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Movies you *hate* with a fiery, burning passion 
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I'm curious what movies people just 100% despise. No matter what the reason, we all have movies that we legitimately hate. So let's have 'em:

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Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:24 pm
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It's known by now that Terry Gilliam is a madman. Sometimes that insanity produces brilliant movies like Brazil or 12 Monkeys. It also produces:


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Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:10 pm
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Pearl Harbor.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:28 pm
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Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:30 pm
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LOTR series, Titanic, West Side Story, Sound Of Music.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:04 pm
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Oh I also fucking hate West Side Story. Ridiculous movie that's unbelievably overpraised. I'm also going to throw out

120 Days of Sodom
The Toy
The Hills Have Eyes

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Crash


Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:40 pm
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In an entirely thread relevant gesture, I will provide contributions by plagiarizing... myself:


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Hello, ladies and gentleman. Welcome to another note from moi. Today, I will be taking the time to post a list of the top ten least favorite - mind you, not worst - films I have ever seen. These are films that tickle the wrong part of me and make me actively dislike them. There is no objectivity here; just spite. You may even enjoy one or two of the films herein. Be assured, however; I did not. And I won't. Ever. Be sure to inform any and all (inevitable) negative comments about my list with some kind of intelligence, though. It would be appreciated.


- SOME SPOILERS, BUT I THINK RUINING THESE FILMS FOR YOU WOULD COUNT AS A FAVOR, SO, GO ON -


10. Natural Born Killers (1994) - Oliver Stone, talented as he may be, does not have the ability to make this film any less incoherent or pretentious than it is. It's truly a chore to sit through; it not only thinks it's clever, but it thinks that it's statements regarding violence and the media's reaction to it are prophetic and insightful, when it's simply a near half-decade behind the curve (and even proves my point by including 'Ted, Just Admit It...', a 1988 song that underlines it's themes exactly).

9. The first hour of Requiem For A Dream (2000) - The powerful finale ALMOST redeems Requiem For A Dream, but the first hour is so stagnant and drags for so long that it drains the movie of it's re-watchability. The attempts at black humor are especially painful, and to be frank, the 'mob' that Jared Leto and Marlon Wayans encounter has to be the most boring and perfunctory in all of film history.

8. Running With Scissors (2006) - Black comedy, at it's most basic, has to be two things; clever, and hilarious. Unfortunately, Running With Scissors is not only not very funny, but it's critique of mental illness and the bourgeois are shallow and obvious. It is a cruel film - but there's no point in the story it's telling, and no balance, so therefore there is no reason to watch it.

7. Art School Confidential (2006) - Yes, I've never been to any art school, so I cannot criticize the film's treatment of that particular field. I also, for the record, enjoy Blade Runner despite not having lived in 2019. Terry Zwigoff made the classics Ghost World and one of my favorite comedies, Bad Santa, before making this disaster of a film, and the drop-off is frightening. The humor is very dark, but it never cuts deep enough to be revelatory, and the ugly aesthetic of the film (ironic as it may be) simply makes it's ineffective satire all the more unpleasant. Regrettable trash.

6. Let's Go To Prison (2006) - Apparently, Will Arnett cannot save a film on his own. Especially when his co-star, Dax Shepard, has the delusion that he is acting in a drama. Not only is his character entirely unsympathetic (and the film takes HIS point of view - ugh), but he plays it straight to the 'T'. It's amazing that Bob Odenkirk, after helping to make one of the greatest shows of all time, Mr. Show, can't seem to make any good motion pictures, and this is his greatest flop.

5. Napoleon Dynamite (2003) - This film is not only overrated, but has been done much better before. If you want to see a film about alienated youth, see Welcome to the Dollhouse. I'm not even writing more after this next line; this movie is an uneven mess, and Jonathan Heder doesn't know how to act.

4. 27 Dresses (2007) - I was forced by my ex-girlfriend to watch this thoroughly predictable, nauseatingly contrived film that hopelessly squanders star Katherine Heigl's capable (see 'Knocked Up') acting chops with saccharine and stale character development. Sure, it might not be THAT different from the Hollywood rom-com - but I had to see it, dammit.

3. The Green Mile (1999) - I expect flak for this, but I say this to you that disagree; how do you go about calling The Green Mile, a three hour film that takes place in one area for 80% of it's running length, features two well-written characters in a film that gives dozens of actors significant screentime, features a completely unnecessary polemic about capital punishment that runs for ten minutes of confusing sadism, and a depressing ending that serves to diminish what came before it by negating the happiness of a character we have come to care about, a good motion picture experience?. This film, high production values and moments of fleeting brilliance aside, is truly shallow and seems to bend more to Frank Darabont's schizophrenic cinematic desires than it does to the better elements of storytelling.

2. Bully (2001) - Have you seen River's Edge? Then you may skip Bully. If you haven't, then you may also skip Bully. It is hard to think of a film I've seen with less redeeming values than this 'motion picture' offers. It is not only a blatantly dull moral on teenage apathy, but it is also a confused amateur porn film with pretensions of social significance. The inherent nihilism isn't troubling; it's the director's ham fisted approach to his characters and their situation that takes a compelling idea and turns it into a completely useless cinematic spectacle of degradation. It is also a victim of SEVERELY bad casting (Nick Stahl as a bully? Really?).

1. Crash (1996) - One word: boring. I suppose David Cronenberg meant for Crash to be disturbing and perhaps even enlightening; what it ends up being is a severely uninvolving film about twisted sexual desires, which I suppose wouldn't be such an atrocity if a better film about a twisted sexual relationship (Secretary, featuring Crash's own star James Spader in a role that actually requires acting) hadn't been made. Altogether, I've never been a huge Cronenberg fan, but at his best (Dead Ringers, The Fly) he can be truly masterful and deliver devastating critiques on the human condition. Here, he is at his most self-satisfied, completely boring the audience with abstract ideas that are only explored at a surface level. Instead of being detached, the film is cold and humdrum. Instead of being sexual, it is simply gratuitous and lurid. And instead of being a worthwhile film, it is an unending bore that, if not serving as a nadir for David Cronenberg, surely is the most painful film I've ever endured - in the bad way.


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The Boondock Saints. What a cheap Tarantino wannabe this was, the characters were annoying, the action wasn't "over-the-top awesome" like a lot of people claim, it was just dumb. I will never see this movie again, I refuse too.

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The Spirit, Vantage Point, The Hot Chick (despite my love for Rachel McAdams), Grandma's Boy, Perfect Stranger, and Saw IV-V.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:40 pm
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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

The first film is one of my guilty pleasures, but the sequel was just plain painful.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:42 pm
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Evenflow- I often find myself disagreeing with you, but bless you sir for hating Napoleon Dynamite.

Blace- Vantage Point is just about the most middling, 2 to 2.5 star worthy film I've ever seen. I can easier imagine someone hating Citizen Kane than Vantage Point, simply because it's so forgettable. What about it draws your ire?

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Alexander, Scarface (1980's one), Jurassic Park III (aside from the other noticable flaws, they killed T. rex... that just broke my heart) and Cannibal Holocaust.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:48 pm
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Twilight. Stupid sparkling emo douchebags
Diary of a Cannibal. Worst movie I've ever seen
Untamed Heart. Predictable manipulative schlock


Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:57 pm
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DunkinDan89 wrote:
The Boondock Saints. What a cheap Tarantino wannabe this was, the characters were annoying, the acting wasn't "over-the-top awesome" like a lot of people claim, it was just dumb. I will never see this movie again, I refuse too.

Thank you! I don't know what all my friends see in the movie. It had one good scene (when the brothers are arguing in the vent, and the subsequent shootout), but that was it. No way is this thing a classic.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:58 pm
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JamesKunz wrote:

Blace- Vantage Point is just about the most middling, 2 to 2.5 star worthy film I've ever seen. I can easier imagine someone hating Citizen Kane than Vantage Point, simply because it's so forgettable. What about it draws your ire?


The fact that it took an intriguing premise & good actors and did nothing with them. I hated this movie within 10 minutes of its running time. It annoyed and infuriated me and was absolutely preposterous from beginning to end. Oh, and its one of the most boring movies I've ever watched.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:01 pm
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Inside

The French one? If so, I have to disagree with you about the first half.

Films I hate are the Star Wars films (All of them!) & Tomb Raider. I have a strong dislike for the LotR series as well, but hate is too strong a word.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:12 pm
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There are plenty of movies I dislike strongly, but it takes something special for me to really truly HATE a film.

That film is Chocolat.

Fucking Juliette Binoche decides that everyone in this sweet little town needs to give up all of their core values and embrace liberalism in an orgy of sex and chocolate. Hey everybody! God doesn't want you to eat chocolate--why don't you kill that fucker already??!! Juliette Binoche's performance seals the deal--has anyone ever been so smug and self-satisfied? Hi, I'm Juliette Binoche, I just arrived here from Hollywood to destroy your morals! Embrace pleasure with me!! Hedonism is the only true god!!!
I just want to jam chocolate down her throat until she explodes. See how much she likes Chocolate then.



Note: I am a liberal who loves sex and chocolate and I think Juliette Binoche is a brilliant actress who certainly doesn't deserve death by chocolate.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:38 pm
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Trevor wrote:
There are plenty of movies I dislike strongly, but it takes something special for me to really truly HATE a film.

That film is Chocolat.

Fucking Juliette Binoche decides that everyone in this sweet little town needs to give up all of their core values and embrace liberalism in an orgy of sex and chocolate. Hey everybody! God doesn't want you to eat chocolate--why don't you that fucker already??!! Juliette Binoche's performance seals the deal--has anyone ever been so smug and self-satisfied? Hi, I'm Juliette Binoche, I just arrived here from Hollywood to destroy your morals! Embrace pleasure with me!! Hedonism is the only true god!!!
I just want to jam chocolate down her throat until she explodes. See how much she likes Chocolate then.



Note: I am a liberal who loves sex and chocolate and I think Juliette Binoche is a brilliant actress who certainly doesn't deserve death by chocolate.


Isn't that an ice cream flavor or something?


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I'm gonna come right out and say this:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Man did I hate that fucking film. Saccharine bullshit

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