Thursday, November 19, 2009

Great Movies I Saw Once and Never Want to See Again

Schindler's List
Saving Private Ryan
Oldboy

and

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Seeing each of these movies was the emotional equivalent of getting kicked in the gut for two hours, but I'm glad I saw them. I just don't think I could handle a second viewing.

18 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

that's why I am avoiding that movie, even though Mrs FB wants to see it. i would also like to see Mo'Nique play the mom character, but i think the trailers were plenty

add Requiem for a Dream to that list for me

Orel said...

Mo'Nique was amazing. Oscar nomination for sure.

Fred's Brim said...

awesome - i loved her in Beerfest

Eric Karros said...

What about horrible movies you've seen multiple times?

Orel said...

Episode I comes to mind.

Mr. Customer said...

Agree on Saving Private Ryan
I'm sure I'll never see Amistad again either. or The Crying Game for that matter.

Mr. Customer said...

Orel,

For some reason, I find you much harder to take seriously with that avatar. Not that 8-bit Garv was particularly serious.

Neeebs said...

Hey, I have Saving Private Ryan on DVD and revisit it semi-often. I love that movie.

Mr. Customer said...

Neeebs,

Good movie, but the first half hour is tough.

Dr. Geek said...

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Once is more than enough, thank you.

Roger said...

I skip the parts with old man Matt Damon but i watch the rest of Saving Private Ryan at least once a year. And the invasion scene is my go to part of a movie anytime i tweak my surround sound!

Mr. Customer said...

On the other hand, I've probably seem Cannibal, the Musical half a dozen times.

KempKershaw said...

Saving Private Ryan is an awesome movie. Easily re-watchable.

Never watch Gone With The Wind. 4+ hours of crap, 4+ hours of my life I'll never get back.

rbnlaw said...

Gandhi.

Ben Kingsley was great, but there's only so much British brutality one can take. Whereas, I can watch Joe Dirt or Anchorman anytime. I'm a sucker for those kinds of comedies.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, add The Waterboy to that "I can watch" list.

Mike Sharperson Lives! said...

I'd never see "Requiem for a Dream" again. Or "Donny Darko". Too sick, too dark, too depressing. Even w/Jennifer Connelly in a lesbian scene.

fanerman said...

I agree about Requiem for a Dream. That's the most disturbing movie I've ever scene.

Jason said...

One and done (non-Bruckheimer division): Trainspotting

Bad but totally rewatchable (non-Cinemax division): Out Cold