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List Rules Can be any movie, but you have to be embarrassed to admit you like it.

What makes a film a guilty pleasure? This is a movie that you love to watch, but won't display on your DVD shelf... or maybe you will stop to watch when you flip by it on TV, but never if someone else is in the room. These movies are not always bad movies per se, but our cultural zeitgeist has determined that they are cheesy movies - badly done, overdone, overwrought or made entirely of syrup. But, still, these movies draw you in. You love them. Secretly. 

What are the best guilty pleasure movies? This list of guilty pleasures is bound to be emotionally personal, so odds are, your #1 might not even be listed! Vote, rank your own list and add your missing faves.

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Road House Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch

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Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

1,003 509
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

988 668
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

958 502
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Con Air Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

1,042 522
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Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

1,164 467
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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

1,062 598
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

519 279
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AndreaPoole-Presslor added The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

807 354
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Scott Klingaman added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

937 547
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Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

621 522
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Clue Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

777 543
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

564 294
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

830 435
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Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

345 186
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ConnorRichardson added Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

585 480
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Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

665 494
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

550 524
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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AndreaPoole-Presslor added The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

258 213
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Smokey and the Bandit Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

400 294
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Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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Commando Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

365 206
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
TrishaConry added Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

775 525
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

472 253
The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
wiabux added The Fifth Element Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

390 176
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

497 230
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

275 143
Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

359 175
Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
TrishaConry added Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

480 236
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

487 364
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The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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467 248
The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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CraigAlarm added Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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PeteBoyle added Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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INTPLibrarian added 9 to 5 Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin