The Bad Batch

Synopsis: In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Director(s): Ana Lily Amirpour
Production: NEON
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

USRCs employees are advised

to avoid prolonged physical

contact with bad batch inmates.

This includes eye contact.

Bad batch 5035 to 5040,

step into the room.

USRCs employees

are advised to limit eye contact

with bad batch inmates

- to no longer than ten seconds.

- All bad batch,

once you are tagged, go to the left

side of the room and get your rations.

Single-file line, please.

Employees are never to inquire

details regarding fittings.

Come on, folks,

let's keep 'em moving.

Bad batch inmate 5040,

Arlen Mae Johnson?

Take a seat right there, miss.

I need your right ear, please.

USRCs employees...

Are reminded to clearly differentiate

between personal view statements

and views, statements, positions made

on behalf of the agency or association.

Bad batch 5039,

you can move out.

USRCs employees are advised to

avoid prolonged physical contact

with bad batch inmates.

5040, you can move out.

Step through.

Stand back from the gate.

You want to radio it in?

It's hotter than

the devil's a-hole out here.


Get me back to that ac.

Mm-mmm. Mm-mmm.




This one's dedicated

to all the haters out there.

Jealous of us because

we're better than you.

Help, somebody!


Help! I just want to go home!

Please, somebody!

Oh, my god! Please!

You goddamn...




- Come on.

- Be right there.

Okay, come on in.

Is it ready?


Damn, homey, look at that sh*t.

Tore her ass up.

Homegirl got f***ed up!

F***, homes.

That sh*t stinks too, man.

Yeah, she ain't right.

Surprised she's alive, homes.

I can't find my f***in' shoes.

Where are my shoes?

Hey, y'all seen my shoes?

It's all rusted out.

Doesn't even f***in' work.

If you forget everything else

but not this,

you have nothing to worry about.

It's the one thing...

Keep walkin', motherf***er.

Keep walkin'.

There's one thing you must never forget.

Never forget.

Never, never, never, never, never, never,

never, never forget this one thing.

If you remember

everything else...

If you forget this

one thing... Whoo!

If you remember everything else

and you forget this one thing,

you will... you will have

done nothing in your life!

Nothing! Nothing!

This is the one thing, the one

thing you must never forget!

Give me some f***ing noodles!

One dollar!


One dollar!

She's a goddamn...

She's a goddamn demon!

You no pay, no noodle!

No noodle for you, no pay!

Thank you very much. Huh?

- Hey, what's the thing?

- Shut up, motherf***er!

The thing?

The thing.

How should I know?

Find out for yourself.

You find out for yourself.

No one is gonna tell you. You have

to figure it out for yourself.

You have to figure it out.

Forget everything else

but this one thing.

You have nothing to worry about.

Just one thing.

Must never forget.

All right, get up! Get up!


Please don't do this!

I can't do this again!

I can't do it!

I can't do it again! I can't do it.

Please. Oh, god, please.

Please don't make me!

Please just let me go! Please!

I don't want any...

Please don't do this!

Please, please, please,

I'm begging you!

I'm begging you!

Please don't do this! Oh, god!

No, please! Please!

Please, I can't! No, no, no...

So sick of this sh*t.

Sick and tired of this sh*t.

There. Push, push.



Ohh. Ohh.


Ohh. Ohh.




Where do y'all come from?

You come from comfort?

Look, I ain't got no problem.

No problem with you.

You're a bridge person.

We're just out here

looking for plates, that's all.


Looking for plates.

Honey, stay back.

Does your kid eat people too?

I'm just trying to live

out here, same as you.

Ain't easy for me neither.

Look, we the same, we are.

No, we ain't.

We ain't the same.

- We both bad batch, right?

- We ain't the f***in' same!

Do you hear me?


Just let us go.

Yeah, I did that.

Begged. Pleaded.

Just like you're doing.

- Tell me what you want.

- I'll do it.

- So tell me what you want me to do...

- shut up.

- Tell me what you want... -there's

f***in' nothing you can do.

You kind of stink, kid. You

want me to take your socks off?

My name's Arlen.

What's your name?

Look, no one cares

about you now.

I could have just left you

out there in the desert.

Is that where

you want to be? Hmm?

Now, you like this bunny,

don't you?

Do you want to keep him?

Then you got to do

exactly what I say.

That dead woman over there.

There was a kid with her.

Did you see this kid?

Did you see her?

Did you see her?

You better start talking,

old man.

Did you see her?

What you want?

Keep it steady.

Nice straight line.

Let me see.

That's good.

A little bit more down here.

Yeah, baby.


Come on, baby! Do that move!

Move it down.

Dang, baby!

People of comfort, good evening!

Give us the dream!

Give us the dream!

Give us the dream!

Give us the dream!

Give us the dream!

Make some noise

for the one and only!

The dream!

Come on, dream! Change my life!

He looked at me!

We love you!

I love you too.

Heal my life with the dream!

I've been wanting

to dream all my life!

Come on now, dream!

I love you, dream!

I've got a question.

Why are we out here?

Just what are we doing in the middle

of the goddamn desert tonight?

Jimmy! Jimmy!

That's right. That's right. You want

that music only Jimmy can make.

Let me tell you something

about Jimmy.

You know why Jimmy's here?


He's bad batch.

Yeah, yeah!

Bad batch, f***er!

Nonfunctioning member of society.

That's what they told him.

That's right.

All of us here,

we weren't good enough.

Smart enough.


Young enough.

- Healthy enough.

- You're right!

Wealthy enough.

Sane enough.



Bad batch!

Motherfucking bad batch!

This here is the bad batch.

Bad batch, b*tches!

We ain't good. We're bad.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Now there's only one rule here,

and it's this.

It's time to wake up.

It's time to find the dream.

The dream!

All glory to the dream!

We're a bad batch,



What's wrong with that?

Is this your rabbit?

Where is she?

She was just right here?

That kid. She was right here

a second ago.

She was right here a second ago.

She's got to be here somewhere.

Where did that kid go?

I lost her.

That kid. I hope she's okay.

She's got to be here.

She's got to be here.

She's got to be here somewhere.

What did I do? What did I do?

Where did that kid go?

Hey, you guys seen

a little girl?

Hey, you seen a kid?

What am I gonna do now?

I hate this place.

What is this place?

This place.

What is this place?

What is this place?

Here's what you do.

Okay, here's what you do.

Go somewhere. Go far away.

You go far away.

Somewhere. Leave comfort.

Leave comfort.

Just go for a walk.

Just go for a walk.




It's so big.


So... big.


It's so big.

Wow! It's so big.

It's so pretty.

Is that what

it always looks like?

Doesn't always look like that.

Thought it was pretty

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Ana Lily Amirpour

Ana Lily Amirpour is an English film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. She is best known for her feature film debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a self-described "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western" that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, and which was based on a previous short film that she wrote and directed, which won Best Short Film at the 2012 Noor Iranian Film Festival. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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