The Hilarious Movie: The '70s and '80s were full of "nature fights back" tosh like this ropey horror film in which those eternally-wronged amphibians, the frogs, finally get some revenge on mean old mankind. Rubbish then, but amusing nonetheless.
Funniest Moment: When the tagline is a beauty like this, you know you're in for a treat: "A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path!"
The Postman (1997)
The Hilarious Movie: Kevin Costner's post-Apocalyptic slog would be mind-numbingly dull if it weren't for its horribly schmaltzy script, which livens things up considerably. Its a wonder Kev managed to keep his face so straight throughout this one!
Funniest Moment: "A Godsend," gushes one grateful customer to Kev's mail-man. "A saviour!" "No," he replies humbly. "I'm just… the postman."
The Intruder (1986)
The Hilarious Movie: A balls to the wall action thriller starring a take-no-shit mercenary named… Rambu. Yes, that's right, Rambu. A man who bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to Rambo. Honest.
Funniest Moment: "I'll kill you," breathes Rambu, quietly. "I'll kill you," he repeats, getting agitated. "I'LL KILL YOU!" he howls, losing the plot entirely.
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
The Hilarious Movie: Hair-metal rockers take on demons from the bowels of hell (via a set of possessed hand puppets) in this gloriously silly slice of '80s entertainment. As the tagline gleefully trumpets, "when the band starts to rock, heads start to roll." Radical, dudes.
Funniest Moment: The final battle truly is a sight to behold as lead rocker John Triton strips down to his kecks and kicks some ass in the campest fashion imaginable.
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
The Hilarious Movie: A baffling tale of a spaceman who got too close to the sun and has now returned to Earth to melt and kill a few people as he does so. Dreadful premise it might be, but as a recipe for point and laugh fun, it doesn't disappoint.
Funniest Moment: One poor woman is so terrified of Mr. Melty that she runs clean through a glass door in order to escape him! Lovely stuff.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Hilarious Movie: It's difficult to decide whether Deep Blue Sea is aware of its humorous limitations, or whether its manifold chuckles were simply a happy accident. In any case, there's plenty to laugh at in this fishy action thriller.
Funniest Moment: It has to be Sam Jackson's untimely exit, which aims for shocking but can't help eliciting a guilty snigger. Until you realise it's now down to L.L. Cool J to carry the film…
Enter The Ninja (1981)
The Hilarious Movie: A smorgasbord of culture-clash chop-socky action, as a Ninja-trained army vet heads to the Philippines to help an old war buddy fend off an evil corporate baddie who wants to force him off his land. Hair-raising excitement, it ain't.
Funniest Moment: A white-suited patsy takes a throwing star in the chest (dispatched with a comedy whistle sound effect), roaring with agony as he takes a slow-motion slump floorwards.
Vampire's Kiss (1988)
The Hilarious Movie: Given that Vampire's Kiss is a horror-comedy, you might think that the laughs are largely intentional. However, the biggest chortles must be reserved for Nic Cage's portrayal of a man losing his mind, which is so overblown, it makes Bad Lieutenant look the picture of moderation.
Funniest Moment: His wild-eyed, office-based freakout is the stuff of legend. Cage really does know how to act with every available inch of his face, doesn't he?
Star Wars: Episode 3 (2005)
The Hilarious Movie: If you weren't an outraged fan, too blinded with rage to see the funny side, there's plenty to be amused by in George Lucas's prequel trilogy. Part three sees yet more of Hayden Christensen's ham-fisted acting, as well as a genuinely rib-tickling confrontation between Yoda and Palpatine…
Funniest Moment: With a flick of his wrist, Yoda sends Palpatine crashing across the room like an old ragdoll. Not so much a punch-the-air moment as a collapse-wheezing-and-spluttering-to-the-floor moment.
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002)
The Hilarious Movie: The second sequel to noted B-movie Shark Attack is arguably the most preposterous of the series, what with its shoddy effects, half-cocked storyline and truly woeful dialogue. Indeed, it's the script that really lives long in the memory, with some lines going down in trash movie folklore…
Funniest Moment: It can only be the scene in which John Barrowman says to a startled co-star, "you know, I'm really wired, so whaddya say I take you home and eat your pussy?" Yes, that John Barrowman…
The Swarm (1978)
The Hilarious Movie: Michael Caine takes on a swarm of killer bees that are terrorising New Orleans. Caine is playing an upper-class English gent rather than a loveable cockney sparrow. The latter would probably have been funnier, but you can't have everything.
Funniest Moment: "We have been invaded," says Caine, earnestly, "by an enemy far more lethal than any human force." Try to keep that face straight, Mickey…
The Hilarious Movie: Sub Dungeons And Dragons dross about a Barbarian named Deathstalker, tasked with uniting the three powers of creation, a chalice, an amulet and a sword. Cue plenty of glistening pecs, scantily clad maidens and some extremely chucklesome fight scenes.
Funniest Moment: Deathstalker grapples with a pig-faced warrior, howling like a little girl as his opponent grips him in a bearhug.
Werewolves On Wheels (1971)
The Hilarious Movie: Bikers who become werewolves… you know the drill. We don't know which is more amusing, the schlocky werewolf effects or the "hey, dude, we're radical" buffoonery of their human forms.
Funniest Moment: The voiceover on the trailer is priceless: "This gang thought they were tough… the supernatural challenged them!" It will do...
Hercules In New York (1969)
The Hilarious Movie: Arnie's feature film debut sees the Austrian Oak star as the son of Zeus, sent down to Earth in search of adventure. All sorts of cringe-worthy encounters take place, with Arnie's accent so impenetrable, it had to be dubbed over. If you can track down a version with the original recording in place, you're in for a real treat…
Funniest Moment: Arnie gets into a scrap with a bear. Or should we say, a man in a bear suit? Either way, it's funny.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
The Hilarious Movie: The cartoonish mayhem of the first film wasn't exactly high art, but this half-cocked sequel is a truly diabolical affair, thanks in no small part to an unutterably awful script delivered in understandably bemused style by the embarrassed-looking cast.
Funniest Moment: "Mother, you're alive," shouts a dismayed Kitana. "Too bad, you will die," replies Sindel with an inflection that suggests actress Musetta Vander hasn't quite understood the line.
The Hilarious Movie: Sly Stallone and John Lithgow set about chewing the scenery to pieces in this enjoyably nonsensical action flick. Camp as Christmas (check out Sly's denim shorts), it's a masterclass in unashamed overacting. Needless to say, it's well-loved in the TF office.
Funniest Moment: Michael Roker's big moment, in which he mourns the death of his mentor with a slow motion howl of anguish, and the immortal words," Nooooo! This man never hurt anybody!"
Batman And Robin (1997)
The Hilarious Movie: Legendary in its ineptitude, we all know that Batman And Robin is unquestionably the worst of the Batman films, but when was the last time you actually sat through it? Poor old Arnie's performance really is the dictionary definition of something that has gone hurtling past bad and into profoundly enjoyable territory.
Funniest Moment: Arnie's quips and quotes are all eminently staggering, but for sheer "I can't believe they ever served this crap up" chutzpah, we can't look past the ice-skating opening scene. Truly incredible.
On Deadly Ground (1994)
The Hilarious Movie: With Michael Caine, R. Lee Ermey and Steven Seagal all screaming their lines with considerable gusto, this is one of the ponytailed maestro's most overblown films, which is saying something. Seagal plays a badass environmentalist in this one, which should give you some impression of what to expect…
Funniest Moment: Seagal drops one of his finest lines, speculating, "what does it take to change the essence of a man?" A trip to the barbers?
The Hilarious Movie: Imagine Jurassic Park with the scares and general sense of wonder replaced by a talking gorilla. Congratulations! You've just imagined Congo .
Funniest Moment: "Stop eating my sesame cake," says Delroy Lindo to Tim Curry, before deciding to flip out entirely. "STOP EATING MY SESAME CAKE!"
Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)
The Hilarious Movie: It takes some front to attempt to construct a serious horror film and then saddle it with such a lurid title, but hey, it was the '70s. The plot sees a high school janitor in search for a hottie to ritually sacrifice, but sadly for him, he manages to pick on a psychic witch. Error.
Funniest Moment: The angry old janitor introduces himself to the titular cheerleaders, stumbling over his lines and generally making a bit of a tit of himself. Trust us, it's great!
Judge Dredd (1995)
The Hilarious Movie: Stallone turns 2000AD's most celebrated lawman into a bawling, snarling shouting machine, who manages to turn the character's well-loved catchphrase into a mirth-inducing party piece. For shame.
Funniest Moment: It has to be Dredd's hoo-ha heavy confrontation with Rico, in which the two men yell the word "law" at each other until it loses all meaning. Heavyweight acting right there.
The Hilarious Movie: This is basically The Birds with shoddy effects, terrible acting and a series of preposterous theories spouted by various "experts" about how the birds are following orders from some unseen power. Hitch would not be amused.
Funniest Moment: The following hypothesis, delivered with deadly serious gravity. Remember it's birds we're talking about: "Birds just don't cluster and follow someone around like that… it seems organised, like these birds are on a recon, preparing a war!" Course they are...
The Hilarious Movie: Nic Cage is as entertaining as ever in this slice of apocalyptic hokum, sporting an improbable back-combed hairdo and generally hamming things up as only he can. Angrily shouting at a burning man to stop and talk to him is one highlight that particularly sticks in the memory.
Funniest Moment: Cage's character loses his shit in spectacular style, knocking seven bells out of a tree with his trusty baseball bat. As you do…
Cool As Ice (1991)
The Hilarious Movie: Whichever studio head thought a rap-centric remake of Rebel Without A Cause was a good idea, probably needs their head examining. Whoever then thought to cast Vanilla Ice in the leading role… well, words fail us.
Funniest Moment: Ice rolls up to Cathy and her boyfriend, his appearance hailed by the kick-in of some funky '90s beats, and urges her to "drop that zero and get with the hero". Word.
Shark In Venice (2008)
The Hilarious Movie: High concept filmmaking in action, as Stephen Baldwin shrieks his way through this schlocky tale of a shark menacing the waterways of Venice. From the supporting cast's ropey Italian accents to the OTT shark attacks, there's plenty here to raise a smile.
Funniest Moment: A bickering couple find themselves becoming shark food in one of many deliriously loud attack scenes. Brilliantly, the shark appears only to get his teeth around the boyfriend, but when the scene ends, his partner has disappeared too!
Rawhead Rex (1986)
The Hilarious Movie: Strangely, this '80s slasher movie plays it almost entirely straight, save for the design of Rex himself which is… well, you can see for yourselves. Kind of chips away at the horror aspect, doesn't it?
Funniest Moment: Rex kicks down an old woman's door, sending her flying across the sitting room. Get in there, Rex!
The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Hilarious Movie: Sly Stallone and chums return for this gore-splattered sequel, in which the more straight-laced, pause-for-reflection dialogue is consistently funnier than the out and out jokes. The screening we attended was met with howls of laughter, but not at the moments the filmmakers might have anticipated…
Funniest Moment: Sly explains to Nan Yu just how his gang face their own mortality: "That’s how we deal with death. We keep it light, until it’s time to go dark. Then we go pitch black. You understand?" Remarkable stuff.
The Hilarious Movie: This creature feature might have been released in 1995, but its heart lies firmly in the '80s, what with its comedy effects and ludicrous premise. In case you were wondering how those mosquitoes got so big, it's because they were feeding on the arm of a dead alien. Yes, really.
Funniest Moment: One luckless soul finds himself under attack from the giant bugs, only for his face to turn into a clay-mation rictus, complete with melting skin and popping eyes. It can happen.
Samurai Cop (1989)
The Hilarious Movie: Buddy-cop shenanigans with a welcome dose of martial arts ass-whooping thrown in for good measure… what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, provided you like hilariously inept fight scenes and some of the cheesiest dialogue ever to grace an action movie. Which we do, obviously!
Funniest Moment: "Counsellor, before your lawsuit even gets out of the court clerk's desk, i'll have their stinking bodies in garbage bags and ship them back to Japan for fertiliser. Got it?"
Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)
The Hilarious Movie: Had there not been so much resentment fostered by the thwarted expectations of a legion of Indy fans, Lucas and Spielberg's ill-fated fourth outing might have been hailed as the chucklesome farce it so clearly is. A man swinging with monkeys? A fridge capable of withstanding a nuclear blast? Yes, why not!
Funniest Moment: John Hurt's navel-gazing reply to Indy's query of where the aliens are going next. "Not into space," he responds, sagely. "But into the space between spaces." Right you are old boy.
Shock 'Em Dead (1991)
The Hilarious Movie: A no-mark loser makes a pact with the devil and is transformed into Angel, a poodle-rock megastar. However, in exchange for his newfound fame, he must do Satan's bidding on a regular basis. Porn star Traci Lords is charged with putting a stop to his hard-rocking misdeeds.
Funniest Moment: "You may think you're involved with someone else," says Angel, calmly, his massive hair trembling with emotion, "but nobody's gonna love you as hard as I can."
The Hilarious Movie: Blaxploitation meets cheeseball horror in this risible '70s schlocker about a mild-mannered young woman who becomes possessed by a demon, and starts acting out in all manner of Godless ways…
Funniest Moment: Every time Abby starts speaking in the voice of the demon, who sounds like a cross between Beelzebub and Isaac Hayes.
Basket Case (1982)
The Hilarious Movie: This one takes the age-old set-up of siamese twin who is forced to carry his murderous, telepathic, disembodied head-thing of a brother around in a wicker case for the rest of his days, and boy does it run with it! It can't be accused of lacking for imagination…
Funniest Moment: As a pair of cuties get down to it in a nearby hotel room, the basket-bound brother loses his shit in spectacular style. Quite the pair of lungs on him, as it turns out!
Night Of The Lepus (1972)
The Hilarious Movie: What's more terrifying than a giant man-eating mutant? A giant man-eating mutant bunny rabbit, that's what! Seriously, we've never seen a less-threatening plague of hell-beasts in all our long days. Rabbits can sometimes be scary ( Watership Down , anyone?), but not this lot.
Funniest Moment: Janet Leigh arrives back at her cabin to see a man vs. rabbit tussle going on in one of the beds. We're surprised she didn't apologise and make a hasty exit…
The Stuff (1985)
The Hilarious Movie: In the desperate scramble for '80s horror concepts, the makers of The Stuff really plumbed the depths with this tale of an ultra-delicious gloop that turns the hungry diner into a braindead zombie. See the McFlurry for more details.
Funniest Moment: Charlie's face-melt is pretty spectacular, as is the wall of marshmallow that subsequently proceeds to stalk a small boy.
The Hilarious Movie: JCVD stars in this wildly popular B-movie about a secret and illicit martial arts tournament. The fighting is predictably excellent, but some of the dialogue has to be heard to be believed. Which is just as it should be, really! Pure gold.
Funniest Moment: The back and forth kickfest between Van Damme and an opponent, in which the Belgian grins, gurns and yells "come on" to mirth-making effect.
Miami Connection (1987)
The Hilarious Movie: Tae Kwon Do practising new-wavers, Dragon Sound, take on a gang of drug-dealing bikers (who also seem to be ninjas) in this profoundly daft crime flick. Every bit as ludicrous as it sounds, and yet played as though it's something from Michael Mann!
Funniest Moment: "There's just one thing you gotta know… they're all black belts in Tae Kwon Do, and they're pretty bad!"
It's Alive (1974)
The Hilarious Movie: A gruesome '70s cheesefest in which a little baby sets about killing people whenever it gets upset. A baby that lives in the storm drains of the city and pops out to wreak havoc whenever the opportunity presents itself? Sign us up!
Funniest Moment: John P. Ryan has a bit of a funny turn as he cranks the grieving parent routine up to eleven. "Don't you touch me," he hams, tremulously. "They took my BABY!"
The Hilarious Movie: Cynthia Rothrock stars in this grimly serious action flick, which is resolutely determined to remain po-faced despite its ever more preposterous fight scenes. Slow-motion punching has never been sillier.
Funniest Moment: The three-way fight scene at the film's climax is truly unforgettable, outrageously camp and contains a supremely greasy mullet. It kicks off with the villain licking blood off a knife and only gets better from there.
Troll 2 (1990)
The Hilarious Movie: The legendary crap-fest, which peculiarly, doesn't feature a single troll in its entire run-time. No, the villains of the piece are a group of vegetarian goblins scheming to transform a family into their favourite variety of plant. That should tell you pretty much all you need to know.
Funniest Moment: "They're eating her," says Darren Ewing with his trademark coma-patient delivery. "And then they're going to eat me! Oh my Goooooooooood!"
Deadly Prey (1986)
The Hilarious Movie: Ted Prior stars as Mike Danton, a Vietnam vet who finds himself at odds with a group of crooked mercenaries. Imagine a low-rent version of Rambo 2 , in which the hero spends an inordinate amount of time capering around in his underwear, and you're halfway there.
Funniest Moment: A sparsely clad Danton dodges a hail of tank fire, before scaling the vehicle, dropping a grenade inside and standing by to admire his handiwork.
The Happening (2008)
The Hilarious Movie: Mark Wahlberg plays the world's least convincing science teacher in this tale of mass suicide brought on by a huffy Mother Nature. Yep, that's actually the plot! Cue all manner of ridiculous lemming-like behaviour, including the memorable sight of a man being shredded by his own lawnmower.
Funniest Moment: Betty Buckley crops up to deliver the sublimely silly one-liner, "why you eyein' my lemon drink?" Why indeed.
The Hilarious Movie: Pierce Brosnan is on irrepressible form as an Irish debt collector hired to stop an evil corporation from building a chemical plant in a sleepy backwoods village. Needless to say, the leading man turns it up to eleven from the word go and never looks back. Even Nic Cage would blush at some of his scenes!
Funniest Moment: "What goes on in this town is none of your business," drawls Brosnan to a ladyfriend. "As long as I'm living here, it is," comes her reply. "THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HEEEEERE!" booms Pierce. YouTube it. It really is incredible.
Masters Of The Universe (1987)
The Hilarious Movie: Dolph Lundgren takes on chiselled sword-swinger He-Man in this comically inept adaptation of the well-loved character. Everything from Dolph's accent to the bizarre proliferation of laser-guns is hilarious, as is Frank Langella's Power Rangers -esque appearance as Skeletor.
Funniest Moment: Skeletor's head pops out of the lava pit at the film's close, in time to growl "I'll be back" into the camera. We're still waiting...
The Thing With Two Heads (1972)
The Hilarious Movie: We'll let the trailer voiceover do the talking for us: "It seemed like a good idea at the time… the white bigot was dying and the black soul brother needed more time to prove his innocence. So they transplanted the white head onto the black body. Who would have suspected that neither would care for the idea too much?"
Funniest Moment: Take your pick from any of the horribly stilted exchanges between our conjoined pals. They might share a body… but they sure as hell don't share any chemistry.
Battlefield Earth (2000)
The Hilarious Movie: The famously catastrophic adaptation of one of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's tedious sci-fi doorstops, in which humanity has gone to hell in a handcart on account of over-reaching "psychologists and brain surgeons" (L. Ron's words, not ours). John Travolta has never been worse.
Funniest Moment: Travolta's weirdly camp giggle, designed to intimidate a wretched human, is a recurring pleasure throughout the film, particularly when he follows it up with a reedy, "oh, you're too much!"
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
The Hilarious Movie: Ed Wood's famously dreadful sci-fi is a collection of laughable effects, clunky dialogue and cringe-worthy delivery… so much so, that its a veritable riot from start to finish. Oft referred to as the worst movie ever made, it's nothing if not entertaining.
Funniest Moment: Lieutenant Harper demonstrates his back to basics approach to police work with the following "no shit" summary of the situation as he sees it: "One thing's sure… Inspector Clay's dead. Murdered. And somebody's responsible."
The Room (2003)
The Hilarious Movie: Described as "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" by Entertainment Weekly , this staggeringly amateurish melodrama could be mistaken for a spoof, were it not for the reports from various cast and crew-members insisting that the project was deadly serious. Writer / director / star, Tommy Wiseau has a lot to answer for.
Funniest Moment: The truly bizarre rooftop scene, in which Tommy's pal Mark can be found sitting alone, "just thinking". So begins one of the most stilted conversations you could ever hope to witness.
The Hilarious Movie: An avian-centric disaster movie made on a shoestring budget, employing some of the worst CGI imaginable. Better still, it's played entirely straight by its long-suffering cast. Optimistically described as a "romantic thriller" by director James Nguyen, it's picked up a suitably masochistic cult following.
Funniest Moment: Five extremely angry birds hover above our heroes as the most ludicrously protracted case of struggling to unlock a car door plays out beneath them. The constant screeching only adds to the sense of hysteria!
The Wicker Man (2006)
The Hilarious Movie: Neil LaBute's misguided remake of the British horror classic, in which the director loses control of Nic Cage very early in proceedings, leading to one of the most deliriously OTT performances in mainstream movie history. You will believe that a giant bear has every right to lay out a middle-aged housewife.
Funniest Moment: Apart from the aforementioned bear-costumed fists of fury, it has to be the bees. "Waaargh, they're in my eyeeeeees!"