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Guilty Pleasure Movies

What are everyone's favorite "Guilty Pleasures" when it comes to film? You know, those movies that you love, but if someone asks you which movies you're into, the ones you don't necessarily admit to until you trust or really like the person. Here are a few of mine:

  • The Fast and the Furious franchise, especially Tokyo Drift.
  • Titanic
  • Mean Girls. I don't know if I can count this one since it seems to waiver between guilty pleasure and cult classic depending on whom you ask.

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  1. [4]
    Crusader
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    I don't know if Mean Girls counts, pretty much everyone I know LOVES it. Guilty Pleasure movies are movies that I watch by myself on a Friday night when no one else is around and I don't feel like...

    I don't know if Mean Girls counts, pretty much everyone I know LOVES it. Guilty Pleasure movies are movies that I watch by myself on a Friday night when no one else is around and I don't feel like explaining to anyone what I am/why I am watching something. For me in no particular order:

    The Ninth Gate: It's hard to explain but I just LOVE the atmosphere of the entire movie.
    Resident Evil: My favorite Friday Night Pizza Night movie.
    Caligula: What a mess of a movie, it's absolutely so bad it's amazing.
    National Treasure: It's just fun. I get the same vibe watching the 1999 Mummy, but National Treasure is a "guilty pleasure" vs the regular pleasure of The Mummy.

    7 votes
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      Mechangel
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      Resident Evil was one of those video game movies that was so bad it was good. I saw that in theaters having never played the game because, hey, "That lady who was in The Fifth Element is in this!"...

      Resident Evil was one of those video game movies that was so bad it was good. I saw that in theaters having never played the game because, hey, "That lady who was in The Fifth Element is in this!" That was also back when my friends and I would go to the movies without having any concept of what we wanted to watch because it was a thing to do on a Friday night. I actually really miss doing that. I saw a lot of films that I'd have never otherwise chosen to see due to boredom and limited choices. I think I might be less adventurous these days.

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      1. Crusader
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        MoviePass has caused me to go out and see movies again, I am way more willing to take risks now. Baby Driver and The Post are both movies that I really liked that I would have never seen without...

        MoviePass has caused me to go out and see movies again, I am way more willing to take risks now. Baby Driver and The Post are both movies that I really liked that I would have never seen without having MoviePass. I just hope the service sticks around for a bit longer.

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    2. Isaac
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      Seconded for the Ninth Gate.

      Seconded for the Ninth Gate.

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    thepopcornator
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    The Emperor's New Groove, obviously. I may be 24 but I still love that movie. I don't like admitting that one of my favorite movies is a children's movie. But, hey, it's a great flick. That and...

    The Emperor's New Groove, obviously. I may be 24 but I still love that movie. I don't like admitting that one of my favorite movies is a children's movie. But, hey, it's a great flick. That and The Road to El Dorado.

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    1. captain_cardinal
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      I have watched The Emperor's New Groove at least a dozen times. It's perfect.

      I have watched The Emperor's New Groove at least a dozen times. It's perfect.

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    kyle
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    My go-to guilty pleasure movie is The One with Jet Li. It's so bad, but there's something about the music (Bodies by Drowning Pool, Down with the Sickness), the visual effects (cheesy Matrix-esque...

    My go-to guilty pleasure movie is The One with Jet Li. It's so bad, but there's something about the music (Bodies by Drowning Pool, Down with the Sickness), the visual effects (cheesy Matrix-esque bullet-time), and the awful dialog that just get me all riled up.

    Honorable mentions:
    Mortal Kombat
    Thankskilling
    UHF (the Weird Al movie)

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    1. roadrunner
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      You are NOT to feel ashamed or be embarrassed about UHF, nor shall you ever be UHF-shamed.

      You are NOT to feel ashamed or be embarrassed about UHF, nor shall you ever be UHF-shamed.

      2 votes
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    DonQuixote
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    Road House! Patrick Swayze pulls a man's heart out. Best guy movie ever. Notable quote: "A polar bear fell on me!"

    Road House! Patrick Swayze pulls a man's heart out. Best guy movie ever. Notable quote: "A polar bear fell on me!"

    3 votes
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      tomf
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      There is nothing guilty about the exploits of John Dalton. Road House is AMAZING in all ways.

      There is nothing guilty about the exploits of John Dalton. Road House is AMAZING in all ways.

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      heliostatic
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      Trachea, I think? Such a great 3 AM movie.

      Trachea, I think? Such a great 3 AM movie.

      1. DonQuixote
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        You're right! He rips his throat out.

        You're right! He rips his throat out.

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    phedre
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    I love bad movies. LOVE. THEM. If it's got spaceships, explosions, or car chases, I AM IN. Also, Vin Diesel. Fast and Furious? Love the whole franchise. Even Tokyo Drift. Triple X? Hell yes....

    I love bad movies. LOVE. THEM. If it's got spaceships, explosions, or car chases, I AM IN. Also, Vin Diesel.

    Fast and Furious? Love the whole franchise. Even Tokyo Drift.

    Triple X? Hell yes.

    Chronicles of Riddick? My alltime favourite movie is the director's cut. The entire series is so much fun.

    ... is it a guilty pleasure when you openly admit to loving it though?

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    1. Mechangel
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      I think it still counts, but if you openly admit to loving it, that's probably just an indication that you're cool enough to be comfortable with yourself.

      I think it still counts, but if you openly admit to loving it, that's probably just an indication that you're cool enough to be comfortable with yourself.

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    Manuel
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    Cool as ice (I'll show myself out)

    Cool as ice (I'll show myself out)

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    1. tomf
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      I think you just won the thread.

      I think you just won the thread.

  7. Mastrstroke
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    Oh god... Battlefield Earth... Just for the sheer ridiculousness of it all. That or 2012.

    Oh god...

    Battlefield Earth... Just for the sheer ridiculousness of it all.

    That or 2012.

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  8. Whom
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    I know this is a nerdass answer, but I don't really have guilty pleasures. If I like something and other people don't, I want to be open and proud and tell people "Hey! This is actually a cool...

    I know this is a nerdass answer, but I don't really have guilty pleasures. If I like something and other people don't, I want to be open and proud and tell people "Hey! This is actually a cool thing that has a lot of value! Let me tell you why it's cool!"

    But, in the spirit of the question, something that I really enjoy that is often considered to be bad is Be Kind Rewind, that movie about a video store with Jack Black, Mos Def, and Danny Glover. It just oozes heart and totally jives super well with my personal beliefs on appreciating "low" art right alongside "high" art. Plus I have a lot of memories with it inspiring me to make dumb home movies as a kid that I look back on really fondly. Oh, and the scratched-to-hell copy I own was the one that my childhood local tiny-ass video store had, where I originally rented! Feels good to have a little piece of my childhood which could've easily been lost right there.

    2 votes
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    dodger
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    Hackers. The best worst movie about HACKing on THE PLANET.

    Hackers. The best worst movie about HACKing on THE PLANET.

    2 votes
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      Mechangel
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      My favorite "early morning drive to work" song was in this movie. It's Halcyon On and On by Oribtal. It's been several years since I've watched Crash Override and Acid Burn hack the planet. It's...

      My favorite "early morning drive to work" song was in this movie. It's Halcyon On and On by Oribtal. It's been several years since I've watched Crash Override and Acid Burn hack the planet. It's definitely time for a rewatch party for this one.

      1 vote
      1. dodger
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        Oh hell yes! Also, bookmarked that vid in NewPipe, thanks for the link!

        Oh hell yes! Also, bookmarked that vid in NewPipe, thanks for the link!

  10. Dogburn
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    I have a 1 year old. We have Moana on repeat and I don't mind one bit. Also, if The Devil Wears Prada is on, I'll leave it on in the background. I don't know why I like that movie so much but it's...

    I have a 1 year old. We have Moana on repeat and I don't mind one bit.
    Also, if The Devil Wears Prada is on, I'll leave it on in the background. I don't know why I like that movie so much but it's not one I would admit, if I were trying to keep a "man card".

    1 vote
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    chowder
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    Adam Sandler movies and B horror films. Both are easy to watch and often good for a laugh.

    Adam Sandler movies and B horror films. Both are easy to watch and often good for a laugh.

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    1. Mechangel
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      Adam Sandler movies hold a special place in my heart, though I have to admit, I haven't watched any of them in years. I'm afraid that if I watch them now, I'll mess up my teenage memories of them....

      Adam Sandler movies hold a special place in my heart, though I have to admit, I haven't watched any of them in years. I'm afraid that if I watch them now, I'll mess up my teenage memories of them. I want to keep the rose-colored glasses on. I wonder if there's a term or expression for the act of ruining a memory of something you enjoyed by trying to replicate the experience?

  12. FrankitoBurrito
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    "Your Highness" I don't know what it is about this movie that hits my funny bone just right. I've probably watched it dozens of times at this point, one of my favorites to show friends

    "Your Highness" I don't know what it is about this movie that hits my funny bone just right. I've probably watched it dozens of times at this point, one of my favorites to show friends

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  13. tomf
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    The Secret of My Succe$s isn't a great film --- but I love it. We know absolutely nothing about this so-called 'business', but it doesn't matter. From start to finish, this piece of crap is perfect.

    The Secret of My Succe$s isn't a great film --- but I love it. We know absolutely nothing about this so-called 'business', but it doesn't matter.

    From start to finish, this piece of crap is perfect.

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  14. Xadins
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? My musical preferences run the gamut, but it's mostly metal and stuff in the vein of 90s alternative and I can't stand 99% of gospel, country, and bluegrass. But there's...

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    My musical preferences run the gamut, but it's mostly metal and stuff in the vein of 90s alternative and I can't stand 99% of gospel, country, and bluegrass. But there's just something about the soundtrack of that movie, especially "Man of Constant Sorrow" and "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby."

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  15. Icecapman10
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    Would you count Who Killed Captain Alex? There was so much heart put into the film that I can't help but love it. Also, it gave us the beautiful insult "diarrhea squirt", which is the best insult...

    Would you count Who Killed Captain Alex? There was so much heart put into the film that I can't help but love it. Also, it gave us the beautiful insult "diarrhea squirt", which is the best insult I have ever heard. The "Video Joker" is also so excited that he adds more to the film.

    1 vote
  16. Luca
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    Repo: The Generic Opera The lyrics are bad, the acting is bad, but goddamn that movie has so much charm.

    Repo: The Generic Opera

    The lyrics are bad, the acting is bad, but goddamn that movie has so much charm.

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  17. rawkeye
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    YOU GO GLEN COCO

    YOU GO GLEN COCO

  18. jwr
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    The original RoboCop has been a favorite of mine since high school.

    The original RoboCop has been a favorite of mine since high school.

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    TheAvengingEwok
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    I unironically like Attack of the Clones, but you can't often tell other Star Wars fans that or they won't listen to anything else you have to say. It's definitely not my favorite of the series,...

    I unironically like Attack of the Clones, but you can't often tell other Star Wars fans that or they won't listen to anything else you have to say. It's definitely not my favorite of the series, but it's baffling to me that a lot people consider it the worst.

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      Mechangel
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      Interesting. I like Star Wars and have seen everything up until Solo, but wouldn't consider myself a fanatic. I do, however, have several friends who are, and I think that most of them dislike The...

      Interesting. I like Star Wars and have seen everything up until Solo, but wouldn't consider myself a fanatic. I do, however, have several friends who are, and I think that most of them dislike The Phantom Menace more than Attack of the Clones. Padme gets to do things and doesn't just spend the whole movie crying. Yoda battles Dooku. I think that Attack of the Clones was pretty decent.

      1 vote
      1. TheAvengingEwok
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        I really like the Obi-Wan/Jango Fett side arc too. I thought TPM was pretty unanimous as far as being the worst, but Attack of the Clones seems like a very popular pick on the internet.

        I really like the Obi-Wan/Jango Fett side arc too. I thought TPM was pretty unanimous as far as being the worst, but Attack of the Clones seems like a very popular pick on the internet.

  20. Hypersapien
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    Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    Killer Klowns From Outer Space