Some of the most powerful movies ever done are some of the movies I have no desire to ever see again. So once again, here is at Top 10 list, this time, of the movies I have seen once and have no desire to see again.
- Schindler’s List — I know, powerful, critically acclaimed and moving. But I have no desire to ever see this movie. Why? Because it was powerful, critically acclaimed and moving… but moving me in the wrong direction. Sometimes too much is just too much and this movie falls into that category. As one critic put it: “It is the saddest movie of all time.” Once is enough.
- Cast Away — Tom Hanks at his best. Just think about it, he spent 90 percent of the movie talking to himself and a volleyball, which really showed his ability to act. But alas, the pay off for the movie wasn’t worth watching him take out that tooth with an ice skate. I still cringe over that scene.
- The Passion of Christ — I’ve only actually seen about 20 minutes of this movie. The Jesus in that movie was not the Christ of the Bible. It was far too bloody, etc… plus, I have Second Commandment issues.
- Me, Myself and Irene — can we be debased for the sake of being debased and make it funny too? Nope. The producers failed on those two accounts and I haven’t seen a Jim Carrey movie since. I should have walked out on this one.
- Scarface — watched this movie as a non-believer and found the foul-mouthed drug dealer way too much. Can’t imagine finding anything redeemable about this movie now that I have been redeemed.
- Clockwork Orange — again… watched as a non-believer and was repulsed by it. I know, it’s critically acclaimed, but so is dung on a portrait of the Virgin Mary. Not worth watching or listening to critics.
- Training Day — let’s see how far we can take a Denzel Washington character… OK, this is it. No sense in watching it again.
- I Am Sam — Sean Penn trying to make a serious movie by making a movie very similar to Rain Man. Don’t waste your time watching this movie. Just watch Rain Man instead.
- Moulin Rouge! — drop some bad acid, watch a bad musical, add a depressing ending and you get Moulin Rouge!
- The Story of Us — Rob Reiner at his worst as a director. I walked out.
There you have it. I’m sure there are a few more, but those seem to come to mind the quickest, which is good since this is a Top 10 list, and not a Top 13 list.
What movies come to mind that you have no desire to ever see again?