I Haven't Seen Most Films

For whatever reasons, going to the cinema/watching films has never been something I've done much of. It's not that I don't enjoy it, but I've often felt that a cinema visit isn't worth it (a feeling that was reinforced when I was invited to watch Meet the Fockers[1]).

I often found it rather embarrassing to admit I hadn't seen an absolute classic. Now I'm quite open about the fact that I haven't seen most films (or rather, I haven't seen most of the films that almost everyone I know has seen). It's even become an interesting conversation starter: people are amazed when I reel off some of the films I've yet to see (just you wait!).

It also sparked off an idea amongst friends to create a documentary about me watching classic films. It was a rather ambitious New Year's resolution, that we started but never finished.

Films I Haven't Seen

So here's the list of films I haven't seen (but feel I really should have).
A strikethrough denotes films I saw whilst making the documentary mentioned above. As you can see, we didn't get very far.

  • Francis Ford Coppola's:
    • Godfather pt.1
    • Godfather pt.2 (should I bother with pt.3?)
    • Apocalypse Now
  • Kubrick's:
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    • Clockwork Orange
  • Tarantino's:
    • Pulp Fiction
    • Reservoir Dogs
    • Jackie Brown
    • Kill Bill vol.1
    • Kill Bill vol.2
  • Steven Spielberg's:
    • Jaws
    • Schindler's List
    • Back to the Future 1
    • Back to the Future 2
    • Back to the Future 3
  • Ridley Scott's:
    • Blade Runner
    • Alien (or any in the Alien series…)
  • James Cameron's:
    • Aliens
    • Terminator
    • Terminator 2
    • Terminator 3
  • Wes Anderson's:
    • Rushmore
    • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Coen brothers':
    • Barton Fink
    • Fargo
    • The Big Lebowski
    • No Country for Old Men

Notable Films I have Seen

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • The Star Wars series (apart from Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
  • Ghostbusters (and maybe Ghostbusters 2?)
  • Some of the Spielberg's: E.T., The Indiana Jones series (I think), Saving Private Ryan
  • Gladiator
  • Toy Story (although maybe not Toy Story 2 and dipped in-and-out of Toy Story 3)
  • Memento (probably my favourite film)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • City of God
  • Amelie
  • Some of the Wes Anderson films: The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Ltd., Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Fightclub
  • Inception
  • Senna (probably the best film I've seen recently)
  • Up
  • Avatar (didn't really enjoy)

Are there any other classics I should watch? Let me know. @domchristie.

[1] I couldn't say no. It was awful.