Well hide no more I say! I will reveal my top five guilty pleasure movies to all five of my loyal followers starting now (in no particular order since I'm too embarrassed to say which one gives me the most pleasure in watching)...
Guilty Movie: Overboard (1987)
Best casting: Goldie Hawn as rich, bitchy, amnesiac woman and Kurt Russell as widowed carpenter.
Line that makes me laugh for no explicable reason: "You're that sweaty carpenter"
Line that makes me cry for no explicable reason: "You said moms don't leave!"
Guilty Movie: Dirty Dancing (1987)
Best casting: Patrick Swayze as the 'dirty' dance instructor.
Line that will forever be iconic: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"
Scene that I can watch over and over: The climactic final dance scene to "Time of your Life" (especially the Swayze's solo dancing scene)
Guilty Movie: Three Amigos (1986)
Best casting: Martin Short as Ned Nederlander
Best line not said by the Three Amigos: El Guapo - "Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?"
Best scene: The Three Amigos sitting around the fire singing "Blue Shadows on the Trail" (the turtle at the end gives this scene the extra oomph to guilty pleasure territory)
Guilty Movie: Steel Magnolias (1989)
Real quick synopsis: Chick flick set in a southern town - hair, weddings, romance and death!
Best casting: Shirley MacLaine as Quiser and Olympia Dukakis as Clairee
Best line: "Quiser could never stay mad at me; she worships the quicksand I walk on."
Best scene of scenery chewing I ever did see: The graveyard scene (Sally Field is the queen of scenery chewing, but she does it so well)
Guilty movie: Red Dawn (1984)
Best casting: Patrick Swayze (as usual)
Best line: "Wolverines!"
Clue that I've seen this movie too many times: Noticing that during Patrick Swayze's crying scene a 'snot bubble' comes out of the Swayze's nose and goes back in! Proof that Patrick Swayze was the most authentic cryer on the silver screen.
Best scene that is so bad, it makes the movie that good: C. Thomas Howell's Robert going all Rambo in his final scene and dying in a hail of gunfire.
I just noticed all my guilty movies were in the 1980s and two of them starred Patrick Swayze. Which makes me conclude that the 1980s were an awesome time in guilty pleasure movies and Patrick Swayze rocks!
Do you have any guilty pleasure movies? Don't be ashamed to share it here-all are welcomed.