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Movies that you didn't like at first but now love
District 9

Can't think of any others.
Wake up, and smell the ashes.
The journey from "didn't like" to "love" is a long one. I didn't think much of Blade Runner when I first saw it. Years later I've seen it numerous times and I appreciate it a lot more, and like it a little more - but I don't love it. 

X-Men: First Class I hated - now I don't love it, but I think it's decent. 

First watch of The Godfather I thought it was just ok. Now having watched it 3 times I think it's very good. It's 10/10 for me, but I still wouldn't say I "love" it. 

When Marnie Was There has grown on me quite a bit since I first watched it. 

Rear Window I've always enjoyed, but I don't think I fully appreciated just how good it was until re-watching it again recently. 

I didn't think much of Jaws when I first saw it, but enjoyed it a lot more when watching it recently. I still think the final act is a bit lengthy though.
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Into the Spiderverse, when I first saw it in theaters, I thought it was pretty good, but there was too much Spider-Man lately, I couldn't fully enjoy it. Over saturation. Now I love it, and I realize that there's no such thing as too much Spider-Man, and I want more Spider-Man.

I didn't like Blade Runner or Xmen First Class when I first saw them, like Scrib. Now I love them.
Mega Man is best game.
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Drive - Watched it when it hit cinemas and hated it. Later in the year I went to a "vote for the best film of the year and we'll screen it" awards night type thing. I voted for The Artist, Drive won, I sighed and but I loved Drive the second time.

I'm the opposite on First Class. Loved it at first, then began to see more and more flaws and now I think it's embarrassing rubbish.
I can't think of anything.  If I dislike something, I move on.  Too many things to watch and too little time to watch them with means I'm not going back to figure out what I missed the first time.
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2001: A Space Odyssey, Inherent Vice and The Big Lebowski all took multiple (at least 2 or 3) watches before I "got" them.

Now they're three of my favourite movies.
Can't say I've come to "love" all these films, but my appreciation for them has risen over the years.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • Dead End (2003)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Dune (1984)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Freaked (1993)
  • Hellboy (2004)
  • House (1985)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Memento (2000)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • The Others (2001)
  • Student Bodies (1981)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  • Videodrome (1983)
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Bhagavad Gita 2:12
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I know it's flawed, but I also like Terminator Salvation. I don't think it's nearly as bad as peeps make it out to be.
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The Room.

30 mins in, I hated it.
90 mins in, I loved it.
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Inception: While I loved the visuals of inception, but had an issue with the story at first. After a second go at it in the theater it became one of my all time favorite movies.

Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea: I loathed these movies in my early years as I had to watch them because my sister liked them. Now I love them and they sit proudly on my shelf Smile

Cars: I couldn't stand Lightning McQueen so I always found a way to leave when it was on. A few years back I finally saw the ending and now Lightning McQueen is one of my favorite Pixar characters. I wouldn't say I love Cars now, in fact I think it's a very poorly paced movie, but I do like Lightning McQueen and we do have all 3 of the movies and Mater's Tales now.

Newsies: Musicals as a kid just weren't my thing. We watch this at least once or twice a year now.

Solo: I almost wanted my money back when we saw this in the theater. I couldn't see half of what was going on due to the lighting and I just didn't like a lot of it. After editing it for continual countless hours I've grown very fond of it. I don't know if I love it, but I'd definitely watch it before the prequels and sequels.

A Knights Tale: This movie came out when Heath Ledger was the love interest of every girl, or so it seemed. He was like Leonardo DiCaprio in that way so of course I couldn't stand him or the movie. Once I grew up I realized the gem this movie is.
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