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Title: Movies that make you upset
Post by: tejava joe on June 01, 2013, 02:00:02 AM
What movies make you upset enough to leave the theater (or throw the remote, smash the videotape, kick the dog, etc)? 

Leave your shticky answer if you must but I would like to know your serious opinion. 
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 01, 2013, 02:11:02 AM
Food Inc
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: tejava joe on June 01, 2013, 02:12:25 AM
The Brave One with jodie Foster. 
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Open Water 
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A Lowdown Dirty Shame. 
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Trainspotting 
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Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 01, 2013, 04:25:37 AM
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Open Water 
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A Lowdown Dirty Shame. 
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I don't remember John Waters in this:
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Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: RVR II on June 01, 2013, 04:55:16 AM
Musicals  :gouge:
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Thrifty on June 01, 2013, 05:18:57 AM
Almost every horror movie, but especially Drag Me to Hell.

Goodfellas scares me.

North, because it's so terrible and hateful.

And I know it doesn't count, but most sitcoms, because every character is stupid and petty and obnoxious.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: tejava joe on June 01, 2013, 07:36:11 AM


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A Lowdown Dirty Shame. 
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I don't remember John Waters in this:
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haha.  A Dirty Shame.  John Waters' Desparate Living was a masterpiece even though it had two little kids playing doctor.  It just seems innocent no big deal, but that dirty shame movie....I feel a flash of anger just thinking about it.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Raven on June 02, 2013, 08:12:03 AM
I left Cabin Fever because I went to it to see a horror movie, since it was billed as a horror movie.  It was not a horror movie.  I don't even really know what it was supposed to be.  That's when I started hating Peter Jackson too.  He was quoted as saying
it was the horror movie, horror movie fans were waiting for". or something similar to that in the commercials.  All the gross out stuff they were going for doesn't bother me in the least so it was honestly a pointless movie to me.   
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: wihogfan on June 12, 2013, 06:27:55 PM
Paranormal Activity-shakey cam that was way over shakey.
Exorcism of Emily Rose and  that 2nd Star Wars prequel-upset might not be the right description, but I fell asleep at both-the only times I've ever slept in a theater.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Lembach on June 12, 2013, 10:14:06 PM
Saving Private Ryan.

The scene where the translator Upham fails to save Mellish in a knife fight with a German soldier. The fucking coward just stands there cowering on the stairs.

Can't watch the movie because of this one scene, it pisses me off so much.

(And I totally agree with you tejava joe on Trainspotting. I've only been able to watch that movie once.)
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Raven on June 12, 2013, 10:38:01 PM
Saving Private Ryan.

The scene where the translator Upham fails to save Mellish in a knife fight with a German soldier. The fucking coward just stands there cowering on the stairs.

Can't watch the movie because of this one scene, it pisses me off so much.

I agree with your sentiments but that was probably my favorite scene in the movie.  Everyone made a big deal about the first 20 minutes but that scene was really powerful too. 
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: wihogfan on June 13, 2013, 09:30:44 AM
Misery- really one of the few good movies based on anything written by Stephen King, but the psycho female stalker struck a chord with me and I've never been able to watch it a second time.

Tideland- far and away Terry Gilliam's best movie since maybe 12 Monkeys, but thoroughly depressing.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: RoninFox on June 13, 2013, 03:37:20 PM
Nightmare on Elm Street 2.  I've ranted about it elsewhere already, but the more I think back on that movie the more it pisses me off to have to include it in a series I otherwise enjoy greatly.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Thrifty on June 13, 2013, 05:38:49 PM
Paranormal Activity-shakey cam that was way over shakey.
Exorcism of Emily Rose and  that 2nd Star Wars prequel-upset might not be the right description, but I fell asleep at both-the only times I've ever slept in a theater.
I actually fell asleep during Silver Linings Playbook, and that's my new favorite movie (it edged out long standing favorite One Hour Photo).  Not because it's boring; I was just really tired that day.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: The Snape on June 14, 2013, 07:20:15 PM
Musicals  :gouge:
This

Only one that mildly tolerable for me would be West Side Story
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: tejava joe on June 14, 2013, 08:51:09 PM
The People vs Larry Flynt....every single scene with Courtney Love.  She grates on my nerves, particularly in this movie.  I don't like giving attention-whores my attention.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: stethacantus on June 15, 2013, 09:34:23 PM
Okay, this is just me as a nine year old kid a long time ago, and I have a different opinion of the film today, but...

Abbott & Costello Go To Mars

"Okay, now they are finally on their way to Mars. What the... Back to Earth? That's the end of the movie?!?  But they were suppose to go to Mars!! The name of the movie is Abbott & Costello Go To Mars!!! But they didn't go to Mars, they went to Venus!! With all those stupid women!! There is all this cool shit on Mars, and instead they go to this boring planet with women!! What the hell?!? I waited here for two hours to see Abbott & Costello go to the planet Mars. And they don't go there! They go to stupid Venus... And New Orleans?!? Who gives a crap about that place?!? That place is already on Earth! You don't take a rocket ship from Earth to Earth! That's stupid! You take a car or a plane if you wanna go to another city! Rocket ships are for going into outer space! Not up and back! No I won't calm down! I WON'T CALM DOWN! Abbott & Costello were suppose to go to Mars!! And they didn't!!! They went to all these stupid places instead!! NO I WON'T GO TO MY ROOM!!! I WANT TO SEE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO GO TO THE PLANET MARS, AND I AM NOT GOING TO LEAVE THIS ROOM UNTILL THEY DO!!  I DON'T CARE ABOUT THAT!! MAKE THEM GO BACK TO THE STUDIO AND FILM THE PART WHERE THEY LAND ON MARS!! WHAT? WHO CARES ABOUT THAT! DIG THEM UP THEN AND SEND THEM BACK TO THE STUDIO!! I DON'T CARE IF IT IS JUST THEIR SKELETONS THAT GO TO MARS!! I WANNA SEE F*CKING MARS IN THIS MOVIE, AND I AM NOT LEAVING THIS ROOM UNTILL I DO!!!       


oops. i said what?"
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on June 16, 2013, 12:18:36 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3yidX0zYbZs/SLWVbJsoZsI/AAAAAAAAA_I/0YjRkp-sz1s/s400/poster.jpg)

Based on true 1988 event.

Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: MightyJack on June 18, 2013, 04:49:17 AM
I usually don't do this and it bugs me when people do. Fixate on something that upsets you on a personal level and miss the point of the scene or the point of the film as a whole.

Saying that -- there is one time when I was unable to focus on the craft. I wrote about this a year or so ago at another site. So I'll just clip and post what I typed up back then. Note: There are spoilers...

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The critically acclaimed Battle of Algiers is a movie I can’t abide. That it has been used as a kind of training video for Terrorists organizations only intensifies my distaste for it. Reading an essay on the film, the author spoke of the scene with the bombings at a café, and that this is the point where viewers consent to the films viewpoint. I didn't. You just murdered a room full of innocent teenagers. I don’t care what your reasons were, at that moment all I thought was, "F-you and your cause." To people that say I should judge the movie on artistic merits alone, your right, but I’m sorry, I can't. In this case, art be damned.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Suzi on June 25, 2013, 07:05:42 PM
"Old School" (but this is the case for many movies):  because women are portrayed as having no sense of humor and generally no fun whatsoever.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Darth Geek on June 25, 2013, 07:27:14 PM
Wedding Crashers - One of the few movies that I've ever turned off. I don't like Owen Wilson anyway, but mostly because the two characters were loathsome. These are the kind of assholes that give guys a bad name and make women bitter about men.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 25, 2013, 07:29:49 PM
Wedding Crashers - One of the few movies that I've ever turned off. I don't like Owen Wilson anyway, but mostly because the two characters were loathsome. These are the kind of assholes that give guys a bad name and make women bitter about men.

Um. I'm not saying you have to like the movie or anything, but it must have been pretty obvious that the characters change by the end of the film, and that they are meant to be bad people at the start.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 25, 2013, 07:41:15 PM
Up

Thankfully nobody in my family is a big fan of this one... it's probably the least revisited Pixar DVD in the pack... but dammit this one pisses me off more every time I re watch it. Everything is sentimental Pixar heartstring tugging at the beginning... and you think this might possibly be the most emotionally gripping animated film ever... Then a big annoying bird shows up and murderous dogs with telepathic collars fly airplanes and attempt to fucking strafe a child. With like bullets and shit. Because they were after the annoying bird. or something. fucking 'Up"... god that movie is shit...
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 25, 2013, 07:58:38 PM
You just listed everything that makes that movie great!
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Starman! on June 26, 2013, 05:17:35 PM
-Cannibal Holocaust, The Human Centipede and the Hostel movies because they are very graphic and gory and basically pointless.

-I Spit on Your Grave or any movie with rape or violence against women. It bothers me.

-Requiem For a Dream and Schindler's List because they're depressing but I think they are great films and Schindler's List is actually hopeful in a weird way.

Trainspotting is disturbing too but I think it's a great film.

And while I haven't seen them, I know that Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom and Antichrist would bother me.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2013, 06:59:46 PM
I can't say they are "good" movies (I actually found myself liking Hostel more than I thought I would despite the cringe-inducing violence), and I've never seen Cannibal Holocaust, but I will say that They are not pointless: Cannibal Holocaust and Hostel are sort of both about foreigners coming into a place and taking advantage of the locals, in different ways, and suffering the backlash.

Of course, that doesn't forgive CH's turtle murder.

Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Starman! on June 28, 2013, 11:36:35 AM
Fair enough.

Oh, also John Waters' films bother me (what I've seen of them anyways).
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: wihogfan on June 28, 2013, 08:02:17 PM
Ok, since "Hostel" was mentioned so I have to bring up "Cabin Fever". Never saw "Hostel", but the reason I avoided it was not due to it‘s torture porn reputation, but because it was made by the same writer/director as "Cabin Fever", which was reviewed as being great and a unique take on a tired sterotype and I was excited to finally get a chance to see after having read about a year of hype and being a big horror movie fan. I can't think of another horror movie that had so many unlikeable characters that sort of made me want to see them all get killed but even more than that made me want the movie to either do sonething unexpected or just end instead of continue to stick to the expected and just go on and on.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 29, 2013, 02:14:46 AM
I haven't seen Cabin Fever, I will say something I like about Hostel is that there are three characters and the character who becomes are hero is not the character you expect, although it makes sense.  He's the sort of unlikable character who usually dies early on while the character who you expect to make it through the movie due to his niceness and non-douchiness actually dies at the midway point.  That sounds bad but it really allows a character you usually dismiss in these movies a chance to show that there is more too him (it's not terribly deep, but storywise it toys with expectations).
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Starman! on June 29, 2013, 09:18:17 PM
I've seen parts of Cabin Fever and I hated it
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: ShadowDog on June 30, 2013, 09:23:47 AM
Drag Me To Hell because its the most meanspirited movie I've ever seen. Its just ... mean. I've watched 100s of horror movies and seen thousands of movie cases where bad things happen to good people but this is the only time it came across as bitter and mean spirited.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Darth Geek on June 30, 2013, 12:19:13 PM
Drag Me To Hell because its the most meanspirited movie I've ever seen. Its just ... mean. I've watched 100s of horror movies and seen thousands of movie cases where bad things happen to good people but this is the only time it came across as bitter and mean spirited.
Really? The main difference between it and the Evil Dead movies is that here the abuse is being heaped on a woman instead of a man (with a woman's name).
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: RoninFox on June 30, 2013, 02:08:48 PM
I haven't seen Cabin Fever, I will say something I like about Hostel is that there are three characters and the character who becomes are hero is not the character you expect, although it makes sense.  He's the sort of unlikable character who usually dies early on while the character who you expect to make it through the movie due to his niceness and non-douchiness actually dies at the midway point.  That sounds bad but it really allows a character you usually dismiss in these movies a chance to show that there is more too him (it's not terribly deep, but storywise it toys with expectations).

There's a bit of that with the first Evil Dead using different traits.  It gets a bit lost now that viewers pretty much know that Ash is the center of the universe, but when the first movie was standing on its own Ash was the less likely survivor.  They purposefully made Scott look more capable and heroic when the attacks started, with Ash being trapped under shelves or reluctant to fight.  Once Scott turns into an asshole and goes off on his own, the intention was for the audience to feel betrayed and stuck with Ash before he rises to the occasion.
Title: Re: Movies that make you upset
Post by: Darth Geek on June 30, 2013, 02:21:36 PM
I haven't seen Cabin Fever, I will say something I like about Hostel is that there are three characters and the character who becomes are hero is not the character you expect, although it makes sense.  He's the sort of unlikable character who usually dies early on while the character who you expect to make it through the movie due to his niceness and non-douchiness actually dies at the midway point.  That sounds bad but it really allows a character you usually dismiss in these movies a chance to show that there is more too him (it's not terribly deep, but storywise it toys with expectations).

There's a bit of that with the first Evil Dead using different traits.  It gets a bit lost now that viewers pretty much know that Ash is the center of the universe, but when the first movie was standing on its own Ash was the less likely survivor.  They purposefully made Scott look more capable and heroic when the attacks started, with Ash being trapped under shelves or reluctant to fight.  Once Scott turns into an asshole and goes off on his own, the intention was for the audience to feel betrayed and stuck with Ash before he rises to the occasion.
Yeah, I think that's the reason they had Ash get trapped under the shelf.
This also means that a low budget independent horror movie has actual (gasp) CHARACTER ARC and DEVELOPEMENT! Something studio horror movies nowadays couldn't do properly on a bet.