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Best 80s/90s Sci-Fi Movies?

  1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago

    As many of you know, I've been suffering with a chronic headache for about a year and a half now.  When the pain is really bad, I cannot read, but find it difficult to follow the plot of a quality film.

    Enter bad 80s sci-fi.  I love the stuff.  It's easy to follow and hilarious... and you know what they say about laughter being the best medicine.  So I'm looking for recommendations.

    What are the most awesomely bad 80s/90s fantasy or sci-fi movies you can think of?  Really now.  Give me your worst.

    1. SimeyC profile image86
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Aww man 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes came out in 1978'.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
        Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Close enough.  Awesome suggestion!

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Also from the 70's - Kingdom of the Spiders, filmed in Camp Verde, AZ.  William Shatner, who's comeback is mainly due to his silly Priceline commercials, is so embarrassed by his performance in this awful movie that he refuses to come back to Camp Verde to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary.

    2. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      TOTAL RECALL. Terrible movie. Not a big fan of Paul Verhoeven and Arnie's acting was as bad as ever.

      STARSHIP TROOPERS. Yet again another Verhoeven blood-fest with a stupid plot and rotten acting. Why didn't they just napalm the big beasties instead of fighting them on the ground with puny weapons? Ridiculous movie. I was cheering for the beasties by the end LOL

  2. Aficionada profile image93
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    I actually had one to suggest, but it was so bad I have blocked out the name.

    When I was pregnant, watching the movie made me more nauseated than any food or smells did.

    I'll ask my husband if he can help me remember it.  Good luck with the laughter therapy.  It helped Norman Cousins!

  3. Aficionada profile image93
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Okay, so I checked on IMDb and apparently it was intended to be funny and to parody other horror movies. 

    Tremors.  Still, yuck! 

    I guess it doesn't really fall within the category of sci-fi.  Not so sure about fantasy, either.  But - beyond belief, awful, and funny - yeah, I think it fits.  big_smile

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
      Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, I'll definitely check it out!

  4. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 5 years ago

    Bad Taste or Braindead, both are from Lord of the Rings Director Peter Jackson and they are not serious fantasy/horror/sci-fi movies and they certainly raise a laugh or two with some cheesy and quite hilarious acting along the way!

    With comical violence and gore that never gets serious, just crazy and mad...certainly worth a laugh....

  5. dungeonraider profile image84
    dungeonraiderposted 5 years ago

    Krull (fantasy sci-fi), Dune was awful, Star Trek motion pictures (original cast) was pretty bad all around but epic.  You'd have to be a trekkie to understand.

  6. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Def-Con 4

    Made in Canada... but not our fault

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    You really, REALLY need to see "Star Crash," a 1979 Italian-made "Star Wars" wanna-bee that stars a young David Hasselhoff (yes, really) in one of his earliest film roles. Seriously. Best. Bad. Sci-Fi. Movie. Ever.

  8. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 5 years ago

    space pirates was awesome came out in the mid 80's

  9. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, guys.  I'm making a list, checking it twice.  I know there are some more sci-fi geeks out there, though.  C'mon guys.  What else am I missing?

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    vikki28posted 5 years ago

    hey i love si-fi me and my fella i love sifi films i loved star trek on the virgin channel with captin jane way. i suffer from servere headaches i have tried 4head the stick you rub on ya head it made it worse so i tried soothe head and it help. it is so annoying i cant focus on a good fantasy book, and films hurt my eyes and the noise always seems to loud anyway im vikki nice o chat take care

    1. shogan profile image87
      shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      vikki, it took you 9 months to make that post?!

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        vikki28posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        aint been on here 4 yonks forgot i was sighned up im sighned up with olts of stuff like paying survey sites i make a bit  lol n e way soz 4 bing 2 long .  howz u?

  11. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 5 years ago

    If you like "bad" sci-fi, then check out the SyFy channel...this month is full of them because of Halloween!

    Not sure of the release dates of any of them, but most of them definitely fall into the bad category, lol--we love them! smile

  12. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Goodness, I'm having to reach back a while here...

    Space Balls (I'm always up for anything Mel Brooks)
    Tremors (already mentioned)
    Mars Attacks
    Galaxy Quest

    There are a few more, but my feeble brain needs more coffee!

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      vikki28posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hey have you seen  LEXX  si-fi tv seris it is not on n e more you can down load it though it is funny, rude and you need a wacky sence of humour. it has a talking space ship a dawky guy and and a hot girl my fella loved it  also farscape is brilliant i loved rigiell the little alien it is one of my fave tv series's anyway check it out