The best films I have never seen

I’m not feeling very well this week, I’m on day two of sofa dwelling with a hot water bottle and painkillers. I’m waiting to see what the hospital think but I’m dropping weight quite quickly without trying, I have stomach pains and feeling exhausted and sorry for myself. 

ANYWAY, I have very little headspace and I’m watching a lot of Netflix and it got me thinking about all the ‘classic’ films I have have never seen. You know the ones, those that when mentioned in the pub, everyone goes ‘Ohhhhhhhhhh that’s a CLASSIC mate!’

So here’s my list. Let me know if I really should watch them or if they are over-rated cack!

1. Rocky. Any of the Rockys…

“Aaaaaadddrrrrriiiaaaaaannnnnn!”, the steps, Sly Stalone… I am aware of all this yet have never seen any of them.    

2. The Princess Bride

Literally no idea what this is even about but people talk about it alllll the time. 

  

3. Labrynth 

A friend recently told me he was abandoning our friendship because I haven’t seen this movie!  I am tempted, I do love Bowie but now it’s almost fun to see the shocked faces of people when I tell them I haven’t seen this weird 80’s classic.

  

4. To Kill a Mockingbird

I’ve read the book and I have tried to watch the film several times and just can’t get past the first half am hour of dullness.  Sorry (not sorry!)

  

5. The Matrix

Started it probably 10 times. Fall asleep as he chooses which pill every time. Every time. 

Turns out I don’t care whether he takes the red or blue pill. 

  

6. Casablanca 

Here’s looking at you kid… Nope. Never. 

  

7. Gone With The Wind

I’ve seen Wind in the Willows, does that count?

  

8. Dirty Harry

Is it a bit shooty? I don’t know. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve seen any Clint Eastwood films. 

  
9. Planet of the Apes

Not the old ones, not the new ones. 

Not Dawn of the Rise of the Fall of the Zoo of the Forest of the Planet of the Apes. 

  
10. Blade Runner

Is it about roller blading? See that sounds fun, but I don’t think it is, is it?

  
11. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This is such a classic that I feel that I have seen it but I just haven’t. Though I do like breakfast and the name Tiffany so maybe I should try.

  
12. Die Hard

I love Bruce Willis so I’m not entirely sure how I have missed this series of films, it almost feels too late now to get into them. 

Yippy ki yay motherfuckers…

  
13. Citizen Kane

Nope. No idea. 

  
14. Alien. Or Aliens

I do have actual regret at not seeing these films. I will put them on my to do list. 

  
15. It’s a Wonderful Life

Is it? Is it??!! I don’t know. This film is on every Christmas but I’m too busy watching Elf on repeat. 

  
So there’s my list of the best movies I’ve never seen. What’s yours? 
Sam x

6 replies
  1. Lilspixie
    Lilspixie says:

    Princess bride and labyrinth are total must see’s!
    They are iconic, and lead the way for so much. Plus, David Bowie in his younger days,with a mattress stuffed down his pants, is always worth a glance.

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  2. Nat Nat
    Nat Nat says:

    You must watch the Rocky films just because of the music x (proper 80’s) lol
    I recommend watching Coyote Ugly it always makes me feel good, but a tissue is needed at some points.
    I’ve been struggling with my health again an now lost 7 stone! After numerous tests there was no sign of Crohns flaring up. All Drs stumped so took me off all my medication for first time in 23years (scary) but I have started eating again.
    I hope you are feeling better to attend next Monday, looking forward to meeting again as I haven’t seen you since ccuk meeting at NGH. XXX
    NAT XX

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  3. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    princess bride, labyrinth, blade runner, and its a wonderful life- definitely must see
    Dirty Harry, Alien, and Die Hard are good
    Citizen Cane and gone with the wind- snoozefests

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  4. Mai-ana
    Mai-ana says:

    Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Bladerunner yes yes yes…Also a fan of the Alien and Aliens movie…although not beyond Aliens…not so keen.
    OH It’s a Wonderful Life was really lovely.
    I finally watched the first Die Hard movie…and it was OK…

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  5. Rinse
    Rinse says:

    Its probably an age thing. There are quite a few I havent seen (or wish to) either!! The first Alien is definitely worth a watch, tho’ has probably lost its shock value in these days of constant gore on tv. Gone with the wind, goes on far too long, yawn, but Its a wonderful life and Casablanca are genuine classics. You will need to lock yourself in a room alone and get in the zone to appreciate them. Any cynics sitting next to you will totally ruin them. My favourite film is Rebecca and I once tried to introduce it to a friend who kept trying to guess what was happening all the way through. SO annoying!!

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