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MattW
03-24-2007, 06:51 AM
Everyone has a few blank spots in the movies they have seen, often striking others with disbelief. It's a reavealing confession that you've never seen what others consider the great movies, the blockiest of busters, popular, ubiquitous, or the seminal pieces of cinema. It's either through lack of interest, lack of exposure, or just lack of urgency.

For my wife - it's any Indiana Jones movie. She's sorta interested, and I've got the DVD's, but it never hits her priority list. If Hugh Grant is in the new one, she might come around.

For me:

Gone with the Wind - no interest
Casablanca - little interest
Easy Rider - want to, but no real urge
Clockwork Orange - tried to, never got to it


I recently crossed off Taxi Driver and Sound of Music (guess which one was at my own choosing?)

katiemac
03-24-2007, 07:08 AM
Star Wars.

triceretops
03-24-2007, 07:29 AM
Wow, katiemac. You haven't seen Star Wars? Really? This thread can be a real eye-opener. Okay, I'm up. Haven't seen the following because either somebody raved too much about them or I couldnt stand the actors who starred in them, or they extolled over-the-top violence that I don't need to see again.

The Godfather
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Ain't that a beotch)
Anything with Jean Claude Vandam (sp?)
Raging Bull
Full Metal Jacket
Grumpeir Old Men (Walter Mathau as a leading man?)
Ice Age II (I'll take Nemo, Toy Story, or The Hedge any day over this)
Phantasm
Hellraiser

I broke down for Click and that RV thing with Williams in it and wished I hadn't.

Tri

jvc
03-24-2007, 07:56 AM
I thought everyone had seen star wars.

I havent seen many of De'Caprio flims, as I am not a fan. Here are a few more I havent seen.

Gone with the Wind
Clockwork Orange
The Godfather
Any of the Friday 13th films

Saw the Ghost and the Darkness recently and then got scared witless the following night. I sometime take long walks in the countryside next to my house late at night. I have my headphones in and listen to loud music. I was walking down this country road, which never has any cars go down, fields on one side, and woods on the other. There was a right hand turn on the road and I was looking across the fields to the left. Out of the corner of my eye, all I saw was this very large animal coming towards me along the road, and as I was listening to this loud music, I hadnt heard it. I nearly had a heart attack. Turns out it was a horse, but still, I almost had to change my underwear.

Shadow_Ferret
03-24-2007, 07:24 PM
If I haven't seen it, it's obviously because it ISN'T a good movie.

That said, I haven't seen
Gone with the Wind
Anything with James Dean
Anything with Marlon Brando
Pretty much anything with Al Pacino
Pretty much anything with Jack Nicholson
Pretty much anything with Dustin Hoffman
Any modern mob or gangster or Mafia movie
Clockwork Orange
The Sting
Most anything made within the 20 years

maestrowork
03-25-2007, 12:35 AM
Gone with the Wind
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Lawrence of Arabia
A Passage to India
Planet of the Apes (Charles Heston)
Ben Hur
Vertigo
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Goodbye Girl
Ran (Kurosawa)

kristie911
03-25-2007, 12:44 AM
Um...I would have to say...well, most of them.

When I manage to watch a movie I watch it purely for mindless entertainment and don't want anything that requires thinking on my part. Because of that, most the movies I do actually watch have hot leading men and lots of people get blown up and shot. I like watching people get shot...makes me feel better.

:)

MattW
03-26-2007, 02:11 AM
This thread can be a real eye-opener. That was my intention...



The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Raging Bull
Same on both of these. I missed that window when people I knew got into Rocky Horror - I was busy enjoying Pulp Fiction and Clerks at the time.

MattW
03-26-2007, 02:15 AM
Citizen Kane[/quote Another one I've missed. Like Psycho, I've seen it parodied too many times to really enjoy the original.

[quote]Lawrence of ArabiaGot it on Netflix last year. It was worth seeing it.


Ran (Kurosawa)Missed it too. Only saw Seven Samurai because my first DVD player came with a free Netflix sub way back when they only had like 100 movies.

MattW
03-26-2007, 02:18 AM
Anything with James Dean
Anything with Marlon BrandoNot even Apocalypse Now? For all I know, James Dean makes sausages... :D

Add in Paul Newman and Robert Redford for me - except for Sneakers.


Any modern mob or gangster or Mafia movieDefine "modern." Casino? Donnie Brasco? Goodfellas?

Shadow_Ferret
03-26-2007, 04:19 PM
Define "modern." Casino? Donnie Brasco? Goodfellas?
Anything made in the last 30 years that features mobsters, or gangers, or the mafia. And no, I haven't seen any of those.

Oh, just remembered. Have never seen Deliverance.

Bmwhtly
03-26-2007, 04:48 PM
I havent seen many of De'Caprio flims, as I am not a fan.I never was either. In fact, I thoroughly disliked him. But I did see The Departed and I didn't feel the urge to punch Di Caprio once!
It could be because he's grown out of whatever 'pretty boy actor' phase he was in.


Pretty much anything with Al PacinoMuch of his 'seminal' stuff (carlitos way, scarface) doesn't do much for me. But he has done some good stuff (Scent of a Woman for one)


Pretty much anything with Jack NicholsonAgain, he's done some tripe, but he can be really rather good.

The StingI saw this for the first time at the weekend, it's really rather good. Reminds me of the new Oceans 11



CasablancaA lot of people say that. I like it. I prefer Maltese Falcon since romancey films aren't generally my thing.

Planet of the Apes (Charles Heston)
Ummm... that would be Charlton Heston? it's good, and a thousand times better than the Marky Mark Remake.


As for me?

Gone with the Wind
Citizen Kane
The Dirty Dozen

Hmmm... only three that spring to mind.

TheGaffer
03-26-2007, 05:02 PM
Wow, katiemac. You haven't seen Star Wars? Really? This thread can be a real eye-opener. Okay, I'm up. Haven't seen the following because either somebody raved too much about them or I couldnt stand the actors who starred in them, or they extolled over-the-top violence that I don't need to see again.

The Godfather
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Ain't that a beotch)
Anything with Jean Claude Vandam (sp?)
Raging Bull
Full Metal Jacket
Grumpeir Old Men (Walter Mathau as a leading man?)
Ice Age II (I'll take Nemo, Toy Story, or The Hedge any day over this)
Phantasm
Hellraiser

I broke down for Click and that RV thing with Williams in it and wished I hadn't.

Tri

Um, the title is "good movies you haven't seen." This would exclude just about anything with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Also, Walter Matthau was a hell of a leading man for years in gritty 70s cop pics and comedies with Jack Lemmon. There will be no disrespect of Walter Matthau around here.

And you really need to rent The Godfather. If you haven't seen it, you don't know anything about movies. And yes, that's a judgmental position I'm taking, but screw it. The same goes for those who haven't seen Star Wars.

TheGaffer
03-26-2007, 05:03 PM
For me:

Gone with the Wind - no interest
Casablanca - little interest
Easy Rider - want to, but no real urge
Clockwork Orange - tried to, never got to it


I recently crossed off Taxi Driver and Sound of Music (guess which one was at my own choosing?)

Casablanca? It doesn't get much better, Matt. See it. Seriously.

I haven't seen Sound of Music or On the Waterfront; those are probably my biggest holes right now.

TheGaffer
03-26-2007, 05:06 PM
If I haven't seen it, it's obviously because it ISN'T a good movie.

That said, I haven't seen

Anything with Marlon Brando
Not sure what you're waiting for.


Pretty much anything with Al Pacino
Start with the Godfather films. Then move on to Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The Insider, Donnie Brasco and Glengarry Glen Ross.


Pretty much anything with Jack Nicholson
Er, ok...Chinatown? One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?


Pretty much anything with Dustin Hoffman
I'm starting to wonder if you even like movies.


Most anything made within the 20 years
So no Nicholson, Hoffman and Pacino, thus eliminating a truckload of good films from the 70s. Nothing from about 1986-present. No Gone with the Wind. No mob pics. What's left? Anything?

TheGaffer
03-26-2007, 05:07 PM
Add in Paul Newman and Robert Redford for me - except for Sneakers.

Ugh.

See The Sting, Jeremiah Johnson, Butch Cassidy, Absence of Malice, the Verdict, Nobody's Fool, Slap Shot (you haven't seen Slap Shot??), Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, and I'll stop there.

Shadow_Ferret
03-26-2007, 05:07 PM
Um, the title is "good movies you haven't seen." This would exclude just about anything with Jean-Claude Van Damme.



I was having trouble with everyone listing Rocky Horror Picture Show for the same reason.

Must also add any DeCrapio films. Although, again, I'd question if anything he's done comes under the umbrella of "good" movie.


So no Nicholson, Hoffman and Pacino, thus eliminating a truckload of good films from the 70s. Nothing from about 1986-present. No Gone with the Wind. No mob pics. What's left? Anything?

Yeah, because film wasn't invented until 1986. :rolleyes:

They never did make any films in the 30s, 40s, 50s. No actors like Jimmy Stewart, Glen Ford, William Holden, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, and so on.

TheGaffer
03-26-2007, 05:08 PM
Citizen Kane -- Another one I've missed. Like Psycho, I've seen it parodied too many times to really enjoy the original.

No you haven't.

No amount of parody destroys your ability to see the original. Please see it.

TheGaffer
03-26-2007, 05:09 PM
I was having trouble with everyone listing Rocky Horror Picture Show for the same reason.

Must also add any DeCrapio films. Although, again, I'd question if anything he's done comes under the umbrella of "good" movie.

Seeing as how he just did The Departed, Blood Diamond and the Aviator, this line doesn't work anymore.

I don't like the guy for the most part. But he's finally become a real actor, despite the amazing sucktacularness of Titanic.

Shadow_Ferret
03-26-2007, 05:14 PM
Seeing as how he just did The Departed, Blood Diamond and the Aviator, this line doesn't work anymore.

I don't like the guy for the most part. But he's finally become a real actor, despite the amazing sucktacularness of Titanic.
Guess I'll just have to take your word for it.

MidnightMuse
03-26-2007, 06:21 PM
Thing is, if I think it's a good movie, then I've seen it.

Popular movies I haven't seen include:

Any of the Godfather movies
Titanic
Lord of the Rings
The Departed
Forrest Gump

I'm sure the list goes on, but if it seemed good or interested me, then I've rented it.:Shrug:

robeiae
03-26-2007, 06:30 PM
So I take it this means everyone here has seen The Hollywood Knights?

That's good to know.


"It does have a little wang to it. Good, though."

:roll:

eldragon
03-26-2007, 07:02 PM
It seems weird that some of you haven't seen Gone with the wind. How come?



I haven't seen :

The Wizard of Oz.

Ok, just kidding.

BTW : I loved The Aviator. Excellent stuff.


I have one! I haven't seen : Schindler's List. The reason is that I am too emotional about those things and know I can't handle it. My mother-n-law even has a walk-on part in it (she plays a naked Polish woman,) and I just can't bring myself to watch the movie, much to my husbands dismay.

In fact, I really steer away from anything that I already know will upset me.

Shadow_Ferret
03-26-2007, 07:11 PM
It seems weird that some of you haven't seen Gone with the wind. How come?

Because it's over 4 hours in length! I could watch several other movies in that time frame.

It also doesn't have any monsters or car chases in it.

scarletpeaches
03-26-2007, 07:12 PM
It does have the burning of the Empire State building used in the original King Kong movie, though.

eldragon
03-26-2007, 09:16 PM
Because it's over 4 hours in length! I could watch several other movies in that time frame.

It also doesn't have any monsters or car chases in it.
I never watched it by choice. When I was a kid, Gone With the Wind came on the TV Sunday afternoons - usually when it rained, and I had little choice but to watch it eventually.

That's the same way I watched The Wizard of Oz, because it came on Sunday afternoons. That and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."

Bringing back those childhood memories makes me feel like throwing up.

And those long, long, golf games my dad watched.


And the smell of popcorn.

Meerkat
03-26-2007, 09:25 PM
I'm shocked at all of your lists! What kind of writers ARE you?!?! Oh wait.....never mind.

Mine would be:
High Noon
Chinatown

Gravity
03-26-2007, 09:51 PM
Schindler's List
From what I've heard, it's uplifting, but in an unutterably sad way. People have described scenes from it to me and I tear up. Nope. Pass.

We Were Soldiers
Too much like being back there again. Nope.

Namatu
03-26-2007, 09:53 PM
I have never seen The Wizard of Oz, and many others, most of which have already been mentioned. I have, however, seen Gone with the Wind and Butch Cassidy.

Shadow_Ferret
03-26-2007, 10:04 PM
I never watched it by choice. When I was a kid, Gone With the Wind came on the TV Sunday afternoons - usually when it rained, and I had little choice but to watch it eventually.

That's the same way I watched The Wizard of Oz, because it came on Sunday afternoons. That and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."

Bringing back those childhood memories makes me feel like throwing up.

And those long, long, golf games my dad watched.


And the smell of popcorn.
The smell of popcorn makes you throw up?

I love my childhood memories.

But then I don't recall GWTW being on on Sundays. Or really ever. Here we always had all the Charlie Chan movie festivals on Sunday. Loved those. Or the Hope and Crosby Road pictures. More fun. Or even Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes movies. Wizard always seemed to be played in the Spring, around Easter for some reason.

Gravity
03-26-2007, 11:42 PM
Tell ya how stupid I was. The year was 1957. I was five years old, and for a solid week CBS had been running ads saying they were showing The Wizard of Oz that Sunday night. My grandmother told me that there came a part in the movie where it went from black and white to color, and that sounded to me like the coolest thing in universe. Sunday night arrives. We're all, my mom, my dad, my baby brother (at six months old he could have cared less), and my grandparents, watching the tube. The movie starts. I'm enchanted. It gets to the part where Dorothy opens the door into Munchkinland. My Granny squeezes my shoulder. "Here it comes," she whispers. The door opens...and the picture is still black and white. I start crying. My dad looks at me like I'm stupid. Turns out our set was a 19 inch Philco. A black and white, 19 inch Philco.

Thus endeth the lesson.

WerenCole
03-27-2007, 05:45 AM
An Inconvenient Truth. . . .


Oh, that reminds me. I think I am going to use my free coupon to sign up for block buster online now.

Thanks!

WerenCole
03-27-2007, 05:47 AM
The smell of popcorn makes you throw up?





I love popcorn yet this statement applies to me right now. When I had the norovirus the last thing I had eaten was popcorn. (Thus I threw it all up) It is a shame that I can't even smell it because (quite literally) the only food in my apartment right now is a family pack of popcorn.

eldragon
03-27-2007, 06:41 AM
I had a great childhood, but the memories are painful, or uncomfortable. My dad is dead, my brother is dead, and those days are gone.


That's why those reminders make me feel sick.

Shadow_Ferret
03-27-2007, 07:31 AM
The door opens...and the picture is still black and white. I start crying. My dad looks at me like I'm stupid. Turns out our set was a 19 inch Philco. A black and white, 19 inch Philco.

Thus endeth the lesson.I can so relate. I grew up with B&W TVs and I didn't know it changed to color until I was in my 20s. First time I saw it I thought Ted Turner had screwed with it.


I had a great childhood, but the memories are painful, or uncomfortable. My dad is dead, my brother is dead, and those days are gone.


That's why those reminders make me feel sick.
I can understand.

oswann
03-27-2007, 11:07 AM
Gone with the Wind
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Lawrence of Arabia
A Passage to India
Planet of the Apes (Charles Heston)
Ben Hur
Vertigo
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Goodbye Girl
Ran (Kurosawa)

You haven't seen these Ray? With the exception of Planet of the Apes this is an impressive list of landmarky type cinema.

Os.

MattW
03-27-2007, 03:30 PM
Excepting The Great Escape, never saw anything with Steve McQueen.

It's probably a generational thing too - never watched any movie with Cary Grant, Rock Hudson or Marilyn Monroe.

Shadow_Ferret
03-27-2007, 10:03 PM
Excepting The Great Escape, never saw anything with Steve McQueen.

It's probably a generational thing too - never watched any movie with Cary Grant, Rock Hudson or Marilyn Monroe.
You need to see McQueen in Bullit! on a big screen. That chase scene in San Francisco will have you barfing in no time.

And forget Hudson and Monroe, but you absolutely must do yourself a favor and rent some Cary Grant movies. Operation Petticoat. Father Goose. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream Home. His Girl Friday. Topper. And of course, the Hitchcock movies: North by Northwest. To Catch a Thief. Suspicion.

TheGaffer
03-28-2007, 12:49 AM
And also, Notorious.

robeiae
03-28-2007, 01:09 AM
Loooooove Notorious!

jennifer75
03-28-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks to the radio this morning, Babel and The Good Shepard are two I wanted to see but didn't.

jennifer75
08-17-2007, 07:56 PM
I'm bringing this one back to life, it seems I was the one to kill it.....sob.

Saw 3/4's of the Good Sheppard but couldn't finish it.

I want to see Bourne Ultimatum.

maestrowork
08-17-2007, 08:21 PM
Bourne Ultimatum was very good but becoming more and more unbelievable. Part of why I liked the other two Bourne films was that he was "real" unlike James Bond. He could get really hurt. But in this film he was almost like a superhuman in many ways.

MonaLeigh
08-17-2007, 08:28 PM
I've never seen any Star Wars and have no desire to.

I just put a bunch of Hitchcock on my Netflix list, and I'm looking forward to seeing those.

I don't like Woody Allen, except for Match Point.

I've never seen any Steve McQueen, but I'll add Bullit to my list.

One movie that I did see and ended up loving and buying is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

jennifer75
08-17-2007, 08:33 PM
I don't like Woody Allen, except for Match Point.




I'm not a huge fan either, but Melinda Melinda was fantastic! Check it out!

MonaLeigh
08-17-2007, 08:36 PM
I'm not a huge fan either, but Melinda Melinda was fantastic! Check it out! I will, thanks!

maestrowork
08-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Believe it or not, I have never seen Shining.

jvc
08-17-2007, 08:48 PM
I've never seen it either, Ray.

MonaLeigh
08-17-2007, 08:51 PM
I thought of a few more:

I can't sit through Usual Suspects. But I just got it in the mail again, and I will sit through it this time. I will.

Apocalypse Now
To Kill a Mockingbird (tried it, couldn't finish it)
Hotel Rwanda (couldn't finish it--even though it had Joaquin!)
Any Marlon Brando movie
Kill Bill
Unforgiven

Salem
08-17-2007, 08:59 PM
I've never seen:

Gone with the Wind--doesn't pique my interest.
Titanic--too corny and too comercialized. Besides, I hate mushy crap.
Citizen Cane--no interest.
Raging Bull--this one I would consider watching.
Taxi Driver--"

I have seen Casablanca and thought it was highly over rated and completely unremarkable.

jennifer75
08-17-2007, 09:14 PM
Hotel Rwanda (couldn't finish it--even though it had Joaquin!)


This was a good one...though I can't remember the ending.. :P

Salem
08-17-2007, 09:17 PM
I've never seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies. I've tried watching the first one 3 or 4 times but I can never get through the first 10-20 minutes. It really bores me for some reason.

Just Mike
08-19-2007, 05:54 PM
You haven't seen these Ray? With the exception of Planet of the Apes this is an impressive list of landmarky type cinema.

Os.

Don't dis the Apes, man. ;)

Otherwise I'm in agreement; at the very least this Ray fellow should watch Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and Ran. So sayeth me.

Anyway, I myself have yet to see:

Elmer Gantry: I'm a fan of Burt Lancaster. Just need to find the DVD.

Gone with the Wind: Meh. Not a romance kind of guy.

Godfather's II or III: The first one was OK, but not my cup of tea.

Metropolis: The 1927 Fritz Lang classic, not the nifty anime.

AndiB
08-19-2007, 09:42 PM
I am much better with books than movies. I'm not sure why but once I've seen a movie for the most part I've seen it and there are no surprises but with books I can always find a little nugget tucked inside no matter how many times I read them.

At any rate, on the rare occasion that I do watch a movie I prefer it to have plenty of gratuitous violence and as many explosions as possible. That being said, if the movie is character driven or an obvious tear jerker chances are very likely that I have not and will not see it.

1) Sleepless in Seattle
2) You've Got Mail
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Forrest Gump
5) Titanic

These are just a few off the top of my head.

childeroland
08-20-2007, 01:59 AM
Tried to sit through Barefoot Contessa with Bogart and Gardner, couldn't do it.

triceretops
08-20-2007, 03:06 AM
Have never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and I've been meaning to for years. It's just never been around for me.

Tri