A lot has happened in the last year. New rules have been put into place, and we’ve been given a lot to think about. Sometimes it’s nice to look back on simpler times… Stranger times.
If you’re looking for a 90-120 minute escape from your usual routine, look no further. I’ve put together a list of the most ridiculous movies you can watch to help you forget about everything else.
Audiences, be warned, this list is not appropriate for children. Not every movie is a horror movie, but they still contain some adult humor and/or gore. Without further ado, let’s jump right in.
#5 – What We Do in the Shadows (R)
You may have heard of or seen the TV series with the same name on TV or Hulu. If you haven’t, the formats are pretty similar. What We Do in the Shadows is essentially a mockumentary (a mock documentary) where a film crew follows a house full of vampires in their day-to-day or night-to-night lives.
The movie is mainly about the vampires adjusting to modern life and how their ancient ways clash with how things work now. All the vampires are awkward as heck, though, and it’s even funnier when you know that one of the main characters, Stu (who is not a vampire), wasn’t even an actor or extra. He was an actual tech guy they roped into joining them on screen.
Highly recommend this one. It’s hilarious and silly and just a great pick for movie night.
#4 – Sorry to Bother You (R)
Sorry to Bother You is a legitimately good movie. The majority of the film seems like a pretty normal movie too. It’s only once you get to the end where it takes a sharp turn into the surreal and ridiculous.
Most of the movie follows a young black man who gets a job as a telemarketer and learns to use a “white voice” to get sales more effectively. He climbs the corporate ladder and struggles with his identity and what success means as a man of color while the people around him struggle to come to terms with how money and a new position have changed him.
The ending is indescribable. It’s something you have to watch. Do not watch it in the middle of the night if you don’t live alone, though. If you reacted as I did, you’ll start yelling in shock and surprise. Be warned that this is definitely not a kid’s movie nor something for the faint of heart. It is truly an excellent movie but uh, pretty disturbing too. It’s rated R for a reason. That is for sure.
#3 – Killer Sofa (13+)
Bad horror movies are always a special kind of ridiculous. Killer Sofa is another one of those movies that looks like they had a low budget but still tried to take things too seriously. The plot revolves around- you guessed it- a killer sofa.
A serial killer manages to live on after death thanks to some mysticism and haunts a sofa that takes a special liking to a young woman. The acting isn’t great, and the premise is obviously very silly. The effects for the movie don’t really help either, but it’s a good, bad movie, especially if you like horror movies.
It’s one of those B movies that you enjoy watching once after getting pulled in by the weird premise. One watch is more than enough, though. I wouldn’t say it’s a good movie exactly, but it was enjoyably bad.
#2 – Swiss Army Man (R)
I still can’t believe Daniel Radcliffe agreed to do this movie. I find it hard to believe anyone would agree to do this movie, quite frankly. The plot is about a man finding himself lost and alone on a deserted island. Just as the man is about to end it all, he spots someone (Daniel Radcliffe) wash up on shore.
The rest of the movie is about this man dragging around a dead body and using it in ridiculous ways to survive the island and make his way back to civilization, hence the title. One of the most memorable uses of the corpse, named “Manny,” is (spoiler alert!) riding him through the water propelled by farts like some sort of gas-powered motorboat.
The whole thing is like watching a fever dream. Not only is flatulence a key tool in the Swiss Army Man’s belt, but he is also used as an air cannon, makeshift gun, and woodchopper. While none of the movies on this list are family-friendly, I would say this is probably the least likely to give someone nightmares despite the rating.
#1 – The VelociPastor (16+)
This is, hands down, the weirdest movie I have ever seen in my life. The VelociPastor is about a pastor who becomes a velociraptor? Somehow there are curses involved and murdered parents, a prostitute who wants to become a doctor and knows martial arts with no explanation.
The effects are cheesy, and for the last thirty minutes, they don’t even try to hide the fact that they’re filming a man wearing cheap rubber dinosaur gloves. The movie is everything you think of when you hear the words “B movie” and yet so strange and bad that it’s impossible to understand until you watch it.
Somehow The VelociPastor isn’t even the only bad movie where someone turns into a killer dinosaur with a love interest. I haven’t seen it myself, but I’ve heard Tammy and the T-Rex is every bit as ridiculous, though they did do more with the practical effects.
Now that I’ve summarized all of these ridiculous movies, you can see why they maybe aren’t appropriate for all audiences. A useful tool if you like to avoid certain themes is www.doesthedogdie.com, you can search any movie title, and the crowdsourced database will let you know about anything you might want to avoid watching. (Things like animal abuse, drugs, sex, etc).
If you’re wanting a different kind of ridiculous and feel like marathoning some holiday movies, you can head over to our list of the Top Must Watch Hallmark Movies! At the very least, those movies are more family-friendly, no killer dinosaurs, sofas, or vampires involved.
What is the most ridiculous movie you’ve ever seen?