What Are Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure films?

BAYLOR

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"Jason and the Argonauts" (1963)

First saw this classic fantasy film during my childhood, and ended up being absolutely terrified of those morphing skeleton warriors - had nightmares for days as I recall!

Never tire of repeat viewings, especially the brilliant stop-motion special effects by the SFX God himself, Ray Harryhausen!

The story is fairly routine, but the film lives off the battle-scenes, and the mythical gods such as Talos, and the hydra amongst others. But it will always be those creepy, gaunt, "smiling" skeletons that most people will remember: which is an awesome feat for a 54 year old film competing in a contemporary era of unmemorable CGI!

*Interesting footnote - Todd Armstrong (who played "Jason"), only got the leading part because of his looks rather than acting ability. Moreover, the studio couldn't afford big stars due to a lot of the budget being allocated to Harryhuasen's time-consuming special effects. Armstrong would later commit suicide (1992) due to painkiller-addiction.
Classic stuff , Its too bad they don't make films like that anymore.:cool:
 

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Johnny Mnemonic. A bit of a let down initially, but I can't help watching it every now and again. It just stuck with me. And now Keanu Reeves is playing Johnny Silverhand in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game I'll be watching it again.
 

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I've hardly watched any films more than once, but I thoroughly enjoyed Herbie: Fully Loaded (with Lindsay Lohan). I had the whole cinema screen to myself. :D
 

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More guilty pleasure flicks:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - "Which one of you nuts has got any guts?"

The Departed - Jack Nicholson being awesome again.

Nausicaa and the Valley of the Winds.
 

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Johnny Mnemonic. A bit of a let down initially, but I can't help watching it every now and again. It just stuck with me. And now Keanu Reeves is playing Johnny Silverhand in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game I'll be watching it again.
In its own right ,this is actually a pretty good film.:cool:
 

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Many of the films mentioned here are too cool to be "guilty pleasures." Here are some real guilty pleasures: bad rom-coms of the '90s and '00s, such as "Notting Hill," "Words and Music," and, um, "Serendipity." Yes, I'm admitting to these. Fortunately I'm anonymously on this forum. Otherwise, I'd never dare. :)
 

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I should probably feel guilty for liking Commando, Death Race 3000, and Road House... but I don't.

I do feel a little guilty for liking the Super Troopers movie though.

More guilty pleasure flicks:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - "Which one of you nuts has got any guts?"

The Departed - Jack Nicholson being awesome again.

Nausicaa and the Valley of the Winds.
If One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a guilty pleasure, I officially no longer know what the term means.
 

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If One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a guilty pleasure, I officially no longer know what the term means.
Or "The Departed" or "Nausicaa", for that matter. "Nausicaa" is one of the most highly regarded anime features, and "The Departed" won Scorsese his Oscar, for God's sake! Also, it's Scorsese.
 

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British wartime movies, especially In Which We Serve, Went The Day Well.
Some of the acting is terrible. Some of it is exceptional.
I know they are were soft propaganda, morale building films, but they are simple stories well told.
For me, WTDY, is an especially good mix of stereotypes, cliches, hackneyed plotting, terrible acting, and a great film. Still, I love watching it.
 

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Monte Walsh with Tom Selleck... best 'cowboy,' not western, movie ever.

Another would be 'Yellow Sky' with Gregory Peck and Anne Baxter.

Some Like it Hot is another...

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I'll name a few more.

Death Proof
Beowulf
(1999)
Zombie: The Beginning
Dragon on Fire
Track of the Vampire

Early post (above titles)

Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Outstanding "Zombie Apocalyptic Survival" flick, with engaging characters, two great cameos and a fantastic film score by, GOBLIN..

Split Second (1992) - Awesome sci-fi monster movie. Gritty like a graphic pulp detective magazine, but with a nice touch of lighthearted moments.

V/H/S/2 (2013) - Anthology of hideous blood-soaked stories. I found this freaky and disturbingly creepy.

Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) - Another wild adventure of Pedro (Cheech Martin) and the Man (Tommy Chong). There are two versions of this film, one with diamonds and aliens (TV edit), and the other about an herb (theater edit).

Wizards (1977) - Excellent "good vs evil", adult, animated fantasy tale. It's set in the far future, where magic competes with technology from the past.

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I always liked Peter Ustinov in the role of Hercule Parrot.:cool:
*pumps up shotgun*

That's 'Poirot', and Mr. Wrinklie-Suit was the worst!!*



*Okay, he's a fine actor and did okay, except the white wrinkly suit - sooo un-Piorot-like!
 
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