My favorite quirky movies on a low budget
Submitted by richardp on Tue, 02/20/2001 - 09:17
- 1) Orgazmo...Yes, I confess it...I laughed hysterically throughout this Trey Parker of South Park film. I don't know, perhaps it was being raised so fundamentally, but I just found the premise a gas, and I just adore this film. I even own it. :)
- 2) Baseketball...not up to Orgazmo, but nonetheless stupid enough to be enjoyable!
- 3) Hell Roller...yes, this film about a serial killer in a wheelchair is poorly made, poorly acted and has a ridiculous script. I absolutely loved it. How many times can a woman get killed by a man in a wheelchair while standing next to a staircase?
- 4) SpaceBalls: Okay, it got trashed by critics and really didn't do well at the box office. I still have wet dreams about Rick Moranis now. Hehe :)
- 5) High School Confidential, Toxic Avengers 1 and 2, and most of the Troma Releases. I worked as a movie critic for a couple years. During this time, I became quite fond of these films. I still rent them whenever possible. Fave Troma releases should probably be another list one of these days.
- 6) Ed Wood Films: See #5. :)
- 7) The Coneheads: This truly sucked, but I find myself watching it time and again.
- 8) Hmmmm...This could include several SNL films, eh? How about "Stuart Saves the Family". I must confess I didn't think this one was that bad. I thought it was very underrated, and I truly loved Al Franken.
- 9) I'm Pat...Now, this one was bad! Once again, I'm drawn to it, though.
- 10) Superstar, hmmmmm....okay, I confess I am only drawn to it because of the catholic schoolgirl uniform. Yeah, it works!
- 11) Of course, Rocky Horror Picture Show...It's a classic...though, I have never figured out the point of a video of it. I simply must see it live, and well, probably should be at least mildly under the influence.
- 12) Metropolitan, a Whit Stillman film that got pretty darn good reviews. I enjoyed it tremendously...Just watched it again last night. Wasn't as fond of the follow-up "Last Days of Disco."
- 13) Punch-Drunk Love: Barely qualifies, but it is a lower budget film, definitely quirky and a film I adored.
- 14) Secretary is a stunning film featuring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal's portrayal here is just heartbreaking and wonderful.
I know for a fact there are many others out there...movies that for a variety of reasons we are drawn to...and it makes no sense whatsoever.