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Old 02-02-12, 12:06 AM
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What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Since this is a forum for people who watch movies, I'm curious to know what movies you haven't seen that either you personally feel you "should" have, or you feel you should based on classic lists, etc. We're all probably "the movie guy" among our friends, but personally, there's usually a movie that some friend says to me "Really? You haven't seen that?"

For me, the first one that comes to mind is all of the Alien movies. I haven't seen a single one. I've seen the ending of the first, but that's about it. For me, the machine that Ripley uses resonates more with Dexter's Lab than with Alien.
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Damn, you should definitely check out Alien and Aliens when you get a chance. Would be very interesting to hear feedback from a first-timer. I love the whole series and wish I could see them for the first time.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Too many to name. Have always been a pretty big movie fan, but there are several classics (and even some more recent stuff in the 2000s) I haven't checked out. Growing up, I found myself often just rewatching favorites rather than seeing new titles. Trying to check out a bunch of these this year, especially with the Oscar challenge, but I'll always have the silly guilty pleasure films I enjoy.

bluetoast, until last year I had never seen Alien, and just a couple nights ago I watched Aliens in preparation for Prometheus. Guess before that time I'll also need to check out Alien 3 (have heard bad things, but it is Fincher) and Alien Resurrection, which I saw years ago, but don't remember anything.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

True, Alien 3 is Fincher, but with a lot of studio meddling. Just keep that in mind...

For me it's the Godfather movies. I just saw the first one a few weeks ago FINALLY. I'm excited to check out Part 2. I may or may not skip Part 3 entirely based on all the negative feedback I've heard.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Top Gun
The Godfather series
Citizen Kane
E.T.
Harry Potter series
Shine
Jaws
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Casablanca
Dr Strangelove
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Das Boot
Blade Runner
The Green Mile
Once Upon A Time series
Unforgiven
The Great Escape
Gone With The Wind
Ben-Hur
Network
Gandhi
The Wrestler
The Passion of the Christ

Also plenty of others I can't think of.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

The last three Star Wars movies

The Man with No Name trilogy

Gone with the Wind

Citizen Kane

Any of the Toy Story series
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

The Lord of the Rings series
The Godfather series
Blade Runner
Any Kurosawa film except Seven Samurai
Saturday Night Fever
Twelve Angry Men
To Kill a Mockingbird
Mutiny on the Bounty
Duel
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

not embarrassed but i feel like i should've seen these by now:

seven samurai
metropolis
the great escape
lawrence of arabia
schindler's list
all about eve
grapes of wrath, the
mr. smith goes to washington
it happened one night
best years of our lives, the
doctor zhivago
west side story
birth of a nation, the
streetcar named desire, a
philadelphia story, the
from here to eternity
amadeus
all quiet on the western front
sound of music, the
m*a*s*h
manchurian candidate, the (1962)
shane
ben-hur
wuthering heights
gold rush, the
city lights
giant
duck soup
mutiny on the bounty
jazz singer, the (1927)
my fair lady
place in the sun, a
apartment, the
bringing up baby
guess who's coming to dinner
yankee doodle dandy

...i'll get around to 'em

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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Das Boot.

That's the only film out of the many I still haven't seen that I'm slightly ashamed that I haven't seen yet. There are others I still haven't seen and want to but they bring no great desire to see in comparison to Das Boot.

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Damn, you should definitely check out Alien and Aliens when you get a chance. Would be very interesting to hear feedback from a first-timer. I love the whole series and wish I could see them for the first time.
yeah, I'd love to hear someone's feedback on watching them for the first time now.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

The Rules of the Game
Bicycle Thieves
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

I haven't seen a single Hitchcock film...will eventually
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The only one I'm embarrassed to say I haven't seen is Seven Samurai. I'm embarrassed for two reasons - one, it's been said that it's the quintessential action movie, and two, because I've owned the Criterion of it for around five years.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

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yeah, I'd love to hear someone's feedback on watching them for the first time now.
I enjoyed Alien and Aliens as sci-fi action movies and would recommend them. But I wasn't overly impressed or utterly terrified by them to be honest (I gave Aliens a 7.5/10, and would probably give Alien about the same.) At the same time, I am not a huge science-fiction fan. I have heard comparisons to the first two Terminator movies, but Terminator movies are far superior in my opinion. I did also see T1 and T2 for the first time many years ago, so perhaps my perspective has changed in that timeframe.
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Originally Posted by gp1086
Alien Resurrection
Doesn't exist.

Mine would be Lawrence of Arabia (which is still sitting unopened on my shelf, ten years later) and The Wages of Fear. I should probably throw Giant and all Harold Lloyd films in there, too.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

I'm not really embarrassed about any film. I try to see as many "classics" but frankly my interest tends to wane with films older than the late 60's for the most part.

There are certain films I've made myself watch in the past but when it starts to feel like homework that's when I stop. I barely have enough time to watch the movies I love so I'm pretty much through trying to force myself to watch movies I don't seem to be interested in seeing.

I will say I have owned Raging Bull for years and have every intention of watching it but I never seem to grab it. I love Scorsese and DeNiro so I can't figure out why I haven't see in it yet. I Just saw Platoon for the first time last year when it came out on Blu-ray, and frankly, I don't feel I was missing much and I'm a Stone fan.

Also Seven Samurai is one I've wanted to see see for a while but I'm pretty stingy with 4 hour blocks of time. They're reserved for LOTR extended editions.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

The Alien movies as well...
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Selecting from movies I actually OWN, but haven't gotten around to yet...

Casablanca
Seven Samurai
a lot of Hitchcock (Rebecca, Notorious, Spellbound, and most of the Masterpiece box set)
Sanjuro
Yojimbo
several Ingmar Bergman titles

That's all I can recall right now.
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Originally Posted by printerati
Doesn't exist.
Sure it does. It had this guy in it, remember?

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Didn't that "guy" have tits?
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Originally Posted by inri222
The Rules of the Game
Bicycle Thieves
Wow. Rules of the Game is one of my favorites. Bicycle Thieves didn't do much for me. I greatly preferred Sica's Umberto D. and The Children Are Watching Us.

The only one I could say I was embarrassed not to have seen yet is The Magnificent Ambersons. Hopefully soon.
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Wow. Rules of the Game is one of my favorites. Bicycle Thieves didn't do much for me. I greatly preferred Sica's Umberto D. and The Children Are Watching Us.

The only one I could say I was embarrassed not to have seen yet is The Magnificent Ambersons. Hopefully soon.
I have had The Rules of the Game for years and have still not removed the shrinkwrap because of the huge backlog of unwatched dvd's that I have.
It was only last week that I started watching the Viva Pedro boxset that I got from Columbia House many years ago.
I have seen Umberto D. & The Magnificent Ambersons. Both are must see classics.
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Like another poster said, I'm not "embarrassed" about not seeing a particular movie. I've still seen more movies than anyone else I know, covering a big range of genres and years. TCM is good for me to gradually catch up on classics. And in a way it's kind of nice to know there are still old classic movies for me to experience for the first time.

Maybe the biggest "classic movie" omission for me is "Gone With the Wind". Just never got around to it. Like someone said for "Seven Samurai", it's harder to tackle these 4 hour monsters. Plus, GWTW always looked kind of schmaltzy to me and isn't really a genre that I enjoy (costume romance).

Godard is a director I'm pretty deficient in. I've only seen "Alphaville" and "Weekend".

Of course, most regular people I talk movies with don't care about the classics. They're more surprised that a big movie fan like me has never seen a "Twilight" or "Fast and Furious" movie. Or they don't understand why, if I'm particularly a big fan of horror movies, I don't care about seeing the latest "Saw" or "Final Destination" movie or most remakes.
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They're more surprised that a big movie fan like me has never seen a "Twilight" or "Fast and Furious" movie. Or they don't understand why, if I'm particularly a big fan of horror movies, I don't care about seeing the latest "Saw" or "Final Destination" movie or most remakes.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Citizen Kane

A few films on my must-watch list (like Blue Velvet and Midnight Cowboy), but nothing I'm ashamed to admit I've never seen.
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Re: What movies are you embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

My biggest blind spot is Buster Keaton. I haven't seen any of his flicks. But someday I will.

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