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Title: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: alandhopewell on August 12, 2013, 03:47:02 PM
      List the one movie that, even though it's a masterpiece in your opinion, it's too emotionally wrenching for you to watch too often.

     It'll be at least 2015 before I watch this again; saw it in 2010....

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Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: tracy on August 12, 2013, 03:51:12 PM
This one fits that catagory for me...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/ce/Green_mile.jpg/220px-Green_mile.jpg)


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 12, 2013, 04:20:16 PM
"Pet Sematery" (1989)

...I saw this in the movies when it came out and a few times afterward on video, and always dug it, cuz I was a Stephen King fan/teenage gorehound and it was a very effective adaptation of one of SK's most disturbing works.

Flash forward about fifteen years and my wife and I watched it for the first time in a very long while and we could barely get through it. As parents of a little boy who was about the same age as little "Gage" in the film at the time, watching that movie was like seeing every one of our worst nightmares come to life. It opened up a whole new set of fears that I don't think I realized I even had, it hit me right between the eyes. 

It's come on TV or On Demand a couple of times since then and my wife and I will both go "Oh, noooo! Never again!"


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Allhallowsday on August 12, 2013, 05:50:21 PM
TWO WOMEN (1960) 
A very powerful film, directed by the great VITTORIO DE SICA, I can look at parts around the scene, and even happened to catch that scene by accident during a recent TCM showing, and have no plans to ever look at it again.  I have a very difficult time with that movie, a masterpiece.  It's devastating. 


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: fulci420 on August 12, 2013, 05:54:42 PM
Last years Amour was a fantastic movie fully deserving of its Best Picture nomination. However I can't imagine anyone wanting to go through that experience a second time. Another excellent film "We Need to Talk about Kevin" is a wonderfully acted and scripted but its subject matter is so dark that I can't see myself watching it again. Some others:
The Deer Hunter
Stand by Me (the ending always kills me)
Million Dollar Baby
Blue Valentine
Leaving Las Vegas


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 12, 2013, 08:00:24 PM
I liked 2 Women

I don't know about great but at this point in my life a reviewing of "Spanking the Monkey" is not gonna happen


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Allhallowsday on August 12, 2013, 08:17:29 PM
I liked 2 Women

I don't know about great but at this point in my life a reviewing of "Spanking the Monkey" is not gonna happen
There's much to like, especially the first hour.  Then it gets scary and disturbing. 


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: indianasmith on August 12, 2013, 09:19:10 PM
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST.
Watched it twice in the theater; cried all the way through both times.
Got the DVD for Christmas that year; I've never watched it since.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 12, 2013, 10:20:52 PM
What happened in Europe during WW2 outside the battlefield is very very ugly. Solzhenitsyn write about it


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Trevor on August 13, 2013, 04:16:10 AM
I cannot watch this again even though I have it in my collection.

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I went to the premiere in March 2010, I cried through most of it, I nearly had a car accident on the way back to the hotel and I most certainly couldn't eat or sleep that night.

A brilliant film - one that shows Uwe Boll is capable of doing more than dishing up cinematic fertilizer.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Trevor on August 13, 2013, 08:07:10 AM
This:

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or any film having anything to do with the worst day in my life: I am dreading the 11th September already.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 13, 2013, 09:42:51 AM
([url]http://moviesnewtrailers.com/all_posters/United_93_poster_29785.jpg[/url])


Oh yeah, this is another one. Ditto for Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" w/Nicolas Cage. Both were good movies but I can't watch either one again.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: ChaosTheory on August 13, 2013, 10:01:04 AM
This:

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Yeah, that was an excellent movie but I don't think I could sit through it twice.

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(http://images.fandango.com/MDCsite/images/featured/201301/compliance-blu-ray.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pyn32sr4yy4/TxEAKds0WLI/AAAAAAAABGc/n3VII8BdVD8/s320/a_serious_man-poster.jpg)
(http://d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net/movie/large/Voskhozhdeniye_(1977).jpg)


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: bob on August 13, 2013, 01:09:42 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/38/Schindler%27s_List_movie.jpg)


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Jack on August 13, 2013, 01:47:58 PM
Probably something like Das Boot.  Emotionally gripping and all that, but who would want to sit through it more than once?  Not me.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: RCMerchant on August 13, 2013, 01:55:40 PM
ED WOOD
I watched it again last week and cried like a baby...I dont need to see it again for awhile.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 14, 2013, 08:19:40 AM
None of them: my DVD player is broken


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on August 14, 2013, 02:30:17 PM
This:

([url]http://moviesnewtrailers.com/all_posters/United_93_poster_29785.jpg[/url])

or any film having anything to do with the worst day in my life: I am dreading the 11th September already.  :bluesad:


I outright refuse to watch any of them.

I have two films that fall into this category.

1. Avatar - I saw this multiple times in theaters because someone different wanted to go see it each time. Every showing I was still blown away by it. Then I got it on DVD and I havn't been able to finish it since. It's like chewing gum that's lost its flavor a long time ago.

2. Inception - Saw it in theaters, managed to watch it once at home, just couldn't do it again after that.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: VenomX73 on August 14, 2013, 03:54:40 PM
Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995)

(http://www.cinemas-de-recherche.org/gimage/64e88d13a75c9473533d0f62c15839d6.jpg)


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: zombie #1 on August 15, 2013, 11:14:33 AM
Argento's DEEP RED

saw it once about 6 years ago, decided it was one of the best films I've ever seen, but somehow got no desire to watch it again?


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Mofo Rising on August 16, 2013, 03:12:12 AM
If you're talking about movies you wouldn't want to watch again...

The Sweet Hereafter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sweet_Hereafter_%28film%29) is a fun-loving movie about a small Canadian town that has just had all of their children die in a horrific school bus accident. Here's a trailer for it, but the trailer is kind of awful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7w-dPZI_LY

This is, without a doubt, the saddest movie I have ever seen. Ian Holm deserves special credit for acting in a role where the despair is bottomless. I really think this is a great movie, and I want to watch it again, but the incredible emotional investment I'd have to put in again isn't something I look forward to.

If you're willing to watch a movie that will stick a knife in your soul and keep twisting, check it out. It is an amazing film. I don't have children. If I did, this movie would probably be too much.

It's a great movie, but...


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Trevor on August 16, 2013, 04:32:27 AM
This: I have it on VHS and it always makes me cry but is strangely uplifting, especially the last fifteen minutes.

(http://intrada.net/cv6/ToHealNation.jpg)

Brilliant film: I wish it could be released on DVD.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: ChaosTheory on August 16, 2013, 10:15:57 AM
If you're talking about movies you wouldn't want to watch again...

The Sweet Hereafter ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sweet_Hereafter_%28film%29[/url]) is a fun-loving movie about a small Canadian town that has just had all of their children die in a horrific school bus accident. Here's a trailer for it, but the trailer is kind of awful.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7w-dPZI_LY[/url]

This is, without a doubt, the saddest movie I have ever seen. Ian Holm deserves special credit for acting in a role where the despair is bottomless. I really think this is a great movie, and I want to watch it again, but the incredible emotional investment I'd have to put in again isn't something I look forward to.

If you're willing to watch a movie that will stick a knife in your soul and keep twisting, check it out. It is an amazing film. I don't have children. If I did, this movie would probably be too much.

It's a great movie, but...


I never saw that movie but the book is a real gutpunch.  I probably couldn't take it. 
Same with Cormac Mccarthy's THE ROAD


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Allhallowsday on August 17, 2013, 02:33:14 PM
If you're talking about movies you wouldn't want to watch again...
The Sweet Hereafter ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sweet_Hereafter_%28film%29[/url]) is a fun-loving movie about a small Canadian town that has just had all of their children die in a horrific school bus accident. Here's a trailer for it, but the trailer is kind of awful.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7w-dPZI_LY[/url]
This is, without a doubt, the saddest movie I have ever seen. Ian Holm deserves special credit for acting in a role where the despair is bottomless. I really think this is a great movie, and I want to watch it again, but the incredible emotional investment I'd have to put in again isn't something I look forward to.
If you're willing to watch a movie that will stick a knife in your soul and keep twisting, check it out. It is an amazing film. I don't have children. If I did, this movie would probably be too much.  It's a great movie, but...
I never saw that movie but the book is a real gutpunch.  I probably couldn't take it.  
Same with Cormac Mccarthy's THE ROAD

I've seen THE SWEET HEREAFTER and it's not the most gut wrenching I've seen.  It is quite a good film, though.  


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Javakoala on August 17, 2013, 05:57:56 PM
I guess mine would have to be Pixar's Up.

All I heard from EVERYBODY was what a funny movie it is, how cute it is, how awesome it is, and on and on.

I finally watched it like 3 years ago when the love of my life loaned me her copy. I completely lost it within the first 10 minutes. I kept watching it, but every time there was some reference to the old man's wife...I'd start bawling again. Yes, I AM a guy and this movie gutted me in ways I can't describe.

Amy (my lovely lady friend) thought I hated it. I don't hate it. It IS a good movie, but the profound sadness it taps into is almost more than I can tolerate. So, I bought it recently to watch again. Jesus, I was crying so loud that I thought the neighbors would start pounding on the door to tell me to shut up.

I liked it even more this time, but I think that is because I knew what to expect. I was blindsided the first time.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: crackers on August 22, 2013, 05:57:38 AM
Mine would have to be:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Requiem_for_a_dream.jpg)

And

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/Dancer_in_the_Dark_movie_poster.jpg)

Brilliant, but so depressing.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: A.J. Bauer on August 24, 2013, 08:28:46 AM
Well I don't know about a movie that's too sad to watch again but I know a great movie I can't watch. The Godfather (Part I & II)

Every time I try I end up like this.

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Mine would have to be:

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Requiem_for_a_dream.jpg[/url])

Brilliant, but so depressing.


Sad movie. What's worse is that half-way through the movie I heard my Mom scream in the other room. We rushed in to find my childhood dog lying dead with a blood puddle forming around her mouth. I had two childhood dogs named Winnie and Pooh. Not long before I saw that movie (On Oct. 10th) Pooh was no longer capable of walking due to her hip being displaced. It would have cost a lot of money just to keep an old dog alive for maybe another year, so we had her put down. Winnie was alone without her sister and it wasn't that long before we found her dead in the kitchen. My Dad buried her while Mom and I cried. When he came back in he asked if I want to finish Requiem for a Dream later. I told him no and that we can finish it tonight.

Maybe sad movies are easier to watch when you're already sad.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Trevor on August 27, 2013, 07:52:26 AM
So, I bought it recently to watch again. Jesus, I was crying so loud that I thought the neighbors would start pounding on the door to tell me to shut up.

That's probably the reason I've never seen it - I don't like it when films unexpectedly give me an emotional punch in the gut.


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: alandhopewell on August 29, 2013, 03:55:06 PM
     It'll be a while before I watch this again, if ever....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_End_All_Wars


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Francesco Dellamorte on September 02, 2013, 12:48:49 AM
Irreversible - watched in 2007
Black Swan (basically all Aronofsky) - watched in 2011
Clean, Shaven - watched in 2009




Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Francesco Dellamorte on September 02, 2013, 12:55:24 AM
If you're talking about movies you wouldn't want to watch again...

The Sweet Hereafter ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sweet_Hereafter_%28film%29[/url]) is a fun-loving movie about a small Canadian town that has just had all of their children die in a horrific school bus accident. Here's a trailer for it, but the trailer is kind of awful.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7w-dPZI_LY[/url]

This is, without a doubt, the saddest movie I have ever seen. Ian Holm deserves special credit for acting in a role where the despair is bottomless. I really think this is a great movie, and I want to watch it again, but the incredible emotional investment I'd have to put in again isn't something I look forward to.

If you're willing to watch a movie that will stick a knife in your soul and keep twisting, check it out. It is an amazing film. I don't have children. If I did, this movie would probably be too much.

It's a great movie, but...


I never saw that movie but the book is a real gutpunch.  I probably couldn't take it.  
Same with Cormac Mccarthy's THE ROAD


I haven't seen the movie, but I've read "The Road". And although it didn't live up to my expectations, it definitely struck a chord as I was expecting a son when I read it.

EDIT: Fixed repeating quote. -Mofo Rising


Title: Re: GREAT MOVIES YOU CAN'T WATCH
Post by: Francesco Dellamorte on September 02, 2013, 12:56:44 AM
I am not sure what happened with my previous post, but I'm sure it had something to do with my phone.