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Movies Everyone Except You Loves

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At the top of my list: Fargo, Almost Famous, Dreamgirls, Cinema Paradiso.

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The Princess Bride

Black Hawk Down

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The Princess Bride

Yup. First and only one I thought of.

So I guess it doesn't qualify anymore.

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Many, many films. Including STAR WARS. But I've always thought it more interesting to talk about the films that I love that have met with a less enthusiastic reaction elsewhere.

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I'm certainly in better company in these parts, but... Forrest Gump.

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Obvious choices would have to include: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, A Clockwork Orange, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Trainspotting.
 

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The Wizard of Oz. Didn't like it as a child; don't like it now.

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Dead Poets Society seems universally admired among my fellow English majors, but I abominate it and all its pomps (even while granting its artistic and technical merits--so maybe not all its pomps).

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Obvious choices would have to include: Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, A Clockwork Orange, Annie Hall, Trainspotting.

Just to clarify. The films I listed here are not films that I consider to have no artistic merit etc. they are all films that my overall reaction came down to "I don't like this film because......"

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Magnolia.

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I felt like the odd one out after seeing American Beauty and for quite some time afterwards when I would hear something along the lines of "it's the most powerful film I've seen since American Beauty." But it seems as though the overall assessment of American Beauty has slipped since then. I doubt it would turn up on too many best of the 90s lists today.

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Wall-E

Up

I don't dislike these films, but neither do I love them as much as most folks I know.

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Big Fish

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I personally hated Big Fish so that also pulls it out of qualification here.

The Informant!

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The Awful Truth and His Girl Friday (as discussed in this thread).

La Strada (as discussed in this thread).

Dumbo (as discussed here)

Not in the same iconoclastic league as the above, but also worth noting:

Finding Neverland

Moulin Rouge!

Babe: Pig in the City

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Terms of Adul, uh, Endearment

Million Dollar Baby

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To those who dislike:

Black Hawk Down

Forrest Gump

American Beauty

Big Fish

I will stand beside you and keep you company in the cold.

And as for, Dead Poet's Society... well, I have very mixed feelings about that one.

And I hope I find some more copmany in my frustrations with Up in the Air, but so far I'm in a very lonely place.

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If I promise to see it and hate it soon can we form a two man club?

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Terms of Adul, uh, Endearment

Just watched this awful claptrap with my wife and was totally flummoxed. Who likes this film? Seriously.

Oh Brother Where Art Thou

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Here are the IMDB ratings for the movies named by one member only:

member movie fresh rating

bowen The Wizard of Oz 100 9.1

Benchwarmer Annie Hall 98 8.8

Benchwarmer One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest 96 8.8

Benchwarmer Apocalypse Now 98 8.7

SDG La Strada 97 8.7

SDG His Girl Friday 97 8.6

opus Up 98 8.6

Benchwarmer A Clockwork Orange 91 8.4

SDG Dumbo 97 8.4

opus Wall-E 96 8.4

tyler1984 Fargo 94 8.3

Andy Whitman Million Dollar Baby 91 8.3

Ryan H Star Wars 94 8.1

Benchwarmer Trainspotting 89 8.1

tyler1984 Cinema Paradiso 91 8

SDG The Awful Truth 91 7.9

tyler1984 Almost Famous 88 7.8

Nezpop Magnolia 83 7.5

Andy Whitman Terms of Endearment 89 7.4

du Garbandier Dead Poets Society 84 7.2

tyler1984 Dreamgirls 78 7.2

Mleary Oh Brother Where Art Thou 77 7.1

Persona The Informant! 77 6.8

I'd like to point out that I win, in the sense of being most out of step with mankind at large.

I find The Wizard of Oz extremely grating. First and foremost because of the performances, which are all completely bizarre. It starts, I think, with Judy Garland, who at 17 is playing a character who was about 8 in the original story. Consequently, there is no way she can make her part believable (or even recognizable as a human being) and doesn't even try. Everyone else, having actual fantasy characters to play, feels they have to go beyond her, and the result is a veritable competition in wild, over-the-top, inauthentic, camp "acting". The genre of music is also utterly without appeal to me. Finally, it concludes with the painful it-was-all-a-dream ending (which was not in the book). I know the rest of mankind loves the movie, but I have never for a moment understood why.

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If The Ladykillers didn't exist, O Brother Where Art Thou would be my least-favorite Coen Brothers film. I sorta kinda enjoy it, but I enjoy the soundtrack better than the film itself. It strains to be wacky, some of its episodes (the Cyclops, for example) feel uninspired, and I feel the Coens found a much better character for Clooney in Intolerable Cruelty.

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Shawshank Redemption

The Godfather (I) (I love II, just not I).

Juno

North by Northwest

The Squid and the Whale

Igby Goes Down

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All of the ones that came to mind immediately have been mentioned except - Sicko

Joining in the company of:

Wall-E

American Beauty

Big Fish

In that order.

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Braveheart.

Gladiator.

Etc.

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Terms of Adul, uh, Endearment

Just watched this awful claptrap with my wife and was totally flummoxed. Who likes this film? Seriously.

Well, it won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Actor. Somebody apparently liked it. God only knows why.

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