Movies I am Afraid To Admit That I like

There are three types of movies on this list:
1. Movies that I like even though they are not "man-ly" enough and therefore I am not supposed to like them.
2. Movies that received bad reviews.
3. Movies that are generally considered "cheesy" (or "cheezy" if you prefer)
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The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Right, so I don't actually fit into the target demographic for this movie. But, I really enjoy sci-fi dystopian movies. So, I really liked it, what can I say?

I dint read the books, but the movies are entertaining to me. Get over it ;) ” - Smiling_Dragon
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Can there be a more "guilty pleasure" for a guy than watching a Jane Austen movie? Well I can't help it. That Jane Austen can write one heck of a good story!

I love this movie but I won't be telling that to my bowling buddies. ” - Smiling_Dragon
The Prince and Me (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan. (111 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
“ Okay on paper this movie sounds like nothing new. Prince meets everyday-average-ordinary girl and they fall in love. Prince becomes king and things fall apart between them. But unable to contain his love, the King chases after her and they reunite for eternal bliss.

So what is it about this movie that is so good?..........anyone? That wasn't rhetorical. I truly don't know why I like this movie so much, but I do. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Certainly this movie is far beyond what the "average" movie goer would pay money to see. But if you can suspend your disbelief enough to "get" this movie, then you see that this is a charming story that is beautifully acted. ” - Smiling_Dragon
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (109 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ Well maybe this is not THAT much of a guilty pleasure, but it certainly is not normally the type of movie that I watch.

Do I like fashion? Sure I like to dress well and look good.

Do I follow fashion? No. I mean, I was disgusted when leggings came back into style again but who wasn't?

Have I been caught by my wife watching reruns of Project Runway? Maybe.... ” - Smiling_Dragon
Miss Congeniality (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event. (109 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
“ There is something enjoyable for everyone about the ugly duckling becoming the beautiful swan. What's particularly odd, however, is that the person who turns Sandra Bullock into a swan is Michael Cain.

This is the same Michael Cain who starred in Get Carter in which he violently (extremely graphically if I might add) revenges the death of his brother by gangsters. Weird eh? ” - Smiling_Dragon
Easy A (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ Darn you Emma Stone! How do you turn ordinary movies into entertaining and enjoyable Saturday afternoon pleasantries?

I don't know how you do it, but please stop before what little of my manhood is stripped away by yet another cheery, inspiring, and authentic performance. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Babylon A.D. (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah. (101 mins.)
“ Okay so Science Fiction movies are not exactly tearing up the movie charts lately (and no Twilight is NOT Sci-Fi). Maybe that's why when a mediocre (at best) Sci-Fi movie with a semi-washed up action star (Vin Diesel) comes out I thoroughly enjoy it to the max. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur. (104 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ Isla Fisher's first solo-female lead role was a bomb at the box office. But who can't relate to running up too many credit cards and getting chased by creditors. Haha, oh wait....just me. Yikes. ” - Smiling_Dragon
The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Down on his luck and working in a Mexican restaurant in Australia, an American tourist is hired by a icy heiress to pose as an obnoxious new boyfriend in an attempt to make her father accept her current boyfriend. (90 mins.)
“ I didn't care for Cheech Marin's earlier work does not appeal to me, but I believe that he is a talented actor. In The Shrimp on the Barbie, he elevates a sub-par script to a much higher level. Cheech gives a soul to this movie and it's a shame it was so poorly received. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Hidalgo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Poor Hugo, he will always been known for the Lord of the Rings. Hidalgo was his first movie to come out after the conclusion of LOTR, and it was considered a flop. I would agree were it not for his strong screen presence. His passion, his natural ability for acting made his character in Hidalgo just as compelling as any role he has played. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Without a Paddle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results. (95 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
“ Is this movie stupid? YES!
Does the story-line of this movie have a been-there-done-that feel? YES!
Do I care? No, because it's a perfect movie for those days when you don't want to think about plot twists and character development. Just sit back, relax, and chill as impossible things happen to three clueless guys on a camping trip. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Duma (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa. (100 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ I like cats.
I like movies.
This movie has a cat as the star (a cheetah if you didn't know).
Therefore, I like this movie.
Any questions? ” - Smiling_Dragon
Enchanted (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima
“ Maybe it was the singing.
Maybe it was the dancing.
Maybe it was the talking animals.
Or maybe it was because Amy Adams is seriously ugly (not really, not even a little bit).
Maybe it's cuz she can't sing (yes, she really can).
Maybe it was what's-his-face good-looking-actor guy (Patrick Dempsey makes me jealous that I am not endowed with such handsomeness).

Maybe this is just a good old fashioned story, performed by outstanding actors, presented in an original format, which may or may not be why it is on this list. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Singles (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle. (99 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Ah the early 90's. What a time. Large coffee cups, loud grunge music, and hats (what was with the hats in the 90's anyway, I didn't get that).
So, take the dirty, grimy, self-loathing 90's attitude, add a dash of love story, mix in a bit of Bridget Fonda, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon, and serve over the dark sky's of Seattle during the grunge days.
Viola! A perfect (albeit utterly doomed-to-fail) early 90's romance. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Sorority Boys (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Three rowdy college students are kicked out of their dorm and dress up in drag to live in the DOG house, where the girls deemed unattractive live. (93 mins.)
“ I am not really sure what to say about this one. It's stupid, it's predictable. It's got a touch of Revenge of the Nerds to it. I like it. ” - Smiling_Dragon
The Cutting Edge (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul M. Glaser
“ Okay admit it right now in front of everyone! We all, at one time or another, have known someone that we hated at first, but then slowly, we begin to like them. We've all been there.

This movie captures that emotion perfectly. Oh, oh oh, and there is ice skating. ” - Smiling_Dragon
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. (105 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ Ben Stiller was cast perfectly in this role. It's the kind of movie that I would have watched a hundred times if it came out when I was a kid. Now that I am older, I still enjoy these fun (in completely unbelievable) family movies. Bravo for fun, clean, family entertainment! ” - Smiling_Dragon
Chasing Liberty (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter... (101 mins.)
Director: Andy Cadiff
“ Mandy Moore, nuff said! ” - Smiling_Dragon
Made in America (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white. (111 mins.)
“ I have no idea why I like this movie. When I figure it out I will let ya know. ” - Smiling_Dragon
She's the Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
When in Rome (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors. (91 mins.)
Monte Carlo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress. (109 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Marigold (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Ali Larter plays an American actress who becomes immersed in the Bollywood film world. (110 mins.)
Director: Willard Carroll