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Mike Hutman

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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
 

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
 

SteveGon

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Gladiator

Snobs really like to bash this movie.
Actually, I hate Gladiator because I think it sucks. But that's just me.

Some films I love but not too many people do:

The English Patient
The Thin Red Line
 

Bill McA

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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
 

Scott Weinberg

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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.)
 

Scott Weinberg

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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.
 

Angelo.M

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


among others...
 

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
 

Walter Kittel

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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.

Chariots of Fire - Not so much hated, as hardly mentioned. ( Except for Rob Tomlin.
) 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.
 

george kaplan

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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)
 

Jim_K

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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.
 

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.
 

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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