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Movies That Deserved A Better Fate At The Box Off  
User currently offlinePalm90 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Good Afternoon to All,

With the Oscars drawing near, I think this is a great time to a topic going concerning movies. Below are three different lists of movies that I have been thinking about lately. Feel free to comment, add to, or subtract from any or all lists. BTW, this is the first topic I have started on A.net. Enjoy!

Movies That Deserved a Better Fate at the Box Office

1. Heathers (1989)
2. The Player (1992)
3. Bob Roberts (1992)
4. Bulworth (1998)
5. Thirteen Days (2000)
6. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Movies I Liked That Were Unpopular With Both Audiences and Critics Alike

1. Airport 1975
2. Terror Train (1980)
3. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
4. Waterworld (1995)
5. Spice World (1997)

Movies Whose Enormous Popularity I Fail to See

1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
2. Ghost (1990)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding (2002)


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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Ill add one to your "Movies Whose Enormous Popularity I Fail to See" category:

5. Napoleon Dynamite

Perhaps the dumbest movie ever created, I dont find it funny at all. IMO, its just dumb, thats all there is to it.

Thats all for now, I agree with most of your choices though.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Actually two stinkers at the box office I can think of that became classics where "Officespace" and "The Shawshank Redemption"

And if memory serves the Jimmy Stewart Christmas Classic, "It's a wonderful life" also faired pretty poorly at it's release.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

"The Right Stuff" as well for box office stinkers...

Greg



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Deserving of a much better fate: "Donnie Darko" -- $727,883 U.S. box office receipts through October 2004 including its second release.

It did £1,438,001 in the U.K. and €2,031,890 in Italy!

"Bulworth" completely passed me by somehow. It had a $10 million opening weekend, and when it played on cable, I somehow thought it had been a made-for-HBO movie (but a good one at that).



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13609 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
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Ill add one to your "Movies Whose Enormous Popularity I Fail to See" category:

5. Napoleon Dynamite

Perhaps the dumbest movie ever created, I dont find it funny at all. IMO, its just dumb, thats all there is to it.

Thats all for now, I agree with most of your choices though.


My best friend forced me to watch Napoleon Dynamite, and at the end I announced that it was quite possibly the worst movie I'd ever seen.

And then a few days later I found myself quoting lines from it! A guy rode by on a bike, and I said (out loud, even!):

"...you got shocks....pegs....LUCKY!!!!!"

And now I actually want to see the damn thing again for some strange reason!

Go fig.


Add "1941" to the movies that deserved a better fate.  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

hmmm..

i really liked Das Boot and Being John Malkovich.


...and i admit, i really liked Waterworld.



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User currently offlinePalm90 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

L-188,

I would agree with about both of your selections. Those two, along with Heathers, became much more popular once they hit videotape and DVD.

USAFHummer,

"The Right Stuff" is a great movie. Definitely in my top 5 best films of the 1980's.



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User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

From 2000, the film "Red Dirt". A thoughtful storyline, great acting, and beautiful cinematography make for a fine movie.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

I wasn't aware that "The Right Stuff" tanked so badly. Of course I was a bit young to see it in 1980 when it came out.

Another one that didn't do that spectacularly was the movie "Willow".



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

It's sad, I can't think of any and then I think of a bunch about 10 minutes apart.

So my list so far.

Officespace
The Shawshank Redemption
Willow
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

The English Patient

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

What's with all the Napoleon hating going on? There's only one thing I have to say:

"Idiot!"  Laugh out loud

Harry



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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7195 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

I haven't seen enough movies at the theatre, but I find in general the bigger the box office hit, the more dumbed down for the general public it is. I like movies i have to think about, not movies that make me feel good.

As for movies going the other way Dances with Wolves was the biggest load of Bison shit ever.... yet it made $424,208,848 worldwide.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

L-188..

Good one. Shawshank Redemption was a dud at the theater, and a major hit in video release and on TV.



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User currently offlinePHXFLY From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

I hated Dances with Wolves. It was too long and was too manipulative. Every movie Costner directed is like this.

I think the movie Fearless with Jeff Bridges was not a box office success. It was definitely a hit with the critics, though. Very powerful movie.


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Big Lebowski (you have to watch it a few times)
Office Space
Rushmore
Shawshank

FutureUALPilot, I agree with you, the only thing that kept me watching Napoleon Dynamite is that it's the city my father grew up in and my grandparents and cousins live.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

The Phantom of the Opera did well at the box office but it deserved to do better.

Here's one I really don't get: Shrek and Shrek 2. Am I missing something? It is meant to be funny isn't it?

QFF


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Life as a House. One of the best movies I have ever seen. It barely made a dent at the box office.

User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

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It's A Wonderful Life



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Donnie Darko is my favorite movie...I was pretty sad to see it be such a flop in the box office. It's one of those cult movies like Boondock Saints though.

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