Films You Are Embarrassed to Admit You Haven't Seen

0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
edited June 2013 in General Movies & TV Posts: 28,231
This thread is pretty self explanatory. There are many cinephiles on this forum, and we all have films that we should have seen, but haven't yet had the ambition or opportunity to yet.

To get things moving along, here are some of my most embarrassing unseen films:

The Shining
The Lord of the Rings films
Gone with the Wind
Network
Chinatown
The Birds
Patton
Dr. Strangelove
Full Metal Jacket
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Jurassic Park films
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Scarface
Goodfellas
Casino
Raging Bull
The Mad Max films
Anything Sergio Leone
Anything Kurosawa
Rio Bravo
The Magnificent Seven
Fargo
The Big Lebowski
Double Indemnity
The African Queen
The French Connection 1&2
On the Waterfront
Dracula
The Deer Hunter
LA Confidential
Dog Day Afternoon
Heat
12 Angry Men
Vertigo
To Catch a Thief
Torn Curtain
Rope
The Man Who Knew Too Much

Well, that's enough embarrassment for now...
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  • edited June 2013 Posts: 11,175
    Wow...long list :-S

    The Jurassic Park films?? I thought EVERYONE had seen those ;)

    Here's mine:

    -Superman (1978)
    -Lawrence of Arabia
    -Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    -Spartacus
    -Mary Poppins (at least all of it)
    -The Sound of Music
    -The Nightmare Before Christmas
    -Rocky

    :(

  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    Jurassic Park the very least of Bradys crimes - Goodfellas and Scarface are way more serious.

    Here's a few I have to own up to:

    Magnificent Seven
    Any Clint Eastwood spaghetti western
    The Maltese Falcon
    Any Charlie Chaplin
    On The Waterfront
    A Bridge Too Far
    Apocalypse Now (tried on several occasions and don't know why but I've never seen it through to the end).
    Raging Bull
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache
    Posts: 14,015
    Nearly every film of note ever made. Too many to list - I'm not a bit one for watching films.
  • edited June 2013 Posts: 11,175
    Which "The Man Who Knew Too Much" are you referring to @0Brady? I've seen the James Stewart/Doris Day remake but not the original British Version.
  • hullcityfanhullcityfan Banned
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    Rise of the planet of the apes,King Kong, Rocky,Superman (any). There are many more I would like to see but seem terrible.
  • edited June 2013 Posts: 12,314
    I am more than a bit ashamed of the fact that I've seen Batman and Robin but I've never seen Taxi Driver.

    There are a few more but my minds gone blank, I'll add to this later.
  • Posts: 11,175
    I've never seen the original Planet of the Apes @Hullicityfan but don't feel as ashamed to admit it. Is that film really on the same level as something like the 1933 King Kong (a film I have seen)?
  • hullcityfanhullcityfan Banned
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    BAIN123 wrote:
    I've never seen the original Planet of the Apes @Hullicityfan but don't feel as ashamed to admit it. Is that film really on the same level as something like the 1933 King Kong (a film I have seen)?

    I've seen the original Planet Of The Apes but not King Kong I thought there was a newer one?
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,231
    BAIN123 wrote:
    Which "The Man Who Knew Too Much" are you referring to @0Brady? I've seen the James Stewart/Doris Day remake but not the original British Version.

    Neither.
  • Posts: 6,432
    Difficult one as watched pretty much every movie that's been mentioned on here already.

    Films i have never watched...

    Schindlers List
    Saving Private Ryan
    Patton
    Pretty much every musical, i have not seen.

    Chinatown one of my favourite films of all time, though never seen the sequel Two Jakes.
  • Posts: 4,622
    There's two notable Oscar Best Picture's, 1970's forward, that I haven't seen. Namely, One Flew Over the "Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and the English Patient (1996).
    I also haven't seen the last two winners, The Artist (2011) and Argo (2012) and I'm not sure that I want to.
    There's also several Hitchcock films that I haven't seen, such as Vertigo, Rear Window and a few others, plus the In the Heat of the Night (best picture, 1967)
    There's a lot of great stuff from the '50s and '60s that I would like to get around to viewing someday, such as The Apartment, Tom Jones, On the Waterfront.
    I must pick-up a Hitchcock box-set someday.
    Also I aspire to watch the complete works of Raquel Welch. :x
    I'm about half-way through her impressive oeuvre of work.
    Hannie Caulder (1971) is the Welch film, I am really itching to see.
    HANNIECAULDER.JPG
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache
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    timmer wrote:
    There's two notable Oscar Best Picture's, 1970's forward, that I haven't seen. Namely, One Flew Over the "Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and the English Patient (1996).
    I also haven't seen the last two winners, The Artist (2011) and Argo (2012) and I'm not sure that I want to.
    There's also several Hitchcock films that I haven't seen, such as Vertigo, Rear Window and a few others, plus the In the Heat of the Night (best picture, 1967)
    There's a lot of great stuff from the '50s and '60s that I would like to get around to viewing someday, such as The Apartment, Tom Jones, On the Waterfront.
    I must pick-up a Hitchcock box-set someday.
    Also I aspire to watch the complete works of Raquel Welch. :x
    I'm about half-way through her impressive oeuvre of work.
    Hannie Caulder (1971) is the Welch film, I am really itching to see.
    HANNIECAULDER.JPG

    With Robert Culp, one of my favourite actors.
  • Aziz_FekkeshAziz_Fekkesh Royale-les-Eaux
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    Too many to count:

    The Goonies
    Casablanca
    Cuckoo's Nest
    A lot f Hitchcock
    Casino
    Goodfellas
    A lot of Kubrick
    The Big Sleep
    Stand By Me
    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    The Matrix

    I'm not sure if Jurassic Park would make such a big impression on you today if you didn't see it way back then. It's a masterpiece anyway and will probably always be in my top ten of all time.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
    edited June 2013 Posts: 1,778
    Well I'm not embarrassed by not seeing a film (although @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 should be; The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, and Mad Max films? [-X )

    I still haven't seen...
    Scarface
    The Big Lebowski
    Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
    All John Wayne films (except The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
    Twins
    Train Spotting
    Any of the original Planet of the Apes
    And many more....
  • Posts: 12,150
    The Great Escape! X_X %-( :-\"
  • Posts: 1,143
    I feel for so many of you when you mention some all time classics in your lists. I hope when you do get to watch some on your lists that you are blown away by their brilliance. I know how difficult it is sometimes getting round to watching movies. So many movies, so little time (and money) it took me years to get round to seeing the Godfather movies. Parts 1 and 2 are masterpieces and I can't believe they passed me by for so long!
  • We're gonna be here a while...

    Robocop
    Jurassic Park
    The Terminator II
    Alien
    Aliens
    Predator
    Godzilla (original)
    King Kong (original)
    It Happened One Night
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Kill Bill I & II
    Jaws
    The Ten Commandments
    Intolerance
    Wings
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    The Room
    Ben-Hur
    The Longest Day
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Apocalypse Now
    Citizen Kane
    The Matrix
    Forrest Gump
    Night of the Living Dead
    Taxi Driver
    Annie Hall
    Inception
    Goodfellas
    The Deer Hunter
    Braveheart
    Schindler's List
    Lincoln
    Anything by Hitchcock
    The Third Man
    The Iron Giant
    Doctor Zhivago
    Unforgiven
    Mad Max
    Lethal Weapon
    A Fistful of Dollars
    A Few Dollars More
    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    Drive
    Office Space
    Gladiator
    True Grit
    Where Eagles Dare
    The Guns of Navarone
    Rain Man
    Bullitt
    The Usual Suspects
    The Big Lebowski
    Any John Wayne Westerns other than Stagecoach or The Searches (although I did get the two best, I suppose).

    I've made progress, though. I've recently gotten around to watching Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and Heathers (okay, not great, but I'd wanted to watch it for a while). I've also seen all the James Bond movies, in case anybody was wondering.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    I've only seen the first Godfather and I wasn't a fan, which is why I'm skipping the sequels.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited July 2018 Posts: 3,673
    From my collection.

    Intend to watch but never get around to it: 2004-2010:

    I focus on this periode because what i haven't seen what i bought/get in 2011 and 2012 is a longer list, but is acceptable. Also i exclude the titles that i have't seen now but as child and the 2013 titles.

    2004-2008

    Something's Gotta Give
    Path to War
    Shrek 2
    King Kong 2005
    Dogville
    Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
    Tarzan
    Master and Commander. Excuse be that i first whant see the POTC movies, now only the long screentime be excuse. But mabey i wil try it this summer, the dvd has DTS track and because i have a BD player i can use that now.
    Peter Pan 2003
    Happy Feet
    Paprika
    The Good Shepherd
    The Departed
    Nobelity
    Kicks (The Dutch remake of Crash, last year i finaly watch that one.)
    The Bourne Identity 1988
    Alles Is Liefde (Dutch remake of Love Actualy)
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    Stormy Weather /Hi-De-Ho /The Duke Is Tops. I won this set, but it be France inport with English audio, but without Dutch or English subtitels.
    An Inconvenient Truth
    Kung Fu Panda
    The Golden Compass
    Bridge to Terabithia

    2009:

    Shrek 3
    Van Helsing
    Ray
    Death Race. Whas my first BD,almoost 3 years before my BD player.
    Disturbia
    Stranger Than Fiction

    Mousehunt
    The Kite Runner
    Profumo di donna aka Scent Of Woman 1974.
    The Last Samurai
    The Thomas Crown Affair 1968
    Haven 2004 (Another movie in style of Crash.)
    The Hunting Party

    Kan door huid heen (Dutch)
    K-19: The Widowmaker
    P.S. I Love You


    2010:

    Children of Men
    Married Life

    Spion van Oranje (Dutch)
    De Storm (Dutch)
    Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
    Kruistocht in spijkerbroek
    The Prestige
    Charlie Wilson's War
    Coraline
    The Girl in the Café
    Seraphim Falls
    Blade Runner
    The Incredible Hulk 2008
    Hoopdreams
    Taxi
    And Now for Something Completely Different
    The Grudge 2
    Duplicity
    Men of Honor
    Tigerland
    The Informant 1997. I whant another movie with Dalton in my collection.
    The Fountain
    It's Complicated
    The Polar Express
    Valhalla Rising
    A Christmas Carol 2009. My second BD disc, 2 years before BD player.


    Example of 2011 are all 14 Coen Brother movies who i complete this year with number 15th True Grit.
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    Haven't seen Casio or any of the Godfather movies.. dunno how that happened, ha
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,231
    Wow, nice to see the participation up, everyone! It is cool to know what you all still need to see and what is on your watch-lists. I guess the positive to get out of all this is that it is better to have films we still need to see than have nothing we feel like watching. It is always fun to see films you haven't before for the first time, and even better when you still have new things to explore from all eras and genres. :)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 33,990
    I think the biggest addition for me is all of the Harry Potter films. Just never had an interest.
  • Posts: 4,622
    I think I've seen about 3 of the Potter films. I couldn't even tell you which ones.
    Don' t know why I subjected myself to such torture. Only one did I watch in cinema. That was enough. The other two, I subjected myself to on dvd.
    No more. Pure tedium. Just not my cup of fantasy movie. I think I find them so boring, because they are basically children's films.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    edited June 2013 Posts: 33,990
    @timmer, which is why I feel like I missed my true window of opportunity to watch the films. Most of the people I know aged with the films, but now when I try to watch the first, I find myself shutting it off incredibly early.
  • edited June 2013 Posts: 4,622
    Creasy47 wrote:
    @timmer, which is why I feel like I missed my true window of opportunity to watch the films. Most of the people I know aged with the films, but now when I try to watch the first, I find myself shutting it off incredibly early.
    I think this is it. I watched the first as an adult, and squirmed in my seat throughout. The two re-visits I made on dvd didnt' change anything.
    Agreed, I think Potter needs to be first sampled as a child, otherwise be forewarned.

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 33,990
    @timmer, you've got it. Granted, there may be the rare case or exception, but for me, I just couldn't do it.
  • JamesPageJamesPage Moderator, Director
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    Star Wars...

    ...but I'm not embarrassed about that :-P
  • Posts: 15
    My problems are sagas more than particular films... here we go:

    The Star Wars saga (only Episode V seen)
    Indiana Jones (barely a bit of Temple of Doom)
    Batman (only Batman Begins and the 1968 film with Adam West, after that, nothing of Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, etc)
    The Marvel ones... Avengers. Iron Man, well, only Spiderman 1

    I should be ahamed? :p
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    I have seen nearly every film mentioned on this thread, but there's one here I've only seen once, cut up on network TV in the Seventies
    timmer wrote:
    HANNIECAULDER.JPG
    I have taken steps to correct this problem & have ordered the DVD.
    Thanks Timmer!
  • edited June 2013 Posts: 4,622
    :)) I may break down and order the dvd too. I was hoping I might find it somewhere for free or as part of a Welch collection, but I don't know how much longer I can hold on.
    It looks like such an entertaining film. Great male cast too, but I don't think it's possible for a woman to look better than Welch in her prime, and this is prime Welch.
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