The Devil Wears Prada vs. Requiem for a Dream

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on 5/30/2008

obviously Requiem.

on 6/3/2008

Uh uh. I'd go wit Devil Wears Prada. Requiem is for the...wacked out lol Only good when you're drunk or stoned.

on 6/9/2008

I will typically choose whatever is up against Requiem based solely on how dirty I felt after watching Requiem. I haven't seen Le Diable jfkdlak Prada but I don't think Anne Hathaway could make me feel the way I felt after watching Requiem. "Ass to Ass"

on 7/19/2008

Could there be 2 more opposite movies?

on 6/23/2009

There are few movies that have elicited such a powerful emotion from me. Requiem hands down.

on 6/27/2009

Joeygreen you took the words right out of my mouth!!

on 7/2/2009

Haven't seen The Devil Wears Prada, but Requiem is certainly one of the finest films ever made. I remember trembling at the end with Lux Aterna playing. Such a powerful and important film.

on 7/2/2009

As disturbingly amazing as Requiem is, I really don't think I could ever watch it again for the same reason that joeygreen stated; so Devil Wears Prada gets my vote.

on 7/3/2009

You can watch Requiem only a few times during your lifetime, while you can watch Devil repeatedly, which is why it gets my vote.

on 7/5/2009

What a great double feature!

on 7/6/2009

Both are terrible movies. I vote "neither" for sheer principle.

on 7/8/2009

Devil Wears Prada is mindless garbage. Requiem is a real film.

on 7/11/2009

How is this even considered a close matchup? Requiem is a whole other league compared to Prada. I don't care if Prada is more rewatchable it pales in comparison as far as filmmaking goes.

on 7/14/2009

No contest. Requiem.

on 7/14/2009

Requiem For A Dream. Only a very good movie can elicit such emotions.

on 7/15/2009

Are..Are you kidding me? why are we even talking about this. Requiem hands down!!! Devil wears prada is about a girl who has a mean boss thats all it is.

on 7/15/2009

How can you even think Devil can compete with the juggernaut that is Requiem? Talk about incredible film making. Fluff or an intense movie with great acting and directing? Requiem all the way.

on 7/15/2009

why is this even being debated?!

on 7/15/2009

why is this even being debated?!

on 7/17/2009

Requiem is an amazing film. Prada doesn't even come close.

on 7/20/2009

No Contest - Devil Wears Prada.

on 7/22/2009

My problem with ever ranking Requiem is because it was the most effective movie I've ever seen in my life... and it made me feel sick. Any movie with the power to affect someone like that should be regarded as a good, if not awesome, film. So do I enjoy watching Requiem? I plan on never watching it again. Could I deny it's prowess and mastery as a film? Heavens no!

on 7/22/2009

Requiem. It shouldn't matter if you watch one film over the other more of if that film has a larger budget or bigger cast, it depends on what you personally favor. Although if anyone says that devil wears prada is better that Requiem they need to be locked away for violations against film.

on 7/23/2009

I am one of the few who hated Requiem. Prada at least entertained me.

on 7/23/2009

Ass to ass??? . .. ... Requiem... Without a doubt...

on 7/29/2009

This is a weird match up? Requiem.

on 7/30/2009

Requiem is one of the most difficult movies I've ever watched. I could watch Prada while napping.

on 7/30/2009

Wow, I can't even imagine how people can hesitate on this. I mean, fair enough, Requiem is a very tough movie to watch, but that's also what makes it so good. Devil Wears Prada was fun, but I wouldn't say it's a good movie.

on 7/30/2009

Wow. Before I clicked on this discussion I honestly thought everyone was going to be posting about how Requiem is clearly the superior film, but there are actually people who favor Prada...why? Because Requiem depressed or freaked them out? Doesn't that reaction to a film justify it being brilliant? While I didn't hate The Devil Wears Prada, it still is a materialistic popcorn movie. Where's the art? Requiem For a Dream is film. Devil Wears Prada is simply a movie.

on 8/2/2009

The fact that this is up for debate disgusts me and serves to increase my hatred for the general public.

on 8/5/2009

Requiem without question, it stays with you a lot longer than Prada ever will

on 8/7/2009

I was shocked that I enjoyed Devil, but it is too light in subject matter when compared with Dream.

on 8/25/2009

Requiem, it should be shown to all high school kids to illustrate what substance abuse really looks like. I found it intense but working as a detox nurse i found it very, very real.

on 8/28/2009

This discussion is like comparing a bunny rabbit to a rottweiler. Requiem, hands down.

on 9/5/2009

This is an absurd matchup. DEVIL wasn't anywhere near as poor or insipid as many may have assumed it would be. It was frothy fun with an incredibly likable cast. But it wasn't anything special. REQUIEM may be bleak and super-depressing, but it's a powerful, phenomenal film with fascinating filmmaking in form, style and content. Like the last comment implied, Rottweiler Requiem rips appart the bunny rabbit DEVIL.

on 9/7/2009

Requiem for me. Prada doesn't come close.

on 9/10/2009

One would have to be completely bonkers or my wife (there honestly isn't much of a difference) to think that The Devil Wears Prada is even in the same league as Requiem For a Dream. It's the Flickchart equivalent to a boxing match between Mike Tyson in his prime and Cookie from the Bozo Show. Mikes going to end up with clown paint smeared all over his gloves.

on 9/24/2009

Requiem, for me, enthralled me, envoked so much emotion, and was incredible from a cinematography standpoint. Plus, the acting was top notch. I had little interest in the chick flick that was Devil Wears Prada. Requiem wins this battle for me hands down.

on 10/2/2009

definately requiem

on 10/2/2009

RFAD. Obviously.

on 10/12/2009

Not up for debate. Requiem for a Dream has some of the greatest sequences in cinema. It's so utterly tragic that choosing a movie like Prada over it is like choosing Scary Movie over Schindler's List.

on 10/12/2009

Not up for debate. Requiem for a Dream has some of the greatest sequences in cinema.

on 10/15/2009

...Wierdest comparison ever? Yes, very much. Requiem is far better, though.

on 10/22/2009

Requiem for a Dream blows any film in history out of the water. Everything about it is perfect, from the cinematography to the acting to the mise-en-scene and to the plot and narrative itself. Everything comes together perfectly to create the most memorable movie of all time that will without a doubt stick with anyone that watches it, very few films ever accomplish this. The Devil Wears Prada doesnt even stand a chance.

on 10/23/2009

It's hilarious that there's even a discussion on "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006), evidently some Hollywood garbage, vs. "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), one of the greatest movies ever made.

on 10/29/2009

Requiem for a Dream was an emotional journey through 4 drug addicts' lifes. Mery Streep *excuse me* Devil wears Prada was... well it was just another crap movie. Requiem was onne of the most fantastic films I've seen to date. It's one that you won't be watching over and over, but when you do, you will love it.

on 10/29/2009

Requiem for a Dream was an emotional journey through 4 drug addicts' lifes. Mery Streep *excuse me* Devil wears Prada was... well it was just another crap movie. Requiem was onne of the most fantastic films I've seen to date. It's one that you won't be watching over and over, but when you do, you will love it.

on 10/29/2009

Requiem for a Dream was an emotional journey through 4 drug addicts' lifes. Mery Streep *excuse me* Devil wears Prada was... well it was just another crap movie. Requiem was onne of the most fantastic films I've seen to date. It's one that you won't be watching over and over, but when you do, you will love it.

on 10/29/2009

Requiem for a Dream was an emotional journey through 4 drug addicts' lifes. Mery Streep *excuse me* Devil wears Prada was... well it was just another crap movie. Requiem was onne of the most fantastic films I've seen to date. It's one that you won't be watching over and over, but when you do, you will love it.

on 10/29/2009

Requiem for a Dream was an emotional journey through 4 drug addicts' lifes. Mery Streep *excuse me* Devil wears Prada was... well it was just another crap movie. Requiem was onne of the most fantastic films I've seen to date. It's one that you won't be watching over and over, but when you do, you will love it.

on 11/30/2009

I have seen Reguiem only once, because it is one of my brothers favorite movies, but did nothing for me. While the Devil Wears Prada has a stupid conclusion and a happy ever after ending, the movie as a whole and the actors are amazing and work well together. I would watch Devil Wear Prada for a whole year then ever watch a refrigerator shake and a drug addicted family.

on 12/11/2009

How can there be any discussion about this??? Ofcourse requim! Yes I agree with most, it's the most depressing movie i've ever seen, I don't know if I ever will be in the mood to see it again.....isn't that the best reason there is to vote for this one. How many movies have you seen that made you feel this terrible? I couldn''t speak for a half hou after watching the movie, just sat there with my mouth open! This movie is one in a million!! Come on..

on 12/14/2009

Devil Wears Prada is trite populist garbage. Everything that is wrong with Hollywood. Requiem on the other hand, is a masterpiece in comparison.

on 12/19/2009

A strange juxtoposition but aren't 80% of the comparissions one makes at this site? Aronofsky has created a story of epic proportions out of the addiction arcs of 4 run of the mill junkies. Complete with sense memories, masterful performances and heartbraking denouement. A directorial virtuoso performance. Prada is better than it should be; saved from trivia hell by performances from Streep and Hathaway that one doesn't see often in such popcorn fare. Requiem for a Dream it is.

on 12/26/2009

...I'm trying to understand the comparison as well. Great performances in both. The right amount of reality + exaggeration. Lifestyle addictions: drugs versus fashion. I like both for different reasons though there is an obvious winner in my book because I can always watch it; not simply when I'm in the mood.

on 12/27/2009

I would definitely pick Requiem for a Dream.

on 12/27/2009

I would definitely pick Requiem for a Dream.

on 1/27/2010

In my opinion this comparison is pointless... The Devil Wears Prada is just nice weekend entertainment, while Requiem for a Dream is an emotional and an eye opening movie.

on 4/5/2010

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on 4/16/2010

I don't understand how this match-up got 59 comments. Anyway, I haven't seen either one.

on 5/18/2010

Requiem for a Dream,no doubt about it. It could win just for the scene where Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto just lie there looking at each other.

on 5/18/2010

Requiem for a Dream,no doubt about it. It could win just for the scene where Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto just lie there looking at each other.

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on 5/18/2010

Prada who?

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on 5/18/2010

I don't care who wears it, Requiem deserves better competition from a link with so many mute comments.

on 7/18/2010

I liked both, only so much. The Devil Wears Prada is decent because there's not much to it, so it can't be bad, and also has Meryl Streep... And Requiem For A Dream is good because it's so powerful. I didn't like it that much, but I guess it wins this one.

on 8/2/2010

Requiem is one of those great movies that is really hard to sit through. I don't really have the desire to ever watch it again but it certainly beats The Devil Wears Prada.

on 8/25/2010

Requiem is amazing. I could watch it over and over again. While some people may not be able to watch it more than once, they will never forget it, which makes it a brilliant film. What happened in Devil Wears Prada again.......

on 11/16/2010

I truly enjoy The Devil Wears Prada more. Sue me.

JRM
JRM

on 12/4/2010

I haven't seen either yet, but LOL @ all the comments on these two completely opposite movies (unless they actually have something in common than what meets the eye, being that I haven't seen them yet). Anyway, all this talk of Requiem has me wanting to see it. I'll check it out when I get a chance. Devil Wears Prada? Well. . . for the sole purpose of coming back here, I may check it out too.

JRM
JRM

on 12/4/2010

I haven't seen either yet, but LOL @ all the comments on these two completely opposite movies (unless they actually have something in common than what meets the eye, being that I haven't seen them yet). Anyway, all this talk of Requiem has me wanting to see it. I'll check it out when I get a chance. Devil Wears Prada? Well. . . for the sole purpose of coming back here, I may check it out too.

on 4/21/2011

Just because a movie depresses you and makes you feel like shit doesn't make it a good movie, people! That's why my vote's for the uplifting charmer 'Requiem' - 'Prada' is just too realistic and depressing! ...Seriously, though, whoever said 'Requiem' blew every other film ever made out of the water needs to finish his Social Studies homework and graduate. Sure, it's memorable and grotesque, the camerawork and editing are fantastic, and it's sure as hell better than 'Prada,' but there are plenty of films just as powerful that aren't as exploitative as this one is.

on 10/3/2011

Prada was an entertaining bit of fluff, I might re-watch only if forced. Forgettable. REQUIEM is one of only five movies which I have purchased, because of the visceral reaction it creates. It really makes you feel, deeply, for the characters. This was a silly pairing, and I cannot imagine, for the life of me, why Prada deserves this matchup, and how on earth someone could choose Prada???!!!

on 10/4/2011

Who the hell watches Devil Wears Prada over and over again? Requiem is special and if this were a street fight DWP would end up in the morgue.

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Seb

on 10/14/2011

Why has this match up been so popular?!

on 10/14/2011

Requiem takes the nod in perhaps the most bizarrely contested match up on Flickchart....

on 3/27/2012

How is this a debate?!?!?! Requiem wins easily.

on 8/8/2012

What?! How can anyone discuss this. Obviously The Devil Wears Prada is one of the best movies of history and far superior than Requiem for a Dream.(sarcasm, obviously)

on 3/27/2013

Interesting development on flickchart here (which seems to have been dead for half a year now so I'll resurrect it briefly). Yeah, while The Devil Wears Prada isn't a terrible movie (not even that bad actually), I can hardly call it good. Requiem for a Dream was draining as hell, but an impressive film to say the least. No contest.