We've highlighted a lot of quality flicks in our countdowns of the top ten movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable movies set in Colorado but not filmed here.
Today, however, we're focusing on cheese -- the most awesomely awful- and/or amazing-looking films featured on this list of movies set in Colorado, complete with posters and descriptions courtesy of IMDB. Check out the cinematic craziness below.
Number 10: America 3000 (1986) IMDB description: "In Colorado, 900 years after a nuclear war in the USA, the mankind is back to the stone ages. Amazons are ruling the tribes, the men are dumb, either kept as slaves and couplers or are living wild as animals. Only Korvis and a friend are intelligent enough to flee and found a tribe of their own. Will they manage to teach the women love to men again?" Number 9: Phantoms (1998) IMDB description: "In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, it's up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive." Continue to keep counting down our list of the ten most awesomely cheesy movies set in Colorado. Number 8: 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983) IMDB description: "After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile woman left on Earth." Number 7: American Dream? (2005) IMDB description: "A three-day emotional whirlwind into the life of a college grad turned lunatic and his oddly-discovered, mentally challenged friend, trying to live out the harsh reality of the present times within society's darkest side. An edgy vision of the fictional subconscious mixed with "real-life." Through "live" hidden cameras, intuitive thoughts, nightmares and unfortunate relationships, West and Art take a cinematic voyage filled with humor, trauma, love, tranquility and chaos. West & Art not only have to live out their saga in the fictional and non-fictional realm, but they must do it with a most intriguing companion intertwined in their fate, 'Nancy the Blowup Doll'. A lunatic, a mentally handicapped and a latex beauty...connect the three." Continue to keep counting down our list of the ten most awesomely cheesy movies set in Colorado. Number 6: Blood and Chocolate (2007) IMDB description: "In Bucharest, Romania, the orphan Vivian was raised by her aunt after losing her parents ten years ago in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. His family belongs to a bloodline of werewolves and Vivian is promised to the leader of the pack, Gabriel. When the American cartoonist Aiden, who is researching werewolves for his publisher for the next edition of his magazine, meets Vivian, they immediately fall in love for each other. However, the evil son of Gabriel and Vivian's cousin Rafe poisons Gabriel about the love of Vivian, forcing her to choose between her bounds with her family and her passion for Aiden." Number 5: Race Walkers (2009) IMDB description: "Race Walkers is a mockumentary about the elite American race walking brothers, Jeb and Joel Callahan. Coached by wheelchair ridden race walking great Chuck Kuel, who's sole claim to fame was qualifying for the boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics. Jeb and Joel live in a trailer park with their mother in small town Golden, Colorado are haunted by the legend of their Olympic qualifying deceased father. The boys must find a way to qualify for the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon or forever suffer the reality of small town life, perpetual failure, and the scrutiny of entire athletic world." Continue to keep counting down our list of the ten most awesomely cheesy movies set in Colorado. Number 4: Bundy (2002) IMDB description: "Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, escape from prison (twice), his final killing spree to his trial, conviction and execution." Number 3: Pulse (1988) IMDB description: "An intelligent pulse of electricity is moving from house to house. It terrorizes the occupants by taking control of the appliances, either killing them or causing them to wreck the house in an effort to destroy it. Then it travels along the power lines to the next house, and the terror restarts. Having thus wrecked one household in a quiet neighbourhood, the pulse finds itself in the home of a boy's divorced father whom he is visiting. It gradually takes control of everything, badly injures the stepmother, and traps father and son, who must fight their way out." Continue to keep counting down our list of the ten most awesomely cheesy movies set in Colorado. Number 2: The Sensei (2008) IMDB description: "After punks at school hand him multiple savage beatings, gay teen McClain Evans, discreetly begins martial arts training with Karen O'Neil, a mysterious woman who had her own cross to bear with the prejudiced and bigoted small town community. As McClain learns to defend himself from hatred and bigotry, the student and his teacher expose several raw nerves in their rural Colorado community." Number 1: Cycle Vixens, also known as The Young Cycle Girls (1978) IMDB description: "Three teenage girls run away from home because they have become jaded by their lives, and their dream is to see the ocean in California. Along the way they face getting drugged, raped and attacked by outlaw bikers. They finally make it to the beach and the peeping-tom pervert from the opening scene blows them away with a shotgun. Then their ghosts dance together in the surf. This movie not only illustrates some of the bad things that can happen to youth on the road, it also shows that no matter how much you travel, no matter how street-wise you become, you don't even have to leave home to be victimized. Their death followed them halfway across the country from their hometown. It was a very sad ending, and the silence as they died made it very surreal, adding to the effect. Watching this movie will produce many mixed emotions."
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