Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Five Tuesday: Guilty Pleasure Movies

First, you all are awesome, and thank you for visiting yesterday. It was balls to the wall at work, and I pretty much inhaled lunch while still working, and ended up leaving almost an hour late. Which means I didn't visit a single blog yesterday. And yet many of you still came by to say hi. Thank you for that.

Second order of business, there is still time to submit your question to yesterday's post. It has to be in yesterday's post; those are the rules of this game. So, if you have any burning questions—or questions about burning—ask them there and I shall endeavor to give or find an answer.

Le numéro trois, you might have noticed that the Cinema Challenge badge is missing from the right sidebar. That's because we shut it down. It was fun while it lasted, but other things needed focus, so the A-to-Z finished up, and that was the end of it. On a side note, Cassie was the reigning champ.jjjjjjjj

The Premise

I had a friend in high school who was, dare I say, obsessed with David Letterman's "Top Ten" lists. So much so that he would share his own top ten lists over lunch periods. The subject matter of those lists is not retained in my long-term memory, no matter how good it is. However, I'm sure I could ask him since I still know how to contact him. Thank you, Blogger and Facebook. One day, as I was reading through the blogs that I follow, I saw that many of them have theme days. That's when I thought I would try my hand at my own theme day, and "Top Five Tuesday" was born. The only disclaimer is that these lists represent my own opinions and are subject to change whenever the hell I feel like it. Also, these lists are not in ranking order, unless specifically said.

Five Guilty Pleasure Movies

I won't even give you an explanation why these were chosen. Leaves more to the mystery.

Center Stage
The Best Man
The Devil Wears Prada

Anytime. Anywhere.

However, I think the real question is not "why do you like these movies," but the one I ask you: What are your guilty pleasure movies?

Word to the Nerd


Padded Cell Princess said...

Emma - with Gwyneth Paltrow. Even though her accent can be appalling at times, and the book is a million percent better, there is just something about that film that makes me want to plug it in every time I get sick.

Troop Beverly Hills - this was on TV practically every weekend when I was growing up. It is ridiculous and over the top but it's a classic.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - yes, I still know and do sing along with all the songs...and have no children.

King Kong - the Peter Jackson version. I knew lots of people that hated it but I am a sucker for Adrien Brody and I cried at the end every time.

Hook - Another one that has quite the hatred following it but I love all the big actors in it and the imagination. And I still laugh at the cheesy funny bits.

D'Artagnan said...

Top 5 lists remind me that I have an unhealthy obsession for all things Nick Hornby, but here goes...

Point Break
The Last Starfighter
Monsters, Inc.
Finding Nemo

Matthew MacNish said...


Paige Kellerman said...

The Wedding Planner


The Hot Chick

Step Up

Step Up 2

...all fabulous, of course.

I love Center Stage. I remember seeing it in the theater a long time ago, and always watch it when it comes on.

aziasaidwhat said...

I totally lol'd that Center Stage was on your list. It brings me back to 9th grade!

My 5 "Guilty Pleasure" movies? Tough! I have a lot.
1. A Walk to Remember
2. Hope Floats
3. Practical Magic
4. Legally Blonde
5. Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

Don't judge me.

Samantha said...

Only movie that I've seen out of your five is The Devil Wears Prada...

My top 5?


Beethoven - A childhood staple of mine, I could watch this movie a million times & it never get old.

Tangled - Disney finally brought back classic Disney Princess in this movie and I love EVERY single minute of it!

The Fugitive - Tommy Lee Jones & Harrison Ford, need I say more?

Twister - My Dad took me to see this in theaters when it came out. I'm terrified of storms and tornadoes alike, but I LOVED this movie & still do. It always makes me think of my Daddy, and how I held on to his arm really tight through out the entire movie (I was like 7 or 8 years old?) & at the end I was like, "BEST MOVIE EVER!"

Titanic - Most everyone hates this movie, but it is literally my favorite movie of all time. I love everything about it!

Cassie Mae said...

I can't stop laughing. Two of my guilty pleasures are on your list. Bedazzled and Center Stage, but I'm sure they are for different reasons than you, lol.

I'm trying to think of more, because I'm not too guilty about watching Spy Kids 3D, because it's freakin' awesome. Nor do I feel guilty about Cable Guy. Some people just don't understand that one. :)

Mandy_Fish said...

I'll agree with some previous commenters and say I too enjoy "Emma" despite having a serious Gwyneth Paltrow anti-crush. I also loved The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez. Actually, many of my guilty pleasures involve JLO in romantic comedies. Also Sandra Bullock in romantic comedies. Or anything with Hugh Grant. Okay. I'll make a list:

The Wedding Planner
Two Weeks Notice
Bridget Jones Diary
About a Boy
Love Actually

S. L. Hennessy said...

It's over? Noooooo! I wanted a chance to take first from Cassie. I was so close. Ugh.

Awesome collection of guilty pleasure movies though. Mine would probably include The A Team and Lake Placid.

Annika said...

I'm stupid, I didn't get that. I'm blaming the fact my native language isn't English.

And the fact I read other people's blogs don't automatically make me assume they read mine (which is just as good, because it's too depressing at times. And I complain a lot about everything).

Hope you're less swarmed today.

Elisa Hirsch said...

I LOVE Bedazzled. Sooo hilarious :0) That scene where he's overly sensitive--golden!

J. A. Bennett said...

Love, Love, Love Center Stage! I think I'm going to go watch it right now. Guilty pleasure for me? Probably Kate and Leapold or Never Been Kissed or something sappy like that :0

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Guess I've never felt THAT guilty!
I noticed SL mentioned Lake Placid and that would probably qualify.

Minxy said...

*snicker* @ your list. Hehe.

My guilty pleasures are "Mean Girls" and "Enchanted" and "13 Going on 30". :o)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Loved Bedazzled! SO hAWT

Pickleope said...

I love the Schwarzenegger movie End of Days. It's guano crazy. Pure madness and we get to watch him kill himself before he had a secret baby (oh, spoiler? Eh, no one should watch that movie anyway.)
Fried Green Tomatoes. What, it has cannibalism at its core...damn, spoiler again.
Con Air.
Weekend at Bernie's.
Johnnie Dangerously.
And basically any Patrick Swayze movie.

Christine Rains said...

Hehehe! Wow, yeah, those are guilty pleasure movies. Here are my five:

1. Critters (the silly little brother to the classic Gremlins)
2. The 40 Year Old Virgin
3. Music & Lyrics
4. The Wedding Singer
5. Bubba Ho-Tep

(The first film I thought of was Groundhog's Day, but it's not a guilty pleasure. I don't feel guilty about loving it at all!)

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Ooh, Center Stage - I was just thinking I needed to watch that movie sometime this weekend. LOL. Great list...unexpected, though. I like that. ;)

Patty said...

Are you KIDDING me?
How did My Big Fat Greek Wedding not make the list?

Lady Gwen said...

Harry Potter
Pillow Talk
Bedknobs & Broomsticks
The Santa Clause
Topper Returns (B&W - hilarious!)

Henri B. said...

Armageddon. Someone had to red pill me about how absolutely implausible and stupid this movie is, down to the cheesy soundtrack, so now I love it but am embarrassed about it.

And I can never keep track of which color pill is the truth pill!

Eva said...

After all the comments about Center Stage, I guess I'll have to see it. I guess I was way out of the loop when that came out.

I'm not sure I could list just 5. It really changes frequently. It's usually movies like The Hangover, Ocean's Eleven, Superbad, anything with Meg Ryan and anything by whatever hot actor guy I'm obsessed with at the moment.

I love your Top Five Tuesdays!

Libby said...

WOW! I've forgotten about most of those movies. Bedazzled you say? Mine include Seems Like Old Times, Clifford, and Psycho 4.

Scope said...

Oh dear Pickleope, I love your list. Have not seen any of Joshua's, but love your list.

1 - Roadhouse - Bouncer Patrick Swayze. "A bear fell on me."
2 - Next of Kin - Hillbilly Patrick Swayze. Wanna freak out? Read the cast for this movie: Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ben Stiller, Andreas Katsulas, Michael J. Pollard.
3 - A Knight's Tale - A fool in love.
4 - Johnny Dangerously - The movie I've quoted more times in my life than "The Princess Bride". Inconceivable!
5 - Spies Like Us - Yeah. Spies. Like. Us.

Kimberlee Turley said...

Love Bedazzled. It's one of those movies I wish I had in my collection, but don't. I'll add that to my list of movies to order on line, along with THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.

Cora said...

Hmmmm. Let me think.... Okay, got it!

1. Twister (And don't even ask me why; I have no idea, I just adore it.)

2. Mr Accident (Yahoo Serious? Yes, please!)

3. Charlie's Angels (It's just all good.)

4. Hairspray (Christopher Walken married to John Travolta? Oh hell yeah!!)

5. Music and Lyrics (An entire arena crowd chanting my name?! Well, duh.)

Mynx said...

Mama Mia
Love Actually
Pirates of the Caribbean (all of them)
Sleepless in Seattle
hmmm, perhaps something with Hugh Jackman...yum

Joshua said...

Princess - I'm still aghast that people didn't like HOOK!

D'Artagnan - Ahh, THE LAST STARFIGHTER. Great movie.

Matthew - WTF?

Paige - SERENDIPITY is a big yes.

azia - 9th grade? Feeling old again.

Samantha - TANGLED, yes. THE FUGITIVE, awesome.

Cassie - You're right, I don't get THE CABLE GUY.

Mandy - And out of your list, I've only seen LOVE ACTUALLY, which is a fantastic movie.

S.L. - I remember laughing my ass off at LAKE PLACID. I'm pretty sure it was because of Betty White and her line, "I'm rooting for the crocodile."

Annika - Yesterday was definitely less swarmed...but not enough that I could comment back here.

Elisa - Brendan Fraser is underrated. Did he do some bad movies? Yes, but who hasn't? Anthony Hopkins did SILENCE OF THE LAMBS...but he also did REMAINS OF THE DAY.

J.A. - KATE AND LEOPOLD was a great movie.

Alex - True sentiment. I don't feel bad about watching these films.

Minxy - Ahh...13 GOING ON 30. Love it.

Lass - It was hysterical. And I'm sad that it's not on Netflix Instant.

Pickleope - Did they make that cannibalism reference in the FRIED GREEN TOMATOES film? Truthfully...I never saw it.

Christine - All of yours are great choices.

Jaycee - Unexpected you say? I think that's good.

Patty - Seriously, it almost did. That close.

Lady Gwen - HP is a guilty pleasure?

Henri B - Nah, it's a good one. And you want the red pill.

Eva - And your choices were excellent, too. All of them.

Libby - Psycho 4? Sorry, I don't really mean to laugh...

Scope - Oh, your last three for sure. I almost added TOP SECRET to my list, too.

Kimberlee - I need to watch it again soon. It's that funny.

Cora - TWISTER is a guilty pleasure where you are? I'm thinking I should have added MR. DESTINY to my list, too. And possibly even MR. BASEBALL.

Mynx - I refuse to see MAMMA MIA, but that's a whole other story.

NumberWhisperer said...

Is it too late to join in on the fun?

Desperado (the terrible Antonio Banderas one)
The Quick and the Dead (the terrible Sharon Stone one)
Overboard (there's nothing terrible about this one)
Mommy Dearest
Any Brendan Frasier movie. Any.

Joshua said...

NumberWhisperer - Never too late! DESPERADO is a great movie. I mean...you know what I mean.