Celebrated Auteur Films I Don’t Vibe With

The rare scenario where a film leaves me cold in spite of being so critically revered by cinephiles and/or jurists at top-tier film festivals that it’s considered among the very best of its decade (if not all of film history).

Note that this Letterboxd list does not exist so that I can dunk on popular movies, but so that I can return to them in a few years time if people really are still singing their praises and I feel like I should give them a second chance.

  • Dancer in the Dark
  • The Tin Drum
  • The Night Porter
  • Bacurau
  • High Life
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Naked
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Breaking the Waves
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • White Material
  • Images
  • Giant
  • Beware of a Holy Whore
  • Beau Travail
  • To Sleep with Anger
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Rosetta
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Dheepan
  • The Piano
  • Claire's Knee
  • Taste of Cherry
  • The Turin Horse
  • Certified Copy
  • A Hidden Life
  • Holy Motors
  • Synonyms
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Maurice
  • Atlantics
  • The Lighthouse
  • Transit
  • Local Hero
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
  • Zama
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Scanners
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Melancholia
  • Throne of Blood
  • Carol
  • Heaven's Gate
  • Carrie
  • Code Unknown
  • George Washington
  • Titane