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Maybe it's a great flick but just too heavy, or maybe it's something you just barely made it through without barfing.

What are your 5, and why?

Mine below!

5) Schindler's List

Great movie, but just devastating. (And of course that scene with the gift parodied on Seinfeld...) I'm genuinely glad I saw it, but made the mistake of watching it the night before Halloween, and chased it with a documentary about one of the main characters. Worst. Nightmares. EVER.

4) Saw

I had never planned to see this or Hostel or The Purge, and can't stand torture/kidnap porn, home invasion, or slasher flicks, but stumbled on a copy at a thrift shop and thought "How bad could a movie like this be?" It turns out pretty awful... Never again for this flick or genre.

3) i :emoji_heart: huckabees

Possibly the most pompous, aimless, self-indulgent Hollywood flick I've ever seen, the cast seems tense and miserable throughout. Absolute agony, and made me wish I could sue for mental distress.

2) Vampire's Kiss

I wish I could say this is one of those movies that's so bad it's good, but really, it's so bad it's awful. Just so confusing and depressing that you almost never want to see a movie again. An absolutely horrendous shambles.

1) It's a Wonderful Life

The darkest noir ever made, and beautifully crafted, but also the most terrifying movie I've ever seen. The contrast between its reputation as a heartwarming holiday classic and the reality of a horror film about a suicidal man traumatizing and terrorizing his family is the greatest disconnect between expectation and reality I've ever experienced cinematically. It was like thinking I was going to see Miracle on 34th Street, and getting The Passion of the Christ instead. NEVER again. (Unless David Lynch does a remake; THAT I would watch!)
 

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Off the top of my head-

A Time To Kill- a very bad dating experience with taking a woman to see this one. It might be a fine film, but it brings up terrible memories

Requiem For A Dream- just no fun to watch. The poster board for depression.
It would be the right film to show to a young person, to scare him/her straight about what can happen when you get into drugs

Freddy Got Fingered- just a tasteless, terrible film- high on my list of worst films ever made

Swept Away- another lousy film. I was rooting for all the characters to die in it

The Life Of David Gale- just disagreed with its politics

I absolutely agree with you about Huckabees- I stopped watching about 40 or so minutes in.
 

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1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (and all the prequels) - This film in particular got under my skin. A flying Princess Leia. A shirtless villain. A stuttering Benecio Del Toro. A completely lame Casino/racetrack sequence. The introduction to Rose Tico who is one of the most poorly written characters in the Star Wars universe. This film was a mess.

2. Mama Mia: Pure dredge

3. Independence Day: Can't stand this poorly written film with mostly B-list actors to make up for its expensive effects budget.

Hard to come up with two more.
 
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1. Schindler's List
2. 12 Years A Slave
3. It's A Wonderful Life
4. The Grapes Of Wrath
5. The Usual Suspects

The first two are excellent films but they are literally too painful to sit through again but should be seen at least once. The last three are pieces of sh*t!
 

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1. Schindler's List
2. 12 Years A Slave
3. It's A Wonderful Life
4. The Grapes Of Wrath
5. The Usual Suspects

The first two are excellent films but they are literally too painful to sit through again but should be seen at least once. The last three are pieces of sh*t!
Hard to disagree with your take on The Usual Suspects. I recently bought the UHD, after not having seen the film in a very long time. I couldn’t even make it to the end- I didn’t know what I ever saw in it. Didn’t deserve its 2 Oscars (one of the biggest injustices in Oscar history is Spacey winning over Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys- Spacey gets it for just walking funny).
 
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Very interesting to see IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE mentioned here more than once in a Top 5 list of films you'll never watch again.

I have always thought it was sacrilege to criticize a film like IAWL. For that reason, I have been a closeted disliker of that film. I have seen it only once all the way through, and it was a real struggle to get to the end. You can really feel the film's 135-minute running time as it gets weighed down by dark themes.
 

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Very interesting to see IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE mentioned here more than once in a Top 5 list of films you'll never watch again.

I have always thought it was sacrilege to criticize a film like IAWL. For that reason, I have been a closeted disliker of that film. I have seen it only once all the way through, and it was a real struggle to get to the end. You can really feel the film's 135-minute running time as it gets weighed down by dark themes.
Agree with your take. I also have seen it only once, and what I took away from the film is it’s a depressing film, until the last reel.

I also agree with your take on Independence Day- started off good, then quickly became crap.
 

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I only have one to NEVER see again and it's not a criticism but because I was too thoroughly terrorised to face the ordeal a second time:

DON'T LOOK NOW - aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh......................
 

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I only have one to NEVER see again and it's not a criticism but because I was too thoroughly terrorised to face the ordeal a second time:

DON'T LOOK NOW - aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh......................
About a scene or film that’s so creepy or cringe-inducing- my inclusion is The Vanishing (Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland). What happens to Kiefer’s character near the end is something I don’t need to watch again.
 

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1. The Exorcist
2. Requiem for a Dream
3. Sweet Movie
4. Salo
5. Paris When It Sizzles (it's really just a fluffy, forgettable rom-com, but it abuses two of my favorite stars: Audrey Hepburn and William Holden and makes them look bad)
 

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Very interesting to see IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE mentioned here more than once in a Top 5 list of films you'll never watch again.

I have always thought it was sacrilege to criticize a film like IAWL. For that reason, I have been a closeted disliker of that film. I have seen it only once all the way through, and it was a real struggle to get to the end. You can really feel the film's 135-minute running time as it gets weighed down by dark themes.

This is the thing with some movies. Some have a huge reputation which can fool you into liking a movie as you watch it with your critical faculties left outside the theater.

This is why I try to know as little as possible about a movie before deciding to watch it including how it is regarded and received.

I try not to talk badly about awful movies as it is not really appropriate behavior but some deserve bad criticism for various reasons.

I personally find Fellini films absolutely boring. Just watching boring characters wandering around aimlessly doing nothing (8 and a half). That might have been the intention of the filmmakers in the story they was telling but it did not interest me in the slightest. Pretentious bullshit. Won't be watching any of his films again. Seen 4 or 5 of his movies and not really liked any of them.
 

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Like @Ronald Epstein, I can only come up with 3 as well:

--Titanic: While I will always deem the actual event by that name in 1912 (the sinking of that ship to an iceberg) to be a sadly significant moment in American and world history, James Cameron's film about it from fourscore-and-five (85) years later struck out with me in several different ways (its length [3 hrs.], the unnecessary nude scenes, and its PG-13 rating despite that [IMO, it should have been rated R for that alone]); the love story also "sunk" it too, IMO.

--Ozzy: My father made me see this despite that fact that I have never liked dogs (some films that have had dogs, I have liked, but I have never been the fan of dogs in general); he thought it was funny as all get out, but to me, it played more like a "Dogshank Redemption" type of thing (Ozzy trying to get out of that brutal prison) than anything else, and was nowhere near funny, or a kids movie.

--God's Not Dead: I disliked this one intensely because while there is persecution of Christians (please forgive the insertion of religion here, as I realize that such is a forbidden topic on this forum), the filmmakers here seem to act like simply not joining yourself to a specific sect of Christians is persecution of Christians in itself, and that if you're not an evangelical, fundie Christian, then you automatically don't believe in Him (at least that's how I understood it from what I heard in reviews thereto).
 

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1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (and all the prequels) - This film in particular got under my skin. A flying Princess Leia. A shirtless villain. A stuttering Benecio Del Toro. A completely lame Casino/racetrack sequence. The introduction to Rose Tico who is one of the most poorly written characters in the Star Wars universe. This film was a mess.

2. Mama Mia: Pure dredge

3. Independence Day: Can't stand this poorly written film with mostly B-list actors to make up for its expensive effects budget.

Hard to come up with two more.

Independence Day. What a stinker!

The cartoon propaganda portrayal of the President as wholesome as apple pie and how the Americans save the day once again. Let's not forget about the Aliens coming to destroy the human race trash we get in all sci-fi alien movies.

Can they not be here to help us and educate us? Why is only CEOTK the only movie that deals with this subject with some intelligence?

Give me a f***1n* break.
 

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Independence Day. What a stinker!

The cartoon propaganda portrayal of the President as wholesome as apple pie and how the Americans save the day once again. Let's not forget about the Aliens coming to destroy the human race trash we get in all sci-fi alien movies.

Can they not be here to help us and educate us? Why is only CEOTK the only movie that deals with this subject with some intelligence?

Give me a f***1n* break.

This film made me forever immensely dislike Bill Pullman for the very reasons you state above. I can't watch anything with him in it anymore.
 

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It's not everybody, but just reading some of the comments.

Sometimes you have to take them personally because not all filmmakers have benevolent motivations.

They can insult the audiences intelligence and put their ignorant views and opinions in to the minds of the viewers. I am a firm believer that people who create art should do so with responsibility.

If a filmmaker or a studio has an agenda then that gets me angry from time to time.
 

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