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Started by Bromio on Apr 30, 2018 10:49:54 PM
Shameful Favourites

In no particular order:

Mean Girls

What's Up Doc?

The Guns of Navarone

Pretty in Pink

Anna Karenina (the 2012 version with Keira)

What are your mindless comfort food favourites?

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JerkinMcGherkin - 30 Apr 2018 22:51:46 (#1 of 143)

Nothing shameful about What's Up Doc or Guns of Navarone.

Bromio - 30 Apr 2018 22:53:08 (#2 of 143)

I'm not actually ashamed of liking any of them. Although liking Anna Karenina does feel a bit like having a crush on Louise Mensch.

foghorn - 30 Apr 2018 22:56:48 (#3 of 143)

I like a happy ending.

Brunothecat - 30 Apr 2018 23:07:43 (#4 of 143)

Gone With The Wind.

Apart from the amusing title, the fact that good old Rhett is flogging guns to both sides in the war amuses me greatly.

enidcoleslaw - 01 May 2018 16:37:03 (#5 of 143)

Agreed that there is no shame in enjoying "What's Up, Doc?" I can't imagine anyone not enjoying that film.

widenation - 01 May 2018 16:38:27 (#6 of 143)

Anaconda.

Antimatter - 01 May 2018 16:44:25 (#7 of 143)

Love, actually.

solomongursky - 01 May 2018 16:44:49 (#8 of 143)

My friend saw Anaconda in Venezuela and it was an immersive cinema experience. People were freaking out and yelling advice.

Chalet Girl.

popstar7 - 01 May 2018 16:46:49 (#9 of 143)

Saturday Night Fever. Although I maintain it's a fucking great film even if everyone mostly thinks it's shameful.

darkhorse - 01 May 2018 17:55:05 (#10 of 143)

Space Jam

TheExcession - 01 May 2018 19:40:48 (#11 of 143)

Top Gun

Yes it's basically a militaristic, slightly homo-erotic pop video, but the aerial action sequences are great (and done for real, mostly. No CGI back then) it's very quotable and has the apogee of 80's soundtracks.

Can't go wrong with a bit of Kenny Loggins. Alright, you can but...

HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZOOOOONE!

JerkinMcGherkin - 01 May 2018 20:46:49 (#12 of 143)

#9: In the late 70s, SNF was the Travolta film that it was ok to like, whereas Grease made him a target for the hip.

Tadagee - 01 May 2018 21:03:48 (#13 of 143)

I was a sucker for those 80s Van Damme entering a martial arts tournament to avenge his brother type films.

TRaney - 01 May 2018 21:17:31 (#14 of 143)

Ooh that is shameful

TRaney - 01 May 2018 21:19:21 (#15 of 143)

My shame I still more in TV.

I used to unironically watch Dawson’s Creek

Pinkgum - 01 May 2018 21:28:01 (#16 of 143)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (1,2 and 3)

Bribaba - 02 May 2018 16:13:40 (#17 of 143)

Showgirls, though not so much now the irony has been spotted.

toffle - 02 May 2018 16:45:23 (#18 of 143)

Nothing wrong with a bit of Van Damme.

Among the more shameful titles from my collection:

Black Belt Jones (Primarily for featuring exceedingly poor karate.)

Bachelor Party (A delicate romance, still Tom Hanks' finest film, by far.)

Dark Angel (Dolph Lundgren fights aliens who are turning people into space heroin.)

and

Blue Jean Cop/Shakedown (A tense courtroom drama... with staggeringly absurd action scenes... this is a fairly typical sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kChRnLhdEdc )

I don't think any of these have any pretensions to being high art though, and they do consistently entertain.

Some of my Chinese and Japanese films are probably more shameful still. (If I felt shame, that is, which I don't.)

MorrisMitchener - 04 May 2018 09:54:10 (#19 of 143)

Flashdance. Any Jason Statham film.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Emoji Film! And Peter Rabbit!

Bromio - 04 May 2018 14:06:17 (#20 of 143)

The Stath is in a category of his own.

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