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#1 Tyler

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:07 PM

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

#2 NBooth

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:11 PM

The Princess Bride
Black Hawk Down

Edited by NBooth, 15 December 2009 - 06:17 PM.


#3 Persona

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:48 PM

The Princess Bride


Yup. First and only one I thought of.

So I guess it doesn't qualify anymore.

#4 Ryan H.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:15 PM

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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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:00 PM

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

#6 Benchwarmer

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:57 AM

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


Edited by Benchwarmer, 21 January 2014 - 08:41 PM.


#7 Rachel Anne

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:31 AM

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

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:12 AM

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).

Edited by du Garbandier, 16 December 2009 - 02:14 AM.


#9 Benchwarmer

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:31 AM

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......"

#10 Thom Wade

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:02 AM

Magnolia.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:13 AM

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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Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:01 AM

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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Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:11 AM

Big Fish

#14 Persona

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:16 AM

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

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:39 PM

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

#16 Andy Whitman

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:44 PM

Terms of Adul, uh, Endearment
Million Dollar Baby


#17 Overstreet

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:53 PM

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.

Edited by Overstreet, 16 December 2009 - 12:53 PM.


#18 Persona

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:56 PM

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

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:06 PM

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

Edited by MLeary, 16 December 2009 - 01:07 PM.


#20 Rachel Anne

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

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.

Edited by bowen, 16 December 2009 - 02:01 PM.