A Study of "So Bad It's Good" Movies


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  • M Travaglini
    M Travaglini Day ago

    Thank you so much for pinpoint everything I hate in cinema in one word. Now my discussions will be shorter. I know you try to defend camp but to me is just bad. Sorry. Great vid, though.

  • Teodor Moroz
    Teodor Moroz Day ago

    What are the movies in the video?

  • LightSwitch
    LightSwitch Day ago

    *I did not hit her!*

  • Matthew Shaw
    Matthew Shaw 2 days ago

    does this include Speed?

  • Joey Desormeaux
    Joey Desormeaux 5 days ago

    What's the movie that the guy shoots the gun a bunch of times in?

  • Tim T
    Tim T 6 days ago

    The reason I hate Sharknado is because the movie is obviously aware of how stupid it is, despite trying to play it straight. It can't be "so bad it's good" because it's intentional and thus just annoying.

  • Sunshine In a bag
    Sunshine In a bag 6 days ago

    *_oh hi mark_*

  • Joseph Fforde ffan
    Joseph Fforde ffan 7 days ago

    Was pixels camp or not ?

  • Benjamin Brady
    Benjamin Brady 8 days ago +1

    Haha... you’re so funny NYSI, but how’s your sex life?

    TRIPLESEVENSIX 10 days ago

    Yay for Peter Cook. His autobiography Tragically I Was An Only Twin is the shit! Check it out.

  • Mimi-Rhea 미미 레이

    I never knew "Walk with me" was from a movie. I say it to my friends a lot when they just stop in the middle of the sidewalk and I'm not trying to stand in someone's way.

  • FREAKout59
    FREAKout59 24 days ago

    I really can't stand 'camp' movies lol but I loved your breakdown of it

  • NRG Phaze
    NRG Phaze 26 days ago

    I'm sorry but I don't agree with any of this. So-bad-it's-good and camp *can* be in the same film (or series) but in essence they're different things. SBIG movies are just awful or lacklustre movies that for some reason become appealing. It can be the writing, acting, visual aspects - everything, and sometimes a combination of all these.Camp is a label that's often used a long time after the release of the movie/series, movies that were once considered acceptable or even standard, it's not always immediately noticeable. And intentional camp rarely works, the example of Johnny Depp's role in Pirates Of The Caribbean has nothing to do with camp.

  • AllonsyRapunzel
    AllonsyRapunzel 28 days ago

    I guess it's why I love classic doctor who so much, particularly the second to fourth doctors. The camp balance was perfect. The good episodes are entertaining and so are the bad episodes

  • Arturo Grijalva
    Arturo Grijalva Month ago

    I love this channel, but I completely disagree with this.
    Watch the video essay from Georg Rockwell for better understanding of this "so bad it's good" crap.

  • OrangeC7
    OrangeC7 Month ago +1


  • Diego Silva
    Diego Silva Month ago

    *Hi Doggy*

  • Croc
    Croc Month ago

    What a story, Jack!

  • muggedinmadrid
    muggedinmadrid Month ago

    fascinating video. great channel. i subbed.

  • LED Decay
    LED Decay Month ago


  • Gideon Jones
    Gideon Jones Month ago

    I think Princess Bride is so good despite how corny some of it is because from the opening scene we know its a fairytail story. All the flair and the jokes and rhyming(anybody want a peanut?) Works because it fits the style we expect, making it epic instead of laughable. One of the best movies ever.

  • Book Reader
    Book Reader Month ago

    Rap stinks.

  • Julian Briseno
    Julian Briseno 2 months ago

    Big Fat Liar is an incredible movie, and only caught a bad rap because most movie critics are cynical a-holes

  • Joao Paulo Soncin
    Joao Paulo Soncin 2 months ago

    My boyfriend argue that, there is no such thing as 'guilty pleasure', is just a way to hide that, you really liked something, but is too ashamed to say it, so people say is a guilty pleasure. But there is nothing to be guilty of , specially, like you put it, being campy, embrace the camp, embrace the shlock.
    Btw just discovered your channel and loved it a lot.

  • Lazy Poet
    Lazy Poet 2 months ago

    dammit. there were movies in there I didn't recognize. what's the hotel one? it looks good.

  • voldevader 1qaz
    voldevader 1qaz 2 months ago

    when he says Caribbean instead of Caribbean

  • Sir Billius
    Sir Billius 2 months ago

    “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings is twogeta twoday.” This line was on my sisters wedding invitations.

  • Xíren Seo
    Xíren Seo 2 months ago

    Dude you should see god must be crazy

  • Xíren Seo
    Xíren Seo 2 months ago


  • Captain Doomsday
    Captain Doomsday 2 months ago

    This video appears to be a decent assessment of an entirely seperate concept. Once you can name so many movies which are campy, but good, it seems that campiness isn't the actual essence of "so bad it's good."
    The notion is close, though. I'd say that what makes a movie bad varies, but what makes it enjoyable or not enjoyable in light of this is intensity. The Room is 100% committed to what it is, despite that thing being a disaster. Sharknado feels like it's phoning everything in in an attempt to be "so bad it's good," actually making it "just boring."
    For an extreme example, "Who Killed Captain Alex?" is immensely fun, despite all of the problems an unprofessional cast and a budget of $200 in UGANDA can be expected to provide. Because everyone involved is not only committed, but happy to even be involved.

  • jakob sors
    jakob sors 2 months ago

    the part on tarantino was very interesting

  • rickroll11112
    rickroll11112 2 months ago

    *O HI MARK*

  • Forrest Hickman
    Forrest Hickman 2 months ago


  • Peng Creations
    Peng Creations 2 months ago

    camp, kamp, kemp?

  • SkippyGustilo
    SkippyGustilo 2 months ago

    thanks for this video. i never knew such thing and now i learned something new. THANKS BUDDY

  • Buck_Tootha
    Buck_Tootha 3 months ago

    i did not hit her! I did nawwwtt! Oh, hi Mark

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas 3 months ago

    Robo Jocks fits in here.

  • Phillip Jensen
    Phillip Jensen 3 months ago

    Please do a vid on The room

  • timmygrace1
    timmygrace1 3 months ago

    producers 2005 movie. Falls into that category.

  • Blowing it out my ass by saying

    lotta faggot voicer. needs penetration in the mouth. needs to be himself. dont be phobic let him be whatever he was born to be.

  • cranchee
    cranchee 4 months ago

    Robogeisha, The machine girl.. oh god

  • Fiore Barrientos
    Fiore Barrientos 4 months ago

    The acting on Yorgos Lanthinos movies are so bad they are actually good.

  • Frank Mooradian
    Frank Mooradian 4 months ago

    Dude....there was this TV movie named Alien Abduction In Lake County that aired on network TV in the late 90's. It's was the most goddamn absurd thing ever. It was a handheld cam type movie that followed a family in some vacation cabin getting abducted by aliens.....holy ass it's on TVclip: tvclip.biz/video/6pGcN3b1IRQ/video.html

  • Alex Cruz
    Alex Cruz 4 months ago

    🏈I didn't watch the video I did not oh hi mark 🏈

  • The God Emperor of Mankind

    I did naht

  • Johnny Blaze
    Johnny Blaze 4 months ago

    Wes Anderson and Sorkin are brilliant, hands down.

  • Nothing yet
    Nothing yet 4 months ago

    haha just remembered the scene where the bride fought el and caught her mid flight kick, in Kill Bill

  • nohi
    nohi 4 months ago

    That was calling "unintentional humor" or "unintentional comedy" and not "so bad they're good".

  • Manly Men
    Manly Men 4 months ago

    The room is best film ever made

  • Kevin Knox
    Kevin Knox 4 months ago

    I thought Ragnarok was a decent movie for what you described here... maybe I should watch it again.

  • SillyDouglas
    SillyDouglas 4 months ago

    I wonder if the same applies to animation. It depends.

  • -_- waitingDAY
    -_- waitingDAY 4 months ago

    I donno about this video. And I love your videos.
    But I think there is a huge difference between Sorkin, Wes Anderson, sharknado, and the room. To the extent that each one of these could have a video about their styles.
    Sorkin, shouldn't have even been on this list. It's not campy to BE parodied. Nobody would call rebel without a cause campy. And it's parodied a lot.
    Wes Anderson is more of a dry humor. But he does add campy elements in the same way the Coens do in films like Burn After Reading
    Sharknado isn't "so bad it's good " it is purposefully a parody of disaster films and purposefully is awful. He is consciously attempting "so bad its good" and instead making an absurd ridiculous film that is only funny in its excess.
    The room/birdemic/troll 2, those are "so bad it's good" in cases like troll 2 it was the dialogue because dude couldn't speak English. And it showed in the writing from his wife. As well as a really bad screenplay and music. But he thought it was art(and it is in its own right) The room had the same awful script and writing. And wiseau has a very odd presence. It's like an alien trying to create a drama about earthlings with the audience knowing it was written by aliens. Lol.
    A good example of campy is evil dead. A good example of so bad its good is Troll 2

  • -_- waitingDAY
    -_- waitingDAY 4 months ago

    Was surprised at the lack of troll 2, and evil dead.

  • allluckyseven
    allluckyseven 5 months ago

    Disagree about The Room being camp. For me it's just highly incompetent.

  • Glenn Pittsley
    Glenn Pittsley 5 months ago

    5:13 Q is definitely not other people...

  • Isabel Neves
    Isabel Neves 5 months ago

    He drew several different endings for this story.

  • Vincent Holden
    Vincent Holden 5 months ago

    "You must learn the rules a novice so that you may break them as a master."

  • Vivilon Rane
    Vivilon Rane 5 months ago

    I recently thought about this in the context of pirates of the caribbean! It masters the fine line between the vomedic and the reality for epicness imo

  • Someone Smart
    Someone Smart 5 months ago

    Y' all anglophones don't know the grandaddy of all "so bad it' s good". Y' all never seen the french dub for hokuto noken, or "hitman the Cobra", that's the real shit !

  • Lord of Banana
    Lord of Banana 5 months ago

    5:14 The Q!

  • Jacques Lapierre
    Jacques Lapierre 5 months ago

    people say no one act like that in real life...
    you dont know people they want to act like that all the time and sometime they do

  • reaper39
    reaper39 5 months ago

    Unpopular opinion, I don't get the love for Wes Anderson, outside of Rushmore his movies are just bad.

  • Mike Lizewski
    Mike Lizewski 5 months ago

    Thing is, Tommy Wiseau tried to make a serious movie.

  • Adrian Ruelas
    Adrian Ruelas 5 months ago

    pirates of the caribbean... hillarious? go home, you are drunk

  • pablohb4
    pablohb4 5 months ago

    You should really watch the work of Pedro Almodovar with this topic in mind, its really brillant!

  • Eva Skye
    Eva Skye 5 months ago

    Oh goodness I forgot what the title of the movie was where he runs away from the police.

  • Victor LaVee
    Victor LaVee 6 months ago +1

    I didn't even know that some of them do it on purpose...
    Proves the point I guess 😅

  • notoriouswhitemoth
    notoriouswhitemoth 6 months ago

    When I watched The Big O, I had never heard anything bad about it. When I tried to enjoy the series on its own terms, I hated it. I found it annoying, frustrating, I saw it as a waste of time - then suddenly something clicked. My suspension of disbelief snapped like a rubber band - and all of a sudden, I was enjoying it. I wasn't enjoying it as its creators had intended, as a mecha anime Batman pastiche, but I was enjoying it, as something so laughably absurd that it was a wonder anyone could have taken it seriously. That, to me, is so bad it;s good: enjoying something more because you're not immersed.

  • p jd
    p jd 6 months ago

    Congrats, you got all the way through that without mentioning camp was created by Gay people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_(style)

    • Steve Carrasco
      Steve Carrasco 5 months ago

      Probably because he doesn't understand the meaning of the word camp.

  • Watchdog Goon
    Watchdog Goon 6 months ago

    I like everything about this except the fact that you included Sharknado... It doesn't deserve to be here.

  • Rupak Sarkar
    Rupak Sarkar 6 months ago

    You missed the first Kingsman movie. Heads blowing up at the end was definitely of this style .

  • R N
    R N 6 months ago

    Oh hi mark

  • Katherine W
    Katherine W 6 months ago

    I love the grand budapest hotel. Not only is it camp but the colours and shots are so beautiful.

  • Mecca Morphosis
    Mecca Morphosis 6 months ago

    lol and will smith would be considered a campy rapper, dont know if you did that on purpose

  • Leifson Thewind
    Leifson Thewind 6 months ago

    This brings up some points that i really think game developers forget these days as well - sometimes its okay for games to be games (and to act like it)!!! A lot of critics struggle with this as well often making comments like "x feels too gamey," and developers often try to keep everything up to these apparent "realistic standards" (i think pubg is a attrocious offender of this with its gunplay and moments when it tries to be that real-y tom clancy type shooter, while doing some very gamey things in the process) but i love those moments when a game can just acknowledge it and have fun with it. One of the top games of last year i think nailed it with neir automata's "fuck it, everything is part of the diagesis" style; that just made me agape at how fun that kind of "gamey" style can be.

  • Fg Fg
    Fg Fg 6 months ago

    Beat in the background anyone?

  • aishwarya rawat
    aishwarya rawat 6 months ago

    Here because of pewdiepie?😂

  • Adolfo Pena
    Adolfo Pena 6 months ago

    This video makes me think campy movies are the best kind.

  • mick grahame dillane
    mick grahame dillane 6 months ago

    aaron sorkin is a hack

  • Ben Streu
    Ben Streu 6 months ago

    Oh hi Mark

  • Lady Vengeance
    Lady Vengeance 6 months ago

    "Devastatingly rewatchable?" Is that like where you love a movie so much you watch it everyday to the detriment of all of your other relationships and your life crumbles around you as you stare enraptured at the screen?

  • FBI Chief
    FBI Chief 6 months ago

    Oh hi Mark

  • CynicalBroadcast
    CynicalBroadcast 6 months ago

    This video covers the aspect of taking something seriously but then so much so that your transmission from serious to unserious moments (whether in your life, or translated somehow on screen) remains serious, so that unseriousness is taken seriously, and vise versa. Nicely done.

  • Goose McBruce
    Goose McBruce 6 months ago

    2:46 i've been looking for that movie for ages, WHAT IS IT CALLED?!

  • Isabelli Martins
    Isabelli Martins 6 months ago +1

    Another point to consider when thinking about why people like these kind of movies is that it makes you analyze the good and the bad
    We have great films as examples, that we use as a reference because of the story and technique they present, but that’s also true with bad films
    We take the pros and cons, and we develop our sense of art by analyzing them.

  • ModernYT
    ModernYT 7 months ago

    You should make a video about if when a character in a movie is watching something (another film or a tv show) foreshadows the movie or has a purpose instead of just the character watching something.

  • komentator zad ruge
    komentator zad ruge 7 months ago

    god damn Tai Lopez

  • DoctorWeeTodd
    DoctorWeeTodd 7 months ago

    It sounds like you’re the expert!

  • Ufiix
    Ufiix 7 months ago

    The opposite of so bad it's good is Sharknado

  • Kat Rockenbach
    Kat Rockenbach 7 months ago

    Yeah, but The Room is just bad.

  • Kremit The Taco
    Kremit The Taco 7 months ago

    Shut up, Sharknado 2 is a fucking masterpiece!

  • Musthegreat 94
    Musthegreat 94 7 months ago

    “I did not hit her! It’s not true! I did not hit her!”

  • A P
    A P 7 months ago +1

    So, no mention of Susan Sontag's famous essay on camp movies, Pauline Kael's essay on trash art at the movies, no cultural or social context on any of the movies you've mentioned, it's all a very smug attitude of "I've seen enough movies, I think that with my populist opinion I can decide which ones are good and which ones are bad". So, I do this and I may get kicked out of any establishment of education. This motherfucker does it and gets tons of views and praise. Isn't bulshitting your way through movies fun?

  • Bill Stephens
    Bill Stephens 7 months ago

    Bad movies are bad... Period... End Stop... There is no such thing as "So bad it's good"... This is a stupid video... Stopped watching at 43 seconds... Get intelligent people... "So bad it's good" does NOT exist!

  • LightningProductions
    LightningProductions 7 months ago

    Bruh sometimes a movie just sucks

  • Holly's Hangout
    Holly's Hangout 7 months ago

    My favorite video you’ve made! You hit all my favs.

  • Alvin Yung
    Alvin Yung 7 months ago

    oh hi doggie

  • Wandering Sylph
    Wandering Sylph 7 months ago +4

    My favourite campy movie is Mortal Kombat. Good Lord I howled through it. It's a masterpiece of "so bad it's brilliant". I can't believe it wasn't intentional.

    • LuistrAmalgo
      LuistrAmalgo 5 months ago

      But wouldnt that make it not campy? maybe more like a guilty pleasure movie?

  • Philipp T
    Philipp T 7 months ago

    I think one other good recent example is Thor: Ragnarok. Also campy and quite enjoyable.

  • Lyl Viko
    Lyl Viko 7 months ago

    Can you tell me how to satisfy your audiences? Like when an annoying character gets destroyed or something?