The B Movie Database (Where Movies Come to Die) has great definitions of what makes a movie a B-Movie. Here are a few:
When I think of cringe-worthy cheese-tastic I-can't-believe-they-got-the-funding-for-this movies one distributor comes to mind.
- Poor production including some of the worst special effects conceivable in a motion picture
- A badly written and confusing script that either tries to be clever and intelligent or artsy and different. The end result is neither.
- Cover art that in no way relates to the actual movie and which purposely sets out to deceive and seduce the potential viewer with Photoshop'ed images of attacking spaceships, exploding planets, vampires, and ivory handled guns.
- Gratuitous nudity including the man's penis and testicles which are rarely seen in Hollywood movies (with the exception of Kevin Bacon films)
- Really gross gore
Syfy Original Movies
- Beyond Sherwood Forest -- a paranormal take on the Robin Hood tale
- Beauty and the Beast -- because Beauty should always be a blonde bimbo
- The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake -- It had Adrian Paul. Do I need to say more?
- Age of the Dragons -- Moby Dick with dragons. Danny Glover at his absolute worst
- Highlander: The Source -- It takes a lot to top the cheese of the first Highlander, but this futuristic version totally achieved it
Upholding the Dubiously Proud Legacy of B-Movies