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Have You Ever Regretted Seeing a Movie?

One might argue that every experience — film-related or otherwise — helps to build character and broaden one's worldview. However, when it comes to bad movies or intensely disturbing movies, are there any that you feel unfairly robbed you of either time or peace of mind?

In regard to disturbing movies, I saw Boys Don't Cry and Monster many years ago, but there are images from both of them that I am afraid I might never get out of my memory. I don't regret having seen them, per se, but the memories are hard to live with. Then there are, you know, bad movies, like The Love Guru, that make me angry for ever having stepped foot in the theater.

And there are those special ones that are both poorly done and disturbing, like a movie I saw at Sundance called Death in Love. So many regrets about that one.

What about you?


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jemimajane78 jemimajane78 8 years
"Clan of the Cave Bear" I saw it with my Uncle. A great film but the company wasn't right. "Jaws" Sadly, it puts doubt in my mind when I swim. Otherwise, I'm good.
menthadict menthadict 8 years
Undiscovered I know who killed me
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
There are quite a few movies that I regretted seeing but I can't remember most of them. I regretted seeing Signs because it scared me (I hate aliens), but I HATE disturbing and depressing movies like Cold Mountain, White Oleander, Cast Away, and Thirteen. Other movies just weren't worth watching like The Perfect Man, Rumor Has it, The Break-Up, Fools Gold, and Epic Movie.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I've seen some terrible ones this year like Awake One Missed Call The final Matrix movie was terrible. So was the Heath Ledger file "The Sin Eater". Rubbish!
Isista Isista 8 years
Hm..I think I generally like everything I watch, or I try to find something good with it. But I regret being forced to watch Gigli (literally forced lol, long story) and Bicentennial Man. That one disappointed me, it looked good and I love Robin Williams.
darlene darlene 8 years
"One Missed Call" I did not care for that movie
elizabelle elizabelle 8 years
don't mess w/ the zohan. so glad the tickets were free. i would have left if i hadn't been in the middle of a row.
Swen Swen 8 years
Last night I watched the ABC family movie Picture This (has Ashley Tisdale in it), and I regret it. It was so bad. I kinda like cheesy, lame TV movies, but this was just terrible.
makemeta makemeta 8 years
Requiem for a Dream and Basketball Diaries - I wish I could wash a couple of those scenes out of my brain...
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
Coneheads, Hot Shots: Part Deux, and Summer of Sam...I'm more upset about losing those minutues of my life than the money!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Eyes Wide Shut- I was SO disappointed.
star486 star486 8 years
Hancock.... hated it
danes danes 8 years
Hostel made you feel bad about life, I was so made at my bf for makin gme go see it. It was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yihaw10 yihaw10 8 years
Camp Rock.
rachobutt rachobutt 8 years
The following robbed me of peace of mind: -The Amityville Horror remake -Poltergeist -Poltergeist II -Poltergeist III (7-year olds should not be allowed to watch these!) -What Dreams May Come -Donnie Darko (too depressing) -Stir of Echoes (bad and made me not trust men) -Titanic (put me into a depression for a good month or so) I'm also pretty sure I never needed to see Batman and Robin.
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
Seven. I hate that movie. It's sick and disturbing. The Blair Witch Project - Not scary and gave me motion sickness The Truman Show - so bleeding boring.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
there are really too many to list - all the movies i've turned off would have to be listed, and there are a lot!! i especially regret seeing Elizabeth the Golden Age since i paid to rent it. :P
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
I can't believe I wasted my time in The Science of Sleep. Total garbage.
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
Anything with Brittany Murphy in it = bad.
kytiara7 kytiara7 8 years
Oh, god, yes. About a month after my cat passed away, my husband took me to see I Am Legend. If you've seen it, you know what scene made me get up and walk out, tears streaming down my face. :( Ever since, we've checked reviews before going.
CupcakeGal10 CupcakeGal10 8 years
Ugh, how about Maid in Manhattan? Worst $10 I've ever spent.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
Much like Roger Ebert, I wish I had never seen "The Brown Bunny." It just makes you feel awful for Chloe Sevigny, and makes you absolutely hate Vincent Gallo for writing a movie with so little plot and devising a way to get an actual blowjob on screen. I'm not one to want to suppress any one's ability to make art/entertainment, but I sincerely hope Gallo never makes another film. Ever.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
James and The Giant Peach-I loved Nightmare before Christmas and I loved the book but it was just awful, I remember distinctly turning to my sister and apologizing for dragging her there I am Legend- The book is amazing, and I adore Will Smith but ¼ of a way through it and I knew they had compromised the story and the CGI killed whatever was left, I walked out of there saying “the 1960’s version with Vincent Price was much better and that was in black and white with a miniscule budget” Star Wars Episodes I-III- I have never rolled my eyes so much in the movie theatre, and I was dragged kicking and screaming to parts 2 and 3. Terrible awful movies.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
Beyond Borders. I will never get that baby holding a grenade out of my head.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
I like to think I'm usually pretty good about gauging whether or not a movie will be worth my time/be able to keep my interest... so when I rented "the sweetest thing" starring three ladies I like... I was surprised to find I wanted to stop the movie 30 minutes in. I decided to stick it out despite my feelings for the movie. by the time the scene where selma blair is singing to "loosen her vocal chords"... I knew this had been a waste of an hour and a half of my life. GIVE ME THAT TIME BACK!! ):
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