Guilty Pleasures...(Some VERY)

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Movies I like, that perhaps, I should not...

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1. Rhinestone (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Music

3.7
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A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Richard Farnsworth, Ron Leibman

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

5.9
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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.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Cher, Chazz Palminteri, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Mazursky

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

5.5
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29 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Brady | Stars: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence

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

5.5
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

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

4.4
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27 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

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

6.6
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

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

7.0
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46 Metascore

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.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

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

6.8
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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.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 70,519 | Gross: $39.51M

A Halloween classic in my opinion.

9. Evita (1996)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail

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

6.3
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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 »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

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

4.9
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46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd

Votes: 31,898 | Gross: $17.08M

Ditto. So funny & sharp (no pun intended).

12. Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis

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

6.5
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

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

6.7
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

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

5.9
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet

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

6.0
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31 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

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

6.4
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47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane

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!

18. Cujo (1983)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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57 Metascore

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

Votes: 30,829 | Gross: $21.20M

19. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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64 Metascore

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 25,224 | Gross: $49.82M

20. Curse of Chucky (2013)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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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.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 27,231

21. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 56,547 | Gross: $44.79M