There are several of which I can admit to finding difficulty in enjoying. Though I found its cinematography and sets astounding, Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game generally bored me and I fell asleep midway through the picture (although I saw and liked A Day in the Country, so perhaps a rewatch is in order). While Cléo from 5 to 7 is considered an essential part of the French New Wave, other than a couple of scenes the picture struck me as uninteresting and I’m surprised how hefty its reputation is. And while I understand the popularity of movies like The Shawshank Redemption* and Rocky, I regard them as pure populist fluff and neither strike me as being artistically ambitious or creative. As for recent pictures like Birdman and Dheepan, I just outright disliked them.
But what about you?
*I am amongst Stephen King’s biggest fans, but movie adaptations of his novels tend to be hit-or-miss. Still, I’m eagerly awaiting the upcoming Dark Tower film.