I will be the first to admit that I am something of a movie snob. I almost wrote movie slob, right there. What's that about? Anyway, right, movie snob. When I say movie snob, I don't mean I watch all indie films or only movies with weird directors that no one else has ever heard of, I mean that if you tell me you want to go see the new Alvin & the Chipmunks movie, I will judge you. I will judge you so hard. One of my favorite things to do is rate movies based only on their trailers. It's easier than you'd think. This method has gotten me out of going to movies like Bride Wars, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and any Dane Cook movie for years.
I realize this trailer judging is a bit like judging a book by its cover, but I don't care if it's superficial. Movies are more superficial than books anyway, so see? It makes total sense, this method, as long as you don't think about it too hard.
I really have no point, other than to say that even though I'm a movie snob, I have plenty of guilty pleasure movies. Bad movies. Except, no, they're not, THESE MOVIES ARE AWESOME. Also, I don't really think they count as guilty pleasures because I'm rather proud of loving all of them so much. So there.
1. Bring It On
This movie gave me about a million different quotes to throw into regular conversation, WHETHER OR NOT they made any sense, so that would be enough for me to love it BUT. BUT! Sparky Polastri! Faith pretending to be a cheerleader! GLORY pretending to be a cheerleader! Cute guitar-playing book-reading boy! Spirit fingers!
Apparently, there are no clips on the Youtubes because NBC Universal sucks a big fat turd. Team CoCo! Anyway. You should probably rent this movie ASAP. Not the sequels, though.
James Cameron may have lifted the script for Avatar straight out of Pocahontas, but I think he sampled Ferngully as well. My sister and I wore out our VHS copy of this when we were younger, and so when Joe saw it on sale for $5 at Target, he totally bought it for me and that is why Joe is awesome.
Watch for yourself.
3. Center Stage
I hesitate to even include this movie on account of how amazing it is, but whatever, I will admit that the "acting" in this movie leaves a lot to be desired. I don't care. Mostly because of the dancing, but partly because of Peter Gallagher's amazing emoting eyebrows. Bonus! Zoe Saldana is in it and she. Is. SASSY.
4. Pippi Longstocking
This movie is twelve shades of awful, yet I love it. LOVE IT. Probably because I watched this approximately 15 bajillion times when I was a kid and wished every day to be Pippi Longstocking because she had a horse and a monkey and a quirky fashion sense and I didn't have any of those things.
Damn disabled embedding ARRRRRRRG!
5. Grease 2 (much, MUCH cheesier than Grease...which is in and of itself a guilty pleasure)
That was just embarrassing.
6. The Mighty Ducks (1 and 2)
QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! FLYING V! PACEY!
7. The Cutting Edge
Just kidding, everyone knows this is the best movie ever made. Dooglas Dorsey! John Locke!
I got chills.