7 Movies Reddit Refuses to Watch Despite How Iconic They Are

7 Movies Reddit Refuses to Watch Despite How Iconic They Are
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Have you seen them?

There may be a variety of reasons why a movie that's on everyone's recommendation list may not be a good choice for you personally. Viewers may be put off by a movie's subject matter and disturbing emotions that it evokes, or sometimes people feel annoyed by all the hype surrounding a particular project.

For these and other reasons, Redditors picked seven movies that they prefer to stay away from.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Grave of the Fireflies is the best example of a legendary movie that is too hard to watch emotionally. Although this Japanese animated tragedy about two orphans is considered to be the greatest war drama of all time, some Redditors refuse to watch it because it's just too gut-wrenching.

Antichrist (2009)

Of all Lars von Trier's films, Antichrist is the toughest to watch, according to Redditors. In addition to many depressing metaphors, the iconic film has very graphic scenes of violent sexual behavior and sadomasochism that are simply not for every viewer.

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

No matter how successful Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels are, people are refusing to watch them in protest of the sex-over-plot approach, aggressive marketing campaign, and overall frenzy surrounding the book series and film franchise.

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Another painful-to-watch iconic movie is Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, which fully depicts the horrors of drug addiction. Redditors say that 'Seen it once, never need to see it again' should be the movie's tagline.

Hostel Film Series (2006–2011)

Of all the popular horror films out there, Redditors widely refuse to watch the Hostel franchise. Legends of its graphic and sometimes borderline torture scenes make many people feel that their mental well-being is more important than this type of entertainment.

Atonement (2007)

Joe Wright's war drama based on Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel left no viewer indifferent. Some people think it is a masterpiece, others want to slap every character for their stupid behavior. Just to be safe, many Redditors decided not to watch Atonement at all.

Oldboy (2013)

Many Reddit users hate Hollywood remakes of good foreign-language films, as they tend to be much worse in quality. That's why Park Chan-wook fans refuse to watch the American version of his classic 2003 neo-noir psychological thriller Oldboy. No matter how much praise it gets, nothing can beat the original.