movies I've barely lived through

Breaking The Waves

The English Patient

The Painted Veil

Dancer In The Dark

Oscar And Lucinda

High Art

The Hole


Captain Corelli's Mandolin

The Weight of Water

The Wizard of Oz


Anonymous said…
Hmm. The Painted Veil is sitting atop my TV right now waiting to be watched. Maybe I won't bother.

I'd add Babel to that list. What a waste of 2+ hours.
alice c said…
Votes from ChezMagpie
1.The Quiet Man which somebody who shall be nameless forced us to watch more than once.
2.My vote is for Hope Springs with Colin Firth - it should have been drowned at birth.
3.MissM says Kill Bill vol 2 - especially because she hadn't seen the first one.
MsCellania said…
I second that vapid Corelli's Mandolin. It was almost a parody in some parts - luckily we watched at home so after I had my fun with it, jumping up and reenacting parts, we picked something a bit better - possibly The English Patient.
No really, I liked the English Patient.
Badger said…
I liked The Painted Veil, but then I am way into Edward Norton Neck Porn.

I have only seen (and for that matter, heard of) a couple of others on your list, but I agree with your assessments of them.
Anonymous said…
I've lived through The Wizard of Oz at least 25 times. It's in my Top 10 favorites.I haven't seen anything else on the list.
Unknown said…
Try My Dinner With Andre .... it goes with the book Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Standard argument Classics vs. Romantics. My family teases me incessantly about that one, like Remembrance of Things Past ..Marcel Proust feel like you've climbed Mt. Everest. Why are these word verifications gettting so complicated? Its like a crossword puzzle.
KPB said…
For me?


Seriously I still hold a grudge against that movie for hours of my life I will never get back.

Between it and The English Patient... do not get me started.
Anonymous said…
Breaking the Waves is a standing joke at our house. "Sure Honey rent any video you like, but not another 'Breaking the Waves' movie"

My worst are Tin Drum and Zentropa. Shudder.
"Notting Hill" and the three newest Star Wars movies.

Never again.
TheOneTrueSue said…
Haven't seen any of them but the Wizard of Oz, which I love...

I tend to wipe movies I hate from my mental radar, so all I can think of right now is Practical Magic, because it was on last night when we were flipping channels and we both groaned. Awful. I think Nicole Kidman is SO overrated. And difficult to look at.
Annagrace said…
Thank you--I thought I was the only one who was totally underwhelmed by The Wizard of Oz. But maybe that's cause I didn't see it till I was grown.
MizMell said…
The Right Stuff, Mountain Men and Braveheart--JB is worse than a small child in that he can watch these over and over and over.
I'll have to disagree on The Wizard of Oz. I've seen that a million times with small children and delighted in the fantasy and simplicity of it all.
Stephanie said…
HAHAHAHA re: the label

so true.
mckie2 said…
I watch The Wizard of Oz just about every year and I did like The English Patient. I've not seen any of the others - they must not have interested me enough to care the first time around.

I would add Troy and Black Dahlia. They both put me to sleep.
Major Bedhead said…
The English Patient was awful. Lots of sand and a dead girl in a cave. And burns. I was so thirsty after watching that movie...

I, too, have never been a fan of The Wizard of Oz and the only thing that pissed me off more than the movie version of Captain Corelli's friggin' Viola was the book. It's one of the few books I have hurled across the room after finishing it. I think I called the author every curse word I could think of. And I know a lot of curse words.

The two movies that epitomize A Total Waste Of Time are, for me, What Dreams May Come and City Of Angels. Horrible, dire, awful, pissed-me-right-off-they-were-so-bad movies.
yes yes yes
I just picked up wizard of oz last night in preperation for family viewing...i am about to die of anticipation for my son to see it. Great movies and memories
I like yr blog a lot-