Cherie Horlacher | August 20, 2018
The Best of the Worst: Your State’s Favorite “Bad” Movie
Last Updated on February 5, 2019 by Karen Quach
If you think you’re the only fan of movies so bad they’re good, think again. Every state in the US has its own favorite terrible film. These films—you know, those bad movies that you love to hate and hate to love—definitely aren’t masterpieces, but they bring about great nostalgia and comfort when you watch them.
Check out our findings below to see if your favorite must-indulge film made the cut.
CenturyLinkQuote compiled a list of the most popular, lowest-scoring movies of all time using data from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, and the Razzie Awards. Then, we analyzed the Google Trends data for each movie to determine which guilty pleasure is most popular in each state.
So many movies on this list win our award for Most Popular Terrible Movie—but these interesting finds get honorable mentions:
- The three sequels on this list don’t star the original cast: Daddy Day Camp, Son of the Mask, and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. Without the stars from the first films, is it really a coincidence that these movies received such low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes (1%, 6%, and 0%, respectively)?
- North Dakota has no NBA team—guess residents are getting their fill of basketball with Kazaam.
- Mariah Carey lives in Las Vegas, but it looks like Nevada residents are choosing to watch her musical and see her in concert.
- Batman & Robin (North Carolina’s favorite terrible film) presents an all-star cast, including Uma Thurman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alicia Silverstone. And what’s more gush-worthy than a silver-fox Bruce Wayne (thank you, George Clooney!).
- Idaho ranks number six in the nation for most marriages per capita, so it makes sense that Idaho residents love The Love Guru. What’s not to love about love?
- Arkansas is home to an annual paranormal expo, and you can find paranormal investigators and supernatural experts around every corner. So it’s no wonder Arkansans’ guilty pleasure is Feardotcom.
- Troll 2 is a favorite in only one state, but it set the foundation for Best Worst Movie, a documentary about the aforementioned film.
- Halle Berry won the Razzie’s Worst Actress of the Year award for her role in Catwoman. The movie was originally made for Michelle Pfeiffer, but other actors, including Ashley Judd and Nicole Kidman were considered before Berry took the slot.
- Dana Carvey’s character Pistachio Disguisey makes The Master of Disguise one of the most kid-loved and parent-hated films that’s “not turtley enough for the Turtle Club.”
- The Emoji Movie (2017), is the newest film listed here. And while it did fairly well in box offices—earning over $217 million globally—it has some of the worst reviews.
- Fourteen of the films on this list have won Razzie Awards, but Jack and Jill beats them all; it won ten Golden Raspberry Awards in 2012.
The Winners for Best Worst Movie by State
Look through our list below to see which terrible movie your state loves! If your favorite didn’t make it, don’t worry—let CenturyLinkQuote and DIRECTV help you watch it and any of these films with your family and friends next movie night:
- Alabama: From Justin to Kelly
- Alaska: The Emoji Movie
- Arizona: The Emoji Movie
- Arkansas: Feardotcom
- California: The Room
- Colorado: Jack and Jill
- Connecticut: Gigli
- Delaware: Batman & Robin
- District of Columbia: The Emoji Movie
- Florida: Super Mario Bros.
- Georgia: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
- Hawaii: The Emoji Movie
- Idaho: The Love Guru
- Illinois: The Room
- Indiana: Super Mario Bros.
- Iowa: The Emoji Movie
- Kansas: Battlefield Earth
- Kentucky: Daddy Day Camp
- Louisiana: From Justin to Kelly
- Maine: The Master of Disguise
- Maryland: Catwoman
- Massachusetts: The Room
- Michigan: The Emoji Movie
- Minnesota: The Room
- Mississippi: Norbit
- Missouri: The Emoji Movie
- Montana: Wild Wild West
- Nebraska: The Hottie and the Nottie
- Nevada: Glitter
- New Hampshire: Super Mario Bros.
- New Jersey: The Emoji Movie
- New Mexico: Batman & Robin
- New York: The Room
- North Carolina: From Justin to Kelly
- North Dakota: Kazaam
- Ohio: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
- Oklahoma: Troll 2
- Oregon: Battlefield Earth
- Pennsylvania: Super Mario Bros.
- Rhode Island: Catwoman
- South Carolina: Son of the Mask
- South Dakota: Batman & Robin
- Tennessee: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
- Texas: The Emoji Movie
- Utah: Batman & Robin
- Vermont: The Room
- Virginia: The Emoji Movie
- Washington: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
- West Virginia: Battlefield Earth
- Wisconsin: Super Mario Bros.
- Wyoming: Wild Wild West
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