Highly Acclaimed Movies That You Just Can't Watch

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    Feb 01, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    Today I'm home sick and I'd usually entertain myself with TCM. I love most old movies.
    Right now Citizen Kane is on and I had to change the channel.
    I've tried watching that movie on a half dozen occasions and I just can't get through it. Soon after Charles Kane builds Xanadu, I fall asleep. Each and every time I've tried watching the movie.
    I'll probably try watching Citizen Kane in another ten years.

    Are there any supposed great movies that for one reason or another you just can't watch?
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    Feb 01, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    I've been known to fall asleep during The Sound of Music and Gone with the Wind.
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    Feb 01, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    Godfather, all of them
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    Feb 02, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    Titanic
    Dr. Zhivago
    The English Patient.
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    I'm right up there with you on Citizen Kane. I bought it on DVD, started watching it, and got completely bored. One day I'll try and watch it but now that I know the ending I'm not entirely sure I'll bother!
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    anything with leonardo DiCaprio in it
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    Sound of Music,

    Life is Good

    No Country for old men

    are just a few
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    Saving Private Ryan
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    Titanic! We already know the ending. It sinks!

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    Feb 02, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    A Beautiful Mind was so dry.
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took me two days to watch.
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    Ben Hur

    Bad acting, melodramatic staging, implausible plot. Has some good epic scenes, but most of it is dreck.

    The only movie where I've actually walked out before the end. (It was a rerelease screening in 1971, since even I was too young for the original theatrical run)
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:09 AM GMT
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    Great actor.

    Couldn't stand the movie.
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    I never understood what was so great about Pulp Fiction.
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:15 AM GMT
    Lost in Translation. I thought the start of the movie was great, and then it was killing me to watch the rest.
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:30 AM GMT
    The Brokeback Mountain.
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    Columbusite saidI've been known to fall asleep during The Sound of Music and Gone with the Wind.
    What? I thought you were gay! You're just an RJ mole on here spying for the other side then aren't you! icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    any movie they say did good at some movie festival in europe in some city i never heard of ha ha ha
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    Have never even had the desire to see Titanic or Avatar. The Silence of the Lambs is another one that I don't think I could bring myself to watch! icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    Casablanca
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    SCHINDLER'S LIST. I only saw ten minutes of the middle part of it and had to change to another channel. It was too traumatic for me, i couldnt even bear to imagine the horror those people went through.
    So, basically, any holocaust movie. It breaks my heart.
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    I'm gonna get ragged on for this but:

    Scarface
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

    While not "acclaimed" I've never made it past 25 min mark of Minority Report. It inducing sleep almost instantly.
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    Feb 02, 2011 7:04 AM GMT
    Ermine saidToday I'm home sick and I'd usually entertain myself with TCM. I love most old movies.
    Right now Citizen Kane is on and I had to change the channel.
    I've tried watching that movie on a half dozen occasions and I just can't get through it. Soon after Charles Kane builds Xanadu, I fall asleep. Each and every time I've tried watching the movie.
    I'll probably try watching Citizen Kane in another ten years.

    Are there any supposed great movies that for one reason or another you just can't watch?


    That's surprising. Orson Wells did things w/ the camera most filmmakers still don't have the inventiveness to try today even. I'd have to say The Sting, but it was late at night. And I was a junior in high school. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 02, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    I enjoy some of the other films Orson Welles has directed and/or acted in, like The Stranger, Touch of Evil, and The Third Man.
    It's Citizen Kane that is like Ambien for me.

    And I have no interest in seeing Titanic. Ever.
    I know the story: an unsinkable boat, an iceberg, tragedy, the end.
    What I do know of the movie, it wasn't a good film, it was a popular film. There is a huge difference.
    Leonardo DiCaprio tragic love story + Celine Deon song = too many 12 year old girls seeing the movie over and over again.
    It was the Twilight of its time.
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    Feb 02, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    the Aviator it just looks BAD! AND I have it on DVD!

    I'll stick to leo dicaprio in Inception