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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a ...more

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1,454 786
Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as ...more

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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1,052 564
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

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Con Air is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich. The film borrows ...more

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Point Break is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze Point Break is a 1991 American action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. The title refers to the surfing term point break, where ...more

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1,170 660
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his ...more

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1,295 523
Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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1,005 537
Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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884 488
Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more

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712 575
Clue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn Clue is a 1985 American mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion, and is styled after The Rocky Horror Picture ...more

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1,029 602
Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

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673 329
National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac, and co-written by and starring Jim Carrey. It was developed by the film's original writer, Jack ...more

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644 535
Footloose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more

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313 250
Smokey and the Bandit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Patrick McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It ...more

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780 535
Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta is an FBI agent and Cage is a terrorist, sworn enemies ...more

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420 219
The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal ...more

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717 546
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony ...more

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626 521
Commando is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton Commando is a 1985 American action film directed by Mark L. Lester, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong. The film was released in the United States on October 4, 1985. The film ...more

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518 421
The Naked Gun: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more

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478 337
Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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614 264
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more

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451 216
Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
TrishaConry added Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more

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570 273
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and ...more

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373 174
Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more

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540 408
The Fast and the Furious is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. The film is the first ...more

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432 269
Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more

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282 146
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
CraigAlarm added Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble ...more

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542 377
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more

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576 469
Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more

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234 77
Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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757 475
Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film set in Los Angeles. Written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, it stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and features Hector ...more

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348 400
9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
INTPLibrarian added Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin 9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...more

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530 329
Big Trouble in Little China is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, John Carpenter Big Trouble in Little China is a 1986 American action film directed by John Carpenter, and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film was released in the United ...more

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298 229
Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more

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530 402
¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ...more

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555 375
Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more

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208 104
Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
RobertRothschild added Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, ...more

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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
wiabux added Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward Tremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson and Underwood, and starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, ...more

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408 224
Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
nicolas.verret added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more

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326 222
School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more

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398 275
The Mask is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein The Mask is a 1994 American fantasy slapstick action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. This film was directed by Chuck Russell, and produced by Dark ...more

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378 390
Bloodsport is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Chiao, Donald Gibb and Leah Ayres. The film is partly based on unverified claims ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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655 395
From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars George Clooney, Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette ...more

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Up is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies
Raven de la Croix Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more