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    Updated on Nov 29, 2019. Posted on Nov 27, 2019

    29 Of The Best Films People Say They Can Never See Again

    More films so good that people could only see them once.

    Recently, we rounded up the best responses to comedian Rose Matafeo's question on Twitter: "What is the best film that you never want to see again?" And the responses sparked even more answers from our own BuzzFeed Community! Here are some of the best answers:

    1. The Revenant

    Regency Enterprises

    Brilliant film, glad I watched it. BUT so lonnnng and I can’t see myself sitting through it again.


    2. American History X

    New Line Cinema

    [It's a movie] that really makes you think about what our world has become.


    3. Grave of the Fireflies

    Studio Ghibli

    It's cinematically beautiful and stunning and has a strong story that hits so profoundly. It's about World War II. It's from the perspective of two orphans, a young boy of about 8 or 9 trying to protect and look after his toddler sister. An amazing story but the saddest film I have ever watched.


    4. Hotel Rwanda

    United Artists

    Beautiful and brutal.


    5. Mystic River

    Warner Bros.

    I was angry crying at the end. I can still feel my insides swell just thinking about it.


    6. Sophie's Choice

    Universal Pictures

    Heartbreaking. It was a one-time deal for me. I get upset just thinking about it.


    7. Dancer in the Dark


    Björk stars in this and it is absolutely insane. Tragedy upon tragedy set to musical numbers. It's devastating and beautiful and I can never bring myself to watch it again.


    8. Kids


    The 1995 cautionary tale. Scarred me for life.


    9. The Pianist


    I had to keep reminding myself throughout the movie that the main character was going to survive since it was a true story.


    10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Focus Features

    Absolutely beautiful movie but makes me think too much.


    11. Call Me By Your Name

    Sony Pictures Classics

    I watched it in a pretty empty theater and it was painstakingly beautiful. It became one of my favorite films in the last few years but I can’t bring myself to watch it again.


    12. The Cove


    It's a documentary about dolphins in Japan. I tell everyone they must see it, but only once.


    13. Revolutionary Road


    So devastating it practically ripped my soul out of my body.


    14. Brokeback Mountain

    Focus Features

    Brilliant film, but not an easy watch emotionally.


    15. The Elephant Man

    Paramount Pictures

    Such a good film and great acting, but so emotionally draining as it's so sad and painful to watch.


    16. The Others


    Outside of knowing how it ends already, there's mystery leading to confusion leading to realization leading to horror leading to repulsion and ending with an utter feeling of violation.


    17. Precious

    Harpo Productions

    Saw it in film studies and it's the first film to make me physically uncomfortable.


    18. Parasite

    Barunson E&A Corp

    It builds itself up so well and the anticipation and stress it causes in the second half actually made me cry. I cried out of pure stress and unease, which had never happened to me before in a movie. I was curled up in a ball on my seat, holding my head in my hands and could not stop watching. It's an incredible film, and I urge people to watch it, but I'm not sure I can watch it again. Not only does it get kind of heavy, but it also leaves you exhausted from the cacophony of emotions. Me and my friends were buzzing after seeing it, not knowing how to even talk about it afterwards, but all agreeing that it was so flipping good.


    19. Awakenings

    Columbia Pictures

    From start to finish, the thought of what Deniro's character and the other patients in the hospital experienced is devastating. But, at the end of the film, that old man broke me. That particular shot only lasts for a couple of seconds but it still haunts me.


    20. The Color Purple

    Warner Bros.

    An amazing film with superb acting, but very upsetting and hard to watch.


    21. Boys Don't Cry

    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    An incredible film about a devastating true story.


    22. Apocalypse Now

    Paramount Pictures

    It’s incredible, but it’s so so much.


    23. Never Let Me Go

    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    I had to take a walk in the sunshine while crying after I watched that movie.


    24. The Last King of Scotland

    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Fantastic cast, important history, but utterly BRUTAL to watch. One scene will forever be burned in my brain, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever fully get past it.


    25. The Green Mile

    Warner Bros.

    I watched it once as a kid and I don't think I could ever watch it all the way through again.


    26. AI: Artificial Intelligence

    Warner Bros.

    I broke down into inconsolable tears and was a mess for hours after the movie ended.


    27. Happiness

    Killer Films

    I finally watched Happiness last night after years of putting it off. I never, ever, ever, ever, ever need to see it again.


    28. The Piano

    Ciby 2000

    Heartbreaking, sensual, complex, and beautiful. Saw it when it came out and loved it, but still haven’t been able to watch it again.


    29. A Quiet Place

    Paramount Pictures

    I watched it in a mostly full cinema and the atmosphere was one of a kind. Nobody dared to make a sound I've never seen a movie where the audience was this quiet and I think that really enhanced the experience. But I wouldn't want to watch it again since my sibling, who watched the movie at home alone, says it was only mediocre and I believe that has a lot to do with how we experienced the movie.


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