Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Postby Goonies85 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi All,

Here is a list of my favorite Guilty Pleasure Movies...I kind of classify them as movies that weren't really appreciated at the time of their release or still aren't very appreciated...Many of the Guilty Pleasure Movies have certain flaws but for whatever reason are still enjoyable. The types of movies that you can just sit back and watch and you don't have to think too much...Here they are...

1. Captain Ron - Loved this movie since I was a kid. Kurt Russell plays the funny role and Martin Short plays the more serious role. Awesome scenery, as they filmed it in the Caribbean...Good action, subtle humour...Russell really steals the movie...Wish he had more chances to display his comedic chops (he was also pretty hilarious in Big Trouble in Little China)...

2. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Mentioned this in one of my other threads. Again, it may be the cheesiest of the Friday movies, but that's kind of why I like it...Also like how most of it clearly takes place in Vancouver...And the cruise ship looks more like a decommissioned oil tanker...And when Jason does get to Manhattan there's a lot of hilarious set-pieces...Not sure why a lot of people label this the worst of the Friday movies, especially when you have to consider garbage like Part V, Jason X, and Jason Goes to Hell...

3. Clifford - Another comedy starring Martin Short. Plays a precocious, bratty kid, and Charles Grodin is his uncle. Surprisingly dark comedy...This is another one I saw as a kid and would re-watch every couple of years...

4. Weekend at Bernie's 2 - Yep, the sequel, not the original. Sometimes you just see a movie at a certain age and it stays with you. The actor playing Bernie is hilarious and doesn't say a word...A stupid movie, but whatever...

5. Police Academy Series - Cheating here, but I have to admit I'm a fan of the entire series. I was at Best Buy the day the DVD boxset came out and had a blast binge-watching them over the course of the next two days. These movies were staples whenever our parents would send me and brother to the video store...Chances are, at least one of the movies we came back with was a Police Academy movie...The only one my parents did not like us to rent too often was the first one, as unbeknownst to them it had quite a bit of female nudity...They clued in probably the third time they caught us watching it and said "uh-uh"...

6. Just Before Dawn - I think this horror movie is very well made, but I'm including it on this list because it seems like most people I show it to consider it trash. I'll argue all day long that it's an awesome, underrated movie, but I see their point when it comes to some of the acting and some of the direction...

7. Street Fighter - Was a giant fan of the video game and saw this when it first came to theatres...The acting is ridiculously over-the-top...The plot is kind of weak, but I loved seeing my favorite video games come to life. Van Damme kicked ass, Raul Julia was awesome, and I got a kick out of seeing Kylie Minogue playing Cammy...Was also just impressed by how many characters they managed to fit in the movie...Steven de Souza is an underrated writer in my mind...He did some great action movies in the '80s and '90s...

8. Deliberate Stranger - A two-part TV movie made in the '80s about Ted Bundy. Picked up the Warner Brothers MOD disc on a whim and thought the two-parter was fantastic. Mark Harmon makes a very creepy Ted Bundy...It's a TV Movie, so the violence and gore is very toned down, but the director does a great job implying the violence that takes place...The weird score also helps...I also just like watching it over the course of two nights, as it was originally shown, and thinking about being back in the '80s when it first came out and what an event these TV Movies were (back when maybe most people had 10-12 channels)...

9. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - I avoided seeing this movie for years because I generally hate Stephen Sommers movies (especially the Mummy movies he did with Brendan Fraser)...Finally caught this at a friends house and couldn't believe how much fun it was. Unlike the Transformers movies, which made the characters look like a bland blob of steel machinery, the G.I. Joe movie really kept the character designs from the cartoons and the toys...Was also surprisingly impressed with the acting and the plot...It did feel like I was watching one of the original cartoons come to life, which was much welcome in my mind...The sequel sucked, though...

10. The Punisher - The Dolph Lundgren version from the late '80s/early '90s. I thought this was great, and the most accurate depiction of the Punisher (until the Netflix version came out, of course). A little pissed that they never put the skeleton on his chest, but I think it's a pretty well-made action movie...And for it's time, it was surprisingly violent...Would've thought Marvel would've tried to tone the violence down, like they did with the later Thomas Jane version, but this one was balls out...

11. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 - Cheating here, have to add one more. This is an all-time classic when it comes to cheese. I bought the DVD sight unseen when it came out at the store I was working at. It came with the first one. Me and some buddies put the movies on in the background while we played a game of Risk (I know, cool, right?). The first one was a pretty decent horror movie. The second one took it to a whole other level. Most of the time we just sat there with our mouths agape at what was happening on the screen. The acting is atrocious but enjoyable. I noticed that in years since many of the key sequences show up as GIFs...and rightly so...If you've never seen this, go buy a six-pack, sit down and enjoy...You won't regret it...On another note, the follow-up Part 3 is also surprisingly great, and it's hilarious because it was directed by the great Monte Hellman...His career had obviously taken a nosedive at this point (his high-point was Two-Lane Blacktop, The Shooting, and Ride in the Whirlwind)...It's a completely bizarre movie...

Omissions: Drop Dead Fred, Harry and the Hendersons, The Flintstones, Shoot to Kill, Silent Night Deadly Night Part 1, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (HBO TV Movie from the '90s), Deliver Us From Evil (TV Movie), Masters of the Universe, Spaced Invaders, Captain America (the '90s one starring J.D. Salinger's son Matt), Dennis the Menace, Super Mario Bros., Down Periscope, Sudden Death, Cyborg, Dante's Peak, The Towering Inferno, A Goofy Movie.

That should do it...Feel free to comment, if you want...

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Re: Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Postby James T. Kirk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:37 am

Goonies85 wrote:Source of the post Hi All,

Here is a list of my favorite Guilty Pleasure Movies...I kind of classify them as movies that weren't really appreciated at the time of their release or still aren't very appreciated...Many of the Guilty Pleasure Movies have certain flaws but for whatever reason are still enjoyable. The types of movies that you can just sit back and watch and you don't have to think too much...Here they are...

1. Captain Ron - Loved this movie since I was a kid. Kurt Russell plays the funny role and Martin Short plays the more serious role. Awesome scenery, as they filmed it in the Caribbean...Good action, subtle humour...Russell really steals the movie...Wish he had more chances to display his comedic chops (he was also pretty hilarious in Big Trouble in Little China)...

2. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Mentioned this in one of my other threads. Again, it may be the cheesiest of the Friday movies, but that's kind of why I like it...Also like how most of it clearly takes place in Vancouver...And the cruise ship looks more like a decommissioned oil tanker...And when Jason does get to Manhattan there's a lot of hilarious set-pieces...Not sure why a lot of people label this the worst of the Friday movies, especially when you have to consider garbage like Part V, Jason X, and Jason Goes to Hell...

3. Clifford - Another comedy starring Martin Short. Plays a precocious, bratty kid, and Charles Grodin is his uncle. Surprisingly dark comedy...This is another one I saw as a kid and would re-watch every couple of years...

4. Weekend at Bernie's 2 - Yep, the sequel, not the original. Sometimes you just see a movie at a certain age and it stays with you. The actor playing Bernie is hilarious and doesn't say a word...A stupid movie, but whatever...

5. Police Academy Series - Cheating here, but I have to admit I'm a fan of the entire series. I was at Best Buy the day the DVD boxset came out and had a blast binge-watching them over the course of the next two days. These movies were staples whenever our parents would send me and brother to the video store...Chances are, at least one of the movies we came back with was a Police Academy movie...The only one my parents did not like us to rent too often was the first one, as unbeknownst to them it had quite a bit of female nudity...They clued in probably the third time they caught us watching it and said "uh-uh"...

6. Just Before Dawn - I think this horror movie is very well made, but I'm including it on this list because it seems like most people I show it to consider it trash. I'll argue all day long that it's an awesome, underrated movie, but I see their point when it comes to some of the acting and some of the direction...

7. Street Fighter - Was a giant fan of the video game and saw this when it first came to theatres...The acting is ridiculously over-the-top...The plot is kind of weak, but I loved seeing my favorite video games come to life. Van Damme kicked ass, Raul Julia was awesome, and I got a kick out of seeing Kylie Minogue playing Cammy...Was also just impressed by how many characters they managed to fit in the movie...Steven de Souza is an underrated writer in my mind...He did some great action movies in the '80s and '90s...

8. Deliberate Stranger - A two-part TV movie made in the '80s about Ted Bundy. Picked up the Warner Brothers MOD disc on a whim and thought the two-parter was fantastic. Mark Harmon makes a very creepy Ted Bundy...It's a TV Movie, so the violence and gore is very toned down, but the director does a great job implying the violence that takes place...The weird score also helps...I also just like watching it over the course of two nights, as it was originally shown, and thinking about being back in the '80s when it first came out and what an event these TV Movies were (back when maybe most people had 10-12 channels)...

9. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - I avoided seeing this movie for years because I generally hate Stephen Sommers movies (especially the Mummy movies he did with Brendan Fraser)...Finally caught this at a friends house and couldn't believe how much fun it was. Unlike the Transformers movies, which made the characters look like a bland blob of steel machinery, the G.I. Joe movie really kept the character designs from the cartoons and the toys...Was also surprisingly impressed with the acting and the plot...It did feel like I was watching one of the original cartoons come to life, which was much welcome in my mind...The sequel sucked, though...

10. The Punisher - The Dolph Lundgren version from the late '80s/early '90s. I thought this was great, and the most accurate depiction of the Punisher (until the Netflix version came out, of course). A little pissed that they never put the skeleton on his chest, but I think it's a pretty well-made action movie...And for it's time, it was surprisingly violent...Would've thought Marvel would've tried to tone the violence down, like they did with the later Thomas Jane version, but this one was balls out...

11. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 - Cheating here, have to add one more. This is an all-time classic when it comes to cheese. I bought the DVD sight unseen when it came out at the store I was working at. It came with the first one. Me and some buddies put the movies on in the background while we played a game of Risk (I know, cool, right?). The first one was a pretty decent horror movie. The second one took it to a whole other level. Most of the time we just sat there with our mouths agape at what was happening on the screen. The acting is atrocious but enjoyable. I noticed that in years since many of the key sequences show up as GIFs...and rightly so...If you've never seen this, go buy a six-pack, sit down and enjoy...You won't regret it...On another note, the follow-up Part 3 is also surprisingly great, and it's hilarious because it was directed by the great Monte Hellman...His career had obviously taken a nosedive at this point (his high-point was Two-Lane Blacktop, The Shooting, and Ride in the Whirlwind)...It's a completely bizarre movie...

Omissions: Drop Dead Fred, Harry and the Hendersons, The Flintstones, Shoot to Kill, Silent Night Deadly Night Part 1, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (HBO TV Movie from the '90s), Deliver Us From Evil (TV Movie), Masters of the Universe, Spaced Invaders, Captain America (the '90s one starring J.D. Salinger's son Matt), Dennis the Menace, Super Mario Bros., Down Periscope, Sudden Death, Cyborg, Dante's Peak, The Towering Inferno, A Goofy Movie.

That should do it...Feel free to comment, if you want...

Thanks,

E
Another terrific post, as usual. Let's see,

Captain Ron, have never seen it, will check it out.

Clifford, have never seen it, will check it out.

Weekend at Bernie's 2, have never seen it, will check it out.

The Police Academy series, I must have seen all of them at some point. They've all blurred into each other now. I can't remember the nudity in the first one, though. Will have to check it out again.

Street Fighter, well, I'd take a kick from Kylie any day of the week,



Deliberate Stranger, I remember that. Saw that as a kid. Would have been in the early '90s, though.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, ooohhh, Mistress Sienna,

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Ooohhh, Mistress Sienna's foot,

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Ooohhh, Mistress Sienna kicking some lucky bastard in the face,



Now that's what I call a guilty pleasure movie.

Saw the 1989 Punisher as a kid, too. Haven't seen it again, though.

Glad to see you omitted Captain America.

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Re: Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Postby Goonies85 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:39 pm

Because I found it in the basement recently, I'd also have to say that Baby's Day Out is an awesomely underrated movie, and is definitely a guilty pleasure...The movie seems to get a lot of hate, with a lot of viewers saying it was over-the-top violent for a kids movie (some of these same critics said the same thing about the Home Alone movies)...I would argue? It's a movie. And an enjoyable one at that. Joe Mantegna and Joey Pants were great as two of the villains...Filled with humorous scenes...Feels like a very harmless movie to me...John Hughes wrote a great script and it was very well directed...I hope it comes out on Blu-Ray eventually...

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