that his accent comes and goes, but Alan Rickman is incredible, and I absolutely adore Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Maid Marian. It’s a great movie."

    u/PlaceboRoshambo

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    19. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

    A man and a woman stand close together, looking into the camera

    "I love it. No shame. The acting is bad. The story is worse. The CGI laughable. IDGAF. I love it."

    u/BiggestBallOfTwine

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    20. A Knight's Tale (2001)

    A man in a traditional knight's outfit

    "It's cheesy, it's historically inaccurate, it has some questionable writing and performances, but man, do I fucking love that movie."

    u/raalic

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    21. Van Helsing (2004)

    Two man stand together, pointing a weapon at the camera

    "Hugh Jackman made the right choice to stick with X-Men, but this was fun. They made multiple allusions to a larger story that never got told. I imagine in an alternate universe, there is a Van Helsing trilogy that serves as a darker Pirates of the Caribbean."

    u/SenArmstrong_CO

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    22. Queen of the Damned (2002)

    A woman beckons someone off screen

    "Is it a shit movie? Absolutely. Does the music slap? Yes. It's a guilty pleasure movie for me."

    u/ygomike

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    23. Jason X (2002)

    Jason holding his beloved machete as a man sneaks up behind him

    "It's easily my favorite Friday the 13th movie, and it's so bad."

    u/Kryptman85

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    24. The Core (2003)

    Lightning strikes down at the Earth's core

    "Let me make a correction: It actually is a well-made movie, but the core concept (no pun intended) is absurd. The science is hilariously bad in this movie, but it takes itself just seriously enough for the premise to work. Not to mention it's got a killer cast."

    u/FlurdledGlumpfud

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    25. Anastasia (1997)

    A woman standing by a painted portrait, looking offscreen

    "Totally cheesy animation with weird 3D sometimes, and the villain is really weird. That being said, the romance between Dimitri and Anastasia can't be beat."

    u/HAHATidus

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    26. Dune (1984)

    A woman and a man in futuristic clothing stand close

    "I often say it's my favorite movie, though it's competing against Apocalypse Now these days. Its plot is extremely confusing initially, and it's saddled with some cheesy acting and outdated special effects. At the same time, it's extremely surreal, eminently quotable, and has some fantastic design and cinematography. Until Denis Villeneuve's version came out, it was also pretty unique in terms of themes and setting."

    u/Nihiliste

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    27. Ginger Snaps (2000)

    A woman in bed screaming

    "It's still to this day one of my favorite horror coming-of-age movies. I love the practical effects so much."

    u/DuckinDoopid

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    28. Point Break (1991)

    A man on a surfboard looks at the camera

    "It's peak Swayze; his frosted blonde tips are absolutely perfect. Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty) directed the heist action, as well as the surfing and sky diving, with a deft hand. Keanu Reeves has never been more wooden and laconic. And then you have Gary Busey, doing his thing. Plus, it has some good cameos. It’s still not a ‘good’ movie — not that I care, I’ve probably seen it 30–40 times."

    u/oldman78

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    29. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)

    To men stare up at satan

    "It's fucking stupid as shit, but also very, very hilarious."

    u/SatanTheTurtlegod

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    30. I, Robot (2004)

    A man walks through troops of robots

    "Not super popular, but I really love it. If you put yourself in the right mindset, I think that it captures the feel of a futuristic dystopia really well."

    u/nanowaffle

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    31. Starship Troopers (1997)

    A man in armor runs from a bug

    "The effects are gorgeous even now, but the acting is real real bad — even by good actors. Still love the movie. (Actually, turns out the 'bad acting' was done on purpose, so maybe not the best example. I knew it was satire, but thought the acting and that were a separate thing.)"

    u/Cad-Banes

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    32. Batman Forever (1995)

    Two evil men conspire together

    "So bad, yet so unbelievably entertaining. Jim Carrey at his best and Tommy Lee Jones completely unhinged. Just wonderful."

    u/flydebs54

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    33. Mamma Mia! (2008)

    A woman jumps and dances playfully on a bed

    "OK, look: I saw this in the cinema on a day of massive emotional relief in my life. During the entire movie, I was processing my own liberation from a massively toxic childhood. In addition I was, like, 15 (i.e., my mind was particularly malleable), so that movie is the soundtrack to triumph. Who cares that Pierce Brosnan can't sing? So what if the story is ridiculous? It doesn't matter to me at all that the choreography seems to be tailored to the range of movement for 40-year-old moms. It's joy in movie form."

    u/NomenNescio13

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    You've read their picks, but now it's your turn! What movie do you love, even if you can fully admit it's not winning any fancy-schmancy awards? Share your pick(s) in the comments below! BE FREE!

    Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.