Films You Could Never Watch Again Because ...

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  1. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Henry had one great laugh line when the Ottis Toole-based character says: "Well...I feel like killing somebody!"
  2. The Naked Gun movies, O. J. Simpson isn't funny anymore.
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  3. Enjoy!
  4. Cerebus

    Cerebus Forum Resident

    Anything involving animals or people being tortured. Cannibal Holocaust is a big one, mainly because the scenes involve real animals.
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  5. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Oliver Stone's 'The Doors'. I had a middling interest in the band, but Stone's hallucinogenic direction and the dark nature of the film actually made me physically ill and the whole experience turned me off to The Doors for good.
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  6. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    I thought that I would have a tough time watching Se7en again but I did it again and it was actually better the second time.

    I don't think that I ever want to watch Jacob's Ladder again.
  7. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    I thought that it was very entertaining fiction.
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  8. I don't have any reason to watch Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice or Suicide Squad ever again, and that's because I'm done with the entire DC Extended Universe. I'll refrain from saying any more on this subject, but I just can't picture myself viewing anything further in this series unless it's purely out of morbid curiosity to see how much deeper Zack Snyder and his misguided colleagues are possibly able to drive WB's plans for live action superhero success into the ground...
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  9. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Chapel Hill, NC
    My wife said the same thing after finding we both cried our eyes out during a screening of 'Caligula.'
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  10. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Chapel Hill, NC
    For me, what seriously comes to mind is the cabin mutilation sequence from Von Trier's 'Antichrist.' Never again, ever.
  11. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

    Three I can think of:

    The Passion of The Christ - waaayyy too violent.
    Roots - evil violence - evil and violence
    Schindler's List - pure evil and violence

    In short, I don't like watching evil and violence done to another human being. I can, however, watch some slasher-type movies because I know it's fake. And, no rape scenes.
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  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I will never see another Lars Von Trier film. He's a cinematic sadist, and I am not a masochist.
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  13. Leepal

    Leepal Forum Resident

    Swindon, UK

    That's the film/sequence that immediately came to mind when I saw this thread. I really don't think I could watch that again.
  14. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    I'm sure there are a few films I'll never watch again, simply because they were terrible films.

    But there aren't any films I'd never watch again due to any sort of graphic/disturbing/shocking content, because I can distinguish between movies and reality.
  15. Dave Mac

    Dave Mac Well-Known Member

    New member here.

    I agree with Rocker. So much of the graphic violence and gore in the "Saws" and "Hostels" and such is so cartoonish and over the top that to some degree you can shrug it off, even (uneasily?) laugh at it. I grew up with all of the gross-out '70s slasher and exploitation pics ("Driller Killer" anyone?) where the special effects were groundbreaking at the time but still kind of fake looking. They were gross simply because they could be. On the other hand the carnage and human suffering in "Hacksaw Ridge" and even "Deer Hunter," are so realistically graphic in order to show us that war is indeed Hell. Sometimes violence and even depravity are vital to the story being told but of course too many other times it's just gratuitous. I wouldn't avoid watching shocking and disturbing films again but I wouldn't necessarily seek them out.

    Some movies with a Big Reveal or surprise dramatic ending I don't need to sit through again because I now know the surprise and a repeat viewing would be kind of anti-climactic. ("Sixth Sense.") Streep/Sophie's absolutely horrific choice was so gut-wrenching I don't want to experience it again. That and young Ricky Schroder's final scene in the locker room in "The Champ" . . . wow. Pure acting with no special effects. Incredibly emotional performances that put you through the ringer but don't make for a particularly fun Saturday night.
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  16. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    I agree with Dave.

    Movies like Sixth Sense where the surprise is gone I have no desire to watch them a second time.
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  17. Borgia

    Borgia Forum Resident

    Others have mentioned Henry: Portrait of.. & Anti-Christ. I see no reason to ever watch either of them again. I've watched Schindler's List several times. A very good but possibly more disturbing film about Auschwitz is Son of Saul. It's a real downer with a very sad ending.
  18. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

    'The Vanishing' (the original Dutch film). Chilling story of a missing woman and her boyfriend who is left behind. Evil not only triumphs, you get the feeling that it always will.
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    New York
    The Counsellor
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  20. GodShifter

    GodShifter King of Pain®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Saló: or the 120 days of Sodom. Never again. Ouch.
  21. GodShifter

    GodShifter King of Pain®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    That's a hardcore movie. Woah.

    Another I will never see again is Matyrs. Jesus.
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  22. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    Legends of the Fall. Too depressing.
  23. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    Because I remember the whole film. I think music is the only thing I repeat to death because I like the record so much.
  24. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

    And I'll never see the American remake because it was the same director no less
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  25. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    I've never had a problem with "Schindler's List" because it's accurate history and something
    we need to never forget.
    But I do have a problem with the opening of "Cliffhanger" with Stallone. That horrible
    "I don't want to die" scene is way to much for me, and I never watch the first part of the

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