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What 'great' movies have you never seen?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by captain oats, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. captain oats

    captain oats New commenter

    I have seen a similar post to this on another website I go on but thought it would be interesting to put it here.
    What films, considered 'greats' have you never seen?

    I have never seen a single James Bond film.
  2. paulie86

    paulie86 New commenter

    I haven't seen any of the God Farthers.They just don't appeal to me.
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis'

    Most of the vintage Shakespeare adaptions

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Great Expectations

    Don't Look Now

    The Red Shoes

    Withnail and I (tried watching it, thought it was sh*te and switched it off)

    Whiskey Galore

    David Copperfield

    My selection based on Nos 1-30 of the BFI top 100 (http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/bfi100/1-10.html)
  4. erp77

    erp77 New commenter

    Well I haven't seen the top 9 of the BFI list!!

  5. loodle1

    loodle1 Occasional commenter

    The Sound of Music. I seem to be the only person I know who's missed out on this one!
  6. Using the BFI list (top 30)

    Lawrence of Arabia

    The Red Shoes

    Train spotting


    Brighton Rock

    Henry V (Larry)

    The Long Good Friday

    The Crying Game

    Withnail and I
  7. I've also never seen The Sound of Music, although I'm not sure if it qualifies as a "great" movie.
  8. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Citizen Kane
    Battleship Potemkin
    These being the ones I'd like to see.

  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Well if you're not a Media teacher you have an excuse, but you should definitely make the effort ;-)
  10. Same here.
    As for Withnail, I think it helps if you have lived a dissolute, drunken, drugged up, impoverished life.
    Or at least experienced it for a while, as I did at art college in the 70s. (Better not say anymore!)
  11. bed

    bed New commenter

    I bought Avatar and still haven't watched it.
    Citizen Kane - keep falling asleep and missing it!
    Lawrence of Arabia - I have tried - bored!
    Oh so many.... !

  12. not sure if it classifies as great but until we worked on it in a lesson ET - having watched it with my class...couldn't you just swap the strange unemotional pastic thing for a rabbit... and still not cry at the end...usually emotional but left cold by the over egged ****

  13. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    Citizen Kane - the first 20 minutes are really pants. I've never managed to watch all if it.
  14. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Me neither,despite a few attempts.

    Withnail and I is one of the best films ever - don't let it pass you by
  15. The Sound of Music - I have had no interest what so ever in watching it,and still don't.
  16. I've seen 5 of the top 30 on the BFI list, though I don't remember much about Kes, except that I was bored. I've also never seen any Godfathers, or Goodfellas for that matter. I have seen the Sound of Music and own a James Bond box set, minus Daniel Craig films as he's rubbish! Modern Greats (according to my sister) that I've never seen include Forrest Gump and Philadelphia. I'm sure there are more, but I'm happy enough with what I watch.
  17. I've had Doctor Zhivago on DVD for years but can't bear to watch it, as something in my head keeps telling me its going to be mind numbingly boring, from reading the cover blurb and the length of the film, somehow I've come to associate David Lean with losing the will to live, not quite sure why, as Bridge over the River Kwai was OK.
  18. I found it really, really, really disappointing after all the hype I'd read. It really was boring, I kept waiting for it to take off, and it never did. I just can't understand why it has been praised so highly in reviews, maybe its an American thing, but i just don't get it. In comparision Orson Welles' film version of Othello is simply stunning, its breathtakingly beautiful - I reckon that is by far his finest film, despite it being a commercial flop that he had to film in bits and pieces as no one would finance it and he had to pay for it from the money he was making as an actor in other films - it really was his labour of love.
  19. You're not missing much if you never watch Lawrence of Arabia, I think this is what put me off David Lean films, it might have been OKish if it was a third of the length. But the Henry V is an incredible film, you have to see it to believe it . The Long Good Friday is a crackign film as well and is definitely worth watching.
  20. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I never understand why people class Withnail and I as a great film. If you're in the 6th form and think drugs and druggies are cool maybe but I think of it as a film you rapidly grow out of.

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