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Worst films to watch on a first date?

  • 28-08-2016 5:47pm
    Registered Users Posts: 859 ✭✭✭El Duda

    Just finished watching Shame and it got me thinking....

    What would be the absolute worst film to watch on a first date?

    Kill List



  • Registered Users Posts: 863 ✭✭✭seamusk84

    Schindlers List

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,714 ✭✭✭degsie

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,809 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord

    Going to the movies for a first date is a bad move all round. :P

    I convinced someone to watch "Freaks " (1932) with me last night though. That was a risky move.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,361 ✭✭✭Indestructable

    Human centipede

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,451 ✭✭✭blue note

    I went to kinsey on a first date. To be honest I think a movie is a crap first date anyway, but I was 19 in college and heard it was good. And it was. But looking at pictures of genitalia and listening to people talk about painful sex and the like was seriously awkward!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,779 ✭✭✭A Neurotic

    A friend of mine invited a girl over for a movie, flicked around on Netflix and found what looked like a nice goofey Jim Carrey comedy.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is not a good date movie.

  • Registered Users Posts: 297 ✭✭bonyn

    My brother asked me for a dvd that he could watch with his newish gf. A comedy.

    I gave him Rules of Attraction.

    Think they turned it off after 5 mins. Apparently she didn't think the rape scene was funny.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭Jimbob1977

    The Accused


    Shallow Hal

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,718 ✭✭✭✭degrassinoel

    An File wrote: »
    Going to the movies for a first date is a bad move all round. :P

    I convinced someone to watch "Freaks " (1932) with me last night though. That was a risky move.

    One of us! One of US! ONE OF US!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,961 ✭✭✭conorhal

    Years back I bumped into a buddy in Temple Bar who was on a first date, I was headed to the IFI to catch a movie and he and his date tagged along, knowing I was into my indie movies at the time I guess my mate thought he could appropriate a little culture and sophistication to impress his date from my movie choice.
    We went to see Tarnation, a biographical documentary film by Jonathan Coulette cobbled together from video, audio and home movies he had obsessively made over the years. It's kind of harrowing in places as it deals with his deeply troubled childhood and relationship with his schizophrenic mother and is pretty experimental to boot, so perhaps not really a first date movie.
    My mates date literally sobbed her way through the entire film and when it ended so did the date, she was too depressed and emotionally wrung out from the film and just wanted to go home while he was just bored and bewildered by the whole thing.

    They are now married.

    Not a first date per say, but the first time I was introduced to the new girlfriend of another friend of mine, we met to see a movie, which again I picked.
    This time it was Rules of Attraction, a cheeky indie that looked humorous and entertaining, the fact it was based on a Bret Easton Ellis novel though really should have been a subtle warning that there was going to be all kinds of fukd up involved along the way, certiantly I didn't know it opened with a pretty nasty gang rape at a college party that ends with the semi-conscious victim getting vomited on. God the evil look I got from his girlfriend said it all, this is what you watch for entertainment?

    They are now married also. So in a way, perhaps they were good first date movies, at least it gave them something to talk about afterwards, even if that something was largely centered around, 'seriously, what is wrong with your friend?'

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,521 ✭✭✭✭mansize

    The passion of the Christ

  • Registered Users Posts: 40,289 ✭✭✭✭Gatling

    Debbie does Dallas
    One night In Paris
    One night in chyna

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,828 ✭✭✭5rtytry56

    Eyes wide shut
    War of the roses

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,748 ✭✭✭ganmo

    Black swan

  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Manchegan

    It's not necessary for the film to be bad to put the kibosh on a first date. I'd heard good reviews of this new release...

    "Wanna go see a movie?"
    "What's on?
    "True Romance"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,521 ✭✭✭✭mansize


    It was so bad and it pushed the myth the no doesn't mean no if she enjoyed it...

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭Chain Smoker

    Looking For Mr Goodbar is about a sexually liberal woman and goes along swimmingly, if somewhat boring, right up until the final scene, in which (this is an utterly **** film that hasn't even came out on dvd so you should just click on the spoiler)
    a young Tom Berenger (who she went on one date with earlier in the film) reappears to brutally rape and murder the woman, credits roll
    See also: Irreversible, Mike Leigh's Naked

    An File wrote: »
    Going to the movies for a first date is a bad move all round. :P

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭D0NNELLY

    Anal Angles 4.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭barney shamrock


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭thejuggler

    Best film (from a straight males perspective) might be Titanic.

    Long movie but she goes down at the end :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,902 ✭✭✭✭titan18

    A Clockwork Orange would be a bad idea. I kinda did that once (wasn't a date but did like the girl)

  • Registered Users Posts: 296 ✭✭Citygirl1

    The Wolf of Wall Street.

    I started re-watching this once on a plane, but had to turn it off during the first scene, as I was embarrassed that the guy beside me could see my screen:o.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭tricky D

    An File wrote: »
    Going to the movies for a first date is a bad move all round. :P

    I convinced someone to watch "Freaks " (1932) with me last night though. That was a risky move.
    One of us! One of US! ONE OF US!
    If she comes out chanting this afterwards, she's a keeper.

    My worst date movie, Monsieur Hire. Thankfully it wasn't a first date nor the last.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭D3V!L

    I brought a first date to see "Enemy at the Gates" , looked good but I really didn't think it out. She was German and her grand father fought in the war.

    Just in case you haven't seen that cinematic classic its about a mass ambush of German soldiers in Stalingrad where a serious amount of them died. :pac:

    Not my best moment, we were together for 9 years later though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 820 ✭✭✭lapua20grain

    The fifth wave just cos its crap

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,815 ✭✭✭SimonTemplar

    Blue Valentine. An extremely depressing movie starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling whereby the movie's timeline is split, contrasting the fun and excitement of a couple's early romance with the painful breakdown of their marriage years later.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,817 ✭✭✭liam7831

    I Went Down

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭Arsemageddon

    Bad Boy Bubby

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