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on 23 Jun 2010 09:23

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Famous movies I never wanted to watch

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People who added this item 3723  Average listal rating (2437 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
1. Pretty Woman (1990)


Why I never watched it:
I know it's a great modern fairy tale, but it's too political correct for me.
Too much.

Will I watch it someday?
Absolutely never.

People who added this item 2648  Average listal rating (1685 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
2. Top Gun (1986)


Why I never watched it:
I always thought it's too mawkish. Am I wrong?

Will I watch it someday?
No. Listening to "Take my breath away" dissuades me from watching.

People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.1 
3. American Gigolo (1980)


Why I never watched it:
I don't think gigoloes are sexy and - maybe it's because of Richard Gere - I thought it'd be boring.

Will I watch it someday?
I don't think so.

People who added this item 3479  Average listal rating (2230 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
4. The Exorcist (1973)


Why I never watched it:
Toooo scary for me!

Will I ever watch it?
If I find someone I can hold tight during the movie, why not?

People who added this item 2327  Average listal rating (1367 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)


Why I never watched it:
It sounds boring, like the other Audrey Hepburn's films.

Will I watch it someday?
I don't know. It's a masterpiece after all, so... Maybe.

People who added this item 1091  Average listal rating (740 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
6. Dr. No (1962)


Why I never watched it:
22 James Bond's movies and I didn't watch any of them. Why? 'Cos I think he's the most sexist, braggart and vain character ever created.

Will I watch it someday?
Nah!

People who added this item 735  Average listal rating (398 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
7. Doctor Zhivago (1965)


Why I never watched it:
Too long, too dramatic, too romantic. I mean, this three adjectives might be fine alone, but together they become a lethal mix.

Will I watch it someday?
No, blowing my nose while I watch a movie is something annoying.

People who added this item 1709  Average listal rating (1080 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.9 
8. Basic Instinct (1992)


Why I never watched it:
I'm not interested in Sharon Stone crossing her legs.

Will I watch it someday?
No.

People who added this item 3371  Average listal rating (2123 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
9. Grease (1978)


Why I never watched it:
It sounds too "yeah baby yeah" and too "ooh ooh ooh honey"...

Will I watch it someday?
Mmh... Let me think about it... No!

People who added this item 4964  Average listal rating (3363 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
10. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

and also...


Why I never watched them:
They seem to me too glamurous, like their only purpose was to bring together the most famous sex symbols.

Will I watch them someday?
I don't think so, it seems to much a fangirl flick.

People who added this item 4667  Average listal rating (3134 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
11. The Da Vinci Code (2006)


Why I never watched it:
I haven't read the book bacause I think it's a bad mess of stupid legends, so there's no point in watching this movie.

Will I watch it someday?
No, never. Especially after I "accidentaly" saw Angels & Demons.

People who added this item 1933  Average listal rating (1194 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)


Why I never watched it:
I don't like weddings.

Will I watch it someday?
Only if someone will convince me to get married...

People who added this item 6553  Average listal rating (4380 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
13. The Dark Knight (2008)

and every other Batman film

Why I never watched them:
Honestly, I don't know why. When I was a child I used to watch a Batman serial on TV and I really enjoyed it. Maybe I got tired of "him" or maybe I find these films too spectacular than that naive TV show.

Will I watch them someday?
Everybody's suggesting me to watch it. I think I'll give it a chance.

People who added this item 1252  Average listal rating (724 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
14. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)


Why I never watched it:
The book was interesting because talked a lot about Tibet and its traditions before the Chinese invasion but the story was very thin, so I thought it would be boring in a film-version. And Brad Pitt's expression on the poster stopped me from watching.

Will I watch it someday?
I'd rather read the book again.

People who added this item 5628  Average listal rating (3680 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
15. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

and also...


Why I never watched them:
I watched the first Matrix many years ago and to be honest I don't remember why I didn't like it. But it was enough to keep me from watching the other two movies.

Will I watch them someday?:
I'll surely re-watch the first movie, and then I'll consider watching these.

People who added this item 4207  Average listal rating (2827 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
16. Men in Black II (2002)


Why I never watched them:
I was very young when I watched the first film and even then I thought a sequel was unnecessary.

Will I watch them someday?:
Mmh, I don't think so. Only in case I'd decide to watch the new film (but this is unlikely)

And I won't watch

People who added this item 3690  Average listal rating (2497 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
17. Die Hard (1988)

and also...


Why I never watched them:
They don't attract me as well as I've never liked body-builders: too much of muscles and self-confidence take away the pleasure of imperfection.

Will I watch them someday?
Simply, no!

People who added this item 3224  Average listal rating (2081 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.7 
18. Tomb Raider (2001)


Why I never watched it:
Basically, I don't like this kind of videogames, and I don't like Angelina Jolie acting. Then, I read some reviews saying it's one of the worst movies ever. Three good reasons are enough for me.

Will I watch it someday?
Is it that awful? Maybe I'll check it. Or maybe not.

People who added this item 3603  Average listal rating (2366 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.2 
19. Twilight (2008)

and...


Why I never watched them:
I must confess: when I was a teen I used to watch Buffy the vampire slayer and followed the love story between Buffy and Angel. But now I'm too old for vampire hunting.

Will I watch them someday?
The more time passes the less I think I'll watch them.

People who added this item 4567  Average listal rating (3076 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
20. American Pie (1999)

and...


Why I never watched them:
I don't like sex-centred comedies, I think it's a low and shallow way to make people laugh.

Will I watch them someday?
No, no.

People who added this item 3479  Average listal rating (2356 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
21. Mission: Impossible (1996)

and...


Why I never watched them:
It's my fault. I don't like too much adrenaline movies.

Will I watch them someday?
No.

People who added this item 1831  Average listal rating (1117 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
22. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)


Why I never watched it:
I can't help it, I dislike romantic comedies. And this seems to be the most romantic and most comic romantic comedy ever shot.

Will I watch it someday?
No. I mean yes. But maybe no... I don't really know.

People who added this item 3577  Average listal rating (2314 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
23. Click (2006)

And every other Adam Sandler movie.

Why I never watched them:
Simply: I find Adam Sandler extremely annoying.

Will I watch them someday?
Absolutely no. Unless I change my mind about Sandler.

People who added this item 3152  Average listal rating (1946 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
24. The Notebook (2004)


Why I never watched it:
People talk about this film like the most romantic movie ever made. And that's enough for me not to watch it.

Will I watch it someday?
If someone will ever be able to convince me that there is much more than kiss-kiss iluvu-iluvumore, I'll definitely watch it.

People who added this item 436  Average listal rating (258 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
25. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)


Why I never watched it:
Self-preservation instinct. I watched the trailer, I watched a few minutes of the film and I realized I could never survive.

Will I watch it someday?
...


 

I know they're famous and sometimes are "must watch", but I always avoided to watch them.


I CHANGED MY MIND
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Sleeping or Screaming: the worst movies I've seen
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Comments

Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 7 18:42
Lmao, fantastic list besides Batman...
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 8 14:33
Oh come on, there are some good films on your list! :D
Yeah you can pass on Twilight stuff and Dan Brown movies (although i liked the novels).
I was dissapointed after watching Avatar, you are totally right.
But how can you live without Pretty Woman?? It's definitely a 'must watch' for every girl! (okay just kidding :D)
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 8 15:03
I agree with most of them except The Dark Knight, which I liked.
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 8 17:01
Don't watch Twilight! DON'T!
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 8 21:10
of this list if I have to recomend you just one, it's Ocean's Eleven!
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 21 18:36
No PotC, Batman or HP? :O That's crazy.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 5 14:25
I'd suggest a re-evaluation on the 1st Die Hard, the 1st Exorcist, the 1st Harry Potter and perhaps even Pretty Woman. They're all classics I will personally watch over and over again (well, maybe not Pretty Woman). But there are as many opinions as there are viewers - or are they prejudices in this case... :)
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 5 14:44
it is an interesting list and for most of them, you don't miss a lot. I would like to know what would you rather watch than those movies...
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 5 17:08
Disagree with almost every single one except Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse!
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 5 18:37
Not a really good list. I agree with about 60%, but the arguments for about 90% of them are ridiculous.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 5 18:50
That was just my intention, La Menthe. I wrote them for fun, like any other argument or list of mine
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 6 1:02
does that mean you have watched them and wanted to see how people would react or you actually haven't watched them? Most of the movies on your list are pretty good so i don't understand your argument with them
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Dec 31 19:39
congratulation, very good list, i like the persons who have clear borderline between marketing movies and the rest, you are so radical therefore so good, today be much poor and conventional overrated movies. you forget Forrest Gump. maybe you like, but for me this the number one in a list like this. never never seen it... good luck and thanks for your interesting list.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Dec 31 22:58
I never cared for many of these either, but you are missing out on some good movies. Just because they are popular, it doesn't mean they are overrated or bad.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 4 16:07
@harrysalinas: I watched Forrest Gump when I was very very young, and at that time I enjoued it. Anyway, thank you!
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 4 16:09
@autofluke: it's not a mere question of popular or commercial movies, it's that some subjects, some stories don't rouse my interest. But - as you can see - I added a section about "changing my mind" or something... So I may give some chance to a few of this films...

I also say this list is made just for listening to your suggestions about what I've been missing :)
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 4 16:19
Although I disagree with Batman, Bond Films and PiratesOTC. It's a great list with good arguments. Yea Avatar I wish I never watched hahah
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 4 16:22
Mmh... So almost everybody's telling me to watch Batman...
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 3:38
Batman Begins was interesting when I saw, I went to see her for commitment, I had not seen any other way, but I'm not disappointed, it was another point of view of the movies used to be batman,not much action but personal identity conflicts. batman 2 of Nolan, it matches with your fears, but entertaining very spectacular and made for the masses.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 8 10:46
I don't agree with HP movies, but the rest... yeah, you're right. Funny list :-)
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 8 11:57
The Exorcist isn't scary so no worries. And not watching the Die Hards GTFO
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 8 12:56
I have watched most of these movies and I gotta say while most of them aren't really worthy it or that good, there are a few that are must-sees and great classics that don't belong in such a list. To name them: The Dark Knight, Die Hard (this one is a good movie, but mainly for action/die hard scenarios fans) and Dr. No.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 8 15:24
you should definetly check out dark knight. one of heath ledger's best performances.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 8 21:35
i've watched most of them but still voted :D ..***..
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 14 10:59
I agree with most of the movies on the list. I watched some of them that I wish I hadn't (btw, I wish I hadn't watched Dark Knight)
I don't know haw a Johnny Depp fan can pass on Pirates, the first part is actually good.

an alternative name for this list might be "Movies you'll have to turn your brains off before watching"
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 14 11:36
Always thanks to everybody :)

@JayTrotter: The Exorcist isn't scary????????????

@Lodizhka: I know I should give another chance to Pirates (or other movies on this list). That's why I made the section about "changing my mind".
The title you wrote would be good for another list of mine, Sleeping or Screaming: the worst movies I've seen :)
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 14 14:48
Dark Knight has to be seen for the marvelous cinematic achievement it is. And for the fact that Batman has never been this splendidly closer-to-life.

Am not much of a Bruce Willis fan, but Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard is perhaps one of the greatest villains to have adorned the screen.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 12 1:31
I don't agree with some of them like Pirates films but the rest is ok
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 12 7:26
nice list! i agree on james bond films and harry potter films, but i think that the dark knight is worth to watched.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 16 15:50
Brava Aira..Bella lista complimenti!!!
L' Esorcista ank' io non l'ho mai visto(di proposito)
Invece tutta la serie dei Pirati dei Caraibi ho provato a guardarla ma x + di 10 minuti nn ce la faccio...
Il momento + basso nella carriera di Johnny Depp(anke se nn x il suo conto in banca..)
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 21 14:07
@lazypragmatist, ITlog & everybody else who suggested me "The Dark Knight": Finally I added it to my Queue list. Hope I'll watch it soon :)
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 21 14:18
@Time Bomb: Anch'io avevo tentato invano di vedere il primo film ma - come ho scritto - mi sono presa lo sfizio di godermi lo spettacolo fregandomene che in realtà è un film per bambini. Sicuramente vedrò il secondo, poi non lo so. Di certo trovo esagerato fare il quarto film (e il 5° e il 6°, secondo le utlime notizie).
Su Depp sono abbastanza d'accordo, resta sempre tra i miei preferiti ma a guardare solo quello non sembra per niente un bravo attore. Un'altra pessima performance è stata in The Tourist, sembrava rintronato.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 3 1:44
"It sounds boring, like others Audrey Hepburn's films" Totally disagree I 'l encourage batman the dark knight 'cause it has a very smart plot the exorcist I've never got why people say it's scary..it's not
and the twilights very annoying unless you want to see some hot guys and mediocre effects
Posted: 2 years ago at Jul 25 14:16
ah ah ah TWILIGHT! ah ah ah
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 11 13:04
I thought the MI1 would be too old and predictable but I gave it a shot and it's prolly the best spy movie ever.
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 11 13:54
"Punch Drunk Love" and "Funny People" will definitely change your mind on Adam Sandler. Those films have better scipts and professional directors who care about filmmaking rather than making the audience stupid.
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 11 14:29
I pretty agree, The Notebook was so damn boring and I didn't even find it that romantic. It was like a story for teenager girls. I actually hated it ,and Twilight is the dumbest movie ever. The only movie that got my attention in a good way is Click. I saw it and I must say it impressed me. Atleast, I learned something from that movie. Oh, and Pretty Woman is pretty bad, a waste of time. And about The Exorcist, that girl's makeup is the only scary thing.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 21 13:17
That is hilarious list :D I have dissapointed by many of them (like The Notebook, My Big Fat Wedding and Die Hard) and lost many precious hours of my life.

The Exorcist IS scary, if you aren't fan of horror movies it is absolutely no point watching it.
I would recomme Breakfast At Tiffanys (just fun little movie, which has no connection with the same song title), The Dark Knight Rises and first Mission Impossible movie (it was more exciting than thrilling)
and yeah, and never Twilight, keep strong :)
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 9 15:09
Audrey Hepburn films are NO WAY boring!.
I think they are a little old fashioned for you:)
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Dec 18 15:55
Breakfast at Tiffany's is not a masterpiece and if you don't like other Audrey Hepburn films, you probably wouldn't like it either. It's pretty cheesy. I like it, aside from the really unfortunate casual racism in it (very outdated).

The only three on here I really loved that I think you're missing out on are "The Exorcist", "American Pie", and "Die Hard". They're all very funny and entertaining and a pleasure to watch, even if you don't like their subjects or actors.

"American Pie" has a lot of heart and sensitivity. It's not just a dumb sex comedy, and "Die Hard" has a lot of laughs...it's not just a dumb muscleman action picture. The villain's performance especially is very amusing and clever.

In "The Exorcist", I just love all the crazy stuff the girl says and does when she's possessed. It's not that scary. I wasn't scared, I just enjoyed it because I loved seeing the unpredictable demon in action.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 13 4:10
I personally don't find Audrey Hepburn films boring, you should have put that under Doctor Zhivago - because that really is a bore.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 13 4:51
I found the usage of bodybuilder and Bruce Willis in the same sentence hilarious!!! ;)

That said, I agree with Rebekka, Hepburn's films are fantastic.

The Ocean's movies were quite witty; you just might enjoy them. The Matrix and Dark Knight movies are vastly overrated though; they're good but they aren't all that...

Funny list!!!
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 24 23:43
I love you giving me your advices :)

I know I have a limited knowlegde of Audrey Hepburn, maybe it's because the first and only movie with her I've ever seen is Sabrina and - in spite of the cast and the director - I didn't like it at all. When I was younger I used to have a definite idea of A.H. characters: a snobbish uptown girl who thinks that eventually she'll have everything she wants just because of her beauty and gentleness. I guess it's time for approaching her movies, maybe I'm old enough to change my mind.
That's why I made another list, in fact called I changed my mind.

About the Exorcist, it's not I don't like horror movies. I think horror is such a complicated and various genre, everyone has his own taste. The devil and vomit are not for me.

Ok, Bruce Willis it's not exactly a body-builder, but he still have a stong body, even if he's old now! :P

I'm glad you guys find this list funny :)

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