The 12 Most Guilty Pleasure Movies That Men Won’t Admit To Watching

12. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Some dudes say Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey had undeniable chemistry together. I could care less. But in most romantic comedies you’re just focused on the guy and the gal. But this movie was about more than the two main characters. It was funny too.
12. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

11. Love Actually

This is a huge favorite among men. It’s easy to relate to. There’s plenty of eye-candy. And the many story lines weave in to each other well. A lot of people watch this in groups of guys and gals. But I’ll tell you, some dudes cry while watching it alone. It’s hard to image girls laughing to this the way I laugh. It’s got a lot of guy humor in it. It’s bold, quick, and blunt.
11. Love Actually

10. 10 Things I Hate About You

Based on Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew,” there’s actually a good story here in 10 Things I Hate About You. It’s comedy, drama, and teen-romance all mixed up in one. The movie’s director, Gil Junger, did a great job. The script is well-written, clever, and interesting. This was Heath Ledger’s first major movie role as a leading actor. Also joining the cast were the young versions of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julia Stiles.
10. 10 Things I Hate About You

9. P.S. I Love You

This movie is about a widow. It’s philosophical. It has elements to it which every guy can relate to like moving on, starting again, facing fear and the inevitable, and pushing through hard times. I like this movie because it transcends life and death. So we’re talking about something with deep meaning. This fact alone elevates P.S. I Love You into a status higher than chick flick or “rom com” for that matter.
9. P.S. I Love You

8. The Princess Bride

There’s violence and grit. Loyalty, “true love,” and honor. Different from the other movies on this list – somewhere between chick flick and drama.
8. The Princess Bride

7. You’ve Got Mail

Such a classic, respectable, and well-done film. Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Although some may consider it a chick flick… it’s Tom Hanks! And Dave Chappelle is hilarious as the best friend. Anything Tom Hanks does automatically upgrades the movie to awesome.
7. You’ve Got Mail

6. Pitch Perfect

It’s kind of like Glee, only it’s a movie. Most dudes are not into the musical, acappella, chick-group thing. In fact, the movie’s opening-week census consisted of 74% women. And yet, it’s a guilty pleasure for a large majority of dudes.
6. Pitch Perfect

5. Moulin Rouge

Guys don’t usually go for musical productions or movies centered around lovey-dovey romance. Watching a “rom com” equals wasting time on something we don’t want to think about anyway. It’s like torture. But Moulin Rouge in some places can feel like you’re in the club; a gentlemen’s club that is. And it has gorgeous women, sex appeal, and the music isn’t half bad.
5. Moulin Rouge

4. The Devil Wears Prada

A naive girl meets the cold harsh world. This film reminds me of “State of Play” starring Russell Crowe. Or am I crazy? Both films have many of the same elements. TDWP includes the older, more knowledgeable, Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep) as editor-in-chief and the naive, simple, just-graduated-from-college young lady-journalist Andrea Sachs (played by Anne Hathaway).
4. The Devil Wears Prada

3. (500) Days of Summer

People who give out relationship advice often cite this movie. Heck, people who give out life advice cite this movie. And I can’t say this enough. A huge amount of Toms (the main character, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) exist in the world. That’s why guys watch this movie. It’s about the one girl who will break your heart. And it always happens exactly the same way, every time.
3. (500) Days of Summer

2. The Notebook

Love it or hate it, The Notebook is what rom coms should look up to. If life was perfect, a lot of people would be Noah (Ryan Gosling) or Allie (Rachel McAdams). And the characters are well-developed; they have amazing chemistry together. And Rachel McAdams looks great. Some people put this in the class of “greatest love stories of all time.” I don’t know about that. But everyone loves or hates this movie! This is like explaining why people love food. It’s just a given. All the time. No one talks about food. You just get up and eat it when you want some. And it’s great! Why is this a chick flick? Because men don’t have anything to talk about with this movie. It’s 100% romance novel. And men either watch this movie alone or with a girl.
2. The Notebook

1. Mean Girls

More men secretly love Mean Girls more than any other movie out there. It’s watchable, even if it’s really all about chicks. Once again, it’s all about strategy. And we can dig it. When I think back on my high school days, I don’t remember idealism, or melodramatic, mushy-gushy subject matter. I do remember hierarchy, social inclusion and exclusion, rules and by-laws, random betrayals, and animal-like psychology. It was all for the greater glory. Even if the greater glory was pure vanity, men can still relate to that.
1. Mean Girls