Taste is subjective, which is why it has always baffled me that people watch movies solely based on critics’ reviews. Did you know that “Bride Wars,” the 2009 romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, has only 11 percent on Rotten Tomatoes? A stat I bring up every time someone tries to debate me on this topic.
a movie doesn’t always have to be good in order for it to be good. no i will not elaborate on that
— ً (@ladibrds) April 8, 2020
Movie theaters around the world are closed, delaying many of the films that were supposed to come out this year. Thankfully, this gives us more time to catch up on everything we missed over the years, specifically the movies that never received critical acclaim. The Edit team spends a good amount of time consuming mindless content, which makes us well equipped for this specific topic. We present to you the “best worst movies” to stream this week.
Iman Balagam, Writer
“Drive Me Crazy” is the perfect ‘90s high school romantic comedy. Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier have “nothing in common” until they take the time to get to know one another. It combines all of the elements that make a great movie — the girl next door, a fake relationship, two people who believe that they are “worlds apart,” a makeover scene and a big formal event on the horizon. Personally, I don’t love old movies, but this is one I keep going back to. The jokes are funny, the characters are multidimensional and young Grenier is painfully handsome.
Lauren Hitzhusen, Fact-Checker/Proofreader
“The Knight Before Christmas.” I am WEAK for bad Christmas movies. Once Hallmark starts airing them (usually mid-October), I’m pretty much double-fisting movies about businesswomen falling in love with flannel-clad small-town Christmas tree salesmen. You can catch “The Knight Before Christmas” on Netflix, and you do not want to miss it. A time-traveling Medieval knight appears in the modern day on a quest and falls in love with Vanessa Hudgens (whose character is a huge fan of “The Christmas Prince,” I might add!). That’s it. That’s the whole plot. It makes no sense, but it’ll fill you with Christmas cheer, holiday hope and just…a ton of confusion. It pairs well with a peppermint mocha or a Quarantini.
Briahna Roberts, PR/Editorial Assistant
If you have seen any of the Tyler Perry movies, just know “A Fall from Grace” is different from his typical family-drama-packed style. The main character, Grace, is sentenced to life in prison because she allegedly killed her husband. As her lawyer works to find the motive behind Grace’s story, the truth reveals an epic betrayal. This movie left me in tears, not tears of joy or tears of sadness, but in tears of shock, and I did not even know those existed.
Sofia Media, Social Media Manager
If you are a ‘90s child like me, this probably comes as no surprise (or maybe it does). One of the first horrors I watched without parental supervision at a sleepover, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” will forever live in a special place in my heart. An exaggeration? A bit, but one can’t deny the palpable onscreen chemistry among the entire cast. Didn’t Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. start their off-screen love story here? Now whenever I rewatch it, the acting and storyline do not live up to the expectations I once had way back when, but if you love a good laugh and a cheesy storyline, this typical ‘90s slasher is worth a watch.
Mylan Torres, Creative Producer + Interim Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Controversial choice but “Tokyo Drift” is the underrated gem of “The Fast and The Furious” franchise. I know, I know. Staples Paul Walker nor Vin Diesel are in it, but we get introduced to Han, who becomes a major player (and my personal favorite) in the rest of the series. It is the most clichéd story, but it is so fun to watch. Troubled teen and outsider, Sean, moves to Tokyo after getting in trouble with the local authorities for — wait for it — illegal street racing. But once in Tokyo, he dives into a new, more dangerous sub-section, drifting, making enemies with Takashi the D.K. (aka Drift King), who happens to be a Yakuza mob boss’s nephew, and falls in love with Neela, D.K.’s girlfriend. Does he have what it takes to be the new D.K.? Will he get the girl? Tune in to find out.
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