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People Are Revealing The Movies That Made Them Walk Out Of A Theater, And WOW

·9 min read

Recently, Stephen King took to Twitter and revealed that the only movie he's walked out of (as an adult) is Transformers.

He then wondered what movies other people have walked out of? So, we posed the question to our BuzzFeed Community, and their responses were kinda surprising:

Note: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.

1.Crash (1996)

"This is a movie about people who fetishize CAR CRASHES. Yup, they are turned on by looking at injured, suffering, bleeding people trapped in smashed-up cars, lying on the street, etc. So, yeah...the movie involves these sick puppies searching for crashes and literally having sex with each other while watching/driving through or even causing car crashes, and then there's a scene with injured people in back braces, and I left the theater then because nope."


James Spader, Holly Hunter
Fine Line Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

2.Fantastic Four (2015)

"The movie spent way too long character-building, and it made the characters uninteresting. Then the big showdown with Dr. Doom felt rushed and forced. I couldn't make it to the end."


Michael B. Jordan
Ben Rothstein / ©20thCentFox / Courtesy Everett Collection

3.Red Sparrow (2018)

"I thought it was gonna be a cool story about a girl becoming a spy, and instead, people are being very graphically sexually assaulted."


Jennifer Lawrence in a gown sitting in a fancy room
Murray Close / 20th Century Fox / Everett Collection

4.Magnolia (1999)

"My friend and I were just confused and unsettled by the whole thing. I keep thinking I should give it another shot, but part of me thinks it’s better left alone."


Philip Seymour Hoffman as a nurse
©New Line Cinema / Everett Collection

5.Epic Movie (2007)

"We saw it in high school just because we were bored, and even though we had spent our own money on it, we walked out. I cannot explain how bad that movie is or how it ever got made. It makes Twilight look like high art."


Kal Penn, Jayma Mays, Crispin Glover, Faune A. Chambers, Adam Campbell
20thcentfox / Courtesy Everett Collection

6.Hunger (2008)

"I tried watching it at home, but it took me three tries. There was so much literal shit everywhere...on themselves, on the wall of their cells...my gag reflex just couldn't take it."


Michael Fassbender being carried down a hall in a prison
©IFC Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

7.What Women Want (2000)

"It's the only movie I have ever walked out of the cinema part way through. It started off quite funny and then turned into this snooze fest romantic pile of blurgh. Looked at my fella, and he looked just as bored, so we left."


Mel Gibson shaving his legs in the sink and wearing a Biore nose strip while smoking a cigarette
Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection

8.La La Land (2016)

"My friend and I walked out of it. I know it got a bunch of praise, but oh my god was it boooooring. We tried for what felt like a long time, and when we looked at each other, we both were like, 'Do you wanna leave, too?'"


Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone looking at each other in a movie theater
Lions Gate / ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection

9.Borat (2006)

"My husband will pretty much watch anything, from terrible '80s action movies to Oscar-winning documentaries to cheesy rom-coms. He’s chill and easy to please. The only movie he ever walked out on? Borat. He still can’t place exactly why, but he loathes Borat to this day. Likes other Sacha Baron Cohen stuff, too!"


Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat standing in the middle of new york city with two suitcases
20thcentfox / Courtesy Everett Collection

10.12 Years a Slave (2013)

"Halfway through the movie, I mentally and emotionally couldn’t handle it anymore. I never finished the movie, and I never will. Period!"


Chiwetel Ejiofor writing a letter by candlelight
Jaap Buitendijk / ©Fox Searchlight/Courtesy Everett Collection

11.Troy (2004)

"It wasn't because it is exceptionally bad (it's not great either), but I was in college when I saw it. I studied history and was, at the time, in a class that studied the Iliad. I was so mad! So mad!!! It made no sense and changed so much, that I literally screamed at the movie theater that it was bull****. This movie made me later appreciate Oliver Stone's Alexander for being semi-historically accurate (helped me put faces on Alexander's Diadochi — generals, and memorize them easier)."


Brad Pitt as achilles wielding a spear
©Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

12.The Call of the Wild (2020)

"The book is incredible; one of my favorites. The movie strikes me as having been written by someone who SparkNoted the SparkNotes page for the book and has never seen so much as a photo of Alaska. The storyline was a far cry from the original, and don’t even get me started on the scene where for some incomprehensible reason someone put a wild boar in the Alaskan wilderness. The whole movie just seemed like a really lazy adaptation of the book. It’s been a year or two, and I’m still salty."


Harrison Ford and a St. Bernard dog in the wild
©20th Century Studios/Courtesy Everett Collection

13.Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

"I hate to say this because I loved the show: I couldn't finish the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. It was so bad, but my friends didn't want to leave. So I just took a nap. When I woke up, I had NO IDEA how the plot got to where it was."


Master Shake
First Look Pictures / ©First Look Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

14.Beauty and the Beast (2017)

"The Beauty and the Beast live-action remake was just awful and so, SO dull. My boyfriend and I left because we were just so bored!"


Belle and the beast dancing in a ballroom
Walt Disney Co. / ©Walt Disney Co./courtesy Everett / Everett Collection

15.The Love Guru (2008)

"Can’t remember how long my friend and I lasted, but it certainly wasn’t until the end. I still don’t even know what it’s about lol."


Verne Troyer, Jessica Alba, Mike Myers
Paramount / ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

16.The Master of Disguise (2002)

"I love Dana Carvey, really and truly, but what a steaming turd of a movie. It has been, to DATE, the only movie that I have ever walked out of."


Dana Carvey wearing weird goggles and holding a cigar thinking
Sony Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

17.Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"What a gigantic snooze fest. Sorry, Chris; I adore you and think you’re a great actor. This script was so CLUNKY."


Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell
Paramount / ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

18.Armageddon (1998)

"Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck gave their most wooden performances in that film, and that is saying something."


Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck and crew walking out in space suits
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution / Courtesy of Everett Collection

19.Into the Woods (2014)

"God, that was boring. Every song sounded the same! Great cast, but that can't save a boring script."


Emily Blunt, James Corden walking through the woods
Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

20.Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

"It was just actually insulting how little they tried."


Logan Lerman holding a triton made of water
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21.Les Misérables (2012)

"A friend wanted to see it for their birthday, but fairly early on, we all kind of were looking at one another like 'Wtf?' and 'Should we go? This is bad right?' Anne Hathaway crushed that one song, but otherwise, that movie was hot garbage."


Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried
James Fisher / ©Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

22.District 9 (2009)

"The found-footage concept is cool, but on such a large screen, it made me and my mom both feel nauseous. If I recall correctly, we only stayed about 20 minutes."


Sharlto Copley, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi
Sony Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

23.Balls of Fury (2007)

"It is the only movie my husband and I have ever walked out on. Sure, it's supposed to be ridiculous; we can handle ridiculous, but this was completely insufferable! No. Too crass and terrible."


Dan Fogler, Patton Oswalt
Rogue Pictures / Everett Collection

24.Friday Night Lights (2004)

"The shaky camera made my husband, who was having chemo, and then me, queasy; we both threw up. We did get a refund."


Billy Bob Thornton as a coach talking to football players
Universal / Courtesy Everett Collection

25.Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

"I lasted 30 minutes. I was even stoned, so it all should’ve worked in concept, but that movie is just tooooo dumb."


Seann William Scott, Ashton Kutcher in a car screaming
20thcentfox / Courtesy Everett Collection

26.Father Stu (2022)

"Such a bore. It started out really slow and was hard to follow, but I gave it the benefit and thought that it would get better as it went on, but it never did. Only movie I’ve ever walked out on."


Mark Wahlberg in a priest uniform
Karen Ballard / © Sony Pictures Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

27.Cats (2019)

"Some friends and I realized the cursed Cats movie was playing at the same theater as a movie we wanted to see, so after ours was finished, we popped into the Cats room out of morbid curiosity. We caught about two and a half musical numbers, and they were oddly hilarious but terrifying. The movie was nearly over, but we didn’t stick around to see what happened with those creepy-ass creatures."


Naoimh Morgan as Rumpleteazer, Francesca Hayward as Victoria, Danny Collins as Mungojerrie
©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

28.Thumbelina (1994)

"I went to see it with my sister and a friend, but we kept leaving the theater to play the video games upstairs. We eventually left the theater altogether and went home. If an animated movie can’t keep kids’ attention, that is not good."


Prince Cornelius, Thumbelina
Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

29.10,000 BC (2008)

"A $105 million budget, and I couldn’t get more than 30 minutes into the movie. It was so slow, the acting and directing were subpar, and the art was not nearly as immersive as necessary for this sort of epic. I love Steven Strait and Roland Emmerich, but it just didn’t work."


A sabre tooth tiger growling inches away from a man
Warner Bros. Pictures

30.The Master (2012)

"It was so boring, and I wanted to like it. I got to the point where I just didn’t care about what happened and just got up and left. Still have no idea how that ended and can’t believe it got so many Oscar nominations."


Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman standing on a porch
Weinstein Company / Courtesy Everett Collection

31.Hellboy (2019)

"I’ve never walked out of a movie, but I should have with the new Hellboy. There were a lot of good actors in it, but it has to be the worst movie I’ve ever seen."


David Harbour as Hellboy
©Lions Gate / courtesy Everett Collection

32.Dead Ringers (1988)

"It was 1988, and my friend and I couldn't take it even after the beers we consumed in the theater."


Jeremy Irons looking through Venetian blinds
20thcentfox / Courtesy Everett Collection

33.And Bug (2006), which someone WISH they'd walked out of.

"I will always regret not walking out of Bug. Worst movie I have ever seen, and it still holds true all these years later."


Lynn Collins, Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon
Lions Gate / ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection

Yikes. What's a movie you walked out of (or even stopped watching at home)? Anything you'd add to this list? Tell us in the comments below — and also tell us WHY — and maybe you'll be featured in a future "part two" post!