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Rotten Movies We Love: The Book

Our first book – featuring 101 Rotten movies we love and essays from some of the world's top critics – is now available. Get your copy today!

by | October 4, 2019 | Comments


“Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it!” 
– Jimmy Fallon

Ever been crushed to learn your favorite movie – or a new one you’re dying to see – has been given the green splat from our infamous Tomatometer? We stand by our critics and Tomatometer scores, but we also feel your pain: Fresh films shouldn’t get all the glory. In our first ever book, the Rotten Tomatoes team – and a cast of some of the world’s most well-known and insightful critics – celebrates 101 movies from the green end of the spectrum that can’t be missed. You’ll find:

  • Box office behemoths that bombed with critics like Space JamBad Boys, and Maleficent.
  • Sci-fi treasures so bad they’re awesome like Cherry 2000Zardoz, and Masters of the Universe.
  • Rare Rottens from Fresh directors like Steven Spielberg’s Hook and Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.
  • Wonderfully weird cult classics like MacGruberEmpire Records, and more.
  • Underrated gems that were ahead of their time like Event HorizonBlade, and The Cable Guy.
  • Sequels worth a second look like Return to OzJurassic Park III, and Rocky IV.

Plus, the book comes with a foreword from Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig.

Rotten Movies We Love is now available. Order your copy now. 

Rotten Movies We Love
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Praise for Rotten Movies We Love

“Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it!” – Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Rotten Movies We Love will shine a light on underrated movies you’ve never heard of and remind you of the movies that you loved in the theater, hated on the way home, but quoted for the next decade. Some of my favorite movies are in this book.” – Emily V. Gordon, co-writer of The Big Sick


Special Rotten Tomatoes Alamo Drafthouse screening series.

To celebrate the release of Rotten Movies We Love, Rotten Tomatoes is teaming up with Alamo Drafthouse for screenings of three films featured in the book: The Craft, The ‘Burbs, and The Holiday. A total of 27 screenings will take place between October 22 and December 1 in 12 cities across the U.S., including: Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Kansas City, Charlottesville, Raleigh, Springfield, Woodbury, and New Braunfels. Plus, Rotten Tomatoes’ editors will be making appearances at various screenings to introduce the films and offer their commentary.


Check out some pages from inside the book. 

Each section is themed, with chapters celebrating everything from cult classics and movies so bad they’re good to underrated gems that were ahead of their time.


Sections feature detailed write-ups from Rotten Tomatoes editors outlining why these Rotten movies are worth checking out.


Sixteen of the world’s best and most insightful critics contribute essays on Rotten moves they love. Among them, Bilge Ebiri, who writes on Event Horizon.

The book also features infographics that use Rotten Tomatoes’ data to highlight Rotten trends and Rotten records.

Special FandangoNOW Offer For Book Owners

Love the movies you saw in the book? With promo code rotten20, save 20% when you purchase or rent any of the 101 films in the book on FandangoNOW (FandnagoNOW may not have all titles).

To Redeem:

  1. Go to FandangoNOW.com or the FandangoNOW App
  2. Search for your favorite movie in the book
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  5. Enter the promo code ROTTEN20 at check out and enjoy the show! (Code is not case sensitive.)

Terms: Offer is valid starting 12:00 a.m. PT on 9/23/2019, through 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/31/2020. Must have a Fandango VIP account. Fandango VIP is free to join. FandangoNOW customers get 20% off purchases or rentals (any format), excluding bundles, on the movies featured in the book “Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They’re Good”. Customers must enter the promo code rotten20 to apply the discount at checkout. Void where prohibited by law. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. No adjustments on prior purchases. This is a promotional code and is not to be shared, is not for resale, has no cash value, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Fandango reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time and without notice. This offer is subject to Fandango’s Terms and Policies and Privacy Policy at www.fandango.com/Terms-and-Policies.


Rotten Movies We Love is now available. Order your copy now. 

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