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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space

1959
Sci-fi, Horror
1h 19m
Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb) (imdb)
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Plan 9 from Outer Space

1959
Sci-fi, Horror
1h 19m
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Avg Percentile 24.38% from 1956 total ratings

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Rated 30 Mar 2007
100
95th
So ineptly made, impassioned, and utterly crazy that it's beautiful to behold. Absolutely not to be missed
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
72nd
Bad acting, bad script, bad special , bad direction and yet STILL more entertaining than dozens of films with budgets ten times as big
Rated 27 Jun 2007
70
68th
this is a truly entertaining, funny and ambitious movie. of course it fails in most aspects, but the way it does that turns it into an amazing movie in a way ed wood probably never intended. i've seen this twice and intend to come back to it soon. burton's Ed Wood made me appreciate it even more
Rated 14 Aug 2007
1
0th
One of the worst movies I've ever seen from pretty much any way you look at it. But despite that it's actually pretty charming, especially after watching Ed Wood. Worth a look for sure.
Rated 01 Feb 2008
2
33rd
YOUR STUPID MINDS.
Rated 31 Jan 2009
5
56th
I'm not someone who generally likes watching "so bad they're good" films, but this was really quite fascinating. By any "objective" standard, this has absolutely no merit, but that won't stop me from having a good time. I might even watch it again... with beer of course.
Rated 30 Mar 2009
50
21st
This movie is too charming.
Rated 27 Feb 2011
7
0th
No matter how entertaining this film is, no matter how much love and effort Ed Wood put into it, no matter how interesting the concept, this is still a complete mess. Anyone who says it's the worst, however, needs to look harder. Funniest part? Off the top of my head, probably the off-screen death of Bela's "character". Stop, look and listen, mate.
Rated 01 Sep 2012
5
80th
People who rate this in their lowest tier have no conception of what a truly bad movie is. There's a plot, it's not sluggishly paced, things actually happen - may not sound like much, but it's already an improvement from the 'worst of the worst'. And the worst of this movie just fits into my entertainment zone so I've got very little qualms here.
Rated 04 Jan 2014
15
1st
By all accounts Tor Johnson died alone of heart failure, oh, and Vin Diesel is a millionaire.
Rated 30 Apr 2019
53
32nd
Ed Wood's 'badness' has been somewhat overstated. His films are too damn entertaining to dismiss offhand, but the so-bad-it's-good crowd are too caught up in their own ironic mode of spectatorship to really appreciate his wayward appeal. It's clearly laughable for many reasons (cheap sets, poor performances, ridiculous dialogue etc), but it's also memorable. From Criswell reading his opening monologue from cue cards to the crooked shot configurations, Plan 9 is singular, for better or worse.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
45
4th
Terrible production values but it's actually not that terrible and certainly enjoyable as a cheesy B movie.
Rated 27 Mar 2007
70
84th
Pun intented...maybe not by Ed Wood but...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
32
4th
Quite charming, really. And I'm also pretty sure there are worse films around.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
25
7th
Nearly any score is justifiable for this movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
2nd
We once laughed at the horseless carriage, the aeroplane, the telephone, the electric light, vitamins, radio, and even television! And now some of us laugh at outer space. God help us... in the future.
Rated 17 Mar 2009
10
0th
Don't let the rating fool you - I absolutely adore this movie, but I cannot in good conscience give it a high rating. Woefully awful in every possible way? Absolutely. But this is pretty much the Godfather of unintentional comedy.
Rated 30 Nov 2009
5
20th
Get ready for some of the worst acting, writing, directing, production design you'll ever see; Regardless, I found this film to be strangely endearing. Having seen some great films lately, it was nice to sit back and enjoy a film that doesn't require your utmost attention. That cockpit, lmfao.
Rated 15 Aug 2010
75
54th
Yes, its amateurish inadequacies are well-documented, and very very true. But fuck it, it's a minor miracle to get ANY movie made, especially with just a few friends and zero budget. It's rather entertaining in its own right, and you can feel that there is a certain passion for the material. It's mostly a lot of fun, both because of and despite all its ineptitudes. Wood actually pulls off a few interesting shots, some of the performances aren't that bad, and the score is really quite good.
Rated 12 Nov 2014
83
86th
It's almost impossible for me not to love this movie for its genuine passion for filmmaking. Mr. Wood has my sincere respect. More filmmakers like him please.
Rated 28 Feb 2019
5
4th
There's really nothing good about this, but it's no worse than 50 other movies I can think of with 1000 times the budget.
Rated 29 Oct 2020
59
17th
While of course in many ways technically inept, this is far from the worst of the worst as is its reputation, (Wood's got nothing on Wiseau) and even manages to mix some knowing winks in amongst what seem to be unintentional howlers (Johnson's "live" performance is somewhat amazing). Of course you have to get past Lugosi/not Lugosi, and some overripe performances from the "visitors", but it's hard to hate too much on a movie created from such clear enthusiasm from behind the camera.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
80th
So bad it's good. You've heard it before about this film, I'm sure, but this is unintentional comedy at its absolute finest. Thank you, Mr. Wood...thank you.
Rated 23 Dec 2007
45
15th
A hard movie to rate - it's terrible, but it's so insanely entertaining I can't give it a very low rating. Burton's Ed Wood film gives this a ton of context, and should ideally be watched as a companion piece to this.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
75
73rd
The benchmark by which all other bad 50's Sci-Fi will be measured. Tor Johnson generates a laugh every time he's on screen.
Rated 03 Mar 2008
90
88th
One of the worst movies ever made, don't let the high rating fool you - but that's exactly why it's worth watching. The startling ineptitude makes for a rollicking comedy.
Rated 25 May 2008
65
54th
Bunny really does add a level of gravitas to the movie. A classic, regardless of whether or not you'd call it "good".
Rated 12 Sep 2008
65
19th
This movie is a very tough cookie. It's amateurishly made, full of even the most obvious mistakes, but it a lot of fun watching this movie. A lot of unintended humour stems from the fact that it desperately tries to take itself seriously, turning itself into a comedic farce. Plan 9 has been named the worst movie of all time, but I really can not agree with it, because it has a lot of entertaining qualities, despite its amateurishness. Truly bad movies are those which have no redeeming qualities.
Rated 26 Jan 2009
9
3rd
In an honest review...this is a bad movie. On the other hand, it's so hilariously inept that it's really fun to watch. Get some friends, watching this alone is agony.
Rated 13 Oct 2009
5
1st
Sure, it's hilariously poorly made, but it's also so very dull.
Rated 15 Nov 2009
70
59th
Laugh-out-loud funny. Contradicting itself plot-wise throughout, horrible acting, terrible special effects and a very cheesy voice-over make this a great experience if you don't take it seriously.
Rated 19 Feb 2010
75
50th
i know i should vote lower, but i just can't!!
Rated 16 Mar 2010
5
44th
Incredibly disappointing. I was expecting the worst movie ever made and was pleasantly surprised to find something with some charm that was, at times, unintentionally hilarious. I have to say though that the aliens were incredibly uncreative, but you could blame it on the budget. Some scenes were really terrible but it wasn't a total waste of time. Ending is delightfully terrible: "can you prove this really didn't happen?" lol
Rated 18 Mar 2010
80
48th
It was a pretty terrible movie, but it was winsome.
Rated 28 Jun 2010
30
2nd
A film so terrible I could have given this film the lowest rating possilbe. Yet, this is a film that grows on you - like a child's fingerpainting. It in no way represents "high" art, yet it is adorable enough you still can post it onto your fridge. Cute, unintentially hilarious, and a success in the pulp film genre.
Rated 13 Feb 2011
16
5th
This actually is a pretty good concept. It was just let down by the bad special effects. And scientific inaccuracies. And awful, repetitious dialog. And a bit of alien misogyny. And terrible, shoddy acting. And the atrocity of exploiting a dead film legend. You know, little things.
Rated 29 Apr 2011
1
4th
almost too good
Rated 28 Sep 2013
80
86th
Rewatch. Definitely one of the funniest movies ever made, intentional or not. Both the aliens, who never keep the same motivation between acts, and the humans, who seem to simply get stupider as the movie rolls on, don't come out looking good. That the aliens accuse humans of being aggressive idiots who don't look where they're going is followed by our lead punching them in the faces without provocation is simply delightful. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
Rated 28 Apr 2014
2
13th
It doesn't really matter how you score this movie.
Rated 24 Oct 2014
0
0th
Bad in every aspect, from plot, to characters, to direction, to special effect, to acting. The first 10 minutes are novel because the movie is so bad it's funny, but after that there's still 60 minutes left in a movie that feels like 2 hours. It was so boring it was hard to watch the last half.
Rated 03 Dec 2015
43
11th
Considering the budget, it's not bad. On a technical level, that is. But I don't see any imagination, creativity or artistry in this. Just a guy, who likes stories and movies, but doesn't understand how either of them work. He knows how movies are made and could've probably pull off a bland, but well-crafted studio picture, if someone had let him. But this is just not bad enough to be laughable or entertaining. Just unimaginitive, lame, boring and really tiresome to watch.
Rated 15 Sep 2017
10
1st
It's the most infamous Z-movie ever made but its greatest flaw is actually how boring it is, with the cast's diabolical acting and Wood's all-encompassing ineptitude inviting only the most sporadic chuckle. It's far from being the worst film of all time though.
Rated 26 Dec 2017
20
1st
While it certainly isn't good, Wood's darling has its heart in the right place. I've seen recent Hollywood output that is less enjoyable.
Rated 22 Dec 2006
1
0th
awful, and yet... brilliant
Rated 18 Jan 2007
40
17th
Em honra do centenário de Maila Nurmi. Abri uma cervejinha, ri um pouco, mas depois a graça passa e a gente só fica entediada. Quem diz que esse é o pior filme nunca viu Manos hands of faith. Box OP Invasão Sci-fi Extraterrestres.
Rated 02 Mar 2007
5
0th
So bad its good you just have to laugh at it.
Rated 20 Mar 2007
2
2nd
Laughably bad. Not painful, mind you, since there are a lot of laughs to be had at the expense of this unfortunate mess.
Rated 21 Mar 2007
40
12th
A classicly bad movie.
Rated 17 May 2007
12
14th
Despite the low review I adore this movie, but its quality is atrocious despite being adorable.
Rated 22 Jul 2007
30
12th
You have to give at least some credit to Ed Wood just because he was able to get a movie this bad made.
Rated 24 Jul 2007
35
37th
Unintentionally hilarious.
Rated 30 Jul 2007
7
5th
Terrible, but sometimes you get the feeling that this was planned to begin with. Poor special effects even for the time, plenty of blunders, episodes of poor acting and strange dialogue are the stand out features which secure a place as a classically bad film.
Rated 07 Aug 2007
80
59th
Laughably bad, but alot of fun.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
77
61st
don't usually review, but watching this garbage is gut-wrenchingly...I'm at a loss for words here. It's funny enough to warrant a "100" but in the end you've gotta penalize Mr. Wood somehow.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
9th
B (c?) movies at it's best/worst?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
12
0th
One of the worst films ever made, and rightfully loved for it,
Rated 14 Aug 2007
0
1st
has to be seen though, from a historic/psychological point of view
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
51st
This is (with good reason) Wood's best known film. It's also his most hilariously bad, filled with glaring technical and continuity errors, awful acting and ridiculous dialog. "Future events such as these will affect you in the future", LOL whut? It has zombies and Aliens and none of it makes a lick of sense. It's such shit that it makes fabulous entertainment.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
7
38th
What's not to love?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
15th
Bad? Yes. The worst ever? Hell no.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
0
0th
This movie was so bad, that it was actually funny to watch.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
32nd
Ed Wood's accidental comedy masterpiece.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
9th
Few movies embody the phrase
Rated 14 Aug 2007
47
9th
Not as ham-fisted as Wood's earlier effort and all later efforts are deadly dull. While obviously ridiculous it's also dialog heavy which drags. Glen or Glenda is still his true opus. [Rifftrax had some great laughs but also stretches with no riffing. I would have hoped the boys would put more into what will surely be their highest profile release.]
Rated 14 Aug 2007
66
11th
If Ed Wood made this as a comedy, it wouldn't be remotely as funny as it is. It's bad, but in a cute way. Watch together with Tim Burton's "Ed Wood".
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
11th
There may be genius here, but I can't find it... Who gave this guy a camera?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
40th
Ranked this high because I consider it among the best "bad" films ever made.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
10th
There's something special here historically. However, this is just an incredibly boring movie if you don't care about that.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
14th
Camp value can only take something so far. You just need to be in the right mood for it. It's bad, make no mistake, but there's something to be said for good intentions. People are wrong when they say it's the Worst Movie Ever Made. There are $100 million movies with all star casts that have no excuse for sucking, but are much worse than this. ...........Gigli........
Rated 14 Aug 2007
0
1st
Uma Nota simbólica. O filme é um verdadeiro clássico do cinema.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
10th
It's too funny to classify it as a truly terrible movie. By itself, it is funny. But as a companion piece to Tim Burton's movie Ed Wood, it speaks volumes.
Rated 29 Aug 2007
40
10th
So actively bad that it becomes entertaining again! Fun to watch with friends since it's so easy to MST3K.
Rated 18 Sep 2007
25
1st
So bad it's kind of fun to watch. But after all you can't rate it higher.
Rated 01 Oct 2007
65
9th
Joke
Rated 09 Oct 2007
35
6th
This really may be the worst movie ever. But i'd check out Glen or Glenda as well
Rated 14 Oct 2007
2
0th
really hard to watch. Almost unbearable.
Rated 10 Nov 2007
1
0th
Movie history!
Rated 12 Dec 2007
40
1st
It's not even so bad it's funny, it's worse than that.
Rated 27 Dec 2007
29
4th
Not the worst movie ever made. But not at all good.
Rated 27 Dec 2007
0
4th
So bad it killed Lugosi. Okay he was already dead when Plan 9 was made SO WHAT.
Rated 18 Jan 2008
55
39th
Extremely difficult to rate. It's bad, enjoyably so. Recommended.
Rated 01 Feb 2008
75
69th
so horrible it's fantastic.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
80
51st
Worst movie ever. A must see.
Rated 10 Mar 2008
30
3rd
Truly a must see for any film fan, in terms of how bad this movie is. You get stock footage of Bela, used because he died before the movie could be finished. Cardboard cut out spaceships, plus incredibly hooky airplane scenes. Some actually hilarious and priceless one-liners. Ed Wood Jr. didn't make the worst movie ever, but he sure came close, giving the world a cult classic so astoundingly awful even MSTK didn't touch it, simply because the jokes would have written themselves. Glorious.
Rated 25 Mar 2008
5
0th
Widely regarded as the worst film ever made, you owe it to yourself to see this if you ever get the chance. Make sure to schedule a double bill; watch this first and then see "Ed Wood" to appreciate the place in cinematic history this film occupies.
Rated 26 Mar 2008
55
26th
A bad movie yes.. bu not as nearly bad as Doom or a Steven Seagal piece or any American Pie movies. This is a commonly underrated film and the general opinion that Edward Wood is the worst director in cinema history is a totally unfair judgement.
Rated 30 Mar 2008
25
12th
Campy..but a classic thanks to Wood
Rated 05 Apr 2008
19
15th
Bad even as a bad movie.
Rated 11 Apr 2008
4
70th
watch the colored version - actually quite good!
Rated 10 May 2008
24
11th
Unintentionally hilarious, but still a chore to get through. Has become part of rubbish movie folklore, and is well worth watching for its manic use of stock footage, bizarre storyline and crap effects. Best seen after Tim Burton's superb 'Ed Wood'.
Rated 10 May 2008
50
16th
I like to believe that at least some of this humour is intentional.
Rated 18 Jun 2008
19
19th
The fact that this contains a few laughs (especially the monologues of Criswell) and that it may have been made with good intentions only propells it a few inches higher than the usual, boring shlock in whose ranks this movie obviously belongs.
Rated 18 Jun 2008
50
2nd
How to score this movie?
Rated 21 Jun 2008
85
33rd
If you can love a movie in a laugh-at kinda way, you can greet this one with glee.
Rated 14 Jul 2008
9
4th
"9" - and I mean that in a nice way. Ed Wood
Rated 26 Jul 2008
35
20th
And here you have it....one of the most famous so bad it's good cult-classic sci-fi films ever captured on camera. Embarrasing, hilarious, fun and cheesy in every way.
Rated 06 Aug 2008
84
79th
:)
Rated 11 Aug 2008
20
4th
It's incredibly funny in a 'SO bad that it's good' way.
Rated 31 Aug 2008
25
2nd
Terrible in every aspect except for the unintentional humor which makes this film definitely worth watching.
Rated 12 Sep 2008
60
16th
Maybe the worst movie of all times, but it's enteratining to watch it. I cannot give a really bad review because it's become a cult movie.

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