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TrivialPursuit

Movies You Haven't Watched

Someone mentioned A Clockwork Orange in another thread. It made me think, there are so many classic movies that I have not watched.

So while I'm not looking for an opinion on a movie, I'm curious as to what classics you have not seen yet. List up to 5, just so we don't have a laundry list of stuff here. I'll list 5 'big ones' to start.

PS why have you never watched them yet? Just not thought about it, forgot, never got around to it, or what?

  1. A Clockwork Orange
  2. Annie Hall
  3. Any Godfather film
  4. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (the sit-comAlice, which I loved, is loosely based on this)
  5. Doctor Zhivago


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Reply #1 posted 08/03/18 11:49am

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Saying Private Ryan.
I always had a feeling that this was a movie where the Americans are trying to make it seem as if they won World War 2 all on their own. As far as I know, the idea of the film is that a patrol is sent out to rescue a soldier because his mom would feel so sad if another one of her sons would get killed. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) So this movie is about Americans rescuing another American in Europe without having anything to do with what was happening in Europe during WW2. It's a movie about making America great and that's why I never wanted to watch it.
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Reply #2 posted 08/03/18 12:58pm

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1. A Clockwork Orange - I don't know why I never watched it. I think I watched "2001: A Space Odessy" and since it didn't have any real monsters in it like I thought it would, I skipped "Orange". But it was a long time ago so I don't really recall

2. Citizen Kane - No monsters, no comedy and it's in black-and-white. Those were my reasons lo those many years ago; I'd watch it now except I know what "Rosebud" is. Stupid internet

3. Godfather 2 - I watched "Godfather" only a few years ago and honestly wasn't all that impressed.

4. All Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings movies - No interest

5. Avatar - OK, I've kind of gone from "classics" to "box office smashes". But if it's the biggest movie of all time, it's got to be a classic, right? Well, no. Talentless hacks like Kanye West, Eminem and Rihanna have outsold Prince but they will never be classics. So I guess I consider "Avatar" the Kanye West of movies. I could be wrong

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Reply #3 posted 08/03/18 1:01pm

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1. The Godfathers movies

2. Casablanca

3. Citizen Kane

4. The Manchurian Candidate

5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid

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Reply #4 posted 08/03/18 2:03pm

Hudson

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1. Any Jurassic Park sequels
2. Two Towers/Return of the King (LOTR is not for me)
3. The Matrix sequels
4. Any Planet of the Apes other than the original
5. Alice in Wonderland (Burton)
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Reply #5 posted 08/03/18 2:21pm

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picking movies not passed the 70's

6. Bullit

7. Vertigo

8. Rebel without a cause

9. Ben Hurr

10. King Kong (1933)
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Reply #6 posted 08/03/18 2:37pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I'm curious as to what classics you have not seen yet.


I believe these are all considered "classics":

1. Jaws

2. Alien

3. The Shawshank Redemption

4. Schindler's List

5. Animal House smile

The fact that these were all released in the '70s or later and have huge mass appeal makes me less motivated to see them. shrug

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Reply #7 posted 08/03/18 2:42pm

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sexton said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I'm curious as to what classics you have not seen yet.


I believe these are all considered "classics":

1. Jaws

2. Alien

3. The Shawshank Redemption

4. Schindler's List

5. Animal House smile

The fact that these were all released in the '70s or later and have huge mass appeal makes me less motivated to see them. shrug



falloff When I saw you had posted on this thread, I zipped right here to remind you that you haven't watched "Animal House" but you were one step ahead of me! highfive


But - and this is simply incredible to me - I have seen ALL the movies on your list. First and only time that will probably ever happen!

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Reply #8 posted 08/03/18 2:48pm

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sexton said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I'm curious as to what classics you have not seen yet.


I believe these are all considered "classics":

1. Jaws

2. Alien

3. The Shawshank Redemption

4. Schindler's List

5. Animal House smile

The fact that these were all released in the '70s or later and have huge mass appeal makes me less motivated to see them. shrug

They are all good movies worth seeing. For sequels all the Jaws movies sucked. For Alien, only watch part 1 & 2.

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Reply #9 posted 08/03/18 2:54pm

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I didn't read that this was supposed to be classics. 5 that I will never watch:

1. The Fly
2. Naked Lunch
3. The Birth of a Nation
4. Greed (truncation)
5. The Thing
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Reply #10 posted 08/03/18 2:56pm

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Hudson said:

I didn't read that this was supposed to be classics. 5 that I will never watch: 1. The Fly 2. Naked Lunch 3. The Birth of a Nation 4. Greed (truncation) 5. The Thing

ok, so what 5 classic movies would you want to watch?

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Reply #11 posted 08/03/18 2:59pm

Hudson

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98% of the movies on this list.

http://1001films.wikia.co...i/The_List
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Reply #12 posted 08/03/18 3:05pm

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RodeoSchro said:

1. A Clockwork Orange - I don't know why I never watched it. I think I watched "2001: A Space Odessy" and since it didn't have any real monsters in it like I thought it would, I skipped "Orange". But it was a long time ago so I don't really recall

2. Citizen Kane - No monsters, no comedy and it's in black-and-white. Those were my reasons lo those many years ago; I'd watch it now except I know what "Rosebud" is. Stupid internet

3. Godfather 2 - I watched "Godfather" only a few years ago and honestly wasn't all that impressed.

4. All Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings movies - No interest

5. Avatar - OK, I've kind of gone from "classics" to "box office smashes". But if it's the biggest movie of all time, it's got to be a classic, right? Well, no. Talentless hacks like Kanye West, Eminem and Rihanna have outsold Prince but they will never be classics. So I guess I consider "Avatar" the Kanye West of movies. I could be wrong



Avatar isn't a brilliant piece of cinema. It's popcorn entertainment. BUT, it's made by James Cameron so I'd say its a step above Kanye West. More like the Bon Jovi of movies. Crowd pleasing, not too many risks, you know what you're going to get when you go in. It won't blow you away but you'll be entertained.
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Reply #13 posted 08/03/18 3:09pm

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Hudson said:

98% of the movies on this list. http://1001films.wikia.co...i/The_List

I love my scary movies but Nosferatu really looks creepy

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Reply #14 posted 08/03/18 3:12pm

Hudson

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kpowers said:



Hudson said:


98% of the movies on this list. http://1001films.wikia.co...i/The_List

I love my scary movies but Nosferatu really looks creepy


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I was actually bored on my first viewing of that. I liked it later knowing what to expect. If you have a library card you can watch it free on Kanopy.
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Reply #15 posted 08/03/18 3:15pm

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1. The Harry Potter sequels.
I seen the first one and thought it was awful in every way. A complete waste of Alan Rickman.

2. The English Patient
After getting Elaine's review in Seinfeld, I decided it wasn't worth the hassle.

3. Bridge on the River Kwai
My ex bought this for me on DVD many years ago. I've still never watched it and I still don't know why he would buy this for me.

4. Lawrence of Arabia
Watched the first hour and it bored the fuck out of me. I'll never watch it again.

5. Every single one of those Biblical epics.
I can't think of anything more boring than movies based on religion. If ever I have to go to church for a wedding or funeral or whatever, it feels like 40 minutes of pure torture. And some of those movies are over 4 hours long. Fuck that.
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Reply #16 posted 08/03/18 3:18pm

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In very anti-religious but I don't get bored for a second watching The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.
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Reply #17 posted 08/03/18 3:24pm

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Hudson said:

In very anti-religious but I don't get bored for a second watching The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.


I can only imagine trying to sit through the Ten Commandments. What do they do, devote an hour to each commandment? It's not even that I'm anti religious. I don't believe in any of that stuff but then again, I don’t believe that a DeLorean will go back in time if you drive it at 88mph but I'll still watch Back to The Future on repeat all day before I'd even consider watching old men in raggedy clothes talk shit on a mountain for 7 hours straight.
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Reply #18 posted 08/03/18 3:34pm

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It introduces Modes as a compassionate Prince compared to his brother Ramses. He finds out that he is a son of Hebrew slaves and gets exiled for admitting to Pharoah that he would free them. Moses is told by the burning bush to go back and demand their freedom. The Ten plagues happen and Ramses the new pharoah frees them after his son is killed by God. He later changes his mind and tries to kill them but the Hebrews cross the red sea after it is parted (very impressive special effect for 1955). The actual ten commandments are a very small part. The pacing is really good and there is never a dull moment imo.
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Reply #19 posted 08/03/18 5:52pm

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Classic movies? I'm sure there are quite a few, but of the ones I've actually heard of...



North by Northwest
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Big Sleep
From Russia with Love

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Reply #20 posted 08/03/18 7:36pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

  1. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (the sit-comAlice, which I loved, is loosely based on this)


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Reply #21 posted 08/03/18 7:43pm

TrivialPursuit

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1. Jaws

2. Alien

3. The Shawshank Redemption

4. Schindler's List

5. Animal House smile


I've seen these, but only chunks of Jaws.

Shawshank is truly incredible. I'm not always one for prison movies, but anything with Morgan Freeman is pretty great. I would actually recommend reading Stephen King's novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, one of four novellas in Different Seasons. The movie follows very closely to the book's narrative. The Red character (Freeman) is a big redheaded Irish guy. In the movie, Freeman is asked why his nickname is Red. He jokes, "I guess it's because I'm Irish".

As a note: Other novellas in the same book are The Body made into Stand By Me, and Apt Pupil with a movie of the same name.

It's worth the watch. It's considered to be one of the best movies of the last fifty years. Schindler's List is too, but it is a very tough watch. But I do believe it is required viewing.

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Reply #22 posted 08/03/18 8:41pm

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RodeoSchro said:

1. A Clockwork Orange - I don't know why I never watched it. I think I watched "2001: A Space Odessy" and since it didn't have any real monsters in it like I thought it would, I skipped "Orange". But it was a long time ago so I don't really recall

2. Citizen Kane - No monsters, no comedy and it's in black-and-white. Those were my reasons lo those many years ago; I'd watch it now except I know what "Rosebud" is. Stupid internet

3. Godfather 2 - I watched "Godfather" only a few years ago and honestly wasn't all that impressed.

4. All Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings movies - No interest

5. Avatar - OK, I've kind of gone from "classics" to "box office smashes". But if it's the biggest movie of all time, it's got to be a classic, right? Well, no. Talentless hacks like Kanye West, Eminem and Rihanna have outsold Prince but they will never be classics. So I guess I consider "Avatar" the Kanye West of movies. I could be wrong

On a side note, I think a lot of peeps don't realize that "The Godfather" and even "Star Wars" back in the 70's were more extreme hipster retro than something like "Stranger Things" is today.

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Reply #23 posted 08/03/18 8:51pm

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sexton said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I'm curious as to what classics you have not seen yet.


I believe these are all considered "classics":

1. Jaws

2. Alien

3. The Shawshank Redemption

4. Schindler's List

5. Animal House smile

The fact that these were all released in the '70s or later and have huge mass appeal makes me less motivated to see them. shrug

Shawshank is the most generically mainstream on that list.

Alien might surprise you with how non-Hollywood it is.

Jaws is remarkable because under the gun of a film production that was not working as planned, they had to wring their souls and rack their brains as filmmakers to invent lyrical and interesting things to film into a coherent narrative. It came out like poetry.

Schindler's List is an odyssey of cinematic vocabulary, and it might be the most poignant use of breaking the fourth wall ever in my opinion.

Animal House is as deeply detailed and stylized in flippant Americana as a classic Warners Bug Bunny cartoon. I think it's great. It was also retro and set in a time period 16 years before the actual time of release.

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Reply #24 posted 08/03/18 8:54pm

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ufoclub said:

Shawshank is the most generically mainstream on that list.

Alien might surprise you with how non-Hollywood it is.

Jaws is remarkable because under the gun of a film production that was not working as planned, they had to wring their souls and rack their brains as filmmakers to invent lyrical and interesting things to film into a coherent narrative. It came out like poetry.

Schindler's List is an odyssey of cinematic vocabulary, and it might be the most poignant use of breaking the fourth wall ever in my opinion.

Animal House is as deeply detailed and stylized in flippant Americana as a classic Warners Bug Bunny cartoon. I think it's great. It was also retro and set in a time period 16 years before the actual time of release.


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Reply #25 posted 08/03/18 10:05pm

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I still haven't seen Antman And the Wasp (2018), Oceans 8 (2018) or Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

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ufoclub said:

sexton said:


I believe these are all considered "classics":

1. Jaws

2. Alien

3. The Shawshank Redemption

4. Schindler's List

5. Animal House smile

The fact that these were all released in the '70s or later and have huge mass appeal makes me less motivated to see them. shrug



Alien might surprise you with how non-Hollywood it is.

In what way?

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Reply #27 posted 08/03/18 10:42pm

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kpowers said:

ufoclub said:



Alien might surprise you with how non-Hollywood it is.

In what way?

It is not constructed in Hollywood entertainment fashion. It has that radical 70's documentary feel that was carried over to fantasy and scifi back then. The actors and characterization are straight out of Robert Altman.

Alien presents many scenes almost quiely and lyrically. The score is normally quite understated and experimental (there are moments towards the end where is goes full Hollywood bombastic melodrama). The editing style and the way characters are framed is natural, not like the suspense building candystore vocabulary and cues of the sequel...

It's very easy to see the difference between ALIEN and the immediate sequel ALIENS which is completely Hollywood (American pop cinema) in the way it presents the narrative, is edited, is characterized, scored, and structured. ALIENS even had a fakeout dream sequence which goes completely against the naturalistic rules of the first one. The idea of a dream sequence is a narrative contrivance that spotlights audience manipulation and storytelling as opposed to an observational experience of a less audience sweetened film.

Let me post the title sequences which also illustrate what I mean:





Also let me post the difference in style of each films featured chesburster scene:



Feel the difference? Alien is not user friendly Hollywood spoonfed narrative. Aliens is.

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Reply #28 posted 08/03/18 11:18pm

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ufoclub said:

kpowers said:

In what way?

It is not constructed in Hollywood entertainment fashion. It has that radical 70's documentary feel that was carried over to fantasy and scifi back then. The actors and characterization are straight out of Robert Altman.

Alien presents many scenes almost quiely and lyrically. The score is normally quite understated and experimental (there are moments towards the end where is goes full Hollywood bombastic melodrama). The editing style and the way characters are framed is natural, not like the suspense building candystore vocabulary and cues of the sequel...

It's very easy to see the difference between ALIEN and the immediate sequel ALIENS which is completely Hollywood (American pop cinema) in the way it presents the narrative, is edited, is characterized, scored, and structured. ALIENS even had a fakeout dream sequence which goes completely against the naturalistic rules of the first one. The idea of a dream sequence is a narrative contrivance that spotlights audience manipulation and storytelling as opposed to an observational experience of a less audience sweetened film.

Let me post the title sequences which also illustrate what I mean:





Also let me post the difference in style of each films featured chesburster scene:



Feel the difference? Alien is not user friendly Hollywood spoonfed narrative. Aliens is.

I let a co-worker of mine borrow my Alien DVD. He's 26 and never saw the movie (though he saw Prometheus). He was real impressed how good a 1979 still looks good today.

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  1. Rocky Horror Picture Show (I intend to watch it soon though as I like Tim Curry)
  2. Cleopatra (A super Eurocentric take of a story about Africans. No thanks)
  3. Lawrence of Arabia (Again, romanticizing a figure that is not the noble individual Hollyweird are making him to be in real life is the furthest thing from my interests)
  4. All That Jazz (Simply because I never heard of it till recently, its on my to-watch list though)
  5. Harry Potter (Just indifferent to the entire premise of the book/movie series shrug Just like Games of Thrones, Star Wars & Twin Peaks, Harry Potter has a massive and loyal fanbase from all over the spectrum, if I'm missing something hopefully I'll acquire it soon. I dated somebody who tried to get me to watch the movie series, I honestly couldn't keep my eyes open after the 1st half hour boxed)
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