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Movies you love despite the subject matter

I thought it was relevant to ask this question with a lot of comments about not wanting to see a movie about Facebook and then missing out on a solid film. What are some movies you enjoy despite not having a real interest in the subject matter?

I'll start with The Red Shoes I can have no interest in ballet, none at all. However, I absolutely adore this film. I have watched the new disc at least 3 times since I got it. It's a great, mildly addicting film.
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The Full Monty. I never really got into male stripping.

And, I'm not a boxing fan, but it makes for some of the best sports movies (Raging Bull, Rocky, Cinderella Man, Million Dollar Baby).
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I'm not into 20 year old guys banging 79 year old broads, but I do dig Harold and Maude.
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i love 'On The Waterfront' and 'How Green Was My Valley' despite both films displaying strong opposition to labor unions.
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Comedic sports films (The Water Boy, Happy Gilmore, Major League). I usually find watching most organized sports to be a cure for insomnia, but stuff like this I can watch over and over.
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I couldn't care less about auto racing, yet I've liked a few movies/anime series with that subject: "Speed Racer," "Initial D," both anime series, plus those Elvis movies where he played a racer: SPINOUT, SPEEDWAY. And the occasional Howard Hawks movie on the subject (THE CROWD ROARS, 1932, although his 1965 film with that subject, RED LINE 7000, was pretty bad, as I recall).
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I thought it was relevant to ask this question with a lot of comments about not wanting to see a movie about Facebook and then missing out on a solid film. What are some movies you enjoy despite not having a real interest in the subject matter?
I wanted the movie to suck but apparently is good so I hate it even more.


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I'm not into 20 year old guys banging 79 year old broads, but I do dig Harold and Maude.
Seen it only once but it has played on my mind at least a dozen times. I went to San Francisco scouting all the locations where the movie was filmed. Bought the soundtrack on vinyl, and it kinda given me a desire to visit cemeteries
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Major League.....i am no fan of Baseball but enjoy the movie.
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I don't like asking for directions, but I liked The Last House on the Left.
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I absolutely loathe soccer, but The Damned United was a goddamn good film.
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Originally Posted by TheySentYou View Post
i love 'On The Waterfront' and 'How Green Was My Valley' despite both films displaying strong opposition to labor unions.
I love "On the Waterfront" even though it was Kazan & Schulburg's attempt to justifiy being rats by naming names.
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I absolutely loathe soccer, but The Damned United was a goddamn good film.
I'll say the same for Shaolin Soccer.

And Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room was endlessly fascinating, but I don't know or care to know a thing about energy trading.
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I love "On the Waterfront" even though it was Kazan & Schulburg's attempt to justifiy being rats by naming names.
yep, that too. i know Arthur Miller worked on a counterattack to this... i forget if it turned into a film or was just a play. either way, i wanna see it.

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