Here’s some really famous and popular films off the top of my head that for one reason or another I’ve never seen.
Gone With The Wind
The Sound of Music
Bonnie and Clyde
Which famous films have passed you by?
The Seven Samurai
The Seventh Seal
Bonnie and Clyde
sex, lies, and videotape
The Battle of Algiers
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Last Tango In Paris
I know that there are A LOT more that I haven’t seen, but these are just some that I know I’ve yet to see, even if a lot of them aren’t really known by the vast public.
I’ve never seen any of the 3 Lord of the Rings films.
@Rumplesink – you gotta see High Noon. Great example of how a film should be paced.
@Zachary – you gotta see The Battle of Algiers. Easily one of the greatest and most influential films of all time.
I’ve never seen:
Any Truffaut (except Jules and Jim)
Any Kurosawa (except Seven Samarai)
Any Godard (except the opening of Weekend)
Any Bergman (except The Seventh Seal)
Any Tarkovsky (except Solaris)
On a lighter note, I haven’t seen Pretty Woman either.
Fredo…if that’s all the Godard you’ve seen, you’ve at least seen some of his best…that’s a brilliant opening!
Ah, yes, L’Atlante, indeed.
Also, The Decalogue, anything by Jarmusch, Mulholland Drive (or anything by David Lynch, for that matter), Amarcord, Fanny and Alexander, George Romero’s films. Like I said, there were more, and I guess this is just anothe taste of what I haven’t seen…sadly.
Still haven’t popped my Kurosawa cherry. I tend to be pretty obstinate in the face of both popularity and critical acclaim; I’m not the sort of person who can find it within their attention span to spend every night with a film in one form or another, and my moods with regard to entertainment are in a constant state of excited volatility. When the urge strikes me, I dive in; until then, it can burn. The urge has not yet struck for much Bergman or Tarkovsky, either, and for all the laudatory posts I see here, I still haven’t found any reason to explore Ozu yet. In terms of mass-market popularity, I’ve never seen any of the Pixar / DreamWorks / etc. CGI cartoons since “The Incredibles,” nor have I seen any Ang Lee movie that I can immediately recall.
Yes – and I only saw it because the opening was shown in a film class I took (along with the opening of Touch of Evil).
@Sensational – it’s funny you mention that because I feel the same way. When I get the urge to discover a particular filmmaker, it’s full speed ahead. But if I try to force it, I’m always disappointed and it ends up clouding my judgement of the filmmaker. This is why I haven’t seen the cliche foreign giants; I’m just not ready for them.
Interestingly, I popped my Kurosawa cherry just recently with Seven Samarai. Bad idea because I was bored out of my mind. Three and a half hours of waiting for these damn bandits to show up. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but I don’t get the hoopla. Which is why I’ll hold off from seeing his other films until I feel like I’m ready to fully appreciate Kurosawa – it may be a year or it may be ten years. Same for Bergman and Truffaut – I was so turned off by The Seventh Seal and Jules and Jim that I don’t know if I’ll ever recover.
I’m trying to get my hands on a good copy of this Satantango you all are raving so much about!!!!
Gone with the wind
Touch of Evil
Rocky (all of them)
Rambo (all of them)
Star wars episode 2 & 3 but after phantom menace i wished i missed that one too
im not sure this counts but with the exception of shoot the piano player and jules and jim i have never seen any other Truffaut film. nor do i want too
@Christopher Sepesy – if you get your hands on a copy of Satantango, you should show in class…but in one sitting. Even if your class is only a couple hours, make your students sit for the full 7.5 hours and anyone who can make it to the end gets an automatic A for the semester. hahaha
Once Upon A Time in America
The 400 Blows
On the Waterfront
For a Few Dollars More
Any Bergman Film
Right now I’m making my way through the IMDB Top 250 films and AFI Top 100 so I’ll see everything on the list soon enough.
>>Rocky (all of them)
Rambo (all of them)<<
Well, I’ve avoided those … Is that the same thing?
@harry long – Sure! I said I hadn’t seen those films for various reasons. One of them was I didn’t have any desire to see them – this would be the case with Pretty Woman, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Footloose and Top Gun
I have avoided films from the classic Hollywood directors… Howard Hawks, Ernst Lubitch, Frank Capra, John Ford, early Hitchcock.. etc. Every time I see any films from that era in Hollywood I’ve been slightly disappointed.
I was not exposed to most of Bergman till recently but now he’s one of my favorite filmmakers.
A Clockwork Orange
I’ve only seen a couple of Robert Altman movies, too. So far he’s not been my thing at all.
Being that I got into film about a year ago, I have a long long way to go.
I can never go on a director or theme marathon, because I get bored after a couple and want a little diversity. Like yesterday, I was in the mood for Bunuel, but I only watched one film. As soon as I started watching another, I couldn’t take it, so I watched Grave of the Fireflies instead.
and Lolita, whenever I start to watch it, I just stop. I’ve tried to watch it about 6 times now. And a lot of 80s action films that everyone has seen and I just haven’t. :(
The Terminator 2, 3, 4.
Gone wih The Wind
Sound Of Music
The English patient
The list is long I usually avoid “Best Picture” winners.
Avoid High Noon. Overated TV like western.
I have never seen Jacques Rivette’s “L’Amour Fou.” I have heard the most extraordinary things about this film but I have never had an opportunity to see it.
“The Crying Game”
“Gone with the Wind”
“Driving Miss Daisy”
“The Dead Poets Society”
“Sleepless in Seattle”
“When Harry Met Sally”
I’ve never admitted this…but:
“2001: A Space Odyssey”
“The Constant Gardener”
You’re not missing anything Grant by not having seen Forrest Gump.
I’ve only really gotten into film over the last year and a half, but I’ve see a lot of films by different directors because I have taken a lot of film classes recently. Though, I still haven’t seen a Tarkovsky, a Malle, a Truffaut, a Rivette…
Flemmon, please watch films by Truffaut! Specifically The 400 Blows, and Day for Night. Masterpieces, I tell you.
And Tarkovsky’s Stalker is an absolute pleasure to watch, although I wish there was a bluray, or something, of it, since it has such an interesting look to it.
I would say check out Louis Malle’s Au Revoir les Enfants, a very good, if a bit sad, film.
Umm, Shane I suppose. Arsenic and Old Lace as well. The Best Years of Our Lives.
I agree about avoiding High Noon. Meh.
Along with others here, I’ve never seen Gone with the Wind.