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Old 01-02-2006, 21:05   #1
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Great Films You've Never Seen

My name is Simon and I have a shameful secret, I have never seen any of the Godfather Films. I've wanted to watch them, occasionally sat down ready to watch them but got distracted.

So share your shame, what "iconic must see" films have you not seen?
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Old 01-02-2006, 21:13   #2
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Who do you know it's great if you've not seen it?

It's any Kurosawa film for me.
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Old 01-02-2006, 21:20   #3
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I have never seen

Any Kurosawa flick
Any Hitchcock flick (apart from The Birds)
Any Wong Kar Wai flick (apart from 2046 & ITMFL)
Any Scorcese flick (apart from GONY)
Casablanca
One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
Dr Strangelove
Citizen Kane
Lawrance of Arabia
Musa
Audition

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Old 01-02-2006, 21:25   #4
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I haven't seen

Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Schindlers List
The African Queen
Titanic (Although to be honest, I don't know if that qualifies!)
The Maltese Falcon
The Searchers
The Third Man
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Old 01-02-2006, 21:27   #5
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I've also not seen too many Miyazakis... only seen Spirited Away, Mononoke, Totoro and Howl's.

Also never seen any Kubrick titles, apart from Clockwork Orange.

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Old 01-02-2006, 22:19   #6
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The Godfather pt 2 for me....and seeing as I got back from seeing Munich late tonight, I wont be rectifying that as planned.

Oh and still havent seen a Woody Allen film, saw Jarhead today instead of Matchpoint, just wasnt in the mood.
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Old 01-02-2006, 22:27   #7
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2001: A Space Odyssey
The Aviator
Crash
Dances with Wolves
The Deer Hunter
Dirty Harry
French Connection
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
GoodFellas
Guns of Navarone
Heat
Million Dollar Baby
Natural Born Killers
The Omen
Platoon
Schindler's List
The Shining
Short Cuts
The Untouchables
Wonder Boys

are all on my list of movies I own on dvd but havent watched yet
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Old 01-02-2006, 23:00   #8
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Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, African Queen...pretty much any Bogart film. I've never seen anything by Kurosawa or Truffaut. I watched King Kong (1933) and Citizen Kane for the first time a few weeks ago, so they just missed this thread.
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I've never seen Blade Runner. That's probably one of the main ones I feel I should've seen by now.
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I've never seen "Resident Evil" or, indeed, the sequel. I hear they're something special.
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Special like my shoes.

You've never seen The Young Lions, Mike (although I suppose it trembles on the precipice of being merely "good", not great). I know this for a fact. You may now humble me by listing the thousands of films that you've seen that I haven't.

I'll start. I've never seen Jungle Burger. This fact distresses me.
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I've never seen "Resident Evil" or, indeed, the sequel. I hear they're something special.
I thought they were both better than many zombie films (i.e. Land of the Dead). Although I've never seen the unrated cut of LotD.

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Old 01-02-2006, 23:29   #14
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I've never seen "Resident Evil" or, indeed, the sequel. I hear they're something special.
...are you serious?

There are many films I haven't seen that are deemed classics, but the ones I feel I should have watched most are Star Trek - The Motion Picture, 2001, Full Metal Jacket & Commando
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Quite a few of the so called "classics" (Casablanca, Laurence of Arabia, It's a Wonderful Life), but the one I'm most ashamed of never seeing is Taxi Driver.
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Special like my shoes.

You've never seen The Young Lions, Mike (although I suppose it trembles on the precipice of being merely "good", not great). I know this for a fact. You may now humble me by listing the thousands of films that you've seen that I haven't.

I'll start. I've never seen Jungle Burger. This fact distresses me.
My word, you're right. I haven't seen it, although as a Brando fan I've always intended to.

What are your shoes anyway? Court shoe, size 9, wide fitting?

I have seen "Jungle Burger" at the pictures but only in order to see "Loose Shoes" which was supporting it, like a truss.
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Old 01-02-2006, 23:47   #17
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Damn, how do I know if they're great if I've never seen them?

Abel Gance's Napoleon springs to mind; Ford's Pilgrimage, Bresson's Pickpocket, John Sale's Lone Star - there must be 100s more, most of them from the past 20 years, but I'm struggling with 'great'.
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I'm itching to see "Afraid of the Dark" as well. You'd like that one John. Good old fashioned classic moviemaking so I hear tell.

Probably not great films but I've never seen either "Flashdance" or "Footloose". I feel I should fill these gaps in my cultural education, along with "St Elmo's Fire".
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I never seen Deep Throat
I feel like half a man, struggling for completeness
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:49   #20
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Oh and still havent seen a Woody Allen film
Me neither. Just can't be bothered.
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