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    21 Times Really Bad Movies Had One Really Good Scene

    Nothing like a Rihanna cameo to make a mediocre movie feel briefly perfect.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best scenes from "bad" movies. Here's what they said.

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity. Also, there are definitely spoilers ahead.

    1. When Jennifer Hudson performed "Memory" in Cats (2019).

    Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella in Cats (2019)
    Universal Pictures / Via youtube.com

    "She definitely didn’t have to go that hard but I’m forever grateful that she did."

    jconway

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    2. When Harley Quinn kicked some serious ass during Suicide Squad (2016).

    Harley fights a monster
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    "The movie was an absolute mess, but I loved Harley Quinn's fight scene with her baseball bat. Margot Robbie ran up an elevator in HIGH HEELS. Gotta respect that commitment."

    hiitsnicetomeetyou

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    Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

    3. When the opening montage and origin story of an iconic character stood out from the rest of Watchmen (2009).

    Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com

    "The opening with alternate historical events set to Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changin', and Dr. Manhattan's origin story. The rest of the movie's tone was all over the place, with bad acting and cheesy, trying-to-sound-deep dialogue, but those two scenes...*chef's kiss*"

    ynezg

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    Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

    4. When Rihanna got the chance to show off her legendary performance skills in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017).

    Rihanna as a sci-fi exotic dancer
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    "The movie is just a big pile of garbage, but Rihanna's dance number is great piece of entertainment. Rihanna's dedication, Dane DeHaan watching with awe, and Ethan Hawke hamming away on the keyboard is so fun!"

    sockcucker

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    5. When a committed performance made "Love Thy Neighbor" in The Prom (2020) the best part of a mediocre musical.

    Andrew Rannells during his rendition of "Love Thy Neighbor"
    Netflix / Via youtube.com

    "Andrew Rannells is so great!"

    csuss657

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    Netflix / Via youtube.com

    6. When Paul Rudd's character reaches the height of cringe comedy in Wanderlust (2012).

    Paul Rudd practices dirty talk in the mirror, only to be caught by his roommate
    Apatow Company / Via youtube.com

    "It was overall pretty terrible, but the scene where Paul Rudd psychs himself up to have sex by 'dirty talking' in the mirror is something I watch when I'm having a bad day. It's amazing."

    laurenm4a2d62ce7

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    7. When Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson's characters in I Spy (2002) get to know each other while hiding in a sewer.

    Eddie Murphy's character refuses to answer Owen Wilson's simple question, then 2 seconds later starts telling his life story
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    "The movie is mediocre at best, but the scene between Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson when they are stuck in the sewer and start talking about their lives is just so funny and great."

    emilym4e8497a33

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    8. When Ryan Reynolds proved himself as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).

    Deadpool sasses Wolverine before killing a bunch of people with katanas
    20th Century Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It was the first step to him getting his own movie. It was really awesome and he wasn’t in it enough. I always recommend the first 15 minutes of that movie, then just turn it off."

    cruelsummer89

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    20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

    9. When "Gaston" (the song) was the best part of Beauty and the Beast (2017), something I'm sure Gaston (the character) would be thrilled about.

    Gaston during the rendition of his titular song
    Walt Disney Co. /Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The high-spirited choreography coupled with Luke and Josh's boundless gusto and charisma did absolute justice to such a crowd-pleasing song!"

    mavmag

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    Disney / Via youtube.com

    10. When the protagonist of sci-fi thriller In Time (2011) was too late to save his mother.

    Will fails to save his mother within seconds of doing so
    20th Century Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "In the movie, time left alive equates to currency. The mom's time ran out the second she got reunited with her son. I saw that movie a decade ago and that scene haunts me."

    abirah98

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    20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

    11. When a ride in an invisible jet through some 4th of July fireworks made for a romantic and touching moment in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

    Warner Bros. Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It's a standout in a sequel that didn't live up to the memorable first film. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine's chemistry lit up the screen more than ever, and what Steve shared with Diana about his passion for flying made it a heartwarming scene to remember."

    mavmag

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    Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com

    12. When the power of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" made the Lotus Casino sequence from Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) just a little bit more bearable.

    Percy tries to escape the Lotus Casino
    20th Cent. Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

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    20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

    13. When The Emoji Movie (2017) made a pun in the opening scene count.

    The main emoji knocks over the elderly emoticons, injuring one's "colon"
    Sony Pictures Animation / Via youtube.com

    “It was the only actually funny line."

    rosinthebeau

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    Sony Pictures Animation / Via youtube.com

    14. When two action sequences stood out from the otherwise disappointing Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999).

    podracing and the duel of the fates
    Lucasfilm / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The podracing and the Duel of the Fates scenes. Say what you will about the movie, but those scenes are amazing."

    femkat

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    Lucasfilm / Via youtube.com

    And here is the Duel of the Fates:

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    Lucasfilm / Via youtube.com

    15. In Shallow Hal (2001), when Hal, a man hypnotized into seeing a person's inner beauty as their physical appearance, realizes after he "wakes up" that the children he was playing with earlier are residents of a pediatric burn unit.

    A little girl with burn scars greets Hal, who didn't realize before that she was a burn victim
    20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

    "Shallow Hal is pretty bad (and problematic), but this scene is incredibly moving."

    zooter

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    20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

    16. When Bella jumped off of a cliff in order to feel closer to Edward in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).

    Summit Entertainment / Via youtube.com

    "It's weirdly peaceful and sad because all she wanted is to see Edward."

    smokeyandvv

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    Summit Entertainment / Via youtube.com

    17. When Jason Bateman's character in Horrible Bosses (2011) got caught in an obvious lie.

    Jason Bateman gets caught in an obvious lie about drag racing in a Prius
    Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com

    "He says it with the most deadpan expression ever. Say what you want about Horrible Bosses, Jason's delivery of that line will never not be hilarious to me."

    technicalitynodownbooover

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    Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com

    18. In American Assassin (2017), when Dylan O'Brien's Mitch fought off attackers in an intense and well-choreographed fight sequence.

    Mitch hides behind a counter from a gunman
    CBS Films / Via youtube.com

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    19. When a little bit of body swapping in The Hot Chick (2002) didn't stop the main character from sharing a heartwarming moment with her brother.

    Even though she's in the body of a strange man, Jessica's little brother accepts his sister for who she is.
    Touchstone Pictures / Via youtube.com

    "I like the scene when Jessica’s little brother reveals that he recognized her, even in a middle-aged man’s body."

    am301394wne

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    Touchstone Pictures / Via youtube.com

    20. When Michelle Pfeiffer performed "Cool Rider" and became the most memorable part of Grease 2 (1982).

    Pfeiffer performing the song
    Paramount / Via youtube.com

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    Paramount / Via youtube.com

    21. And finally, when Bella and the Cullens played baseball in Twilight (2008) and secured their place in meme history.

    Alice does her iconic pre-pitch high kick during the baseball game
    Summit Entertainment / Via youtube.com

    "TWILIGHT BASEBALL SCENE OH MY GOD OH MY GOD PLEEEEEEEEASE ALICE’S KICK HELPS ME SLEEP AT NIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTT!"

    chayavered116

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    Summit Entertainment / Via youtube.com

    Which favorite scenes of yours did we miss? Tell us about them in the comments!

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