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What are some movies that are acclaimed, popular, or have hit cult status that you've never watched even for a minute? I'm not trying to avoid these movies though, I just have missed opportunities to see them or haven't tried hard enough to watch them. Some of mine I can think of are:

The Godfather Trilogy
Gone with the Wind
Rear Window
Schindler's List
Citizen Kane
All Pirates of the Caribbean movies
The "Dollars Trilogy"
All Dirty Harry Movies
All Fast and Furious movie (Except #4, which imo sucked hard)
Rocky Horror
Poltergeist
Psycho (this one definitely will no longer be surprising once I watch)
All Lethal Weapon films
All Rocky Films
The Departed
Vertigo
Lord of The Rings Trilogy
Monty Python's Life of Brian
The Exorcist

For now that's all I can think of. I was gonna make a dent in this list soon now that The Godfather Trilogy and Lethal Weapon are now on Netflix.

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Most of yours plus Star Wars.

I have seen all Pirates and LoTR though.

Posted January 3rd by Vandy
Vandy

the clerks triolgy
lotr
harry potter
rush hour trilogy
pitch peferct 3
girls who run the world
that movie tarik malik made with brad pitt whos name eludes me at the moment.

Edited January 3rd by Brandy
Brandy

I've never finished Return of the Jedi. It must be in those later scenes that it becomes a good movie.

I suppose The Titanic shouldn't count for me, because in saying I've "yet to see" it implies that I likely will in spite of my intention to never do so. If a love story set aboard a sinking ship (hey, I think I get it!) isn't the most painfully uninteresting premise this side of 50 Shades then I'm not sure what would be.

Schindler's List

Ugh, if I wanted to feel gross I'd watch Robocop. Schindler's List accomplishes all it sets out to do, and I am happy to let other people appreciate it.

The "Dollars Trilogy"

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly has no equal, but they're all good.

Posted January 3rd by Famov
Famov

I've never finished Return of the Jedi. It must be in those later scenes that it becomes a good movie.

That actually is my favorite Star Wars movie. I feel that the second third drags a little but the last third is great. I feel that everything gets wrapped up appropriately. As a kid I cried in some end scenes and I even still tear up as an adult.

I suppose The Titanic shouldn't count for me, because in saying I've "yet to see" it implies that I likely will in spite of my intention to never do so. If a love story set aboard a sinking ship (hey, I think I get it!) isn't the most painfully uninteresting premise this side of 50 Shades then I'm not sure what would be.

I've actually also never seen that movie but I didn't put it up here because I was trying to list what I eventually wanted to see. I've not seen the movie but of all the tropes and everything that people say about it I can literally piece together the whole story.

the clerks trilogy

Clerks is just 2 movies but there's a tv show and at least 1 short. I think the third movie just got cancelled (dammit).

harry potter

I haven't watched any past #4. I read books 1-6. I think by the time the last book came out I was just burned out and uninterested. Same with the movies.

Most of yours plus Star Wars.

It doesn't surprise me when people haven't seen it. I knew of at least 5 people who never watched one. It's not end-all be-all for best films. Until the last few years I'd never seen any Star Trek series or movie and that's been around way longer (and arguably had more impact).

Edited January 3rd by Fox Forever
Fox Forever

Schindlers list is one of those movies where I feel every one should atleast watch it once. Powerful stuff. Never plan to see it again. willingly.

All Rocky Films
The Departed
LOTR

The rocky films are some of the best films Ive seen. the First two are Great. The last two that were recently released are great. everything in the middle is good to decent.

One of my favorite movie experiences by far.

the departed

Ive seen it once when I was on a Leo dicaprio binge. Great film

LOTR

Great set of films. If you were able to watch them I would recommend the extended editions. I havent seen them myslelf btu Ive been told they make a much better experience (which says a lot because the theatrical cut is great)

Posted January 3rd by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

All of your list minus LOTR, the first two Godfathers, and Pirates. Might have seen parts of Life of Brian as well. I would eventually like to see a number of them including Schindler's List, though I'm definitely not interested in Titanic. Additionally:

Casablanca
Die Hard
Lawrence of Arabia
2001: A Space Odyssey
West Side Story
Dr. Strangelove
Terminator movies
Reservoir Dogs
Inglorious Basterds
Blade Runner
Chinatown
Apocalypse Now

Posted January 3rd by white lancer
white lancer
 

Dr. Strangelove
Chinatown
Apocalypse Now

Oops. Missed Chinatown for sure. Last time I was listing movies like this I remembered it. Strangelove I've never seen either and was kinda interested. Know just a little bit about Apocalypse Now but I tend to forget that one.

I'd really recommend Die Hard and Reservoir Dogs. Both are really different movies though. One is almost pure action and the other is almost pure drama. West Side Story is also fun, got great songs. I didn't care for 2001 too much.

Terminator

I'm just missing #3 on that one. #2 was excellent and #5 was silly fun (but maybe it ruined the franchise, idk).

The rocky films are some of the best films Ive seen. the First two are Great. The last two that were recently released are great. everything in the middle is good to decent.

That's just about word for word what I've always heard (Forgot you were talking about "Creed" for a minute there though).

Edited January 3rd by Fox Forever
Fox Forever

Apocalypse Now is now for everyone.i was basically not intrested in seeing it at all but i watched it with an ex and it was...strange to say the least, . id watch it agian, maybe with subtitles.i didnt understand the ending because kurtz said that if he left camboida that he would be court martialed but at the same time when willard arrives, he ask him if 'they' sent you meaning the military and makes a comment that contradicts what willard's report on kurtz said to kill him which means the army lied about the reasons kurtz was in cambodia or the writer forgot or maybe it was intentional

Edited January 3rd by Brandy
Brandy

i bot Apocalypse Now "complete dossier" version a few weeks ago. They're making a video game in ntd future, but it seems like its a disaster right out the gate
https://www.polygon.com/2017/2/14/14612118/apocalypse-now-game-5-million

Posted January 3rd by Kaot0
Kaot0

If a love story set aboard a sinking ship (hey, I think I get it!) isn't the most painfully uninteresting premise this side of 50 Shades then I'm not sure what would be.


This comment should not be interpreted to imply I think the movie is great (I think it's solid, overall): I would just say that Titanic actually has a lot going on for it. The love story is slightly more interesting than just "it's on a sinking ship," (I mean, it's essentially shades of Romeo & Juliet, after all). But it also examines a lot of other things. And I always kind of appreciated the fact that the first half of the film is kinda cheesy "chick flick" type stuff, and then the second half turns into more action-packed adventure film. So it kinda does have a little something for everyone.

(That said, I still think James Cameron is a mediocre director who, after ruining Alien, wound up somehow taking away a fair amount of charisma from two of the best actors of their generation in Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett.)



As for my list, it's kinda tough to say. I haven't seen every Lethal Weapons film, I guess. I've seen almost every single film so far listed.

I'd say I'm a bit woefully unfamiliar with Akira Kurosawa. I know his big films: Seven Samurai, Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo, but I have so many others to see. Otherwise, ones I know I should've watched by now but haven't:

Lolita

One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

The Grapes of Wrath

Doctor Zhivago

Shane



Posted January 3rd by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

Never seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

Damn dude, get on that.

Posted January 3rd by Agis
Agis
 

Agreed. Cuckoo's Nest is a pretty great and almost timeless movie.

Posted January 3rd by Fox Forever
Fox Forever

When it comes to series I missed individual movies, like Star Wars 1, 2, 5, and 6, Terminator 3+, stuff like that. Or I've seen a movie partway, but not all the way (Rear Window).

I'm most ashamed of having somehow missed Alfred Hitchcock. I feel like I can jive with his vision for what movies should be, but I've never watched a single movie of his from beginning to end. In fact, I haven't seen more than 5 minutes in one sitting. I've seen more interviews with him than his actual filmography, which is shameful.

Anyone who thinks they need to watch Blade Runner, I can save you the 3 torturous hours: play the love theme from Vangelis, look up the triangle building, the light-up umbrellas, and the unicorn, and you've just seen all the best parts of that movie back-to-back. In reality, this takes ages, and the payoff is not that great. The tears in rain speech is so overrated. I've never been so bored with a movie.

Posted January 3rd by mariomguy
mariomguy

When it comes to series I missed individual movies, like Star Wars 1, 2


Episode 1 & 2 were atrocious. Episode 3 was slightly less atrocious because it turned into some kind of action film instead of just being pointless crapola.

Anyone who thinks they need to watch Blade Runner, I can save you the 3 torturous hours


I've been planning on watching the original BR before checking out the new one. I think we can get an interesting conversation out of this, so I'll go ahead and watch it tonight.

EDIT: wait a minute. No version of the original Blade Runner, the one with the "tears in rain" speech, is over two hours running time. What are you talking about?

Edited January 4th by nullfather
nullfather

I have like 40 minutes left in BR and could not finish it. Just wasn't my cup of tea.

There are a number of movies I haven't seen some of the Indiana jones movies come to mind. But the biggest one is 12 angry men. Just never jumped on the opportunity to watch it.


I have also never seen the majority of of the Disney movies. Yes that includes the lion king. I figured I would just watch them with my kids one day.

Posted January 3rd by S.o.hm
S.o.hm
 

I've also never seen Cuckoo's Nest. I'm woefully uncultured when it comes to classic films.

Posted January 4th by white lancer
white lancer
 

I mean, all things considered, I've seen a LOT of films - modern and classic - and there are more films every day that pop up on my list. I still have to watch Good Time and The Square and The Lure and the Killing of a Sacred Deer from this past year! Never mind all the films I've missed in the past. I only just finally got around to watching The Little Prince, which had been on my radar since it came out! There's just too much stuff out there to be able to see everything!

I feel like I can jive with his vision for what movies should be


This will never not be a completely fucked up way to view art, to think that there is just one right way to make a movie, or a game, or a book, or a show, or a painting, and that everything else sucks or is somehow not a movie, or game, or book, or show, or painting.

(That said, I'm struggling to think of a Hitchcock film I didn't love. In the history of Western filmmakers, I tend to put him up there with Stanley Kubrick as among the greatest. Usually I give the edge to Kubrick because I think he's generally more interesting, but Dial M for Murder is one of my all-time favorites. And Psycho was groundbreaking at the time.)

Posted January 4th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

There's just too much stuff out there to be able to see everything!

This is exactly how I feel with video games. :(


Posted January 4th by Fox Forever
Fox Forever
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