2021 CineMasochism Challenge: Rewatch 50 Films I Disliked the First Time

I have always wondered with certain films if my dislike of them had to do with how I was feeling that day, the circumstances of how I saw it, or how old I was at the time I saw them. And I wonder if I'd feel about them differently if I watched them again. Well, it seems as good a time as any to look into this, and see if my impression of them has changed much over the years.

Some of the films are recognized as bad films, while others are Best Picture winners or films that have many fans.

As I watch them over the summer, I will record my thoughts on each one, and see if I…

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  • The Birth of a Nation

    1

  • Nosferatu

    2

  • Sparrows

    3

  • Going My Way

    4

  • An American in Paris

    5

  • The Golden Coach

    6

  • Ben-Hur

    7

  • Tom Jones

    8

  • My Fair Lady

    9

  • Doctor Zhivago

    10

  • The Damned

    11

  • Patton

    12

  • Straw Dogs

    13

  • The Sting

    14

  • The Blue Lagoon

    15

  • He Knows You're Alone

    16

  • Endless Love

    17

  • Heavy Metal

    18

  • Gandhi

    19

  • Rocky IV

    20

  • The Mission

    21

  • Platoon

    22

  • Top Gun

    23

  • Cinema Paradiso

    24

  • Dead Poets Society

    25

  • Field of Dreams

    26

  • Notebook on Cities and Clothes

    27

  • All the Vermeers in New York

    28

  • Dead Again

    29

  • Hudson Hawk

    30

  • Jungle Fever

    31

  • Dracula

    32

  • Forrest Gump

    33

  • The Rock

    34

  • Sleepers

    35

  • Deconstructing Harry

    36

  • American History X

    37

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    38

  • Time Regained

    39

  • Traffic

    40

  • A Beautiful Mind

    41

  • Training Day

    42

  • Gangs of New York

    43

  • Panic Room

    44

  • Crash

    45

  • Cars

    46

  • The Illusionist

    47

  • Public Enemies

    48

  • Shutter Island

    49

  • Inherent Vice

    50