Published on September 6th, 2012 | by Chris11
Worst War Movies Challenge
OK, so after watching the completely awful Air Strike, a thought occurred to me. There has got to be a list of the worst war movies ever made, right? Well, actually there are several. Unfortunately 95% of them include a lot of not-terribly awful movies, just ones that the author didn't like. I'm talking ones that are universally panned as the bottom of the barrel. The movies that you've never heard of because nobody wants to talk about them. Simply being historically or technically inaccurate just doesn't qualify. I'm talking "Hell Raiders" bad.
The problem, it seems, is that only about half of these seem to be able to be found. I've been able to find a few on Netflix, a couple through, um, other channels as it were, and a couple look like they're on Youtube....
World War II: Allied Command learns that in 60 days three Japanese generals and an admiral party at a bordello on a tiny Philippine island. It's fortified and hard to attack, so a creative, cynical major gets the assignment to figure something else. With the help of Paco, a Filipino guerrilla leader, the major devises a plan to put four women assassins among the prostitutes. He must recruit and train them, convince his general that an unarmed woman can best a man, and get them on the island. The rest is up to them. An imprisoned killer, a nurse with a fatal disease, a chippie on the lamb from the mob, and a Filipina whom the Japanese assaulted are his team. Can they do it?
So, I put it to you faithful readers. Got any more suggestions? Keep in mind that they HAVE to be completely MST3K-worthy for me to consider adding them.
I will update this post with a list of the movies viewed, stay tuned.
Update 9/8/12: OK, here's the list so far. I've also dug back in the archives and found a few I've already watched (and will not watch again!) Where the title is linked, that'll be my review.
- Zone Troopers (1985) - IMDB
- Garrison (2008) - IMDB
- Air Strike (2004) - IMDB
- The Starfighters (1964) - IMDB
- Hell Raiders (1968) - IMDB
- Hustler Squad (1976) - IMDB
- Tank Battalion (1958) - IMDB
- Iron Eagle (1986) - IMDB
- Iron Eagle II (1988) - IMDB
- Redacted (2007) - IMDB
- Invasion USA (1985) - IMDB
- USS Seaviper (2012) - IMDB
Haven't watched yet:
- Platoon Leader (1988) - IMDB
- Ski Troop Attack (1960) - IMDB
Invaders of the Lost GoldThis is not a war movie. It does suck in incredible new and interesting ways. But it is not a war movie.
- Iron Eagle
- All the Missing in Action Movies... (Missing in Action I ain't bad, guys)
- Bulletproof (1988) (reader recommended!)
- When Eagles Strike (another reader suggestion)