Top 10 movies I’ve never seen

In doing all these lists, I realized there are still movies out there I haven’t seen from beginning to end that I probably should.  Some of these are big, famous films that I’ve somehow never gotten around to…and others I’ll have to admit I’ve avoided.

  • Gone with the Wind (I’ve just never been all that interested. I saw Dr. Zhivago and I thought “eh.” Zhivago seems 60’s and dated now, in my opinion.)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (I’ve seen parts, but not the whole thing from beginning to end. I’ve also never seen Charade or Roman Holiday either, oops)
  • The Maltese Falcon (Seen parts, but not the whole thing)
  • Last Tango in Paris (this was controversial at the time it came out, I remember that much)
  • Dial M for Murder and Strangers on a Train (which Throw Momma from the Train was based on, and I loved that comedy with Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito)
  • The Birth of a Nation (yeah, I know I “should” see it for historical reference purposes, I just never have…)
  • The Seventh Seal (the only reason I want to see this Ingmar Bergman flick is because Marty Scorsese and Woody Allen say it’s like the best movie of all time, but it seems like an acquired taste)
  • The 400 Blows (same as #7, Truffaut is one of those film makers I know I should watch)
  • Nashville (I love all things Altman, I’m embarassed to say I haven’t seen this one)
  • Dr. Strangelove (I’ve seen parts, of course everyone has seen the shot of that guy riding the bomb, but I’ve never seen the whole thing beginning to end.)

What movies should you see that you haven’t (yet)?

10 Responses

  1. I have not seen any of these either :O

  2. I watched the first five minutes of Gone with the Wind over the Thanksgiving weekend and almost fell over laughing hysterically. Which is not a compliment.

    • Haha. I guess I’d say my impression is that GWTW is a movie that goes “over the top” – which I admit is unfair b/c I’ve never watched it.

      If I think about the Wizard of Oz (1939) – out the same exact year as Gone with the Wind, I think about a movie that has stood the test of time. You look at Wizard of Oz and not only is it so easy to forget it was one of the first technicolor movies ever released (how brilliant to think about the opening and closing sequences in black and white!) Wiz of Oz coincidentally lost the Best Picture Oscar to Gone with the Wind, but Wiz of Oz is probably the most watched film -ever- and is on everybody’s Top “whatever” lists.

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