Some of your favorite movies that you never seem to be in the mood for?

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  1. CRyan

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    It seems that I have all of these DVD's, and I only end up watching about half of them on any regular basis. I love every movie that I own, but it seems I am never really in the mood for them. I suppose that sometimes it has to do with length or maybe even non-anamorphic is the culprit a time or two.
    Do you ever find yourself skipping one title or another over and over again because of your mood?
    "The English Patient" is one that comes to mind for me.
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  2. Wes Ray

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    I'd have to say Frequency. I love it to death, but I can't just up and watch it out of the blue. It's still a great flick though.
     
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    It is not on DVD, but I would say the Star Wars flicks. Believe me, I love 'em to death, but for some reason just never feel like watching it... [​IMG]
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    Actually there are some, expecially those that are a bit more demanding to my limited intellectual capacity, so I do not want to watch them after a work day:
    2001 a space odyssey and Schindlers List come to mind.
     
  5. Tommy G

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    Usually, for me, it is because of the length of these films. One that comes to mind is Ben Hur and another would be Patton. It must be that 3 hour thing that does me in. I just don't seem to have enough time in the day for these.
     
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    Well
    Jurassic park.
    True Lies
    Predator
    Alien,Alien,3+4..
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    'Saving Private Ryan' is a great film that is just to emotionally draining for regular viewing.
     
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    I think that there are tons of films that need to be watched when you are in a certain mood. For me, the standouts is really:
    Raging Bull. I have to be in the right mood to watch this, because the characters are so brutal.
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    And then there are those frustrating evenings when I stand before my collection and look at every disc three or four times before deciding there isn't ONE SINGLE MOVIE I feel like watching from that shelf (it seems as though I've seen each one just a little too recently, even with 350 in the collection). I have even (forgive me) stooped to watching a VHS documentary or something at those times.
     
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    Braveheart
    Saving Private Ryan
    Love them both but for whatever reason they aren't in the DVD player all that often.
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    I will third the vote for Saving Private Ryan. Pretty emotional, and somewhat difficult to watch.
    Amadeus also comes to mind. Although it is somewhat "light" in the beginning, the ending is a true tragedy. Plus, it is pretty darn long!
     
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    X-Men
    I have no idea why I never want to watch this. It's one of my favs.
     
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    The Shawshank Redemption. One of the best films ever made but a once a year (or 2 or 3 years) kind of movie.
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    Braveheart is an awesome film, but for some reason I really don't watch it.
     
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    Braveheart....the best! ... but it takes alotta nerve for me to pop it in.
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    I would have to agree with Braveheart and SPR. Also Titanic, Magnolia and The Sixth Sense come to mind.
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    In The Company of Men-I don't know why, but I always feel as though I need to set aside a "special" night to watch that, yet, that night never seems to come.
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    Schindler's List brings me to tears each time I watch it because of the atrocities that were committed on innocent people.
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    • Lawrence Of Arabia
    • The Ten Commandments
    • Ben Hur
    I think maybe it has something to do with their length... [​IMG]
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    Perfect Storm.(I think it is to sad)
    Austin Powers 2 - The Spy Who Shagged Me.
    The Matrix....
    The Matrix, for some reason I have had the DVD in the house but I havent seen it on DVD for ages,I watched the film a few times in the cinema and a few time on VHS, but on DVD I just mainly flicked to my fav bits of the film to test out my settings, BUT The other day I looked at the box and thought "I havent watched it is such a long time hmm I rally feel like it now" and I put it on and WOW I had forgotten how absolutly brilliant that film is.
     

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