Guilty Pleasures...(Some VERY)by explorer801 | last updated - 8 months ago | Public
Movies I like, that perhaps, I should not...
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1. Rhinestone (1984)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Music
A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.
Votes: 6,027 | Gross: $21.44M
In every sense of the word, a BOMB! Dolly & Sly have NO chemistry, Sly's singing is painful, and it's one cliche after another. Why do I love it? Simply because someone had the balls to do it! Dolly & Sly in a country-western musical?? Didn't anyone scratch their heads? The songs & Dolly are charming, and by the end, you actually care about these characters. I don't know how, but it works...
2. Faithful (1996)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Votes: 1,667 | Gross: $2.10M
The script is attenuous, but this one works because the actors make it work. Cher is pitch-perfect, as always, and it has it's share of real laughs. It also shows the characters flaws & makes us understand them in a way most movies never do...
3. The Hot Chick (2002)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy
An attractive and popular teenager who is mean-spirited toward others finds herself in the body of an older man, and must find a way to get back to her original body.
Votes: 80,031 | Gross: $35.08M
Seriously funny with many memorable moments and laugh-out-loud scenes. Love or hate Rob Schneider, "The Hot Chick" delivers as a true comedy...
4. The House Bunny (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.
Votes: 69,008 | Gross: $48.24M
Two words: Anna Farris. She is an under-rated comic genius. Her charm & delivery make "House Bunny", an otherwise sub-par film, exceptional. Her comic timing and expressions are priceless and the hopelessly cliched movie seems fresh to the end. Funniest movie of 2008...
5. Sex and the City 2 (2010)
R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), where Samantha's ex is filming a new movie.
Votes: 64,271 | Gross: $95.35M
"Sex & The City 3"? Anyone?? Dreadful, script that insults the intelligence of women in general (not to mention the audience) could make one re-think the whole series. Being a fan of the series, I look at at this way: they hurried too quickly to make a sequel to the massively popular original & the shoe fell way too soon! I still love these characters, and I rooted for them as loud as always. There were some great moments as a whole, and I hope this isn't the end of our S&TC legacy...
6. Yentl (1983)
PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Votes: 10,308 | Gross: $40.22M
Some critical acclaim, most say it's an overbearing implausible Streisand disaster. I love it. The music alone is reason to watch.
7. Newsies (1992)
PG | 121 min | Drama, Family, History
A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
Votes: 16,497 | Gross: $2.82M
Another musical that underwhelmed most. I loved it. A VERY young Christian Bale & Ann Margaret are fantastic.
8. Hocus Pocus (1993)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
Votes: 70,519 | Gross: $39.51M
A Halloween classic in my opinion.
9. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Votes: 30,655 | Gross: $50.05M
Beautifully filmed, though most say it is not fully realized or fleshed out. Eva Peron was mysterious in real life. This "rock opera" is the best since "Tommy", and like it or not, Madonna is powerful.
10. For the Boys (1991)
R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team, they tour from ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,460 | Gross: $17.86M
Agreed, it's over-long and the actors have little chemistry, but it packs a whallop of a punch & Midler (in an Oscar-nominated performance) has never been better.
11. Seed of Chucky (2004)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.
Votes: 31,898 | Gross: $17.08M
Ditto. So funny & sharp (no pun intended).
12. Legally Blonde (2001)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.
Votes: 147,011 | Gross: $96.52M
Surprisingly smart, though predictable.
13. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.
Votes: 308,332 | Gross: $229.09M
Not as good as it's predecessor, but fun nontheless.
14. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 198,374 | Gross: $119.65M
Dustin Hoffman's Hook is one of the finest portrayals of the 90's. I love this film, though critics did not.
15. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.
Votes: 82,132 | Gross: $20.98M
I DO BELIEVE! To see Mulder & Scully together again is astounding. Most expected more than a "simple" story here that reads more like an "X-Files" episode than a film.
16. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 65,263 | Gross: $12.63M
This is one of those movies where you actually root for the villains. The "good guys" are annoying and they have it coming. I liked it's tongue-in-cheek humor and effects. I can't say the same for it's sequel. I disliked "The Devil's Rejects".
17. Burlesque (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.
Votes: 66,170 | Gross: $39.44M
Obviously this is Cher's movie & I welcomed her back with joy. Aguilera does fine, the "plot" is thin, and it kinda tanked with most critics & box office. Just watch Cher sing in her first "musical" role enjoy. It is what it is, and I love it!
20. Curse of Chucky (2013)
R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.
21. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.
Votes: 56,547 | Gross: $44.79M