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    gabspss
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    I think we are always iffy about movies with more than 3 hours of runtime, sometimes they pay off and you barely feel the time passing (Schindler’s List is a good example), sometimes you feel every single second passing by.

    However I’d like to know about really long films you’ve watched (+4 hours, preferentially) and if it was worth it watching it, you had to pause it or do you think it could’ve been much shorter.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    All longer than four hours like you asked:

    La Flor
    Out 1
    Les Vampires
    Joan the Maid
    Mysteries of Lisbon
    Mad Love

    Only those and Scenes From a Marriage + Fanny and Alexander but those were the TV versions I think.

    Honorable mentions: La Belle Noiseuse and A Brighter Summer Day.

    Except for Mysteries of Lisbon, they were all worth it. The first three are divided in segments so I managed to watch them on different sittings.

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    Cordelia
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    Probably the 1996 Hamlet which is a little more than 4 hours. It was worth every minute… what a spectacular production.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Wolfwalkers

    Best Animated Feature: Wolfwalkers

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    This is cheating since it’s a play (and technically two plays at that), but Angels in America was somewhere between seven and eight hours long, and utterly enthralling.

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    Wow. I didn’t even realize Schindler’s List was that long, and I watched it a while back. Dang.

    I watched Lagaan, which was 3 hours and 45 minutes long. It got kinda boring but still, thankful for the musical scenes.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    Heaven’s Gate.

    I felt I should see it since it is such an infamous film. It took me like a year to get through it. I taped it off TCM would watch a little, get bored and stop. It felt like an accomplishment when I eventually finished it.

    It actually isn’t as bad as its reputation but it is still very long and slow moving.

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    Have anyone here watched Little Dorrit (1988). This film was nominated for two Oscars: Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor and has a total of 6 hours of runtime. I would like to know if it’s worth the watch.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    Does La Flor count? That was incredibly long (13,5h I think) and me and a friend decided to watch it in one day and not in three as it was intended. That nearly broke me

    FYC:

    Lead Actor: Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)

    Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

    Supporting Actor: Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

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    Once Upon A Time In America
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Dr. Zhivago
    The Irishman

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    So many good ones:

    The Lord Of The Rings trilogy
    Schindler’s List
    Ben-Hur (the 1959 version)
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    Doctor Zhivago
    The Irishman

    The only 3 hour film I remember really not liking is JFK. Great actors and great production value, but all a bunch of historical nonsense. Walter Cronkite was deeply insulted by the film, and I don’t blame him. The man literally had to announce Kennedy’s death to the nation.

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    I watched Love Exposure which is a Japanese movie. It’s kinda crazy but I’d honestly recommend it. Great IMDB and RT scores for the skeptics. Yes you gotta read subtitles for 4 hours but it’s worth it.

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    I also forgot to mention The Deer Hunter. I think that movie’s good, but not great. The first hour drags on way too long, mainly because of the wedding. Then, once De Niro, Walken, and the others actually go to Vietnam, then it becomes interesting.

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    Hamlet by Kenneth Branagh 4 hours 2 minutes

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King extended 4 hours 23 minutes

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    Another shout out to La Belle Noiseuse (slightly under four hours). Also the long version of Fanny and Alexander counts as a film as it was released theatrically in Sweden before even airing on television.

    One day I will watch all 7.5 hours of Béla Tarr’s Sátántangó. I’ve never quite managed to brace myself for it.

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