Movies That Were Better Than You Expected

  • Smashed Pumpkin.

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    I thought seeing as I made a thread for 'biggest movie fails' I might as well make one for movies that you expected to be bad but ended up being really enjoyable. Are there any movies that have shocked you in a positive way?

    I know myself I was surprised by 17 again. I expected it to be a pointless Zac Efron movie, but when I went to see it I loved it! I realized he actually is a talented actor, [HSM just doesn't showcase his talent.] anyway, it's now one of my favorite movies.

    What movies have shocked you guys?
    November 4th, 2009 at 05:17pm
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    - Howl's Moving Castle.
    - Snakes on a Plane.
    November 14th, 2009 at 06:10am
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    Adventureland
    November 14th, 2009 at 06:21am
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    Adventureland
    November 14th, 2009 at 06:21am
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    Get Smart. Mr. Green
    I am in love with it now.
    November 14th, 2009 at 06:32am
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    Zombieland.
    It definitely proved me wrong.
    November 17th, 2009 at 02:03am
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    Iron Man.
    I thought it was gonna fail like most comic movies do but it actually pwned.
    November 18th, 2009 at 01:17pm
  • Ptakata

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    I thought that Farinelli would suck..

    But now it's my favourite movie, like, ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    November 18th, 2009 at 09:53pm
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    Moving McAllister tehe
    November 19th, 2009 at 04:39am
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    The Ugly Truth(I thought it'd be funny, but not THAT funny)

    Public Enemies(Don't know why, I just didn't expect much, though I'm not a Depp fan so...)

    Munich(again, no clue why, but I have no reasoning behind it)

    Eastern Promises(I am not a big Viggo fan, with the only movie I enjoyed him in is A History of Violence)

    V for Vendetta(I thought it'd be amazing, but.....I mean, dear god, this was freaking epic beyond recognition)

    Lastly, from whats coming to mind is In Bruges, I thought it'd just be a stupid predictable movie, which it was, but they executed it so well, which made me like it.
    November 20th, 2009 at 12:02pm
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    Burn After Reading. I thought it'd just be an action movie with a little bit of comedy, but I didn't expect it to be that funny. I especially didn't expect Brad Pitt to be so ridiculous (in a good way). XD

    Seven Pounds. I thought it'd be good, but my lord. Cheese it's one of my favorite movies. It's beautiful. In Love
    November 21st, 2009 at 08:10am
  • Smashed Pumpkin.

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    This is England
    November 23rd, 2009 at 07:36pm
  • devil's trap

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    The Ruins.
    November 25th, 2009 at 01:03am
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    Fight Club

    I haven't read the book, and I'm not the biggest fan of Brad Pitt, so I was expecting him to be all gross and cocky, which he was... but you know... it worked. XD
    November 25th, 2009 at 12:15pm
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    High fidelity. & Choke.
    November 25th, 2009 at 02:43pm
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    Labyrinth
    IT
    License to Wed
    Titanic
    Twilight : I have to admit it was better than I thought it would be, but I still think the series is stupid.
    November 26th, 2009 at 12:44am
  • Viva La Ellie

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    Well, when 'Without a Paddle' first came out, forever ago, I didn't want to go see it because it really didn't look all that interesting. Needless to say, it's now my favorite movie. Cute
    November 26th, 2009 at 01:38am
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    The Mist ended up being better than I expected. Acting wasn't the best, and the ending kind of shocked me, but it was in a good way? I was impressed. Stephen King movies especially (anything made after The Shining, imho) aren't well made.

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was also amazing. I was expecting the story to be nice, but I didn't expect it to be that nice. In Love
    November 28th, 2009 at 04:30am
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    My Bloody Valentine had its moments.
    November 28th, 2009 at 04:51am
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    Despicable Me. (But it shocked me because I'm Pixar-biased and it was still an awesome movie)
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:42am