Guilty Pleasures: Movies

Tabors-039_1_2I am getting some amazing responses to the Guilty Pleasures blogs.  So far we have looked at musical tastes & television shows. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.

Today I would like to ask for some honesty about what your favorite Guilty Pleasures are in terms of movies. If this is your first No Regrets visit let me catch you up. Wikipedia defines a guilty pleasure this way: “A guilty pleasure is something one considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it.[1] Often, the “guilt” involved is simply fear of others discovering one’s lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes, rather than actual moral guilt. Fashion, music,[2] and food can be examples of guilty pleasures.[3]

So that is what I’m after. What movies do you love that would be defined as a “guilty pleasure”? Seriously, if you are channel surfing what movie will make you stop and watch every single time?

Please respond by going to the Comment section and let’s hear about the movies that you love!

Ground Rules
1. This is a safe place so you can feel completely free to be honest. The more honest you are the better this will work.
2. No cracking on other peoples comments, just keep your eyes on your own back yard.

In the tradition of full disclosure, here are some of mine (I don’t have space here to include all of them):
1. Jaws (The original summer blockbuster from 1975. I still won’t swim in the ocean because of this movie.)
2. Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler. This movie really makes me laugh.)
3. The American President (Michael Douglas. Kim makes serious fun of me for this one. But I have to watch it if it’s on.)
4. Airplane! (“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”)
5. The Princess Bride (“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”)
6. Anchorman (“Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you’re doing and listen. Cannonball!”) 

There you have it! You could easily find me most any late night, down in our basement watching these movies over and over and over and over again! So, let’s hear yours in the Comments section.

Comments
6 Responses to “Guilty Pleasures: Movies”
  1. Rob Doyle says:

    i would probably have to go with Another Cinderella Story with Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley, and Jane Lynch… it’s actually kinda good…

  2. A Knight’s Tale (“We Will Rock You” combined with medieval knights, gotta love it)
    City Slickers (“just one thing”)
    Cobra (a Stallone cult classic … motorcycles & guns … cool … “You’re the disease, I’m the cure”)
    Die Hard (“Just call me, Roy”)
    Lucky # Slevin (a Bruce Willis cult classic … more guns and being cool)
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (“We thought … you was … a toad!”)
    The Princess Bride (“Anybody want a peanut?”)
    Red Dawn (just heard they’re doing another of these … hard to beat a classic)
    Rundown (Duane “the Rock” Johnson, “There is no option C”)
    Speed (Keanu’s best role, not that he had that many … maybe Point Break)

    Could be more … I love movies …

  3. 1. Mystery Men with Greg Kinnear, Ben Stiller, Janaene Garafolo, Geoffery Rush, Hank Azaria, Claire Forlani, Paul Reubens, William H. Macy, Tom Waits, and many, many others.
    2. Drop Dead Gorgeous with Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Allison Janney, and Mindy Sterling.
    3. Anchorman with Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Dave Koechner, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, and Fred Willard.
    4. Superbad with Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
    5. A.I. – Artificial Intelligence with Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, William Hurt, Frances O’Connor, and Brendan Gleeson
    6. The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, and Chris Tucker
    7.
    Hudson Hawk with Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie McDowell, James Coburn, and Sandra Bernhard

    As per usual, I am so ashamed…

  4. Linda Oldham says:

    Oh, so many movies….though not many that make me feel like I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar should someone come upon me watching them. Probably I would attempt to bring them over to the dark side as well….
    1. Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (the fact that I am a HUGE Kurt Russell fan should be a guilty pleasure category all it’s own:-)
    2.Love, Actually – Hugh Grant, Liam Neesom and at least half of Britain’s current Screenactors Guild
    3.My Blue Heaven – Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
    4. All of Me – Steve Martin and Lilly Tomlin
    5. Major Payne – Damon Wayans
    6. Return to Me – David Duchovny and Bonnie Hunt
    7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    8.Evil Roy Slade- John Astin
    9.Pirates of Penzance- Kevin Kline (like Overboard, I have probably seen this one at leasat 100 times)
    10.Sister Act – Whoopie & Co. as singing nuns
    Those are the top of the heap that come to mind immediately (meaning there are scads more if I just think about it for a bit longer….)

  5. Scott Wilder says:

    Spaceballs (May the swartz be wit youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu)
    Undercover Brother (HILARIOUS parody of black culture)
    Space Cowboys (Clint Eastwood just gets better with every movie)
    Shawshank Redemption (I hear you’re a man who knows how to get things)
    The Matrix (Sci-fi AND Kung Fu. the perfect combo)
    Anything by Pixar
    The Last Samurai (If Tom Cruise was ever gonna get an oscar; that was his big chance)

  6. Becki Dunaway says:

    Oh my word. Where do I start because there are way too many to list; but here are some that come to mind:

    1. The Princess Bride (Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons!”)
    2. Blazing Saddles (I know…you can’t believe it can you???)
    3. 10 Things I Hate About You (Roger and I have taken MANY notes from the father in this movie — getting prepared for what is yet to come with our own daughter!)
    4. Liar Liar (“The pen is blue”)
    5. Better Off Dead (John Cusack is in this one. “give me my two dollars”)
    6. Sixteen Candles (“I loathe the bus. There has to be a more dignified mode of transportation.”)
    7. Star Wars (can’t go wrong with any of these films)

    So that is some of my list…a little late!

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