Great Films Too Painful To Watch Twice

Great Films Too Painful To Watch Twice

Postby mister bacon » 21 Oct 2007, 19:59

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i would agree with Requiem. that was tough to stomach once, much less twice.. despite its greatness.

i disagree with the selection of the movie about jonestown. that movie was FANTASTIC and i would definitely watch it again.

the actual footage of the dead people at the airport and to compound.. plus the spliced in footage of Jones is a little creepy, but i gotta admit that this is one of the reasons i liked the movie so much. blame my morbid curiosity.
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Postby jack_daniels » 21 Oct 2007, 20:06

great thread idea

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These movies I have seen once, I think Irreversible 3 times... which is more than enough.
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Re: Great Films Too Painful To Watch Twice

Postby God Shamgod » 21 Oct 2007, 20:08

mister bacon wrote:http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/not_again_24_great_films_too/1

i would agree with Requiem. that was though to stomach once, much less twice.. despite its greatness.

i disagree with the selection of the movie about jonestown. that movie was FANTASTIC and i would definitely watch it again.

the actual footage of the dead people at the airport and to compound.. plus the spliced in footage of Jones is a little creepy, but i gotta admit that this is one of the reasons i liked the movie so much. blame my morbid curiosity.


Of the movies on that list, I've only seen Leaving Las Vegas and United 93. I could watch Leaving again. I'm glad I saw United 93, but no desire to rewatch it.
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Postby mister bacon » 21 Oct 2007, 20:08

jack_daniels wrote:great thread idea

Pink Flamingos
Salo
Nekromantik
the Guinea Pig Series
Mondo

These movies I have seen once, I think Irreversible 3 times... which is more than enough.


what makes them great yet simultaneously unwatchable for a second time?
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Postby nova » 21 Oct 2007, 20:12

Brokeback Mountain.

I am glad I watched it, you know, since it was nominated for an Oscar and all, but there was very little about it that would make me want to watch it again. I say very little instead of nothing, because we did see Anne Hathaway's tits in that movie. And I love Anne hathaway.
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Postby jack_daniels » 21 Oct 2007, 20:13

Irreversible is the lone movie there with a decent storyline, but it's hella gory. Employs a Memento-esque backwards storyline and does a better job at it than Memento.

The rest are just like, borderline-snuff films.
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Postby Dunking Donut » 21 Oct 2007, 21:34

They had the one film I would have put on there - Hotaru No Haka (Grave of the Fireflies). Fucking awesome. Of course, it's animated AND subtitled which means about 98% of people won't watch it no matter how good it is.
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Postby Durden » 21 Oct 2007, 22:14

"Amores Perros," by Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu.

an incredible directorial debut, but the dogfighting violence was tough to stomach at times, rendering it tough to watch again...while i'm on the topic of I??rritu though, "Babel" wasn't anything special, but "21 Grams" was excellent.
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Postby jack_daniels » 21 Oct 2007, 22:22

Man, Amos Perros was fucking excellent
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Postby mister bacon » 22 Oct 2007, 01:21

Durden wrote:"Amores Perros," by Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu.

an incredible directorial debut, but the dogfighting violence was tough to stomach at times, rendering it tough to watch again...while i'm on the topic of I??rritu though, "Babel" wasn't anything special, but "21 Grams" was excellent.


21 Grams was great.. i don't know if i would watch it again. possibly though.. i just wouldn't offer it up.
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Postby Clayton Bigsby » 22 Oct 2007, 02:09

I have yet to see a great movie that is so painful to watch I couldn't watch it again. That being said, Requiem for a Dream is a great choice. One that I might add would be The Pianist. Great film, but some things the nazis did in that were very hard to watch. Ditto for the curbing scene in American History X. I can never watch that seen. Oh, and maybe the last 90% of The Passion of the Christ.
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Postby PornoGil » 22 Oct 2007, 11:13

Durden wrote:"Amores Perros," by Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu.

an incredible directorial debut, but the dogfighting violence was tough to stomach at times, rendering it tough to watch again...while i'm on the topic of I??rritu though, "Babel" wasn't anything special, but "21 Grams" was excellent.

I found it painful for another reason - The entire 2nd act with that dumb bitch and her trapped dog. Maybe it's because the first hour of that movie was so good, but the 2nd act almost ruined it for me. Thankfully it picked back up again at the end. The dogfighting didn't really bother me all that much.

I agree with Bix' point. I can't think of any movies I consider great that I wouldn't watch again. For me the list would include films that I'd consider good enough to buy on DVD and then really never have a desire to watch on a boring night. Kind of like The Deer Hunter. I own it, and think it is outstanding, but never find myself saying, "Let's throw in The Deer Hunter." The Killing Fields would land on this list, too.
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Postby mister bacon » 22 Oct 2007, 11:22

PornoGil wrote:
Durden wrote:"Amores Perros," by Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu.

an incredible directorial debut, but the dogfighting violence was tough to stomach at times, rendering it tough to watch again...while i'm on the topic of I??rritu though, "Babel" wasn't anything special, but "21 Grams" was excellent.

I found it painful for another reason - The entire 2nd act with that dumb bitch and her trapped dog. Maybe it's because the first hour of that movie was so good, but the 2nd act almost ruined it for me. Thankfully it picked back up again at the end. The dogfighting didn't really bother me all that much.

I agree with Bix' point. I can't think of any movies I consider great that I wouldn't watch again. For me the list would include films that I'd consider good enough to buy on DVD and then really never have a desire to watch on a boring night. Kind of like The Deer Hunter. I own it, and think it is outstanding, but never find myself saying, "Let's throw in The Deer Hunter." The Killing Fields would land on this list, too.



i was kind of the same way regarding Taxi Driver, but i have found myself throwing in that bad boy more often the older i get. i watched it like once the first two years i owned it, and have watched it five times a year in the last two years.
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Postby Dr. Spaceman » 22 Oct 2007, 16:57

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Half Nelson is a movie you don't want to watch again...
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Postby Dr Jeckyll » 24 Oct 2007, 16:58

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