10 "Guilty Pleasure" Movies You Shouldn't Be Ashamed To Love

Finally! An article that makes it okay for you to like Mean Girls.

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The term "guilty pleasure" is banded around - usually by those who take film as a medium a little more seriously than your average movie-goer - as a sort of excuse system that allows people to admit that they like something that they also think is beneath them. "It's a guilty pleasure," acts as a kind of fool-proof defense mechanism when you know that your opinion on a particular film will be unpopular with others.

And because everyone has their own guilty pleasures, we tend to let people have theirs without much discussion: the point of a guilty pleasure is that said person is acknowledging a movie is "bad," after all - what else is there to say once that's been admitted? Still, there are certain movies that you'll find are frequently sited by many as "guilty pleasures," despite the fact that there's really absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

The following movies have somehow edged their way into guilty pleasure status, presumably because people have failed to understand their intentions, or because they can't quite figure out what it is they like about them, when in all actuality there are tons of obvious merits and brilliant positives to be appreciated. Join us, then, as we take a look at 10 guilty pleasure movies people shouldn't be ashamed to love. Movies that, when you think about it, don't deserve to be branded as guilty pleasures at all...

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