Thursday, July 24, 2014

15 Comedic Train Wreck Legends

Not everyone will agree on what makes a cult movie, a cult movie. Often, it refers to a film that didn’t do very well in the theatres but picked up a few more fans later on. Other times, it can refer to low budget “B” movies in general and sometimes a cult movie can be one that is terrible but people love it anyway – a movie that is so bad, that it is good. Here are 15 of the best comedies.

Galaxy Quest is a cult classic
Dreamworks
Galaxy Quest (1999)
If you consider yourself a “Trekie,” or enjoy attending Comicon, put this one on your list. This family-friendly comedy tells the tale of former TV stars who were popular years ago when their show, Galaxy Quest (similar to Star Trek), was on the air. Now, years later, the only work that they can find is making appearances at comic book conventions. However, some space aliens have confused reruns of the show for historical documents and arrive on earth to ask for the crew’s help to save their planet. The TV cast misunderstands the aliens, thinking that they have been invited to relive their roles for a private performance. Won’t they be surprised when they end up in space for real? The cast includes Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell.


Mr. Bean's Holiday is a cult classic
Universal
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
This underappreciated movie is actually a charming film with surprisingly little dialogue. It features favorite British icon, Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), who has won a raffle that takes him on a train journey to Cannes. In typical “Bean” style, things go horribly wrong and Mr. Bean finds himself penniless. He also makes quick friends with a young boy, Stepan Dachevsky (Max Baldry) who gets separated from his father. Mr. Bean is determined to find Stephan’s dad and the two enjoy some adventures together including busking an act to raise some money. This film is very clean and appropriate for all audiences. If you have enjoyed watching the Mr. Bean TV show in the past, you will enjoy this flick as well.