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A couple of other guilty pleasures of mine are:

The Stupids with Tom Arnold. 21% on rotten tomatoes if that means anything. This has to be in the top 5 movies I laughed the hardest at when I first saw it. I met John Landis years ago at the Austin Film Festival and just mentioning the title he started laughing and said it was the funniest screenplay he'd ever read.

Land of the Lost. This was a huge bomb at the box office, but it seems to get funnier every time I watch it. There are big gags, subtle background gags and so much in-between. It's completely absurd. And the desert with random remnants of our world dropped in is masterful production design.
 

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I am not as big a fan these days of these films as I once was, but in the spirit of this thread I'll mention a couple of exploitation films from the late '60s and early '70s.

1967's Born Losers - The films claim to fame is the introduction of the character of Billy Jack. It featured a whole array of scummy bad guys for our hero to face off against in the form of a violent motorcycle gang terrorizing the inhabitants of a small California town. This film was part of the wave of cinema in which standards were relaxed, in terms of its treatment of some of the female characters and in the level of violence depicted on screen.

1971's Billy Jack - This film embraces a counter culture life style for its ostensible protagonists, but despite that viewpoint there is plenty of violence. This film ups the martial arts component of the title character's arsenal which is part of the attraction of the feature. (Still remember Billy Jack explaining to someone how he was going to take his foot and hit them in the face with it. :) )

Two B films that found an audience and gave Tom Laughlin a measure of stardom. They are an interesting artifact of that time in filmmaking and American culture.

- Walter.
 

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Billy Jack was the top grossing film in America for 1971. Very impressive for a B film.

Personally, the "drive-in" nature of both films puts them in the guilty pleasure category for me, but it certainly is a subjective judgement.

- Walter.
 

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Billy Jack was the top grossing film in America for 1971. Very impressive for a B film.

Personally, the "drive-in" nature of both films puts them in the guilty pleasure category for me, but it certainly is a subjective judgement.

- Walter.
I disagree as the movie became too mainstream to be put into any guilty pleasure category.
 

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Billy Jack was the top grossing film in America for 1971. Very impressive for a B film.

Personally, the "drive-in" nature of both films puts them in the guilty pleasure category for me, but it certainly is a subjective judgement.

- Walter.
That really surprises me, that it was the top grossing movie of the year. I've seen it once since I saw it in the theater, many years later, and it is not a good movie.
 

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That really surprises me, that it was the top grossing movie of the year. I've seen it once since I saw it in the theater, many years later, and it is not a good movie.
I was in high school when Billy Jack came out and just about most of the kids I hanged out with back then watched Billy Jack in the theater or drive-in. It was a real popular movie.
 

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In light of recent news, a definite guilty pleasure for me is Six Days and Seven Nights with Anne Heche and Harrison Ford.

 
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I also finally watched Clue after hearing so many people saying they love that movie. I'm pretty sure they watched it when they were in that magical 8-12 years old period, because it did very little for me (other than the obvious with Yvette, the maid). So I wouldn't be surprised if Clue were mentioned somewhere in this thread. ;)
 

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All things Kaju...Godzilla, Mothra, etc!! Toho was and is still super fun time!!
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Watching Speed. I put this in the guilty pleasure category- not a good film, but an entertaining bowl of popcorn. This is a film that snobs can pick apart in the suspension of disbelief department- it just occurred to me a flaw in logic is at the beginning of the film- Jack and Harry go to the roof of the building to hook the cable to the elevator. Payne blows the emergency brakes. How does Jack and Harry know which floor to go to for unloading the passengers?
 

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Watching Speed. I put this in the guilty pleasure category- not a good film, but an entertaining bowl of popcorn. This is a film that snobs can pick apart in the suspension of disbelief department- it just occurred to me a flaw in logic is at the beginning of the film- Jack and Harry go to the roof of the building to hook the cable to the elevator. Payne blows the emergency brakes. How does Jack and Harry know which floor to go to for unloading the passengers?
IMO, it's too popular of a film to be consider a guilty pleasure.
 

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