What's the Most Pretentious Movie You've Ever Seen?

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#1  Edited By dichemstys

I'm gonna go with Antichrist. All the time it's just showing you these images but they have no meaning to me.

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#2  Edited By EVO

I got stoned the other night and tried watching that movie, but I fell asleep halfway through.

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#3  Edited By nintendoeats

We started watching a movie once, and the first 5 minutes were 2 guys sitting on a deck talking about Niche. We unilaterally decided that the movie could fuck right off.
 
But I don't remember what it was called.

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#4  Edited By dichemstys

It's definitely not the best movie ever made.

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#5  Edited By Bwast

Inception.

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#6  Edited By Sagalla

I'm going to say 8 1/2, by Fellini

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#7  Edited By Gizmo

Bad Boys 2

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#8  Edited By Ventilaator

Donnie Darko

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#9  Edited By benjaebe
Into the Wild, probably. I've tried watching it several times and it just immediately turns me off. I'm sure there are more pretentious out there, but that's the one that comes to mind.
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#10  Edited By xyzygy

The Dark Knight.

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#11  Edited By ColinWright
@benjaebe said:
" Into the Wild, probably. I've tried watching it several times and it just immediately turns me off. I'm sure there are more pretentious out there, but that's the one that comes to mind. "
Damn, I loved Into the Wild. But, I would have to say Donnie Darko. Probably more for the niche of people who think it's the greatest thing ever. 
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#12  Edited By geirr

Book of Eli.

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#13  Edited By Catarrhal

Another vote for Inception.

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#14  Edited By Enigma777

Pulp Fiction 
 
Edit: I change it to Lady in the Water just because Shiamallamalan is such a smug bastard in that film.

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#15  Edited By Azteck

I'm starting to wonder if most of the people in this thread know what pretentious means.

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#16  Edited By The_Philosopher

Harry Potter.

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@Azteck said:
" I'm starting to wonder if most of the people in this thread know what pretentious means. "
I don't think any of them do.
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#18  Edited By themangalist

The Watchmen. I mean Rorschach is cool and all, but everyone in that movie was just an over-exaggeration of the word "awesome".

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#19  Edited By cnlmullen

The Idiots (or Idioterne) which is a 1998 danish film about people pretending to have mental problems for some sort of existential reasons. 
  
According to wikipedia: "The 'spassing'is a self-defeating attempt by the group to challenge the establishment through provocation. The self-styled idiots feel that the society-at-large treats their intelligence uncreatively and unchallengingly; thus, they seek the uninhibited self-expression that they imagine a romantic ideal of disability will allow."

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#20  Edited By dichemstys

Also, The Cure for Insomnia. Fuck that.

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#21  Edited By Sagalla
@arab_prince: 
 
I suppose you think you are being clever.  Pretentious means that you are making a dubious, or undeserved, claim for distinction.  Perhaps you are clever enough to know how Fellini came to name his film 8 1/2?? 
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#22  Edited By Colonel_Cool

Definitely Watchmen. The monologues especially made me cringe inside. It didn't help that the movie was boring as fuck.

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#23  Edited By HitmanAgent47

Inception

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#24  Edited By Milkman

People in this thread have no fucking idea what pretentious means.

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#25  Edited By Pinworm45

Donnie Darko 
 
actually, anything by that director

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#27  Edited By Ventilaator
@Milkman said:

" People in this thread have no fucking idea what pretentious means. "

I wouldn't put Inception on this list, but someone needs to tell me why Donnie Darko doesn't fit.
 
When I think pretentious, I think Donnie Darko.
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@Sagalla: Easy there cowboy.
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#29  Edited By EpicSteve

I'm guess a lot of people don't know what pretentious means considering most of them are saying Inception and Dark Knight.

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#30  Edited By Sagalla

He named his film 8 1/2 because, it was the eighth and a half film he had made, and he made mostly it about himself and his supposed genius.. ergo, it was pretentious.. Expect to cop some flack if you lump everyone in with your poorly thought out and dismissive comment, Cowboy!!

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The Designated Mourner.

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#32  Edited By Hosstile17

Requiem for a Dream. So far up its own ass.

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#33  Edited By AlexW00d

Some awful French film about three lesbian teenagers 'learning about love'. The kind of film you would see at some lame ass arty film night shit.

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#34  Edited By ryanwho
@Milkman said:
" People in this thread have no fucking idea what pretentious means. "
Richard Kelly and Nolan both fill their movies with imagery apropos of nothing. Its entirely possible for someone do go "bunny suit huh, so he just wanted to evoke Harvey for no reason at all." There are valid arguments to be made for the pretension there. You liking the movie has nothing to do with whether someone else finds it pretentious, kid.
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#35  Edited By mordukai

Now I know why the Screened.com boards are so empty. Everyone is posting their movie subjects here.  

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#36  Edited By russcat
 @arab_prince said: 
"@Azteck said: 
"I'm starting to wonder if most of the people in this thread know what pretentious means. "
I don't think any of them do. "

@Azteck said: 
"I'm starting to wonder if most of the people in this thread know what pretentious means. "

@Milkman said: 
"People in this thread have no fucking idea what pretentious means. "

Oh you guys... don't be so pretentious :P
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#37  Edited By audiosnag

Ok I could maybe maybe see someone saying Inception is pretentious, even though personally I think that's a big stretch and pretty stupid to be honest, but I don't understand how The Dark Knight applies. That movie doesn't try to be anything more then what it is, a character driven crime thriller. Not liking a movie doesn't automatically mean it's pretentious. 

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Fight Club.

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#39  Edited By Subjugation
@Milkman said:
" People in this thread have no fucking idea what pretentious means. "
The more I read the more I agree. Dictionary.com people. It saves lives. 
 
It would also help if people would throw out some reasoning behind their choices rather than just choose a popular mainstream movie or cult classic. Then maybe we could understand your backward logic.
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#40  Edited By Azteck
@EpicSteve said:
" I'm guess a lot of people don't know what pretentious means considering most of them are saying Inception and Dark Knight. "
I'd love for the people who listed those to explain why or how they are pretentious.
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#41  Edited By Sagalla
@audiosnag: 
 
OK I'll take this one.  Do you remember in the film how Batman gets all these amazing surveillance powers, and how he finally finds the Joker?  Morgan Freeman says this is too much power for any man to have, and he goes to resign.  But Batman is a righteous force for justice, who needs to have all these powers in order to find the bad guy, a terrorist named the Joker.  For me this was an uncomfortable parallel to the business in the US about the Patriot Act and so on.  Trying to make Batman cutting edge by weighing in with a kind of contemporary political commentary could be seen as pretentious.  This might seem like a stretch to some, but this part stood out in particular and rubbed me the wrong way, and I much prefer the original Tim Burton film for this and a few other reasons.
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#42  Edited By Bones8677

Die Hard is the most pretentious movie I've seen. As well as Back to the Future, and Star Wars. 
 
Wait...what does pretentious mean?

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#43  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

We all know what pretentious means. People can stop saying we don't.

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#44  Edited By HandsomeDead
@nintendoeats said:
" We started watching a movie once, and the first 5 minutes were 2 guys sitting on a deck talking about Niche. We unilaterally decided that the movie could fuck right off.  But I don't remember what it was called. "
Also: 
@Azteck said:
" I'm starting to wonder if most of the people in this thread know what pretentious means. "
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#45  Edited By proflate

Any Art House movie ever.

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#46  Edited By audiosnag
@Sagalla: 
Ok even if that's the case, that was a ten minute section of a 2 1/2 hour movie. It wasn't the central theme. I see what you're getting at regarding that point but I saw that more as Batman doing what had to be done even if it was questionable, but having the moral fortitude to destroy it after he had used it for what he need it for.
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@weeman105 said:

" @Milkman said:

" People in this thread have no fucking idea what pretentious means. "

The more I read the more I agree. Dictionary.com people. It saves lives.  It would also help if people would throw out some reasoning behind their choices rather than just choose a popular mainstream movie or cult classic. Then maybe we could understand your backward logic. "
Hey look, a shortcut: 
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pretentious
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#48  Edited By Dany

The American, I am love, and black Swan could be seen as pretentious, sadly they are fuckig wrong on these classics

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#49  Edited By proflate
@Dany said:
 and black Sean
Oh God I'm dying over here hahah.
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@Sagalla said:
" @audiosnag:   OK I'll take this one.  Do you remember in the film how Batman gets all these amazing surveillance powers, and how he finally finds the Joker?  Morgan Freeman says this is too much power for any man to have, and he goes to resign.  But Batman is a righteous force for justice, who needs to have all these powers in order to find the bad guy, a terrorist named the Joker.  For me this was an uncomfortable parallel to the business in the US about the Patriot Act and so on.  Trying to make Batman cutting edge by weighing in with a kind of contemporary political commentary could be seen as pretentious.  This might seem like a stretch to some, but this part stood out in particular and rubbed me the wrong way, and I much prefer the original Tim Burton film for this and a few other reasons. "
That's still not what pretentious means. A plot point that evokes an unrelated concept in your mind does not make a film pretentious.