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Best Fake Movies

  • Grindhouse

    Grindhouse (R, 2007)

    Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey
    Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez join forces to offer a c... read moreinematic tribute to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of yesteryear with this hyper-violent coupling of two full-length features punctuated by a collection of outrageous trailers. The first segment, directed by Rodriguez and entitled Planet Terror, details the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the remaining survivors who refuse to go down without a fight. Freddy Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, and Rose McGowan headline a cast that also includes Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, and Tom Savini. In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. With a list of potential roadkill candidates that includes Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Ferlito, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that's as sexy as it is shocking. Its tantalizing title borrowed from the term frequently used to describe the seedy, 1970s-era inner-city movie theaters that screened excessive, low-budget independent films containing copious amounts of violence and nudity as a means of offering counter-programming to the decidedly more restrained big-budget studio films, Grindhouse takes its love for these unabashedly sleazy efforts one step further by offering a jaw-dropping collection of fake exploitation trailers from such directors as Rob Zombie, Eli Roth, and Edgar Wright. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1146634647
      fb1146634647: ......


      Actually, do. But I adored the fake trailers.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • gamergrant1996
      gamergrant1996: . Very stylish, very funny, very cool, with great fake trailers and great movies, Planet Terror being the better of the two.
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • fb644573675
      fb644573675: An ok Death Proof, A not bad Planet terror, Three so so fake trailers & a good fake trailer(Machete), The idea of making a movie like this was great
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder (R, 2008)

    Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan
    Ben Stiller's satirical look at Hollywood, Tropic Thunder concerns the production of an epic Vietnam... read more War film that quickly derails thanks to the giant egos of everyone involved in the production. Stiller stars as Tugg Speedman, an action hero trying to segue out of that genre. Jack Black plays Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted fat comic also attempting to change his image by taking on such a serious film. They star alongside Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), one of the world's most awarded actors, and a man who insists on immersing himself totally in a role. In this case, that means Lazarus has had his skin dyed in order to portray an African-American soldier. After their outrageous behavior lands the film's director, Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan), in very hot water with producer Les Grossman (Tom Cruise), Cockburn takes the advice of grizzled Vietnam vet Four Leaf Tayback (Nick Nolte); in order to gain control of his performers, Cockburn drops the actors off in the jungle, planning to film the movie guerrilla-style with hidden cameras. When the group stumbles upon a heroin production camp, the actors are unaware that they are in very real danger. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: to the other things of the film the actors did a decent job,and the jokes were there as well as the fake trailers but with the choices of the actors playing actors like Ben Stiller's character who w
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • fb644573675
      fb644573675: Unfunny mess of "The true story behind the making of the most expensive fake true war story ever" , Has its moments but a sharp satire? Not really
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • Ambalishious
      Ambalishious: Loved it! All the big named actors doing a fake to the max film. Perfect!
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Audition (‘dishon)

    Audition (‘dishon) (R, 1999)

    Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Miyuki Matsuda, Renji Ishibashi, Tetsu Sawaki
    Controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike creates this unnerving horror film about a widowed TV ... read moreproducer auditioning prospective wives. In his search, one candidate particularly stands out, a lovely ex-ballerina dressed in white. The widower cannot believe his good fortune, until he starts looking more closely at his potential bride-to-be: her autobiographical details don't quite check out, she has a number of ugly scars on her legs, and he learns that people in her life have a habit of disappearing. When he discovers a man trussed up in her living room with his tongue and feet lopped off, he concludes that she is perhaps not the woman of his dreams. Audition was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
    • ashvelagosha
      ashvelagosha: . A middle-aged widower holds fake film ?auditions? to find an attractive woman to become his next wife. But when he finds himself
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Machete

    Machete (R, 2010)

    Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez
    A blade-wielding ex-federale hides out as a day laborer when he is double-crossed by a corrupt senat... read moreor.
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: Based upon the fake trailer from the Grindhouse flicks and was actually before the movie Planet Terror started. Now
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb696424128
      fb696424128: . Maybe not as ballsy as Danny Trejo or Steven Seagle, but pretty ballsy. Oh, and Mr Seagle, your fake accent sucks.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • xtremeandy
      xtremeandy: . You might have been familiar with this film since 2007, since a fake trailer for Machete was shown in the ambitious double feature event Grindhouse that is now rega
      Reviewed 3 years days ago