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    Updated on Aug 1, 2020. Posted on Jul 29, 2020

    22 Movies That People Love And Wish Others Would Give A Second Chance

    Because sometimes...second time's the charm.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community, "What's one movie that you think a lot more people would like — or at least enjoy — if they'd just give it a rewatch?" and they delivered! Here are just a few of the films that they believe deserve a second chance:

    1. Ghostbusters (2016)

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Too many people went into it with the wrong expectations or with some preconceived notion about it having some sort of political agenda. It’s really a pretty good movie when you take it on its own terms as a goofy comedy — especially the special edition."

    murrays3

    2. Meet Joe Black (1998)

    Universal Pictures

    "It was marketed as a fun rom-com with a metaphysical twist, when it’s actually an in-depth exploration of the nature of different kinds of love. So many great movies suffer from bad marketing like this!"

    murrays3

    3. Tron: Legacy (2010)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "A lot of people didn’t like this when it came out, but I thought it was a beautiful film — especially the visual effects and soundtrack. The acting by Jeff Bridges as Clu and Flynn was also amazing. It’s actually the movie that made me want to become a film major in the first place!"

    generalhux

    4. Hot Rod (2007)

    Paramount Pictures

    "The 2007 film is a masterpiece and I will defend it until the day I die."

    razmatini

    5. Oceans 8 (2018)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "It feels like everyone's already forgotten how many iconic women they got to all be in one amazing film."

    hellofriend325

    6. Tremors (1990)

    Universal Pictures

    "Some people write this one off as just a cheesy movie, and it is to an extent, but I think it's a great shout-out to old monster flicks. Plus, the great one-liners, no CGI, tense action scenes, and overall campiness give this movie a high replay value."

    zwood320

    7. Hellboy (2019)

    Lionsgate

    "The new one. It was not as bad as people thought it would be. The actors were great, David Harbour killed, they introduced some cool characters, and it had some great visual effects! I think a lot of people were upset that it wasn't like the Guillermo del Toro movies, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a good film. Give it another go and try not to compare it to previous versions. Honestly, it's better than you think!"

    k4c33bd126

    8. Baywatch (2017)

    Paramount Pictures

    "The new(ish) remake with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson is honestly a HILARIOUS movie. It's not award-winning, but it's still so underrated as a buddy comedy."

    jessikagailx22

    9. Midsommar (2019)

    A24

    "I know most critics on social media love this movie (and so do I), but all of my friends IRL who have seen it HATE it. 'It’s not scary' is essentially the vibe I get. I believe if they would watch it again and just PAY ATTENTION, they’d love it! It’s so beautiful and sad and yes — it IS scary...just not in the traditional way."

    paitay21

    10. The Greatest Showman (2017)

    20th Century Fox

    "The songs are incredibly catchy, the choreography is amazing, and the story is inspiring. We watch it on repeat at our house! I wish more people would give it another go."

    lizbellie

    11. 9 (2009)

    Focus Features

    "Everyone needs to watch and/or rewatch this. It's a bunch of dolls living in a post-apocalyptic world. I honestly love the animation and I feel like everyone needs to go back and appreciate it now because it's SO underrated."

    amourmew356

    12. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018)

    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "It’s been discussed to death, but there are so many little details you miss the first time around that you only notice when you watch it again. It really does a great, subtle job foreshadowing. It gets an extreme amount of hate — I will never fully understand why — but it’s such a stunningly beautiful film."

    patricks4713442a2

    13. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

    Miramax

    "I think a lot of people are put off by the fact that it’s about ballroom dancing, but it's honestly about so much more than that. I’ve seen it so many times now and, even though it is nearly 30 years old, it's still a wonderful movie."

    linzmc

    14. Meet the Robinsons (2007)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    "It doesn't get enough credit because it’s not a Disney princess movie, but the message to believe in yourself and your own unique talent is SO important. 'KEEP MOVING FORWARD!'"

    blm2021

    15. Mother! (2017)

    Paramount Pictures

    "It was a very interesting, visually stunning, thought-provoking metaphor of a movie. I think a lot of people hated it because they took it at face value. It's meant to be delved into and not taken literally. Not every movie is designed to delight or have a happy ending, some intend to make you think and leave you feeling it. That's what this movie did for me. Plus, the acting was superb."

    jkrause9114

    16. Batman Forever (1995)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Val Kilmer did a great job as both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Plus, Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face and Jim Carrey as the Riddler was cinematic gold. It is the best Batman movie and I will die on that hill."

    maddisonc4f618bc97

    17. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

    Focus Features

    "It's super underrated and visually stunning, but it completely flopped at the box office. Please go watch it!"

    slyray

    18. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

    Paramount Pictures

    "I’ve heard die-hard fans of the series say it 'ruined' the franchise and — at first glance — I agreed. I mean, aliens? Really?! But if you give it a second viewing, you see that the movie is still really true to its basic form. It’s well-written and breathes new life into the franchise by introducing great new characters. It gets a bad rep because of the science fiction aspect, but I say embrace the sci-fi and enjoy!"

    thelastunikorne

    19. Bee Movie (2007)

    Paramount Pictures

    "I know everyone plays it off as a joke, but it was extremely well put together and directed — with an important message behind it, too."

    poochypig06

    20. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Every person that I know who's seen it has hated it, saying it 'wasn’t the same as the one they remembered.' Of course it wasn’t! That was the point! It wasn’t a remake of the Gene Wilder version, but an entirely new movie based on the same book — and actually much closer to the book in many ways."

    dawnw42c9bb8ed

    21. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

    DreamWorks Pictures

    "I HATED this when I was younger. My oldest sister was a horse girl so, naturally, we HAD to see it. But I saw it years later and wondered how the heck did I not appreciate it back then. It's beautiful, heartbreaking, and the score and songs are total bops!"

    hobbitgirl96

    22. And finally, Cats (2019)

    Universal Pictures

    "Okay, okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking — but hear me out. The first time I watched this, I absolutely hated it (understandably). So bad, so stupid, so creepy, but the second time...I hated it less. It was still weird, but I could kind of see the charm. Then the THIRD TIME, I actually really enjoyed it. After watching it enough, I was kind of just desensitized to the CGI. I learned to appreciate the film FOR its flaws. Yes, it’s bad, but that’s part of what makes it so memorable. The emotions that come from watching Cats...you just cannot replicate it. True art."

    mrdinkler

    Now it's your turn! What's one movie you believe more people should give a second chance? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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