What Movie Will You Never Watch Again? Explain.

It’s one thing to walk out on a movie before it’s over (or, sometimes it’s more than one thing, as you will see if you click on over to Have You Ever Walked Out on a Movie?). It’s another matter entirely to get all the way to the end of a film and decide: That’s it. I’ll never, and I mean never, lay eyes on that again.

When it came time to Ask Movie Irv this question, I (as the man behind the camera and the one who decided on the question) figured I would get a certain kind of answer. Irv’s response was not what I expected at all:

When it came time toAsk Movie Irvthis question, I (as the man behind the camera and the one who decided on the question) figured I would get a certain kind of answer. Irv’s response was not what I expected at all.

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Were you as surprised as I was? And, more importantly: What’s your answer?

  • Tito Pannaggi

    One thing is to say that this film do I not want to see again. An other thing is to say it to the proud director of the film, when he/she invites you to come and see it again with him/her.

    I guess I wish I never have to see “STELLET LICHT” Carlos Reygadas or “BREAKING THE WAVES” Lars von Trier again will be my two choices.

    • Gary Johnson

      Any movie with Adam Sandler or Chris Rock.

      • Mugsy F’hammer

        Chris Rock should learn the English language

    • Mugsy F’hammer

      I will never watch any movie with ugly pain in the ass Barbara Streisand-nor her hideous husband James Brolin

      • Mugsy F’hammer

        the two of them are equally disgusting–they need to stay out of Colorado for good–I find them reprehensible-they were sent from down below. Babs Streisand is contemptible

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585617252 Steven Springer

    I walked out of “Cobb” when it was in theaters and I have never watched it when it’s been on cable. It’s insufferable.

    • Eric Marshall

      There are two movies that I will never EVER watch again: They are “Caddyshack” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation”. Both movies were degrading women and obessed about sex and nudity…and wouldn’t you know? Both movies had the same star and director: Chevy Chase and Harold Ramis. Speaking of that, I agree with Mr. Springer: “Cobb” was horrible and may go down as the worst baseball movie of all time. I have no idea of what director Ron Shelton was thinking about by putting in sex and nudity in that film (the same goes with Ramis for the two movies I mentioned). And the scary part is that it actually happened in Ty Cobb’s life! I like the part tlynette makes about movies that are in the AFI 100 that shouldn’t be there. That includes “The Manchurian Candidate”-a movie that doesn’t to be called a classic (another one that I won’t see again) because that film started all the problems of the 1960’s and it has some of the worst death scenes in cinema history.

      • Moosejaw

        In the words of dice clay

        “whatta you? A homo?”

        Seriously…check. It out…men and women are DIFFERENT. And REAL women like to be treated like women.
        No not degraded, but persued and ogled. Either blatently or slyly. Just like women do to men….yeah, homer, it’s true.

        • Gary Johnson

          I’m with you. That guy should have been a priest or interior decorator (maybe he is). Had he mentioned Caddyshack II I would have agreed.

        • Jessica Skye Davies

          Yeah, actually, a tip – women want to be treated as women. You know, humans. “Ogled and pursued” is pretty annoying, “slyly” or otherwise. It might be flattering at first, but it gets old, fast. We’re not prey. I have no hangups about sex/nudity in movies, but i’d definitely rather have a conversation with the guy who will pass on movies that blatantly degrade women.

          • moosejaw

            “…but i’d definitely rather have a conversation with the guy who will pass on movies that blatantly degrade women.”

            women who seek this kind of man is generally known as a ‘Fag Hag’

        • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

          Now then, “moosejaw” — I’ll respond here since apparently we’re unable to click “reply” once we’re a certain number of replies in.

          With respect to your comments above:

          There’s polite conversation, spirited disagreement, and then there’s your approach. It’s not as clever as you think it is. In the future, it will get your comments deleted. Play nicely, or go elsewhere.

      • Richard

        Two points: 1) Angela Lansbury’s death scene in “Manchurian Candidate” is one of the most memorable in cinematic history. 2) If you think this movie caused the “problems” of the sixties, you are as uneducated about American history as you are about American cinema.

  • Toby Martin II

    “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls”

    • Michael Weber

      You stated that you would never watch “beyond th Valley of the Dolls” again. Why not? how old were you when you first saw it. I was 19 or 20 and it blew me away, I loved it. As a matter of fact bought a copy. I’m 62 now. Just curious.
      Thank you,

      • maxfrabien

        I loved “BTVOTD”! I bought it on laser disc (before dvds were invented), and I had the good fortune to meet Roger Ebert and he signed it for me. He co-wrote the screenplay. It is a camp classic.

  • Grand Old Movies

    A 1933 film called WHAT, NO BEER starring Buster Keaton is a movie I do not want to see again. This was Keaton’s last star appearance in a major-studio film (MGM); he was then in the utter depths of his alcoholism and it showed. He’s like one of the walking dead in this film; frail and ghostly white, he sleepwalks through his routines, many of which were repeated (and repeated unsuccessfully) from his earlier films. As the film went on, the audience, which had been tittering uneasily at first, fell into an uncomfortable silence and a pall settled over the theater. After the completion of this film, Keaton was released by MGM and then had to be institutionalized for his drinking; it’s one of the saddest periods of his life. As a Keaton fan, it’s not a film I want to sit through again.

    • R.D.Cochran

      As a Buster fan, I can agree with you on that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.e.leek Thomas Leek

        As a big Keaton fan I will watch it again and again. I find it enjoyable. Most people take Buster’s MGM films as a dislike mainly because of what BK said in an interview in the 60’s. But if you watch you can see the bits that BK added.

  • roy levering

    Any movie with Ruth Gordon.

    • billyb34usa

      Did you see Harold and Maude? Or, Rosemary’s Baby? If you saw these and still don’t like Ruth Gordon, then okay, you are welcomed to your opinion. If you haven’t seen those two, you should…and maybe you would change your mind about Ms. Gordon.

      • david Navarre

        I agree, Ruth Gordon is splendid in Rosemary’s Baby. in “Infamous Players” Peter Bart has some interesting info on her, particularly relating to Harold and Maude.

        • Alfie

          … Ruth Gordon was also very good in “Inside Daisy Clover.”

          • TinyTim

            Yeah, but now that you mention it I would never, ever watch Harold and Maude again . . . ever.

        • Lorri

          I like Ruth Gordon as an actress. I’ve seen her in a few things, but I NEVER want to watch “Harold and Maud” again! I didn’t find anything remotely humorous about it. To me it was disturbing and pathetic!

          • Lorraine M.

            I like Ruth Gordon, too. She had a wonderful quirky quality–she was so much fun in Eastwood’s “Every Which Way But Loose” movies. And she was great opposite Peter Falk in one of the “Columbo” episodes. (You were actually rooting for her, even though technically she was a baddie.) Had I been an actress, I think I would loved to have worked with her.

          • roy levering

            To me, Ruth Gordon was just annoying and I couldn’t stand watching her. Charles Grodin is a close second.

      • Gary Houston

        Watch Ruth Gordon as Mary Todd Lincoln in “Abe Lincoln in Illinois.” It is an intense portrait within what might have been believed a minor role.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1565922889 Joseph Glaeser

    I said wow when Irv said The Deer Hunter because it’s the film I will never ever watch again. I was drafted in 1968 and I do not want to relive those memories again, ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313918551 Enrique Bird-Picó

    The Oliver Stone “Alexander”, as repugnant, dissapointing, and stupid a movie as I have ever seen. And to think I convinced 2 of my sons to go watch it with me!

    • greycrow

      Agree! What was with the accents, Colin and Val!?

  • billyb34usa

    I’ll never watch The Hurt Locker again. I don’t deny it was well done. It had many elements of a good movie. But, to me it missed the main element I see a movie for: entertainment. I’m not sorry I saw it (although I could have done without it nicely), but I would have no interest in seeing it again. And, to me, it’s not the kind of movie that should be winning ‘best picture’ accolades.

  • david Navarre

    I’ve tried twice to watch Ishtar but it’s an abomination. Howard the Duck follows closely but i can last a couple of more minutes with it so it comes in second

  • kent gravett

    I think Alexander Nevsky. I saw it as a student and was wowed in a way like no other. First Eisenstein film of my experience; one of the world’s greatest actors; one of the greatest film scores. I have a recording of the score and that brings back many memories, but I can never re-live( like Movie Irv) that initial experience.

  • OZ, Rob

    I recently had a cull of old VHS & some DVDs from my collection,all movies i would not watch again.The most notable of these was,,Once Upon a Time in America,I found it laboriously long & the social and psychological aspects wafer thin.Typical of the 80s,I personally think this was an era of creative decline in Hollywood & this movie exemplifies my feelings..
    The other surprise throw out was Monkey Business 1952,With a great director one of the best actors ever & respected writer. The movie for me just does not live up to expectations it lacks mature wit and is plain disappointing nonsense…

    • Tom Herbert

      I agree that “Once Upon a Time in America” is long but if you had read the original novel “The Hoods” written by Harry Gray and published in the early 50’s, you woul have enjoyed it and understood the premise behind the film.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      You shoulda stuck with the 1931 Monkey Business…now that is a great comedy…

    • Bruce Reber

      “Monkey Business” (1952), a quasi screwball comedy w/Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers, and the similarly titled 1931 Marx Brothers knockabout farce. Definitely not to be confused with one another.

  • Blair Kramer.

    I’ve commented on the first two “Godfather” films before. I know that they’re great films. But for me, they’re much too grim. I just can’t watch them. Fun times in the movie theater they’re not.

  • Jackie

    My late husband and I walked out of a very disgusting and horrific thriller movie of which I cannot even remember the name. It was about some sick entity who was killing members of this one family.One of the young ladies was taking a shower and all of a sudden the hot went full throttle and she could not turn it off. She was steamed like a lobster and it was so realistic and graphic..it was nauseating! There were other scenes prior to this one ( pretty gross ) but not as horrible as this. ( My Max ,who loved horror flicks )could not even stomach this one and we left!

  • Ron

    Among my “worst” Best Picture winners.

    Hurt Locker – talk about hurt; an obviously down year for good movies.

    English Patient – boooooooring.

    Dances with Wolves – too long and too irrelevant and I’m part Indian.

    And that stupid movie from India about the game show that also won best picture and I couldn’t sit through.

    • Designer

      I’m glad someone besides myself thinks these 4 films are not the great masterpieces they are touted as. These are the kinds of movies, when I hear all the proaise make me think of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

    • ed cohen

      Ron, I couldn’t agree with you more on Dances with Wolves. I never saw The Hurt Locker or The English Patient. The last movie you mentioned is Slumdog Millionaire, which was also so-so.

      • Moosejaw

        Dances with wolves…. Another Costner marathon… The man needs a film editor. I watched the Godfather Saga newly digitally remastered on AMC last weekend… As I am a huge Godfather fan…all 10 hours…but it is not the way a movie should ever be released….I said to my son ‘if Costner sees this he will wonder why Coppola didn’t release it this way’

    • http://www.facebook.com/whatever41 Cynthia LaRochelle

      “Slumdog Millionaire”,, totally stupid. I went to see one of the Twilight’s just out of curiosity, I laughed thru half and left. No wonder some teens are freaky.

  • Alfie

    I walked out of “Leviathan.” Boring. Cold in the theater. I would have walked out of “Killer Klowns From Outer Space,” but my teenage niece and I were the only two people in the matinee, and so we began to laugh and make fun of how bad the movie was – and there was no need to be quiet!!!! Killer Klowns turned out to be an enjoyable experience, after all ….

  • Movie Fan

    The last movie I went to was some snooze-a-thon about vampires and werewolves. Underworld? My sister wanted to go so I went, then spent the whole time watching the second hand on my watch go ’round and ’round the dial…I walked out on Dances With Wolves at the beginning, when he shoved his foot into his boot…When I heard the squish, I left. I quit going to movies a long time ago. It’s tiresome because there’s so little story mixed in with the violence and sex, plus there’s always an incredibly loud soundtrack. It’s just not worth the effort anymore.

  • Jackie

    I just remembered another movie that was really gross..”.GRIZZLEY “The worst part is when the lady forest ranger was climbing down from a tree and stepped down into the disemboweled body of a camper.(squish) I wanted to leave at this point ,but my husband wanted to stay and find out if the bear ever got captured….he didn’t. It all was so disturbing.

    • Jan

      You must not have watched all the way to the end of Grizzly. He did not get captured – they blew him to pieces with a bazooka.

      • scribe_well

        As a child, I saw the JAWS rip-off GRIZZLY in a movie theater. Halfway through the film, the audience smelled smoke and panicked (I stayed in my chair and watched the stampede, including a young man who vaulted a seat and stomped on an old woman to get to the exit). The “fire” turned out to be nothing but the air conditioner acting up, so everyone settled back in their seats to resume watching, all bad behavior forgotten. Suffice to say, GRIZZLY remains pretty vivid in my mind, and is still one of my all-time guilty pleasures. I even have the movie poster by comics-great Neil Adams. Ah, childhood!

  • Juanita Curtis

    Any movie with Adam Sandler and gross out movies ie Porkies.

    • Lorri

      Thank You! FINALLY! Someone else besides me who didn’t like Porky’s!!!! I thought I was the only person in America who didn’t find it disgustingly funny! A truly awful and brainless movie!

      • Bruce Reber

        I saw the sequel, “Porky’s II – The Next Day” when it came on HBO in 1984. I didn’t see the first “Porky’s”, but I found P2TND twice as awful, brainless and disgusting (but not funny)!

    • Nicole

      Oh Yes. Thank You. I do not see why Sandler’s movies make gazillions of dollars. They are not funny.

  • Ron

    I also hated Shakespeare in Love. I have a hate-love relationship with the movie, not Shakespeare.

  • Justin

    Tree of Life — woof.

    • John Quinlan

      You are so right. But as you say woof,I say turkey.

  • TinyTim

    I never pass up a chance to condemn Rocky as the most overrated piece of tripe I’ve ever seen. When it came out and I knew nothing about it or anyone in it but Burgess Meredith (yecch), I went in hopes of seeing a good movie about boxing (though I’m not a big fan of that sport). What I got was a joke: a melodrama so predictably routine that it could have been a Popeye episode and a depiction of boxing so ridiculous it made Bruce Lee movies seem restrained. When I left the theater I never expected to hear anything about that trash again. To think it actually won the academy award for best picture is nauseating, but the fact it beat out Network and Taxi Driver is criminal. Those are actual movies with good performances, complex plots, and real ideas in them, not some glorified cartoon. Yeah, I know how beloved Rocky is by so many. Too bad, it’s terrible.

    • nancy

      i have to disagree with you tiny tim.Rocky was one of the best movies ever. If you want a bad movie then go se anything with adam sandler in it especially “wedding singer”.

    • Andy

      Maybe TinyTim, you are correct about other films being more deserving of winning best picture that year. But I think you miss the point about “Rocky”. Perhaps it was not intended to be a thought provoking or cognitively stimulating film. Among other things it’s a simple, sentimental story of a man who courageously rises to the occasion when given the opportunity.

  • wayne

    I wish now I’d had the guts to walk out on ‘Deliverance” but was only about 16 at the time it came out in 1972 and couldnt bring my folks car home too early that night…but my girlfriend and I had to finagle just to get 2 seats together as the joint was that crowded for this stinker!

  • Harry Lyme

    Almost anything Kevin Costner made after Bull Durham…..Mr. Monotone brings real excitement to the screen.

  • CheriLynn

    I think Irv was talking about a movie experience so profound he couldn’t sit through it again because the setting he was in made the movie all the more powerful. I could name dozens of movies I could never watch again, or ones I walked out on, but to see a film and be moved by it to the point you don’t want to mar that memory by watching it again under different circumstances is quite unique. I can see why Deer Hunter was that for you. The times, the sentiments, the people you watched it with all added to your unique experience.

    I can only think of one movie that fits that category, and it isn’t because the movie was good. I watched Looking for Mr. Goodbar with my husband and we had decided to get a divorce, and this meant I was on my own, having to date again. Not only did it scare me to death, but the thought of having to date again was terrifying. I still can’t watch that movie.

    I don’t believe it falls into the category of being moved by something like The Deer Hunter. However, I’ve never seen that movie since the first time I saw it in the theater, and I have to admit I’ve never forgotten how beautiful Christopher Walken was, or how tragic. Robert DeNiro was amazing, and Meryl Streep was stunningly beautiful. It did change my perspective on the War, and for some reason I can’t revisit it even at this late date. I also agree: The Hurt Locker–what were they thinking. Movies are pretty awful today. But take a look at The Painted Veil. Norton is very good and the Chinese vistas are incredible. You can’t go wrong with a Somerset Maugham story.

    • Jan

      I have to agree. I would never watch this movie again because I lived through those times and it was just too intense and realistic for me to ever sit through it again. Another that struck me the same way was the ‘Mosquito Coast’ with Harrison Ford. If you were raised in a household with the father he became in the latter part of the movie, you never want to think about or relive those times.

    • Tom K.

      @ CheriLynn: Did that fear of dating save your marriage or did you two go through with the divorce ? I know that is a personal question, but, you left all of us hanging on the edge of a cliff. Gee !

    • bunnyb.gal

      I think you’re completely right – it’s moreso the complete experience encompassing the film, the audience, and whatever he was feeling at the time that he was writing about rather than the merits of the film in and of itself.
      It’s something different to not want to watch a film again because it was a stinker, or overlong or whatever (but hey, it’s nice to have a rant about your favourite turkeys, too!)

  • CheriLynn

    I forgot to write: Irv you constantly surprise me.

  • Vann Morrison

    When I was in grade school, I remembering going to the drive in with my parents and seeing the movie “Billy Jack”. As a kid, I thought that was the coolest movie because he was a Green Beret and kicked some serious butt. After seeing the movie as an adult and having spent 19 of my 25 years of service with Army Special Forces, my opinion is, what a bunch of drivel. The whole plot of the movie is that if you’re not a liberal, pot smoking, tree hugging animal rights activist vegetarian, Billy Jack will beat you up or kill you. His rose colored version of the world is the only acceptable version. Thank god Tom Laughlin quit making movies.

    • Blue


      I agree with you completely. However the next one was even worse!
      “The Trial Of Billy Jack” was nothing but a left wing, liberal, attack on our country. I couldn’t stomach it & walked also.

  • Woody

    The Onion Field (1979).

    The only one of Joseph Wambaugh’s books I have only read once, and did not make it through the whole movie.

    RIP Ian Campbell

    • Abbey Normal

      I echo your sentiments re: ” The Onion Field “. I was a young police officer when it came out. I had read the book, but wasn’t prepared for the emotional impact of the movie. I’m still unable to watch the movie without crying.
      RIP Ian Campbell

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.ruffin Bryan Ruffin

    Pretty much any movie Will Ferrill is in! With the exception of Elf, that was one I might give him. The same goes with Adam Sandler! Who told these guys they could act?!
    Dances With Wolves I enjoyed, but it could have been, what, 12 hours shorter? John Ford would have told the same story in half the time!

    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      The Sandler movie I would probably not revisit would be “Punch-Drunk Love” (even tho I am a huge fan of PT Anderson’s other movies). Ferrell runs hot & cold for me; I’m in the distinct minority y not laughling once during “Anchorman,” but I’m big on “Elf,” “The Other Guys,” and his very very interesting “Everything Must Go.”

  • Tiberius

    I have too many to list, but a few note worthy additions are the recent movie The Spirit..the theater was actually nice enough to give me my money back on this one. 8mm with Nicholas Cage, Life Aquatic & a lot more, but these are a few that come to mind.

  • DIRK

    Well these are 2 kinds of movies — the absolutely horrible films and the A-list movies that you find hard to watch. THE ACCUSED was hard to watch for the Rape scene, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN’s first scene, i was kicking sand outta my shoes after that one, i was on the beach with them, but i could not watch it again. For outright badly done, gross out i gotta go with SCANNERS.

    • DIRK

      PS. I love it but find it hard to recommend is RESEVOIR DOGS. I love it, but people I talk to about it thought it was excessive

      • pretzel-logic

        If you like ‘ressie dawggs’ you’ll love harvey in ‘the bad lt’ I can’t spell luitenent…luoey, lueutenent–whatever! Another true tale of police corruption and pure evilness!

  • Lynn

    Old Yeller and The Yearling. I walked out on “The Getaway” with Steve McQueen, a Sam Peckinpah movie.

    • L.A. Boyd

      I was surprised to see your name The Yearling and Old Yeller. They are two of the three movies I have vowed never to see again (the third is Bambi). They were wonderful, but I cannot live through that kind of pain again. I nearly walked out on two movies — the only reason I didn’t was because I was reviewing them: One False Move (the opening violence was disgusting and the movie as boring as it was loud and violent), and Boogie Nights (yuk). You can throw in Magnolia as well. I guess I pretty much don’t like P.T. Anderson’s movies!

    • L.A. Boyd

      I was surprised to see you name The Yearling and Old Yeller. They are two of the three movies I have vowed never to see again (the third is Bambi). They were wonderful, but I cannot live through that kind of pain again. I nearly walked out on two movies — the only reason I didn’t was because I was reviewing them: One False Move (the opening violence was disgusting and the movie as boring as it was loud and violent), and Boogie Nights (yuk). You can throw in Magnolia as well. I guess I pretty much don’t like P.T. Anderson’s movies!

      • http://www.facebook.com/whatever41 Cynthia LaRochelle

        “Bambi”????? Are you serious, WTH! I thought the “Kill Bill’s” were disgusting and you couldn’t watch Bambi?????

        • Jonathan Silverberg

          If you saw Bambi or Dumbo when you were a kid, you could EASILY have them on your “most disturbing pictures of all time” list. Parents were fooled by Disney; no self-respecting parent would take a kid to Kill Bill.

  • Ada

    There are loads of horrid movies but the one I couldn’t take any more was “WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAMS”. It was too much to take, even though I like Bill Murray, but the movie stunk to high heaven. Let’s not forget “EVITA”, with Madonna. I found myself screaming for her to die already so we could leave.

    • Bruce Reber

      “Oh Do Cry For Me Cause I Played Evita!”

  • Colin Benson

    I won’t watch any movie with Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and those two brilliant method actors who can play a block of wood at the drop of a hat, Kevin Costner and Keanu Reeves!

    • Jan

      I can’t believe it!!!! There is actually someone else out there who wonders who told these guys they can act!

  • Rufnek

    I’ve got a massive list of films I’d never sit through again: Reservoir Dogs, Jurasssic Park, Saving Pvt. Ryan, Klute, Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, the remake of 3:10 to Yuma, the remake of Stagecoach, the essentially remakes of Rio Bravo, The Shootist, the list goes on and on

  • Dennis Loomis

    Avatar. The advance hype was incredible and I went expecting to have my socks blown off, as James Cameron had done with Titanic. I found the murky quality of the film hard to look at, the plot was hard to follow and it was not entertaining at all.

  • Bill

    The new “True Grit” haven’t watched it and never will!

    • maxfabien

      Jeff Bridges acts circles around John Wayne’s performance. The remake is far superior to the original.

      • Robert

        What? You haven’t watched it and never will? You’ve missed the entire point of this discussion, as well as missed a fine film.

        • scribe_well

          Sorry, but the remake of TRUE GRIT was awful–principally because of Jeff Bridges mumbling performance. Throughout the movie, people in the audience kept asking “What did he say?” and “Huh?” THIS is a film I never need to see again.

    • L.A. Boyd

      Too bad. It was fantastic. Better than the original (better acting and more realistic). Loved it!

    • ganderson

      Too bad, because it really is a fine film. I’m a big fan of the story and have read the book a dozen times or so (an absolute American classic) and seen John Wayne’s version another dozen times. That said, the 2010 film brings its own value to the story. I’m frankly unsure about Wayne v. Bridges and Campbell v. Damon, as both sets of actors bring different qualities to their respective roles; but wow, if you haven’t seen Hailee Steinfeld act, you haven’t seen Mattie Ross, and she IS the star of the story. There are some odd bits in the Cohen bros film but its humor (and there’s a lot of humor in the book) and its atmosphere will transport you to another time and place. Try it, you’ll like it!

  • Mrs. Gee

    Ed Wood! That’s how I measure a really bad movie.

    • George Matusek

      Do you mean Tim Burton’s film “Ed Wood” (which I’ve enjoyed several times) or the actual movies directed by low-budget director Edward D. Wood, Jr.? I think Michael Medved unfairly maligned Wood’s “Plan 9 from Outer Space” as “the worst movie of all time” — it’s not boring — it has (unintentional, at times) entertainment value — it’s not disgusting — so how can it be “the worst”?

      • maxfabien

        There must be plenty of people who love “Plan 9” (I for one), cuz i read where it’s going to be released on Blue-ray. As for the film “Ed Wood”, it was excellent. Well deserved Oscar for Martin Landau, and Johnny Depp got cheated out of an Oscar nomination. It was one of his all-time best performances.

        • caronbc

          Totally, totally agree on both points. Loved the Ed Wood move and Plan 9. I have most, if not all, of Ed woods movies. They are great to watch. He is the king of B-grade.
          Thank you, Ed Wood and Tim Burton 🙂

    • L.A. Boyd

      I loved “Ed Wood.” I thought it was sweet and sad. Great performance by Johnny Depp. Landau was outstanding.

  • Tim

    I’m really not one to walk out on films since I can appreciate the effort put into any production…but came close when a friend, I was with, began pressuring me to leave an unrated screening of “Caligula”, the one associated with Penthouse’s Bob Guccione from 1979, starring Malcolm McDowell. Hard core porn wasn’t exactly availabe on every corner back then and, I’m sure, we weren’t the only ones in the theatre with our eyes popping out of our heads!

  • Tintwistle

    My choice would have to be Baz Luhrmann’s incredibly awful “Moulin Rouge” from 2001. I could not wait for that film to stagger to an end. Sure, it was beautifully photographed, but I could not get beyond the actors’ unabashed posturing and the inexplicable anachronisms that peppered the script. Barry Manilow in 1900 Paris, anyone?

  • George Matusek

    There are a few films that I never get tired of watching — “Citizen Kane,” “The Magnificent Ambersons,” “Twentieth Century” (the 1934 Howard Hawks screwball comedy with John Barrymore), “Vertigo,” and almost all the comedies written and directed by the legendary Preston Sturges. Some critics and film buffs want to rate “The Godfather” higher than “Citizen Kane” (which I’ve seen at least 30 times) — I enjoyed and appreciated the artistry of “The Godfather” the first two times I watched it — but I never want to see it again — been there, done that — let’s move on. It doesn’t make the cut in my list of re-watchable movies.

  • Designer

    The list is too long to put down here but basically any movie that completely destroys a book that I read and loved. Examples: “Dune” was a wonderful book and David Lynch’s interpretation of it was terrible (the later 8 hour BBC version is far, far better). “I Robot” is one of the great classics of sci-fi literature by the late Isaac Asimov and I looked forward to seeing it in film for years. Then it came out as a Will Smith vehicle with great special effects and a wisecracking Will Smith as the supposedly brilliant and sensitive detective assigned to solve the case. If miscasting were a criminal offense, the producers of this film would be in prison for life.

    I could go on and on but time is short…

    • karlene

      along those lines I have to add the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy–love, love, love the books. sat through the movies for my husband’s sake. thankfully, I can read the books again, it’s been long enough for the movies to fade in my memory.

  • marxlover

    “The Exorcist.” I couldn’t sleep for several days after that one. Very disturbing to think of all the awful stuff that Linda Blair’s character went through and about the evil inflicted by the devil. Never again!

  • Diane

    I received the DVD of Avatar for Christmas 2010, tried to watch it one night and could not stay awake. It was really, really stupid. I haven’t even tried to watch it again. James Cameron should try his hand at something other than making movies because his version of Titantic was also a bomb in my opinion. Too bad he is a fellow Canadian – we are much smarter than he represents. He is not “King of the World” by any stretch of the imagination!!!!! Have to disagree with the Ruth Gordon haters out there though. She is amazing in every movie she has made – give her a second chance, you will learn to appreciate her quirky style. I do agree with the Kevin Costner comments – he is boring and dull, dull and boring….. Totally disagree with Rufnek about Klute – thought it was great. Try the original 3:10 to Yuma with Glenn Ford as the bad guy – he’s one of my all time favourite actors. I do agree for the most part about remakes, as they never seem to live up to the original versions. The remakes that were produced in the 1940’s and 1950’s seem to be better than today’s versions. But that’s probably because the actors of the 1940’s and 1950’s were more talented than most of today’s actors. Just my 2 cents worth!

    • Bruce Reber

      I agree with you re: Ruth Gordon – she was outstanding in “Rosemary’s Baby”, for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and also in the dark comedy cult favorite “Harold And Maude”. She was also in the 1976 disaster movie spoof “The Big Bus”.

  • George M

    The “PIANIST”. I usually like anything Mr. Brody does, but this film seemed longer than “Heaven’s Gate” (at 219 min.)The story was i believe based on a factual person, but the treatment just didn’t work for me. I was a projectionist for over twenty years, so I saw a lot of films…maybe one too many!

  • fred buschbaum

    So many films to pan, so little time…..
    Plan 9 from Outerspace, (wanted to see lugosi’s last film and experience Ed Wood). Took 3 attempts to get through it. Rocky 23…..still waiting, Anything, I Ain’t Fonda Jane, (not a bad actress, and a great traitor!). I’m a bit older than many commenters here, and from a generation ago. I always judge films by the sections tucked away in almost all, instead of the whole movie. However, when I saw Ishtar, (again several tries to see it all), in my minds eye the mob scene in Frankenstien at the burning windmill kept appearing. A gritty film, or a soppy film are what they’re supposed to be. They just should be done well. I’ll see the new flick “John Carter” this week, but having read the John Carter adventures on Mars stories as a kid, when the minds eye allowed unlimited imagination I already have seen several “enhancements” in the trailors.
    @nd. cup of coffee done, eyes open, time to face the day.

    • Nils Goering

      I’m with you, Fred. I’m also an E.R.Burroughs fan and love his Mars books. And, I’ve also noticed from the ‘John Carter’ trailers that the film looks like it strays some from the concepts in the books. Judging from the previews alone, it looks like a mash-up of ‘Star Wars’ meets ‘Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘Clash of the Titans’ In fact, the previews for the new film ‘Wrath of the Titans’ look interchangeable with the action in ‘John Carter’. Hopefully ‘John Carter’ will turn out to be a good movie. The actress that plays Dejah Thoris better be breathtaking!

    • Lenore Salinger

      So many movie buffs laud the actors and actresses from the 1930s 1940s and 1950s as being more talented than the current crop of film stars. In about 40 or 50 years from now, there will be movie buffs who will look back and say about the film stars of that future era that they aren’t as talented as the old actors from the 1980s 1990s or early 2000s. It’s all relative. And, in those years ahead, there will no doubt be plenty of celluloid stinkers for movie patrons to walk out on or never watch again. That’s show biz.

      • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

        A voice in the wilderness! 🙂 Your observation is so very, very true.

  • speedle

    “The Tree of Life”. Both boredom and depression for the price of one ticket.

  • Nick

    Salo-The most horrid film ever made. I almost threw the freak’in disc against the wall! The epitome of a really bad movie! AVOID at all costs!

    • Hermitage

      Yes. I saw it in an art house theatre back in the ’80s. One of my bitterest regrets, not to have walked out in the middle. (I had a vain hope of seeing the villains get their just deserts. I was brutally disappointed . . .) Left seething that I wallowed in that filth for the whole length of the film. Dismayed that such ugliness would be presented in the name of Art. Felt like no bath could ever make me clean again.

  • Nick

    The English Patient
    Howard The Duck
    The Tree Of Life
    Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Housewife(Bette Davis flick)

    • Tim

      Howard the Duck! Ha! I’m with ya there!..*L*

    • Tommie

      Hugo? Seriously, you didn’t like it? Did you see it in 3D? I loved it!

      • Dana Rich

        I have not seen Hugo and do plan to see it, but any movie that needs a “gimmick” like 3-D to be watched isn’t worth the price of admission.

        • Robert Blenheim

          I’m sorry, but some of you name bad movies but none of them come up to “Pink Flamingos”. It was so godawful it made me weep for how low the art of the cinema can descend. All the great filmmakers from Melies, Murnau and Dreyer through Kubrick, Lean and Hitchcock must be turning over in their graves over that wretched waste of celluloid and offense to all good taste!

          • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

            “Pink Flamingos” scarred me for quite some time after I’d first seen it – -I remark on the movie both in
            What’s Taboo in the Movies Today
            and more extensively, in
            Movies That Make You Mad

            …but I will also say I’ve come to appreciate John Waters’ place in movie history and, while I might not be revisiting Flamingos or “Female Trouble” anytime again very soon, his successfully middle-of-the-road redux of “Hairspray” was quite well done.

            Taste is an amazing thing, isn’t it? There are plenty of movies here folks mentioned that are some of my favorites. everything from the Stars Wars and Trek to Conan, Schindler’s List, Neighbors…not to mentoin a great many movies I thoroughly enjoyed like The Kids Are All Right, Brokeback Mountain, Pulp Fiction, Wise Blood, The Shining, so many more.

            My own answer to the question overall, is that the only movies I would say “I’ll never watch that again” to would be ones I didn’t have much of a strong feeling about one way or the other. If I loved it, I would absolutely watch it again. If I hated it (for whatever reason), I am often drawn back to re-think my feelings about it. It’s the just passably good or passably failed movies I tend to dispatch from the repeat viewing schedule.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Boy, was Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia bad!

  • Nick

    The Swarm
    Airport 1979
    The Road to Salina

    • SteadyD

      Pretty much any disaster movie from the 1970s can make the list – 1974’s Killer Bees, 1974’s The Towering Inferno, 1974’s Earthquake, 1976’s Flood! (the exclamation point is so you know how bad it really is), 1979’s Meteor, 1979’s Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 1979’s City On Fire, most of the Airport movies – the list goes on and on.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1845774489 Debbie Coley

        You forgot 1974’s Airport. The theater I went to was showing Earthquake in the next room. I could feel the Surround Sound vibration through the wall, making me wish I had seen it instead of Airport, which was horrible.

        • Bruce Reber

          The first “Airport” sequel was “Airport 1975” (1974). The original “Airport” came out in 1970. When I saw “Earthquake” the “Sensurround” effect caused the whole theater to vibrate, giving the audience the experience of an actual plus 10 on the Richter Scale earthquake. Sensurround was used again for the 1977 movie “Rollercoaster”.

  • Randy Dannenfelser

    You mean no one mentioned Star Wars Eps 1&2? Holy cripes, what a couple of train wrecks THEY were!

  • R.D.Cochran

    Any overly romantic movie…Love Story (blech)and Somewhere In Time are two that come to mind. And before you say anything…I’m a woman.A little romance is fine, but movies like those are too much.

    • Sandy M

      Oh, come on RD. “Somewhere In Time is a cult classic. The ultimate love story. Where’s your heart and sentimentality? AND IT’S SO EASY ON THE EYES – those are two beautiful people.

  • SteadyD

    I bought a movie called “Dead Girl” at a Block Buster that was going out of business because it looked interesting. The plot involves a couple of high school boys who enter an abandoned insane asylum (more common in movies than real life) and find a naked woman tied down on a table in the tunnels under the building. They learn that the woman is essentially ferrel, cannot talk, and cannot be killed. So of course they decide to turn her into a sex slave and depravity ensues. It’s actually a well done movie, but too disturbing to be watched twice, assuming you make it to the end the first time.

  • ROY T

    I have never walked out on a movie. I always thought it might get better. I would now however, endure every bad movie I have seen. If you promise me, I will never have to watch even one minute of CLOVERFIELD.

  • Gord Jackson

    For me it is “Spartacus.” I thought at the time it was a brilliant, powerful but toally depressing movie.

  • Audrey

    The movie that I will never see again is Mission Impossible. I have been a IMF fan since the TV series and always wished that a movie would be made. When I heard there was one coming out, I was so thrilled…until I saw the movie. I walked out of the theatre because it was a total insult to the TV series. It portrayed the IM Force with petty morals; not one of the original cast was even in the film, yet they had the nerve to use Jim Phelps name. Garbage, garbage, garbage. Anyone who has never watched the TV series, you owe it to yourself to see just how slick they were.

    • Bruce Reber

      I grew up watching “Mission:Impossible” on TV in the late 60’s and early 70’s! From what I’ve heard and read about the movie I’m glad I never wasted my money to see it! I saw a clip of the MI movie on TV when it came out in ’96 (the chase in the tunnel where the helicopter crashes).

  • Kai Ferano

    I was a teenager when I was coerced by an aunt I was visiting in Massachusetts to go see at a drive-in, “Ben Hur.” To me it was more like “Been Hurt.”

  • Anonymous

    “A River Runs Through It.”

    BORRRRRING! Neither my husband nor I cared for it at all.

    Many more I don’t like-especially when they have to have constant sexual references, dress immodestly, and have loud mouth kids who yell at their parents. Yuck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1450547336 Matt Gaffney

    Howard the Duck, that stunk. Silence of the Lambs.
    i watched it once but never again.

  • Tom

    I saw “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” in a theater when it appeared (75? 76?) and it was GOD AWFUL!
    I cannot believe I did this, but there was a character even worse an actress than others, and when she said, “You’ll never see me again!” I actually yelled out loud, “GOOD!”

  • John W. Floyd

    There are a number that come to mind. “The Cardinal” with Tom Tryon. The French bomb “Last
    Year at Marienbad” and the second half of
    “Cleopatra” (the half without Rex Harrison) and
    John Wayne’s “The Conqueror”. I do believe, however, that “Howard the Duck” deserves the golden flush award. JWF

    • Bruce Reber

      Oh yeah, “The Conqueror”, that cinematic gem hailed as one of the 10 worst movies of all time, and the one where everyone connected with it died of cancer because they shot it near an A-bomb test site in Utah contaminated by radiation.

    • Bruce Reber

      “Cleopatra” also richly deserves your Golden Flush award!

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Thank you, John…I had completely forgotten The Cardinal and how bad it was…

  • David Ecklein

    What a question. So many films I will never watch again. Quite a few I never finished watching before becoming symptomatic. Just two among those are:

    (1) “The Magic Christian”, a fun novel I read when it came out – had a helping of social criticism thrown in, and put me in a receptive mood for the much later highly touted Peter Sellers/Ringo Starr film. It was so egregious we pulled it from the DVD player a few minutes into the film. I’d rather watch a sandpaper disk.

    (2) Reminds me. Years before, in VHS days, we stuck a copy of Leni Reifenstahl’s “Triumph of the Will” into our machine. Minutes later, my Filipino wife removed it, took it to the backyard, and hacked it to pieces with a bolo.

    • Bruce Reber

      TOTW is widely considered the ultimate Nazi propaganda movie, extolling the “virtues” of National Socialism and Hitler’s Third Reich.

  • Jim C.

    Any Remaked vowed never to watch or buy.
    Movies with Sandler, Ferrill, or Bill Murray (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissoo- one piece of —-) exceptions are Elf, Goastbusters and Caddyshack

  • Tom K.

    There are two I would walk out of or maybe wouldn’t even walk into: (1) ” Waterworld ” and (2) Almost ANY REMAKE of a classic movie that was perfectly made the first time. Leave the classics alone and if you can’t come up with a new idea for a movie, get out of the business, please.

    • caronbc

      I totally agree with you on leaving the classics alone! Who ever decided you could remake The Bishops Wife and put Whitney Housten in the lead!?!?!?!
      Also, The Women; I love Meg Ryan, but not as a serious actor. I couldn’t watch this remake when I saw the cast.
      Bedazzled; how can anyone remake this Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore classic and put Liz Hurley as the devil.
      This list goes on….

  • Allan Cope

    Pretty Woman: typical Hollywood Politically Correct garbage from 1990’s. Julia Roberts doesn’t look or act like a prostitute. The 1990’s was the worst decade in U.S. film history.

    • Sandy M

      Aw, come on, Alan. It’s a classic Cinderella story.

      • http://www.facebook.com/whatever41 Cynthia LaRochelle

        I still watch it, love the music too, and how does he know what a hooker looks and acts like?????

  • Roy Shultz

    I’ll catch a lot of flak for this one, but I will never watch “Gone With The Wind”, again. Once was too much. In my opinion, one of the most over rated movies of all time. A cheap soap opera set during the Civil War.

    • Geneva P.

      You won’t get any flack from me. I also thought GWTW was soap opera-ish and that Scarlett was too self-centered and walked over anybody to get what she wanted and was not a very likeable person. I would like to have seen Brett end up with Melanie. Scarlett deserved the wishy-washy simpering Ashley.

      • http://www.facebook.com/whatever41 Cynthia LaRochelle

        What is wrong with you???

        • Rsperan

          Cynthia, Thank-You, you are absolutely right. Geneva, his name was Rhett, Geeeeeze.

  • CE Carter

    This subject could easily branch off into a separate one: “Terrible Re-makes I Never Want to See Again.” “Day of the Jackal” (1973), starring Edward Fox, is an excellent film. The re-make, “Jackal” (1997), starring Harrison Ford and Richard Gere, is a pathetic re-make, and is near the top of my “Really Bad Films” list. Like many who responded, I also have a long list of choices that I won’t go into.

    I have to agree with Tiny Tim. “Rocky” didn’t deserve Best Picture over “Network” or “Taxi Driver.” The main characters were based on Muhammad Ali (Apollo Creed), and a composite of Chuck Wepner and Joe Frazier (Rocky Balboa). No prize fighter would be allowed to absorb that much punishment in the ring without the referee stepping in and stopping the fight. This, in my opinion, is what makes the “Rocky” character so pathetically fictional, predictable and the boxing storyline unbelievable. But think about it. Perhaps the fact that “Rocky” won Best Picture, proved the point “Network” was making: most people would much rather be entertained than informed -no matter how debased or outrageous the source of entertainment.

    I haven’t been too impressed with the “acting” of Keanu Reeves so I try to keep an open and non-critical mind when viewing his films. Most of them have made my “Really Bad Films” list.

    “Lady Sings the Blues” (1972), starring Diana Ross, would have been a much better film had it been more realistic and stuck to the real-life drama Billy Holiday actually lived. And while we’re on the subject of Diana Ross, and “Terrible Re-makes…”, casting her as the Dorothy character in “The Wiz” (1978), places this movie squarely on my “Really Bad Films” list, also.


    The Bride Came COD(1941)All round stupid movie.A waste of good ralent(James Cagney and Bette Davis)Bette hated this film,too.

    • Nick

      I agree. Total waste of WB’s top talent at that time. UGH!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000876895229 Dolores Tamoria

    Children of the Corn. Saw it and would never watch it again.

  • Charles Carnett

    I finally realized that any remake will not be worth watching. The best example I can cite is “The Four Feathers” (original), a thoroughly enjoyable film. The first remake was bad; the second remake was terrible! I almost walked out of the movie “The Poseidon Adventure”, because of the language. I had not been to the movies for several years, so I sat there in stunned amazement that such dialogue was allowed in a first-run film.

    • Bruce Reber

      I assume you’re referring to Irwin Allen’s 1972 original “The Poseidon Adventure”, which I went to see with my younger brother (I was 14 and he was 11) when it came out around Christmas of that year. I also saw “The Towering Inferno” (also produced by Allen) two years later when I was 16. Both movies were rated PG IIRC, and they had an abundance of profanity. Two disaster-action classics from the 70’s.

  • Mr. Ed

    Two movies come to mind that I will never watch again. I saw both from beginning to end. They held my attention and were both award winning movies and both were based on fact. “In Cold Blood” and Schindler’s List.” I found them to be brutally honest and very disturbing and I would rather divert my eyes and squirm in my seat over a good make believe horror movie. Reality is reality and we see it every day on the news or on the History Channel. Give me my few minutes of pleasant diversion. Isn’t that also what movies are about?

  • Moochie

    Bio Dome. After ten minutes I was outta there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Oh..No! Not This One Again!

      Anything with Pauly Shore is going to be an absolute FLOP! While I’m at it……….Caddyshack (the original) was really funny, but the sequel with Jackie Mason has a stink with years of hang time.

  • maxfabien

    “Hostel” and “Martyrs”. There oughta be a law against making such vile gut-wrenching garbage as this. Any movie that has a premise of an innocent person or persons being brutally and sadistically tortured. Anyone who considers this to be ‘entertainment’ is demented.

    • bunnyb.gal

      Add The Human Centipede to this list. I’ll admit to being a bit of a gorehound but torture porn just escapes me. No character development, plot that can be written on a drinks coaster…pure lazy filmmaking.

  • Dog Mom

    I too wish I’d walked out of Deliverance. It was by far the worst movie I’ve ever seen. And how American Beauty got nominated, no less won the Oscar for best movie will alway ellude me. I struggled through it because of all the hype hoping to see what the Academy saw. They must have been smoking something that night. Wasn’t worth my time. Nobody I know that saw it liked it.

  • Dana Rich

    I am a real science fiction fan but I thought that “A.I.” was convoluted, depressing, and incomprehensible. What a waste of time and money!

    • Dana Rich

      I got to thinking about other horrible movies. “Borat” was the worst thing I have ever seen. What a stinker of a movie!

      • Oh..No! Not This One Again!

        Cohen(sp?) isn’t going to get even fifteen minutes of fame. If there was any doubt if he is a fool, it was confirmed on Oscar night. This moron didn’t get halfway down the red carpet before he was escorted out of the building and presentations.

  • Paul M. Boos

    Any movie by John Cassavetes! Especially a movie called “Husbands”, made in the early 70’s which purported to show a bunch of middle-aged men grieving over one of their recently deceased buddies. Their childish, almost teen-like behavior was a joke and bore no resemblance to behavior by real people….perhaps the only movie that I actually walked out on….

  • Pat

    I have a rule of thumb I use when comes to the newer movies. If it wins an Oscar – forgetaboutit. Chariots of Fire, Out Of Africa, Moulon Rouge, (ugh) yes, someone mentioned the English Patient, Brokeback Mountain the list goes on.

  • Sandy M

    “The exorcist” because it really scared the HELL out of me. I couldn’t sleep for months afterwards even with my husband laying next to me.

    And, “Leaving Las Vegas” because I thought it was so disgusting and gross, well, Nicholas Cage was!

    • William Sommerwerck

      I watched “Leaving Las Vegas” the other day for the second time. It is supposed to be brutal film. (The author of the novel on which it’s based committed suicide two weeks into the filming.)

      • Andrew

        Want to see another depressing movie? Watch “Pay it Foreward” with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey. The ending is really a downer.

  • gary

    mamma mia… meryl streep in trying to find some depth in that paper thin material only succeeded in exposing her considerable technigue. I thought she was too smart to do that but obviously not as she seems content to have gone on making a fool of herself ever since.
    mamma mia

  • Daniel E. Coates

    The new Green Hornet. I usually can force myself to watch the whole movie but that one I lasted 20 minutes and I couldn’t take it any longer. I loved
    Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. I seen it 3 oir 4 times and I will watch it again.

  • NYC Chaney Fan

    Mel Gibson’s cinematic abortion The Patriot…..I was offended as both an historian and American Revolution reenactor as well as a person who has never had a frontal lobotomy.

  • Christopher Schwinger

    Pirates of the Caribbean 3 was a terrible movie. I will never watch that again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086364331 Stephen Farris

    At today’s prices [unless you know of a discount theater-$4 or less], walking out on a movie could prove expensive. After paying $5 for popcorn, $5 for soda and $8 (or more) for the movie, itself, who would walk. And if you are not alone, times 2 or more, is a lot of $$$$.

  • Mominpink

    I will never watch Midnight Cowboy, Fargo, and Pulp Fiction ever again. Too disturbing! Rose Mary’s Baby. Creepy. Even the preview with the baby carriage on the hill scared me when I was a little kid.

    • karlene

      thank you! HATED Fargo

  • http://www.facebook.com/JeffHeise Jeff Heise

    For art films-LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD-like watching paint dry; for mainstream-HOWARD THE DUCK-George Lucas must feel grateful for Jar-Jar Binks after this one; for horror-HUMAN CENTIPEDE and any sequels.

  • Evil Buddy P

    Any of the “Jaws” sequels.

  • Annie

    There are different reasons to eliminate a movie for one’s viewing list — but the result is the same — my list

    American Beauty

  • Gayle

    The movie I refuse to ever watch again is
    Whatever happened to Baby Jane……talk about
    the epitomy of invalid adult abuse……disgusting!!!

    • Bruce Reber

      Another one of my very favorites – a campy Gothic thriller, and the one and only on-screen teaming of two Hollywood legends, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

  • Al S

    Help by the Beatles.

  • Gayle

    Inclined to agree with several submissions:: please
    PLEASE leave the great “oldies but goodies” alone!
    Remakes never NEVER measure up!! and that would make
    my list a whole lot longer……..

  • Pelayo

    Any ANY AT ALL movie with Meryl Streep, or with Julia Roberts, or with Sarah-Jessica Parker, or with Al Pacino (The Godfather is watchable for Brando, Caan, Duvall, Hayden..), or with Tom Cruise (Rain Man is watchable for Dustin Hoffman).

  • Gwen

    i just never bothered with a lot of those movies, but i couldn’t wait to see “gangs of ny” & really hated all of the gore. i mean–those weapons didn’t just “wing” somebody. i suppose guys didn’t mind it.

  • richard finn

    Worst Movie – “The Happening” with Mark Wahlberg
    I have never been able to stay awake during “Dr Zhivago”. I haven’t ever walked out of a theater, but when I rented “Scary Movie”, it was just too stupid and I removed it and returned it.

  • Jack

    LOVE STORY w/R. O’Neal and Ali McGraw, Stood in long line to see it my fiance. Laughably bad. Never again.

  • Susan W.


    Had to endure this Oliver Stone film while in film class. I voted to view Goldfinger but lost out to the other classmates. Platoon reflects the horrors of war too realistically and gave me nightmares. Can’t imagine what the young, couragous service men feel having lived through any war.

  • Pamela Maschek

    I like horror flicks- but I don’t know who told us that “Drag Me To Hell” was a horror film- it was a nauseating , disgust fest. I would not watch that even if I were paid. “Dog Day Afternoon” – a boring waste of time and Annie Hall” I walked out on both of those.

    • William Sommerwerck

      “Drag Me to Hell” is actually a rather restrained film, with “only” a PG-13 rating.

  • Susan W.

    P.S. Thanks Irv for the heads up about “The Deer Hunter” which, by chance, my husbund recently recorded and we were going to view for the first time. I might just take a pass on viewing that war film.

    • Lorri

      Please give “The Deer Hunter a chance. It is a great movie and well worth watching–if only once. Irv didn’t say it was a bad movie, he just doesn’t want to watch it again because of his own unique experience the first time he watched it. It’s an unerving, but facinating look at an era that was very controvertial.

  • Maryjo

    I would NEVER sit through a showing of Deliverance again – those mountain men,ugh !
    All Rocky movies after the third one (and I’m being kind here) were all stupid,laboured,and pointless.

  • Debbie

    I will never, ever watch “The Exorcist” again. I walked out of the theater half-way through the movie. It scared me to death and still does.
    I can see why Irv won’t watch “The Deer Hunter”. I saw a clip where a man was held in a cage, stabbed and bled to death. Thanks but no thanks.
    Another is “On Borrowed Time”with Lionel Barrymore. I sobbed at the end of the movie. I can’t go through that pain again.

  • Magman

    Movies I would never watch again? That’s easy…virtually any movie that was on the Hallmark or Lifetime channel.

  • SLH

    Too many to list and too many to list that I wouldn’t even give a chance let alone a second chance. Top two: Psycho and In Cold Blood once you have seen them does anyone really need to see them again. My own nightmares are bad enough I don’t need help creating new ones !

    My main reasons to watch any movie is to escape reality, be entertained and hopefully be left with a good feeling so anything that doesn’t give me those I will not watch again. They don’t all HAVE TO have happy endings, but at least hope for something good to come helps ;-).

  • Al

    As the person who said Kevin Costner (After Bull Durham), I say Dustin Hoffman (After Marathon Man)

    Way over-rated actor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1376844823 John Nagle

      I pride myself on being able to watch any film no matter what’s the subject matter or content. Salo was my breaking point. I made it 1/2 way but…had to give up. I’ll not be loading that DVD again.
      PS…. I thought HUMAN CENTIPIDE was quite comical…I have HC 2 in blue ray ready to roll!!!

      • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

        As a fellow fan of HC1, I am very curious to hear other reactions to HC2. So, when–or if–you make it through Six’s sequel, do return and offer your review & see if you agree with my own assessment:

        There’s something charming about having posted the link to a piece about Human Centipede II twice today.

  • Lorraine M.

    The 1954 animated film “Animal Farm,” based on the Orwell classic. I was in my early teens, and not having yet read the book was expecting a fun kiddie cartoon–the grim goings on caught me competely off guard. It was a thoughtful, heartbreaking and chilling fable, and it so disturbed me I vowed never to watch it again. I actually felt unsafe after that viewing.

    • Bruce Reber

      Maybe if you’d read Orwell’s “1984” first you might have known what you were in for with “Animal Farm” – both are very dark stories and anything but fun.

  • William Sommerwerck

    No one mentioned “Cars 2” — a noisy, pointless atrocity.

  • John T. Borek

    Two brilliant films that I could never sit through again, Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List. Once was more than enough. Also any of The Star Trek movies, OMG boring, oh so boring and any of the Star War movies. There is a huge list of movies that only need to be seen once, any more than that and the effect is ruined. Seriously, how many times can you see The Crying Game once the surprised is revealed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000890600927 Charles Power

    Keanu Reeves in As You Like It actually did a pretty good job. His woodenness just happened to work for the role he had. I haven’t seen him in the remake of The Day the World Stood Still as I was disappointed that he wasn’t casted as the robot Gort.

  • Patrick

    Yvonne Rainer’s Journeys from Berlin/1971, late Seventies navel-gazing political feminism at its most lugubrious. I watched all 2 hours and 5 minutes of it, too, despite the fact that the theater was emptying around me. No mas!

  • Publius

    There are certain films I refuse to see: One is THE EXORCIST. There was so much hype and talk and everything about it that I refused to see it because it was against my religion, and I could not stand a film glorifying evil.
    The movie I will not see again is THE PIANO; it was disgraceful, rude, digusting, violent and made no sense whatsoever.
    Another one is RUBIE. The film was so hilarious and bad at the same time; I couldn’t stand it.
    ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES was the only film I ever turned off in the middle because I had enough after 10 minutes.
    DOCTOR ZHIVAGO I couldn’t make any sense of after I had heard the balilika theme for the upteenth time. I saw it in the movie theatre and I never want to see it again.

  • Emily

    Forrest Gump. I thought it was SO boring. Didn’t like one thing about it.

  • Gary Vidmar

    I can’t identify at all with not wanting to return to a film that was initially disturbing. I think films like THE DEER HUNTER are ripe for a rediscovery, especially with time and accompanied by a critical perspective (a la Criterion dvds). Cimino’s film, in fact, is an exellent example of a picture that probably requires more than a single screening to fully appreciate. Upsetting films like Pasolini’s SALO, or the recent A SERBIAN FILM, are unlikely to please audiences at first viewing, but certainly deserve a revisit for a more refined analysis and perhaps some relaxed scrutiny.
    I’m surprised no one here has brought up Bob Guccione’s infamous production of CALIGULA

    • maxfabien

      “Caligula” was mentioned by Tim (Mar 6, 11:32am).So hard to believe that such distingyished actors as Helen Mirren, Sir John Guilgud, and Peter O’Toole appeared in it.

  • VKMfanHuey

    …in keeping with Irv’s angle, the one movie I don’t need to ever see again, but KNEW I had to watch ONCE, is “The Passion of The Christ”…
    It’s a unique one, in that I feel EVERYONE needs to see it, ONCE, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof…)…and that’s it. You don’t need to see it again – you won’t forget it, and it begs the question, ‘what will YOU do with this Christ?’

  • Al O’Neill

    When I was stationed at Fort Hood TX in the mid-1970’s, a friend and I went to a 2-screen theater just off post to see “The King of Marvin Gardens, starring Bruce Dern and some other people. The theater manager was at the door of the side showing that picture; he urged us not to watch it because it was so unbelievably bad. He said we should go see the other movie instead; I can’t remember what it was. My buddy and I were stubborn, I guess, because we ignored his advice. The manager was absolutely right; the movie was appalling. In fact, we were the only two people in the theater. Moral: Never, never ignore a theater manager’s advice.

  • Norm

    I was stationed in Vietnam in 1969. I worked nights so I could go to the EM club when they showed movies once a week, in the afternoon. I came out of seeing 2001 A Space Odyssey and could only think: “What the hell was that all about?”. I also won’t watch the first Rambo (First Blood?) again. The only redeeming quality was Stallone did not have much dialogue during it.

  • Jack Jones

    I quit going to the movies on a regular basis back in the ’70s. Have seen five piks in theatres in the last 10 years, usually because someone else wanted to go. At my age I don’t want to waste time seeing the new ones when there are so many classics to see again. And even “B” movies of the Golden Age are more enjoyable than the recent junk. A movie I have watched more than once but will not watch again is Citizen Kane; thought it was overrated when it first came out.
    And once in a while remakes are as good as the original, i.e. An Affair To Remember.

  • Garry Stewart

    Being a fan of the great MGM musicals I will NEVER sit through Lovely To Look At , an awful re make of Roberta.
    Others on my …t list include The Hurt Locker, Sin City, Hudson Hawk,The Spirit,Forest Gump, Annie Hall, The Matrix[ what did it all mean?]Moulin Rouge, The Green Hornet, Pulp Fiction.
    Anything with Will Ferrell, Jack Black,Ben Stiller or Adam Sandler. Somebody stop them !

    • Robbee65

      I agree with almost the whole heartedly. I thought I was the only one who didn’t like Annie Hall and Pulp Fiction. Idon’t think that Woody Allen is all that.

  • celebkiriedhel

    Films with profound experiences – That would be “The Mission” for me. I came out bawling for about 1/2 hour or so afterwards and couldn’t stop. I cannot watch this film again – it’s too painful emotionally for me. But one I am very glad that I saw the first time.

  • Andrew

    The only movie I remember walking out on was “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”. I know, Maggie Smith got an Oscar but, found it boring. “Teenagers from Outer Space” is really bad but, I still see it when it makes the rounds.

    • Bruce Reber

      I love both of them – TFOS is one of my favorite B sci-fi movies ever! “I shall make the Earth my home!” – classic!!!

  • Gord Jackson

    Some others I will never re-watch:

    “Dr. Zhivago” – boring shiverfest.
    “Passage to India” – boring safari meets near geological age
    “The Ten Commandments” – the Greatest Show on Earth set on Mount Sinai.
    “Schindler’s List” – too deeply disturbing.
    “In Cold Blood” – also too deeply distrubing
    “The Conversation” – screams out for subtitles
    “My Dinner With Andre” – cinematic indigestion
    “The Descendants” – dysfunctional families don’t interest me.
    “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” – and can stay there.
    “Vertigo” – back to the dizzying heights of boredom.
    “Blade Runner” – very dull
    “Rocky” – down for the count
    “Ishtar” – cinema that would break a camel’s back
    “The English Patient” – something about tired blood
    Any “Billy Jack” film – celebrating brutal, vigilante justice

    • Bruce Reber

      I agree on all your picks except “Doctor Zhivago”, “The Ten Commandments”, “Schindler’s List”, “In Cold Blood”, “The Conversation”, “Vertigo”, and “Rocky”. The first Billy Jack movie “The Born Losers” is one of the great cult classics of the 60’s IMO. I didn’t see any of the BJ sequels, but from what I’ve read from other posters they sucked big-time, and I’m glad I didn’t waste my time and money on them.

  • Patricia

    HOWARD THE DUCK. This movie was stupid. Would never never watch this duckies movie again.

    • Bruce Reber

      IMO the newspaper comic strip (mid to late 70’s if I remember) was even worse!

  • Tom Webb

    The lists above are pretty consistent, and I agree with many of the ‘Never Agains!’
    Wow! Where to begin? There are so many!
    My list- Magnolia, The Green Hornet (breathtakingly bad); American Pie (I never understood why that was popular); any of the Porkies films; Salo; The Patriot (I agree with the poster above, who found its historical distortions misleading and offensive); the remake of Planet of the Apes (not half as good as the original); JFK (I’m really bothered by its historical distortions and paranoia); Mission Impossible (as another poster said, it totally betrayed the spirit of the IMF team), and many others I can’t think of now.
    I also won’t go out of my way to see any Michael Moore films again, or watch his new ones. He is such a dishonest filmmaker, and cheats so much in his films. He plays fast and loose with the facts, and destroys his own credibility. Even when I occasionally agree with him, I find he ruins it by throwing in some childish, dishonest bit of business. Not strictly fiction films, as the others are, but perhaps fiction nonetheless.
    Fortunately, there are so many great films to choose from- a hundred years’ worth- from the early silent days to now. I guess you can’t expect all of them to be great. Just about every actor and director has made their share of turkeys, but many classics, too.

  • Bill Ameen

    It’s amazing how many of the above movies are favorites of mine. I too rarely walk out of a movie, but notable exceptions were NATURAL BORN KILLERS (gore is OK but this was a pointless waste of time) and when I was in college I walked out of either LA DOLCE VITA or 8 1/2, can’t remember which, they’re indistinguishable to me. Most recently I found TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY to be the most tedious movie I have EVER sat through (I call it “Stinker…”) (to know there was a 12-hour miniseries years ago is incomprehensible). Comment: THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN is one of the most underrated comedies ever, and Peter Sellers’ funniest movie, in my opinion.

  • NSG

    I walked out of the theater when “The Neighbors” came out, years ago, with John Belushi. That was the first one I remember I couldn’t stand to see any more of.

    Also don’t like any horror films. When I was young I saw “Tarantula”, which scared the heck out of me for a long time.

    I don’t like many SciFi films, but there are some I might see again, after awhile. I don’t care for some of the new high action CGI films, because the lighting they emit is hard on my eyes. The actions sequences tend to be too fast, whereas, live action films generally are not.

    • Bruce Reber

      I didn’t see “Neighbors”, which reunited Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi two years after they co-starred in “The Blues Brothers”. IIRC “Neighbors” was released just before Belushi died. I loved him in “Animal House” and “Blues Brothers” – another talented actor who died way too young.

  • Kevin

    Anyone remember; The Happy Hooker goes to Washington? Walked out after the first 10 minutes. Any Three Stooges short with Joe Besser. Popeye and Robert Altman’s last Film, which thankfully I can’t remember except that I sat in a theater for 2 hours bored out of my wits. The Car. And any Bob Hope picture made in the 60’s.

  • David Alan


    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      Cronenberg or Haggis?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cdmalin David Malin

    “Hollywood Homicide” with Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. My wife bought the DVD, we sat down to watch it and made it through about 20 minutes of the film before we took the disc out of the player and put it up on the shelf, never to watch it again!

  • John

    I walked out of Slumdog Millionaire. I felt that it was a stupid, exploitive film.
    However I can not watch the movie ‘All Mine To Give’. Not that its a bad movie but it is the only movie next to ‘Old Yeller’ that I get emotional over and cry.

  • Frosty

    I hated “Network”. It was like a bad TV movie. Faye Dunaway over-acts like crazy and is seriously not much to look at. Not a fan, never was.

  • Jmarm

    Natural Born Killers How disturbing was that one? A friend talked 2 of into going and both of us hated it. Love Woody and “wassher name” in other pictures but not this one.

  • hernando

    INSIDE DAISY CLOVER and SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS. (Loved Natalie in West Side Story and Rebel without a cause). WATERWORLD. Anything by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. WICKED STEPMOTHER, TROG, TROY (They should have called that BS ACHILLES. Can’t Stand Brad Pitt. Hundreds more.

  • kathy

    my 2 are the english patient and ishtar. these are so bad! and i must add a lmao at fred…i ain’t fonda jane! that’s funny!

  • Tom Webb

    Someone mentioned the 1941 James Cagney- Bette Davis movie “The Bride Came C.O.D. I agree that it’s a pretty lame film, and wastes the talents of its two great stars, but it has some good moments, and I would watch it again. Cagney is one of my all-time favorites, but his 1948 movie “The Time of Your Life” is one I couldn’t sit through again. Cagney, usually an on-screen firecracker, barely moves throughout the whole movie. He just sits in a bar, philosophizing with all the characters who drift through. I couldn’t wait for it to end, though I stuck with it, as it is part of the Cagney body of work. But never again– it is awful. I understand the point of the film, etc., but no thanks. Give me Jimmy dancing or firing a Tommy gun anyday!

    • Steve F

      In The Bride Came C O D Eugene Pallette (Bette Davis’s father) flies in in a Beechcraft Staggerwing–to me it’s worth sitting through the movie for that.

  • Robbee65

    How in the world did Shakespeare in Love ever win best picture? Twenty minutes was all I could take.

    • Natasha


      • Natasha

        (y) didn’t work. that was supposed to be a sign for “thumbs up”! agree on Shapespeare in Love

    • Alton Robertson

      Sad.  What a great movie!  Seen it at least a dozen times.

  • Laura B.

    Horrible films on my list (with NO redeeming qualities) include: Exorcist II: The Heretic, What About Bob?, The Pirate Movie, Neighbors, and Brewster McCloud.

    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      Wow, “Neighbors” is just not getting the love. I think the film was ahead of its time, and said as much when I recommended it as a movie you should watch (again, or for the first time) instead of watching “The Human Centipede II.”
      Which is probably a movie we’d get a lot of votes for if we’d asked “What Movie Do You Refuse to Watch Ever?”

    • pretzel-logic

      Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? You didn’t like neighbors? I loved it–terribly funny and quirky. Do you like any comedies?
      BTW, I could see, “A Clockwork Orange” every day of the week!

      So there! [and it’s not even a comedy]

    • Bruce Reber

      I’m with you re: “Exorcist 2:The Heretic” (maybe the worst movie sequel ever), “What About Bob?” (I’m on the fence with that one), “Brewster McCloud” (one of my favorites-a quirky, dark comedy). I didn’t see “The Pirate Movie” or “Neighbors”.

  • Vickie

    Contagion. It was awful!!

  • Carol Henderson

    Harold and Maude was the second movie that I walked out on. It was horrible. The other Movie was the disaster with Tony Perkins and Tuesday Weld. it was so horrid that the name escapes me. And let me now forget ‘They Shoot Horses Don’t They?’. Yuck!

    • Gord Jackson

      Carol, the title you were looking for is “Pretty Poison.” And definitely, not a pretty movie!

    • Bruce Reber

      Why don’t you like TSHDT? Is it because it’s set at a Depression-Era dance marathon where people all across America were (sometimes) literally dancing for their lives, or is it because you’re another Jane Fonda hater? I’ve seen comments from quite a few of them!

    • Bruce Reber

      IMO “Harold And Maude” is one of the best dark/cult comedies of all time. Give it another try, I guarantee you’ll love it!

  • scribe_well

    Far too many to list (THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS immediately springs to mind). But my candidate for the most overrated and unwatchable–even in the context of when it was made–film of all time, has got to be THE GRADUATE. “Plastics” indeed. Has Mike Nichols ever lensed anything worth watching (apart from Ann-Margret’s brief nude shots in CARNAL KNOWLEDGE)? And while I’m on the subject of overrated directors, Robert Altman should have been “MASHed” for his POPEYE film alone!

    • Bruce Reber

      Nichols directed one of the best dramas of the 60’s – “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?”, wtih Elizabeth Taylor (her second Oscar win) and Richard Burton.

  • john

    i guess hes right and hes wrong at the same time..when i saw it the first time..it reminded me of when i was in training at FtHood in 1965-1966…but i had to see it more because i kinda knew those guys…they were my friends..and i guess in my own way of thinking i never wanted to loose them..i still watch it now and then

  • pretzel-logic

    Blue Velvet / a clockwork orange / citizen kane /almost every film noir made/ fargo / a x-mas story–or, you’ll shoot your eye out/ alamo/ almost every sci-fi flick from the 50’s!/ dances with woofs[[yes, I did like it a lot!] and, finally–a bunch of films I can’t think of now–oh wow–what a bout all the MarxBro’s films? There are plenty of films I need in my DVD library–1000’s not 100’s…..

  • Barbara

    “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”: one my husband REALLY enjoys, and just laughs and shakes his head, but I’m appalled at the immorality, or rather amorality, of the one who is evidently considered to be “the good”. It’s just not funny to me, and I’ll never watch it again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529742289 Peter Sugars

    Jaws 3456789,,,, what a load of crap 1 was a classic 2 was pretty good, but the rest , SHAME, SHAME, SHAME should’ve never been made

  • Andrew

    I’m surprised. No one mentioned “Madonna: Truth or Dare”. Don’t tell me that was a “classic”.

    • Rebel Ed

      At least it inspired Julie Brown to create a true classic “Medusa: Dare To Be Truthful.”  You might like her rendition of that classic Madonna song “Vague.” 

  • Alan

    ZARDOZ – a terrible and boring big budget sci-fi film made in 1974, directed by John Boorman and starring Sean Connery. Ugh !!!

  • john

    I recall two movies I walked out on. One was a movie with Bob Hope called “Eight on a Lam”, and the other one was with Doris Day and Richard Harris called “Caprice”. Two simply dreadful and awful movies!!!

  • Char

    The incredibly stupid and campy “Love Story” with Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw (she needed acting lessons). I adore a great love story, but this one was terrible.

    • Bruce Reber

      After seeing “Love Story” you’ll always be having to say you’re sorry! (That is if you can get through the whole movie!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.d.stewart1 John Stewart

    The Sweet Smell of Success was a very good movie but I will never watch it again. Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis were just too creepy.

    The Searchers, starring John Wayne, makes me very uncomfortable. Powerful, powerful movie.

    Shock Treatment from the people who made the Rocky Horror Picture Show, it is a horribly weak movie. One Halloween I went to see it, full theater at the beginning, only 6 of us at the end.

  • Doug

    The Hurt Locker…lol. And paranormal Activity – that has got to be the worst kind of cinematic trash and sadly they made 2 sequels (that I’ll never, never, never see)

  • Smally

    Braveheart. It was an excellent film, but it was so realistically violent that I could never subject myself to it again – particularly the ending death scene.

  • Bruce

    Sophie’s Choice. Sophie should have chosen not to make that film.

  • VictoriaRegina

    I watched Braveheart – just once –
    Reservoir Dogs- foul language my living room needed Febreze (and I only watched 10 minutes or so)
    House of a Thousand Corps – really disturbing…
    Sci-Fi movies – some are soooooo predictable….

  • John F.

    Two Woody Allens, Stardust Memories (An insult to his fan base), and Shadows and Fog. Bleach!

  • Mags

    Pulp Fiction

    Those were horrible.

    I’ll also never watch Untraceable again – because it was too disturbing and scary!!

  • wynnosu

    Any movie with Adam Sandler, Jack Black, Steven Seagal, Ben Stiller, or, heaven forbid, any combination of that foursome. Just plain schlocky, brainless movies that are easily upstaged by any decent eighth grade remake of “Annie.”

  • CheriLynn

    @Tom: I didn’t mean to leave you hanging about my story, but I didn’t date anyone I didn’t know very well after that. In fact, I dated I believe twice. I went out with several friends, and yes, we did get a divorce. And, I’m thankful everyday because I met my husband. We became carpool buddies and got to know each other well before the dreaded dating idea came around. (Yes, Looking for Mr. Goodbar scared me that much.) As a side note: We’ve been happily married for twenty-seven years.

    Back to the subject: Irv, everybody doesn’t seem to quite get the point of this post. It’s not about not watching a movie that you hated, thought was disgusting, or was so bad that were offended, but about one that moved you to the point you can’t watch it again because it would spoil the memory.

    Again, I do believe watching films with someone, or many someones does make the experience more memorable. There are certain films I like to see with a bunch of teenage boys (I know you’re probably saying: What is she thinking?). It’s because they interact with the movie by cheering, whistling, and whooping when someone gets even with a bad guy. That brings an element of fun to the picture. I also prefer to see comedies with several people. Laughing is contagious. The shared experience makes it more enjoyable. However, lately I find I’m watching films with zombies. No one laughs, or makes a sound, unless you’re seated around annoying children or people that can’t seem to shut up, in which case that is an entirely different post discussion. I think the one that probably did it for me was Dr. Zhivago, now that I think about it. However, I have seen it since and the experience hasn’t been quite as wonderful as when I saw it on the big screen with my husband. The other one was Camelot, and it’s never been as wonderful either. Irv: you have rightly kept that wonderful memory intact by not viewing The Deer Hunter again. You’re right. You can’t repeat experiences that profound, especially on the small screen. I hope I can have that kind of experience again.

    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      “…in which case that is an entirely different post discussion.”

      Indeed it was 🙂 — Irv had his say about the state of movie theater etiquette a while back. In case you may have missed it, you can find that here:


      On the subject of folks missing the point of the post — not that it never happens, it absolutely does — this is not one of those times.

      Wow, that didn’t take long. Case in point: Check out the first comment on Irv’s post today. The post is unconfusingly titled, “Who Are The Next Big Action Stars?”

      Anyway, I made the question deliberately broad with respect to “why” you would never watch a movie again. As I mentioned in the text, I’d anticipated that Irv might give one of those “I really hated it” or “it really turned my stomach” answers, but his response turned out to be quite different. But the question to Irv (and by extension, to everyone else) was meant to give people the freedom to offer all sorts of reasons why they’d never watch a movie again.

  • nancy

    sorry but i disagree. I’m a Cagney fan and davis fan and the movie was funny. Much funnier than some of the junk they call comedy today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1391610530 Ed Yeary

    Eye of the Beholder – Ashley Judd. No real plot and horrible ending. One of the worst I’ve ever seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nazario.grace Nazario N Grace Jimenez

    WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. Ugh, what a crapfest. And THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL. The film just went on and on & I hated it.

    • Natasha

      1st one was a waste, i completely agree

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bob.Clay77 Robert Clay

    The movie would be ‘Song of Norway’. Six reels of unbelievable suffering. If KGB interrogators needed to extract information from some poor unwilling suspect, never mind the pliers, never mind the electro-shock machines, … just make them watch ‘Song of Norway’ for 10 minutes, and even the hardest nut will crack.

    • Natasha

      🙂 ha-ha-ha! 🙂

  • Barney Vincelette

    A 1969 movie called “Justine” was so terrible that they ought to make a sequel about the movie being shown in a drive-in movie theater causing the stars to go out because it is visible to the sky and forces God to see it, whereupon God commits suicide as the universe disappears. Only that kind of an insult could do “Justine” justice. “If it is Thursday it must be Belgium” should be shown in poison control centers to cause vomiting. It is another bomb.

    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      Your outstanding pan of “Justine,” cruelly, makes me want to watch the movie. 🙂

      • SLH

        I think you might mean : “If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium” I like it, it’s no great award winning blockbuster, but Suzanne Pleshette looked lovely, Ian McShane was the perfect naughty boy who grows up too late and there are some really funny scenes with some great character actors from days gone by. To each there own huh ? T’would be a pretty boring world if we all agreed on everything.

        • Rick Minor

          “Justine”, a Jess Franco film, is terrible in a way that only a Jess Franco film can be. Jack Palance appears in the film reciting nonsensical dialogue and is obviously drunk on red wine. I truly believe they paid him partially in wine, which he drank liberally on the set. Also spliced in (incoherently) are scenes of Klaus Kinski as the Marquis DeSade. Although I am sure they were never present on set at the same time, one can only imagine what a drunken Jack Palance meet-up with Kinski would have been like. Probably like that show where Meat Loaf and Gary Busey are constantly going at it, except much weirder…

          • Rick Minor

            Wow, I think I just convinced myself to re-watch a film I thought I would never want to see again! I actually bought “Justine” because I couldn’t find a rental. Years later, after having watched it once (and probably not all the way through), I purged it from my collection. I think it left a strange residue on my shelf.

          • Bruce Reber

            My curiosity re: “Justine” has been piqued also! Where can I get a DVD? After reading your comment this one sounds like weird with a capital W! I wanna see it ASAP!

          • GeorgeDAllen

            Looking back at the original comment, I’m not sure we ever completely established which 1969 “Justine” Barney was talking about. There is a ’69 film by George Cukor that is currently unavailable, but the Kinski/Palance film we’ve been going back and forth about, thankfully, is. MU has it, and you can satisfy your curiosity asap:

          • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

            My desire to see this movie now has officially reached the status of unbearable (as has my accompanying shame for being a Kinski fan and not having seen it already)! Sadly, yes, the only time Kinski and Palance appeared together (or didn’t appear together, as the case seems to be) in the same film.

  • L

    I am someone who likes to watch movies over and over. I don’t have the expertise to know what kinds of decisionmaking would lead me to want to see a film many times. One hopes that a film director will have that sense and be a good judge of a film’s watchability.

  • Aunt Bea

    The worst movie I ever saw was Ruling Class with
    Peter O’Tool.
    I like most of Peter O’Tool’s movies, but this one was offensive and just awful. What is entertaining about mocking God?

    • Natasha

      Aunt Bea,

      I listed the worst movie I ever (invention of lying) for the very same reason – God was mocked in it and that made me so sick… so I agree with your comment and feel sorry for those who do mock – they do not know…

    • Michelle Malkin

      I probably would have enjoyed it for that very reason. I’ll have to find a copy.

    • Bruce Reber

      If you want to see a REAL Peter O’Toole crapfest check out the 1969 musical remake of the 1939 classic James Hilton story “Goodbye Mr. Chips”. O’Toole admitted that he couldn’t sing a single note, and here he is, stumbling his way through a mess (pun intended) of forgettable songs! GMC w/music, a misfire from MGM.

  • Steve

    My “won’t see again” film is Schindler’s List. In fact, my whole family agrees with me. We started watching it in 2009, and made it halfway. It was only last summer when we finally finished it. It is absolutely the most emotionally draining film I have ever seen.

    • L.A. Boyd

      That movie is on my “best” list. Yes, it is difficult to watch, and that is part of the reason everyone should watch it. So well done and so moving. Perhaps it has opened some people’s eyes. An ambitious undertaking well realized. I would definitely watch it again.

  • Jag915

    I will never watch again “The Shining”. After reading the book, I was looking forward to seeing the movie but when the movie came out IT STUNK!! The book was VERY scary but the movie WAS NOT! It was more like a satire of what the book was when it would have been SUPER scary if it had been like the book. TERRIBLE MOVIE!!!

  • Trusgift

    Many movies I will never re-watch because they’re simply bad, but one comes to mind immediately because, although I would seriously like to experience it again as a work of art, I am mightily disturbed by graphic, dehumanized violence and the depiction of a time and place where it became a culture is too much to take: “Schindler’s List”.

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  • Judith Molina

    I’m a horror fan, but the two movies that really got to me was The Exorcist and a vampire movie that I can’t remember the name of. The vampire loved to fly small planes. He was horribly hideous looking but was able to take the form of a handsome man. He used that to lull an old couple to violent deaths. Two reporters were investigating the vampire but were battling each other to get the scoop. He killed one of the reporters while he was shaving. That scene was super scary because he took on an invisible form while doing it. These films are too frightening for me to view again.

  • karen wilson

    “Bridesmaids” — worst movie ever! only one laugh in the whole movie– the Scottish cop.

    • Natasha

      🙂 now I’m glad i didn’t see it when it was in the cinema!

  • KC

    “Welcome to the Dollhouse”… I felt so sorry for the main character and Kept cringing throughout this one, praying that it was not what our youth had become.

    • KC

      Oops I forgot to mention that this was supposed to be a dark comedy which usually I like, but I just thought it was plain sickening.

  • tlynette

    There are some that I’ve seen that I take a ‘been there done that’ attitude towards. Then there are the ones on the AFI Top 100 that I don’t think should be there, and can live without watching again. Then there are “Night of the Generals” and “Wise Blood.” ????? I spent most of these craptastic “films” with my brow furrowed, and a dazed look on my face, wondering how could I have wasted 2 hours on this, and where is the producer/director so I can slap him?

  • Maureen

    Oh, dear God, that awful Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. I mean, how many times can one monster rip open his or her own torso! Yuck!!!

  • greycrow

    Movies that would be difficult to watch again, Sophie’s Choice, Schindler’s List. Movies I have seen and would not watch again for boring or awfulness, Liz Taylor’s Cleopatra, Bo Derek’s Tarzan. And Richard Harris was in the Tarzan movie! Ai Yah!

  • greycrow

    Oh, yeah. Blair Witch Project. Once was enough. Meh.

    • Eric Larsen

      Yeah, that two hour piece of trash put me to sleep. Certainly a stinker.

  • greycrow

    Here’s a question. What movie(s), that you didn’t like overall, would you (or do you) watch because of one or performances by particular actors?

    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      Good question. I may have to Ask Movie Irv some version of that in the near future.

  • Eloise Swanson

    ABout 1942-43 there was a movie shown at the Magestic Theater in Dallas, Texas called
    “Hang down Your Head Tom Dooly” !
    It was based on a song of that name involving a cowboy who was destined to hang. The cast and story were serious – a real dramatic interpretation of a dramatic western event
    As the presentation got “heavier and droopingly sentamental someone LAUGHED loudly. That did it!! Audience members stopped leaving the theater.
    From then the film became hysterically funny!!
    And when it ended everyone burst into enthuastic applause !!

  • David Hines

    Sitting in the theater, first we heard the groans and muffled whispers of disbelief, finally the stampede for the door opening up to long line of patrons looking for refunds. The movie: a 1988 adaptation of Isac Azimof’s “Nightfall”, starring David Birney…the worst I have ever seen and, no, I didn’t stay until the end…absolutely couldn’t.

  • Steve T

    Just saw ( forced to sit through) Cage’s preformence of “Night Rider #2” GASTLY, he had to be under contract to Saten to do that movie !! I did enjoy the popcorn , light salt with extra butter.

    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      You are of course referring to “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”–which I am proud to remark I thoroughly enjoyed (in glorious 2-D, not converted 3-D) and would be willing to watch quite a few times more. As I reported to friends eager for a review, it is five-star trashola, disreputable in all the right ways — and Cage is positively off the hook in a wickedly demented movie. A vast improvement over the lackluster original. And yes, I think Cage might be under contract with Satan. For pretty much every movie.

  • Gary Bowden

    Would never watch Batman and Robin again or Freddy Got Fingered and that was on tv..painful! Any Adam Sandler movie or Rob Schneider movie..White Chicks was awful,too..

    • Eric Larsen

      Actually Batman and Robin was not all that bad, with the exception of George Clooney who was so not able to separate his roles as Batman and Bruce Wayne, not only that his portrayal was so B acting it is not even funny. “Hello Freeze, I’m Batman” reigns as the most cheesy line ever concocted. The whole film was really a cross between the current overdone comic book feel of the film and the campy show of the sixties.

  • Frank Guerrasio

    Arthur Miller’s “Everybody Wins” with Nick Nolte & Jessica Lange. I gave my friend his $7.00 back !!!

  • connie ferrell

    “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “The Three Amigos” have to be 2 of the worst.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623747357 Constance Ferrell

    “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” was horrible, and “The Three Amigos” as well.

  • Ford Rafferty

    “The Separation,” which is currently playing in theater & just won an OScar. Its plot is the kind I particularly detest: people do not act reasonably and rationally in order to keep the movie going. It’s nothing but non-stop arguing from beginning to end. I don’t want to see/hear that when I go to the films. And that makes “Carnage” a close runner-up to this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427948866 Betty Romano

    The majority of movies I would never watch again, but topping the list might be “The Kids Are Okay”..I found the sex scenes so distateful and was surprised that a two fine actresses would stoop so low as they did in this one. Most that I wouldn’t see again were just plain boring but I cannot abide foul language , overt sex scenes, or extremely violent films…doesn’t leave many does it? Namely: The Kings Speech, The Help, August Rush, The Queen, Midnight in Paris…all wonderful, outstanding pictues…saw them all twice.

  • John

    Either Forrest Gump or Titanic. Both were the most overrated pieces of sentimental tripe I’ve ever seen. Absolutely terrible!

    • kerry

      completely agree with you on both movies, and i’d also add in “Ghost” was overrated too!

  • toni

    Braveheart, it was a great movie, but the ending was so distrubing I could NEVER do it again.

  • Jim Foster

    No thought required on this one. It’s BORAT, hands down. My one word review: “Yuck!”

  • Nick

    Any of the Star War movies…. Star Trek movies….. the movie, “The Star” ….. pretty much anything with “Star” in the title!! Never will understand how people will stand in line to see these boring science fiction filled crap…. Tried to go see Star Wars when I was 14 yrs old and fell asleep after the first ten minutes….

  • David in CT

    “Conan the Barbarian” w/ Arnold Schwarzenegger. I saw it when it first came out and actually fell asleep in the theater.

  • Natasha

    Invention of Lying made me sick to the stomach

  • http://yahoo.com Kate

    I will never watch “The Misfits”, it was Clark Gable’s, last roll. He died shortly after the wrap of this movie. His death in my opinion was unnecessary and due primarily to Marilyn Monroe.

    He was not a man to sit around and just wait for her to show up on the set for work. Because of her not showing up when she was supposed to, Gable, did all the stunt work with the catching of the Wild Mustangs, it took a terrible toll on him and caused his heartache.

    I know this movie is an excellent movie but I can not bring myself to watch the movie from start to finish.

    Salt Lake City, Ut.

  • Susan Johnston

    I completely agree with Movie Irv re: the Deer Hunter. Another movie I will never, ever watch again is Peckinpah’s the Wild Bunch…a great cast but a virtual immersion in graphic, over the top violence beginning with the scorpion on the ant hill and escalating into a frenzy. It freaked me out and disgusted me, so I will never watch it again.

  • mike

    PULP FICTION….stupid, bloody and just plan back acting………

    • kerry

      Pulp Fiction is one of those movies that is a cult classic, and you either love or hate it, there is not sort of like it with this movie. It is also one of those movies that you really need to watch two, three, or even four times to catch everything that is going on. It’s a must atleast once in your life because it is one of those movies that at some point someone is going to reference and if you haven’t seen it, you will be dangling in the dark not understanding what everyone is laughing about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

    There are very few movies I refuse to ever watch again, but those include “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “The Color Purple”, and “The Bridge to Tarabitha”. All three were incredibly depressing, and even more depressing was “Graveyard of the Fireflies”, “When the Wind Blows”, and “Sophie’s Choice”. I’ll never watch any of these a second time. But the worst of them all still remains…”Old Yeller”, the infamously depressing story of a brave dog who defends his humans from a wild animal attack only to be rewarded with rabies. I hated it as a kid and have hated it ever since, and the only condolence is that the owner shot his poor dog to save it from an even more hideous death.

  • kerry

    The movie I will not watch again is “8mm” with Nicholas Cage. The movie was disturbing, and opened my eyes to a type of lifestyle, I’d much rather have been ignorant to. While the movie did supply you with a good deal of suspence and who did it type of feel, it just was a bad subject matter. Yes movies, plays, books, etc are suppose to open you up to new things, that bring discussion, but I just can’t see myself discussing this movie over coffee at the local coffee house.

  • Heather B

    Flowers in the Attic!

    I saw it when I was young and hated it! I gave it another shot about 7 years later.

    The Chocolate War

    Not even Bud Cort could save this turkey!!!

  • frank pienkosky

    you’re kidding right?……”Brokeback mountain”….[it made me want to PUKE!]….totally vile bile….

    • maxfabien

      Yes, the scene showing Jack getting brutally murdered was pretty vile. I assume that’s what you were referring to. Other than that, “Brokeback Mountain” is a tender, honest look at the pain and heartbreak of discrimination.

  • oldcus57

    the Giant Sider Invasion.Only watch this turd if your really drunk

  • Jean Noah

    Only one movie leaped to mind when I read this topic—The Piano! Hated it so much I told everyone I could not to bother with it. The nudity offended me and the darn thing made no sense whatsoever! Don’t get me wrong, the acting was good and so was the music. I just HATE this movie! Nuff said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001193317380 Chris Matthews

    Natural Born Killers. ’nuff said.
    I like experimental art cinema, but Stone dropped a big turd with that one. Just because yoyu put mescaline in a cow patty doesn’t make it profound.

  • Shaxpar

    I have been waiting 15 years to express the full force of a full-throated BOO!!! at “Event Horizon” (1997), and at Sam Neil in particular. I had to use IMDB to find the name, so odious and malodorous is that cow pie on the path of glory walked by Grade F films.

  • Mark Lovejoy

    “Marley and Me”–my wife and I saw it a year or so ago. We’ve had dozens of pets. I fought not to cry when Marley was put down, and we both broke down soon after leaving the theater.

    “Scary Movie”–would be funny if you’re watching it stoned!

    “Doll Graveyard”–the opening scene, where a young girl is punished by her cruel dad by being forced to dig a grave for her beloved dolls, she falls back in the hole when he’s helping her out, possibly dying instantly, and the he buries her, disgusts me as a parent. I’d have to skip that scene on the DVD.

  • stevie


  • Andy Geisel

    That’s easy … “Dumb & Dumber!” I’d watch “Plan 9 From Outer Space” again and again before watching that one again!

  • Debbie

    GONE WITH THE WIND. three hours of my life I will never get back. What a stupid ending.


      I cannot believe that no one has mentioned “Reds”. What a self important, self inflated piece of crap. I walked at intermission and even then felt as though someone had hit me in the head and stole not only my money but one and a half hours of my time.

  • Will

    American Beauty. An Oscar winner that was nothing more than a sad comentary on society… It stunk!

  • CV66Seabear

    Tree of Life. Kept giving it time to get better – so we didn’t walk out. Someone should have pulled the plug on this ridiculous “art” film.

  • Dave V.

    Here’s my list of ‘Never Going There Again Flicks’
    (Includes the name of the Directors of such atrocities)

    ‘Quintet'(1975) Robert Altman’s excruciating Sci-Fi bore. I’m still mystified as to why the great Paul Newman decided to take part in this convoluted junk.

    ‘King Kong'(1976) Dino Delaurentis’s ‘Guy-in-a- monkey-suit’ epic was the biggest joke of the decade. Poor Jeff Bridges,sadly misused.

    ‘The Spirit'(2008) Frank Miller’s injustice to the memory of Will Eisner’s comic book creation.

    ‘Moulin Rouge'(2001) Baz Luhrmann’s overblown, confusing, messy ‘musical'(Ha!) extravaganza.

    ‘The Money Train'(1995) Joseph Rubin’s pointless ‘buddy-buddy-action-comedy movie’ is a train wreak.

    ‘Jaws IV'(1987) Joseph Sargent’s sequel to the ‘Jaws’ franchise is laughably bad. Cited as one of the worst films of all time. Need I say more?

    ‘Shampoo'(1975) Hal Ashby’s satire of sexual politics & social mores during Nixon’s 1968 election is a colossal bore – and Warren Beatty’s performance in the film proves he is generally a BIGGER bore on the big screen!

    ‘Nine'(2009) Rob Marshall’s hideous musical version of the Fellini film ‘8 1/2’. Like ‘Moulin Rouge’, further proof that movie musicals ‘ain’t what they used to be…’

  • Eric Larsen

    One movie i will never watch again ever, and even if it were to come on in cable which BTW it already had is the Dukes Of Hazzard theatrical version. Having grown up watching the show, i saw many bad vibes in the film. The jerks who played Bo and Luke Duke were made out to be total dummies, the Daisy Duke character was so trailer park slut like in the worst way by none other than Jessica Simpson who has B actress written all over her. The guy who played Boss Hogg Burt Reynolds was all wrong, and the whole thing was just unbearable to watch period. I was not in the theater, but used a blockbuster gift card to rent it. I am so glad i did not pay money to watch that piece of work, but the only redeeming factor that made the film of any value was the automotive star of the show, the infamous General Lee aka 1969 Dodge Charger in all it’s glory, and the stunts were pretty wild for the show.

  • Steve F

    I can’t find a live link to it any more, but in the March, 1997 Spectator Magazine Frederick Forsyth (author of The Day of the Jackal) simply shreds The English Patient for its lack of authenticity. I was dragged to see it, and found it insufferably pretentious. Nothing that happened in the plot was not telegraphed at least half a reel in advance, and the actions and reactions of the central characters bore no resemblance whatever to the behavior of real human beings. I suggest watching “The Toy Patient” on Youtube. It boils things down to the basics, it’s a lot shorter, and it’s much, much funnier.

  • Lisa K

    The Philadelphia Experiment w/ Michael Pare’, do I really need to say why, other than it was awful, and a waste of money from beginning to the point when I bought my ticket!

  • Pat

    Any film that has the title “Big Mama’s” in it

  • Roger Phillips

    “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” lives up to the title by being cuckoo. It is total crap, terrible, awful and I can not think of enough negative things to say of this turkey that I (for some reason) sat through. It took place inside a nuthouse, had no redeeming charcaters, or story. I can not believe this trash won all kinds of oscars. This made me not want to automatically go to see oscar winners like some kind of sheep. The actress for best actress was really only a supporting role. Jack Nicholson played a total sleeze as he did in very single movie I saw of his

  • caronbc

    I found this movie deeply disturbing and cold. When it finished I sobbed so heavily at the thought of their lives being so thoroughly and irreparably ruined.
    It wasn’t like some movies where they have a great time and then go out in a blaze of glory; it was dark and depressing all the way.
    I’ve heard some say it’s a great movie and I guess it was well done, because it achieved what it set out to do and it certainly made you think about it. But I personally, never want to think about it again.

  • Michael Schilke


    • Bruce Reber

      Juxtapose the first four letters of “Ishtar” and you get exactly what it is! How could two of the greatest actors of all time (Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty) stoop so low as to star in this dreckfest???!!!

  • Ellen

    I’ve got two of them. “The Godfather,” and “American History X.” Both of them ruined my sleep for days.

  • Bill

    Bad movies for me would have to be the Twilight movies. I feel that these movies were written by a 13 year old sexually frustrated girl. The dialogue was horrible. The acting put me to sleep. I would have walked out but my wife would not let me. She has sat through my bad movies. Payback are a *&$@.

  • mr.baggins

    how about Frank Zappas @200 Motels? huh?

    • Bruce Reber

      How about Dean Martin’s “Ten Thousand Bedrooms”? Yuck yuck!

  • Andy

    I’ll never ever watch sideways again, I’d rather watch paint dry.

  • Edac

    Three movies I will never watch again are: “The Grapes of Wrath,” “The Oxbow Incident,” and “Tunes of Glory.” I’m glad I saw them – but the emotional involvement was so great that I feel that I cannot watch them again.

  • Rick Minor

    There are too many really terrible movies out there that I have seen and would not ever want to watch again; that is a category that could fill an entire book. But, there are also some really well-crafted films that I can appreciate from an artistic standpoint but leave an impression or create a feeling that I do not wish to experience again. Several of the critically-praised grittily realistic “classics” of the late sixties and seventies fall into this second category. “Midnight Cowboy” and “Taxi Driver” are great films and major achievements, but I find them depressing and disturbing. I just don’t need to dwell on these issues-it interferes with my ability to stay focused and upbeat.

  • William Arthur Grove

    Some got the question, and some chose to complain about this, that, or the other. Some were just stupid.

  • CACS

    ‘Black Hawk Down,’ a movie I really enjoyed and thought was brilliantly made. Unfortunately, it was also so devastating to watch, I am not sure I could ever manage to watch it again.

  • Jackie

    I TRIED to tell everyone , but a stupid glitch in the site wouldn’t let me. All time horrible movie and disturbing because of the baby that was slaughtered by Custer’s men in this movie was ” LITTLE BIG MAN” with Dustin Hoffman. I CANNOT imagine why he would star in such a movie. Being a Jewish man,did he not see the corrallation between Custer and Hitler? Custer was a vicious maniac as was Hitler.How could anyone with an ounce of intelligence find this movie entertaining? I don’t care what kind of “Stud” Dustin’s character was supposed to be. This movie was NOT funny!!

  • Doghousereilly1

    I will never watch “Conspiracy” again. The film with Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci is the most horrifying movie I’ve ever seen. Need you ask why?

  • Psychoajr

    Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Salo, Or The 120 Days of Sodom.”  Hailed by some as a masterwork, this exercise in graphic, sadomasochistic torture, mutilation and sexual humiliation set in World War II Italy, became the most disturbing cinema experience of my life.  So vivid, it becomes unwatachable.  You want to bathe after watching it. I hated myself for having finished the viewing and wished I could erase it from memory.  It’s hard to imagine that the director is also responsible for making the most realistic looking film about Christ ever made. Pasolin”s “The Gospel According to St. Matthew” is far superior to Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ,” another film I wished I had never seen. 

    • Jasonrfleming

      Salo is a very disturbing film but that is by design. I’ve seen it 3 times. The first on VHS and after watching it I put the tape back and tried to forget it and it was at least 10 years before I watched it again when the Criterion Collection released it. In the intervening years I had become a fan of Pasolini’s other work and I believe him to be one of the major Italian filmmakers along with Antonioni, Visconti, Rossellini and Francesco Rosi. By using DeSade as source material and updating it to wartime Italy he shows the true horror of fascism. The 4 men embody the entire fascist state and the young victims embody the victims of that state. It’s worth noting the actual town of Salo was the site of some of the worst atrocities in Mussolini’s regime.

  • Doppleganger51

    basically  any  movie  made  by  will  Ferrel  he  takes  a really  good  movie  that  you  have  loved  and  does a remake  that  is  worse  than  trash  and  destroys  the movie  and  all  the good  it  represented   so  if  he  made  it  or  has in  part  in  it  i  know  in  advance  it  will  be  horrible  and  why  torture  yourself  and  others  by  watching  it  

  • Mjh71

    Psycho.  Although we never actually saw any blood & gore, the expert direction of Alfred Hitchcock had us all believing it.  Just too scary!   In second place:  Beyond the Valley of the Dolls  It was totally without any message other than “lets see how bizarre and gory we can make it” on the part of the directors.  I got up and walked out after about the first three-fourths of the show.

    • Jason

      1960 Psycho classic! if you said the remake with Anne Heche then I would agree with you the Remake was an Insult to Hitchcock!

  • Csnine

    Caligula, Mosquito Coast, Ace in the Hole. Kirk is great, character is worse than grating. Adam Sandler movies. He is a great comedian, but his movies are quite pathetic. There are many other movies not worth the time.

    • Bruce Reber

      “Ace In The Hole” – one of the great “media manipulation” movies, along with “A Face In The Crowd” and “Network”.

  • Rachel2348

    Psycho  – because of the terrible effect it had on my childhood – I saw it at 6 and was scared of the dark until I was in my 30s.

  • Chett56

    Night Of The Living Dead!  There are people out there who are not dead and they act like that. 

    • Cchuckles

      There are indeed, but the movie itself is a classic that I’ve watched three times and have it diarized for 2015.

      • Chett56

         I will agree 100% that it is a classic.  Just the idea of it freaks me out. I have seen a few of the other “dead” movies and I have no problem with them. Perhaps it the black/white filming that gets me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/1bluenote ElizaBeth Marshall-Smith

    The Passion of the Christ. As a Social Christian, I think it’s too hard to watch. I’m sure Gibson ment well, but it dwells far too much on the darkness of the event, making Jesus seem like some kind of “victim” of circumstance, which is touching and sympathetic, but inacurate. Jesus Christ did what he, himself planned to do: die on the cross and rise again, paying a price for me I could’nt pay for myself. That’s pretty UP-beat.       

  • Parkerr71

    recently…..war horse…..pretty lame by speilberg standards.

  • Luvlinda

    Salo! The worst POS ever made by man! I wanted to burn the DVD to hell! God Awful! Stay away from that movie!

  • victor0630

    The Passion Of The Christ. Very hard to watch the first time.

  • Paige

    The Passion of The Christ and The boy in The Stripped Pajamas. Both were very hard for me to watch.

  • Bobby Laguardia

    star wars THEY BORE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Flimfilmman

    The Wild, Wild West.  First they cast the character Agent Jim West as a black man, then they turn his partner into a drag queen, add a GIANT metal spider per the producer’s request, and then proceed to bore the audience with an unimagintive, boring mess which bears no resemblence to the excellent Robert Conrad/Ross Martin tv series.  If you’re going to turn a tv series into a motion picture, have some respect for the original material a la Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, and Maverick.

    • Cadesgrams

       I remember watching this show when I was younger. It had a mystery mixed with a little scifi. The remake movie made it a childs fantasy that should of been a cartoon in my mind. The original wins hands down.

    • Cadesgrams

       I will have to say that I liked the Star Trek movie with Chris Pine. It stuck to original characters better and even gave answers to questions like “Why did Kirk call the doc Bones?”. It updated it with cool special effects but didn’t take away from movie itself. In other words the movie wasn’t just about special effects you were still interested in the characters and plot.

      • Keno Nash

        They gave a phony explaination for a generation too young to remember “Bones” as a fairly common nickname for a doctor.

        • Doug Wallace

          Must be short for Sawbones. That was the orignal nickname.

      • Bruce Reber

        In the original “Star Trek” TV series (1966-69) Kirk (William Shatner) called Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) “Bones” practically all the time IIRC.

    • Jason

      Agreed I like Will Smith but that film was an absolute disaster! one of my top 50 TURKEYS!

    • nicolas

      I have not seen the movie, and don’t plan to. I used to watch the TV show as a kid when it was on, and think I may have watched it in reruns. Recently I saw some of the show again, and have to confess that the tv show is really kind of silly, and had not aged well. Perhaps some of the earlier black and white episodes were far superior, I remember Michael Dunn in them. the show supposably was cancelled after three seasons due to the Kennedy and King assassinations despite being said to be still popular. I think it really went off due to the realization that the later shows were just not all that good, and they were running out of good ideas.

    • Jena-Auerstedt

      Whatever else those abominations by Tom Cruise were, they did NOT show respect for the original Mission: Impossible. No wonder Greg Morris walked out halfway through. Never will I waste money on one of those sequels.

  • Doppleganger51

    any  picture  with  will  ferell  in  it  he  took  some  favorite  childhood  shows  and  made a remake  and totally  ruined them he  is  in my  mind  the worst actor/producer /director  ever to disgrace a movie  ever now  as  far  as others  the Birds  by  alfred  hitchcock   once  was enough 

    • Cadesgrams

       Amen! The remakes are made stupid and talentless

      • jason

        Agreed Can’t knock originals.

  • Cadesgrams

    Gone with the Wind. Not because I hated it because what I felt during this movie I just want to savor. I hated the ending but it was an ending that made you think and feel. I just don’t want to lose the first time feelings. I truly enjoyed the cinematography in it. It was awesome for that time!

  • mcleanne

    “Far and Away” with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.  Probably the stupidest ever made.  Washing a lace tablecloth by hand in the Oklahoma dust bowl???!!!  When did she use it that it had to be washed?…Both characters should have been drowned at birth.

  • spirit

    “Scarface” with Al Pacino.  Tooooooo much violence and profanity, etc. 

  • Steve in Sacramento

    Thanks Irv for an interesting pick (and for an interesting reason).

    Me, I’d have to go with “Christmas With the Kranks.”  Not that I was expecting much – but I absolutely loathed that movie.  Unless I was reading it wrong (I guess it COULD have been playing with irony), it seemed to be suggesting that we all REALLY SHOULD conform to our fascist (for lack of a better word) neighbors.  Is that the message of Christmas?  Or a worthy message at any time?

    • Bruce Reber

      IMO conformity, for whatever end, be it positive (or usually negative), is nothing more than ignorant allegiance to a philosophy or ideology.

  • Victoriaeasterday

    Born on the Fourth of July. It broke my heart and I found myself crying for weeks afterward. This was Tom Cruises only shot as a serious actor and he deserved the Oscar for it.


      Save Your tears Lady, Ron Kovic got what was coming to him, and On One knows that better then Kovic.  He said he joined the Marines to become a hero, but he couldn’t hack it. Kovic was all about Kovic. Another poor Vietnam Vet who returned to the United States and was Spat upon by everyone, BS!!!!! Here’s something you need to ask yourself when someone tell’s you he was spat on when he returned from Vietnam.  What did All those Poor Vietnam Vet’s Do when they were Spat upon??? Well, they don’t know the anwser either, because in the Movie that made that line up, No one asked Rambo what he did when someone Spat on him!!!! One More Time…IT’S B.S.!!!!!  Signed: A Marine Vietnam Vet (0311)  

      • GeorgeDAllen

        Nobody needed to ask John Rambo, of course, because the fictitious ‘Nam vet told his own story in “First Blood” — “It wasn’t my war. You asked me, I didn’t ask you. And I did what I had to do to win. But somebody wouldn’t let us win. Then I come back to the world and I see all those maggots at the airport. Protesting me. Spitting. Calling me baby killer. … Who are they to protest me? Huh?”

        I think we can safely assume from this passage of dialogue (and from the setup of the storyline) that, being the (once?) stoic kinda guy he is, Rambo took the spit like a man and didn’t respond to the indignity by assaulting the “maggot” in return–instead allowing his anger to boil inside until he finally couldn’t take it anymore. This 2000 piece on Slate has a decent account of the spitting-on-vets controversies: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2000/05/drooling_on_the_vietnam_vets.single.html

        What was most interesting to me there is the passage at the end of the article, which remarks that inasmuch as the spitting incidents might (or might not) be fabricated, people tend to take vets at their word for fear of being seen as demonstrating disrespect. Which, in a way, is what I guess you are also asking folks to do.

  • Debbiepardo

    Sophie’s Choice, it’s way to depressing.

    • Linda Loveridge

      I agree with you.  The story didn’t make a whole of sense

  • John Vandelden

    Most of today’s movies are not very good. The only good movie of late is War Horse. So in response I won’t watch any more blowing up this or that and any movies with cartoon characters which eliminates 99% of the new breed.

  • Katherineferg

    The first film that comes to mind is “Moulin Rouge” (Nicole Kidman).  It was tedious and painful to watch.  All the reasons that some people like it are the reasons I hate it and will never watch it again (extreme closeups, unlikable characters, bad singing, the use of classic pop songs instead of original music).  I loved “Strictly Ballroom” but not this Baz Luhrmann debacle.

  • BobW

    I think Movie Irv’s take on this is dead on:  I can think of scores–hundreds perhaps–of movies that I would not see again by virtue of their total badness.  But one that creates a mood that first time that the viewer believes can never be replicated, and then having the force of will to stay away from it, that’s pretty powerful and shows more will power than I think I have.

  • Joekocimski

    I am a movie freak – watched thousands of movies and own thousands.  I am also an easy please but I did walk out of one movie in my life (I’m 69) and that was the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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  • jerry j.

    An early 1950s movie with Phil Silvers called Top Banana.  I guess a filmed Broadway play about a Milton Berle-type early TV star, but so confusing as to what is going on onscreen that it’s unwatchable more than once. 

  • Rchowe


  • Springfieldjanet

    I saw a movie a long time ago and actually all I remember is that I don’t ever want to see it again because it was too violent – the original Straw Dogs.

  • Vann Morrison

    “Billy Jack”   I saw the movie when I was in grade school at the drive in. I was enamored by Tom laughlin because he was a “Green Beret” in the movie. Later in life I became one and I saw the movie again as an adult. What a bunch of Drivel! The whole plot of the movie; hug trees and bunnies, protest the government and adhere to my leftist beliefs or I’ll smash your face in. I don’t care how much of a bad ass you think you are. Left wing or right wing. Not everyone is going to be afraid of you. Had it been my movie, it would have ended after 15 minutes with a close up of Billy Jack’s bullet riddled body.
    The same goes for Steven Segal and his movies.

    • Keno Nash

      I saw it at the drive in too. I was a little older, though, and saw it for the drivel it was right from the get go. Watching the film now, I can at least get a kick out of the post sixties, totally early seventies nonsense that it is. Some of the scenes, especially connected with the “alternative” school are… a hoot! It tries so hard to be serious that it’s just flat out silly. Who would sit around waiting for Billy Jack to finish one of his speeches that YOU KNOW is going to go badly for the listeners? And his gal pal Jean… Has there ever been a worse actress in a movie? It would be hard to find one. And all the town folk are bad, except the Sheriff, who got a strange pass from a film like this. And here’s the best part– Poor Tom and his wife were so wrapped up in their characters that I don’t think they ever did anything else. (Isn’t there a new Billy Jack film in the works? Get a life, Tom!) How about all the kids at the end with their up raised fists while that catchy, totally sixties song, “One Tin Soldier” blares off the screen? I think you’ve taken the whole thing way too serioiusly. It’s slock, that’s captured a very brief moment of slocky history on film. I enjoy it for exactly what it is: Bad filmmaking at it’s best!!!!

      • Bruce Reber

        I’ve seen the first Billy Jack movie “The Born Losers” (1967) several times, and IMO it’s not too bad for what it is (a campy cult movie, with Jane Russell in her last film role). I haven’t seen any of the sequels though.

  • Mcpulp

    “Beloved” Both my wife and I agree we will NEVER watch that movie again. Pitiful had to turn it off after 40 minutes into it. Sorry Oprah. this was pure rubbish!

  • Bobby Donat

    “The Black Swan”  God awful!

  • Shadow0109

    “Million Dollar Baby” I was so depressed at Hilary Swank’s character’s fate that nothing that happened afterwards made up for it.

  • Gil

    “The Last House on the Left”….saw this movie in 1972, as I had gotta married, and we went to the show for this stinker…..it was gross, disgusting and absolutely the worst movie by far that I have seen. I believe there was a remake of this movie a few years ago….and “NO” I did not go see it….Could this movie been made better….probably not, actually I do not quite remember the subject matter…something to do what a gang of sadists….perhaps, modeled from Charles Manson and his crew…. 

  • http://awesomesauciness.wordpress.com/ awesomesauciness

    “Simpatico” with Sharon Stone and some other people…awful, awful, horribadterriawful movie.

  • Cchuckles

    Any movie with Tom Cruise. Exception: when Nicole Kidman is the co-star, thereby saving the movie. (e.g. Eyes Wide Shut)

  • Winterwood

    1.)  The Bank Job (Movie from England where I could not understand a single word being said.  Left after 10 minutes.  2). Pirates of the Carabbean – the episode with the Spanish actress.  One of the worst performances by J. Depp EVER – I demanded my money back.

  • Winterwood

    The latest Martin S. directed movie of the orphan kid who lives in a Paris train station.  I think it’s called “The Illusionist”?   Went with the family but at any moment wanted to run out screaming.  Stupidest thing I’ve ever seen and even more shocking that it was directed by Martin S.  Ugh!

    • kikkimac

      It’s actually called “Hugo” and I thought it was magical. It’s a story about a real person who was one of the earliest filmmakers, hence Scorsese’s interest in it. I was glad to see him do something where people weren’t getting shot or beat up every few minutes.

  • Burt

    Bambi it broke my heart as a kid and wanted to cry so bad at the theatre but wouldn’t

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Pauline Kael also had no use for animated Disney that showed kids being orphaned, even if the kids were animals…Dumbo also comes to mind…

  • Barry

    If I see a movie I hate, but everyone else loves it, I usually try to watch it again. Maybe I wasn’t ready to see it. Watchmen is one of those films I hope never to see again. The English Patient I tried to watch on more than one occasion but it’s, for me, unwatchable. I also include A Beautiful Mind and American Beauty in any list of films I hope never to see again.

  • Gen1777

    It’s a Wonderful Life.  Everybody but me loves this movie, but it was the most depressing thing I have ever seen.  It was almost bad enough to make me consider suicide!

  • Rosie_gibson

    the thing

  • Bill

    I hated Mr anmd Mrs. Smith (Brad Pit and Angalina) so much that I got up and left. My wife stayed.
    The other “film” I hated from the get go was Pulp Fction.
    there is no reason to make a movie as bad as these. No real plot, only killing for the heck of it. 

  • Couttsclan

    “Sophie’s Choice” was so upsetting that I just could bare to see what her horrendous choice was again, very strong impact.

    • Pandro42

      That was one really upsetting, gloomy, and depressing movie.  No, I don’t want to ever see that one again, either.

  • lastrow

    I had seen Legally Blonde, which was okay.  However, when watching Legally Blonde 2, I wanted to live the theater.  Unfortunately, I was on a airplane at 35,000 feet and had to fight the urge to leave.
    It wasn’t the worst movie I ever saw, but close.  I had to turn off the sound and try to sleep through it.

  • Sanezane

    Pulp Fiction

  • Patriciamcnamara

    I don’t think that I could ever see the movie Saving Private Ryan again even though it was a great movie.  That D Day scene at the beginning was so realistic that you just about feel like you are there.  I was just about to shut my eyes because I couldn’t watch it anymore when the scene ended.

  • Ron

    Amadeus–  to this day, I still don’t know why I sat there and watched that 3+hr movie—geee

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

      X^(   –  One of my favorite movies!

  • Edyalice

    Bambi  really upset me.  I can’t stand to see animals hurt or killed.

  • Netherlandj

    THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS: Dynamite with Charles Bickford.  Watched the entire movie, unfortunately.  He was a miner, his wife leaves him for another man.  End of the film, he, wife and boyfriend get stuck in a mine.  Boyfriend (Conrad Nagel) wants to light a cigarette (for which you need matches), but Charles won’t let him.  Charles decides to blow a hole in the wall with dynamite by hitting it with a sledge hammer to get them out of there, and of course he’ll be killed, but the other two will survive.  He tells Conrad to take wife further into tunnel so they’ll be okay.  Conrad wants to toss a coin to see who does it, Charles wins.  Conrad takes wife aside, asks her who she loves, she whispers answer, and he goes back to Charles and tells him that she loves him (Conrad) and wants to say goodbye to Charles.  Charles reluctantly goes to say goodbye, and when he leaves, Conrad hits the sledgehammer, is blown up, and Charles and wife live.  She tells Charles she told Conrad that she loved him (husband).  What ticked me off:  If Conrad wanted to light a cigarette, THEY OBVIOUSLY HAD MATCHES.  WHY DIDN’T THEY USE THAT TO LIGHT THE DYNAMITE AND EVERYONE LIVES?????  Stupid ending!!  I guess I was supposed to forget that scene, even though it was in the LAST FIVE MINUTES of the film!!  I’ll never watch it again (sorry about the spoiler, folks, but the ending didn’t make sense).  

  • Kevin

    The Keanu Reeves remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, because it is abysmal crap.  To use the name of the classic original is  unforgivable.

    • Michelle Malkin

      I agree. The ‘remake’ of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” was an insult to Robert Wise, Harry Bates, Michael Rennie and Bernard Hermann. It was perfect proof that special effects do not make a movie.

  • Pribe55049

    “The Deer Hunter” was a very powerful movie.

  • Andy Hasselbach

    Movies I hate, hate, hate: “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Billy Jack,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Tea and Sympathy.”

    • kikkimac

      You’re a guy so maybe that explains it, but the first three are all major favorites of mine, especially “Dirty Dancing” — I’ve seen it more than any other movie.  How did “Tea and Sympathy” even get on the list?  It’s pretty old and I’m surprised you’d even watch it.

  • sue’s reviews

    There Will Be Blood…..I know it’s an Oscar Winner but I will never watch it again and even regret watching it at all, nothing redeeming in any of the characters, completely lacking in any signs of compassion or even momentary happiness.  Awful!

  • Meadia55

    Anything with Will Ferrell or Jennifer Lopez. How either of these dimwits get an acting job is beyond me.

    • Doppleganger51

       Hi  Media55  I  would  have  to  agree  with  you about  will  ferell  he  is  the  worst actor /director/producer  in history I would  not  watch anything  he has  done  even  if  paid  to  do  so   on  the other hand  I  do  like  Jennifer  lopez

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKHWDZMMHNSENGXPRNBOEKKBY4 SabraJ

    Norbit – Eddie Murphy, walked out
    Pooty Tang – walked out, do you really need to ask.

  • Teddysmith22017

    The Flinstone the movie. Left after 10 minutes

  • Doppleganger51

    absolutely anything  with    will  ferell in it  he can  take  a  excellent  show  and  do  a  remake  of  it  that  is  so  bad  it  would  gag  a maggot he  is  the  worst  actor /director  /producer  in  the history  of the buisness   I  would  not  see  any  thing  he  does  even  if  paid  to  do  so  

  • Moochie22

    BioDome and KungFu Panda.  Walkked out of both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wallyz79

    Moby Dick, from 2010. Stars Barry Bostwick as capt Ahab.  I rented this because it also stars Renee O’Connor, I loved her from the Xena tv series, but even she couldn’t save this pathetic film. Worst c.g. I’ve ever seen, utterly ridiculous!!!

  • Lenny

    I Heart U

  • Pandro42

    I will never again watch either Pan’s Labyrinth or Bridge to Terabithia..The ads and trailers made them look like interesting fantasy films, but when I watched them they were very depressing.  So, never again.  Also, an old western movie called The Last Hunt.  I saw that one as a kid and it upset me so bad that I couldn’t sleep for days. I avoid it when it pops up on TV and will watch anything else.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

      P.S.  Another movie I will never watch again is “The Wicker Man”.  Neither version.  Just plain horrifying.

  • jerry j.

    One I started to watch on cable once but could not finish was It Started In Naples, with Gable and Sophia Loren. Sophia looked great, but Gable was showing how sick he was and he was fat and his face was so puffy it was an ordeal to watch him onscreen. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GDT3D3PXG6JRSAAN5E43HWCXEE Ray

    i never want to see casualties of war again because it so brutal, angel heart, because it was so satanic

  • Papabill

    Any movie with Will Ferrell.  The A-Team (down right stupid).  The remake of the Thing with Kurt Russell. 

  • Christiana19119

    That loathsome “Capote”.  To this day, even seeing a picture of Philip Seymour Hoffman (whom I never liked anyway) makes me want to throw up.  There Capote was, trying to feed one of the killers to bring him back to life (God knows why — maybe so Capote could write a book and make money), and all I could think of was all the people who tried to feed desperately ill people who’d done no harm to anyone.  At that point, I walked out (something I almost never do).  My only regret is that I saw the first part of the movie, where Harper Lee is helping Capote get his story by tricking the boyfriend of the murdered daughter so Capote can get information from him.  Disgusting. 

  • Mountrath

    Anything with Tom Hanks.

  • T.M.

    The Master of Disguise!  Gross!

  • Ricdonahue

    Any Christian bashing movie’s and there’s quite a few

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

      Just as bad are all the really stupid movies that show the filmmakers complete ignorance of the whole subject.  They have a stereotyped template of Christians, Christianity, and the Bible in general.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hlynnknits Heidi Lynn McDonald Stetler

      I’m with you Ricdnahue. there aren’t many out there in this day and age that dont bash Christians.

    • hypatiab7

      That would be fine with me. I don’t like movies that knock atheists.

  • Crafty-lady

    Gone with the Wind…..a big waste of time!

    • Crafty-lady

      Oh, I forgot, The house on the left. I think that was the name of this horrible movie! There are a few that I watched and I didn’t hate  but were too emotionally charged for me to watch again. Like: the notebook, the fighting sullivans, An affair to remember to name a few. I won’t watch any movie that is sad and make me cry or that are based on true life tragedies. Those kind of movies stay with me and I can’t seem to shake their memory.  I want to watch movies that make me happy.

  • Cowanr

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original), because after the first few minutes, I had to run to the toilet and throw up.

    • Aaron

      I agree entirely,an appalling film on every level. 0 stars.1/10!

  • kikkimac

    There are probably a number that fit this list, but the one that comes to mind first is “Training Day.” It still infuriates me that Denzel Washington won his Best Actor Oscar for this. Not that his performance wasn’t good, but it was so over-the-top violent and I could see absolutely no redeeming value or moral or anything positive in it. Just seeing the name on a tv listing I have almost a visceral reaction to it.

  • Phyl

    I will never watch “FEED” again.  A very sick situation between three depraved souls.

  • Taluvskids

    There are three and I only saw these the first time because my son lked the directors of these films .
    ” Pulp Fiction ” ,” Goodfellas ” and some other crime based film of which the title escapes me..I find these movies disturbing since the characters hold no value to life. They are cold,heartless maniacs
    and it is scary to think that about 80% of the people living in the slums of New York are  JUST LIKE THAT!

  • Mr. Sunshine

    “Hostel”…..an absolutely vile disgusting movie without any redeeming value. I am not a squemish person, movie violence does not bother me but this movie was despicable. I like horror movies and I’m patiently waiting for someone to produce a good scary imaginative, believable, adult horror movie comparable to classics like “The Exorcist”, “Carrie” or even “The Birds”. I know I’m asking for alot as Hollywood continues to crank out inferior remakes, movies based on old T.V. shows, and now films based on video games and board games. Two other films I will never watch again are “Alpha Dogs” and “Wonderland” both based on actual incidents. I  remember reading about both of these brutal crimes in the newspaper and was curious to see how  the film makers would portray the actual events.  Production standards for both films were good, no complaints there, but the stories were very disturbing. “Alpha Dogs” is the true story about a group of bored, over indulged, spoiled teenagers, without morals or goals, who decide to kidnap the innocent younger bother of another teenager and hold him until a rather insignificant drug debt is repaid. With terrible tragic results. A complete waste of many young lives. I highly doubt the teenagers portrayed in this film would have amounted to anything in life anyway. “Wonderland” a true story about a group of sleazy druggies, porn stars, and assorted  low lifes who make a foolish decision to steal drugs and end up paying a horrifc price that resulted in one of the most brutal and infamous murder cases in Los Angeles. As I watched this film I found that I could not relate to any person portrayed in the film. I felt absolutely no sympathy for them. I felt as if I had rolled around in a gutter for two hours.

  • Bjodrie

    Any Woody Allen movie.He must have had something I could never figure out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

      I did like Midnight in Paris quite a lot, but that was an exception to the rule.  His movies are usually just whiney extensions of his own neuroses.  And I don’t like him personally, one iota.  Maybe that’s the real reason I avoid his movies.

      • NJ Lady

        Daisy — I love “Midnight In Paris.” This film was supposed to bring Owen Wilson’s career back to life. It would have if he had been given a role in another romantic, fanciful, physically beautiful film, similar to “Midnight In Paris.” Whatever happened to Owen Wilson? Has he retired? I think he was so cute and an excellent performer.

    • nicolas

      Well the two films by him I will watch over again. Annie Hall, over the years the film grew on me, especially when I was stunned to see my elderly father in the late 80’s enjoying that film, I did not think he would. Also, Bananas, I was just a young boy, perhaps 13 or 14. I wanted to go see the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes since it was Sherlock Holmes, Bananas was playing with it, and I really did not want to see it, but my father for some reason said, let’s go see this to. He was no Woody Allen fan, unless he had secretly seen some in the theater and I didn’t know about it (which I doubt) However with the opening scene with Howard Cosell, I was hooked, and laughed throughout the whole movie. Also some guy named Sylevester Stalone had a part in the movie, I don’t think he did much after that.

      • Doug Wallace

        Yeah, Bananas, Sleeper, Take the Money and Run, just funny stupid movies with one joke after another. Great mind-relaxing (no deep thoughts needed) fare with laughing, the humor was topical enough without being dated today, and satire that was gentle, which is hard to do.

    • Jena-Auerstedt

      Anyone who makes a movie a year is going to have some hits and misses. Some people love his earlier work — “Take the Money and Run,” “Bananas,” etc. I thought that the humor in those movies was forced and too obvious.

      He really hit his stride when he began working with Diane Keaton (“Sleeper,” “Love and Death”), although some of those films still have a lot of the sophomoric humor of his earliest work. But this was also when he did his masterwork, “Annie Hall,” which deservedly won an Oscar (as did Diane Keaton), and his other “one for the ages” was “Hannah and her Sisters,” in which he did manage to keep his own acting relatively in check — and “Zelig,” which is a fascinating faux history about the “chameleon man,” with some interesting real-life cameos.

      “Midnight in Paris” and some of the other movies he’s directed in the last 10 years or so (“Match Point,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) were also worthwhile, and the not very well kept secret is that the director Allen most admires is Ingmar Bergman. For a completely different kind of Woody Allen see “Interiors” — a spare family drama that is indeed very “Bergmanesque” and that has little humor, but is a well-developed tale of family dynamics gone wrong.

  • Doppleganger51


    • Annidez

      I was horrified to hear the long-awaited film adaption of tv’s “Land of the Lost” was a Will Ferrell vehicle. The 1970s show was low budget, but it involved some major writing talent, including Theodore Sturgeon and David Gerrold. The Ferrell monstrosity made the premise campy, toilet humored, and a big waste of copyrights on the title. As far as I’m concerned, I’d sooner give my admission fee to a junkie in front of the theater than spend it on a Will Ferrell movie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hlynnknits Heidi Lynn McDonald Stetler

      You got that right! I have never seen a movie of his that I liked and I’ve only seen two! Never will I watch a Will Farell movie again either!

    • nicolas

      I will have to respectfully disagree with all of you on him. Now, I have only seen two movies, so I will not say his other films are great. Could not understand why that silly Ice Skating movie made money over Grindhouse, however, the two films that he was involved in that really impressed me were ‘The Other Guys’ and ‘Stranger Than Fiction’. Wow, they stilll make intelligent movies today. If you look at the ‘Other Guys as just a silly buddy movie, and look at it just for laughs, I think your missing the point of the movie. It is really a insightful look at the US today, and a rather dark movie about where we are going. I am not familiar with his other films to be honest, but I would strongly recommend to give the two films I have mentioned a shot.

    • Jena-Auerstedt

      I run hot and cold on Will Ferrell. Sometimes, he’s in genuinely funny movies, such as “Elf.” Other times, it’s a pointless exercise in trying to show the audience that he knows he’s smarter than the character he’s playing — “Anchorman,” the retread of “Bewitched,” “Talladega Nights,” “Wedding Crashers” (don’t even get me started on Owen Wilson), Zoolander, etc. etc.
      Of course, this may explain the reason for Adam Sandler’s existence — to make any other awful actors appear talented by comparison.

  • patti5979

    As a number of previous people have said, anything with Will Ferrell.  Sorry, but I just don’t see how he’s “funny” or a good actor.  I love John Travolta as a rule, but I think Battlefield Earth is absolutely one of the worst movies I’ve ever set through and would never, ever see it again.  None of the Hostel movies, as I can’t even stand the commercials for it on TV.  I also have to agree with Bjodrie; never could see what was so great about Woody Allen.

  • Joanbrigham

    Saw.  My friends lied to me and said that no one got “sawed” and it culminated with me wanting the 2 hours of my life back.  Also I hated The Nine with Daniel Day Lewis.  That one netted me about 2 hours of angry diatribe from my husband, whose time was also wasted.  



  • A333

    Star Wars.  It was so hyped and it was so shallow and silly.  I left the theater feeling cheated back in the 70s and I haven’t seen any of the others since.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

      I guess that will put you into a small minority, but that’s okay.  I feel the same way about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  It bored me to tears after all the hype.

    • Rebel Ed

      It doesn’t matter, they’re just five more versions of the same story.  The saddest thing about “Star Wars (parts one through infinity)” is that people claim it’s Science Fiction. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

    The Cave!  We rented it and were sorry we wasted our time. B-O-R-I-N-G…

  • Djespo

    Almost walked out during Legends of the Fall, didn’t get all the hype.  Brad Pitt just kept leaving home and then coming back with everyone crying in the theater.  Once Anthony Hopkins had a stroke he was never shaven and always covered in a buffalo skin……….say what.  My cousin and I just looked at each other and said — this is it??? So many people told us how wonderful it was.  Yuck, big waste of time.

  • Msidd

    Anything with Hanoi Jane.

    • Rebel Ed


    • FilmFan

      So, you can’t let go either, eh? She has gone way beyond you and ED, the guy who’s sore that the south lost the war between the states.

  • Annidez

    The Black Dahlia by Ulli Lommel (2006). I saw it on cable, thinking it was going to be a James Ellroy kind of thing, but it’s not. It must be intended as a prolonged, artsy-fart metaphor for the porn industry, but the butchery with power tools was just sick without substance. Of course I watched the whole thing, thinking there had to be something redeeming about it, but the ending was more idiotic and grotesque than everything the rest of it. 

  • Dave in Raleigh

    There Will Be Blood…still haven’t figured out what it was about. The words boring, confused and stupid come to mind, same attributes as any Pauly Shore movie. There should be a rating just for Pauly Shore movies – M, for moronic.

  • Tbone

    tbone A.I and bicenntial man


    Ben Afleck Pearl Harbor  Phoney bunch of balony what you expect from the latest movie generation

    • http://www.facebook.com/LoneWolf632 Mike Sanders

      Wasn’t Pearl Harbor basically Titanic with bombs instead of an iceberg?

    • fbusch

      I agree, over the top. And trying to carry the same heros?? into ” thirty seconds over Tokyo”, (the Dolittle Raid). was a bit much. (guess the youngsters didn’t realize that you shouldn’t mess with history).

  • Rchowe

    I consider “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” one of the worst films ever made; and “Fargo” as perhaps the most overrated movie in many years.

  • Melvin

    I agree 100% that “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” was the worst movie I ever saw;  I walked out about halfway through.  I saw nothing whatsover of redeeming value in that movie.  Its production staff apparently was trying to latch onto the success of the “Valley of the Dolls” movie a couple of years before.

  • HB

    Alien. I was at its world premiere at the Seattle Film Festival in 1979. It was a midnight showing, and it freaked me out. I remember walking out onto the city streets at 2:30 in the morning and thinking, “There is nobody and nothing out here that could possibly be as scary as that movie.”

    • http://www.moviesunlimited.com George D. Allen

      I wonder if “Alien” may have been the last movie to date to truly have such an impact on so many people. Your story brings to mind that terrific anecdote about the woman who called up James Whale in the middle of the night after watching “Frankenstein” to tell him “I can’t sleep, so I’ll be damned if I’m going to let you sleep!” You usually hear most of these stories about that film, “The Exorcist,” and “Alien.” It’s a rare achievement.

  • Ariel

    Alien Apocolypse.  Bruce Campbell couldn’t save that one, and I’m a fan.  Also Apocolypse Now. 

  • Tleek

    Ben-Hur 1959 because my first wife watched it everytime it came on tv. And also The Color Purple same reason.

  • Unclemyron77

    caddy shack 2

  • Annette

    “Deliverance”  I simply hated that movie!

  • Publius

    The Movies I refuse to watch:
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.  It was on a “Fright Show” in the Eighties, and I could only watch 10 minutes of it.  I had to turn it off, and have never seen it since.  IT STUNK!
    Rubie.  Saw it in a movie theatre with my freinds where we were forced to sit through the whole thing.  This was the only movie I ever saw where the audience was more entertaining than the film.  They laughed at everything through this silly, dumb, boring script–poorly acted, and poorly edited.
    The Excorcist.  So much hype surrounded this movie when it first came out, I refused to see it; the whole idea made me sick, and my freinds kept talking about it and talking about it.  UGGHHH!  Leave me alone.

  • Doppleganger51

    besides  any thing  with will  ferell  he  is the absolute worst actor director producer ever  in the history of movies  other than that  I  wont watch  anything dealing with witchcraft   or demonic horror or  excessive  blood and  guts  violent sadomasochism or  gay garbage 

  • Gayle

    Heaven’s Gate, A Bridge Too Far, and Jaws 3 in 3-D. I couldn’t believe I paid money to see those movies.

    • Gayle

      Oh, and anything with Tom Cruise in it. Yikes…

      • Laura J.

        Agree!  And especially, War of the Worlds.  What a waste of everything!



  • Butch

    Night of the Living Dead..Mr. Roberts…and .recently “The Grey”

    • Skibum70

       You really should see “Mr Roberts” again.  The classic anti war movie with great humor!

      • Jonathan Silverberg

        Mr. Roberts is great, even though Fonda and Ford came to blows on set…but I’m not sure I would call it an anti-war movie…

  • Barenekd

    The English Patient, mainly because it sucked and hadn’t seen it mentioned by anyone else.. Horrible boring drivel.
    But there are so may more that I can’t count the ways!

  • Ohkennyo

    BLAIR WITCH PROJECT simply terrible after the hype.

    • Suzanne

       I couldn’t agree more.  My husband and I went to see what we thought was going to be a spooky movie – however, this mess of a “movie” (it was supposed to look like it was taken by a hand-held camera) was so stupid.  We would have walked out, but we just kept waiting for the movie to “start”, which it never did (you had to be there).  When it was over, everyone in the theater looked at one another in stunned disbelief !  The next day at the office I warned our little group to save their money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Iacampo/1369930940 Mark Iacampo

      Agreed. And the shaky lens thing made me sick to my stomach. This is why nobody watches home movies that are longer than 10 minutes!

      • KenR

        ….Mark is on the money here. Hand held cameras are the first tell tale sign of a cheap production, I can’t watch them.

        • NJ Lady

          KenR — The point of the “hand held cameras” was necessary to the main theme of the movie — college kids meandering through the woods, not professional Hollywood film producers.

    • NJ Lady

      Well, maybe there was a lot of hype, but Blair Witch Project had a unique theme — an academic assignment that sent college students into the woods — plus the style and mood of this movie, in my opinion, was gripping and quite unique, as compared to generic scary films.

  • Mr. Sunshine

    A few more….”Chariots of Fire”. Should have been called “Baskets of Boredom”. I was amazed when it won the Best Picture Oscar in 1981. Still amazed. “Return to Paradise”, a powerful but utterly depressing movie. I love Robin Williams but literally ran out of the theater half way through “Popeye”.  Although Shelley Duvall was the perfect choice as Olive Oyl…..I just couldn’t get into the movie

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Popeye is wonderful…the only live action movie I’ve ever seen which was also a cartoon in the best sense of the term…Williams and Duvall: screen lovers for the ages…terrific Harry Nilsson score, too…

  • Tammy

    I think the most disgusting, gratutiously sadistic and corupt film I had the misfortune to see in part was “The Human Centipede”. My kids lured me into watching without warning me. First experiment and I was out of the room. Totally grossed me out, I can still hear them laughing.

    • Bruce Reber

      Get some payback on your kids – talk them into watching a movie you really like, but you know they’ll hate – then when they react the way you did you’ll have a huge laugh on them!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHY5EVGOMMTHUW5FZQ243NTZME vickie

    The orginal B/W “Night of the Living Dead”  scared the —- out of me and I’ve never been able to watch it again.

  • Angelicat

    The movie I will never, EVER watch again?  A. I.  I thought it was the most manipulative movie I’d ever seen.  It made me cry buckets and I don’t like to cry over movies!

  • Laura J.

    The Dear Hunter comes to mind.  I stayed because I didn’t want make my friend leave on my account.  After it was over, he told me he felt the same way and only stayed so he wouldn’t spoil it for me.

    • Jblum315

      Maybe because you thought they were hunting “Dears”. They were DEER hunters

  • Bill

    ‘Holes’ what an idiotic utter waste of time.

  • B.Shields

    I was 17 from Canada in an american theater, watching Physco!
    The man beside me(unknown to me ) had his wife on one arm, and me
    on the other arm pulling him like a pretzel.  I couldn’t watch half of the
    picture, I had my head buried in his shoulder.  Never watch that again,
    had to take baths couldn’t shower for months.

    • BobW

       Janet Leigh couldn’t take a shower for the rest of her life!  It’s a great movie, but I will not watch it again . . .

    • DefmamaG

      This movie had me at the edge of my seat. Probably the most suspenseful movie ever. I would so watch it again but close my eyes at the shower scene

    • Jblum315

      What on earth is “Physco”? Do you mean Psycho, by chance?

  • Carl-Edward

    The much-praised: ‘Cul de sac’ is, I think, a piece of pretentious rubbish. I saw the film some years back – an excruciating experience – but decided to give it another chance last week. On this occasion, I found I had not the patience to watch it through to the end.

    The absence of narrative coherence was, I know, considered a mark of intellectual depth at the time it was made, but from my perspective, it is perverse. Equally, it does not afford the cast any opportunity to act – unless grimacing and moving about like an epileptic in the middle of a fit, are to substitute for this.

    The only decent film Polanski made was: ‘Chinatown’ – and this was marred by a modern perspective that clashes with the period in which the story is laid.

    Obtrusive direction is anyway irritating – which is why I do not like: ‘Citizen Kane’, ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’, ‘The Lady From Shanghai’ and: ‘Touch Of Evil’.

    • Cee19

      Sounds like you just resent good movies–its called entertainment; not the same as an english lit class. 

  • SMedlock

    #1 for me is The Exorcist, way too scary!
    #2 is Leaving Las Vegas, way too disgusting & gross!

  • Big Pauly

    Exorcist 2. The dumbest movie ever made!



  • Normangillen

    The War Lord (1965).

  • bill

    God! i’m glad to answer this question. of all the lemons i have ever seen ‘Toys’ with robin williams was so bad it smelled up my tv. i caught it on a movie channel and could not bear looking at it for more than ten minutes. if i had paid for a ticket at the theater i would have asked for my money back.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6CTT573JK6H32ZRXHE4XVIWPHI Shawn C

    I was channel surfing the other night, and happened to catch the last 10 minutes of something called “Hatchet 2”–and just those last minutes featured the most egregious “torture porn”/”slasher porn” I have ever seen. It wasn’t even good on a “ridiculously funny” level. 

  • TwentyCents

    “Bug” with Ashley Judd.

  • Smurray

    I plan never to watch “Grey” with Liam Nieson—-way too much profanity!!!  It took away from the movie.  It would have been much better with better dialog with other actors.

  • Wayne

    I’m not anti Tom Cruise but ‘Magnolia’ was the worst film I’ve ever watched.  

  • Netherlandj

    All Mine to Give – billed as a “Christmas movie” because it takes place during the holidays.  Spoiler ahead:  Parents die, leaving 6 kids.  Oldest son, who is 12 or 14, I think, has lost his arm and on Christmas Eve must find homes for his 5 siblings.  No one in this Wisconsin community (logging town, not camp), thinks of trying to find a way to keep the kids together.  So they all go to separate homes and he goes back to the logging camp to work.  What a delightful movie (insert sarcasm).  The holidays are depressing enough for some people without putting this movie on the air.  And TCM plays it like four times a year!!!!  (Yes, I know there are sad Christmas movies but this one is way over the top and horrible to boot.  Nothing like Christmas Eve to break up a family permanently)……

    • kathleenwong

      I can only guess that TCM does not see it the way we do. However it was common for a family to be split up, just easier, and way way before welfare and social services… most were in survival mode and could not handle another mouth to feed… and you are right. Glynnis Johns was in that too.

  • Kathy

    The first Alien movie.  If the theater hadn’t been so full, I would have walked out.  Also, Paint Your Wagon with Lee Marvin.  It was so boring I actually did walk out.

  • Rfd6019

    I don’t remember ever walking out on a movie but I did walk out on the movie, Red Tails. It was terrible. The African American pilots were portrayed as “Step ‘n Fetch It” characters when the truth is, they were all college grads, quite intelligent and well spoken.
    Combat flying as a fighter pilot is so intense, you don’t smile, laugh when an enemy plane is shot down, or fly without your oxygen mask securely in place over your mouth and nose. If you ever heard the clipped plane to plane cockpit chatter while engaging an enemy, you would find that the voices are usually two or three octaves higher than normal. Fear and adrenaline have a way of causing that.
    I checked with the IMDB web site and found no technical adviser listed. This movie could have used one.

    • C2012

      You are wrong on all counts.  Some of the advisors are still alive and have been guest on talk shows.  Not real to you maybe!  They lived it and don’t false pride projections.  Glad the film was made.

  • Pbrindel

    SEE RANKCousin cousine, the 1975 version. I walked out in the middle of my first viewing and then made the mistake of going to a movie with some friends and had forgotten I had seen it and didn’t want to insult them since they seemed to like it.  Never saw the 2005 version. 

  • Rblenheim

    Pink Flamingos.  It almost made me cry that the great art form which also brought us “City Lights”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Vertigo”, “Casablanca” and “Citizen Kane” could drop to such a level of sheer what is found in this piece of unmitigated garbage.

  • gliznorph

    “The Green Berets”  I can watch it if I skip the “war is good business – invest your son” propaganda piece at the beginning. After than it just becomes a cheesy war movie.

  • Talynir

    The Man Who Wasn’t There – what a dud.  Slow, boring, puppets would have done better acting. I’d have walked out in a second, if I’d been the one to buy the tickets.    The only movie I remember actually walking out on was Courage Under Fire – boring, slow, repetitive. 

  • Carolannolsen

    Sophie’s Choice.

  • kathleenwong

    Would you believe “Good Morning Vietnam? I can’t bear to see all those young souls and the total waste of humanity ever again. I had three brothers in the service and almost 50 years later they have PTDS… God bless all who serve.

  • Bridget

    “Last House on the Left”.  Wes Craven scared the total bejeez out of me.

  • Bridget

    “A Man and  A Woman” original, uncut.

  • fogelmama

    Inglourious Basterds. I would rather stare at a blank wall than watch it a second time.
    The first section mangled the history of France in the early days of the occupation. Murdering Jewish dairy farmers was a neat trick, given that there weren’t any. Then we got to see American Jewish soldiers torture and kill captured Germans who wouldn’t secrets, and I started rooting for the Germans.

  • Libertypointaa

    The one that comes to mind immediately!!    Silence of the Lambs    So sick! 

    • Keno Nash

      I love Jodie Foster. I’ve basically grown up with her. However, Bette Midler should have gotten the award over Jodie for her performance in the film, “For The Boys.”

  • Carolyn E Naclerio

    Love at First Bite

  • Gordon Stevens

    The movie I would never watch Lucille Ball as MAME….I didnt even watch the whole thing. I once told Judy Garland I had seen A STAR IS BORN 33 TIMES,she said ” My aren’t you a glutton for punishment”

  • Jcog1557

    “Scarface” with Al Pacino……tooooo violent and tooo much profanity;  covered my face for most of the movie and only stayed because my husband and I were with another couple who loved it.

    • Bruce Reber

      Check out the 1932 original starring Paul Muni if you want to see a violent movie way ahead of it’s time.

  • http://twitter.com/LarryCox6 Larry Cox

    I will probably get jumped on for saying that I cannot watch Singin’ in the Rain.  Everyone seems to worship this opus, but I have always found something very mean spirited in the treatment of the actress with the bad voice.  The switch from silents to talkies wrecked the careers of a number of actors, and all the singing and dancing and love between Gene and Debbie is jarring, considered the human drama that actually went on with the coming of talking movies..  

    • Jer

      Re-watch it, The Blonde, was the heavy.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Your so right, larryj…you deserve to get jumped on for saying this! It’s only the greatest musical ever made…

  • jeannie

    Titanic. How can watching people drown be entertaining? Never will I watch it again! Dont care if it IS history, There’s enough bad news to keep us depressed. And Sophie’s choice. Traumatising. The English Patient, hated it, still think of that girl dying alone in a cave.

    • http://www.facebook.com/LoneWolf632 Mike Sanders

      I kept saying “Would you hurry up and die already?” during the entire run time of The English Patient. I guess you have to be both English and Patient to like that tripe of a movie. Lawerence of Arabia it was not!

    • Bruce Reber

      I can correctly assume that you’re referring to the overblown, SFX-laden 1997 James Cameron version of “Titanic”. If you want a more realistic (IMO) version check out the 1953 movie of the same title, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb, and also the 1958 British movie “A Night To Remember”.

  • midnight phillips

    Bloody Birthday. An obscure slasher/killer kids film, its such a huge rip off of Halloween I couldn’t even sit through it. Add on a lame storyline and uncreative kills and your in for a horrible time. Edge of the axe is also a ripoff of Halloween, but i’d watch it again any day based on quality, no stereotypical characters and great acting.

    • GeorgeDAllen

      Far out — thanks for the addition to this distinguished list! I don’t recall ever knowing about this one. Looking up the various reviews makes me curious to see it–some feel the opposite you did & say it’s highly underrated–to learn if I too would abandon it after a single (or even incomplete) viewing.

      I could be wrong, but it looks like “Edge of the Axe” has yet to receive a proper disc release.

    • Bruce Reber

      The title is “Happy Bloody Birthday”, a B-slasher movie from 1980. It’s about young kids (about 10 years old) killing both teens and adults, using various ingenious and gory methods. I saw it on TCM Underground.

      • GeorgeDAllen

        Bruce–at first I thought maybe you were thinking of “Happy Birthday to Me”–but now I realize the movie you are referring to is called “Bloody Birthday”…which sounds like the kind of trash that might be right up my alley, so I may have to seek this one out right away. I must say, though, that “Happy Bloody Birthday” is a GREAT title that has yet to be used.

  • Sam

    “Armageddon” with Ben Affleck  – just plain silly.  Filmed like one big long video game commercial.

  • Battywac52

    The Hang Over, what a waste, and Dumb and Dumber, they were the 2 worst movies ever made

  • Brian Lawton

    David Lynch’s “Eraserhead” &”Dune” I know it’s Classic Lynch but….I felted like I was being Lynched.

  • Sanders_mike25

    Sophie’s Choice was too traumatizing for me to watch again. I keep seeing that look of absolute fear in that poor little girl’s eyes and hearing her pitiful cries made me want to reach into my set and rip that Nazi soldier’s throat out with my teeth. Had it been me in Sophie’s shoes, I would’ve punched that man in the face and taken my kids and ran. We’d all die but at least we would be together.

    The Sitter or ANY movie that has Jonah Hill as the main lead. I sat through nearly the whole movie and was like when is this suppose to get funny? Jonah can’t act his way out of a elementary school Christmas pageant and somehow he always ends up hooking up with some total hottie despite the fact he’s crude and one of the FUGLIEST “actors”, and I use the term lightly, on screen. Since when did he garner so much clout in Hollywood anyway? He totally butchered 21 Jump Street and made it into a damn comedy instead of an intelligent action drama.

    • GeorgeDAllen

      Thanks for the response — quite a few people tag “Sophie’s Choice” in this thread for more or less the exact same reason.

      While I haven’t seen “The Sitter” (because it didn’t look like I would be very much into it), I would part company w/you on Jonah Hill, if only based on his terrific turn in “Superbad,” a hilarious movie I really connected with as being very knowing about male friendships.

      As for his onscreen successes with beautiful women despite his not-quite-matinee-idol looks, I’d explain it two ways: in real life, of course, looks aren’t everything, and there are plenty of average looking fellows who score “up” by way of other desirable virtues–intelligence, confidence…and sure, power and money. Secondly, Hill gets the babes because it’s good box office to provide hope for Average Joes (Schmoes?) out there who will live vicariously through his exploits. For some, *only* vicariously, which makes his status as a hot commodity much easier to understand.

  • Madgrunt_crazy

    Boys From Company C. I had recently returned from combat in Nam [1969] and I found the movie to be laughable from the point of someone who had been through a war. “Boys. . . ” was an early Hollywood take on the Vietnam war years before Deer Hunter and Platoon. I don’t remember much about the film except for my impression which was that “Boys” was a rediculous and silly attempt at a war movie. I went to the flick with a civilian buddy and he thought the movie was a joke, too.

  • Barryfleckmann

    Excepting “Wall Street” (1987), ANY movie directed by Oliver Stone.  The man is completely and totally disingenuous.  That’s a ten-dollar word that means, HE LIES, HE TWISTS, HE DISTORTS!

    • GeorgeDAllen

      Why is “Wall Street” the exception?

    • Keno Nash

      Well, Wall Street seemed to be the last straight foward film he did. After that, everything he did looked like the product of a 4th year film student. JFK should have been called, Garrison, and was full of nonsense some younger viewers still confuse with facts. Natural Born Killers, I think, was making a statement about mass media and it’s possible effects on the population. I think Any Given Sunday is one of the best football films ever done, despite the “student” effects he now seems to favor. I’m not a great Oliver Stone fan, but I give him some credit for Platoon, Wall Street, and Any Given Sunday.

  • cindy

    Sophies’ Choice,I was 3 months pregnant when I saw this film.I still can’t imagine having to choose which child shall be given to the Nazi’s,and which child shall stay with his mother.I cried so hard in the theater,I was not alone. This movie was brilliant,as were all the actors,but,It’s emotionally draining,and exhausting.I have never watched Schindlers’ List,and don’t think I ever will due to subject material.

  • ravenwolfmoon

    Beyond The Gates of Splendor— Hated this movie. It thoroughly pissed me off how these women could so easily forgive their husbands’ killers and hang out with them.

  • Gtactandsing

    Dancer in the Dark with Bjork — definitely the worst movie I have ever had to sit through.  Second choice:  The Blair Witch Project; the trailer was more frightening than any of the movie was!

  • Wayne P.

    Its gotta be Deliverance for me…theres just too many hard to stomach scenes in that one so even the well-done and catchy banjo strumming tune by the blind kid doesnt save this one!

    • Bruce Reber

      Four Atlanta businessmen run into a band of backwoods people while on a canoe trip down a remote Georgia river – bad things happen – what you see is what you get!

    • Bruce Reber

      The kid wasn’t blind, he was mentally challenged. The tune was “Dueling Banjos”- it was a top ten hit in early 1973 and also nominated for an Oscar. What if the backwoods people somehow ended up in downtown Atlanta? It really would have been interesting to see how that went down! I’m sure “Deliverance” did for whitewater canoeing what “Jaws” did for beaches and “Psycho” did for showers!

  • Mark

    the human centipede its hauntingly narly but i may check out 2

  • entert8in

    Glad to answer this question.  Will Never Watch again–
    8 POUNDS with Will Smith (had no idea this was a morbid, tragic self induced suicide movie)
    APOCALYPSE NOW- a brilliantly filmed true horror story
    BLUE VELVET-  Oh my God, another modern day horror story- Bela Lagosi would be pleased. 
    Seen once, don’t ever need or want to do that to myself again.

    • fbusch

      Pork lips now, not a bad depiction of the ‘nam experience except when Brando is on the screen.

  • Cyfairbob

    “The Verdict” with Paul Newman. In my opinion,it is one of the most depressing and negative films ever made.

  • ClaudeBedell

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein is the most disgusting garbage I’ve ever seen for a half hour or so. I walked out.

  • The Blue Carbuncle

    Inglorious Basterds was the worst piece of garbage I’ve seen in recent years. It wasn’t historical, it wasn’t realistic, the acting was terrible, the plot was terrible, the gratuitous sex was insulting and did nothing for either the plot or the character development (we already knew the German was a bastard).
    If I’d seen it at a theatre I would have walked out. But someone who knew I liked war movies got this DVD for me without seeing it themselves, thinking it would be something like The Dirty Dozen. It’s more like on the list of worst dozen movies made in the 21st century.  

  • Billyboy53

    The worst film I’ve ever seen is “Barry Lyndon”.  Arch, pretentious, dimly lit by candles (!!), and with no discernible plot and wooden acting.  This is the last film I ever waited in line to see until “Titanic” arrived decades later.  This film,simply put, is a turd.

    • Bruce Reber

      When I was a teen in the 70’s I had a subscription to MAD Magazine, and they had a spoof called “Borey Lindon” – it was absolutely hilarious!

  • Jbruno

    Cloverfield— bigest bust I ever saw.  Boring- poorly made- no story

  • Mwr5

    I hear from everybody about this movie and I watched it 3 times just to see if I missed Something. I’m sorry to say that either I’m a moron or the U.S critics and movie going population are crazy. The acting is stale and the story is just not that great. Citizen Kane is the worst movie and The Silent Earth is right behind it. The latter is the only movie I have ever walked on and I have seen plenty of bad movies.

    • Wgoodwin

       You *definitely* missed something.

  • Doppleganger51

    any thing  produces  directed by or  staring  will  ferell  he  is  the worst  of the worst   any thing  he  touches  turns  from  very  good  to  revolting  disaster  and  when people  see their  beloved  films  remade   there  is a run  on barf  bags    he  is that bad and  worse 

  • Tsschall

    Okay, a TV episode not a movie but as about an 8 year old I hid behind the couch to watch the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man.”  I won’t give the story away, but suffice it to say it is the most frightened I remember every having been, and I’m pushing 60. I know I didn’t sleep that night, and I didn’t dare let mom and dad know I’d stayed up after my bed time.  Not sure if I sleot the next night either.

    • Pamhandle

      Sorry, but I loved that. The line from the woman to the guy getting on the spaceship will forever be a classic. Can’t imagine anyone not having seen that, but will not say more in the off chance someone has not seen it.

  • Tsschall

    Sorry – wrong page – mea culpa

  • Tsschall

    So, the comment I planned to make here is James Cameron’s Gaia worship movie, “Avatar.”  I admit the technology used to film it is amazing and very convincing.  The rest of the movie is all low point.  I guess Blue is the new Green.

    • flyingtoupee

      I agree with you for the most part, though I have a nice projector setup in my house, and I’ll sometimes play some of the more spectacular scenes in the film. Some of them look like the images described by Edgar Rice Burroughs and other pulp fiction writers come to life onscreen. But, overall, the story is awful, the characters are cliched, and the dialogue is depressingly bad. George Lucas is constantly berated for his wooden dialogue(deservedly so at times, especially the romantic scenes in ATTACK OF THE CLONES), but Cameron’s dialogue is no better. In fact, it’s worse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1653083050 Steve Nicewanger

    Peter Bogdanovich’s “At Long Last Love” with Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd. I would rather have root canal without Novocaine  then sit through any part of this God awful movie  

    • Bruce Reber

      I remember how much this musical disaster was harpooned when it came out in ’75 – Cole Porter must have turned over in his grave! Everyone connected with it deserves a big juicy raspberry!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJM3OPJ23PISNJN3KM3VC7FYBM DianeJude

    ‘Midnight Express’ is superb but it is so intense and dark, I would never want to see it again.  Two others in this great but never again: ‘The Pawn Broker’ and ‘Seven’

  • PKMeans

    Seven with Brad Pitt so horribly gruesome!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

      You’re right…..it was.

  • Designprose

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Expecting audiences to watch such gore is sadistic.

  • subabe

    Lawrence Olivier’s “Othello” and Olivier in the TV version of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”  He was P-U-trid in both, stealing the word from Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. I just want to slap him upside the head and say GET A GRIP!

  • Sandy G

    The Last King of Scotland – brilliantly acted, but there are several violent scenes that are burned into my retina, I had nightmares afterwards knowing that it was based on truth.  I couldn’t see it again.
    I would also put Pan’s Labyrinth along side it – again, extreme violence on screen, even worse as, unlike The Last King of Scotland, I wasn’t expecting it and it shocked me to the core.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurie.kadlec1 Laurie Kadlec


    • Pamhandle

      You are so right…it made no sense.

  • Afaceman

    Midnight Express,

  • Cheryl

    Warhorse!  Totally depressing; not one bright spot in the entire movie!  Only movie I ever walked out on!  Sophie’s Choice and Old Yeller were uplifting compared to this movie.

    • Lauradyoung

      I thought War Horse was a fantastic movie.

  • Barryybarra

    Tree of Life….what a ponderous and pretentious mess. In its favor is the cure it provides for insomnia. Rnners-up…..The English Patient and American Beauty.

  • Christiana19119

    Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman.  As a matter of fact, I left the movie (something I have rarely done in my life) when he was tenderly feeding one of the bloody killers.  I wanted to throw up, the movie was so awful.

  • Carol

    Psycho–I know, I know–it’s considered a great movie.  But it scared me so badly and the scare lasted for so long–even though I hid my eyes through almost the entire movie–that I would never subject myself to that trauma again. 

  • olegraymare

    Gangs of New York    Bloody, gross, no storyline and lasted FOREVER. Its sole purpose was to see how much sex and violence they could get into one movie.

    • KenR

      SPOT ON olegraymare: just yet ‘another’ Scorsese film, as with Taxi Driver, The Departed, etc,etc…… Joins nerdie low life Tarantino for moronic senselessnes. The world won’t miss much when their gone. 

  • Sharon

    Tree of Life   Brad Pitt

  • Rick A


  • Pauline L. Silberman

    “Psycho” is one of the movies I will never watch again.  It was just too frightening.  It was a good movie and I admit often I see a movie and I don’t quite remember it too well but “Psycho'”is not easily forgotten.

  • Jan

    The Exorcist…Even today, that movie freaks me out! Linda Blair’s eyes are so creepy and unforgettable. The first time I watched this movie, I was 19-years-old. It freaked me out so bad, I had nightmares for weeks. Another 15 years would pass before I convinced myself to watch the movie again. Thinking that I had matured enough to be able to watch the movie and not be scared afterwards, was definitely not well thought out. At the age of 34, I watched it again, with my spouse, and let me tell you, the nightmares I had afterwards, weren’t pretty. So now, I don’t kid myself about this movie. I just refuse to ever watch it again…NEVER!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

      I never saw this movie more than once.  I was around the same age.  My mother gave me the book to read while I was in college…..read it in one night…..and she told me she never wanted to see the book again…..give it to someone—burn it, was what she said to me.  

  • Ronster666

    Pulp Fiction – Useless violence.

  • Susan Green

    Quintet and Don’t Answer the Phone.  Two of the stupidest, no plot, no story, movies I’ve ever seen and wanted to walk out on, and I don’t walk out on movies easily.  Several others, but they were so bad I can’t remember their names.

  • Dog888k

    An old blockbuster I have an aversion to is Oklahoma. Yes it looks beautiful and the singing is great, but all those ballet sequences are painful to have to sit through.   

  • Pamhandle

    Doctor Zhivago. A movie glorifying a man cheating on his wife with a blonde bimbo. Sorry but can you say it is not about a man cheating on his wife or that the one he is cheating with is not a blonde young thing? You can try to make it look romantic, but it is what it is.

    • Lauradyoung

      I don’t think Lara (Julie Christie) was a blonde bimbo. That’s an unfair statement and denigrates women. Was Yuri Zhivago a “bimbo”? Of course not because he’s a man (albeit fictional). Why is the woman always a bimbo?

  • rory

    I will never NEVER watch  Silence of the Lambs again.  It was too real, too sick, too disturbing; too many people are doing these sick things.  I sure don’t need to see it in bloody gory detail.

  • rory

    OH yes, don’t forget The Black Swan.   Boy were they hurting for a good movie when they picked this piece of tripe for the awards.  It shows a sick person, so deranged that you aren’t even sure what is truly happening and what scenes are her insane delusions.  I was glad to see her die in the end, and I hate death and dieing.  I wouldn’t see that again ever ever.  I was glad it wasn’t based on a true story.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

      You and I, so far (haven’t gotten through this list yet) are the only ones to list The Black Swan. I was horrified; and to think she won the Oscar for this trash.

  • Vernita2004

    random hearts

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANGWK3I4VUQ43TYSN2VCCI5LRU Thomas

    Hated A.I.  It was a cliche of every movie ever made…I thought that it had reached an end point three of four times and it kept going…It was a miserable experience…

  • Romanoscott

    the remake of HAIRSPRAY- in spite of the interesting cast, the remake is unbearable. travolta is such a distracting absurdity that everything else is lost. when watching the 1988 original, the viewer is never really aware that Divine is a man. he IS edna turnblatt & it is a perfect film. no need to remake perfection only to capitalize on gimmickry & distracting ‘fat suits’. Jabba the Hut would be as believable an edna turnblatt as travolta was.

  • Amyjobeth

    robin and marion-too sad and depressing

  • Sallystyle

    I will never, ever watch The Sound of Music again.  My mom dragged me to see it when I was about 13 I think.  The children were nauseating.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SCWTD77OS6DXPKGOIZ5LNVXTLI Scott

    Gods and Generals. That could have been better, but they used the same actors(older) to play their parts younger than Gettysburg. Too much to say in too little of time.

    Gettysburg was a film about one battle, whereas G and G covered a lot more time. The war should have been covered in a series of films covering  a different battle/campaign each time.  

  • Gus

    Whose afraid of Virginia Woolf? It depressed the hell out of me for ages and when we came out of the theatre with all the others, there was hardly a word spoken. Such a savage bit of acting between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

    • Bruce Reber

      I’ve seen WAOVW many times – IMO one of the most powerful dramas ever put on the screen. I urge you to give it another look – I guarantee you’ll change your opinion of this fine movie.

  • JOE


    • hoogoo

       Will, you need to stay off this site.

  • GeorgeDAllen

    I’m hot ‘n’ cold on the Will Ferrell filmography. Some of his stuff I think is great, some others, maybe not so much. But your comment today brings to mind–for some strange reason–some of your previous observations about Ferrell…..

    “anything  produces  directed by or  staring will  ferell  he is  the worst  of the worst  
    any thing  he  touches turns  from  very good  to  revolting disaster  and  when people see their  beloved  films remade   there  is a run on barf  bags    he is that bad and  worse”

    “if  the remake  of  any movie  was   made by  will  ferell it  will  be  adisaster  of  epic porportions   he  ruins every  movie  and I  like  the originals much  better  than any  remake  I believe  there  is one  that  has been  done  over 4-5  times  and none  of  them are better than  the original”

     And then there was…

    “only  when someone  want  me  to  see a will ferell  movie and  doesnt  bring a barf bag  he  is
    the WORST ACTOR DIRECTOR PRODUCE  IN HISTORY  and everything he does  is 
    extremely  bad in poor taste and lacking quality  taste originality andany sense of  decency”

    Which was a little reminiscent of…

    “besides  any thing with will  ferell  he  is the absolute worst actor director producer ever 
    in the history of movies  other than that  I  wont watch anything dealing with witchcraft  or demonic horror or  excessive  blood and guts  violent sadomasochism or  gay garbage”

    …which was an appraisal that could, in some ways, be linked to:


    …a very heated set of criticisms, which harks back to:

    “Hi  Media55 I  would  have  to  agree  with you about  will  ferell he  is  the 
    worst actor /director/producer  in history I would  not  watch anything  he has done  even  if 
    paid  to  do so   on  the other hand  I do  like  Jennifer lopez”

    …which, notwithstanding the Lopez reference, brings to mind:

    “absolutely anything  with    will ferell in it  he can  take a  excellent  show and  do  a 
    remake  of  it that  is  so bad  it  would gag  a maggot he  is the  worst  actor /director  /producer 
    in  the history  of the buisness   I would  not  see any  thing  he does  even  if paid  to  do so”

    The question must be asked — Joe, what is up with you and Will Ferrell?

    I should be a completist. I left out these past critiques, which shed a bit more light on your take on Ferrell’s work:

    “any  picture with  will  ferell in  it  he took  some  favorite childhood  shows  and 
    made a remake  and totally  ruined them he  is  in my  mind the worst actor/producer /director 
    ever to disgrace a movie  ever now  as  far  as others  the Birds by  alfred  hitchcock  once  was enough”


    “basically  any movie  made  by will  Ferrel  he takes  a really  good 
    movie  that  you have  loved  and  does a remake  that  is worse  than  trash and  destroys  the movie and  all  the good it  represented   so  if  he made  it  or  has in  part in  it  i know  in  advance it  will  be horrible  and  why torture  yourself  and others  by  watching it “

    • fbusch

      Any one notice that most remakes are changed by people who think they are smarter and more talented than the originals or the authors? one exception being the remake of The Thing, since they didn’t have the special effects or the money for color in the original version, (The color version was closer to the printed story), which kept me awake for weeks. As to bad flicks, Barbarella, starring “Hanoi”, (I ain’t Fonda Jane). and a cast that must have been loaded and sent the film off for production before they sobered up.

  • jrr22

    Ok, now don’t everyone jump down on me but the one movie I vowed never to watch again was:  Gone With the Wind.  I couldn’t figure out why Vivian Leigh chose the wimp Leslie Howard over Clark Gable.  What an idiot.  Throughout the whole movie I just wanted to b….slap her for being so stupid.  Anyway, I saw the movie when I was 19 and haven’t watched it since.  However, I can honestly say that there were far too many movies that were either so GORY or SLOW that I would never take time out to watch it again and/or just stopped wathing it completely.

  • Sandy T

    Sophie’s Choice! Great acting but so depressing

    • Hildethon

       I am with you on this one, Sandy, but for my own reasons.
       All I kept thinking was, how stupid and selfish of Sophie to have an affair, especially one that could jeopardize her kids? The choice was never really between the two children. She made a choice to behave selfishly and engage in an illicit affair. Her total disregard for the predictable consequences was completely self-centered. I was unable to connect with the character in the book or on screen for that reason. Honestly, in both cases, I just wanted her to end the misery I felt when reading the book and watching the movie.

  • jenkirh

    Me, Myself, and Irene with Jim Carrey. SICK  SICK  SICK. The biggest waste of time and effort on Carrey’s part EVER!  I like all his other films and I do watch Dumb and Dumber when I can when it is on TV.  Just watch Me, Myself, and Irene if you can stand to, you’ll see why this is so incredibly horrible.  Whoever decided this was a good idea for this piece of S___ should never be allowed to make movies EVER again.The dog scene did it for me, couldn’t get out and away from it fast enough!  BAD  BAD  BAD

  • John Craig

    any movie by Terence Mallick  eg.  “Days of Heaven” and the rest because the soundtracks are always unintelligible…rotten articulation by actors…isnt the scriptwriter ever furious at the  cavalier attitude towards his dialogue by both actors and director…how do they get away with it in this digital age where sound is so advanced

    • Bruce Reber

      “Badlands” (1973) w/Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, the only one of Malick’s movies I’ve seen (several times). IMO one of the most powerful dramas of the 1970’s.

  • Arlenes40

    Joe vs the Volcano – The Toy: these two because of their stupidity. I’ll not ever watch again It’s A beautiful Life and Schindler’s List. Not that they weren’t great movies but both were so heartbreaking.

    • Bruce Reber

      Please see my above comment re: “The Toy” – glad to see someone else feels like I do!

  • Beansarelli

    The movie I will absolutely NEVER see again is The Piano.  Hated it is not strong enough.  Not ONLY is the plot boring, I saw WAY more of Harvey Keitel than I ever expected to see.  The only good thing about that movie was the music (okay Anna Paquin did a great job in her role).  Go ahead now and bash on me for hating this movie – but I won’t change my mind.  2nd choice: Dracula, Dead and Loving It.  I felt so sorry for Leslie Nielsen!

    • KenR

      Don’t feel as strongly as you, but sure do see what you mean

    • Bruce Reber

      Mr. Nielsen also did the “Police Squad” movies (based on his equally dumb, short-lived TV show of the same name) – those weren’t exactly gems either!

  • Afroman

    Independence Day.

    Reason : This movie is full of subtle prejudices, masked – at the surface – as “political correctness”.

    Ik the movie America is saved from destruction by aliens from outer space and for reasons of political correctness towards minorities the saviors are two true patriots, one with a jewish background and one with an african american background – BUT (and this is where the prejudices showed their face) it was the intellect of the jew and the physical strength of the black man who did the job.

    That made me sick.

    • Mvksmall

      Physical strength??  It didn’t take physical strength to figure out the complexities of piloting an alien craft, that took quite some intellect

  • Afroman

    If you have comments to my contribution below, please send them to Afroman1954@yahoo.com

  • Briandelliott

    Terms of Endearment………..

  • Cyn

    Deer Hunter,,,, very disturbing I agree. Platoon and Saving Private Ryan also turned my stomach. I know some Viet Nam vets and they won’t watch them, some walked out of the theatre.

  • Sabra916

    Boys Don’t Cry (Swank) Just not a feel good movie, even though great acting.
    Leaving Las Vegas (Cage) Same as above.
    Pootie Tang –  do I really need to comment on this one?
    Internal Affairs – (Gere) Great acting, just felt bad about the story line, hard to sleep after watching.

  • Sabra916

    Oh, and I had to give an honerable mention to Casualties of War – Still choked up about that movie and only watched one time, tear up thinking about it.

  • Rockzebra

    The worst movie I have ever seen is the filthy piece of trash titled “The Departed”  Any respect I ever
    felt for Martin Scorcese disappeared with the screening of that filthy piece of sh–.  Why does a movie have
    to contain tons and tons of foul and filthy language to be deemed a successful project??  I invite feedback from any and all comers.

    Mike Murphy

    • Keno Nash

      Well, that filty piece of trash won four academy awards including Best Picture and Best Director, plus Best Adopted Screenplay. It was basically an American remake of a film called Internal Affairs. That being said, the first time I saw it I wasn’t all that impressed either. It is, after all, a dark tale, filled with unlikeable characters, without a very happy ending. What turned my opinion around were the individual performances, nasty language and all, by some pretty diverse actors. A good combination of old vets, new stars, and some up and coming performers. Maybe you should give it another look… or not.

  • Nabpurple12

    Minority Report…couldn’t get into to it….just ridiculous, and Atonement…the book was great, and it won so many awards, but it just seemed so boring to me.

  • Jer

    “American Beauty”,”Cold Mountain”, “BrokeBack Mountain”. All lacked a moral compass,disturbing ideas about what some people think are okay to do/say/commit to. Some of the story lines are just crap. Poorly written stories that aren’t always believable,especially “Cold Mountain”.

    • Carol

       I have to agree with you about “Cold Mountain.”  It was a marvelous book, gorgeously written, but with an awful ending.  The movie could not hold a candle to utter beauty of the book.  I, too, hated “American Beauty,” not on moral grounds, but because it was a real bore–even though I love Kevin Spacey.  Must disagree about “Brokeback Mountain.”  I thought it was a touching story, played beautifully by an excellent cast.

  • Debbi

    Moulin Rouge….not the 1952 version (I liked that one), the 2001 version.  I RARELY will stop a movie mid movie.  I stopped this one after 1/2 hour.  Bizarre trying to be recognized as “artsy”. 

    • fbusch

      Even at the ripe old age of 14, the 1952 version of moulon rouge was a beautiful, tragic, attention holding film. (got to see it again recently), must find it on dvd again. As to the kidman butchery, ‘nuf said.

  • nick

    Most films we would really never want to see again. However, I guess the question here is what film somewhat impressed one, but you would never want to see again. When I saw in 75 Barry Lyndon, it was just amazing to look at, and was somehow mostly entertaining for that. But I remember when swtiching the channels, this film would perhaps be on TV, and the splendor would not be there from what I remember, as I kept switching the channel. That is the film, while I had a good cinematic experience, I could not really wish to see again. 

  • Mvksmall

    “City on Fire” with henry Fonda.  I bailed when someone had to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to a charred, vomiting person. And not even good effects.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXL72UYT4JH37EMDJ6OEVB6R44 jpw3415

    I have read some of the comments below and I know
    everyone has their own reasons for not wanting to watch certain movies more
    than once. Bad story lines, bad acting, bad directing and a host of other
    reasons . I have a film that is a marvel of technology and cinematography. A
    film created by a genius director. A film I cannot bring myself to watch ever
    again. Peter Jackson’s King Kong.

    Yes I know it is animated and computer generated, but
    Peter Jackson did such an extraordinary job of creating Kong, the beast became
    as real as any living, breathing animal could be. The problem is this one has a
    personality and a heart. You can look into  his eyes and see his pain and the heartbreak
    at the end of the film was more than I could take. This film broke my heart
    when I saw it in the theatre. I have never been able to watch this film again
    by choice. It is too reminiscent of man’s cruelty and greed towards animals.  

    • fbusch

      As one who grew up on the original 1933 version, I’ve found all the remakes guilty of manipulating the film to show how clever the newguys are. Peter Jacksons film was by turns dark and quite over the top, (where did the dino stampede and the crawlies come from? I will admit that the sunset scene was very touching, but a bit too human.

  • Jgriffin

    Wuthering Heights.

    I watched it with my wife. We both cried an agonised so much that we agreed to never watch it again. Only because we became so emotional about the characters and their pain.

    It is a truly great classic movie…but we cannot watch it again.

  • Beero

    Liar of The White Worm    This was the only movie that I ever asked for my money back. At the same time, 15 other movie goers also asked for a refund. 

  • Cbldw

    I’m not a horror fan so there are many “horrible” movies, good, bad or indifferent, that I’ll never see.  I’m not fond of 40-year-old male adolescent movies so that takes out half of all recent releases, and I’m not a fan of gross out humor, which throws out most of the other half.  I lived through Vietnam and watched it every night on the evening news.  I vowed I would never put myself through a Vietnam movie.  But what I have and will never see wasn’t the question. 

    I watched Unforgiven with my sister.  When the film ended, we sat stunned.  The movie is incredible.  Clint Eastwood is a master filmmaker.  And I consider Unforgiven, his absolute masterpiece.  It is also inexorably bleak.  There is a point in the movie where you realize that events have moved beyond anyone’s saving, and each and every character will end up damned or dead.  Sort of like King Lear.  I’m glad I saw it once because Eastwood presented ideas and issues in ways I’d never seen before or since, but I can’t watch this film ever again.

    I also watched All Quiet on the Western Front on TCM.  I knew what I was getting into, and I was right.  A powerful film.  And a one time only.     

  • http://www.facebook.com/BTerryMurray Beth Murray

    Love Story – Ali McGraw couldn’t act her way out of a wet paper bag.
    My Fair Lady – I hate singing.

    • Bruce Reber

      I like movie musicals when they’re good – however, MFL doesn’t fall into that category for me.

  • Oracle52

    Pulp Fiction.  I have tried several times to watch it and I always turn it off!

  • Lettydahlin

    All About Steve

  • Doublnot

    Event Horizon

  • Southfish


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FI5HHK2QNBPYXOOJUMLQRAVZOM Pacman

    8 below It is the only movie that at the end of i was crying like a baby.

  • Randallhorn000

    The Game.  I was with it all the way to it’s…ten endings!
    The movie really had me until those multiple endings. The film makers, (like so many today),
    just could never decide how best to end this compelling story. So when a movie holds you throughout & then chokes on a satisfying ending, you feel ripped-off.  Never again.

  • ebonicase

    I hated Stepmom. Kathleen Turner star was supposed tro be rising but this one must have did her in.  I turned it off when the fly landed on the stick of butter at the kitchen table. Real bad.

    • Bruce Reber

      Kathleen Turner starred in “V.I. Warshawski”, a cop drama from 1987. Has anyone heard anymore about that one?

  • Hoogoo

    Dr T and the Woman.  I’m sure Ed Wood is happy as a clam to be unseated by this monumental turd.  Uncomfortable from beginning to THE END.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

      Forgot about that one, and with good reason….lol.  Watched it on Showtime and was literally shaking my head at the end.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Claude

    Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. It was absolutely disgusting.

  • Jay Polerstock

    I want to make something very clear – I absolutely love Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson for their acting talent but I had a hard time sitting through the movie – Giant – which they both starred in. I guess that the story didn’t hold my attention. I am very aware that this is considered one of the greatest movies ever made and it is considered to be a classic – but this movie seemed so long and moved very slow. I feel that Elizabeth and Rock Hudson were in much better movies that held my attention and made me want to see what was going to happen to their characters by the end of the movie. I thought their acting was excellent in – Giant – but the story just did not excite me. I would not watch this again.

    • Bruce Reber

      “Giant” was the last movie in the James Dean trilogy. I agree that it’s a long movie to get through (a little over 3:30), but forget about Hudson and Taylor and instead focus on Dean’s powerful performance as Jett Rink, who morphs from young, aimless rancher to alcoholic, meaglomaniac oilman over a period of 25 years. Mercedes McCambridge also gives a fine performance in an all-too-brief role as Hudson’s sister.

  • Shboom43

    Any movie with Adam Sandler in it!!!   YEOOOOW

    • Enigma999

      You would not be so hard on Adam Sandler if you ever saw any Pauli Shore movie.

  • Film Fan John

    The horribly insulting and worst of all, boring GODZILLA re-make of 1998! The producers went so far as to show the original copyright owners (Toho), some mis-leading sketches leading them to believe that the new looking Godzilla would match the look of the classic Godzilla! They of course lied, and released a Jay Leno Jawed Iguana that looked about as dangerous as a multi-finned Gerbal. Just plain awful.

    • apache6

      “GODZILLA”(1998) was a good Monster picture,but it “WAS NOT” Godzilla !!

  • Rachel

    The Girl Next Door (2007). The movie was terrible. Not in the way you think though. It was well made. But it was thoroughly disturbing. I watched it with a friend at a sleepover. a few months back. It’s a bout a girl who moves in with her aunt after her parents died. Her aunt tortures her in the worst ways possible. After My friend and I watched it we vowed not to watch it again. The most grusome part of it though is that it actually happened. It was based on the true story of Sylvia Linkens. I was crying by the end of it. That’s how terrible it was

  • Biff

    Shoot Em Up……the worse movie ever made, it is probably not listed, must have been destroyed two weeks after hitting the teaters.

  • apache6

    “ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOS” I didn’t even last 15 minutes,and I love “BAD” monster pictures !!

    • Richiscott

       The only good thing about the movie was the title.

      • Bruce Reber

        Which good movie title are you referring to – PNFOS, AOTKT or FHIC?

    • Enigma999

      Liking “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is not the point. It is purely for the experience. How can you go to anything called “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and think you are going to see something serious. Perhaps “Plan 9 from Outer Space” would be more . Try watching it to the end. It actually gets better.

      • apache6

        “PLAN 9” was so bad it was good,Attack of the killer tomatoes,was just bad !! Another one thats so bad it’s good,is “FROM HELL IT CAME” ya gotta love the “TREE MONSTER” !!

  • Johnny Sherman

    Star Trek: The Movie–so exciting I fell asleep;
    Out of Africa (sent me out of the theatre);
    Bruno–way too graphic, unfunny, and low-brow caricature of gay men

  • Terrislaughter1395

    David Bowie’s movie, The Man Who Fell to Earth…..awful

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

    The Black Swan, the one with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis….the worst EVER

    • Hildethon

      I agree. What a terrible waste of many talented actors. I wish that I had not wasted my life on that one.

  • meeka

    This would have to be the original texas chainsaw masacre, eeekkksss!!!

  • Tamandjoe81

    Two very different movies: Face Off and Citizen Cane.  I sat through Face Off once when my car overheated right in front of a movie theater. I had to wait for it to cool down to add coolant, so I thought what the heck, how bad can it be?  I sure found out. Absolutely asinine.
    Citizen Cane is sometimes hailed as the Greatest Picture Ever Made, so periodically over the years I’d watch it over again, trying to appreciate the “brilliance”.   I have since vowed never to waste my time on it again. It impresses me as THE single most overrated piece of movie making of all time.

    • KenR

      …..Agree with you Tam’81 on ‘Face  Off’ don’t come much lower!
      Another matter with ‘Cane’ Must have been quite something to audiences in its day.
      Pure Style!

    • Tleek

      I know it is your opinion but Citizen Kane is one of the greatest examples of story telling.  

  • Raven111cats

    The Entity. It scared me so much I’m afraid if I ever see it again I will attract something like that.

  • vlbptt

    Memento & Sex, Lies & Video Tape – because they suck!

    • Gclure

      I liked Momento, but I do think Sex, Lies and Videotape sucked.

  • Alikev

    Bridesmaids.  Not one funny moment in the entire flick.  I was happiest when it was over.

  • bygeorge

    I walked out, almost cursing under my breath, on Moulin Rouge with Margot Kidman, about 20 minutes into the thing. It was awful. I also noticed several other guy’s followed me out. They needed a leader to get them out of their seats.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Ferrante/100000671220210 Carolyn Ferrante

      bygeorge — tsk tsk You all should have known better! Margot Kidman?

    • Bruce Reber

      Either you’re referring to Margot Kidder or Nicole Kidman – which is it?

  • bygeorge

    I meant Nicol Kidman. Shows you how much an impression she made on me. Sorry

  • Dog888k

    Adam Sandler’s Punchdrunk Love leaves a very memory of the time I wasted watching it

  • Dog888k

    Sandler’s Punch Drunk Love, and the movie version of Hair make me sad to think of the time I spent sitting through them.

    • KenR

      …Spot on, sure was a dog, 888k but then, so is up to 90% of this mundane perfomers work.
      Lowbrow, for the un-thinking masses

  • Joestalin

    The Black Swan; Godawful

  • http://www.facebook.com/delores.phillips.5 Delores Phillips

    Clockword Orange

    • KenR

      Have to agree Delores, Kubrick was so overrated, over blown, and just plain egotisticaly ugly.

      • Rick A

         Hey There JJ,
        I’m going to shock you, when I first saw ‘CLOCKWORK ORANGE’  way back when,
        I kind of enjoyed it in an off beat way. As to Kubrick totally overrated. They say what killed him, was when viewed “EYES WIDE SHUT’ for the first time, he was sHOCKED
        it killed him.


        • KenR

          Ahhha R.A. so it was self induced sewerside!

          And to Rickylivid:
          I did see  “The Killing”  several times. Enjoyed it to a degree, but would have been better if left as the simple story it actually was ~ instead of being so un-necessarily convoluted. That was part of Kubricks problem, he attempted to turn all his simple works into something they were not, pity.

          As for  ‘Paths of Glory’  It’s on my top ten ‘best of all time’ list.
          But, lets thank the control of Producer Kirk Douglas for that.
          Kubrick needed someone to put the brakes on his over-indulgences.

          AND, heres another for you, never yet seen a ‘Carry On’ I could ever sit all the way through! maybe the closest was Stranglove. Never mind – takes all kinds.

          • Bruce Reber

            “The Killing” – IMO one of the best film noirs of the 50’s, with a superb cast, script and direction by Kubrick. “Paths Of Glory” – one of the most powerful anti-war dramas ever. “Dr. Strangelove” – a dark comedy/satire without equal. “2001: A Space Odyssey” – one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever. “Lolita” – one of the best dramas of the 60’s. SK certainly deserves to be mentioned with the greatest directors of all time!

      • Rickylivid

         I agree that Kubrick’s later films were not as good as his early stuff. You obviously haven’t seen “The Killing”, “Paths of Glory” (in my view one of the best films ever made) or “Dr Strangelove” Egotisticaly ugly? Perhaps you’d be better on some “Carry on”s.

        • Percy

          Paths of Glory is a great Book. The movie was/is not!
          Kubrick’s movies are mostly Cr-p!!!

    • Grover Richardson

      We all have our likes and dislikes.  I consider Clockwork Orange the top number 1 movie of all time.  Excellent satire.  I almost wet myself laughing at Alex.  All the Best

      • KenR

        …Yikes Grover, if that’s your best, would hate to see your worst!.

    • Doug Wallace

      What? Incredible dialogue (sure it a liitle work to get it), classical music, and a scifi theme of political mind-control. Yeah, it had some violence, but that really wasn’t the point. Looks pretty quaint in that department today with as the Saw movies and horror flicks now.

  • Ohkennyo

    The Blair Witch Project,Can’t believe I sat and watch the whole thing theres a couple of hours of life I’m not going to get back!

  • Dog888k

    One I have tried to watch at different times over the years but cannot get through more than maybe the first 20 minutes of is Kubrick’s Lolita.  Me and that movie just do not like one another.  

    • Bruce Reber

      IMO “Lolita” is a fine, well-acted movie – or maybe you’ve got an aversion to the older man-obsessed-with-young girl thing? Or maybe Peter Sellers’ performance? (his creepiest IMO).

  • Rick A

    Right on Ohkennyo

    A real piece of Junk, to be delivered to the Trash Can.

  • Cookielu1999

    A foreign film called Stray Cats.  There is a scene where a man is going berzerk and portayed to be beating his beloved cats (the cats are never shown), but the sound of the terrified felines is just so real that I am uncomfortably suspicious about what kind of protection animals in film are granted in the Asian country of origin.  Granted the film is not a very worthwhile film in the first place, but I will never watch the film again soley because of the sound in that scene.

    • KenR

      Many movies from all origins, fit this sumation Cook’999. There are just too many that hit the screen that don’t even rate a release. An increasing number do seem to be Foreign.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.sexton.77 Leslie Sexton

    The Silence of the Lambs, it is a great film and my FBI trained, cop husband loves it. I simply can’t watch it, much too scary. This guy was real and did those things. They used his case as a teaching lesson for serial murders at the Academy when my husband went through. Ewww. Can’t watch the other ones either. 

  • JMS

    Blair Witch Project (1999) was a cheap gimmick and total crap. I would also like to have those two hours of my life back. More recent titles would be A Serbian Film (2010) and Gaspar Noe’s Irreversible (2002)… not because they are crap but because I simply don’t need to see them again. They both contain visual images that cannot be unseen. Having said that I rate Irreversible very highly and consider it an absolutely brilliant piece of film making. It’s just not something I need to see twice. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) was garbage but possibly not entirely Kubrick’s fault since he passed away before the final edit so from what I understand they didn’t throw away a scrap of film which made for a long and tedious journey especially in light of Nicole Kidman’s brutal butchering of an acting job. 

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Couldn’t have said it better re Eyes Wide Shut…

  • JMS

    I can’t even bring myself to watch Moulin Rouge (2001) once let alone a second time. 

  • AmusedAgain

    Ghandi.  I felt like it played out in real time.

  • Gclure

    Funny Games (2007, the American version)  Unbelievably brutal, and seemingly for no reason.  The ending was horrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1653083050 Steve Nicewanger

    Ken Russell’s 1971 film “The Devils” with Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. About halfway through the film my wife , who was an Oliver Reed fan at the time told me she to leave because watching the film was making her ill.I have to admit that after leaving the theater, I felt like I had to take a shower, and I never saw another Ken Russell film.

    • KenR

      ….Your wife was right Steve, no-one needs this stuff in their heads. They should have left him in the Detox tank. Seems each time he came out of rehab he made another film….just to make ‘us’ feel and think as grotty as he did. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004488580416 John Patterson

      “Magruber”.2010.Now some movies made from SNL sketchs are very good ike”The Blues Brothers”and”Wayne’s World”.
      Some,like”Steart Saves His Family”;”The Ladies Man”and”Mary Katharine Gallagher:Superstar”were real stinkers!!
      “Magruber”fell into that category.The problem with”Magruber”wasn’t the cast.
      Will Forte and Kristen Wiig are hilarious but the problem was that they couldn’t decide if it wanted to be a straight out action pitcure like”Die Hard”or a straight out comedy like”Three Stooges”or”Bridesmaids”!!
      And the scene where Ryan Phillipe stuck a stalk of celery up his patootie just wasn’t all that funny!!
      If Seth Myers did a”Relly??!!”about it on”Weekend Update”it’d probably go like this:”
      “Magruber,Really??!!Kristin;Maya and Will,What Were You Thinking??The Celery Stalk Up Your Behind??Really??!!Where You Trying To Cater to the’Gay Vegetable Fetish Crowd??”.

  • Kathy

    I won’t watch Old Yeller again, not because it wasn’t a good movie, but it was the saddest movie I ever saw.

  • Kadyh2

    A few come to mind. Endless Love, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Thin Red Line. Boring, boringer, boringest. 

  • boomer

    Marathon Man with Lawrence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman, not only because it was moronic, but because of the dentistry-sans-novocaine torture scene.

    • Bruce Reber

      Also, the movie that gave us the infamous question “Is it safe?”.

  • Bob

    Slumdog Millionaire:
    When the little boy was being blinded so he could make more money begging for the men using him,
    I was actually crying, I had to stop the movie at that point. I was so disturbed I never finished it and never will. I gave the dvd to a friend to get rid of it. 

  • Bob62

    The remake of “I spit on your grave” If you thought the original was a stinkburger TRY watching this.

  • Hockeyguy

    How about one that is widely considered to be a serious contender of stinker of all time,,  Ishtar…
    I have watched about 5 minutes and found that to be 4minutes and:55 seconds too long.

    I find that both stars are vastly overated usually making one good movie to about 8 stinkers…..

  • Rhill3850

    2001/ A Space Odyssey. I was on a first date with a guy who wanted to impress me; thought I would die I was so bored.

    • Archie Leach

      First time I saw it was quite young and didn’t follow much after the apes. Went to see a showing in college figuring I was too young to understand the first time. It turned out I was. I was too young to understand what a bad movie it truly is!!!

  • dog888k

    Fellini Satyricon I rented once to get foreign movie culture, and Playboy gave it good reviews, but I had no idea what Fellini was trying to do. (The thing was based on a very fragmentary ancient Roman novel).  Maybe it was a satire on decadent ancient Rome or modern Italy, and was visually striking, but imo it stinked.

    • KenR

      Sure was a ‘dog’ 888k  Fellini, another overrated producer of films about social odd-bods.
      OK if you like odd-bods, otherwise stay away.

  • Graham

    I will never watch Larry Crowne again-absolutely one of the worst movies of all time. The only reason I did not turn it off halfway through was because I thought “surely this will get better, surely this will get better, surely this will get better.” I will also never watch Fox and The Hound again because I can’t stand watching that poor fox being left in the woods by the old lady at the end. I swear I wasn’t able to talk about it for years without crying. Then, I thought “oh, maybe now that I’m an adult I can cope with this because it’s just a cartoon movie,” so I watched it again only to find myself in a deep state of depression for many hours thereafter. Since I can’t watch this movie, I won’t even bother with Old Yeller…

  • dog888k

    There may have been one showing of a TV movie made around the time of the Bicentenial in ’76 of April Morning, based on a novel about a kid who fought at Lexington and Concord, by Howard Fast.  It was not bad for getting the history local color and details right, but the girl cast as the 1775 local Concord heroine had the worst case of Valley Girl accent imaginable. Worse than Moon Unit.  “Like the British are coming for shure, gag me with a spoon
    ohmygawd ” She ruined the whole movie with her voice. If  April Morning should ever be shown again on one of the family channels be forewarned of what you will hear.

  • Vince

    Million Dollar Baby. That movie made me so sad that no matter how “upbeat” the possible reunion of Frankie with his daughter was. I can never watch it again.

    I thought it was a great movie. But I like happy endings. The fate of Maggie was just too depressing for me to ever watch again.

  • Hajo

    I’ll never watch, ‘The Mist’ again, horrible downbeat ending. I’ll never watch two nightmare inducing films again either, Lars vonTrier’s ‘Antichrist’ and David Lynch’s ‘Eraserhead’.

  • Drl1

    Shadows and Fog(Woody Allen)  Absolute Drivel

  • jimjn

    Old Yeller- The 1957 movie:
    I watched the movie only once, when I was young.  After that, I was so sad I was miserable for
    days. Still makes me sad just thinking about it today.  


    Blackhawk Down – 2001 movie: Well made and engrossing
    move, based on a true story. I felt so intensely disconcerted I did not want to
    continue watching, yet I was glued to my chair and felt compelled to see it all
    the way
    through. Very powerful and unsettling.


    Gone Baby Gone – 2007 Movie: Any excellent movie
    all around. Very realistic but a very frustrating and sad ending. The end solidifies
    the essence of the reality of this movie.

  • King Bushwick the 33rd

    “The Glass House”and”Magruber”!!
    (1)”The Glass House”-SoSo’thriller’,SoSo plot.
    Two kids’parents die in a mysterious car wreck.
    Their father’s business partner adopts them.
    Turns out that dad’s business partner was emblezzing the company
    so he’arranges a mysterious accident’that kills the parents.

    He finds out that if both kids die,their guardian gets their inheritance,so he-SurpribusSurpribus!!-tries to arrange yet another’mysterious accident’to kill the kids,but the spunky big sister-Leelee Sobieski-turns the tables on them instead!!

    Dumber than a box of rocks!!Threadbare and predictable plot-Hell!!You could fax the next scene!!
    Saw it on a date with a girl I met online who brought her pet ferret along!!
    First and only date!!

    (2)”Magruber”.Big screen adaption of Will Forte’s SNL Character.
    When they try to make a big screen version of an SNL sketch,it meets with mixed results.
    Some are good-Blues Brothers,Wayne’s World.
    Some-and most-are pretty bad:Stuart Saves His Family;Coneheads;It’s Pat!!The Movie.
    “Magruber”most definitely falls into the latter!!

    Not that it didn’t try,I mean you have Will Forte;Kristen Wiig and in a cameo Maya Rudolph
    as well as Val Kilmer;Ryan Phillipe and Powers Boothe.
    But the problem was that it didn’t know if it was supposed to be a parody or serious!!

    Plus,don’t forget Will Forte shoving the stalk of celery  up his butt and hopping like a rabbit!!
    Here’s what I think it’d been like if Seth Myers did a”Really??!!”moment on Weekend Update
    about”Magruber”:”Okay.I saw’Magruber’and here’s my comment on it!!
    Sticking a stalk of celery in your keister!!Really Will??
    Sticking veggies in your rear??What were you thinking Will??I mean’Really??!!’Were you trying to market that for the Gay Veggie Fetish Crowd??Really Will!!”.

    • Rockinrobin29419

      The date sounds like a good candidate for a character in The Glass House Revisited!

  • fredde11

    The movie ‘Reds’ starring and directed by Warren Beatty. It has to be one of worst movies ever. The Story went nowhere, no statements, no discernable plot. Warren was busy being the Director and Star because he was
    the Star De’ jour. He supposedly could do no wrong, and none of the Hollywood ‘elite’ would ever admit to it.
    The movie stunk to high heaven and was closely followed by McCabe and Mrs. Miller. The day Warren Beatty learns to act is the day Tom Hanks becomes the Elephant Man.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      McCabe and Mrs. Miller is one of the 10 best westerns of the 70’s…and in the top half…

  • Larrykandel

    the sound of music and any shirley temple movie–i cant stand “cutsie movies”

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      John Ford’s Wee Willie Winkie is a fine Shirley Temple movie.

  • dude1936

    Last Summer.  The rape scene at the end left me angry.

    • Bruce Reber

      Every scene in this movie left me angry.

  • Rebel Ed

    “Brother Bear,” “Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man.” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”  I could add a few others, but it’s embarassing enough to admit that you suffered through these three.     

  • Llmathies

    Stephen King’s “The Stand”.  It was long and boring.

    • Bruce Reber

      “The Stand” wasn’t a movie, it was a TV mini-series that first aired on ABC in May 1994. Since then, it’s aired a few times on the SYFY channel.

  • Rockinrobin29419

    ‘Jennifer on My Mind’.  Billed as a beautiful romance about “the girl he could never forget.”  Sadly, the film turns into the story of a young man and his first real romance, a girl who is rapidly declining into the insurmountable chasm of heroin addiction.  And why can’t he get her off his mind?  Because at the end, he loads her dead (from an overdose, of course) body into the trunk of her (Daddy’s) sports car and heads back to the city.  When the car breaks down, he simply gets out and walks away, leaving Jennifer’s body in the trunk and leaving him to wonder how long it will be before anyone finds it!.

  • Lauradyoung

    Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. I adore Richard Gere. Great movie. But I’m an animal lover and it was way too intensely sad. I couldn’t keep myself together.

  • Ed Tully

    “The Crying Game”  That movie premiered around Valentine’s Day.  During it’s first weekend out, the front page of the Sunday newspaper entertainment section contained the feature column entitled “The 10 Most Romantic Movies of All Time”.  Along with classics such as “The Way We Were” was listed “The Crying Game”  So I took my wife to see it that evening.  Needless to say, neither of us thought it was the least bit romantic and I’ve never forgotten how I was bamboozled into seeing that film.

  • Herb Conlan

    “Streets of New York” was so violent I left in the first 10 minutes and would never consider watching it again.  I realize our society is violent and this kind of film segues right into that attitude but somebody should have stopped its release considering the affect on viewers.

  • Kyle678

    I will never watch The Yearling again.  I was nine or ten years old the only time I saw it on TV.  I am now several decades older and, still, all I have to do is see it mentioned on TCM and the tears weld up in my eyes.

  • Rushtom

    Only two for now—“Ground Hog Day”–with Bill Murray, what a messed up movie! and “Ferris Buellers Day Off”
    I like Matthew Brodrick, but not in this movie–please give me a break!

    • joel

      I think Ground Hog Day was great! So there you go!!!

      • dirkwrestler

        I like Bill Murray, but Groundhog Day and What About Bob? are just THE worst!

        • Bruce Reber

          Bill Murray playing the whacked-out groundskeeper Carl in “Caddyshack” IMO is his absolute funniest performance! He practically steals the movie, and that’s not easy considering his co-stars (Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight et al).

  • Debdo19

    Wow Irv, that would be my answer as well,  I don’t think anyone who was affect by that war could not have been affected by that movie.  I could never bring myself to watch the Deer Hunter (only little parts) again.

  • Max Roberts

    Walked out of some ghastly Tom Cruise movie called Legend back in the 80’s. Should have walked out of Inglorious Basterds…the most overrated, terrible movie in years.

  • Canzady

    The Saddest Music in the World…Isabella Rossallini should cringe each time this is mentioned. Absolutely stupid. There’s 100 minutes of my life I wasted…until this movie, I would have said the King Kong from the 70’s. Best worst line in that is said by Jessica Lange as she is in Kong’s hand. She looks up to him and says, “What’s your sign?”

  • Rookaloo

    Avatar. I didn’t last even 20 minutes.

  • Keno Nash

    I see a wide variety of opinions here. For me it’s anything with Jim Carrey. Years ago I saw “Peggy Sue Got Married.” There was one actor in the film I just couldn’t stand. When I saw the film recently it turned out to be- You guessed it- Jim Carrey! They call him a genius… (YAWN) I think he’s an overblown, overpaid, over-rated, JERK! That’s just my opinion. Others can enjoy his “genius.” I won’t watch his films– Period!

    • http://www.facebook.com/tamara.hance Tami Grover Hance

      Yes yes YES!!! The single most overrated comic actor of our time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LoneWolf632 Mike Sanders

    A specific movie would be Sophie’s Choice. To this day the choice scene gives me nightmares. That poor baby’s haunting cries as she’s ripped from Sophie’s arms still makes me want to ripped that man’s throat out with my teeth.

    For an actor/actress in general it would be Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill. I don’t care how much clout these two doofuses have in Hollywood, these guys just aren’t funny. Granted Superbad was hysterical but each movie they do just get worse and worse. (Pineapple Express was great but Franco stole the show in that one.). Vince Vaughan is another and that’s only because he plays the same lug who turns out to have a change of heart in the end in every movie he does.

    • LB

      Superbad was stupid but funny, especially McLovin’. On the other hand, I hope I never see the threesome scene again in Get Him To the Greek – just mean-spirited, ugly and awful.

  • mike j

    HACHI, with Richard Gere. It was absolutly a great movie , so good it broke my heart, and I never want to feel that bad again. it’s bad enough you have to endure in real life heartache when a loved one or pet dies or gets sick, but not to have to go through it on the screen. I have a little dog (first we ever had} and he is sick, and my wife of 51 years is sick. I don’t need a movie to be in pain.

  • azviewer

    Blues, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” top the list!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.rhue.3 Jennifer Rhue

    -I tried to watch Deliverance (it was a class assignment) and couldn’t do it. It was morally reprehensible. The instructor allowed me to view a different film.

    • Bruce Reber

      Two questions – 1.Exactly what did you find morally reprehensible about “Deliverance”? and 2. What was the other film you viewed?

  • John M

    ” The Green Mile”….overly disturbing film….didn’t appeal to me at all.

  • David Briggs

    “Francis” with Jessica Lange … the most depressing movie ever made. It starts out depressing and and keeps getting more depressing to the end. The director does accomplish one goal in that he portrays depression so well, that the audience leaves the movie depressed themselves.

  • thackeraybill@yahoo.com

    Forrest Gump was the biggest waste of time of any supposedly entertaining and well received movie I’ve ever wasted my time watching.

    • dirkwrestler

      I agree Bill, that and American Beauty!!!

  • Linda M

    While I should have walked out of several movies, one which comes to mind is Deep Throat; but the only movie that I recall actually walking out of was Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
    A more recent movie that I should have walked out of was No Country for Old Men, which was a total rip-off of any “B” rated Mexican mafia movie. I am sure that Mexico would not even consider one of these stupid movies for an Oscar would they have their own movie academy. But what did we do, we didn’t just consider it but actually awarded it an Oscar! Unbelievable!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Ferrante/100000671220210 Carolyn Ferrante

    I think I was a teen and was taken to see “Dondi,” some pathetic war orphan. Also, any movie with John Wayne in it. Oh, let’s throw in Ben-Hur, to which I was also dragged to as a young teen.

    • joel

      How could you hate Ben -Hur??? It was probably the greatest epic of the 50’s.

  • Natasha the Cat

    I like Julia Roberts, but….lasted fifteen minutes viewing “Flatliner”. Very dark. Give me light with “fluff and fantasy” in a movie theatre. Also cannot tolerate Sally Field using the Academy Awards to give her diatribe to express her politics.

  • C.J. Gelfand

    Anything with Mel Gibson. He’s a drunken, anti-Semitic sleazebag.

  • Trystan

    Beasts of the Southern Wild. Rvu kidding me. I will never watchbagaain. Like watching paint dry….

    • LB

      I totally agree. Didn’t want to be around those people (aka “beasts”) ever again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michele.gordon.52 Michele Gordon

    The English Patient was cruel. It never seemed to end. Beloved was another awful film. Oh, and 3:10 To Yuma got me so upset, I threw up. You shouldn’t have to sit through a film for almost 3 hours and then the hero gets it right at the end of the picture.

    • Bruce Reber

      Watch the original 1957 “3:10 To Yuma” w/Glenn Ford and Van Heflin – one of the best Westerns ever made!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Iacampo/1369930940 Mark Iacampo

    There’s a lot – but the one that comes to mind is “The Wrestler.” That movie was so damn depressing I felt like slitting my wrists afterwards. Yeah, the acting was great, but damn, I don’t need to watch films that make me depressed; life does enough of that on its own. I watch films to lift me up!
    I walked out of one movie – one of those old, cheesy barbarian flicks that piggy-backed on Arnold’s Conan success. ATOR. Good god….

  • Bighoss

    The End of the Road, with Stacy Keach. Must be the low point in Keach’s career, but if you want a movie where someone has sex with a chicken, this one is for you.

    • Bruce Reber

      I’ll stay away from this one thanks – I’m not into movies where anyone has sex with a chicken or any other kind of animal.

  • ybarry45

    Watchmen: It was like watching Gone With The Wind (great movie) twice on slow speed. Everyone talked slooooooowy. I rented it at the video store. When I took it back, I explained to the clerk that both my parents suffered from Alzheimer’s and because I might suffer myself, to put a note on my membership, never to rent this movie to me again!

  • Antone

    In spite of the danger of attack by lynch mobs, my choice is Gone With the Wind. Ten minutes in, I was already muttering “Frankly, I don’t give a damn”. Four hours of woe about the fate of useless narcissists losing their life of mindless self-indulgence. I also plan on not attending another perform-ance of the play “The Cherry Orchard” for the same reason. WHO CARES!!

    • Bruce Reber

      I’m totally with you on GWTW! I managed to get through ONE viewing (though just barely) – I wouldn’t touch it again with the proverbial 10-foot pole!

  • Monique LaCosta

    The Green Mile. The actors were steller but the story line is bogus. I have 3 rules when watching movies.1. Don’ gross me out-mice or rats in a movie. 2. Do not show any harm toward a little child-rape and murder of twin girls. 3. Do not blame or frame any black man for doing something he did not do- framed M. Duncan for killing those girls and making him look simple minded. Also, Pulp Fiction, Birth of a Nation-subtitled: The Klansmen. Sweet November, Sleepless in Seattle both are boring to me. I love Stanley Kubrick. There’s too much violence and nudity in A Clockwork Orange but that movie is well made and well crafted.

  • hypatiab7

    I will never see Mission: Impossible due to their making Jim a traitor. And, I’ll never see
    Apocolypse Now again because the movie traumatized me. I was in a total daze all the
    way home on the el and a bus.

  • twoshoes4u

    African Queen aside, I flip the channel on K. Hepburn. She appears archly arrogant and her voice is grating. Street Car and Guys & Dolls aside, Marlon Brandon mumbling through anything else is intolerable.

    • Bruce Reber

      Marlon Brando’s pathetic attempt at singing in GAD was REALLY intolerable! The only reason he got the role of Sky Masterson was because producer Sam Goldwyn wanted Gene Kelly and MGM refused to loan him out. Frank Sinatra, who played Nathan Detroit in GAD coveted the role also, and either him or Kelly would have been fabulous as Masterson.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Boy, there are an awful lot of folks who will disagree with you about Kate…Bringing Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story are in the top 100 movies ever made (so is African Queen)…she is superb in Alice Adams, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Adam’s Rib, The Lion in Winter, Stage Door, Little Women…and she was one of the 10 most beautiful actresses ever (what a set of cheekbones!)…

  • twoshoes4u

    Anything with Hanoi Jane, excepting Cat Ballou. I may be nuts here, but Hanoi had darts in her blouses to accent her bazooms and I find it annoying that she is promoting her “perfect body.”

  • Doug Wallace

    Any movie with Jay and Silent Bob. Tried to watch, but yeeesh.

  • Doug Wallace

    White Christmas, the remake of Holiday Inn. Horrible movie, horrible songs (except for the last one), all the characters were self-serving jerks, the plot was Hollywood spongecake and insults the mind on so many levels. I know some people say they like it, but they are probably lying. I tried watching it again recently, and couldn’t get past the “Snow” song somewhere in the middle of this mess.

  • Gary

    Any Jane Fonda movie for going to North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.I am a Vietman veteran and I depise her for it.

  • duckman

    The movie was called CHARLIE BUBBLES. All I remember is that LIZA MENELLI ( sorry about the spelling) was in it. After the two dudes added spaghetti and tomato sauce to their wardrobe, it was downhill all the way. I watched the whole movie hoping it would get better, but it didn’t. I’m not against LIZA, she was great in ARTHUR with Dudley Moore.

    • Bruce Reber

      Didn’t you see “Cabaret”? IMO she gave her best performance.

  • Carter Peterson

    CONSPIRACY. If you’d seen it, you wouldn’t have to ask.

  • Innisfree

    I’ll never watch “Message in a Bottle”! It was a very good movie, UNTIL…the last few minutes. It seemed like the director suddenly suffered a horrible break-up, & lost all interest in finishing the movie; (let alone ending it in the way it was set-up to, from the begining. Paul Newman & Kevin Costner were Excellent, as were the other actors! Such a waste, for what could have been one of my Best Loved Films.

  • Mike48128

    There are so many in this category. I can’t choose just one.The Hellraiser and Nightmare on Elm St. films. Anything in the Alien or Jaws series. Silence of the Lambs. The Boston Strangler. Psycho. The Exorcist. Sophie’s Choice. Shendler’s List. The bad remakes of: the Body Snatchers, The Thing from Another World, Invaders From Mars, and War of The Worlds. Species and similar aliens-that-eat-humans-for lunch films. Even Gremlins 1 and 2.

    • KenR

      …I can see the reasoning in your selection Mike, though many won’t. While its true many movies are downers, I can take ‘some’ of these their quality merits.

    • Joel

      Obviously, you don’t like Horror or Sci- Fi. This doesn’t make it bad.

  • Mike48128

    Why is simple: If it is disgusting in a monster or gory sort of way or incredibly sad, like Sophie’s Choice. (My #1 never to see again film). Why sit through or own a film that turns your stomach?

  • Skippy

    Probably The English Patient this by far was the slowest moving depressing and useless movie i almost sat through doozed a few times and could not wait for it to end. Of course only second to that fiasco would be Yentil BA BA Streisand what a lousy movie plus i personally do not care for her.

  • mike

    I will link Straw Dogs and Casino as the type of film I will never see again if I can possibly avoid It

  • Watchingwolf

    Passion of Christ

  • Marci

    Two that really stand out for me are: “Pulp Fiction” ridiculously stupid. and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and I love, love, love musicals. If I had gone and paid to see either one of these I would have walked out and demanded my money back. There are other very bad movies out there but these two seem to have a cult following, but for the life of me I cannot see the attraction.

  • KenR

    Pretty good selection Marci. It’s often amazing what people are prepared to call a ‘good’ film.
    Many have become so easilly pleased with poor writing.

  • facetfact

    Anything by Jason Siegel – his movies are painfully boring. The Five year Engagement – worst movie I’ve ever seen and at least an hour too long. I should have left the theater 40 minutes into that disaster – I don’t know why i didn’t….

  • facetfact

    I will NEVER EVER forgive Walt Disney for “Old Yeller”. I’ll never put myself through that again.

  • Percy

    The last movie I watched in a theater was ” The Last Picture Show” 1971. One of the best “natural, no training” actors ever and a favorite of mine Ben Johnson won an Oscar but it was a downer movie. Since that time only a hand full of movies that I have seen on TV have been anything but trash.

  • cinemabon

    First, “A.I.” because I hated it… I don’t like seeing children victimized. Second, “Schindler’s List” because I watched the film with Holocaust survivors and the experience was just too emotional, but a great film nonetheless. Both are Spielberg’s movies – the first a bust, the second – genius; from the same man… go figure.

    • Bruce Reber

      I saw “A.I.” on TCM 9/20/13 and thought it was very good. The idea for this movie was Stanley Kubrick’s, but after his death Spielberg took it over and tried to maintain Kubrick’s vision for “A.I.” If you want to see a movie about the victimization of children I suggest “Night Of The Hunter” (a murderous preacher stalking two young kids). IMO there’s way more of that in NOTH than “A.I.”

      • cinemabon

        I went opening day and watched with inexplicable horror on my face and revulsion in my heart as Spielberg ripped out what little empathy I had when the last reel came up. Several people walked out. The film has divided my “critic” friends down the middle (also see IMDB-split 50/50). I admire Steven so much. I even loved his flops. But I can’t bring myself to find anything but disdain for this picture (AI). Sorry

  • Bruce Reber

    Any James Bond movie from the 90’s and early 00’s with Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig, the 1976 remake of King Kong, The Exorcist II-The Heretic (1978), Dune (1985), 3 with Liza Minnelli-New York, New York (1977), The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) and Tell Me That You Love Me Junie Moon (1970), Love Story (1970), any of the Psycho sequels, Cleopatra (1963), Streets Of Fire (1984), Repo Man (1984) and Swamp Thing (1982).

    • Bruce Reber

      Two corrections: the Brosnan Bond movies were OK, and I could watch them again, but not up to the 007 portrayals by Connery, Lazenby, Moore and Dalton. I’ve never seen any of the Bond movies with Craig as 007 (I hope to soon), so how can I say I’ll never again watch a movie I’ve never seen?

  • Trystan

    Sophie’s choice……just kill me now!

  • Bruce Reber

    Michele, when you mention 3:10 to Yuma, are you referring to the 1957 original with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin (one of my favorite Westerns BTW), or the totally unnecessary 2002 remake with Cameron Crowe (which I didn’t see)? Also, I only saw about 5 minutes of The English Patient and didn’t see Beloved at all, so I can’t say anything about them. Re: remakes-I don’t care for any 21st Century remake of a classic film-the originals are the best and they can’t be improved on by any of today’s so-called directors and actors. Leave the great classics alone!!!

    • Gary B.

      What about the upcoming remake of “Citizen Kane” with Jack Black as Charles Foster and featuring Marisa Tomei, Tobey Mcguire, Armie Hammer, Mia Wasikowska and Lindsey Lohan….(Rumor is..It’s suppose to change EVERONE’S minds about Jack Black as a credible dramatic lead) Anyway, I suppose you’re going to judge THAT film before you see or don’t see it !!!

      • Gary B.

        oops…EVERYONE’S minds…NOT EVERONE’S minds….

      • Laust Cawz

        A 21st century remake of “Citizen Kane” with Jack Black? How many things are wrong with this idea?

  • billyboy53

    “BARRY LYNDON”. Without question, the dullest and most boring, most badly directed and poorly acted, and impenetrably dark film of all time. Who ever decided Marisa Berenson could act, let alone Ryan O’Neal? Godawful.

  • Kat

    I won’t watch any movie with Jane Fonda – anyone who knows what she’s done, knows why and before you pay any money to see her, please read about her first. I won’t watch Bridge On The River Quai again because it was haunting and burned in my memory as is the whistle song; The Days Of Wine and Roses with Lee Remmick and Jack Lemmon. I was about 12 when I saw it and I swear its the reason I will never be an alcoholic – I think ever teenager should be required to see it.

    • Gary B.

      ANY movie with Jane Fonda??? Are you kidding??? Did you forget “Barbarella”?…Va va va voom

    • Virginia

      Fonda’s politics were probably Not what they were going for when this topic was introduced. If that were the case, I could start eliminating a few Hollywood types from My list.

    • jbourne5181

      oh get over yourself, a lot of us protested that stupid war, even those of us who were in it

      • flyingtoupee

        Fonda had a right to her opinion against the war(when it comes to any modern warfare, I myself am almost a pacifist, because so many innocent people are killed in mass missile attacks). But she collaborated with people who were torturing our soldiers. Even she regrets it now.

  • Isis

    I have spent about 15 minutes and I KNOW I will think of more movies later. But here’s what came to me:
    The Exorcist
    Love Story
    Old Yeller
    Silence of the Lambs
    The Silver Chalice (sp?)
    Willard (sp?)
    Blue Velvet

    • Bruce Reber

      I’m totally with you on “Love Story” – one of the dumbest lines ever spoken in cinema history – “Love means never having to say you’re sorry!” Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw just before they starred in two of my favorite movies – “What’s Up Doc?” (O’Neal) and “The Getaway” (McGraw), both from 1972.

  • Gary B.

    “Grandpa Eats a Chicken Sandwich” 78 Minutes of Hookey Sentiment and an obviously bad luncheon choice… Supposedly a “lost” classic but I found it to be entirely lame. I was hoping for the old gent to choke on it….But no such luck

  • mpl

    Last Exit to Brooklyn. I watched it when it came out and vowed I’d never see it again. TOO DISTURBING.

  • merrgaret .

    I truly expected Citizen Kane to be a really good movie since so much was made about it. I thought it was a very bad movie and I will never watch it again.

  • Brigz

    “Francis” with Jessica Lange. Excellent acting but the story was soooo depressing. It started out depressing and went downhill from there. It should receive the award for “Feel Bad” movie of all time. It was so depressing I felt like making an appointment with a psychologist when I left the theater.

    • SML

      I personally liked Francis (it’s playing now on Retro), but your point is well-taken. It is difficult to watch. The real Francis Farmer was a lovely woman (prettier than Jessica Lang) and even in her major film, Come & Get It!, was obviously vulnerable. I guess when I watch films like this, it makes me ashamed when I complain about stupid stuff. I had a good home life & obviously this was something denied to Farmer.

      • Venice

        Threads can be fun but sometimes people are judgemental…in reference to “Hal Hooper`s ” comment…Liking Tarantino does not make you a sick individual…His films are stylish ,entertaining, wonderfully edited, great dialogue and his use of music is cool. I`m not even a fan of violent films or horror or action films but his style works for me. So quit with the name calling….

        • KenR

          Hey Venice, I couldn’t find Hal’s comment, but just consider that he or she may be a little more discerning than you tend to be. No matter how stylish or slick a movie looks, it can easily qualify as rubbish. Tarantino burst on the scene with good reviews (from some sources), then quickly found to be a flash in the pan copycat. Poor writing, TV advertisment style editing, and a knowledge of hit parade music won’t please eyeryone. Some of us want inteligence and humanity to go with it. The easily pleased may go for trendy color and movement without ever knowing the difference, but thankfully it won’t do for us all.

          • Venice

            Hey KenR,
            Films don`t always have to have “intelligence and humanity to go with it” to be entertaining. For example, I studied and played a lot of classical but I can still appreciate pop music for what it is. There are many directors I like, Robert Altman, The Coen Brothers, Baz Luhrmann, Roman Polanski to name a few and for all various reasons. You`re just a film snob who thinks his taste is all that matters. Les goûts sont pas à discuter…in plain english, There`s no accounting for taste or to each his own.

          • KenR

            …Venice, there is nothing ‘snobbish’ in the word ‘discerning’
            In many of my past comments I also have said ‘To each his own’
            but this also means that you too, have to allow others their opinions -without labeling them ‘snobs’ ~ that sort of imature name calling is simply a cheap cop out. Many of my favorite films are little shows, shows that are made because someone cared enough to say something–not just get rich quick– or a push for overnight commercial popularity.
            Many are also films made by relative unknowns, not the ‘big’ names you are so quick to flaunt amoung your list (whos the snob?) Also seems a bit like most of your fav film makers have been known for their nastiness, but that’s your choice. As mentioned ealier: you might not even know the difference, it’s possibly what you grew up with. ‘Entertainment’ without conscience is barren. You can continue to put others down if that pleases you, but I have better things to do. Enjoy….

          • Venice

            First off KenR, I was reponding to another thread that you didn`t bother to try and find before bestowing your infinite wisdom on that comment. The man claimed to like Tarantino is sick, that`s like saying Disney flicks is for sissies. I was just defending myself to someone as opinionated as he. So you could have just minded your own business on that one.
            Secondly, I mentioned a few directors so how is Robert Altman nasty?? I like Woody Allen too! I am quite the film buff…I have a wall of 9ft by 9ft of dvds….So my taste ranges from Disney to independent films, to dark comedies, to intertnational to musicals. It just drives me crazy when people fault others for liking something which this man did and you just had to support him in the process. You don`t even know me. I won`t even bother listing anymore films cause you`ll just find something else to fuel your ridiculous argument. The question was what movie will you never watch again NOT what do you think of people who enjoy this film and this director which is what this man did and you got on the band wagon with him…you can both just Fuck Off…how`s that for maturity you ape.
            PS. You ARE a snob, you just won`t admit it. Your taste is right others wrong.

          • Venice

            Oh and Ken? Tarantino is not a flash in the pan; I admit Django was a bit of a disappointment personally speaking although many at my video store felt the same but the man is a genre in itself. So what if he borrowed from other directors like DePalma; it was an hommage to him!!! I`ve seen many films I like trashed here like “Harold and Maude” it`s a classic! Ruth Gordon was superb. People are just too sensitive about what “topic” they don`t want to see on film and accuse others of being sick or weird or lacking taste for liking it. I know the difference between a well crafted film and a movie made out of total commercialism.

          • Jonathan Silverberg

            I think Robert Altman was one of the 10 greatest filmmakers of all time, and I think that Tarantino movies are unwatchable.

          • KenR

            ….Thank you Venice for confirming your imature attitude to a simple shared blog. I’m pleased though, to know you can enjoy other entertainments from your 9 x 9 wall. Oh by the way, I’m first to admit I’m often wrong, but do like to share the ‘thoughts’ of others as well, and if I happen to see some I share similar feelings with, have the freedom to give them some healthy support….

          • Venice

            I`m glad to see that you have better things to do KenR. Healthy support? I call it harrassment. You didn`t even read the guy`s thread calling Tarantino fans sick…how healthy is that and you obviously didn`t get my point…instead you were looking for a fight ….I`m done with you moron.Don`t bother responding, I won`t read it you pompous ass…and lastly…. you have the freedom to go fuck yourself lol.

          • KenR

            ….with that, I rest my case.

          • Terry Powell

            I thought the same thing. I like Tarantinos films, some more than others, but that makes me sick? I’d guess the guy saw Reservoir Dogs and maybe Pulp Fiction. But what about Jackie Brown? One of the best Elmore Leonard adaptations with heart and soul, with a sweet and chaste love story contained among the double crosses.

          • Ken R

            …T.P. n’ Ven’ Your both sort of right, but that’s just about all I have said all along. I’m leaving you to your tastes, but let others have theirs too. No harm done in letting others vent a little honest steam….or is there? Good on you Hal (wherever you are…just hope your not a space station computer…)

  • Art

    Buckaroo Bonzai. I like silly movies, this movie was in a whole new realm.

  • Sapara

    Pulp Fiction. Way too much violence. The scene with Uma Thurman overdosing was just sickening. yuk!

  • puppy pink

    most horror movies, need i say more

  • FalmouthBill

    I couldn’t list one, if I didn’t like it, or didn’t finish it, I forgot it, and erased it from my memory bank ! There are some films that were so bad I purposely watch them again, giving them cult status, one that comes to mind is What happened to Teddy Bear, with Sal Mineo, and Juliet Prowse.

  • Mark Lovejoy

    The exorcist–not good enough for a second time Love Story–the syrup in it belonged on pancakes, not a movie screen! Passion of the Christ–maybe it’s me, but the violence was a little over the top.

  • drpiggins

    “The Boyfriend” with Twiggy and I can’t remember who else. Perhaps it was what I’d ingested before the film but I thought it would never end. When they were dancing on this huge revolving vinyl record I told my wife that we had to leave. It was one of the only times she agreed with me.

    • Bruce Reber

      Hmmm – dancing on a giant record – I gotta check that one out! “The Boyfriend” sounds like one of those “Brit-Mod” movies of the 60’s. Is it available on DVD? I remember seeing Twiggy (nee Leslie Hornsby) on her TV show (in ’67 I think), and also doing a cameo in “The Blues Brothers”.

  • SML

    Elephant Man…sad, depressing, abusive…makes me want to quit the human race. WILL NOT WATCH IT. Deliverance was on that list for me as well for ever so long, but now I can take the disgusting, squeal-like-a-pig rape scene, although barely.

    • KenR

      SML, at least the Elephant Man offered some ‘Humanity’ amidst the wretchedness.
      Deliverance didn’t.

  • SML

    Oh & The Mission…totally graphic & disgusting. I notice it is hardly ever played anywhere…ditto Elephant Man. Perhaps others feel the same way…

    • KenR

      ….Not so SML, the only reasons these two remarkably fine films dont get screened is because they are too intelligent for the programers of general low grade TV etc.
      Not to mention the likes of the general, unthinking, unfeeling, audience they cater for.

  • Jan

    I can’t watch The Elephant Man again. The film was GREAT, but anyone with any empathy within them feels at least some of the pain. I simply can’t take it.

  • Virginia

    Here’s just a few on my “never watch again” list. Some of them may be because I know the ending, so why watch the beginning again. Others, not because they are Bad movies, just something I don’t want to experience again.

    Silence of the Lambs
    Thelma and Louise
    The Exorcist
    Django Unchained
    My Left Foot
    The Elephant Man
    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
    Elmer Gantry
    The Fly (second version)
    Death Becomes Her (Meryl Streep)
    Stepford Wives (second version)
    Pulp Fiction
    Behind the Candelabra (HBO Movie)
    The Children’s Hour
    Training Day

    • jayalay

      Oh I hatted Django Unchained too. What bloody crap that was. And I wouldn’t even torture myself by seeing the remake of “Stepford Wives.” There could be no topping the creepy 1975 version with Katharine Ross. Nicole Kidman needs to STOP. She’s the queen of the stinker remakes… “Invasion” and “Bewitched” … pee yoo.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      You name 15 movies, and I agree with you on 14 of them…Elmer Gantry is very good…

  • Kyle

    Requiem for a Dream. Very good, but far too depressing to want to sit through again.

  • Lynn

    A CLOCKWORK ORANGE….Takes reality of the times too far….with society being so divided, feeling very vulnerable…..The film left me feeling that the world was just an ugly place we were stuck in with no hopes for a peaceful future.

  • -Griz

    CALIGULA the worst piece of s— I have seen.

    • raysson

      If you think CALIGULA was the worst piece of s— that you have seen….Avoid EMMANUELLE. And any of the films with either EMMANUELLE OR EMANUELLE starring either Sylvia Kristel or Laura Gemser.

  • Laura A. Saunders

    Titanic (shuddering)-I had no interest in seeing this movie. I knew I wouldn’t like it. My best friend talked me into going just so I could say I had seen it. It seemed to go on for an eternity. I just kept thinking to myself “JUST DIE ALREADY!”. Yet they diddn’t. I have actual anger towards this movie. Three hours (although it seems WAYYYYYYY longer) of my life I’ll never get back. Terrible terrible dreck.

    • Bruce Reber

      That seems like an awful lot of torture to endure just to say “you had seen it”! You should have waited until it came on cable TV, then you could have turned it off. I hope your friend hasn’t talked you into anything else you’ll end up regretting – I hope you get those 3 hours back somehow! I highly recommend the 1953 original starring Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb.

  • Elizabeth

    2001 A Space Odyssey. I fall asleep every time I try to watch it. It is so boring

    • rhill3850

      Worst movie I have ever seen; thought I would die before it was over. Long, boring and made no sense. Still remember after all these years. (rhill3850@yahoo.com)

    • swordfish

      sorry it is the best movie ever!!!

  • Seamus57

    I will never again watch Night of the Chicken Dead, I thought I’d seen everything when I watched Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, but Night of the Chicken Dead was far worse than that.

  • jayalay

    “Dances With Wolves.” I know it was a well-made good movie, but too depressing for me. They killed all his animal friends, and his wife! How about “Soul Plane” for a horrid movie experience? We did get up and walk out on that one.

  • DEWright

    I could never watch “SYBIL” again. I was enjoying the story until along came what her mother did to her as a child. It was so disgusting I couldn’t sleep many nights afterwards. It haunted my mind daily…

  • Al Hooper (E-HOOPER.COM)

    I’d watch anything with Jane Fonda in it. A great actor who has provided us with many fine films. And I’d walk a mile to avoid any film that Quentin Tarentino had anything to do with. The man is sick, and anyone who claims to like his films is equally sick.

  • Bruce Reber

    One movie I will absolutely never, ever watch again is “The Toy” – bigoted, racist Southern millionaire (Jackie Gleason) hires an African-American man (Richard Pryor) to pose as a ‘robot” for his spoiled rotten, potty-mouth brat of a son. I saw this once on TV many years ago, and that was more than enough for me! I call “The Toy” a comedy without any laughs, and racially offensive to boot!

    • raysson

      Bruce Reber:
      I saw THE TOY in the theatres that day it came out in December of 1982. I saw it once in the theatre and from then on I refuse to absolutely never,never,ever watch it again. It was racist and offensive in all aspects. THE TOY was in my opinion the worst Jackie Gleason movie ever made,and the worst movie in Richard Pryor’s career. Pryor during the mid-1970’s and all through the 80’s was at the top of his game as Hollywood’s biggest African-American boxoffice star(WAY before Eddie Murphy came along),but when this film came out in 1982,his status at a bonafide boxoffice star dropped quick with THE TOY! And from the previous comment? When was the last time you saw this movie on TV? Some cable channels and stations REFUSE to air it due to its racial overtones and stale comedy.

      • Bruce Reber

        Thanks for confirming my opinion of a movie that deserves to fade into oblivion ASAP!

  • swordfish

    twister and the first time I saw it I liked it I hate the 2 main characters

  • T. la Pare

    Out of Africa! Boring!

    • T. La Pare

      “Pal Joey” Even though I love Sinatra, the plot was also boring!

      • Bruce Reber

        I watched “Pal Joey” again on TCM last night 9/12/13. I agree, it’s not one of Sinatra’s better movies. Check out “The Joker Is Wild”, a biopic about comedian/singer Joe E. Lewis that he made the same year as “Pal Joey” (1957). IMO TJIW featured one of Sinatra’s best performances, but he didn’t get an Oscar nod (he should have). Also, it isn’t available on DVD (as far as I know). I have a poor quality VHS recording from TCM (when it aired in 2008 I believe). If there is a DVD of TJIW, could someone let me know? I’d really like to have it for my library.

  • Jalyma

    I will never watch ‘Old Yeller’, ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’ Nest’ again because I could not deal with the endings. I also never watch ‘The Wizard of Oz’ because of Margaret Hamilton. I hated her in that movie, so much so that when she became a TV spokesperson for Maxwell House Coffee, I vowed to never buy that brand. I never have and never will.

    • Bruce Reber

      What exactly did you hate about her in TWOO? She played Miss Gulch (Kansas) and The Wicked Witch Of The West (Oz), two very evil ladies, so you’re supposed to hate her (the characters she played, that is.) If another actress had played the roles, would you have hated her also? I remember that Sir Laurence Olivier did Polaroid camera commercials in the 70’s – if you didn’t like him in a particular movie, I guess you wouldn’t have gone out and bought a Polaroid either! BTW, OFOTCN is one of my favorite movies of all time – I’ve read several other posters really putting it down. WHY? OK, so it isn’t a sugary-sweet, feel-good movie, but it ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE!!!!

      • Jalyma

        I was very young (5 or so) when I first saw TWOO and she really scared me. I truly believed she wanted to kill Toto. There are many movie characters I don’t like, but no others have left such a bad taste in my mouth. If any other actress had played that part I would have been affected the same way.

  • evrrdy1

    Without question, 2001 A Space Odyssey. VASTLY overrated, nearly in comprehensible and excruciatingly boring. I’ve even gone so far as to watch it at different stages of my life, thinking perhaps maturity would bring clarity. The inescapable fact is that it stinks!

    • Bruce Reber

      Another movie that’s being slammed a lot on this site! 2K1ASO is one of the all-time sci-fi classics IMO. I first saw it when I was 12 years old, many times on TV (both on network and local stations, with editing/commercials, and later on TCM, uncut and comercial-free). I bought the 2-disc DVD edition about 3 years ago. I admit that the final 15 minutes or so are a little hard to understand, but that doesn’t detract from the overall stunning vision of 2K1. Do you dislike it so because you’re a sci-fi hater, Stanley Kubrick hater, or both?!

      • evrrdy1


        I am an avid sci fi fan. I also find some of Kubrick’s films laudatory, such as Paths of Glory, Spartacus and Full Metal Jacket. My criticism of 2001 A Space Odyssey is directed squarely at that film, for the reasons already stated. I saw it during it’s first run (I was a teen) and several times since, including as recently as 3 years ago at a friend’s home (he being an avid fan of the film and asking me to watch it with him following a spirited debate on the film’s merits between several friends at a dinner party a week earlier). I will grant that for its time, the film was a breakthrough in special effects technology but the story moved at glacial speed, an excellent case for editing if ever there was one, and, as you concede, contains an incomprehensible ending. Arthur C. Clarke’s book explained what the intent was with crystal clarity and in an spellbinding manner. Too bad Mr. Kubrick’s film missed the opportunity to convey that same story in his film. Hope that answers your question. Thanks.


        • Bruce Reber

          You have your opinion, and I have mine. To each their own.

        • williamsommerwerck

          I am puzzled as to how “an avid sci fi fan” would have //any// trouble understanding “2001”. (Liking it or disliking it is another matter.)

  • No Name

    “The Family Stone”, Veiled homosexual stuff, demonizing those who don’t agree

  • Ginny G

    3000 Miles to Graceland. I’m a huge Kevin Costner fan, but cannot believe he made such a horrid film, full of nothing but the vulgar language and cold-blooded murder — Kevin being the worst.

    • Bruce Reber

      “The Postman” and “Waterworld” were pretty horrid also!

    • Bruce Reber

      I liked “The Untouchables” for Sean Connery’s great Oscar-winning performance as Jimmy Malone and Robert DeNiro’s dead-on portrayal of Al Capone instead of Costner’s overblown turn as Elliot Ness.

  • DeLores Wright


    • Carolyn Ferrante

      DeLores — About 3 years ago I read an article in some newspaper that a lot of this “true story account” was fabricated. Well, that’s a relief!

  • trusgift

    I know enough to avoid movies like Tarantino’s, and, even worse, things like “Hostel”, but the one GOOD movie I would not choose to sit through again is ‘Schindler’s List” – it’s just too horrifying to dwell on, although it should be seen by everyone. One simply BAD (and in a bad way) movie which comes to mind is “Toys” – I normally like Barry Levinson’s films – sometimes a lot – but what a stinker.

    • profssk

      I agree. Schindler’s List was too depressing to watch again.
      I have watched Deliverance one time, and that was enough.

      • Heidi Lynn McDonald Stetler

        One time for Schindler”s List was enough or me. It was so hard to watch but I made myself do it out of respect for Mr. Schindler and all of those who suffered in the holocaust.

  • NadaTall

    I have no intention of ever watching “Dirty Dancing” again. It received a huge amount of hype back in the late ’80s, and the trailers made it look like a fun, feel-good film. However, I’m a pro-lifer, and as soon as I realized the whole purpose of everything else in the movie was to raise funds to obtain an abortion, I was disillusioned and appalled. The soundtrack was fine, but that’s about the only positive thing I can say about this film.

    • raysson

      I walked out within the first 10 minutes of DIRTY DANCING……..HATED IT!!!

      Walked out within the first 5 minutes of THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN…the worst of the 80’s teen flicks. Even worse UP THE CREEK and anything dealing with FRIDAY THE 13TH!

      • Bruce Reber

        There were so many crappy 80’s teen movies you certainly had plenty to choose from! Even the so-called “good ones” were pretty awful!

        • Bruce Reber

          The “Nightmare On Elm Street” series wasn’t too bad IMO.

    • Bruce Reber

      The song “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” from DD, performed by Bill Medley (formerly of the Righteous Brothers) and Jennifer Warnes was heard on pop radio stations quite frequently during early 1988. It’s the only one I heard from the soundtrack (IIRC DD featured a few songs from the early 60’s also).

      • NadaTall

        I’m surprised you weren’t familiar with the other big ‘take-away’ song from this film, “She’s Like the Wind”. That one also seemed to place fairly highly on the pop charts at around the same time. But pretty much everything else from the movie, other than this one and the one you mentioned, were either oldies the actual background music for the scenes, so you didn’t miss much that you didn’t already know. :/

  • flyingtoupee

    Agree with the person who mentioned FRANCIS with Jessica Lange. What a nihilistic, depressing film that was. I’m sure I can think of some more, but I hate very few movies with a passion. I’m indifferent to many though.

    • raysson

      I can say the same with her appearance in the 1976 remake of KING KONG.

    • williamsommerwerck

      Well, it was a film about the tragic end of a fine actress.

      • flyingtoupee

        Yes, but the film begins on a note of despair, and never lets go of it. There are many other tragic stories on film that have moments of happiness . FRANCIS is joyless from beginning to end. I had the misfortune of seeing it as a young kid in the theater when it was released, and it’s a movie I’ll never like, no matter how well acted it is.

        • Bruce Reber

          How could you expect “Frances” to be anything less than joyless? It’s a story of the tragic figure that was Frances Farmer, and the equally tragic life she led.

          • flyingtoupee

            True, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it, or want to see it again. Also, I’ve seen films that had even more depressing subject matters where I didn’t walk out of the film feeling like life is hopeless. Schindler’s List, for instance?

  • BillG

    Pasolini’s SALO: 101 Days of Sodom
    An ugly, brutal tale of evil.

    • KenR

      …Thank Goodness Pasolini’s boyfriend murdered him…there is justice in the world!
      Saved us from ever having to suffer another of his repugnant movies. I’m with you BillG. Unfortunately, too many other nastie filmmakers remain in the land of the living, dragging life into their sewer. Their time will come, but not soon enough for some…..

      • Laurence Almand

        Ditto Fassbinder….

      • grandeur70

        So you support someone murdering another person just because you do not like him or his movies.What sort of extremely degenerate sick person are you?? So the THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW (Pasolini’s masterpiece) was repugnant? Obviously you have not seen many of Pasolini’s films. I guess you are probably a supporter of the KLU KLUX CLAN and live in the only country in the world (USA) where everyone is entitled to own a gun. Such a messed up country and partly due to people like you!!

        • Bruce Reber

          The correct spelling is Ku Klux Klan.

    • Laurence Almand

      What about the disgusting CALIGULA? Talk about overdone, and badly written…forget it.

  • Steve of Norwich UK

    I never want to see “Eden Lake” again. It was too real, too likely to happen in real life. I found it probably the most disturbing film I’ve ever seen. It was well made but too strong for me and too grounded in the everyday. I love a good horror film but for escapism.

  • Nanci

    Out of Africa ..BORING

  • Heidi Lynn McDonald Stetler

    “The Excorsist”. No need to explain, LOL

  • Monique La Costa

    The Green Mile had 3 things to gross me out. Mice, doing harm to small children, black male framed for a white man’s murder. Also, Pulp Fiction. Birth of a Nation, A Time to Kill.. Ray Milland is my all time favorite Classic Actor but Frogs and The Thing With 2 Heads are duds. The Jazz Singer (no black face for me), For Colored Girls. Good writing does not excuse poor content. The remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. The original was the best. Equus grosses me out even though I love Richard Burton.

    • Laurence Almand

      D. W. Griffith’s INTOLERANCE is also an overlong, colossal bore, with only a few sequences – such as the Babylonian scenes – worth watching. One of the scenes showed Lillian Gish rocking a cradle and the title read “Out of the cradle, endlessly rocking….” Yes, in this endless movie. A classic milestone in film history, for film historians only.

    • Bruce Reber

      If you want to see a really revolting scene check out the 1953 so-called musical “Torch Song”, which marked Joan Crawford’s return to MGM after a decade. One of the “numbers” has Joan sporting a black face while performing one of the weirdest “dances” I’ve ever seen!

  • raysson

    EMMANUELLE or any of the films containing EMANUELLE or EMMANUELLE!!!

    I walked out of SHOWGIRLS…..and they call that erotic?


  • raysson

    THE BLUE LAGOON…Saw this in the theatres in the summer of 1980 and walked out within the first 15 minutes…..yes,the one with full frontal nudity Brooke Shields.

    I avoided the 1981 remake of TARZAN THE APE MAN with Bo Derek…Horrible acting with the worst Tarzan ever!!!

    • grandeur70

      If you walked out within the first 15 minutes of THE BLUE LAGOON, then you would not have seen any full frontal nudity of the two actors. That came later. It was indeed ,however a poor remake of a much loved classic.

  • raysson

    THE DEVIL AND MAX DEVLIN has to be one of the worst live-action Disney flicks that came out during the late-1970’s starring Elliott Gould and Bill Cosby.

    THE BLACK HOLE….OMG!!! Disney’s answer to Star Wars to me was a huge disappointment. How can a kids sci-fi movie get that boring!!!!

    • Bruce Reber

      I agree – many of the Disney live-action movies of the 1970’s ranged from fair to just plain awful.

  • raysson

    EMANUELLE IN AMERICA…..the infamous horse scene in movie history!!!! And everything you heard about this movie was TRUE….I saw this during a midnight screening in college and I walked out within the first 10 minutes cause it was that pathetic and horribly bad!!! The person who sat next to me in the cinema vomit halfway toward the movie.

    • GeorgeDAllen

      Raysson — long time no see! (At least since I noticed your last contributions to R-Rated Movies)…

      “The infamous horse scene in movie history” is a phrase that really ought to get more play. I never saw the film you mention here (though I did read about it), but I wonder how that scene stacks up against the “infamous horse scenes” in, say, “Caligula” or “Kinski Paganini”…

      And I’m sorry to hear you’re no fan of any “Emmanuelle” movie. Just last month I was at an all-nite Italian movie fest where they screened “Women’s Prison Massacre” (aka “Emanuelle Escapes from Hell”), and I found it to be a real hoot. But that’s just me.

  • Rex Bobinette

    No Country for Old Men … well acted, but what a pretentious piece of crap from the writer and the directors ,,, it shows the current state of Hollywood and film criticism for what they are that this lousy movie was given multiple Academy Awards!

    • KenR

      …..You sum it up faily well Rex, a smart movie, but more style than substance.
      ‘Modern’ film makers are up themselves (and too many of their movies smell that way)
      What passes for ‘quality’ goe’s a little further down hill each year as more folk forget what the word really denotes…. Oh, but of course, it’s the ‘quality’ of ‘nastiness’ now isn’t it.
      They can keep it…Come on “Life of Pi’s” keep on reminding us…

  • maureengp

    Schindler’s List. Worth seeing, but so difficult to watch.
    I avoid Tarantino and other violent films, so can’t list them.
    Around the World in 80 Days. Trapeze. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Blow-Up. The Ten Commandments and other overblown DeMille epics.

    Old Yeller and Bambi —can’t take the endings. (Add in The Yearling.)

    • Sandra

      I agree about Old Yeller & The Yearling. And I also agree that DeMille was “overblown.” I’ll watch The Greatest Show On Earth occasionally & I don’t mind seeing DeMille himself in Sunset Blvd., but basically I found him to be an egoistic gasbag. The pontificating at the start of 10 Commandments is simply painful.

      • Laurence Almand

        According to most accounts, DeMille was an egocentric, overbearing bastard. Total hell to work for. A classic Hollywood bombast. But some of his pictures are entertaining – often unintentionally. I thought TEN COMMANDMENTS was hilarious, and enjoyed it. Likewise SAMSON AND DELILAH.

        • Bruce Reber

          CBD was the consummate showman, he put it all out there in his many epics, and he wasn’t ashamed to say so. I’ve seen most of his movies, and IMO they’re very well done and entertaining. It sounds to me like you think of CBD as a classed-up Ed Wood.

      • Chris Tennant

        Martyrs was almost unwatchable due to its relentless violence and depressing theme. In spite of this the film has a mesmirzing quality. It is hard to watch but hard to look away.

      • grandeur70

        DeMIlle was one of the all time greats in cinema regardless of your disliking of him.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Violence done well: The Godfather movies, The Wild Bunch, Clockwork Orange
      Violence that is unwatchable: Reservoir Dogs

    • Bruce Reber

      Yes, it seems most movies about adorable animals/kids and their pets usually have a sad ending.

  • BJ

    The English Patient – Boring

    • Carolyn Ferrante

      Thank you! I so agree. I never walk out on a movie. I did with this one.

    • Laurence Almand

      Another example of bad editing and over-writing. If the script had been tightened, it would have been an excellent film.

  • Kent Barnard

    The Tree of Life. We almost left, but thought it might get better. It didn’t. Talk about pretentious, self-serving, so artsy that only graduate film students would enjoy it (and many of them told me afterward they didn’t)!

    Art trash. “I’m a “director” let me waste your money on a film.”

  • rocky-o

    jerry macguire…simply the worst movie ever made…

    • Laurence Almand

      Frankly, I think BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY is the only decent pic Cruise has ever made.

      • Chris Tennant

        Tom Cruise has never made a decent pic.

        • grandeur70

          I agree with you totally. The guy can’t act at all.

        • grandeur70

          It is not the pictures that were not good, just Cruise.

    • grandeur70

      With one of the worst actors of all time,in the lead.

  • Sally Stark

    IN COLD BLOOD and THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ. I woke up screaming after the first, and found out what Robert Stroud REALLY was, after watching the second one.(The guy was a sadistic pedophile) The other is ON GOLDEN POND…It was magnificent, but horribly painful. Alzheimer’s is literally HELL on Earth to this surviving Caregiver. For the sheer, unadulterated “Cow Cr*p” Award, It’s a Tie between LOGAN’S RUN and BERSERK!

    • Joyce Buckley

      Right on! Robert Stroud was a sociopath pedophile murderer and he is protrayed as a victim and hero. Horribly misleading and a disservice on a grand scale.

      • grandeur70

        Robert Stroud never had any birds when he was in Alcatraz. That was in another prison.

        • Bruce Reber

          That’s right; he kept his birds when he was at Leavenworth, before he was transferred to Alcatraz. Stroud killed two people – a prostitute and a prison guard – as far as him being a pedophile, I was unaware of that.

          • grandeur70

            Stroud was kept in isolation as he was known to rape young prisoners.

          • Bruce Reber

            I was also unaware of THAT! Obviously something that couldn’t be shown on screen in 1962.

    • T L Miller

      “In Cold Blood” is right at the top of my list — creeped me out for real!

  • Joe

    I fell asleep at the movies trying to watch “Mary Queen of Scots”, with Vanessa Redgrave. It was too long in both speech and time.

  • KenR

    …Sounds like your on the money, do we realy need these shows…?

  • Joyce Buckley

    I was horrified as I felt I was watching a truth depiction! Will never watch it again and it should be banned from public showings.

  • Jblum

    The Blair Witch Project got so much hype, I rushed to see it, it was the silliest piece of trash. Like an amateur home movie made by 5th graders.

    • Carolyn Ferrante

      Jblum — I loved it. It scared me. What really was going on? Spoooky. I just put it in the mail to you.

    • Chris Tennant

      I agree about BWP; movie filled with snotnosed teens with potty mouths and camera work so annoying I had my first and only migraine attack. On my top 5 worst lists.

  • Kel

    I also almost walked out on Hostel. Tried to read a deeper meaning into it and thought maybe I was going top miss a very important revelation in it if I left. That movie scarred me in a bad way that I will never forget. I LOVE scary movies and own hundreds. But this wasn’t scary. This was sick!

  • Sandra

    The Mission with Robert DeNiro & The Elephant Man with Anne Bancroft. Both total downers, depressing & I’ve seen each one ONCE & have never broken my vow to never watch either again. I also had a 20 year hiatus on Deliverance…it still creeps me out & I never take a walk in the woods without thinking of those mountain men & Ned Beatty, but at least I can once again, watch it. The other two are ones I’ll never reconcile with.

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      I wouldn’t want to go back & watch Deliverance…the only part of it I can stand to experience again is Dueling Banjos…

  • Johnny Sherman

    I would have walked out of the first Star Trek movie, but I fell asleep. I would have fallen asleep during the last Superman movie, “Man of Steel”, but the loud effects during the final fight scene and my sons’ elbows kept me awake. “Out of Africa”, though, did drive me Out of the Theater. If I want to watch helicopter shots of animals streaming across the African plain, I’ll tune in to the National Geographic channel

  • Jeff D

    Tim Burton’s remake of ‘Planet of the Apes’. What a travesty! Not only was it an insult to the original, which had a tight script, strong character arcs, and something to say about humanity, but Burton’s version was an insult to the audience – shallow, incoherent, and despite some impressive make-up work, ultimately dull. The ending made no sense whatsoever.
    Oh, and anything made by Michael Bay.

    • GeorgeDAllen

      I remember getting very depressed by Burton’s “Apes.” Too bad. I thought the recent reboot of the Apes saga wasn’t too shabby–though I think it’s missing something of the really strong satirical-allegorical bite the original Apes saga maintained. Cautiously optimistic about the upcoming installment.

      • Jeff D

        I must admit, I rather liked the recent reboot myself, mainly for how they managed to convey Caesar’s personal story through his expressions. Very impressive. What the whole ‘Apes’ scenario is perfect for is to offer us a look through them at ourselves, and on that score, I felt it delivered. Like you, though, I am cautious about the next chapter – hopefully it won’t dumb down into a 2 hour festival of violence.
        But I guess I am straying off the topic of this thread….

  • jbourne5181

    there are 2 movies I’ll never watch again but for different reasons. the first Star Trek movie which I stood in line for in NYC for over an hour was an unadulterated piece of crap. I fell asleep several times. the second is Platoon, the most accurate telling of what went on over there. as a vet of that war I really don’t want to see that close of a depiction of that mess again ;

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Among others, for me it’s the polar opposite of Platoon: The Deer Hunter, as phony as you can get…

      • grandeur70

        I doubt that you even understood THE DEER HUNTER .It was for me a masterpiece – .PLATOON bored the hell out of me.

    • Mr. Sunshine

      Totally agree with you about the first Star Trek movie, after seeing it I wanted to cry and wondered, ”

      What the hell have they made and done”. I did like “Platoon” but hated “The Deer Hunter”.

  • Laurence Almand

    CLEOPATRA – the Burton/Taylor version. Endless and boring, with a few spectacular scenes scattered throughout. Almost four hours of tedium! Where was the film editor on this one? Was he asleep also?

    • Bruce Reber

      Everyone who reads the MU posts knows my feelings about this turkey. Thanks for being one of the Cleo-bashers, a legion of which I hope is growing by the minute!!!

    • grandeur70

      The film editor was not asleep as there have been several cuts of this film. Boring or not ,it is still the most spectacular film ever made and all without digital special effects.

  • Mata

    I watched “Edward Scissorhands” and was so distraught at the ending. Not only was the character of Edward left alone in the world with the memories of brief happiness; it was also Vincent Price’s last film. He looked so skeletal and frail it broke my heart. Never again will I watch that movie.

  • Mata

    and then there’s “The Blob”, scared the **** out of me. Still does.

  • Carolyn Ferrante

    I think the name of the movie is, “The King’s Speech.” This boring, static film was so hyped in the movie press that I couldn’t wait to see it. Well, I admit I left the theater in no more than 20 minutes. Maybe the film got better as it moved along. (I think it won an Oscar, too!)

    • grandeur70

      THE KING”S SPEECH is a boring and ”static’ film?????? You must be joking?

  • SMnovelli

    Being John Malkovich went downhill when the man turned psycho and abused his wife; Altered States was just downright creepy (the genius that is Ken Russell); Club Paradise was just god awful; Ernest Goes to Camp – bleah; and A Clockwork Orange…don’t even joke with me!

  • lolo

    12 years a slave. Apologetic crap. Bad acting and unbelievable writing. Another reefer madness type movie.

  • Gazstaf

    Noah, utter dribble!

  • Maria

    I’ll never watch Seven Waves Away (Abandon Ship) because it is too gut-wrenching. I’ll never watch The Way We Were again because I cried until my tear ducts were dry; ditto Bridges of Madison County. I don’t mind crying but when I nearly drown in my own tears, it becomes too much. I walked out on one of the Indiana Jones movies, can’t remember the name. I’ll never watch Closer again because I hated it.

  • evrrdy1

    2001 a Space Odyssey. Overblown, massively boring, with an indecipherable ending. I am a big sci fi fan and have gone back to watch this film repeatedly, thinking I must have missed something, but it always manages to disappoint.

    • grandeur70

      2001 was recently voted the best sci- film of all time. Do you really have to have a decipherable ending for every film that you see? 2001 makes you think.I have seen the film numerous times in 70mm since its original release and it never fails to amaze me. The last time I saw it, the entire audience stayed until the credits had finished ( you never see that today) and they then applauded the film en masse.

      • evrrdy1

        I enjoy films that stimulate my mind and challenge my thinking. Thought provoking entertainment never intimidates or disappoints. 2001, however, could have been one of those films for me, had it not been all of the aforementioned in my critique. As for not having ‘a decipherable ending’, I do believe that in the case of this film it is a valid criticism. I prefer understanding the intended meaning of a film, though it needn’t be literal. Symbolism and allegory are intriguing, and I enjoy films presented in those manners. Having read ‘The Sentinel’ the original story upon which the film is based, I knew what that message was, something not at all communicated by Kubrick in his film. I stand by my perspective and original comments. 2001 is a massively overblown, boring and highly overrated film.

      • Bruce Reber

        I totally agree with you! I’m so glad to see some POSITIVE comments re: 2K1:ASO after seeing so many NEGATIVE ones, from so-called sci-fi fans.

      • Ken R

        Being voted ‘the best’ doesn’t necessarily make it so for any movie, other than to those who will like them regardless. Kubrick liked to play jokes on his audience and this is just another in a line of them. I too enjoyed it (to a degree) the first time round, but it never held up to any close scrutiny or repeated viewings. This can also be said for many films that play on our visual emotionalism. I would rather see a relatively neglected small timer like “Silent Running” if I want something to ‘think’ about (Douglas Trumbull again who, if all is known, probably contributed more to 2001 than S.K. himself)

  • Quiggy

    Any movie Kevin Costner stars in, especially any one of them that lasts over 10 minutes. The Postman was boring as hell. Wyatt Earp was only good when Dennis Quaid was in the scene. Waterworld was a piece of crap So was Dances with Wolves. Even Costner couldn’t ruin a DeNiro movie, so Untouchables is passable.

    • WDPjr

      I absolutely LOVED “Open Range”. Except for the last 15 minutes, terrible ending for a great western movie. And I like “Untouchables” too. Overall though I have to agree, don’t really care for Costner movies.

    • T L Miller

      Y’know, I thought I was the only one who thought Kevin Costner was over-rated! His on/off accent in “Thirteen Days” drove me nuts!

    • Jonathan Silverberg

      Bull Durham is terrific!…and he really lights up the screen in The Big Chill ( ;>) )

  • badleg60

    Ken Russell’s “The Devil’s”. Like having some stranger wipe their snotty nose on your bare arm.

    • GeorgeDAllen

      I don’t happen to agree with that estimation of Russell’s (perhaps most infamous) film, but I have to say I admire the novelty of your colorful pan of it.

      And here’s where I get to admit I’m not sure I’ve ever even laid eyes on a Pauly Shore movie.

      • Bruce Reber

        You missed absoultely NOTHING, trust me!!!

      • Movie Mankiewicz

        I concur with George. Despite the intentionally shocking style of Ken Russell’s film, it is historically accurate (I’ve read the book by Huxley) and it’s really Oliver Reed’s finest performance ever – he said so himself and I agree. At the core of this movie is a quest for faith, for one’s self and our place in the world.

        • KenR

          Unfortunately Russell was somewhat of a spaced out despot, made movies when they let him out of dry dock….and it shows rather badly.

        • grandeur70

          The core of the film was never about the quest for ‘faith’ It was the most anti-faith film ever made.

      • Roger MacDonald-Evoy

        Seeing a Pauly Shore movie will leave you depressed wondering about what’s wrong with that portion of our society that find those films funny.

    • grandeur70

      THE DEVILS was indeed a very sick film but the real events on which much of the film was based, were even sicker.

  • Dan W

    Reds with Warren Beatty. Most boring movie I’ve ever seen. Watching the people in the theater was more interesting.

    • grandeur70

      What were they doing to make them so interesting? I agree REDS was very tedious but there have been far worse films.

  • Vann Morrison

    Anything with Tom Laughlin, Sean Penn, Jane Fonda or George Clooney. They may be okay actors but I hate their politics. I might as well throw Rosie O’Donnell in while I’m at it.

    • Roger MacDonald-Evoy

      Rather childish of you. I couldn’t stand John Wayne’s politics either (making a blatant propaganda film like The Green Beret was reprehensible) but I didn’t boycott his films because of it.

      • Vann Morrison


        • Mr. Sunshine

          Wow, what a response.

    • grandeur70

      With Tom Laughlin’s passing, you wont have to see any more films from him.You can’t judge an actor by their politics just because they do not conform to your ideals.That is really dumb and very very immature.Jane Fonda spoke out ( and rightly so) against the stupidity of America being involved in the Vietman war.If you ‘hate’ someone because of their politics then you must be a very hateful person?

      • Vann Morrison

        Garand 70, yeah I probably am a hateful person. Most likely because of people like you. And with Tom Laughlins passing may I suggest that you follow suit.

        • grandeur70

          Not probably – you ARE a hateful person. It is not because of people like me (are you such an expert?) but because of your type that there are problems in the world to-day. The world will be a better place upon your ‘ passing’. It is so easy to make comments on the internet and not have to worry about anyone knowing who you are. You are such a ‘faceless’ and gutless moron.

          • Vann Morrison

            granduer (visions of) 70
            I just got through reading your diatribe about how much of a terrible, awful, horrible, hateful person I supposedly am. And how I should die a slow horrible death so that the world can be a better place. I’ve come to the determination that you obviously lack any measurable level of testerone. So if I’ve injured you effeminate sensibilities by not liking an actor or actress because of their political leanings, the only thing I can think to say is……I Don’t Care. BTW, I’m using my real name and that’s an actual picture of me. Not a user name or an avatar. So, don’t you think that that whole faceless, gutless, moronic, coward behind the keyboard posting comments on the internet thing is a bit hypocritical?

    • WDPjr

      I believe Sean Penn and George Clooney have been in some really fine movies. I don’t understand how movie actors got to be so influential in politics, they are just schmoes like the rest of us really except they happen to have a certain uncommon talent to act, but what gives Penn or Clooney or Angelina or anyone else special insight into political issues? I mean, agree or disagree w/them, but they have no special knowledge imparted to them by reason of being talented actors. Personally, I think the main reason to see movies is for an escape from reality, so I don’t pay any attention to political issues when watching a movie – and if they are trying to channel leftist hints or subtext that is lost on me. I don’t pay much attention to whatever political stance any actors take, as they don’t have any special expertise I know of. So why care? I will NOT add to those who call you names – I recognize that you are speaking from gut feeling, and nobody has a right to say someone else’s feeling is somehow wrong. I am just saying – I guess, forget about it! (actors’ politics I mean)

      • Vann Morrison

        WDPjr, thanks for the comment.

    • Terry Powell

      Well, if you’re going to avoid movies because of the politics of the actor, you will miss out on a great many films. Of course, why limit it to the actor,why not the director or writer as well?

    • Blakeney

      I can’t stand Clooney either, but not for his politics. Anyone remember Confessions of a Dangerous Mind – which Clooney directed (as well as starred in)? The opening scene in which involves two children talking about some very adult subject matter? Since seeing that the only people on this earth I have less respect for than Clooney are the parents that would let their children perform such a scene.

  • Movie Mankiewicz

    “The Thin Red Line.” It was boring, confusing, poorly acted and EXTREMELY slowly paced! For me (I know many found it wonderful and profound,) it left me wanting those 3 hours of my life back. This & “Pospero’s Books” are the only 2 movies I can really say I hated.

    • grandeur70

      It was a masterpiece and far superior to the original film. Being slow paced does not make a film boring. Ingmar Bergman’s films were generally slow paced and most are regarded as some of the greatest films ever made. Today’s films (especially American ones) have such rapid editing that you lose interest in almost everything. It is no wonder that I prefer Asian and European films to that of those from the USA. I have seen THE THIN RED LINE many times and always have found it to be mesmerizing. Today’s cinema goers seem to be more interested in using their mobiles when they go to the cinema.It is a wonder that they even know what the film is about when it has ended. Why do they bother going to the cinema??????

  • Marilyn

    Schindlers List..beautifully done,outstanding acting and directing. Was so heart wrenching i can never watch again!

  • luvoldies

    Allen Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold, even if I hadn’t seen Raiders first, I was in pain through the whole thing, biggest waste of time in my life.

    • Bruce Reber

      Another “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” ripoff, “Romancing The Stone” w/Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito – another movie not worth my time.

  • LB

    There are bad movies that just miss the mark and then there are bad, low movies that maybe even some of the actors in them wouldn’t want to see twice. Jason Sudeikis is at the center of a couple of these: The Campaign, which at one point mocks the sacred-to-Christians Lord’s Prayer in astonishingly crude fashion. Also the aggressively amoral and unfunny We’re the Millers. One of many lowlights – Sudeikis’s mock father figure tries to taunt his teenaged “son” into performing a sex act on a Mexican police officer as a bribe. I’m not against raunchy humor (I loved 40-Year-Old Virgin and a lot of Farrelly Brothers stuff, etc.) when the movie is good-natured, but these films aren’t. What was Jennifer Aniston doing in this movie?

    Other movies I don’t want to watch again:

    American Beauty and Revolutionary Road, both directed by Sam Mendes. For an excellent film with a similar theme by this director, check out Away We Go, which has a heart and not just a point.

    Adaptation Narcissistic meta exercise, movie not so much.

    Get Him to the Greek Very bad Russell Brand and Jonah Hill; polar opposite of their fantastic work in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

    The Ice Storm

    Pleasantville Ancestor of American Beauty

    Memento Structural cleverness masking extremely nihilistic story.

    The Sweet Hereafter The ending make-out scene between father and daughter caps the bad experience of being exposed to this film. Watch The Descendants or the searing 1952 French film Forbidden Games for more nuanced, humane and ultimately beautiful studies of children and adults’ reactions to sadness and death.

    The Virgin Suicides Sofia Coppola’s debut was too bleak for me. Her later Lost in Translation is one of my favorite films.

    Your Friends and Neighbors Neil LaBute tries to be David Mamet; Mamet,as always, wins. Ben Stiller may not be sufficiently outraged by Jason Patric’s story about raping another boy in high school, but we, the viewers should be with LaBute’s choice to stage such a loving retelling of it.

    Honorable mentions: With a Friend Like Harry, Troy, Wag the Dog, Scoop (bad Woody Allen), The Barbarian Invasions.

  • Juan V

    I wouldn’t like to see ever again “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”. I think is definitely the worst movie ever, with everything stupid in it. What kid in any part of the world would be curious to see and talk to a giant turtle without skin?

    • grandeur70

      I never saw a giant turtle in ET? You must be confused with DOCTOR DOLITTLE?

      • Bruce Reber

        I think he means that E.T. resembles a turtle without a shell.

  • Carolyn Ferrante

    ‘Dondi,’ which I was forced to watch by an auntie (my parents weren’t around). I guess it was too
    “pat and patronizing.”

  • Cinerama 70mm

    1998’s scene for scene remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s- “Psycho” (to continue would waste text)

    • Bruce Reber

      The 1982 sequel “Psycho II” was soooo predictable – after 20+ years in a hospital for the criminally insane is Norman Bates going to show that he’s been “rehabilitated”? Noooo, he’s going back to his old ways (i.e. split personality) and murder every pretty young woman who’s unlucky enough to stay at the Bates Motel! Big surprise-not!

      • GeorgeDAllen

        Except that’s not how the plot of “Psycho II” unfolds at all. That’s OK; “We all go a little mad sometimes.” Perhaps a repeat viewing of this highly underrated sequel is in order?

  • Kenny Koala

    Movies I’ll never watch again
    Gone With The Wind & A Streetcar Named Desire: Could not stand Vivien Leigh’s annoying southern accent and ham acting. Song Of Norway: Tried to cash in on the success of Sound Of Music and an insult to a great composer. True Grit (1968): Saw it after Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid and could not understand how John Wayne won an Oscar for what was an average performance in an average movie. Australia and every other Lurhmann movie: Every tired movie cliché was in this rubbish. Mama Mia: A silly plot with dreadful ABBA songs sung dreadfully. Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert & Muriel’s Wedding: Any movie that features ABBA songs isn’t worth watching. The Dark Night: In spite of all the hype pre-release, a poorly written script with no character development at all. Relied too heavily on CGI which at times was laughable. Tim Burton’s Batman was far superior in every aspect. How I Won The War: Bought the DVD because it starred Michael Crawford and John Lennon. Found the script really annoying with constant shouting. Brokeback Mountain:Ernest Borgnine and I share the same view on this movie. Stay Away Joe: A movie insulting to indigenous Americans. Deep Blue Sea, Snakes On A Plane & Anaconda: Ridiculous plots with extremely poor CGI.


      Can’t agree with you about Tim Burton’s BATMAN, THE DARKKNIGHT was far superior. Problem I had with Burton’s BATMAN was that first he kills of one of the more interesting villains to early in Jack Palance, I really felt that Jack Nicholson was better as the Joker than Heath Ledger, but his performance overshadows the rest of the film, and found Michael Keaton very weak in the film, though he was better in the inferior sequel. I sill say the DARK KNGHT RISES was really disappointing to me.

    • grandeur70

      Sounds like you have a lot of hate in you. Vivien Leigh was one of the all time greats as far as acting goes.I was lucky too have seen her in person. You state that you hate any movie from Australia but then criticise STAY AWAY JOE for insulting indigenous Americans.As an Australian actor I find your comments to be very racist. Almost every USA western ever made was an insult to Indigenous Americans so why only pick on Stay Away Joe? Bas Lurhmann may not appeal to a lot of people but there are other great films from Australia. THE PIANO was one of the greatest local films ever made and a huge International hit at the box office.

      • Bruce Reber

        In my review of “Stay Away Joe” on IMDB (in 2012 IIRC) I said that IMO it was Elvis’ worst movie – in fact the title for my review was “Stay Away – Period!”

  • Eddie Lawrence

    “The damned” (Luchino Visconti, 1969). A masterpiece but -at the same time- the most repulsive movie I’ve ever seen.

    • grandeur70

      The truth can be repulsive – that is a fact of life. There have been far more repulsive films than THE DAMMED.

  • T L Miller

    In the case of bad movies, “Night of the Generals” has to be the worst picture ever made! Those cash-in-on-Sonja-Heinie’s-fame movies? Forget it! From the ‘who-asked-you? files’ remakes of classics like Psycho, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Wiz! I don’t EVER want to see “In Cold Blood” again — I get the creeps just thinking about it. From the ‘who-thought-that-was-a-good-idea? files’ no one EVER needs to show any of those Wim Winders movies again!

    • Bruce Reber

      IMO “Night Of The Generals” wasn’t all that bad – an underrated WW2 thriller.

    • Terry Powell

      Now as far as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, I think the remake is just as good. There’s even a pretty good third version called Body Snatchers. I’d avoid the Invasion though.

    • Bruce Reber

      I’m with you on the remakes, but “In Cold Blood” is a powerful drama based on a true incident (the murder of a Kansas farmer and his family in 1959 by two young ex-con drifters), which was adapted from Truman Capote’s bestseller.

      • Bruce Reber

        I should have said “about” instead of “based on”.

      • T L Miller

        “In Cold Blood” WAS powerful, but at the time, I was NOT ready to deal with that kinda realism. Same with a TV-movie, “Who is the Black Dahlia?” — can’t deal! The way these were done back in the 50-70’s would probably pale in comparison to the way “realism” is done now — with blood, gore, multiple gunshots/stabbings and watching the dude’s neck snap — so with my anti-remake position, I wouldn’t want these redone, either. They were just too much for me.

  • Roger MacDonald-Evoy

    Any Keira Knightley film, she seems so wooden and unemotional that when she tries to show real emotion there is no depth it is just screaming, blubbering or smiles. Her voice is annoying as well and please, please don’t let her try to do accents or be anything other than British as in Domino. OMG that was one of the most horrid films ever.

  • http://www.bearmanormedia.com Ben Ohmart

    Titanic. Because when she drops the diamond into the ocean rather than give it to her granddaughter for the fortune it is, my mind just clicked Off.

    • grandeur70

      It sounds like you did not understand as to why she did this.

    • Bruce Reber

      I guess she figured if she couldn’t take it with her, then no one else would have it.

  • Jay

    THE WIZ – It was difficult to watch Diana Ross at 34 years old playing the role of Dorothy. I sat through the entire movie to give it a chance. Michael Jackson’s solo song and the song Ease On Down The Road were the only parts of the movie that I actually enjoyed watching. I would never watch this again. I wonder what movie goers thought of this when they saw it in the theatres back in 1978.

    • grandeur70

      I loathed it even seeing it in 70mm.

      • Jay

        Hi – I always wanted to hear from someone who saw it in the theatre when it first came out. I am not surprised that you did not like it. Thanks for writing.

    • Bruce Reber

      Another awful example of updating an iconic movie classic.

      • Jay

        Hi Bruce – I agree with you completely. This movie should never have been made. The cartoon version made in the 60’s with Liza Minnelli as the voice of Dorothy was better than this movie.

      • fbusch

        I must agree, since I’ve never seen a sequel or remake I’ve enjoyed.(probably because the director needed to ‘enhance’ it with his own sense of what he thought it should have been).
        I can’t seem to shake the idea that money is the major reason to remake any film.

        caveat, since I really don’t watch many remakes.

        • momcat1948

          I NEVER watch remakes for the very reason you stated. Most of the time the only similarity is the title. From there they just go down hill.

  • john

    The Big Chill – a truly lousy and repugnant fim which served to trivialize and, in essence, scorn the militancy of the characters earlier political involvements, very often on what I would consider to have been the right side of the struggle over the issues of the time – that this could be even possibly have been a correct position to have taken (and to continue to take), a subject well worth contemplating and discussing, merely evaporates in the smug posturing of the film.

  • FalmouthBill

    Repulsion, very disturbing, The Vanishing, being buried alive, extremely disturbing, … oh, and anything with Will Ferrell, or Adam Sandler !

  • Jonathan Silverberg

    Ugetsu…pretentious, boring ghost story…saw it at the UCONN film society during the winter of 1971-72…I was not the favorite moviegoer in the room for my comments back at the screen…
    The Deer Hunter…all the signs of Cimino’s terminal self-indulgence were there if you wanted to see them…the completely phony russian roulette sequence, which had no source in anything that happened in Vietnam, is the low point…a terrible waste of DeNiro, Streep and Walken…
    Come Back, Little Sheba, with Shirley Booth & Burt Lancaster…not the only bad picture Burt ever made (he was in Airport), but one of the few…
    Anything by Tarantino…

    • KenR

      ….Interesting and very diverse selection of titles here Jonathon, shows an open mind to varied genre/subjects… and your probably close to being right with most of your comments. ‘Spot on’ re:Tarantino, it takes all kinds I know, but some we can do with less of….Falmouth Bill added Sandler as well. Agreed.

  • rbrtberman

    Marat/Sade: not the third rate Peter Brook, Royal Shakespeare Co. (RSC) version with Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson and Patrick Magee – I’ve got that DVD; I can watch that trash any time. But the version that I saw 40 years ago in a movie theatre in Brooklyn Heights (NYC). That version was Great; the RSC version is OK, but nowhere near as good (Great)! The Great! Excellent! Spectacular! version that I saw, had been released in America for perhaps six months prior to my seeing it in the early-mid 70’s.

    Principle differences: that (Great) version was staged in an open room (in the “asylum”) with an in-the-round “stage” and without a barrier between the “audience” (actors) and the “inmates” (actors). The inmates not participating in any scene were free to circulate within and about the perimeter of the audience. The camera was generally situated within the audience and you had a very real feeling of being part of the audience; long lenses were often used for close-ups. The “inmate” acting was far more disturbing, their illnesses (lunacy) being presented in a highly realistic manner and not clean nor stylized as in the RSC version. I got a very real feeling of voyeurism and I felt embarrassed at viewing the personal lunacy afflicting each inmate. There was a much greater feeling of intimacy and the immediacy of being part of an audience – viewing a live performance. Additionally, the colors were not washed out and that (Great) version also had a fully audible sound track. Each speech was understandable as were the songs. These last two items may point toward poor technical standards during the transfer of the RSC version from film to dvd?

    That (Great) version also had scenes (3 as I recall) with brief intermissions wherein the camera stayed on/in the audience (Gentry from Paris) and/or on the inmate set-up/preparation for the next scene. And, at the end, the inmates, all of them not just those involved with the play, attacked the entire audience as a mob avenging Marat’s death. To sum it up: much, much better acting, much better direction of the play within the movie, much better direction of the entire movie and much, much more creative cinematography. Who says, the Royal Shakespeare Company is good? Find the (Great) version that I saw 40 years ago and you will expose them (RSC) as poorly trained and directed amateurs. That movie was unquestionably one of the greatest movies that I have ever seen, despite having no “Stars” and its being largely forgotten. I have a vague recollection that my much preferred version, although an English language production, was perhaps filmed in Australia, or maybe New Zealand? That movie is what the RSC version should have been. Without seeing that movie – you have not seen Marat/Sade as it was meant to be seen.
    I will probably never see that great version of Marat/Sade again, because I have never been able to find a commercially released VHS or DVD. Perhaps, it has never been released? If anyone is aware of an early-mid 70’s version of Marat/Sade kicking around, please contact me at rbrtberman@aol.com

    • GeorgeDAllen

      Far out. I can’t share your opinion of the Brook movie (I’m a fan), but the existence of another film version of “Marat/Sade” from the 1970s is certainly news to me, and I’d love to see that. So far, the internet doesn’t appear to have heard of it, either, so discovering it could be a real challenge.

      • rbrtberman

        I have been unable to find any information about the version that I saw about 40 years ago. Nothing on the web or anywhere else. There was a review (in the early 70’s?) in one of the NY papers, probably The Times, about the second version and then not long after – it played in a Brooklyn Heights “Art” theatre. It was a great, small, “Arts” theatre. I saw a lot of excellent films there. Someone else besides myself must still remember the film? Thus my posting; I’m hoping to find a VHS or DVD?

  • Carolyn Ferrante

    I would never watch again any movie that John Wayne was in. It was only through coercion that I ever saw one to begin with. The one that stands out is “Dondi,” which came out in the early 1960s, I believe My cousin Kathy and I were driven there by some adult who was friends with my cousin’s mother.

    • grandeur70

      I totally agree with you re never seeing again , a John Wayne film.

      • Carolyn Ferrante

        I made a mistake when I commented on this movie. I only saw about 5 minutes of it, was tired that night (I think it was on TCM), and turned it off. Therefore, I shouldn’t have passed such severe judgement on it. (I’m speaking of the film re: a child who became a king. Can’t recall its name right now.)

        • b nonymous

          I never even heard of a movie called Dondi. Do you mean Hondo?
          BTW all John Wayne movies are good for the morale factor, good wins and treat all people the way you want to be treated. Most movies nowadays are just the opposite.

          • NJ Lady

            Nah, it was called “Dondi.” It’s about a war orphan, if I’m remembering correctly. It was sheer smaltz.

          • momcat1948

            No. There is a movie called ‘Dondi’. Stars David Jansen. Can’t remember the female star. It’s about a group of soldiers who rescue a child (Dondi) and try to get him to the states. A little cheezy, but most of that type are.

      • Rick A

        You guys a pretty tough on Duke Wayne. For me one of the best characters to bless the Silver Screen. I grant you he sure made some giant mistakes, ie ‘THE CONQUEROR’ & ‘THE GREEN BERETS’

        • WDPjr

          I agree w/you on Duke. I am a big fan of John Wayne westerns. Favorites are Rio Bravo, Stagecoach, Red River, The Searchers and The Shootist – and in that order too. Will DEFINITELY watch them again.

  • SufferinSuccotash,Babouvist

    Two very good movies which I have absolutely no desire to see again: The Misfits and The Ice Storm. The first, because I can’t watch it without thinking that this was either the very last or the last worthwhile movie for Clark Gable,Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. The second, because it’s set in 1973 during Watergate and very accurately portrays how American values will evolve over the next 42 years. And that’s no fun to watch.

  • bl

    Any Woody Allen and Roman Polanski movies – because they’re both creeps who should be in prison.

    • WDPjr

      I don’t think this reputation Allen & Polanski have is a reason to avoid their movies. If they had been convicted that would be different. John Wayne Gacy was supposedly a good artist, but how could anyone really enjoy one of his paintings knowing he was a serial killer? So, I understand your point. I just don’t believe in trials by the press as this is blatantly unfair. I have never been a Woody Allen fan, but I think Polanski has made some really good movies, so that is a tragedy that I wish could be resolved, from things I have read he may have a good defense even though he is afraid to take a chance on losing in court. I am not excusing him, I am saying innocent until proven guilty.

    • Rick A

      As to Allen & Polanski, their personal lives are sure questionable. However I like to put that to one side, & enjoy what they have put on the screen, more so Allen than Polanski who I believe made only two good films, Rosemarys Baby & Chinatown.

      • WDPjr

        I thought Carnage was a very good movie, and the Pianist was good too. But agree that his two best are Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown.

  • WDPjr

    I never want to see Gone with the Wind again. I know, sacrilege to classic movie fans. But it is just too melodramatic for me. And extremely long at over 3 hours.

    Also, Boys Don’t Cry. I thought the Oscar for Hilary Swank was well deserved, she did a great acting job. But the movie itself is so depressing and brutal. Same goes for Requiem for a Dream. Not bad movies, I just don’t want to see them again.

    Also Windtalkers, or for that matter anything Nic Cage has been in for the last 10 years.

    • Bruce Reber

      I total agree with you on GWTW – actually it’s closer to 4 hours.

      • loboomaha

        My favorite movie of all time. Perfect in every way. I guess it takes all kinds!!

      • T L Miller

        Wudja believe I’ve YET to see GWTW all the way through?

  • gtactandsing

    “Dancer in the Dark.” Any film that features a musical number on the way to a hanging should never have been made in the first place. And what was poor Catherine Deneuve doing there? The only other movie I’ve ever walked out on was “The Blair Witch Project” — the previews were better than the film. Aargh!!!!!!!!

  • Terry Powell

    There are a lot I probably will never watch again. Though there are many reasons, boring is probably the number one reason. Right off the bat, one that comes to mind is The Busy Body, a painfully dull Sid Caesar movie directed by William Castle(!). Maybe Jerry Lewis or Don Knotts could have pulled this off, but not with this director. And a movie I probably will never see is American Sniper. While I like Eastwood, I’m not a big fan of Bradley Cooper, and from everything I’ve read about the real life guy, he seems to have been a pretty big jerk, and they softened his character for the movie, much like The Birdman of Alcatraz.

    • Ken R

      …These are petty fair observations, even I can go along with all of them.

  • Jay

    My friend and I saw the movie “Teachers” in 1984. The movie starred Nick Nolte, Jo Beth Williams, Ralph Macchio. All great actors, but they could not save this movie. We were so bored that we agreed to leave the theatre in the middle of the movie.

  • Rick A

    So, here are two films I wish I had never waisted my precious time with. # 1 ‘LADY IN A CAGE’ 64 an ugly un-needed piece of trash & # 2, that DUMB OVER-BLOWN Piece of TRASH ‘Gravity’ I read where they say it’s Bullock best piece of work, maybe he is right when you check out her list of work !

    • Bruce Reber

      “Lady In A Cage” is one of my favorite 60’s camp/cult movies.

  • JozieLee

    The Exorcist. Scared the heck out of me. I was a new mother. Out for first time since giving birth. Seemed sacrilegious to bring those demonic images into my new world. The kid turned out A-OK so I probably shouldn’t have worried. LOL

  • Trevelyn Wolf

    As a big fan of horror and sci-fi, I ‘ve seen a lot of movies that weren’t worth the trouble making, but when I saw “The Human Centipede” I almost puked. I can put op with, boring, with non-scary scary films, silly films etc. but “The Human Centipede” was just plain disgusting.

    • dawn

      I agree with you completely! I’m a horror fan too and I only watched part of it and then gave up on it.

  • dawn

    Some of the movies that I would not want to watch again are the sad movies. Seven pounds with Will Smith and Stepmom are two of them. Beaches is another. Philadelphia is one that really got to me. Many sad movies are good but once I’ve seen them I don’t want to see them again. I’m just not big on sad movies. Dead Poets Society is a perfect example. It’s a great movie but I can’t bear to watch it again.

    • Trevelyn Wolf

      I’m that way about animal movies. Eight Below for example. I just hate seeing a dog, cat or really any animal in a bad situation.

  • Alex Krajci

    Watchmen (2009)

  • jrr22

    Top movie I’d never watch again: Gone With The Wind! Why, because Scarlett O’Hara was an idiot. How could you not fall in love with Clark Gable???? What a fool!

    • Anthony Britch

      she was in love with him from the beginning, she wouldn’t admit it to herself and kept chasing the thought of Ashley the entire time.

  • CMcD

    I agree with Ben Ohmart on Titanic, but for a different reason. This movie is supposed to be some kind of epic romance. When her lover is accused of theft and locked up, does Rose leap to his defense, and disclose that it was she that took the diamond? She lives out the rest of her life, while her lover dies with a reputation forever tarnished as a thief. This is love?

  • Sonnyscozies Xxxx

    Carnal Knowledge. Even the sex scenes made the audience groan (and NOT in a good way). Then my friend began giggling while the stranger sitting next to her started counting. He was counting the number of cigarettes lit throughout the entire film. Of course, within 15 seconds the entire audience was counting out loud & laughing hysterically. Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep up, so most of the audience left.

    • Bruce Reber

      I second that – director Mike Nichols’ worst movie IMO. Has to be THE low point for everyone involved – Ann-Margret (she should’ve stuck to musicals); Jack Nicholson (his performance in “The Fortune” looks like Oscar material next to his awful turn in CK; Art Garfunkel (he was better off with singing partner Paul Simon because he can’t act his way out of a wet paper bag). If there’d been a Razzie award in 1971, CK surely would have deserved it!

  • Ellen Christy Snyder

    Rosemary’s Baby. It is such a well done movie and great acting, but it scared the heck out if me. I cannot watch it again.

    • Jena-Auerstedt

      Interesting — I agree that “The Strangers” was so disturbing (possibly because I could see it happening in real life — it’s like a cinema version of the Manson family come to call) whereas I saw “Rosemary’s Baby” (in my high school class!) and was surprised that, despite all of the hype, it actually has no gore and very little in the way even of suggested violence. That was Roman Polanski at his height (well . . . along with “Chinatown”), but because of its supernatural basis, I didn’t find it particularly realistic or scary — more like a good suspense film. It’s all just suggested . . . heck, we don’t even get to see in the bassinet at the end!

  • Julie

    The Strangers with Liv Tyler absolutely terrified me! I still get the shakes if I even think about it. I will never,ever watch that movie again!

  • Ronald Talbert

    1960 Psycho! All three stabbing scenes and the turning around of Mrs. Bates scared the shit out of me.

  • Sandy Pister

    Any movie where an animal is hurt. Soooooo unnecessary.

  • Blakeney

    I sat all the way through “Meet the Spartans” (the 300 parody) and have regretted it ever since. Without doubt it was the absolute worst movie I have ever seen, and I sat through it partially because I kept thinking “this is sooo badd, it just HAS to get better…..”

    Also never again want to see the 90’s remake of “The House on Haunted Hill”. It was disgusting, nasty, and completely devoid of the elements that made the original William Castle movie fun. Because of that movie, I will never go to see any Castle movie remakes.

    • Bruce Reber

      One Castle movie I hope NEVER gets remade is “Strait Jacket”, the 1964 “schlocker” with Joan “I’ve hung on about 15 years too long” Crawford, pathetically trying to look younger than the nearly 60 she was. Despite that, it’s still one of my camp favorites.

  • stan

    kill bill 1 ans 2 bad directing acting and terriable editing , the plot jumped around so much you couldn’t follow the plot.quintin torentino is the worst director and actor of the century.he just plain sucks.

  • Honeybrown1976

    Schindler’s List, 12 Years A Slave, and Saving Private Ryan – brutal with scenes that stunned me. No thanks. (Good directing/acting, but sometimes a movie can be too good)

  • NJ Lady

    Well, off the top of my head the movie “The Way We Were” comes to mind. Pure schlock! Streisand and Redford looked ridiculous together. The film was patronizing to homely girls and aw-gee-nice-guys. Well, that’s how I remember it.

    • Bruce Reber

      Yes, Babs and Bob really made a boo-boo with this one!

  • Butch Knouse

    An old Stallone movie called Nighthawks. The ending is so jarring (but good) that I just can’t watch it again.

  • b nonymous

    Any movie with Adam Sandler or Will Ferrel. Both complete A _ _ holes with no acting ability whatsoever, it’s the same guy over and over and over and over and ….

    • kenR

      Sure have to agree with you here!

    • Butch Knouse

      Sandler, unlike Farrell has had a few movies where his character is an actual adult. The Longest Yard and Blended are 2 examples.

      • b nonymous

        The character may have been an adult, but Adam Sandler doesn’t play one very well, on screen or off.

    • Dave Brumley

      Give “Stranger Than Fiction” a try. It also features Dustin Hoffman. It’s a quirky story that I enjoyed. I am not a fan of Sandler as mentioned above for the most part.

      • b nonymous

        Thanks Dave, but sorry, I will never ever be a Sandler fan, nor will I ever try to watch a Sandler movie again. I just can’t get into anything he does.

        • Dave Brumley

          Sandler’s not in it. It stars Will Ferrell & Dustin Hoffman.

          • b nonymous

            I don’t like Sandler or Ferrel, and just for the hell of it, I don’t like Dustin Hoffman, or Emma Thompson, or Queen Latifah, or William Dick, or Guy Massey, or Martha Espinoz, ir T.J. Jafodowski, or Peter Grosz, Ricky Adams, Christian Stolte, Dennis Hughes, Peggy Roeder or Marc Forster.

          • Dave Brumley

            Didn’t mean to touch a nerve.

        • Dave Brumley

          Sandler is not in it; Will Ferrel plays the lead, and does it quite well. It is an interesting, sort of “Twilight Zone” type of flick; not Will’s usual fare.

          • Tami Grover Hance

            I don’t usually care for Will Farrel either but I loved that movie!

  • Butch Knouse

    How about a discussion on movies that are so GOOD you don’t want to watch them twice?

    • b nonymous

      What sense does that make??????????

      • Butch Knouse

        Ever see Nighthawks with Stallone? The ending is so jarring that I couldn’t watch it again. Or downers, like Shenandoah, The Day After or Firecreek.

        • chrijeff

          I wouldn’t agree with “Shenandoah.” True, Charley (James Stewart) loses two of his sons and his daughter-in-law. But he still has the rest of them, still has his land, his son-in-law (Doug McClure)–and he gets The Boy back too, in the end.

        • dirkwrestler

          The end of “Nighthawks” was genius! It was a jarring Shocker, but in the same way as “The Sting” or “The Sixth Sense”! Terrific!

    • Peggy

      I understand completely. “Midnight Cowboy”, “They Shoot Horses Don’t They”, “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” come to mind. Great movies but emotionally unsettling.

  • Jena-Auerstedt

    A few (most of which I’m sure no one else will agree with): “The Ice Storm” (1997) — Ang Lee may be a good director, but I’d never have believed it on the basis of *that* movie; “Terms of Endearment” (1983) possibly the worst movie ever to win Best Picture — an artificial bit of claptrap (beginning with a character named “Flap” Horton), suffocated with a “disease of week” turn about halfway through; “Star Wars” (a retread of every action movie cliche ever put on celluloid); “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover” (1989), a pointless exercise in how disgusting a movie can be, and probably the low point in Helen Mirren’s career — still, when a movie begins with someone begin force-fed dog feces, there’s probably nowhere to go but up, right?

    • AlasAnAss

      Great point about ToE (damn it, Jeff Daniels, you’re better than that) . . . but I still think it’s a close call between it and “Crash” for worst Best Picture. So self-serious, so heavy-handed, so facile and yet so sure it’s revelatory of deep truths.

    • Dave Brumley

      Well you could go out; as in out of the theater.

  • momcat1948

    Two in particular come to mind…..1)”Wicker Man” with Nicholas Cage was just horrible. He has made some ok movies and some real stinkers. This was the worst. I never did really figure out what was going on. Had I not paid $13 to see the thing and been with a group who did not want to leave, I would have walked out on this one. 2)”Mosquito Coast” with Harrison Ford. I am a huge Ford fan and will pay to see any movie he is in and then add it to my collection. This one, however, I will never watch again because it was too real, and too close to home, for me. The way Ford’s character change and became abusive in the end was very realistic and when you were raised in a home by that type of parent, it just brings back too many really bad memories. I just do not choose to remember that time of my life. This movie brings it back too vividly.

  • Richard Andrews

    One film I will never watch again, I still wonder way I spent the time watching it the first time, is that over blown stupid waist of money ‘GRAVITY’

    • b nonymous

      I agree that movie was a bunch of crap. CGI looks nice but the plot was stupid. There’s no getting back to earth after such an accident. The movie shoulda lasted 5 minutes after the collisions, because that’s all that there was left for them after that.

  • NJ Lady

    Oh yes! Any movie that has an animal die, even at the very end. I can’t recall the name of the one I’m referring to, but a beloved dog died in the very last scene. I think he was either wounded by some wild animal or had a disease. I try to avoid pet movies now.

    • Tom K.

      You could be referring to a great classic called ” Old Yeller ” where the young boy’s beautiful dog develops full blown rabies and the boy has to put his dog out of his misery. A very bold and powerful reality check for young viewers. I will never forget that movie. Electronic device addicted kids of today should be exposed to this movie as a reality / Gut Check. Might sober them up. { You’d find out real quick if they had any real compassion.}

      • Ken Roche

        …Yes Tom, I recall being moved by that one! Must revisit that film and see if it still has the same power from back then. Was most effective in its day.

    • Dave Brumley

      Your thinking of Old Yeller, I think. A Disney film fer cryin’ out loud. Disney was weird. The dog had a battle with a wolf or something, and contracted rabies. He battled this animal to save his young male companion. I remember they had locked him into some sort of enclosure until it could be determined if he had the disease or not. I remember when they first checked on him, he was happy and wagging his tail; but then he became wilder and was growling at everyone. I believe there was the sound of a gun ending his life (off camera). I will never forget that. And as to what was Disney’s point with that ending, I do not know. Maybe that all joy is fleeting.

    • Alf Messina

      Another movie with a shocking animal death at the end was “RING OF BRIGHT WATER”. Shocking because the animal was deliberately and brutally killed, without warning or explanation.

  • ronnie2

    My choices are older than many of those referenced earlier. I didn’t read the whole list so one or more of them may be listed. One I had forgotten about until I read a comment here by someone who was laughing at the number of cigarettes lit in a movie, was “Some Came Running” with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine. I found the amount of drinking going on in that movie to be hilarious. The movie was set for the most part in a 24 hour period yet Sinatra was holding, or being handed a drink in every room he entered. He was about as big as a minute at that time, he would have been schloshed by the end of that day.
    Movies that I never want to see again are: “The Exorcist” I live in D.C., and I think of that movie every time I’m in Georgetown–it scared me for some reason. “The Children’s Hour” Shirley MacLaine again and Audrey Hepburn. I don’t like movies where unjust accusations go unresolved, and then one of the accused commits suicide. In fact, suicide as a “solution” always turns me off as it did in “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” and “Thelma and Louise”. I’ll never watch those movies again.

  • Tom K.

    I saw the movie premiere of ” The Exorcist ” at the local theater and did not expect what was about to take place on the big screen right before my eyes. Women and some men were running out of the Fire Exits. Upon my return home that night, I took my Ouija Board outside and BURNED IT !

    • NJ Lady

      Tom K — Ah, yes, “The Exorcist” is the most blatant of horror stories. Who was the main character? The devil himself. Making a little girl the vessel of his evil was shocking and disturbing. I could never view it again.

  • NJ Lady

    Oh, Ohkennyo! That movie (Blair Witch Project) horrified me. The sounds in the movie were so creepy. I mean, what was in the woods? Did the college students just freak themselves out, and the film was a study in abnormal psychology? I consider this movie one of the best of the horror films (but I scare easily).

    • Ken Roche

      Lady Caroline NJ, Must confess I didn’t watch Blair Witch P as was told it was a rather cheap video production (could have been miss information) Perhaps may need to check it out some time but not in any hurry to do so….Now, for you – a Dog movie I can recommend is the resent: ‘MAX’. Give it a go…..good production with reasonable approach to written situations and a good main lead.

      • Edna Henry Esquivel

        love dog movies if the dog doesn’t die. There was no need for Hooch to die in Turner & Hooch. Completely ruined that movie for me.

        • dirkwrestler

          “K-9” with Jim Belushi was basically the same movie as Turner & Hooch, and the dog Survives!!! much better!

  • chrijeff

    “Gone With the Wind.” I know it’s supposed to be a classic, but it left me cold. I couldn’t relate to it. Probably because it’s basically a romance, and I don’t believe in “lu-u-uv stories.”

    • Alf Messina

      AGREED! Bloody awful! And yet a few people I know name it their favorite film! But I also hate “STAR WARS” and “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”.

  • Rene

    The Exorcist! NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!! I’m a grown woman it scared the tar out of me!

  • wbausert

    A Clockwork Orange…needs no explanation.

    • Mike B

      I never understood the attraction towards this film. I hated it.

  • John William Richards

    The Worm Eaters. Self explanatory. Not Quite Worst film Ever

  • Gene Dixson

    The Blair Witch movie. I can’t handle that shaky camera work.

  • Alex Krajci

    The Blair Witch Project (1999)

  • Anthony Britch

    The Matrix

  • Steve Wethington

    Light at the End of the World, worst Disney film ever. we actually left the drive in movie!!!

    • Alf Messina

      Did you mean “The Island at the Top of the World”?

  • Alex Krajci

    I Always Walk Out Of A Movie When The End Credits Roll.

  • niki ninehundred

    Wendigo-horrible plot ,horrible acting ,,….horrible movie !!

  • Phyllis

    Cloverfield – If I wanted to watch a home movie . . . . I would watch my own! If I’d known before I went in . . . I wouldn’t have!

  • Tami Grover Hance

    Citizen Cane. The single most overrated film of all time.

    • Alf Messina

      AGREED! I much prefer “The Magnificent Ambersons”.

  • Gene Dixson

    Birth with Nicole Kidman, not only is it boring but a bit disturbing. Never again.

  • Linda S Card

    Ghost in the darkness Not only is it terrorizing, but the movie is a true story. It is frightening to know that lions can prey on man for no reason other than they are easy prey

  • Kevin Mohundro

    LA LA Land. I found it to over promoted, over rated and falls far short of many other musicals. Most of the dancing was sorely lacking, singing so-so and although some of the acting was good some of the cast seemed unrealistic and wooden. From the reviews it seemed it’s high ratings and numerous awards were preordained and affected more deserving movies in a negative way by creating a lack of deserved recognition. Self aggrandizing and with extreme recognitions it was hard to stomach the painful act of watching this artistic flop.

  • Alf Messina

    “Hope and Glory”(1987) I used to think this was a terrific movie. On re-visiting it recently I found a few off-putting aspects. The father’s dumb cricket-obsession; too much nastiness on the part of the kids; and the incessantly-volatile behavior of the daughter, Dawn(Sammi Davis).

  • Gene Dixson

    Blair Witch the shaky camera thing made me sick.

  • Johno

    The stuff. Worst movie of the 80s

  • Rabbi Tom

    Men of the Sun, movie based on the Japanese Experimental camps 629 based in China in WW2. Apparently Chinese made, the ‘Effects’ were a bit too realistic. There was actual discussion that the people used were actual political/ethnic prisoners actually killed making this film. The dissection of the young boy on the table was far too realistic if it was faked, plus there was no camera cuts. Rumored to be a snuff film. I know a guy whos into hard core horror/terror films and it even freaked him out.

    Space Jam, I actually snuck in to see the film after seeing Ransom, It was just a 2 hour Michael Jordan commercial. I even went as far to tell the manager I snuck in to see it and demanded my 2 hours of stolen life back! He actually gave me 2 free passes apologizing!

    Looney Tunes:Back in Action, I walked out after 15 minutes it was so bad. Only Brendon Fraser had any clue where to place eye contact with the characters since he did Monkeybone. Everybody else was looking all the wrong places if they were dealing with an animated character.

  • Bill Williamsburg

    Fight Club. I cannot explain it other than the last time I watched it (I am ashamed to admit that I’ve seen it three or four times but here I vow NEVER AGAIN!), I had the overwhelming feeling after the credits were rolling that I had been conned, that this time had been stolen from me, that I was watching an imitation of rather than an actual communication, that the creation was a mish-mash of nothingness squeezed into a sweet syrupy mass of trickery emblazoned with cultural symbols of rebellion in the form of puppets acting out the most juvenile impulses of thought control and mimicry, in other words, a hoax of a movie masquerading as enlightenment, a false prophet speaking gibberish, an old drug trip that is best forgotten and that offered no inner peace, wisdom or even new thoughts! It wants to be Mexico crawling circles naked in the sun but it is all an act I tell you! This film does not believe what it is saying nor does it feel anything at all but merely constructs the imitation of emotions designed to incite an illusory euphoria! It is in retrospect a box-checker rather than an imaginative creation, meaning it goes through the motions of checking all the correct boxes to create a hip masterpiece but it is in effect without heart and a complete and utter waste of time.

  • geobikas

    “Irréversible” with Monica Bellucci. Very disturbing rape scene. Never, ever again.

  • Ben Davis

    “Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf”. Man this is the stinker movie of all time. Some guy named Lipold, I think that’s his name, played a martial artist in the movie. If Peewee Herman played the martial artist it would have been more believable. Where do they get these guys to play a part like this who have less abilities than a 5 year old? He moved like a robot, blew his lines and was an incredible failure as an actor. I hope we’ve seen the last of him. BTW, the movie, with or without him would have stunk. Watch a good spaghetti western, you will be far more entertained.

  • Sandy Pister

    “Cheyanne Aurumn” I think it’s called. Depicts Indian ponies being shot and killed. Just disgusting.

  • Suitsme

    Old Yeller, Happiness, Bambi, Dumbo and the Yearling.

  • Jonathan M. Aber

    Most of the movies I don’t ever want to see again are all considered great movies, “The Deer Hunter”, Schindler’s List”, “Saving Private Ryan”. All excellent at portraying great sadness, tragic loss and shocking violence. They were all very good, but too emotionally draining to want to watch again.

  • Kent

    8th grade. Gravity. La La Land. Live Action Dumbo. Any movie with a rape scene, completely necessary