Films I Haven't Seen Meme

Friday June 27, 2008 in films | meme

From The Pickards.
Are there any extremely famous, worthy or acclaimed films that you’ve never made the effort to see? I’ve seen all of Hitchcock. I’ve also seen most of Truffaut. But I have a lot of gaps. In the days of video recorders I would tape worthy films, keep them for years and eventually tape over them. I kept The Mission starring Robert De Niro for years and never watched it. Films I have simply never seen and have never had the urge to see include:

  • Anything with Humphrey Bogart in it
  • Anything by Fellini
  • My Left Foot
  • Any of the Star Wars films apart from the first one
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Anything with Bette Davis in it apart from the Hammer film where she wears an eyepatch
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Any Charlie Chaplin
  • There Will be Blood (has anyone actually seen this?)
  • Anything by Clint Eastwood post Unforgiven
  • Anything by Martin Scorsese post Goodfellas (I threw the DVD of Gangs of New York across the room)
  • Practically everything by Robert Altman
  • The Sound of Music, even though we have it at home on DVD
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Most of what you might call The Meryl Streep Collection
  • I also have a problem with Al Pacino, although I have endured Scarface
  • Gone With the Wind
  • 95% of Westerns
  • High School Musical
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • All Steven Soderbergh/George Clooney collaborations

I’d also like the time back I wasted on trying to understand the Bourne films.

Oh, Stephen, you simply must watch Lawrence of Arabia. It’s a terrific film.

There Will be Blood stunk to high heaven.

chartroose    Saturday June 28, 2008   

Some pretty missable films on your list- I wish I had some of those hours of my life back (especially time spent on the rest of the Stars Wars franchise!).

Robert Altman is worth another chance though. The Player is one of my favourite films ever.

jess    Monday June 30, 2008   

I had Lawrence of Arabia in VHS but taped over it with The Mission.

Maybe it’s time I gave Altman a chance then.

The Book Tower    Monday June 30, 2008   

Sadly I think my answer to this meme would be simply, ‘all of them.’ Or at least, it would be easier to list the ones I’ve seen than the ones I’ve not seen! I don’t watch much TV, nor many movies, and when I do it tends to be for light-hearted or pulse-pounding entertainment.

heather (errantdreams)    Tuesday July 1, 2008   

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