Our Top Guilty Pleasure Movies
When we began talking about our guilty pleasures in the YAM Magazine Writer’s Lounge — yes, we have one because we’re dorky like that — we wanted to figure out what a movie needed to be considered “guilty” in the first place.
Let’s face it, different groups have different likes, so you’re bound to get flack for liking a mainstream Hollywood film when you hang out with the artsy cinephiles who only revere Goddard or Kurosawa, or flack from the popular kids for liking a cult film. Critics and audiences, one and the same but never on the same page. We love to hate each other… and hate to love one another?
So we made a bunch of the YAM Magazine team dust off that side of their DVD collections they don’t want people to see and made them reveal their shameful secrets with the world.
Dig deep, young padawan, and find movies that are truly BAD that you love. BAD IS THE KEY.
This… is what we got from them:
I’m a sucker for romantic comedies in general, to my shame… Catch and Release
I have too many to count… films I admit are horrible, yet love to watch and rewatch, are pretty much all I buy
- Repo: A Genetic Opera
- Moon Child
But I think the worst one so far is Princess and the Goblin. That movie is my go-to when I’m having a hard time sleeping. Something about the horrid animation makes me want to close my eyes, then the repetitive, worbly score in the background eases me to sleep.
- The Twilight Series
- 13 Going on 30
- Someone like You
- Puss in Boots — the 1988 version starring Christopher Walken.
- Conquest for the Planet of the Apes
- Robinhood: Men in Tights
- Scary Movie (the whole series)
- Chasing Papi
- Meet the Spartans
Basically, parodies are my guilty pleasures.