Movies you are ashamed to admit you have never seen

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  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    JamesCraig wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Silence Of The Lambs. Only partially. I tried three times and every time something came in between...or I did not see the beginning... I have seen most of it though.

    Ashsamed about not having seen: Psycho, The Birds and the original Halloween...

    You're missing some classic's there! No excuse now it's Halloween!

    I'll do my best. :D

    Let us know what you think of them once you've got around to seeing them! :)
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ocean Club, Bahamas.
    Posts: 3,264
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Silence Of The Lambs. Only partially. I tried three times and every time something came in between...or I did not see the beginning... I have seen most of it though.

    Ashsamed about not having seen: Psycho, The Birds and the original Halloween...

    You're missing some classic's there! No excuse now it's Halloween!

    I'll do my best. :D

    Let us know what you think of them once you've got around to seeing them! :)

    Will do. I'm motivated by my duty.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited October 2019 Posts: 582
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,130
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.

    Same with me on
    Gone With The Wind (period romances are not my thing)
    Lawrence of Arabia (i'm very cynical of 'true story' films)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    (I just can't stand 'spaghetti westerns')
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 582
    Well, I do plan to see those movies. I'm just always wanting to watch something else (particularly classic Hollywood musicals, which I can't seem to get enough of).
  • Posts: 2,764
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.

    Same with me on
    Gone With The Wind (period romances are not my thing)
    Lawrence of Arabia (i'm very cynical of 'true story' films)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    (I just can't stand 'spaghetti westerns')

    I 'm surprised you haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia.. at least once!
    I wouldn't be a fan of other spaghetti westerns, but Sergio Leones trilogy (+ Once Upon a Time in the West) are marvellous watches!
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,130
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.

    Same with me on
    Gone With The Wind (period romances are not my thing)
    Lawrence of Arabia (i'm very cynical of 'true story' films)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    (I just can't stand 'spaghetti westerns')

    I 'm surprised you haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia.. at least once!
    I wouldn't be a fan of other spaghetti westerns, but Sergio Leones trilogy (+ Once Upon a Time in the West) are marvellous watches!

    I know @Mathis1 Lawrence of Arabia is one i should really watch. Trouble is, i've seen so many clips and scenes from it already. (No excuse, i know!)

    I have seen Once Upon A Time In The West and technically i was impressed, but they don't do much for me, apart from the photography and music.

    I do love Leone's Once Upon A Time In America.

    I am a fan of Italian Horror though. Love Dario Argento's early work up until Tenebrae.
  • edited October 2019 Posts: 19,339
    A VERY underrated Hitchcock with I thoroughly recommend to watch is :

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  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 582
    barryt007 wrote: »
    A VERY underrated Hitchcock with I thoroughly recommend to watch is :

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    Hitchcock is my favorite director and yeah, Rope is quite underrated. I would like to try to see every Hitchcock film, he made 50 or so, off the top of my head. I've seen 26 of his, about half. All the big ones and then some. Vertigo is my favorite.
  • Posts: 2,764
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.

    Same with me on
    Gone With The Wind (period romances are not my thing)
    Lawrence of Arabia (i'm very cynical of 'true story' films)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    (I just can't stand 'spaghetti westerns')

    I 'm surprised you haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia.. at least once!
    I wouldn't be a fan of other spaghetti westerns, but Sergio Leones trilogy (+ Once Upon a Time in the West) are marvellous watches!

    I know @Mathis1 Lawrence of Arabia is one i should really watch. Trouble is, i've seen so many clips and scenes from it already. (No excuse, i know!)

    I have seen Once Upon A Time In The West and technically i was impressed, but they don't do much for me, apart from the photography and music.

    I do love Leone's Once Upon A Time In America.

    I am a fan of Italian Horror though. Love Dario Argento's early work up until Tenebrae.

    Lawrence is such an epic, that a couple of clips can't do it justice!
    As for Once Upon a Time in the West, it has a terrific cast, and the opening is one of my all time favourites
    I actually only like the early part of Once Upon a Time. in America, when they were kids, and tthe music of course!
    My younger brother has been recommending Dario Argentos movies to me. He has most of them on DVD. Which should I start with?
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ocean Club, Bahamas.
    Posts: 3,264
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.

    Same with me on
    Gone With The Wind (period romances are not my thing)
    Lawrence of Arabia (i'm very cynical of 'true story' films)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    (I just can't stand 'spaghetti westerns')

    I 'm surprised you haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia.. at least once!
    I wouldn't be a fan of other spaghetti westerns, but Sergio Leones trilogy (+ Once Upon a Time in the West) are marvellous watches!

    I know @Mathis1 Lawrence of Arabia is one i should really watch. Trouble is, i've seen so many clips and scenes from it already. (No excuse, i know!)

    I have seen Once Upon A Time In The West and technically i was impressed, but they don't do much for me, apart from the photography and music.

    I do love Leone's Once Upon A Time In America.

    I am a fan of Italian Horror though. Love Dario Argento's early work up until Tenebrae.

    Lawrence is such an epic, that a couple of clips can't do it justice!
    As for Once Upon a Time in the West, it has a terrific cast, and the opening is one of my all time favourites
    I actually only like the early part of Once Upon a Time. in America, when they were kids, and tthe music of course!
    My younger brother has been recommending Dario Argentos movies to me. He has most of them on DVD. Which should I start with?

    Deep Red.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    edited October 2019 Posts: 3,130
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.

    Same with me on
    Gone With The Wind (period romances are not my thing)
    Lawrence of Arabia (i'm very cynical of 'true story' films)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    (I just can't stand 'spaghetti westerns')

    I 'm surprised you haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia.. at least once!
    I wouldn't be a fan of other spaghetti westerns, but Sergio Leones trilogy (+ Once Upon a Time in the West) are marvellous watches!

    I know @Mathis1 Lawrence of Arabia is one i should really watch. Trouble is, i've seen so many clips and scenes from it already. (No excuse, i know!)

    I have seen Once Upon A Time In The West and technically i was impressed, but they don't do much for me, apart from the photography and music.

    I do love Leone's Once Upon A Time In America.

    I am a fan of Italian Horror though. Love Dario Argento's early work up until Tenebrae.

    Lawrence is such an epic, that a couple of clips can't do it justice!
    As for Once Upon a Time in the West, it has a terrific cast, and the opening is one of my all time favourites
    I actually only like the early part of Once Upon a Time. in America, when they were kids, and tthe music of course!
    My younger brother has been recommending Dario Argentos movies to me. He has most of them on DVD. Which should I start with?

    Personally @Mathis1 i'd go with Suspiria

    I think that's his best film.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ocean Club, Bahamas.
    Posts: 3,264
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on The River Kwai
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Great Escape
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    As a massive classic film enthusiast, I should be ashamed.

    Same with me on
    Gone With The Wind (period romances are not my thing)
    Lawrence of Arabia (i'm very cynical of 'true story' films)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    (I just can't stand 'spaghetti westerns')

    I 'm surprised you haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia.. at least once!
    I wouldn't be a fan of other spaghetti westerns, but Sergio Leones trilogy (+ Once Upon a Time in the West) are marvellous watches!

    I know @Mathis1 Lawrence of Arabia is one i should really watch. Trouble is, i've seen so many clips and scenes from it already. (No excuse, i know!)

    I have seen Once Upon A Time In The West and technically i was impressed, but they don't do much for me, apart from the photography and music.

    I do love Leone's Once Upon A Time In America.

    I am a fan of Italian Horror though. Love Dario Argento's early work up until Tenebrae.

    Lawrence is such an epic, that a couple of clips can't do it justice!
    As for Once Upon a Time in the West, it has a terrific cast, and the opening is one of my all time favourites
    I actually only like the early part of Once Upon a Time. in America, when they were kids, and tthe music of course!
    My younger brother has been recommending Dario Argentos movies to me. He has most of them on DVD. Which should I start with?

    Personally i'd go with Suspiria

    I think that's his best film.

    It's wonderful. If you ever want to see THE depiction of a nightmare on the screen, look no further.

  • BondStuBondStu Moonraker 6
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    Never seen any of the Monty Python films.
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    I've never seen the masterpieces known as:

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

    I've never seen any of the Marvel movies after the first 2012 AVENGERS,

    with only a few exceptions. I did see the 2 DEADPOOL films, and the Spiderman Homecoming movie.
  • QQ7QQ7 Croatia
    Posts: 352
    Many Star Wars films.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 582
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I've never seen the masterpieces known as:

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

    Not masterpieces, but I sure love them...
  • Posts: 10,706
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I've never seen the masterpieces known as:

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

    Not masterpieces, but I sure love them...

    I've heard they were pretty good. Better than the prequels.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,130
    BondStu wrote: »
    Never seen any of the Monty Python films.

    Everybody has to see Monty Python and The Holy Grail before they check out!

    Get to it...!
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,130
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I've never seen the masterpieces known as:

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

    I've never seen any of the Marvel movies after the first 2012 AVENGERS,

    with only a few exceptions. I did see the 2 DEADPOOL films, and the Spiderman Homecoming movie.

    Regarding those 'Star Wars' films you ain't missing much....
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ocean Club, Bahamas.
    Posts: 3,264
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I've never seen the masterpieces known as:

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

    Not masterpieces, but I sure love them...

    I've heard they were pretty good. Better than the prequels.



    TFA is not that bad compared to TLJ.
  • BondStuBondStu Moonraker 6
    Posts: 357
    @LeonardPine - Yep. Will do. I promise.
  • edited October 2019 Posts: 10,248
    IMO, the only “must-see” Star Wars films are the original three. The prequels and sequels do have their good points, but also plenty of issues. For me personally, the one SW film I particularly enjoy outside the original trilogy is Revenge of the Sith, despite the flaws. The rest are all very mixed bags.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Wait...may I remind everyone of the thread title? "Movies you are ashamed to admit you have never seen". I'm not ashamed to admit I haven't seen any Star Wars films beyond Episodes 1 through 6. I consciously decided to refuse watching any more Star Wars stuff because I thought Episodes 1 through 3 were utter crap, so much so that they are among the few movies where I haven't even tried to exchange my DVDs for Blu-rays in the meantime. Also, while I only started watching some of those Marvel etc. superhero movies about 7 years ago out of pure curiosity what the rage was about, I quit in the meantime and have no desire to see any more Spandex-clad figures doing the same CGI nonsense all the time.

    Ashamed? It sometimes is cringeworthy to admit I have never seen Gone with the Wind, nor have I read the book...although both the novel and the movie have been in my household literally for several decades. But ashamed? No. We shouldn't elevate mere movies, made for commercial reasons, to something that is indispensable for being accepted as a cultured person. I haven't seen most of Shakespeare's plays, haven't read most of the most-cherished lyricists, know hardly any operas, and have repeatedly quit in the middle of novels by Nobel laureates out of sheer ennui. Should I really be "ashamed" that I haven't seen some commercial. albeit popular, mass-production trash, just because it causes me not to "belong"? Anyway, I don't.
  • Posts: 14,006
    From the IMDb Top 250:

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    Network (1976)
    Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    The Deer Hunter (1978)
    Fargo (1996)
    On the Waterfront (1954)
    The Third Man (1949)
    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    There Will Be Blood (2007)
    Chinatown (1974)
    Raging Bull (1980)
    Heat (1995)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Apartment (1960)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    The Sting (1973)
    Taxi Driver (1976)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    Das Boot (1981)
    Braveheart (1995)
    Sunset Boulevard (1950)
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    Psycho (1960)
    American History X (1998)
    The Usual Suspects (1995)
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    Shichinin no samurai (1954)
    Fight Club (1999)
    12 Angry Men (1957)
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    edited October 2019 Posts: 5,821
    From the IMDb Top 250:

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    ...
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    Quite apart from my statement that I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of, Gone with the Wind is actually the only item on your list that I haven't seen. Doesn't mean I remember, or even appreciate, all the others. Still, there are a lot of excellent films among them.
  • Posts: 19,339
    BondStu wrote: »
    Never seen any of the Monty Python films.

    Most people say Life of Brian is the best but for me it’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail !
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    Scarface! %-( :))
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 2,339
    The Wizard of Oz.
  • edited October 2019 Posts: 14,006
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    From the IMDb Top 250:

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    ...
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    Quite apart from my statement that I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of, Gone with the Wind is actually the only item on your list that I haven't seen. Doesn't mean I remember, or even appreciate, all the others. Still, there are a lot of excellent films among them.

    Of course you're right with your points above @j_w_pepper. Being ashamed to not having seen a film is maybe a bit of a stretch. For my own part, these are films that I feel I should make time for, or have had the opportunity to watch, only to instead picking an old favourite. There's nothing wrong with that of course.
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