Guilty Pleasure Movies

jedion357's picture
January 24, 2012 - 7:15pm
Those movies you just have to watch again and for no other reason than because its on.

Spagetti Westerns usually hook me

but in particular: Outlaw Josie Wales; The Good, The Bad and the Ugly; High Plains Drifter
Casa Blanca; The Quiet Man; The Magnificent Seven (but not its sequels), A Christmas Story,
Princess Bride (man I love Peter Faulk in that as well as Inigo Montoya)

Movies with great quotes.

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

rattraveller's picture
January 24, 2012 - 8:41pm
RADIOACTIVE DREAMS don't ask just find it and watch it
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

Arclight's picture
January 25, 2012 - 4:27pm
Cross of Iron - Jimmie Colburn is just plain excellent in it

Wrath of Khan - KHAAAAAAN!!!!!

Things to Come - its a marvel to see how they viewed the coming future, and the lead-up demise

Metropolis - The 1927 version

The Wild Bunch - the slo-mo scenes and Peckenpaw action are priceless

Cagney, Bogart, and Samurai movies in general
"If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" -A Einstein

Malcadon's picture
January 25, 2012 - 6:42pm
I cannot resist any '80s sword & sorcery flick - even the awful ones!

I also like some unusual sorts of sci-fi, like Logan's Run, Barbarella, Damnation Ally, Battle Beyond the Stars, and others.

There are a number of cult films that I like, including Solarbabies, Hackers, Lostboys, Tommy - among others.

I enjoy obscure french animated movies, like Gandahar (Light Years in the US) and La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet in the US).

I also like: Bladerunner, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange... and that is all I can think of right now.

Rollo's picture
January 26, 2012 - 3:48pm
Oh yeah, the spaghetti westerns! The Outlaw Josie Wales, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, High Plains Drifter, Magnificent Seven! :)

Also, many of the older (60's-70's) WWII flicks: Cockleshell Heroes, Bridge over the River Kwai, Guns of Navarone (early Harrison Ford goodness!), Tora Tora Tora, The Great Escape and The Dirty Dozen all come to mind.

Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade (of course!).

The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 & 2. :D

I've also never been able to turn off a John Wayne matter how bad it may happen to be. O:)  Oddly enough, the same can also be said for the Doctor Who stuff...old & new. Campy and utterly horrible (acting and effects, etc)...but I still rather enjoy watching them.
I don't have to outrun that nasty beast my friend...I just have to outrun you! Wink

Karxan's picture
January 28, 2012 - 2:34am
Ahhh, the 80's: How about Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Space Hunter, and other like Malcadon mentioned. I also grew up on WWII movies from the 50's on. My dad really liked to watch them. On the other hand, my mom watched musicals, so I admit I watch some of those too. But is there a WWII musical out there? But for myself and to the misery of my kids, 80's Sci-fi is my favorite.

jedion357's picture
January 28, 2012 - 6:24am
Well, since Kraxan brought up musicals I'll admit my one guilty pleasure and it ain't the Sound of Music- Seven Brides for Seven Brother- great humor in that one.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Greymyst's picture
January 28, 2012 - 12:48pm
If you like cheap movies that mix zombies and nazis, find "Dead Snow".  I think it was made by some foreign college students as a A/V project.

I also picked up a movie called "Zombies vs. Cowboys" in Indonesia (although it is an American film).  That redefined my idea of how bad a movie could be.

My son is really into zombie movies, so I keep an eye on them.  I like westerns and love sci-fi.

jedion357's picture
January 28, 2012 - 4:27pm
I enjoyed Cowboys vs Aliens; mostly for certain actors in it.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

iggy's picture
January 28, 2012 - 6:51pm
Karxan wrote:
... is there a WWII musical out there?
South Pacific

Karxan's picture
January 28, 2012 - 7:06pm
Thanks Iggy, I forgot that one. A friend of mine was in that play in high school, I should have remembered.

jedion357's picture
January 29, 2012 - 10:22am
I was just researching dystopian movies and came across this:
The synopsis cracked me up! Depending on the quality of the animation and the execution of the story this could hit my guilty pleasure list.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Sam's picture
February 1, 2012 - 9:43am
Y'all mentioned a lot of good ones ... here are a few more:

The Sword and the Sorceror
Highlander (just the first one)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
High Road to China
Nate and Hayes
Enemy Mine
Airplane and Airplane II - gads, man what a great line ... "Do you know what its like... to fall down in the mud... and get kicked in the head... BY AN IRON BOOT!?! No, of course you don't, that never happens, that was a stupid question, forget it..."
Big Trouble in Little China
The Thing (with Kurt Russell)

Plenty more to add ...