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Dave the Necrobumper

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Listening to the Outside the Cinema podcast they had this list, which I thought was a good one for these boards.

Basically films you have seen once, that you thought were good or great films, but that you will never watch again.

A couple of suggestions to get you going: Breaking the Waves or Requiem for a Dream.
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Filmspotting did this top 5 once in the show. I think both were in it plus Audition? It seemed like a list of films never to watch in the first place.
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I've now watched Irreversible twice, so clearly there is nothing that I won't watch a second time based on content. Time limitations and quality however prevent me from revisiting a lot of things.

I guess Near Death is something I'll probably only see once. I like it a good deal but it is a 5.5 hour observational documentary about the ICU. That doesn't lend itself to being rewatched. Once I get around to watching Shoah I'm sure it can be added to the list of things I'll never want to watch again.

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Re: Top 5 Films: You liked/thought was great, but will only see the once
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 07:40:24 PM »
I'm a masochist, so I would not have any films to list.

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Re: Top 5 Films: You liked/thought was great, but will only see the once
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 06:47:10 AM »
I'm a masochist, so I would not have any films to list.

I thought variations of this would turn up on this site.

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Re: Top 5 Films: You liked/thought was great, but will only see the once
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 08:00:03 PM »
Unless I'm forced,

THE 400 BLOWS
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
L'AVVENTURA
I AM A FUGITIVE OF A CHAIN GANG
RAGING BULL

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Re: Top 5 Films: You liked/thought was great, but will only see the once
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011, 08:37:31 PM »
Why only once for 400 Blows?
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Re: Top 5 Films: You liked/thought was great, but will only see the once
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011, 09:16:41 PM »
If it's good enough, it's good enough a second time.
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Re: Top 5 Films: You liked/thought was great, but will only see the once
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 09:43:39 PM »
Unless I'm forced,

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Why this one friend?

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Re: Top 5 Films: You liked/thought was great, but will only see the once
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 03:38:39 PM »
I'd also hesitate to say I would never rewatch a movie.  I've seen Dear Zachary twice even though it destroyed me.  I've seen Requiem for a Dream several times though I thought it quite disturbing after the first time I watched it.  And I even have a strange desire to watch Irreversible again. 

But I will say a movie I've only seen once and am constantly thinking about revisiting but never seem to is 2001: A Space Odyssey.