If you’re thinking this post looks a little familiar, that’s probably because I’ve already created a “My Top 3 Guilty Pleasure Movies” list which you can view here. But after writing my first post, I knew I couldn’t only list three guilty pleasure movies (who only has three?) so here we are again. There’s nothing I love more than the reliability of a good ol’ guilty pleasure watch. Not only does it guarantee a good time, it’s totally comforting whenever you’re in need of it. So you know the drill by now – keep scrolling to read more about some of my favourite guilty pleasure movies 🙂

1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

G.I. Joe Retaliation movie poster

Okay, if it’s a movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, you already more or less know what to expect: action upon action upon action. While G.I. Joe: Retaliation isn’t anything particularly unique or special (it’s really just a generic action movie), for some reason, I fell in love with this movie after watching it for the first time some time back in high school. Despite it’s incredibly cliché action plotline, I feel like the story does develop in an exciting way that always keeps me engaged every time I watch. While there’s not much range in the performance of the actors, I can count on them to give me exactly what I want: just nonstop mindless fun. With some very cool action sequences (love Snake Eyes), this one’s definitely an easy to watch, reliable movie when all you want is some thrilling action. It never gets dark or heavy so you can count on this movie to be all about excitement.

2. Step Up Revolution (2012)

Step Up Revolution movie poster

Exciting dance moves, elaborate choreography, exhilarating music, and all backed by a cheesy generic love story? Sign me up. While the acting and writing are absolutely not the highlights of this movie, Step Up Revolution is still a great time with some seriously addictive dance numbers. I don’t know why I particularly find this instalment of the franchise to be the most enjoyable, but I just do. I think I just love the spectacle of it all. I’ve rewatched this one countless times and it’s a great go to for me when I want something kind of funky and eye-catching to watch.

I’m pretty sure most of the “actors” in this movie are more professionally known as dancers rather than actors, so you can kind of imagine how cringey and uninspired their performances were. Still, when you’re heading in expecting a cheesy romance, you kind of let all that slide. With the slight “Romeo and Juliet” based romance developing on the sidelines between the main leads in this movie, it gives me enough spice to keep me entertained and rooting for a happy ending. I don’t really have much else to say other than I honestly find this “bad” movie a good time.

High School Musical (2006)

Alright, you all need to know that I have a special place in my heart just for the High School Musical trilogy (I will review these eventually for my blog). I grew up with these movies and still to this day, I know all the songs (yes, from all three movies!) by heart. This first movie, High School Musical, has the most significance for me, and it’s seriously something I watch when I want to feel comforted.

The music in these movies are honestly really good and make great karaoke songs by the way! But aside from the music, you’re really just here for the cast. For those of you who grew up with these movies, you’ll relate when I say the characters in High School Musical are something along the lines of teen icons. But other than that, the acting is really as cringey as you would expect from teen actors and the plot itself is incredibly standard and stereotypical. Still, I absolutely love this movie and I can appreciate its simplicity. For me, nothing quite hits the spot like High School Musical when I’m in the mood for it.

What do you think of my list of guilty pleasure movies? Have you seen any of them before? Comment below to share some of your own! Keep on the lookout for a potential part 3… 😀