Rambo: First Blood Part II
Released: May 22, 1985
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Julia Nickson
Director: George P. Cosmatos (Tombstone)
Tomatometer reading: 30%
Why it's better than it looks: Admittedly, the First Blood Part II story, which sends Stallone's human action figure back to Vietnam solely to take pictures, is ridiculous. The dialogue is ridiculous. The characters are ridiculous. But would you really watch Rambo for peerless quality in any of those categories? Only if you were clinging to the surprisingly serious, action-light original, First Blood. With Rambo, you want explosive special effects, acrobatic helicopter firefights, stealthy swamp kills, and rockets out the wazoo. Mission accomplished, Part II.
Where to watch: Rent on Amazon, buy on iTunes