Directors Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate.

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  1. Mike Hutman

    Mike Hutman Supporting Actor

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    No real point to this. I was just wondering,what are some of your favorites that you don't mention when your around your movie snob friends.
    Some of mine are
    Red Dawn
    Sorority Boys
    U.H.F.
    Transformers The Movie
     
  2. Steeve Bergeron

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    Gladiator

    Snobs really like to bash this movie.
     
  3. Brian Lawrence

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    I'm not sure how hated they are, but no one I know seems to like them.

    Evita
    Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
    Showgirls
    Batman & Robin
    Halloween III: Season of the Witch
    Horse Whisperer
    Meet Joe Black
    Josie and the Pussycats
    A Walk in the Clouds
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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  5. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Super Troopers
    Forrest Gump
    Dude, Where's My Car?
    Rocky IV
     
  6. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    Freddy Got Fingered

    As for the previous lists, I loved Evita, thought Sorority Boys was hilarious, and really liked Halloween III, The Thin Red Line and was pleasantly surprised by Dude, Where's My Car?

    Movie snobs are just folks who are insecure [​IMG]
     
  7. Ric Bagoly

    Ric Bagoly Producer

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    The Postman
     
  8. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Ugh...where to begin?

    Popeye
    1941
    Armageddon


    Those are the ones that get me the most weird looks.

    Then there's lots of genre fare that I enjoy while aware that the movies are actually fairly crappy.

    Deep Rising
    Anaconda
    Deep Blue Sea
    Event Horizon
    The Relic


    ...and I'm the one who thinks Hudson Hawk is funny and that Ishtar gets a bum rap.

    (Don't tell anyone.)
     
  9. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    OH! Moulin Rouge too. Sure it was an Oscar Nom and all that but I've had conversations with people who clam to REALLY hate this movie. [​IMG]
     
  10. Andy Olivera

    Andy Olivera Screenwriter

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    About half of my Top 20. Hint: two of them are in Scott's genre list... [​IMG]
     
  11. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    monsoon wedding
    the english patient
    il postino
    the thin red line
    vanilla sky


    among others...
     
  12. Brook K

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    DIGGSTOWN

    Karate Kid II & III

    I wouldn't go so far as to say I love these, but I do like them quite a bit:

    Death To Smoochy
    House Of 1000 Corpses
    Rocky V
    New York Ripper
     
  13. Jeff Gross

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    A Knight's Tale
     
  14. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    I'll echo some of the choices already mentioned...

    The English Patient - I never cease to be puzzled and disappointed at the ill will directed at this beautiful film. [​IMG]
    Chariots of Fire - Not so much hated, as hardly mentioned. ( Except for Rob Tomlin. [​IMG] ) Still my all time favorite film. 2004's SE release can't get here fast enough for me.
    Sometimes I suspect that their Academy Awards for Best Picture are part of the issue for both of these titles.

    The Thin Red Line - I can understand why this one splits opinions, but I love it, despite a flawed final 40 - 60 minutes.

    Nice to see Brian mention The Horse Whisperer - one of my favorite films for the year of its release, and A Walk In The Clouds - I've admired this film since my initial viewing. Easily one of the prettiest films in my collection, in terms of its visual aesthetic.

    - Walter.
     
  15. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Pretty much every film I select in a Draft. [​IMG]
     
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    I can't think of any that everyone else hates, but there are a number that seem to be very underrated by everyone else (top 100 films for me, but probably not for anyone else as far as I can tell).

    Adam's Rib
    Hopscotch
    The Magnificent Seven (very underrated by the Western's crowd)
    Pillow Talk
    The Odd Couple
    What's Up, Doc?
    The Seven Year Itch
    Victor/Victoria
    How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


    Not in my top 100, but certainly underappreciated by fans of their respective genres:

    Sorry, Wrong Number (film noir)
    Mr. Hulot's Holiday (foreign film)
    Sabrina (comedy)
    Breakfast at Tiffany's (comedy)
    When Harry Met Sally (comedy)
    Mrs. Doubtfire (comedy)
    The Long, Long Trailer (comedy)
    Enemy of the State (action)
     
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    I don't know about that as it's pretty well regarded by all the fellow Western & or film buffs I know personally.

    Now if you're taking about the snob crowd, well they seem to hate just about everything that's not on the S&S list so who cares. [​IMG]
     
  18. Alex Spindler

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    Brook, I have a hard enough time finding people who have seen this, much less argue with me about how good it is.

    Nobody seems to like any of these:
    The Big Hit - great blend of action and comedy
    Men at Work - Eminently quotable and
    The Swarm - Bees, fire, and one hell of a performance from Henry Fonda. What's not to love?
    Red Planet

    Few like these:
    Charlie's Angels - everything a movie version of a 2nd tier series should be. Not shackled to the series, with a good enthusiastic cast, and a ton of fun
    Hannibal - I've got to be one of the first
    The Blair Witch Project - Totally effective
    The Ninth Gate - love the pace, love the score, love the shot composition, love the performances and dialog
    Alien3 - I really liked the "take no prisoners" and unflinching opening and great visual style

    I love them all, so go figure.
     
  19. Jan H

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    I love many that have been mentioned, such as

    The English Patient
    The Thin Red Line
    Victor/Victoria

    Chariots of Fire

    I enjoyed others, too, like

    Moulin Rouge
    Aliens3


    And here's one that I'm embarassed to admit:

    Titanic :b - undeniably flawed, but I've got a soft spot for it.

    And, Lew, I'd venture to guess that people don't hate your films, they just haven't seen 'em. (Or in many cases, heard of them).
     
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