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After my lunch of ice cream, whipped cream and cake all lumped together in a huge glass, I stopped off at Best Buy and picked up the second Family Guy DVD, Monty Python's Meaning of Life and Sleeping Beauty. As soon as the kids take off for their father's house, Justin and I are going to open a bottle of wine, plant ourselves on the couch and watch them all.

Well, there's one other movie I bought. I didn't tell Justin yet. In fact, I don't even know if I should tell you.

Ok, fine, you dragged it out of me.

I bought......

The Princess Diaries.

Don't laugh at me. Don't point those fingers. I know you all have that one movie that you love that you don't tell anyone about. Call it a guilty pleasure.

Confess. I did. And I promise not to tell anyone.


Oh, there are so many. However, in the "Princess Diaries" genre, I have two...well, four actually, but they include originals and remakes. 1) The Parent Trap. Awesome flick. 2) Freaky Friday. Again awesome.

If you want a real dirty DVD secret, I'm waiting for all ten seasons of "Beverly Hills 90210" to come out.

Donna Martin Graduates!

The Princess Diaries really isn't all that bad (I have it on DVD, too). I love the way that most of the cast is the same as Pretty Woman. Mr. Deeds, though, is my current guilty pleasure.

Nope...no "guilty pleasures." If you enjoy something, you should be able to articulate exactly WHY you like it.

I would have passed the lie-detector test on Seinfeld (re: Melrose Place, IIRC).

Hey, I'd pay for those middle season of Melrose Place, when it reached high levels of trashy-novel-ness.



Confession: I own Bring It On. I have seen it numerous times.

Worse confession: I also went to go see Blue Crush ON ITS OPENING NIGHT. I had been counting the days. And yes. I loved it. And yes, I felt extremely embarrassed about that.

Coyote Ugly. It's like Flashdance's developmentally impaired stepsister. But I love the ugly little tyke.

Dave: "It's like Flashdance's developmentally impaired stepsister." That line made me laugh out loud at my desk. I'm still laughing. Thank you for that!! You're so right too!

I almost got TMOL for my wife's birthday. I may have to go back and get it.

Everyone now!
"Every sperm is sacred..."

I guess mine would have to be "Dude, Where's My Car?". I've seen it a number of times and I laugh through it every time. Haven't bought it on DVD yet, though.

Err, and: "Every sperm is great..."

The hell of it is, I was thinking of Footloose and meant to type "Footloose's developmentally impaired stepsister". So, red, it was a total typo on my part. Mea culpa. Or not.

Armeggedon. I cry every time too. "Please don't jump on the nuclear device!" Not sure if I got that exactly right but it cracks me up every time.

Rock on. Anne Hathaway is gorgeous. Hector Elizondo is the ultimate in cool and, for once, Julie Andrews isn't annoying. (Oh yeah, the ex-Miami Vice guy is funny, too)

It is a definite guilty pleasure.

You guys are all pikers. Call those guilty pleasures? Ha! "I wave my private parts at your aunties," as the French knight said in Monty Python And The Holy Grail. Try this one on for size...

Barb Wire

I have the Littel Mermaid and when ill I have to watch it....over and over and over. shut up! that's healthy damnit!

Oh and I have all 4 School House Rock tapes. I may have children one day. I swear the lack of school house rock on Saturdays is whats wrong with the early 20ites now. If they knew that father, son & Lolly was where to get their adverbs they wouldn't be all messed up.

Well, that's all I'm admitting to...(300+ titles you know I have waaaaaay more than that, but you'll never find out). Plus, my music collection is much more embarrassing.

As a child of the 80's, I think my life is made up of guilty pleasures. Lots of them were named by the people who commented before me ;)

My two guiltiest pleasures are both HBO films. "Norma Jean and Marilyn" and "Gia". So tragic. So lurid. So drugged up and fabulous. I can't help it.


Gia was awesome.

I live in Texas, and I still can't tell anyone my favorite movie is Urban Cowboy without inviting megatons of mockery. Deserved mockery, sure, but even so, that just don't seem right.

I love the Princess Diaries, I'm not going to hide that.

But my true guilty pleasure is Josie and the Pussycats. I'm one of five people on earth who finds that movie hilarious.

Sense and Sensibility. I cry EVERY TIME at the ending - I watch it over and over. OH! And the original Gidget. Sandra Dee is just So CUTE!! heh.

Sleeping Beauty is the absolute best...if you ever saw the video version with the description of why it is designed the way it is....amazing. I have got to have the DVD.

Anything Monty Python is a must have. My personal favorite is The Holy Grail...."Bring out your dead!" I am giggling as I type.

Must watch "Gia" every time it is on. "Norma Jean and Marilyn", too. Really, almost every HBO Original Movie is so great...."The Gathering Storm" is wonderful.

Note to self: rent "Princess Diaries"

POOTIE TANG. I can't defend it but for some reason it cracks me up.

Bridget Jones's Diary

I've seen it 20 times and I still like watching Hugh Grant get the crap beat out him by Colin Firth with "It's Raining Men" playing in the background


My guilty pleasure movies are typical guy things, Casablanca and Cool Hand Luke (I doubt I could eat 2 eggs, let alone 50 -- I hate those slimy things). Booorrrinnnnggg.
But there was one redeeming line in an otherwise awful movie, Waterworld: "Don't just stand there -- kill something!" Partial recompense for the otherwise wasted rental fee.

I probably have more guilty pleasures among TV shows than movies, but off the top of my head I guess I'd go with Night Of The Comet, a sci-fi flick from 1984. The premise was preposterous, but it was a cheerful little movie and it somehow won me over.

MikeR! Thank you! I thought I was the only person alive who even remembered "Night of the Comet". I love the silly thing, watch it whenever I get bored with, you know, good movies.

Semi-guilty pleasure: Shrek

Very guilty pleasure: Schoolhouse Rock, the special anniversary edition DVD

Joe vs. the Volcano.

"I have no response to that."

Mine would have to be "So I Married An Axe Murderer."

Imho, this is Mike Myers' masterpiece. Everyone else hates it, but it makes me laugh.

"Heeeeeed. MOOOOVE!"

Hmm guilty pleasures.. I would have to go with The Sound of Music and Sixteen Candles, I still laugh through that, while quoting it all the way.

Hudson Hawk.

"Bunny -- ball ball"

Oh, and I like "So I Married an Axe Murderer" -- but most of my friends like that movie. I liked the "poetry parts" best.

You people are all pikers.

"Pollyanna". Pure syrup. I absolutely adore this movie. Much to the dismay of my significant other.

Oh, and Julie Andrews is a GODDESS. Annoying? I don't think so.

(This homosexual moment is brought to you by Astroglide.)

"Can't Buy Me Love".

"Night of the Comet" is so not a guilty pleasure. It's a great modern B movie. I mean, really. Flesh-eating zombies, a comet that destroys the world, and two Valley Girls who can shoot automatic weapons? It's a GREAT flick. Remember when the sisters ran into each other and almost shot each other? After they realized who they were, what's the first thing they say? "Great outfit! Where'd you get it?" (Or words to that effect, haven't seen it in years.)

My guilty pleasure: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. But I skip the song his mother sings, every time. [gag]

I love all Shirley Temple films. The Little Princess is my favorite.

I agree w/Meryl on 'Willy Wonka' - even though the movie pales in comparison to the books.

Ditto for 'anything Python' - gotta love 'em.

My favorite, however, is 'The Princess Bride'.
(My name ... is Inigo Montoyo.
You killed my father.
Prepare to die.)

It pales by comparison to the book it's based upon, but it certainly captures the tone. And it's much easier to watch in one sitting. I read the book to my kids as a 'bedtime' story - and it took WEEKS! ;-)

My guilty pleasure has to be Muppet movies. Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets in Space . . . At my college, girls would have parties to stay up, scarf childhood goodies and watch these. And it's stuck with me (although I'm not much for The Muppet Movie itself; a little too sweet). Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal aren't guilty pleasures for me — they're wonderful movies, lovingly made. holds up lighter for Jim Henson

My very guiltiest pleasure isn't a movie, actually — it's Cops. Probably indicates my classism and vicarious love of violence or some damn thing. I don't care, I go right to it if it's on.

"Flash Gordon" - the 1980 version. A perfect omlette of a movie: cheesy script and soundtrack, and over-the-top hammy acting.

Best line:
Dr. Zarkov: "But why do you want to destroy the Earth?"
(dramatic pause)
Ming the Merciless: "Why not?"

So I Married an Ax Murder shouldn't be a guilty pleasure. One of th funniest movies ever made, IMHO. And Charlie's dad reminds me of my own grandfather.

My own guilty pleasure would have to be "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". And yes, I am straight.

"The Breakfast Club", may Buddha forgive me. I used to like Ally Sheedy, especially in "Wargames" as well.

You don't know what horror is like, however, until your spouse/SO/whatever has to watch "Showgirls" twice.

Why twice?

Because they didn't see the early part of it, and they needed to be able to understand the 'plot'.


I had just bought my PS2 and had picked out to video games and decided to get a movie too, my very first on DVD. I thought, "The Matrix will be so cool on DVD." Then I thought, "But Blade will be even cooler." Then I glanced to the right and there it was. Bring It On. The very first movie I owned on DVD.
"They totally dissed us on our home turf."
"Maybe we should have a rumble."
"I'm serious!"
"So's your breath!"
Classic dialog.