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34 Movies That'll Have You Wondering How They Were Actually Made

From Shallow Hal to Soul Man, some movies just shouldn't have been given the green light.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community about their favorite movies that were so weird and so wild that they couldn't believe they got made. Here are some of their best (and sometimes head-scratching) responses.

1. Jack and Jill

Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions

"Adam Sandler plays a man and his twin sister, neither of whom have any redeemable qualities. What could possibly turn audiences away?"


2. Shallow Hal

Twentieth Century Fox

"Remember Shallow Hal? Jack Black is a douche who treats women terribly but refuses to date non-models until Tony Robbins (TONY ROBBINS) hypnotizes him to see people based on their 'inner beauty' (how that works out, I do not know) and he falls in love with Gwyneth Paltrow in a fat suit and despite being a movie about seeing “inner beauty” it’s filled with nothing but fat jokes (in her first scene she flattens a metal chair)."


3. Date Movie

New Regency Pictures

"I keep thinking why would Alyson Hannigan even CONSIDER it???"


4. After Earth

Columbia Pictures

"Not a great concept plus an ode to nepotism with an incredibly weak uninteresting lead and you have a miserable experience."


5. Stuck on You

Twentieth Century Fox

"Stuck on did even the actors think this was a good idea???"


6. Battlefield Earth

Warner Bros.

"I’d heard nothing but bad things about it but I thought it couldn’t possibly be that bad. It was."


7. Spring Breakers

Muse Productions

"I’ve watched that movie twice and I still don’t understand what the point of it was suppose to be."


"The ending of that movie is literally the worst scene I've ever watched. I would only suggest for someone to watch it so they can confirm how awful it is."


"What a weird cast and an even weirder movie. I watched all of it but only because I just wanted to know. Fave quote: “SPRANG BREAKKKK!!!!”


8. Junior

Universal Pictures

"Danny DeVito gets Arnold Schwarzenegger pregnant with Emma Thompson's egg to prove Arnie's research into fertility or whatever actually works because their study was getting shut down. Schwarzenegger is supposed to terminate the pregnancy but can't bring himself to and there's an absurd scene of him posing as a woman at some retreat to hide from something. My brain melted recalling this much."


"I mean, who greenlights a movie about Arnold Schwarzenegger getting pregnant? For real? And we had to wait until 2019 to get a Harriet Tubman biopic?"


9. The DUFF


"Are you kidding me?!! Designated Ugly Fat Friend??"


"I refuse to watch it but my students love it so I'm assuming it has a positive message in the end but I just can't get past the title."


10. Theodore Rex

New Line Cinema

"He’s a dinosaur and she’s a cop played by Whoopi Goldberg. As in an actual dinosaur, not a man with incredibly dated values. They fight crime!"


11. Soul Man

Balcor Film Investors

"It’s about a white guy who takes tanning pills so he can pass as a black guy in order to get into college."


12. I Know Who Killed Me

360 Pictures

"The most ridiculous hour and 45 minutes of my life."


13. Mean Girls 2

Paramount Famous Productions

"Mean Girls 2? What even was that? Don't fix it if it ain't broken!"


14. Dude! Where's My Car?

Twentieth Century Fox

"I don't even remember anything about it except a joke about repetitive tattoos and a giant woman."


15. Willy Milly

Griffon Productions

"A movie about a girl named Milly who drinks a potion and wakes up with a... well, wakes up with a willy. The idea of a trans person feeling trapped in an assigned gender is one thing but this film is just corny and totally cringeworthy. Granted it was made in the mid-'80s but the film ads are pretty bad. Look up the promo pics! I’ll leave you with this movie blurb... 'Last night Milly got more than a good night’s sleep.'"


16. Jupiter Ascending

Warner Bros.

"Aliens, bees, Channing Tatum as a weird albino dog person who also has wings; Mila Kunis as the reincarnation of the queen of Earth, awkward Oedipal complex moments from two different characters, and Sean Bean playing a character who doesn’t die.

It was one of the oddest movie experiences of my life. My main takeaway was pure shock at the people who had to approve so many aspects of this film to get it made, AS WELL AS approving the millions of dollars in funding. Someone along the way HAD to question how this film was allowed to happen."


17. Cool as Ice

Alive Films

"Cool as Ice starring the one and only Vanilla Ice. With a budget of $6 million and a box office grossing of only $1.2 million, it’s not shocking why this film boasts a 2.9/10 on IMDb and a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s one of those films that’s hard to believe is real but honestly I wish it had a bigger following because there are some grade-A meme opportunities packed into the most confusing 1 hr and 40 minutes of your life."


18. Freddy Got Fingered

Regency Enterprises / New Regency Pictures

"Not funny, tacky, and trashy. I was done when Tom Green whirled the newborn above his head by the umbilical cord. The only movie I've walked out on."


19. Howard the Duck

Universal Pictures

"The story had a woman falling in love and having sex with a duck. A FREAKING DUCK!!!"


20. Sharknado


"Ten minutes into the movie and I started wondering if anyone in that whole crew knew anything about sharks, laws of physics. Like, who agreed to produce this? WHO ALLOWED SIX SEQUELS?"


21. The Haunting of Sharon Tate

Skyline Entertainment

"The Haunting of Sharon Tate with Hilary Duff! Beyond terrible. Took a true story but made it into like a sci-fi thriller with one of the cringiest endings ever. The whole time we were thinking 'who thought this was a good idea?!'"


22. Movie 43

Relativity Media

"Were most of the cast tricked or blackmailed into being in it? It doesn't make any sense. It's not funny. I don't know why anyone greenlit it."


23. Psycho

Universal Pictures

"The 1998 remake of Psycho starring Vince Vaughn was a shot-for-shot remake of an Alfred Hitchcock classic. I repeat, they attempted to recreate an *Alfred Hitchcock* movie. The man was THE master of camerawork and style...and they thought they could improve upon it? Shameful!"


24. Wolfcop

The Coup Company

"We saw it at Family Video and rented it as a joke... it’s about a werewolf cop, but when he changes into a werewolf, he like explodes out of his skin (you see his penis explode) and then there’s a really long awkward sex scene where he starts as a man and transforms into a werewolf during?! Also it has a ridiculous theme song."


25. Dead Man On Campus

Paramount Pictures

"College students flunking badly try to get a roommate to commit suicide so they can pass the year with an automatic A. Terrible movie 0/10."


26. Piranha 3DD

Dimension Films

"It's basically about some prehistoric piranhas that eat people in a water park. And by the way it's a sequel and in the first one they were eating people during spring break. Yeah, these movies are not good."


27. Titanic 2

The Asylum

"I watch it with my college roommate a few years ago and Oh. My. God. I still get flashbacks of the ice breaking and a man quickly falling down a ravine. The special effects were so laughable that we rewatched that 30 seconds over and over and over again."


28. Tusk

SModcadt Pictures

"I have to say Tusk. I know the idea came about from a podcast and it kind of seemed like a dare to see if it could actually be made... but why was it actually made?"


29. Tron

Walt Disney Productions

"I watched it with my cousin and we both were bored out of our minds wondering why the film was even had a no storyline."


30. Bubba Ho-Tep

Silver Sphere Corporation

"Actually really enjoyed this movie but the plot is bonkers. An old Elvis wakes from a coma in a nursing home. He befriends an older black man who believes he is JFK. They team up and fight an evil Egyptian mummy that is killing off residents at the nursing home."


31. No Holds Barred

New Line Cinema

"It's Hulk Hogan's first movie. Best scene is when he destroys a limo with his bare hands, beats up like five guys singlehandedly, and scares the limo driver so bad that he craps his pants."


32. The Room


"You need to watch it to believe it — essentially no plot, horrible writing, characters that appear and disappear out of nowhere, breaking the fourth wall, etc. This movie is now a cult classic and is what inspired The Disaster Artist but given this movie cost MILLIONS of dollars to really is shocking"


33. Rubber

Realitism Films

"Rubber is the most ridiculous movie I have ever seen! It's about a tire that gets discarded in a California desert, comes to life, realizes it has psychic powers, and then goes on a murderous rampage. It doesn't hit the mark as a horror movie and, as ridiculous as it is, it isn't funny either."


34. From Justin to Kelly

©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection

"Even Justin and Kelly don't understand how From Justin to Kelly became a movie."


Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Do you have a movie you just can't believe was made? Let us know in the comments!

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