Tallied Poll: 5 toughest films for you to sit through 1990 on (100 voters + wanted)

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  1. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    I would like to get at least 100 responses to the question:
    What are the 5 toughest films that you had to sit through from the past 12 years (films released 1990 to the present).
    This does not necessarily mean that they are the 5 worst films you've seen, just the ones where you most wanted to hit the fast forward button or had to put up the toughest fight of your life not to fall asleep. I was thinking of making it "the 5 worst films", but that would have opened up a whole can of worms. Plus, there are some really bad films that are fun to sit through.
    If I get enough responses I will tally the totals to come up with the top choices. You do not have to rank your choices.
    These were the 5 toughest films for me to sit through:
    Armageddon - Along with the next pick, gives new meaning to the term "insults the intelligence"
    Independence Day
    Godzilla - I vowed after watching this film that I will never watch a Devlin/Emmerich film again, which is why The Patriot isn't on this list
    Chelsea Walls - I fell asleep 5 times during this film!! Ethan Hawke should have his goatee hairs plucked out one by one for giving us this monument to boredom & pretentiousness
    The Bone Collector - I'm still amazed by the lack of credibility displayed in this film, it's truly awe-inspiring.
     
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    Armageddon
    Batman & Robin
    Gladiator
    I Am Sam
    Species 2

    Yuck!!!
     
  3. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I'm game although picking just 5 is pretty tough.
    If you want more I'll be happy to oblige.
    City of Lost Childeren - Couldn't wait until it ended.
    Thin Red Line - Highly acclaimed here on HTF but this was THE most ponderous film I've ever managed to sit through. I've enjoyed every other Malick film but this one was not to my taste. Had to watch Apocalypse Now 3 straight times just to get the bad taste out of my mouth. [​IMG]
    Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc - I like Luc Besson but this is one of the worst films I've ever seen.
    Little Nicky - Watched this over at my In-laws. Fu**ing Brother-in-law! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Batman & Robin - Nuff said.
     
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    Godzilla
    Mummy Returns
    Jurassic Park II
    Brotherhood of the Wolf (dubbed, must be watched with subtitles)
    The Client.
     
  5. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    Matt

    Could you pick one Grisham film so that I can use it when I calculate the results? Thanks.
     
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    I reserve the right to edit this list, as it is off the top of my head.
    A.I.
    Ali
    The English Patient
    Lone Star
    The Scent of a Woman
    In defense of Ali, I didn't hate it. It just seemed to go on forever. And ever.
     
  8. GregZ

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    Ok, tough chioses to make, but...

    Fight Club
    The Bourne Identity - could it BE more unrealistic??
    6 days 7 nights - what can I say, it came free with my DVD player
    Battlefield Earth - I was really bored one day, the movie made my day much worse
    Vertical Limit - what was I thinking?? (that maybe the sound was worth it? nope)
     
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    Lost in Space
    Armageddon
    Big Daddy
    Starship Troopers
    Home Alone 2
    And those are just the first few to come to mind. [​IMG]
    Edit: Oh! I forgot the worst one: Pearl Harbor
     
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    Practical Magic
    The Butcher's Wife
    The Shadow
    Mad Dog and Glory
     
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Reign of Fire
    Gladiator
    Ali
    Rush Hour
     
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    -Malèna
    -Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
    -Wyatt Earp
    -Rush Hour
    -5th Element

    I assume you mean theatrical films, otherwise the two single most difficult films for me to sit through where...

    -Rose Red
    -The Shining (mini series)

    If T.V. films count then you can replace Malena & 5th Element with the 2 above listed films.
     
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    The Thin Red Line
    The Island of Dr. Moreau
    Volcano
    Being John Malkovich
    Godzilla
     
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    Titanic
    Do The Right Thing
    The Remains of the Day
    Howard's End
    Jefferson in Paris
     
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    Batman and Robin
    Sleepers
    Trois Colours: Bleu
    The Thin Blue Line
    The Thin Red Line
     
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    A.I. Aritificial Intelligence
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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    Batman and Robin
    Titanic Spider-Man
     
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