Which Rifftrax are the best?
November 10, 2012 9:58 PM   Subscribe

What are the best (your favorite) Rifftrax?

I've been watching a bunch of Rifftrax recently, they're great. Which are the BEST ones and /or you favorite Rifftrax?
posted by kittensofthenight to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
Birdemic was great. I love The Hunger Games and watching it with Rifftrax was still enjoyable.
posted by kat518 at 10:16 PM on November 10, 2012 [3 favorites]

I enjoyed The Happening a great deal. It's raining men!
posted by zjacreman at 10:17 PM on November 10, 2012 [3 favorites]

Watching Guy From Harlem right now and cracking up. Love the shorts. Don't miss Moose Baby, Carnivorous Plants and As You Like It. Seconding Birdemic!
posted by GaelFC at 10:23 PM on November 10, 2012

Best answer: Personal favorites of mine include Roadhouse and The Wicker Man, both sources of running gags that get referenced in several other riffs. Also Over the Top. And the Twilight riffs. I am basing my answer purely on the riffs that come to mind first - I'm sure I have missed some good ones.
posted by daikaisho at 10:25 PM on November 10, 2012

Best answer: Birdemic and Trolls 2 were hilarious. I would not have been able to watch either movie without the commentary.
posted by peripathetic at 10:32 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Seconding the Twilight movies; the riffs are just priceless.

Iron Man and LOTR are also surprisingly high-end; given that I enjoyed both movies on their own merits, I expected to find the riffs distracting or irritating, but I did not.

And xXx was pretty funny, though that movie causes brain bleeding even through the protective filter.

Firewall is good. Top Gun is hilarious. I remember Spiderman being funny, but it's been a while since I watched that one.
posted by Scattercat at 11:02 PM on November 10, 2012

Best answer: The Twilight ones PURE GOLD. Of course, this means you have to watch the Twilight movies, but they are hysterically funny. My stomach hurt after watching Twilight: New Moon from basically laughing continuously for two hours.

Birdemic was great! So was Manos: Hands of Fate. Red Dawn is good and features BONUS Joel McHale!

For me, the best Rifftrax are ones where I don't like the movie that much, otherwise I find myself getting weirdly defensive, like "STOP MOCKING INCEPTION, OMG."
posted by Aquifer at 11:04 PM on November 10, 2012

I enjoyed Dragon Wars: D-War and The Room. Dragon Wars is incomprehensible, and The Room is the most cringe-worthy movie on Earth.
posted by neushoorn at 2:21 AM on November 11, 2012

The second Twilight one is pretty great. I also really liked one of the Transformers, but now can't remember which. I want to say it was the first, if only because I don't think I could get through more than ten minutes of Transformers 2 even with the Rifftrax.
posted by anaximander at 5:02 AM on November 11, 2012

The Grudge. Absolutely hilarious. and yes, The Room. Oh hi everybody!
posted by tomboko at 5:06 AM on November 11, 2012

Best answer: The Room, Birdemic, and Star Trek: Generations.
posted by toerinishuman at 5:42 AM on November 11, 2012

Went to the Birdemic live event and damn near wet myself.

We also enjoyed the Mano, Hands of Fate event.

We have Battleship:Earth and hoo-boy does the movie stink and the rifftrack are hysterical!

Of course you can always get some old Mystery Science Theatre 3000 stuff too.

Mr. B Sharp!


I need to stop right now.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:45 AM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

The Room and pretty much all Harry Potters
posted by pyro979 at 8:07 AM on November 11, 2012

I enjoyed all of the Star Wars riffs (hadn't seen Clones or Sith until Rifftrax), Holiday Special included.

The Room is a must, and all the shorts I've watched have been gold.
posted by porn in the woods at 8:11 AM on November 11, 2012

The Happening destroys it. Thor's is also really good.
posted by whitneyarner at 10:10 AM on November 11, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks! I think I'll go for Birdemic, Over the Top and the Twilights. I have Over the Top but have never watched it. Don't think I could make it through the Twilights without Rifftrax and I had never heard of Birdemic. Sounds like a horror version of The Room, which is awesome with and without Rifftrax. I've mostly been watching the Rifftrax for classic sci-fi (and Generations...) but I would love to jump into awful, awful movies. Wickerman was amazing. Thanks Mefi!
posted by kittensofthenight at 1:28 PM on November 11, 2012

For god's sake, don't miss Cocktail.

It's.. so.. good...
posted by lumpenprole at 5:53 PM on November 11, 2012

My favorite so far is Jurassic Park (featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic!).
posted by Vorteks at 7:43 PM on November 11, 2012

Twilight and The Happening.
posted by SarahElizaP at 10:28 PM on November 11, 2012

Batman and Robin! (SLYT highlight reel)
posted by juliplease at 12:08 PM on November 12, 2012

Oh, and Roadhouse! Because pain don't hurt.
posted by Scattercat at 9:26 PM on November 12, 2012

Response by poster: Damn the happening was Brutal. Thanks Metafilter!
posted by kittensofthenight at 2:23 PM on November 15, 2012

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