Boring Movies

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I was just responding to a thread in fireside chat, and it came to my attention that i love some really boring movies. Some of them include Nixon andThe Remains of the Day. I just wanted to start a list of AI's most liked movies that are undeniably boring. It's strange, but think about it. I know that all of you out there have said that you hated a movie just because it was boring, but you find yourself thinking about it a little too much for you to consider it as one of the ones that you hated.
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  • Reply 1 of 28
    ariari Posts: 126member
    The Remains of the Day, as you mentioned, is a superb film and one of my favorites. And most say it is boring. Alot of the Merchant-Ivory work would fall under this category: Howards End, A Room With a View, etc. Perhaps, Scorcese's The Age of Innocence can be added to this list. Maybe even The English Patient. I'm unsure what would qualify as "boring" as though I love all the above films and do not find them boring, it seems prevailing opinion regards to them to be such.
  • Reply 2 of 28
    wyntirwyntir Posts: 88member
    I always thought of the Godfather movies as less than conventionally thrilling, although superb movies nonetheless. Also Magnolia, and perhaps even Boogie Nights. Ditto the Good the Bad and the Ugly.
  • Reply 2 of 28
    Even Milla Jovovich and Bono couldn't save "The Million Dollar Hotel".
  • Reply 4 of 28
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    The worst ones i've seen...



    a couple.. i dont remember the names even. I woke up in the middle...



    then a french artistic movie, i was seeing it for an hour ... it had no story, just music and graphics.. i went out (and forgot the name) it gave only headache...



    last year then.. well, pearl harbour. it was 1,5 hours too long. and too boring.



    then all those movies where there is a 40+ years old white couple (the movie is done to make the female protagonist 40+ to stay in hollywood??) with kids.. and who have a marriage crisis!! ANY kind of movie, even a horror one, with the 40+ old couple with the marriage crisis...



    then anything soap style..



    weird, i didn't like even atlantis last year!! i think it's the worst disney cartoon for ages... i can't be grown yet...



    ok, i'll slow down.. otherwise the others can't list anything.. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 5 of 28
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:

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    then a french artistic movie, i was seeing it for an hour ... it had no story, just music and graphics.. i went out (and forgot the name) it gave only headache...



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    Well i see clearly what are this type of French moovie, boring non interesting, and a waste of money coming from my taxes ..;
  • Reply 6 of 28
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    No .. i didnt mean that powerdoc...



    i've seen french movies that are much better than the boring hollywood ones (ok and now i have 10 000 US-applelovers to be convince i have seen good hollywood movies... nevermind)



    it was once in high school.. i skipped the lessons to go to movies. i don't really remember the name, but it was graphical effects and weird music. I couldn't stand it much more than 1 hour. in the end i guess NOBODY survived it... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    and, one where i woke up in the middle.. i heard the siren.. i was afraid i aws blacked out so the thing i had on my mind waking up there was that i had to get out and quickly... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 7 of 28
    jesperasjesperas Posts: 524member
    "Dead Poets Society," "Shadowlands," "Blue," "White," and "Red," "Chung King Express," "Happy Together," "Pillow Book," "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman."



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  • Reply 8 of 28
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    2001: A Space Oddysey. I loved that movie. But, it is undeniably boring if you don't approach it correctly (wink, wink, nudge, nudge; say no more). I think the monkey scene is my favorite part. Also, another Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb. That one is a bit tired, at points, but still very good. Now that I think of it, Eyes Wide Shut (also Kubrick) was a little boring at times, but the onscreen sex kind of made more interesting. And if any of you haven't seen Kubrick's other movies, they are also very good, though not quite as boring. A couple of my favorites of his are Full Metal Jacket, and A Clockwork Orange.
  • Reply 9 of 28
    falkolfalkol Posts: 59member
    "The Fifth Element". Not funny, not fascinating, but everybody tells me how great this movie is. I confess: I hate it. It's not SF, it's not a comic, it has no ideas and no feelings.
  • Reply 10 of 28




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  • Reply 11 of 28
    [quote]Originally posted by FalkoL:

    <strong>"The Fifth Element". Not funny, not fascinating, but everybody tells me how great this movie is. I confess: I hate it. It's not SF, it's not a comic, it has no ideas and no feelings.</strong><hr></blockquote>



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  • Reply 12 of 28
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:

    <strong>No .. i didnt mean that powerdoc...



    i've seen french movies that are much better than the boring hollywood ones (ok and now i have 10 000 US-applelovers to be convince i have seen good hollywood movies... nevermind)



    it was once in high school.. i skipped the lessons to go to movies. i don't really remember the name, but it was graphical effects and weird music. I couldn't stand it much more than 1 hour. in the end i guess NOBODY survived it... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    and, one where i woke up in the middle.. i heard the siren.. i was afraid i aws blacked out so the thing i had on my mind waking up there was that i had to get out and quickly... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Don't worry Mulattabianca, i was not ironic, there is great french moovies, but there is also too much moovie made with the state money wich are absolutely boring (an entire moovie where we can see a women wash a room : very entertaining indeed). For one good sentimental picture like Amelie, there is plenty of moovie that worth nothing and which are absolutely boring.

    Hollywood make also a lot of crapy moovies, but when you watch them they are entertaining even if at the end you think that was not a mastercraft moovie.
  • Reply 13 of 28
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    The Thin Blue Line is kinda boring but a great film. It's one of the best documentaries about a screwed up criminal justice system.



    And it's by the same guy who directed the 'Switch' ads.

  • Reply 14 of 28
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>The Thin Blue Line is kinda boring but a great film.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Finally someone who agrees with me! I have seen it twice and fell asleep both times!



    Same with Pitch Black, excellent film but I can't watch the whole thing without nodding off.



    J :cool:
  • Reply 15 of 28
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Hey what's wrongf with 5th element??

    I've seen it a lot of times!!

    It's like my life.



    Dune's deadly boring...

    They showed it the other night and there was star trek next gen on the other channel so surfing the channels it wasn't so pleasant so guess which you were seeing.. they had the same actors..
  • Reply 16 of 28
    [quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:

    <strong>Hey what's wrongf with 5th element??

    I've seen it a lot of times!!

    It's like my life.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Luc Besson is an amazing (though erratic) director. "The Professional" is still my favorite with "La Fem Nikita" and "5th Element" next in line.



    [quote]<strong>Dune's deadly boring...

    They showed it the other night and there was star trek next gen on the other channel so surfing the channels it wasn't so pleasant so guess which you were seeing.. they had the same actors..</strong><hr></blockquote>



    :confused: David Lynch's Dune? I have the director's cut and it's bearable. Though it does drag.



    Another boring move? "Days of Heaven", a cinematic dream but wooden acting...like watching grass grow... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    edit Besson name



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  • Reply 17 of 28
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Mh .. if i simply made a list of all the movies i got so bored of seeing them i fell asleep.. still the list would be long...



    Well yea that dune.. but cut. first in a divx version then on tv the other night...
  • Reply 18 of 28
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Oh.. just remembered one of the worst ones



    TITANIC



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  • Reply 19 of 28
    vargasvargas Posts: 426member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:

    <strong>Oh.. just remembered one of the worst ones



    TITANIC



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    Not only that but prdictable as well.



    The only saving grace was Leonardo Di Caprio freezing then sinking. Kate Winslet should have thrown him in the sea near the beginning and saved me a few hours of my life. The waste
  • Reply 20 of 28
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Titanic," "Monkeybone," plenty more.
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