Guilty pleasures

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Goonies
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • any James Bond movie, especially with Pierce Brosnan
  • Real Genius
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Die Hard
  • Willow
  • The Saint
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Midnight Madness
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (not as good as the series, but...)
  • Grease
  • Grease II
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Back to the Future
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Hook
  • The Matrix (just for the effects)
  • The Secret of My Success
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • Mannequin
Author Comments: 

I enjoy action movies (yes, some women do), and many of them would qualify for this list, but that would make it entirely too long. I have included just a few of my favorites.

And if anyone knows where the web page that proves Ferris could not have done all that in one day went, I would appreciate the URL.

I have to disagree with some of these -- especially Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Princess Bride. Both of these are a lot deeper than they seem at first. Back to the Future isn't all that mindless, either.

You can, of course, enjoy these completely without thinking about them if you want, but there is more meat there if you look for it.

That's very true, but I do often enjoy watching these just for the fun of it. And I have seen all of them so many times . . . I just think they embody the entertainment aspect of cinema (as opposed to art or storytelling) better than most movies.

So, because he had a good point, I am renaming it from Mindless Movies I still Enjoy to Guily Pleasures, which also seems appropriate. Plus, with the recent post on the front page, will bring more visitors.

IMO, you can watch Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Princess Bride, and The Matrix completely guilt-free. :-)

lol not the matrix..just a little guilt is normal :)