Greatest Bad or Cheesy Movies Available on DVD

A Listmania! list by John Paul "Gymkata Black Belt" (USA)
The list author says: "I love bad movies, but finding movies that have a good balance between awful and entertaining can be difficult. Most of the bad movies to have come out in the past 10 or so years are too self aware and that takes all the fun out of it. This list is a compliation of my favorites from terrible cinema over the past couple of decades that all qualify as wonderful grade D fun. For anyone who cares, all of these movies were shot on film as far as I can tell, excpet for possibly "Ring Around the Rosie.""
The New Barbarians
1.  The New Barbarians DVD ~ Timothy Brent
The list author says:
  "This is the mother of all awesomely bad, post-apocolyptic cinema (a larger genre than one might think).  If you like bad movies do your self a big favor and see this movie!"
$14.99   Used & New from: $12.99
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Lady Terminator
2.  Lady Terminator DVD ~ Barbara Anne Constable
The list author says:
  "Never have a seen such an amazing rip-off of any movie.  I can't stress enough how hilarious this movie is, right up there with New Barbarians."
$14.99   Used & New from: $11.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe
3.  Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe DVD ~ Jesse Ventura
The list author says:
  "Jesse Ventura as a 10,000 year old bounty hunter searching for a villan who is trying to find the anti-life equation.  For as cheap as this one is to purchase, the laughs to dollar ratio should be very high."
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Immortal Combat
4.  Immortal Combat DVD ~ Sonny Chiba
The list author says:
  "Roddy Piper and Sonny Chiba in a buddy flick.  I don't know if anything else needs to be said."
$49.99   Used & New from: $32.87
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Sci-Fighters
5.  Sci-Fighters DVD ~ Roddy Piper
The list author says:
  "This movie actually isn't half as bad as most of the others on this list.  Its actually pretty entertaining, if you can get past the ridiculous costumes, acting, and dialouge."
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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Happy Hell Night
6.  Happy Hell Night DVD ~ Larry Robinson
The list author says:
  "Don't be fooled by the title and bad cover art.  This movie is great...in a bad way.  And it stars Darrin McGavin (the Dad from A Christmas Story)."
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Hawk the Slayer
7.  Hawk the Slayer DVD ~ Jack Palance
The list author says:
  "If knights, giants and awfully excellent 80's special effects are your thing then this movie is for you.  And Jack Palance is the bad guy. (Warning:  This movie is a little slow at times)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Gymkata
8.  Gymkata DVD ~ John Barrett
The list author says:
  "This movie is ASTOUNDINGLY BAD, but also hugely entertaining.  Olympic gymnist fights for his life in a martial arts tournament using a combination of gymnastics and karate.  It is easily one of my favorites."
$4.72   Used & New from: $3.38
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Night of the Demons
9.  Night of the Demons DVD ~ Cathy Podewell
The list author says:
  "An 80s classic in its own right, but still quite bad (in an entertaining way)."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Warrior and the Sorceress
10.  The Warrior and the Sorceress DVD ~ David Carradine
The list author says:
  "A post-apocolyptic, western, remake of Yojimbo..."starring" David Carradine.  Wow."
$12.98   Used & New from: $8.00
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

American Samurai
11.  American Samurai DVD ~ David Bradley
The list author says:
  "One of the more satisfying terrible action movies I've ever seen."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.60
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Hercules/The Adventures of Hercules
12.  Hercules/The Adventures of Hercules DVD ~ Lou Ferrigno
The list author says:
  "Its hard to know what to say.  These movies are painfully bad, but Lou Ferrigno is still awesome in them.  They really border on unwatchable, but are certainly one of a kind."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

C.H.U.D.
13.  C.H.U.D. DVD ~ John Heard
The list author says:
  "No bad movie list can be complete without CHUD.  Not that I recommend watching it."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Ice Pirates
14.  The Ice Pirates DVD ~ Robert Urich
The list author says:
  "Ususally comedies are not permitted in the so bad its good arena, but this one fits the bill nicely.  An 80s classic."
$8.49   Used & New from: $3.48
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)

Tourist Trap
15.  Tourist Trap DVD ~ Chuck Connors
The list author says:
  "Cheesy, fun, and actually kind of scary at some points."
$29.99   Used & New from: $3.97
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

Mirror, Mirror Four-Film Collection
16.  Mirror, Mirror Four-Film Collection DVD ~ Karen Black
The list author says:
  "Four movies worthy of headlining Cinemax Up All Night."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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1990: Bronx Warriors
17.  1990: Bronx Warriors DVD ~ Fred Williamson
The list author says:
  "The Warriors meets Escape From New York....with a really low budget."
$19.59   Used & New from: $7.92
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

2019 - After the Fall of New York
18.  2019 - After the Fall of New York DVD ~ Michael Sopkiw
The list author says:
  "More post-apocolyptic fun."
$20.09   Used & New from: $14.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Fortress
19.  Fortress DVD ~ Christopher Lambert
The list author says:
  "Cool sets, cool action...hilarious movie."
$12.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Sleepaway Camp
20.  Sleepaway Camp DVD ~ Felissa Rose
The list author says:
  "The only one of the Sleepaway Camp trilogy worth watching (because unlike parts 2 and 3 this movie takes itself seriously, while the others are spoofs).  Bad and cheesy with a very memorable ending."
$29.99   Used & New from: $8.19
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)

Steel Dawn
21.  Steel Dawn DVD ~ Patrick Swayze
The list author says:
  "Kind of boring, but just dumb enough to keep your attention.  Also follows a very similar plot to Star Wars Episode One in many ways (except this came about 20 years earlier)."
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Ghosts of Mars (Special Edition)
22.  Ghosts of Mars (Special Edition) DVD ~ Natasha Henstridge
The list author says:
  "I hate to put this on here because John Carpenter is easliy my favorite director of all time, but with a character named Desolation Williams and a ship called the Trans Marinara it must be included."
$10.24   Used & New from: $0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Stone Cold
23.  Stone Cold DVD ~ Brian Bosworth
The list author says:
  "I'd been waiting years for this to come to DVD because I missed it in the theater when it came out (early 90's).  It was worth the wait."
$74.00   Used & New from: $30.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Ring Around the Rosie
24.  Ring Around the Rosie DVD ~ Gina Philips
The list author says:
  "This is one of the few newer films to make it onto this list.  Tom Sizemore's drunken (I'm assuming) performance should not be missed."
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2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Solarbabies
25.  Solarbabies DVD ~ Richard Jordan
The list author says:
  "Another 80s classic with a decent amount of famous people early in their careers.  I compare it to Dune, but on rollerskates."
$33.95   Used & New from: $14.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Project: Shadowchaser 3000 / Night Siege - Project: Shadowchaser 2 (Double Feature)
26.  Project: Shadowchaser 3000 / Night Siege - Project: Shadowchaser 2 (Double Feature) DVD ~ Sam Bottoms
The list author says:
  "This is a great two pack of horrible entertainment.  These movies have that nebulus quality of feeling that they were not made in the US, only used American actors.  In fact they probably were, but feel like low budget Canadian movies or something.  I highly recommend these for the low price."
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Undefeatable
27.  Undefeatable DVD ~ Cynthia Rothrock
The list author says:
  "A spectacularly bad movie, but with one of the most amazingly hilarious (it isn't supposed to be) action sequences ever.  One of my favorite Cynthia Rothrock movies."
$14.99   Used & New from: $12.63
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Room
28.  The Room DVD ~ Tommy Wiseau
The list author says:
  "There has been a lot of hype about how horrid this movie is and it absolutely lives up to it.  I recommend checking out clips or trailers online if you can.  The quailty is a bit weird because it was shot on digital and film simulateously (don't ask why) and he mostly uses the digital footage."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (526 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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