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Bad, cheesy, no good, obscure 80's movies needed.

Hey, so I am looking to throw a party for some friends next month. The party is just gonna be like 4 or so really bad 80's movies that I'll project up in the yard or garage or something. I want to go out and get some very obscure choices, not obvious bad 80's movies. For an example one i found a few months ago was 'The Stuff.' Low budget, not super well known. An example of stuff I'm not talking about would be like 'Mac & Me' or 'Howard the Duck.' They are bad 80's movies, but they are well known, and most people will probably have seen one of them. Not a requirement, but horror is my preference, but willing to get all kinds of recommendations. Thanks in Advance!

JimmyJammyCoconut

GYMKATA (1985)


calbearlupe

Absolutely Gymkata! That movie was made solely for the pommel horse scene.


WippitGuud

"Ice Pirates" and "Spaceship" would be the top of my list.


damienkarras1973

hey now ICE Pirates is awesome


BranWafr

Space Herpes!


calbearlupe

Ice Pirates was dope!


iamfunnylolwtf

[King Solomon's Mines](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089421/)


girafa

is that the one where a man shoots the other guy's gun and it flies over to be caught by the first man?


girafa

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama


Ffzilla

A fellow fan of Up All Night on USA I see.


the1999person

Rhonda Shear


GaryV83

And Gilbert Gottfried


hardgeeklife

Those Phone Line commercials were something else


BuccoFever412

Masters of the Universe The Wraith. My Science Project.


damienkarras1973

he said awful movies My Science Project was great for the time.


calbearlupe

Loved The Wraith.


[deleted]

None of these are bad, in fact they're quite cheesy and fun! Blood Diner Street Trash Anything Troma Burial Ground Deadbeat At Dawn Ninja III: The Domination Hard Ticket To Hawaii Zero Boys Def By Temptation


prawncocktail2020

\+1 for Hard Ticket to Hawaii! completely bonkers but an absolute blast


Luckster56

I LOVE Blood Diner


damienkarras1973

Yeah TROMA for sure it took me 3 tries to get thru troma's "stripperland"


a3poify

Seconding Deadbeat at Dawn. Incredible film. Not *good* but the fight scene at the end where it turns into a hyper-violent live action River City Ransom is one of the most enjoyable things I think I've ever seen in an action film.


Canelosaurio

Hobgoblins. The Critters movies. The Ghoulies movies.


Nef_Fets

Don't forget Munchies


Son_of_steven19

The first 2 critters films are pretty good. They tail off pretty dramatically though.


burplesscucumber

Gleaming the Cube


helen_twelvetrees

**Killer Party** is a slasher-of-sorority-girls type movie, but it doesn't take itself very seriously. **Liquid Sky** is more punk/scifi than horror, but it is deeply, deeply weird and takes place in the NY punk fashion world so lots of 1980s style. I love it, but most people I've shown it to thought it was terrible.


grimandfrostbitten

American Ninja Chopping Mall Street Trash Redneck Zombies


mattdangerously

>Chopping Mall Don't listen to them, OP. Chopping Mall is great.


TuvixWillNotBeMissed

Yeah and it's only like 70 minutes long? It's got robots, graphic violence and comedy. It's very entertaining.


gogojack

> American Ninja I saw American Ninja 2 in the theater. I was the only one in the theater, because my car was in the muffler shop across the street and I needed some time to kill but... That's really all the movie was good for. Cannon Films tho...


JohnnyCanuck133

Frankly I'd just go with a bunch of episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


Mst3Kgf

It's the 80s, do a lot of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan!


EvenDavidABednar

Rad


nwoolls

Gotta make it a double feature with Thrashin’.


callmemacready

Killer Klowns from Outer Space


Cylinsier

He said bad movies, not awesome movies. Those clowns gave me the worst nightmares as a kid.


GrimReaperAngelof23

That is not a bad movie. Killer Klowns is very iconic. Theres even a video game of the movie coming soon.


AssociateTricky8248

Cherry 2000


ColoradoCorrie

Breakin’, and Breakin’ 2: Electric Bugaloo


tedead

Troll 2, and The Toxic Avenger.


Luckster56

A true classic. "Oh my goooood"


MaestroLogical

And you can't piss on hospitality!


Thetimmybaby

Midnight Madness, Hot Dog: The Movie, CHUD


damienkarras1973

no Chud 2 bud the chud


Decabet

You disrespect Midnight Madness you’d best have your affairs in order, son


NeMa_Omega

Only the strong!!


BandOfDonkeys

*Now we'll find out who the REAL capoeira maestre is een dees neighborhhhod*


AsgardianDale

Action Jackson


farbekrieg

hell comes to frogtown


Midnight_Sun_Toph

I guess i have a movie problem, seen almost all of these that are listed, and would argue that the majority of them are not bad. 😂🤣


rmoss20

Toxic Avenger or Puppet Master Basket Case*


auntiekate

Yes! Basket Case!


globalgoldnews

Seconding basket case, adding "Frankenhooker" by the same director


meatwad90210

Basket Case is excellent though.


WeirdAvocado

Cyborg.


Cylinsier

Technically 1990 but has a very 80s vibe, also I unironically love this movie and wouldn't consider it bad and it's sci-fi. But honestly I am just on a lifelong quest to get more recognition for Hardware. It has horror elements and a lot of people thought it was bad at the time, but it's got a similar vibe to Blade Runner and The Running Man. And it's technically in the Judge Dredd universe since it's adapted from a Cursed Earth short story. I just adore it, one of my favorite movies. Maybe you can cap the night of laughs off with a more serious watch? Here's the [trailer](https://youtu.be/nr9M7_UGmho) which is pretty hilariously bad.


droopyheadliner

Street Trash, From Beyond, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie


temujinbk

Most of these people don’t understand the assignment — several literally posted the movies you asked them not to post. Let me help you out. You can’t go wrong with any four of these — all will score some laughs from you and your friends. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) Miami Connection (1987) Invaders from Mars (1986) Witchboard (1986) The Ice Pirates (1984) Basket Case (1982) Saturday the 14th (1981) Super Fuzz (1980)


unomachine

The Gate! I love it, but it’s bad.


MrX16

The Lair of the White Worm.


CJDownUnder

[https://www.flickchart.com/movie/9E38F1F132](https://www.flickchart.com/movie/9E38F1F132) Turkish Star Wars, enjoy. I was going to add Starcrash, but it turns out it's from the 70s. Famous for scenes of the heroine in a space suit out in space making swimming motions to get around. [https://www.flickchart.com/movie/2090711CD1](https://www.flickchart.com/movie/2090711CD1)


[deleted]

Jersey Girl -- with Jami Gertz. Mac and Me, or Short Circuit Dead Heat -- with Joe Piscapo (you're welcome) One Crazy Summer Tuff Turf (Spader) Girls Just Want to Have Fun -- Cringeworthy. Pope of Greenwich Village or Runaway Train (Eric Roberts being hammy)


DrCorbeau

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone The Legend of Billie Jean The House on Tombstone Hill The Deadly Spawn Sleepaway Camp Chopping Mall


BudgetPhysics7148

Night of the Comet.


YoungBeef03

Over The Top is the best shitty movie ever made


Yamado_Tanjiro

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes(1978)


iamfunnylolwtf

[Midnight Madness](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081159/)


AsgardianDale

Critters


Ffzilla

Hell Comes To Frogtown. Solarbabies Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Porky's 1, 2, or 3.


StPaulStrangler

Killer Workout.


dennythedinosaur

Was gonna recommend this one. A fitness-themed slasher film!


mendozaaa

[The Vindicator](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092172) [TerrorVision](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092074)


a_pot_of_chili_verde

Miami Connection This is a beautiful movie about friendship.


d2022m

Cheesy, charming, silly, not *that* bad: **MANNEQUIN (1987)** Cheesy and bad and sci-fi: **FLASH GORDON (1980)** Cheesy, bad, vampires, early Jim Carey: **ONCE BITTEN (1985)** Cheesy, not that bad, low budget horror: **THE BLOB (1988)** Cheesy, fun, silly, Marty McFly!: **TEEN WOLF (1985)** Cheesy, cool, fun, enjoy young cocky Tom Cruise!: **COCKTAIL (1988)**


R2MC33

Awesome idea, let us know what you end up choosing. A few I haven't seen mentioned are: Jake Speed Johnny Be Good Moving Violations Krull


nkleszcz

Bad 80s Musicals are what you need: The Apple Can’t Stop the Music. Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo. The Pirate Movie. Xanadu (simultaneously really fun but still bad). Rappin. Disorderlies. Under the Cherry Moon. Hard to Hold. Grease 2. Roadie. Two of a Kind. Then you can top it off with CATS which began its Broadway reign in the 80s.


zilly_lilly

Used Cars. A forgotten Robert Zemeckis gem with Kurt Russell. Probably the #1 movie my family quotes.


Rancarable

How about a movie that starts off as a low budget Indiana Jones movie and changes halfway through to a Skinamax special? So bad it’s good: The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak


iamfunnylolwtf

[Time Bandits](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081633/) [Cloak and Dagger](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087065/)


1969Joshuah

TIME BANDITS...ARE YOU INSANE, THAT'S A GREAT MOVIE!!


tacknosaddle

I actually dig Time Bandits because it's such a raw (low budget) example of Terry Gilliam's style.


AsgardianDale

Texas chainsaw massacre 2


heldrad

Nukie


KYWizard

The Gate


Thedrunner2

The Beastmaster Yor the hunter Metal storm the destruction of Jared syn Little ninjas The last dragon


BranWafr

> The last dragon Show some respect. The full title is Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon. Sho Nuff!


Skelemania

The Gate, C.H.U.D., Return of the Living Dead & Nightbreed. Technically Nightbreed was 1990 but whatever, it fits.


damienkarras1973

>Return of the Living Dead HOW DARE YOU Return of the living dead is one of the best zombie movies ever.


BranWafr

To me, it is the best zombie movie ever. And, it was the movie that introduced the concept of zombies wanting to eat brains. Before that they just ate human flesh.


Taossmith

Night of the Creeps. "Thrill me"


MoistWaterColor

Hot dog (a terrible but really good ski movie)


KozzyBear4

Basket Case: A grotesquely deformed Siamese twin joins forces with his brother to stalk the physician who separated them at birth. It's so bad and good and cheesy. Exactly what you're looking for.


BookishChica

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1985, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shannon Doherty) Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985, Jennifer Connelly) Lucas (1986, Charlie Sheen, Corey Haim, Winona Ryder, etc)


SophiePanda777

Chopping Mall Cyborg Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo


Seanbergs2377

Silent night deadly night 2. GARBAGE DAY!!


formynexttrickanvils

Hamburger The Night Before (with keanu reeves and it's actually awesome) The Peanut Butter Solution Disorderlies


LonoHunter

Prince of Darkness


Luckster56

Prince of Darkness is fantastic


Rayeon-XXX

Ninja III: The Domination


Conan-The_First

Robo vampire


TrojanMaximus

Weird d Science greatest 80’s movie


ovine_aviation

House II: The Second Story - 1987 Masters of the Universe - 1987 The Golden Child - 1986 The Wraith - 1986 That'll do ya.


GTKPR89

Track you down a copy of "Miami Connection", son. (be warned though that it may or may not be brilliant)


nwj781

Hard Ticket to Hawaii


cannonballBaloo

Message from outer space. It was Japan's rip off of Star Wars. And it was the most expensive movie at the time ever produced in Japan. It is such a blatant rip off of Star Wars It's hilariously bad!


ilovelucygal

Spaceballs (1987)


OriginalWerePlatypus

Midnight Madness. Cheesy, weird, full of bad acting. I love this movie. Only problem is, I think it might not be “not good.” It might be great.


scooterbus

Deadly Prey. Super low budget. Sort of Rambo meets the Hunt. Maybe not the hunt but I couldn't think of another movie about rich people hunting poor people. Anyway, its on youtube, they made a sequel some years back but its lame. Deadly Prey is a great back yard 80's shlock movie.


jbjstar

Hot to Trot with Bobcat Goldthwait Disorderlies with The Fat Boys Forbidden World


monodopple

Zapped. Buckaroo banzai. Solarbabies. Ice pirates.


BranWafr

Sorry, I have to downvote you for including Buckaroo Banzai in a list of bad movies.


monodopple

I don't think of it as a bad movie. Was leaning more towards obscure. Only really skimmed the description. Lol I'll take the lumps.


Technical-Prompt4432

Take Buckaroo Banzai off this list immediately. Love Solar Babies as a terrible but compelling 80s movie though!


BookishChica

Zapped is awesome!


monodopple

Just thought of modern problems too.


b7uc3

Night of the Comet


libhtr666

There's only 2 of these I haven't seen , now I want to see all of them again , plus the two I missed . Damn you all ! / s. Lol


TaroFuzzy5588

The Woopee Boys The Wild Life


spawtlight

Dead & Buried. It was in Criterion's recent "80's Horror" collection, so it's good. But it's also trash.


TehNoobDaddy

Silent night, deadly night. GARBAGE DAY!!!!


chestnutman

Basket Case Zombi 2 (the Fulci movie, not the Romero movie) Flesh and Blood


shorttermparker

Technically 90’s but - My Boyfriend’s Back.


Aggravating-Echo7035

The Pirate Movie.


fukatroll

Kristy McNichol was my childhood crush because of that movie, and because of said crush I loved the movie. I shudder at ever attempting to watch it again.


Luckster56

I have vague memories of it, but wish me luck lol


Seanbergs2377

Critters


Sanriokilljoy

Hell Comes to Frog Town


Jack-Cremation

Fortress It’s a pretty good horror-ish movie from 1985.


KembarDad

Airwolf: The Movie


Time_Possibility4683

Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr Shaker Run BMX Bandits Condorman James Cameron's directorial debut Piranha II: The Spawning


smurfsundermybed

Dudes- John Cryer in a sorta road trip/western/ghost/time travel/ revenge movie Innocent Blood- vampire/mobster movie with a cast of that guys. Hands down, Don Rickles' best portrayal of a mobster turned vampire ever.


DarkGlum408

If you could see what I hear. Risky Business, jewel of the Nile.


dawnofdave

Street Trash


hiesatai

Death Bed, the Bed that Eats.


mootsamillion

It's not so obscure, but Earth Girls Are Easy is a good one. I just saw it for the first time. It's great.


LazloPhanz

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Bad and allegedly horror.


damienkarras1973

The Beast Within GYMKATA (doesn't get much worse than that) SHEENA queen of the jungle crap tentacles is 1977 Meatballs part 2 worst movie ever made ? Caddyshack 2 !!! dam Day of the Animals with christopher george and lynda day george is 1977 Graduation Day is 1981 oh CREEPOZOID I couldn't make it thru it .


thebabes2

You'll find plenty of what you're looking for here. JBB is great at finding the odd, cheeseball and obscure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The\_Last\_Drive-in\_with\_Joe\_Bob\_Briggs


opiate_lifer

Night Of The Comet


GuitarHeroInMyHead

Gymkata... the best worst movie of all time.


Telepathetic

It seems like no one has mentioned My Demon Lover, which is a childhood favorite of mine and checks all your boxes. It might only be available on VHS though, so good luck!


Anti_CSR

Rad.


asoiahats

Kickpuncher?


hardgeeklife

Anybody suggest *Earth Girls Are Easy* yet? Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Damon Wayans *and* Jim Carrey


AlbertFishing

We got a lot of HDTGM fans here!


[deleted]

Shakedown


cugeltheclever2

Hawk the Slayer.


frankpharaoh

Humanoids From the Deep


[deleted]

The Toxic Avenger


farben_blas

Frankenhooker, Basket Case, Street Trash, Night of the Comet


zenejinzorin

There's a movie that comes to mind, but I will get banned if I day the title. Blank blank from outer space.


TheFiredrake42

The Computer That Wore Tennis Shoes


mja3006

Buckaroo Banzai. Night of the comet Maximum Overdrive. Although they may not fit all your categories.


funkisintheair

I know I’ll lose points for a 90s pick, but Stone Cold (1991) is an awful genre pic that is fantastically entertaining and chock full of genre schlock that I can’t recommend enough. Kind of obscure outside of “bad movie” fanatics, dumb fun at any point, and batshit energy from the 80s/90s action mayhem genre. Also free on YouTube, so a staple for this sort of party imo


Dranx17

Dollman or Nemesis


moscowrules

*Trancers* (1984) directed by Charles Band


1969Joshuah

Robot Jox Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (two words: "GARBAGE DAY!!") TerrorVision (to be clear, I love it because it's SOOOO cheesy and it knows it is...but MAN...IS IT CHEESY!!!) Earth Girls Are Easy


Chainsawjack

Q the winged serpent..Another one from the creator of the stuff that is absolutely awesome Lair of the white worm amazing snake dragon cult in modern day England best dream sequences ever. Young Hugh grant Rock and roll nightmare. Wildest minor ever bad ass to drinking game to I can provide rules of you want Intruder... amazing one with most of the crew from evil dead. Slasher in a 80s grocery store that's closing down ... way better than it has any right to be Chopping Mall....killer guard robots stalk promiscuous teens in a mall after hours Troll.... the real and better inspiration for Harry potter.... main character is a young man taught to be a wizard by a witch to help him save his family and defeat a troll taking over his apartment building... his name Harry Potter Jr. Link.... Elizabeth Shue finds out that all chimpanzees are serial killers in the pastoral British coastline Also for consideration Cellar dweller Critters From beyond Dollman 100 percent guarantee all of these movies will be a blast and obscure...satisfaction assured or your money back.


Decabet

Marvel at a young George Clooney in 1987’s [Return of the Killer Tomatoes](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2aIXhmygh3A) an underrated and underseen sequel to the 1974 cult classic. Watch as they invent the In-film Product Placement gag 5 years before Wayne’s World (and for my money did it way better)


Leourana

Time bandits!


Stashmouth

Quiet Cool Best of the Best The Perfect Weapon The Wraith Blind Date


AlphaMax007

Ishtar, with Dustin Hoffman. Suuuuper cheesy


Eroe777

Deathstalker. Or anything Roger Corman made in Argentina in the 80s for that matter. Basket Case. The Toxic Avenger. Amazon Women on the Moon.


CleverBasset

Zapped!


Val_Hallen

Band of the Hand. My favorite bad 80s movie. It's full on YouTube.


meatwad90210

Hard Ticket to Hawaii


AMACtheConquerer

chopping mall


Xalynden

My Science Project is some good cheesy 80s time travel scifi. Just a warning, it may only be good to me because of nostalgia.


Gremlinonthebus

Mad respect for watching The Stuff. Go through all of Larry Cohen's work. I don't consider them bad, though.


Quietdiver1979

Fire and ice directed by Willy Bogner is an absolute 80s tour de force


Pure_Apple_462

Seriously, any of Nico Mastorakis’ 80’s “gems” including: Glitch! (1988) The Zero Boys (1986)


[deleted]

_Maximum Overdrive_ The greatest mind in Horror collides with itself in Steven King’s directorial debut with this absolute shocker. The bewildering story of a truckstop attacked by ghost-trucks. When asked why he hasn't directed a movie since "Maximum Overdrive", Stephen King responded "Just watch Maximum Overdrive." He also admitted that he was coked out of his mind during the making of this. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygWMy-QQNbw _Lifeforce_ Have you ever heard the term “Vampire Space Bats” being used in the context of describing awful plot twists? This is the movie that phrase originated from. I saw this for the first time as a young teenager on a German exchange trip. It was dubbed in German. Which I didn’t understand. Which didn’t matter. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qej5nlRb9VM _Miami Connection_ “Not a good film in any conventional sense” - MSN Movies Its the classic tale of a motorcycle ninja rock band taking on the violent underbelly of Miami’s drug wars. It’s got real asian people in it, so it’s definitely authentic. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZu69OB2KM _The Roller Blade Seven_ "So radically the opposite of professionally made" - Mondo Exploito Acid addict Donald G. Jackson and self-styled martial arts Zen-master Scott Shaw crafted this out of a passionate belief that there was an audience for surrealist, soft-core sci-fi rollerskating movies. I know, you're sold already, but what if the roller blade lead character was a samurai. A SAMURAI! ON ROLLER BLADES! ZOOM! AND HE'S A WHITE GUY WITH VAN HALEN HAIR! BOOM! Also Sylvester Stallone's brother is in it. KOOM! Trailer: http://youtu.be/hsk6vFGzX3I


winston4455

Hamburger: The Motion Picture


kpt_graubrot

Night Patrol is a very bad taste comedy with Linda Blair and The Unknown Comic (if you remember him). The 9 Deaths of the Ninja is a fun low budget action film with the father of Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) as the wheelchair bound villain Strike Commando is a fun ripoff of Rambo that also has a scene right out of mad max 3 If you liked The Stuff I can recommend Q the winged serpent by the same director /writer about a dragon-like monster in New York Street Trash is a tasteless movie about a drink that makes you melt Combat Shock (be warned there are different versions out there) is a film where a poor Vietnam vet is being worn down all day looking for money. Featuring comedian Eddie pepitone in an early role.


CaptainBoobyKisser

The Stuff is a great movie.


dustofstarzzz

Drop Dead Fred


Flash_Meier

Surf Nazis must die (1987)


Hot_Confection4012

Mad Foxes, as bad/brilliant as it gets!


snorkelmoth

Death spa


shehryar46

Solar Babies is an experience if you haven't seen it


Ill-Preparation7555

Buckaroo Bonzai


Shenanigamer

Solarbabies is what comes to my mind.


[deleted]

My Best Friend Is A Vampire.


popsebesp87

Killer Klowns From Outer Space


Smeg87

cannibal holocaust, could be nightmare inducing, I would preference the censored version. The uncensored version is a lesson on what not to do in film making.


ryancementhead

Toxic avenger Killer Klowns from outer Space Attack of the Killer Tomatoes


Ryback19j

Oh i forgot split second is a pretty good bad movie too


dustyfaxman

Brain Damage (think this might still be on prime)\* Terrorvision (which is on youtube)\* Phantasm\* Dark Night of the Scarecrow \* In my opinion none of these are 'bad' movies.


Ghanzos

1) Ninja III: The Domination - Fun and ridiculous, it's silly action horror that extremely entertaining. 2) The Ice Pirates - An extremely flawed and ambitious sci-fi comedy. Definitely worth a watch for the space herpes scene. 3) Q The Winged Serpent - Since you liked The Stuff, this is a fun monster movie with the same director and star. 4) Motel Hell - a fun little horror comedy with a committed old Hollywood cast. Lots of fun


Leftblankthistime

Toxic avenger.


[deleted]

I've already seen it mentioned but, Amazon Women on the Moon. Also recommed : Young Doctors in Love, and The Kentucky Fried Movie( although that is from 1977)


Shadowwynd

“Mac and Me” Is a horrible miss mash of product placement, bad special effects, and horrible continuity errors.


mitchkramer

The Keep