JMG's Guilty Pleasures Galore!by JMG_Films | created - 16 Apr 2012 | updated - 03 Jun 2013 | Public
Filmmaker & film curator, Jeff M. Giordano's picks for purely entertaining films that transcend space and time to bring the party and blow your socks off! In no particular order.
Not all of these films are necessarily bad; some are just more funny than others. All are truly entertaining from start to finish. If you're feeling blue, watch them for a real-life trip!
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1. Bratz (2007)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Music
During their first year of high school, four best girlfriends face off against the domineering student body president who wants to split them up into different social cliques.
Votes: 15,719 | Gross: $10.01M
On one stormy night this movie was watched by 3 grown men. On a whim, Jeff rented it from a local library in Douglasville, Georgia. Much joy was had! The rest is history.
2. Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999 Video)
R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror
The evil Djinn is awakened once more, and must collect 1001 souls to begin the Apocalypse.
Before you shake your head, watch this film.
It's worth viewing for the way wishes are converted into hilarious results.
3. Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002 Video)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
This time, the Djinn unleashes his undying love for a beautiful woman in his final attempt to unleashe his brethren from hell.
Yes, "Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled."
The sword fighting scene is a hoot. In short, more gory fun that is extremely watchable.
4. Die Another Day (2002)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
Votes: 181,693 | Gross: $160.94M
After watching all of the James Bond films, "Die Another Day" is one of those unintentionally funny flicks that's so bad it redeems itself to be a roller coaster of laughter.
5. Barbarella (1968)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.
Sexy and fun to the umpteenth!
6. Takeshis' (2005)
108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.
Having watched all of Kitano's films, this is far from his best...yet it's very charming and probably his most entertaining film!
7. Orgazmo (1997)
NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.
Votes: 31,750 | Gross: $0.58M
No explanation necessary. Just see it.
8. Meet the Feebles (1989)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.
Although it could've been edited down to 70 - 80 minutes, this film will blow your mind...especially when you realize it came from the same brain that brought you the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (director Peter Jackson).
9. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.
Votes: 36,373 | Gross: $19.00M
Most people forget Charlton Heston also starred in this film.
Not necessarily bad outright, this sequel to the original "Planet of the Apes" offers an engrossing story about underground aliens with weapons of mass destruction.
Sit back; it's very enjoyable.
10. Sexy Timetrip Ninjas (1984)
65 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
1615. Ninja Sarutobi Sasuke is assigned the task of finding a hidden treasure that will restore his clan to their full power. However, sexy ninja warrior Kagero stands in Sasuke's way. ... See full summary »
Directed by the Oscar-winning director of the Japanese film "Departures," Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008.
In short, a hysterical gem of world cinema.
11. L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Action
Two cops, a rookie and his partner, a veteran, are increasingly troubled by wild and illegal behavior of some of their colleagues. At first they try to ignore it, but it soon proves to be impossible to ignore.
Not necessarily bad, but very funny.
12. The Convent (2000)
R | 79 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.
At a brisk 79 minutes, this low-budget flick brings back memories of high school -- when I first viewed it in 2000.
13. Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.
Votes: 16,341 | Gross: $15.32M
Jackie Chan's best film!
14. Shogun Assassin (1980)
R | 85 min | Action, Adventure
When the wife of the Shogun's Decapitator is murdered and he is ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire, embarking on a journey of blood and violent death.
Believe the hype, this film delivers! Gigantic influence on the "Kill Bill" films and American popular culture.
15. 13: Fear Is Real (2009)
A new reality series that incorporates aspects from the horror movie genre.
No...not a film but it must be included here because this reality TV show was so ridiculous that it redeemed itself because it was so utterly incredible in trying to present the situations as real.
R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "... See full summary »
Votes: 41,533 | Gross: $20.11M
Before the "Scary Movie" franchise, the Wayans brothers struck comedic gold with this parody of African-American films from the 90's.
17. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.
Votes: 59,511 | Gross: $19.08M
Perhaps one day they'll release the longer version...seriously. The action never stops here. One of the most underrated films of all-time!
18. Black Dynamite (2009)
R | 84 min | Action, Comedy
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice.
Votes: 39,080 | Gross: $0.23M
Believe the hype, this is one of the most funniest films ever conceived! Very well-made.
19. Men at Work (1990)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.
Votes: 19,660 | Gross: $16.25M
The real-life brothers as trashmen -- and it works!
20. Bowfinger (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him.
Votes: 60,110 | Gross: $66.38M
Features a very offbeat performance by Eddie Murphy.
21. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Votes: 332,113 | Gross: $110.52M
At once pure entertainment, and satire of Hollywood. Features an outstanding cast!
22. Team America: World Police (2004)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
Votes: 144,415 | Gross: $32.77M
Puppets protect the world from evil, courtesy of Matt Stone & Trey Parker (creators of "South Park"). Making a film that's innovative and funny is hard to do, but these guys achieved that rare feat.
23. Batman: The Movie (1966)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.
More fun watching with the audio commentary track by Adam West and Burt Ward. But either way, you can't go wrong -- this is one entertaining experience.
24. Burn After Reading (2008)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Votes: 268,608 | Gross: $60.36M
While not the Coen Brothers' best, this is an outrageous good time -- with high profile actors in very offbeat roles.
25. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 229,544 | Gross: $10.68M
The Criterion version enhances the experience, due to Hunter S. Thompson's audio commentary and the meaty supplemental materials. Don't do drugs. If you feel like having your mind altered, just watch this film
26. The Killer (1989)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.
More gun fights and bullet ballet than any other film in existence!
27. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Votes: 40,877 | Gross: $46.91M
What a tagteam! They don't make comedies (or films) like this anymore.
28. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.
Votes: 104,741 | Gross: $12.73M
Oh what a joy to behold! The memories that this film conjures are plentiful.
29. Liar Liar (1997)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time.
Votes: 242,230 | Gross: $181.41M
See it again!
Jim Carey's more dramatic work started here, one year before "The Truman Show."
30. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.
Votes: 45,973 | Gross: $63.07M
A sequel needs to be made!
31. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.
Votes: 6,217 | Gross: $2.73M
After the original "Godzilla," one of the best in the "Godzilla" series.
32. Police Academy (1984)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Votes: 96,918 | Gross: $81.20M
A laugh riot.
33. White Men Can't Jump (1992)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.
Votes: 63,958 | Gross: $76.25M
Brings back so many memories of youth -- when first viewed.
34. Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 23,051 | Gross: $26.53M
Unexpected and delightfully wild.
35. Heathers (1988)
R | 103 min | Comedy
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.
Votes: 69,014 | Gross: $1.11M
Offbeat fun with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater! One of the best endings in motion picture history.
36. Planet Terror (2007)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.
Fun fun fun. Perhaps one day they'll release the original theatrical version. Any ideas why they haven't?
37. Angelfist (1993)
R | 80 min | Action, Thriller
An assassination in the Philippines is caught on film by kickboxer Christy, which leads to her death at the hands of radicals intent on disrupting peace talks. Her sister Kat, a Los Angeles... See full summary »
Oh youth! Haven't seen this one in years but it conjures fuzzy, late-night VHS memories. Ideally, the best method for viewing "Angelfist" would be VHS.