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Should you happen to read this post and the thought crosses your mind that someone who has not seen these movies is obviously under-qualified to write a movie blog… keep in mind that I’m only 18-years-old. I’ve still got time. This whole list thing is all very embarrassing, so give me kudos for admitting my shortcomings to the world. It goes something like this:
Movies I haven’t seen (but should have)
This would be higher on the list, but I have seen a LOT of this movie. The problem being, I can’t remember if it was Alien or Aliens… all I remember is Sigourney Weaver, violence, and aliens. Which is basically common knowledge. So I just need to sit down and watch the whole thing.
A bank robbing couple? I’m there! Why haven’t I seen this movie again?
Despite my interest in Kevin Spacey, no dice. I haven’t seen this one either. Though, I must add, my interest in this film grew after I moved to Tahiti, so I haven’t really had a chance to see it. See, now I’m making you feel pity, rather than disgust.
I’ve seen….. roughly 80% of James Stewart’s movies. Just not this one. Ironically enough, I became more interested in seeing this after watching Donnie Darko. You know, giant rabbits?
Basically the same thing as above. I’m a hard core Cary Grant fan since birth, but I’ve never seen this one.
Kevin Spacey. Russell Crowe. Guy Pearce. David Straithairn. Why haven’t I seen this yet?
I really haven’t seen that many Jeff Bridges movies, to be honest (and embarrass myself further) so I’m not sure why I’m choosing this one as the “one to see” but I’ve always had this off-hand interest in “The Dude.”
Despite my love for C.S. Lewis and Anthony Hopkins…
Oh have I heard so much about this movie. It’s Christopher Guest, after all, that can mean nothing but good. It’s my kind of movie, and seems like my kind of humor. I can’t wait to see it one of these days.
I’ve been dying to see this movie ever since it was released. We even rented it, but for some reason I wasn’t able to watch, so my mom saw it by herself. She raves about it, and I’m still dying to see it.
Gregory Peck, how I love you. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this movie of yours.
I remember watching the Oscars when Spirited Away won Best Animated feature. I thought, (being eleven) what the heck IS that? Since then, I’ve heard nothing but critical acclaim and I am now very anxious to cross this off my list.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Best Actor win (classic film fans will hate me for saying that, ha) plus Director, Picture, and Screenplay wins… I should probably see this movie one of these days. It’s a favorite of my parents.
Ever since I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for the first time I’ve been in love with Paul Newman. I’m pretty far behind on his filmography and this is the first on my list to see. Plus I dig the poster.
I grew up with Charlie Chaplin, and Modern Times is one of my all-time favs. I’ve yet to see this classic, though.
These are getting kind of repetetive aren’t they? Christopher Walken’s Oscar winning performance, Meryl Streep’s first nomination and Best Picture winner deserves (more likely than not) SEVERAL viewings, and I haven’t even seen it once? WTF?
My mom has raved about this movie, and I love me some Bogart. Since its recent DVD release, hopefully I can check it off soon.
Yeah… like I said. Don’t shoot me. I know this is an excellent movie, I’ve seen several scenes in fact. I know I should see this movie pronto.
Honestly, I may have heard of this movie ages ago but I didn’t REALLY know about it until just a few years ago. My interest piqued when I went through my Stanley Kubrick obsession phase and read absolutely anything I could get my hands on about him.
Meryl Streep. Robert Redford. In the same movie. I promise, I’ve seen SOME movies.
The ultimate Woody Allen. Ranked #4 in AFI’s 100 Laughs series. Won the Oscar for Best Picture, Director, Actress, and Screenplay. This is a bad caption.
In case I haven’t made this clear, Meryl Streep is my favorite modern actress. Someday I’ll do a post especially for her because I just love her so (and I’m still pulling for another Oscar!) Sophie’s Choice won Meryl her Best Actress Academy Award and is, perhaps, her best film to date. Or so I’m told.
Seriously? I haven’t seen DIE HARD? Yeah, I know. I suck. I lurve Alan Rickman too, so it’s really a shame I haven’t seen it.
“Mrs. Robinson you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?” Basically I already love this movie. And I knoow I love Dustin Hoffman. But, all I really know of it is Anne Bancroft’s sexy legs.
Jack Nicholson in a mental institution? 1 of 3 movies to take home the big five Oscars? Man, I gotta get me some of this action.
One of Johnny Depp’s billions with Tim Burton. Yeah, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this one either. It’s totally my kind of movie.
The most famous chase scene of all-time. One of my favorite actors, Gene Hackman. Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Actor winner. I cannot describe the anticipation I have to one day see this movie.
Another Hopkins. And (like Cuckoo) 1 of 3 to win the big five Oscars. (In case you’re wondering, the other is It Happened One Night. I’ve seen that one!)
2. Citizen Kane (1941)
Wow, this is really getting embarrassing now. I’m pretty sure I’ve previously lied to people about this one. See, my family and I were going through the AFI 100 movies list and we just… didn’t make it that high! I’ve sort of had this two year hiatus of serious movie-watching through this whole Tahiti excursion, and seeing as I don’t have as much access to what I want, this one has had to wait.
1. The Godfather (1971)
It’s a sin, I know, not to have seen this movie. Forgive me. I want nothing more than to repent, and quickly.
Yeah. I know I suck. There are many more great movies I haven’t seen (I won’t name them, however, or NO ONE will read this blog!) but these are just the ones that I, personally, can’t believe I haven’t seen. Now go ahead. You may mock me all you want.
Yeah, yeah. I know Father’s Day was yesterday. But in honor of the holiday (and my own wonderful father) I thought I’d post the top ten movies that remind me of my pops!
10) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Every Christmas my mom and I have a Christmas movie/TV marathon with all of the Christmas movies and TV eps we can muster. My dad is selective, he only tunes in for the good stuff. We always save the best for last, and Dad has gotta be present! He always gets into it.
9) You’ve Got Mail (1998) This is a funny selection, but I chose this because my dad will always join us to watch (it’s one of my favorites) but will always, always complain. Key phrase: “It needs some editing.”
8) Galaxy Quest (1999) I chose this one because he introduced our family to this movie. One day he randomly brought it home from the video rental store and I’ve watched it over a thousand times since.
6) Freedom Writers (2007) I saw this in the theater with my dad. I was fifteen, and my dad said, “Hey, let’s go on a daddy-daughter-date and see a movie. I’ve heard of this one inspiring one…” I hadn’t even heard of the movie at the time, but we had a good time together.
5) Chariots of Fire (1981) This is another film that my Dad introduced me to. My mom was out for the evening so he recommended we watch a movie today (if I do recall… I think I had other plans. But I’m not one to argue). I remember making a few snide remarks about the over-use of the theme song and how cheesy it’s becoming only to be shot down with, “There’s nothing cheesy about this movie.” Anyway, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t too into it that first time, but a few viewings later and I’m sold.
3) The Guns of Navarone (1961) Generally if I ask my dad what his favorite movie is he’ll say, “Oh… maybe The Guns of Navarone…” I’m not sure if this is true or not. But nevertheless, we own this movie because he likes it. Jk, it’s a pretty awesome movie too. Love Gregory Peck.
2) The Inlaws (1979) See, my dad can be kind of a serious guy. And few of my friends know the “real him.” This movie brings out the “Real Dad” and most importantly his “real laugh.” Man, is this movie funny. Alan Arkin is one of my favorite actors too, btw.
Happy Father’s Day!