Sunday, May 18, 2014

Top 100 B-Movies

 Pretty good list, though I don't consider Behind the Mask a B-movie. Excellent to see how many of these can be found on Horrorthon's Monster List.


Not every film can be the Citizen Kane of its day. For every high-budget “A movie” that commands significant promotion and funding from its studio, there are piles of B movies that scratch and claw their way into existence without the benefit of things like “a budget” or “a script” in some cases. To compare them with A movies in terms of resources and immersiveness isn’t a fair proposition. Instead, discerning film fans are able to simply appreciate them for what they are.

But what does “best” mean when we’re talking about films often famous for their shoddy construction? It certainly doesn’t mean “best-made.” It also doesn’t mean “worst-made,” or else films like Manos: The Hands of Fate and The Beast of Yucca Flats would make prominent appearances. They’re not on this list because the meaning of “best” here is “most entertaining,” and I defy you to be entertained by Manos without its MST3k commentary or a pound of medical-grade marijuana. If these films are painful, they’re also equally fun.

Whenever possible, I tried to keep the list to more obscure titles. Although John Carpenter’s Halloween is a great example of a superbly made “B movie” in terms of budget, any film fan has most likely seen it already. Gathered here is a collection of some of the most entertainingly cheap and endearingly bad movies ever made.


Catfreeek said...

Awesome post! Adding a few to my queue for October.

JPX said...

Wow, what a great list! I'm embarrassed to say that I have not seen a lot of those but they are going on the list!

AC said...

love it! should come in handy in October.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Thanks for posting this Landshark! I embiggened my Netflix queue as well as my "watch later" YouTube list.