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OldRightHander
11-02-2008, 11:59 PM
Do you have movies that you saw once, and you're glad you saw them and would recommend to anyone, but you will never watch again?

I have one at the top of my list.

Schindler's List: Incredibly well made and moving, but so disturbing. Maybe the black and white gave it more of an authentic period feel, but I was just downright shaken by that one and I have never even been tempted to view it again.

Honorable mention, only because I have heard more than one other person bring it up, is Passion of the Christ. I have viewed it more than once, so it's not really on my list, but my mother said that she is glad she saw it once, but doesn't think she could get through another viewing.

Any others?

WMR
11-03-2008, 12:40 AM
passion of the christ for sure... honestly, though, i'm not even sure i'm glad i saw it...

WMR
11-03-2008, 12:41 AM
i actually said 'schindler's list' to myself before clicking this thread, ORH... i could see myself MAYBE watching that film again someday... it was just such a great piece of film

goreds2
11-03-2008, 12:43 AM
Do you have movies that you saw once, and you're glad you saw them and would recommend to anyone, but you will never watch again?



DEEP THR__T ?

redsfanmia
11-03-2008, 12:49 AM
Letters from Iwo Jima was an excellent movie but not a repeat watch.

blumj
11-03-2008, 01:11 AM
Saving Private Ryan.

*BaseClogger*
11-03-2008, 01:22 AM
Saving Private Ryan.

Ha I was waiting for somebody to say that. I've probably seen that movie 20 times at least...

NorrisHopper30
11-03-2008, 01:33 AM
Every movie I've ever watched. I can't stand re-watching movies.

The Baumer
11-03-2008, 02:23 AM
Let the Right One In. Indie horror/romance movie from Sweden. Good movie but I wouldn't watch it again.

HumnHilghtFreel
11-03-2008, 03:38 AM
First thing to pop into my mind was No Country For Old Men.

Saw it in theater and loved it, but can't see myself ever watching it again.

BoxingRed
11-03-2008, 07:32 AM
Requiem for a Dream.
That movie still haunts me.

Hap
11-03-2008, 08:33 AM
Schindler's List (it's just too depressing)

Dom Heffner
11-03-2008, 09:25 AM
Wow, ORH, I had an idea for a thread like this awhile ago, and it was because of two movies: Schindler's List and Cast Away.

You won't find a bigger fan of the latter. I think Cast Away represents bold direction, tough choices- it's gut wrenching and hopeful all at the same time. I cared about a volleyball, a fact that should be as surprising as it comes. There was no soundtrack, the plane crash was filmed from inside the plane, he didn't get the girl, and the philosophical questions it raised about relationships were terrific. And again- I cared about a volleyball.

One of my favorite lines from that film is when they tell Tom Hanks they had his funeral, and he says something like, "What did you put in the casket?"

And as much as I loved it, I don't know if I could watch it again, though.

Dom Heffner
11-03-2008, 09:27 AM
Just to add- I would say that No Country for Old Men got better with an added viewing.

Things explained, Tommy Lee Jones' voice. Enough said.

OldRightHander
11-03-2008, 09:46 AM
Letters from Iwo Jima was an excellent movie but not a repeat watch.

I had kind of forgotten about that, but you're right.

bucksfan2
11-03-2008, 09:55 AM
The Passion is one I will never see again.

One movie that sticks in my head that I wish I wouldn't have seen the second time was Road to Perdition. It was a great movie the first time I saw it but I went out and bought it and the next time I watched it, it was lacking.

flyer85
11-03-2008, 10:52 AM
The Killing Fields

Reds Fanatic
11-03-2008, 11:04 AM
One of last years best picture nominees that was excellent but I am not sure I would rewatch is There Will Be Blood

George Anderson
11-03-2008, 11:57 AM
"Old Yeller"

I am a tough guy but a softie for dogs.

BuckeyeRed27
11-03-2008, 12:38 PM
I don't like watching scary movies a second time, but other than that I do like to rewatch movies. You find a lot of things that you missed before. Actually comedies (good ones at least) I almost always like to watch a 2nd or 3rd time.

Johnny Footstool
11-03-2008, 09:00 PM
"Hard Candy" and "Funny Games." Both are decent movies, and both are interesting from an artistic perspective, but both rely heavily on twists for their impact. Once you know the twists, there's not a lot left.

Tom Servo
11-03-2008, 10:35 PM
"Hard Candy" and "Funny Games." Both are decent movies, and both are interesting from an artistic perspective, but both rely heavily on twists for their impact. Once you know the twists, there's not a lot left.
Yeah, Hard Candy was going to be my choice too. It was an egaging movie but I can't see myself watching it again since it was all build up and now I know the ending.

Rojo
11-03-2008, 10:48 PM
Most Roman Polanski movies.

RedsBaron
11-03-2008, 11:00 PM
Ordinary People. I thought it was very well done, but too depressing to watch again. I also agree with ORH's pick of Schlinder's List and The Passion of the Christ.

MilotheMayor
11-03-2008, 11:08 PM
One of last years best picture nominees that was excellent but I am not sure I would rewatch is There Will Be Blood

Haha, I've watched There Will Be Blood about ten times, absolutely love it. There are so many nuanced layers in Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano's performances, I pick up something new everytime.

Stephenk29
11-03-2008, 11:11 PM
The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Good movie, but just slowed paced and very long.

oneupper
11-04-2008, 09:10 AM
On the other hand..."Groundhog Day" is a movie I can watch over and over and over and over....:D

Roy Tucker
11-04-2008, 10:43 AM
The Killing Fields

This movie bothered me for days after seeing it.

Hotel Rwanda is another excellent but difficult movie to watch.

VR
11-06-2008, 12:01 AM
On the other hand..."Groundhog Day" is a movie I can watch over and over and over and over....:D

oui~

bucksfan
11-06-2008, 12:06 AM
Every movie I've ever watched. I can't stand re-watching movies.

In general, I'm right there with you. I do take exceptions to favorite comedies and some very very few non-comedy movies that I just really like the whole story/setting/characters, etc.

westofyou
11-06-2008, 12:14 AM
Night and Fog
Triumph of the Will
The Battleship Potemkin
Birth of a Nation
Un chien andalou
Tokyo Story
Magnificent Obsession
Beach Blanket Bingo

will5979
11-06-2008, 09:49 AM
The Passion
A lot of older WWII movies, newer ones with war porn I watch over and over
Hamburger Hill
The Deer Hunter
Copland

durl
11-06-2008, 11:37 AM
Passion of the Christ is the one that I always think about. I bawled.

Great movie, just difficult to watch.

PedroBourbon
11-06-2008, 09:09 PM
Hands down, "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles." Once is enough.

Ghostbusters a close second.

Mario-Rijo
11-08-2008, 04:32 AM
I can't even think of a movie that I was glad I watched and wouldn't consider watching it again. Perhaps the passion of the christ and letters from Iwo Jima falls under that because I don't plan on re-watching them. Whether or not i'm glad I seen them is the question. I haven't watched Pans Labryinth but I'm assuming it might be a perfect fit for this topic.

Mario-Rijo
11-08-2008, 04:35 AM
Night and Fog
Triumph of the Will
The Battleship Potemkin
Birth of a Nation
Un chien andalou
Tokyo Story
Magnificent Obsession
Beach Blanket Bingo

Talk about eclectic, I haven't even heard of any of those except BBB and I loved that whole series, Annette Funicello was easy on the eyes. And the tall guy with the pilgrims hat was a fun character to follow.

VI_RedsFan
11-08-2008, 10:14 AM
Changeling

I saw it yesterday and it was great; Angelina Jolie definitely deserves an Oscar nod for the role. But I doubt I will ever watch it again. The whole deal with the kids was a little disturbing. Its not the type of movie you re-watch.

bengalsown
11-08-2008, 11:17 AM
You won't find a bigger fan of the latter. I think Cast Away represents bold direction, tough choices- it's gut wrenching and hopeful all at the same time. I cared about a volleyball, a fact that should be as surprising as it comes. There was no soundtrack, the plane crash was filmed from inside the plane, he didn't get the girl, and the philosophical questions it raised about relationships were terrific. And again- I cared about a volleyball.

One of my favorite lines from that film is when they tell Tom Hanks they had his funeral, and he says something like, "What did you put in the casket?"

And as much as I loved it, I don't know if I could watch it again, though.

Several years ago I was in a bad car accident, and was laid up for a couple of months taking oxycontin and recovering. I watched Castaway probably 60 times in that time frame.

Brilliant movie.

SanDiegoRed
11-10-2008, 07:30 PM
Passion of the Christ was brutal. Never again

Highlifeman21
11-10-2008, 08:12 PM
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

GAC
11-13-2008, 08:56 PM
Could this include movies that came out with a lot of hype, maybe because of the director's resume and successful previous work?..... only to put out a dud!

Like - Lady In The Water.

RedlegJake
11-18-2008, 04:20 AM
For me it is most movies. Only a couple make my re-watch list, all the rest I simply get bored with a second time. Schindler's List and Passion of the Christ were both difficult, and rewarding or enriching or disturbing. I'm not sure which but watching them again would be painful.

SunDeck
11-24-2008, 08:57 PM
http://www.cinecultist.com/archives/2007_01_arts_eraserhead.jpg

Enough said.

RFS62
11-25-2008, 07:08 PM
http://www.cinecultist.com/archives/2007_01_arts_eraserhead.jpg

Enough said.



I saw that. But I can't say I'm glad about it.

Matt700wlw
11-25-2008, 07:10 PM
Requiem for a Dream.
That movie still haunts me.

Good one. I wasn't right for a couple days after that one.

Allegro
11-25-2008, 08:27 PM
se7en.

Degenerate39
11-25-2008, 09:56 PM
Fight Club

Emin3mShady07
11-25-2008, 10:51 PM
Troy. Loved reading the Iliad and the Movie was ok, decent action, but it just wasn't accurate enough to the book.

sonny
11-25-2008, 11:46 PM
There will be blood.

Great movie, I just don't know if I'll have the 10 hours it seemingly took to watch it again.