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Popular, well-loved movies that you dislike

Are there any movies that you dislike that everyone else seem to love?

I’ll start.

Gone With the Wind

I dislike all of the characters except Rhett. Ashley is a spineless wimp. Melanie is sickening saccharine sweet. There is nothing to like about Scarlet. I pretty much feel like smacking everyone in the movie except Clark Gable and Hattie McDaniel. The slave stereotypes are awful. I will say visually it has stunning cinematography and costumes.
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I thought the movie "Titanic" was spectacular, the attention to detail and the grand scale of it all was awesome.  The acting was good, but I felt absolutely no chemistry between Cate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.  I thought they could have done a better job casting those roles, but I honestly don't have a better suggestion.

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Re: Popular, well-loved movies that you dislike

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Are you talking about the storyline?  Or the production?

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@bikerbabe wrote:
Are there any movies that you dislike that everyone else seem to love?

I’ll start.

Gone With the Wind

I dislike all of the characters except Rhett. Ashley is a spineless wimp. Melanie is sickening saccharine sweet. There is nothing to like about Scarlet. I pretty much feel like smacking everyone in the movie except Clark Gable and Hattie McDaniel. The slave stereotypes are awful. I will say visually it has stunning cinematography and costumes.

@bikerbabe , That one would be first on my list, I don't find the old south romantic in the least, also I don't get Star Wars.

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Re: Popular, well-loved movies that you dislike

Just about any Julia Roberts film.

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Re: Popular, well-loved movies that you dislike

That Christmas movie starring Jimmy Stewart.

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@Suzeecat wrote:

I thought the movie "Titanic" was spectacular, the attention to detail and the grand scale of it all was awesome.  The acting was good, but I felt absolutely no chemistry between Cate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.  I thought they could have done a better job casting those roles, but I honestly don't have a better suggestion.


@Suzeecat I was going to say the same thing.  Leonardo has a baby face and she looked to old for him.  Same with Top Gun

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Re: Popular, well-loved movies that you dislike

titanic

 

pulp fiction

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I've never understood the popularity of Field of Dreams.

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Let's see, @bikerbabe.  I somewhat agree with you about "Gone With the Wind".  Some of the musical score was stirring, and I love character actor Thomas Mitchell who played Gerald O'Hara, Scarlett's father.  But the film as a whole is not a favorite of mine.

 

Mostly when I dislike a film it's because there's some sort of cold or cynical heart to it --  I'm thinking of "Carnal Knowledge", written by Jules Ffeiffer.  Can remember when I first saw it how repelled I was by its world view.  Or if it's too nakedly formulaic and maniulative of emotions--  "Love Story" fills that bill for me, ha.

 

I'm sorry I'm drawing a blank on others, but I know there are more!  Will add later if they come to mind...