No Double Takes. Not All Incredible Movies Warrant A Second Viewing

Some films are just too much to see twice no matter how creative they are. In this video The Greatest Movies We’ll Never Watch Again by Looper, we see a list of incredible movies that are also emotionally draining.

Of the list, I have personally seen at least half of them and I have to say I mostly agree with their conclusions, specifically Silence, a story following a Jesuit priest struggling with his faith in 17th century Japan. Although this film was well made, I most certainly will not watch it again if I can help it because of its eerie silence (pun intended).

What the video essay doesn’t go into however is the importance of watching films like these in order to stay grounded, take a step back and look at your life from a new perspective.

Blade Runner 2049 is also mentioned, but I will say despite this film being slow it is one I could see a second time due to its stunning visuals and compelling soundtrack.

Not all films are made for entertainment, some have the sole purpose to get us thinking and be challenged. If you are looking for a film to do just that then I suggest you take a gander at this video.

It’s important to search for inspiration in films once in a while because you never know how they might change you.

Tags:

  • Jay Evans

    Editor

    Jay Evans has spent the last 8 years working as a film editor, 4 of which have been with The Initiative Production Company. In his spare time he enjoys music, comedy, experimental cooking and getting lost in the woods.

Ads

You May Also Like

Never stop creating, even when it feels silly

As artists, we often find encouragement within ourselves and each other to never stop ...

30wM: Directing Actors

By Micah McWhorter Every director wants to create something they are proud of. But ...

Here’s One Of The Greatest Secrets of Hollywood Stunts!

Have you ever watched a movie where actors get smashed in the head by ...

CGI In Movies Where You’d Never Expect It

Think of the most popular movies from the past decade. I’m willing to bet ...

Watch This Hilariously Honest Trailer for The Incredibles

BY COLTON PEARL If you haven’t seen Screen Junkies playfully rip apart some of ...

Don't want to miss a thing?

Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

*We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions