lots of Rivette
lots of Ozu
lots of Mizoguchi
lots of Bergman
I have never seen anything Godard.
ISN’T IT TERRIBLE?
Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Casablanca, Citizen Kane…
The Godfather pt. 2
Taxi Driver (I’ve seen part of it, not all of it)
Gone With the Wind
Rules of the Game
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (or any Sergio Leone movie for that matter)
Bonnie and Clyde
either Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction
Seven Samurai (or any other Kurosawa film except Rashomon)
Requiem For a Dream
most of Godard’s films
any film by Ozu
Drew, here’s what Col.Dax recommended me reg.Ozu…. I will be watching more of his work in the weeks to come…
Col.Dax : Late Spring, Early Summer, I was Born, But…, A Story of Floating Weeds, An Autumn Afternoon.Those are my favourites (other than Tokyo Story (because you’ve seen it), and There was a Father (because it’s not available on Netflix)), and that should get you started, and if you like those then you’ll like most of Ozu’s putout (depending on which you like more the silents, or the late period films). Floating Weeds is Ozu’s prettiest film (being shot by Kazuo Miyagawa), but I think the original is better (in fact of three re-makes he made (Good Morning, Floating Weeds, and Late Autumn) none of them are better than the original). Let me know what you think of those when you see them because I can suggest more after that, if you like.
The Rules of the Game
Woman in the Dunes
I am in desperate need of seeing more silent films; most specifically The Oyster Princess, any Griffith, need to see more Keaton…
Also need to see any Naruse, any Alexander Kluge, more Bresson, more Pasolini, any Max Ophuls, more Greenaway (I’ve only seen The Pillow Book), any de Sica, any Angelopoulos…
There’s probably more.
Thanks Filmy Andy for posting that and thanks Col. Dax for saying it in the first place.
never saw godfather or jaws or any lord of the rings films.
That supposedly great Mongolian film: That Obscure Object of Yak in the Mist. I have seen all the other important ones.
No Bresson (have PICKPOCKET in my collection). Haven’t seen these either:
Cries and Whispers
Fanny and Alexander
Topaz (seen every other Hitchcock)
Chimes at Midnight
Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast
Only seen 1 Godard: Breathless
Boudu Saved from Drowning
No Dreyer yet, either…
I’ve never seen It’s a Wonderful Life. Should I?
I’m not sure if I’ve seen all of E.T. either.
Yeah, you need to see IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The same way you need to see CASABLANCA, WIZARD OF OZ, MEET ME IN ST LOUIS and so on.
I’ve TRIED many times but I cannot get through EYES WIDE SHUT, which seems to be favorite for a lot of people on this site….I’ve seen every Kubrick film (including Killer’s Kiss) and have seen Dr. Strangelove, Lolita and The Shining too many times to count. I just can get into Eyes Wide Shut. Should I see a doctor?
The Wild Bunch. Don’t know why.
Anything by Cassavetes
So, yeah, there isn’t anything I can think of that I’m honestly ashamed to say I haven’t seen. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t movies I desperately want to see – only that the ones that are left hare generally hard to get a hold of. I could have rented The Human Condition trilogy on VHS from my library, but decided to wait it out until a DVD release came along so that I wouldn’t have to suffer through some crap transfer. Thanks, Criterion.
I can say that I can’t wait until “Alice in the Cities”, “Paisan”, “Stromboli”, “The Trial of Joan of Arc”, and just about anything by Mikio Naruse finally comes to DVD in America. I’ve managed to catch “The Crowd” on a VHS, but I can’t believe that that movie has no DVD release.
Oh, Gosh, the list is too long:; here are movies I own that I have not seen yet:
Fanny and Alexander
Scenes from a Marriage
Mon Oncle Antoine
The Last Emperor
La Dolce Vita
Metropolis (I’m waiting for the complete version to come out)
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
The Last Temptation of Christ
Although there are more of those, those are simply the ones that I really feel bad about not seeing.
These are ones that I feel terrible about not seeing period:
The Seven Samurai
The Seventh Seal
Persona (have to, have to, have to see this film)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
That Obscure Object of Desire
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Birth of a Nation
The Ten Commandments
The Rules of he Game
Okay, so I’m just killed myself (probably), simply because there are so many movies I have to see, and so many that I just love to watch over and over again. Now, of course, I do see new movies, and I’m grateful for it, but I seem to buy a lot more movies than I see. Hopefully I didn’t just show myself as some kind of guy who doesn’t wwatch anything (trust me, I’ve seen some awesome films), and now I’m defending myself, which I do all too often. Oh well, I’ll just shut up and let the fury fly.
On the Waterfront
Any Bergman (except Seventh Seal)
City of God
Any David Lynch
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Singin’ in the Rain
Any Kurosawa (except Seven Samurai)
The Gold Rush
The Blue Angel
Boudu Saved From Drowning
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Trouble In Paradise
Only Angels Have Wings
Children of Paradise
My Darling Clementine
The Red Shoes
The Steel Helmet
The Bad and the Beautiful
The Band Wagon
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Golden Coach
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
The Wages of Fear
Artists and Models
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
La Dolce Vita
The Exterminating Angel
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Agurrie The Wrath of God
Days of Being Wild
Fight Club. That might be changing soon though, as I want to see if it really is as good as everyone says it is.
Hmm, I think there are hundreds of classics I Haven’t seen yet.
Off the top of my head:
The Very Eye of Night (Maya Deren)
Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill! (Russ Meyer)
Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
Ivan the Terrible (Sergei Eisenstein)
Man with the Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
The End of Saint Petersburg (Vsevolod Pudovkin)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestor (Sergei Parajanov)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)
The Idiot (Akira Kurosawa)
The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci)
Sweet Movie (Dusan Makavejev)
Still haven’t seen any Kurosawa. Not a one. It’s not for lack of intention; I just keep getting distracted along the way.
Not that this is cause for embarrassment, but I haven’t seen M. Butterfly which really bothers me because it’s the only Cronenberg film I haven’t seen.
There are a ton of Pasolini films I’ve yet to see, Fassbinder, All Silent Ozu, and a couple Dreyer films, namely Ordet.
Films I haven’t seen yet:
Trouble Every Day
Grease (not embarrassed, but amazed I haven’t seen it)
Easy Living (1937)
Merrily We Go To Hell
I’ve seen Redneck Zombies, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, etc., and still have yet to see:
A Clockwork Orange
Gone with the Wind
Night of the Living Dead (though I have seen Dawn)
Dying to watch some Mizoguchi, Ozu, Satyajit Ray but just haven’t got round to it. Same for Satantango which I bought because my online rental system sends it out as three separate discs and didn’t want to have to wait, but I’m waiting for a good day to watch it in one marathon session.
Oh, I’ve also missed out on Rohmer, Chabrol and Rivette which is strange given my passion for Godard and, less so, Truffaut. Ditto Pasolini and Visconti.
I tend to go through director phases though, so I’ll sit down with a box of Ozu and by next week will be through it. At the moment I’m on a Derek Jarman blitz, but I don’t have the energy to stay the pace much longer…
P.S. If anyone has any key films (both the classics or hidden gems) to recommend for those mentioned in my post, your advice would be very much appreciated.
I now – thanks to all the recommendations on this @#$%ing site – have a large list of films to see that just keeps expanding. I go through it occasionally and check out which ones are available at the library – where I always try first. The worst thing about being on this site is how inadequate one feels about all those films everyone else seems to rave about which I haven’t seen – yet. The list of films to see is so damn long that it is going to take me months to work through it. Don’t even get me started on the film recommendations of Grey Daisies, for example. His are hard for me to come by, but all sound so interesting. We have too many posters like this on site. Please stop the recommendations so I can get my list down to something manageable – just kidding, of course.
Oh, man. There’s way too many for me to name.