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Movies you thought would suck... but DIDN'T

Inspired by Dr. DVD's thread. Which movies did you think would be bad but ended up being good?

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Blue Crush: Went to the city with a few friends one day and decided to see a movie. Blue Crush and The Good Girl were the only ones playing at that time. I wanted to see The Good Girl and they wanted to see Blue Crush. I thought it would be a horrible snoozefest but it ended up being rather entertaining (and gave me the hot for Kate Bosworth )
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Recently, off the top of my head, I'll throw Gangs of NY out there. I went to see grudgingly, and I was blown away.

Historically, for me...

-South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
-Dirty Dancing
-Lawrence of Arabia(saw it as an action junkie in high school and it floored me,oh the ignorance of youth)
-Austin Powers
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Yeah, throw another vote for Gangs of NY up there for me.

Also, About a Boy surprised me, since I hate Hugh Grant.
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Moulin Rouge
The Bourne Identity
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I forgot about Moulin Rouge, I thought it would be terrible. After the Oscar buzz I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasently surprised.

Another one is Barbershop. Came out in theatres and I thought it was going to be bad. Decided to give it a shot on DVD after I heard some praise and again was surprised.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
Chicken Run
The Cell
The Emperor's New Groove
Austin Powers
Analyze This
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Bourne Identity, The Recruit, Memento, Harry Potter
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I don't see movies that I think will suck.
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After going out to dinner with some friends, we just made a spur-of-the-moment decision to see Final Destination. My expectations were pretty low, but I remember being pleasantly surprised by the flick. Certainly better than either of the Scream sequels, I thought.

Also went to see Breakdown with Kurt Russell because there was nothing else out at the time. Found it to be a pretty solid little thriller.
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Final Destination
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Jeepers Creepers (in a real cheesey way)
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Just recently:

Shanghai Knights - Jackie's been doing some less than average movies lately, but this one caught me by surprise. Started out terribly, but by the end I was smiling.
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Bring It On. My wife wanted to see it--I went along under duress.
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Ocean's 11 Re-make - bought this locally as a buy one get one free used deal. Fun fluffy movie I still pop in every now and again.

Good Burger - if you need to ask, you just don't understand.
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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
I enjoyed this movie even though most people thought it sucked.
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i saw what some people say was the dumbest movie ever (ecks vs. sever) yesterday (dad wanted to rent stuff and saw lucy liu) and it wasn't as garbage-filled as i expected. not going to buy it or anything, though.
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Most of my surprises comes from pre-Internet days where you can only go by the trailers and prints reviews. That said, some of the more recent ones:

Clueless - was forced by a gang of dormgirls to see

Speed - saw it a few weeks before wide release. first time director with keanu in it?

Ballistics - thought it would suck, but it doesn't just suck, it blows, it bombs, it is the most unpleasant movies i've ever sit through for 10 minutes before leaving.
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I'll add one more
Fear Dot Com
From all the bad reviews it got, I was expecting something terrible. IMO it wasn't nearly as bad as the reviews it got.
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Rush Hour-- don't like Jackie Chan, and Chris Tucker annoys the hell out of me....but i really liked it

gone With the WInd-- watched this when i was about 12 or so, thought it would be boring, but i actually really enjoyed it
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