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[Film] Films that sent you to sleep

Me and my Monkey

Well-known member
Nov 3, 2015
Any Columbo film. I love Columbo, but i always fall asleep, shortly after it's been established who the killer is, then waking up just before Columbo solves the case. Last week we went to watch Glass Onion, and I very nearly had a little snooze in the middle section of that. Very enjoyable film, though.


Well-known member
Aug 25, 2011
Withdean area
I’m not a napper.

But Reversal Of Fortune (1990) with Jeremy Irons was soporific shit. Inducing a long sleep at the Odeon.

Plus I slept through much of a kids cartoon at Cineworld. Can’t recall the movie. My kids didn’t notice!


Brighton born & bred
Oct 20, 2022
I’m ashamed to say most arthouse films send me to sleep after the first 5 mins - non-emotive acting, bland lighting, scenes moving so slow they can barely crawl. Don’t get me wrong, in days gone by I’d love a good Bresson or Fassbinder (although some arthouse films today are genuinely shite!). Having said that, my concentration levels after working all day combined with illness related fatigue means even a Hollywood disaster film has me nodding off while periodically waking up with a start to the sound of gunshots, explosions or people screaming.

I tend not to watch films much now because I find most films boring (largely because I’ve probably seen 90% of the good films available to watch and watching them for possibly the 2nd or 3rd time).

I’ve been falling asleep through some of the more boring WC matches too - notably USA v ENG, ECU v QAT, and CMR v BRA - so that probably doesn’t say much about my ability to stay awake these days while watching anything.

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