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    Cyburbian Mud Princess's avatar
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    Classic/cult/iconic movies you should have seen but haven't

    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I've never seen any of The Godfather Trilogy either. Looks like I might need to add to my queue.
    Neither have I! OK, who wants to start a thread about classic movies you "should" see but haven't?

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    Maister: looks like you just volunteered!


    I never saw Roots. I have no idea why, or where I was when it was initially shown on TV. One of these days, I would like to see it.
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    I've never seen Animal House
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    I never saw Roots. I have no idea why, or where I was when it was initially shown on TV. One of these days, I would like to see it.
    That is because it is 700 hours long. Good movie, but you need caffeine to make it through.
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    Movies You Never Saw, but Everyone Says You Should Have

    At the request of ursus:
    Would you argue for the creation of a must-see viewing list the sort of movies that sectors of society (translation, women) are sometimes less familiar with? I think it might be very appreciated, Planit....


    I've never seen Full Metal Jacket,
    Terminator (1, 2 or any),
    Inglorious Bastards (yet)

    Eat, Pray, Love
    Ya Ya Sisterhood
    for a start
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    I have never seen:
    'Dr. Zhivago'
    'Marty'
    'Blair Witch Project'
    'Kill Bill'
    'Love Story'

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    AH

    Quote Originally posted by PlannerGirl View post
    I've never seen Animal House
    You poor deprived girl.

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    Off-topic:
    Quote Originally posted by Tom R View post
    You poor depraved girl.
    There. Fixed it for you

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    Rocky Horror Picture Show
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    • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • Reefer Madness
    • Animal House
    • Jaws
    • I've never seen any Oliver Stone pictures. None.
    • I haven't seen several of Stanley Kubrick films, including Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, and Spartacus. [Though I have seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, and The Shining.]
    • Ben-Hur
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    I'm sure there are a lot more classic/cult/iconic movies I haven't seen, but the ones above seem to be the most striking to me based on reactions I get from friends when they find out I haven't seen them.

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    I tried watching Blade Runner a few months ago but couldn't get through more than 30 minutes of it. It's still saved in my NetFlix queue though so I may give it another try... maybe the next time I am up at 3:00 a.m. feeding the baby.
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    • Roots
    • Animal House
    • Godfather Triology
    • Goodfellas
    • Apocolypse Now
    • Love Story
    • Jaws
    • Poltergeist
    • Dr. Zhivago
    • Cool Hand Luke
    • Anything featuring Mr. Bean

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    I'm seeing a recurrance of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

    I've never seen it either...think I've seen all the others listed, though.
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    Eraserhead
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Any of the Harry Potters
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    I've never seen nor read anything Harry Potter.

    Also haven't seen:
    Dirty Harry
    Raging Bull
    Gone With the Wind
    Citizen Kane
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Tootsie
    On Golden Pond
    Easy Rider
    Spartacus, Cleopatra, or any of those old sword and sandals epics
    Any Cheech and Chong movie
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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    [LIST]
    ........[*]I haven't seen several of Stanley Kubrick films, including Full Metal Jacket,...... and Spartacus. ........
    Spartacus is AWESOME!

    The whole movie is tinged with Christianity and its values. The problem is the Third Roman Slave Revolt predates the BIRTH of Jesus by about 40 years! Fight scenes were decent for the time the movie was made.

    Full Metal Jacket is a lot like Paton, an anti-war movie where the "anti-" part gets lost.


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    I have seen parts of a lot of movies but not the whole thing...

    Mary Poppins
    Gone with the Wind
    Godfather
    Inception
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    One Flew over the Cockoos Nest
    Casablanca
    Toy Story
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    Inglorious Basterds
    O Brother Where Art Thou
    Godfather II & III
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    Blair Witch

    El Cid is one of my favorite epics although it tends to be underrated.
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    Blair Witch Project
    Saw
    Sixth Sense
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
    The Godfather movies
    Harry Potter movies
    Plattoon
    Patton
    Full Metal Jacket
    A Clockwork Orange
    Good Morning Vietnam
    A Beautiful Mind
    American Beauty
    Million Dollar Baby
    Walk the Line
    Crash
    Philadelphia
    The Departed
    No Country For Old Men
    The Hurt Locker
    Shakespeare in Love
    Mission Impossible movies
    Terminator movies
    English Patient
    Gone with the Wind
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Born on the Fourth of July
    Shawshank Redemption
    Blade Runner
    Jerry Maguire
    Erin Brockovich
    Gangs of New York
    Inglorious Basterds
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Casablanca
    Die Hard
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Ben-Hur
    Oliver
    Kramer vs. Kramer
    The Exorcist
    Psycho
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Citizen Kane
    The Graduate
    Some Like it Hot
    Raiders of the Last Ark
    2001: A Space Oddysey
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    Unforgiven
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Avatar
    Blair Witch Project
    Saw
    Sixth Sense
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
    The Godfather movies
    Harry Potter movies
    Plattoon
    Patton
    Full Metal Jacket
    A Clockwork Orange
    Good Morning Vietnam
    A Beautiful Mind
    American Beauty
    Million Dollar Baby
    Walk the Line
    Crash
    Philadelphia
    The Departed
    No Country For Old Men
    The Hurt Locker
    Shakespeare in Love
    Mission Impossible movies
    Terminator movies
    English Patient
    Gone with the Wind
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Born on the Fourth of July
    Shawshank Redemption
    Blade Runner
    Jerry Maguire
    Erin Brockovich
    Gangs of New York
    Inglorious Basterds
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Casablanca
    Die Hard
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Ben-Hur
    Oliver
    Kramer vs. Kramer
    The Exorcist
    Psycho
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Citizen Kane
    The Graduate
    Some Like it Hot
    Raiders of the Last Ark
    2001: A Space Oddysey
    The Deer Hunter
    Unforgiven
    []Wait, so you've seen Star Wars and Return of the Jedi, but not The Empire Strikes Back?![/]

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    []Wait, so you've seen Star Wars and Return of the Jedi, but not The Empire Strikes Back?![/]
    There's no way you could watch Jedi and understand what is going on if you didn't watch Empire.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    There's no way you could watch Jedi and understand what is going on if you didn't watch Empire.
    That's completely setting aside the fact that of the three "Empire" is undeniably the best. The scenes in which Han Solo begins to woo Princess Leia made me like girls for the first time....no wait, the Sandy Duncan "Wheat Thins" commercials did that several years before. Faulty memory.
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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    []Wait, so you've seen Star Wars and Return of the Jedi, but not The Empire Strikes Back?![/]
    I have not seen Return of the Jedi either. Forgot to include it.
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    Gasp !!!

    I cannot fathom that many of you have not seen many of these classic movies. Is it because of your age? Are you children of today's movies, which, IMHO, are crap? Have you been living on a desert island?

    I love classic movies and many of the flicks listed I have seen multiple times and some of them I own. Don't get me wrong.....some of the movies of today are very good. Examples.....

    Little Children
    Snow Angels
    American Beauty

    But this olde bruin is a huge fan of classic movies. Shocked, I am shocked.

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    I've only seen bits and pieces of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's still shown at one of the indie theaters in Buffalo; I should catch it some Friday night.

    The following are considered the top 50 cult movies by Entertainment Weekly magazine. I've seen the ones in bold. I guess I lead a sheltered existence.
    1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    3. Freaks (1932)
    4. Harold and Maude (1971)
    5. Pink Flamingos (1972)
    6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
    7. Repo Man (1984)
    8. Scarface (1983)
    9. Blade Runner
    10. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    11. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    12. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
    13. Brazil (1985)
    14. Eraserhead (1977)
    15. Faster, Pussy-Cat! Kill! Kill! (1966)
    16. The Warriors (1979)
    17. Dazed and Confused (1993)
    18. Hard-Boiled (1992)
    19. Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)
    20. The Mack (1973)
    21. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
    22. Un Chien Andalou (1928, France)
    23. Akira (1988)
    24. The Toxic Avenger (1985)
    25. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    26. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
    27. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    28. The Wiz (1978)
    29. Clerks (1994)
    30. The Harder They Come (1973)
    31. Slap Shot (1977)
    32. Re-Animator (1985)
    33. Grey Gardens (1976)
    34. The Big Lebowski (1998)
    35. Withnail & I (1987)
    36. Showgirls (1995)
    37. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
    38. They Live (1988)
    39. The Best of Everything (1959)
    40. Barbarella (1968)
    41. Heathers (1989)
    42. Rushmore (1998)
    43. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
    44. Love Streams (1984)
    45. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)
    46. Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)
    47. Walking and Talking (1996)
    48. The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years (1988)
    49. Friday (1995)
    50. Faces of Death, Vol. 1 (1978)
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