Film genres you don’t like?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:36 AM.

  1. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Musicals, westerns, and gross-out "humor" movies.
     
  2. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    Horror, Superhero, Sci Fi, Musical, Romance, Chick Flicks, Popcorn Action/Adventure, Disney, Cartoons.
     
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  3. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    Sure I do. Why wouldn’t I?
     
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  4. dr jazz

    dr jazz Forum Resident

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    Horror. Life is scary enough
     
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  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    + 1 on chick flicks. :)
     
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  6. Brenald79

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    Erotic thrillers and Spy Romance my favourite genre.
     
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  7. Chris DeVoe

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    Exactly! There is going to be something good in every genre with a director who changed it up and created a new hybrid. Like how Edgar Wright created the RomZomCom with Shaun of the Dead
     
  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Sport.
    Blades Of Glory :)
     
  9. riverclown

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    I'll go along with zombies, too. Also I'd add animated movies, like Toy Story, etc. Since I don't have kids, I never had to watch these, or learn to put up with them.
     
  10. Chris DeVoe

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    Reading this thread, I realize I'm so lucky that my wife and I both have very wide-ranging tastes. For instance I'm not into sports, but I love many sports movies The Natural (even though I find baseball about as exciting as watching grass grow), North Dallas Forty (see what I said about baseball), Laagan (even though cricket is even slower and more baffling than baseball).... if you told me that I'd absolutely love a movie called The Wrestler I would have been very dubious.
     
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  11. NaturalD

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    Superheroes and CGI action films are pretty much the only full categories I can rule out. I guess extreme gory horror is another though I love classic and campy horror films as well as the Romero zombie films.
     
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  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Don’t like boxing genre, fine with Rocky.
     
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  13. Spaghettiows

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    As for musicals, for me, it's a matter of simply not liking the music in those old-fashioned adaptations of Broadway shows. So I grew up not really liking these films but grew to appreciate The Sound of Music, even though I would never play the soundtrack album.

    Other than that, I can get into a musical if I actually like the music. Dreamgirls is a good example. But I will pass on anything associated with Andrew Lloyd Weber or schmaltzy Broadway showtunes.
     
  14. I think the only genre I avoid is "Torture Porn." Kind of a made up genre but still.
    I have seen a few and no longer desire to see any of that style ever again.
     
  15. Al Kuenster

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    I like all genre films more or less.
     
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  16. Chris DeVoe

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    Seriously? The Toy Story films are for adults and can also be enjoyed by kids. Toy Story 2 is the best film about an existential crisis ever made. In it, Woody is faced with a choice between eternal life without love and mortality while being loved, and presents this choice in a way far deeper and more meaningfully than any philosopher ever managed.
     
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  17. Chris DeVoe

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    Okay, that I can agree with. If someone can make a case for why I should see something like Saw or Hostel I'd entertainment it.
     
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  18. Hostel always gets singled out as one of the ultimate "Torture Porn" atrocities, but I wouldn't tar it with that brush. The concept is more disturbing than anything you see on the screen and it doesn't play as a thrillride for sadists (although that is sort of the concept of the movie...).
     
  19. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Everything you said sounded like some variation of "it's not as bad as you think." I'm curious if you can give me a positive reason why I should see it.
     
  20. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

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    Westerns
    Spoofs (Scary/Epic/Disaster Movie)
    Indie romance/relationship
     
  21. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

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    Great boxing movies:
    Raging Bull
    Requiem For A Heavyweight
    The Harder They Fall
    Somebody Up There Likes Me
    The Fighter
    Ali
    Undisputed
    Chuck
    Cinderella Man
    The Hurricane
    The Boxer
    Resurrecting The Champ
    Million Dollar Baby
     
  22. Ginger Ale

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    Horror (as opposed to the black and white Universal monster movies...I enjoy some of those)

    Sleaze of any sort.

    Anything stupid.
     
  23. Not Insane

    Not Insane You talkin' to me?!

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    When the entire main cast of a comedy is a race other than my own. The problem is that different races usually have different cultures. What is funny to one culture flies right over the hairspray of another.

    Also
    Horror
    R rated comedies (too much bathroom humor)
     
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  24. Not Insane

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    I'm with you except I really liked "Little Shop of Horrors". :)
     
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  25. Not Insane

    Not Insane You talkin' to me?!

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    My wife and I love chick flicks, but with a caveat. They have to be at least close to our own generation. We're both now 65. We own all the Meg Ryan romantic comedies, e.g. Sleepless in Seattle, but something changed a while back. Our generation can no longer relate to the romantic comedies of the last ten or 20 years, with a few exceptions. The culture just moves on.

    I used to love sci-fi, but it too has changed. Frankly, the older I get, the more important the story is, and the less important the special affects are.

    I love Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty...
     

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