"Guilty Pleasure" Movies

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  1. Push The Button

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    These may be bad movies that you love anyway, or perhaps a movie that is so bad it is actually good. In any case, when you are flipping channels and come across one of these gems, you will always stop and watch, in fact you have to stop and watch...

    Here are two of mine:

    Next of Kin, starring Patrick Swayze. A hillbilly family and a Mafia family go to war after a member of the hillbilly family is murdered. Swayze plays a police detective, and is also part of the hillbilly family. With Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson (!), Helen Hunt and Ben Stiller.

    Alien Nation, starring James Caan and Mandy Patinkin. A cop-buddy movie with a twist. Patinkin's character is part of a very large group of escaped slaves from another planet that have settled in the greater Los Angeles area. He is partnered with a veteran cop played by Caan, as the duo attempt to solve a murder that leads to a larger mystery.

    What are yours? Let us know, it should be fun.
     
  2. Random_Spock

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights -- I just love this film. Cheers me up every time I view it.

    Mrs. Doubtfire -- same as above :).
     
  3. Toxteth O´Grady

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    Midnight Madness (1980): Disney's answer to Animal House! This college hi-jinks movie about an all-night scavenger hunt in L.A. between 5 teams conforming to a stereotype (the jocks, the nerds, the sorority girls, the goodie-goods and the cheaters) is just about as bad as it sounds. The acting is bad, the writing is bad, the directing is bad. So why do I love it so much? Why does it make me laugh hysterically every time I watch it? I never want to know the answer. Fun Fact: One of the directors (yes, two cooks in the kitchen, which may explain a few things) went on to direct a lot of big TV shows starting in the '90s, including several episodes of the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" series.
     
  4. Push The Button

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    I vaguely recall seeing this movie on cable in the 80's. It had Eddie Deezen, the guy that was destined to play a geek in every movie that he was in, and a young Michael J. Fox.
     
  5. Toxteth O´Grady

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    Yep, that was it. Stephen Furst from Animal House and later "Babylon 5" was also in it. Paul Reubens also had a cameo as a video arcade proprietor.
     
  6. Taylirious

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    Encino Man, The Princess Diaries & any of the Scream movies. :D
     
  7. Pingfah

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    I don't really like the phrase guilty pleasure as I feel no guilt about the pleasure I take from things, but if we are talking films I like that most people would generally agree are crap:

    Class of Nuke 'Em High - Radioactive ooze is turning the kids funny. Troma films are all terrible, but mostly all great too. And you've just got to admire they way they got things done.

    Class of 1999 - Fantastic movie about a terminator style robot teacher sent in to control kids in an urban school, but things go badly wrong, or right, if you're a terminator style robot teacher.

    Lifeforce - Naked space vampire girl snogs people to death who turn into zombies and must snog other people to death within 24 hours or they explode. London overrun with snogging crazed zombies, Mathilda May's breasts and Patrick Stewart made of blood. Enough said.

    Street Trash - Dodgy liquor is making tramps melt. Contains a very entertaining game of catch with a severed penis.

    Body Melt - Something is rotten in Pebble's Court, and it's the people. They've become the unknowing test subjects for a new diet pill, and it is causing havoc. Tentacle growth, penis explosions, and more general melting of people.

    I'll stop here. My bad movie collection is absolutely epic, I could go on forever.
     
  8. Naira

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    Pretty Woman. I always stop and watch. Once, I've even watched the whole thing in Italian even though I do not understand the language (I didn't need to - I knew what they were saying!).

    Ooooh... Men in Tights, that's a good one! :techman:
     
  9. Neroon

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    "Roadhouse" with Patrick Swayze, Sam Elliott, Kelly Lynch, and Ben Gazzara
     
  10. Jono

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    Benchwarmers - I expected nothing much of this because of the cast, but it is actually pretty funny.

    GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Not the GI Joe I grew up with but I enjoyed it enough to actually buy it.

    Any Elvis Movie - Working on owning all his movies.

    Surf Ninjas - It is a pretty terrible movie, but how can you not love this:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be5OgWR7EKM[/yt]
     
  11. Shurik

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    Roland Emmerich's disaster porn and especially 2012. I watch 2012 at least once a year.
     
  12. Forbin

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    Night of the comet
    The Legend of Hell House
    LadyHawke
    Knight Riders
    Crash and Burn

    So very, very many!
     
  13. auntiehill

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    "Clue." Yes, it's kinda dumb and not as funny as it could have been, but always find myself stopping if I find it while channel surfing. It just makes me smile.
     
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    Fathom - Raquel Welch 60s spy romp.
    The Matt Helm films.
    The Flint films.
    The Beach Party films.
    Eye for an Eye - Chuck Norris' Dirty-Harry-crossed-with-James-Bond adventure.
     
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    Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
    Mortal Kombat
     
  16. Goji

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    I love the movie "Congo", but there is very little guilt involved. Any movie that has the guts to feature Joe Don Baker as the head of a global communications company, Ernie Hudson kicking near constant ass, Tim Curry affecting the most gloriously cartoonish Romanian accent this side of a Bugs Bunny short, and Laura Linney killing super intelligent murderous albino gorillas with a diamond-powered laser gun on top of an exploding volcano needs no defense, in my opinion, no matter how dumb it is.

    Well, it did kill off Bruce Campbell, so it has that working against it.
     
  17. Toxteth O´Grady

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    I have always loved Last Action Hero. I know it's considered one of Arnold's worst movies and was way, way overhyped, but I just enjoy watching it. It was fun watching a fake Arnold movie inside of another movie and it seemed like the creators just had a lot of fun with it. All of the celebrity cameos near the end was a little much, but it was cool seeing Arnold's character out in the real world where movie rules don't apply. Plus, it had Charles Dance, in an awesome pre-"Game of Thrones" role.
     
  18. scotpens

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    IOW, you like movies with hot-looking, half-naked babes.

    So do I! :techman:
     
  19. Foxhot

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    I find nothing guilty about HELL HOUSE, but the 1973 musical remake of LOST HORIZON is unequivocably guilty as hell. Just try not to crack up during Sally Kellerman's ''dance'' number in front of George Kennedy. And 1776, another musical, would be a close runner-up when Ben Franklin dances briefly or John Adams sings obnoxiously.
     
  20. auntiehill

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    ^I LOVE 1776! :lol:

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