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    Films that literally put you to sleep. Literally.

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Wreybies, Jun 24, 2013.

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is like video Xanax to me. When I have insomnia, I pop it on.

    Do you have a show or film that does the same for you? I'm not talking about just dull or boring films/shows, but ones that literally have the effect of putting you to sleep.
     
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    The new Brad Pitt film World War Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :D
     
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    Lincoln. I'm sorry, I thought Daniel Day-Lewis was fantastic, but I wanted to fall asleep in the middle of it. I love history, but I would much have preferred reading Team of Rivals over seeing the movie.
     
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    Lord of the Rings
     
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    Anything with Tom Hanks. His voice is just too soothing. :)
     
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    Literally? The only film that literally put me to sleep was Mamma Mia. What a hype over absolutely nothing! :mad:
     
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    Not a film, but a football game. I'm a huge NFL fan, and I watch way too much of my favorite sport. There was a game on that I kept for whenever the insomnia hits me, between the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals. http://www.footballdb.com/boxscore/2004092605

    That game, a grand win of 6-3, is the best sleep inducing football game I've ever seen. Mistakes, penalties, long moments of nothing when referees talk. Not fun.

    As to films that do it: Titanic
     
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    Fantastic choice; I will second this. The book it's based upon is the literary Xanax companion piece.

    As far as "classics", a lot of silent films are sleep-inducing, but none worse than Murnau's Nosferatu. It literally took me 10 whole days to watch it; I couldn't stand more than 5-10 minutes per viewing.
     
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    I love Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and have watched it many times (probably at least 20).

    The films that put me to sleep are pretty much anything by Gore Verbinski, with the possible exception of Rango. Verbinski just overstuffs his movies with so much sheer, well, stuff that my eyes glaze over and I nod off. I sleep through his climactic action set pieces, even though he's putting out enough spectacle and noise to scare off a horde of demons. Probably his most sleep-inducing movie for me is Mouse Hunt, though the sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean come close.
     
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    The new 007 movie. Yawn City. And all the new Batman movies. Haven't stayed awake through a single one. I know, I'm un-American. :p
     
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    Steven Spielberg's Duel. I used to stay up in high school just to fall asleep to that damn awful movie
     
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    Titanic. I think I have managed to see 90% of it, in bits and pieces, but I have never been able to watch more than half an hour at a time, from any starting point, without sawing logs.
     
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    I've never been able to watch all of the Transformers movies all the way through in one sitting. Without fail, they put me right out.
     
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    It has never occurred to me to even attempt that. I salute you!
     
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    I have to brag. I saw Master and Commander while cruising the Galapagos Islands with 98 other science buffs including a couple experts in evolutionary biology. It was accompanied by many stories of Darwin's time on the Beagle following a similar route.

    Can't say I paid much attention to the movie though, too many interesting people to chat with while it was on.
     
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    I've got a nephew who was 12 when the first one came out. Never say I never tried to be that one really cool uncle.
     
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    Fell asleep in Spring Breakers about four times. Glad I work at a theater so I didn't pay $10.50 for each attempt at watching it
     
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    Has anyone here seen Snow White and the Huntsman? It's got the guy who was Thor, sure, but it also has Kristen Stewart... Don't remember half of it, was too busy catchin' the z's
     
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    I was laid up for two days with a third degree burn on my foot. The first day was spent constantly calling the kitchen making sure everything was going ok. After about six hours of that, nobody answered my calls anymore. The second day, I decided to have a Tolkien marathon. I started with The Hobbit (old school cartoon version) and then watched all three of the LOTR's. I finally fell asleep in the last thirty minutes of Return of the King, but that could have been due to the empty handle of Maker's on the floor.
     
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    This. Never rented it but tried couple of times to watch it on TV. It was either switching channel or falling asleep after ten-twenty minutes.
     
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    I fell asleep during the Balrog scene in Fellowship of the Ring. I also recently fell asleep in After Earth. Lastly, Macbeth with Sam Worthington was so boring I dozed off a few times. All in the cinema mind you!
     
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    I know it got a huge number of awards, and another Oscar for Daniel Day Lewis (whose acting I really love) but, despite several tries—I bought the DVD on spec—I cannot get past the first half hour or so of There Will Be Blood.

    Normally, I love historically-based films (including Master and Commander!). Don't know why I just cannot stay awake for There Will Be Blood.

    I struggled with The Hobbit, as well. Except for Martin Freeman as Bilbo, I think the rest was a waste of space. I did love LOTR, though.
     
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    Seven Samurai even though I actually think it is a cracking film, well acted and scripted, the un-cut version is so bloody long (approximately 207 minutes!) it always sends me to sleep so I end up watching it over a time period of normally a week.
     
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    Used to bedtime the boy with 'the Good the Bad and the Ugly' although would cover his face with a pillow during the pistol assasination scene at the beginning. Power Rangers the Movie also superb technicolor crafterpiece

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    "Gods and Generals". Not only did I fall asleep, but I woke up with a backache.

    OTOH, really horrifically bad films usually don't put me to sleep. They just irritate the hell out of me. The most recent case of this was that Bill Murray monstrosity about FDR. Murray was pretty good in it, but the film itself was just plain silly.

    I'm usually very selective about what I pay to see (if I see ten new films a year, it's a lot).
     

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