We all have movies that we absolutely love — even though no one else seems to share our appreciation for them. And that's OK!
U/123andawaywego recently asked the people of Reddit, "What's a movie you like that everyone seems to hate?" Maybe you'll pick up some new flicks to watch — or, maybe, this list will make you feel a little less alone:
1."Evolution. One of the funniest movies of my generation."
2."I quite liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen upon seeing it in the theater. I was genuinely shocked to see nearly every review disagree with me resoundingly."
3."Iron Man 2, because of Tony realizing his dad loved him after all (and that he was his greatest gift), and also because I liked Ivan Vanko as a villain."
4."Pacific Rim. Giant robots fighting giant monsters! What's not to love? The sequel was shit, though."
5."Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. My friends walked out of this one in the cinema while I was on the ground trying to not vomit from laughing so hard."
6."Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Oh, I’m sorry, was the movie about a magician traveling through the multiverse directed by Sam Raimi not as tight of a narrative as you wanted? Do you go to the butcher looking for vegan options as well?"
7."Lucy. Everyone shits on this movie. I agree that the 'science' is incredibly dumb. But that's not really the point. It's a fun and entertaining movie if you aren't expecting an accurate neuroscience lecture."
8."Thor: Love and Thunder. It's funny, I had fun, the kid had fun, it got Thor out of his funk. I think it sets the stage for him to come back in a less silly capacity, so I appreciate the goofiness."
9."Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. Not even Sylvester Stallone likes it, but I find it to be a lighthearted police comedy, and the titular 'Mom' reminds me of my grandmother."
10."The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It defined my life for me."
11."The Village. I thought the acting was good, and I liked the twist."
12."David Lynch's Dune. Perhaps it's just nostalgia from watching it umpteen times as a kid, but I absolutely adore the original Dune. Sure, it has its flaws, but the atmosphere, sound, and general weirdness really brought Frank Herbert's universe to life."
13."The Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993. It’s just a dark sci-fi movie with Mario references, and I loved it as a kid."
14."The Cable Guy. This film is a contradiction of sorts. On the one hand, it appears to be a comedy of some type. There's parts that are totally hysterical! But if you look a little deeper and read between the lines, this film could be considered a horror film. It's downright scary because the character that Jim Carrey portrays is a perfect reflection of people I have met in real life."
15."Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Everyone in my life hates it, but it’s clearly the best movie ever made."
16."Cutthroat Island. People have forgotten about it. This movie deserves a lot more than what it got. It's a good pirate flick!"
17."Bubble Boy. It's hilarious."
18."Alien 3. Everything about it worked for me. I'm gonna go listen to the soundtrack now."
19."Wild Wild West. I loved it as a kid but found out only recently that it was a massive flop. I rewatched it, and it’s a fun movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously."
20."Little Nicky. I don't generally like Adam Sandler comedies, but that one is hilarious."
Agree? Disagree? Have your own additions? See you in the comments!
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.