My Beloved Ham Sandwiches (ranked in order of personal yum)

Ham Sandwiches are movies where the goof is front and center, or at least the prime part of my personal enjoyment of it. Movies where something incredibly cheesy can happen, and it makes me like the movie more instead of roll my eyes. Movies where I want the treacly music cues and the hamfisted emotional beats and the over-acting. But most of all, movies where all that cheese, intentionally or unintentionally, somehow works synergistically with the more straightforward expressions of story or genre that the movie conventionally succeeds in.

So yes, there is some ironic element to watching these, though they do all display varying degrees of self-awareness towards their goof. "So bad they're good" movies are also beloved by…

  • Ricochet

    1

  • Mission: Impossible II

    2

  • A Few Good Men

    3

  • Armageddon

    4

  • National Treasure

    5

  • The Core

    6

  • Independence Day

    7

  • Raising Cain

    8

  • Speed

    9

  • Highlander

    10

  • Twister

    11

  • The Rock

    12

  • Beyond Skyline

    13

  • The Sitter

    14

  • Diamonds Are Forever

    15

  • Venom

    16

  • Face/Off

    17

  • The Shadow

    18

  • Live and Let Die

    19

  • Highlander II: The Quickening

    20

  • Into the Grizzly Maze

    21

  • Nemesis

    22

  • Alien Resurrection

    23