"Classics" you hate?

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  1. Jon Robertson

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    Sacred cows...slaughtered...everywhere... [​IMG]
    Two classics that never rocked my boat:
    Carrie - frankly just dull, which surprised me, being a big fan of Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Sisters and other classic De Palma.
    Casablanca - did absolutely nothing for me. All I can see is an average B-movie romance, rather than the greatest love story ever filmed.
     
  2. Bill McA

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    Jaws - IMHO, an utterly stupid film!
     
  3. Tom Rhea

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    There's lots of movies that other people assume are classics just because a lot of people like them but that I just can't stand (think Spielberg/Cameron/Lucas), but the one that I "should" like but hate is Night of the Hunter. Maybe it's just that it hasn't aged well or something. I've watched it and watched it trying to figure out why it's so highly thought of, but it just seems boring, heavy handed and obvious to me.

    There are a couple of really nice shots in it, though.
     
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    I wouldn't say I hate it, I just didn't care for it:

    Citizen Kane
     
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    I don't care for most musicals - just not my cup o' tea, I guess.
     
  6. JonZ

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    "Classic" movies I loathe, of the top of my head:

    Gone With The Wind

    Wizard Of Oz

    Casablanca

    Grease

    Pretty Woman

    Singing In The Rain

    Saturday Night Fever

    ET The Extra Terrestrial

    Tootsie
     
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    -The Searchers

    -Gentleman's Agreement

    -Blue Velvet
     
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    Have to agree with Casablanca. ZZzzzzzzzzzzz..........
     
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    Giant. James Dean really shines, but the movie just drags on and is hard to watch. I don't hate it, but I'm puzzled to why it's so regarded as a classic.

    How exactly is Pretty Woman a classic? It's only 12 years old.
     
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    Singin' in the Rain

    The Searchers
     
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    I did quite a reversal on 2001 after I saw in the theaters. It would take much more than a theatrical showing for me to like the following:

    The Shinning

    The French Connection

    Silence of the Lambs

    Jaws (Don't hate it, don't think its all that...)

    Goodfellas (ditto)

    Many others...
     
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    Gone with the Wind [​IMG]
     
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    The Philadelphia Story has never appealed to me, despite loving so many films of the era featuring the same actors.
    Evan
     
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    Blow-up

    Jules and Jim

    Shoot the Piano Player

    Children of Paradise

    À nous la liberté

    The Man with the Movie Camera

    Double Indemnity

    It's a Wonderful Life

    The French Connection

    China Town

    Apocalypse Now

    Jaws

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    E.T.

    Schindler's List

    Star Wars

    Tootsie

    Amadeus

    Rain Man

    Pulp Fiction

    Fight Club
     
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    Anything that is held in high regard by the industry in general. I like to be the non-conformist.
     
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    -2001

    -Lawrence of Arabia

    -The French Connection

    -Taxi Driver (didn't hate it, but definitely wouldn't call it great)
     
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    Gone With The Wind [​IMG] Just plain boring and uninteresting.
    In second place: Lawrence of Arabia. I haven't been so bored in my life ever since watching Gone With The Wind. [​IMG]
     
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    Gone With The Wind

    Wizard Of Oz

    Casablanca
     
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    I can't even read this thread! For shame! We should love all movies! (Except Dude Where's My Car. )
     
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    Mary Poppins: A spoonful of sugar contributes to tooth decay. And I like a lot of the principal actors in this film.
    The Exorcist: The comedy smash of 1973. Too bad it wasn't a comedy.
    If Armageddon is ever at any time by anyone in the world considered a "classic," on this list it goes. Who cares if it was made way back in 1998?
     

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