Bad ones. The ones you watch by yourself because you wouldn't want anybody to know. For me, it's Grease. I know its a real cornball fiesta, but I'll watch it all the way through anytime it's on.
Grease for me too, OP.
Lord of the Rings
Any of the Andy Hardy movies, but especially the one where he's on Catalina Island.
A Place in the Sun
Grease isn't BAD bad, at least it's consistent.
I return to Myra Breckinridge alot. There's something oddly hypnotic about it.
I love 1950s and 60s Sci-Fi. I've watched the original "War of the Worlds" a dozen times. "Them" is another rewatchable favorite.
I don't watch any movie twice.
Excuse me, I goofed.
Correct answer: Valley of the Dolls
Carnival of Souls
Zombies of Mora Tau
House on Haunted Hill
mostly because as kids my sister and I would watch them on Chiller Theater on Saturday nights (WPIX). I miss her and th frights we had.
I tend to watch 'From Justin to Kelly' whenever it is on, which is frighteningly more frequent than you would think.
For certain, it's a bad movie, but nowhere near as bad as its reputation would suggest. It's far too innocent and uncynical for it to be among the worst of the worst. It is bad, corny fun.
r8= Pauline Kael.
Muriel's Wedding sucks me in every time a come across it on TV.
It's not that old, but if I come across Notting Hill on television, I'm stuck there watching it till the bitter end.
Damien: Omen II
The Giant Claw
The Hand Of Death
Attack of the 50 ft Woman
Ocean's 11 (Sinatra's version)
The Amazing Colossal Man
[quote]I've watched the original "War of the Worlds" a dozen times. "Them" is another rewatchable favorite.
These are really well made classics, not bad at all and I love them both. I like Tom Cruise's War of the Worlds which is probably considered VERY bad.
Grease. Old? Oh Dear
Imitation Of Life
The Little Foxes
All About Eve
Bring It On ("You are a cheertator, Torrance, and a pain in my ass!")
The Cutting Edge
A Few Good Men
Jumpin' Jack Flash
9 to 5
Every. single. time.
Other than seasonal movies,
Claudette Colbert CLEOPATRA
Liz Taylor CLEOPATRA
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Lugosi DRACULA, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
FANNY AND ALEXANDRA
Original WAR OF THE WORLDS, SERENITY,
LORD OF THE RINGS three-pack (disgusted THE HOBBIT is being stretched into three movies - money-grubbing assholes)
The MAPP AND LUCIA Television Series - Balm for the soul
Y'all! OP specified bad movies.
I love The Impossible Years - I can't believe someone else even remembers it.
Hackers - it's like comfort food for some reason.
Yes this is what OP is asking about:
[quote]Bad ones. The ones you watch by yourself because you wouldn't want anybody to know.
Movies you're ASHAMED to love.
In what world is "Cabaret" a bad movie, R22?
"Miss Congeniality" fits the bill and I watch it to the bitter end every time I come across it.
THE RED SHOES
LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
WEST SIDE STORY
DAYS OF HEAVEN
ALL ABOUT EVE
BUSTER AND BILLIE
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
THE BISHOP'S WIFE
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
A PLACE IN THE SUN
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
GONE WITH THE WIND
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
"Don't Bother to Knock"
"Odds Against Tomorrow"
I can go on and on...
Cabaret? Gosford Park? Fanny and Alexander? These movies are masterpieces and there is no shame in watching them repeatedly.
My answer: Beaches.
Let It Ride
None- they were all Betamax.
So has this thread turned into just old movies we like, no matter what the quality? Because that's not what OP's thread was meant to be about.
[quote]I tend to watch 'From Justin to Kelly' whenever it is on,
I have the dvd and watched it a lot. OP said the ones you're embarrassed about, so- Dirty Love (LOVE IT and seen it at least 15 times)
Not embarrassed about-
The Blind Side
Jurassic Park 3 with Sam Neill, Tea Leoni and William H. Macy.
Shadow of a Doubt
I caught The Third Man on tv last weekend. I've seen that one many times.
Rosemary's Baby is my all time favorite. I just love it.
Not old, but I cannot stop watching the Eating Out movies on Netflix.
With A Song In My Heart - The Jane Froman Story
Murder On The Orient Express
There's No Business Like Show Business
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
Evil Under The Sun
How The West Was Won
The President's Lady
Where The Boys Are
LOVE "The Day After Tomorrow"
Lifetime TV's "Coco Chanel" with Shirley MacLaine. I bought the DVD and put it in when I'm in a funk. (It's either that or House Hunters)
What's Up Doc?
A Summer Place
The Mirror Has Two Faces
These are BAD movies? Puh-lease!
Oops! You're right R47. I read the title and then posted. Sorry.
The Thing with Two Heads
Prince of Tides
The Bishops Wife
To Kill A Mockingbird.
The story is remarkable, and there is so much about it that reminds me of my own childhood. Like many, I like to imagine that my father and Atticus Finch were not that far apart.
r51, To Kill A Mockingbird is BAD?
Can't help it. Robby Benson!
Boys In The Band
It's the party I cannot escape....
Dude, Where's My Car
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
The Wizard of Oz
the original Star Wars
Picnic - I know some of the roles are miscast, but it's such a true picture of that time that I get sucked in every time it's one.
Well since everyone is ignoring OP's rules, here are some of my favorite old movies, good and bad:
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Fog (1979)
13 Ghosts (1960)
The Fly (1958)
The Changeling (1980)
Spiderman 2 (2003)
sex, lies and videotape (1989)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
The Pelican Brief (1993)
The Net (1995)
except for Breakdown and The Net we are kindred spirits r58.
I can watch While You Were Sleeping and You've Got Mail over and over and over. I hate RomComs and find Sandra Bullock average at best and Meg Ryan incredibly annoying, but I take to both of those damn films like a cat to salt.
R59, needless to say you have GREAT taste in movies!
Since Old and Bad are out the window, there's something hypnotic about the 2nd Bourne movie. If I come across it I'm forced to watch it. There's something about the music and the pacing that I'm simply unable to resist.
"It's Easy, She's Standing Right Next to You"
"Rumor was you lost your memory"
"You still should have moved"
Dressed to Kill
Saturday Night Fever
The Manchurian Candidate - the original
The Boston Strangler
The Blair Witch Project
Angels and Demons
"Jawbreaker", indescribably stupid teen movie with Rose McGowan as a mean girl and Judy Greer as a slut in training. Great eye candy, though.
"Mame". Enough said.
"Hello, Dolly!" is a big ol' miscast mess that I love to death. I know it's part of the gay canon, but my straight friends look at me askew when I want to watch it for the 600th time.
"The Big Cube" with Lana Turner on LSD.
"Tomcats", dreadful male version of "Jawbreaker" but it has Jerry O'Connell's ass in freeze frame.
"Troop Beverly Hills". OK, even I'm embarrassed to admit that one.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Signs (I hate Mel Gibson though)
The Ring (Japan)
Dark Water (Japan)
Godzilla with Matthew Broderick. It reminds me of a bad B movie from the 60's but I still love it.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Bad movies? I don't like to talk about bad movies and if you love them, how can they be "bad movies"?
I can't stand Ah-nold, but I'll watch True Lies start to finish if I'm alone, even though I've seen it 5 times.
"The Haunting" with Liam Neeson and Lili Taylor. It is awful. It's great to have running in the background when you're doing something else, like cleaning, because it doesn't take much concentration. When I had a long filing project at home I would turn it on and file.
Ridiculously over the top special effects and sets. I watch it for the camp value.
I love that movie too r70.
R66, I'm happy to see another Godzilla fan here. I thought I was the only one who actually liked that movie.
For fucks sake since when did the literacy level drop so drastically on DL?
Now I'm worried some of you will go into that booth and push the wrong button. "I don't know what happened. I thought I voted for Obama. Didn't it say push the button for the guy you are not voting for."
This could have been a fun thread, but illiterates who insist on posting classic movies really fucking ruined it.
Anyway... one of my guilty pleasures is THE SWEETEST THING. A terrible, indefensible movie, but fun to watch over and over again.
OP, you should have specified BAD in the thread title. Look at the confusion you've caused. Are you happy now?
I WAS posting bad movies that I liked but gave up because no one else was following the OP's rules, now what does it matter? The threads corrupted!
If it's something you can rewatch a bunch of time it's really not bad, at least to you.
Terrible film but I have watched it a few times and would still watch it again: Down with Love.
Also any Doris Day and Rock Hudson combo.
"The Public Eye" with Mia Farrow and Topol. I was told here by someone that it's dreadful and that Mia looks embarrassed to be in it throughout the entire movie, however it's one of my all time favorite movies, bad or not.
Arnold...but it hardly ever is shown anywhere anymore. You can't go wrong with Roddy McDowell and Stella Stevens.