8 Films You Can’t Talk About

By  · Published on September 16th, 2010

The release of Catfish, a movie that will cause you to be beaten to death by the internet if you even mention its name, brings to mind a few movies of the recent past that we couldn’t talk about.

These films were more than just big twists. They were entire experiences that audiences, in rare form, decided were too incredible to spoil for anyone. It seems we’re getting farther and farther away from that here in the Information Age, but Catfish (whether or not the hype is deserved) is a great reminder of films that gained mystique because you “had to see them for yourself.”

Here are a few of those films.

The Matrix


Dear Zachary

The Crying Game


Fight Club


The Sixth Sense

What other films are you not talking about? What movies have been spoiled for you?

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