The one movie that really comes to mind is Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. We'd heard it was such
a great movie so we rented it. We watched about 15-30 minutes of it. When some guy took a dump on some other guy, we (Earl and I and another couple) all agreed to turn it off and not waste our time on it anymore. Never watched another Guy Ritchie film. If that was his "masterpiece" then I can do without seeing anything else.
M. Night Shamalan (sp) films are totally hit or miss, IMO. I loved Sixth Sense and Signs. Those two movies were great. Haven't seen The Village or The Happening because his "surprise endings" have just gotten stupid. The surprise ending in Sixth Sense was fabulous and brilliantly done. Now he's just taken it across that invisible line to absurdity.
I LOVE American Psycho! Perhaps I like watch Christian Bale for 2 hours.
Perhaps it's because I'm WAY too into true crime and forensic psychology books, shows, etc. I thought it was a wonderful satire on the 80s business culture, killers, and dating.
Pulp Fiction I get. It has its moments of greatness, and its moments of not so great. Samuel L. Jackson is fabulous in that role, though!
Memento was an amazing concept, and as long as you understood that you were watching the movie backward it wasn't too hard to follow, IMO.
I loved The Matrix too, the first one was definitely the best but the other two weren't bad. We saw the first one as a screener and left the theater amazed at the story, the cinematography and special effects. We had major philosophical debates about that movie, and even had debates with people we had never met before who overheard our conversations.