Some films are so bad that they’re good; other films are just as bad as they appear to be. Then there are those that get panned by critics and fans alike, relegated to the junk heap of cinematic history even though they’re maybe not quite as bad as they first appear to be.
There have been quite a few such films over the years: films that came along at the wrong time, that botched their endings, or that just aspired to be more than they should have been. Maybe they were unfairly maligned, maybe they were ahead of their times, or maybe they were just a bit better than critics would have you believe.
Regardless, let us take a look at a few films that deserve, if not an Oscar, at least a second chance.