Are there any great films that you'd never watch again because of how depressing/intense they are?

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  1. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I thought Requiem for a Dream was a great film but I could barely get through it once. Its definitely not an enjoyable film to sit through although I admire the message its making. Same goes for the film Irreversible, could barely stomach it the first time.
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  2. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    I just binge-watched Ken Burns', "The War", on Netfilx, his 2007, 14-hour documentary about WWII. A truly gut-wrenching and mind-boggling history lesson. Everyone should watch it once.
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  3. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    I've sat through both Requiem and Irreversible, won't watch either again, but i don't think either one is close to being a great film.

    I've had enough of David Lynch's ''Lost Highway''.
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  4. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA
    Well, Saving Private Ryan and No Country for Old Men for me.

    One and done.
  5. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
    No Country For Old Men.

    Raging Bull.

    Sophie's Choice.

    I just do not care to see them again.
  6. Boo Rad

    Boo Rad His horse was fast as polished steel

    Austin, TX
  7. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Interesting choice, I love The Conversation and have watched it multiple times. Im curious as to why you wouldn't watch it ever again.
  8. Lost Highway, Schindler’s List, The Color Purple
  9. Boo Rad

    Boo Rad His horse was fast as polished steel

    Austin, TX
    I love it as well but the ending really freaked me out. I couldn't shake that certain scene from my head for about two or three weeks.
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  10. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    Beatles, A Hard Days Night, Help! & Magical Mystery Tour :hide:
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  11. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

  12. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    I just saw The Florida Project.

    Very interesting.

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  13. The Days of Wine abd Roses. But I’ll probably eventually watch it again.
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  14. RogerB

    RogerB Forum Resident

    I think I can safely say nobody has ever accused Magical Mystery Tour of being a great film!!! I don't know many that even refer to it as watchable! :laugh:
  15. Avenging Robot

    Avenging Robot Forum Resident

    The Ekephant Man.
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  16. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Raging Bull
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar
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  17. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    It's interesting that Looking for Mr. Goodbar is one of those movies that has mysteriously vanished, to the point where I don't think it's been legally available for home video for 20 years.

    One film I don't think I could see again is Schindler's List. It's a very well-made film, but man, it's really, really emotionally wrenching.
  18. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    With the rise of women in Hollywood in 2018, I think that situation won't change soon.
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  19. Blimpboy

    Blimpboy Forum Resident

    Walton, KY
    Legends Of The Fall
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  20. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    When it comes to war movies I've seen a few that are more disturbing than Platoon so its interesting to see it on your list. You're right about Raging Bull though, don't think I'll ever be in the mood to watch it again.
  21. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Grave of the Fireflies.

    Well done and utterly depressing and not exclusively due to its ending, though that's the most depressing part. I've often said it's the most beautifully done movie I'll never want to see again.
  22. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    Many if not most of the movies in the early 70s were bummer endings or otherwise intense and depressing. Steelyard Blues, Panic In Needle Park, Vanishing Point...seems every movie had to end badly for the hero/anti-hero.
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  23. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Cohoes, NY USA
    I'm with you on Schindler's List. I was left feeling I had actually been in that place. I've never had any desire to return.
  24. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident


    Man, we used to live for "Raging Bull." We used to quote it constantly. Watch it frequently. One one of the funniest movies ever made, introducing Joe Pesci to the world. :shrug:
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  25. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    When it comes to quotable movies with Joe Pesci and De Niro I'd rather watch Goodfellas or Casino.

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