"Guilty Pleasure" Movies

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  1. Enterprise is Great

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    Just about any Michael Bay film. They're loud, bombastic, cheesy and obnoxious but I enjoy watching most of them.
     
  2. Push The Button

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    I love 1776 also, it is entertaining and educational at the same time.
     
  3. lurok

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    Dune.

    (But I don't consider it bad. Just flawed. And Lynchian).
     
  4. AgentCoop

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    ^Not Lynchian enough, IMO. But it is an absolutely gorgeous film to look at and it was Lynch's introduction to a number of actors that he would later cast in better roles. :techman:

    I have a fondness for "bad" movies. Any bad horror movie is a great watch for me. I love watching the Friday The 13th movies and watching them get more absurd with each sequel. Killer Klowns From Outer Space is awesome, too. Another favorite is John Carpenter's film of Stephen King's Christine. Great stuff.
     
  5. 2takesfrakes

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    A Guilty Pleasure of mine is "TOP GUN" ...

    Watching in Slow Motion as "Charlie" turns "my" way to say:
    "Take My Breath Away"
     
  6. Random_Spock

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    Mannequin... rather cheesy, but it's still fun to watch. RIP Meshach :(.
     
  7. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I loved G.I. Joe Retaliation. It's as good as any comic book movie that's been out, without the presumptions that it's any mroe than it is, or that it's trying to be a significant step in a shallow shared universe. It just is what it is, and it's loads of fun, much of that fun derives from how familiar some scenes feel. That said, the mountian-top action scene is something that is unique .. when many action set-pieces in a lot of films that year seem derivative. But the film's major asset is the Rock. I connected with him. Big, tough, yet charismatic... a very good lead in the movie, what's best is how he elevated everyone else's performance in the film when they shared scenes with him. Like that spark that existed when he was talking to Mouse while on the convoy choppers. Willis tried to phone it in but even his performance was elevated during the scenes with the Rock.. makes me want to watch another film where those two characters can work together. The film is absurd, exciting, and fun. Sorry I missed it in the theater, but it was a bright spot in what was otherwise the worst summer of my life.

    Also underrated is Cloud Atlas. I think it was remarkable in just about every way.
     
  8. 1001001

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    At the last Star Trek convention we went to, my wife and I were very tired and decided to order room service and get a pay-per-view movie. We ordered Battleship.

    :lol:

    We've watched it twice more since then. Even our 11 year old was like "What are you guys doing??"

    Silly fun.


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  9. kirk55555

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    I can think of a few off the top of my head that could probably be called "guilty pleasures", although I don't feel any guilt for liking them

    American Warship - A cheap rip off of Battleship that was more entertaining than the actual movie.

    GI Joe: Rise of Cobra and GI Joe: Retaliation - I really enjoyed both of these. I can't really defend them, but I like them.

    What Dreams May Come - This seems to get a lot of hate, but I REALLY like this Robin Williams movie about death, the afterlife, and a guy's mission to save his wife's soul.
     
  10. Aldo

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    I attribute this to watching it as a young kid and still enjoying it, but I really like "Leonard Part 6" Which is in most respects a bad film, so bad even Cosby himself told people not to see it. But I find myself digging it whenever I watch it, despite the cheese (it also has one helleva score from Leonard Bernstien.
     
  11. Mage

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    Independence Day, the Transformers movies, Van Helsing, Godzilla with Broderick, more crap like that.

    My girlfriend I have basicly turn every free saturdayevening into a night where we watch something either epic, like a really good superhero movie or Jurassic Park, stuff like Gladiator or something, or one of the above mentioned movies or similair with a beer and some snacks. Especailly the crapmovies are great for that, we just talk and comment on all the stupid shit in it and have a great time.
    It's even better with some friends.
     
  12. solariabsg25

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    Meet The Spartans - haven't been able to watch 300 since without lines like "Stop kicking people into the Pit of Death, really!" sneaking into my head.

    Grizzly - one of the first movies released in the post-Jaws period, bad acting bad directing bad effects, yet it has this "something" that endears it to me. Maybe it was 'cos it was one of my first main-stream (non-cartoon/Disney) movies I saw at the cinema as a kid (ironically, the first being Jaws!).

    Highlander Endgame
    - I loved the first one, and I love this one as keeps to the mythology of both the movie and the show, Highlander II + III just don't fit, and I find The Source just a mess.

    Resident Evil Series/Underworld Series - love these movies, though found Resident Evil:Extinction the weakest entry, but apparently according to "Da People" these are supposed to be rubbish and I'm a fool for liking them :shrug:
     
  13. Toxteth O´Grady

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    Oooh, the Resident Evil movies are also a guilty pleasure for me. Which is weird because I didn't care for the games and I'm not usually a fan of zombie entertainment. But so help me they are entertaining as shit!

    I was in between junior high and high school when Independence Day came out, so as a 13/14 year-old boy I was the target audience for it, and it did NOT disappoint. These days my tastes have changed considerably, but every time I catch this movie on TV I can't help but just sit back and watch it. And I know that the movie is cheesy and absurd and I can't watch Bill Pullman's speech without getting the giggles, but whatever.
     
  14. Mage

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    My girlfriend named a good one just now.

    Waterworld.

    I like it.
     
  15. solariabsg25

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    I found the slo-mo reverse title sequence in Resident Evil: Retribution to be absolutely awesome, and can't remember seeing anything like it before.

    ID4 isn't a guilty pleasure for me, I unreservedly love the movie! And people may criticise Pullman's speech, but it does the job - besides, the first Gulf War wasn't that long before the movie, yet it shows British, Israeli and Iraqi forces joined together to battle the aliens.
     
  16. Aldo

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    I also really like the Underworld series, and not sure I'd call them guilty pleasures, but they do get progressively weaker as they go on:

    The first film is great, a real masterpiece (IMO) and why I believe Len Wiseman can be a capable director, when he's working on his own work and not doing a sequel (Die Hard) or a remake (Total Recall). The second film is a fun follow up, but relatively weak, and the third film is interesting but Kate Beckinsale is sorely missed. The most recent film is OK, but comes off more as an attempt to revive a dead franchise.

    If there's a fifth one I'll see it, but my expectations aren't too high.
     
  17. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    The following two films are not only underrated, but they also need blue-ray releases:


    The Abyss - The work Cameron has done lately doesn't compare to the kind of work he was doing with this film. Amazing on all accounts, featuring characters we care about, and some awesome acting. Oh, the visuals hold up.

    Strange Days - Cameron wrote this one, kind of the dark and dirty side of Avatar. I love this film.
     
  18. auntiehill

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    I like Strange Days, too. I like the leads and the whole atmosphere it created.
     
  19. wulfio

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    That`s not a guilty pleasure. That`s a wicked movie.

    A couple of my guilty pleasures off the top of my head would be:

    Dungeons & Dragons
    Ice Pirates
    Masters of the Universe
    Any Sylvester, Arnold, Segal, or Chuck action movie from the 80`s
    Bill & Ted
    Earth Girls Are Easy
    Any fantasy film from the 80`s
    Tank Girl
    The Golden Child
    Battlefield Earth
    Water World
     
  20. Zulu Romeo

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    Masterminds. Die Hard in a high school with evil Patrick Stewart. :D