I was quite young at the time then when it first came out in theatres in the US, and my innability to read subtitles that well back then (I was in about 2nd grade) but when I saw Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon I fell asleep for most of the best parts. I have the movie now and love it.
prince of persia. good god. granted, i had been up for like 30 hours but still. that movie was extremely boring. i don’t even know why we saw it in the first place.
A Beautiful Mind. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
India Song. Every time. Yet it’s a beautiful film, and helpfully includes an anguished scream by Michel Lonsdale.
Solaris, because I started it at the end of an exhausting week late at night.
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE………….LOL, fell asleep and snored i was told…how embarssing
8 1/2 but only because I always started it late at night. I love that film.
Spiderman 2 is the only movie I fell asleep during in the theater…seems I didn’t miss much though.
Pink Floyd: The Wall…zzzzz
A Star Wars film and The Shining.
movies i ACTUALLY fell asleep during:
Inland Empire (still haven’t got around to rewatching)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (no desire to rewatch)
Stranger Than Fiction (also no desire to rewatch)
when my girlfriend and i start falling dozing off whilst watching a movie we just go to bed and finish watching it in the morning. this has happened during dozens of films…even during some of what are now my favourite movies
I wish I’d been able to fall asleep during that stupid BLACK SWAN thing, god knows there wasn’t any reason to stay awake.
The New World (’05)
I’ve never fallen asleep during a film, too loud, but someone I was seeing one with did once. Hilariously, the film was “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.” Ok, we’d had a drink or two before the film, it was dark and warm in there, and he was really tired. I didn’t even realize he’d been sleeping till he started snoring somewhere in the middle of the film.
The Big Sleep, ironically. That always comes to mind. And yes, Inland Empire! Also the Bukowski movie Matt Dillon was in.
Hudson Hawk & Ishtar
I can understand why “2001: A Space Odyssey” gets mentions here, it’s a love it or hate it film like many of Kubrick’s.
Anyway a recent movie I got bored out of was “True Grit”.
The Piano… it was night though.
The Piano… it was night though.
I think I remember hearing Abbas Kiarostami saying something to the effect of: The films that put me to sleep are the ones that keep me up at night.
I concur… especially concerning the work of that particular filmmaker.
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith
The only movie I’ve ever fallen asleep during is Unbreakable. I had not slept at all the night before, and I tried to watch it on a nice comfortable couch at a friends house. I was gone within 10 minutes. Nothing to do with the movie, which is actually really good.
I find it very hard to actually fall asleep during a movie. Usually I start to nod off or get droopy-eyed and decide to just stop the movie and try later.
I did almost fall asleep during the firefight in the dark at the end of Platoon and I’ve never finished The English Patient, because I started to doze off and stopped the movie at 4 am.
Death Becomes Her – two times.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (10:40 screening. I have no idea how I am going to handle my first midnight screening for Deathly Hallows Part 2, but seeing this movie again I think a lot of it had to do with quality.)
Where the Wild Things Are
One of those “It’s not another blabla movie”, and I was watching it because my dad was, and I just happened to be there.
Se7en, still haven’t properly watch it. I want to though.
Drag Me To Hell