Okay, here’s a fun game.
What’s a movie that you recognize is very good (or even great), but you don’t think you ever need to or want to see it again?
Maybe it’s because they’re disturbing, depressing, heck, maybe they’re just too long for your tastes.
As for me, I don’t typically like “drug addiction movies”. I’ll watch them once and I can acknowledge that they’re good (Requiem for a Dream, Spun, The Basketball Diaries, etc.), but I just don’t like the way they make me feel. One exception in that category: Drugstore Cowboy. I love that movie.
Here’s the tweet that got the conversation rolling.
what is the best film that you never want to see again? or at least for a very long time?
— Rose Matafeo (@Rose_Matafeo) November 19, 2019
Anyway, here is what other people had to say about this topic.
1. Very bleak.
The Road. Brilliant film but when are you in the mood for something that bleak?
— Tom Parkhouse (@T_L_Parkhouse) November 19, 2019
2. Don’t mess with the devil.
the witch. i grew up catholic and im mexican. we don't mess with the devil. https://t.co/PqIy04lODx
— ?BRIENNE THEE STALLION? (@kings_fan) November 20, 2019
3. Once was enough.
Blade Runner 2049 – saw it in a basically empty cinema with my father and nothing can ever recreate that experience in my books.
— festive corban (@corbandioxide) November 19, 2019
4. A classic film.
A Clockwork Orange.
It is very powerfully uncomfortable! Well done! https://t.co/nygmEyfIRC
— Lewis Dunn (@dunnace) November 19, 2019
5. Grim AF.
Pans Labyrinth – the isolation and turmoil of Ofelia, the brutal step father, the pale man…every moment made me feel uneasy. Even the faun was terrifying with his huge body and deep voice…it was dire from start to finish. Two layers of story woven together, both grim af
— Hannah (@Han__Grenade) November 19, 2019
6. This guy knows what I’m talking about!
Requiem for a Dream. Once was more than enough
— Steve (@steveredm) November 19, 2019
7. Emotionally draining.
Room. Utterly fantastic but so so emotionally draining.
— ?????? (@Bertie____) November 19, 2019
8. A sad, true story.
fruitvale station. never again.
— ??? ??♀️ (@z1etty) November 20, 2019
9. It’s worth revisiting every few years, in my opinion.
There's a lot. A lot of films I really like but I only need to see it once. Schindlers List is probably the one that stands out the most.
— ♿ Ant Towler (@AntzTowler) November 19, 2019
10. A double whammy.
Whiplash and mother! I feel very stressed even just thinking about them both https://t.co/sV02uL49bk
— Mild Peril (@mildperil) November 20, 2019
11. A terrifying story.
Children of Men. Fantastic movie, nearly every scene is seared into my memory. Only seen it once, at the cinema on first day of release. Don't even own it on dvd or Blu-ray. Seems even more terrifying right now.
— Spoopy Halloween Jackalope (@_Jackalope_) November 19, 2019
12. I wasn’t crazy about this one.
Though, Kidman has one of the most brutal lines at the end of the film that I Entirely need to hear sampled before a savage downtuned breakdown https://t.co/ZjiIgokvSa
— Steve Watts (@stevewatts) November 19, 2019
13. Definitely a creepy film.
— Nic Sampson (@NicSampson) November 19, 2019
14. Not gonna see that one again.
Atonement. Exceptional movie but left me emotionally devastated. Tearing up a little just thinking about the ending ?
— Emma (@chocmilk) November 19, 2019
15. An incredible movie, but definitely draining.
12 Years a Slave
— Femi Alex Williams (@Alexfemiwill) November 20, 2019
What are some movies you think are high-quality but you never want to sit down and watch them again?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments, please!