When it comes to bad taste in films, it’s a double-edged sword. Sometimes shocking and offensive content is absolutely great. For example, films such as Natural Born Killers and A Clockwork Orange use their repellent violence to make some deeply thought-provoking statements about society. Similarly, comedies such as Airplane!, The Big Lebowski and the South Park film use tasteless comedy to hilarious effect.
Films like these show bad taste can work… but sometimes it really, really doesn’t.
These following movies got it horribly, fatally wrong and, thanks to their tastelessness, mean-spirited tones and morally reprehensible content, they’ll likely send you into an all-caps rage. Whether it’s down to a lack of warmth to counter-balance the darkness, a lack of meaning behind the bad taste or, in the case of comedies, the material just not being remotely funny, tasteless content has derailed many a movie.
These following films very much fall into these traps and, as well as being mostly terrible in terms of quality, they’re also genuinely repugnant thanks to their lack of even the slightest moral decency. If you’re unlucky enough to see one of these movies, be careful not to punch the screen…