1. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Director: Tom Shadyac

Screenplay: Jim Carrey, Tom Shadyac, Jack Bernstein

Starring: Jim Carrey, Courtney Cox

Jim Carrey remains one of the most absurdly quotable actors in history. Even though few people can recall the plot of Pet Detective (something about Dan Marino’s Super Bowl Ring and a missing dolphin), the epic quotes live on.

  1. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Ace ventura When Nature Calls

Director: Steve Oedekerk

Screenplay: Steve Oedekerk

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice

While the first film in the series may have birthed pop culture gold, When Nature Calls birthed Jim Carrey out of the back of a giant fake elephant.

  1. Aeon Flux (2005)

Aeon Flux

Director: Karyn Kusama

Screenplay: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Starring: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand

It certainly had its moments, but when the creator of the original, groundbreaking animated series Aeon Flux tears the Hollywood version to shreds, you know it can’t be good. There’s plenty of action here, but with none of the dominatrix/fetish/Marxist stuff that made the original show great.

  1. Con Air (1997)

COn Air

Director: Simon West

Screenplay: Scott Rosenberg

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich

There’s nothing quite so comforting as kicking back and watching a great Nic Cage film. You know the old tale—a man kills in self-defense, gets sent to prison and must hijack a plane with the nation’s most dangerous killers to get his wife back? You know what? Don’t overthink it.

  1. Dances with Wolves (1990)

Dances with Wolves

Director: Kevin Costner

Screenplay: Michael Blake

Starring: Kevin Costner, Graham Greene

Kevin Costner shows off his chops behind the camera in this tale of a Civil War defector who shacks up with some Native Americans and feels the white man’s burden hard.

  1. Blow Out (1981)

Blow Out

Director: Brian De Palma

Screenplay: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen

John Travolta gets caught in a web of lies and conspiracies when he finds the body of a dead man who was set to run for president. Things get worse when he begins to fall for the femme fatale.

  1. Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet

Director: David Lynch

Screenplay: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

It starts with a severed ear and then continues on one of the strangest journeys ever committed to celluloid. Dennis Hopper is at his absolute best as a drugged-out-pseudo-sex-demon opposite Kyle MacLachlan’s wide-eyed Irish innocence.

  1. Ghost Rider (2007)

Ghost Rider

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Screenplay: Mark Steven Johnson

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes

Ghost Rider might be one of the most beloved anti-heroes in Marvel comics history. Unfortunately, even with the mighty Nicolas Cage, they couldn’t get the ol’ flaming one right. It’s not without it’s charms, though.

  1. Boogeyman (2005)

Boogeyman

Director: Stephen Kay

Screenplay: Eric Kripke

Starring: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel

Even though his father was killed by the boogeyman (yes, the boogeyman) all those years ago, Tim’s mother refuses to believe his fears. It’s not until he must return to his childhood home and defeat said spirit that people finally begin to believe him.

  1. The Ides of March

Ideas of March

Director: George Clooney

Screenplay: George Clooney

Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling

Plenty of people slept on this Clooney penned-and-helmed political thriller but it was pretty great all things considered. Gosling and Paul Giamatti play fantastic side roles to Clooney’s governor hopeful.

  1. Joe Dirt (2001)

Joe Dirt

Director: Dennis Gordon

Screenplay: David Spade, Fred Wolf

Starring: David Spade, Dennis Miller

Southern epics aren’t just reserved for Faulkner. David Spade shines as the archetypical slack jawed hillbilly. Unfortunately, Dennis Miller is also in this film.

  1. Bullwhip (1958)

Bullwhip

Director: Harmon Jones

Screenplay: Adele Buffington

Starring: Guy Madison, Rhonda Fleming

The film is a classic yet unsung proto-feminist western about a hard woman who saves a man from his own hanging with a bullwhip.

  1. Madeline (1998)

Madeline

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

Screenplay: Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett

Starring: Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne

The iconic children’s series about the experiences of an orphaned girl comes to life with the help of Frances McDormand.

  1. Over the Top (1987)

Over the Top

Director: Menahem Golan

Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone, Gary Conway

Starring: Sylvester Stallone

Keep in mind that this isn’t just a story about a down on his luck trucker who also moonlights as a professional arm wrestler, but a story about a father and his son. It’s Shakespearean really.

  1. Mo’ Money (1992)

Mo' Money

Director: Peter MacDonald

Screenplay: Damon Wayans

Starring: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash

You know what they say, “mo’ money, mo’ problems,” and this movie is proof of that because it’s full of consistency errors and plot holes.

  1. Money Train (1995)

Money Trainn

Director: Joseph Ruben

Screenplay: Doug Richardson, Vincent Patrick, David Loughery

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson

People don’t give enough credit to the powerhouse cinematic duo that was “Woody and Snipes.” In the spiritual successor to White Men Can’t Jump, Money Train has the twosome playing two brothers (?) who decide to rob a subway car.

  1. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

Moscow On the Hudson

Director: Paul Mazursky

Screenplay: Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos

Starring: Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso

Moscow on the Hudson is either one long Yakov Smirnoff joke made real or some kind of Hollywood anti-Cold War subversion technique on celluloid. But it’s a pretty good Robin Williams film either way.

  1. Mr. Mom (1983)

Mr.Mom

Director: Stan Dragoti

Screenplay: John Hughes

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr

He’s MISTER Mom. Get it? Because he loses his job and has to stay home with the KIDS! It’s so difficult when the man has to stay home. How will they explain it to the children?

  1. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Peggy SUe Got Married

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Screenplay: Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage

Kathleen Turner goes back in time to save herself from herself in this Francis Ford Coppola dramedy starring Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew, Nicolas Cage.

  1. Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine (Hulu Documentary)

Dumb the story of big brother magazine

Director: Patrick O’Dell

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Tony Hawk, Spike Jonze

The people who lived it finally tell the story of one of the most beloved skate magazines. Expect dirty jokes and bad falls from these Jackass proto-martyrs.

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