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Added by ErikMarie

on 6 Jun 2011 03:19

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Movies I didn't think I'd like

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People who added this item 1936  Average listal rating (1237 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
1. Tangled (2010)
I was reluctant to watch another Disney take on a folktale, but I ended up really liking it. It was funny and the songs were nice. Plus the part with the lanterns is awesome.
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People who added this item 1329  Average listal rating (802 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
2. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Kind of the same as above.
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People who added this item 2052  Average listal rating (1266 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
3. Enchanted (2007)
I was reluctant because it was going to be another princess film except live action. Wrong. It was pretty funny at times, making fun of a lot of the things that make up Disney princess movies. Plus it was full of references to other Disney movies which was cool.
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People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.8 
4. Loverboy (1989)
I wasn't really interested in this because I wasn't really a fan of Patrick Dempsey (I've never watched Grey's Anatomy). But I finally gave in and watched it with my sis and liked it. It's kind of like Deuce Bigalo in the sense that Dempsey starts pimping himself out to lonely housewives.
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People who added this item 554  Average listal rating (360 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
5. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
I'm not really a fan of new horror/scary movies but my friend insisted we watch this on Halloween and I ended up liking it. It's nothing innovative, but it had a good jump/cringe/really-want-to-look-away factor (for me anyways).
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People who added this item 4190  Average listal rating (2749 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
6. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
I wasn't into watching this because Ashton Kutcher was in it, but my sis made me and I liked seeing him as different character than Kelso.
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People who added this item 3868  Average listal rating (2587 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
7. The Ring (2002)
Again with the scary/creepy/whatever. I really liked it, and it didn't hurt that Scott Speedman was in it.
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People who added this item 3967  Average listal rating (2523 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
8. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
I didn't watch this because it just didn't look that interesting (and I have no interest in fashion), but I watched it because Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci are in it and I liked. PLUS, this began my new love affair with Emily Blunt, who is awesome.
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People who added this item 3453  Average listal rating (2314 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
9. The Others (2001)
I'm not particularly fond of Nicole Kidman, so I was "eh" about seeing this. Far surpassed my expectation.
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10. War of the Worlds (2005)
I'll say this now because it pretty much applies for the next four movies: I had a vendetta against Tom Cruise. I don't know why but I just did not want to watch anything he was in except "The Outsiders." Needless to say, I've grown out of that and am giving Tom a fair chance now. So these 4 movies (War of the Worlds, Minority Report, Mission Impossible, and Vanilla Sky) have become some of my favs.
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People who added this item 4307  Average listal rating (2996 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
11. Minority Report (2002)
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12. Mission: Impossible (1996)
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People who added this item 2987  Average listal rating (1898 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
13. Vanilla Sky (2001)
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People who added this item 2974  Average listal rating (1759 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Not a huge fan of Winona or Angelina but big fan of this movie.
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People who added this item 2329  Average listal rating (1542 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
15. Wanted (2008)
Same thing: not a big fan of Angelina Jolie. But, big fan of James McAvoy. My McAvoy love won out and I watched and I liked.
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16. The Green Hornet (2011)
I wasn't expecting much but I liked it. And Jay Chou is cute. And Christoph Waltz is funny.
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People who added this item 1528  Average listal rating (915 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
17. Marley & Me (2008)
This didn't seem interesting and I'm not a big fan of Jennifer Aniston. But it was heartbreaking! I had to hug my cat for like an hour to feel better.
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People who added this item 383  Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.3 
18. The Edge of Love (2008)
Not a big Keira Knightley fan, but I really wanted to see this because Cillian Murphy is in it. I liked it and I even liked her a bit.
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19. Fight Club (1999)
I heard people go on and on about it so I didn't want to watch it. Needless to say I broke down and watched it and loved it.
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20. Avatar (2009)
I actually wanted to see this when I first heard about it, but then my bro got on it and talked about it 24/7, and kept bugging me about when I was going to watch it, blah blah blah. So I didn't watch it just because of my brother until about a year later. I really love Sigourney Weaver. And I love Sam Worthington, but that's a different list.
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These are some movies that I watched reluctantly but ended up really liking them. The reasons vary of why I was reluctant to see them.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 1 18:00
xD A lot of these movies, I feel the same way!

Especially the first few. Enchanted is actually one of my favorite movies now.
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 4 2:24
Me too! I just watched again for the first in a while and remembered why I love it so much. ^_^
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 22 6:34
Tangled, The Others, Wanted, and Avatar would all be on my list as well. As for Tom Cruise, I've watched a lot of his movies over the years but it wasn't until Interview with the Vampire that he first impressed me. The 4 films listed here I like well enough to own on DVD. If you haven't watched Magnolia, you definitely should...not his movie per se, but he's great in it.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 22 6:50
Tangled - This is one of the best animated films I've seen for a long time
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 22 7:26
Tep, Tangled was a nice surprise, for sure. And it was nice to see that Pixar doesn't completely control the market on quality American family animation.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 22 7:27
Oh, and the giraffe is absolutely right about Magnolia- everyone is impressive in that movie, Cruise certainly included.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 23 2:11
Man, there's loads of people in Magnolia-I'll definitely check it out. Thanks guys ^_^

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