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A Great Movie that you hated but everybody else loved:

  1. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    Movie critics, as well as regular people hold certain movies to be great. All your friends loved it. You think  to yourself, 'I hated it.' And wonder if maybe you just missed something important.
    Citizen Kane is often held up as the Greatest American Movie Ever. Sorry. I hated it.
    So what Great Movie do you hate?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      its kind of a tough question to say, as I usually tend to agree with a lot of critics on movies.  However, there have been exceptions though like the "Scream" movies.  I tried to like them but the more i watched, the more I realized how comical and stupid they were versus being actually scary.

      Well there was also the remake of "Planet of the Apes" with Mark Wahlberg.  People to this day tell me how much that film sucked, but I loved it.  Sure, it's not as great as the original, but what remake ever is?  Nah, I like both films equally. I just hope the new apes movie, "rise of the apes", coming out next year will be just as good.  I can't wait for that one. smile

    2. CrimsonBelle profile image60
      CrimsonBelleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hated it too!!!!  Citizen Kane that is.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image82
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Titanic and Avatar.

      I don't get it, I think they were ok at best.  I'm just not a fan of James Cameron.

    4. Dave Harris profile image89
      Dave Harrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I absolutely hated Fargo (just damned annoying), Titanic (slush) and what's so great about Transformers...I just don't get it!

  2. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    lol, couldnt help but reminded of ..

    http://s.ecrater.com/stores/47865/4ad647ff03991_47865n.jpg

  3. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 6 years ago

    Hi, Dolores, The film that I detested was Gone With the Wind! By the time it had got to the end I really didn't Give A Damn! sorry but it's true, I think the last time I saw it was about ten years ago, but that was only because my family insisted on sitting down and watching it!

  4. chip22 profile image60
    chip22posted 6 years ago

    I have to agree with you Delores, I didn't care for Citizen Kane.

    As far as Orson Welles films go, I actually enjoyed "The Third Man" much more.

    1. Dolores Monet profile image91
      Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      me too, chip, i love the theme song too.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I agree with you, Nell.
    Gone with the Wind is unbearable.
    I've got a long list, but probably the most popular movie that just about everyone loves but I hate = STAR WARS

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, I hate star wars too! But I love star trek.

    2. Rafini profile image86
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh Yea!! big_smile I was worried I was going to be alone on the Star Wars front...never was interested in seeing it.  What was the point?  Star Trek had already shown me what was out there in space.  lol

  6. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I'm lukewarm on Star Trek myself. Not nearly as bad as Star Wars, tho!
    Others on my list:
    1. The English Patient
    2. Atonement (awful!)
    3. The Departed
    4. On the Waterfront
    5. Love Story big_smile

    1. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Gosh, you stole my list. lol Plus, I hated the fact that everybody loved Titanic, so I never watched it.

  7. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I hated The English Patient - and I know everybody else loved it - I thought it was way too long and I didn't care about those people!

  8. cally2 profile image61
    cally2posted 6 years ago

    Titanic. Couldn't see the point of it. I mean I knew how Titanic finished before I even sat down to watch it

    1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image91
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is it wrong that I laughed while watching Titanic?  I mean, it was tragic, and all that, but the movie was just stupid!  Then there was the part where the guy fell and hit the propeller.  I couldn't help it...I laughed.

      1. mega1 profile image78
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It is very wrong.  You shall be punished.  (I don't even remember most of it, actually.)

      2. Rafini profile image86
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Okay, I gotta admit it, when the guy hit the propeller I laughed too!  Thank God I was watching it at home on DVD.   I would have been mortified, to find it funny, had I been at a theater! lol 

        All in all, though, I loved Titanic.

        1. gracenotes profile image92
          gracenotesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well, Titanic was cheesy in some ways.  The love story between Leonardo and Kate was played like a 1990's romance.

          I do think that Leonardo DiCaprio is the reason the movie was so successful.  In spite of the movie's flaws, there is something so appealing about that guy when he's on the big screen.

  9. Anna Marie Bowman profile image91
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 6 years ago

    There are quite a few movies that everyone loves that I just can't stand. 

    A Christmas Story tops the list.

  10. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Little Miss Sunshine. Both my wife and I hated it.

    1. brimancandy profile image81
      brimancandyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you on that one. The critcs were raving about it, and I thought it was one of the most stupid movies I have seen in a long time. The whole little girl doing a stripper routine at a child beauty contest was just so stupid.

      How could anyone in this little girls house not know that she was going to put on this embarressing act. There were just far too many disfunctional people in this movie, all crowded into one van.  Stupid.

  11. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Couldn't even watch more than 10 minutes of Little Miss Sunshine.
    Titanic -- good one! Agree 100%. Gag me.
    A Christmas Story, really? I love that movie! But I can see how ssomeone could find it annoying!

  12. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I didn't like Titanic, but have never admitted it - I bet a lot of people are like me - don't want to swim against the tide!

    and you know, there are plenty of other ones I hated too - but I tend to forget I ever saw them, then I go ahead and rent them again because I've forgotten that I hate it and what a bummer, 4 minutes into it I recall how awful it is.  silly me. smile  that's why I have to rent 3 or even 4 movies at a time, so maybe 2 of them I will like.  lol

  13. h.a.borcich profile image60
    h.a.borcichposted 6 years ago

    Bridges of Madison County. Even my Mother told me how touching it was, but I hated it.

  14. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Oh -- another one is Good Will Hunting.
    I disliked Matt Damon intensely for a long time because of his character in that movie.
    I like him very much now -- he's grown a LOT as an actor.

  15. sabrebIade profile image82
    sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago

    Okay...I'll say it.
    AVATAR!
    Without the state of the art special effects, it would have been another B (maybe B+) Sci Fi flick.
    Yes the story is touching and special and has a message and has been the storyline of about 4 films I can think of, Dances With Wolves, Pocahontas, Fern Gully and The Last Samurai.

  16. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    So that's two James Cameron flicks. Hmmm.

  17. gracenotes profile image92
    gracenotesposted 6 years ago

    I dislike all of these:

    1. Chicago (yes, the one with Renee' Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones)
    2. The Last Emperor
    3. The Horse Whisperer
    4. The Dark Knight
    5. Gran Torino (terrible, except for the ending song, which was nice).

    I also hated The Bridges of Madison County, and therefore I know beyond a shadow of doubt, that I would find the Robert James Waller novella repulsive as well.

  18. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I don't like most movies with Robert Redford - why, I don't know I don't see that he's an actor - just a good looking guy who reads lines ok.  very superficial - but he does good things outside of the movies.  oh well.

  19. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I like a lot of the movies listed..

    I can't say that I hate these movies, but I just can't get into the Pirates of the Caribbean movies... I don't know why because I love watching Johnny Depp and I'm a huge Hans Zimmer fan who did the music score and the music is great!

    but the movies don't hold my attention. hmm

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yeah, im a 100 percent with you on the whole pirates of the caribbean films.  if it wasn't for johnny depp, those films would've really stunk! 

      another film I can't understand why people like it is the damn "Twilight Saga" series. all the films were nothing more than cheap erotic soft core pornography geared towards little girls, that offers poorly written dialogue and some of the most lame combination of over and under acting you can ever find in one film.

      Then there's the critically acclaimed "sling blade" that launched billy bob thornton's career.  don't get me wrong, i think he's a cool guy, and he's one of the few celebrities that i wish i could hang out with sometime.  however, "sling blade" was not only just awful, but the acting in that movie was just plain terrible.  Seriously, every line those actors said in that movie sounded rehearsed with hardly any emotion into the parts.

  20. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    The "Scream" movies are hilarious! They're supposed to be a sendup of horror movies. I'm not even sure they're supposed to be scary (anyone know?).
    Agree with you that sometimes classics should not be remade. Even with Mark Wahlberg big_smile.

    Some others on my list:
    1. ET
    2. Close Encounters ...
    3. Poltergeist
    4. Jurassic Park (horrible)
    5. Alien
    6. Contact, Volcano, Twister -- pretty much any mega disaster or sci fi flick

  21. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    i remember when i first got onto hubpages, i made a joke saying that the matrix trilogy sucked (which it does).  However, a million hubpage users at the time got p***ed off at me, and started to not only insinuate that i didn't comprehend or understand the movie.  they tried to make it out like i was one who started the argument, even though i didn't even want to debate anyone in the first place.  what was really insulting is they asked another hubber for permission to debate with me, instead of asking ME directly.  can you believe that?  oh well. i guess the matrix trilogy is like the bible on hubpages.  you say one bad word about that over hyped commercialized garbage, and people get offended easily by it.  roll  lol

  22. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I must have been out sick that day. I don't remember a fight over The Matrix. But if it's any consolation, I'm 100% with you on that one.
    I wonder if someone's gonna come and kick our butts for saying that?

  23. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    lollol yeah, that's a good question.  of course, it's late right now, so most hubbers are probably asleep.  however, i got you back might mom if anyone does try to kick out butts for talking badly about the matrix trilogy. lol

  24. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    there's also Kevin Costner in that Robin Hood - that sucked so badly!  He is just not much of an actor either, like Robert Redford - thoroughly likable, but not even acting!

    ok, now I'm outta here for the night and possibly tomorrow too!  see yas all later!

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image74
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I loved Robin Hood , saw it when I was 15
      Kevin Kostner was hot
      I remember my friends oooing and ahhhing when they saw his almost naked at the waterfall! big_smile

  25. Scribenet profile image86
    Scribenetposted 6 years ago

    Well, I have always felt odd that I hated Titanic, but I see I have company. I didn't like Avatar either...LOL. Sorry James Cameron!
    I thought English Patient was insufferably long and boring and a male friend called me unromantic for my viewpoint, so I feel vindicated someone else agrees!

    1. Megavitamin profile image89
      Megavitaminposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't hate Titanic, but Avatar is the biggest piece of garbage in my opinion.  The script is terrible--the dialogue could have been written by a 3rd grader--and the plot was just a big pile of blue poop.  Yep.

      PS:  I also hated the English Patient.  Snoooooozeville!

  26. getitrite profile image82
    getitriteposted 6 years ago

    Paranormal Activity sucked!

  27. bayoulady profile image82
    bayouladyposted 6 years ago

    Hated Steel Magnolias with all the fake (Louisiana) accents. People in Natchitoches (where it was filmed) don't talk anything like that. Nor do I. I don't know who coached them,but it was pitiful.Didn't finish watching it the first time.

  28. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    i hated the mummy series with brendan frasier.  i tried to get into those a few times, but the movies are just so freaking boring. everything is cliched and predictable, and the sequels just tend to rip off the original movie with different scenarios here and there.

  29. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    For me, it was E.T.

  30. Onusonus profile image85
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    I hated the new Alice in wonderland. The plot line was atrocious. Willie Wonka sucked too.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      in regards to willy wonka, the remake or the original?  or both?

      1. Onusonus profile image85
        Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You can't top the origional, Gene wilder was way creepier. Depp just ended up looking like a potential petophile.
        Or a deranged Pee-Wee Herman.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
          Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lollollol

  31. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    On the other hand, Pee Wee's Big Adventure was awesome big_smile

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yeah, that's true. i still laugh whenever i see the classic scene, "I know you are, but what am i?" argument.  And, the classic, "tell them large marge sent ya."  lollol

  32. schoolgirlforreal profile image74
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    a tough one this is

    all I can think of is Popeye with Robin Williams!

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      really?  that's cool.  you see, i told you great minds think alike.  i didn't care much for that movie either. wink

    2. experience days profile image73
      experience daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ha, Popeye!
      Worst. Film. Ever.

      to be fair, i don't think anyone thought it was good though

  33. BRIAN SLATER profile image84
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    Chicago- i hated
    any bond movie before Sean Connery
    music and lyrics
    vanilla sky
    bewitched
    walk the line
    and any Sex and the city movie

    but i must be the only one who loved 'The Bridges of Madison County' - i thought it an awesome film, try reading the book, its even better. if anyone knows if the bridges are still there, let me know-thanks- i have a thing about bridges.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love that movie, Bridges of the Madison County

      1. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I liked it too. And the book. smile

    2. BillyDRitchie profile image60
      BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Bond movies BEFORE Sean Connery?

    3. Canklefish profile image81
      Canklefishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How many Bond movies actually came before Connery?

      I think even 'In her majesty's secret service' with George Lazenby was sandwiched in between Connery performances.

  34. profile image0
    King Larryposted 6 years ago

    i hate those stupid piece s*** jacka$$ movies and those god awful harold and kumar films too.  it seems like america caters to idiots these days.  hell, if you folks want to see others get hurt and get humiliated.  why didn't you just say so.  (pulls out a baseball bat)  which hubber wants to go first to get a beating so the rest of you can laugh at their expense?  big_smile

  35. ahorseback profile image44
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    All of them today , where did good movies go anyway......

    1. Canklefish profile image81
      Canklefishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really? All movies are bad nowadays? Seems a bit general...

  36. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 6 years ago

    Domino. I thought the story and the way it was filmed were so different and edgy !

  37. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    seems like they are all either remakes of old TV shows, or sequels, or comic books....

  38. lianhughes profile image60
    lianhughesposted 6 years ago

    I thought Frozen was rubbish. Everyone was going on about it and i got hyped up about it. When i watched it i didn't see all the fuss.

  39. BillyDRitchie profile image60
    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago

    Pretty much any movie that is nothing more than a demo reel for the newest Hollywood CGI effects house.  Movies have gotten so cartoony (and that's saying something).

    I don't know that I hated it, cause I never saw it, but AVATAR.  I just never saw the appeal of the film, at least not enough to shell out ten bucks for a ticket.....

  40. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    Given the Holiday Season, I must say, It's a wonderful life, I hear so many people talk about what a brillant and touching movie this is and honestly, I can't set through it.  It just doesn't capture my attention.

  41. Canklefish profile image81
    Canklefishposted 6 years ago

    This one's a layup... Meet the parents.  Blech!

  42. Ben Evans profile image73
    Ben Evansposted 6 years ago

    I agree with MM that Jurassic Park is one of my all time least favorite films.  It is horribly contrived.

    I did not like Terminator.  Without Arnie it is even worse.

    Any Matrix movie beyond the first.  The films that followed the first ruined it.

    "Lord of the Rings".........Phooey! 

    "Harry Potter"..............Phooey phooey!

    Any David Lynch film.  Oh, I guess that doesn't make peoples top films.  Well, I do have to say I hate his films.

  43. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure if everybody "loved" it - but "I'm Not There" or whatever the heck name of it is - the awful one about Dylan - so bad I was astonished he let it happen.

  44. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Ben Evans you and I seem to have similar taste!
    I agree on David Lynch films -- Blue Velvet was just too bizarre for me.
    Reminds me that Raising Arizona is on my list. Coehn Brothers, Schmoehn Brothers!
    And Avatar -- which never appealed to me to go see in the theater -- was on last night. I could not get through the first 10 minutes. Bleh.

  45. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    The most recent movie that I hated was Kick Ass. I just did not like it at all. I thought it was way too violent. Two other movies that I absolutely hated were Cloverfield and Watchmen.

    I am not sure if there are any movies that were liked by a lot of people, that I may not have liked. But, I think if I had a few more titles thrown at me, I might think of a few.

    I know that I really hated "Scream." It was just stupid.

    I should also mention that I absolutely hated  Moulin Rouge. I dislike Nichole Kidman with a passion to start. but this movie absolutely sucked.

  46. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    Forest Gump

    hmm:

  47. Sweetsusieg profile image84
    Sweetsusiegposted 6 years ago

    I really thought 'The Bodyguard' got WAY too much hype.  I did not see it at a love story, more of a wham-bam-thank-you-mam type of movie.  I liked the song, that was about it.

    All of the 'Halloween' movies and 'The Friday the 13th' movies really stink on ice....

  48. RKHenry profile image80
    RKHenryposted 6 years ago

    Bambi. 

    It sucked, and my sister Sherry loved it.  But Bambi is for sissies.  I hated it.

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The "Logan's Run" movie, or the original movie of "Battlestar Galactica"

      1. brimancandy profile image81
        brimancandyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Wow Logan's Run. That was a very interesting movie. I really liked that one, because it was so different, and, it was a pretty decent story. The ending was kinda dumb, but, the movie was kind of complicated. How do you end a movie like that?

        Sometimes when I am in a bad situation, or, if something is not going my way I will just sit down and say to myself...."There is no sanctuary!" And, eventually I'll snap out of it and go about my day. I loved that movie.

        But, it does kind of remind me of Daffy duck screaming  "There's No Escape!" and, then giving elmer Fudd a big Kiss.

  49. RKHenry profile image80
    RKHenryposted 6 years ago

    Logan's run?  Logan's run? Seriously?

    I've never seen it.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image25
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      loved Wizard of OZ on all levels

      My raspberry award picks, like on this thread
      Titanic

      Maybe because I already knew the ending, and its unbelievable

 
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