Movies you are ashamed to admit you have never seen

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  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    Brad Pitt recently admitted that he never saw Gone with the Wind. Weird.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    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.

    I really do encourage you to watch all of these. While I still wonder how a majority of IMDb voters place Shawshank at No. 1 (it's a good movie, no doubt, but the best ever??? - hardly, not nearly IMO), the IMDb Top 250 is a very good indication of what one should have seen...if one is interested in good movies, but not to avoid being ashamed or marginalised by society becaused you missed them.
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    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.

    I really do encourage you to watch all of these. While I still wonder how a majority of IMDb voters place Shawshank at No. 1 (it's a good movie, no doubt, but the best ever??? - hardly, not nearly IMO), the IMDb Top 250 is a very good indication of what one should have seen...if one is interested in good movies, but not to avoid being ashamed or marginalised by society becaused you missed them.

    I very much doubt I'll get through this list of mine, but I'm sure I'll at least watch the films that are of particular interest, such as Psycho. I really like Hitchcock films, but I've never got around to watching this one.

    What surprised me the most was the order of that list. Last time I checked (which must be several years ago), The Godfather and The Godfather Part II were the top two, and the rest of the list was quite different. Plenty of new additions to the list as well.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,825
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    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.

    I really do encourage you to watch all of these. While I still wonder how a majority of IMDb voters place Shawshank at No. 1 (it's a good movie, no doubt, but the best ever??? - hardly, not nearly IMO), the IMDb Top 250 is a very good indication of what one should have seen...if one is interested in good movies, but not to avoid being ashamed or marginalised by society becaused you missed them.

    I very much doubt I'll get through this list of mine, but I'm sure I'll at least watch the films that are of particular interest, such as Psycho. I really like Hitchcock films, but I've never got around to watching this one.

    What surprised me the most was the order of that list. Last time I checked (which must be several years ago), The Godfather and The Godfather Part II were the top two, and the rest of the list was quite different. Plenty of new additions to the list as well.

    Never mind the order. I agree there is no way of having Shawshank ahead of Godfather I and II. There is also no way that I'd really consider The Dark Knight at No. 4, since I find even Batman Begins superior. The list is heavily subject to current trends and attempts by fan groups to push their favourite, which in turn makes it susceptible to Hollywood marketing campaigns. But overall, it makes no difference if a movie like Shawshank is at No. 1 or No. 179. You can be pretty sure that of the top 250, at least 200 are excellent in some way. And that goes especially for those "old" movies that are not being pushed by their producers any more and still prevail in that list.
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    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.

    I really do encourage you to watch all of these. While I still wonder how a majority of IMDb voters place Shawshank at No. 1 (it's a good movie, no doubt, but the best ever??? - hardly, not nearly IMO), the IMDb Top 250 is a very good indication of what one should have seen...if one is interested in good movies, but not to avoid being ashamed or marginalised by society becaused you missed them.

    I very much doubt I'll get through this list of mine, but I'm sure I'll at least watch the films that are of particular interest, such as Psycho. I really like Hitchcock films, but I've never got around to watching this one.

    What surprised me the most was the order of that list. Last time I checked (which must be several years ago), The Godfather and The Godfather Part II were the top two, and the rest of the list was quite different. Plenty of new additions to the list as well.

    Never mind the order. I agree there is no way of having Shawshank ahead of Godfather I and II. There is also no way that I'd really consider The Dark Knight at No. 4, since I find even Batman Begins superior. The list is heavily subject to current trends and attempts by fan groups to push their favourite, which in turn makes it susceptible to Hollywood marketing campaigns. But overall, it makes no difference if a movie like Shawshank is at No. 1 or No. 179. You can be pretty sure that of the top 250, at least 200 are excellent in some way. And that goes especially for those "old" movies that are not being pushed by their producers any more and still prevail in that list.

    Indeed, order shouldn't matter, and there's no doubt the "trend factor" at play with some of these titles. There's also some titles that wouldn't be anywhere near my list of favourites too, but that's a matter of taste rather than what the general audiences opinion is.
  • edited October 2019 Posts: 3,310
    Bee movie (2007). Believe it or not, but i actually haven't seen this gem.
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    matt_u wrote: »
    The Wizard of Oz.

    :-O :-O
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,825
    OK, back to the subject: I'm really ashamed (considering the venue) that I still haven't seen Casino Royale (1954...or whatever it was). I downloaded it ages ago but haven't felt the urge to actually see it, given its questionable visual properties. Still, I'm sort of excited to see Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre...when it happens.
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    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.

    Suspira it is then!
  • edited October 2019 Posts: 1,644
    Not seen any of the Avengers films. The last one 'Endgame' has outgrossed Avatar to be the biggest box office hit of all time.

    Not seen Frozen. Was the highest grossing animated film of all time prior to The Lion King remake. I think Frozen 2 - out very soon - may outgross The Lion King.

    I have no plans on seeing Frozen 2. ;)) And I have no plan on seeing Terminator Dark Fate cos it looks a pile of donkey doo. :D
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ocean Club, Bahamas.
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    I haven't seen GWTW either, but for some reason I don't care for it.

    #:-S
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Everything from Terence Malick except Badlands and The Thin Red Line. But tell me, should I watch his other films?
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Everything from Terence Malick except Badlands and The Thin Red Line. But tell me, should I watch his other films?

    Days of Heaven (1978) is well worth a watch.
    I haven't seen The Tree of Life, but that one seems to be rather controversial, either you hate it or you love it.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
    Posts: 38,060
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    I haven't seen GWTW either, but for some reason I don't care for it.

    #:-S

    I never cared to see it either, until I did. It s a fantastic movie.
  • DrunkIrishPoetDrunkIrishPoet Somewhere Beyond the Sea
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    Just watched The Irishman and loved it. Combing through Scorsese's filmography, I realize to my shame and embarrassment that I've never seen Raging Bull. Need to rectify that, asap.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Just watched The Irishman and loved it. Combing through Scorsese's filmography, I realize to my shame and embarrassment that I've never seen Raging Bull. Need to rectify that, asap.

    It's a great film but not one that i watch very often.

    The character of Jake La Motta has little redeeming qualities and it's a tough watch in places.

    But definitely worth seeing once.
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    Top Gun!
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Top Gun!

    Me too @RogueAgent 😁!!!!
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Top Gun!

    Me too @RogueAgent 😁!!!!

    Don't think you need to be ashamed mate, as this title thread suggests. The aerial scenes in Top Gun are great, but the rest,,, ugh!!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Top Gun!

    Me too @RogueAgent 😁!!!!

    Don't think you need to be ashamed mate, as this title thread suggests. The aerial scenes in Top Gun are great, but the rest,,, ugh!!

    Yes, I saw it in the cinema when it came out. Not something I want to see again, ever.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    TOP GUN is fine but not perfect. One of those accidental classics I suppose.
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    I feel quite relieved! :))
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