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Acclaimed/popular/culty movies you've yet to see part 2

Posted 3 Weeks ago by Fox Forever

A few years ago I posted this list of movies I had yet to see: https://gtx0.com/thread/acclaimedpopularculty-movies-youve-yet-to-see

I'm someone who does watch a lot of movies and I hardly ever see the same movie twice unless it was super compelling to watch. Usually it would be more than a year if I were to watch it again.

Since this list from 3 years ago I have seen:

The Godfather Trilogy
Every Rocky film (Not the two Creed films)
Monty Python's Life of Brian
The First Lethal Weapon

Everything else on the list I still haven't seen and I've added a few:

Gone with the Wind
Rear Window
Schindler's List
Citizen Kane
All Pirates of the Caribbean movies
The "Dollars Trilogy"
All 007 movies (not Goldfinger)
All Dirty Harry Movies
All Fast and Furious movie (Except #4, which imo sucked hard)
Rocky Horror
Poltergeist
Psycho
Lethal Weapon 2-4
The Departed
Vertigo
Lord of The Rings Trilogy
The Exorcist
North by Northwest
All Rambo films
Lawrence of Arabia
Apocalypse Now
Chinatown
Dr. Strangelove
Doctor Zhivago
Risky Business
Gangs of New York
Alien 3
The Great Dictator

If you posted on the previous thread find yours and see if you have watched any of them since then!

There are 14 Replies


Similar entries on both our lists...

- Avatar
- Gone With The Wind
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Alfred Hitchcock
- How Green Was My Valley
- How the West was Won

Citizen Kane is definitely a great movie. Dirty Harry has aged, but shows a great character arc. If you're new to 007, Casino Royale is definitely the greatest: it's the easiest watch, and the most modern. Older 007s are quite campy, Goldeneye is OK, Skyfall is good. Notably, From Russia With Love is the most "realistic" depiction, but it runs long with a few missteps. Lord of The Rings is absolutely outstanding, definitely watch the first one at least. And the first Pirates is really good.

3 Weeks ago
mariomguy
 

I generally steer clear of horror movies, so a lot of those "classics" I haven't seen: Halloween, Friday the 13th, all but the first Nightmare on Elm Street. Those are the obvious ones for me. And then I'm not the biggest David Lynch guy, so haven't seen most of his films. But all this is mostly out of preferences when it comes to genres.

3 Weeks ago
Jet Presto
 

Personal opinions on your list follow:

Gone with the Wind


Good movie. Old-school blockbuster, but still holds up today.

Schindler's List


Overrated.

Citizen Kane


Excellent. Was obviously excellent when it launched but is still ahead of its time even now. Not the best movie of all time like claimed, but definitely is worth a watch even in 2020.

All Pirates of the Caribbean movies


I personally like them all a lot, even the newer ones. A lot of people don't though.

All 007 movies (not Goldfinger)


I really don't care for the 007 movies, including the newer ones or even the one written by roald dahl (who I generally like). I haven't seen all of them however.

Rocky Horror


Worth watching at least once. It's not good, but it's not supposed to be.

Lethal Weapon 2-4


The lethal weapons are some of my favorite movies.

The Departed


Like anything with leonardo dicaprio in it, it's good but takes itself too seriously. His movies tend to end up in the "overrated" pile.

Lord of The Rings Trilogy


These remain excellent after 20+ rewatchings. I recommend NOT watching the director's cut versions -- while yeah they have important plot points that are left out, they make the movies drag on in places, and they're long enough as is.

All Rambo films


The first one was pretty good. Haven't seen any of the other ones.

Apocalypse Now


Excellent movie. Deserves every bit of praise.

Dr. Strangelove


It's a Kubrick movie, so it's good. It's probably his worst movie though.

Gangs of New York


See my dicaprio comment above.

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Avatar


No.

David Lynch


Consistently good.

3 Weeks ago
Riven
 

Friday the 13th


What a fuckin' can of worms. I think I mentioned it here, but I watched the entire series recently. Dear fuck, I've almost never seen a franchise so recklessly hotshotted as this one was. Honestly, for a general audience, I'd recommend watching the reboot film and not even touching the originals. It gets way more complicated if you want any more depth than that.

I consider The Final Chapter (IV) to be the best in general, but that requires the first three parts to set it up properly. After that, Part VI is also just a generally very fun entry, but it changes quite a bit about the series, which requires the context of IV to understand completely.

Under no circumstances except pure curiosity or deathly boredom should you watch A New Beginning, Part VIII or Jason Goes to Hell.

3 Weeks ago
9x19mm
 

I remember having a crush on the first girl that is killed in Friday the 13th. 10 year old me found her extremely attractive. I also remember her being gutted within the first 5-10 minutes of the film.

3 Weeks ago
S.O.H.
 

Like anything with leonardo dicaprio in it, it's good but takes itself too seriously.


To be fair, most dramas do take themselves seriously. DiCaprio tends to do more dramas than anything. If you don't want a movie to take itself too seriously, don't watch a drama?

3 Weeks ago
Jet Presto
 

These remain excellent after 20+ rewatchings. I recommend NOT watching the director's cut versions -- while yeah they have important plot points that are left out, they make the movies drag on in places, and they're long enough as is.


this is madness

3 Weeks ago
poptart!
 

To be fair, most dramas do take themselves seriously. DiCaprio tends to do more dramas than anything. If you don't want a movie to take itself too seriously, don't watch a drama?


I like dramas. What I don't like are heavy-handed dramas that force you into historical cultural appreciation, which dicaprio seems to have a penchant for starring in.

My favorite dramas fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • Grounded in the real world and not based on any particular culture or time period.

  • Fantastical or futuristic.

  • Weird.

    I find that historical dramas in general are so far stuck up their own ass that they can't create memorable 3-D characters. I guess dicaprio himself isn't the problem, he just contributes to it. He's a good actor playing bad roles.

    this is madness


    How?

  • 3 Weeks ago
    Riven
     

    Does your general opinion hold true for The Revenant? There's a lot of hidden mystic import in an otherwise realistic historical film. It's quite literally about a man learning to be a skin-changer.

    3 Weeks ago
    9x19mm
     

    Yeah the revenant is definitely that way. I remember parts of that movie weekly, but what I'm remembering is the time period, not the characters. I think the central issue is that I watch dramas for characterization, and somehow a movie that's almost exclusively about one guy surviving falls short. Historical dramas tend to focus on either themes or usually just portrayals of the time period, and so the characters created are 2D to fit that purpose.

    3 Weeks ago
    Riven
     

    Fair enough.

    3 Weeks ago
    9x19mm
     

    In the last few days I made my way through oldish movies like Boogie Nights and Analyze This and even older movies like Cool Hand Luke and Dirty Harry. Never have seen any and I'm not sure what it is but I like older movies where the credits end in like 30 seconds (due to the fact that they have a sprawling opening that takes a few minutes and sets the mood). Most of these movies I've watched are set to expire on HBO which is kinda why I decided to see them.

    I generally steer clear of horror movies, so a lot of those "classics" I haven't seen: Halloween, Friday the 13th, all but the first Nightmare on Elm Street. Those are the obvious ones for me. And then I'm not the biggest David Lynch guy, so haven't seen most of his films. But all this is mostly out of preferences when it comes to genres.

    I've just seen the first Halloween but I've seen none of the other old slasher movies. I have seen the first Hellraiser, too. Horror (especially old) isn't really my thing either but I like psychological horror. I don't consider any of these horror films aside from maybe the first Halloween as really big cult or acclaimed movies.

    With David Lynch I haven't seen any of his films but I did see Twin Peaks (not the film though). My wife told me to stay very far away from Eraserhead (she said she hated it, lol) and I'm planning on seeing it soon.

    I think I'm gonna keep going with these Dirty Harry films as I did enjoy the first one. I might go back to the Lethal Weapon films as well.

    2 Weeks ago
    Fox Forever
     

    How?


    they should be even longer

    2 Weeks ago
    poptart!
     

    I have yet to see most of these movies. I did see the first Godfather. Don't really care to see the Rocky movies. I have Gone with the Wind and I intend to watch Citizen Kane soon.

    I like giallo movies and I especially like the work of Jess Franco and Soledad Miranda. My favorite is She Killed in Ecstasy. Soledad Miranda spends most of the movie nude and she's just so hot hahaha.

    I do like cult movies and I will watch some of the ones on the list in the new year.

    2 Weeks ago
    Post-Wall Olga
     

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