We all have them, that movie that you know is genereally considered as pure crap, yet you like it.
A couple of mine are:
The Running Man
y’all got any?
EDIT: changed AVP, cause I realized I just don’t hate it as much as I should.. Added Fortress inspired by Andreas’ pick!
1.Never back down
2.City of the living dead
For me, it’s chick flicks: The Holiday, Never Been Kissed, etc.
I love the running man. I have a soft spot for stallone’s supremely horrendous Driven:)
whoa. 2 other people who admit to liking ‘the running man’. I’m stupified.
Nice topic Rune. And of course you’re right – we all have them :) Mine are:
1. Fortress (1993) with Christopher Lambert – A Prison of the Future. A High-Tech Hell. Built to Hold Anything… Except an Innocent Man.
2. Sphere (1998) – A thousand feet beneath the sea, the blackest holes are in the mind…
3. Enemy Mine (1985) – Enemies because they were taught to be. Allies because they had to be. Brothers because they dared to be.
“the running man” is great! so is “three amigos”. for me, that’s a modern comedy classic.
The Return of the Living Dead
About Last Night
I have to add some more..
Home Alone – love that christmas movie
Tango & Cash – I’ve got a weakness for 80’s buddy movies
Twins – The same as above
I absolutely agree about “home alone”.
ill take me some macho crap in the cinematic form of “TORQUE”
I could almost nominate “Now, Voyager” as my favorite film. I’m such a sucker for it. I get drawn in from the beginning and even when it’s at it’s most manipulative and saccharine and corny, it still somehow feels genuine. Maybe it’s the performances, the music, whatever. I totally buy into it.
Another one I have been junkying on lately is THE MIST.
It is so well done for such a campish subject matter. The creatures aren’t always entirely convincing with the use of CGI but the film just works for me. Not comparing it to JAWS, but the characters and their interactions are what makes THE MIST work for me, not the creatures.
Could Marcia Gay Harden be any scarier than those bugs ? Filled with typical archetypes and a run of the mill storyline, the film ends with such a shock (I have an 8 year old son so it really hit home) I am always left wanting more.
As EBERT said:
“Combine (1) a mysterious threat that attacks a town, and (2) a group of townspeople who take refuge together, and you have a formula apparently able to generate any number of horror movies, from “Night of the Living Dead” to “30 Days of Night.” All you have to do is choose a new threat and a new place of refuge, and use typecasting and personality traits so we can tell the characters apart."
These are my favorite types of films, JAWS, LIFEBOAT, THE BIRDS, the ROMERO dead films …
My guilty pleasure of the minute.
JEEPERS CREEPERS and MOULIN ROUGE (although I’ll never admit that to my wife)
Predator 2, and anything with Jean Claude.
I don’t really feel guilty about any of the questionable movies I love. I’m proud to justify them.
Robocop – One of the best action films of the 80’s, and an amazing score. Plus, one of the best “high-five whoever is around you at the moment” endings.
Speed Racer – Along with 2001 and Baraka, one of the single best movies to watch while completely and utterly high. People seemed to hate or dismiss it, but it’s nothing more than a two hour ride through a living rainbow that occasionally explodes all around you. And for that, it’s brilliant.
Mac & Me – The most unintentionally funny movie ever made. A blatant rip-off of ET and a giant, heartless commercial for Coca-Cola and McDonalds. So bad, yet so, so good.
“Day After Tomorrow.” When I first saw it, I thought it was the best thing ever put to film (or green screen, hehe). Of course, back then I thought Adam Sandler was the epitome of comedy, but even now, I can’t shake off how giddy this unapologetically stupid movie makes me. Pretty embarrassing.
Oh dear—I think we should not judge or be judged on this particular thread. These confessions make me feel vulnerable out of their sheer bad/goodness:
The Notebook (Eeek-I feel like someone just saw me naked)
That’s as far as I’m willing to go with this.
man, whats wrong with Footloose? That’s good good, not bad good.
I have no shame about these matters but I get funny looks when I say that I love Steven Segal Movies, especially the later ones when he’s really fat. He has this tick where he takes on the accent of the group of people he’s around- italians, Latinos, African Americans, EVERY HOOD IS HIS HOOD!
John Carpenter’s The Thing.
Tomb of the Blind Dead
Feast and Feast II: Sloppy Seconds
The Return Of The Living Dead 1 & 2
Big Trouble In Little China
Any piece of Garbage Featuring Kurt Russel or Jodie Foster
I own Running Man
Is The Jerk Really a Guilty Pleasure??
I read somewhere that The Jerk was Kubrick’s favourite film, I still don’t think that fully redeems it. It’s fun & hilarious, I watch it whenever it’s on television, but I don’t think CC will be releasing it anytime soon.
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
Dazed & Confused
I love em all.
Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion
Never Been Kissed
…most recently Twilight
The Naked Gun
Dazed and Confused
The Brady Bunch Movies
Clearly I have a weakness for 90’s comedy, for which I am not ashamed.
too many to openly admit to all of the pretentious cinephiles that lurk these forums…
but i’m proud to love the matrix trilogy, no matter how horrible of an actor keanu is; the story is still fucking brilliant.
any war / period piece on martyrdom and sticking it to the man (ie: gladiator, braveheart)
any john cusack, the harry potters, and the star treks (not the newer ones, although the upcoming looks alright.)
and some of you have NOTHING to be ashamed of. come on, there’s people out there that like beverly hills chihuahua and this twilight shit. let’s get real, here.
I’m really puzzled how Ghostbusters, Dazed & Confused, Big Trouble in Little China and the Jerk can be guilty pleasures.
It seems that we think that just about any movie, regardless of the amount of thought and care that went into it, that is fun to watch and leaves us happy by the end of it should make us ashamed.
Class of 1999
Love Actually (though I would argue that when broken down, structurally it has an amazingly crafted/clever script)
The Running Man is also excellent, as others pointed out :)