Sunday, 7 November 2010

Films I haven't seen

You may remember my last post about cinema - or, you may not...  To be honest, I'm not sure I do...

Recently, however, it occurred to me how many films I have not seen, which people expect everyone to have seen...  Y'know, really well-known, famous movies - the kind that everyone has seen...  Except, err, I haven't!

So, I have made a list of so-called "must-see movies", which I haven't seen...  And here it is!

Titatnic  (I've seen bits of it, but I've never seen the whole film)
-  any of the Star Wars films (except The Phantom Menace - and I can't remember what happened in that anyway)
The Shawshank Redemption
The Godfather (nor any of its sequels)
-  Schindler's List
Silence Of The Lambs
Fight Club
Saving Private Ryan
-  any of the Terminator films
Reservoir Dogs
Taxi Driver
-  any of the Die Hard films
-  any of the Rocky films
Rambo (although, bizarrely, I have seen Rambo II)
Apocalypse Now
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Jurassic Park
Back To The Future
-  any of the Indianna Jones films
-  any Star Trek at all, ever
A Clockwork Orange
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Breakfast At Tiffany's
The Wizard Of Oz
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Top Gun
-  most James Bond films (although I've seen bits of some, and I think all of one, but I don't remember which - there was a girl with half an ear in it, I think?!)
Blade Runner (I've seen parts of it - and I've analysed the soundtrack - but I've never seen the whole thing)
Citizen Kane
The Excorcist
A Hard Days Night
-  either of the King Kong films
Pulp Fiction
Groundhog Day
-  any of the Jaws films
When Harry Met Sally
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Shining
-  any of the Alien films (except the first half of Alien 3 - in fact, it may not even have been half)
The Sixth Sense
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
American Beauty
The Big Sleep

If you can think of any "must-see" films which I haven't mentioned, ask me in the comments if I've seen them - the answer's probably "no"!


Caroline said...

Oh my god, it's worse than I thought XD
Get downloading/to Blockbusters!

Sam said...

I'm going to name the movies you listed that I HAVE seen, because like you, I haven't seen many of these popular movies!

1. Titanic- I own it and watch it a lot! So so good
2. Schindler's List-Wrote a report on it when I was in high school!
3. Jurassic Park- Saw it once when I was little, so don't really remember it!
4. Back To The Future- Rent this. NOW!
5. Star Trek-I saw the 2009 version. Super good!
6. Breakfast at Tiffany's- Love. But you probably wouldn't like it, hah
7. The Wizard of Oz-Okay, this one is a little weird to have on your not seen list!
7. The Exorcist- One of my favorite movies to watch in October!
8. Amelie- So so good
9. The Sixth Sense- It scared me when I was little! Great story line
10. Bambi- I don't remember it, it's been so long!

Okay, and that is the end of my super long comment :)

Anonymous said...

Hey! Just came across your blog. I noticed you don't have any documentary films up on that list (unless you do and I've just missed them). Maybe the reason you don't like the cinema, or seeing films in general, is because you haven't watched the right genre!
I've got a big list of docs on my blog:

In particular, since you play the drums (as do I!), I would recommend Air Guitar Nation, which is awesome. There are a wackload of music documentaries out there, including "Metal", which is by a fellow anthropologist here in Canada, but I don't really know many of them otherwise.
In any case, that's what I would recommend. They might just change your mind about the whole film thing.

Kit Marsden said...

Hey Matthew, thanks for your comment... You're right, I don't watch many documentary films! I'll check out your list, though, when I have a bit of time, and give some of them a go... :)

Always good to meet another drummer, as well... :)

Kandace said...

I am not going to list, but about 26 of those are ones I haven't seen either (clearly counting Series, like Aliens as One).

I worked at Blockbuster for a few years and people were always amazed when I'd admit I hadn't seen these movies that EVERYONE has seen Several times. I almost didn't pass the initial interview since I couldn't recommend a movie like Shawshank Redemption in case a customer wanted it and we were out. I'd never seen it and didn't even know what it was about to try to Guess a similar title.

Anonymous said...

kit, you NEED to watch Napoleon Dynamite (if you haven't already!)

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