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There are many movies that are just plain bad – and boring. But some movies transcend their utter awfulness by being terrible in delightfully amusing ways. Here are three of our favorite movies that are so bad, they’re good.

Striptease (1996)

Striptease is the kind of career-killing movie dreams are made of! Demi Moore was reportedly paid a record-breaking salary of $12.5 million to star in this jarring dump of a film. The synopsis alone is more than a little bonkers: Moore plays an FBI secretary-turned-stripper involved in a custody battle with her criminal ex-husband (Robert Patrick) who, in the process, gets embroiled with a corrupt congressman (Burt Reynolds). Moore acts with all the dramatic weight of a feather, and seems to be in a completely different movie than the rest of the cast, who deliver the movie’s many ridiculous, quotable lines (“Fresh! Hot! Lint!”) like they’re in a cartoon. Adding to the legend, the R-rated movie was shown in a fourth-grade class for whatever reason, which, in case you didn’t glean from the movie’s title, maybe wasn’t such a good idea.

Batman & Robin (1997)

Director Joel Schumacher has publicly apologized for this movie. That’s all that needs to be said about this cinematic travesty.

Okay, fine. From batsuit nipples to gratuitous butt shots to butler sub-plots that go nowhere to every (and we mean every) ice pun ever conceived in human history, Batman & Robin is one of the definitive so-bad-it’s-good movies. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. If you haven’t seen it for years, watch it again with a fresh pair of ice.

Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (2002)

The holidays may be over, but Rapsittie Street Kids is eternal. We’re honestly not sure how a project starring the voice talents of Walter Emanuel Jones, Mark Hamill, Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, and Nancy Cartwright could end up this horrifically bad, but we’re so happy it did. The primitive 3D animation is genuinely terrifying, the meme fodder is plentiful, and the songs… well, the songs are passable if you ignore the hellscape animation. But don’t take our word for it: Watch the whole glorious 42-minute trainwreck on your lunch break.

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