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What movies do you hate that everyone else seems to love?

Asked by SuperMouse (30845points) July 22nd, 2008

Three movies that most people loved that I really did not like are:

1. Forest Gump – that movie frustrated the heck out of me!
2. Titanic – If they ran into one more locked door in the bowels of that ship I was going to scream!
3. Ghost – Patrick Swayze’s character could sit in a chair, ride the subway and stand on the floor of a high rise apartment, but he had to muster all of his energy to touch a coin! That did not compute for me.

What are the much loved movies that you dislike?

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syz's avatar

The first three Batman movies
The three most recent Star Wars movies

PupnTaco's avatar

• Anything with Adam Sandler or Will Smith
• Superhero/comic book movies in general (although there are exceptions)
• Chick flicks

kevbo's avatar

Your list plus “Juno.”

robmandu's avatar

Kill Bill Vol. I & II

Harp's avatar

Rocky Horror Picture Show

EnzoX24's avatar

Billy Madison
The Notebook

Les's avatar

Oh yeah,
Moulin Rouge – that movie made me sick
The Notebook – Everyone says this is the most romantic love story. Yeah? Well does everyone have a grandmother who went through something similar? It wasn’t sweet. It was horrifically sad.
The Lord of the Rings movies – Ugh.
Brokeback Mountain – I just don’t get the hype with this movie.

I’m sure there are more, but these are the ones I would like my money back on.

charliecompany34's avatar

yup, would have to say adam sandler movies and any police academy series. just not funny at all.

tinyfaery's avatar

Most recently Iron Man
Anything with Tom Cruise
The Bourne Ultimatum. I’ve only seen this Bourne Movie. I’m very happy about that.

kapuerajam's avatar

“Goal” and “the legend of Bagger Vance”

mark's avatar

Titanic has got to be #1 for me. I was rooting for the ice burg!

cschack's avatar

Lost in Translation. Oooh, Japanese people are crazy. (OK, the hooker scene had me rolling on the floor) Aaah, neon lights in Tokyo. Oooh, Bill Murray moves his eyebrow…I think. Sometimes, less is less, you know?

Also: Dancer in the Dark. More can also be less.

I also think The Searchers is wildly overrated. I much prefer The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. So sue me.

Pre-emptive strike: The new Batman. I’m sure I’ll catch an earful, but while I expect to enjoy it tremendously, I remain sceptical of the hype (everyone seems to be awed by the fact that Ledger’s voice goes up _and_down). At the end of the day, it’s a movie about a billionaire who lives in a cave and dresses up as a bat. Oh well, maybe it’s just me.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

i’m probably going to get booed off the thread, but: the second pirates of the carribean movie. it was SOOO LONGGGG. I just got tired of being in the theater. the whole third hour, i was just like. it HAS to be over now. no? now that was a perfect ending. that has to be the end. no? really, now guys, please, just let it be the end already!

tinyfaery's avatar

Let me add all three Pirates movies. But, not Johnny Depp of course!!

jlm11f's avatar

Anything with Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell. I don’t think either one of them is actually funny. I wanted to shoot myself during “Talladega Nights” . Stupid humor is not attractive.

Indy318's avatar

sex in the city- I have no idea what the plot of that movie is and don’t plan on finding out

lord of the rings/ pirates of carr. and any other 3 hour long movie that most adults like that should be intended for children’s fantasty novels.

flameboi's avatar

Panic Room (????????????????????)
Titanic (I wanted him to drawn from the get go!)
Juno (We all know our society is free falling)
Many others…

Indy318's avatar

oh yea, napoleon dynamite- there was such a big fuss about it but I was terribly disappointed when I finally got a chance to see it. It seemed like a movie random clips of high school kids doing stupid things- even I could have done that. It was not funny at all and had no substance.

btko's avatar

The Lord of the Rings movies
Dune (the one with Sting)

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

Napolean Dynamite.
Everyone seems to think that it was just so hilarious, but I thought it was just stupid and boring.

Fallstand's avatar

Sin City.. Jessica Alba was the only thing worth watching

Tennis5tar's avatar

High School Bloody Musical!

jlacombe's avatar

Cast Away
La moustache, oh no nobody likes this one, except some obscure french

kapuerajam's avatar

oops thought it was the other way around LOL
I like both movies

kevbo's avatar

Also, There’s Something About Mary. I hate grotesque humor.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Napolean Dynamite
High School Musical
All the lord of the rings movies
All the Pirates of the Carribean movies
Most Will Ferrel movies(some exceptions ie Anchor Man)
Anything by adam sandler made after 2002

susanc's avatar

Adam Sandler was in one movie that was really good,
called. um. I forget. But it was not a supposed-to-be-funny
movie. It had Emily Wa…. it was Punchdrunk Love. He was very strong as an actual person.

But he’s so horrible, so horrible. He does that weird baby
voice. What IS that/
I saw Will Ferrell on Letterman last night and he was great.
talking with another adult. But his movies are disgusting.

Pirates movies, terrible except for J. D., and what was the deal with those Lord of the Ringses? They
almost ruined my enjoyment of the books. I also don’t like
the Disney version of any childhood book except Pinocchio. The book Peter Pan is beautiful, but the movie
was crass.
(I’m enjoying this.)
I was one of the people who thought Nap Dynomite was brilliant, profound, and touching. It really surprised me. I resisted seeing it for years.

tinyfaery's avatar

Interesting! Some of these movies I totally agree with (Ring trilogy), but there are others listed that I truly love (Lost in Translation). It seems to be love or hate, no in-between.

jlm11f's avatar

@ tinyfaery – i absolutely love the bourne series and couldn’t believe my eyes when i saw what you wrote about them. but i am convinced you feel that way only because you haven’t seen the first two. * is in denial *

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

@ PnL and tinyfaery; I liked the Bourne movies as well, though I like suspense. However, I’ve only seen Bourne Ultimatum, so I had to have it explained to me…lol

tinyfaery's avatar

I saw it because it was the only thing that fit between checking out of my hotel and catching my flight home form Maui. I tend to stay away from Matt Damon films, yuck! I did say, when I walked out of the theatre, that maybe I needed to see the first two, but unfortunately I was so put off, I doubt that will ever happen. Sorry! I’m disappointed having disappointed you. :(

jlm11f's avatar

i will pretend you did not just refer to Matt Damon movies as “yuck” for the sake of my health and our friendship

tinyfaery's avatar

Oh no! I just keep doing it! I’ll hang my head in shame. Quick. Who can we mutually love/loathe?

jlm11f's avatar

mm I hate Paris Hilton? Will Ferrell? Adam Sandler?

tinyfaery's avatar

Paris it is! Idle Skank! (Her, not you, of course!)

scamp's avatar

Star Wars. I am not big on sci fi.

emilyrose's avatar

Oh no! I love Adam Sandler (I have seen Billy Madison at least 20 times!) AND Napolean Dynamite : )

I didn’t really care for Walk the Line which everyone seemed to love.

trumi's avatar

Fast Times At Ridgemont High
South Pacific

AstroChuck's avatar

Independence Day is at the top of my list. I love science fiction but the dialogue in this movie was just so awful. And the nationalistic “America kicks ass!” crap was way over the top.
Titanic is my next choice, and I see I’m not alone there.

MacBean's avatar

Forrest Gump. So freakin’ boring.

Most American comedy. Just not funny.

No Country for Old Men. My least favorite of the 2007 Best Picture nominees, and the one that won. wth?

PupnTaco's avatar

We’ll have to agree to disagree on “No Country” – up there with “Children of Men” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” as great 21st-century films.

El_Cadejo's avatar

OMFG No Country for Old Men. I forgot that on my list as well. That movie was soooooooo baddddd.

MacBean's avatar

I didn’t actually hate No Country for Old Men. I just watched it in a group with most of the other nominees (I’d already seen Juno) and thought it was the weakest one as a whole.

SuperMouse's avatar

The “greatest movie” question reminded me of another one. I HATED American Beauty. I actually walked out of the theater because I couldn’t take it anymore.

tedibear's avatar

Kill Bill 1 & 2 – I don’t understand the fuss.
Ghost – Demi Moore irritates me to no end.
Old School. This one is number 1 on my list because it’s just dumb. And I leave the room whenever any Will Ferrell movie comes on because I find his characters nauseatingly stupid. I would eat liver before I would sit through a Will Ferrell movie. I can make liver tolerable with onions and ketchup. Can’t say that for a Will Ferrell movie!
Oh, and anything with a zombie just annoys me.

jlm11f's avatar

So I saw Wall-E recently, expecting it to be completely awesome, but of course, I hated it. It was so slow and boring. I had to use all my will power to stay awake in the theater. I don’t get why people are so in love with that movie.

robmandu's avatar

The Goonies.

I just didn’t get what was so great about it.

MacBean's avatar

I agree about The Goonies. I mean, I like it well enough. I just don’t get why so many people are so crazy about it.

tedibear's avatar

@PnL – I liked Wall-E but it didn’t blow me away. There was so much more they could have done with that idea and just didn’t. Or maybe I don’t get a minimalist approach to movies?

@MacBean & robmandu – Me too!

KatawaGrey's avatar

The Dark Knight

I hate that movie and I fear for my life for hating it.

Theaaaaaa's avatar

Anchor man!!! omg the shittest film in the world of media! hate it with a passion!

KatawaGrey's avatar

@tennis: I love Twilight, but Lurve for being brave enough to admit it!

jlm11f's avatar

That’s funny. I haven’t heard of a single sane person liking the Twilight movie. Katawa, you are the first.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

I didn’t hate it, but the last Batman wasn’t near as good as the hype made it out to be. In my opinion anyway.

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