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Classic movies you can't stand?


Once Upon a Time in America.

The music's grating, the plot's boring, the character's uninteresting and the length interminable.

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Citizen Kane
Pulp fiction
Titanic

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I agree on Titanic.

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12 Angry Men (1957). Fantastic cast but have come to loathe it for reasons that belong on the political board.

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12 Angry Men (1957). Fantastic cast but have come to loathe it for reasons that belong on the political board.


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The Sting. Is it a comedy? I wasn't that amused. boring movie.

Fight Club. I thought the plot twist was stupid.

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I always thought that The Sting was criminally overrated. Fight Club I don't even consider a contender for classic status.

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I've always loved the Sting, but you are not the first person I've heard say its boring.

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The Wizard of Oz

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No. Way. I'm going to drop a house on you.

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I can’t stand that movie. When I was a kid in the 70s it played once a year on one of the three networks and my parents would put it on every year. I would probably appreciate the original book though because it was a political satire of the late 19th and early 20th century. For instance the cowardly lion represented William Jennings Bryan.

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Streetcar named desire, Brando over acts.
Rebel without a cause, James Dean over acts.
The Deer Hunter, what a silly overly long film.

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I agree

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Lust For Life, Kirk Douglas overacts. Van Gogh would never go hungry the way Douglas chews the scenery. He's miscast, in any case.

Frankenstein (1931). Kind of slow-moving, logic-deficient actions by characters, and lack of horror or suspense. Loved it as a kid, though.

Sound of Music. Don't get me started with those songs, especially "Doe, a deer, a female deer..." AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!

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Kirk Douglas always seemed one dimensional and wooden to me no matter what part he played. I do agree though he is the last actor I would cast to play an artist.

Musicals are hard to take seriously, Sound of Music especially so. "We better run from the NAZI's! Do we have time to sing?"

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I don't hate Rebel Without a Cause but I lost some respect for it when I finally realized as an adult that all the events in the movie take place within a 24 hour period. Like, really!

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Pulp Fiction

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I agree with the OP.

Lawrence of Arabia

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I absolutely loathe this movie. I've tried watching it several times to get into it, and each time the flaws become more obvious.

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and Dr. Zhivago, another one of David (un) Lean.

I didn't care for "The Bridge on the River Kwai", either.... I thought "Brief Encounter" was pretty good, though.

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i really don't care for quite a few of antonioni's films. blow-up is great, & i recall liking l'avventura, but i recently watched:

la notte
l'eclisse
red desert

and i was completely bored by all of them, and never want to see them again.

i don't like crime dramas, drug trafficking films, that sort of thing. i recently gave goodfellas a watch for the first time, and i really didn't care for it. obviously i can see that it's got great qualities in it, but everything about it made my 'i'm bored' neurons fire. i haven't seen scarface in years, but i didn't like it when i watched it either.

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The only ones by Antonioni I liked were Il Gido, L'Eclisse and to a lesser extent, The Passenger.

Goodfellas is soooo overrated.

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