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Which film do you wish you hadn't seen (not because it was crap)

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GiganticusBottomus Thu 27-Oct-11 09:44:32

I saw Fennel posted on the 'we need to talk about Kevin' thread saying she's just seen the film and wished she hadn't

I really wish I hadn't seen 'Seven' I found it really disturbing.

Any other films you recommend avoiding?

Mmmnotsure Thu 27-Oct-11 11:50:40

Jaws (I'm old). Spoilt my holidays <wuss emoticon>

PetiteRaleuse Thu 27-Oct-11 11:52:29

A second vote for Irreversible. Epecially considering the relationships between the actors not that that should matter I just imagined how much harder it was for them than for us watching it.

Erm. Baise-moi is another film I wish I hadn't seen.

A film I wish I hadn't seen because it is so crap is Four Weddings and a Funeral - I watched it for the first time a few months ago and remembered why I hadn't wanted to see it in the first place. It's shite.

The best film I have ever seen that everyone had told me was crap was the Truman Show. it is one of my favourite films ever and everyone I know warned me off it.

wem Thu 27-Oct-11 11:55:21

Another one for Requiem For a Dream. Just kept thinking, surely there will be some kind of redemption or uplift, but no, down and down and down, relentlessly. Similarly, Dancer in the Dark. I was sobbing for 15 minutes after the film had ended.

Mimmee Thu 27-Oct-11 11:58:13

Buried with Ryan Reynolds.

It was a very good film but really claustrophobic and left me feeling really strange.

Second vote for Jaws, I watched it when I was really young and still won't go in the sea anywhere. Don't really like swimming pools because of it either blush

Glimmerberry Thu 27-Oct-11 12:02:55

The Last King of Scotland -just for that shot of his mutilated wife. Wanted to throw up all day, the image still comes intrusively into my mind.

Cannibal Holocaust - not the cannablism but horrific rape/ sexual violence scenes.

The Red Road - just heart breaking scenes relating to a mother whos child was killed. Can never forget the scenes where she stuffed his little clothes to make a "child" to cuddle.

I watched a lot of pretty extreme horror films as a teen/ young adult and really wish i didn't. But i didn't know then that i'd grow into an adult who only watches rom-coms but can still be freaked out by the memory of a horror film late at night!

brokenwingedflier Thu 27-Oct-11 12:06:40

I stopped at Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I listened to Die Hard 11, under the cinema chair. I have seen, 'Trainspotting' clips. This is where I don't get halligenic drugs. Imagine those images popping up. I like, 'Wings o' Desire', and, 'Drowning By Numbers', 'The Dead' and other deathy movies. Just without the gore.

brokenwingedflier Thu 27-Oct-11 12:09:54


Beamur Thu 27-Oct-11 12:13:23

I wish I'd never watched 'The Road' - it really disturbed me and I kept thinking about it for ages, I hated the precariousness of their existence and the constant fear, plus the cannibals. Urgh.

JosieRosie Thu 27-Oct-11 12:35:41

Red Road - just heart breaking scenes relating to a mother whos child was killed. Can never forget the scenes where she stuffed his little clothes to make a "child" to cuddle

Oh yes I remember this Glimmerberry, it was unbearably sad sad

picnicbasketcase Thu 27-Oct-11 12:46:05

A Clockwork Orange was horrible and I wish I could un-watch it. The only other thing I can think of is not an actual film, but the news footage of an American politician who killed himself on live tv. Obviously very upsetting and I couldn't get the image out of my head for ages.

Cazzmags Thu 27-Oct-11 12:47:27

I'm with Hullygully on this. I saw Don't go in the house twenty something years ago and it frightened the life out of me. To this day I can't watch horror films, it was very nasty.

SecretSquirrel193 Thu 27-Oct-11 12:48:26

Rabbit proof fence. Those poor children sad

ThatsYouThatIs Thu 27-Oct-11 12:52:57

American History X. There's one scene in particular that I can't get out of my head and it must be at least 10 years since I watched it.

aStabbingStrangleways Thu 27-Oct-11 13:00:26

RoxyRobin but you could argue that the main character in The Descent does achieve escape, of a sort. It might not be the real happy ending kind but it's better than knowing and feeling what is actually happening to you. A bit like Jonathan Pryce at the end of Brazil.

Glimmerberry I sobbed my heart out at Red Road - great film. However, you have just totally given away the plot with your post! grin

Meglet Thu 27-Oct-11 13:03:52

I've been pretty good at avoiding truly nasty / distressing films but I do have issues with hotel corridors and mazes after seeing The Shining.

And I bottled out of surfing in Cornwall in the summer because of Jaws blush.

GetOrfMo1Land Thu 27-Oct-11 13:03:52

The Exorcist. It gave me nightmares for weeks. I still cannot look at a picture of a still from the film in a magazine without my heart thudding with fear. And that VOICE, I can bloody hear it now. And that subliminal flash of a picture of a devil right at the beginning, that gave me the creeps as well.

GetOrfMo1Land Thu 27-Oct-11 13:05:02

Ooh, I didn't think the Shining was scary at all, just very clever (and funny).

Mind you I watched it pretty much every day when I was 15 because I had a mad crush on Jack Nicholson.

I don't really want to think to deeply about what that says about my psyche grin

TeWihara Thu 27-Oct-11 13:07:14

Secretary is one of the very very few films I didn't even manage to finish watching.

All the sexual stuff mixed in with the depression was really disturbing, as just felt girl was massively being taken advantage of and not really in her right mind to consent.

Maybe I'd feel differently if I knew how it ended confused but just can't bring myself to get that far.

nethunsreject Thu 27-Oct-11 13:08:29

The Mist.
I had just starter recovering from hyperemesis and dh didn't realise I would be distraught by a fim which ends badly in a parent-child stylee. I was wailing.

I love horror, but not if it is torture porn type stuff. Yuk.

Reading a synopsis of 'A Serbian Film' gave me nightmares.

The trailer of The human centipede made me shudder too. WHy would anyone want to see that?!

Glimmerberry Fri 28-Oct-11 15:01:28

Whoops, sorry about my spoiler. Can i edit my post?

Agree about The Mist, the end is just harrowing and seems jarringly out of step with the rest of the film.

I watched City of God for the first time recently; what a mistake post partum.

nogoodusernamesleft Fri 28-Oct-11 15:06:42

Have watched a lot of horror films, but the only one I couldn't finish watching was Wolf Creek - the main character was just so scary I was practically paralysed with fear! Had to leave the room and had nightmares for a week afterwards, will never watch it again!

LaPruneDeMaTante Fri 28-Oct-11 15:10:07

The Magdalene Sisters. And I saw it before having children. I think it would be the end of me now.

I have a list of films I won't inflict upon myself. La Vita e Bella, Sophie's Choice etc.

headfairy Fri 28-Oct-11 15:13:06

Sophie's choice, it really haunted me after I had my dcs. Still keeps me awake at times.

I watched a film with Nick Cage about a snuff movie, I think it was called 35mm, it was horrible. Such a dreadful storyline. I know snuff movies are urban legend, but even the thought of it makes me feel sick.

FanjoForTheMuahahammaries Fri 28-Oct-11 15:16:48

The Bogeyman..I was 8 and the babysitter put it on, now I would find it crap and offensive, then I found it terrifying

headfairy Fri 28-Oct-11 15:16:52

Just remembered another one.. not really a film but it was the last episode of M*A*S*H, Hawkeye has a nervous breakdown and he's recovering and having some therapy to help him remember why he had the breakdown. The real reason for his breakdown is heartbreaking.

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