What Are Some Well-Known B-Movies?


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Some of the most well known B-movies include "Plan 9 From Outer Space," "Manos: The Hands of Fate" and "Birdemic: Shock and Terror." Other well-known B-movies include "Death Race 2000," "Foxy Brown" and "The Room."

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Many B-movies are well-known for their technical incompetence and poor acting, giving rise to the concept of "so bad it's good." Some of these movies include "Plan 9 From Outer Space," a famously awful alien invasion film directed by Ed Wood, and "Birdemic: Shock and Terror," a horror film in which birds attack mankind as revenge for climate change. "Manos: The Hands of Fate," a horror film involving a cult, is widely considered one of the least technically competent movies ever made, giving it a cult following.

However, some B-movies are praised for their artistic value, despite their low production values and budgets. These include "Death Race 2000," a 1975 action film starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone, and "Foxy Brown," starring Pam Grier, considered a seminal film in the blaxploitation genre. "The Room," often referred to as the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies, has nevertheless attracted a significant following, with fans attending midnight screenings and participating in activities depicted in the movie. "The Room" inspired a book about the making of the film, "The Disaster Artist," itself receiving a film adaptation set for release in 2016.

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