16 Great Movies You’ll Only Watch Once
There are two kinds of movies that you only want to watch once: One is terrible movies that you wish you had never saw, let alone watching it twice. The other is good movies that are too sad, too disturbing or too mind-bending to endure them once more. Here’s 16 great movies you need to watch, but once will be enough.
16. Breaking The Waves
Why You Should Watch It: It’s a flabbergasting work of art that portrays a woman’s quest to please God and does so with the complexity and emotional power of a Bergman film. What Emily Watson brings to her first role on the big screen, the naive Scottish girl, offers a clinic on superlative acting that could humble veterans with ten times the experience.
Why You’ll Only Watch It Once: The suffering of both Emily Watson and her character are almost intolerable to watch twice.
15. A Woman Under The Influence
Why You Should Watch It: It’s one of the greatest work in American independent film history, it also features one of the most brilliant female performances(Gena Rowlands as Mabel Longhetti) in cinema history.
Why You’ll Only Watch It Once: The movie has a thin plot, and you will become as hysterical as Mabel if you try to revisit it.
14. The Seventh Seal
Why You Should Watch It: It’s the entry level film of arthouse cinema, also one of the first bunch of films that made us think serious questions.
Why You’ll Only Watch It Once: The theme is too dark and heavy, you wouldn’t want to see the image of death too many times. Also, the more you watch the movie, the more questions will be raised. If you don’t want to think too much when watching a movie, one time will suffice.
13. Make Way For Tomorrow
Why You Should Watch It : It’s a neglected gem from one of the most underrated Hollywood directors – Leo McCarey. It’s also the saddest movie about senior citizens before Michael Haneke’s Amour. As Orson Welles famously said, “That’s the saddest movie ever. It would make a stone cry.”
Why You’ll Only Watch It Once: You will cry everytime you watch it. So if you got the time, why don’t you watch something that’s more lighthearted?