23 of the Most Pretentious Movies Ever Made
There are three kinds of movies: good ones, bad ones and bad ones that think they’re good ones. (There’s also romantic comedies, which operate outside a linear good-bad continuum, but that’s a different article.) The latter can be even more insufferable than your run-of-the-mill stinker. A bad movie might have awful acting, unhinged pacing and plot holes big enough for Michael Bay’s hard-on for dynamite, but a pretentious movie will have all that while also bending over to smell its own farts the whole time.
Over in r/Movies, Redditor Ornery-Mode992 was pondering just such butt-sniffing. “For me, (it’s) a movie that tries to be something it’s not and possibly fails, but it could also be a movie that’s trying to be smarter than what really is,” they said. After which, they asked, “What do you think is a pretentious movie?”
Reddit, of course, was more than ready with countless tales of Oscar bait, missed opportunities and a whole lot of Hollywood circle-jerkery.