Can a Film Be So Good It’s Bad?

Can a Film Be So Good It’s Bad?

It’s sounds too crazy to be true, but are there films out there that actually do too good of a job?

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20 Responses

  1. Autistic Flutters says:

    for me its frozen

  2. Pal M says:

    I am going to be honest. These editorials are boring and lack any goal.
    What did that video prove? Different people like different stuff?Because
    most of the films you mentioned as good most people consider them either
    shitty or mediocre. In my opinion, these videos shouldn’t exist. Either
    make something more entertaining or take some weeks off to improve the main
    reviews because unlike your first videos the latest ones are nothing but
    summaries with family guy style jokes. Also if you summarize literally the
    whole movie people do not need to watch it which equals to companies taking
    them down since fair use cannot be applied

  3. Eddie Curtis says:

    I think mine is the Dark Knight. I know that everything about it should be
    perfect but for some reason I just don’t really care about it in the same
    way I care about say, The Winter Soldier or the Bourne films. Maybe it’s
    because it’s been heralded as great so many times that I sort feel forced
    to THINK that it’s great and I lose that connection. Instead of creating my
    own love for the film, I feel obligated to absolutely love for somebody

  4. Fernando Garrote, Jr. says:

    I am probably going to have a shitstorm coming towards me but spirited

  5. J1P2K says:

    Toy Story 2 is mine.

  6. Billiam RicRobCol says:

    Has anyone noticed the films NC mentioned and also in the comments are
    typically awards season films? The Truman Show, ET, In The Bedroom and The
    Crucible were given accolades including Oscars. So is a film so good it’s
    bad because it’s an award season film or cam they apply to other genres?

  7. Enderdragon906 says:

    Not many movies did that for me, but if I had to define “So good it’s bad”
    in my own way, FROZEN is the perfect example. It was a good movie, but
    there were certain qualities that just lost me. However, when Let it Go
    became the satan of the radio, and the branding STILL going on 3 years
    later, I think it made the movie’s name and the movie itself worse and

  8. Charles Augustus Magnussen says:

    Dude, Trueman Show fucked me up bad….Idk where I’d be now if I’ve never
    watched it.

  9. HoundOfwar1 says:

    For me, the movie I watched and thought never lived up to the hype was Star
    Wars. And I know that’s basically sin, but I felt like it just never really
    gripped me. But, I think it’s also important to note I watched them in 2015
    for the first time. I didn’t have the lack of science fantasy which they
    had in the 70s, and think that that played a big part in its popularity.

  10. Derp Herp says:

    E.T, Jurassic Park, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Dirty Dozen, and Layer Cake.

  11. YaBoyTheC.I.B says:

    I’m probably the only person that don’t like E.T…

  12. victimof22catch says:

    I know I’m in the minority here, but I always feel this way with Wes
    Anderson films. I know his films are great, and I actually do enjoy
    watching them the first time I see them, but I never felt the need to
    rewatch his films like I do with so many other movies. I can watch movies
    like the social network, casablanca, his girl friday, etc for countless
    times, but somehow I never felt that I wanted to rewatch any of the films
    by Wes Anderson.

  13. ultilinium8 says:

    For me it’s Citizen Kane, Titanic, Blade Runner, and The Notebook

  14. Crapa zoid says:

    600k! I’m so happy that one of my favorite youtube channel is gaining more

  15. Vits Vicente Torres says:

    The concept does exist. I call them “worst good movies” (I’ll post my list
    at the bottom of the post). In fact, I prefer to admit when I can’t explain
    why I don’t love a classic. It’s easy to tell when a person is making up
    excuses to explain. I get why people are afraid of admitting it. I can’t
    give even a 7/10 to a classic without people acting like it’s a bad grade.
    Even if one has good taste, it’s impossible to like every single classic.

    The food analogy in the beginning is kind of right. Let’s say I don’t like
    risotto. Someone cooks it and serves it to me without telling me what it
    is. If I can tell that it’s risotto, then that someone followed the recipe
    correctly. It’s well-made food, but it doesn’t mean I’ll like the taste.

    Among the movies N.C. mentioned, I agree with IN THE BEDROOM not being
    great (I gave it a 6/10)… but I CAN explain it. [Spoilers ahead] After an
    intense start, it turns into a quiet character study. It’s repetitive and
    not as insightful as it thinks it is. The good elements already had me
    hooked, so I was still eager to see where it was all going. All we get is:
    A) A fight between MATT & RUTH, where they say things that come out of
    nowhere because there was no build up to it (she didn’t seem to be that
    much of a smothering mom at the beginning). B) MATT killing RICHARD, where
    the tone completely changes. Again.

    Here’s the list:
    The Women (1939)
    The Ladykillers (1955)
    The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
    Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
    La Dolce Vita (1960)
    Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
    Gambit (1966)
    Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
    The Sting (1973)
    Rollerball (1975)
    Manhattan (1979)
    Reds (1981)
    Mad Max 2 (1981)
    Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988)
    Unforgiven (1992)
    Apollo 13 (1995)
    Evita (1996)
    Bottle Rocket (1996)
    Rushmore (1998)
    Following (1998)
    Pitch Black (2000)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Fat Girl (2001)
    The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
    Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    Sweeney Todd (2006 TV Movie)
    The WInd that Shakes the Barley (2006)
    The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
    Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
    The Edge of Heaven (2007)
    L’ora di Punta (2007)
    Tokyo! (2008)
    Lebanon (2009)
    The Way Back (2010)
    Animal Kingdom (2010)
    The Human Resources Manager (2010)
    A Dangerous Method (2011)
    Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy (2011)
    Posti in Piedi in Paradiso (2012)
    The Bourne Legacy (2012)
    Arbitrage (2012)
    Wadjda (2012)
    The Fifth Estate (2013)
    Ida (2013)
    Avant L’Hiver (2013)
    Leviathan (2014)
    Ooops! Noah is Gone (2015)
    Child 44 (2015)

  16. Copper Cross says:

    IMO, a movie that is so good is bad is a movie that’s undeservingly good.

  17. Disney65Fan says:

    I have seen alot of films that are so bad but for some odd reason I enjoy
    them. For example I love the film Kate & Leopold and that got mixed
    reviews. But I loved it for the two main actors and of course I am a sucker
    for a good romantic fantasy comedy. Another is Aquamarine which is so bad I
    actually like that film too. I guess its cause everyone has their own
    tastes when it comes to movies.

  18. Flatbaby says:

    that one movie Assassin.

  19. Terrible Claw says:

    I can only think of one: Speilberg Lincoln.

  20. jakubgil says:

    There’s something about “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”… You can’t really
    appreciate this movie at the first viewing. This was also the case with me.
    But give it a second try and I guarantee – it’ll seem better. Once you
    don’t have to focus as much on the story and can actually savour the
    technicalities. At first, when watching it I was like “ok, this was…
    decent”. But after many repeated viewings it’s one of my favorite movies.
    You just can’t go wrong with the sheer brilliance of Gary Oldman, Anthony
    Hopkins, the ingenious soundtrack composed by Wojciech Kilar, the
    incredible costumes and surroundings. Plus all the amazing effects, like
    the tunnel sequence, rats running upside down against the gravity. The
    whole movie is like a huge spectacle.

    Easily my favorite “Dracula” adaptation. Easily my favorite Francis Ford
    Coppola movie too! :D