Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Which movie...

...do you recommend to cure insomnia?
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44 comments:

Bernardo said...

- Anything Terrence Malick
- Idioterne (which is actually good :P)
- Lost in Translation (one of my favourite movies... but can put me to sleep)

Brooke Cloudbuster said...

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.

It's a masterpiece, but easy to sleep through.

par3182 said...

sleepless in seattle

RobUK said...

Eyes Wide Shut.

viveladifferance said...

Duplicity

From the very beginning it makes no sense. 15 minutes in you'll be dozing off, 30 minutes in you'll be out like a light.

Agustin said...

Double recomendation
Climates - Nuri Bilge Ceylan
and Un Couple Parfait - Nobuhiro Suwa
to date, the only two films I slept with while being at the cinema

Ben said...

Barry Lyndon, The International, Memoirs of a Geisha

Alex said...

"The Fabulous Baker Boys"
"The Ice Storm"
"Lost in Translation"
"The Piano"
Almost anything Coen

All good night movies.

...or what about "Insomnia"? ;)

Seisgrados said...

Braveheart

Becca said...

"Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" or "Hwal- The Bow" by Kim Ki-Duk

I love his hypnotic, slow-paced movies and these two are the best examples.

Runs Like A Gay said...

There are a load of Hammer Horror portmanteau movies that I've never made it to the end of.

Usually watch the first couple of stories then doze through Peter Cushing's still living hand or something equally far fetched.

Tim said...

Werckmeister Harmonies - but fall asleep really fast, because there are some definite nightmare fuel images after 45 minutes or so.

pomme said...

every Tim Burton movie:i'm ashamed but every time i see a Tim Burton movie in theater,i sleep.
every Saw saga: so bad i sleep

Hugh said...

I agree about Duplicity, it's terrible! Boring and probably quite difficult to deciper, if you even bother. I don't agree, though, with Malick (I'd be transfixed) or LiT (ScarJo would keep me... awake.)

Haven't seen Dielman, but I imagine it'd be hard to stay awake through if I was sleepy!

Colin said...

Anything Andy Warhol

Paolo said...

Spider, The Thin Red Line,The remains of the day, The end of the affairs, 2001: A space odissey, L'inqulino del terzo piano (I don't remember the original title. Anyway is that Polanski's movie where he also play), The French Lieutenant's Woman

Billy Held An Oscar said...

Sideways

Drew said...

Derek Jarman films... probably "The Garden" is your best bet. And I do not say this in a derogatory "put me to sleep way" (if I was doing that I would say "The French Lieutenant's Woman") but in the sense that Jarman films put you in that kind of drowsy dreaming state and I'm sure you could slip off to sleep.

adelutza said...

Last Year at Marienbad . If that doesn't put you to sleep, nothing will.

The Oscar Nazi said...

Chariots of Fire

Karen said...

A Cinderella Story

Jordan Wellin said...

The Terminal and Chariots of Fire

Jim T said...

Benjamin B... I feel sleepy already

Dr. Stan Glick said...

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues. Beware though, because if it doesn't put you to sleep and you keep watching it, it just might kill ya!

verninino said...

After millions of viewings some of my favorite movies put me to sleep. Last week Kieslowski's Decalogue cured me for a whole week!

This could be a side effect of becoming olden.

Next month Criterion is scheduled to release Jeanne Dielman!

Ryan T. said...

Last year's Brideshead Revisited. Long and overdrawn.

And I would also say Once not because it's bad, in fact I LOOOOVED the film, but it's leisure pace can lull you to close your eyes and the music is also nice to listen to with your eyes close. Next thing you know... sleep. Falling slowly...

Chris Na Taraja said...

The Godfather Part II "yawn"
The Ten Commandments "snooze"
AI "out cold!"

NoNo said...

Hate to say it but 2001: A Space Odyssey because you can go to sleep and wake up and not miss any of the storyline...

Glendon said...

I know this is going to sound like a lame joke, but I honestly fall asleep every time I watch Insomnia.

WVU film fan said...

OMG..."The Polar Express". I have been wide awake, someone put that movie on and I passed out. Works every time.

Mr. Movie Geek said...

Got to agree with Bernardo about Malick films. Days of Heaven is one of my all-time favorites, but I started to watch it right before I went to bed and I had to turn it off so it wouldn't play all night...all those field shots with the Morricone score...

Jose said...

Bergman late at night can be quite difficult to watch...
It took me about 7 days to go through all "Fanny and Alexander" I ended up drooling and snoring halfway through each ep.

Henry said...

Kingdom of Heaven

King Kong (2005) -- The middle section on the Venture should put you out like a light.

Daniel Armour said...

The first two Bourne films (never saw the third).

Henry said...

2046 has put me out like a light each time I've tried to finish the movie.

Or try Dogville, though that might not work because og you love of all things Nicole Kidman.

adri said...

I've slept through Wild Strawberries by Bergman 3 times.

The Russian version of War and Peace (at 8 hours) had me waking up every time the Russian army came over the hill, but falling asleep during the "peace" segments which was what I was more interested in.

kel said...

It's probably a sin, but i sleep through Wong Kar-Wai movies

Beau said...

Into Great Silence

Aracir said...

wyatt earp

Fabrizzio said...

2001: A Space Odyssey. Definitely.

Rebecca said...

I've never been able to make it through 'Waking Life', even though I found it interesting while I was awake.

Anonymous said...

public enemies - put our whole row right to sleep

tim l. said...

Chariots of Fire
2001 A Space Odyssey
Michael Clayton

#'s 2 and 3 both have some redeeming qualities, but are also two of the slowest moving films ever, and are at times a chore to get through. And, with Chariots of Fire, well, I'm not sure if I could ever manage to struggle through it again.

Carl said...

Have to go with what put me to sleep in the theater - Woody Allen's "Interiors".