10 Boring Movies Still Regarded as Cinematic Masterpieces and Cult Classics

Which movie is boring but still regarded as a cult classic or masterpiece? I'll go first and say, No Country for Old Men. After writing several of these movie posts, I'd better see what was so great about this film on every internet list. I don't get the hype. After someone asked a film forum for other examples, these films were discussed the most. 

1. Citizen Kane (1941)

Citizen Kane. One explains they realize it's important and, for some, the most excellent film ever made. Furthermore, it touches on societal issues we are still experiencing today. However, it was called out as the most boring film of all time, more than any other in the thread. “I watch movies to escape from the evils of society, not sit and stew over them.”

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Surprisingly, numerous filmgoers confess that 2001: A Space Odyssey is dull and their favorite movie ever made. Interesting. One man admits he attempted to watch the film multiple times but always fell asleep before making it through. 

3. Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump was referenced as “boomer nostalgia” and “badgeringly sentimental, simplistic and really has no point.” Nevertheless, everyone agreed the soundtrack is killer. I love both. 

4. The Godfather (1972)

Not they did not. The Godfather? How is this labeled as boring? Many others argue in favor of the masterpiece, with some calling out people who can't watch a movie unless it's filled with unrealistic action and CGI. Others suggest that it's too long and “insists upon itself.” Lies!

5. Blade Runner (1982)

The cult classic Blade Runner was noted as a masterpiece, but seriously long and tedious. One explains that the story “isn't even that great, and it is straightforward without any twists or surprises.” Another argues they love the ending and call it “spooky and entertaining.”

6. Joker (2019)

Someone says Joker was a “man laughing throughout the movie without any real content.” Before suggesting, those were wasted hours that they could never get back. Another admits that they liked the film. However, they feel it is overrated and that the most praised parts of the film are the wrong parts to glorify. I love Joker, and I'm afraid I have to disagree with these assertions. 

7. Stalker (1979)

A moviegoer suggests that Tarkovky's Stalker intentionally bores you to convince you that it would take too long for any help to come to the characters from the outside world. A second film buff agrees, adding, “Tarkovsky's films are mind-numbingly boring but also profoundly beautiful.”

8. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has been called a cult classic. However, one filmgoer disagrees, stating they found it SO dull. Furthermore, they say the first two video game fight sequences were fun, but they got old fast and were the entire movie.

9. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange. A critic explains that it's not an easy movie or book to get through. Further noting that it is such an odd movie that you must watch it multiple times to grasp what the dialogue means.

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10. Planet of the Apes (1968)

Planet of the Apes is “very long and boring.” Nonetheless, they add that by watching it with the right people; you will have the best time saying “monkey” repeatedly and saying, “wait till my father hears about his” when Draco Malfoy shows up. Watching it on your own is terrible, but very funny with others.

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