10 classic movies that I will never fully understand the appeal of:

Because I can’t sleep, and you’ve been dying to know.  Here they are, in no particular order:

1) “Memento” (2000)
2) “Fight Club” (1999)
3) “American Psycho” (2000)
4) “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)
5) “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975)
6) “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975)
7) “Natural Born Killers” (1994)
8) Lucio Fulci’s “Zombi” (alternately titled “Zombi 2,” 1979)
9) “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982)
10) “The Big Chill” (1983)

And … worst of all … I’m kinda on the fence about the first two “The Evil Dead” films (1981, 1987), Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” (1971) and John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” (1978).   I am hanging my head in shame here over those last two.  I know Kubrick’s film is considered a masterpiece.  I saw it twice when I was a college student (once in a psychology class!), soooo … maybe I just wasn’t mature enough to grasp it?  Mea culpa, people.

I left “Citizen Kane” (1941) and “Ben Hur” (1959) off the list, because I haven’t seen them in their entirety.  I was nonplussed enough to turn those off after 40 minutes or so, but I’m weird about never saying I dislike a movie unless I watch the whole thing.  You can add 1979’s “Phantasm” to this category too.

I know, I know … there’s nothing wrong with any of these films (except “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” of course, which is terrible).  There are just basic ingredients in them that I somehow fail to appreciate.

Now one of you needs to e-mail me a cure for insomnia.

 

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8 thoughts on “10 classic movies that I will never fully understand the appeal of:”

  1. I totally understand and agree on several points.

    1. Memento: WWWWHHHHHYYYYYYYY do you exist? Why such gorgeous eye candy in a movie that makes no sense????

    2. A Clockwork Orange is a total horror film. Violence toward women is not a fucking joke.

    3. Some of the classics I’ve absolutely never been interested in.

    4. Fight Club – has some interesting points about male rage and how forbidden it is to express. But yeah, didn’t love it.

    May I respectfully add:
    * Donnie Darko. I totally didn’t get this film. Nope. Bunnies? What?

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      1. All jokes aside? It is a flawed film because it doesn’t give enough explanation at all about what we’re seeing. (You have to read up about the movie to understand what you’re seeing.) I just hate to admit that because I love it so much.

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