A lot goes into making a movie. The directors and actors want the viewers to feel certain things. Sometimes delving deep into these goals has an adverse effect on the movie, however. Some directors may want to make the movie calm and relaxing for a romantic appeal, or present stoic and slow-unfolding plots. And sometimes, movies can just be plain boring and drive you to sleep. Here are a list of 10 boring movies that induce the sandman, whether you want to know which to avoid or need some help catching Zzz’s. And yeah, I know some of you guys love these movies so bring the hate on in 3… 2… and 1!
This is a relatively new movie directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. Although most of his movies have been fascinating, and this particular movie won Daniel Day Lewis an Oscar for best actor, the movie will be hard for many to stay awake through. As with most historical movies, we already know how it ends and while the acting may be spot on, those who need excitement and action will be disappointed. The director uses a combination of dark tints and low voices in the movie, that make it a perfect environment for sleeping. Not to mention, the movie must be 267 hours long, and a slow pace persists throughout. If anything, Lincoln’s call demeanor is a sure lullaby for an insomniac.
In this movie stunning Demi Moore teams up with Michael Caine, to hatch a plan to steal diamonds from the bank in which they work. The setting is in a calm, 1960s London bank. The movie itself got about 56% preference rating, and only has about three stars. It was available on Netflix for free for a while, and is one of those movies that is also great to put you to sleep. Demi Moore has a very calm demeanor in the movie, and Michael Caine’s English accent is so seamless, you just drift away as the movie goes on. While it is a movie about jewel heist, there’s not much action going on in this boring movie and the brightness level seems to be the same throughout the entire Movie.
Lord Of The Rings
These movies are coveted by their faithful and loyal fans who will sit through marathon of all three movies, their prequels, and anything else associated with them. For anyone else, however, these movies just seem to be very very long, and after watching it once, becomes very uninteresting. The movie also exudes a dim tint throughout, making it sleep-friendly. If the movie doesn’t bore you then perhaps this attempt to merge Catholicism and LOTR would.
The Black Dahlia
Oh what a mistake. While many may be a fan of Josh Hartnett, this is hardly one of his best movies. They can’t all blamed on him. The movie itself, with its plot line, had a lot of potential. However somewhere in the middle it lost its grip, and the movie became very boring and dry. Everyone knows the story of Elizabeth short, and how her murder has never been solved. It would be 10 times more interesting to watch a documentary on the Black Dahlia, rather than to watch this movie. It can be put on the list with the movies that put you to sleep. The movie drags on at constant pace and makes the viewers eyelids heavy.
Again, starring another beloved actor, Kevin Costner, the movie failed to deliver. It was another one of those movies that starts out like it could be good, but doesn’t have enough of a storyline to capture the audience, leaving you nodding off in the middle.
This movie starring Daniel Craig is a WW2 based “epic”, where two brothers barricade themselves in a forest along with 1,000 Jews and Russians, in an effort to make a village. The whole purpose of this is to combat the Nazis; but the movie is just everywhere at once, and the viewer gets hypnotised into a comatose state trying to follow the winding plotline.
It was one of Denzel Washington’s best performances as a drunk pilot. However, the movie is very long; longer than it should be for the plot line, which is designed to be a tad bit shorter. So the viewer winds up with a ton of “empty” space, where the actors are just making up time, providing plenty of lulls in which viewers can drift off.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
This is actually very entertaining. However, it does have the melodies that make for perfect sleeping conditions. If playing the movie in the background before bed, it can become addictive, and serve as a lullaby for bed. The movie is even long enough to see the person through the stages of falling asleep. If you want the original work which is another sleep, check this webpage.
Godfather Part III
Even if you’ve avidly read all of the Puzo Godfather series, you will still have a hard time staying awake through three hours of this uninspired screenplay. Largely presented in subtitled Italian, the dialogue comes off as fairly flat, monotone and calm compared to the others. Much of the movie involves discussions and planning, with action bits few and far between until the end.
The English Patient
This one is a toss up. Many women like this movie because of its supreme romantic aspects, and the fact that the male character is utterly handsome. But when it comes to men, they will fall asleep on first hour. It is a long movie, based upon feelings, which we all know men love to talk about. While it might make a good girls’ night movie, it might make your date fall asleep. So go ahead and pop in any of these DVD’s to prepare for a snoozefest. From boring plot lines, to flat delivery, certain movies were just made for sleeping. Some of these movies may even one day prove to be viable and safe cures for insomnia. .
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